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TASBURGH

QUARTERLY & CHURCH NEWS

Photo: Sue Hines

ISSUE NO. 43

SUMMER 2016


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

Mr Dave Moore 01508 471041 Mrs Tina Eagle 01508 494569 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 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 Shirley Brooks 01508 470369 St Mary’s Guild Mrs Margaret Madgett 01508 471525 Fitness Club (Over 50's) Mrs Ann Gibbins 01508 470225 Fat Dad’s Football Mr Bill Wheeler 01508 471633 Martial Arts Mr Andrew Gillingwater 07775 890359 Inaccuracies or omissions? Please contact the Parish Clerk tasburghpc@btinternet.com

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Tasburgh Parish Council, Serving the Village of Tasburgh

Meetings Parish Council meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month in the Committee Room of the Village Hall at 8pm (refreshments available from 7.30pm). Planning Meetings, if required, are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month, in the Village Hall Committee Room at 7pm. Agendas are posted on the village notice boards and the website at least three days beforehand. Public are welcome to attend all Parish Council meetings; there’s an opportunity to speak or ask questions. Please note, if you would like an item to appear on the agenda, details must be sent to the Clerk at least eight days before the meeting. The Council is unable to make a decision on anything not included on the agenda but can discuss newly raised matters and refer them to the next meeting. Minutes of meetings are posted on the website or are available from the Clerk. Parish Council Surgeries Councillors are always willing to discuss any issues with you; their contact details are on page 5. In addition, Councillors are available on the evenings of their main council meetings (third Tuesday of the month) between 7.30pm and 8pm during which time refreshments are served. 4


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Tasburgh Parish Council, Serving the Village of Tasburgh Contacting the Parish Council If you would like to know more, have any comments about Tasburgh Parish Council and its work or you have any issues you wish to be raised, please contact one of the Councillors or the Parish Clerk. Councillors Jill Casson 12 Hastings Close 470334 jillian_casson@btinternet.com Willie Crawshay The Grange, Low Road 471650 willie.crawshay@btconnect.com Brian Hill 8 Harvey Close 471011 brian.hill2@homecall.co.uk Geoff Merchant 14 Orchard Way 470606 geoffmerchant@btinternet.com Dave Moore 16 Henry Preston Road 471041 david.g.moore@homecall.co.uk Keith Read Thornly Barn, Saxlingham Lane 470229 k.a.read@btinternet.com Matthew Read 1 Harvey Close matt.read.taspc@gmail.com Rachel Simmons 2 Prior Close 471197 rachelsimmons1974@yahoo.co.uk Adrienne Watts Grove Cottage 470217 awatts.tas@hotmail.co.uk Clerk Tina Eagle 17 Alder Close 01508 Poringland, Norfolk NR14 7LY 494569 tasburghpc@btinternet.com Website http://tasburghpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/

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Tasburgh Parish Council Parish Council Report There have been a number of changes on the Parish Council during the last couple of months. Firstly, we are very happy to welcome Tina Eagle as our new Clerk. Tina lives in Poringland and is already the Clerk to Bixley Parish Council. She was appointed in March and has hit the ground running by dealing with the Annual Parish meeting in April, as well as a number of ongoing projects. Secondly, we welcome Adrienne Watts as a new Councillor. Adrienne was co-opted onto the Council following Sarah Isaacs standing down for personal reasons. Hopefully everyone will have seen the smart new blue bus shelter on the A140, which has replaced the increasingly dilapidated one on the Norwich-bound side. There is also going to be a new shelter on the Diss-bound side, but this has been delayed a little because we have had to apply for a ‘street furniture licence’. So there should soon be an end to standing in the rain for people heading for Long Stratton. Both shelters have been made possible because of matched funding from Norfolk County Council. Over the past few years, the Council has received a number of complaints about vehicles speeding through the village. Therefore, we are in the middle of purchasing a speed awareness monitoring machine (SAM), again with matched funding from Norfolk County Council. This will be moved around between four different spots in the village, all located where it was felt there was a problem with drivers going too fast. A number of other local villages have installed these machines, and they do seem to work in reducing the numbers of speeding vehicles. Hopefully, the various potholes around the village have recently been repaired. We are aware that there is still a problem with flooding on the road near the Flordon Road junction. This is due to a damaged culvert underneath the road. 6


