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Useful Contacts Parish Council Chairman Parish Council Clerk District Councillor County Councillor Norfolk Police Safer Neighbourhood Team Church Reverend Adrian Miller Parochial Church Council Yellow Pages Village Hall Chair Bookings Village Hall Preston Primary School Village Groups Playschool Scout Group Social Club Netball Club Tasburgh Tots Players Eurolink Coffee Pot and Crafts St Mary’s Guild Tasburgh KnitWits Fitness Club (Over 50's) Fat Dad’s Football Martial Arts

Mr Dave Moore 01508 471041 Mrs Catherine Moore 01603 758148 Florence Ellis 01379 650032 Alison Thomas 01508 530652 Emergency 999 Non-emergency 101 sntlongstratton@norfolk.pnn.police.uk Inc Church News Mrs Julia Orpin Mrs Julia Orpin

01508 498317 01508 470983 01508 470983

Tony Lacey Mrs Sheila Plunkett Mrs Melanie Goodall

01508 470870 01508 470485 01508 470195 01508 471189 01508 470454

Amanda Ellis 01508 470795 Mr Graham Pates 01508 471518 Mr Don Proudfoot 01508 471408 Mrs Rebecca Heaser 01603 812472 Rebecca Orford 01508 471539 Mr Steve Beckett 01508 471198 Mr Steve Beckett 01508 471198 Mrs Shirley Brooks 01508 470369 Mrs Margaret Madgett 01508 471525 Mrs Denise Kitchen 01508 470732 Mrs Ann Gibbins 01508 470225 Mr Bill Wheeler 01508 471633 Mr Andrew Gillingwater 07775 890359

Inaccuracies or omissions? Please contact the Parish Clerk tasburghpc@btinternet.com. 3


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Tasburgh Parish Council, Serving the Village of Tasburgh

Meetings Parish Council meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month in the Committee Room of the Village Hall at 8pm (refreshments available from 7.30pm). Planning Meetings, if required, are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month, in the Village Hall Committee Room at 7pm. Agendas are posted on the village notice boards and the website at least three days beforehand. Public are welcome to attend all Parish Council meetings; there’s an opportunity to speak or ask questions. Please note, if you would like an item to appear on the agenda, details must be sent to the Clerk at least eight days before the meeting. The Council is unable to make a decision on anything not included on the agenda but can discuss newly raised matters and refer them to the next meeting. Minutes of meetings are posted on the website or are available from the Clerk. Parish Council Surgeries Councillors are always willing to discuss any issues with you; their contact details are on page 7. In addition, Councillors are available on the evenings of their main council meetings (third Tuesday of the month) between 7.30pm and 8pm during which time refreshments are served. 4


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Tasburgh Parish Council, Serving the Village of Tasburgh The Parish Council is actively pursuing provision for a recreational footpath that will link Lower Tasburgh, between Low Road and the Heritage Site to Church Hill. Negotiations with the relevant land owners are already well advanced and some Councillors have been busy helping to clear some of the land in order to provide an adequate footway. The Council have split the project into two phases, one which will take care of the purchase of the land and provide access from the new footpath onto the Heritage Site, and the other to install steps onto Church Hill. If the Council is successful in the provision of grant funding, then this project should be complete by the end of summer 2013. One current project which is well advanced is the provision of an allotments site. The purchase of the plot, which is situated at the far end of the playing field at the Village Hall, is almost complete and all being well, a hand over ceremony will take place at the allotment site at the Village Hall on September 29th. Everyone is welcome to attend – times will be posted on the notice boards and the Parish Council web site. South Norfolk Council has completed the first stage of consultation on the Local Development Framework (LDF) and has recommended that there is only one site in Tasburgh that will be considered for future housing development. The site, (numbered 511 on the LDF Plan) will have access from Church Road and be for 20 homes. Some minor adjustments have been made to the development plan in Upper Tasburgh to prevent “garden plots� and several of the intended plots in Lower Tasburgh have been removed due to the risk of flooding in those areas. Further consultation will be taking place in 5


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Tasburgh Parish Council September. You can read more online at http://www.southnorfolk.gov.uk/1952.asp. In June, the Parish Council made some minor amendments to the membership and remit of their Advisory Committees, which work outside of the regular monthly meeting, but which report back to the main Parish Council meetings. Working in these small groups often means that more work can be filtered through each advisory committee therefore speeding up the time taken at main Council meetings. The five Advisory Committees are: Traffic Solutions; Procedural; Environmental; Development; and Grove Land Bends. Each has four councillors, one of whom is elected as the chairman. And finally, the bus shelter on Ipswich Road is undergoing a refurbishment, with Councillors mucking in to clean it out, sandpaper the metal work and repaint it a lovely shade of green. This should make waiting for a bus a little more pleasant!

