April Village Newsletter 2016

Postwick Coffee Shop

Postwick Coffee Shop is on Tuesday mornings at the Village Hall between 10.30 and 12.00 noon. All welcome.

Scones, sausage rolls and many more delights on offer!

Mobile Library

Alternate Tuesdays, 11.05 to 12.00 noon – Village Hall.

Forthcoming dates:  5/4; 19/4; 3/5; 17/5; 31/5; 14/6

Glass Recycling

The use of the bin at the Hall has raised £140 approx at the last emptying. Thank you to all who are using this rather than putting glass in your household bins. Please give consideration to using this bin if you don’t already do so. It does help the village!

The Postwick Papers

Postwick with Witton Parish Council is now the custodian of Anne Carter’s ‘Postwick Papers’. They comprise the extensive notes that Anne wrote whilst doing her research into the history of Postwick and its people, which led to the publication of her booklet Postwick, The story of a Norfolk Village.

Peter Cranness has compiled an inventory for these notes. Anyone interested in further details or access to the notes can contact him on (See Paper Version).

Recent Events

Rumble in the Jumble

Another successful jumble sale was held on 28th February. Many thanks to all helpers for the work they did on the Friday night before the Saturday, and for help on the day.   Thanks also to those who came to buy.  The refreshments did well and one customer was heard saying to another “these Postwick ladies certainly know how to make cakes”!! A total of £180 was raised for church funds.

Churchyard Work Party

Saturday 9 April – 9am – 12 noon

More coffee and doughnuts on offer! Come and lend a hand to help clear up the churchyard. Late arrivals permitted – every little helps!

Quiz & Chips

Saturday 9 April 7.30pm – Village Hall

Tables still available!  All the usual arrangements: Teams strictly of 3 or 4. Entry £2.50 per head + cost of food.  Plaice/Cod & chips £5.25; Double sausage & chips £3.40; Chips £1.50.  Book now!  Cheapest  quiz & chips in the district.

Plant Swap

Saturday 21 May 10am-12 noon – Village Hall

Time to sow your seedlings for this very popular annual event!  If you have nothing to swap, just come and buy.   More information in the May newsletter or ring Ann Brownlee (See Paper Version).

Bar Roster

25/3 Jamie; 1/4 Reuben; 8/4 Di; 15/4 Mathew; 22/4 Jamie; 29/4 Reuben; 6/5 Di; 13/5 Mathew; 20/5 Jamie; 27/5 Reuben

Bar Open  Friday   8.30pm – 11.00pm Sunday 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Postwick Newsletter March 2016

Postwick Coffee Shop

Postwick Coffee Shop is on Tuesday mornings at the Village Hall between 10.30 and 12.00 noon. All welcome.

Scones, sausage rolls and many more delights on offer!

Mobile Library

Alternate Tuesdays, 11.05 to 12.00 noon – Village Hall.

Forthcoming dates:  8/3; 22/3; 5/4; 19/4; 3/5; 17/5.

Starting your own business?

If so, a free programme is offered by Broadland District Council, including a 3-hour Business Start-Up Workshop, for those interested in self-employment.  New courses every month. Contact 430449 or check website: www.broadland.gov.uk/training

Flyer also on Village Hall noticeboard with more details

Recent Events

Er…not much to report:

Last Call:

Rumble in the Jumble

Saturday 27 February 10-12 – Village Hall

Come and Bag a Bargain! Proceeds to Postwick Church.

Refreshments available. Any donations of nearly new clothes or clothing accessories (no bric-a-brac, please bring to Postwick Village Hall on Friday 26 February at 7 pm or alternatively contact Su on the web site contact page.

Up and Coming Events

Battles of WW1 Talk

Friday 11 March 7.45pm – Village Hall

Patrick Nobes from Postwick is to give a talk “Two More Contrasting Battles of the First World War:-Passchendaele and Amiens”  Free Entry.  Donations to Postwick Village Hall and the Royal British Legion.

Postwick Village Screen

Village Screen Showing a Comedy “Lady in the Van” Saturday 12 March 2016

Starring Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings on Saturday 12 March at 7 pm for start at 7.30 pm at Postwick Village Hall (Bar Open).

