VILLAGE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION on Saturday 14th December at 6.30pm in the VILLAGE HALL

The Village Christmas Celebration will be held on 14th December starting at 6.30pm in the Village Hall

Once again we would like people to contribute items for the entertainment which will be interspersed with carols and songs. There will be seasonal refreshments. Everybody will be welcome so do come along and let’s get the Christmas festivities off with gusto!

FEATURED BUSINESSES – Local Business at your service

The Featured Businesses can be seen by clicking on the Living Tab on the Home Page, going to the Business Sub Tab and Scrolling to find  details of a local business. More details of the Massage Therapist (Marian), Cakes Beautiful (Tania)and Paula’s Cakes (Paula) can be found by clicking on the Name of the Business in the left hand column and  FEATURED BUSINESSES will be shown.

We are blessed with a number of very talented people in and around Trunch. We have Chiropodists, Cake makers and decorators, Artists, Crafts people, Gardeners, Computer and IT experts, Carpet fitters, Builders and Decorators, Plumbers, Electricians, Vets and Garage motor mechanics.

If you need help look up, our Business section under the LIVING tab on the Home Page you may just find who/what you are looking for. Good luck!!

LOCAL NEWS and VIEWS –

COFFEE MORNINGS – A POPULAR REGULAR EVENT

The popular coffee mornings at the Methodist Church and Village Hall help raise money.

TRUNCH VILLAGE SOCIETY’S ANNUAL  EVENT

The Open Gardens, Scarecrows and Fun Day raised over £3000 which will go towards Grants and Donations to village Organisations, Groups and activities. Well done everybody!

NORTH NORFOLK DISTRICT COUNCIL’S DRAFT LOCAL PLANS

Since the presentation by Mark Ashwell, the Planning Policy Manager of North Norfolk, at the Parish Council Meeting on 5th June a Public Meeting was held in order for residents to express their views on the First Draft of the Local Plan issued for consultation by the North Norfolk District Council. Ed Maxfield our County Councillor and Greg Hayman our District Councillor attended, besides seven Parish Councillors the Clerk and twenty eight residents. After an explanation of the main issues raised in the Plan, Ed and Greg fielded questions and comments from the residents and after a well delivered lively debate from the residents two main issues emerged. Firstly, it was recognised that the NNDC are proposing to make a change of designation of Trunch village from Countryside to an Area for Small Scale Development which would allow some allocation (to be announced in Part 2 of the Plan next Spring) of new ‘open market’ housing. Secondly, concern over the lack of adequate infrastructure and the drastic effect on local services the building of a total of 2590 houses in North Walsham, 909 in Cromer and 117 in Mundesley between 2016 and 2036 will have on us all. Sufficient interest and valid points of concern were raised and as a result the Parish Council and individuals can make reasoned responses to support Trunch remaining a Countryside Area in order to control what type of development (affordable housing), if any, should be allowed and to seek assurances that any development will go hand in hand with the provision of adequate infrastructure and local services. The last matter may require lobbying of Central Government. If you wish to make individual responses, and I urge you to do this, you can do so online by login to
www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/localplanconsultation .
Part 2 of the Draft Local  Plan is due for issue in the Spring of next year (2020). This part will identify the number of dwellings and preferred site(s) for development in Trunch.

BRINGING THE WORLD OF BEE KEEPING TO LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL

Guided by Charlene Pinkham, a member of the Trunch Beekeeping Group, our beekeepers Michele Horsefield, Julia Smith and Liz Miles visited North Walsham Junior School to give the children an insight into the life of honey bees, caring for them and the honey making process.

 

 

 

 

 

NEW GOALS FOR THE PLAYING FIELD

The young people who play football thanked the Parish Council and Village Society for providing and installing the new goals. It seems we have scored a winner on this occasion! Well done the team of volunteers who put up the goals.

 

THE WOODLAND TRUST – TREE PLANTING

As part of a campaign by the Woodland Trust to help combat climate change the Parish Council have been given 105 trees to plant. The Council is planning to plant them mainly around the West and South edges of the playing field to boost the density where the existing shrubs and trees grow in order to augment and protect the natural habitats of wild life. The pack of trees comprise a mix of hawthorn, blackthorn, silver birch, hazel, common oak and rowan. With so much in the news recently you must have been moved by the voices of young people calling for us to protect the future of the planet. The planting of trees is only a small contribution and the Parish Council and Village Society are looking at other ways to support our local environment to help create a lasting legacy for future generations.

