SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER: WORTWELL SILVER FESTIVAL

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Please come along and join us at our Wortwell Silver Festival to celebrate the 25 year anniversary since the Community Centre was opened.

Entry is FREE to the Festival, which starts at Midday, and also to the FREE Ceilidh which starts at 7pm. Raffle at 8pm.

There will be a ‘Silent’ Auction of Promises offering many interesting goods, services and experiences offered by local businesses and villagers with bids closing at 5.30pm.

We look forward to welcoming you.

 

 

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TRIBUTE TO LORNA WOOLTORTON

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Lorna Wooltorton. Her involvement in the Wortwell Community Centre and the village as a whole was legendary. Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time. In due course we will be planting a tree in the village in Lorna’s memory with grateful thanks for her contribution to the village.

 

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WORTWELL TOWN LANDS CHARITY

 

CHRISTMAS GIFT
The Trustees of the Wortwell Town Lands Charity will be distributing monetary gifts to Wortwell Senior Citizens who are deserving and in need again this Christmas.   If you feel you may be eligible and have resided in the village for a minimum of 3 years, please apply.   Contact details below.   PLEASE  NOTE  you need to re-apply in writing annually.

WORTWELL  TOWN  LANDS  EDUCATIONAL GRANTS
Parents/Carers of Wortwell Children/young persons in receipt of state education are invited to apply for assistance with residential educational trips and/or transfer to secondary education, college, apprenticeship or university that have taken place in the past 12 months

For application form please email  phyllisjmills@gmail.com or write to Phyllis Mills c/o 23 Low Road, Wortwell  IP20 0HJ. Telephone  07798 782561  or 01986 789158

Closing Date for all applications is 3rd November 2017  (sorry  –  no exceptions)  All  payments  will  be  made  at  the  discretion  of  the Charity Trustee

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WORTWELL UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Sun.  3rd     Sept   10.30am     Partnership service at Harleston Church
10th    Sept     6.00pm      Village Praise
17th    Sept     9.00am      Morning worship
24th    Sept     9.00am      Holy Communion
1st      Oct     9.30am at  St.Mary’s, Redenhall
8th      Oct     6.00pm      HARVEST FESTIVAL
15th      Oct     9.00am      Morning Worship
22nd     Oct     9.00am      Morning Worship
29th     Oct     9.00am      Morning Worship

FREE concert at Wortwell Chapel at 7p.m. on Saturday 9th September:   “PHARISEE”   –  A musical about the life of Nicodemus.  Come along and support your local choir.  Maybe you’d like to join us on Tuesday evenings?  We’d love to have you come and sing with us at 7pm each Tuesday.

It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Lorna Wooltorton.  Lorna played a great part in the development of the Community Centre from its very beginning and it stands as a memorial to her.  She was much missed when ill health caused her to pass the baton to a younger generation.  We will also miss her at The Chapel because Lorna joined us for all the festive services and special events until she could no longer do so.  Our thoughts and prayers continue for Derek and their family.

 

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BONFIRES

If you decide to have a bonfire, kindly consider these recommendations from South Norfolk Council:

  • DO NOT burn damp grass clippings or ‘green’ material as this creates thick smoke.
  • DO NOT light a bonfire when your neighbours have washing drying, or are out enjoying their gardens or have windows wide open.
  • DO NOT light bonfires one hour before dusk, or leave them burning overnight. Choose the time of day and weather conditions that will cause the least inconvenience to neighbours.
  • DO advise your nearest neighbours before you light a bonfire so they can be prepared for any minor inconvenience that may arise.

 

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DOG FOULING

THANKS TO ALL THE DOG WALKERS WHO CLEAR UP AFTER THEIR DOGS WHEN TAKING THEM FOR A WALK. THANKS TO CHRIS & LIZ AT THE BELL FOR PROVIDING BAGS. HOWEVER, THERE IS STILL DOG FOULING IN THE VILLAGE

The whole of South Norfolk is covered by a Dog Control Order.  This makes it an offence to allow a dog, which you are responsible for, to foul in a public place and not clear it up immediately.

