August Newsletter 2014

Ok so the newsletter is rather late. Michael Austen has now taken over from Peter Herring and unfortunately I didn’t get the newsletter at the beginning of the month. A minor hiccup but it’s now up on the site.

Peter Herring writes:

“Many of you will know that this year I have resigned as Chairman of Postwick Social Club and will be ceasing my other roles by the end of August. I would just like to record my thanks to all the people who have supported me over the last 10 years, particularly Committee members and our Secretary, Ann Brownlee. I would like to wish the Social Club and new incumbents every success for the future.”

Peter, a huge ‘thank you’ to you for all you have done for the village and our community. Your leadership and dedication has been brilliant and will be sorely missed. Good luck and equal success to you wherever you direct your energies next.

Allotments

If you are interested in having an allotment in the future please contact Su here.

Postwick Coffee Shop

Postwick Coffee Shop is on Tuesday mornings at the Village Hall between 10.30 and 12.00 noon. Why not come along for biscuits, cake and a chat?

Postwick Hub Work

Su, the Parish Clerk is continuing to forward Newsletters of the work schedule by Norfolk County Council. Please email Su here. if you have any queries or if you do not receive the Parish Minutes. Please note that the Oaks Lane closure is now due to take place in mid-August.

Village Hall Kitchen

The Village Hall kitchen has recently been redecorated and new flooring laid. The cost of redecoration, approx £300, was paid by Postwick Social Club and the flooring (£400) by Postwick Coffee Shop, with the addition of some generous donations from friends of the Village.

Recent Events

Postwick with Witton Open Gardens

Nine gardeners in the village very kindly showed off their unique gardens for a very successful first Postwick with Witton Open Gardens event organised by Postwick Green Group. £450 was raised for both Postwick Church and the Green Group, with a donation to the Social Club. Thanks to all those who participated and especially Jean, who organised the programme and the route. If you are interested in participating next year, please contact a member of the Green Group or email Su Allport.

Paul the Postie – 4 July

Paul the Postie’s farewell party was a great success and he was given an excellent send-off, attended by at least 50 people – a measure of his popularity. A total of £308 was raised, which was given to him as a batch of gifts (including a mini post-box!). Many thanks to Nadine for organising the event and helping with the gift purchase. Also to all those who contributed to the sumptuous buffet!

Social Club AGM – 9 July

A handful of villagers only attended the annual meeting of the Social Club. A number of issues were discussed, including the drop in numbers at bar opening times and consequent reduction in income. At the meeting the Chairman stood down and Ann Brownlee handed over some of the secretarial work to Pat Stiven.

Postwick Festival - 12 July

The ‘Summer-do’ this year took the form of a beer festival, with BBQ and live band. It appears to have been a resounding success and it’s hoped to develop the idea still further next year. The beers on offer were very popular, but sadly, some was lost due to evaporation whilst setting up the marquee the previous evening…

Up and Coming Events

None arranged at this moment! If you would be prepared to organise an event – e.g. Quiz & Chips night or a Wine Tasting Evening etc., please contact one of the Committee members at the bottom of this newsletter.

Football

There are now three football teams using the pitch behind the Hall. Blofield play on Saturdays, and Norwich United, who have two teams, play on Sundays, so there is a home game every week.

Bar Open Friday 8.00pm – 11.00pm
Sunday 4.00pm – 7.00pm

Bar Roster

Reuben 1/8, Derek 8/8, Mathew 15/8, Peter 22/8, Di 29/8, Reuben 5/9, Mathew 12/9, Peter 19/9, Di 26/9, Reuben 3/10, Derek 10/10, Mathew 17/10, Di 24/10

NB The Newsletter

Mick Austen has taken over the preparation of the newsletter (with Pat Stiven as relief). If you have any items you wish to be included, please email Mick here.

 

July Newsletter 2014

For any of the below if you need to Contact Su you may do so here

http://www.postwick.co.uk/oak/contact/

Use it or lose it

Over the last 12 months use of the Village Hall Bar has dropped on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons. The situation is such that unless use picks up then the bar will have to close. This in turn will have a knock on effect on function booking income as it will no longer be viable to operate a bar just for specific events. At present the Social Club picks up most of the Village Hall’s running costs from income generated. This includes utilities, maintenance, much of the grass cutting and improvements. Please give it your support.

Dog Fouling

This is continuing to be monitored by our resident experts. We would ask residents to be vigilant when in and around the field and cricket pitch and report anyone seen failing to pick up after their dog or dropping/throwing poo bags other than in the bins provided.

Newsletter delivery volunteers

Sandra would like to thank the volunteers who have come forward to help spread the Newsletter delivery work load.

