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ISSUE NO. 40

AUTUMN 2015


Tasburgh Quarterly and Church News - Autumn 2015

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Useful Contacts Parish Council Chairman Parish Council Clerk District Councillor County Councillor Norfolk Police Safer Neighbourhood Team Church Reverend Martin Hartley Parochial Church Council Yellow Pages Village Hall Chair Bookings

Mr Dave Moore 01508 471041 Mrs Catherine Moore 01493 749918 Mrs Florence Ellis 01508 536540 Mrs Alison Thomas 01508 530652 Emergency 999 Non-emergency 101 sntlongstratton@norfolk.pnn.police.uk Church News Mrs Julia Orpin Mrs Julia Orpin

07976 643560 01508 470983 01508 470983

Mr Tony Lacey Mrs Sheila Plunkett Mrs Melanie Goodall

01508 470870 01508 470485 01508 470195 01508 471189 01508 470454

Village Hall Preston Primary School Village Groups Playschool Mrs Julie King 01508 470759 Scout Group Mr Graham Pates 01508 471518 Social Club Mr Don Proudfoot 01508 471408 Netball Club Mrs Rebecca Heaser 01603 812472 Eurolink Mr Alan Jones 01508 470092 Allotment Society Mr Simon Orford 01508 471539 Tasburgh United Football Club 07892 408570 Coffee Pot and Crafts Mrs Shirley Brooks 01508 470369 St Mary’s Guild Mrs Margaret Madgett 01508 471525 Fitness Club (Over 50's) Mrs Ann Gibbins 01508 470225 Fat Dad’s Football Mr Bill Wheeler 01508 471633 Martial Arts Mr Andrew Gillingwater 07775 890359 Inaccuracies or omissions? Please contact the Parish Clerk tasburghpc@btinternet.com.

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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 5. 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 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. Councillors Jill Casson 12 Hastings Close 470334 jillian_casson@btinternet.com Willie Crawshay The Grange, Low Road 471650 willie.crawshay@btconnect.com Brian Hill 8 Harvey Close 471011 brian.hill2@homecall.co.uk Sarah Isaacs 4 Lammas Road isaacs_TasPC@outlook.com Geoff Merchant 14 Orchard Way 470606 geoffmerchant@btinternet.com Dave Moore 16 Henry Preston Road 471041 david.g.moore@homecall.co.uk Keith Read Thornly Barn, Saxlingham Lane 470229 k.a.read@btinternet.com Matthew Read 1 Harvey Close matthew,read@aviva.co.uk Rachel Simmons 2 Prior Close 471197 rachelsimmons1974@yahoo.co.uk Clerk Catherine Moore

Website

Jubilee Farm, Fleggburgh Road 01493 Rollesby, Norfolk NR29 5HH 749918 tasburghpc@btinternet.com http://tasburghpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/ 5


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Tasburgh Parish Council Parish Council Report There have been some comings and goings on the Parish Council this quarter. As mentioned in the previous issue we said goodbye to Don Proudfoot, Tony Lacey and Deborah Sacks, with thanks for all their hard work over the years. Three new members were welcomed onto the Council; Matthew Read, Willie Crawshay and Sarah Isaacs. Dave Moore is serving his 6th year as Chairman, ably supported by Vice Chairman Geoff Merchant and your remaining councillors are; Rachel Simmons, Jill Casson, Keith Read and Brian Hill. Full details of how to contact any of the councillors can be found on the Parish Council website; www.tasburghpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk. You will be pleased to know that in the months April, May and June only two crimes were reported in Tasburgh – which is always good news for our house insurance rates! Parish News‌.. Concern has been raised regarding the speed of cars on the Bungay Road. The Council contacted the local Police and Highways department, but have been informed that the speed limit on the road (60mph) cannot be lowered. The Council did ask what other measures could be deployed, but unfortunately they could offer little in the way of suggestions. The ash tree, situated on Burrfeld Park, which had been found to be dangerous, has been successfully monolithed. Two old variety apple trees that did not survive the winter are to be replaced using grant funds from District Councillor Florence Ellis. The Council wishes to extend its congratulations to the Burrfeld Park Management Group, especially Roger Burnett for winning a Norfolk Biodiversity award for the Park. The old garage, situated in Lower Tasburgh continues to be an eye sore. Albeit a safer one now that the fencing has been erected. The Council has made enquiries with South North Council with regard 6


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Tasburgh Parish Council to compulsory purchase and this is an ongoing “conversation�. The Council has been informed that the village sign for Lower Tasburgh should be in place very soon. This will be a welcome addition for that end of the village. The Parish Council plans to make an application to the Norfolk County Council Parish Partnership Scheme to purchase a SAM2 speed signs. The unit is deployed in strategic locations around the village, within 30mph limits and agreed with the Highways Department, and tells the motorist the speed that they are travelling. These machines have proven effective around the county and could be a useful awareness tool in our community. As ever, if you have any queries, concerns or even compliments regarding the village please do not hesitate to contact us.

