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Archive News - July 2010

July News Shorts

 

LONDON 2012 Open Weekend - Hethersett

Hethersett organised more events per head of population than any other village, town or city in the country. Read about the events as they happen by clicking here. Download your Run the Square certificate by clicking here

 

Hethersett is an Inspiration  - Our village has been honoured with the award of an Inspire Mark in recognition of our involvement in celebrating the London Olympics 2012. The award is primarily for the coming Sport in the Park event on July 24th. You can read about this by clicking here.

 

Run or Walk the Square - A two mile Run the Square event is being held as part of the village's Olympic weekend. You can read all about the July weekend by clicking here and entry forms for the Run the Square are available in word format by clicking here and in pdf format by clicking here. LATEST NEWS: Once you have completed the funrun you can download your certificate by clicking here

 

First Class Send Off for Helen - Helen Lamb who has been Head teacher at Woodside school for 11 years retired in July. The Eastern Daily Press newspaper were there to see her first class send off and you can read their story by clicking here.

 

Hawks Race in European Championships - Three riders from Hethersett Hawks cycle speedway club raced in the European Championships in Poland. You can see how they did by visiting the club's official web site by clicking here.

 

 

Excellent OFSTED Report for School - Children from Hethersett Junior School have been priased for their healthy lifestyle in the school's latest report by the Office for Standards in Education. You can read about this by clicking here and you can read the Ofsted report by clicking here.

 

Folk Group Idea- Hethersett resident Paul Mardell is trying to get a folk music group up and running. The idea is for interested people to get together to learn a variety of pieces and Paul says you only need to be able to play three chords to join. Read more by clicking here.

 

Slime and Storytime -  A slime workshop and space hop storytime are just two of the attractions lined up for  youngsters at Hethersett Library during the summer holidays. Space Hop Storytime on August 5th from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m is part of the summer reading challenge in Norfolk and is aimed at children aged sveen and under and will include stories and activities. All children attending must be accompanied by an adult. August 23rd from 10 to 11 a.m sees the library feature a slime workshop – an action packed science workshop for seven to 11 year olds coveing such subjects as states of matter, polymers and slime making. Spaces for this event are limited and booking is essential on 01603 810188.  

 

Kit in Mercury Bid - A Norwich jazz pianist with close Hethersett links has been nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize. Past winners of the competition have included world famous acts such as Primal Scream, Suede, M People, Portishead, Pulp, Dizzee Rascal, Franz Ferdinand and the Arctic Monkeys. This year the Kit Downes trio is one of the nominations for the award for their album Golden. Kit has in the past had a close relationship with Hethersett Junior School where a few years ago he accompanied children on a music project based on the music of the Beatles. Kit’s mother Beverley was a teacher at the Hethersett school for a number of years.

 

Cricketers in Double Bid - Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club are still in the hunt for a promotion double in the Norfolk Alliance. On Saturday the firsts beat Acle A to stay top of Division Three. The seconds also won against Norwich and are now in runners-up slot in Division Five. Hethersett have retained the Wensum 20-20 Cup with a three wicket win over Great Melton in the final at Drayton. With the scores level, Paul Reeve hit the winning boundary off the last ball of the match. Full details are on the club web site.

 

Cricketers in Double Bid - Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club are still in the hunt for a promotion double in the Norfolk Alliance. On Saturday the firsts beat Ashmanhaugh to go top of Division Three. The seconds managed a hard-earned draw against unbeaten Cromer A and are now in third place just one point behind the runners-up slot. To see all the club news and scores visit their official web site by clicking here. News Update: Hethersett have retained the Wensum 20-20 Cup with a three wicket win over Great Melton in the final at Drayton. With the scores level, Paul Reeve hit the winning boundary off the last ball of the match. Full details are on the club web site.

 

Latvia Journey - Two members of Hethersett Methodist Church have returned from working in a home for young mums and their babies in Latvia. You can read how Anne Steward and Juliet Lomas got on by clicking here.

 

Rosie's Charity Walk - A Hethersett High School pupil is looking to raise £10,000 for a new hospital unit. Rosie Van Raalte has made a full recovery from bone cancer and has organised a September charity walk. You can read this story from the Eastern Daily Press by clicking here. 

 

Development Newsletter - A new newsletter regarding the proposed 1,100 additional homes in the village is being distributed in Hethersett. It seems to add very little to the overall debate. You can read our assessment of this by going to our special development section by clicking here  

 

 

Open Gardens Success - Another successful open gardens event was held in the village on Sunday, July 11th with scarecrows pointing the way. To read about this click here. A special presentations evening was also held in Hethersett Village Hall and details of this are available from clicking on the above link.

 

Youth Club is Flourishing - Hethersett Jubilee Youth Club is flourishing with up to 30 youngsters aged between 11 and 14 attending the regular Wednesday night club sessions. The club evenings mix the traditional with the modern with the youngsters enjoying table tennis and rounders alongside electronic games. As the current group get older the club is hoping to fill in at other age groups and plans are also on the cards for an after school club – provided a leader can be found. Meanwhile the club is continuing to receive financial support from the village alongside its own fund-raising efforts. Another ladies pamper evening is being organised for the end of October as the last one was postponed due to the popularity of the World Cup. There will also be a quiz evening in September. In addition the group has received a £400 donation from proceeds from the village open gardens scheme and Hethersett in Bloom competition. “We are still on the lookout for more people who can give up a few hours to help on club evenings or serve on the club committee,” said club chair Gillian Saunders

 

Cricketers in Double Bid - Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club are still in the hunt for a promotion double in the Norfolk Alliance. On Saturday the firsts beat Mundford and the seconds beat Stowe. The first team are now just four points behind joint leaders Witchingham A and Horsford A in Division Three and the seconds are currently second in Division Five behind leaders Cromer A. To see all the club news and scores visit their official web site by clicking here.

 

WI Reports - The latest news from Hethersett WI is available by clicking here. 

 

 

Hethersett is an Inspiration  - Our village has been honoured with the award of an Inspire Mark in recognition of our involvement in celebrating the London Olympics 2012. The award is primarily for the coming Sport in the Park event on July 24th. You can read about this by clicking here.

 

Singing Fellowship Comes of Age - The Hethersett Methodist Church singing fellowship celebrated its 21st birthday with a summer music and tea event. Read about the celebrations by clicking here.

 

Open Gardens - Hethersett is gearing up for one of its most engaging annual events. At least 10 gardens will be open to the public on Sunday July 11th from 10 a.m until 5 p.m. More could be added before the day. One of the gardens will include a model railway and a maze and there will be plant stalls, raffles and refreshments available on the way. Tickets and maps of gardens taking part will be available on the day from Hethersett Village Hall at £2 per person. Raffle prizes include bottles, park and ride tickets and (wait for it) a signed copy of the latest Jeffrey Archer novel with a letter from the author!

 

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Run or Walk the Square - A two mile Run the Square event is being held as part of the village's Olympic weekend. You can read all about the July weekend by clicking here and entry forms for the Run the Square are available in word format by clicking here and in pdf format by clicking here.

 

Double Title Bid by Cricket Club - Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club are battling for the title in two divisions of the Norfolk Alliance. The first team are closing in on top place in Division Three after beating leaders Horsford by five wickets on Saturday and the seconds are still in runners-up position in Division Five despite a shock defeat at the hands of Vauxhall Mallards at the weekend.