Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall

Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall is a civil parish in Norfolk, situated some 3miles south east of Wymondham and 10 miles south west of Norwich. The parish includes the villages of Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall, which lie less than 1 mile apart.

ASHWELLTHORPE WEATHER DATA – MARCH 2017

The weather data for Ashwellthorpe during March 2017 can be found on the Leisure > Ashwellthorpe Weather Data page.

ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH, ASHWELLTHORPE, SPRING COFFEE MORNING – SATURDAY 29 APRIL 2017

This will be held in All Saints’ Church on Saturday 29 April from 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon. More details on Community Information > Churches > All Saints’ Church, Ashwellthorpe

FILM NIGHT at ASHWELLTHORPE VILLAGE HALL – FRIDAY 28 APRIL 2017

Courtesy of Village Screen and Creative Arts East, Ashwellthorpe Village Hall will be showing the film “A United Kingdom” on Friday 28 April with Doors Open at 7.00 p.m. and film starting at 7.30 p.m. Order/Buy your tickets now from Box Office 01508 481712 – cost £4.00 in advance, and £5.00 on the Door. Refreshments will be available. Full details of the film can be seen by scrolling down  the Village Hall > Upcoming Events Page.

BINGO EVENING at ASHWELLTHORPE VILLAGE HALL – 21 APRIL 2017

Another Bingo evening will be held in Ashwellthorpe Village Hall, with well-known caller Ronnie Wright, on Friday 21 April 2017. Doors open 7.00 p.m. with Eyes Down at 8.00 p.m. Free Entry; Cash Prizes; Bingo Cards £10.00

NEXT PARISH WALK – SUNDAY 9 APRIL 2017

The next Parish Walk will start from Forncett Village Hall, Low Road, Forncett St Mary, NR16 1JG, at 10.00 a.m. on Sunday 9 April 2017 and will be about 4.75 miles’ long. Quiet roads and public footpaths (some over water meadows in the Tas Valley) will be used and there are some easy stiles to cross and some small inclines on the walk. N.B. – there will probably be livestock in fields.

This is a repeat of the November 2016 walk when thick fog obscured the views but, hopefully, this time there will be better weather.

ASHWELLTHORPE GARDENING CLUB – NEXT MEETING

A reminder that the next meeting of Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club will be on TUESDAY 4 APRIL 2017 at the Village Hall, The Street, Ashwellthorpe (NR16 1AA) at 7.30p.m.  for a 7.45 p.m. start. The speaker will be Hilary Reid talking about making a Wildlife Pond – visitors welcome. More news and updates on future events can be seen on the Leisure > Clubs,Groups/Events and the Gardening pages.

“DEEPWATER HORIZON” film at ASHWELLTHORPE VILLAGE HALL

FRIDAY 31 MARCH 2017 – 7.30 p.m. start

is the next date in our Winter Series of film shows. Details of the film can be seen on the Village Hall Upcoming Events Page. Tickets £4.00 in advance can be reserved from Box Office 01508 489432 – Price on the night on the door = £5.00

COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW by SOUTH NORFOLK DISTRICT COUNCIL

District Councils have powers to carry out  Community Governance Reviews and put in place or make changes to local community (Parish) government and to this end, the Electoral Services Team of South Norfolk District Council has put in place a consultation document and survey. The consultation period is 20 March to 12 June 2017. If you wish to take part, the survey can be found on:

http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/communitygovernancereview1/

ASHWELLTHORPE WEATHER DATA – JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2017

The weather data for Ashwellthorpe for the months of January and February 2017 can now be seen on the Leisure > Ashwellthorpe Weather Data page.

ASHWELLTHORPE TOAD WATCH 2017

The Toad watch patrols along The Street in Ashwellthorpe started on 14 February 2017. Each year the toads make their way from Ashwellthorpe Wood to their breeding pond on the west side of The Street and there are now about 27 volunteers who will patrol the toad crossing area and help them to cross the road. This avoids many toad (frog and newt) roadkill casualties. At present the patrols work from 6.00 to 8.15 p.m. whenever the temperature is above 5 C and, preferably for the toads, also damp as well. Up to 25 February 2017, 4 toads, 16 frogs and 6 common newts have been carried to safety with, unfortunately, 5 roadkill frog casualties.