Tickets (£5.00) available from Brundall Hardware Shop from 1 March 2016 Contact Details below.
http://www.brundallpetandgardencentre.co.uk/

For further details of films coming soon including “Spectre” please see postwick.co.uk

Thanks to Su Allport for the information.

Critic reviews

Unshowy to a fault, Hytner delivers a fine, moving comedy of English manners between a writer and his eccentric tenant, which slowly deepens into an exploration of human bonds. Full review

Ian Nathan·Empire

Low on narrative drive, and marred by a misjudged final-act swerve into extravagant whimsy, Nicholas Hytners amiable luvvie-fest is enlivened by Smiths signature irascibility. Full review

Guy Lodge·Variety

Figuring out what is true and what isn’t is one of the pleasures of “The Lady in the Van,” but the foremost one is watching Maggie Smith gloriously reprising her acclaimed stage performance. Full review

Release date: November 13, 2015 (United Kingdom)
Running time: 1h 44m

(For further info about films coming soon including “Spectre”, visit postwick.co.uk website)

Organic Gardening Talk

Friday 18 March  7.30 pm  Village Hall

The Postwick Green Group has arranged a talk by Charlotte Philcox (a regular columnist for Let’s Talk Magazine) entitled “Gardening for Wildlife and Wild Flowers“.  Charlotte, a keen organic gardener, interested in edible and useful plants and their history, is an entertaining speaker.    For more information ring Ann Brownlee on 702438.

Annual Litter Pick

Saturday 19 March 9.30am – Village Hall

Tea/Coffee and doughnuts for volunteers! All welcome!

Churchyard Work Party

Saturday 9 April – 9am – 12 noon

More coffee and doughnuts on offer! Come and lend a hand to help clear up the churchyard.

Quiz & Chips

Saturday 9 April 7.30pm – Village Hall

All the usual arrangements: Teams strictly of 3 or 4. Entry £2.50 per head + cost of food.  Plaice/Cod & chips £5.25; Double sausage & chips £3.40; Chips £1.50.  Book now!

Bar Roster 

26/2 Jamie;  4/3 Reuben; 11/3 Di; 18/3 Mathew; 25/3 Jamie; 1/4 Reuben; 8/4 Di; 15/4 Mathew; 22/4 Jamie; 29/4 Reuben

Bar Open  Friday   8.30pm – 11.00pm Sunday 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Village Screen Showing a Comedy “Lady in the Van” Saturday 12th March 2016

Village Screen Showing a Comedy “Lady in the Van” Saturday 12 March 2016

Starring Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings on Saturday 12 March at 7 pm for start at 7.30 pm at Postwick Village Hall (Bar Open).

Tickets (£5.00) available from Brundall Hardware Shop from 1 March 2016 Contact Details below.
http://www.brundallpetandgardencentre.co.uk/

For further details of films coming soon including “Spectre” please see postwick.co.uk

Thanks to Su Allport for the information.

Critic reviews

Unshowy to a fault, Hytner delivers a fine, moving comedy of English manners between a writer and his eccentric tenant, which slowly deepens into an exploration of human bonds. Full review

Ian Nathan·Empire

Low on narrative drive, and marred by a misjudged final-act swerve into extravagant whimsy, Nicholas Hytners amiable luvvie-fest is enlivened by Smiths signature irascibility. Full review

Guy Lodge·Variety

Figuring out what is true and what isn’t is one of the pleasures of “The Lady in the Van,” but the foremost one is watching Maggie Smith gloriously reprising her acclaimed stage performance. Full review

Release date: November 13, 2015 (United Kingdom)
Running time: 1h 44m

Postwick Newsletter February 2016

Postwick Coffee Shop

Postwick Coffee Shop is on Tuesday mornings at the Village Hall between 10.30 and 12.00 noon. All welcome.

N.B. Any Christmas cards for recycling? Bring them along.

Mobile Library

Alternate Tuesdays, 11.05 to 12.00 noon – Village Hall.

Forthcoming dates:  26/1; 9/2; 23/2; 8/3; 22/3; 5/4.

Close that door!

