Bressingham and Fersfield Parish Council needs two more Councillors.
Anybody interested should contact the Clerk - Mike Mortimer, 01379 642763, or by email, email@example.com – by 20th June.
You can find out more about what being a Councillor means by contacting any of the current Councillors whose contact details are on the Parish Council page of this website.
You will be asked to attend the next meeting on the 1st of July to introduce yourselves.
The allotments were given a great boost on Thursday 23rd May with a fantastic donation of 20 tons of compost from Greencomp Limited. This will greatly enhance the soil quality which we know badly needs it.
The compost is from the Brown Waste Bin Collection Scheme, so you could say we are getting a little of our own back! Members of the public can obtain this compost by contacting Greencomp Limited on 01953 603984 or by going to their website, to arrange collection on site and price. We can highly recommend its use as a soil improver, or it can be added to shop bought compost to make it go further.
We must also give huge thanks to John Orford for his assistance in getting the ground levelled prior to the compost delivery and the Allotment Committee members for the great turn out.
Following a recent visit to the allotments, Parish Councillor, Richard Hewitt said: "The allotments present a very encouraging picture. There is a clear feeling of shared industry and pride, yet each allotment has an individuality and character of its own. Growing popularity, fed by the enthusiasm of existing tenants, has led to there being only 2 vacant allotment plots. Bressingham and Fersfield may be proud of this pleasant and productive community resource."
The allotments are going very fast, so if anyone wants one you should get in there quick!
As the lead on the Bressingham church roof has been stolen twice in the last few years, we need you to be vigilant. So if you see anything suspicious, or caravans moving on to the adjacent land, the Police have advised you telephone 999 - please try and get a description of any vehicle and number plate if possible.
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
Sue moved to Bressingham from Essex with her family four years ago when they bought what was an old duck farm. She has found Norfolk very friendly and finds Cock Crow (and I would like to think the website too) a great source for information.
Sue is a great bread maker and when I visited her had just taken these amazing loaves out of the oven. She gives workshops on breadmaking as well as bespoke classes - visit her website for more details. William her husband is an agriculatural consultant and their son Jamie is an art student.
Jamie was 15 when they moved to Bressingham. He is now at Wensum Lodge Adult Education Centre in Norwich where he is taking a foundation diploma course in Fine Art.
What he particularly likes about the college is that all the teachers are practicing artists. Although Jamie is a very good photographer he is spending more time painting. He loves creating books. You can see some of his work by clicking here.
Jamie hopes next year to go to Leeds to do a degree in Fine Art. Good luck Jamie.
Rodger Aves' funeral was held on 14th May in the parish church he worked so hard for. The Rev'd Canon Tony Billett took the service and estimated over 450 people had attended. Inclement weather did not deter anyone and Rodger's coffin entered church through a guard of honour provided by all the churchwardens of the six churches in the Diss Team.
Dick Gibson gave a glowing tribute and told the congregation that Rodger had been Chairman and President of Diss Stockman's Club, and Chairman of Norfolk Livestock Clubs and the Norfolk Holstein Breeders Club. Rodger we were told, had also bred a Holstein cow that was one of only four in the whole country to have ever scored excellent 97 points. Richard Hewitt gave an address on Rodger's work within the villages and also lead the prayers.
One of Rodger's greatest wishes before he became really ill, was to see the church porch repaired. As I reported to the Annual Parish Meeting, we have now been given permission from the DAC to replace the lead which was last stolen in July 2011 with zinc, provided South Norfolk Council and English Heritage agree. (I can see this taking a long time!)
To just repair the roof we will have to raise a lot of money, and to complete Rodger's wishes will take even more. Some of this will be available in grants and this is where YOU might be able to help. The PCC is now down to three members, Millie Aves, Molly Walker and myself. It is as much as we can do to keep the services going. We are desperately seeking a 'Friends of Bressingham Church Committee' headed by someone who would be prepared to seek out these grants and fill in the forms. We have had one or two people show an interest, but are you the leader they need? If you think you can help please contact me on 01379 688291 or Ian Cattermole, Chairman of the Parish Council on 01379 688088. If we don't repair the porch it will only be a matter of time before it crumbles away
INTERVILLAGE GAMES (SOUTH NORFOLK)
SUNDAY 9th JUNE- 9.30am at Framingham Earl High School
Prove our village is the Best in South Norfolk - we need enthusiastic individuals to compete in Athletics , Badminton, Climbing Wall, Darts, Fitness Triathlon, Five-a-Side Football, Rounders, Short Mat Bowls, Tennis and Table Tennis. We don’t need Olympic standards it's just a family Fun Day. If you've been in the team before please confirm you want to compete again this year. If you would like a good day out,
call Brenda Webb who will give you the details. Remember the main thing is FUN. If you don’t want to compete just come, bring a picnic and join us in supporting your village team.
In the Village Hall, £30 for 6 lessons or £6 per lesson. Just turn up or for more details call T: 01379 688375.
YOGA - Mon 9.30-11.00 am or Wed 7.00-8.00 pm
Classes are held in the Village Hall - for full details see the poster on the hall notice board or ring Jackie T: 01379 650513.
£10.00 per year- contact T: 01379 688375 or if you want to play singles/doubles or brush up your tennis skills with some tuition, contact Sam Darlow on 07745 546358 or click to email him.
WANTED - JUNIOR PLAYERS
We need more junior players to play Petanque as there are very few youngsters in Norfolk/Suffolk taking up the game. So if you are between 8 and 16 years, please come along on a Satureday morning - we wnat Bressingham to have a junior team to play in next year's matches.
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