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Useful Contacts Parish Council Chair Parish Council Clerk District Councillor County Councillor Norfolk Police Police HQ Wymondham Church Church News Parochial Church Council Yellow Pages Village Hall Chair Bookings

Jill Casson 01508 470334 Tina Eagle 01508 494569 Mrs Florence Ellis 01508 536540 Mrs Alison Thomas 01508 530652 Emergency 999 Non-emergency 101 Rev’d Dawn Davidson Mrs Julia Orpin Mrs Julia Orpin

01508 498924 01508 47098 3 01508 470983

Mr Graham Pates Mrs Sheila Plunkett Mrs Melanie Goodall

01508 471518 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 Jackie Milton 01508 470976 Eurolink Mr Alan Jones 01508 470092 Allotment Society Mr Simon Orford 01508 471539 Tasburgh United Football Club 07892 408570 Coffee Pot and Crafts Mrs Valerie Cook 01508 470298 St Mary’s Guild Mrs Ann Crawshay 01508 470634 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


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 8pm. 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

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 Willie Crawshay The Grange, Low Road 471650 Brian Hill 8 Harvey Close 471011 Geoff Merchant 14 Orchard Way 470606 Dave Moore 16 Henry Preston Road 471041 Keith Read Thornly Barn, Saxlingham Lane 470229 Matthew Read 1 Harvey Close Rachel Simmons 2 Prior Close 471197 Adrienne Watts Grove Cottage 470217 Clerk Tina Eagle 17 Alder Close 01508 Poringland, Norfolk, NR14 7LY 494569 Website


Tasburgh Parish Council Parish Council Report Our first item in this issue will be of particular interest to dog owners. The Parish Council has always been eager to ensure Tasburgh is a clean and pleasant place to live, and to that end has provided 5 dog-bins around the parish. However, from this year South Norfolk District Council has doubled the cost of emptying these. Therefore, in the interest of all parishioners, the parish council is examining possible ways to reduce this cost. Did you know that dog mess can be placed in normal domestic black bins? Indeed, this practice is recommended both by the District council and a number of other authorities, including Keep Britain Tidy. Therefore, we would ask dog-owners, wherever possible, to take refuse home with them and place it in their own bins. If more people do this, we could reduce the number of bins and therefore help to keep the parish precept lower in the future for everybody. The pedestrian lay-bys on Church Hill have now been installed. These are safe places where anybody walking up or down Church Hill can stand aside to avoid traffic rather than having to leap up onto the bank. Tests have shown that at least five people (and dogs) can safely fit into one of them. As always, we would love to have your feedback about how they are working for you. POT HOLES We are aware of the number of potholes around the village currently. We continue to chase Norfolk County Council about these. We have been promised that all holes will be repaired in due course, but the Council currently has a very large backlog of potholes around the County. LONG STRATTON BYPASS Some of you may have recently attended the presentation about the development of 1800 new homes in Long Stratton and the planned new by-pass. We have many concerns about this development, especially about the problem of many new cars on the already congested A140 between here and Norwich, as well as the effect on other existing infrastructure such as doctors or schools. 6

Tasburgh Parish Council We are currently raising these concerns with both local councils and the developer, and will ensure that the parish is kept fully informed about all developments as the actual planning application is submitted this autumn. Finally, a big thank you to Simon Orford for organising the Litter Pick back in April, and to those who attended or pick up litter on a regular basis. The parish is now in possession of 4 brand new ‘litter pickers’, financed by our participation in this event, and therefore we are now well equipped for future litter picks

Remember our facebook page is now up and running ( Here you can keep up-to-date with everything that is . happening in and around the village, so please do like us. Remember too that if you have an event you would like to publicise, it can be placed on the information page on our website. Email details to the clerk at Remember that everyone is welcome to attend Parish Council meetings. Agendas are available on noticeboards or on our website ( and there is an opportunity to give your views during the public participation item on the agenda.

Jill Casson Chair 7

South Norfolk Council


Tasburgh Eurolink Since our return from Belgium at the beginning of June the Twinning Group has been very busy. The annual Safari Supper on 24th June was blessed with a beautiful warm summer’s evening and the 42 people who took part enjoyed being able to sit outside to enjoy the varied courses lovingly prepared by so many of the participants. Thanks to all who took part, cooked and especially to those who opened their houses and gardens to welcome us. As usual a good time was had by all! The AGM on 28th June was well attended and a wide range of subjects discussed. The committee remains unchanged as we start to prepare to welcome our Belgian friends to Tasburgh next year. Several ideas were put forward, and the options are being thoroughly researched and initial reservations made – watch this space for further information. Steven Becket produced an information board to publicise Eurolink at the Fun Day and Imagined Land exhibition on July 15th. This led to interest from visitors to the exhibition and one person familiar with another twinning group in the area expressed surprise at how active Eurolink continues to be after 28 years. Long may it continue! As talk of Brexit takes over the news I can assure you that Eurolink has no plans to change its policy on either side of the channel. We have always been about promoting friendship between families on an informal basis. We enjoy each other’s company, feeling part of each other’s families in both happy and sad situations and appreciate experiencing a different culture at first hand. As ever we are happy to welcome new members to the group. If you would like to know more please contact:Helen Burnett: (Chair) Alan Jones: (Secretary) A Date for your diary – our Wine Tasting will be on February 24th 2018 9



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


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.



