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
“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.