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Archive News - May 2010


Village Forum - A Village Forum to view plans for proposed new development in the village was held on May 13th. 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.

Bells Dedication - The weekend of May 22nd/23rd will be a very important one for St Remigius Parish Church. The church will be holding its annual gift weekend and on Saturday at 3.30 p.m the Bishop of Thetford, the Rt Rev Dr Alan Winton, will dedicate the refurbished church bells and clock in a special service. After the service the church tower (excluding the roof) will be open to visitors. Sunday will see special Pentecost Sunday services at 8 and 10.30 a.m.

Overhanging Trees Warning - Hethersett Parish Council is asking residents to trim back overhanging trees. “The growing season is upon us and the parish council is asking residents to cut back trees and shrubs that are overhanging footways and street lights. This can cause difficulties for pedestrians and affects the quality and impact of street lighting,” said parish clerk Ian Weetman. The council will be writing to those who do not comply with the request and may also enlist the help of Norfolk County Council in taking enforcement action. The council is also concerned at “inconsiderate parking” in the village: “Parking on verges, apart from the mess it causes, and on footways can be obstructive to footpath users with impaired abilities and dropped curbs are essential for users of mobility scooters,” Mr Weetman added.

Fund-Raising Continues - Hethersett Jubilee Youth Club continues its fund-raising programme with a ladies pamper evening at the youth club hall in Back Lane on June 11th at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are £3 in advance and £3.50 on the door and treatments will be bookable on the night at £5 each. A recent Easter fun afternoon raised £70 for the club’s refurbishment fund. Meanwhile the group is looking for help on its committee: “The task isn’t too onerous as we meet about once a month and hope this will be less frequent as the club gets established and the hall refurbishment work is completed,” said group chair Gillian Saunders. The group is currently improving the grounds around the hall. A small plot of land is being set aside where youngsters can grow vegetables and flowers. The club still has spaces available for youngsters aged between 11 and 14 at its Wednesday evening club sessions. It is also hoping to get an After School Club up and running in the near future. Volunteers are also needed to help with this. Gillian Saunders can be contacted on 01953 607566.

Views Needed - Hethersett Parish Council is asking residents for their views on the sports and recreation area around the Village Hall. The council is considering carrying out a refurbishment programme and is asking the public whether it wishes to continue with the existing set-up of sports and tennis court area or whether they would prefer something completely different. Any views should be sent to parish clerk Ian Weetman on 01603 810915. Mr Weetman is also available at the council office upstairs in the village hall on Mondays and Thursdays between 10 a.m and noon.

Litter Pick - The next village litter pick by the Hethersett Environmental Action Team will take place on May 22nd. Volunteers are welcome and tools will be provided. The group will meet at Hethersett Village Hall at 10 a.m.

Cricketers Close to a Giantkilling - Hethersett and Tas Valley cricket club went very close to a giantkilling when they lost to Norfolk Alliance Premier Division club North Runcton by one wicket in the prestigious Carter Cup competition. To read a report of the game visit the club's official web site by clicking here.


Prepare for ipatter - ipatter is a new electronic business network with its headquarters in Little Melton. Read about this new venture by clicking here.


Fete Braves the Rain - Hethersett Junior School Spring Fair braved the bad weather on May 8th. Read about it by clicking here.


Promotion for Hethersett Athletic - Hethersett Athletic Men's Saturday team made it two promotions in a row as they beat Northwold 2-1 on the Memorial Field to clinch runners-up slot in Division Three of the Crown Fire South and Central Norfolk League. To read about this and other news from the football club visit their official web site by clicking here.


The Green Green Grass of Home - Hethersett Playing Field Bowls Club has installed a new sprinkler system thanks to a grant from the parish council. To read about this click here.


Badminton Players Needed - A regular Thursday evening badminton group which plays at Hethersett Old Hall School is looking for new players. The group, which ranges from teenagers to pensioners, is informal and friendly, and there are no joining or membership fees with those taking part paying on the nights they attend More information is available from Vanessa on 01603 503864 or prospective new members can just turn up at 8pm on Thursdays at the sports hall.


School Spring Fete - Hethersett Junior School is holding its annual Spring Fair on Saturday from 10 a.m until 1 p.m. Once again it will be a family affair with attractions including a mega slide, barbecue, circus skills arena, dance competition, an inflatable Subbuteo pitch, an auction of promises, raffle, tombola and numerous side shows and stalls. Refreshments will also be on sale and admission is 50p with accompanied children free.


Referee Back In Action - A Hethersett man who was told he would never be able to referee again is back in charge on the soccer pitch after a life saving heart transplant. Read this incredible story from the Norwich Evening News by clicking here.