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Tasburgh Parish Council Contacting the Parish Council If you would like to know more, have any comments about Tasburgh Parish Council and its work or you have any issues you wish to be raised, please contact one of the Councillors or the Parish Clerk. Chairman Dave Moore 16 Henry Preston Road 471041 david.g.moore@homecall.co.uk Vice-Chairman Geoff Merchant 14 Orchard Way 470606 geoffmerchant@btinternet.com Councillors Jill Casson 12 Hastings Close 470334 jillian_casson@btinternet.com Brian Hill 8 Harvey Close 471011 brian.hill2@homecall.co.uk Tony Lacey 1 Grove lane 470870 tony_lacey@btinternet.com Don Proudfoot Aprilia Lodge, Saxlingham Lane 471408 fulmech@macace.net Keith Read Thornly Barn, Saxlingham Lane 470229 k.a.read@btinternet.com Deborah Sacks Glebe Cottage, Low Road 471002 deborah.sacks@btinternet.com Rachel Simmons 2 Prior Close 471197 rachelsimmons1974@yahoo.co.uk Clerk Catherine Moore 2 Low Road, Carleton Forehoe 01603 Norwich, NR9 4AP 758148 tasburghpc@btinternet.com Website http://tasburghpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/ 7


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Norfolk Police Authority Police and Crime Commissioners The Coalition Government's Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act (which received Royal Assent on 15 September 2011) outlines significant changes to the governance of policing. Those changes include replacing police authorities in November 2012 with a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for each police force area elected by local people; and creating a new Police and Crime Panel to whom the Commissioner will be accountable. The Police and Crime Commissioner, who will be elected every four years, will be responsible for: Holding the Chief Constable to account; Identifying the views and needs of Norfolk's communities to set local policing priorities; Setting the police budget and precept; Setting and updating a Police and Crime Plan; Hiring, and where necessary firing, the Chief Constable. The Police and Crime Commissioner elections will take place on Thursday 15th November 2012. To vote in this election, you must be registered on the South Norfolk Council electoral register. Do not delay - make sure that you are registered today. Contact South Norfolk Council on register@s-norfolk.gov.uk 01508 533692

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Tasburgh Village Hall

Use of Tasburgh Village Hall is continuing to thrive, with ongoing support from our regular user groups plus an increase in ad-hoc hirers – in particular, weddings; for which we received the following recent appreciation: “We had the most wonderful day and this was a great deal to do with you allowing us the freedom to "get on with things" without a whole raft of rules. The hall itself was beautiful, the drapes made us believe we were in a marquee and being allowed to hang up bunting and lights added to the magic. Please will you pass on our thanks to your bar staff, who once again bent over backwards to accommodate us? You obviously work very hard to make this hall a lovely place.”

BUT…………….

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Tasburgh Village Hall The Village Hall and facilities are managed by a group of volunteer trustees, plus trustees appointed to represent the regular user groups. We had a very disappointing turn out for our AGM (in stark contrast to the previous two years) and our numbers have become depleted.

We are sorry to report that unless we secure some further support, we will be unable to continue. In particular, we are in desperate need of a treasurer. Trustees on behalf of members of the public need to be residents of Tasburgh. User group representative trustees can reside outside of the village. We have many ideas for the year ahead, including replacing the windows, exploring options for renewable energy including potential for securing grants and/ or funding but all of these need time. If we can get just 2 or 3 more people on board that will make a real difference to what we are able to achieve. The need for a treasurer is pressing, however, we cannot function without one and need to secure by our October meeting. Additionally, we have a vacancy for our paid role of caretaker. If you can help, by sparing a few hours a month, then please contact: Tony Lacey (Chair) 01508 470870 tony_ lacey@btinternet.com Angela Schug (Secretary) 01508 470788 aschug@btinternet.com 11


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Tasburgh Emergency Co-Ordinator Did you know that Tasburgh has a Community Emergency Plan? In 2010, Tasburgh Parish Council working in partnership with South Norfolk Council produced the Tasburgh Community Emergency Plan. The purpose of the plan is to increase resilience within the community. Recent flooding in parts of the country has reminded everyone that our weather is very unpredictable, sometimes severe and could result in areas being cut off from outside assistance and resources for a period of time. The document lists those who may need help and those who may be able to offer help in an emergency situation. Local resources, equipment and skills have already been identified according to the needs of the local community.

A vacancy has arisen for a new Community Emergency Co-ordinator The voluntary role would be to co-ordinate the distribution of any resources, equipment and skills in the appropriate manner in the event of an emergency and to keep the existing plan up to date where possible. If you would like any more information or feel that you can fulfil this important role, please contact the Parish Council on tasburghpc@btinternet.com or the Emergency Planning Team at South Norfolk Council 01508 533607.

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Tasburgh Village Hall – 300 Club: June

July

August

1st £30

Mrs Beckett

B Waters

S Plunkett

2nd £20

Mr Read

Mr J Few

R Walker

3rd £10

G Watts

Mr C Austin

Mr C Austin

4th £10

A Vincent

Mr J McKinney

S Trayhorn

5th £5

Mr S Mills

Miss L Read

D Kitchen

If you would like to make a contribution towards the Village Hall, please join the 300 Club. A form can be found on the Village hall website at www.tasburghvillagehall.org.uk/300-club/ or obtained from Tony Lacey on 470870. 14


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Mobile Library Timetable Dates of visits to Tasburgh

7th August 30th August 13th September 27th September 11th October 25th October 8th November 22nd November Stop Arrival Time Harvey Close 14.15 Valley Road Opposite No. 2 14.55 Valley Road Near No. 27 15.10 Lammas Rd / Henry Preston Rd 15.25 Lammas Rd Near Prior Close 15.55 Orchard Way 16.15 Any queries please telephone 01603 222267.

