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Tasburgh Quarterly and Church News - Winter 2013

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

Mr Dave Moore 01508 471041 Mrs Catherine Moore 01493 749918 Florence Ellis 01379 650032 Alison Thomas 01508 530652 Emergency 999 Non-emergency 101 sntlongstratton@norfolk.pnn.police.uk Inc Church News Mrs Julia Orpin Mrs Julia Orpin

01508 498317 01508 470983 01508 470983

Tony Lacey Mrs Sheila Plunkett Mrs Melanie Goodall

01508 470870 01508 470485 01508 470195 01508 471189 01508 470454

Village Hall Preston Primary School Village Groups Playschool Amanda Ellis 01508 470795 Scout Group Mr Graham Pates 01508 471518 Social Club Mr Don Proudfoot 01508 471408 Netball Club Mrs Rebecca Heaser 01603 812472 Players Mr Chris Austin 01508 471912 Eurolink Mr Steve Beckett 01508 471198 Allotment Society Mr Simon Orford 01508 471539 Coffee Pot and Crafts Mrs Shirley Brooks 01508 470369 St Mary’s Guild Mrs Margaret Madgett 01508 471525 Tasburgh KnitWits Mrs Denise Kitchen 01508 470732 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. Chairman Dave Moore 16 Henry Preston Road 471041 david.g.moore@homecall.co.uk Vice-Chairman Geoff Merchant 14 Orchard Way 470606 geoffmerchant@btinternet.com Councillors Jill Casson 12 Hastings Close 470334 jillian_casson@btinternet.com Brian Hill 8 Harvey Close 471011 brian.hill2@homecall.co.uk Tony Lacey 1 Grove lane 470870 tony_lacey@btinternet.com Don Proudfoot Aprilia Lodge, Saxlingham Lane 471408 fulmech@macace.net Keith Read Thornly Barn, Saxlingham Lane 470229 k.a.read@btinternet.com Deborah Sacks Glebe Cottage, Low Road 471002 deborah.sacks@btinternet.com Rachel Simmons 2 Prior Close 471197 rachelsimmons1974@yahoo.co.uk Clerk Catherine Moore Jubilee Farm, Fleggburgh Road 01493 Rollesby, Norfolk NR29 5HH 749918 tasburghpc@btinternet.com Website http://tasburghpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/ 5


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Tasburgh Parish Council Parish Council Report Plans moved a step further towards the siting of a new defibrillator on the wall at the side of the Village Hall last month. A defibrillator is a machine that delivers an electric shock to the heart when someone is having a cardiac arrest. These machines can also be called AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators). According to the British Heart Foundation there are around 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK every year. When someone goes into cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by 10%. Emergency response times in rural locations are often higher than in cities, so having a defibrillator based in the village is seen as a valuable piece of life saving equipment. If funding is agreed, this new machine will be able to be used by anyone, with simple instructions found within the unit. Siting at the Village Hall was seen as a central position within the village and therefore easily accessible to all in the event of an emergency. The Parish Council are investigating the provision of the various maintenance contracts as it looks to setting its precept for next year. In working towards setting the precept, the Council are also looking at the various projects it is considering for the coming 12 months as it plans carefully how the budget is spent. Residents are welcome to attend Council meetings to see how the budget, and your council tax, is considered. As part of its responsibilities with the play equipment on the Village Hall playing field, an inspection of the equipment, undertaken by a RoSPA inspector, had been undertaken who had found everything satisfactory. The Parish Council is keen to set up a “Youth Council� which it is hoped will allow those aged 25 and under to be able to engage in 6


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Tasburgh Parish Council village matters, holding their own meetings to discuss things in the village which concern them and allow their voice to be heard. Already several such Youth Councils have been set up in Norfolk and some Parish Counciliors have witnessed first hand what a difference these volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders have made. During the summer, discussion took place regarding the possible provision of a “trod path” along Grove Lane from the Village Hall to “the bends.” However, having received a detailed costing from NCC Highways and taking comments from parishioners into account, plus Councillors own findings, it was agreed that the significant cost involved outweighed the benefits in pursuing such a scheme, The Parish Council is always keen to hear from parishioners on particular village matters and welcomes comments during the “Public Comments” section of the monthly agenda. If you are unable to attend a meeting, then a letter or email can be sent to the Parish Clerk, Catherine Moore, at anytime. You can also contact any of the Councillors – their contact details can be found in this Quarterly and on the Parish Council’s web site. And for those eagle-eyed travellers that find themselves on the A140 you may have noticed a large lump of stone near to the entrance of the Garden Centre as you head towards Norwich. This is a “milestone” marker and back in August, the Parish Council received a request for a small donation for restoration work to be undertaken to bring it back to life. A member of The Milestone Society will lift the marker, make any repairs, repaint the signage and re position it in the hope that it will last for many more years to come!