BURRFELD PARK WINS A NORFOLK BIODIVERSITY AWARD As chair I was proud to accept an award from the Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership for Burrfeld Park. The Award comes as a result of the dedication and hard work put in by the working group. The judging panel were highly impressed by the strategic approach taken to increase the diversity of habitats in the parish and to improve access to this resource for the local community. Dave Moore, Chairman 7


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Tasburgh Parish Council

INTRODUCING YOUR COUNCILLORS Elected in May 2015, this Council will be effective until May 2019. Dave Moore - Chairman 16 Henry Preston Road, Tasburgh 01508 471041 david.g.moore@homecall.co.uk

Geoff Merchant - Vice Chairman 14 Orchard Way, Tasburgh 01508 470606 geoffmerchant@btinternet.com

Jill Casson - Councillor 12 Hastings Close, Tasburgh 01508 470334 jillian_casson@btinternet.com

Willie Crawshay - Councillor The Grange, Low Road, Tasburgh 01508 471650 willie.crawshay@btconnect.com

Brian Hill - Councillor 8 Harvey Close, Tasburgh 01508 471011 brian.hill2@homecall.co.uk 8


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Tasburgh Parish Council Sarah Isaacs - Councillor 4 Lammas Road, Tasburgh isaacs_TasPC@outlook.com

Keith Read - Councillor Thornley Barn, Saxlingham Lane, Tasburgh 01508 470229 k.a.read@btinternet.com

Matthew Read - Councillor 1 Harvey Close, Tasburgh matthew.read@aviva.co.uk

Rachel Simmons - Councillor 2 Prior Close, Tasburgh 01508 471197 rachelsimmons1974@yahoo.co.uk

Catherine Moore - Parish Clerk Jubilee Farm, Fleggburgh Road, Rollesby NR29 5HH 01493 749918 tasburghpc@btinternet.com 9


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Tasburgh Village Hall

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Norfolk County Council

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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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. Identifying those in need of assistance in the village can be our most difficult task. Whilst previously the elderly may have been seen as the obvious persons requiring help, and we continue to support them when we can, in the current economic climate working families may be those with the lowest income. Others could include those temporarily or long term unemployed residents enduring illness, students, or anybody suffering a loss of income for any other reason. We meet to make decisions about distributions twice annually in May and November and for urgent requests on other occasions in-between. Among the factors taken into consideration is a general idea of the family income, for that reason we ask for a few facts about the overall income / expenditure for the applicant’s household. Our application form is simple to complete, all information is kept completely confidential. 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. Geoff Merchant 14 Orchard Way 470606.

Mr Ben Goodfellow Rookery House, Saxlingham Lane, 470668

Rev’d Martin Hartley, The Rectory, Church Hill 07849105554 13


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Tas Valley Pre-School and Playgroup Tas Valley

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We run 5 sessions a week Monday to Friday 9.30 to 12.30 at Tasburgh Village Hall. for all children aged 2 to 5 plus a Monday afternoon session 12.30 to 3.30 for pre-schoolers Spaces available for all sessions in September. We accept funded 2,3 and 4 year-olds. As usual, this summer term has been full of activities. We have been bird-watching and den making, building castles and dressing as knights or princesses, and held 2 very successful teddy bears’ picnics with parents and children (unfortunately the weather meant these had to be held indoors). There was a sponsored walk / toddle / run around the field, this year in fancy dress, and our pair of batmen beat the previous record by making 11 circuits! We joined the reception class at school for a pirate morning, and then Elsa and Olaf from ‘Frozen’ made a surprise visit and totally bewitched all of our girls (we think the boys enjoyed it too, but were too cool to admit it). Then we finished the term with a party, games and our own rendition of ‘Jack and the Flumflum Tree’ while we said our sad goodbyes to the children leaving for ‘big school’. Visitors of a different kind came in June – Ofsted! We are thrilled and proud to announce that we have kept our ‘Good’ rating in all areas. The inspector commented that ‘children are extremely happy and settled in this warm and welcoming pre-school’ and that ‘kind and caring staff show genuine interest in the children’. We will continue to work really hard to build even further on this success. Look out for us selling teas, coffees and cakes at the fete on September 12th. 14


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Tas Valley Pre-School and Playgroup For more information or to register a place please contact: Lorna Puttock 01508 471097 lp1982@hotmail..com Or feel free to pop in and see us any time

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENT Get your presents without even leaving the village a variety of craft and gift items available also teas, coffees and home-made cakes Tasburgh Village Hall Saturday November 14th 1pm to 3pm Proceeds to Tasburgh Playgroup funds

PLAYGROUP PAPER SKIP Tasburgh Playgroup has been running a bimonthly paper skip at the hall for, we think, about 40 years. This has been an invaluable fund raiser for us, at times probably keeping us afloat financially. However, all those of you who bring your paper down to us regularly will be aware that there is now very heavy usage of the hall car park on a Saturday morning with all of the football teams, and that it has often been impossible to even get into the car park, let alone safely deliver. Therefore, very reluctantly, it has been decided to cease the bi-monthly skip. Instead, we will now have a permanent paper skip in the fencedoff area at the rear of the car park, next to the bottle bank. So please, please do continue to bring us your paper, just drop it off whenever you are passing the hall. A huge thank you to everyone who over the years has stored and delivered their paper and card to us. 15


