ROAD CLOSURE in SWAFIELD 7th January 2019 until 19th March 2019

Road Closures in Swafield

I met with Barhale’s Site Manger, Barhale’s are the Main Contractor responsible for the sewerage scheme under construction. The gentleman gave me a set of plans showing the closures with dates together with the diversion route. The street in Swafield will be closed to through traffic from it’s junction with Bradfield Road to the junction with Little London Road from 7th January 2019 until the 3rd February. After that, The street will will closed to through traffic from the junction with Knapton Road/Trunch (at the sharp bend) to Bradfield Road from 4th February until 19th March. This means that no traffic from Trunch and North of Trunch will be able to gain access to North Walsham using The Street in Swafield between 7th January until 19th March. The official diversion is via Mundesley but an alternative is via Southrepps to Thorpe Market then using the A149 to North Walsham. There will also be closures in and around Bradfield village. There will be occasions when the The Street will appear passable but if you use this, as the contractor pointed out, you will do so at your own risk. Not good news but main sewers are much needed in Swafield.

TRUNCH VILLAGE SOCIETY – CALL FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS – APPLY NOW

Trunch Village Society

It’s that time of year again!

Any Village Group or Organisation wishing to apply for a grant towards the cost of repairs, improvements, materials, equipment or running expenses which would be of benefit to the village should make application in writing to The Chairman, Trunch Village Society, Trunch Corner Stores, Gimingham Road, Trunch NR28 0PS  before 31st December 2018. The application should include full details of the requirement and reasons together with a timescale for funding.

There are six Project Groups within the Society namely, Litter Picking, Scarecrows and Fun Day(Open Gardens), Community Composting, Bee Keeping, Playing Field and Rectory Meadow Management. Three of the Groups are on target to raise circa £4500 this year most of which will go towards supporting some of the other Organisations, Groups and activities in the village. In order to maintain, even improve, this achievement we are in desperate need of additional volunteers. If you can spare some time, no matter how little, your help would be most welcome. Please contact Chris Owen (tele: 722072), Brian Boughton (tele: 720252) or a member of one of the Groups, contact details of whom are on the notice boards near the shop and in the village hall

TRUNCH PARISH COUNCIL MEETING Wednesday 5th December at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Community Room

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Wednesday 7th November at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Community Room

All residents are welcome to attend.

 

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION on Friday December 7th at 6.30pm in the VILLAGE HALL

Following the success of last year’s celebration another is planned for 7th December at 6.30pm in the Village Hall.

Poems, readings and songs by representatives of the village Organisations and Groups with refreshments.

Come and enjoy a jolly evening’s entertainment as a starter for Christmas.

 

TRUNCH VILLAGE HALL – LATEST NEWS

TRUNCH VILLAGE HALL

AN ASSET TO THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER 100 YEARS – NOW UNDER THREAT!

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

We have two specific issues: An immediate need for refurbishment of the kitchen to meet Health & Safety standards, and a serious shortfall in income required to meet our annual expenses, primarily due to under use of the facilities.

WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT?

The Village Hall Committee, in consultation with current Hall users, is seeking to establish a Fundraising Group to explore various sources of income, including grants, fundraising events, marketing of the Hall etc.

WHAT’S HAPPENED SO FAR?

The Hall belongs to the Residents of Trunch, and the Committee, having already met with Hall users to discuss the way forward, now need to involve all residents in seeking their ideas, sharing their expertise and in volunteering to assist in the activities that will take place. As a result of the public meeting held on 5th October at least six additional residents have agreed to serve on the Committee to help raise vital funds. Other residents have agreed to assist with fund raising and staging of events.

THE VILLAGE HALL CHRISTMAS FAYRE

SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2018

An event for all the family, including Father Christmas in his Grotto

Many stalls, Raffle, Face Painting, Tombola Children’s Bran Tub, Name the Rabbit, Christmas Tree, Festive Music, Cakes, Mince Pies and Festive Liquid Refreshment! Plans for the Fayre are developing all the time, so look out for further information!

Your Christmas starts here!

We also have a Village Hall table at the Monthly Table Top Sale at the Methodist Church (First Saturday of the month)

HOW CAN I HELP?

By donating prizes for the Christmas Fayre (Raffle/Tombola/Children’s Bran Tub) Please leave these at the Shop

Donating Bric-A-Brac for the monthly Table Top Sale (donations can be dropped off at the Methodist Church (marked Village Hall Stall) or left with John Jones at 18 Kingsley Close, Telephone: 01263 721796, John will collect heavy items.

Joining in with fund raising events. Keep a look at for details of future events.

VILLAGE HALL CHRISTMAS FAYRE on December 8th in the village hall

THE VILLAGE HALL CHRISTMAS FAYRE

SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2018

An event for all the family, including Father Christmas in his Grotto

Many stalls, Raffle, Face Painting, Tombola Children’s Bran Tub, Name the Rabbit, Christmas Tree, Festive Music, Cakes, Mince Pies and Festive Liquid Refreshment! Plans for the Fayre are developing all the time, so look out for further information!

