Postwick Village Newsletter March 2020

Visitors book our village hall >here<. Our current bookings are below. Check if your date is free!

On with the newsletter.

Mobile Library

The library van makes monthly Tuesday visits to the Village Hall. 11.35am to 12.05

Forthcoming dates: 17/3; 14/4; 12/5

Christmas Card

Julie Woods writes: Thank you to all of you who returned the Village Christmas card.  There were 20 returned and I have replaced the centre and will pass them on to Pat Atkinson to sell for the children’s fund.  If you didn’t manage to get to the box in the phone box, you can still take any cards to the village hall on Tuesday coffee morning or to any event. Just leave them on the hall table anytime before next Christmas!   …Thanks again.

Oaks Lane & Railway Bridge

You will probably have received the letter from Network Rail explaining the reasons why the bridge replacement had to be abandoned last month. Alan Woods has met with the contractors, Volker Fitzpatrick, and they have explained that while most of the heavy equipment has been removed from the site, some materials will remain until it is clear when the work will be resumed. In the meantime, Oaks Lane will remain closed. The contractors have also promised to make good all the damage inflicted around the village by the heavy transporters etc. when the work is finally completed. For the time being, however, the village remains besieged by earthmoving works on all sides…

Bar Roster: 28/2 Pat; 6/3 Sandra; 13/3 Matthew; 20/3 Jamie; 27/3 Pat; 3/4 Sandra; 10/4 (?) Matthew; 17/4 Jamie; 24/4 Pat; 1/5 Sandra;

Bar Open: Fridays 8 – 11pm

Please come along!

Recent Events in the Village

Wine tasting

A very successful bibulous event (look it up!), attracting approximately 40 of the village’s connoisseurs, led by Brian Sullivan from Harper Wells, and expertly decanted in medicinal quantities by Tim Soudain and Su Allport. Funny how it slowly adds up. I think there were 8 wines but can’t quite remember.

Not so funny:

A lucky escape for everyone in the village, but especially Eileen of Church Road, who found part of this tree joining her in the annexe one February Sunday afternoon… (Tree fallen in winds)

Litter Pick

Saturday 14 March – Village Hall – 9.30am
Black bags and litter pickers will be provided, but please bring your own gloves.   Afterwards there will be refreshments of tea/coffee and doughnuts.   If anyone is interested in helping to redistribute some patches of the shingle on the village hall car park, please bring a rake or similar tool – many hands make light work!   There might be extra doughnuts for those mentioned in dispatches!

Annual Plant Swap
Saturday 9 May – Village Hall – 10am

The annual plant swap – a chance to bring along some plants and exchange them for others on the day. More details next time

Postwick Village Newsletter February 2020

Soz – Put January on the title then changed it to February.

Postwick Coffee Shop

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

Mobile Library

The library van makes monthlyTuesday visits to the Village Hall. 11.35am to 12.05

Forthcoming dates: 18/2; 17/3; 14/4

Development north of Oaks Lane Roundabout
In case you missed the good news: the proposed development including petrol station, fast food restaurant and HGV hard standing above the Oaks Lane roundabout has been withdrawn by the developer! Victory!

Dogs on the Field

Please could parishioners remind anyone visiting the playing field at Postwick to pick up after their dog, as we have had a problem with dog fouling/dog bags being left on the playing field recently.

Recent Events in the Village

Friends of Postwick Church

Many thanks to all who came to Postwick Village Hall on 1st December and supported our fundraising Christmas Fayre.   It was lovely to see so many people coming to buy from the stallholders and support the raffle, tombola and many other attractions, not forgetting the refreshments.  The sum raised was a grand £828.70 which will help support the village church in maintaining the building.

Christmas Lights

A big “thank you” to Matthew Jameson and Elliot Southon who valiantly put Christmas lights on the church tower.  Thanks also to the sponsors to enable the purchase of lights etc for the church tower and again to Matthew who did the displays in the churchyard on the night of the annual Carols by Candlelight on 19th December.

Thanks also to the Dukes family for access to their electricity to light up the lych gate over the Christmas period.

14th December

Good to see so many villagers at the event which celebrated the newly refurbished bar. The Social Club appreciates your support.

Upcoming Events in the Village

Wine Tasting – Saturday 15 February 2020 at 7.30 pm

Brian Sullivan, from Harper Wells Wines in Norwich, will be presenting a range of seasonal wines here in Postwick Village Hall on Saturday 15th February 2020.   Please bring any cheese/nibbles to accompany the wine and make sure you eat beforehand.  The tasting will start at 7:30 p.m. and run for approximately 2 hrs.  Brian will be showing and explaining up to 8 different wines that will include something bubbly on arrival, followed by a few white wines and4 red wines.

This promises to be an enjoyable event so hopefully you will be able to make it!  Tickets are £15.00 per person in advance.

Please contact Su by mobile 07587152857 or email su.allport@gmail.com to get your tickets.

Rumble in the Jumble
Saturday 22nd February – Village Hall – 10 am to 1 pm
Come and Bag a Bargain! Refreshments available
Quality clothing wanted (no bric-a-brac)
Please drop off any donations of clothing the day before on Friday 21 February from 7 pm. Contact Su (Via website contact or see paper version) or Ann (See paper version)  for more details or arrange pick up of clothes.

Proceeds to Friends of Postwick Church.

Litter Pick

Annual Litter pick will take place on Saturday 14th March.   Meet at the village hall for 9.30am start.   Coffee/tea and doughnuts will be provided afterwards. Please bring your own gloves.  Bags and litter pickers will be provided.