What a great Community Spirit there is in Postwick

Ann and John Brownlee would like to thank everyone in Postwick who helped out after Ann’s accident on 29 April. It was truly amazing what support a small village has for those not as fortunate as themselves. We really hope that this spirit is not lost and that we can continue to support one another.

Postwick Coffee Shop

Postwick Coffee Shop is on Tuesday mornings at the Village Hall between 10.30 and 12.00 noon. Why not come along for biscuits, cake and a chat.

Postwick Hub Work

The Parish Clerk will forward any Newsletters of work schedule by Norfolk County Council.  Please   email Su Parish Clerk (See Paper Version)   if you have any queries or if you do not receive the Parish Minutes.

Recent Events

Postwick with Witton Annual Parish Meeting – 16 June

Well more than a man and his dog turned up to the Annual Parish Meeting of Postwick with Witton Parish Council on Monday 16 June. I think there was around 8, more than half of which were Parish Councillors. Not very encouraging for them considering they have been representing the village for the last 12 months on a voluntary basis.

Postwick with Witton Open Gardens – 28/29 June (Opening Times 2 pm to 5 pm both days)

(Please note one or two gardens may only be open on one

afternoon) Start at Postwick Village Hall to pick up your

map/information sheet on each garden and to take afternoon tea!  Any queries e-mail Su (See Paper Version)

Photographic Competition – 28/29 June

To coincide with Open Gardens in Postwick there will be a photographic competition run by Postwick Green Group in Postwick Church. Photographs of gardens, flowers and wildlife. Different age categories and prizes. Everyone is encouraged to participate.  Entries to be posted/given to   Su Allport by Saturday 14 June with name address and telephone number on reverse of photo. 

Please contact Su (See Paper Version)  to arrange handover/pick up. (proceeds to Postwick Church)

Paul the Postie – 4 July

As you are all aware by now that Paul the Postie has had to leave us to do his duties elsewhere. We are, however, hoping to give him a good send off at the Village Hall on Friday 4 July – 7.30pm/8.00 ish.

We hope to surprise him with a Buffet and presentation as a result of all the money collected by Nadine. Please could you all put this date in your diaries, as it would be great to show him the villager’s appreciation for the great job he has done over the last few years.  Please try and make it. Hopefully see you all there.

Social Club AGM – 9 July

The Social Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 9 July at 8.00pm. All are welcome to attend

Postwick Festival – 12 July

There will be Real Ales and the bar will also be open for a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. In addition there will be a live band, “The Cream Horns” and also a BBQ. No tickets required as there is no entrance fee.

Bar Open  Friday   8.00pm – 11.00pm Sunday 4.00pm – 7.00pm

Bar Roster  

Reuben 27/6, Derek 4/7, Mathew 11/7, Peter 18/7, Di 25/7, Reuben 1/8, Derek 8/8, Mathew 15/8, Peter 22/8, Di 29/8, Reuben  5/9, Mathew 12/9, Peter 19/9, Di 26/9

June Newsletter 2014

Dog Fouling

This issue has been discussed at the Parish Council meeting and further investigation is being undertaken before making a decision on the way forward.

Newsletter delivery volunteers wanted

We would still like another volunteer or two to come forward to help Sandra to deliver a small number of Newsletters (25 ish). If anyone is willing to help her please call her on (See paper version).

Postwick Coffee Shop

Postwick Coffee Shop is on Tuesday mornings at the Village Hall between 10.30 and 12.00 noon. Why not come along for biscuits, cake and a chat.

Black Kitten

Is anyone missing a Black Kitten which seems to be spending most of its time in and around Cullings Hill. Please contact Su Allport

100 Years since the Outbreak of WW1

Local churches are commemorating the fact that it is 100 years since the outbreak of World War 1.  Rev’d Peter Leech would like to hear from anyone who has anything they would like to contribute, memorabilia or help with this event.  Please contact Rev’d Peter Leech on (See paper version)for more information.

Postwick Hub Work

Work on Postwick Hub commenced on Monday 12 May 2014. A Schedule of Works Information Event took place on Monday 12 May for parishioners and any interested parties. The Parish Clerk will forward any Newsletters of work schedule by Norfolk County Council.  Please email Su Parish Clerk (here) if you have any queries or if you do not receive the Parish Minutes.

Recent Events

Annual Postwick Plant Swap – 17 May

The 5th Annual Postwick Plant Swap, a popular event run by Postwick Green Group had a good turnout of plant swappers and purchasers on the day.  A more varied plant variety was on offer this year with the surplus being donated to Brundall School.  The event raised £130 for Postwick Green Group’s future work in our community.

Thanks to all who offered their time and support to this event.