Your Christmas starts here!

We also have a Village Hall table at the Monthly Table Top Sale at the Methodist Church (First Saturday of the month)

 

THE TRUNCH CROWN – RE-OPENING on Saturday 1st December

The new tenant, Iain Chambers, welcomes you to come along to the re-opening of The Trunch Crown on Saturday 1st December 2018

Iain takes on the tenancy of this Bateman’s public house  on Tuesday 13th November when refurbishment will commence.

Besides serving the familiar Bateman’s cask ales, food will be served offering the speciality dish Italian Pizza, in house or take away.

Traditional Sunday roasts will also be available.

Membership is available and for full details contact Iain, email:  thetrunchcrown@gmail.com or telephone: 01263 722341

Winter opening times (October – March)  12.00noon – 3.00pm and 6.00pm – 11.00pm

Summer opening times (April – September) 11.00am – 11.00pm

Visit the Web Site >> www.thetrunchcrown.co.uk

A Note from the Local Management Team :-

All pub users, and even those who just walk by, will have seen an unfortunate decline in the village pub of late to the point it is now closed.

We all must appreciate a ‘good local’ is vital to any village as it provides a meeting and a place for us all to commune socially. It also has the capacity to support events and activities in the village, like concerts etc. It can provide a vital attraction to those who holiday in the area, giving refreshment, guidance and a place to meet others.

All this makes it important to have a great village pub, that’s warm, welcoming and a place where all are comfortable to go.

The great news is that after much work with Bateman’s, The Crown will soon re-open under a local licensee Iain Chambers who lives in the village. This has been made possible with help from local people who are assisting financially and with skills that will allow the pub not just to re-open, but be brought up to a high standard of environment and offer.

The pub is going to be open 7 days a week, with a food offer of Pizza/Pasta (Inc Takeaway) in the week and back to the traditional roast on Sunday’s. We will have a great range of beers, wines and spirits (including local gins!). Quality tea and Coffee will be served as well as pies and other snacks. Quiz nights, music and other events are planned.

We hope the pub will return to its place at the heart of the village and hope to work with the village societies to help them with their aims.

It’s going to take a while to get this standards right and re-fit kitchens etc. so the pub will remain closed until the 1st December whilst work is done in and out to bring it up to the standards we aspire to.

We hope in December you will join Iain at the pub and show your support by coming in for a drink or a meal, and make sure the pub can take its place once more in the heart of the village.

See you in the Trunch Crown!!!

 

TRUNCH CONCERT on SATURDAY 8th DECEMBER at 7.30pm in St. BOTOLPH’S CHURCH – CANTAMUS CHOIR -Candlelit Christmas Concert

 

CANTAMUS CHOIR 

Candlelit Christmas Concert

Saturday 8th December 2018, 7.30pm

Cantamus Singers is a famous community choir based in Thorpe Market. The choir is led by its inspirational Director Philip Adams who is also the director of Music and Organist at Holy Trinity, West Runton.
Philip’s formative musical experiences were centred on the English choral tradition. He studied organ, choral conducting and piano accompaniment at Trinity College of Music, London.

 

The program will include:
‘The Christmas Story’ by Heinrich Schutz – a dramatic and musical representation of the birth of Christ. It is one of Schutz’s last works and was written in his eightieth year but is as fresh and full of vitality as the works of his youth.
‘I sing the birth’ – Edward Elgar
‘Four Old English Carols’ – Gustav Holst
‘The Five Lesser Joys of Mary’ – Peter Warlock
‘The Manger Throne’ – John Stainer as well as some congregational carols.

 

 

 

St BOTOLPHS CHRISTMAS FAYRE on 24th November in the village hall

Come along to St Botolph’s Christmas Fayre on Saturday 24th November in the village hall.

Christmas cards, decorations, wreaths, books, cakes and much more for sale. Chance your luck with a go (or several) on the tombola.

Enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee with a piece of cake in a friendly atmosphere.

COMMUNITY COMPOST SCHEME -LEAF COLLECTIONS on 10th & 24th November

IMPORTANT NOTICE

There will be leaf collections on  Saturday 10th and 24th November.

COMPOST COLLECTIONS -GUIDANCE NOTES

Collections of garden waste started on 14th April  and will be collected fortnightly thereafter. Customers are reminded to have bags out by 9.00am and the need to comply with the requirement to separate grass cuttings, soft weeds and ‘twiggy’ materials with a maximum of 3 bags in total. No clods, garden rubbish or Leylandii please!

It is also requested that customers  limit each bag to 10kg weight.

Processed soil improver from the composting operations is available at £1.50 per 30 litre bag, delivered. This is  excellent value. Order s should be placed with Malcolm Needs on 01263 720467 or patmalneeds@gmail.com. Order forms do appear in the ‘Mardle’. It is unlikely that any leaf mould will be available this season

Contacts:  Chris Raymond 01263 720519  chrisraymond@cobaltgd.co.uk

Paul Taylor 01263 722639   bandp@burtenshaw.uk.com