Keeping in Touch April 2018

Dear Friends, 

Easter falling as it does on the 1st of the month many may read this letter after the event, as it were. However, whether your eyes cast upon these words before or after Easter Day may I wish you the happiest of Easters.

 

The weather over the weeks leading up to Easter has been mixed and unpredictable but Easter always seems fixed in our minds as the start of new growth in the garden, despite the fact that the actual date of Easter varies so much.

 

For Christians Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. For us too, it is the time when we look for new growth and new signs of opportunity for a closer walk with God. So it may be for you. If you are a person who has "drifted away" from worship, could this be a time for some reattachment?

 

The front page of Keeping in Touch is always there to remind you that your churches are "open for business" and ready to welcome and greet you. Or maybe you would like a personal chat or visit, in which case give me a ring, I’m always happy to receive your call.

 

FROM THE REGISTERS

Baptism:

Palm Sunday at Aldborough Emilee Louise Mitchell

 

Wedding:

24th.March at Alby David John Massingham and Carrie-Anne Brazier

 

Funeral:

At Aldborough Interment of Ashes on 17th February William George Henry Bowyer

GROUP   SERVICES

Sunday                       1st  April EASTER DAY           10am Aldborough

Sunday                       6th May                                   10am Thwaite

 

PRAYERS FOR THE PARISHES

 

Week beginning Sunday

April

1

Alby:

The Common, Blacksmith’s Lane and Church Lane

8

Ingworth:

The Street

15

Thurgarton:

Ringbank Lane and School Road

22

Aldborough:

Pipits Meadow, Thwaite Road and Thwaite Hill Road

29

Erpingham:

The Street

Easter falling as it does on the 1st of the month many may read this letter after the event, as it were. However, whether your eyes cast upon these words before or after Easter Day may I wish you the happiest of Easters.

 

The weather over the weeks leading up to Easter has been mixed and unpredictable but Easter always seems fixed in our minds as the start of new growth in the garden, despite the fact that the actual date of Easter varies so much.

 

For Christians Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. For us too, it is the time when we look for new growth and new signs of opportunity for a closer walk with God. So it may be for you. If you are a person who has "drifted away" from worship, could this be a time for some reattachment?

 

The front page of Keeping in Touch is always there to remind you that your churches are "open for business" and ready to welcome and greet you. Or maybe you would like a personal chat or visit, in which case give me a ring, I’m always happy to receive your call.

 

Best wishes Father Paul

 

The Rev Canon Paul Thomas OBE

 

 

FROM THE REGISTERS

Baptism:

Palm Sunday at Aldborough Emilee Louise Mitchell

 

Wedding:

24th.March at Alby David John Massingham and Carrie-Anne Brazier

 

Funeral:

At Aldborough Interment of Ashes on 17th February William George Henry Bowyer

GROUP   SERVICES

Sunday                       1st  April EASTER DAY           10am Aldborough

Sunday                       6th May                                   10am Thwaite

 

PRAYERS FOR THE PARISHES

 

Week beginning Sunday

April

1

Alby:

The Common, Blacksmith’s Lane and Church Lane

8

Ingworth:

The Street

15

Thurgarton:

Ringbank Lane and School Road

22

Aldborough:

Pipits Meadow, Thwaite Road and Thwaite Hill Road

29

Erpingham:

The Street

 

Hospice Ethiopia UK Update

 

Our next fundraiser will be an afternoon playing Bridge at the Granary, Bishops Palace, Norwich on

Saturday 12th May 2018 (1.00 – 1.30 pm start) Tea with sandwiches and cakes will be provided.

                                  Tickets will be available from Sue & Jamie Mumford 01263 768699.

 

 
 

ALDBOROUGH CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

A FREE OPEN HOUSE TEA PARTY

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MUSALAHA

On TUESDAY 24 APRIL  2.30 – 4 pm

At Prince Andrews Chapel, Aldborough

At the Christmas Celebration in the Community Centre, Pauline Hill told us about a Peace Movement in the Holy Land called

MUSALAHA – that is the Arabic word for Reconciliation.

 

It brings together Israeli and Palestinian children and adults, so that they can begin to get to know and understand each other.

Two very short videos will be shown about this work: one about the children’s camps in the desert, and one about the work among women from the different groups.

 

Come and find out how amazing things happen!

 

It’s spring time!

Birds are nesting and visiting our gardens in numbers now. They are especially vulnerable at this time of year.

We should think about the sighting of feeders, so as not to give cover to predators, and possibly provide our cats with bright coloured safety collars and/or bells to protect our declining bird species.

 

 

Prince Andrews Chapel

Prince Andrews Close     Aldborough     NR11 7NX

www.princeandrewschapel.org.uk Meeting on Sundays 10.45-11.45, followed by drinks and chat. All are welcome to join us as we worship God and listen as parts of the Bible are explained each week.

