JOINT MEETING OF PARISHES

The next Joint Meeting of the Alburgh, Denton, Earsham, Topcroft and Wortwell parishes will be held at  Alburgh Village Hall on Tuesday 7 November at 7.30pm.   Our County and District Councillors will also be attending and will be available to answer your questions.  We also hope for police attendance. All members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting.

 

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MOBILE LIBRARY

Calls Friday’s every 4 weeks

Next visits to Wortwell: 24 November and 19 January

Willow Close        14.15 -14.30
Sancroft Way       14.35 -14.45
The Packway       14.50 -15.15

 

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NEW BASKETBALL ON PLAYING FIELD

You may have noticed the new basketball on the playing field which was installed in August.   Funds were raised from holding several village events including a garden sale and table top sale organised by Councillor Copeman over the past couple of years.  Thanks to villagers who supported these events.

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Remembrance Sunday

A short service will be held at 3pm on Sunday 12th November at the Knoll.

 

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SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER: WORTWELL SILVER FESTIVAL

WSF Poster

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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