TASBURGH VILLAGE HALL Opening Times: Tuesday 9.30am - 12.30pm Thursday 1.30pm - 4.30pm

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING This years Macmillan coffee morning will be at Tasburgh Village Hall on Friday 29th September from 10.00am onwards. Donations of raffle prizes and cake will be greatly received Contact Melanie Goodall 01508 470195

MORNINGTHORPE RECYCLING CENTRE Will reopen at 9am Saturday 5 August as expected For more information contact :Nicola Young, Email address: Tel No: 01603 224439 13

Tas Valley Pre-School and Playgroup Tas Valley

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We run 6 sessions a week Monday to Friday 9am to 12pm and Tuesday 12pm to 3pm at Tasburgh Village Hall for all children aged 2 to 5 plus a Monday afternoon session for preschoolers 12pm to 3pm Funded 2, 3 and 4 year olds accepted Spaces available for all sessions in September We said goodbye to 13 of our children at the end of the summer term and wish them all well in their new schools. We look forward to welcoming a number of new starters and returning children after the summer holiday. We’ve had lots of outside fun this term, planting at the allotments, bug and treasure hunts, and water play. Our Sponsored Toddle on 23 June raised £606.10 towards preschool funds and we are very grateful for all sponsorship donations. Some of our children visited Banham Zoo in July for a special fun day organised by the Preschool Learning Alliance, it was a very hot day and we got through lots of sun cream and ice lollies but a great time was had by all. A date for your diaries - our Christmas Shopping Evening was a huge success last year and we will be holding another event on Friday 10 November, 7pm to 9pm at the village hall. We will be hosting a number of local craft, gift, beauty and food sellers and will again be selling our very popular preschoolbranded Christmas puddings and sticky toffee puddings, made by Fortnum & Mason’s supplier. The bar will be open so please pop down and enjoy a glass of wine whilst shopping for gorgeous gifts and supporting local businesses. For more information or to register a place please email: or pop in and see us at the hall any weekday morning. 14


30 HOURS FREE CHILD CARE WILL YOU HAVE A CHILD WHO WILL BE 3 or 4 in SEPTEMBER? From September of this year, if you and your partner work, earning at least the equivalent of 16 hours a week at the National Living Wage (currently £7.50 per hour) and less than £100,000 per annum, then you will be entitled to 30 hours per week free funded childcare for 38 weeks a year if you have a child aged 3 or 4. Tas Valley Preschool and Playgroup currently opens for 21 hours per week, starting at 9.00am. We know that we cannot open for a full 30 hours per week because of the village hall availability. However, at the moment, we are able to offer 21 hours per week and this may increase to 24 hours after Christmas (adding a Wednesday afternoon session 12pm to 3pm). Parents can split their funding entitlement between two settings, for example using 21 hours with us and 9 hours with a childminder or other nursery/preschool setting. Even although we cannot offer the full 30 hours, we will accept children

who are entitled to the extended entitlement for the hours that we are open. Please contact us if you would like more details. 15

1st Tasburgh Sea Scout Group A word from the Group Scout Leader

We had our AGM on 20th July and it was a great opportunity to review the year of Scouting in Tasburgh. It was a well attended event, with good support from parents. It was also an opportunity for us to try to build our Executive Committee with some new members. Welcome to Nigel Frost, Jenny Green, Mandy Cutler plus a couple of others who cam forward after the formal meeting. Always a highlight of the AGM is our awards presentation. All of our beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers are fantastic young people but it is always good to recognise special contributions and the full list of our awards are shown below. GSL Awards:

Ed Remer, Ella Hill

BEAVERS Star Awards: Shield:


Rebecca King, Toby Webb, Sophie Nash Archie Cooke

Best Cub at Camp: Daisy Hill Best newcomer: Katie Frost Best Cub: Esme Goodall


1st Tasburgh Sea Scout Group


Best new Scout: Best Scout:

Ben Cutler Alisha Jermy


Best new Explorer: Best Explorers:

Sophie King Matt Gaze

Roger Knight Young Leader Award: Rebecca Pates Future Events Something to look out for in October is we hope to organise a fund raising event for our NorJam trip. We are planning a live music session at the village hall and it would be great to see the village support us. More details will follow