Long Stratton Library Opening Times Monday: 10.00–1.00; 2.00–5.30; Tuesday: 2.00–5.30; Thursday: 10.00–1.00; 2.00–7.30; Saturday: 9.00–1.00.

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Departure Time 14.50 15.05 15.20 15.50 16.10 16.30


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Tas Valley Pre-School and Playgroup T as Va l le y

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Offers pre-school education and play for children 2 ½ years to school age We offer 5 sessions a week Monday to Friday 9.30 to 12.30 At Tasburgh Village Hall. All of our activities are planned to offer learning opportunities while taking children’s interests into account. During the final weeks of last term we ran a very successful ‘Mini Olympics’, with the children very proud of the medals they won and keen to keep on racing, even though we had to hold this event in the hall due to the weather! On the last day of term we held a party with a bouncy castle and then presented our own version of ‘I don’t like Peas’, before saying a sad goodbye to 14 of our children moving up to school. Our last Ofsted inspection gave us a grading of ‘Good’ overall, with ‘Outstanding’ for Keeping Children Safe. The report stated that ‘children have fun and enjoy their learning in the inclusive and welcoming atmosphere’. On the last Wednesday of every month we hold joint sessions with Tasburgh toddlers group, which all under 5s in the village are very 16


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Tas Valley Pre-School and Playgroup welcome to attend. We have close links with Preston and Hapton Primary Schools and during the year hold sessions at both schools to help the children to make smooth transition. We look forward to seeing all of our returning children plus a large number of new ones on Thursday 6 September. We currently have spaces in all sessions and are eligible for government funding for 3 and 4 year olds. Ask about our special discount for twins! For more information or to register a place please contact: Rachel Clayton 01508 470147 email rach_clayton@yahoo.com Or feel welcome to just pop in and see us any morning.

Playgroup Paper Skip

The paper skip is now parked at the rear of the Village Hall car park. A big thank you to all of you who continue to bring your paper and card down to us – this remains a very valuable fundraiser for us. The next dates will be: Saturday 8 September 2012 Saturday 10 November 2012 The skip is manned between 8.30 and 11.30. 17


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Preston Primary School

There have been many events to be recorded since the June Quarterly. The Year 3 and Year 4 residential trip to Eaton Vale on 14th and 15th May was very successful and enjoyed by everyone. The Friends of the School had a Cake sale, and the opening of Preston’s Plot on 18th May which made £131 for funds. On 21st May Year 2 went on an ’Orchestra Trip’ which they all enjoyed. There were extra sport sessions with Premier Sport on 25th May which was a very popular event. On Tuesday 29th May Year 6 left by coach at 7.00 a.m. for a trip to the Houses of Parliament. This proved to be the most popular event of the term and all the children enjoyed their day out and learned a lot. It was a long day but full of fun, learning and adventures. On Wednesday 13th June the school played in a mini Korfball match against Colman Juniors. It was a tough match and the final result was 1:0 to the visitors. This is a new venture for our school and was very much enjoyed. Our team were praised for their warm welcome and attitude and they are improving with every match. A Korfball Tournament at UEA Sportspark on 21st June was enjoyed by all the players who managed to win a game by a penalty shoot out. Thanks are due to the parents who are coaching the team. Friday 28th June was our Olympic Sports Afternoon. On Tuesday 19th June Year 6 attended a maths day at Long Stratton High School. Wednesday 4th July heralded the Summer Concert giving a chance for our musical children to perform. The school has some very talented musicians and the concert hopefully will inspire even more children to take up a musical instrument. 18


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Preston Primary School Family Fun Night, organised by the Friends of the School on 6th July, was very successful and a profit of £1,500 was made. Thank you to all who helped with the success of this evening. On Monday July 9th Josh Worley who carried the Olympic Torch in Norwich visited the school. He spoke to the children about the relay and how he felt to be given the honour to participate in this historic event. On Monday 16th July the Leavers Play ‘Mary Poppins’ was performed in the morning to the whole school and then in the afternoon to the senior citizens, who from the comments received seemed to enjoy it immensely. The play was performed again to parents and friends on the evenings of Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th. The production as usual was fantastic and the children performed very professionally. These Leavers Plays seem to get better every year and there were lots of congratulations from the audience. Also on Tuesday Years 2, 3 and 4 celebrated their successful film-making at an event at Fusion at the Forum where they were presented with certificates. Our Annual Preston’s Got Talent competition was held on the afternoon of 18th July organised by the Year 6 children and we had a variety of singing, dancing, instrumentalists and even Tai Kwando. The Leavers Service on the morning of Friday 20th July was a mixture of sadness at leaving, and expectations of a new experience at a new school in September. The children all gave a speech about their time at Preston Primary and many paper tissues were used. Certificates for Heartstart were awarded and every leaver was given their Leavers Tshirt which by the end of the afternoon was covered with signatures. Our best wishes go with them as they start at their new schools. We also said goodbye to Mrs Roberts who is retiring after being our cook for 34 years. The children gave her a big send off and wished her a very happy retirement. They will all miss her ‘Toffee Cream Tart.’ We also said goodbye to Reverend Chris Martin who is moving to Devon. He will be greatly missed by everyone. 19