Wine Tasting – 17 May

The Wine Tasting evening proved a success with samples of some very exceptional white and red wines on offer. No need to be a wine buff but hey 14.5% proof can’t be bad. Thanks to Phil for organising the event and here’s (or cheers) to the next one once the kidneys have recovered.

Upand Coming Events

Postwick with Witton Annual Parish Meeting – 16 June

Postwick with Witton Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting is to take place on Monday 16 June at 7.30 pm at Postwick Village Hall.  All parishioners encouraged to attend.

Postwick with Witton Open Gardens – 28/29 June (Opening Times 2 pm to 5 pm both days)

(Please note one or two gardens may only be open on one afternoon) Start at Postwick Village Hall to pick up your

map/information sheet on each garden and to take afternoon tea!  Any queries e-mail Su on (here)

Photographic Competition – 28/29 June

To coincide with Open Gardens in Postwick there will be a photographic competition run by Postwick Green Group in Postwick Church. Photographs of gardens, flowers and wildlife. Different age categories and prizes. Everyone is encouraged to participate.  Entries to be posted/given to   Su Allport by Saturday 14 June with name address and telephone number on reverse of photo. 

Please contact  Su Allport (here)   to arrange handover/pick up. (proceeds to Postwick Church)

Social Club AGM – 9 July

The Social Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 9 July at 8.00pm. All are welcome to attend

Postwick Festival – 12 July

There will be Real Ales and the bar will also be open for a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. In addition there will be a live band, “The Cream Horns” and also a BBQ. No tickets required as there is no entrance fee.

Bar Open  Friday   8.00pm – 11.00pm

Sunday 4.00pm – 7.00pm

Bar Roster  

Derek 30/5, Mathew 6/6, Peter 13/6, Di 20/6, Reuben 27/6, Derek 4/7, Mathew 11/7, Peter 18/7, Di 25/7, Reuben 1/8, Derek 8/8, Mathew 15/8, Peter 22/8, Di 29/8

May Newsletter 2014

Dog Ban on playing field and cricket pitch?

Not nice to start on the subject of Dog fouling but unfortunately the issue has to be addressed. Despite additional signage there are no signs of improvement. The constant flow of visitors from far and wide coming to exercise their dogs is a major contributor. The fields are used by local children playing and their parents rightly expect, a safe and clean environment. The Parish Council will be debating this issue which may result in a dog ban.

Bicycles

A Bicycle rack is provided under the Meeting Room window, please do not take Bicycles into the Village Hall.

Newsletter delivery volunteers wanted

Sandra has been delivering Newsletters on her own for some time but is now looking for three volunteers to help spread the load. This will only involve delivering about 25 Newsletters each. If anyone is willing to help her please call her on (See paper version).

Parish Emergency Plan

The Parish Council has now completed a draft Emergency Plan for the Parish. They would now like to ask for volunteers who have equipment such as professional chainsaw, generators  etc that might be useful in a major emergency which they are willing to provide/help with. Please can you e-mail parish clerk (See paper version). by 31 May 2014.  Any questions /queries please contact parish clerk (See paper version).

Postwick Hub work 

We have been advised that work is due to commence Monday 12 May 2014, although things have started happening already.  Updates to follow. Any queries

e-mail Su on (See paper version)..

Postwick Coffee Shop

Postwick Coffee Shop is on Tuesday mornings at the Village Hall between 10.30 and 12.00 noon. Why not come along for biscuits, cake and a chat.

Recent Events

Postwick Easter Fayre – 20 April

The annual Easter Fayre on Sunday 20 April was successful, raising £233 towards Church maintenance costs. A big thank you to everyone who helped and those that came along and spent generously.

Flower Festival – 19/20 April

The flower arrangements were stunning and brightened up the Church on the Sunday morning. Again thank you to all the people who prepared the flower arrangements.

Annual Postwick Plant Swap – 17 May

Saturday 17 May 2014 10 am to 12 noon at Postwick Village Hall. From 10 am to 10.30 am Plant Swap, 10.30    onwards Swap/Buy. Bring your surplus plants to swap and/or purchase them. Refreshments and Cakes available.

We are hoping Fairhaven will attend with their special Candelabra Primulas. Contact Postwick Green Group for information (See paper version).

Wine Tasting – 17 May

There will be another Wine Tasting on 17 May from  7.30pm. However, the Wine & Curry combo didn’t mix that well last time so we have decided to do the Wine tasting and leave it to individuals to bring their own snacks  (cheese, biscuits etc.) or an indoor picnick.