If you feel you could get involved with the TASBURGH SEA SCOUT GROUP Contact Graham Pates (Group Scout Leader) 01508 47151 17

Tasburgh Village Hall

BACK FROM THE BRINK Lack of trustees on the Hall’s Management Committee led to an Emergency General Meeting being held. Some fifty village residents attended. Although not a great turn-out from a village our size, it produced a remarkable result. Enough volunteers came forward to fully staff the Committee. We are fortunate to have got an experienced Secretary in Kay Lamb, and an experienced Treasurer, Liz Crane. Ian Youngman continues as Chair, with Dave Moore as Vice-Chair. Our thanks go to Gerald Schug, who is leaving his roles of Trustee and Caretaker after many years. He is continuing as the Designated Premises Supervisor, a legal requirement for alcohol sales. We have had one meeting of the new Committee, to examine root and branch our requirements, activity, and the future of the Village Hall. We will be keeping you informed of our progress. Dave Moore, Vice-Chair Don’t forget, our meetings are public, so come along. Our next meeting will be at 7p.m., Wednesday, 13th September 2017. If you are interested in becoming a Trustee, or have a query regarding the Village Hall, please address enquiries to Kay, on 18

Tharston & District WI Food always goes down well with our members so this summer we have tried to meet this need! We held a held a pudding and plonk evening with a variety of desserts to tempt those with a sweet tooth. Both the large selection of puddings and the jugs of Pimms went down very well. A quiz on the theme of chocolate was also attempted. It brought back many memories of all the chocolate bars we used to enjoy. Eating out meant a visit to the Old Bank Tearooms in Bungay where 17 members enjoyed an afternoon tea. The cake stands were full and the amount of items so generous that members all went home clutching a ‘doggy’ bag for an evening snack!

There was a mix up on dates for our June meeting when we found we had no speaker. Instead of listening to ‘that man that I married’ our president told of the first few dates with her husband…. Yes, after several disastrous outings they eventually did get married! The evening finished with a lighthearted quiz and of course – coffee and cake. In July our group representative, Yvonne Davey, gave an interesting account of her attendance at the national AGM in Liverpool. She made us wish we had gone too. This was followed by a talk on ‘Dogs for Good’, which are trained to help people to manage everyday tasks. The speaker struggled with the technology and unfortunately several members found it hard to see or hear the presentation. However we all enjoyed a chat and refreshments. 19

Tharston & District WI Several members went to the W.I. garden party at Mannington Hall where they enjoyed the lovely gardens as well as afternoon tea. On a lovely sunny evening at the end of July, we met in Diss for a guided stroll around town. This was very interesting with lots of fascinating facts and history about some of the buildings.

We have been fund raising for our summer outing to Cromer, by attending fetes in ‘our’ district. Our stall at Forncett and at South Norfolk was very well supported and all enjoyed meeting and chatting to lots of friends. We hope for more of the same at St Edmunds and Fundenall fetes.

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Wacton Village Hall on the second Thursday each month at 7.30 (not August) Come and visit for a friendly evening. Heather Jeary

Autumn 2017

Dear Friends, I have loved being Team Rector in the Tas Valley (Tasburgh, Tharston, Newton Flotman, Swainsthorpe, Saxlingham Nethergate and Shotesham) for over 15 years. It has been such a privilege to get to know many of you, share your joys and your sorrows and all the ups and downs of village life. By the time you read this you will have heard that I now believe that God is calling me to a new adventure and I will be working in Suffolk as the new Dean of Mission Consultancy as part of the diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich and in partnership with the charity Rural Ministries. It's a 2 year post on Bishops Staff, focused on helping congregations and individuals to listen to how God is at work in the countryside and finding ways for this to flourish. Chris, Matthew, Katie and I will therefore be moving as a family to a little village called Playford just outside Ipswich in October. Dawn and I have already been talking and praying together about how we can use the months between now and then to help the churches to prepare for being short staffed for a bit, as well as their continuing life as communities of disciples growing in Gods love. The main focus of my time in the next months will be on equipping the people who will carry forward the ministry and mission in these villages. I am grateful that it is likely that my role will be replaced by the diocese as so many people give generously towards paying for our clergy, but this is likely to take several months and it may be that the job is reshaped in some way. Chris, Matthew, Katie and I will always treasure the friendship and love you have given to our whole family. We hope as many of you as possible will come to our farewell service on 29th October at 10.30am at Newton Flotman Church and to the celebration lunch afterwards at Newton Flotman Rectory from 12 noon. (Please bring a plate of food to share). With my love and prayers Sally Canon Sally Gaze: Team Rector 21