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Preston Primary School

Events since the last bulletin.... On 19th May there was a Kwik Cricket competition at Long Stratton High School. The School Spring Concert took place on Wednesday 20th May. The school choir sang at this event and children who have been learning to play an instrument had the opportunity to perform in front of family and friends. On 22nd May Years 4,5 and 6 had a very interesting but tiring trip to London. The school closed for half term from 25th - 29th May. From Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th June Years 3 & 4 had a residential trip to How Hill where they were able to experience pond dipping, boat rides, orienteering and thatching. According to reports from the children this was a very enjoyable occasion. The South Norfolk finals of Kwik Cricket for the Year 5/6 team took place on 12th June. On 19th June there was a ‘Taster Day’ at Long Stratton High School. The Norfolk Football Finals took place on Thursday 25th June. We are pleased to report that our team came fifth overall. Congratulations! On Tuesday 30th June there was an Induction Day for Year 6 at Long Stratton High School. Unfortunately the Wednesday 1st July trip to the Norfolk Show was cancelled due to the extreme weather conditions and lack of covered areas at the Show. The Leavers Play ’Bugsy Malone’ was held on the evenings of 15th and 16th July with a special performance for senior citizens and guests on Tuesday 14th in the afternoon. As usual the children gave a fine performance, there seems to be plenty of talent at Preston. On 20th July the Annual Preston’s Got Talent competition took place. Some very good entries and bags of confidence. Leavers Assembly was held on 21st July and the school closed for the Summer Holidays.

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Preston Primary School

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Long Stratton High School

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Long Stratton High School Once more we have reached the end of another busy and successful school year. The exam season is now over, our Year 11’s have left us and celebrated recently with their Leavers Prom. Our Year 10 students recently undertook and week of work experience and I was thrilled and proud of how they acquitted themselves during the week. Students in Years 8 and 9 were recently involved in a very successful enrichment week – this a whole host of new and exciting challenges for them. Following a recent visit from a teacher colleague from our partner School in Ghana our Year 7 pupils spent half a week recently on a number of international activities and the other half of the same week on camp at Eaton Vale. In the last half term of the year we enjoyed our Sports Day – in my opinion the best for a good many years with many school records falling. We have been busy making staff appointments for the coming academic year. Once more I’d like to thank you all for your ongoing support to the School. I would like to wish you all an enjoyable and restful summer break. John Wilson,Headteacher

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING This years Macmillan coffee morning will be at the Village Hall on Friday 28th September from 9.30am onwards. Donations of raffle prizes, cake, coffee and tea are welcomed.

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Tasburgh Allotment Society Down on the Allotments: September I hope you’ll permit me this one passage of selfindulgence for a change as I would normally stick to general site matters only, but there are many pieces to life’s jigsaw and I think one crucial piece for me was firmly slotted into place a few weeks back on a stiflingly hot Friday afternoon. Yes, the ‘Orford’s Nest’ was erected and we became the proud owners of a second-hand shed on the TAS site. We join the diverse collection already established and many thanks go to Marcus Davis and Andrea for their help in getting it delivered and to my Dad for initially finding it, assisting (managing) with its construction and ensuring that it went up correctly in one effort. Left to my own devices, who knows what it would now resemble. Although the shed is still work in progress, it already feels like a sanctuary. In the world of gardening, sheds seem to be quite in vogue at the moment with magazine articles a plenty. I’ve just read one revealing a new term ‘She Shedders’. Apparently female shed buying has trebled from 20% to 60% of the total shed purchases at a certain popular DIY chain in the last 15 years and it now seems all about achieving more than just storage space. If I’m honest I’ve got an image of an armchair in ours and a stash of real ale, maybe some interesting reading material and something to keep the children amused when the attraction of weeding the plot is lost. To get back to the usual style of report, the site in general is looking great and of course loads of produce is coming off at the moment. It’s an attractive place right now as well, with sunflowers, dahlias and lavender amongst other things giving a splash of colour and attracting insects. This is a reminder that a plot is not just for edible produce alone and I’m really starting to see the attraction of some flowers on a plot. The water installation is now in touching distance. We are just crossing a few ‘T’s and we’ll be there. 20


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Tasburgh Allotment Society The Third Produce Show at the Fete is looming (12th September). Please see, once again, the new improved list of classes overleaf – have you got something impressive to offer? Turn up at the Village Hall on the 12th at 9:00am to enter and remember, this is open to all Tasburgh residents. A Halloween Day at the site is planned for Saturday 31st October. Come on down to the plots, (behind the Playing Field) to see the largest pumpkin in Tasburgh revealed, have a go at some pumpkin carving and see what else we’ve got offer on the day to keep you warm. Just a week later (7th November) a Quiz will be held in collaboration with the Village Hall. Drop me a line if you can make up a team. These are always good nights with questions being pitched very professionally at just the right level. Open Gardens: It gives me great pleasure to announce the date for the Tasburgh Open Gardens Day. After a ten year break this community event will be on Sunday 26th June 2016. Please get in touch with me if you can provide a garden for the event or would simply like to help out in any way. Interest is already healthy and this will hopefully be a cracking village day. Simon Orford - Secretary to TAS 01508 471539 simon.orford@jic.ac.uk

