Project Groups supported by Trunch Village Society
Contact: Malcolm Needs 01263 720467
Twice yearly collection of litter from around the village by volunteers on a Sunday afternoon in the spring and autumn. Refreshments for volunteers provided in the village hall afterwards.
Activities Project Group
Contact: Brian Boughton – 01263 720252
The group organised the highly successful Community picnic in the paddock event in July 2021. This year the group organised the Queen’s Jubilee celebration with a picnic in the paddock featuring a disco, local musicians and traditional games . Great fun was had by over 300 villagers their families and friends. The group are planning another yard sale. a car boot sale and 60/70 picnic in the paddock for 2023.
Community Composting Project Group
Contact: Stefan Pogonowski – 01263 720346
In 2008, as a result of a Parish plan questionnaire, it was decided to create a Community Composting scheme. Land and secure buildings were made available by a local farmer and due to much hard work a number of grants were obtained to help establish the scheme, which is run totally by volunteers. From early April until late October collections of bagged garden waste (excluding grass cuttings) are made on every Saturday morning. Two additional collections of bagged leaves are made during November. Bags are provided (3 per household) although additional bags can be provided on occasions by prior arrangement. The collection service is free and relies on volunteers. The bags of waste/leaves are taken to the composting facility off Blooms Turn where the garden waste is processed over time for conversion to soil conditioner and leaf mould which is sold back to villagers. Norfolk County Council have a ‘credits’ scheme which currently pays £56 per tonne of waste collected as it has been directed away from landfill. The scheme won the 2009 Felbrigg Green Event Environmental award presented by Norman Lamb MP, a Recycle for Norfolk award and was also sponsored for an EDP ‘Norfolk People of the Year Award’.
Bee Keeping Project Group
Contacts: Michele Horsefield – 01263 720649
During 2014 a group of villagers, with little knowledge of bee keeping, were keen to establish some bee hives in the vicinity of the village. With the help of local bee keepers and land owners a network of hives is in the process of being set up in and around the village. A formal Group has been established to maintain the hives, encourage interest and develop the production of honey. During 2018 over 120kg of raw honey was collected and is offered for sale the proceeds of which contribute to the funds available for the support of local Organisations, Groups and activities. Several members of the Group have attended tuition courses to learn about the many facets of bee keeping. Interested villagers, friends and bee keepers from neighbouring villages are encouraged and welcome to join the Group. A web site >>www.trunchbeekeeping.co.uk is available.
Playing Field Project Group
Contact: Chris Owen – 01263 722072
The Playing Field Group raise funds to help provide equipment for children, teenagers and adults. Having provided the Outdoor adventure and adult gym equipment the group are looking to add a nest swing add fun for the younger members of the village
Community Online Communications Network
Contact: Richard Nevill – 01263 721570
A community online network has been set to enable users to seek advice from neighbours, post advertisements to sell items, report possible safety and crime issues to neighbours, advertise free items and report lost and found items or animals. Visit www.trunch.nextdoor.co.uk and register your interest. 150 villagers have already joined.