home parish council planning our churches groups businesses church blog gallery
Welcome to the Bressingham and Fersfield Community Website

Photo by Krys Wakefield Photo by Krys Wakefield Photo by Krys Wakefield Photo by Krys Wakefield Photo by Krys Wakefield

COMMUNITY CONNECTION - 17 October 2018 by Richard Hewitt

Our October Parish Council meeting (1 Oct) was a fairly short affair, but did contain some important items:

From the September meeting minutes we emphasised that the ‘septic tank’ pending regulations apply to those people whose discharge is to a water course (wet or dry); if you have a soakaway as part of your system, you should be unaffected… but the advice is to check. In essence, if your septic tank discharges directly to a surface water, (this includes ditches) even when the watercourse is dry, you will need to upgrade or replace your system by 1 January 2020 - or if you sell your property before this date - for full regulations look at: https:/www.gov.uk/guidance/general-binding-rules-small-sewage-discharge-to-a-surface-water#rules-for-existing-and-new-treatment-systems

Planning matters concerned properties in Bates Lane (Fersfield) and Fersfield Road (Bressingham). The Parish Council raised no objection in either case.

We discussed the issue of signs and waste bins in the two laybys in our area on the A1066. To be pedantic, these are actually the responsibility of other agencies, but we are sick and tired of the litter, mess and utter filth that collects in these laybys: we have decided, as you will have read, to put some resources into improving things ourselves. This is for two reasons: for the benefit of our community and those who travel through Bressingham – and to avoid giving the impression that we are , to say the least, an untidy lot!  You will be interested to know that we are awaiting installation of two waste bins per layby (to be emptied by SNDC) and have just paid for new signs to make clear that overnight parking is NOT permitted, and that includes heavy vehicles.  We hope the situation improves, and  repeat a vast ‘thank-you’ to those in our midst who do litter collection in the laybys and elsewhere

We now have a nice new oak sign awaiting installation at Pillar Box Corner (no longer, apparently, an ‘official’ designation), and on the subject of signs, we have asked the local authority to repair, or replace, many of our missing or damaged road signs and sign-posts – some of the latter are a disgrace.

Finally, some of us yesterday attended a public exhibition in Lopham Village Hall, given by Cranswick, the large company which has bought the Crown Milling/Chicken concern, based in Kenninghall. You will know that Fersfield, and the Western extremity of Bressingham, have, to say the least, been greatly inconvenienced by the heavy and often nocturnal traffic generated by the Ash Tree Farm branch of this concern.  Our communications have remained largely unanswered……So, we visited their exhibition, which was largely concerned with expansion of their Heath Road site – and the proposed ‘link’ road to North Lopham (residents there seem largely unimpressed.) So we caught up with a Cranswick director, and asked for a consultation between the firm and our community members.  We were promised action – let’s see if it materialises, shall we?

Finally, we do hope to see you at one of the three ‘Armistice Centenary’ commemorations: full details are on this website.

Centenary of 1918 Armistice & Remembrance Sunday, 11 November, 2018
EVENTS IN BRESSINGHAM & FERSFIELD

There will be a three-fold commemoration of the 1918 Armistice Centenary and Service and Sacrifice of the last 100 years, in Bressingham and Fersfield on Sunday 11 November. Special guests hope to be with us throughout the day. Everyone is welcome to attend all or some of this commemoration. The two churches and Bressingham & Fersfield Parish Council have received a grant for this event from South Norfolk District Council.

The timetable of events is detailed below:

11:55 Remembrance Service at Bressingham War Memorial
12:30 onwards

Lunchtime event in Bressingham & Fersfield Village Hall, to include a buffet lunch, opportunities to meet & talk, hear about wartime experiences and consequences, enjoy the drama group presentation; see wartime artefacts, personal items and documents and film. (There is no charge for the lunch: lunch-tickets obtainable from Bressingham Village Shop and Fersfield Church)

15:30 Remembrance Service at St. Andrew’s Church & the War Memorial at Fersfield.

BRESSINGHAM & DISTRICT LADIES CLUB

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. 

MON 19 NOVEMBER

Walking with the Wounded

Presented by Duncan Slater

For more info go to:
https://walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/Home/About/82

MON 17 DECEMBER

Peachey’s Preserves

Presented by Jan Peachey

Jan also makes Gin, so this promises to be a seasonal evening.  There will be mulled wine and nibbles.

We also will be holding a raffle for a rather fabulous hamper.

Click here to see our 2018/19 Programme of Speakers and list of Committee Members

Centenary of 1918 Armistice & Remembrance Sunday, 11 November, 2018
EVENTS IN BRESSINGHAM & FERSFIELD

There will be a three-fold commemoration of the 1918 Armistice Centenary and Service and Sacrifice of the last 100 years, in Bressingham and Fersfield on Sunday 11 November. Special guests hope to be with us throughout the day. Everyone is welcome to attend all or some of this commemoration. The two churches and Bressingham & Fersfield Parish Council have received a grant for this event from South Norfolk District Council.