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Autumn 2015

Looking back-looking forward It’s just over a year since I arrived in Saxlingham with my husband Tim and our son Joel. I was licensed as Team Vicar on 13 July 2014. Needless to say, the past months have gone very quickly! It has been such a delight getting to know you and finding my way around not only the parishes but the routines and way of life in the villages here. I have particular responsibility for Saxlingham, Shotesham, Tharston and part of the ‘Cell Church’ – as well as having oversight of the monthly Praise Service in Newton Flotman and taking the occasional service there and at Swainsthorpe and Tasburgh... oh and did I mention I go into Saxlingham and Tasburgh schools with the ‘Open the Book’ team – acting out Bible stories within the morning assembly. And that’s only part of what I do on a regular basis! I’m aware that across the benefice there is a small army of often unseen volunteers who put in much hard work ‘behind the scenes’ with all manner of things - giving of their time, money, expertise and more besides – all of which helps to keep our churches ‘up and running’. Not to mention the work of churchwardens and P.C.Cs. Without such help the ministry we’re able to offer our villages just could not happen. This support is much appreciated by all of us on the ‘Staff Team’. I’ve learned a lot over the past year and I’m looking forward to what God has in store for us all as the future unfolds. God bless us all as we journey on! 23

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St Mary’s Children’s Church Tasburgh Come and Join Us! The 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month at 9.30 – 10.30am See you there on the 13 September 2015 Children’s Church is suitable for ages 4 years to 11 years held in the Church Room, parents are most welcome to stay For more information or enquires please contact Andrea on 471529 Or visit www.tasvalley.org

September 12 9.00am-5.00pm Norfolk Churches Trust Annual Sponsored Walk and Bike Ride 12.00-3.00 Village Fete September 27 9.30am Tasburgh Church Harvest Festival and Harvest Lunch at the Village Hall October 4 November 8

6.30pm Tharston Church Harvest Festival 10.45am Remembrance Sunday Services 6.30pm Remembering Lost Loved Ones at St Mary’s Church, Newton Flotman If you would like someone to be remembered by name then let Canon Sally Gaze know.

November 29 December 5

4.00pm Advent Carol Service at Tasburgh 10.30am-12.00 St Mary’s Guild Christmas Fayre at Tasburgh Church


Tharston Church Wardens:

Mrs Pat Read 530 325, Mrs Sue Hubbard 530 072 Please feel very welcome to come to worship at Tharston Church. The services at Tharston are usually from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer with its traditional language. When there is not a service at Tharston then the service at Tasburgh may be seen as a joint service or people would be welcomed at any of the churches in the Tas Valley Team. There is a B.C.P service each week at one of the other churches in the benefice. There are also cafe style and less formal all age services as well as more formal Holy Communion services from the Common Worship Service Book. Please do check service times with the churchwardens or on the Tas Valley website www.tasvalley.org as unavoidable changes may occur within the 3 months of the quarter covered by this newsletter. Please do contact the churchwardens for further information

September 13

11.00am B.C.P 1662 Morning Prayer

September 20

8.00am B.C.P 1662 Holy Communion

October 4

6.30pm Harvest Festival

October 11

11.00am B.C.P 1662 Morning Prayer

October 18

8.00am B.C.P 1662 Holy Communion

November 1

11.00am B.C.P 1662 Morning Prayer

November 8 November 15

10.45am Remembrance Service 8.00am B.C.P 1662 Holy Communion


We have been running Freedom Café for almost a year now at 10.30 on the first Sunday of every Month at the Preston Primary School. It’s an informal friendly atmosphere for all ages, with bacon butties good coffee and the Sunday Newspapers. We have different activities to try if you wish. Why not come and have a chat. Or bring the kids to try an activity while you enjoy the papers and coffee and see what it’s all about. Please feel welcome to come to see what it’s about or speak to Martin and Rach Hartley

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KC

Unfortunately due to a clash in the village calendar we decided to cancel our Men’s Breakfast. Hopefully we can reorganize this for the autumn. The Pastoral Care teams activities have been quite quiet over the summer months though we continue to pray for God’s blessing for everyone who lives in the village. We are still able to help any in need. I have been very privileged to be appointed as an Authorised Worship Assistant in Tasburgh this means that I will be training to hopefully assist the ordained team in taking services. This is a new role in the Norwich Diocese to enable lay people to become more involved in the work of the church in their community Kate Cakebread. Remember there a confidential telephone ‘prayer chain’ of 9 people, the purpose of this is to offer prayer for any situations that arise in life for which you would value the prayers of others . Contact Kate 471356 or Jenny 470141


Tasburgh Church Wardens: Julia Orpin 470 983

Kate Cakebread 471 356,

St Mary's we have been enjoying the rhythms of the Church seasons, with Holiday club at Newton Flotman School being strongly supported by members of our church being a highlight of the Summer Holidays, thank you to all who helped. We would also like tell people about the complete refurbishment of the loo adjacent to the church room this will take place between 1 and 16 September. This will bring this facility up to more modern standards and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. KC

