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ISSUE NO. 39

SUMMER 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 Brian Hill 8 Harvey Close 471011 brian.hill2@homecall.co.uk 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 Rachel Simmons 2 Prior Close 471197 rachelsimmons1974@yahoo.co.uk At the time of publication the Parish Council had 3 vacancies for councillors. The results of the co-option will be reported in the Autumn Quarterly. Clerk Catherine Moore Jubilee Farm, Fleggburgh Road 01493 Rollesby, Norfolk NR29 5HH 749918 tasburghpc@btinternet.com Website http://tasburghpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/

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Tasburgh Parish Council Parish Council Report It has been yet another busy quarter for the Parish Council, made even more so with the elections in May. At the time of writing, six councillors had stood for re-election with three standing down - these being Tony Lacey, Deborah Sacks and Don Proudfoot. At the last meeting of the outgoing Council in April, the Chairman thanked those three councillors for the time and work that they had put into their roles. Particular thanks must go to Don who have served the Council for over 20 years. The Council will be co-opting people to the remaining vacant places on the council, and has four applications to consider at the meeting on 19th May. On the business side of things, the end of the financial year has resulted in a small surplus of funds, however the cost of the removal of the ash tree at Burrfeld Park has risen due to the need for a full road closure. This is an expensive but necessary process and a date has been booked for July for this work to finally be undertaken. The Council has received planning permission for the erection of the prototype sign opposite Flordon Hill and has appointed a contractor to install this. Having taken nearly 4 years to achieve, the Council will be pleased to tick this one off the list! The Annual Parish Meeting on 28th April was well attended, with engaging and interesting reports from a variety of village organisations. The overriding theme seemed to be that Tasburgh is a fantastic place to live, work and socialise, and there are opportunities for everyone. If you have a small amount of time to spare and want to offer a few voluntary hours, the various contributors to this magazine would be very pleased to hear from you, and contact details can be found on page 3 or from the Parish Clerk. The Council will be considering its action plan for the next year in May - watch this space for details in the next Quarterly. Have a good summer! 6


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South Norfolk Council Leisure Centre Improvements A £150,000 refurbishment at Diss Swim & Fitness Centre started on 23 March for 5 weeks, marking the beginning of one of the most exciting investments in the history of South Norfolk Council. This is the start of a £4.15 million programme of improvements to all three of the Council’s Leisure Centres that will benefit the health and well-being of residents for years to come. The planned improvements include a complete refresh of the whole centre and a new changing area, shower area and entrance. The gym will also undergo a makeover, including new flooring and state-ofthe-art resistance equipment. Wymondham Leisure Centre will be next to undergo major improvements from June, with £3 million earmarked to transform it into a community fitness hub, with new and improved facilities such as a soft play area and spa, new gym and cafe. In Long Stratton, the Council has been working with the High School, County Council, Parish Council and sports clubs to plan leisure improvements for Summer 2016. All centres will benefit from a new online booking system and swipe card access, which will reduce queuing and make it easier for customers to book and pay. This is being rolled out from 30 March. For more information visit www.southnorfolk.gov.uk/leisureimprovements

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Tasburgh Village Hall

We continue to be very busy at Tasburgh Village Hall, hosting a varied mix of regular user group activities plus a healthy number of hires for weddings, birthday parties, choral performances and of course the entertainment evenings provided by Tasburgh Sports and Social Club. The Trustees are proud of how the Hall and it's facilities have improved and progressed and have plenty more ideas on next steps. Our absolute priority for a next step is to obtain full planning permission and source funding to greatly overhaul and improve the car parking - as this is an increasing source of concern for us when the Hall is at it's busiest. No mean feat though to get this all up and running and project managed - if you'd like to know more or can offer some much needed support and skills (any project managers out there?) please do join us on the 23rd June.... So, our AGM is to be held on the 23rd June, and we're planning a few changes this year. We'd like to invite you to join us for an 'Open Evening' from 7pm until 7.45pm, where you can come along and hear from the current trustees about how the hall is run, about what we try to achieve, a little bit about our backgrounds, and how we'd welcome any help any of you can provide in order to move things forward. We also hope that the various User Groups will be able to attend to tell you a little about how the hall is used. Don't worry we're not planning a 'tell' session - more of a reasonably speedy fact find, where you can discuss what you're interested in, with the relevant people (a bit like 'Trade Stands'). We will then hold our AGM from 7.45pm, and if any of you would like to stay for this session you will be very welcome. 8


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Tasburgh Village Hall Upcoming events / dates for diaries: Open evening and AGM - 23rd June 2015 Village Fete - 12th September 2015 Quiz (joint with Tasburgh Allotment Society) - 3rd October 2015 Art Exhibition - 17th / 18th October 2015 NEW Pudding Night - 12th December 2015 Finally, a couple of pleas from us: We love to see the Hall and the Field used by so many people yet this is causing us increasing concerns regarding dog fouling. We will be displaying more signs asking owners to keep dogs on leads and clean up any dog mess. We have dog poo bins available on the field. Please be responsible and adhere to our plea to do these 2 things - it really isn't nice or healthy for our playgroup, beavers / cubs / scouts, footballers / user groups / hirers and villagers / general users who want to come and picnic / play and use the open space or indeed other dog walkers to have to try to avoid the unpleasantness of unexpected dog poo. Trophies - with so many active user groups in the village, we're pleased to report that many have won trophies and awards which they would love to display at the Hall. We have a trophy cabinet and an inventory of it's current contents. We are very proud of all the awards contained within it and indeed, recognise that these provide a great historic reference of success over the years. So, we're thinking about how best to balance these two needs. If you are the owner of any of the current trophies (some are individual awards) and would like to take them home, please do let us know.