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Tasburgh United Charities The Trustees of Tasburgh United Charities would like to remind parishioners that they have available each year a certain amount of money to be applied in helping the residents of the Parish who, regardless of their age and for whatever reason, find themselves in need of financial help. Assistance can be given by outright grant towards general expenses, by contribution towards a particular expense, a temporary loan or by purchases of equipment for use. Items of further education will also be considered. Remember, the money is there for use by any resident of Tasburgh. All applications are considered in the strictest confidence. If your circumstances are not already known to the Trustees and you feel that they might be able to help you please contact one of the trustees: Mrs. Jill Casson 12 Hastings Close, 470334 Mr. Keith Read, Thornly Barn, Saxlingham Lane, 470229 Mr. Ben Goodfellow, Rookery House, Saxlingham Lane, 470668 Mr. Geoff Merchant, 14 Orchard Way, 470606.

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We are a small and friendly local group supporting mums with babies or toddlers. We meet for play, craft, refreshments and chat. Come along to make new friends for yourself and your child. Currently meeting last Wednesday of the month in conjunction with Tasburgh Preschool / Playgroup, 10 - 11.30am (term-time) Tasburgh Village Hall ÂŁ2.00 per family, per session, first session free.

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Tasburgh Scout Group We have had a very busy Summer Term with many activities centred around the Jubilee and the Olympics. All the children took part in a Jubilympics where they were sponsored to complete 60 activities in one meeting! They all received a special badge commemorating the Jubilee. We had a sleepover at Saxlingham Nethergate Scout HQ. The children slept in pop up tents in the hall. We had lots of activities which included looking at a moth trap which one of our cub leaders had set up the previous evening. At the AGM in July several children received awards: Joe Thorndyke received the Annual Shield for the best Beaver, Eleri Spencer received an award for ‘Best Beaver Scouting Skills’ and Shay Flatt received an award for ‘ Most Cheerful Beaver’! Bronze Awards were awarded to Eleri Spencer, Zachary Quinton, Lucy Turner and Joe Thorndyke. Tasburgh Beavers caters for boys and girls aged between 6 and 8 years old. We meet at the Village hall 5 - 6.15pm on a Thursday during term time. We are operating a small waiting list at the moment but please contact me if you would like more information Kirsteen Mills 01508 471739 Our Summer Term has been a good and busy one. We started with the Red Cross visiting us to explain the key elements needed in setting up Refugee Camps. The cubs, divided into small groups, designed their own 3D refugee camps using paper, straws, colouring pens and plasticine. The ideas the cubs came up with were all fantastic, many being eco-friendly and included wind turbines and solar panels. However, some of the boys forgot to include showers!! Also this term we have been on a hike from Flordon to Ashwellthorpe and enjoyed orienteering around Tyrells Wood. Due to the hosepipe ban being lifted we were lucky to be able to have our annual waterfight. We finished off our term with the Tasburgh Scout Group AGM during which the Achievement 22


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Tasburgh Scout Group Awards were presented. Well done to Ben Way who achieved 'Best New Cub', Frank Turner for 'Best Cub at Camp', Harry Evans for the 'Tim Braddock Memorial Shield Poseidon Pack' and Henry Thorndyke for the 'Tim Braddock Memorial Shield Neptune Pack'. Even though we are a big Cub group with two full packs, we do have a waiting list for any children who would like to join. If you are interested please contact Sammy Harlow our Neptune Pack Leader xsammyharlowx@googlemail.com or Trudy Musgrove our Poseidon Pack Leader trudy@trudybubo.org Scouts have been particularly busy since the last issue of the Quarterly. The County Water Activities Weekend at Decoy Broad was the usual huge success with Scouts and Explorers enjoying sailing, kayaking, canoeing, archery, backwards cooking, crafts activities and more. We had good, sunny weather and it's always good to get out on the water to cool down! Explorers and Scouts joined together once more for a challenging weekend of hiking in North Norfolk. We arrived at Roughton Mill near Cromer on Friday evening and those who were feeling brave enough abseiled down the Mill tower. On Saturday we hiked through the woods to Sheringham, our objective being to get a Ronaldo's Ice Cream. We walked back along the coastal paths to Cromer before cutting back inland to the Mill. Sunday was a shorter day, walking into Cromer, along the beach to Overstrand then back through the fields to the Mill. Over the course of the weekend, the Scouts and Explorers hiked 24 miles. The final camp of the term was our regular "Back to Basics" weekend where the Scouts must purchase all their food with coupons earned by completing various tasks. The Scouts always enjoy cooking over open fires so we've also done it during our regular Scout meetings. We've also been doing our bit for the community - you may have 23


