The following are some of the stories covered in October 2007
Ladies Aim for the Top
Hethersett Ladies bounced back into second place in the Eastern Region Ladies Football League Premier Division with a 2-0 win at Barking. They are now just two points behind leaders Woodbridge Town with a game in hand. The Eastern Region League is the fourth tier nationally of women's football. This Sunday Hethersett have a tough home game against Peterborough at Easton College (kick off 2 p.m).
High School Help to Kick Out Racism
Pupils from Hethersett High School are helping to spread the message of kicking out racism from football. Youngsters took part in a special conference with Norwich City players and then carried anti racism barriers round the pitch before Saturday's match between Norwich and Bristol City.
Brownies Show Caring Side
Girls from the 1st Hethersett Brownies joined more than 200,000 children across the United Kingdom taking part in Mini Pots of Care, a creative fundraising activity for Marie Curie Cancer Care, run in partnership with Yellow Pages. For the full story click here
Time to Remember
Hethersett churches will once again be combining for a special Remembrance Service at St Remigius Church at 10.55 a.m on Remembrance Sunday – 11th November. The service is designed to suit all age groups and speaker will be the Archdeacon of Norfolk – the Venerable David Hayden.St Remigius will also be holding a very special service on 4th November at 3.30 p.m for all those who have been bereaved. It will be an opportunity for remembrance and thanksgiving and lighting candles.
Fashion Show and Norfolk Entertainment
Fashion and entertainment will be the key words for two evenings being organised by Hethersett Methodist Church next month. On 7th November Fernandez Fashions will be providing an evening of clothes and accessories where items on display can be purchased during the evening which starts at 7.30 p.m. Admission is £2 and tickets are available by phoning 01603 810237. Proceeds will go towards church funds and World Mission Project. On 17th November, Brenda Kelsey will be providing an evening of entertainment entitled “A Norfolk Miscellany” The evening starts at 7 p.m and also includes puddings. Tickets are £4 and again can be booked on 01603 810237. This event is also in aid of church funds and World Mission.
New Village Handbook Available
The 2007 edition of the Hethersett Handbook has been published. The booklet, which costs £1, acts as a directory of Hethersett organisations and businesses and includes an up to date map of the village including the location of recent development. The booklet also includes a history of Hethersett and an article on Hethersett wildlife written by village environmentalists George Beckford and Don Dorling. The directory is divided into various sections covering administration, education, churches, helplines, charities, village news outlets, community and support groups, sports clubs, recreational areas, halls for hire, recycling locations, groups for babies and toddlers, youth organisations, leisure activities and local businesses. The cover features colour photographs from around the village and was designed by Linda Goldspink. The Hethersett Handbook is available from Hethersett Library, Hethersett Post Office, Bunches and Munches and from parish clerk Ian Weetman.
Police Issue Warning on Illegal Drinking
Norfolk Police have issued a warning to under-age drinkers after seizing alcohol from youngsters on Hethersett's Memorial Playing Field. Strong lager, vodka and cider has been taken from youngsters aged between 15 and 17 and police have warned young people that anybody caught drinking illegally can expect a letter home to their parents or a home visit from a police officer. The police operation follows complaints from residents about under-age drinking. Alcohol was seized from a group of about 30 teenagers on Hethersett Memorial Playing Field. There are plans to repeat the patrols over the coming weeks. None of those questioned could prove that they were 18. The alcohol was either poured away or impounded. "These were not youngsters out enjoying a quiet social drink. It seems to be about who can get drunk the quickest," said PC Glenn Hambling.
Famous Five for Cricket Club
Hethersett had five reasons to celebrate when they attended the Norfolk League presentation evening. They received the Division Two and Division Seven championship trophies. In addition Matt Ellis was named Division Two Batsman of the Year and Overall League Batsman of the Year and Tony Wenham was named Division Seven Batsman of the Year.
Jungle Juice at the Library
Elephants, jungle animals and ducklings all visited Hethersett as the local library celebrated National Bookstart Day with a special party. Over 40 people, including 24 children, took part in a jungle party that included songs, stories, colouring and making elephant masks and other animal puppets. Youngsters also signed up to join the bookcrawl initiative which aims to help them share and enjoy books by providing them with incentives such as stickers and certificates and even a Bookstart Bear for making repeat visits to the library. Eleven youngsters from the Ducklings Playgroup also joined in what turned out to be a very successful event. Hethersett Library also held a “Together into Books” morning of story sharing fun for all the family that included making “touchy feely” books, giving reading tips to parents and exploring some new reading websites.
The 2008 village pantomime - Mother Goose - will take place in the Village Hall from January 19th to 26th. Tickets will be available from November 12th and further details will appear on this site towards the end of the year.
Another Title For Hawks
Hethersett Hawks cycle speedway rider Dave Martin, who won the Norfolk title earlier in the season has become only the second Hethersett rider to become East Anglian Senior Champion. It is a fitting reward to a club member who has put in so much work with the Club's younger riders this season. For all the Hawks news click here.
Boost for Church Development Fund
The parish church repair and development fund has been boosted by a number of personal donations. In addition Graham Watt, who over the past two years has produced a calendar featuring village scenes, raised £100 during his recent birthday celebrations. Sale of redundant church pews has raised £310. The kitchen in the church hall in Henstead Road has been redecorated.
Writing is Fun at Hethersett Junior School
Hethersett Junior School is putting emphasis on writing in a fun way with pupils putting together their own project books. To read about this and the school's recent open day click here
Happy Hour and Bookstart Bears
National Bookstart Day is being celebrated with a jungle party at libraries in Hethersett and Wymondham on Friday 5th October. There will be animal songs, stories and things to make and children will also have the opportunity to join the Bookcrawl. Bookcrawl aims to give young people a flying start to their reading lives by helping them to share and enjoy books. It is an incentive scheme which rewards children with stickers, certificates and a Bookstart Bear when they make repeat visits to the library. The jungle events are free and are suitable for children under five. They will take place in Hethersett Library from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m and in Wymondham Library from 1.30 to 2.30 p.m.Hethersett Library is also introducing a Thursday evening Happy Hour (alcohol free of course) when DVDs, videos and CDs can be hired on a two for the price of one basis between 6 and 7 p.m. More information is available from the library on 01603 810188.
The Heat is on For More Volunteers
Action Team (HEAT) is looking for more volunteers to keep up with its
schedule of environmental improvements in the village. The group is also
looking to teach homeowners how to be more eco friendly. To read about
this and other news from HEAT click here