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Norfolk Constabulary

As the weather is getting warmer, different seasons bring different challenges. With the warmer weather we all open our windows and doors and spend more time in the garden and allotments. With open doors and windows this presents an opportunity for ‘walk-in’ thieves. Remember when going out or going to bed, to secure windows and doors that you have opened. After dusting down the cobwebs from the lawnmower and other gardening tools, make sure these are secure in a garage or garden shed after use, and you have photographs of items for your records and keep any documents and serial numbers of existing or new garden tools, machinery and garden ornaments. You can also property mark your tools. For those who have allotments, please make sure you take your tools back home with you if they cannot be secured at the allotment. Remember 999 for emergency, and 101 for any non-emergency call, or you can email the team at Long Stratton, with any questions or concerns. sntlongstratton@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

Christian Aid Table Top Sale A huge thank you to everybody who helped and supported the event in the village hall on 28th March. It was a superb community event and raised almost ÂŁ767.70 for the charity as well as generating lots of goodwill. Heartfelt thanks to all. What a great place Tasburgh is! Brenda Davison 10


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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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Norfolk County Council

A large print version of the Tasburgh Quarterly and Church News is available upon request. Please contact 01493 749918. 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. Our numbers continue to increase rapidly, so much that we are nearly full for this summer term. For the next few weeks our themes are ‘Growing’ and ‘Minibeasts’. We have started digging our corner of the communal allotment plot, and are planning to plant potatoes, peas, sunflowers and cucumber. We are also taking part in Tasburgh Allotment Society’s potato and pumpkin competitions, and are pleased to announce that our potato is already growing well. This is as well as our own ‘Grow the Tallest Bean’ competition, and attempts to grow beans up the side of our display board. Later this term we will be joining with the Reception class at Preston Primary School to visit the lambs in the field and the Church. We shall also be repeating our annual sponsored walk / run around the field, and enjoying lots of other summery activities, such as making ices and lemonade, minibeast hunts, and large-scale painting and water activities outside in our fenced area. Then to finish the year in grand style there will be our Sports Day and a party for our leavers complete with a small play that we are planning. Watch out for details of more pop-up coffee shops to come, and also another 50/50 sale of children’s toys and clothes. 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

POP-UP COFFEE SHOP SERVING TEAS, COFFEES AND DELICIOUS HOME-MADE CAKES TASBURGH VILLAGE HALL SATURDAY JULY 11TH TIME TO BE CONFIRMED Proceeds to Tasburgh Playgroup funds

PLAYGROUP PAPER SKIP A big thank you to everyone who still brings their paper and card down to our bi-monthly skip at the hall. We do appreciate that there have been problems with getting paper to the skip recently because of the heavy traffic congestion in the hall car park on Saturday mornings. We are currently in discussion with the Village Hall to find a solution to this problem, possibly involving a change of time or having a permanent skip next to the existing glass bank. Please do continue to bring us your paper – this is a very valuable fundraiser for us.

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Preston Primary School

The Cross Country Norfolk Finals at Wymondham College on Tuesday February 3rd were contested in very muddy conditions but two children qualified for the Norfolk County Finals. Well done! The first Football Club session was held on 23rd February and the Garden Gang Club 26th commenced again on 26th February. Swimming lessons for Years 3 and 4 began on 2nd March. On Tuesday 3rd March children from Years R, 1 and 2 attended a Dance Festival at Long Stratton Leisure Centre. On 6th March Year 6 children had a Maths Fun Day at Long Stratton High School. On Friday 13th March, the School Council asked for each child to dress in one colour, make a Funny Face or do both, contributing ÂŁ1 towards the Red Nose Day Charity. On Friday 20th March Friends organised a Bingo night. A sum of ÂŁ280 was raised. Monday 23rd - Wednesday 25th March was Year 5 and 6 Residential Trip to Hill Top Activity Centre. The children enjoyed the many challenges they met there, overcoming some of their fears of heights etc. As usual we are pleased to report the behaviour of the children was very good. An Easter Hat Parade and Easter Celebration Assembly took place in school on Friday 27th March. 16


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Preston Primary School Easter Break was 27th March - 13th April. On Thursday 16th April Years R, 1 and 2 had a trip to Gressenhall. The weather was lovely and the children enjoyed the ride around the farm in a carriage drawn by a tractor and meeting the Shepherd in his hut who took them to see the sheep and the new lambs. They also learned how crops were grown years ago and had hands on experience sowing seeds. A demonstration and tasting of dropped scones made on an old fireplace in an old house was an experience they enjoyed. Jean Campling

Treasure Quest Revisits Tasburgh! On Sunday 12th April BBC Radio Norfolk’s Treasure Quest team revisited Tasburgh - this time narrowly missing finding the treasure which was placed in Burrfeld Park. With just seconds to go, Sophie Little arrived to find the treasure at the wooden sculpture of a bird. Even though it was only just a fail, Sophie and Navigator Ian were presented with their prize of an Easter egg each. It was lovely to have them back in Tasburgh!