Now that the heating is on, could all users of the village hall please close the outside door after they pass through? Hopefully, this will help to keep down the heating costs.

Too much fun?

Evidently someone had a very good party over the holiday – about 15 bags of rubbish were left beside the glass bank on New Year’s Day: bottles, tins, miniature shot bottles, also unopened bags of crisps and even tablecloths!

Thanks to those who sorted all this into the relevant recyclable materials and waste bins – what a shame that the people who enjoyed the party didn’t do the same! Surely a village resident wasn’t responsible? Please keep an eye out for such litter louts!

Who’s top dog?

Postwick with Witton Parish Council are supporting Broadland Council’s ‘Top Dog’ Campaign.  Our residents can lead by example and sign up to the new campaign.  We have free Top Dog packs available at the village hall for all those that pledge their support.  The packs contain a special ribbon they can attach to their dog’s lead or collar, some free dog poo bags and the chance to win an iPad mini.  Please see www.broadland.gov.uk/topdog for more information

Panto returns to Blofield

The BAD Players return to Margaret Harker Hall in Blofield with ‘The Wicked Witches of Oz’ by Peter Nuttall, courtesy of Lazy Bee Scripts. A fun-filled, cheeky, family show. Performances are on Friday 19 February at 7pm, Saturday 20 February at 2.30pm & 7pm and Sunday 21 February at 2.30pm.Tickets cost just £6 (adult) or £4 (under 14) and are available from S & S Mitchell Newsagents, Blofield and Brundall Home Hardware or the BAD Players’ website www.thebadplayers.webs.com

Tea, coffee, soft drinks, sweets and snacks will be available.  Proceeds from the raffles to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

Starting your own business?

If so, a free programme is offered by Broadland District Council, including a 3-hour Business Start-Up Workshop, for those interested in self-employment.  New courses every month. Contact 430449 or check website: www.broadland.gov.uk/training

Flyer also on Village Hall noticeboard with more details

Recent Events

A big “thank you” to everyone who contributed to the Village Christmas Card. Also a very special thank you to the two sponsors: Green Solar Footprint (Solar Panel Installers), Postwick and Blofield Farm Shop, Yarmouth Road, Leisure Village, Blofield. Please mention you have seen their sponsorship if you see them. If anyone would like to sponsor next year or has an idea or image for 2016 card, please contact Julie Woods sometime before September!

Friends of Postwick Church would like to thank all who came and supported them on the weekend of 5/6th December – the Christmas Tree Festival and Fair.  The grand sum of £589 was raised, which will help to keep the lovely church in good order.

Up and Coming Events

Rumble in the Jumble

Saturday 27 February 10-12 – Village Hall

Come and Bag a Bargain! Proceeds to Postwick Church.

Refreshments available. Any nearly new clothes or clothing accessories (no bric-a-brac) you would like to donate

please bring to Postwick Village Hall on Friday 26 February at 7 pm or alternatively contact Su on 07587152857 or by email su.allport@gmail.com for pick up

Postwick Village Screen

Saturday 12 March 7pm for 7.30 start – Village Hall

“The Lady in the Van”, a comedy, starring Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings.  Bar open!

Tickets (£5.00) available from Brundall Hardware Shop and Postwick Coffee Shop from 1 March 2016

(For further info about films coming soon including “Spectre”, visit postwick.co.uk website)

Organic Gardening Talk

Friday 18 March  7.30 pm  Village Hall

The Postwick Green Group has arranged a talk by Charlotte Philcox (a regular columnist for Let’s Talk Magazine).  Charlotte, a keen organic gardener, interested in edible and useful plants and their history, is an entertaining speaker.    For more information ring Ann Brownlee on 702438.

Quiz & Chips

Saturday 9 April 7.30pm – Village Hall

Please diarise immediately! Further details next time  but why not reserve your table now?

Bar Roster  

29/1 Jamie; 5/2 Reuben; 12/2  Di; 19/2  Mathew;  26/2 Jamie;  4/3 Reuben;  11/3 Di; 18/3 Mathew

Bar Open  Friday   8.30pm – 11.00pm

                  Sunday 5.00pm – 7.00pm