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Tasburgh Parish Council A Pint of Adnams The Parish Council is pleased to announce soon, the opening of a new footpath in Lower Tasburgh. The entrance is opposite the old Horseshoes Pub, which closed down many years ago, and is now a private house. The Council decided to name the path Horseshoe Way. It will connect with the Heritage Field, via a permissive route through the adjoining farm land. The Council purchased the strip of land off Low Road, including the fencing, from Mr Peter Read. The price decided by Mr Read was the equivalent of a pint of Adnams, ÂŁ2.80, which the Council were pleased to agree to. We are hoping that residents will enjoy this new route from Lower to Upper Tasburgh. The Council has negotiated grants to help pay for the kissing gate to be installed in the Heritage Field, this was kindly agreed by Mr. Peter Wade Martin of the Archaeological Society. The grant will also include safety fencing next to the pond. We are at present in the process of trying to look into various footpaths, which appear to have disappeared over the years. Recreational footpaths are now a standing item on the Parish Council agenda and a number of options are actively being looked at by Councillors.

The Parish Council would like to wish all residents of Tasburgh

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If you are on your own this Christmas or just fancy something different.. Then please join us for A Cracker of a Christmas Lunch! Wednesday 25th December 12.30 for 1pm At Tasburgh Village Hall

Everyone is welcome. To keep it fun for all, any help is gratefully received : ) To cover cost of food, there is a suggested minimum donation of ÂŁ5 per head (Under 5s go free) If you want to be involved or just want more info, please call: Rach: 01508 471474 or Andrea: 01508 471529 Limited ticket availability so book soon to guarantee festive fun

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South Norfolk Council

South Norfolk Council Job Clubs South Norfolk Council Job Clubs are run to help young people aged between 16 and 25 who are looking for work. The project is a result of last year’s Your Neighbourhood, Your Choice survey, which showed residents wanted more support to help young people find suitable employment. Our friendly team of qualified career advisors and youth workers are on hand to talk through how to apply for jobs and the training opportunities available. The free weekly sessions include: • advice and support • access to information about local opportunities • computers and internet access • business start-up information • training, courses and apprenticeship information • help with CVs, job applications and covering letters • free refreshments. To use the library computers those attending will need to bring their library card or identification to sign up on arrival. Transport For those living on a bus route we will refund the return fare. Anyone living elsewhere in South Norfolk, please call 01508 533934 to arrange transport. Long Stratton Job Club: Wednesdays at Long Stratton Library, every week from 10am to 12 midday.

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South Norfolk Council South Norfolk Big Switch and Save South Norfolk Council is working with other Norfolk Councils to help residents save money on their energy bills. In the last round of the Big Switch and Save scheme local residents saved an average of £111. You can register for free with no obligation and could find a great deal for your gas and electricity. We’ll tell you how much you could save and you decide whether to make the final switch. It’s free, it’s simple and there’s no hassle – you just need an annual statement or your latest energy bill. The easiest way to register is online at www.bigswitchandsave.co.uk If you don’t have access to the internet you can call the energy team on 01603 430627 and we can help you sign up. You can register five people with one email address so why not help your friends and relatives to register? Heating Oil We have developed an interactive map of the oil buying groups in Norfolk. You can find your local group and enjoy savings on your oil deliveries. The map is at www.bigswitchandsave.co.uk/oilhubs or you can call the energy team on 01603 430627. The Buy Oil Early Campaign has been launched by ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England- Norfolk RCC’s national body), Citizens Advice and FPS (Federation of Petroleum Suppliers), with the support of Energy Minister Michael Fallon. You can read more about the campaign at: http://www.norfolkrcc.org.uk/wiki/index.php/Heating_oil_customers _urged_to_buy_early 11


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Tasburgh Village Hall

We continue to be very busy at the Village Hall, with ongoing support from our regular user groups plus increasing ad hoc hirers. It’s great to continue to receive positive feedback on the improvements we’ve made over the past couple of years and in particular, it’s very noticeable how much warmer the Hall is now. We remain thankful to the volunteers from Tasburgh Sports and Social Club for their support in staffing the bar for many of the events. The improvement works have all been achieved through the efforts of our voluntary management committee and we’re now looking to set up a separate project team for our next ambitious plans. These plans are quite extensive and look to greatly improve the parking, drainage and recycling facilities. We expect this to be a complex project in terms of project planning and obtaining grant funding – so if you feel that you have some skills which could help with this we’d love to hear from you. Please contact either our Chairman, Tony Lacey tony_lacey@btinternet.com, or Secretary Angela Schug aschug@btinternet.com, if you’d like to get involved. We collaborated with the Playgroup for our horse racing fundraiser in October, which, whilst turnout for the actual event was disappointing, raised £220 to be split between the two charities. At the time of writing we’re busy getting sorted ready for our annual Art Exhibition on the weekend of 23rd/24th November – we’ve already got a good number of confirmed exhibitors and are also holding a 12


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Tasburgh Village Hall children’s art competition so it looks all set to be a good event again. We’ll also be holding a further Quiz and Spud fundraiser in the New Year, so make a note in your diaries for 29th March 2014.