 

Aldborough Wildlife Group

The Purification of the Mighty Mun

By Eddie Anderson

 

On Wednesday 11th April

 

At 7.30 in Aldborough Church Room

 

 

ALBY CRAFTS AND GARDENS

We are holding our annual Plant and Garden Fair on Saturday 14th April, there will be free admission to our garden and a large and varied selection of stalls. From 10am – 4pm

All this alongside our resident artists in their workshops, gallery, gift shop and fantastic tea room.

 

 

Celebrate RAF 100 Centenary

at a

Spring Buffet Dance

 

Aldborough Church Room Saturday 19th May,      7 – 11pm.

Dance again to Soul Alliance Live Band

Tickets £12 from Aldborough village store or from Ron Hayton tel. 01263768059.

Licensed Bar

 

Fancy Dress ? – Flapper or Forties, Sixties or Noughties – you choose or not !

 

Proceeds towards Church Room maintenance.

 

COFFEE and CAKE

 

ALDBOROUGH CHURCH ROOM

 

Friday, 18th May 2018         10 am- 12.30 pm

 

TOGETHER WE’RE STRONGER THAN THE STORMS

 

is the theme for this year’s Christian Aid Week. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. Seven years on from the devastating earthquake an estimated 38,000 people are still displaced.

 

How fundraising could change lives:

 

£210 is enough to train a local builder to build safe homes in Haiti

 

£50 could buy basic building tools for a Haitian builder

 

£5 could buy seeds to grow beans to feed a family

 

For more information about Christian AidWeek please visit         caweek.org

Eng and Wales charity no. 1105851 Scot charity no. SC039150 Company no. 5171525 Christian Aid Ireland: NI charity no. NIC101631 Company no. NI059154 and ROI charity no. 20014162 Company no. 426928 The Christian Aid name and logo are trademarks of Christian Aid. Christian Aid is a key member of ACT Alliance. © Christian Aid December 2017 J43514

 

 
   
 

 

YOUR VILLAGE NEEDS YOU!

 

Summer Fayre on the Green

 


in Aldborough on the 23 June 2018


(proposed date)

Dog Show  Stalls Tug o’ War Hoopla                   Maypole Wacky Races

 
 
   

Get involved and help us make it a fabulous day for the whole village!

Please email if you would like to have a stall/ pitch or run an activity

fayreonthegreen@gmail.com

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*Any profits will go to ensure the fayre, which dates back to the 13 Century, continues to run as an annual event

AGEWISE

A free event promoting living well and maintaining independence

 

Monday 9th April       10am – 2pm        ACT Centre, St. Michael’s Avenue, Aylsham, NR11 6YA Advice and information about:

Finance and Benefits. Mobility and assistive aids. Housing and home care. Day services. Personal assistance. Befriending.Handy person. Support for carers. Counselling support. Personal safety. Fraud and scam awareness. Dementia. Eyesight. Hearing. Diabetes. Arthritis. Cancer. Transport services.

Social groups and clubs… and much more!

Enjoy a free cuppa and piece of cake!

Our community café will be open for snacks and lunch  -                                                                                             Wheelchair accessible Transport available upon request

Accessible parking and toilet facilities Tel: 01263 733385

 

Could you be a Health Goals volunteer?

 

Do you have the skills, patience and resilience to be a Health Goals volunteer?

We are looking for volunteers in North Norfolk to be part of a pioneering service with vulnerable people who are frequently attending A & E and whose needs aren’t just medical.

The Health Improvement service, run by Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust, gives people time to understand their needs, and supports them to carry out a positive plan to improve their health, through building on their strengths and connecting with the community.

Health Goals volunteers will support patients to achieve a particular goal that will improve their health and wellbeing; for example, joining a group to pursue a hobby and to make new friends.

Volunteers will visit the client weekly for around 2 – 3 hours a week, for a period of 2 – 8 weeks, depending on the goal the individual would like to achieve. The volunteer is not expected to provide permanent support, but to help enable the person to support themselves.

This approach was pioneered in Blackpool, where it led to a remarkable 88% decrease in A & E attendances among those they worked with.

Wendy Bryant, Volunteer Co-ordinator for NCH&C in North Norfolk, said “This is a great opportunity for someone who is a real people person and who is able to bring a lot of enthusiasm, care and patience to the role. We would love to hear from people who enjoy getting stuck in, and encouraging others to try new things and make simple but positive changes.”

All volunteers will receive full training for the role, including the opportunity to attend a 2-day course in Health Coaching, which is funded by NCH&C. You will be supported throughout the process by Wendy, as Volunteer Co-ordinator, as well as by the local Health Improvement Practitioner, whose client you will be supporting, and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Volunteers will not be asked to carry out clinical tasks or to offer personal care, and nor will they be asked to carry out roles which would be done by members of staff.