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Norfolk Churches Trust bike, walk, drive 9am-5pm Church Open Day 10.30am-2pm noon, Tharston Harvest Festival Tasburgh @ 9.30am, Tharston @ 6.30pm Harvest Lunch Tasburgh Village Hall 12.30pm for 1pm Bishop's Day of Celebration and Prayer 10am-4.30pm @ Norwich Cathedral Farewell Service for Canon Sally Gaze 10.30am @ Newton Flotman Church Rembrance Day Service 10.45am at Tasburgh village sign St Mary’s Guild Christmas Fayre 10.30-12noon, Tasburgh church

‘Calling all walkers, cyclists and car drivers !‘ You are invited to join in a fun day out in Norfolk, visiting as many Churches/Chapels as you can, whilst raising much needed funds. Saturday 9th September is the annual Norfolk Churches Trust fundraising day. Over 600 Churches and Chapels will be open on the day from 9am to 5pm. You can be sponsored for each building you visit or a set amount for the day. Half the money raised goes to The Norfolk Churches Trust and the other half to a Church of your choice. In Tasburgh, this has been one of our major fundraising events, but in recent years the number of cyclists and walkers has dwindled. Please take part, to raise some funds to help preserve our beautiful Church building and other beautiful churches and chapels in our county. For more information and a sponsor form contact: Vivienne Taylor on 01508 471 790

Tharston Firework Display This will take place on Saturday November 4th at the Tharston Industrial Estate behind The Stratton Motor Co Building and tickets will be available nearer the time when full details of timings etc will be circulated throughout the Village. All proceeds will go to Tharston Re-ordering Fund.

Tharston Church Warden:

Mrs Pat Read 530 325

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. Please do check service times with the churchwarden or on the Tas Valley website: as unavoidable changes may occur. We would like to thank Mr & Mrs S Massey for hosting the Fete, all those who helped in any way, all who attended and the Weather, all of which combined to make a record sum of £1850 for Church Funds. All are welcome to attend our Church Open Day on Sunday 17th September between 10.30 and 2.30pm, when Complimentary Coffee and Cakes will be served. The initial plans for the Church re-ordering will be on display together with photos of Fundenhall Church which has recently been refurbished in a similar manner. There will be a Donations Box and a Raffle and any money raised will go to the re-ordering fund. This will be held on September 24th and it is suggested that any Harvest gifts take the form of Cans or Packets of Food for the Food Bank. There will be Cheese & Wine served after the Service which is at 6.30pm. Carols by Candlelight - December 15th at 7pm tbc

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11.00am Morning Worship - John Torbitt 3.00pm ‘Thank You Service’ celebrating all who serve our church 6.30pm Harvest Festival 11.00am Morning Worship - John Torbitt 8.00am B.C.P 1662 Holy Communion 11.00am Morning Worship with Baptism 10.30am Farewell Service for Canon Sally Gaze @ Newton Flotman Church 10.45am Joint Service of Remembrance @ Tasburgh 8.00am B.C.P 1662 Holy Communion

If you are alone, its very easy to feel isolated, so why not join us. Coffee Pot in the church room can provide you with some company. We are a friendly group who meet every Wednesday from 2-3.45pm, for a chat with tea or coffee & cake. So come along, meet some old friends and make some new ones. All ages most welcome. Contact Val on 470 298

St Mary’s Freedom Café gathers at 10.30 on the first Sunday of every month, at Preston Primary School. We are so pleased to see new people and to welcome back regulars. Please feel welcome to just come to see what it’s about or speak to Andrea on 471 529.

Prayer Visiting from house to house has taken place during the lighter warmer months and we continue to pray for the residents of the village at the fortnightly local house of prayer meeting. If you know of anyone who needs visiting or has a prayer request please contact me. Remember there is a confidential telephone ‘prayer chain’ to offer prayer for any situations that arise in life, which you would value the prayers of others. Contact: Kate on 471 356

Tasburgh Church Warden:

Julia Orpin 470 983

We would like to thank everyone who contributed and supported the Festival of Flowers, a great weekend was had by all, and we raised £2,800 for church funds and St Martins Housing Trust. We have just had our Landlubbers Holiday Club at Preston Primary, with a pirate theme. 40 children attended and a fun time was had by all. This wouldn’t have happened without our fantastic team, so a big thanks to all who helped. Looking ahead, our Harvest Festival is on Sunday 24th September, with our Harvest Lunch on Sunday 1st October. Our Remembrance Service on Sunday 12th November at 10.45am meeting at the village sign. It would be lovely to see you at one or all of the events.

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9.30am BCP Morning Prayer 10.30am Freedom Café, Preston Primary School 9.30am Holy Communion 9.30am Morning Praise with Thanksgiving 10.30am Harvest Festival 9.30am BCP Morning Prayer 10.30am Freedom Café, Preston Primary School 9.30am Holy Communion 9.30am Morning Praise 9.30am Holy Communion 10.30am Farewell Service for Canon Sally Gaze @ Newton Flotman Church 9.30am BCP Morning Prayer 10.30am Freedom Café, Preston Primary School 10.45am Service of Remembrance 9.30am Morning Praise 9.30am Holy Communion 9.30am BCP Morning Prayer 10.30am Freedom Café Christingle, Preston Primary School - tbc

St. Mary’s Church, Tasburgh

Sunday 24th September 9.30am It is suggested that any Harvest gifts take the form of Cans or Packets of food (no perishables please), which will be donated to the Food Bank.