Postwick with Witton Open Gardens – 28/29 June

(Opening Times 2 pm to 5 pm both days),Dates now confirmed.  Anyone still keen to open their garden please contact Su 07587152857 or (See paper version) Volunteers also needed. On the 28/29 June visitors will  start at Postwick Village Hall to pick up their map and take afternoon tea!

Photographic Competition – 28/29 June

To coincide with Open Gardens in Postwick there will be a photographic competition run by Postwick Green Group in Postwick Church. Photographs of gardens, flowers and wildlife. Different age categories and prizes. For more information on how to enter please contact (See paper version).

Social Club AGM – 9 July

The Social Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 9 July at 8.00pm. All are welcome to attend

Postwick Festival – 12 July

Notice the name change. This was done because it sounded too much like a beer swilling event. Yes there will be Real Ales but the bar will also be open for a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. In addition there will be a live band, “The Cream Horns” and also a BBQ. No tickets required as there is no entrance fee.

Bar Open  Friday   8.00pm – 11.00pm

Sunday 4.00pm – 7.00pm

Bar Roster  

Matthew 2/5, Di 9/5, Reuben 16/5, Peter 23/5, Derek 30/5, Matthew 6/6, Peter 13/6, Di 20/6, Reuben 27/6, Derek 4/7,

Matthew 11/7, Peter 18/7, Di 25/7

April Newsletter 2014 – Easter Greetings.

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New Front Doors for the Village Hall

Many of you will be aware that we have been seeking a grant for new doors for the Village Hall. Having had an extension built to incorporate a Disabled toilet etc we need to make the entrance easier to access by wheelchair visitors. Unfortunately our recent grant application was turned down, which means it is back to the drawing board. We are currently looking at other possible grant providers, although money is tight at the moment.

Pens for Parkinsons

If you have any old pens (biros/felt tipped) please can you save and put them in a collection box at the village hall.

All proceeds will go to Parkinson’s

Postwick Coffee Shop

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

Why not come along for biscuits, cake and a chat.

Recent Events

Pancake Day – 4 March

A good crowd turned up to sample the variety of pancakes on offer at the Tuesday Coffee Shop.

Crime Reduction Evening – 7 March

Over twenty people turned up to the Crime reduction evening at Postwick Village Hall. It was very informative and many came away with tips they will be able use.

Litter Pick – 15 March

Thank you to the volunteers who turned up to the annual litter pick. There wasn’t quite as much litter as last year but there were still some quite a few larger items for collection. Many thanks to Ann Brownlee for providing the tea and coffee and John Brownlee for buying the Doughnuts.

Up and Coming Events

Earth Hour – 29 March

Saturday 29 March 2014 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Switch off your electricity for one hour!

Join the world’s biggest celebration for our brilliant planet!

Find out more look on www.earthhour.wwf.org.uk

Palm Sunday – 13 April

At 10.45 am there will be a Donkey Procession from the Village Hall through Postwick then leading to the Church.

Postwick Easter Fayre – 20 April

Easter Sunday there will be an Easter Fayre at Postwick Village Hall from 2 – 4 pm. Easter Bonnet competition for all ages. There will also be a Cake Stall, refreshments, parade of bonnets, an Easter Egg hunt and more.

Flower Festival – 19/20 April

There will be a Flower Festival at Postwick Church over Easter. For more details on this and the Easter Fayre check the Brundall Newsletter or contact Ann (See door to door version for number)

Annual Postwick Plant Swap – 17 May

Saturday 17 May 2014 10 am to 12 noon at Postwick Village Hall. From 10 am to 10.30 am Plant Swap, 10.30    onwards Swap/Buy. Bring your surplus plants to swap and/or purchase them. Refreshments and Cakes available

Wine Tasting – 17 May

Please note the change of date. There will be another Wine Tasting on 17 May from 7.30pm. However, the Wine  & Curry combo didn’t mix that well last time so we have decided to do the Wine tasting and leave it to individuals to bring their own snacks (cheese, biscuits etc.)

Postwick with Witton Open Gardens – 28/29 June

(Opening Times 2 pm to 5 pm both days)

Dates now confirmed.  Anyone still keen to open their

garden please contact Su (See door to door paper version) or email. Volunteers also needed.

Photographic Competition – 28/29 June

To coincide with Open Gardens in Postwick there will be a photographic competition run by Postwick Green Group in Postwick Church. Photographs of gardens, flowers and wildlife. Different age categories and prizes. For more information on how to enter please contact (See door to door version for number).

Mini Beer Festival – 12 July

We have provisionally booked in our second mini Beer Festival for the 12 July. After last year’s success of our micro Beer Festival we plan to have a slightly bigger one this year which we hope will feature a BBQ and live Music.

Watch this space for further information.