Sept 6 Sept 13

9.30am B.C.P Morning Prayer 10.30am Café Church at Preston School 9.30am

Count on me

Holy Communion & Children’s Church

Sept 20 9.30am

All Age Family Service

Sept 27

9.30am

Harvest Festival

Oct 4

9.30am

B.C.P Morning Prayer

10.30am Café at Preston Primary School Harvest for the world Oct 11

9.30 am

Holy Communion & Children’s Church

Oct 18

9.30am

All Age Family Service

Oct 25

9.30am

Holy Communion & Children’s Church

Nov 1

9.30am

B.C.P Morning Prayer

10.30am Café Church at Preston School Price Tag Nov 8

10.45am

Remembrance Sunday Service

Nov 15

9.30am

All Age Family Service

Nov 22

9.30am

Holy Communion & Children’s Church

Nov 29

4.00pm

Advent Carol Service


Tharston Church opening. For the past several years Tharston Church has been open daily for visitors, prayer and quiet contemplation during the daytime. This relies on a few parishioners being prepared to open and close the church on a daily basis for one week, approximately once every three months. Recently several of our volunteers have had to ‘retire’ and there are now some gaps in the rota. If you feel able to volunteer to be a key holder for this valuable community service please get in touch with the churchwardens, Pat Read or Sue Hubbard or with Barbara Cattermole, PCC secretary, for further information. The more parishioners who are on the rota the less of a task it becomes. The visitors book makes interesting reading with notes left by passing visitors from across the world, none of whom could gain access if the church was closed. The PCC is very grateful to all those who undertake to open the church; without your help Tharston church would, like so many churches in small country villages, be closed during the week. Thank you. Barbara Cattermole 530739

The Coffee Morning on August 1 raised £460. Thank you for your support We meet at 2.30pm Tasburgh Church Room September 7 David Frost The Squires of Felbrigg Hall October 5 Revd Jenny Cooper From there to here November 2 John Mann December 7 Christmas Party Please come and join us, everyone is welcome. Saturday December 5 Christmas Fayre 10.30-12.00 at St Mary’s Church


Cells are vital units of the body - and cells in church life are small groups, which contain the DNA of what it means to be church. We meet to grow in faith, to pray and support each other, to learn from the bible and to join in actively sharing our faith and serving the wider community. New members are welcome do get in touch. Contacts: Mart Hartley -

15 yrs +, Sun eves, Tasburgh)

0784 910 5554

Sally Gaze -

Monday evening

470762

Chris Gaze

11-14yrs, Mon evenings in Newton

470762

Kate Cakebread Rach Hartley -

Wednesday evenings in Newton Wednesday evenings in Tasburgh

471356 471474

Richard Bond -

Wednesday evenings in Saxlingham

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Andy Cox

Thursday evenings in Newton

470762

Vicky Ball -

Thursday evenings in Newton

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Wayne Doman -

Sat afternoon Special Me Group

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Youth Cells (JAM) meet on Monday evenings 7-8.30 to explore our faith and have fun together. Contact chris@tasvalley.org; / 470 762

– These are Christians praying for their neighbours, their community and the area in which they live and meeting together to encourage one another, to worship and pray God’s blessing on their patch. It provides an opportunity for Christians from different traditions, to come together to pray with others living in the same area. At the moment There are 2 groups meeting in Tasburgh. It would be wonderful to have more and also to be able to have groups in other villages. If you would like to know more please contact: Jenny Cooper 470141 jenny@tasvalley.org


Bible Study Group – Meets on Tuesday afternoons. New members would be very welcome. Please contact Philip Simmons 499 041. Children’s Church – Tasburgh has a Children’s Church for children aged from three years. This runs on the second and fourth Sunday each month. All welcome. Contact Andrea Sluman on 471 529. Emmanuel Group. Local House of Prayer – Meeting weekly, at 10am on Fridays at the church. For more details phone Shirley Brooks 470369 Local House of Prayer - 1st and 3rd Wednesday Mornings at 10.00am Please phone Andrea 471 529 for further information Music in Worship – If you’d like to sing in Tasburgh Church Choir or explore learning the organ, phone Sarah Norman on 471 505. Prayer - for the parishes takes place every day. Please give prayer requests to a churchwarden, clergy person, prayer box or board in church. On Wednesdays we meet to pray at Tasburgh Church at 9.00am. Tasburgh Crafts Club – Come and try new skills in a relaxed atmosphere. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 10am – 12noon in the Church Room, Tasburgh. Tasburgh Coffee Pot – Come and make new friends at the Coffee Pot. We meet every Wednesday from 2 – 3.45pm in the Church Room, Tasburgh For a chat with tea or coffee & cake. All ages welcome. Jenny England

Rev’d Canon Sally Gaze: sally@tasvalley.org 01508 470 762 The Rectory, Church Road, Newton Flotman NR15 1QB Rev’d Martin Hartley: mart@tasvalley.org 0784 910 5554 The Rectory, Church Hill, Tasburgh NR15 1NB All contributions for the next Church Newsletter by Friday 6 Nov 2015 to Jenny Cooper 01508 470 141 or jenny@tasvalley.org


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Tasburgh Memories From the writings of Mrs Addington