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Tasburgh Parish Council Norfolk County Council has investigated, and should be making repairs in the near future. If you do spot a pothole, or any other problems with the roads or signs within the village, please let us know, and we will pass the information to the county council. There will be roadworks in the near future on Grove Lane; these mark the connection to the mains water supply of the pipe installed by the Allotment Society across the village hall field. After several years of hard work, the allotments will finally have water for this summer Tuesday 26 April saw the Annual Parish Meeting, which was attended by representatives of village groups and members of the public. It is always great to listen to the reports from the various groups and realise how lucky Tasburgh is to have so much going on and so many thriving societies. On the night, there were discussions about the proposed development on Church Road, providing access to the heritage field from Church Hill, and whether there were other possible uses for the Heritage Field itself which still left the archaeology of the site undisturbed. There was another, quite detailed discussion around the subject of social media. The Parish Council has been debating whether we should have a presence on social media, specifically Facebook, to enable us to communicate with parishioners via another means. Opinions on the council are very divided on this issue. If you have views, either way, please let us know by emailing the Clerk at Tasburghpc@btinternet.com Remember that everyone is welcome to attend Parish Council meetings. Agendas are available on noticeboards or on our website (tasburghpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk) and there is an opportunity to give your views during the Public participation item on the Agenda Tasburgh Parish Council 7


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South Norfolk Council

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Tasburgh Eurolink Our Wine Tasting on 27th February went very well as usual. Thanks again to Alan Jones for organising it and Brian from Harper Wells who always finds us interesting wines and is a mine of information about them. His quizzes are also very popular, especially with the winners whose prize is a bottle of bubbly. It was nice to see a few new faces, but apologies to those who usually come and couldn’t get tickets this time. We do our best to advertise the event well in advance but have decided to limit the numbers to 60 as this is the maximum that can be accommodated without destroying the ambience. The Safari Supper will be held on June 18th. You can pre-book your places now by giving your name and the number in your party to any member of the committee. It’s a rather shorter route than in previous years, but I’m sure the bonhomie and food will be just as good. Where else can you get a drink and four course meal for just £10 a head? We’re looking forward to seeing you. We are ready to welcome 22 of our friends from Linden on May 26th. They will be welcomed with a drink in the Social Club on arrival before going home with their hosts. Friday is a free day to be spent as the families wish. On Saturday we have a coach trip to Ely with guided tours of Oliver Cromwell’s house in the morning and the Cathedral in the afternoon, lunch in The Almonary restaurant and finishing up by the riverside for a cuppa. Fingers are still firmly crossed for good weather. My thanks to members of the group who have been working on an information sheet on Ely and the Civil War and our Belgian friends who have translated it into Flemish. Sunday is another free day and our friends will be leaving on Monday morning. Contacts: Helen Burnett : helenmburnett@gmail.com or Alan Jones: jonesa@talk21.com Helen Burnett, Chairman, Tasburgh Eurolink 9


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Tasburgh Village Hall

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Norfolk County Council

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

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Tasburgh United Charities The Trustees of Tasburgh United Charities would like to remind parishioners that they have available each year a certain amount of money to be applied in helping the residents of the Parish who, regardless of their age and for whatever reason, find themselves in need of financial help. Identifying those in need of assistance in the village can be our most difficult task. Whilst previously the elderly may have been seen as the obvious persons requiring help, and we continue to support them when we can, in the current economic climate working families may be those with the lowest income. Others could include those temporarily or long term unemployed residents enduring illness, students, or anybody suffering a loss of income for any other reason. We meet to make decisions about distributions twice annually in May and November and for urgent requests on other occasions in-between. Among the factors taken into consideration is a general idea of the family income, for that reason we ask for a few facts about the overall income / expenditure for the applicant’s household. Our application form is simple to complete, all information is kept completely confidential. Assistance can be given by outright grant towards general expenses, by contribution towards a particular expense, a temporary loan or by purchases of equipment for use. Items of further education will also be considered. Remember, the money is there for use by any resident of Tasburgh, all applications are considered in the strictest confidence. If your circumstances are not already known to the Trustees and you feel that they might be able to help you please contact one of the trustees: Mrs Jill Casson 12 Hastings Close 470334

Mr Keith Read Thornly Barn, Saxlingham Lane 470229

Mr. Geoff Merchant 14 Orchard Way 470606.