Sunday 1st October at the Village Hall, at 12.30 for 1pm start. ÂŁ6(tbc) and children under 12 free. Tickets available from Julia Orpin on 470 983 Join us for a real feast and lots of community spirit!

We meet on the first Monday at 2.30pm in Tasburgh, Church Room New members and visitors would be very welcome September 4 - Nothing is what it seems with Dave Moore October 2 Exploring Ireland with W.B.Yates, Paul Binney November 6 - New Zealand with Sue Thomas December 2 - Christmas Fayre in the Church, 10.30-12noon December 4 - Christmas Tea Party Please contact Janet Baker on 471 063 or Ann Crawshay on 470 634 for more information Thank you for all your support at fundraising events.

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 to get in touch. Cell Contacts: Andrea Sluman Freedom Cafe Cell, Tuesday evenings 471 529 Kate Cakebread Wednesday evenings in Tasburgh 471 356 Lesley Cox Wednesday evenings in Newton 471 334 Richard Bond Wednesday evenings in Saxlingham 578 093 Andy Cox Thursday evenings in Tharston 471 334 Vicky Ball Thursday evenings in Newton 471 506 Wayne Doman Saturday Special Me Group for people with special needs and their families 471 933 Youth Cells (JAM) meet on Monday evenings 7-8.30 to explore faith and have fun together. Contact:; or 470 762 Parent and Toddler Alpha Group meet on alternate Thursday mornings at Newton Flotman. Contact: Andy on 471 334

The Local House of Prayer (HOP) meets in Tasburgh, to pray for and bless our community. We would like to invite Christians of all denominations who live here, to join us in this venture, especially if you do not worship at St. Mary’s. Our vision is to see brothers and sisters in Christ, meeting together to pray for the residents of the village of Tasburgh and surrounding area, to be truly blessed and that all will come to know the Living Lord. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10 - 11.15am at 26 Chestnut Road, Tasburgh. If you would like more information or to enquire further please contact Andrea on 471 529. We look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Bible Study Group - Meets on Tuesday afternoons at 2.15pm. New people would be very welcome. Please contact Philip Simmons 499 041 Emmanuel Group. Local House of Prayer - Meeting weekly, at 10am on Fridays. For more details phone Shirley Brooks 470 369 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 Craft Group - 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. Contact Julia on 471 833 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. Contact Val on 470 298

Team Rector Rev’d Canon Sally Gaze: 01508 470 762 The Rectory, Church Road, Newton Flotman NR15 1QB Team Vicar Rev’d Dawn Davidson: 01508 498 924 The New Rectory, The Street, Saxlingham Nethergate, NR15 1AJ

Contributions for the next Church Newsletter by Friday Nov 3rd 2017

Imagined Land Project DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Lantern Procession and Historical Pageant 7pm, 16th September 2017 "Let's turn history into celebration!" After all the work uncovering the history of the village Imagined Land is reaching its climax with a whole village celebration and Ceilidh. This is your chance to be a part of it. The procession will take a circular route from clockwise from the village hall and around the enclosure. We will be going back in time, with scenes of history along the way: Victorian, Medieval, Saxon and Iron Age. All ages are welcome.Some will come in costume, some will know and sing the songs, some will be carrying lanterns or objects they have made - others will have things they can bang to in rhythm. Some will just come for the spectacle and join in where they'd like to. We can't do this without you. The more people are involved, the better it will be. In addition to our work with the school and scouts we are looking for Makers, Performers, Singers, Musicians and Rhythm makers . All Imagined Land events are free and open. OPEN MEETING Saturday 2nd September 10 am at the Village Hall or drop in during the day. WAYS YOU CAN TAKE PART Join the Procession Turn up at the Village Hall at 6.30pm on 16th September, we hope in costume Dress Up Who would you be? Saxon settler, Iron Age tribeswoman, Medieval Lord or labourer, or Victorian farmhand.? Anything goes. It's your imagination that counts. Tasburgh volunteers and project artists will support you to make your own costume. Make Things Learn how to make your own willow lantern and bring the dance of light to the proceedings - or join us in deciding and making the centerpiece of the procession. The more people do the more there is to do. If you can spare the time to support the final preparations in the school or village hall in the last 3 days that would be wonderful. 29