Tasburgh Village Hall & Playing Field Grove Lane, Tasburgh, Norfolk, NR15 1LR Bookings Tel: Sheila 01508 470485 Mel 01508 470195 Bookings@tasburghvillagehaall.org.uk Registered Charity No. 304085

Father Christmas

Father Christmas will be paying his annual visit to Tasburgh on Christmas Eve, 24th December. He will be in the Church Porch between 6pm and 7pm.

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Recreation for All

Consultation and Future Plans Now that the primary aims of Recreation For All - the installation of new play equipment for toddlers through to early teens - have been achieved the RFA committee have been reviewing our milestone plan and deciding on our next priority. To aid this process we have started to undertake further consultation with different sectors of the community. This began at the village fete in September when several people filled in a questionnaire asking what facilities they would like to see provided or developed in and around the village hall. Popular responses centred on facilities identified in our 2011 consultation, for example - revamping the tennis courts, providing a friend den/shelter, and installing a zip wire. In addition some new ideas were proposed including providing an outside table tennis table, laying out an orienteering trail around the village, installing a basketball hoop and providing a BMX ramp. We are undertaking further consultation with the Explorers to determine what is most important to the older teens in the village, but all members of the community still have the opportunity to answer the questionnaire – it’s available through the village hall website: www.tasburghvillagehall.org.uk/user-groups/recreation-forall/ 14


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Recreation for All The RFA committee have decided to explore what sources of grant funding might be available to support the monies raised at TasFest, to cover costs of a zip wire and friend den. Our other main target is to develop the existing tennis courts to provide a multi-purpose surface suitable for tennis, football, basketball and netball, and Playgroup activities. As well as sourcing a suitable, low maintenance and durable playing surface, the development would include improved fencing, and flood-lighting to allow usage outside of daylight hours. We have several clubs potentially interested in a developed facility including the Tasburgh United Football Club youth teams who are currently regular users of the playing field pitches. However, in order for RFA to make any real progress with the tennis court development we desperately need volunteers to help us to explore options for resurfacing and to take a lead on applying for appropriate funding sources. If you have any relevant experience or are just interested in the proposed development please get in touch with the RFA committee Chair Angela Schug (Tel: 01508 470788) or the secretary Rebecca Orford (Tel: 01508 471539).

We need your help!

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Mobile Library Timetable Dates of visits to Tasburgh

5th December 19th December 2nd January 16th January 30th January 13th February 27th February

Stop

Arrival Time 14.15 14.55 15.10 15.25 15.55 16.15

Harvey Close Valley Road Opposite No. 2 Valley Road Near No. 27 Lammas Rd / Henry Preston Rd Lammas Rd Near Prior Close Orchard Way

Any queries please telephone 01603 222267.

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

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Departure Time 14.50 15.05 15.20 15.50 16.10 16.30


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

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Tasburgh Eurolink We are working on our arrangements for the 25th Anniversary next year. We still hope to include some very English traditions including seeing the end of the pier show at Cromer, afternoon tea and cakes, and to have a formal presentation to mark the occasion. All this will happen at the end of June. We hope to include all those who have been involved with Eurolink since 1989 in some way or other. Before that we have booked our annual Wine Tasting for the 1st March at the Village Hall so watch out for further information early in the New Year. We also plan to have a Safari Supper but have not finalised a date although the 2nd August has been suggested.

Tasburgh Players It is with a heavy heart that we have to report the final curtain has fallen on Tasburgh Players. The group has been in Tasburgh since 1977 with some of those founder members still active in Players, but for a host of reasons it has not been possible to carry on. A show and play were investigated by the committee that was formed last year but problems with the huge commitment needed by all involved, venues, timing and the lack of enough people to cast and produce the shows proved insurmountable. At the AGM in September it was agreed to retain a working group to look after the group’s interests and ultimately to agree how its assets should be disposed of. The intention is that this will be concluded by the summer of 2014. A farewell Xmas party will be held in the Countryman. 18


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Do you have a 0-5 year old? Are you looking for a fun new group to attend for playtime and friendly chat? Then why not join us!

