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Snetterton Bio Mass Generator

Want to learn more about how the Snetterton Bio Mass Generator is going to effect your Village and the possible increase in heavy good traffic passing your door?

Have you experienced any inconvenience or damage due to the ongoing cable laying in connection with the Generator?

If the answer to both or either of the above is Yes, then contact Colin Jones, Plant Manager at the Site Office, Calk Lane, Snetterton, Norfolk NR16 2JZ, T: 07526 520526, who would be pleased to deal with any enquiries.

PARISH PARTICLES - July 2015 by Leo Pearce

Fersfield Church made a very pleasant venue for the Parish Council meeting this month. They usually meet here in the summer months and in the village hall during colder weather.
It was good to hear from our County Councillor, Beverley Spratt, our new District Councillor, Barry Stone as well as our Community Police Officer, James. Both councillors had attended the blessing of St John's new porch roof and commented on what a special occasion it was and a wonderful legacy to Rodger and Millie Aves.

Although Barry Stone is new to us, he is not new to the role. He's served in both District and County roles over the last 20 years, and his partner is also a councillor! Both he and Beverley commented on the importance of improving Broadband connection in our area, both for businesses and individuals. Barry is very keen to pursue this for the benefit of our community.

The Parish Plan Chair, Debbie Gosman outlined an interesting suggestion for working with Norfolk Biodiversity Project to improve the local environment and impact on traffic speeds. The parish council are keen to hear more of the project as it develops. Watch this space!

Water problems?
If you have had problems with your water supply the Parish Council would like to know about it - please email: Janet on janet@delasalle.eu or T: 01379 687973

Bressingham School Fete 2015
From Jo Baker FABS (Friends Association of Bressingham School)
The day went smoothly the sun shone for us!!  Park Radio were superb as usual and all our main ring attraction were all fantastic and kept everyone there entertained. We had a sea of stall holders with something for everyone!!  Massive thank you to all who have helped, donated and just supported us!! We had an amazing day!!  We raised a massive £1893.25 which is just Fantastic.
We were hoping to reach a target of £10,000 for the kitchen project by the end of this school year.  To have reached this target we had to raise £2,628.56 in the last term of school we got very close only just under £570 short of hitting our target. So we are all very pleased!! See more photos >

Our baking competition was very kindly judged by Diana Burroughes and Linda Holly, we had 3 different categories:

  Adult KS2           KS1
1st: Edna Baker Katie Davies Olivia Lewis
2nd: Lesa Orford Bella Baker Ethan Baker 
3rd: Tasha Sharman  Faith Hill     Seth Baker
Guess the weight of the cake winner:   Chris Lantsbury (The cake)
Treasure Map winner:   Grace Phillips (goody bag donated from ITV) 
How many Sweets in the jar:   Resident from Bresssingham (jar of sweets) -  sorry we can not find the list of names for this now to know the winners name?
We will be organising a 50/50 club when we go back in September, details for this are as follows: you pay £12 for the year, first winner will be announced at the end October and the winner will receive £25 cheque from FABS and this will happen every month. The winners will be drawn at the FABS meetings which are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month. We do miss out giving payments in August and September but to make up for this we do a double in December so the winner will receive £50 and in July we pull 2 winners out. If anyone is interested in signing up in September then please just email with all your details, name address and number to fabsofbressingham@gmail.com and I will get back to you in September for payment - we may run two 50/50 clubs If we get enough interest.