Thank you to everyone who supported the Macmillan Cancer Support concert on 26th April. A fantastic ÂŁ1,043.19 was raised a big thank you to all! Janet Few 17


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Long Stratton High School Once again I am not quite sure where this term has gone! The term began with our Year 11 students sitting mock exams. I am delighted to report that the vast majority have worked consistently hard and as a result secured very pleasing grades. Since then, they have been working hard in lessons and have been attending many of the revision lessons on offer at lunchtimes and after school. Last week our Under 14 girls became County runners up in a football competition involving a large amount of teams from all over the county. Sadly, they lost narrowly to Thorpe St Andrew High School in the final. Later that day our Under 14 boys won the South Norfolk League, beating Dereham Neatherd High School in the final. A good number of staff attended these events voluntarily and all returned, just like the pupils involved, bursting with pride at what can be achieved by all those belonging to what is a small, yet proud, South Norfolk High School. Earlier this month we all entered into the spirit of World Book Day as well as Red Nose Day for charity. Thank you to parents who supported their children with such imaginative and colourful costumes and to the pupils themselves for making a magnificent effort which made World Book Day such a memorable occasion. I was delighted to hear reports about how useful our Year 10 pupils found their recent trip to the Regional Skills East Careers Fair. They collected valuable information from a variety of sixth forms, colleges and apprenticeship providers in preparation for their post-16 course applications later this year. We also had a good attendance at the Year 9 -11 Apprenticeship Evening the following week, with over eighteen providers telling pupils and parents about the courses on offer. Earlier in the year we welcomed over 130 Year 6 pupils from across all our feeder schools to experience a day of Maths in preparation for 18


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Long Stratton High School their transition to us in September. The feedback from pupils and parents was extremely positive and much of this was down to the support they received from our current pupils who promoted not only Maths learning but Long Stratton High School in general. We look forward to seeing the Year 6 pupils again over the coming months as they take part in a number of organised events. As we constantly strive to become an outstanding school, at times we are guilty of focusing only on the criteria dictated to us by OFSTED. What has been achieved in the last few weeks by pupils and staff at our small Norfolk High School is very much in keeping with my own personal definition of outstanding. John Wilson,Headteacher

Tasburgh Bids Farewell to Pete the Postman On Tuesday 14th April Tasburgh residents bade farewell to a familiar face around the village - Postman Pete. A banner was placed on the Green at the top of Church Road, and residents had clubbed together to make sure that Pete knows just how much he is appreciated. Pictured below is the banner that was put out on the Green.

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Tasburgh Allotment Society Down on the Allotments: June 2015 No Quarterly report has a fresher feel than this one. The sun is out, although we’ve just entered a cool period to see off April which seems a bit of a backwards step after enjoying occasional days in the last fortnight that have topped 20 degrees. At least that warmth helped kick start a surprisingly cold soil. Reports have suggested that, although the winter did not see any of the truly wintry conditions of snow or prolonged ice, the general continuous low temperature throughout left the soil in February and March very cold. We are still awaiting the official rainfall data for April but its sure to be well down on the expected as it seems we’ve had to make do with no more than three splashes during the entire month. April showers will really have to be renamed as the springs seem evermore dry on average each year. A little patience has been a good quality to have this spring. However activity on the allotments is fully underway now. In the past couple of weeks some brave potatoes have been peeking through and these have needed top level TLC around the end of April with frosts threatening to nip at new growth if left unearthed. New sheds have appeared and also new frame constructions for netting in brassicae and soft fruit. Onions are establishing well and there are several impressive looking rhubarb plants getting off to a flyer. The Scouts and Playgroup have been busy on the community plot I notice with their named pea plants safely netted in. It seems I write most TAS reports saying that the water installation is almost there. I do have to continue this pattern again but the hope is that this could be the last time I write ‘that we are nearly there’. Everyone is digging deep now to get us over the finish line and a core few have been working very hard to get this working. 20


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Tasburgh Allotment Society The Open Gardens that I announced in February is now being put back a year to the middle weekends of July 2016. Sensibly many gardeners expressed the view that six months notice is not enough preparation time and I believe this decision will make for a tremendous event in 2016 (ten years since the last effort). Thanks to all those in the village gardeners who were so positive about this when I contacted you and I really hope you’ll all be still eager in 2016. If anyone not been in touch yet feels that can offer a garden or some organising role please get in touch with me. The Produce Show has been discussed and a tweaking of the classes has been carried out. New to the event this year will be eggs, cup cakes, herbs, chutney and cordial I again want to bring to your attention that this event is open to all Tasburgh residents and is simply organised through TAS. Please see full list of 2015 classes included over the page to see which ones we can tempt you with. Simon Orford , Secretary to TAS