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Tasburgh Scout Group seen some of our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers on a litter pick around the village on 20th May and we also washed all the street name signs. Thank you to the Parish Council for their donation to our funds and also to B&Q for providing gloves for us all. We also helped with the Tasburgh Festival, acting as car park marshals and patrolling the festival itself with collecting buckets. We are now running 2 Scout Troops and desperately need extra adults to help run activities, if you think you might be able to help (even once a month or once a term), please let us know! Paul Williams Scout Leader 01508 471682 If any of you watched or even celebrated along with the Queen on her Jubilee, then you would’ve known that it was such an incredible 4 day weekend. Our Explorer group managed to get the chance to see the concert at Buckingham Palace. On the opposite page are a few pictures of their trip to London. One young person that went, Rebecca Casson, said: ‘the trip was invigorating, the atmosphere at the concert itself energetic. Everyone there clapped and sung along, even to songs they didn't know and into the early hours of the morning. It was a truly spectacular, once in a lifetime event, and overall a perfect day.’ A quick well done to Daniel Pates and Matthew Harlow for completing numerous badges and Young Leader training modules. A big congratulations to Grace Downer for achieving the Explorer Scout Award for everything she does with her Young Leader training and enthusiasm. Explorers is a great way to meet new friends and gain new experiences. If you're interested or have any questions, please call either Diane (07969939706) or Roger (01508 470991). 24


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Tasburgh Scout Group

Above: Pictures of Tasburgh Explorers day out in London and at the Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace. 25


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Burrfeld Park Burrfeld Park has a lot of supporters in the village who are keen to help and be involved with creating a welcoming place for wildlife and people and bringing the community together. Work has included; volunteer work parties, donating plants, planting plants, strimming, and monitoring the wildlife. Local groups like the cubs have met there and it is becoming a valuable amenity for the village. We have recently held a very successful moth breakfast. This is where we set up some light traps in the evening, and then opened them in the morning. The variety in size and colour in the moths captured was enormous and surprised quite a few people. We also had some very nice bacon butties to complete the morning. All the moths were unharmed and later released. We have built a new “bug hotel�. This is a simple structure made of old pallets filled with all sorts of material to make new habitats for our wildife. This will provide undisturbed nooks and crannies which will become useful to wildife, particularly during the winter months. I think they look quite fun, and can easily be made on a smaller scale to fit into a wildlife friendly garden. We were pleased to see the reappearance of our wild common spotted orchid this year, we are keeping our fingers crossed that with careful management we can get these to spread in the wildflower meadow. Our Norfolk heritage apple trees have some fruit on them. These can be picked by any one who wants to, just the same as you would pick blackberries in the wild - talking of which we have lots of those too. Blackberry and apple crumble is always my favourite! A pair of great spotted woodpeckers have been spotted bringing up their family in one of the oak trees, and it is surprising how often a wren flies out from under the boardwalk when you walk over it. We were a little disappointed that there was no obvious sign of frog or toad spawn in 26


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Burrfeld Park the pond this year, although we know that both are in the park, including a very large toad which has taken up residence in the biodiversity window. We will look at the management of the pond and see if there is anything else we can do for next year. The dragonflies and damselflies seem to be thriving, and there are some really beautiful ones to be seen there. Tasburgh Cubs have built some bird and bat boxes and these will be put up to provide some additional habitat for our wildlife. As we lose more of our countryside to roads and housing, it is important that we protect what wildife we have. As our climate continues to change who knows what species will become more valuable in the future. It is noticeable that this year a lot of apple trees locally have no fruit due to the early cold snap, maybe one day we will have to go back to those heritage varieties to get some good crops. We hope to repeat our fungi walk of last year. Last year we had the problem that the weather had been so dry there was not much fungi to be found. Somehow I think this year will be very different! Lastly – but by no means least - I do believe that the park has brought members of our community together. Supporters, volunteers, people who have attended our events, have come into contact with new people who perhaps although living in the same village they would never have otherwise met. On a personal level I have met some wonderful people who are prepared to get involved, and give their time to make a real difference to the community which we all live in. I feel proud to be involved with Burrfeld Park and the people who so actively support it. If you haven’t been and visited Burrfeld Park (Low Road, Tasburgh) yet, please do. Feel free to walk around, or sit a while on one of the benches, but make sure you really look and listen and you may be surprised how much you can see and hear. Angela Collins, August 2012 27


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Country Notes, by Heidi-Jo Swain I know it’s a national obsession and that you are probably more than a little sick of hearing about it but it would hardly be appropriate to begin this edition of Country Notes without mentioning it at all. Those two little words that are still hanging, as ever, on everyone’s lips, no, not the Olympics, the weather! As I sit and type I know that we have had one, literally one, hot sunny week which ended in a positive barrage of hail. The rest have been far from halcyon, instead filled with light showers (at best) and torrential downpours that have obliterated the long awaited irises and roses in a heartbeat. On the plus side the lawn is fabulously green and lush but that is little compensation to farmers and growers struggling to save crops every second the sun decides to put in a fleeting appearance. Goodness knows what the sky will be throwing at us by the time you read this so I have opted to carry on regardless and offer you a variety of local autumnal options to consider whether you feel like staying at home or venturing further afield for a little excitement. East Anglia, as you all know, hosts a plethora of fascinating wildlife, much of which can do with a helping hand to survive the rigours of winter. I implore you to try and kerb the desire to slash and burn at the onset of autumn. It is tempting to celebrate the ‘season of mists’ with bonfires and clearing but if you can leave just a small patch of nettles, logs and leaves in disarray it will be of immense benefit to the wildlife on your doorstep. Hedgehogs, bumblebees, slow worms, great crested newts and common toads are all on the lookout for somewhere suitable to overwinter and that scrubby little patch you leave untouched will be 28


