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The HEAT is well and truly on in Hethersett. 

For the Hethersett Environmental Action Team is looking for more help in its attempts to spruce the village up ready for spring and summer. 

The group regularly looks at ways of enhancing the beauty of the village and improving the environment by undertaking litter picks, clearing up unsatisfactory areas and keeping wildlife areas clear of debris. 

Now it is looking for additional help from those willing to “give an hour or two occasionally.” 

Already youngsters from the village have indicated their willingness to help, but there is plenty of opportunity for others to pitch in as HEAT member George Beckford explained: 

“Some scouts have indicated their willingness to help, but there is plenty to do including litter picks, digging and planting and taking part in the village summer open gardens scheme,” George said, adding that the group also oversees the annual Hethersett in Bloom competition. 

The next HEAT litter pick will take place on Saturday 24th February (meet outside the Methodist Church at 10 a.m). The next meeting of the group will be at the Methodist Church Hall on 7th March at 8 p.m when all will be welcome. 

That meeting will look at ways to make Hethersett a “Green Community.” 

“We are all aware of climate change and the need for Government, local authorities and businesses to take positive steps, but we can all contribute to doing something about this calamity. We are asking local people to think about their every day functions and how they can reduce waste and energy demands. Reduced energy equals reduced bills,” George added. 

For further information on the HEAT group, George Beckford can be contacted on Norwich 811433. 

Judging for this year’s Hethersett in Bloom Competitions will take place on 16th June and various gardens will be open to the public on 1st July between 2 and 6 p.m.

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Environmentalists and children in Hethersett are uniting to help clean up the local environment. 

The Hethersett Environmental Action Team (HEAT) is made up of volunteers who, for the past six years, have been carrying out numerous environmental improvements to the village. 

Now they are looking to do more and for some time have been helping Woodside First School to clean up, place bird boxes and plant flowers and shrubs. 

“Only a few of our members can manage school hours, so we are hoping to extend our support by uniting with the Friends of the School group,” said HEAT member George Beckford. 

Their first job has been arranged for Thursday 1st March at 9.30 a.m when they will tidy up the lime walk, place hedgehog boxes and plant more shrubs. Any volunteers are welcome. 

“We are also looking to unite with others. Scouts and Guides have both indicated their desire to assist and we are looking forward to our community uniting so that everyone can benefit from what we do,” Mr Beckford added.