 

If you would like to volunteer for this role, or to know more, please contact :

Wendy Bryant, Volunteer Co-ordinator 01692 408050 e-mail wendy.bryant@nchc.nhs.uk

 

 

Erpingham with Calthorpe WI

Spring has sprung, whatever the weather might suggest. The snow defeated us in February and our meeting had to be cancelled. We will reschedule our spinning weaving duo for another visit in the future.

After the anticipated delights of our March birthday meeting involving a visiting magician, (will he give away any secrets?) we will be looking forward to the April talk on Dilham Canal by North Norfolk Productions, speaker Brian Hedges.

The weather did not stop the Nordic walking group in their stride, although our ramblers lost one shorter walk to the elements, and we are back on the road again in large numbers as the weather improves.

The swimming group continues, although there are spaces available every week for new members. We are also planning a cricket match later in the year as part of our sports activities. Look out for a date to join in or just come along to watch. There will be a traditional tea, of course.

For our 15-member Craft group it is a time of anticipation as the 3 completed sections of our entry to the Centenary Salver competition have been submitted for scrutiny by the judges. As last year’s winners we are not resting on our laurels, but we have entered 3 challenging pieces using techniques in some crafts that were, as one member stated, “way out of our comfort zone”. Tea and cakes have helped greatly to oil the wheels, and we have had a lovely time at our many sessions. With two items to be finished on the day of the competition opening at our Federation office in Norwich, there is more work, and cake to come.

There will be much discussion as to where to next as several options are available for craft activity. Watch this space.

By now our redoubtable litter picking team will have been out and about to help tidy up our village. Unfortunately, this year we can expect a greater haul than previous years. We will post the results on our website, where information about all our activities can be found.

We will have to find time for many more activities this year. We already have a list of visits, trips out and adventures planned right the way through to the autumn.

Of course, we have our regular meetings on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm in Erpingham village hall. Ladies, pop in and enjoy you first meeting free, as a visitor, to see what else our WI get up to.

 

President:          Clare Wilson      01263 761350

Secretary:          Yvonne Moore  01263 768358

 

ALDBOROUGH COMMUNITY CENTRE

The AGM will be held on Thursday 26th April in the bar room.

The committee is made up of representatives of clubs and groups who meet there as well as 6 public members. As with most committees new faces are always welcome on board, so if you would like to help with the running of this village facility, or would like to know more, please contact Sue Metcalf on 761310 – and don’t forget, we have a full sized snooker table and table tennis table available for hire. See list on window for weekly activities which take place.

 

Report of the Ordinary meeting of Erpingham with Calthorpe Parish Council held on 14th March 2018 in Erpingham with Calthorpe Village Hall

The Chairman Norman Smith welcomed all those present with apologies from one member. There were two declarations of interest and the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on January 17th 2018 were approved and signed. Under matters arising on highways matters the Clerk had reminded Norfolk County Council about the branches in the lay- by on Cromer Road, arranged for the pothole on Eagle Road to be filled and passed to them the suggested locations for the ‘SAM’ Speedwatch device. Further locations of potholes were identified which would be passed to the County  Council. A site meeting would be arranged re the Lodge Lane flooding. The village sign for Calthorpe is nearing completion and assembly. On dog fouling a new dog waste bin had been ordered and received. There was no formal planning business but members discussed the initial moves to de-license the Erpingham Arms and its future potential was explored. No formal applications have been lodged.

 

In his finance Report the Clerk advised that he had renewed the domain name subscriptions for the parish council  website and E.ON had notified the Council of a price increase. The Council considered a request for support for the upkeep of St Mary’s churchyard and the Clerk read the requests; the Council agreed to make a donation this year of

£500. Payments due were approved electricity a training fee, the Clerk’s expenses, HMRC for paye, materials for the  new cabinet in the village hall and a dog bin. The Clerk’s February and March payslips were initialled and an amended Standing Order instruction was signed to reconcile the total annual payments with the payslips.

 

The Council reviewed amendments and updating of Clerk’s contract; this had been circulated to all members and the Clerk was able to respond to the queries on pensions and insurance, advising of the existence of a Certificate of Employer’s Liability Insurance, and the Pensions Regulator’s acknowledgement of Declaration of Compliance. No pension is payable. The Council was agreed that a new contract should be signed incorporating a            salary at NJC spine point 22, an office allowance of £50 per month, and the model Disciplinary and Grievance procedures. Monitoring and appraisal were for the Council’s future consideration.

