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Archive News - July 2011

The following articles appeared on the site in July 2011

Olympic Weekend  - Entertainment for all ages was provided by the second Hethersett Olympic Weekend which ran from July 22nd to 24th. The weekend got off to a marathon start on Friday morning with pupils from Hethersett Junior School swimming 2012 lengths of their school pool. The youngsters started at 8 a.m under the watchful eye of Radio Norfolk presenters Wally Webb and Nicky Price. Nicky also swam eight lengths of the pool. To see photographs of the event click here. Friday evening saw a packed house at Hethersett Village Hall enjoy Hethersett's Got Talent 2011 with 12 acts vying for the title. Winner was singer guitarist David Wyatt who was appearing on stage in public for the first time. A full report and photographs from the evening is available in our Olympic Diary section by clicking here. Saturday saw the massive Sport in the Park event and you can view pictures of this by clicking here. Sunday saw four events - the inter denominational church service in Hethersett Social Club, the two mile round the square fun run, a ladies five a side football tournament and a Last Night of the Proms concert in St Remigius Church. To see photographs of the funrun and the ladies five-a-side click here. LATEST UPDATE - You can download your certificate for running the square by clicking here. Eastern Daily Press coverage click here

 

 

Memorial Field Trustees - Hethersett Memorial Playing Field Trustees met in July, 2011. You can read the minutes of that meeting by clicking here. The Trustees also have their own section which can be accessed by clicking here.

 

Hethersett Stay Second - Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club stay second in the Norfolk Alliance Division Two after a winning draw at Garboldisham. Hethersett increased the gap between themselves and third placed Horsford A who lost. Full details of the game and other fixtures are available on the club's web site which can be accessed by clicking here.

 

Green Energy Development - Work is due to start on a new green energy development in Hethersett, believed to be the first of its kind to gain approval in Norfolk. To read about the installation of up to 30 large solar panels on empty scrubland in Little Melton Road, Hethersett, click here.

 

Old Hall Speech Day - A short report of Hethersett Old Hall's speech day appeared in the Wymondham and Attleborough newspaper. You can read the cutting by clicking here.

 

Looking for Players - Hethersett Athletic Football Club is looking for adult players for its two Sunday sides who play in the Norwich Sunday League. In the first qualifying round of the Women's FA Cup Hethersett have been drawn at home to Haverhill Rovers on October 2nd. The club has been saddened to hear of the death of former manager and club stalwart Ian Holman. To read a tribute to Ian and all other club news visit the official web site by clicking here.

 

Improved Bus Service - Lower bus fares and improved frequency from Hethersett may appear to be an unlikely scenario but it is one promised by a new service. You can read about this in our cuttings section by clicking here

 

Hethersett Stay Second - Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club stay second in the Norfolk Alliance Division Two after a nail-biting two wicket victory over Hillington at the weekend. Chasing 229 for victory they reached their target with eight balls to spare thanks to a blistering match winning innings of 68 not out from all rounder Matt Steward, one of the best innings' seen at the ground this year. Full details of the game and other fixtures are available on the club's web site which can be accessed by clicking here.

 

Cut in Hours for Libraries - Libraries throughout Norfolk, including Hethersett, will have their opening hours cut in the near future. To read about this visit our cuttings service by clicking here.

 

Costume Sale - Hethersett Pantomime Group and Hethersett Players are holding a sale of costume on Sunday 14th August in the Church Hall, Henstead Road from 11 a.m until 2 p.m. A large amount of panto and play costume including items for children, principal characters, period dresses and hats will all be priced to sell. For further information please ring 07917 333062 or e-mail by clicking here 

 

Hethersett in Bloom - The judging has taken place and the awards have been presented. To see who won what in the annual Hethersett in Bloom competition click here. John and Judy Freeman's winning garden is pictured on the right.

Talented Artist - Talented young artist Madison Bicknell, who is a pupil at Hethersett Old Hall School, has won an award from campaign group Animal Aid. To read about this see our cuttings section by clicking here.

 

Hethersett's Bible - Hethersett and District Churches Together are planning to mark the Year of the Bible by handwriting their own special edition. To read about this click here

 

Sponsor a Hymn Book - Hethersett Methodist Church is looking for people to sponsor a new style hymn book. To read about this click here.