Mr Ben Goodfellow Rookery House, Saxlingham Lane, 470668

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


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Tas Valley Pre-School and Playgroup Tas Valley

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We run 5 sessions a week Monday to Friday 9.30 to 12.30 at Tasburgh Village Hall. for all children aged 2 to 5 plus a Monday afternoon session 12.30 to 3.30 for pre-schoolers Book now for September Funded 2, 3 and 4 year-olds accepted. Our numbers continue to be very healthy. We are losing 16 children to ‘big school’ in July, most of them going to Henry Preston Primary, but we also have a good number of younger children, with hopefully more starting with us in September. Despite the current cold weather, we have begun digging on our corner of the communal allotment plot, and have already planted peas and sunflowers. Following our success at the produce show last year, we have also begun to raise what we hope will be prizewinning pumpkins , as well as tomato plants and potatoes in a sack. We have been to see the lambs and had several Spring walks. We began this term with themes of Spring and Growing, and as well as the outdoors activities described above, we have grown cress indoors, and held another of our very competitive ‘grow the tallest bean’ competitions. We then moved on to look at birds and minibeasts. We have held bug hunts around the field, built dens and hides to watch the birds, constructed a wormery and watched our tadpoles grow legs. There have also been lots of Spring and bug- related craft activities and plenty of cooking. Looking forward, we shall be looking at holidays and different places around the world, which will again include craft and cooking activities. 14


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Tas Valley Pre-School and Playgroup Hopefully the weather will be warm enough to spend lots of time outside with water and messy play, and on the field and allotment. There will be our usual sponsored walk / run around the field in June and a teddy bears picnic in July. Then the term will end with a party and presentation for all of our leavers Thank you to everyone who came to our last ‘pop-up coffee shop’ and/or purchased tickets for our Easter raffle. We are delighted to say that we made a fantastic £374.20 from these, which we are putting towards new physical and ICT equipment for the children. Our coffee shops will be taking a break over the summer, although if you are missing a piece of our delicious home-made cakes we will be providing refreshments for the Open Gardens Day on June 26, the Family Fun Day on July 16 and for the Fete in September. However, we do plan to hold more coffee mornings in the future, so watch this space for more details.

For more information or to register a place please contact: Gemma Rose at Gemski_85@hotmail.co.uk Or feel free to pop in and see us any time

PLAYGROUP PAPER SKIP THE PERMANENT SKIP IS HERE! SITUATED IN THE FENCED RECYCLING AREA AT THE VILLAGE HALL THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT 15


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Tasburgh Scout Group What a varied range of activities we've had since the last Quarterly.

Congo Rapids Adventure Golf was something new for us, especially as we were playing by floodlight. Much hilarity ensued as golf balls vanished into the various pools and streams surrounding the holes and Explorers dashed back and forth trying to find where they'd left their golf clubs but eventually everyone completed the course! Our conspiracy debate was an interesting evening. Amongst the topics under discussion were: did JFK fake his own death in order to defect to the USSR; are the Americans experimenting with crashed alien spacecraft in Area 51; are several prominent world leaders really lizard-aliens bent on global domination; is this real life or are we all in a dream/the matrix? Tubing is always great fun, hurtling down the slope at Norfolk Ski Centre in a large inner tube! Film making is currently underway, an evening of scripting followed by the first of two nights filming. Action adventure, thriller, comedy, documentary - it will be interesting to see the end results from the four different teams. As always we've been making use of Tyrrel's Wood. At the start of March we welcomed our fellow Explorer Scouts from Fressingfield, forming several mixed teams whose objective was to follow clues around the woods, cracking codes in order to complete the game. In April we had a simpler game of capture the flag, followed by sardines. (Next time we must remember to count as people find us so that we aren't all hiding in a group for five minutes before someone says "hang on... aren't we all actually here anyway?"!) 16