Beating The Bounds The boundaries if most parishes were already fixed over 1,000 years ago. Before accurate maps were easily available parishioners walked round the edge of the parish every year. Boundaries often followed rivers and their tributaries. In medieval times where a road or track divided parishes it was often called Procession Way. This name was used for part of the boundary between Tasburgh and Saxlingham. At every prominent boundary mark (as the ceremony was combined with blessing the crops) the procession stopped. ‘Curse be he that removeth away the mark of his neighbour’s land.’ Also said from Psalm 104, 13 & 14; He watereth the hills from his chambers; He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle and herb for the service of man that he may bring forth food out of the earth. A church service followed the procession. A meal followed the service. 1750 church warden accounts records payments of nine shillings for beef and eight shillings and sixpence for bread, wood and cooking. Total bill today equates to about 73p and no VAT. Usually ale was bought but not recorded that year. I wonder why..... Dave Moore

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Burrfeld Park Everything has grown very well this year; the Hazels will probably need coppicing next year. The pond may be covered in blanket weed, but it provides a home for plenty of life, including newts, dragonfly, larvae, Great Diving Beetles and many other creatures. Thanks to a resident who lives nearby, a piece of corrugated iron was placed on the south side of the pond, so we now have slow worms and two young grass snakes under it. As part of the Norfolk Bat Survey, a bat monitor was placed in the park overnight; it was found that we have eight different species of bats using the area. The meadow is slowly getting established and there are now several flowering plants, including bird’s-foot-trefoil, crane’s bill, ragged robin, yellow rattle, heath bedstraw and mallow, the Common Spotted Orchid is still there and we are hoping it will spread. A Leaf Cutter bee is making use of the holes in the log, and has started laying its eggs. The Parish Council entered Burrfeld Park into the 2015 Norfolk Community Biodiversity Awards, we were pleased that we won the Parish and Town Councils Award category. There has been some work carried out on a large ash tree, which unfortunately was dying, the main trunk has been left to provide habitat for insects and birds. In July, we held a Moth Breakfast which was a great success. With the help of a local expert, 85 different species of moths were identified. Thirty five people enjoyed the bacon rolls and tea, while learning about the amazing names and varieties of moths found here. We would like to thank all the volunteers who make the effort to attend the work days, also others who attend on a fairly regular volunteer basis, outside work days, which has enabled us to achieve the results we have. Brian Hill, Chairman, Burrfeld Park Management Group 32


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TIDY TASBURGH NETWORK Around six months ago I wrote about a Network forming in the village to keep the verges clear of rubbish. A few roads have been adopted through the Tidy Tasburgh Network (thanks Ruth and John) but many more around the village need attention. Could you give a little time? The Network’s nature means it can be done whenever suits you and as often or little as you wish. If you can take up a stretch just let me know where you are concentrating your efforts and I’ll record it. It’s clear to me, (particularly as a cyclist) that rubbish breeds rubbish and one example of this is Flordon Hill. The Network hopes that in clearing verges they then stay clean. On top of the adoption system we also meet for joint picking sessions. We met in February (five then – more next time?) and aim to meet again for an hour or so on Saturday 31st Oct. Meet 9:00am at the Village Hall. It’s surprisingly how satisfying getting this litter sorted out is and you’ll never feel more alive. Maybe we’ll visit the Flordon Hill next time… Simon Orford 01508 471539 simon.orford@jic.ac.uk

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Tasburgh Scout Group The Explorers have had a very busy term, kicking off the summer with a sunny trip to Decoy Broad for Water Activities Weekend 2015 in May. Although our numbers were somewhat depleted in the mess tent due to a lack of spaces this year, we were lucky enough to gain them back as volunteers working at the backwoods cooking activity station! This was a fantastic and enjoyable opportunity, which we understand will be available again next year to Tasburgh. Of course, our younger attendees are by no means being left out. The spring term programme was previously opened in April with a fantastic wide game at Tyrrel's Wood organised and run by two of our newest Scouts-turned-Explorers; Macie Gladwell and Jess Cormack. We have since maintained the outdoors theme, making the most of the nice weather with a hike organised by Tom Musgrove and several trips to the Scout land alongside Flordon Common, working on woodland clearance, outdoors cooking and our shelter building techniques. This theme was broken by the slightly more unorthodox explorer activity of inflatable sumo wrestling at the Village Hall! We had another fantastic weekend at family camp in June at Eaton Vale, it was absolutely wonderful to see parents enjoying themselves just as much (hopefully!) as their children. The evening campfire was hosted by our own Louis Franklin, with a mass of pre-prepared songs and boundless enthusiasm and support from the rest of the group (particularly Graham). It was wonderful to round off another fantastic term with the AGM, we wish another happy birthday to Graham and hope everyone has a great summer holiday. We'll see you all again soon at PGL and in the Autumn term! Charlotte Ball, Explorer Scout

