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.
The Parish Council have a new website, please click to here to visit.
Please note this website will not be available from September 2018 so please use the new website.
Bramble Bears Playgroup, which uses Ashwellthorpe Village Hall, will be celebrating its 50TH ANNIVERSARY at the Village Hall from 11.00 a.m. until 3.00 p.m. on SATURDAY 28 APRIL 2018. The celebration will include refreshments, Bramble Bears Hunt, Anniversary Display, Celebration cake, village memories and a Raffle.
If your child attends/attended Bramble Bears (formerly Ashwellthorpe Playgroup/Preschool) or you know anyone who does/did OR you live in or around Ashwellthorpe – please contact Bramble Bears to lend your memories/photos/memorabilia so we can make a Community 50th Anniversary display board of the village playgroup. Contact the Chair – Lindsay – or drop into Playgroup – Session times are 9 a.m. until 3.00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The dates and times of the services in All Saints’Church, Ashwellthorpe, and St Nicholas Church, Fundenhall, can now be seen on the Community Information > Churches pages
The international Shuffleboard Match between UK, Canada, Norway and United States of America to be held at St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich from Tuesday 24 to Friday 27 April 2018, will feature four members of the Ashwellthorpe Shuffleboard club in the UK team – Alan Dawson, Rosemary Lee, Gordon Robbie and Liz Saunders. The Ashwellthorpe club closed on Wednesday 14 March this year, so this will be the last time Ashwellthorpe members will feature in this International match.
The April meeting of Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club will be on SUNDAY 8 APRIL from 2.00 to 4.00 p.m. and will take the form of a visit to the garden of Richard Hobbs and Sally Ward at Witton Lane Seeds, 16 Witton Lane, Little Plumstead, NR13 5DL Richard Hobbs was the speaker at the February meeting of the Club and the garden is open as part of the National Gardens Scheme, with light refreshments being served.
Admission will be paid by the Gardening Club for all members who renew their subscription for 2018; otherwise it will be £3.00 for non-members.
The next film showing at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall-in conjunction with Village Screen and Creative Arts East – is “GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN” at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday 24 March 2018. Doors Open at 7.00 p.m. Tickets available in advance cost £4.00 from Box Office 01508 481712, on the door price is £5.00 Refreshments available. More details about the film can be seen on the Events Calendar
A pleasant morning could be spent by visiting the Coffee Morning and Second Hand Book Sale at All Saints’ Church in Ashwellthorpe, starting at 10.00 a.m. Home-made cakes and other refreshments will be available.
SATURDAY 17 MARCH 2018 – 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Another date not to forget is tomorrow’s Table Top and Craft Sale at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall in aid of the charity Bloodwise. Also with Refreshments, Raffle and Lucky Dip
DON’T FORGET – Tonight, Friday 16 March 2018
sees another Cash Bingo night with Ronnie as the Caller. Doors open at 7.00 p.m. wih EYES DON at 8.00 p.m.
WEATHER EMERGENCY – REFUSE BIN COLLECTION
MESSAGE FROM SOUTH NORFOLK DISTRICT COUNCIL WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE – FRIDAY 2 MARCH 2018
“Weather conditions have made it impossible for us to deliver the refuse collection service over the past three days and also limited the service on Tuesday. We, therefore, have a backlog of over 50,000 bins across the District. As a result we have drawn up a recovery plan.
This plan will start on Monday [5 March] and we ill be aiming to collect those bins we didn’t collect this week, in the first few days of next week.
In order to achieve this, all the USUAL bin collections next week will be two days later, with those on Friday being collected the following Monday [12 March].
We will be prioritising the domestic waste collection over the brown bin service due to these exceptional circumstances in order that we catch up and return to a normal service as quickly as possible”