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Archive News - October 2013

The following articles appeared on the site in October 2013

New Group for One Parent Families - One parent families living in Hethersett are invited to a free evening of fun and food at the launch of a Wymondham based pilot scheme seeking to create a dynamic new group with activities for all ages. Encounter will be launched with a consultation on Saturday 12th October from 5 p.m at The Hub, 27 Fairland Street, Wymondham. To read more about the new group click here.


Christmas Fair - The Respect Yourself group will be holding a Christmas Market well in time for some early Christmas shopping on November 17th from 10.30 a.m until 1 p.m. Entry is free and there will be stalls, games, cakes, competitions and food. Father Christmas will be in attendance. Further details are available from Bobby on 077 147 60032 or via e-mail by clicking here. You can also visit the group's web site by clicking here.


Road Closure - Ketteringham Lane in Hethersett will be closed on October 28th and 29th for essential cable work being undertaken by BT.

East Anglian Championships - Hethersett Hawks Cycle Speedway Club hosted the East Anglian Championships on Hethersett Memorial Playing Field. You can read a newspaper cutting about the event by clicking here.

Artistic Show - The Painting For Pleasure Art Group will be holding an exhibition in Hethersett Village Hall on Sunday 24th November from 11 a.m until 4 p.m. with a wide variety of artwork by members on sale. Admission is free and refreshments will be served all day. There will also be a tombola and a warm welcome for all. The group meets weekly on Wednesday mornings in Hethersett Village Hall from 10 a.m until midday. The day was organised by library assistant Caroline Mitchell and fellow members of staff.

Anne is Featured - Hethersett resident, parish councillor and leading environmentalist Dr Anne Edward has been featured in an article in the Norwich Evening News about research into the ash dieback disease. You can read a cutting about this by clicking here.

Police Appeal Following Accident - Police are appealing for information after a cyclist suffered serious head injuries following an accident in the village. At about 6.25 p.m on Friday October 4th a white Mercedes Sprinter van was in collision with a black mountain bike on the B1172 close to the Elm Farm Business Park. The male cyclist was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital by air ambulance. Anyone with information should contact PC Greg Prowting by telephoning 101.

Harvest Time - Harvest Festival was celebrated at Hethersett Methodist Church with a service attended by Hethersett Rainbows, Brownies, Cubs and Scouts and led by the village's new minister The Rev Matthew Olanrewaju. The worship included a song from the FROGS youth group and a talk by Chris Skinner, accompanied by Scruff the Dog Puppet. Harvest produce dry goods were taken to the Norwich Foodbank and fresh goods were auctioned off in aid of the Methodist Relief and Development Fund. After the service a bring and share lunch was enjoyed.


Shoe Box Appeal - Hethersett will once again be collecting shoeboxes of goods to send to under-privileged children in Kosovo this Christmas. Filled boxes can be taken to Bartrams Funeral Directors in either Hethersett or Wymondham from the end of October until November 18th. It will be a special time for Heather Pullin of Richardson Crescent, Hethersett. Heather is completing her Queen's Guide Award with Girlguiding UK and as part of that will be helping with the Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal. Helen is the granddaughter of John and Shirley Adams who collected for the cause for many years and who have been featured regularly on this web site. Completed boxes can also be taken to Heather and she can be contacted on 01603 811558.


Hethersett Pantomime 2014 - Hethersett's annual village pantomime will take place from January 18th to 25th, 2014. Beauty and the Beast will run for nine performances in Hethersett Village Hall with evening performances at 7.45 p.m. on each evening apart from Sunday 19th and matinees on the two Saturday afternoons. Ticket prices vary between £5 and £7 and will be available from November 4th. We will print details of where to get tickets after this date.


Age UK Coffee Morning - Cakes of all shapes and sizes were on the menu when Hethersett Library held a coffee morning in aid of the Norfolk branch of Age UK. People of all ages from 18 months to senior citizens from Hethersett Hall care home, popped in for a bite to eat and a chat. Home Support and Care Manager for Age UK Norfolk Sam Woods was on hand to answer questions about the charity. The event was organised by library assistant Caroline Mitchell and other members of staff.

Footpath Campaigners to Fight On - Campaigners fighting to protect a footpath in Hethersett have vowed to fight on. Almost 60 people objected to the proposed cutting back of a footpath around new housing development on land north of Great Melton Road. To read a cutting from the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury click here

Sports Association Success - Hethersett and the Meltons Sports Association continues to go from strength to strength in setting up new clubs and providing sport and exercise for people of all ages. The association's latest meeting gave out grants for sports as diverse as petanque, football, rugby, netball and croquet. Full details of that meeting and latest information on the association are available on a web site which can be accessed by clicking here.


The Nature of Hethersett - We recently ran an article about the presentation of  environmental awards in memory of George Beckford. Brothers Alex and Joseph Anjos came joint second with their projects on Hethersett through the Seasons and Funghi. They have kindly given permission for us to feature their work. To see the Seasonal Offering click here and for the Funghi project click here.
Social Club Raises Over £2,000 - Families, cyclists and Hethersett Social Club combined at the weekend to raise over £2,100 for Cancer Research UK in memory of local resident Sayed Rehim. The day of activities was the brainchild of Sue Forkes from Hethersett Social Club and featured a five mile family cycle ride organised by Hethersett Velo Club, refreshments, a tombola, cake stall, book stall, an evening disco, a charity waxing and an auction of 28 lots supplied by local businesses. “I am absolutely delighted at the amount raised,” said Sue who is a friend of Sayed’s widow Laura. Sayed died from cancer while only in his thirties. The cycle ride was organised by Martin “Bart” Anderton of  Hethersett Velo Club and took families on a five mile journey around Hethersett and Wymondham and attracted over 40 riders. Hethersett Social Club is also giving local youngsters the chance to train as DJs with expert tuition from local jock Chris Watt. A five week course will start on October 31st from 7 until 8.30 p.m. It is open free of charge to youngsters aged between 16 and 21 using professional equipment. The idea is to train youngsters to be able to take club discos on Friday and Saturday evenings. On October 26th the club will be holding a 50s and 60s vinyl disco with period dress optional. There will be a Halloween family disco and fancy dress party on November 1st and November 16th will feature six piece band Empire playing hits from the 60s to the present day. Quiz nights are held on the first Tuesday of every month with proceeds going to local charities.