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.
Village Events Project Group
Contact: Brian Boughton – 01263 720252
The Open Gardens, Scarecrow and Fun Day is an annual fund raising event held during the summer. A competition for the scarecrow judged to convey fun and originality is held on the day and these are displayed around the village. The paddock, opposite the Village Hall, is the site for a display of classic cars, tractors and farm implements. In 2018 there were also displays of working gun dogs, radio communication, radio controlled models, art exhibition, summer flower show, side shows and stalls. Refreshments are provided in the Village Hall and Social Club. Look out for various advance notices around the village.
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. A half pipe skateboard facility has just been installed on the field and some outdoor adult gym equipment is due to be installed during 2018.
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.