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Tasburgh Scout Group A word from the Group Scout Leader We held our AGM on 17th July which was a great event, attended by many parents and young people with special guests Tony Lacey, June Braddock and Steve Martin (and apologies received from David Moore). The meeting reported on activities within the group for the last 12 months, most of which you will have read about in previous editions of the Quarterly, and also our annual accounts were presented. We presented a number of awards to our young people, recognising their achievements over the past year. We also gave small gifts to Courtney Young and Grace Downer who will be missed as Cubs and Explorer Leaders as they are starting university in September, Jamie Clegg who has stood down as a Scout Leader, and also Rachel Mahoney who has stood down as Exec Secretary. I would also like to welcome Matt Williams who has joined our Exec Committee. With these changes, we need to recruit more help across all sections of the Group and the Exec. If anyone reading this would like to get involved, we would love to talk to you. Perhaps come and have a word at the Summer Fete. At the end of August we are off to a PGL Centre in Lincolnshire, 6 leaders and 30 Young People, looking forward to a weekend of great activities. Finally, I should mention that Daniel Pates and Sammy Harlow have recently returned from their trip to Luxemburg as Leaders with Norfolk Scouts. They had a fantastic week, visiting mines, castles and a chocolate factory. Thank you to anyone who helped make this possible (especially Tasburgh Sports and Social Club) by supporting the quiz earlier this year and also donating loose change in the jar in the social club. If you bump into Daniel or Sammy around the village do take the opportunity to ask them about their week. Graham Pates, Group Scout Leader 35


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Tasburgh Eurolink Twenty members of the group made the trip to Belgium in June. There were 2 new host families in Linden as some of their members were not able to take part. The group activity on the Saturday saw us taking part in an excellent sightseeing quiz round Antwerp starting with coffee and cake, whilst receiving the necessary information and being put into mixed groups. We all ended the morning in the main square which was vibrant with flowers as it was the end of their flower festival and people were collecting their free bedding plants and herbs. We had a lovely meal in the restaurant which used to belong to their chairman’s brother and Linden Eurolink even picked up the tab for all the drinks. After a little rain on the way to Antwerp the day was fine and warm and many of us felt the need to sit out with a glass of beer or an ice-cream during the second half of the quiz. The Friday and Sunday were spent with the host families who, as usual, laid on a variety of visits and activities. I think I can safely say that ‘a good time was had by all’ and when everyone got together the buzz of conversation was testament to friendships made, renewed and maintained. The 4th of July saw a group of some 48 on ‘safari’ round Tasburgh for our annual Supper. Unsurprisingly it had an American Independence Day theme this year. It was a beautiful summers evening and we were able to make the most of it in the various hosts’ gardens. Well done and thanks to all the hosts, cooks and those who come and support us. We had a most enjoyable evening. Next late May Day Bank Holiday weekend it’s our turn to entertain our Belgian friends. Plans are well under way for the group activity – a trip to Ely with guided tours of Oliver Cromwell’s House and the Cathedral, with lunch in the Undercroft room of the Almonry Restaurant which is close to it. Many in the Tasburgh group have either never visited Ely or have not been there for some time so it will be a voyage of discovery for us as well as our Belgian friends. 38


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Tasburgh Eurolink I end with my usual plea – are there any families out there who would like to join us? We would ask you to host a Belgian couple or family with similar interests to your own next year and then visit them in 2017. Don’t worry, they all speak good English! There is always a day when there is an organised group activity and it’s possible to plan something with another family on the other days. It’s a great way to make new friends and discover how things work in another country at first hand. Do contact me helenmburnett@gmail.com or talk to any member of the group. Helen Burnett, Chairman, Tasburgh Eurolink SUMMER FUND RAISING EVENT A ROARING SUCCESS A summer evening garden party with a Tombola and Auction in Valley Road was held on 18th July,to raise funds for Help 4 Heroes. The event raised a terrific £2,560.00. A team of enthusiastic helpers’ gave up their time to make it possible. The Tasburgh Scouts and Group Scout leader Graham Pates allowed the use of their tables and benches as their contribution. Furniture and equipment (chairs, glasses, gazebos, bar) were also provided by the community. Local and national businesses and individuals gave for the Tombola and Auction items. Plates of ‘nibbles’ which were gastronomic delights and bottles of ‘cheer’ were contributed by all who attended. Postman Pete made a welcome visit. The summer evening was warm, dry and ‘merry’. A very BIG THANK YOU to every one who supported this wonderful charity, with their time and help, gifts and donations. All displayed a generosity of spirit, making this a truly heart warming community effort. Katherine and Paul Sankey 39


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Tharston & District WI In April our speaker was Helen Reeve who has a full time job milking 150 Jersey cows, works one day a week at Easton College, runs her own business, Waveney Dexter Beef, and enjoys exhibiting at the Royal Norfolk Show. She is a member of Harleston Young Farmers and Past Chairman of the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee which has enabled her to raise awareness of farming and rural issues on a national scale. In this capacity she has been invited to speak in the House of Lords, been on The Today programme on Radio 4, invited onto the One Show by Matt Baker and been to Highgrove, the home of the Prince of Wales. Helen also runs a herd of 38 Dexter cattle, the smallest native breed of cows and one she says suits her as she is only 5’ 1” (153cm). In recognition of her work she has won the Chris Lewis Award and the Norfolk Young Farmers’ Club Growing Business Award. Also indicating the esteem in which she is held the Young Farmers and Countrysiders Club bought her 2 pedigree heifers for her 30th birthday. She has also been invited to become a member of Ladies in Beef and also Ladies in Farming. Helen’s talk not only revealed her passion for her work but also the closeness between her and her parents: their love for her and support for her endeavours and her deep respect and regard for them permeated the whole talk. Helen’s aim is to make the Waveney Dexter Beef a well-known brand. After her talk we couldn’t doubt she will succeed. Also, 12 members went to the Marrakesh Restaurant in Wymondham; 27 members entered a total of 63 entries in 28 different classes in the Upper Waveney Group of WI’s Show winning a cup for 1st place in the produce co-operative class and the trophy for entering the most items to achieve full marks; and 6 members attended the Annual Meeting at St Andrew’s Hall when hats were worn in recognition of the WIs 100th birthday. In May, we had a talk by Carol Tilston concerning the Borderhoppa bus service, a visit to the Stody Estate’s gardens and art fair, our annual lunch at Wacton Village Hall and several members met at The Henhouse, Wymondham for morning coffee. 40


