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20 May 2019 from Bressingham and Fesfield Parish Council

Bressingham and Fersfield Parish Council is pleased to announce that Dr Amanda McMurray was elected as Chairman of the Council for the year 2019-2020.
Amanda was co-opted to the Parish Council in January 2019. She has lived and worked in South Norfolk for ten years and lived in the Parish for the last two, with her husband, Desmond.
Amanda McMurray is an innovation specialist, helping small businesses in ideas generation, strategy, planning and raising investment and funding. Her current roles are as advisor to Biotech companies in product and portfolio development and consultant to a Digital Health company. Apart from those, she is a panel member and advisor for various funds in the UK and overseas.
Amanda’s experience spans scientific research and product development, consultancy with a global consultancy partnership, commercial business development and investment fund management. Her academic background is in chemistry and genomics. She holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge, the MBA from the Cass Business School, London and the Investment Management Certificate and she is a member of the Institute of Directors.
Amanda said, of her election, “I am honoured to have been elected as Chairman of Bressingham and Fersfield Parish Council and committed to pursue the diverse needs of our community and support its many interests. My fellow Councillors and I will drive the views of our Parish, with the aim that the Parish continues to be the good place to live and work that we all know it to be.”

Would you be prepared to pay more for policing in Norfolk?
As he launches the 2019/20 police budget and council tax consultation, Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner, Lorne Green asks this question - click here to read more >>

Public Meeting, Bressingham & Fersfield Village Hall, Tuesday 20 November 2018
report from Richard Hewitt

An extremely well attended meeting, of Bressingham  & Fersfield residents, took place in the Village Hall on Tuesday evening (20 November). The purpose of the meeting was to raise awareness of the Greater Norwich Local Plan (details of which may be found online at www.gnlp.org.uk) which has now reached the stage where possible sites for development have been identified in Norfolk locations – including Bressingham & Fersfield.

Last night’s meeting revealed much local interest in this initiative, and concerns that, despite publicity utilising all available channels, there seem to be many in the community who are unaware that building could occur on land such as that currently used for farming. Members of the community agreed to work with the Parish Council to distribute information on this matter to households, and to encourage response from residents. (The consultation period ends at 5 pm on Friday 14 December, 2018.)

The Parish Council, reflecting the feeling of the meeting, is likely to express the need for more affordable housing, but that any development will need considerable investment in such areas as infrastructure and transport, sadly lacking in the villages, before any progress may be made.

Regulation 18 Consultation – New, Revised and Small Sites - 29 October – 14 December 2018

The Greater Norwich Local  Plan has asked landowners, including those in Bressinghan and Fersfield, to submit sites they would be prepared to make available for development. You can see  suggested sites and make your views known by responding to the official consultation.

Update 03/05/19: New information regarding the GNLP is expected in the autumn

The Bressingham & Fersfield Open Gardens Planning Team are organising a Gardeners Question Time for Thursday July 4th, raising funds for our two churches, the village hall and a charity of the panel's choosing. The panel Chair will be Adrian Bloom. Please click here for details.


7.30pm Bressingham Village Hall - Come to our monthly meetings and catch up with friends or make new ones over refreshments at the end. 

Non-members are welcome (£3), Members are Free, and despite the title of our club, men are allowed. 

Click here to see our 2019 Programme of Speakers and list of Committee Members

Bressingham Steam & Gardens

Local resident's discount of 20% off a 1-3 person season ticket or 30% off a 4+ person from the same local address. Claim your discount by showing proof of residence (eg a recent utility bill) when buying your tickets. Visit their website for more information >

The Bressingham Church Restoration Blog is about the Heritage Lottery Funded repair works to the church which began on 2 May 2017. Use the direct link to the Church Blog on our top menu to read all about what's happened or click here >

Become a member by providing your address and contact details and help to make Bressingham and Fersfield parish safer. Contact the scheme co-ordinator, Michelle Lanchester, telephone 01379 688109 or 07824515801 or email:- michelle.lanchester@gmail.com

