To read the notes from the public meeting held on Monday 25th November click here >
Mr Cattermole, Parish Council Chairman, urged residents with concerns to submit views to the planning
authority via the website link >
Memorial Oak Tree for Rodger Aves
Rodger was one of the founding members of
the Friends of Boyland Common and The Friends will be planting
an oak tree in his memory at The
Common at 2.30 on Sunday 15th of December.
Everyone is welcome.
DICKLEBURGH XMAS TREE COMPETITION - WE CAME 5th!
A really big THANK YOU to Gwen for organising our Christmas tree entry and congratulations and thanks to all those who helped with the handmade decorations. We were delighted to be placed 5th in the competition on this our first outing and really pleased with our prize which was £50..
A huge thank you for all those who went along and voted for us.
Watch this space for more events to support the allotment association in 2014.
Norfolk County Council recently issued a letter from David Harrison,
Cabinet Member for Planning and Transportation, to all Parish Councils about their past success in working closely with Town and Parish Councils regarding their ongoing delivery of local highway improvements and how their limited funds can be used to meet local needs. Here's your opportunity to read the letter - click here. Bressingham and Fersfield Parish Council will support any majority proposal by its parishioners.
Are you interested in our Parish and some of it's buildings?
This interesting article on the Norfolk Heritage Explorer website, tells the history of our Parish together with facts about some of the older buildings - read more >
BRESSINGHAM & DISTRICT LADIES GROUP
The timetable for the Ladies Group's meetings until May 2014 is available - click here. There are some very interesting speakers lined up so join them in the Village Hall, you're very welcome.
MEET PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY ....
There are so many interesting people living in our community, we thought it would be good to learn more about them - interviews and photos by Liz Handy
If you have a family of 3 horses, 3 children, 1 dog and 1 cat, it can be difficult to find a house to rent. But the Marshall family were lucky to find such a place in Bressingham where Lynn Fox had her riding school. They moved in last August and are really happy to be here - it was the second time they had moved in a year as the last house they rented had been condemned!
But its an unusual family in that they also have 3 teachers in the family.
The reason for their move from Cambridge was that Peter had been offered a headship at Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft. He was due to start in January but in September the school was placed into “special measures”, so Peter took up his post in October 2012. Tanya was running the Young Actors Company in Cambridge for 2 years but gave up her job when they moved. She has now started a company of her own for acting workshops for children as well as a children actor agency (see her website). This week she starts her first workshop in Bressingham Village Hall on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings see poster for more details. Rosie their daughter is a teaching assistant at a Hobart High School in Norfolk. She has her final year doing an Open University Degree Course in Sports and English. She hopes to train as a teacher with the Schools Direct placement scheme. Tom now 12 started at Diss High School this term. He has been elected to the school Council. Tom has always liked acting since the age of 2, and at 5 he entered the Young Actors Company which his mother eventually worked for. Living in Bressingham with Diss’ frequent trains to London makes it possible for him to go up to London for auditions. Harry started at Bressingham Primary school this term and has recently had his 5th birthday. Lucky for him he was one of the l7 new pupils starting this term.
Amanda holds her Pilates classes in Bressingham Village Halland says "those taking part are a friendly group who are keen, enjoyed the class and are asking for homework already!". There are still some spaces available so to join please get in touch via Amanda's website or T: 07557 025513.
Concert in memory of Rodger Aves
A concert in memory of Rodger Aves will be held on FRIDAY 2nd MAY 2014 at Diss Church at 7.30 pm. Tickets will be £8.00 each and will include a glass of wine. We have had a meeting with the Stuart Singers from Gloucestershire who are giving the concert, free of charge, and we understand that there will be 40 in the choir! This will be an evening not to miss, with a variety of music, and I would like to hear from anyone who can give us help in preparing and printing the programme, advertising, and also people who can help sell the tickets. You can contact Diana on 01379 688291 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From 2pm – 4pm - 15th December is the last session
YOGA - Mon 9.30-11.00 am
Classes are held in the Village Hall - for full details see the poster on the hall notice board or ring Jackie T: 01379 650513.
If you want to play singles/doubles or brush up your tennis skills with some tuition, contact Sam Darlow on 07714 706033 or click to email him. Please note: the tennis court has been booked for Netball Practice on Monday September 2nd, from 7.00-8,30pm .
We play all year round and have two teams entered in the Norfolk & Norwich Winter League. Feel free to come along on Saturday mornings (from 10.30) to try out the game. Visit our blog >
WANTED - A SHED
Bressingham & Fersfield Allotment Association needs your help? Have you got a shed, min12' x 10' you no longer need? It will be used to store essential maintenance team equipment. Please contact Michelle on 01379 688109 or 07824 515801.
20% off a 1-3 person season ticket or 30% off a 4+ person from the same local address. Claim your discount by showing proof of residence (eg a recent utility bill) when buying your tickets
FASTER BROADBAND - A NEW OPTION ...
Alastair Baker of Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens
contacted us recently saying his business was suffering from lack of broadband speed - on most days the broadband almost grinds to a halt! These days fast broadband is a necessity for many businesses, for those working from home and residents who wish to access the internet. Alistair has therefore been in touch with WiSpire, who beam broadband from church
towers with speeds up to 8MBs. It seems to get the project off the ground there needs to be 25 Residential or 6 businesses interested in our area, so click on the WiSpire link above and read more and then if you'd like to be involved please email us.
We want to make this community website a useful and fun source of information covering all that’s happening in our villages so we need YOUR HELP - if you have any news, event information or items of interest please email us