Bar Open  Friday   8.00pm – 11.00pm

Sunday 4.00pm – 7.00pm

Bar Roster  

Matthew 21/3, Peter 28/3, Di 4/4, Reuben 11/4,

Derek 18/4, Peter 25/4, Matthew 2/5, Di 9/5, Reuben 16/5

Peter 23/5, Derek 30/5

Newsletter for March 2014 – The postwick hub approaches us.

Postwick Hub

Latest Plan

http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/view/ncc105041

The mail work for Postwick Hub is due to start in April 2014.  Look out for further details on Postwick website.

Village Burglary

Since the last Newsletter there has been another burglary, this time on Church Road. However, the Police have already made an arrest for this particular one. Both of the burglaries have been during daytime so please be vigilant and jot down descriptions and registration numbers of any suspicious vehicles.

Postwick Website

Keep up to date with what’s happening in the village by logging on to www.postwick.co.uk. You can register here and receive via email the latest newsletter and posts from site. If you wish to have your say on the site and/or add some content then please contact me here. Go to the bottom of the page and fill in the contact form. Having registered as a regular user I could change your user level to an editor or contributor. You could then add posts rather than just being able to comment on them.

Village Christmas Card

A big thank you for all of those that contributed to the  2013 Village Christmas Card. It raised £170 for Church Funds. Particular thanks to Julie Woods for organising the design and printing of the card and Su Allport for collecting signatures and money.

Postwick Coffee Shop

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

Why not come along for biscuits, cake and a chat.

Recent Events

SNAP Meeting – 29 January

The SNAP (Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel) meeting at Postwick Village Hall attracted about twenty locals wanting to discuss community concerns and to find out what Police activity is happening in Postwick and Witton.

Rumble in the Jumble – 1 February

Prior to opening time 50 people were queuing around the building. It was like sale day at Harrods. Over £300 was raised for Postwick Church.  A very big thank you to the Friends of Postwick Church and everyone who helped with this event. Great community spirit!

Quiz & Chips – 8 February

This was another highly successful Quiz & Chip night, with fourteen teams fighting it out for supremacy. Congratulations to Mick & Cecille’s winning team which won by several lengths over second place. Thanks to Julian and family for coming up with the questions and for hosting the event.

Up and Coming Events

Pancake Day – 4 March

Don’t forget Shrove Tuesday pancakes at the Coffee Shop between 10.30 and 12.00 midday on Tuesday 4 March

Crime Reduction Evening – 7 March

At Postwick Village Hall to arrive by 7.30 pm. Talk and top tips plus Crime Reduction Products to purchase so bring your purse!

Litter Pick – 15 March

We will be having our traditional annual Litter Pick on 15 March at 10.00 am starting from the Village Hall. Volunteers needed. Bin bags supplied but bring some gloves. The Litter Pick only usually takes an hour or so and is followed by free Doughnuts (courtesy of John Brownlee) and Coffee in the Village Hall.

Annual Postwick Plant Swap – 17 May

Saturday 17 May 2014 10 am to 12 noon at Postwick Village Hall. From 10 am to 10.30 am Plant Swap
10.30 am onwards Swap/Buy. Bring your surplus plants to swap and/or purchase them. Refreshments and Cakes available

Wine Tasting – 24 May

We are hoping to have another Wine Tasting on 24 May from 7.30pm. However, the Wine & Curry combo didn’t mix that well last time so we have decided to do the Wine tasting and leave it to individuals to bring their own snacks (cheese, biscuits etc.) to accompany the wines. Watch this space.
Postwick with Witton Open Gardens – 28/29 June

This is a provisional date. Information Evening to be held on Friday 21 March at 7.30pm for anyone interested in opening their gardens. Contact Su here

Mini Beer Festival – 27 July

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We have provisionally booked in our second mini Beer Festival for the 27 July. After last year’s success of our micro Beer Festival we plan to have a slightly bigger one this year which we hope will feature a BBQ and live Music.

Watch this space for further information.

Bar Open Friday 8.00pm – 11.00pm
Sunday 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Bar Roster
Matthew 21/2, Di 28/2, Reuben 7/3, Derek 14/3, Peter 21/3, Matthew 28/3, Di 4/4, Reuben 11/4, Derek 18/4, Peter 25/4, Matthew 2/5

February 2014 Newsletter – Better late than never.

February Newsletter. I usually post on the first of every month but Claire and I have just been to India for just over 2 weeks travelling from North to South. What an experience. The newsletter arrived while I was on holiday and so didn’t get a chance to post it. Anyway here it is thanks Pete.

Regards

Adrian – Postwick Web Admin.

