A year ago today (May 1st) the phone box was officially opened by Radio Norfolk’s Treasure Quest.
The anniversary has just coincided with the fitting of new ‘book shelves’ at the lower level. The book swap seems to be well used and from our window we often see pub visitors crossing the road to investigate the box.
A big thank you to Trevor Smith for making and fitting the new shelves at NO COST to the village. Thank you Trevor.
Any other improvements/additions to the phone box please contact Paul or Sally Blyth
Despite the rather dodgy weather, the inaugural Thursday Roll-up evening was a great success. More than 30 people turned up to try their hands at bowls, Pool, Darts, Table football, Chess and Crazy golf. Thanks to many donations of drinks and nibbles, a wonderful social evening took place.
What will happen when we have a lovely warm evening? We are very encouraged. If you are interested, why not pop down next Thursday 630 till dusk and have a try. Bring the kids, as there is lots for them to do.
All you need is a pair of flat soled shoes to avoid damage to the green. Look forward to seeing you………………
The green has now been scarified and starting to look super.
However, lots of jobs still to do, so if you can spare a couple of hours this Saturday morning, 10 am onwards, we’ll be glad to see you.
The Bowling Green is starting to look good. The next event in our calendar is assembling a work party to help with scarifying the green and tackling lots of DIY jobs. If you can help, come along at 10 am onwards on 8th April and bring your favourite tools.
It has been decided that there will be no form of “Membership” so that all will feel welcome to use the facilities free of charge – bowls, crazy golf, pool, darts to name a few!
We are going to have a regular “Roll-up” evening on Thursday evenings from 6.30 pm onwards starting on 27th April. All equipment provided – just bring some flat soled shoes to prevent damaging the grass. BYOB of course!
The green will be available for anyone to play, anytime, 24/7. Come along to see what is available in this, your village amenity
This year’s big event will take place on Sunday 25th June – more publicity to follow but get the date in your diaries.
News from John Skipper re Litter Picking:
Glad to report that Natasha Cargill has decided to take over from me as Litter Warden. A much needed cleanup is being arranged for 19th March.
I have informed the picking team, and I will be helping Natasha for the first couple of sessions (- Pat & I will be continuing to be part of the picking team).
If anyone would like to join the litter pickers please see Natasha or John for further details.
After several years doing the job, John Skipper is relinquishing his duties as Litter Warden for Honingham.
Despite appeals within the Picking gang, nobody has yet come forward to take his place, so it looks like the end of organised picks. (However, many of the gang are walkers and dog owners, who will no doubt carry on the job informally.)
The loaned equipment will have to be returned to Broadland DC.
Skip would like to record his thanks to the valiant pickers who have worked on this task for many years. Since it was formed 7 years ago we have filled 336 sacks of litter, plus collecting lots of other nasty items dumped on our roadsides and alerting BDC about fly tipping in the area.
If anybody is interested in taking on these duties, please contact Skip on 880720 for more information.
At Christmas time, my daughter lost her puppy’s extendable lead on the field. Despite criss crossing the field, 4 of us failed to find it and had to bring the puppy home on a rope! A new lead cost £25.
Imagine her delight during her next visit at half term, to find the lead in a plastic bag hanging on the fence. Some kind person had found it and helpfully left it for whoever had lost it. We have no idea who it was but would like to say thank you via this site.
We now have a spare lead to keep in Honingham ready for her next visit.
Thanks a lot.
Sally ? x
The library van will be here in Honingham on Wednesday 22nd February……0940’ish at Fellowes Road and 10’ish at The Pump.
Great News – the electricity supply to the Bowls Club has now been reconnected. Thanks to George Middleton and Craig for getting that organised.
During the past few weeks the green has been treated with chemical to improve the water penetration, and then lawn sand has been spread to kill the moss and weeds, and fertilise the grass. All made possible by the Parish Council’s funding to purchase the necessary machinery and chemicals.
Now we can get a bit of light and warmth in the pavilion we are planning to have a Committee Meeting with a view to organising some kind of Social event, as well as deciding what work can be achieved in the coming months to get ready for the start of the fun on the green. Watch this space……..
We thank you all for your interest and support.
Bell ringing this evening at The Pump, then in The Buck, lots of favourite Christmas Carols……and singing! Well done everyone.
Merry Christmas One and All!