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Country Notes, by Heidi-Jo Swain their idea of five star luxury! There is of course the added gratification that when spring arrives many of them will help save your seedlings and hosta plants from a premature and often slimy death. If you have a pond in your garden then make sure there is a plan in place to stop it freezing too deeply when the frosts strike and temperatures tumble. Frogs often hibernate at the bottom of ponds during the bleakest season and if the water freezes too deeply or for too long their oxygen supply is cut off with obvious consequences. When you have taken care of everything on the home front you may feel like getting out and about before the warmth of the fireside beckons so I have found some exciting outdoor opportunities to tempt you with. Fairhaven Water Garden is running bush craft courses in September and October whilst Barton Broad has a guided canoe otter spotting trail on offer. Further details for both can be obtained on 0845 4969177. Many of us, in these financially pressured times, are finding ourselves increasingly distanced from the great outdoors and these events are the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature, forget about work and routine and try something new. Don’t forget that autumn is also the deer rutting season with majestic stags fighting to win the attention of the more demure females. Fortunately there is no need to travel too far to experience the awesome sights and sounds as the battles commence. 29


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Country Notes, by Heidi-Jo Swain Thetford Forest has a small number of red as well as muntjac deer to admire from afar but if you would like to get a bit closer and learn more then join the deer discovery walk that is being held in Holkham Park in October. It will be led by the knowledgeable deer keeper and last approximately one and a half hours. It sounds like the perfect chance to learn more about the fallow and red deer herds that live in the park and I shall endeavour to attend myself. Details can be obtained on 01328 713111. If all that all sounds a little too energetic then how about visiting the WWT Welney visitor centre on the 10th of November and taking part in the willow workshop? A great opportunity to learn a new craft and have something to admire as you settle in front of the fire as the evenings draw in. Contact 07967 088348 for further details. I myself shall be pickling and preserving, foraging for the annual autumnal windowsill display and generally making the most of any last warm gasps before the onset of winter and the battening down of hatches. Whatever your plans for Lammas and beyond may I take the opportunity to wish you all a calm and bountiful autumn.

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If you are interested in knitting, be it beginner or more advanced, then come and join us. We run every other Thursday at Tasburgh Village Hall from 7–9pm. On Saturday 10th November Tasburgh Knit Wits will be hosting a Craft Fair at Tasburgh Village Hall 10am - 2pm. For more details please ring Denise Kitchen on 470732. If anyone has any scraps of wool they want to donate to our club, we would really appreciate it as we knit items for charities.

Dates for Your Diary 8th September

Playgroup Paper Skip, 8.30am, Village Hall

15th September Tasburgh Fete, 12noon, Village Hall 10th November Craft Fair, 10am, Village Hall 10th November Playgroup Paper Skip, 8.30am, Village Hall If you would like your event listed on this page just let us know. tasburghpc@btinternet.com

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Recipe of the Season Raspberry Frangipane Tart 375g pack of shortcrust pastry (Jus-rol I find the best) 3tbs raspberry conserve 75g butter 75g caster sugar 2 medium eggs 75g ground almonds 250g fresh raspberries, (not over ripe) 25g flaked almonds 2tbs apricot jam 20cm x 3cm deep fluted flan ring Roll out the pastry and line the flan tin, making sure it fits well into the corners. Prick the base. Cover with cling film and chill for about 30 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 190c, gas mark 5. Scrunch up some greaseproof paper and line the pastry case then fill with baking beans. Bake for 15 minutes on a pre-heated baking sheet. Remove the paper and beans, then cook for a further 5 minutes until the pastry just starts to colour. Cool, then spread the raspberry conserve over the base. Turn the oven down to 180c, gas mark 4. Cream the butter and sugar with an electric beater until pale. Whisk the eggs then gradually beat into the creamed mixture adding the ground almonds to stop the mixture curdling. Spread evenly over the pastry case. Scatter the raspberries over the top, pressing some down into the mixture; then sprinkle over the flaked almonds. 32


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Recipe of the Season Place the tart on a baking sheet and cook for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown. The frangipane should be just firm when lightly pressed. If the tart starts to brown too quickly cover the top with a sheet of foil. Oven temperatures do vary so the cooking time may vary from these cooking times.. Warm the apricot jam and sieve. Brush over the tart. Serve warm or cool. Serves 6

With thanks to Joanna Merrills

MAKE YOUR CUPPA COUNT FOR CANCER CHARITY Macmillan Cancer Support is once again preparing for its largest annual fundraising event, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. In 2011 over £10 million was raised across the UK, and this year Macmillan wants to break that record and help even more people living with cancer. Though the given date for the event is 28th September 2012, participants are reminded that they can hold their Coffee Morning for the charity on any date of their choosing. Registrations are now open. Go to www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or call 0845 602 1246 to receive your free fundraising pack and help make 2012’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning the biggest one ever for Macmillan Cancer Support. 33