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Tas Valley Pre-School and Playgroup T as Va ll ey

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We offer 5 sessions a week Monday to Friday 9.30 to 12.30 Tasburgh Village Hall. for children aged from 2 to 5 We are now accepting children from age 2 We currently have spaces in all sessions and we are now able to accept eligible funded two-year-olds, as well as funded three and four year-olds. We are a small but very friendly and local Pre-school who have been in Tasburgh for 45 years. We believe that young children learn through play and through carefully planned activities that take their individual interests into account. Our last Ofsted inspection gave us a grading of ‘Good’ overall, with ‘Outstanding’ for Keeping Children Safe. The report stated that ‘children have fun and enjoy their learning in the inclusive and welcoming atmosphere’. We have close links with both Tasburgh and Hapton Primary Schools and help to ensure a smooth and happy transition to both schools. So far this term we have tidied up our allotment plot, using the pumpkins we grew ourselves for Halloween lanterns, hunted for conkers and picked blackberries which we turned into a delicious crumble, as well as cooking Halloween biscuits and making Diwali candles. We also made our own fire engine and had a visit from the local community Policeman. Soon we shall be starting our Christmas preparations, with lots of glittery craft activities, and our own version of the Nativity on the last day of term. 20


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Tas Valley Pre-School and Playgroup

WE NEED YOUR PAPER!! (AND CARDBOARD AND NEWSPAPERS) Did you know that the Paper Skip raises over ÂŁ600 per year for Tas Valley PreSchool? Without your contribution to the paper skip, we will lose out on valuable funds for the children attending Please save your paper, card and newspapers and bring them along to the Village Hall

on January 11th 2014 (8.30am – 11.30am) The Paper Skip is at the Village Hall on the second Saturday of every other month. The dates for 2014 are: Jan 11th, Mar 8th, May 10th, July 12th, Sept 13th and Nov 8th For more information or to register a place please contact: Julie King 01508 470759 Julieking22@btinternet.com Or feel welcome to just pop in and see us any morning. 21


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Preston Primary School

The new school year commenced on Thursday September 5th with the exception of the new reception children who started on Monday September 9th. All the new intake have now comfortably settled in, 12 boys and 2 girls! Handball Club for Yr 5 & 6 pupils commenced on September 16th and Multi Skills Club for Yr 1 & 2 pupils started on 20th September with an early start of 8.00am. Music lessons re-commenced on 20th September for flute, guitar, violin, drums, clarinet, piano and ukelele. On 25th September Preston Primary played in a football match with St Mary’s, Long Stratton which they won. Friends held a Coffee morning in school from 9.00 a.m. on October 10th. On Friday 18th October the school held their Harvest Festival with gifts of food being donated to the Norwich Food Bank. Parent Teacher consultations were held on 22nd and 24th October. On 24th October a group of Year 6 School Council committee members visited South Norfolk District Council for a ‘Democracy Day’ which they enjoyed. The Friends cake sale on 24th October made a profit of almost £100. The continuing support of the Friends is very much appreciated by the school and over the years the school has benefited from a new

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Preston Primary School classroom, a gazebo and many other facilities which recently included 12 iPads for use in the classrooms. Please look out for future events organised by them, your support is vital. Friends are always looking for ways to raise funds for the school and would welcome any extra help. Please get in touch if you would like to join them or have any fund raising ideas. On 25th October there was a concert rehearsal for the choir at Hempnall Primary School to prepare for a concert in Blackfriars Hall on 22nd November. Fencing Club for Yrs 3 - 6 commenced and Drama Club re-commenced on 7th November , provided by ‘Set Your Sights’. A Karate Taster Session was held on 8th November. On 12th November there will be a Rugby Tournament for Yrs 5 & 6. The results will be included in the next bulletin. Children in Need Day on 15th November took the form of a Pyjama Day organised by the School Council. The school are planning an Open Afternoon on 22nd November from 1.30 - 2.30pm. Friends Bingo night will be on 29th November at the school. The School Afternoon Nativity performances will take place on the 10th and 11th December. We sadly have to say goodbye to our Long Serving Chairman of Governors, David Hughes, who will be retiring at the end of this term. We will miss him greatly and are very sorry to see him go. Our Best Wishes go with him for the future. Reports on any activities after the deadline of 8th November for this bulletin will be reported in the next issue.

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Tasburgh Scout Group The Beavers have had a busy start to the Autumn Term. We have learnt about our Promise, made cake hedgehogs and visited Pets at Home in Norwich to name but a few of our activities. During the lead up to Christmas we will be having a wide game in the dark with glow sticks, creating vehicles out of Junk and joining Long Stratton Beavers for a Christingle activity and service. Beavers are the youngest section of the scout group. They join us when they are 6 and move up to Cubs at 8. We are full and have a small waiting list at the moment but if you would like your child to join please contact Kirsteen 02508 471739. Sitting down to write this, we can look back over a successful and, I hope, fun half term. As usual, we have tried to offer a varied and balanced programme, with the second Cub Factor talent show (won by Abi Dye and Connie Blackett), indoor hockey, a hike to Mulbarton, racquet sports and spaghetti pioneering. In the run up to Christmas we will try indoor cooking, Xmas crafts, a science night, Quasar and a party. Numbers of Cubs are down this term, due to a large number moving on to Scouts and we have gone from 32 to about 24. So if there is anyone reading this who knows of somebody who would like to join, please get in touch find out more. We meet every Thursday night during term time, usually in Tasburgh Village Hall, although we sometimes stray further afield. One welcome addition to our team of leaders is Sarah Richardson. Sarah has agreed to help keep our records up to date, as there is a fair amount of record keeping to ensure that everybody gets the right badges and permissions are kept up to date. This is now all done online and should help us to be slicker in the future. Thanks Sarah. 24