Imagined Land Project DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Sing and Make Music Find the joy of making music together. No talent necessary - just enthusiasm. We are learning 5 songs for the final event. Bring an Instrument, turn up and sing or just come to listen. Perform Would you like to be one of our actors bringing the past alive through stories and sketch? We are looking for a team of 4 to 8 local people who have always wanted to perform- whether they ever have or not. Help us make the magic happen. Rehearsals by arrangement individually or as a group. We will work around you but you should be available for at least 8th or 9th September and for the day itself. Key dates in September for Performance Rehearsals by arrangement Sat 2nd Sun 3rd

Making Music & The Big Build Big Build & Costume Support

Village Hall 11-4pm Village Hall 10-4pm

Wed 6th

Big Build & Costume Support

Village Hall 7-9pm

Sat 8th Sun 9th

Music & Performance Rehearsal Music & Performance Rehearsal

Village Hall 10-4pm Village Hall 10-4pm

Thur 14th Working with the School & Scouts Fri 15th Final Preparations at the school

School & Village Hall School & Village Hall

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School & Village Hall


16th September 2017

PROCESSION, PERFORMANCES AND CEILIDH ENCLOSURE & VILLAGE HALL 6.0PM Look forward to seeing you there! If you want to help or have anything to suggest, offer or ask then please contact Simon Floyd, Project Manager on 07896 781574 - 30

Preston Primary School

Preston Primary School has again been very busy. The children have had some wonderful experiences and have contributed towards a variety of projects. The beginning of May saw our Year 6 children complete their SAT assessments. They all worked incredibly hard and we are very proud of what they each achieved. In the same week and as part of the Imagined Land project, an archaeological dig took place on our school field. An archaeologist and volunteers from Caister Roman Project spent three days at our school digging test pits with the children looking for historical finds. The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed this hands-on experience and were thrilled to discover an American aircraft bullet, a Georgian coin and a toy digger amongst the finds. In the same month, the children in Year 4 were trained and carried out Oral History Interviews with some village residents. They wrote and used their own interview questions to discover what it was like to grow up in Tasburgh in the past. After the archaeological digs, the children explored Viking and Anglo Saxon life through a range of activities. A creative writer came into school and wrote Viking poems and Viking stories, carnival artist made lanterns and shields and a musician ame and helped the older children to create a song. All of this work contributed to an Imagined Land assembly and an exhibition that was held for the local community. The lanterns, shields and songs will be used for the Imagined Land pageant in September. Throughout this term, the children have also taken part in a range of sporting challenges. Our older children took part in a Kwik Cricket Cluster Competition in which our Year Six team went through to the South Norfolk finals. They also put their cricket skills to good use at the Tas Valley Kwik Cricket festival. The children in Years 3 and 4 represented the school at the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation football festival and in doing 31

Preston Primary School so, had their first experience of competition outside of our local cluster of schools. Years 1 and 2 also attended a football festival where they played teams from across Norfolk. The children greatly enjoyed all of these events and showed tremendous team work . One of our PE teachers hascompleted their training in badminton so the children are now looking forward to learning this sport next year. Our enjoyment of sport and our strong belief in team work were celebrated at our Sports Day in July. The weather was gorgeous (for a change), the children cheered each other on and we finished the event with a family picnic. In June, the Reception children went on a trip to Norwich castle where they learnt about life in the past and castle artefacts. In the same month, the children in Years 3 and 4 went on a residential trip to How Hill. The children carried out environmental studies such as pond dipping, thatching, weaving and orienteering. They all enjoyed a boat trip and some of the children and staff were lucky enough to see some otters. Preparing the children with skills for life is an important part of what we teach and there have been plenty of activities relating to this. Year 6 children completed their cycling proficiency awards as well as taking part in a safety awareness which included first aid, food hygiene, gas awareness and electrical safety. Children in Reception have learnt how to keep safe in a vehicle and our Year 1 children have learnt how to keep safe near roads. All of our children have had the next level of Heart Start training for their age group. In Reception, they learnt how to call for an emergency service whilst our oldest children, along with children from our partnership school in Saxlingham, learnt how to use a defibrillator. In June, the Church of St Mary held its flower festival and every class in the school spent a week creating artwork and poems based around flowers to contribute towards this. Our term ended with Alice in Wonderland, Preston’s Got Talent and a farewell to our Year 6 children. All in all, it has been an incredible term and with all that the children have produced and achieved this term, we can say with pride that Preston has got plenty of talent! Finally, we would like to wish our Year Six children every success in their new schools.

Georgina Rich Deputy Headteacher 32

Tasburgh Allotment Society

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Tasburgh Allotment Society On the plots we have newcomers (please get yourself on the waiting list if you are interested in being an Allotment holder contact Details below for more information. As always sad to see a leaver go but equally it’s also nice to welcome new members Yet another shed has popped up and a fine specimen hand built from scratch. Remember the Open Gardens is set again for next summer. Please get in touch to register you interest in showing off your garden.’