Horseshoe Way Footpath It is early in the season but I must remind walkers that they should keep as close as possible to the hedge line. This request relates to the permissive section between the Heritage Field and the end of the section from Lower Tasburgh. This section is kindly allowed by permission of the landowner, and if his request to stay close to the edge of the field is not respected we will lose that permission. Dave Moore, Tasburgh Parish Council Chairman 21


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1. Three onions - grown from sets

21. Heaviest onion

2. Three onions - grown from seed

22. Heaviest marrow

3. Three leeks

23. Longest runner bean

4. Three carrots - tops trimmed 5. Three potatoes - any colour

24. Largest pumpkin by circumference 25. Humorous vegetable

6. Three shallots

26. One spike of gladioli

7. One cauliflower

27. Six sweet peas

8. One cabbage 9. Two cobs sweetcorn

28. Three dahlias - mixed any type or size 29. Flower arrangement of any type

10. Six French beans

30. One sunflower head

11. Three beetroot trimmed

31. Bunch of herbs

12. Three courgettes

32. One jar jam

13. One marrow

33. One Victoria sponge

14. Six tomatoes other than cherry

34. Three scones

15. Six cherry tomatoes - any colour 35. Two sausage rolls 16. Six runner beans

36. Six eggs

17. Three parsnips

37. Three cup cakes

18. Four beetroot

38. One jar pickle/chutney

19. One garlic bulb

39. Homemade cordial

20. Dish of soft fruit, single variety 22 (12 berries)


Summer 2015

Two years in ministry It will be two years in June this year that I was ordained at Norwich Cathedral and came to work with the churches in the Tas Valley, how time flies! Over the last two years I have learnt so much about the role of the parish church, how the church works, and also learnt a lot about myself. Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to all the willing volunteers who give up their time to keep St Mary's Tasburgh and St Mary's Tharston open. Because of their efforts and commitment, it means that the church can continue to serve the community in providing regular Sunday services and offering opportunities for weddings and baptisms and funerals in the parish church. It's no secret that local parish churches are struggling at the moment, as fewer and fewer people attend the weekly services. This means the responsibility, both practically and financially, to keep the church open falls on a relatively small group of people. It has been a privilege for the Hartley family to get to know you all, and personally a privilege to have been able to have been with some of you as you have experienced the joys of getting married or having your babies baptised. There are also the harder times of being with you through bereavement, or struggling with other issues. The latter of course is not just a ministry of mine, but of Rach also, who I

also owe a big thank you to. One thing I’ve learnt in my two years here, is even though I’m called to minister to others, is how much I have been ministered to, by you.


I thank you for the support that we have received from you as at times life has been challenging for us also. Who knows what the next two years will bring but please be assured of my prayers for you. May God’s blessing be with you and your families now and always. Amen Martin Hartley

Sally Gaze’s contribution to the diocese through her work as the Facilitator for Fresh Expressions of Church and as the Team Rector in the Tas Valley has been recognised in her appointment as an Honorary Canon of Norwich Cathedral she was collated by Bishop Graham and installed by the the Dean at Evensong on May 3. It was good that so many from the benefice were able to attend the service Continue to pray for Sally in this new role linked with the cathedral. May she be blessed and be a blessing J.C.

Sunday June 7 Meet at St Mary’s Church, Saxlingham for a Depwade Deanery Event 4.00pm Deanery Walk 5.00pm Tea 6.00pm Deanery Evensong Saturday June 27 12.00-3.00pm Tasburgh Church Fete in the church and Churchyard All Welcome In Saturday June 27 time TBC Swainsthorpe Bake Off Sunday July 12 Cell Church Picnic at Whitlingham Watch out for details Monday July 27 to Thursday July 30 10.00-12.00noon Tas Valley Churches Holiday Club. Fun, games, craft, stories drama for 5-11years with parent/carer and toddler activity alongside Saturday August 22 2.00pm Tharston Fete at Picton Farm


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. Please do check service times with the churchwardens or on the Tas Valley website as unavoidable changes may occur within the 3 months of the quarter covered by this newsletter. Please do contact the churchwardens for further information

June 14

11.00am Open Gardens Service

June 21

8.00am BCP 1662 Holy Communion

July 4

Wedding

July 12

11.00am BCP 1662 Morning Prayer

July 19

8.00am BCP 1662 Holy Communion

August 1

Wedding

August 9 August 16

11.00am BCP 1662 Morning Prayer 8.00am BCP 1662 Holy Communion

. Thank you Brenda, the local organiser, is delighted to be able to report that the Table Top sale, Lent Smartie tubes and generous donations have raised nearly ÂŁ 1000 for Christian Aid this spring.


We have had a very busy time at St Mary's over the past few months. One of the highlights being the confirmation service with Bishop Alan when four of our youngsters where confirmed another was the full immersion baptism of one of the candidates on the previous Sunday. St Mary’s Freedom Café takes place at Preston Primary at 10.30am on the first Sunday of each month. Café church is for people of all ages and an opportunity to meet and get to know each other, share experiences in a very informal way over a mug of coffee and bacon roll, engage with some questions of life, have some time for an optional fun craft

activity, have a time for quiet reflection in

response to some faith questions in a creative way or just come to read the papers. Please feel welcome to come to see what it’s about or speak to Martin and Rach 470474

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” ¯ Mother Teresa The pastoral care team has been meeting regularly and has come up with number ideas of ways in which we could serve our community. We are holding a free men’s brunch on Saturday July 11 of at the village hall. We are planning a cooked breakfast and activities, so why not give it a try! To book a place ring the number below. If you have any ideas of how we could serve the community or need or know of someone who might need our support please contact me.