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Tasburgh Scout Group Finally, thanks and well done to all those Cubs who attended the Remembrance Day Parade at Tasburgh Church on the 10th of November. While the event is fresh in my mind, you were a credit to the organisation, keeping quiet in the cold while waiting for it all to begin. We might practise the marching a bit more before next year however! Any queries, please get in touch either by phone or e-mail. Mike Dawson, 1st Tasburgh Cubs. 01508 471002; Mikedawson1@gmail.com Friday 30th August to Monday 2nd September was an exciting weekend for 10 Cubs, 12 Scouts, 4 Explorers and 6 Leaders from Tasburgh as we travelled by luxury coach to the PGL activity centre at Caythorpe Court in Lincolnshire for a long weekend packed with adventurous activities. For those with a head for heights there was a high ropes course, 3G giant swing (which gave rise to many a terrified scream!), abseiling, all aboard (climbing up a telegraph pole with small platforms every couple of metres), high trapeze and finally Jacob's Ladder which featured groups of 3 climbing a series of horizontal poles with progressively larger gaps between them - good teamwork was essential for this one! Those who were happier at ground level enjoyed the low ropes course, quad biking, assault course and Aeroball, a cross between basketball and netball played in pairs on trampolines. The evenings were also filled with activities such as robot wars, during which teams had to engineer a robot from cardboard, tape, string and anything else they could find. Blindfolded robots then entered the arena and team mates guided them to cups of flour and water which could be used to attack the other robots. A thoroughly messy evening for all involved! 25


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Tasburgh Scout Group Sleeping accommodation was in log cabins with 6 to a room and all catering was provided for us, so no washing up (a bonus for us all!). We departed from Caythorpe after lunch on Monday and arrived back in Tasburgh with a very sleepy bunch of children. It was great to have seen them all getting on so well together, looking out for and supporting each other and in some cases overcoming big challenges. Great courage was needed for some of our more nervous members to attempt high level activities like abseiling and high ropes and the support and encouragement of their peers made a huge difference. Events like this really enhance the bonds between the Cub, Scout and Explorer sections of Scouting in Tasburgh. Next year we will be attending NorJam 2014, camping at the Norfolk Showground with over 5000 Scouts, Guides and Explorers from across the world. We will soon be starting to organise fund raising activities for this fantastic event so please support us if you can. Your help does make a difference; thanks to those who gave us their Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers we were able to save over ÂŁ750 from the cost of our Caythorpe adventure. This past term has seen a few changes within the unit. We have lost a few of our young people due to age and other commitments but we are gaining in the New Year! So farewell and welcome! Earlier this term we have had a range of different activities which has proven quite popular with the Explorers. Badgeminton is a very new activity where a group of 4 Explorers have a game of Badminton while the others discuss potential badges and Duke of Edinburgh awards then swap. The Explorers LOVED this so we will definitely be doing this in the New Year!

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Tasburgh Scout Group Another activity was our First Aid refresher evening. The Explorers split into 3 small groups and provided a scenario for their other members. The other members then had to provide the correct First Aid depending on the situation. A very successful evening for the Explorers. The next term sees a Winter Camp in early January, Remembrance Day parade and an end of term activity which this year will be Bowling. Then bring on 2014! Merry Christmas and have an amazing New Year! Explorers is a great way to meet new friends and gain new experiences. If you're interested or have any questions, please call either Matt ESL (07816165800), Sian ESL (01508 470870) or Paul ESL (07825725736).

Dates for Your Diary 5/7th December ‘Confusions’, Saxlingham Nethergate Village Hall. 7.30pm 24th December 25th December 11th January

Visit by Father Christmas, Tasburgh Church, 6pm - 7pm Christmas Lunch, Tasburgh Village Hall, 12.30pm Playgroup Paper Skip, Tasburgh Village Hall, 8.30 - 11.30am