Free Information and Advice Bus
Age UK Norfolk is delighted to announce the launch of a new 6-month project in Breckland which will bring Information & Advice to villages near you. With grant funding from Age UK and the Prudential, an Information Bus will visit villages each week offering useful information on a variety of subjects from Lasting Power of Attorney, Benefits, Healthy Living, Staying Steady and Caring for Someone with Dementia - trained advisers will be on hand to answer questions and offer practical assistance with form filling. So come along and see what we have to offer !
Places where the bus will be are below:
Bressingham Garden Centre Bressingham Village Hall
AM Visit 10.00-12.30 AM Visit 10.00-12.30
August: 11th August: 25th
September: 8th September: 22nd
October: 6th October: 20th
November: 3rd November: 17th
December: 1st December: 15th

Friends of St John the Baptist, Bressingham
By paying an annual membership fee of £5 you can become a Friend of St John the Baptist, Bressingham. For further information please contact Linda Holly (01379 687729) hollyjl@btinternet.com and Leonora Pearce (01379 688400) leonoramc53@gmail.com

Bressingham and District Ladies Group
Here's another great recipe from the Ladies Group ....
Jean Brown’s Belly Pork Print the recipe >
6 Belly pork strips
Tin of chopped tomatoes
Salt and pepper
Grated nutmeg


  • Spread tomatoes on base of dish and season.
  • Lay belly pork on top.
  • Cook at 180C until top of pork is golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and stir in breadcrumbs, just enough to soak up juices.
  • Grate nutmeg over tomatoes and turn pork so that the unbrowned side is uppermost. 
  • Cook until nicely brown.
  • Serve with green vegetables and mashed potatoes
Click here for the LADIES GROUP EVENTS PROGRAMME. New members are welcome. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, 7.30pm for 7.45pm unless stated.

MEET PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY Interviews and photos by Liz Handy

Is a new member of the Parish Council.  He has lived in Bressingham for 18 years.  He was born in Suffolk (Glenham) and spent most of his childhood and working life in East Anglia.
One of the schools he went to was Hartismere  in 1975.

His father was a small holder and had lots of chickens and rabbits. His garden today is full of chickens.  But luckily he has one of the allotments in Common Road where he can grow his vegetables.

He has spent a lot of his working life as a  driver for haulage companies.  `Much of what he carried were poultry!  He used to be on the road a lot and away from home. Today Richard  works in maintenance planning for a haulage company which means he does not have to travel. He spends a lot of his time on his allotment and helps out with looking after the common parts. 

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Click here to watch 'The Waveney Valley Story' - a story of the Waveney Valley and the people who live and work on the Waveney -a concept film by Debbie and Sophie Gosman.



The scent of meadowsweet has long been appreciated. Queen Elizabeth I used it to perfume her apartments – and to cover less pleasant odours!Walking down our lanes this month you too will be delighted by the sweet vanilla scents of meadowsweet and its fluffy cream coloured flowerheads, reminiscent of a veiled bride. It's easy to see why it was also known as Bridewort. The flowerheads were used for centuries to flavour alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. In folk medicine the plant was used to relieve pain, and it does contain salicylic acid which is used to manufacture Aspirin.

Does your job keep you sitting at a desk for long periods? If so, you probably feel quite stiff and uncomfortable at the end of the day. However research in Loughborough has shown that, more than causing physical stiffness and discomfort, sitting for long periods can actually make you more likely to develop diabetes and heart disease.
The NHS now recommends that we get up and move about for a short time every 30 minutes or so. Doing this gets the circulation moving and reduces our risk of these life threatening illnesses.
Another alternative that is becoming popular is standing desks – maybe they'll be standard in offices before long!

by Paul Davey, Friends of Bressingham Chequers Community Asset Group
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Bressingham Steam & Gardens
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.

We are trying to find out as much as we can about the allotments and their history so if you have any pictures or can give us any information, please email them to us

Did you know that Bressingham Village Shop has one of the 7,000 recycling shoe banks for the Variety charity? They are able to raise thousands of pounds each year from our old shoes.  To find out more visit the Variety website - and please keep recyling!

YOGA - Mon 9.30-11.00 am - Village Hall
For full details ring Jackie T: 01379 650513
Want some tuition? Contact Sam Darlow T: 07714 706033 or email
Practice sessions are on Saturday mornings from 10.30 until noon (Wednesday sessions summer only).  Please contact Davey Smith on 01379 641785 or the-orangery@tiscali.co.uk. You might like to visit the blog - http://boulez-vous.blogspot.co.uk/
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