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Tasburgh Scout Group A very successful and enjoyable craft night took the form of Clay Modelling/Sculpting with an open brief for the Explorers to model whatever they fancied. Subjects ranged from the plain and simple to the highly detailed and complex, and with a prize at stake, some members of the troop went through numerous versions before finally settling on something they were happy with. At the end of the session all the models were lined up to be judged and a final vote from all the Explorers saw Kate Way to a landslide victory with her model of a freshly germinated 'Groot' from the film 'Guardians of the Galaxy'. As a final note, we will be down to one regular leader at the end of the summer term and we desperately need help to keep our Explorer Unit running. We regularly have 15-20 young people attending; helping these 14-18 year olds organise their activities and develop their skills is a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Our thanks to Diane for all her hard work over the years, this isn't goodbye because she'll still give us a hand from time to time but we do need help on a regular basis. Full training is available and job share is an option. If you think you might be interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact ;

Graham Pates (Group Scout Leader) 07825 725736 Or Paul Williams (Explorer Scout Leader) for a chat.

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Know an organisation that could benefit from a grant? To request an application form and application guidelines or if you have any queries or would like further information contact Rebecca Abrahall, Adnams Charity Administrator at charity@adnams.co.uk

Saxlingham Country Fayre Sunday 3rd July, 12pm Saxlingham Nethergate Playing Fields COME ALONG AND ENJOY THE FUN! Vintage tractors, pony rides, children’s activities, craft stalls, bouncy castle, dog show, games, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, BBQ, art exhibition, bowls, cakes, strawberries and cream and much more! Fundraising for the Friends of Saxlingham School and other local groups/charities.

Saxlingham Bowls Club Come along and have a go at Bowls. Coaching for beginners Experienced Bowlers are welcome too Ring: Chris Lacey on 01508 499700 18


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Morningthorpe Recycling Centre

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God is closer than you think We are currently doing a sermon series exploring the theme, “God is closer than you think”. If we look at our world today, some people may want to ask, “Is there a God at all ?” A common question is, ‘Why is there is so much suffering in the world ?’ I’m not going to offer any glib answers or even claim to have a definitive one to offer. We have all heard or seen the suffering some people go through, and no doubt at some stage have been through painful times in our own lives. This may have led us to asking the question, “Why?”. Christians don’t have all the answers and certainly don’t have perfect lives, but we do have the assurance of a loving God. If you are going through painful times at the moment, please don’t suffer alone. We are a praying community at St Mary’s and would like to support you through life’s ups and downs. One theme we looked at in church is, listening to the voice of God. We find ourselves living in a busy world that is full of noise. Sometimes when I’m asking the question “Why?”, I can get frustrated that God appears to be silent, (not answering my prayers). If I take time to be still and listen I hear his voice, and although he may not always answer the, Why?, I know He is with me. Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Amen. Rev Martin


Waveney Foodbank This operates in the Long Stratton Area providing emergency help in all sorts of family crises to people referred by local care agencies. Many of you will leave groceries at Tasburgh or Tharston Churches. There is a continuing need for UHT milk, long-life fruit juice, small jars of coffee, instant mash, rice pudding and men’s and women’s toiletries. The organisers are very grateful for the continuing support Bi-monthly newsletter and more information: www. waveney.foodbank.org.uk

Monday June 20

Sunday June 26 Mon July 25-28

Central Visitation at St Mary’s, Diss 7.00 for 7.30pm presentation of Diocesan Mission Strategy Open Gardens The church will be open for refreshments Tas Valley Benefice Holiday Club 5-11 years 10-12pm Preston Primary TBC

Our Right Royal Fete will be held on Saturday June 18th from 12-3pm. There will be all the usual stalls including homemade cakes, plants, bric a brac, with a bottle tombola, our Grand raffle, children’s games and a Royal Fancy Dress for children. We will be serving traditional creams teas with clotted cream in the church room, and a barbeque serving delicious red poll beef burgers. Any donations at the back of church please or call Julia on 470 983 to arrange collection. All proceeds will be for general Church Funds.