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

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Tasburgh Allotment Society Down on the Allotments: Winter 2013 Tasburgh Allotment Society (TAS) has now completed its first year and we are all wiser allotment holders than we were twelve months ago. Back then, the TAS site was little more than a cultivated, fenced in corner of a field, with a few posts and twine strung out. Now it’s an established thriving community asset and surprisingly, after just one year, looks as though it’s been lived in for ages. This quarterly report seems an appropriate time then to look back on the entire year as well as the more recent autumn period. Year one was, for many of us, a taster as to what being a plot hold holder entailed. Some of us discovered that pests and weeds don’t just rid themselves and a few of us will probably enter year two knowing we’ve got to put a few more hours in. That said, the plots have looked fantastic for a first year and especially considering the dry spell that hit us in the early summer. As well as the veg production we have all been appreciating the views out over the Tas Valley and realising what superb location we have. The big feature of the last quarter was our appearance at the Tasburgh Fete. Right from the birth of TAS we fancied the idea of bringing a Produce Show to the village and the Fete seemed a fitting scenario. Thirty five classes ranging from the classic longest runner bean and largest pumpkin to Victoria sponges and sausage rolls were on display. We were honoured to have our very own Parish Council Chairman Dave Moore, judging the show and were impressed with the very, very serious approach he took of his duties. A lot of squeezing, prodding, nibbling and thought was evident before his announcements of who would be adorning their sheds with prize certificates for 2013. The prize winning veg were then auctioned off by Tony Lacey who managed to drum up some money for our funds. 28


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Tasburgh Allotment Society As it happens the giants of the show were Mick Ireson with his 31.4cms of runner bean and Anna Pates with her colossal 112cm of pumpkin circumference. I can imagine some villagers out there thinking ‘was that all?’ Well, if you fancy it next year, please keep an eye out on the notice boards and in the Quarterly for the 2014 date and classes announcement. All Tasburgh residents are most welcome. After the Produce Show we also supplied a fete stall and following some mighty fine hurling, we can announce that the finest adult wanger of a welly in the village is Becca Bealing with the junior champion being Molly Orford. Then, already having a very successful day, TAS Chairman Mick Ireson guessed the ‘Name of the Scarecrow’ as Herman (all above board I can assure you). Many thanks for those who helped on the day and to the Village Hall Fete Committee for allowing us to host the Produce Show at the Fete. Although much quieter during the last few weeks as the winter closes in, the site still has a bit of activity with root vegetables particularly still being steadily harvested. A boot scraper has been installed by Simon Saunders and some digging over of the soil has begun. Plenty to still get on with then, including getting muck turned in. On that point we are extremely grateful to Redwings Horse Sanctuary for donating horse manure for a second year. This dollop of black gold is what the entire year is built on so many thanks to Lynn Cutress for thinking of us and John and Baz for delivering. Simon Orford, TAS Secretary

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Tasburgh Church Praying for the People of Tasburgh The local House of Prayer (HOP) in Tasburgh exists to pray blessings on our community. We meet the 1st & 3rd Tuesday evenings of each month. We would like to do this in a practical way, and thought it would be good to pray for a road in Tasburgh each week. We will be calling on the houses in each road asking if you have specific prayer requests. These can then either be used as part of our weekly intercessions in Church, or as part of our daily prayer time. If you are not in when we call, we will leave a card with contact details on, where prayer requests can be sent at any time. If anyone would like to join us in this venture, or be part of Tasburgh HOP, we would really welcome your support. Please speak to, or call Andrea on 01508 471529 or Martin on 07849 105554. The Alpha Course The Tas Valley benefice will be running an Alpha course in January 2014 in Tasburgh. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. No pressure! No charge! Alpha really is for anyone who’s curious. The talks are designed to encourage debate and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, honest and informal environment. If you would like to find out more please speak to Martin 07849105554 or email mart@tasvalley.org Community Choir! Love warbling to One Direction? Or rocking out to the Rolling Stones? We are planning to start a Tasburgh Community Choir! All skills and abilities welcome. All you need is a willingness to have fun and sing, sing, sing! If you’re keen or just want to know more, then call: Rev Mart on 07849 105554 or email: martin@tasvalley.org. Or Julie on: 01508 471169 30


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Volunteers needed – Your help matters! Dealing with personal finances can be worrying and confusing with the often endless streams of paperwork and forms that need to be completed for even the simplest matters. Added to this confusion is the increasingly large amount of unwanted mail posted through letterboxes nowadays. Age UK Norfolk’s Money Matters service is a free service that supports older people who are struggling to manage their personal affairs and finances. The service has been running for 14 years and over that time has helped over 2,885 people with a wide variety of financial matters such as how to pay bills, complete benefit application forms, find good deals on fuel costs and much more! Without this help, many older people find the burden of these tasks threatens their independence. This service would not exist without Money Matters volunteers - but more volunteers are urgently needed! Could you spare a small amount of time on a regular basis, offering practical support to help someone fill in forms, understand and answer letters, sort out money problems or simply pay bills? You will be surprised by how such basic practical support can make such dramatic a difference. All our volunteers are fully trained and supported throughout their work so all you need is some basic experience of handling household finances. If you would like to find out more, please contact Aileen on 01603 785 221 or our website www.ageuknorfolk.org.uk 31


