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.
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.
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.
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
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.