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.
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.
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
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:
The weather data for Ashwellthorpe for the months of January and February 2017 can now be seen on the Leisure > Ashwellthorpe Weather Data page.
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.
Showing at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall this Friday 24 February, 2017’s BAFTA award-winning film “I, Daniel Blake”. HURRY – there may be some tickets left at £4.00 in advance from Box Office 01508 489619 (£5.00 on the door). Film starts at 7.30 p.m.
SATNAV – NR18 1AA
Following the popular and successful First Bingo Evening back in January, the next one called by Ronnie at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall (Sat Nav NR16 1AA) will be on
FRIDAY 10 MARCH
with Doors Open at 7.00 p.m. and Eyes Down at 8.00 p.m.
Come along – you have to be in it to win it!
This month’s meeting of the Gardening Club is on TUESDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2017 at 7.30 p.m. in ASHWELLTHORPE VILLAGE HALL (Sat Nav NR16 1AA). Details of the speaker and his subject can be seen on the Leisure > Gardening page.
The Sunday services to be held in All Saints’ Church Ashwellthorpe and St Nicholas Church Fundenhall in February and March 2017 can be seen on the Community Information > Churches page