 

High School Celebrates - Hethersett High School celebrated outstanding contributions to the school with a special achievement evening. You can read about this and see who won what by clicking here.

 

Hethersett in Bloom - The judging has taken place and the awards have been presented. To see who won what in the annual Hethersett in Bloom competition click here.

 

Football Club AGM - Hethersett Athletic Football Club held its annual general meeting at Park Farm Hotel on July 11th when members reflected on another successful season and a number of community-based events. You can read a report of the event by going to the club's official web site by clicking here.

 

Village Games Finals - Hethersett will be looking to become giantkillers when they take part in the finals of the Norfolk Village Games at the UEA Sports Park on Sunday 4th September. We will be competing in the Large Villages/Market Towns section against five towns with much larger populations - North Walsham, Swaffham, Gorleston, Aylsham and Downham Market. Sports included on the day will be archery, badminton, darts. five-a-side football, rounders, short mat bowls, table tennis, tennis and Watt Bikes cycle challenge. Hethersett reached the finals after winning the South Norfolk Regional Event in June.

 

Back on Track - Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club are back on track for promotion from Division Two of the Norfolk Alliance after comfortably beating bottom club Sheringham at the weekend to stay in second place. To read about the latest win and other club news visit the club's official web site by clicking here.

 

Community Ball - Hethersett Athletic Football Club  celebrated two decades of providing competitive sport in the village with a community ball in the grounds of Hethersett Old Hall School on July 8th.The event was open to all and not just football club members and over 100 people attended with dancing to the Cleaving Heevages, plus a disco. 

 

Life's a Beach - Hethersett Hall Care Home, in Hethersett is holding a beach party to celebrate and raise awareness of Dementia Awareness Week 2011. During this week (3-9 July), Barchester is supporting both the Alzheimerís Society and Dementia UK by hosting events in over 200 of itís care homes across the country.   General Manager of Hethersett Hall, Carol Norton said: ďAs a whole team we enjoy celebrating life with the people who live in Hethersett Hall.  During Dementia Awareness Week, we have had the opportunity to highlight living with this condition.  The beach party coincides with the building of the beach project within the sensory garden.  The idea of this was to bring some beach life to inland Norfolk.  Hethersett Hall has built up an excellent reputation within the local community. The home regularly holds events and activities for its residents and surrounding neighbours.Ē

 

New Board set-up - A new Northern River Valleys Neighbourhood Board has been set up to enhance community partnership work. Hethersett and the Meltons will be part of the area board which also includes Bawburgh, Bracon Ash, Hethel, Colney, Costessey, Cringleford, East Carleton, Easton, Keswick, Ketteringham, Marlingford, Colton, Mulbarton, Swardeston and Mangreen. If you have an idea or need help with a community project your Neighbourhood Board may be able to assist. The Neighbourhood Boards will replace South Norfolk Action Panels (SNAPs) and the first meeting will be on Wednesday 13th July at 7pm in Ketteringham Village Hall. Our contact is South Norfolk Neighbourhood Officer Nigel; Bailey on 01508 533670. Nigel can be e-mailed by clicking here. More information is also available on a web site which can be accessed by clicking here.

 

Dramatic Encounter - Two drama students from Hethersett Old Hall School have been given the chance to meet one of the silver screen's leading ladies. To read about this visit our Media Watch cuttings section by clicking here.

 

The Power of Texting - A Hethersett mother believes she has found a new way of getting practical advice through to youngsters by harnessing the power of text messaging. To read how and why visit our Media Cuttings section by clicking here

 

Historic Olympic Day for Hethersett - The 1948 London Olympic torch came to Hethersett on July 4th - exactly a year from the start of the 2012 London Olympics. Norfolk Olympiad Paul Evans and paralympic hopeful Will Smith toured all four Hethersett Schools with the historic torch and there was the opportunity for children to touch, pass and be photographed with the historic object. The torch relay is part of the build-up to this year's Olympic weekend in the village which will run from July 22nd to July 24th. For full details of this visit our special Olympic section by clicking here. You can see pictures taken on the day in a special Picasa album available by clicking here

 

Hethersett's Got Talent - Auditions for the finals of Hethersett's Got Talent, which is part of the village Olympic celebrations, took place at Woodside School. The best acts will go forward to the final during Olympic weekend on July 22nd. To read more about the auditions click here.