2017 Flower & Produce Show ‘ Thanks to all those who took part in the 2017 Flower and Produce Show. Special thanks to the set up gang from TAS and the judges; Ann Crawshay and Dave Moore. Both probably gained a pound or two due to increased food entries. We will monitor the date we hold this event each year due to what is in season. Many veg growers were held back this year because of the relatively early date.

Simon Orford TAS Secretary 07867 914307


Recreation For All

This is likely to be the last report from Recreation for All, at least in its present format. For the last couple of years, we have been in hiatus. We had £4700 left, which we have been holding on to see if anything came of a desire to upgrade the tennis courts. However, this was going to be very expensive – we had quotes in excess of £70,000 – and with the new hardcourts at Long Stratton much of the desire for this seems to have evaporated. The original team has dwindled in number, there are only about 6 of us left, and in truth we are exhausted! Therefore, after consultation with the Cubs, the decision has been made to spend the remaining money on 2 pieces of equipment– a logpile for the over-8s area, which will fit with the existing rock and spider web – and a springy for the toddler area. We have the agreement of both the Village Hall and the Parish Council for this. The order has been placed, the area measured, and the hope is to have it all installed during August. As RFA winds up, I would like to thank everyone who has been on the team over the last 7 hard but rewarding years. We have achieved everything that we originally set out to achieve. I would also like to thank the Parish Council, the Village Hall Committee and the Social Club for their help and support. Finally, I would like to thank everyone who came along to any of the festivals or helped to support us in any way over the years. Jill Casson 35

Tasburgh Memories Depwade was described in 1854 in White's directory as a fertile district where several small streams give rise to the river Tas. It formed part of the parish boundary between Tasburgh and Flordon. Flordon only had 36 houses and a population of 167 but had a railway station from where 5 five trains left daily. The Norwich to London line had been finished in 1845. James Clayton was the Station Master and Jonathon Pawley kept the Railway Tavern. A nearby post Office was run by Katherine Wright who received letters at 9am and dispatched them at 5pm. Tasburgh had 113 houses with a population of 475 people. The principle Inn was The Bird in Hand on the A140 complemented by the Horseshoes and a Beerhouse. The village had two shopkeepers, a shoemaker,2 butchers, a cattle dealer a pig jobber, wheelwright, two blacksmiths and a corn miller . The occupations reflected Tasburgh's farming origins. Frederick Walpole lived at Rainthorpe Hall and Henry Edmund Preston at the Rectory. The school mistress was Eliza Goddard. On a personal note my father travelled by train in the 1930s to Flordon to visit an aunt with a family name Muskett unfortunately I couldn't establish where she lived. Dave Moore

Tasburgh Parish Council has a projector with sound facility This is available FREE OF CHARGE for use by other village groups. If you would like to book it please email the Clerk


Tasburgh Tips and Treats Jelly and ice cream for adults! Delicious & a lovely treat to end a meal Serve with fresh raspberries or poached peaches or on their own. Raspberry and Rose Water Jellies 7 gelatine leaves 500g (1lb) raspberries 150g (5oz) caster sugar 1/2 lemon, juiced 1 tsp rose water handful small mint leaves, to decorate Put the gelatine in a bowl of cold water and set aside to soak. Meanwhile, put 400g (13oz) raspberries and the sugar in a pan. Add 300ml (1/2pt) water and warm over a low heat for 5-10 minutes, stiring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved and the fruit has broken down. Remove from the heat. Push the fruit and liquid through a fine sieve into a measuring jug, the top up with warm water from the kettle to 600ml (1pt). Add the Lemon juice and rose-water. Squeeze out the water from the gelatine and whisk into the jelly mixture until dissolved. Divide the liquid and remaining raspberries (reserving 6 to decorate) among 6 jelly moulds. Chill for 4-6 hours, until set. Turn out the jellies onto serving plates. Garnish with the mint and reserved berries. Vanilla Ice Cream 2 vanilla pods 500ml/16fl oz double cream 70g/3oz sugar 3 egg yolks Halve the vanilla pods lengthways and scrape out the seeds. Add the pod to the cream and bring to the boil, then add the sugar and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks in a large bowl then slowly whisk in the hot cream mixture. Pour the mixture through a fine sieve into another bowl and whisk in the vanilla seeds. Pour the mixture into a freezer-proof container and freeze for 2-3 hours, or until set. Due to the absence of milk in this recipe, the ice cream does not crystallise in the freezer bowl. So there's no need to stir it. This recipe is Ideal for anyone without an ice cream maker.