The timetable of events is detailed below:

11:55 Remembrance Service at Bressingham War Memorial
12:30 onwards

Lunchtime event in Bressingham & Fersfield Village Hall, to include a buffet lunch, opportunities to meet & talk, hear about wartime experiences and consequences, enjoy the drama group presentation; see wartime artefacts, personal items and documents and film. (There is no charge for the lunch: lunch-tickets obtainable from Bressingham Village Shop and Fersfield Church.)

15:30 Remembrance Service at St. Andrew’s Church & the War Memorial at Fersfield.

NEW GUIDE TO CARE AND SUPPORT IN NORFOLK - A CRUCIAL TIME FOR INFORMATION
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 of Norfolk – Your guide to care and support for adults 2018/19 contact Norfolk County Council 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. Care Choices is the UK’s largest independent publisher for social care and adults with additional needs. It is also the largest publisher of care directories for local authorities in England.

PARISH WIDE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME
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

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 >

BRESSINGHAM CHURCH, HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND BUILDING REPAIRS BLOG by Linda Holly
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 >

 
Latest newsletter >>
Latest OFSTED Report >>
FACEBOOK PAGES to HELP YOU!

 

 
 
ARCHIVES  
News >> History >> Community Interviews >>
Parish Plan >> Local Photographer's Gallery >>

Make this community website a useful and fun source of information - email us any news, event info or items of interest please

Click here to go to the Bressingham and Fersfield History Group Twitter page
 

BRESSINGHAM HISTORY GROUP Twitter page
Click the logo to visit the page

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

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
OCTOBER
Tue 23   Afternoon Club - Lunch at the Golf Club 12.30 - Please let Kay have your names if you would like to go.
NOVEMBER
Sat 10   an evening of Music & Song AAt 7pm Bressingham Church tickets £5 on the door or from nancy 01379 687562 or Hilary 01379 688475
Sun 11   Centenary of 1918 Armistice & Remembrance Sunday
Tue 13   Afternoon Club 2- 4pm
Mon 19   Bressingham & District Ladies Club - 7.30pm Village Hall - Walking with the Wounded - Duncan Slater
DECEMBER
Sat 1   Quiz with Sausage & Mash + Onion Gravy 6.30 Tickets on sale later
Mon 3   Bressingham & District Ladies Club - Christmas meal out (partner/friend very welcome) - Venue TBA
Tue 11   Afternoon Club Christmas Party at the Golf Club - 12.30 start - names to Kay if you will be attending. Members will be subsidised.
Mon 17   Bressingham & District Ladies Club - 7.30pm Village Hall - Peachey’s Preserves - Jan Peachey
JANUARY
Tue 8   Afternoon Club - Talk by Rachel Hillier on the work of the Diss First Responders
FEBRUARY
Mon 18   Bressingham & District Ladies Club - 7.30pm Village Hall - Makaton signing - Jan Scott
MARCH
Mon 18   Bressingham & District Ladies Club - 7.30pm Village Hall - Lowland Search & Rescue - Dave Scragg
APRIL
Sat 6   Bressingham & District Ladies Club - Annual Birthday Party Buffet, Bressingham Village Hall 7pm - (partner/friend very welcome)
Mon 15   Bressingham & District Ladies Club - 7.30pm Village Hall - AGM + Coffee Farming  (provisional) - Jeremy Hulme  
MAY
Mon 20   Bressingham & District Ladies Club - 7.30pm Village Hall - All about Tea - Justine of Fairchilds 


As many of you know, my wife Elizabeth (Liz) died six months ago. She was a gifted photographer but I am now faced with the task of finding a home for some of her photographic furniture, to be precise two plan chests to hold her prints and papers. They are quite large. One of them, an antique oak chest with eight drawers measures 100cm high x 125cm wide x 80cm deep. The second, built to her design, is combined bookcase and plan chest with five drawers and eight adjustable shelves. It measures 200cm high x 125cm wide x 80cm deep.

There is no charge for these although I would need them to be collected. I know that Liz would love them to go to a home in the two villages which she loved so much in the nearly fifty years we lived here. 

If you might be interested in having one or both do please get in touch with me, Charles Handy, at candehandy@aol.com or ring 07932 062436 or 01379 687546 although I am not often available on that number.

AFTERNOON CLUB — 2nd TUESDAY EACH MONTH
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.

Click here to email Jackie
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
FOOTBALL on BRESSINGHAM PLAYING FIELDS
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.
TENNIS/NETBALL COURT
Become a member, use the court, contact Brenda T: 01379 688375 or email
BRESSINGHAM PÉTANQUE/BOULES
The course (open at all times) is in Village Hall Car Park. Anyone in the community is welcome to play - Bring your own boules.

What's On - Diss Corn Hall Read about Bressingham School Read the COCK CROW & TEAM NEWS
We want to make this community website a useful and fun source of information covering all that’s happening in our villages so we need YOUR HELP - if you have any news, event information or items of interest please email us Privacy & Cookie Policy
2011 © Bressingham & Fersfield Parish Council