Kate Cakebread 471356


Tasburgh Church Wardens: Julia Orpin 470 983

Kate Cakebread 471 356,

The church has seen some vital maintenance carried out. Electrical work to porch and bell tower, essential masonry work, and pruning of our ancient yew trees. This work was undertaken with great expense and we would like thank the Ladies of St Mary’s Guild for their tireless fundraising which made this work possible. Our new timetable for services seems to working really well and the new Freedom café is attracting new families.

June 7

9.30am BCP Morning Prayer 10.30am Café Church at Preston School [Express yourself]

June 14

9.30am

Family Communion & Children’s Church

June 21

9.30am

All Age Family Service

June 28

9.30am

Holy Communion & Children’s Church

July 5

9.30am

BCP Morning Prayer

10.30am Café at Preston Primary School [Wonderful World] July 12

9.30 am

Family Communion & Children’s Church

July 19

9.30am

All Age Family Holy Baptism Service

July 26

9.30am

Holy Communion & Children’s Church

August 2 9.30am

BCP Morning Prayer

10.30am Café Church at Preston School [Holiday] August 9

9.30am

Family Holy Communion

August 16 6.30pm

BCP Evensong for the Patronal Festival

August 23 9.30am

Holy Communion

August 30 9.30am

Worship Service


THARSTON OPEN GARDENS Saturday & Sunday – June 13/14 – 10.30 till 5.00pm There will be 13 Gardens of varying types spread throughout the Village open for you to enjoy. Admission is by location map - £4 per adult (under 14s free) available from Tharston St Mary’s Church (post code NR15 2YG), a good starting point for your visit. Refreshments, Plant sales & Raffle All monies raised being in aid of the Church Funds. If you have any queries please contact Chris Lawson on 530055.

THARSTON CHURCH FETE Saturday 22 August at 2.00pm The Fete will take place later this year, on and will once again be held in the Garden of Picton Farm by kind permission of Mr & Mrs S Smith. We hope to have all the usual traditional Stalls and full details will be sent out nearer the time, but please mark your diaries with the date.

The Coffee Morning on April 25 raised £327-41 . Thank you for your support We meet at 2.30pm Tasburgh Church Room June 1 Caroline Beer ‘The Women of the National Trust’ July 6 Annual Garden Party September 7 David Frost The Squires of Felbrigg Hall Please come and join us, everyone is welcome. Saturday August 1 10.30-12.00 Fundraising Coffee Morning At Rookery House, Lower Tasburgh


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

Chris Gaze

11-14yrs, Mon evenings in Newton 470 762

Kate Cakebread Rach Hartley -

Wednesday evenings in Newton Wednesday evenings in Tasburgh

Richard Bond -

Wednesday evenings in Saxlingham 578 093

Andy Cox

Thursday evenings in Newton

Vicky Ball -

Thursday evenings in Newton

470762

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 Gaze, e-mail:

– These are small groups of Christians meeting to pray together for the area in which they live and the people of their community. They have a particular emphasis on seeking God’s blessing for their patch. It is an opportunity for Christians from different traditions, to come together to pray with others 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 in the summer . New members 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. For more details phone Shirley Brooks on 470 369. Local House of Prayer - 1st and 3rd Wednesday Mornings at 10.30am Please phone Andrea 471 529 or Jenny 470141 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 7 August 2015 to Jenny Cooper 01508 470 141 or jenny@tasvalley.org


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Burrfeld Park The volunteers at Burrfeld Park have had a few work days throughout the year, most of the usual team came and helped maintain the Park. This is always a very sociable event and is invaluable in creating a useful amenity for the village. All are welcome and no skill is required! The next one is on Saturday 30th May at 10am. We are in the process of trialling three wild flower areas, with the aim to develop a wild flower meadow on a much larger scale. Last year we saw our first real crop of apples from the Heritage apple varieties, and as we wanted, visitors sampled these. One apple tree is a bit sick but hopefully it will recover, or be replaced in the autumn. All the trees we planted last year have survived the winter and are showing new buds. The irises we were given looked great last year around the pond and look as if they will give an even better show this year. The tree work in the Park has left many dead branches which enrich the habitat. Mike ran a bird watching day which was a casualty of the weather, however the moth breakfast later in the year made up for this, and it was a pleasure to see so many younger people enjoying the variety of moths presented by the expert. More events will be planned this year. The number of people using the Park is increasing, helped by the village circuit provided by the Horseshoe Way footpath. The whiteboard shows that we have had a wide variety of species noted, though we doubt that wolves, eagles and dinosaurs were recent visitors, but this shows that youngsters use the area. The contractor has kept the paths clear and hopefully he will have a chance to reduce the raspberries. Our thanks for the support of the Council, and the band of volunteers, who tread the difficult path to balance natural biodiversity against having a useful amenity for the village. 31