The trees are due to arrive in November and we are asking if you could spare a morning/afternoon to help with the planting.  Once we have a delivery date I can arrange suitable times for the planting. Although we will have some tools, if you could please bring a spade with you this would be appreciated. Please let me know if you can help by phoning 01263 720252 or by email at brianboughton@btinternet.com

For more information visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

 

GARDEN SOCIETY AUTUMN SHOW – AUTUMN SHOW WINNERS

Autumn Show Winners 2019

Section 1. Tony Leeder.

Section 2. Derek Hazell.

Section 3. Dawn Mountain.

Section 4. Dorothy Davies.

Section 5. Chris Owen.

Section 3. Junior. Jack Mountain.

Section 4. Junior. Imogen Jones.

Section 5. Junior. Grace Mountain.

Best hanging basket. Derek Hazell.

Tallest sunflower. Chris Owen.

Largest marrow. Jacqui Sweeney.

 

TRUNCH CONCERTS – St Botolph’s Church -Saturday 7th December at 7.30pm – SOUTHREPPS CHORALE

SOUTHREPPS CHORALE

Candlelit Christmas Concert

Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic one-act opera “Trial By Jury”

Christmas Carols

Saturday 7th December 2019, 7.30pm, St Botolph Church

Southrepps Chorale is a community choir founded by Musical director, Stephen Richards, in 2011.  He is a well-known Norfolk musician, B.Mus. LGSM. After a career in music publishing, Stephen is active in music making as a conductor of choirs and music theatre and as a performer and teacher of clarinet and saxophone.

Southrepps is famous for its own music festival each summer and the Chorale takes part each year, joined by professional soloists. In 2012  Southrepps Chorale performed Gilbert & Sullivan; 2013 was music from Broadway and the West End; 2014 was madrigals and the jazz cantata Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo. In August 2015 Faure’s Requiem was coupled with choral’s first commission as they gave the world premiere of The Nightingale by Norfolk-based composer Geoff Cummings-Knight. The Summer 2016 programme saluted William Shakespeare in the 400th anniversary of his demise, including Songs and Sonnets by George Shearing, West Side Story by Bernstein and Double Trouble by John Williams (from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkeban). 2017 featured the stirring and enormously popular extended work by Karl Jenkins The Armed Man coupled with a beautiful cycle of spirituals Feel The Spirit by John Rutter.
Southrepps Chorale maintains a close relationship with the beautiful church of St. James Southrepps and performs as a church choir in some key village events such as Remembrance Sunday and an annual Carol Service.

Trial by Jury (music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W. S. Gilbertwas first produced on 25 March 1875, at London’s Royalty Theatre. The story concerns a “breach of promise of marriage” lawsuit in which the judge and legal system are the objects of lighthearted satire. Critics and audiences praised how well Sullivan’s witty and good-humoured music complemented Gilbert’s satire. The success of Trial by Jury launched the famous series of 13 collaborative works between Gilbert and Sullivan that came to be known as the Savoy Operas. According to the theatre scholar Kurt Gänzl, it is “probably the most successful British one-act operetta of all time”

WITH LICENSED BAR. Tickets at the door – £12 (£10 concessions, free under 16).  Phone 01692 402624‬ or email for further details. 
Tickets in advance – from Trunch corner stores,  phone01263 722072.

 

The TRUNCH CONCERTS at St Botolph’s Church, Trunch and St Nicholas Church, Swafield, enter their 22nd season this year.
All concert proceeds will continue to be donated to restoration and conservation projects for the churches of Trunch, Swafield and Bradfield. The Church and crommunity would like to thank both the audiences and the performers for their generosity. Since 1998 the concerts have aised over £30,000 towards these projects.
Thanks too to the dynamic Trunch Village Society for its support for TRUNCH CONCERTS.Performers reserve the right to change their programmes from those indicated in the brochure or website.
The organising team will take reasonable steps to give notice if any concert has to be postponed or cancelled. Please check this website for up to date information closer to the dates of the concert.

 

 

 

VILLAGE HALL QUIZ and FISH & CHIPS NIGHT on Friday 29th November at 7.00pm

QUIZ and FISH & CHIPS NIGHT

The monthly Quiz and Fish and Chips Night will be held on  Friday  29th November at 7.00pm

Come and enjoy a fun quiz evening with a fish’n chip break. By popular demand we are starting earlier this time at 7.00pm and the questions will be a little easier!

All profits will be used to assist in improvements to our village hall.

Teams of up to 6 people (bring your own alcohol if required. The entrance fee is £8 per person which includes fish’n chips and hot beverages.

Please contact Michael on 01263 720728 to book your place.