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Tasburgh Memories This is the second part of 2 articles relating to Tasburgh United Charities. My thanks to Ben Goodfellow for the information. Clabburn’s Charity A brass plaque on the vestry door leading through from St Mary’s Church into the Church Room records that by his Will dated 17th February 1815 Thomas Clabburn left a legacy of £400 to the rector and churchwardens invested in 5% Navy Annuities, the income from which was to be spent on providing bread or coals for the poor of Tasburgh. Navy Annuities were a form of government bond issued after the battle of Trafalgar to fund the war against Napoleon and together with various other government bonds were subsequently replaced with a holding of 2.5% Consolidated Stock which is how the funds were still held in 1928. The monies how form part of the funds of Tasburgh United Charities. Miss Bateman’s Charity Miss Bateman who died in 1828 left £45 to be invested to provide income for the poor of the parish. Again records show that in 1928 this was also invested in 2.5% Consolidated Stock. The Fuel Allotments Charity In this case reference to allotments has nothing to do with pieces of land used for growing vegetables and the like, but rather it refers to land allotted as compensation for the loss of ancient rights to gather wood for fuel from the common land in Tasburgh when that was enclosed by Act of Parliament in 1812. One piece of the land allotted to the charity formed part of the field sold with the Poor’s Land property to Depwade RDC in 1972. Other land allotted was a field which now forms part of the garden of The 34


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Tasburgh Memories Grange then known as Malthouse Farm and in 1905 the parish council who then acted as trustees of the Fuel Allotment Charity and the Poors Lands Charity transferred that field and the field in Stratton St Michael forming part of the Poors Land to Mr Berney-Ficklin in exchange for the remainder of the field subsequently sold to Depwade RDC. Two other pieces of land totalling just over 4 acres forming part of the Fuel Allotments Charity comprised the area of marshes adjoining the River Tas behind the site of the old garage and Sweetlands in Low Road, and land in Marlpit Lane partly let as an allotment and partly as part of the garden of Mistletoe Cottage. The rent from these is still used together with the other income of these four charities to provide financial help to residents of Tasburgh. Public Sand, Gravel and Marlpits Charity Although not part of Tasburgh United Charities, the trustees are constitutionally also trustees of the Public Sand, Gravel and Marlpits Charity which was established in 1981. When the old style district councils took over responsibility for highway maintenance from the parish councils, Depwade Rural District Council also took over ownership of the pits or quarries which had provided Tasburgh Parish Council with the necessary stone and hoggin. Once the use of tarmac became wide spread the old stone pits became redundant but it was not until 1981 that South Norfolk District Council as the successor to Depwade RDC returned the pits for the benefit of the parish. The largest of the two pits is now leased to the Parish Council as the site of Burrfeld Park but the other pit from which Marlpit Lane gets its name is too deep and overgrown to have any current beneficial or economic use. Dave Moore 35


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Tasburgh Sports and Social Club Chairman’s Blog Well here I am with another blog on what’s been happening at the club since our last chat in May and some information on some forthcoming events. The last 3 months have simply gone by so quickly, I suppose that’s because we have been so busy, not just with Club and Pool nights and Club events but weddings, parties, Christenings and other events booked via the Village Hall. Back on June 4th we opened the bar, lit the BBQ and hired a bouncy castle for the children. We watched the Jubilee celebrations during the afternoon, this carried on into the evening with the Jubilee concert. It was nice to feel part of the general celebrations to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne. On the 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th of June we teamed up with The Tasburgh Players to supply the bar during their ‘Thank You for The Music’ production. The bar staff enjoyed the four evenings with everyone singing along to all of the songs. We hope that it’s not the last we will see of the Players, as judging by the audience, they have plenty of support. I’m told by their chairman, Paul, that they need more people and young aspiring actors. So if you think that you would like to tread the boards on stage at the Village Hall, get in touch with them. Better yet, if you can sing or play a musical instrument come along to our next ‘Open Mic Sunday afternoon’, we hope to have another in September or October, so watch out for the notice boards. Also in June we supported the Recreation For All Community Festival. What a fantastic day it turned out to be, despite the threat of rain. We sold lots of lovely real ale in our ale tent which all helped towards RFA’s goal for children's play equipment on the playing field. Everyone seemed to have a great day out; the music and variety of the groups who performed was fantastic, congratulations and thanks to everyone involved. Then came wet July, Sunday the 8th dawned and it was the Village Cricket Day. The infield and pitch looked great, the Pimms was ready 36


