Archive News June 2012
Below are some of the stories that appeared on this site in June 2012
Hethersett Open Weekend
To read all the stories and a diary from the open weekend click here
To view a photographic gallery of the Open weekend click here.
Time for Village - Hot
on the heels of our Open
Weekend will be the visit to the village of the 2012
London Olympic Flame - The flame will be visiting the grounds of
Hethersett High School on July 5th. The grounds will be open to
the public from 5.30 a.m and members of the public are asked to
be in place by 6 a.m.
The flame will
arrive in a two vehicle convoy at 6.20 a.m. It will then be
securely walked through to where the general public will be
congregated on the rear High School Field. Hethersett
residents are being urged to walk or cycle to the venue to ease
traffic congestion, Flags of competing nations will be given to
the first 204 children of all ages who arrive. Please note that the flame will not be touring the
village. We will be there to cover this once in a lifetime
event. The visit of the flame has already gained considerable publicity in the
Eastern Daily Press and you can view this by clicking
Please note that the flame will not be touring the village. We will be there to cover this once in a lifetime event. The visit of the flame has already gained considerable publicity in the Eastern Daily Press and you can view this by clicking here.
Village Newsletter - An electronic copy of the Parish Council's Hethersett Newsletter is now available. The June 2012 edition contains the council's annual report along with articles on Green Village, the Wild About Hethersett Book, Blooming Hethersett, the Jubilee Youth Club and much more. To view the electronic version click here. To visit the Newsletter section click here.
Energy Savers - Hethersett High School was featured prominently in a special energy savers event at Norwich's John Innes Centre. To read this story from the Eastern Daily Press Newspaper click here.
Faultless Display - A teenage driving school pupil showed previous students a clean set of wheels by becoming the first driver at her Hethersett school to pass without making a fault. To read this story from the Eastern Daily Press click here.
It Takes The Bird - Firefighters came from over 20 miles away to rescue a pigeon trapped in a tree in Hethersett. To read about this from the Norwich Evening News click here.
Life in 100 Years Time - Young and old alike have been imagining what Hethersett will be like in 100 years time. To read this story from the Norwich Evening News click here.
Back to Work after Kidney Transplant - A teacher at Old Hall School, Hethersett, is back at work after having a successful kidney transplant. To read this story from the Norwich Evening News click here.
Mass Cycle Commute - A mass cycle commute from Wymondham to Norwich will pass Hethersett this summer as more people are encouraged to "get on their bikes." To read this story from the Norwich Evening News click here.
Hethersett Youngsters to Feature at Norfolk Show - Youngsters from Hethersett Schools will be featured prominently at this year's Royal Norfolk Show on June 27th and 28th. Hethersett will celebrate its achievements and being recognised by the national London Olympics organising committee for our work in supporting this summer's games. A total of 120 children from Hethersett Junior School and 60 from Woodside Infants and Nursery School will take part in a special parade in the main ring. The special event will take place just before 3 p.m on Wednesday and at 2.25 p.m on Thursday. We will bring you reports and photographs from the event.
Hotties Are Hot for Charity - The intriguingly named Hethersett Hotties have raised around £500 from the recent Race For Life. Eight ladies from Hethersett Surgery took part in the run and you can read how they continued through injury and tears by clicking here.
Art Group Exhibition - Hethersett's Painting for PleasureWednesday art group will be holding its latest exhibition in Hethersett Village Hall on 19th August. The event will include works of art for sale along with a blind auction for art and craftwork as well as craft and art stalls, refreshments and many other attractions. We will have more details on this shortly.
Flame Visit - July 5th - We have received
additional information on the visit to the village of the London 2012 Olympic
Flame on July 5th. The flame will only visit the grounds of Hethersett High
School, but the grounds will be open to the public from 5.30am. Members of the
public are requested to be in place by 6.15 a.m. The flame will arrive in a
two vehicle convoy at 6.30 a.m. It will then be securely walked through to
where the general public will be congregated on the rear High School Field.
Hethersett residents are being urged to walk or cycle to the venue to ease
traffic congestion, Flags of competing nations will be given to the first 204
children of all ages who arrive.
We will publish more information on the event as soon as we have it.
Please note that the flame will not be touring the village.
We will publish more information on the event as soon as we have it. Please note that the flame will not be touring the village.
Hethersett Players are presenting an evening with the musicals on September 27th, 28th and 29th. The players will be returning to their popular format of a variety evening with fish and chip supper. It will be a journey through the world of musical theatre from the present day back to the classic shows with an evening of song and dance. Tickets are on sale from 19 June 2012 at a price of £10, which includes fish and chips. Tickets are available from Matt Ball at 15, Henstead Road or by telephone on 01603 810501 from 19th June.
Vital Win for Cricketers - Hethersett and Tas Valley returned to winning ways after a poor run of form. The club has struggled this year with injuries to key players. On Saturday they beat Hales and Loddon by six wickets with opener Nick Burrett scoring an excellent 106 as Hethersett passed Hales' score of 211-5 from their 46 overs.