TRUNCH PARISH COUNCIL MEETING Wednesday 4th December 2019 at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Community Room

 

Since the presentation by Mark Ashwell, the Planning Policy Manager of North Norfolk, at the Parish Council Meeting on 5th June a Public Meeting was held in order for residents to express their views on the First Draft of the Local Plan issued for consultation by the North Norfolk District Council. Ed Maxfield our County Councillor and Greg Hayman our District Councillor attended, besides seven Parish Councillors the Clerk and twenty eight residents. After an explanation of the main issues raised in the Plan, Ed and Greg fielded questions and comments from the residents and after a well delivered lively debate from the residents two main issues emerged. Firstly, it was recognised that the NNDC are proposing to make a change of designation of Trunch village from Countryside to an Area for Small Scale Development which would allow some allocation (to be announced in Part 2 of the Plan next Spring) of new ‘open market’ housing. Secondly, concern over the lack of adequate infrastructure and the drastic effect on local services the building of a total of 2590 houses in North Walsham, 909 in Cromer and 117 in Mundesley between 2016 and 2036 will have on us all. Sufficient interest and valid points of concern were raised and as a result the Parish Council and individuals can make reasoned responses to support Trunch remaining a Countryside Area in order to control what type of development (affordable housing), if any, should be allowed and to seek assurances that any development will go hand in hand with the provision of adequate infrastructure and local services. The last matter may require lobbying of Central Government. If you wish to make individual responses, and I urge you to do this, you can do so online by login to

www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/localplanconsultation .

 

The Trunch Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th December at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Community Room.

All Parish Council meetings are open for residents of Trunch to attend. Please do come along.

 

 

 

TRUNCH VILLAGE HALL – CHRISTMAS FAYRE – Saturday 14th December 11.00am – 2.00pm

TRUNCH VILLAGE HALL

AN ASSET TO THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER 100 YEARS – Let’s make it 200 years and beyond!

WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT?

A Fundraising Group is exploring 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 a Fund Raising Group to help raise vital funds. Other residents have agreed to assist with fund raising and staging of events.

The Christmas fayre raised £1100.  As a result of an application for Grant Funding the Management Committee received £5000. The coffee mornings have raised circa £800 so far.

The necessary refitting of the kitchen is complete and operational. A new floor has been installed.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE Saturday 14th December between 11.00am and 2.00pm

Variety of stalls including craft table, tombola, raffle, cake raffle, homemade cakes jewellery and lots more. Refreshments and light lunches will be served.

QUIZ with FISH & CHIPS NIGHT

A quiz with a serving of fish and chips will be held each month, the next one will be held on Friday 25th October 2019 starting at 7.00pm

COFFEE MORNINGS

Coffee mornings will be held in the Village Hall at fortnightly intervals.

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?

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 out for details of future events.

For private event bookings of the hall contact the Secretary on 01263 722585

THE TRUNCH CROWN – NEW OPENING HOURS & EVENTS

Visit the Web Site

>> www.thetrunchcrown.co.uk

see also The Trunch Crown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS at the CROWN

OCTOBER 2019

Sunday 20th – Sharon Hayman – our own local singing talent – well worth coming along

Friday 25th – Nick Stephenson – singer with a great voice

Saturday 26th – Richard Young – a singer not to be missed

NOVEMBER 2019

Friday 1st – Dan Star – a singing sensation

Tuesday 12th – Quiz Night – come early, relax and have a pizza meal

Saturday 26th – Crown’s 1st birthday – join in the celebrations

DECEMBER 2019

Tuesday 10th – Quiz Night – come and join the fun, you don’t have to be a genius.

 

A Note from the Local Management Team :-

All pub users, and even those who just walk by, will have seen the resurgence of the Trunch Crown; come in and experience the convivial atmosphere, the welcome of the bar staff and the friendliness of the patrons.

We all must appreciate a ‘good local’ is vital to any village as it provides a meeting 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 visit.

The great news is that after much work with Bateman’s, The Crown has opened 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 will be staged.

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.

We hope  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!!!  Support your local

VILLAGE HALL – FUND RAISING COFFEE MORNINGS on Fridays 15th and 29th November at 10.00am

Please come along and support this important cause in raising funds for the village hall and local charities.  Home made cakes, coffee, tea and a warm welcome to all. If there is a anyone who finds it difficult to get there please telephone Helen on 01263 720728 and transport can be arranged.

 

ROYAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE – HOME LIBRARY SERVICE DELIVERS BOOKS TO YOUR DOOR

Home Library Service contact Royal Voluntary Service on 01603  397998 or email: norfolkhls@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

TRUNCH VILLAGE SOCIETY – ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING – CALL for GRANT APPLICATIONS by 31st DECEMBER

An Ordinary General Meeting of the Trunch Village Society is being held on Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Community Room.

All residents are welcome to attend.

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 2019. The application should include full details of the requirement and reasons together with a timescale for funding.