 

In reports the Clerk advised he had attended a course on ‘end-of-year’ procedures. Further advice is awaited on the introduction of GDPR and he intended to enrol on another GDPR course. From members a joint annual inspection for  the play area with the MUGA is proposed.  A member had joined the Safer Neighbourhood group and reported on  current policing priorities. Another member kindly agreed to locate the new dog bin by the Bowls Club. The Council  heard concern that new developments in the village may not focus adequately on the need for young villagers to be prioritised for housing, and the number of empty houses in the village was voiced. With no further business the meeting closed at 20.30.

Minutes of the Meeting of Ingworth Parish Council

held on Thursday 8th February 2018, at 7:00pm, in the Reading Room, Ingworth

Present: Annmarie Gibbons (Chair), Gill Chambers, Andrew Houghton, Belinda Northey. K Cotgrove (Clerk), One parishioner.

  1. Apologies for absence – Apologies were accepted for Norman Smith (District Councillor).
  2. Declarations of Interest – None
  3. To sign and agree the minutes of the meetings held on Thursday 9th November 2017– The minutes were agreed and signed as a true record.
  4. Matters arising – None.                5. Planning - None 6 Finance
  1. Payments – The following payments were approved:
    1. £  250.00          Kirsty Cotgrove – clerk’s salary for February meeting
    2. £       6.00         Kirsty Cotgrove – 20% GDPR training
    3. £     23.84         E.On – electricity direct debit via DD
    4. £     35.00         ICO – data protection registration renewal via DD

To update on parking issues in the village- The situation is ongoing and continues to be monitored. Damage has been caused to the verges on Priory Lane where parking spaces have been created by Vehicles parking along the verges.

To consider the appointment of the Clerk as Data Protection Officer and to receive a report – A report had been circulated via email before the meeting. It was resolved to appoint the Clerk as Data Protection Officer.

To consider co-option of a Parish Councillor – Peter Allen-Jones was in attendance, and expressed an interest in becoming a Councillor, to fill the vacancy. It was agreed to co-opt him.

To update on potential flooding of the river Bure – Houses were not flooded with recent rain, but gardens were. The Environment Agency, opened the gates to alleviate the problems, and A Gibbons will meet with a representative of the EA later this year to discuss. It was noted that three trees have uprooted and are laying over the river, inhibiting flow. The Clerk will report to the EA.

To agree the 2018 grass cutting contract- It was agreed to accept the contract, with a request for the first cut to be earlier in the season to avoid last year’s problem.

To update on the SAM2 speed reduction unit – Two locations for the unit have been agreed. A Houghton is to be trained to install it. It was also agreed that the Parish Council will purchase some wheelie bin stickers to attempt to slow traffic, and explore other signage.

To explore the possibility of a village map – It was noted that delivery drivers, ambulance drivers etc struggle to find properties in the village, due to the numbering system, and large numbers of house names. It was suggested that the Clerk will source a map with all properties in the Parish added, to display online and to distribute to villagers.

To report on Highways issues

  1. A parishioner has complained about flooding and potholes along Banningham Road & sugar beet lorries have caused extensive damage along Priory Lane and Banningham Road. Both issues to be investigated.

Correspondence- (i) Parishioner’s concerns at speeding on Eagle Road - It was agreed that the Council are happy to support the Parishioner in the attempt to get the speed limit reduced.

  1. Litterpick at Blickling estate – Blickling estate, are planning a litter pick for 6th & 8th March. There were no reports from North Norfolk District Councillor, the police or County Councillor.

Date of next meeting- Thursday 10th May 2018, 7pm.

Diary Dates for 2018

Agewise, ACT Centre Aylsham                         10am – 2pm       9th April

 

Plant & Garden Fair, Alby Crafts                       10am - 4pm     14th April

 

Fashion Show, Wolterton Hall                                  2pm                                                                                     23rd April Tea Party for Musalaha, Prince Andrew Chapel 2.30–4pm                                                                                     24th April

 

Aldborough Community Centre AGM,

in the bar room                                            7.30pm                                                                               26th April Play Bridge for Hospice Ethiopia

at The Granary, Bishop’s Palace, Norwich    1-1.30 start                                                                             12th May Christian Aid Coffee Morning,

Aldborough Church Room                      10 – 12.30          18th May

 

Spring Dance, Aldborough Church Room        7 – 11pm                                                                              19th May Summer Fayre, Aldborough Green                   possible date                                                                              23rd June WI Tea Party & Cricket, Erpingham with

Calthorpe Village Hall                               Saturday          21st July Harvest Supper, St Mary’s church Aldborough Saturday 22nd September Harvest Festival, Aldborough         Sunday             23rd September

Erpingham 5K Rural Run                                   Sunday             23rd September

 

Festival of Crafts, Erpingham with

Calthorpe Village Hall                           Saturday          27th October

 

 

 

 


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