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Tharston & District WI “Life in the Life Room” was the title of Ruth Smith’s talk in August. She began by telling us how she tried working in offices but found it boring, tried shop work but found it boring became a PA but was bored; married husband number one and had two children but that didn’t work out either then married husband number two. She had an artist friend who used to draw her hands and arms and who realised she was able to sit still for long periods so suggested she apply for a job as a life model. As a mother of two and married to a vicar she was not your usual idea of a life model i.e. someone who poses in the nude whilst being drawn by art students. Her account of stripping off on her first day and walking out in front of a class of lads at Norwich Art College (as was) had us laughing loudly. Also this month we had stalls at Forncett End Fete and Fundenhall Fete. The main social event of the month was at The Tally Ho at Mettingham when 28 smartly dressed ladies went out for afternoon tea. In September 38 members and 5 visitors attended the talk by Polly Plowman on “Buttons”. Polly is a member of The British Button Society, of which surprisingly most members are men, and has appeared on the Antiques Road Show. Her talk covered buttons from 1600. Early buttons were handmade, often miniature works of art and very expensive. Highwaymen would demand your money, jewellery and buttons. “Stand and deliver and shiver” meant they required the clothes on which the buttons were attached! The best buttons were made in Britain and have now become collectors’ items. But, you couldn’t help wondering why these are collected more avidly by men than women after all don’t all of us have a button box? We also celebrated our 47th birthday with a lunch at the Methodist Hall in Long Stratton. 48 members and guests attended. In October our speaker Denise James gave an amusing account of her time working in the Tourist Information Office but unknown to most members she had locked her husband in the cupboard because she didn’t want him to hear her give her talk. Also this month we catered for 51 people who turned up for our Lasagne and Quiz night at Forncett Village Hall. 32


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Tasburgh United Football Club Tasburgh United Football Club restarted 18 months ago (after a gap of at least a couple of decades!), at Tasburgh Village Hall playing fields on Saturday mornings. The idea was to get the local children off the sofa and out into the fresh air. The training started with coaching arranged by Norwich City FC, which was a great start. As the numbers grew, some of the parents met in the hall on a wintery morning during training to discuss how to take the club forward. It was decided to formalise the club. So we formed a committee with local parents as members, and looked to enter two teams into the South Norfolk Youth League for the 2013/14 season. This is proving to be challenging but very rewarding. Money was saved by getting our own level one qualified coaches so we could take training ourselves. We also started making the important purchases needed to enter the league. Goalposts were bought, pitches were measured and then, after lots of hard work, the club was ready to start the new season. The club has entered two teams into the league this season at the under 12 and under 8 age groups. Both teams have been playing home and away matches, which have been well supported by the kids' families. The club currently has about 40 children aged from 5 up to 12, making for some very busy Saturday mornings! As well as looking for players (boys & girls) aged from 5 up to 12, we are particularly looking to increase player numbers in the under 10 age group. If your children would like to come along, training is Saturday mornings from 10am to 11.30am at Tasburgh Village Hall playing fields. The first session is free, then it’s £2.00 a week thereafter, with a hot dog at the end. We hope to see you there. We have matches on Sundays - come and cheer us on! - and you can find us on Facebook, if you want to get in touch. Best Wishes, Tasburgh United FC 33


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Recipe of the Season Chocolate Bombe Pudding (An alternative Christmas Pudding) 1 jumbo chocolate and vanilla Swiss roll 900ml good quality ice cream, flavour of your choice Icing sugar 2 litre glass basin 1tsp flavourless oil Remove the tub of ice cream from the freezer into the fridge half an hour before filling into the mould so that it softens slightly. Very lightly grease the basin. Slice the Swiss roll into approximately 1.5cm slices, line the basin making sure the slices are placed closely together. Carefully spoon in the ice cream pressing down to fill the basin. Finally place the remaining Swiss roll over the surface of the ice cream. Seal with 3 or 4 layers of cling film or a large plastic bag and place in the freezer until required. To serve ease a palette knife down the side of the Bombe in one or two places to release the suction then turn out onto a serving plate. Dust with icing sugar and place a small sprig of holly on the top. The Bombe can be frozen for at least 3 months. A 2 litre bowl will serve 8 to 10 people. To make a smaller pudding, cut down on the quantity of ingredients and use a 1 litre glass basin, this will serve 4 to 6 people. If the whole pudding is not eaten at once, put it back into the basin, cover and refreeze before the ice cream defrosts. I use the Carte D’Or Lavazza Latte Macchiato ice cream, the coffee flavour goes well with the chocolate. I also sprinkle some Tia Maria liqueur over the Swiss roll once I have lined the basin. 34


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Recipe of the Season The flavour of the liqueur will depend on the flavour of the ice cream that is used. A Neapolitan ice cream is popular with children. The Bombe can be covered with whipped cream or served with the following chocolate sauce. Chocolate Sauce 150g good quality dark chocolate 250ml water 100g sugar 1 tbs brandy (optional) Break up the chocolate, melt in the water, add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Simmer gently for 20 minutes. This sauce stays runny when cold and will keep in the fridge for a month. If liked a tablespoon of brandy can be added to the sauce once the sugar has dissolved. With thanks to Joanna Merrills This recipe will be Joanna’s last, and she has sent this message to all those who have enjoyed her recipes over the last eight years: "I would like to thank everyone for their kind comments about my recipes over the last eight years. I have thoroughly enjoyed writing them but I feel it is now time for a change and I am very grateful to Julie Lawrence who has kindly agreed to provide the recipes for the Quarterly in the future. I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Peaceful New Year. Joanna" The Parish Council would like to thank Joanna for her contributions, and look forward to welcoming Julie’s recipes in the new year.

