Postwick July 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:  28/6; 12/7; 26/7; 9/8; 23/8; 6/9

Mobile library call out

Glass Recycling

Don’t forget the bin in the Village Hall car park. Recycling all your excesses here earns the village valuable income!

LoveArt Competition prizes

Peter Herring is still looking for help with the prizes for the Art competition and auction he is organising as a fundraiser for the new EACH Hospice in Framlingham Pigot. Three prizes are planned, the first a weekend break at a coastal hotel, the second, a voucher for Art Materials and third a hamper. We have a sponsor for the hamper but are looking for a company or individual(s) to sponsor the first and second prizes in the region of £250 and £100. If you can help, please contact me  (pfherring@btinternet.com or 07876508747)

To find out more about EACH, follow this link: https://www.each.org.uk/why-we-do-it/hear-from-families

Bookings for Village Hall / Jane is stepping down. We need someone to help.

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After more than 2 years of sterling work Jane Hancy has decided to give up the role of Bookings Secretary for the Village Hall. The Social Committee is therefore seeking someone to take on this responsibility.

• There will be a handover time during which Jane has kindly offered to pass on all the information required.

• If interested please contact Matthew Riches or any other member of the Committee. Jane is happy to provide more information if contacted through Village Hall Bookings.

Friends of Postwick Church

Are looking for extra people to join the group. They meet very informally in the village hall, mainly to organise fund-raising projects – not too onerous. If anyone would like to join,  contact Su using web site contact page.

On the subject of the church,  it’s hoped everyone has seen the lovely new all-weather path which will hopefully bring an end to struggling in wet weather to the church door, especially for wheelchairs, buggies etc.  A warm welcome to anyone who would care to join the group on Sunday mornings!   Coffee and a chat after the service.  

Recent Events

Green Group Plant Swap

A thank you for all who supported the ninth plant swap in May.   The morning went very well and everyone went away with something!

N.B. If anyone would like to join the Green Group, they would be very welcome.  The group meets once a month informally to talk about fundraising for talks,  events etc.

Please contact Su via Web site contact page.

Up and Coming Events

Social Club AGM

Wednesday 13 July – 7.45pm – Village Hall

Everyone welcome to attend.  The work undertaken by the Social Committee over the past year will be explained and all are free to make suggestions for the work to be undertaken over the next year.  The committee officers and members will be elected and it is hoped that new people will wish to join.

Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research

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Saturday 13 August, 2- 5pm – Village Hall

In memory of Lee Ollet, who, before his death in 2014, had lived in Postwick for nearly 60 years. Lee’s wife, Valerie, would like to invite all villagers to this event in order to raise money for this important cause.  Tea, coffee and cakes will be available for sale; also a raffle and more. Bar open!

Fundraising Quiz & Chilli for EACH!

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Saturday 17 September – 7.30pm sharp – Village Hall

Teams of 3 or 4 max.  Prizes for the winners and raffle during the evening. Chilli or vegetarian alternative provided.  Book early for this fun event, and a very worthwhile cause. Entry £10 per head, includes food!

All proceeds for this event will go to EACH (East Anglian Children’s Hospices)

Contact Peter (see paper version)

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

1/7 Di; 8/7 Matthew; 15/7 Jamie; 22/7 Reuben;

29/7 Di; 5/8 Matthew; 12/8 Jamie; 19/8 Reuben; 26/8 Di

Random photo Postwick related. Click for more on tate site.

John Sell Cotman Postwick Grove, Norfolk
John Sell Cotman Postwick Grove, Norfolk

June Newsletter 2016 – Better Late than never.

Received the electronic version of the newsletter late so posted it late on the site. Soz -Adrian (Postwick Web Site Editor)

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: 31/5; 14/6; 28/6; 12/7; 26/7; 10/8

Mobile library call out

Glass Recycling

Don’t forget the bin in the Village Hall car park. Recycling all your excesses here earns the village valuable income!

Begging Letter from Peter Herring!

Some of you will be aware that recently I have been helping to raise funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), which support families and care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Norfolk. EACH needs to raise several million pounds to build a new Hospice, to be called “The Nook”, in Framlingham Pigot. This will replace Quidenham, which is extremely restricted in its facilities and development.

To help raise funds, I am organising an Art competition and auction called “LoveArt” but I do need help with competition prizes. We plan to have three prizes, the first a weekend break at a coastal hotel, the second, a voucher for Art Materials and third a hamper. We have a sponsor for the hamper but are looking for a company or individual(s) to sponsor the first and second prizes in the region of £250 and £100. If you can help, please contact Pete (See paper version for contact) or use contact page t ocontact Su for details.

To find out more about EACH, follow this link: https://www.each.org.uk/why-we-do-it/hear-from-families

Bookings for Village Hall

After more than 2 years of sterling work Jane Hancy has decided to give up the role of Bookings Secretary for the Village Hall. The Social Committee is therefore seeking someone to take on this responsibility.

• There will be a handover time during which Jane has kindly offered to pass on all the information required.

• If interested please contact Matthew Riches or any other member of the Committee. Jane is happy to provide more information if contacted through Village Hall Bookings.

Up and Coming Events

Open Studios

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As part of the Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios Event, check out our local artists! Amongst others, Julie Woods is opening her studio daily 10 – 5 from 28 May – 12 June inc.
See the colourful flyer in the Village Hall for further details of the exhibition & sale, or just head along to The Ash Piece, 1 Oaks Lane, Postwick.

Social Club AGM

Wednesday 13 July – 7.45pm – Village Hall
Everyone welcome to attend. The work undertaken by the Social Committee over the past year will be explained and all are free to make suggestions for the work to be undertaken over the next year. The committee officers and members will be elected and it is hoped that new people will wish to join.

Village Festival

Saturday 25 June – 2.30 till late – Village Hall

Two acts booked already – more to come, BBQ, bouncy castle, cakes (inc guess-the-weight competition), tombola…and beer (bar from 3pm)! Please contact Phil Y-S (07740 652408) with any bright ideas for events and offers of help. Volunteers needed for stalls, running the bar, erecting the tents etc. Please come and support!

Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research

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Saturday 13 August, 2- 5pm – Village Hall

In memory of Lee Ollet, who, before his death in 2014, had lived in Postwick for nearly 60 years. Lee’s wife, Valerie, would like to invite all villagers to this event in order to raise money for this important cause. Tea, coffee and cakes will be available for sale; also a raffle and more. Bar open!

Fundraising Quiz & Chilli for EACH!

quizchilli

Saturday 17 September – 7.30pm sharp – Village Hall

All proceeds for this event will go to EACH

Teams of 3 or 4 max. Prizes for the winners and raffle during the evening. Chilli or vegetarian alternative provided. Book early for this fun event, and a very worthwhile cause. Entry £10 per head, includes food!

Contact Peter on (See paper version for contact) or use contact page to contact Su for details.

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