New Path Opened
to the centre of Hethersett will be easier for residents of the Woodcote
Sheltered Housing complex thanks to a new path which was officially opened at
path leads directly from Woodcote across the back of the Memorial Playing
Field towards the village centre and is the latest initiative of the
Hethersett Memorial Playing Field Committee.
path was opened by Emily Millington Smith Pictured above with Playing Field
Chairman Simon Crowe) who is a champion of both young and
old people and president of Age Concern and Help the Aged, Norfolk; Chairman
of South Norfolk’s Older People’s Forum and Chairman of the Alzheimer’s
paid tribute to the work undertaken in Hethersett: “Hethersett is a great
example of just what living in a village community means. Villages like yours
are continually looking at how to take care of all residents. The great work
being undertaken shows how much you care for the village.
have had the sense to realise that if elderly people want to go to the shops
they need a way to get there with dignity. The playing field committee has
realised this and made things easier for them,” said Mrs Millington Smith.
Norfolk District Councillor and Playing Field Committee secretary David Bills
introduced Mrs Millington Smith and outlined work carried out on the Memorial
Field in the past few months which has also included a programme of general
tidying up, cutting down of diseased Poplar trees and re-furbishment of the
plans include improved play areas for children, putting up a fence along the
front of the field, draining the football pitches and ambitious plans to build
a new pavilion with the existing building being used more as a village
are working closely with the users of the field including schools, the village
football and cycle speedway and bowls clubs to promote what they do and how we
can improve the area for use by the whole Hethersett community. Hethersett
deserves good facilities,” Mr Bills said.
The new path was helped along its way by grants from Grassroots and Broadland Housing. A new playing field committee was formed in September 2008 under the auspices of Hethersett Parish Council. Committee chairman Simon Crowe presented bouquets to Mrs Millington Smith and Lisa Irving for her support as rural development worker for South Norfolk on the Voluntary Norfolk group.
About the Memorial Playing Field
They collected around the village towards the project and purchased a ground from local farmer Mr Curson. They then approached the Charity Commission and formed a committee of trustees. Today the trustees' group consists of three representatives from Hethersett Parish Council and four members of the village who are elected at the agm.
A new committee was formed in September 2008 and they undertook a programme of improvement.
Committee members are as follows.
The postal address for correspondence is:
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