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Tharston & District WI In June the talk was on “Coins and Artefacts Found around Forncett” by local man Alan Womak. One find demonstrated how this activity can become such an absorbing pursuit - Finn Gaustsson’s seal. This seal, found in a field in Ashwellthorpe, is a beautiful, bronze, early seal from 1263. It was found in immaculate condition and unusually all of its history was contained on its surface i.e. who Finn was, why he was in Scottish territory and when he was there. Carved on the seal was an exquisite knight on horseback wearing a full helmet, body armour under a tunic, with chain mail on his arms and carrying a shield. He was sitting on a saddle cloth on a horse in motion and the horse had a beautifully detailed mane. And all of this on a disc 6cms in diameter! But one question has never been answered: what was it doing in Ashwellthorpe? Intriguing! Some of our members also enjoyed a visit to the garden party at Buckingham Palace. Our annual outing in July was to Gressenhall and the “Inspiring Women: 100 Years of the Women’s Institute” exhibition. We enjoyed a slow wagon ride around the farm, which looked as it would have 100 years ago, pushed by two magnificent Suffolk Punches. (They push into the harness apparently.) We marvelled at the quilts on display demonstrating the skill of those who produced the most superb examples of patchwork and applique. We looked at memorabilia of the Women’s Institute collected since its founding and appreciated the various crafts demonstrated in the silver plate competition. But the star of this visit had to be the former workhouse itself. That it held 670 inmates at one time (the population of Forncett in 1900 was about 550 to give a comparison) makes you realise the extent of poverty and the plight of the poor at the time. And there was a workhouse every twenty miles so there was no forgetting where you would end up if you couldn’t support yourself. We were lucky, we were able to leave. And strictly for fun was the evening at the Great Yarmouth dog track! Jean Wilson 41


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Tasburgh Tips and Treats Many years ago I worked as a staff nurse in the Accident & Emergency Department in Lewisham, in south London. Not a place that you would instantly wish to go to. It was fairly rough and ready and the people who attended A&E brought us many challenges. I spent much of my time there on night shifts. However, despite being frenetic at times, the camaraderie amongst the staff was great. To keep us going through the early hours, we used to take it in turns to bring in food that we could eat ‘on the run’, heat up or make something that wouldn’t spoil if we got called away. Everyone is good at something, we all have a ‘signature dish’ and Chris could make a great vegetarian chilli that could just be heated up in the microwave when we able to escape the chaos to catch our breath and grab a break. I have no idea where he is now, but the memories of the times we all spent together are re-lived whenever I make this meal. Thanks, Chris, wherever you are. Julie Lawrence

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Tasburgh Tips and Treats Chris Lamour’s Vegetarian Chilli Ingredients Oil to fry 1 large onion, chopped 2 peppers, red and yellow, chopped 1 aubergine, chopped 1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes 1 x 400g tin of kidney beans 1 cup lentils, soaked and boiled until soft 2 cloves garlic 2/3 green chillies (deseeded) chopped finely (wear gloves) 1 tsp chilli powder/paste, more if you like it hot 1/2 tsp cumin powder (optional) 1 vegetable stock cube 1 tbsp tomato puree 1 cup Soya mince (dried) soaked and cooked Pinch of salt Rice Tortilla chips Sour cream Method Heat the oil in a frying pan and add chopped onions, peppers and aubergine, fry gently until soft. Add mince, continue cooking until brown, 2 - 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, kidney beans, lentils, tomato puree, stock cube, garlic, chilli, cumin powder and salt, cook on a low heat for 20 minutes, stir occasionally. While chilli is cooking begin to cook rice. Taste to see if more chilli is needed, if so cook for a further 2 minutes. Serve hot with rice, tortilla chips and sour cream.

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Dates for Your Diary 6 September

Cricket Rematch, Playing Field, from 12noon

12 September

TAS Produce Show, Village Hall, 9am Family Fete, Village Hall & Playing Field, 12noon

17/18 September Art Exhibition, Village Hall, 10am - 3pm

28 September

MacMillan Coffee Morning, Village Hall 9.30am

25 September 2 October

Scarecrow Trail

31 October

TAS Halloween Day, Allotment Site

7 November

Quiz (in support of TAS), Village Hall, 7pm

14 November

Playgroup Christmas Shopping Event, Village Hall, 1pm - 3pm

If you would like your event listed on this page just let us know. tasburghpc@btinternet.com

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