A new, updated Norfolk - Your guide to care and support for adults 2018/19 has been published in association with Norfolk County Council. It gives readers crucial information on how to find and access care and support services throughout the county. If you are looking for information on what your choices may be, this guide can help. There are comprehensive listings of all registered care services throughout Norfolk, plus checklists to help you ask the right questions when visiting services. It can be downloaded from www.norfolk.gov.uk/careservices and is available in spoken word. For a free copy contact NCC on 0344 800 8020 or email information@norfolk.gov.uk. It is also available throughout the region from various outlets including hospitals, GP surgeries, Age UK and the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Mon 20   Bressingham & District Ladies Club - 7.30pm Village Hall - Guy Barker of Early Summer Perennials
Tue 11   Afternoon Club 2 - 4 pm - Quiz plus speaker on Norfolk coastal erosion
Thu 4   Gardeners Question Time organised by Bressingham & Fersfield Open Gardens Planning Team, Bressingham Village Hall
Tue 9   Afternoon Club Scrabble competition continues
Sat 13   Fersfield Festival Candlelit Concert - Schubert String Quintet, St. Andrew’s Church 7:30pm
Mon 15   Ladies Club - Annual Birthday Party Buffet
Tue 13   Afternoon Club - Possible trip to Hunstanton
Tue 10   Afternoon Club - Quiz, Scrabble and crafting
Tue 8   Afternoon Club - Quiz, Scrabble and crafting
Tue 12   Afternoon Club - Quiz, Scrabble and crafting
Tue 10  

Afternoon Club - Christmas Party

St. Andrew’s Church, Fersfield, IP22 2BL.
Saturday 13 July 7 for 7.30 pm. Fersfield Festival Candle-lit Concert
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major

A chance to hear Schubert’s last chamber work scored for string quartet plus extra ‘cello, performed by a stellar ensemble.
This is generally regarded as Schubert’s finest chamber work as well as being one of the finest compositions in all chamber music. The artists are Rosemary Warren-Green, Kathryn  Parry, Wendy Gudgin, Harriet Bennett and David Bucknall.  There will be a special guest appearance by top conductor and violinist Christopher Warren-Green.
Tickets £20 to include initial glass of wine.
See press for details or phone 01379 687355 to reserve a seat. Tickets will be available from June from Bressingham Village Shop.


Diss Safer Neighbourhood Team >>

from Kay Brock
We always welcome new members to our Club - we DO NOT sit and knit all afternoon but have a very wide selection of games to play (good way of making new friends) and also have meals out and trips during the warmer months. We started a scrabble competition which will last all year, it's an aggregate score so it doesn't matter if you miss one or two months. We like to think we provide an outlet for those in the community who spend a lot of their time on their own. PLEASE come along and give us a try - first session is FREE. More especially if you know of someone who would benefit from a couple of hours in good company please encourage them to come along. For more information telephone Kay or Reg on 01379 688331 or email kayhbrock@gmail.com and see below our events listed in the Dates for your Diary section above.

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Norfolk Record Office have year-round events that are well worth attending. Refreshments included. For information and to book a seat, call  01603 222599 or www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events. To sign up for Norfolk Record Office newsletters, contact: norfolkcc@public.govdelivery.com

Wendy Beaney and Betty Morley have created a boolet entitled "Fersfield Men Who Marched Away To The Great War". Copies are available for £3 each. Please contact Wendy or Betty (peterpan64@hotmail.co.uk)

A Journey Through Bach's Cello Suites with Cellist Robert Max at Fersfield Church by Richard Hewitt
It was a storm-threatened evening on Sunday 3 March outside Fersfield’s St. Andrew’s Church, but inside there was the mellow music of the solo cello.  Robert Max, international musician and Lead Cellist of the London Chamber Orchestra, gave a breathtaking  recital of Bach’s six Cello Suites in a continuous performance.  His audience was spellbound, captured by the purity and magnificence of the occasion. Pictures here.

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YOGA - Mon 9.30-11.00 am - Bressingham Village Hall
Hatha yoga taught by Jackie Samways, a British Wheel of Yoga qualified teacher - all abilities, beginners to experienced, and all ages.
GENTLE, CHAIR-BASED YOGA - Monday 11.15-12.15
A gentler approach to yoga, meditation, breath work and relaxation. Mainly chair-based, with some standing to increase joint mobility, improve circulation, confidence, and general well-being.
For more info on both classes contact Jackie: 01379 650513/mobile 07868 314805 or jackiecornish@live.com
Various teams play on Saturday and Sunday. Teams from U7 to U16 with coaching for girls and boys starting from 5 years old. Contact Mark Channell by email at markv414@hotmail.com or call T: 01379 650591.
Become a member, use the court, contact Brenda T: 01379 688375 or email
The course (open at all times) is in Village Hall Car Park. Anyone in the community is welcome to play - Bring your own boules.

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