Jane Pearce, Wortwell Parish Clerk for over 3o years until her retirement in 2017, sadly passed away suddenly at home on November 19th aged 79 years. Our thoughts are with her family.
Funeral service at Alburgh Church on Tuesday 10 December at 2pm followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only but donations, if desired for Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency.
Flood Alert in force: The River Waveney from Diss and the River Dove to Ellingham, including Bungay.
Flooding is possible for: The River Waveney from Diss and the River Dove from Mendlesham, to Ellingham, including Bungay.
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas from now until tomorrow morning, Friday 29th November. River levels are expected to continue to rise. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for this area at this time. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather over the next couple of days. Flood water is dangerous. Don’t put yourself or others at risk. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.
To check the latest information for your area
* Visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: https://flood-warning information.service.gov.uk/target-area/054WAFSF1
* Or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 213500.
* Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.
* Tune into weather, news and travel bulletins on local television and radio.
The end of the year is always a busy time for Harleston U3A. As well as the general seasonal celebration which is held instead of the usual monthly meeting, most of the interest groups organise a “jolly” of their own.
The Ukulele band is, also, in demand to add to the festive spirit of other local groups.
The social side of U3A is an essential part of the organisation. The committee recently held a coffee morning in the Swift Bar of the Swan Hotel in order to properly welcome new members, give them any information required and find out what their expectations are of membership.
To find out more, contact Kim on 01986 89788149 or log on to our website at www.u3a.org.harleston. Apart from December, our meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at St. John’s church at 2pm.
10 NOVEMBER AT THE WAR MEMORIAL ON THE KNOLL AT 3PM
Commemoration booklet available
Contact Allison on 01986 788116
Dog fouling in the village is on the increase and owners are reminded that it is offence for a person in control of a dog not to clear up the dog mess immediately on any land that is open to the air and to which the public is entitled or permitted to have access.
Please also be reminded that Wortwell Parish Council has a byelaw applying to the playing fields whereby no person in charge of a dog (other than a registered blind person in charge of a dog) shall permit the dog to enter or remain in the grounds.
The Parish Council has agreed that until dog owners can prove to be responsible, there can be no further consideration to a dedicated dog area where the problems would likely be magnified.
St. Mary’s Redenhall presents ‘Carols by Candlelight‘ with Diss Salvation Army Bandon Christmas Eve at 6pm.
Join us for mulled wine and mince pies afterwards.
Remember to bring a torch.
Excite Solutions have now completed their work on clearance and levelling of the site. On Sunday 20 October, a group of allotment holders met at the site. All plots and the access road have been marked out with posts and string. The site is to have a number of areas of community access 1) orchard 2) compost area 3) seating/meeting area 4) water tap and 5) parking/dropping off zone.
Take up of allotments has been excellent but there remains 2 ½ plots
unallocated. Any interested parties are invited to put their names forward to Mrs Lua Leggett, Parish Clerk.
There is quite a bit to do on the site to get it fully functioning, however a very positive start has been made and some allotment holders have already made a start on their plots.
Further updates of progress will follow.
COME AND FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
IN A NEW COMMUNITY PLAY AND LIVING HISTORY PROJECT FOR 2020
7.30PM on WEDNESDAY 4TH DECEMBER at THE SWAN HOTEL, HARLESTON
Inviting anyone interested in singing, performing, helping with costumes, props, backstage or front of house, researching local history, or with publicity.
Just turn up or contact Eileen Ryan ([email protected]) or Nicky Stainton ([email protected])