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Archive News - Front Page Stories from July 2008.


Much Loved Teacher Retires - The end of the summer term saw the retirement of one of Hethersett's longest serving and best loved teachers. To read an article on Chris Watt's retirement from Hethersett Junior School click here

Top of the League - Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club strengthened their position at the top of Norfolk League Division One with a comfortable victory over Rollesby. With five matches to go the club are favourites to step up into the Nofolk Alliance, but still have some difficult matches ahead. To see all the club's results for the season click here.


A Taste of Italy - Interested in learning Italian? Hethersett High School and Science College is hoping to hold beginners' Italian lessons in the autumn. There will be a free taster and registration evening on 25th September. To read about this see a special poster in pdf format by clicking here.


Summer Fete at Hethersett Hall - Hethersett Hall Residential Home is getting ready for a summer fete on August 9th. To read about this event click here.


Coffee Morning to Help Children -  A coffee morning has been held to raise money for the Hope and Homes for Children Charity. To read about this and the charity's work click here.


Looking After Lone Parents - A new branch of Gingerbread the group for lone parent families has been set up in Norfolk with Julie Briggs from Hethersett as its chair. In a special article Julie talks about the group and the difficulties of being a lone parent. To read the full article with Press Releases sent out by the group click here
Championship Form - A very young team representing Hethersett Hawks came second in the British Under-19 Cycle Speedway Club Championships. The side included three Under-16 riders. For full details of this and all the other news from Hethersett Hawks click here.
Cricketers Take Wensum Cup - Hethersett and Tas Valley have won the Wensum 20-20 Cup following a fine 130 run victory over Reepham and Salle in the final. To see more photographs and a scorecard of the match click here.


Weather Kind to Woodcote Fete - It may not have been the hottest day of the year but at least the rain held off for the annual Woodcote fete on 12th July. For a report and photographs of the event click here.
Favourite Recipes - Youngsters from the Ducklings Playgroup at Hethersett have produced a cook book full of their favourite recipes including Sneaker Doo Dahs. To read about this and the Ducklings Group click here.

Open Gardens and Presentation Evening - Fifteen gardens were open to the public as part of this year's open gardens celebrations. A special presentation evening has also been held. To read about these events click here.

For the Air Ambulance - Not only did the bi-ennial performance at Norwich Theatre Royal by the Hethersett based Yvonne School of Dance provide excellent entertainment, it also raised over £900 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. A bucket collection was taken after the two performances of Bright Lights of Broadway and raised £937.87p. Two years ago a similar collection raised over £600 for the British Heart Foundation. 


Hethersett win Under-16 Triangular Tournament - Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club won the first Under-16s 20-20 triangular tournament held at their Flordon Headquarters. Hethersett beat Great Ellingham in the final, having already beaten Rocklands as well. For full details and photographs click here.  


Theft from Church Roof - Hethersett Methodist Church is appealing to local people to report anything suspicious to the police after the theft of lead from the church roof and vandalism of a fence. To read the full story click here.


Surviving a Meteor - Youngsters and parents at Hethersett High School and Science College have been learning the art of survival thanks to a special project. To read about this click here.


Job Search - Hethersett on the Web is pleased to announce a link with leading local job web site My Norwich Jobs. Visit the site to read about local career opportunities in Norwich and also our surrounding area including Attleborough and Wymondham. You can also upload your CV to the site. Visit it by clicking here.


Web Links - We have checked all our links to various other village sites and added some new ones. So if you want to go to a village web site just follow the links by clicking here


Woodcote Fete 2008 - Woodcote's sixth annual fete takes place at the Firs Road Sheltered Housing complex this Saturday (July 12th) from 2 p.m. To read about the event click here.


Step Into Summer - Hethersett will be swinging into summer with an evening of entertainment with a jazz feel to it in St Remigius Church on Friday (11th July) from 7.30 until 10.30 p.m. Jazz and swing music will be on the agenda, led by John Wood on saxophone. The evening will also include a buffet supper with wine.


Tim's Ton For Table-Toppers - Hethersett and Tas Valley moved back to the top of the Norfolk Cricket League Division One after hitting a club record 309-3 against Beccles with Tim Shelley hammering 176. Tim is pictured on the right acknowledging the applause at the end of his innings. To see the full scorecard and other results from the cricket club click here.

Sea, Sand and Fun - The start of the school holidays will be filled with thoughts of sea, sand and sun as Hethersett  Library prepares youngsters for the summer break. The “Sea, sand and sun – Get ready for the holidays” events will provide an afternoon of songs, stories, postcard, passport and collage making for children aged seven and under and is being organised jointly by Norfolk Library Service and the Norfolk Family Learning Programme. The afternoon at Hethersett Library will take place on Tuesday 29th July from 2 until 3.30 p.m  Places can be booked by telephoning 01603 810188.

Chop for Diseased Trees - A number of diseased trees in the vicinity of Hethersett Parish Church have been felled. The problem was brought to light when a tree on the south side of the church collapsed and had to be removed. Further investigation by experts showed that this and others were diseased and had to be removed.

News in Brief - To read smaller news items from the village in July click here 

Musical Notes - Children from Hethersett performed at a concert in the Village Hall and raised £150.85 for the Norfolk Charity Musical Keys which provides music for children with special needs. The young pianists taking part were all pupils of piano teacher Rachel Barrett.


Tennis Champ - Hethersett tennis player Harry Weeds has won the under-14 competition in the Norwich section of the Lawn Tennis Association Road to Wimbledon tournament.