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Tasburgh Scout Group This term we have been busy doing activities for several new badges that have been launched. We have planted beans and learned about how different trees look in the four seasons which are things we need to do for the Gardeners Badge. We have made a plate of food out of salt dough and talked about healthy eating and looking after our teeth. After half term we are brushing up on our scouting skills with learning to put tents and having a campfire. We hope to attend a sleepover in September. Tasburgh Beavers are the youngest members of the Scout Group, boys and girls, aged 6-8 years old. We meet on a Thursday 5-6.15pm, mainly at Tasburgh Village Hall during term time. We are full at the moment and are operating a small waiting list. For more information contact Kirsteen on 01508 471739. Our Explorers have been meeting new people recently, joining with Fressingfield and Harleston Explorers for a curry night in January, and inviting our new friends from Fressingfield back to join us for a pancake Valentines Night in February. Yes, our pancakes with pink food colouring did end up looking just like spam but they still tasted OK and it was good to see our young people mixing with others from across the district. Despite the chilly weather we've been out and about too with a scary Ghost Walk around Norwich and an interesting evening at Seething observatory for a talk on the life-cycle of stars and a chance to look through the telescopes at some of Jupiter's moons, the Orion Nebula and other celestial phenomena. We always find time for at least one wide game during a term and this time we've been creeping around the woods at Smockmill Common and Tyrrel's Wood, hunting glow sticks and chasing each other. Another active session was badminton at Hempnall Village Hall. 32


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Tasburgh Scout Group We like our Explorers to have a chance to display their more creative side and this arrived in the form of our "Rubbish Fashion Show". Challenged to produce ‘Gangsta Fashion’ outfits from a collection of household waste, they ended up with 2 intriguing outfits incorporating bin bags, cardboard, remote controls and even bath taps! The performing arts are just as important as the creative arts and January saw our usual trip to the pantomime, this time to see Peter Pan. Something that we don’t mention enough is how much work some of our Explorers put in as Young Leaders, helping to run the Beaver Colony, Cub Pack and Scout Troop. They organise games and activities and all sorts of other useful tasks, for example Chloe Hallett organised a World Trade game for one of the evening Explorer sessions. Chloe and Tom Musgrove have both recently completed all of their ‘Young Leader Missions’ and Edward Remer, Olivia Young, Ellie Leeder and Rebecca Pates attended a training weekend earlier this year to enhance their leadership skills.

A word from the Group Scout Leader As I reported at the Annual Parish Meeting, it has been a fantastic year for Scouts in Tasburgh, with our numbers continuing to increase to well over 100 young people involved from Tasburgh and the surrounding villages. We are now the second biggest Group in our district which includes Diss, Attleborough and Wymondham. All of our sections are almost overflowing and we continue to need more help. We are losing Jamie Clegg, one of our scout leaders, in July and hopefully (although that sounds the wrong thing to say) we will be losing Grace Downer and Courtney Young when they go off to university. We need to fill the gaps left or will find it very difficult to maintain the great things we do here in Tasburgh. There might be someone out there you know who could get involved, it doesn’t need to be a commitment every week as we know people live busy lives so 33


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Tasburgh Scout Group we try to make helping with scouts as flexible as possible. Please get in touch with me or any of our other leaders. If you are interested you would be more than welcome to pop down on a Thursday / Friday night to see what we get up to, but please have a word with me first to make sure we are expecting you. On 26th April we joined the district for St George’s Day Parade. This was a great occasion, with 400 young people from around our district crowding into the church in Attleborough. We hope to be volunteering at Race For Life at the Showground this year through a campaign of community involvement being organised by scouts nationwide and within our own district. We are very much looking forward to our first ever family camp in June, christened FamJam. We have invited families to come along to experience some of the activities we normally do while at a scouting camp. We have had a great response and the event has attracted 80 adults and young people, which is going to involve cooking a lot of bacon and eggs and pasta. We are also excited that two of our leaders, Daniel Pates and Sammy Harlow, have been invited along to a country trip to Luxemburg with over 30 young people and other leaders from around the county. We have received a couple of grants this year, one from Aviva to help with equipment for Norjam and also from South Norfolk Council which we will be using to provide group t-shirts to all young people and leaders once we have finalised the design. All of this wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of our voluntary leaders, assistants, parent helpers and young leaders, who regularly give up not just their Thursday / Friday nights but many hours for preparation of the activities. Graham Pates, Group Scout Leader

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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

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Tasburgh Memories From the writings of Mrs Addington It is know that there was an early Saxon settlement to the south and east of the church. Possibly from the end of the 7th century when Saxons were converted to Christianity there was an earlier wooden church. The earliest part of the present church dates from about AD1000. The only surviving parts of the church, which reputedly burned down in 1365, are the tower and part of the west wall. The present nave and chancel were built mainly at the expense of the landowner Sir Adam de Clifton. Several Wills of Tasburgh people survive, the earliest was of Joham de Bumpstead who left money to repair the top of the tower. Between 1385 and 1558 when Britain ceased to the Roman Catholic the following left money for the church: John Lincoln for service books; Henry Spanton for a new font; Nicholas Dye for vestments; Margaret Gamble to replace the thatched roof with lead; Richard Boyton for the making of the bell; Robert Fuller for ornaments; and William, Thomas and George Benedick for repairs. Many others left money for the high alter - probably spent on candles and oil. The last person to leave possessions to the church before the Reformation was the rector Sir William Burgess. After 1558 the church was no longer responsible for the poor and hungry so it was more usual to leave money to a charity. There have however been benefactors leaving money for the church. Dave Moore