Village Burglary

There was a burglary at a house near the bottom of Oaks Lane on Thursday 16 January. If anyone saw anything suspicious, either individuals or vehicles, please could they contact the local police. In the meantime please be vigilant and take reasonable security precautions to protect your property.

Postwick Website

Keep up to date with what’s happening in the village by logging on to www.postwick.co.uk.

If you click the tab headed Village Hall Hire you will find, below the photograph and hire enquiry form, a calendar showing what’s on. You can scan through the months to see future bookings. Regular bookings include an Art Class, the Vintage Motorcycle Club, Dog Training, Fitness classes, Sewing Classes, Coffee Shop and Knit & Natter.

In addition there are some old photographs of the village under the Home tag /Photos/ Gallery. If anyone out there has any old photographs of the village or historical information relating to Postwick, please get in touch as it would be great to add to the collection.

Postwick Coffee Shop

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

Why not come along for biscuits, cake and a chat.

Recent Events

Donkey/Crib Service – 23 December
Around 60 family members attended this very festive event. This year the two donkeys (from Scratby Donkey Sanctuary) were on their best behaviour. The donkeys wanted to thank Jason for putting down some hay/straw for them to munch on during the service.

Fortunately, there wasn’t too much to clear up afterwards!

Up and Coming Events

SNAP Meeting – 29 January

There will be a SNAP (Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel) meeting at Postwick Village Hall on 29 January at 7.30. This is an opportunity for parishioners to discuss any community concerns and to find out what Police activity is happening in Postwick and Witton
SNAP Meeting – 29 January (continued)
Please support this event so we can have an opportunity to keep it. For further information contact Su Allport (Parish Clerk) on here.

SNAP Meeting – 29 January (continued)

Please support this event so we can have an opportunity to keep it. For further information contact Su Allport (Parish Clerk) here.

Rumble in the Jumble – 1 February

There will be another Rumble in the Jumble on 1 February between 10 am and 1 pm at Postwick Village Hall. Refreshments available. All proceeds going to Postwick Church. (If you have any nearly new clothes you would like to donate please ring Su here for pick up or bring to the Village Hall Friday 31 January at 7.30 pm)
Please support this event by popping in for some refreshments even if you do not wish to partake in the jumble sale.

Quiz & Chips – 8 February

The Quiz & Chip night is now fully subscribed in terms of tables but there may be the odd team looking for an extra team member or two (suggest ask around). There has been a small increase in the cost of the food. Plaice or Cod and Chips are £5.25, two sausages and Chips £3.40 and just Chips £1.50.You will need to phone Peter on (number on paper version) to place your food order at least a week before the Quiz Night.

Litter Pick – 15 March
We will be having our traditional annual Litter Pick on 15 March at 10.00 am starting from the Village Hall. Volunteers needed. Bin bags supplied but bring some gloves. The Litter Pick only usually takes an hour or so and is followed by free Doughnuts and Coffee in the Village Hall.

Repairs & Renewals
The new kitchen roller blind hatch has been fitted. We think it looks very smart.
There are still plans to replace the front doors at Village hall with new ones which will make wheelchair access easier. However, this work is dependent upon the Parish Council being able to obtain a grant.

Bar Open Friday 8.00pm – 11.00pm Sunday 4.00pm – 7.00pm

Bar Roster

Di 24/1, Reuben 31/1, Derek 7/2, Peter 14/2, Matthew 21/2, Di 28/2, Reuben 7/3, Derek 14/3, Peter 21/3, Matthew 28/3, Di 4/4

January 2014 Newsletter – A new year for the village.

New Classes

The Village Hall will be hosting two new classes in the New Year;

Nutrifit fitness classes starting weekly on Monday January 6th between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. If you are interested contact Martina at www.nutrifit.org.uk

Vida Dog Training sessions weekly on Thursdays from January 16th between 7pm and 9pm. For details contact Bridget on 07821657187.  www.vidadogtraining.com

Plastic recycling

The plastic bank at the village hall has now been emptied, many thanks to those that are using it. We are still on trial to see if our small village can recycle enough to have a bank sited here. It is judged on weight rather than volume so we need to stack, crush and fill the recyclable plastic as much as possible e.g. Fill plastic tubs with milk tops before placing it in the bank and put the large volume, low weight milk cartoons in your Broadland Recycling bin.

Postwick Coffee Shop (no Coffee Shop on 24 December)

Postwick Coffee Shop is normally open Tuesday mornings at the Village Hall between 10.30 and 12.00 noon. Why not come along for biscuits, cake and a chat.

Recent Events

Wine Tasting  – 25 November

Although the Wine Tasting didn’t include a Wine expert to talk us through his selection we were provided with comprehensive tasting notes and a little competition to make the wine consumption a little more palatable (joke).

