East Ruston Old Vicarage Trip – Tuesday 25th June 2013

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A lovely evening of sunshine was just perfect for the Diggers & Dibblers' trip around the Old Vicarage at East Ruston. The beautifully renovated  Bedford 1959 Coach called “Lyn Ann” picked us up at various points in Forncett and an hour later we arrived at the remarkable gardens. A buffet style supper greeted us on arrival and with so much food we were encouraged to take home doggy bags! This 32 Acre coastal garden is truly remarkable with such clever design. Thanks are due to Su Leavesley again for organising a brilliant trip.

Forncett Fete 2013 hailed a great success!

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After a break last year the 2013 Forncett Village Fete was held at the Village Hall and Jubilee Green on Saturday June 29th 2013, the first to be held at the Village Hall, with its adjacent recently named 'Jubilee Green' and the general opinion seems to be that it was a great success! It gave us the Village Hall close at hand for power, refreshment and 'other facilities', and the Tas Well bar was able to operate very conveniently from the corner of the Hall nearest the field. We were favoured with perfect weather and an excellent turnout of visitors (estimated 100 cars parked at one time, as well as many cyclists and pedestrians). It all added up to make a great Village occasion!

Update 20th July: With income and expenditure now totalled, the Organising Committee have declared the total profits (subject to any very late expense claims) to be £2347.05, meaning that each of three groups (Village Hall, School and Little Tractors Playgroup) will receive £782.35 for their funds.  Thank you, everybody, once again!  A truly fantastic result!

Successful open day at Sandpit Farm

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Christina Wakeford and Cynthia Finlayson opened their gardens for charity under the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 23rd June 2013. The weather, though not perfect, provided much sunshine as well as the occasional shower and there was an excellent turnout of visitors. A goodly sum was raised for NGS charities as well as a more modest sum from the tea tent run by the Diggers & Dibblers team which will be donated to the Forncett Village Hall fund.

Forncett Big Litter Pick 2013 - Update

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Update: May 11th 2013

We have just heard that Forncett has won one of the £250 prizes for participating in the Litter Pick.  The prize money must be used for 'The Community'.  Those who helped with the Litter Pick have been asked for ideas - the final decision will be made by the Parish Council as the Litter Pick was done 'in their name'.  The prize is an extra bonus - in addition to the benefits of a cleaner village and some excellent Community work!  Wonderful!

Saturday April 6th 2013

  • Sun shining (is this Spring?)
  • 21 Volunteers
  • 8 'routes' for picking, totalling approximately 14 miles of roads
  • 2 hours (average) time
  • 22 bulging bags of rubbish collected!

Congratulations to all volunteers who took part in our 'Big Litter Pick' - one of a number taking place throughout South Norfolk this Spring.  The photo shows 18 of the (mostly well-behaved!) volunteers at the Village Halll after depositing their bags of litter and enjoying some welcome refreshments provided by the Parish Council and served by Anne,