Tharston Church Warden:

Mrs Pat Read 530 325

Sue Hubbard has stepped down from being churchwarden of Tharston, she does so with thanks for her many years of service. 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 Benefice. Please do check service times with the churchwarden or on the Tas Valley website: www.tasvalley.org as unavoidable changes may occur within the quarter covered by this newsletter. For the past several years, Tharston Church has been open daily for visitors, prayer and quiet contemplation during the daytime. This relies on a few parishioners being prepared to open and close the church on a daily basis for one week, approximately once every three months. Please contact Barbara Cattermole: 530 739 if you could help the community in this way.

June 12

11.00am B.C.P 1662 Morning Prayer

June 19

8.00am B.C.P 1662 Holy Communion

July 10

11.00am B.C.P 1662 Morning Prayer

July 17

8.00am B.C.P 1662 Holy Communion

August 7

11.00am B.C.P 1662 Morning Prayer

August 14

8.00am B.C.P 1662 Holy Communion


St Mary’s Freedom Café has been running for over well over a year now, 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 those who have become regulars. The themes this year are based on films. On May 1st ‘Finding Nemo’ gave us points for discussion. Why not come and see for yourself, bring the kids to try an activity while you all enjoy eating bacon rolls, drinking real coffee and joining in conversation - or reading the papers. Please feel welcome to come to see what it’s about or speak to Martin and Rach Hartley on 471 474

The Care Team has been a little quiet in recent months. We have not been out prayer visiting recently, we think it would be rather unfair to ask people to stand on their door steps in winter, but we will resume visiting now the days are warmer. We continue to pray for the village, and if you know of anyone who needs visiting or has a prayer request please contact me, Kate Cakebread on 471 356

***** Remember there is a confidential telephone ‘prayer chain’ to offer prayer for any situations that arise in life, for which you would value the prayers of others. Contact: Kate on 471 356


Tasburgh Church Wardens:

Julia Orpin 470 983

Kate Cakebread 471 356

Easter has been a very special time of year, and we continue to enjoy the rhythm of the Anglican calendar. After many years of service as fabric officer Jim England has stepped down, we’d like to offer our heartfelt thanks for his contribution to St Mary’s. His role has assured that our beautiful church has been well maintained and looked after. If you think you can fill Jim’s shoes we would love to hear from you.

June 5

9.30am BCP Morning Prayer 10.30am St Mary’s Freedom Café at Preston School

June 12

9.30am Family Communion & Children’s Church

June 19

9.30am All Age Worship Service

June 26

9.30am Holy Communion

July 3

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

July 10

9.30am Family Communion & Children’s Church

July 17

9.30am All Age Worship Service

July 24

9.30am Holy Communion & Children’s Church

July 31

9.30am Holy Communion

Aug 7

9.30am BCP Morning Prayer 10.30am Freedom Café at Preston Primary School

Aug 14

9.30am Family Communion

Aug 21

9.30am All Age Worship Service

Aug 28

9.30am Holy Communion


Our Traditional Fete will be held on Saturday July 23rd starting at 2.00pm in the Gardens of Picton Farm, by kind permission of Mr & Mrs S Smith. There will be a stall serving refreshments as well as those selling Books, Cakes & Produce, Bric a Brac, Tickets for Champagne and a ÂŁ20 note and a big Raffle. There will also be a Coconut Shy, Putting & Pitching, and other games for children. We will be collecting items for the Fete around the Village but if you have something it would help if you contact Chris Lawson on 01508 530 055. All proceeds will be for general Church Funds.

Meets on first Mondays at 2.30pm in Tasburgh, Church Room New members and visitors would be very welcome. June 6 July 4

Talk and Quiz Pat Parsons 2.30pm Annual Garden Party at The Barn, Tasburgh by invitation of Mr and Mrs D. Baker Sat August 6 Coffee Morning 10.30-12.00 at Rookery House, Tasburgh the home of Mr and Mrs Goodfellow. All welcome September 5 Musical Afternoon Mrs A. Hawkin Thank you for 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 do get in touch. Cell Contacts: Mart Hartley -

15 yrs +, Sun eves, Tasburgh

0784 910 5554

Sally Gaze -

Monday evenings

470 762

Rach Hartley -

Cafe Cell Tuesday evenings

471 474

Kate Cakebread Sally Gaze Richard Bond -

Wednesday evenings in Tasburgh Wednesday evenings in Newton Wednesday evenings in Saxlingham