After an interesting tasting session many indulged in a Curry kindly collected by Phil, the organiser.

Postwick Christmas Fair – 30 November /1 December

There was a good crowd at the annual Christmas Fair in aid of Church Funds. The stalls seemed to be doing good business and coffee and cakes selling well. The event raised £473 towards Church Funds. Many thanks to the organisers, helpers and customers. The 12 days of Christmas competition attracted 10 fantastic entries.

Up and Coming Events

Carol Singing around the Village – 16 December

Meet up at the Church Gate at 6.30pm. New voices are always welcome. Why not come along for a magical evening.

Candle Lit Carol Service – 18 December

There will be a Candle Lit Carol Service at Postwick     Church at 7.30pm on 18 December.

Donkey/Crib Service – 23 December

The Donkey/Crib Service, this year, will be at 3pm on        23 December at Postwick Church. Always popular with the Children.

Christmas Day – 25 December

The Village Hall Bar will be open on Christmas Day (as usual) between 12 midday and 2.00pm, or longer possibly, for festive drinks and nibbles. Why not get out of the house while the food is cooking.

SNAP Meeting – 29 January

There will be a SNAP (Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel) meeting at Postwick Village Hall on 29 January at 7.30.   This is a public meeting held jointly by the police, borough council and other Partnerships, to listen to and work to address local concerns. SNAP meetings are usually   chaired by a local councilor and the panel will be made up of a police representative, a council representative, and a representative from other Partnerships. For further information contact Su Allport (Parish Clerk) here.

Quiz & Chips – 8 February

The Quiz & Chip date is now confirmed as 8 February. These are popular nights so book early to avoid disappointment. We already have three tables out of a possible 15 booked. You will need to place your food       order a week or so before hand. The choices are Cod or Plaice & Chips, 2 Sausages & Chips or just Chips. The  food prices will be confirmed in next month’s Newsletter.

Repairs & Renewals

The Guttering on the front of the Village Hall near the entrance will be replaced shortly and the guttering at the rear (which has been damaged by football) mended.

A new kitchen hatch shutter has been ordered and should be fitted before the end of January.

Bar Open  Friday   8.00pm – 11.00pm

Sunday 4.00pm – 7.00pm

Bar Roster  

Di  20/12, Reuben 27/12, Derek 3/1, Peter 10/1,          Matthew 17/1, Di 24/1, Reuben 31/1, Derek 7/2,  Peter 14/2, Matthew 21/2, Di 28/2.

December 2013 – Christmas time calling.

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year from the Postwick Village Hall Social Club Committee

Hall Improvements

Since the last Newsletter we have invested in a bit of kit that allows us to use the electricity generated by our wind turbine to heat the water in a small immersion that serves the bar, kitchen and new toilet facilities. This should help to reduce the running costs.

Village Christmas Card

There are still a few spaces on the Village Christmas Card, please contact Su Allport (See paper version) for further information

Hedge Cutting

The Parish Council has requested that residents check their hedges and cut them back where they overhang the road.

Christmas Postwick Coffee Shop

The Christmas Coffee Shop including mince pies etc is on Tuesday 17 December at the Village Hall between 10.30 and 12.00 noon.

Please note there will be no Coffee Shop on 24 December.

Postwick Coffee Shop is normally open Tuesday mornings at the Village Hall between 10.30 and 12.00 noon. Why not come along for biscuits, cake and a chat.

Recent Events

Firework Night – 8 November

Firework Night was well attended considering it clashed with Brundall School’s display. The weather could have been kinder considering the forecast had been good right up until the day.

Many thanks to Matthew and Henry for undertaking the unenviable task of setting off the fireworks. There were one or two spectacular moments but no lasting damage.

Also thanks to those that brought a large firework as their contribution to the evening.

Up and Coming Events

Wine Tasting  – 25 November

Last year’s Wine Tasting and talk by an expert at the  Village Hall was so successful that we are attempting to organise another for the 23 November. The incorporation     a takeaway curry, similar to last year, is also a possibility.

Postwick Christmas Fair – 30 November /1 December

Saturday – Coffee/Tea and home made mince pies, sausage rolls, cakes etc at the Village Hall from 10 am    until mid-day.

The Church is open from 10 am until 4 pm Saturday 30 November and  Sunday 1 December. This year’s theme     is “the 12 days of Christmas” Entries can be for however  many days you want 1 – 12 days !!

To register your interest or for more information ring Ann (See paper version). We are hoping for a bumper crop of entries.

The church will be open all day on Friday 29th  for people    to set up their ’12 days of Christmas’ exhibit.

Carol Singing around the Village – 16 December

Meet up at the Church Gate at 6.30pm. New voices are always welcome. Why not come along for a magical evening.

