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The Following stories were featured on the site in November 2009

Campaign for Safer Cycling - Improving the safety for children cycling to school in Hethersett from Little Melton and providing better facilities for adults to cycle to work from Hethersett and Little Melton are just two aims of the Little Melton Cycle Campaign group. On Friday they will be looking to local MP Richard Bacon for support. You can read about their aims and their special manifesto by clicking here.

 

Poppy Appeal Success - This year's Royal British Legion Poppy appeal in Hethersett and Little Melton raised over £2000. To read about this click here.

 

Parcels on the Way to Serbia - Over 2,300 shoeboxes full of presents for needy children are on their way to Serbia, Local organiser Shirley Adams has thanked everyone for their fantastic support. You can read about this by clicking here.

Christmas Cheer at Social Club - Hethersett Social Club is organising numerous festive evenings including bingo, a quiz, a children's party and various entertainers. To see a post advertising coming events click here.

Christmas Market - The second annual Hethersett Christmas fair will take place on Friday 4th December from 6 until 9 p.m. at Hethersett Methodist Church. There will be festive carols and refreshments and a number of charities have signed up for tables. These include the East Anglian Air Ambulance, the British Heart Foundation, the Norwich branch of the National Association for the Blind, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, the RSPB, Papworth Hospital, RNLI and Quidenham Hospice. Local organisations already signed up include Hethersett St Remigius Church, Hethersett Methodist Church, Hopes and Homes for Children, Operation Christmas Child, Hethersett Jubilee Youth Club, Hethersett Women’s Institute, Hethersett Junior School and Hethersett Environmental Action Team (HEAT). Last year the event raised £500 for local charities. Organisers are asking those attending to walk wherever possible to avoid traffic congestion.

Cricket Club Looks to the Future - The future of Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club lays with its young players, the club's annual meeting heard. To read a report of the evening click here.

 

Under-Age Drinking Targeted - Gangs of under-age drinkers in Hethersett have been the target of police raids in the past few weeks. Following complaints from residents, police officers have carried out a number of high visibility patrols and alcohol was seized from youngsters and parents have been informed about their behaviour by police who also confiscated a number of items that could have led to anti social behaviour such as eggs and fireworks. A large quantity of alcohol was seized from a group of about 30 teenagers on Hethersett Memorial Playing Field.

 

World Record Attempt - Pupils from Hethersett High School will be taking part in a world record attempt on Saturday 5th December. The family event will be linked into the BBC Breathing Places Tree o'clock world record attempt. The attempt is to plant as many trees as possible between the hours of 11am and 12pm including hedging. The school has approximately 250 trees and shrubs to plant. There will also be activities in the science labs and wildlife gardens, Hethersett Environmental Action Group (HEAT) will be present and refreshments will also be available. Anybody interested in coming along should contact Nancy Elliott on 01603 810924 (ext 223) or email her on
hethersettcommunityscience@googlemail.com

 

Path Opened - A new path leading from Woodcote Sheltered Housing complex across the Memorial Playing Field has been opened. To read about this and other improvements being made by the Memorial Playing Field Committee click here.

 

Meet The Lions - Hethersett and District Lions Club is looking to recruit new members. To read about the club and the Lions charity click here.

 

Going Green - More steps are being taken to turn Hethersett into an environmentally friendly village. We report on a meeting between the Hethersett Environmental Action Team (HEAT) and the Energy Saving Trust. To read about how our village is to become only the third area in Norfolk to become part of a pilot scheme click here

 

Fitness Pilates - A new course in fitness pilates is due to take place for six weeks from January 6th, 2010. But just what is Fitness Pilates? Instructor Linda enlightens up. Read about this by clicking here.

 

Christmas Church Services - Once again this year Hethersett and District Churches Together will be producing a special Christmas card for distribution in Hethersett and the Meltons giving details of church services over the festive period. For details of the services see our What's On section by clicking here.

For The Children - Operation Christmas Child is once again in full swing in Hethersett. The annual charity drive to send shoe boxes full of goodies for underprivileged children in Serbia is building up to a climax despite there still being six weeks to Christmas. Once again the local collection point is the Hethersett home of John and Shirley Adams at 15 Park Drive. Children from Old Hall School have been busy putting boxes together as well. You can read about this by clicking here.
Remembrance Day - A new name has been added to the village's war memorial in the grounds of St Remigius Church. Norman Folkard died in 1956 during the Cyprus Emergency. Now over half a century later his name has been added. You can read about this and the village's annual Remembrance Service by clicking here. See the story as it appeared in the Norwich Evening News by clicking here
Cricket Presentations - Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club combined its annual fireworks party with its presentation event. Matt Ellis was player of the year and the prestigious outstanding performance trophy went jointly to brothers Richard and Matt Ellis who both scored centuries against Bradfield in the prestigious Carter Cup. To see photographs and a report of the evening click here.