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Tasburgh Eurolink We had our annual wine tasting on 28th February which was attended by 60 people. We tasted some excellent but reasonably priced wines supplied by the Wine Shop in Eaton. The explanations were interesting and some of the wines were unusual with a good range from sparkling wine to full-bodied red, something for everyone. I’m pleased to say that they have agreed to come again next year so ‘watch this space’. We are now looking forward to our visit to Belgium from 11th to 15th June when 23 members will be going. Most people are car sharing to keep costs down but also to make the journey more sociable. We don’t yet have details of what our hosts are planning this year, but we shall certainly be meeting many old friends in the parish hall on arrival, and there are also two new host families this year. Whatever we are doing we are certain of a warm welcome, good food and beer. The chocolates aren’t bad either. We would love to welcome new members to the group on this side of the channel. In 2016 our Belgian families will be visiting us. If anyone is interested in joining Eurolink they would be more than welcome to contact us to find out more. Finally, our now famous Safari Supper will be on 4th July this year. Make a note of the date and, as tickets go quickly, ask Helen Burnett, Alan Jones or any other member of the Committee for yours by the 24th June at the latest. Helen Burnett, Chairman, Tasburgh Eurolink

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Tasburgh Sports and Social Club Chairman’s Blog It’s been really busy since the last blog,not just behind the bar but helping with the end of financial year and getting ready for our AGM on May 11th. Yes the Club has had another good year, in fact the second best year in its history. Over the year we have supported groups in the community with donations:- Tasburgh United Football Club; 1st Tasburgh Sea Scout Group; Tas Valley Pre-School; and Tasburgh Village Hall who we supported not just with donations but extended the Patio at the rear of the Hall. The Club continues to offer to its members and guests, an excellent range of drinks at affordable prices to suit all tastes from our very well stocked bar. Over the year we also looked after the bar for 13 weddings booked by the Village Hall, and also many parties, christening parties, and events organised by other user groups. Now to the coming year. Two events for the diary which you will see are advertised on the back page, the 10th, 11th and 12th June is our Beer and Music weekender, there will be a variety of bands / groups playing on stage in the main hall on Friday night 10th, more from 12noon on the Saturday 11th. On Sunday there will be a car boot sale on the field and in the afternoon it’s your turn if you can sing or play a musical instrument, no it’s not Tasburgh’s Got Talent, its our Open Mike afternoon. So come along and chill out with us. Then on July 5th it’s THE Cricket Match, come and support or even play for your team - be that Upper or Lower Tasburgh. Pimms served from 12 o’clock {very English Village Green stuff} and there will be a BBQ with big jumbo hotdogs and quality beef burgers served up by our always smiling staff. We just need some good weather and your 40


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Tasburgh Sports and Social Club support, will the Phoenix rise for Lower Tasburgh? Come and find out! Profits from the day will go to a children’s charity Looking further ahead, as Recreation For All decided not to do TasFest anymore we felt it was a pity as over the years it had taken place it was very popular and as such should not drop from the calander of events. But it requires a good deal of planning and an enthusiastic team of volunteers. We would really like to do it next year, 2016, so if you have ideas or would be willing to be on a team and revive TasFest please please come and have a talk with us Well thats all for now, see you soon. Cheers for now, Don Proudfoot(Chairman Director)

• Opening Times • Tuesdays 7pm - 11pm; Thursdays 7.30pm - 11pm (Pool Night - check the board) Fridays 6pm - 11pm Every 3rd Sunday Quiz 7.30pm - 10.30pm 41


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Tharston & District WI In March Rachel Duffield, with a nod to Shakespeare, took us on a journey from birth to death through songs, poems and readings. She opened with ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’, the song of a dreaming adolescent and followed it with the first of the seven ages - that of infancy and a song made famous by Victoria Wood, ‘Musical Movement’ - the song of a disgruntled six year old boy. Later childhood was celebrated with songs from the film ‘Wicked’. With the third age, that of lover, came words from Coco Chanel: ‘a girl should be classy and fabulous’; a poem by Maya Angelou, ‘Phenomenal Woman’ and from ‘Oklahoma’ the song sung by the flighty Ado Annie, ‘I’m just a girl who can’t say no’. The last in the Lovers’ section was ‘The Unexpected Song’ by Andrew Lloyd Webber in which the love-struck woman thinks she has found The One and which sums up the joy of being in love. Shakespeare’s soldier became a mother as every mother battles to get her children to school and to bed. Words this time came from Jane Austen: ‘happiness in marriage is a matter of chance’ and from Queen Victoria, ‘no girl would go to the altar if she knew all’. The song was a 1917 music hall number ‘Why am I always the Bridesmaid’ with the raised voices of the WI joining in the chorus. Continuing the section on motherhood Rachel read a poem by Holly McNish about what happens to your body when you have a baby: ‘it is marked like a tribal brave with the trials my body went through’. A Joyce Grenfell monologue ‘The Hymn’ followed. As she sang she remembered that she had left a stock pot on the oven and her thoughts of what was happening in the kitchen are sung / spoken to the tune of and intermingled with the words of the hymn. By middle age the idea is that women have learnt from their mistakes and achieved serenity but not men: so ‘behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes’. In this section she included ‘Something Wonderful’ from ‘The king and I’. Of old age Lucille Ball said ‘The secret of staying young is to eat slowly and lie about your age’. From Jenny Joseph came ‘When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, I shall pick flowers in other peoples’ gardens and learn to 42