471 356 470 762 578 093

Andy Cox

Thursday evenings in Tharston

470 762

Vicky Ball -

Thursday evenings in Newton

471 506

Wayne Doman -

Saturday Special Me Group

471 933

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

These are Christians meeting together to worship, to pray God’s blessing on their patch and to encourage one another. They are praying for their neighbours, their community and the area in which they live. LHoP provide an opportunity for Christians from different traditions, to come together to pray with others living in the same area. At the moment there are 2 growing groups meeting in Tasburgh. It would be wonderful to have more, and also to be able to have groups in Tharston as well. If you would like to know more please contact: Andrea Sluman on 471 529


Bible Study Group - Meets on Tuesday afternoons at 2.15pm. New people would be very welcome. Please contact Philip Simmons 499 041 Children’s Church - Tasburgh has a Children’s Church for children aged from three years. This runs on the second and fourth Sunday each month 9.30-10.30am 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 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 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.

Team Rector Rev’d Canon Sally Gaze: sally@tasvalley.org 01508 470 762 The Rectory, Church Road, Newton Flotman NR15 1QB Team Vicar and main minister for Tharston Rev’d Dawn Davidson: dawn@tasvalley.org 01508 498 924 The New Rectory, The Street, Saxlingham Nethergate, NR15 1AJ Pioneer Curate and main minister for Tasburgh Rev’d Martin Hartley: mart@tasvalley.org 0784 910 5554 The New Rectory, Church Hill, Tasburgh NR15 1NB Contributions for the next Church Newsletter by Friday Aug 6 2016 julia@tasvalley.org


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Preston Primary School On Monday 1st February was the Norfolk Cross Country Finals attended by our qualifiers. On Friday 5th February the Friends (FoPPS) organised a Disco Party. School closed for half-term break from 15th – 19th February. It was swimming for Grasshopper Class on Wednesday 24th February and on Thursday 25th February Years r R, 1 and 2 went on a school trip to Africa Alive. There was a Maths Day for Year 6 pupils at Long Stratton High School on Friday 4th March and on Monday 7th March there was a Choir Trip to Norfolk County Music Festival. On Wednesday 16th March Years 5 an 6 attended a Science Day at Norwich Cathedral where workshops on Science and R.E. were held combining plants and disease, light, prisms, stained glass windows, structures and arches. Our science week was packed full of visitors and activities. These included Alvin Lee from UEA, Corinne Arnold from the John Innes Centre and Professor DNA from the Mad Science Company. Simon Orford, one of our parents, joined us in science activities. Mad Science was full of amazing facts and figures with explosions, experiments, shocks and plenty of laughter. The children enjoyed these activities, maybe we will produce some future scientists. On Monday 21st March there was a whole school Easter Assembly in the church to which parents were invited,24th March there was the Easter Hat competition and a Parade and lots of very interesting hats. The children had worked hard and there were some fantastic creations. At the end of the afternoon the children participated in the very popular Easter Egg Hunt Congratulations are due to our very competitive Key Stage 2 Football team who have succeeded in getting through to the South Norfolk Small Schools Tournament finals. On Friday 25th March to 11th April school closed for Easter Break. From 13th -15th April Years 5 and 6 went on their residential trip to Aylmerton Field Study Centre. Garden Gang gardening club started on 28th April. Jean Campling 29


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Tasburgh Allotment Society Down on the Allotments: February - May 2016 By the time you read this water should be gushing from our taps as we near completion of our water installation. It’s been an education getting this water sorted and I am sure a few of us at TAS won’t be too disappointed if we never ever go through the process again. I’m actually writing this just as the spring seems to have forcefully arrived during the first week of May. It’s never felt more overdue in my memory but suddenly in a couple of days all seems to be changing. Plenty of work has been going on through the early spring weeks though and most plots are really taking shape. Our newcomer to the Society has put a few of us to shame with the immediate progress he has made. More light is now getting into the site at the south end after storms brought down a tree and more dead trees have since been removed. The chairman’s newly installed glasshouse and fruit tress narrowly escaped the incident luckily. A group of us are busy preparing for the Open Gardens Trail and it would be great to see as many of the village out on Sunday 26th June enjoying some sights of Tasburgh that you rarely get a chance to see. Could you help out with a village litter pick up on the 25th June to help us get ready? If so please meet at the Village Hall at 9am - thanks Although it seems a way off, for those interested in preparing for the Village Produce Show, a list of classes is available here and on poster boards around the village. Simon Orford Secretary to TAS.