Offenders can be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £80, reduced to £60 if paid within 10 days, or if taken to court, a fine up to £1,000.

If you see someone allowing their dog to foul and not clear it up, please contact South Norfolk Council with the owner’s details and where it happened so we can investigate it. They will also clean it up.

 

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WORTWELL COMMUNITY EMERGENCY PLAN

As our climate continues to be unpredictable and therefore so does our weather, the parish Council in conjunction with SNDC are putting together an emergency plan.  I have volunteered myself, Julie Nutt, as the Co-ordinator, which will entail liaising with you, the community, to ensure that should an emergency occur, such as flooding, fire, power cut or fallen trees for example we can ensure that people in the community are safe and are being helped as necessary.  This is particularly so for the elderly and infirm residents.

For this to happen and to be successful I would need to know the names, locations and telephone numbers of vulnerable people and of people who could be called upon to assist either by providing First Aid, checking on neighbours, cook a meal for an elderly or infirm resident, provide emergency accommodation or even being able to provide a tractor, chain saw or 4X4 depending on the emergency and what is needed.

If you are interested in getting involved please call me on 01986 788163 or come and see me at the Jubilee celebrations at the Community centre on the 16th Sept.

DATA PROTECTION

The contents of the plan are subject to the Data Protection Act 1998.

Please ensure that only people who will be on the distribution list will hold a copy of the Wortwell Community Emergency Plan and that the personal information it will contain, will only be only used in an emergency situation for the purpose in which it was collected.

 

 

 

 

 

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WORTWELL PARISH COUNCIL – VACANCY FOR PARISH CLERK & RESPONSIBLE FINANCE OFFICER

Applications are invited for the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to work for 28 hours per month.

The Parish has seven Parish Councillors who meet monthly at Wortwell Community Centre on the last Monday in the month (with the exception of August and December). The job is home based and candidates will need a good level of computer literacy and a computer and printer. Previous experience as a clerk is preferred but training could be arranged for the right person

The main tasks include:
•To arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council meetings (evenings)
•To prepare agendas and minute meetings.
•To liaise with the district and county councils, other organisations, official bodies
•and the public as required.
•To manage the Parish Council’s finances and prepare accounts.
•To attend to correspondence
•To carry out duties as required by the Parish Council.

The salary accords with National Pay Scales as received from the NALC and SLCC. Current Salary scale to remain at SCP22. The total salary for the year being £4,368.

Please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter to:

Allison Copeman
Chairwoman
Wortwell Parish Council
9 Sancroft Way
Wortwell
Harleston
IP20 0HR

Or email allisoncopeman8@gmail.com

Closing date: 5pm Friday 15 September 2017

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CHILDREN’S STORY WRITING/DRAWING COMPETITION

Wortwell Silver Festival committee have launched a children’s write/draw a story completion based on the theme of ‘Knights & Princesses’.  The deadline is 8 September and winning entries will be read in the story telling tent at the Wortwell Silver Festival on Saturday 16 September.

See attached:-

story competition flyer

 

 

 

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WORTWELL SILVER FESTIVAL


This year is the 25th anniversary since the Community Centre was opened  and, to celebrate, ‘Wortwell Silver Festival’ is being held on Saturday 16 September.  The event aims to celebrate all that Wortwell and the surrounding area has to offer.  The festival will start at Midday and include exhibitions, demonstrations, craft stalls, traditional games, competitions and  food & drink and finish with a Ceilidh in the evening. More details to follow.

We will be holding an ‘Auction of Promises’ and are looking for donations from villagers and local people of time, skills or special treats e.g. gardening, car washing, home baking, music lesson etc from villagers.  We would also like to hear from local businesses and tradespeople as we will advertise your business in the promotional flyer for the festival in exchange for a donation to the auction in lieu of a charge.  Please contact Allison on 01986 788116 with your donations!

SETTING UP THE VENUE ON FRIDAY 15  AND SATURDAY 16, HELPING WITH THE CREAM TEAS, CAR PARK MARSHALLING ETC

PLEASE RING MAGS ON 01986 788511 IF YOU CAN HELP

 

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