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Tasburgh Memories A Piece of Tasburgh History Taken from the original series of Mrs Addington At a time when the Parish Council has a standing item on the agenda related to recreational footpaths I thought this article would be of interest. In 1885 an Ordnance Survey map including Tasburgh showed roads, footpaths, ponds, trees and buildings. The field pattern was much as it was in 1818 made when parish common land was enclosed. The hedges of the 1885 map are shown with an average of 1 tree in every 20 yards. Church Road is shown as a lane edged on both sides by many trees, similarly there are trees on the upland side of Saxlingham Lane. At this period of time Lower Tasburgh comprised Tasburgh Lodge (now Tasburgh Hall), Malthouse Farm (Tasburgh Grange). And the Post Office standing where the derelict garage now is. The former School, former Rectory and Old Hall Farm were in isolation near the Church. The present heritage field was shown as Ad Taum. A small settlement lay around the present A140 which included a smithy. Four small fields lay where Orchard Close is. Tasburgh House was surrounded by a small park of scattered trees. Between the former Horseshoes Pub in Lower Tasburgh, and Tasford, was a track that crossed a bridge and a ford passing Hapton Hall and onward to Hapton.

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Tasburgh Memories A track crossed the watermill bridge passing Flordon watermill onward to Flordon and Flordon Station. Opposite to Whitehorse Farm in Saxlingham Lane a track crossed the main road following the parish boundary. A track joined Quaker Lane near the Old Quaker House and Fairstead Lane. Those interested in footpaths will know that some of the above mentioned are incorporated in the Bouddica Way. Along with others, I have walked some of this route and hope with councillors and others that we can continue to re-establish walking and cycling routes within the village and particularly to Long Stratton. Dave Moore

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Tasburgh Sports and Social Club Chairman’s Blog A thought has occurred to me that as the end of 2013 is not that far away, there are still several members out there who rejoined at the start of the year, but have not paid a visit to the Club to collect their membership card, and enjoy a drink from our very well stocked bar. To that end over the next few months there will be a few events that I hope will entice you in from the cold; the ever popular Sunday Quiz is on 15th December, 19th January, 16th February, its an interesting evening, a bit of fun for the quizzical amongst you with cash prize for the winning team and there’s a wooden spoon up for grabs as well. The Quiz starts at 7:30pm, entry is £1 a person with teams of up to 6, open to members and non members. We have some local bands playing on our Saturday Night Live evenings, on December 14th the popular Frozen Rasberries return to Tasburgh with their own style of pop classics which were a big hit at TasFest 2013, then on February 8th The Stretcher Monkeys are back with lots of foot tapping covers music. Saturday Night Live events are free to members and £3 entry to non-members, a cheap nights entertainment away from the goggle box in the corner. The bar opens at 7:30 with the music starting at 9pm. We have a special Burns Night event on January 25th with music for the evening supplied by the hugely popular Them Harvey Boys. A £2 entry fee will include haggis and neeps and the bar will be open from 7pm. So get the kilt out of the wardrobe it has got to be a night not to be missed. We are, of course, open Christmas Eve for an extra special club night when the Christmas Draw will take place. The bar will again be open on Boxing Day from 12noon till 2pm. We then hope you will join us on New Years Eve for a family disco with DJ Halloween Hanton. This is a ticket only event with tickets on sale from the first week in December. 38


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Tasburgh Sports and Social Club The Club Directors wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing many of you at some of the events at the Club over the coming weeks and months. Cheers for now Don. • Opening Times • Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Fridays 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

A Big Thank You Thank you to everyone who supported the Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Village Hall on 27th September. We raised a fantastic £600 - well done and thank you again for your support. Mel Goodall

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Saxlingham Players Present

Confusions By Alan Ayckbourn “Bouyant..... sharp, sad and funny” London Guardian

Saxlingham Nethergate Village Hall December 5th - 6th - 7th at 7.30pm Adults £7 : Children & concessions £6 Box Office: 01508 499631 (9am-9pm)

Next Edition The winter edition of the Quarterly and Church News will be distributed by the end of February. Contributions from local organisations are always welcomed and can be emailed to the Parish Clerk for inclusion. We would be particularly pleased to receive recipes, and photos for the front cover. All articles to the Parish Clerk, tasburghpc@btinternet.com by Friday 7th February. 40


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