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Tasburgh Allotment Society TAS Produce Show Classes For The Sept Tasburgh Village Fete No Class 1 Three Onions From Sets 2 Three Onions from Seed 3 Three Leeks 4 Three Carrots Tops Trimmed 5 Three Potatoes any colour 6 Three Shallots

No Class 27 Heaviest Onion 28 Longest Runner Bean 29 Humerous Vegetable 30 One spike Gladioli 31 Six Sweet Peas 32 Three Dahlias mixed any type or size 7 One Cauliflower 33 Flower Arrangement Any Type 8 One Cabbage 34 One Sunflower Head 9 Two Cobs Sweetcorn 35 Bunch of Herbs 10 Ten French Beans 36 One Jar Jam 11 Three Beetroot trimmed 37 One Jar Fruit Curd 12 Three Courgettes 38 One Victoria Sponge 13 One Marrow 39 Three Scones 14 Six Tomatoes - other than cherry 40 Three Norfolk Short Cakes 15 Six Cherry Tomatoes - any colour 41 Two Sausage Rolls 16 Six Runner Beans 42 Six Eggs 17 Three Parsnips 43 Three Cup Cakes 18 Three Different Vegetables 44 Jar Pickle/Chutney 19 Any Other Vegetable 45 Homemade Cordial 20 One Garlic Bulb 46 Garden Picture U6 21 Dish of Soft Fruit 47 Garden Picture U12 22 Three Pears 48 Garden Picture U16 23 Three Apples 49 Potato in Sack Adult Overall 24 Largest Pumpkin 50 Potato in Sack Adult Single Circumference Potato 25 Squash Any variety 51 Potato in Sack Jnr Overall 26 Heaviest Marrow 52 Potato in Sack Jnr Single Potato 32


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Burrfeld Park

We are having another Moth Breakfast at Burrfeld Park

Sunday 12th June from 10-12am. If you have not been to the event before, do try to come along, you might be surprised how many months there are flying around at night. We have an expert coming to identify them. You then might like to have a sausage or bacon roll, with a cup of tea or coffee. Burrfeld is coming alive with primroses, cowslips, daffodils, bluebells and blossom. There are newts in the pond together with iris and marsh marigolds, by the side of the pond, there is a large slow worm, plus a young one who like to warm themselves under the corrugated sheet. We have ten more bird boxes, so hopefully some birds will make new homes. Two new Old English apple tress have been planted to replace the two that died, also a Rowan and a Field Maple, thanks to a grant from South Norfolk District Council. We had a very successful work day and would like to thank the thirteen people who turned up to help. Also many thanks to John Mann for replacing the wooden bird, as the old one fell off it perch. We will be on the Open Gardens Trail on Sunday 26th June and also hope that there will be some Scarecrows in the park once the date is confirmed. Brian Hill 33


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Tasburgh Memories The rector of Tasburgh between 1543 and 1561 was Sir William Burges. During this period England changed from Catholic to Protestant twice though Tasburgh changed little. In 1558 when Elizabeth 1 came to the throne he made a will. He left his soul to God, the blessed St Mary and the company of heaven his body to be buried in the chancel of Tasburgh Church. He left money, manuscripts and furnishings to the church and money to the poor. It is thought he lived in Glebe House lower Tasburgh with his servant and godchild Elizabeth Kemp and a child who was perhaps being educated Henry Mays. Most of the household goods, a gander and three geese, a cock and three hens he left to Elizabeth. Money he left to Henry. His mattress, a pair of sheets and blankets and a covering he left to John Mays of Halesworth, Henrys father. His manservant Edmund Brown was left a stout pair of boots and money. Margaret Burges was left a brass pot with long feet, three pewter dishes and two pewter saucers. His bedstead was left to Mr Gawdy of Norwich and his Daughter Elizabeth Gawdy a lace pocket. Alysander Gurney was left 7 rods of land which he had bought in Tasburgh.he left further monies to his executors and 7 godchildren. The will was witnessed by 8 people including Tasburgh Yeoman,The smith and other unnamed witnesses. It is interesting how names may relate historically. Gurney is an established Norfolk name in farming and banking and there is a Gawdy Road and Burges Rd in Norwich. Just a thought. Dave Moore (or Dave of Earlham!)