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CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS IN TASBURGH Do you enjoy taking seasonal photographs? Would you like one of your photographs to be featured on the front page of future Tasburgh Quarterly Magazines? If the answer is YES then we would like to see them. Please email your photographs for consideration to 38

Tasburgh Sports & Social Club

Chairmans Blog My blog this quarter come’s just after the club A G M so I thought I would tell what’s been happening at the Club with some paragraphs from my report at the AGM. The words imagined and imagine have been used a lot recently due to the search into the History of Tasburgh the village, so I thought why not use those words to describe how Tasburgh Sports and Social Club has been performing over the past year. Who would have imagined, I certainly didn’t that after the Club was reformed in 2009 that we would have the successful club we have today. Although the year was not as busy as 2005 the Club still managed to donate to the Village Hall by way of such items as, paying for the installation of 2 new cookers and paying for an extractor hood in the kitchen, new doors ad furniture in the small hall, and safety railings round the patio. Also 20% of takings from the bar at village hall organised events, and proceeds from the pool table. Total donations to the village hall £6000. A donation of £500 was made to the big C charity in memory of Roger Knight who did a great deal to help village youngsters via his involvement with Scouts and Explorers and who passed away at the end of 2016. The club continued to support Tasburgh United Football Club with donations in excess of £800 over the year so you see here’s that word again I imagine that last year the Club performed as it should have done as a Community Interest Company. As well as donations, with help from Club member Lee Lowe and colleague Tracey Robinson { both from Norfolk Carers } the Club was instrumental in setting up the Tasburgh Carers Group which so far has proved to be a big success, the Club agreed to pay for the hire of the small hall for 1 morning a month for the first 6 months. 39

Tasburgh Sports and Social Club Club activities over the year included a number of music nights, our annual Burns night with The Harvs being one to remember. Last year also saw our traditional Beer Festival tied in with the first Village Fun Day which the Club sponsored .both events being repeated this year and both a huge success, Quarterly Games nights were introduced as was opening on Sunday afternoons and both proved to be so popular they’ve now become permanent fixtures. Our monthly Quiz which was first introduce in 2008 passed its 100 edition, and still going strong. So there we are a busy year at the Club and long may it continue. If you are not a member why not pop in at the bar and join, have your favourite tipple and support the community at the same time. One thing I would like to Imagine {that word again} is the formation of a new Amateur Dramatics Group something I think the Village needs, and it would have the full support of Tasburgh Sports and Social Club. That’s all for now, Cheers Don Proudfoot

Would you like to learn how to ring the bells for St Marys Church Tasburgh or perhaps you are an experienced bell-ringer

INTERESTED?? For more information Contact Steve on 01508 471198 40

Tasburgh Carers Group We are a new group set up to support carers and their cared for in Tasburgh. Meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of the month meeting in the social club room at the rear of the village hall (with wheelchair access) 10.30 -12.30. There will always be a supply of useful information leaflets for carers and a supportive group of volunteers to give you a warm welcome.

FUTURE DATES September October 19th, November 16th, December 21st. For further information ontact the secretary of the group Rachel Mahoney email 21st,

POWER CUT? CALL 105 This is the new national phone number “105� which was launched earlier in the year by UK Power Network for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area. 105 is a FREE SERVICE and customers can call 105 NO MATTER who YOU buy electricity from. 41

Dates for Your Diary 16th September 2017

PROCESSION, PERFORMANCES AND CEILIDH ENCLOSURE & VILLAGE HALL 6.30PM Look forward to seeing you there! Thursday 21st Sept

Tasburgh Carers Group Tasburgh Village Hall 10.30am - 12.30pm

Friday 29th Sept

MacMillan Coffee Morning Tasburgh Village Hall 10.00am onwards Donations of raffles and cakes gratefully received Contact Mel Goodall 01508 470195

Thursday 19th Oct

Tasburgh Carers Group Tasburgh Village Hall 10.30am - 12.30pm

Friday 10th Nov

Christmas Shopping Event Tasburgh Village Hall 7-9pm

Thursday 16th Nov

Tasburgh Carers Group Tasburgh Village Hall 10.30am - 12.30pm

Thursday 21st Dec

Tasburgh Carers Group Tasburgh Village Hall 10.30am - 12.30pm

If you would like your event listed on this page just let us know.


A large print version of the Tasburgh Quarterly and Church News is available upon request. Please contact 01508 494569 Next Edition The Winter edition of the Quarterly and Church News

will be distributed by the end of November Contributions from local organisations are always welcomed and can be emailed to the Parish Clerk for inclusion. We would be particularly pleased to receive suggestions for regular articles. All articles to the Parish Clerk, by 10th November 2017





RETRACE ANTIQUES We will pay a fair price for good quality antique, vintage, unusual & decorative Art & Furnishings Including interior & garden furniture & statuary, pictures, silver & metal ware, ceramics & glass, and fine objects that need a new home Contact Tracey or Gary Bray on 01379 608549 or 07525019762 Email: Bonds Rd, Tivetshall St Mary, Norwich NR15 2BX







Autumn quarterly 2017  
Autumn quarterly 2017