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Archive News - June 2011

The following articles appeared on the site in June 2011

Two Killed in Hethersett Crash - Two people have been killed in a crash on the B1172 Norwich Road close to the junction with Station Lane. The fatal accident took place at 11.10 p.m on Saturday 11th June and involved a blue Volvo 850 and a silver Peugeot 206. The female driver and male front seat passenger of the Volvo died. To read the story from the EDP newspaper click here. News Update: The two people killed have been named as Sara Page and Trevor Bunn. To read a newspaper news update click here.

Related stories:

Tributes paid to mother killed in crash

Hethersett junction safety fears

Tribute to Trevor Bunn

Media Coverage from the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury

Funeral Service for Sara Page


New Memorial Playing Field Trust - Hethersett has a new Memorial Playing Field Trust dedicated to ensuring the best use of the Memorial Field for all residents from sports clubs to individuals. The group held its first meeting on June 22nd and you can read about the new set-up and the minutes of meetings by clicking here.


Fairplay Footballers - Hethersett Athletic Under-11s are the toast of Norfolk after winning a top sporting trophy. The team beat off the challenge of 181 other sides to be named Norfolk Youth Combination League's sporting team of the season. They were presented with their award at a hugely successful club youth team funday. You can read about this and view photographs from the event at Hethersett Junior School on the club's official web site by clicking here.


Talent Galore - Over 20 acts have come forward for the Hethersett's Got Talent event. Auditions will now take place next Sunday (July 3rd) with the best acts going forward to the final which will be part of the village Olympic weekend on Friday, July 22nd.


Hawks Celebrate - Hethersett Hawks Cycle Speedway Club celebrated their 45th anniversary with a special charity competition that attracted riders old and new to the Memorial Playing Field track. To read about this visit the club's official web site by clicking here.


Send My Sister to School Campaign - Year Seven pupils at Hethersett High School are joining pupils from throughout the country in a campaign to encourage countries throughout the world to send young females to school. The Hethersett youngsters made a presentation to South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon and presented him with work in support of the Send My Sister to School Campaign. Read the story by clicking here.


Aspiring Artists - A colourful display of art featuring many different mediums and subjects saw another successful exhibition by the Hethersett Aspiring Artists group in Hethersett Village Hall. The group’s love of colour, the countryside, wildlife and some original almost semi-impressionist paintings were on display. Hethersett boasts a number of groups, all of which share not only a love of art but also considerable talent within the framework of what is essentially a hobby. Aspiring Artists meet in Hethersett Village Hall on Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m.


Football Funday - Bright sunshine is expected for Hethersett Athletic's annual youth teams' funday on Sunday (June 26th). The event will include presentations to all the club's youth teams along with small sided football games and fete style entertainment. This year's event will also include a car boot sale. For more information visit the club's official web site by clicking here.


Woodside School Fete - Heavy rain and sunshine were the order of the day when  Woodside Infant School held its appropriately named Rainbow Summer Fair. Read about the event with photographs by clicking here. 


School Art - GCSE art pupils from Hethersett High School mounted a display of their work at a special open evening. Many contrasting artistic mediums and interpretations were on display, along with refreshments and entertainment from the school orchestra. On the right pupils  Lydia Dunderdale and Jessica Bird with some of the artwork. Click on the photo to enlarge it.



Olympic Torch Coming to Hethersett - Whilst the route for the 2012 London Olympic torch has been confirmed in outline, the exact locations won't be announced until later in the year. Hethersett schoolchildren, however, will be able to handle a genuine Olympic torch from the 1948 London Olympics on July 4th this year. To read about this click here.


Lions Present Cheques to Charities - Hethersett and District Lions Club have presented cheques for £1,000 to two local charities. You can read about this by clicking here.

Housing Situation - Expanding towns and villages in South Norfolk, including Hethersett, could be left with even more development if rural settlements do not take their share of 1,800 new homes according to an article in the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury. To read this and other coverage of the village visit our Media section by clicking here.


Hethersett is Champion Sports Village - Hethersett won a prestigious sporting trophy on Sunday when they were named South Norfolk Sports Village of the Year after a day of competition at Framingham Earl. For full details of this click here.

Methodist Flower Festival - Hethersett Methodist Church held a colourful and highly successful flower festival over the weekend of June 10th to June 12th. You can read a report and photographs of the event by clicking here. Meanwhile the church’s Singing Fellowship will be holding a summer music and tea afternoon on 17th June from 2.30 p.m with the event including music, readings, poems and tea. The church’s next ladies breakfast will take place on 9th July at 9 a.m when the guest speaker will be physiotherapist Jon Larner who attended the Hethersett church as both a child and a teenager. He will talk about the experiences and influences that have shaped him personally, professionally and spiritually.

Youth Club AGM Date - Hethersett Jubilee Youth Club will be holding its annual meeting on June 14th at 7 p.m. The club is still looking for volunteers and is hoping to open a section for the 14 to 16 age group on one evening a week from September. The success of the group will depend on having enough youngsters interested and also enough volunteers to work alongside the new youth worker Steve Rogers. Steve has been employed thanks to a partnership between the youth club and Hethersett Parish Council. On the fundraising side another ladies pamper evening before the end of the current school term.

Open Gardens - The weather was kind for this year's Hethersett Open Gardens Sunday which was held earlier than usual on 5th June with 17 gardens of all shapes and sizes opened to the public and raising funds which will be divided between the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and the United Norwich Kidney Patients Association. To read about the event click here.


Teddy Bear Picnic - Hethersett Old Hall School held its annual Teddy Bears' Picnic. To read about the day click here.
National Award for Barbara - A local carer from Hethersett Hall has won a national award from Barchester Healthcare. Barbara Jackson was named Carer/Support Worker of the Year for 2010 and was selected from over 600 entries from all over the UK. You can read about this by clicking here.

Plant Fund-Raiser - The annual plant sale on the forecourt of Hethersett Methodist Church raised over £290 for the Hope and Homes for Children charity which works with young people in Central and Eastern Europe and Africa. The dry weather and poor growing conditions this year failed to stop local people donating plants: “We appreciate the amount of support we receive from so many people which this year saw us raise £293.60” said local organiser Joan Green.

Aspiring Artists - Hethersett Aspiring Artists’ group will be holding its annual exhibition in Hethersett Village Hall on Sunday 19th June from 10.30 a.m until 4 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be available.

End of An Era - It is the end of an era as charity collectors supreme Shirley and John Adams have decided to call it a day. Over the past 15 years the Hethersett couple have been responsible with their army of helpers for sending over 16,000 boxes of Christmas cheer to children in Serbia under the Operation Christmas Child banner. To read about this click here.

Cricketers Within Four Points of the top Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club are within four points of the leaders of Norfolk Alliance Division Two after their third successive victory at the weekend. The win at Downham sees the team ideally placed to mount a serious promotion push.You can read all the club news by visiting the official web site by clicking here.

Singers Celebrate - Hethersett Singers held their golden jubilee anniversary concert in St Remigius Church with a programme that included Brahms' German Requiem and Faure's Cantique for Jean Racine. With the help of founder member Duncan Pigg we have a section on the Singers' history. Just click here to read.