Respect in Fashion - The Hethersett based Respect Yourself group has been busy fund-raising and raising awareness of its SMS service to young people with a number of fund-raising events and talks. A ladies fashion event in Norwich and a stall at the Hethersett village jubilee event raised just under £500 to help the group with its future plans and also its attempts to achieve charity status. “Ladies night was lots of fun with entertaining presentations from the ladies at Bravissimo and inspiring talks from Gill Bushnell from House of Colour and award winning portrait photographer Julia Holland. We are very grateful to everyone who braved the bad weather to support us,” said Respect Yourself’s Claire Anjos. Respect Yourself founder Claire Burke spoke to Hethersett Methodist Church’s Ladies Breakfast about the past, present and future. Respect Yourself sends daily “winks” aimed at helping young people aged between 13 and 25 to make informed life choices.
Youth Worker Needed - Hethersett Jubilee Youth Club is looking for a new youth leader. Current leader Steve Rogers is leaving the post to train to become a teacher in London. “The club has grown considerably over the past 18 months under Steve’s leadership and this has included starting a group for those in Years Five and Six. We are looking for a replacement for Steve and somebody with enthusiasm to take the challenge on,” said club chair Gillian Saunders who can be contacted on 01593 607566 for further details. The club’s two youth groups meet on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m with Years Five and Six meeting from 6 to 8 p.m and 11 to 14 year olds meeting from 7 to 9 p.m
Malawi Appeal - The Norwich-Dedza partnership is looking for old unwanted sports kit. On June 23rd a small group of staff and students from Easton College, including member of staff Jane Freeman who lives in Hethersett, are travelling to Dedza in Malawi to work with local communities. They want to take with them equipment and sports kit for the children and youth groups and are looking for donations of any unwanted sports kit along with photos of those who have donated. More information on the partnership is available on a web site which can be accessed by clicking here and Jane can be contacted via e-mail by clicking here
Two Arrested After Damage to Cars - Two men have been questioned by police and released on bail after a number of cars were damaged in the village in the early hours of Tuesday June 13th. To read this story from the Norwich Evening News click here
Housing Development -The Latest Update - A major article on the proposed new development for Hethersett has appeared in the Norwich Evening News. To read this click here.
Test Matches Cancelled - The proposed cycle speedway test match scheduled to take place between England and Poland at Hethersett on July 31st has been cancelled. The whole series between the two countries has been called off following a lack of commitment from the Polish contingent. "It is a massive disappointment for our club," said Hethersett Hawks Cycle Speedway secretary and founder Mel Perkins.
Closures Announced - A
few roads in the village will be closed to traffic on Sunday 24th
June for the third annual Run The Square funrun which is part of
the Open Weekend celebrations. The following roads will be either
closed or partially closed from 10.45 until 11.45 a.m - Queen's
Road, Great Melton Road, Mill Road, New Road and Old Norwich Road
(not the B1172). The closures are subject to a Temporary Road
Closure order authorised by Norfolk County Council Highways
Department. The organisers apologise in advance for any
inconvenience caused and hope that many residents will either
participate or watch the two mile fun run. Entry forms are still
available to download in word format by clicking
here and in pdf format by clicking
here. Details of where to send them are on the forms.
Low Crime Area - Hethersett is recognised as having a very low level of crime and being an ideal place to live. The Eastern Daily Press newspaper recently talked to the police officers responsible for policing our village. You can read the article by clicking here
Oliver's Posters - Hethersett athlete Oliver Armstrong, who has featured on this site on numerous occasions for his involvement in the London Olympic Games has been featured on a number of official posters for the event. To view these click here.
Preferred Housing Sites - Preferred housing sites for major developments in South Norfolk (including Hethersett) have been revealed. See a cutting from the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury by clicking here
From Elizabeth to Elizabeth - Music spanning 450 years of Kings and Queens from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II will be held in St Remigius Church at 7.30 p.m on July 14th to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Music from Handel, Beethoven, Purcell, Holst and Britten will mingle with the words of Shakespeare, Milton, Tennyson and Betjeman. The evening will feature Lance Pierson (actor), Belinda Yates (soprano) and Heather Chamberlain (piano). Tickets are £10 (concessions £8) and available on 01603 810273. To view a poster of the event click here
Swimming Marathon - People of all ages are preparing for a 24 hour swimathon in Hethersett Junior School as part of the village’s open weekend. The marathon effort will start at 8 a.m on Friday June 22nd and continue through to 8 a.m the following morning. The event will not only be part of the village’s pre-London Olympic celebrations but will also mark the 40th anniversary of the school pool. Fittingly the event will be started by Jo Hill, who was swimming teacher at the then Hethersett Middle School from the opening of the pool on 17th June, 1972 until her retirement in 1995. Children from the school will be swimming from the start until 3 p.m when the event will be open to the public for the final 17 hours, The event will be closed by Oliver Jones, who won a gold medal and set a new World Record for the 100 metres freestyle at the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games. Any money raised at the event will go to the Big C cancer charity.
Power Cuts - Hethersett was hit by a series of power cuts on Tuesday June 5th. To read about this from the Eastern Daily Press newspaper click here