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NEWS ABOUT BIN COLLECTIONS It is likely that your rubbish and recycling bin collection days will be changing from

6 June 2016. To view your new collection days, you can go to www.south-norfolk.gov.uk and follow the link to the ‘My South Norfolk’ page.

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Tasburgh Tips and Treats

Recipe swapping is a traditional past time, often passed down through families and through generations of nations. We all have had something special, unusual, quirky, easy to make, enjoyable foods when visiting family and friends, after which we beg the creator to pass on the recipe, hoping to re-create it and pass it on. Last month my sister from the States sent round an email to us all asking for an easy recipe for biscuits as she has foolishly offered to make some for a tea party and had never made any before. It needed to be fool proof, quick, easy and be made in a large quantity. My sister in Australia came up trumps with a recipe that is popular in Australia and New Zealand when celebrating Anzac Day, crispy on the outside and chewy in the middle. Impossible to only eat one, and they store well for a few days, that is, if you have any left over.

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Tasburgh Tips and Treats Golden Crunch or Anzac Biscuits 1 cup each of plain flour, golden caster sugar, rolled oats and coconut. 4oz butter or margarine 1 tablespoon golden syrup 2 tablespoon boiling water, 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda • Melt butter in a small heavy bottom pan, add the syrup, water and bicarbonate of soda. • Pour the butter mixture onto the combined dry ingredients and mix well. • Drop heaped teaspoons of the mixture on to large greased trays, or better still get a non stick tray liner from Lakeland, leaving sufficient room, about 3 cm gap, for spreading in to small disc shaped biscuits. If they do happen to merge together, they will easily snap apart. • Bake in a moderate oven 350 degree F, 180 degree C for about 10 minutes, fan ovens about 170 degree C, 8-10 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer to a wire cooling rack using a spatula or slice to lift them as they will be very soft, to cool completely. They will then go crispy crunchy when cold. Store in air tight tin for tea time, or for accompanying ice cream or in small plastic bags for your lunch box.

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Tasburgh Sports and Social Club Chairman’s Blog The clubs financial year ended at the end of March and it’s been another successful year. I will not bore you with all the facts and figures, but we have spent our excess profits very wisely . Although we have sponsored the Tasburgh United football club , the main beneficary has been the Village hall , those of you who visit the club or use the small hall with another group will have noticed it’s had a colour change plus new light oak doors and matching blinds at the windows , the room is much brighter and somehow looks bigger, also a safety fence round the patio, which should be erected by the time you read this all these items paid for by the club. The patio was another club contribution the previous year. This is how by joining the club you can make a difference and help not just the village hall but other community groups in Tasburgh. The back cover of this issue is another example of the clubs efforts to work with the village community. Since the last blog we have had 3 cracking music and food nights Burns night and St Georges night with the fantastic father and son duo The Harvs and St Patricks night with the very impressive group Three Up Two Down. More music nights to follow so look out for the adverts. The pool season has finished but starts again in the Autumn our two teams can often find they are short of a full team so if you think you could pot a few reds or yellows and the black come in and have a game or two .and if you are not a member join up. Thanks to all the members who have rejoined again and also welcome to the members who have come through the door , it’s a great club to belong to, with an ever increasing drinks range which now includes excellent coffee freshly ground ,all at very reasonable prices . Cheers for now

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Dates for Your Diary 14 May 12 June 25 June 26 June 16 & 17 July 30 September

Playgroup 50/50 Sale, 10am, Village Hall Moth Breakfast, Burrfeld Park, 10-12pm Village Litter Pick, 9am, Village Hall Tasburgh Open Gardens Family Fun Day, Village Hall and Social Club Macmillan Coffee Morning, 9.45am, Village Hall Donations of cake, tea, coffee and raffle prizes welcomed. Contact Mel Goodall, 01508 470195 07968 743107

Next Edition The Autumn edition of the Quarterly and Church News will be distributed by the end of June 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 5th August 2016

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