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Archive News - June 2010

The following articles appeared on the site in June 2010

June Shorts

Head was the Celebrity - The annual Woodside Infant School summer fair was opened by Head Teacher Helen Lamb who is retiring at the end of this term after 11 years in charge. To read about the fete click here


Successful Garage Sale - The sunny weather brought people out in their droves for the seventh annual garage sale organised by the Friends of Hethersett High School. You can read about how much was raised by clicking here.


Transitional Meeting - A series of free discussion evenings are being held in Hethersett in an attempt to reduce people’s carbon footprints. Find out how you can join in by clicking here.


Anne and Juliet Off to Latvia - Two members of Hethersett Methodist Church - Juliet Lomas and Anne Steward - are off to work for a week in a home for young mothers in Latvia. Read about this by clicking here

National Honour for Mel - Hethersett's Mr Sport Mel Perkins has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday honours. The award marks his work in the village with Hethersett Hawks Cycle Speedway Club and Hethersett Athletic Football Club. Mel was a founder member of both clubs - Hawks in 1966 and Athletic in 1991 - and is still secretary of both. Over the past couple of years Mel has received a number of local and national awards in both sports and Hethersett on the Web send him our heartiest congratulations.

Olympic Planning - A whole host of events is being lined-up for Hethersett's own Olympic Weekend from July 23rd to 25th. These include a fun run, a sport in the park event, a ladies five a side football competition, a Sunday church service, a classical concert and a Hethersett's Got Talent competition. The village has also received a letter of support from Lord Coe. To read the letter and find out just what is being planned go to our special Olympic Weekend section which is available by clicking here. You will also find the entry forms for Hethersett's Got Talent which can be downloaded.


Funday Sunshine - The sun shone as Hethersett Athletic Football Club held its annual youth teams' funday at Hethersett Junior School. The day featured small sided football games, numerous attractions and the presentation of awards to the club's youth teams from Under-8s to Under-16s. The prestigious Lee Thompson Memorial Trophy was awarded to the funday organisers Mike Molloy, Steve Raven and Richard Gamble for their outstanding contribution to the club over the past year. For a full report of the event visit the club's official web site by clicking here.


Aspiring Artists - The Hethersett Aspiring Artists group held its seventh annual show in Hethersett Village Hall. To read about this click here


Library Event - Hethersett Library was the venue for a special event focussing on local wildlife. To read about this click here


Plant Sale Success - The annual plant sale outside Hethersett Methodist Church once again proved a great success. To read about this click here.


Groups Combine to Fight Development - Groups from Hethersett and neighbouring Wymondham are combining forces to fight proposed housing development in the area. You can read the story from the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury by clicking here. Meanwhile a  Village Forum to view plans for proposed new development in the village was held in May. Doubts now exist, however, over the legitimacy of the Greater Norwich Development plan. To read about this click here. To view this site's section on proposed new development click here. To read an article from the Eastern Daily Press voicing concerns about the future of the Greater Norwich Development Plan click here. One of Hethersett's representatives on South Norfolk Disstrict Council, David Bills, has also hit out in the Media about the development. You can read his comments by clicking here.


Dance School's Extravaganza - The latest colourful show by the Hethersett based Yvonne School of Dance will take place at Norwich Theatre Royal on Sunday June 20th. For the full story click here.


Top Flossers - Hethersett and District Lions are heavily into the candy floss season as they raise money for a number of worthwhile causes. You can read about this 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.

Cricketers Reach Final - It may be early in the season but Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club has already reached a final. They fought off the challenge of Dereham and Beccles to reach the finals day of the Lady Mary Plate in a 20-20 competition. Hethersett beat both teams to win the mini-league and join the winners at three other venues in the semi-finals and final which will be held on the same day at Horsford later in the month. Further details are available on the club's official web site which is available by clicking here.


Entertainment at Hethersett Social Club - A number of new dates have been announced for Hethersett Social Club. View what's coming on by clicking here

Bells Dedication - The weekend of May 22nd/23rd saw St Remigius Parish Church hold its annual gift weekend and on the Saturday at 3.30 p.m the Bishop of Thetford, the Rt Rev Dr Alan Winton, dedicated the refurbished church bells and clock in a special service. The Sunday saw special Pentecost Sunday services at 8 and 10.30 a.m.