Candle Lit Carol Service – 18 December

There will be a Candle Lit Carol Service at Postwick     Church at 7.30pm on 18 December.

Donkey/Crib Service – 23 December

The Donkey/Crib Service, this year, will be at 3pm on        23 December at Postwick Church. Always popular with     the Children.

Christmas Day – 25 December

The Village Hall Bar will be open on Christmas Day (as usual) between 12 midday and 2.00pm, or longer          possibly, for festive drinks and nibbles. Why not get out      of the house while the food is cooking.

Quiz & Chips – 8 February

We are hoping to have one of our ever successful Quiz & Chip evenings on the 8 February. Pencil it in your diaries and look out for further details nearer the time.

Bar Open  Friday   8.00pm – 11.00pm Sunday 4.00pm – 7.00pm

Bar Roster  

Reuben 22/11, Derek 29/11, Peter 6/12, Matthew 13/12,    Di  20/12, Reuben 27/12, Derek 3/1, Peter 10/1,          Matthew 17/1, Di 24/1, Reuben 31/1

November 2013 Newsletter – Soon be Christmas!

Village Hall Bookings

Jane Hancy has taken over Village Hall Bookings from  1 October .

A calendar of events and bookings is now available on the village website www.postwick.co.uk.   under the tab headed “Village Hall Hire”. In addition visitors to the site can now make booking enquiries via the website to Jane by e-mail.

Dog Fouling

New signs are to be erected shortly in an attempt to deter those dog owners failing to clear up after their dogs. We have a supply of forms for completion by anyone spotting an offending dog owner. There are some forms inside the Village Hall but these can also be obtained from Su, our Parish Clerk, at (see paper handout). The completed forms are then sent to Broadland Council for them to deal with the culprits.

Village Christmas Card

As in previous years we have a Village Christmas Card. The concept is that you send a Christmas message to other Villagers rather than send individual cards. Contact Ann Brownlee for further information on 702438.

Postwick Coffee Shop

Postwick Coffee Shop is open Tuesday mornings at the Village Hall between 10.30 and 12.00 noon. Why not come along for biscuits, cake and a chat. The Coffee Shop organisers would like to express their thanks for those that helped to raise £40 towards Macmillan Nurses at the Coffee Shop on 1 October.

Recent Events

Rounders Match – 26 August

Beautiful weather and a good time was had by all. No idea who won though but more importantly no injuries.

Mini Beer Festival – 30 August

A fantastic evening with a great turn out considering it was only put on at very short notice. Due to popular demand there will be another next year which will be bigger and better. Thanks to Phil for organising such a great event

Up and Coming Events

Firework Night – 8 November

This year’s Firework Night will be on Friday 8 November commencing at 6.30pm.

There will be the traditional Chilli beforehand (probably during and afterwards). Anyone attending is requested to bring one substantial firework as a contribution to the evening (not boxes of small fireworks) We can’t guarantee to let all of them off, as much will depend on numbers.

The bar will be open as usual for the sale of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Friends of Postwick Church Meeting – 15 November

At Postwick Village Hall 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm newcomers welcome

Wine Tasting  – 25 November

Last year’s Wine Tasting and talk by an expert at the  Village Hall was so successful that we are attempting to organise another for the 25 November. The incorporation     a takeaway curry, similar to last year, is also a possibility. Look out for Posters around the village.

Postwick Christmas Fair – 30 November /1 December

Saturday – Coffee/Tea and home made mince pies, sausage rolls, cakes etc at the Village Hall from 10 am    until mid-day.

The Church is open from 10 am until 4 pm Saturday 30 November and  Sunday 1 December. This year’s theme is “the 12 days of Christmas” Entries can be for however  many days you want 1 – 12 days !!

To register your interest or for more information ring Ann. We are hoping for a bumper crop of entries.

Carol Singing around the Village – 16 December

Meet up at the Church Gate at 6.30pm. New voices are always welcome. Why not come along for a magical evening.

Candle Lit Carol Service – 18 December

There will be a Candle Lit Carol Service at Postwick     Church at 7.30pm on 18 December.

Donkey/Crib Service – 23 December

There will be a Donkey/Crib Service at 3pm on 23 December at Postwick Church. Always popular with the Children. (Frank Spencer special appearance – only joking)

Bar Open  Friday 8.00pm – 11.00pm Sunday 4.00pm – 7.00pm

Bar Roster  

Reuben 18/10, Derek 25/10, Peter 1/11, Matthew 8/11,        Di 15/11, Reuben 22/11, Derek 29/11, Peter 6/12,      Matthew 13/12, Di  20/12, Reuben 27/12