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Tasburgh Sports and Social Club and the bangers and burgers were sizzling, but as you’ve probably guessed, the rain was lashing down hard. So at 1pm with an umbrella in one hand and a pint of Old Growler in the other, we decide to abandon the match and reschedule it for Sunday 9th September. The match will start as usual at 2pm and the day will again raise funds for EACH, the Norfolk Children’s Hospice, so please come and support your team and cross your fingers that the sun shines this time! Looking ahead we will be supporting the Village Hall at their annual Village Fete on Saturday 15th September. The bar will be putting on a mini beer festival during the day, and in the evening we welcome back popular local classic rock group Worlds Apart. At the end of October why not bring the family to the Halloween Disco on Sunday 28th, 3-6pm, prizes for the best children’s and grown-ups scary fancy dress. If you came last year you will know what a fun afternoon it was. Our ever popular Sunday Quiz will also return on September 16th, October 21st & November 18th. The Quiz starts at 7.30pm with teams of up to 6, entry £1 per person. If you can play darts or fancy stepping up to the Oche [brewers case for you historians] and you are over 18 years we would like to see you, as we hope to re-form both our darts teams for the new season. Also, we always need voluntary temporary bar staff for functions and events, so if you would like to give it a try and work for a few hours with a friendly bunch people, and also help raise funds for the community at the same time, come and have a chat with us during open hours. Over the past months we have welcomed many new members and some old members back to the Club so we must be doing something right, whether its the good value or the cheerful atmosphere it’s good to see you. Cheers for now Don OPENING TIMES Tuesdays 7:00pm. - 11:00 p.m. Wednesdays 7:00pm. - 11:00 p.m. Fridays 6:00pm. - 11:00 p.m. 37


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Tharston and District WI “We had an excellent meeting, a good sing song. I laughed so much I had tears running down my face”, so said our president Pat Parsons. “A good cross section of music; an excellent ditty sending up the W and jam; one of the funniest meetings we’ve had” said our vice president Cynthia Hill. What were they talking about? It was the meeting where the WI was entertained by the “West End Waiters”, a group who obviously enjoy themselves whilst raising money for motor neurone research. And finally Janet Baker gave a brilliant vote of thanks when she said how lucky we were that they were not playing at the Latitude festival as they were worthy of a place. There was enthusiastic applause from everyone. Our Tadwits activity was a walk which started from Flordon and went past Hapton Hall around the Redwings estate and on to Hapton Church before returning to Flordon. During the walk we saw hares, squirrels and green woodpeckers which is surprising when you consider how much noise a group of WI ladies can make as they chat away! It was perfect weather for a walk and to make sure no one suffered unduly from their exertions we ended up with cake and tea at Cynthia Hill’s. We consider ourselves an active WI but we still find our numbers slowly declining. Raising our profile by reporting our activities in the local village magazines didn’t appear to encourage prospective new members to come to our meetings so we decided to show ourselves at a fete in Forncett where we hold our meetings. We put up a gazebo, decorated it with bunting, put out an assortment of items donated by our members, displayed details of our meetings and activities, donned WI aprons and then gave a warm welcome to anyone who showed interest in the stall. We all know WI ladies like to talk so we chatted away all afternoon and despite the intermittent showers we had a group inside the gazebo or nearby much of the time. One lady was heard to remark that as there were a lot of 38


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Tharston and District WI people around our stall it must be good so she was going to have a look. Like many other ladies she left holding a copy of our programme and had actually met five of the members she would recognise when she came to a meeting. Some of us didn’t sit down for four hours (except for a cup of tea) but the positive feeling we received made it worthwhile. Of course time will tell but we have decided this way of raising our profile in the local community has been a success and we look forward to repeating the exercise.

Forthcoming Events Tuesday 18th September from 12 noon Celebration lunch at the Methodist Hall, Long Stratton Tasty soup and delicious desserts Tickets £5 This is a great opportunity to come and have a friendly chat! For tickets call Jean on 01508 530289

Friday 27th October 7.30pm Halloween Quiz Night at Forncett Village Hall Tables max. 6, hot meal Prize for best dressed pumpkin Tickets £6 This is open to all so come along and pit your wits against others as good as you! 39


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CHRISTIAN AID WEEK Once again I congratulate the generous people of this village on raising a magnificent £748.16 during Christian Aid Week this year. For the 3rd year running we have beaten the previous year's total this time by almost £50. Amazing! Despite a recession and so much gloom and bad news around us we are still able to help those with so much less than us and our money will go so much further in those places. It is perhaps worth a reminder that Christian Aid helps those of any faith or none. It does not give money to governments but works directly with partners on the ground. This enables needs to be quickly identified and acted upon without delay. A heartfelt thanks to the 11 'door-knockers' - never an easy job - and to the counters and the accountant [you know who you are!] for helping me keep the books in order. Thank you Tasburgh! Brenda Davison

GRIZZLY BEARS Pauline & Ian Anderson were very pleased to send £428.00 to Knight Inlet Lodge in Glendale Cove, British Columbia for their "Stop the Hunt Campaign". This sum ($662.37 Can) will be used towards the purchase of the grizzly bear hunting rights for Glendale Cove, an annual cost of $20,000.00 Can. In purchasing the hunting rights since 2006 the lives of 6 bears have been saved to date. We would like to thank St Mary's Church Guild, the Norfolk Home Educators & all who have supported us at the 3 slide shows held over the last few months. To find out more about the Lodge, the "Stop the Hunt Campaign" & to view wonderful photos & videos go to www.grizzlytours.com 40


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