Going Green - More steps are being taken to turn Hethersett into an environmentally friendly village. We report on a meeting between the Hethersett Environmental Action Team (HEAT) and the Energy Saving Trust. To read about how our village is to become only the third area in Norfolk to become part of a pilot scheme click here

 

Christmas Church Services - Once again this year Hethersett and District Churches Together will be producing a special Christmas card for distribution in Hethersett and the Meltons giving details of church services over the festive period. For details of the services see our What's On section by clicking here.

 

Fitness Pilates - A new course in fitness pilates is due to take place for six weeks from January 6th, 2010. But just what is Fitness Pilates? Instructor Linda enlightens up. Read about this by clicking here.

 

Panto Dates Announced - Hethersett’s annual village pantomime will be held in Hethersett Village Hall from January 16th to 23rd, 2010, and tickets are on sale. Tickets for Robin Hood are available on 01603 811005 (for seats 1-7) or 01603 811481 (for seats 8-14). Marie Stevenson will also be selling tickets in Hethersett Library on Saturdays between 10 a.m and midday. Pre ordered tickets can also be collected from Bunches and Munches shop. This year’s panto has been written by leading cast member Lloyd Parfitt with Duncan Pigg taking a consultative role after writing the village production for over 40 years. There will be matinees on Januray 16th and 23rd at 2.30 p.m and evening performances on January 16th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd making nine performance in total. Tickets for matinees are £5, tickets for evening performance on 16th, 18th, 19th and 20th are £5, tickets for 21st and 22nd are £6 and for the final evening performance on the 23rd £7.  

 

Focus on Vandalism - Anti social behavior on Hethersett Memorial Playing Field has become a top priority for the local Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP). A meeting in Swardeston Village Hall heard concerns from members of the public and agreed that anti-social behavior in and around Hethersett and Mulbarton should be one of  SNAP’s top priorities. The playing field came near the top of the list along with reducing alcohol related problems across all parishes including Hethersett. Police have stated their intention of increasing patrols in the vicinity of the Memorial Playing Field.

 

Sports Club Holds Firework Events - Hethersett Athletic Football Club and Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club have both held highly successful firework evenings over the past few weeks. The football club evening at Hethersett High School was a community event and you can read about it by clicking here. The cricket club event at Flordon was combined with the club's presentation evening and you can read about this by clicking here.

 

Path Opening - A special path is being officially opened this weekend on Hethersett Memorial Playing Field. The path is at the back of the playing fields and has been laid down for the use of residents of the Woodcote sheltered housing complex to enjoy a more comfortable stroll into the village. The path was built thanks to a number of grants from organisations such as Broadland Housing and Grassroots. Special guest and speaker at the opening ceremony on Saturday (14th November) at 10.30 a.m will be Emily Millington Smith who is president of Age Concern and Help the Aged, Norfolk, chairman of South Norfolk’s Older People’s Forum and chair of the Alzheimer’s Society.

 

Art on Display - The third annual Hethersett Painting for Pleasure art exhibition will take place on 13th December from 10.30 a.m to 4 p.m in Hethersett Village Hall

 

Pit Warning - Hethersett Parish Council has joined local residents in expressing concern at motor vehicles using the parish pit. Notices are to be placed by the parish council warning motorists that the pit area is out of bounds. Concerned residents are also being urged to report undue noise or inappropriate behaviour to the police who have agreed to make regular visits to the area. A meeting was held to discuss the problems and was attended by representatives of Hethersett Parish Council, Little Melton Parish Council, Great Melton Parish Council and the police.

 

Ben Returns - Hethersett tenor Benjamin Lake returned to Hethersett Village Hall on November 1st for another highly enjoyable afternoon of song. To read about his latest appearance click here.  To read an interview with Ben click here

Youth Club Re-opening - A firm date has been set for the re-opening of Hethersett Jubilee Youth Club. The club will officially start again on Wednesday 11th November 6.30 -8.30pm for the 11-13 age group. Just turn up on the night or call 01953 607566 for information. Meanwhile the Hethersett Talent at Christmas event has had to be changed to 15th December at the youth club hall.

 

Ben Returns - Hethersett tenor Benjamin Lake returned to Hethersett Village Hall on November 1st for another highly enjoyable afternoon of song. To read about his latest appearance click here.  To read an interview with Ben click here