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We enjoyed a well-attended December meeting when Christine Hewson, Chelsea Medallist and Chairman of Breckland Flower Club, demonstrated stunning Christmas Flower Arrangements, all of which were later Raffled. With six new ladies expressing their wish to join us in 2016 it was a very enjoyable afternoon. The following week we went to The King’s Head at New Buckenham for our Christmas Meal. We were so well looked after by owner Barry Tunmore and his team of staff that various members have since returned for meals. Delicious food and a very convivial time was had by all. We shall surely repeat the visit in the future.
Our January meeting was very well attended despite the cold weather, helped by bright sun streaming into the Hall. A welcome return visit by Rachel Rusholme Pilcher, Norfolk WI representative for Science, saw us ‘Discovering Genes and DNA’. Not a dull subject at all as all was explained in a fascinating way, followed by the extraction of DNA from two samples of Blueberries. A delightful afternoon with lots of questions.
Our meeting on 17th February at 2pm in Bunwell Village Hall will be a short talk about Bread making by the President, Chris Potter, with lots of different types to sample, and with a demonstration of the making and baking of one particular loaf. Here’s hoping it rises to the occasion!
All our meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month (apart from December when it is the 2nd Wednesday), at 2pm in Bunwell Village Hall. Visitors are always welcome.
Saturday March 5th sees our Craft Day in the Village Hall, when Tutors will teach their individual craft. The sessions are from 1000-1600. Participants choose one of 5 crafts.
Cost £20 per person, to include materials, drinks throughout the day and a light lunch of Baked Potato, various fillings, salad and desert.
Jewellery, Blackwork Embroidery, Greeting cards, Patchwork or Stained Glass.
For more details or to book a place, please contact either:
Veronica Pell 01953 603708
Christine Potter 01953 788792
Experience from our Craft Day 2 years ago shows that places fill quickly!
Doctors – Long Stratton Medical Partnership – 01508 530781 www.longstrattonsurgery.nhs.uk
Wymondham Medical Centre ('Postmill') – 01953 602220 www.wymmed.co.uk
The Windmill Surgery, Wymondham – 01953 607607 www.windmillsurgery.co.uk
DEFIBRILLATOR. One is located at the bottom of Mill Lane, near Forncett school, in a red phone box. Another is in the old phone box on Long Stratton Road, near the junction with Tabernacle Lane (near to St Edmunds Church). Also there is one at Tacolneston Village Hall.
Pharmacy – 'Well' Pharmacy, Long Stratton 01508 530303
'Well' Pharmacy, Wymondham 01953 602115
Boots Pharmacy, Wymondham 01953 601772
Vets - Chapelfield Veterinary Partnership – Long Stratton 01508 530686 or Wymondham 01953 602139 www.chapelfieldvets.co.uk
Wymondham Veterinary Clinic Ltd – 01953 600066 www.wymondhamvets.co.uk
Schools & Nursery
Little Tractors Playgroup, Forncett Village Hall: 07770 919516 or 07523 800674 www.littletractors.org.uk
Forncett C E V A Primary School – 01508 530506 www.forncettschool.org
Tacolneston V C Primary School – 01508 489336 www.tacolneston.norfolk.sch.uk
Long Stratton High School - - 01508 530418 www.lshs.org.uk
Wymondham High School – 01953 602078 www.wymondhamhigh.co.uk
Childminder – Jody Gibbons www.jody-gibbons-childminding-tacolneston.co.uk 01953 789775
Nearest Small Stores – Bunwell Stores (inc Post Office), Bunwell Street 01953 788066
Paddocks Butchery & Deli – Bunwell Street, Bunwell 01953 789708
Petrol – Day’s of Bunwell, Bunwell Street, Bunwell
One Stop Store, Swan Lane Long Stratton 01508 530451
Larger Supermarkets – Co-op, Long Stratton 01508 536109
Morrisons, Wymondham 01953 828879
Waitrose, Wymondham 01953 607772 (With Shell garage)
Aldi, Diss 0800 042 0800
Forncett, Ashwellthorpe, Fundenhall, Hapton, Tacolneston & Wreningham group – Reverend Suzanne Cook 01953 788227
Churchwarden Margaret Webster, St Edmunds, Forncett End 01953 788114
Forncett Methodist Church, Ethel Coleman, Church Secretary 01508 530996
Forncett St Mary Church – May and Graham Prior 01508 481856
Clubs and events
Forncett Allotment Association, Margaret Wilde 01953 788268 – Margaret is also the local contact for the South Norfolk Ramblers Group
Forncett Archive and Local History Group – John Webster 01953 788114
Forncett Bowls Club – Andrew Coleman 01508 530996
Forncett Steam Museum 01508 488277 www.forncettsteammuseum.co.uk
Diggers & Dibblers (Garden Club): Su Leavesley 01953 789752
Reading Group – April Carlin 01953 788775 Reading Group 2 - Lin Whiscombe 01953 788302
Sunny Patches Sewing Group: Gill Coleman 01379 677502
Line Dancing – Rita, Forncett Village Hall, Monday evenings at 19.30
Tharston & District W.I. – Gill 01508 532468
Leisure Centres – Wymondham 01953 607171, large gym, wide variety of classes, group activities and a pool
Long Stratton 01508 531444, classes, group activities and a gym: http://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/leisure/634.asp
If you prefer somewhere smaller, slots are sometimes available at Roseacre swimming pool, Ashwellthorpe, contact Mr Derek Downes 01508 488106 or, during the summer months, at Bridge Farm swimming pool, Station Road, Forncett – contact 07762 203022
or Chairman, Brian Frith 01953 789882.
Ways of staying or becoming involved in village life:
The facebook page for Tacolneston is quite active, this sometime includes items for sale or wanted, including baby and children’s goods.
Forncett Flyer – Su Leavesley 01953 789752 for article submissions and contributions or April Carlin 01953 788775 for ads.
Unwanted items can be put to good use .
Items suitable for raffle, tombola, or the bric-a-brac stall is always gratefully accepted by any of the local churches or volunteer user groups who are always raising funds. Please contact the ‘good cause’ of your choice with details. Collection may be arranged.
Help can be given if you would like to set up a new group or activity. There are a few slots available at the village hall, mainly in the afternoons, evenings and weekends. Please contact Ethel Coleman, in the first instance on 01508 530996 who can put you in touch with the relevant people.
This Information Sheet aims to provide a useful list of contacts and other information on groups, clubs, businesses etc in and around Forncett. Please report any errors or omissions to either Su Leavesley or Anne Rayner so that the information can be as correct and up to date as possible.
View / download the information sheet here. Please note that was correct at April 2015 and is therefore possibly out of date is some respects - a regularly updated 'online version' is available by clicking the 'Forncett Info Sheet' menu item on the left of the Home Page.