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Tharston & District WI Spit’. And finally the second childhood was celebrated with a song from Cabaret ‘What’s the use of sitting alone in your room? Put down your knitting, come taste the wine’ (and join the WI. But please, don’t spit!) Our speaker in April was Suzy Bond. Suzy’s firm ‘Faye Maiden’ designs and makes magnetic, hematite jewellery and is based in Hapton. (Hematite absorbs and retains magnetism.) She told us that magnetic therapy has been approved by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) for some conditions including joint pain, migraine and eczema. She emphasised that magnetic therapy does not cure any conditions but it does reduce inflammation in the joint which in turn reduces pain and increases the amount of movement. She warned that it is not suitable for those who have pacemakers but said as artificial joints are made of titanium those who have had replacements can walk through metal detectors without fear of being pulled over and the jewellery will not be attracted to the joints. Suzy’s infectious humour kept the 52 members interested but not quiet: many simply had to discuss this amongst themselves and several times she had to bring their attention to the noise level even on one occasion threatening them with - and it was held aloft - the NAUGHTY CHAIR! There was plenty of question time which deteriorated hilariously as innuendo followed innuendo. Be under no illusions, the ladies are not prudes (there were four copies of Fifty Shades of Grey on the book stall) so when one member asked if there was anything that could be used on men and when suggestions as to what a hooked item (we later found out it was a page marker) was used for the answers are best left to the imagination. Magnetism might ease joint pain but on the night laughter proved a great tonic as well. We have also had a games and chat afternoon at Wacton Village Hall and a celebration of Pancake Day.

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Tasburgh Tips and Treats As the days begin to stretch out, our thoughts turn to long summer days in the garden and inevitably the thoughts also turn to garden parties, bar-b-q’s and easy dining. Whilst the men return to their primeval roots to oversee the ceremonial cremation of those beautifully prepared, marinated meats and vegetables there is a chance to rescue the event with some spectacular desserts. Better still, these easy desserts can be made well in advance and frozen, taken out before the guests arrive so they are thawed by the time they are needed, with just a little decoration to do before they are to be served. Best not worry about the calories. Include some fresh fruit salad or raspberries to make it a healthy option! Have a lovely summertime. Julie Lawrence Key Lime Pie For the base: 3 ounces unsalted butter 8 ounces digestive biscuits Filling: Ÿ pint double cream 4 limes - juice, julienne strips of rind and zest 397 g can sweetened condensed milk Plus lime slices for decoration Make base by melting butter and adding crushed biscuits. Press into 9 inch fluted tin or spring release tin for easy removal. Chill for 25 minutes. Whisk filling ingredients for 3 to 4 min until creamy. Pour onto base. Chill for at least 3 hours or cover with cling film and freeze. (Defrost time 2 to 3 hours.) Decorate with lime slices.

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Tasburgh Tips and Treats Lemon Delight (Note: This dessert does contain raw eggs) 3 lemons 3 large eggs 397 g can sweetened condensed milk 2 packets trifles sponges Mix together condensed milk, egg yolks, lemon rind and juice. Whisk egg whites, fold into above mixture. Layer sponges with above mixture, finishing with mixture. Cover and freeze now or leave in fridge overnight. (Defrost for 2 to 3 hours.) Decorate with a sprinkling of lemon julienne strips. Chocolate Truffle Torte 3 ounces Amaretti biscuits 1 lb good plain chocolate 5 tablespoons liquid glucose 5 tablespoons brandy or rum 1 pint double cream 9 inch tin (preferably with loose base) lined and lightly greased Crush biscuits finely and spread over base of tin. Melt chocolate, brandy, liquid glucose in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Allow to cool until just warm. Whip cream into soft peaks, fold into chocolate mix and spoon into the tin. Cover the tin with cling film and chill overnight or freeze. (Defrost for 2 to 3 hours.) Turn out onto a serving plate with the Andretti biscuits uppermost. Dust lightly with cocoa powder if desired.

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Dates for Your Diary 23rd June

Tasburgh Village Hall Management Committee Opening Evening and AGM, from 7pm

5th July

Village Cricket Day

11th July

Playgroup Paper Skip and Pop-up Coffee Shop, Tasburgh Village Hall

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

Next Edition The autumn edition of the Quarterly and Church News will be distributed by the end of August. 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, tasburghpc@btinternet.com by Friday 4th September.

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