Bar Roster: 31/1 Pat; 7/2 John; 14/2 Matthew; 21/2 Jamie; 28/2 Pat; 6/3 John; 13/3 Matthew; 20/3 Jamie; 27/3 Pat

Bar Open: Fridays 8 – 11pm

Please come along!

Postwick Village Newsletter December 2019

Visitors book our village hall >here<. Our current bookings are below. Check if your date is free!

On with the newsletter.

Postwick Coffee Shop

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

Mobile Library

The library van makes monthly Tuesday visits to the Village Hall. 11.35am to 12.05 Forthcoming dates: Monday 23/12 (one off); 21/1; 18/2; 17/3; 14/4

Oaks Lane Closure

Don’t forget the road closure starting 6th January! Aaagh!

Christmas Card

Julie Woods writes: This year our Village Christmas Card has been very generously sponsored by Alex and Louisa Cutts. Their sponsor money will all go directly to the children, who designed the cards themselves. They skeletonised leaves and painted glorious designs. You will appreciate all the work they put in to complete them. Thank you. Merry Christmas! NB: After Christmas, we can resell the Village Christmas card for the Vidyal Trust for £2 each! A box will put in the old telephone box at the junction of Cullings Hill and Oaks Lane, so please leave your card there (or with Julie or Su Allport or at the Village Hall).

Green Tips for Christmas from the Postwick Green Group:This Christmas Eat, Drink and be Green! Recycle your Christmas cards & envelopes in your council recycling bin Avoid Christmas crackers containing plastic novelties, try plastic free crackers such as those stocked by Dunelm. If you receive shiny new electrical items ensure you take your old appliance to the local recycling center, our nearest is at Strumpshaw. Used batteries can be recycled at most large supermarkets or take them to your local recycling centre.Wrap presents using gift bags that can be reused & where possible reuse wrapping paper. Wrapping paper beyond reuse can be recycled in your recycling bin, but remove the sticky tape as this cannot be recycled.Take glass bottles to the collection point at the village hall (this benefits your village hall financially) or put them in your council recycling bin.

Recent Events in the Village

This October’s Quiz & Chips proved to be more popular than ever, with a record 15 teams participating and no room to accommodate more! Modesty forbids this editor from naming the winning team…

Upcoming Events in the Village All Saints Postwick Christmas Fayre

Saturday 30th November – Village Hall – 10 am – 1pm The Fayre will take place this year on Saturday 30th November – Stalls, Raffle, Guess the Weight and many other attractions to tempt you. Please make a note of the date and support the Friends of the Church in this event.

Pre-Christmas Village Event

Saturday 14th December – Village Hall – from 7.30pm A music evening, with first drink free and food provided. Everyone welcome – a chance to meet your fellow Postwick residents. Come and see the newly refurbished bar!

Carol Singing around the Village

Monday 16th December , 6.30pm – All welcome! Meet at the Lych gate with a torch and warm clothing!

Candlelit Carol Service

Thursday 19th December – All Saints Church 7pm for refreshments before 7.30 start. All welcome!

Bingo Night

Saturday 25th January – Village Hall – 7.30pm The Social Club are again putting on their very popular Bingo Night. Tickets £10, which will include all games and prizes, available from Ann or Pat (See Paper version) Proceeds go the Village Hall.

Rumble in the Jumble

Saturday 22nd February – Village Hall – 10 am to 1 pm Come and Bag a Bargain! Refreshments available Quality clothing wanted (no bric-a-brac) Please drop off any donations of clothing the day before on Friday 21 February from 7 pm. Contact Su via website (Secretary form) or Ann (See paper details.) for more details

Bar Roster: 29/11 Jamie; 6/12 Pat; 13/12 John; 20/12 Matthew; 27/12 Jamie; 3/1 Pat; 10/1 John; 17/1 Matthew; 24/1 Jamie ; 31/1 Pat; 7/2 John;

Bar Open: Fridays 8 – 11pm  

Postwick Village Newsletter November 2019

Visitors book our village hall >here<. Our current bookings are below. Check if your date is free!

On with the newsletter.

Postwick Coffee Shop

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

Mobile Library

The library van now makes only monthly visits to the Village Hall. Dates as below, and please note the new time: 11.35am to 12.05 Forthcoming dates: 26/11; 24/12

Oaks Lane Closure

As you will know, the planned closure of Oaks Lane has not taken place due to the works on the Church Road sinkhole. For latest updates, ask the Parish Clerk to be put on the parish council circulation list (see next item)

Postwick Village Sign

Postwick with Witton Parish Council are asking for anyone who would like to put forward a design for a possible village sign in Postwick to please email the Parish Clerk on postwickandwittonparishcouncil@gmail.com or contact her on 07587152857 with these by December 2019.

Dog Fouling

Please could parishioners remind anyone visiting the Postwick with their dog to pick up after their dog, as we have had a problem with dog fouling/dog bags being left on the playing field recently.

Emergencies

Postwick with Witton Parish Council is collating a list of people who would be willing to be contacted to help out in case of a parish emergency and/or who could provide equipment that would be useful in an emergency, e.g. 4/4, tractor, chainsaw, etc.  If so, please say what you can help with by emailing the Parish Clerk on postwickandwittonparishcouncil@gmail.com

Christmas Card

Julie Woods writes: Thank you everyone for your support with the Christmas Card.  We have now received a generous offer for sponsorship for this year. So thank you all and I’m sure you will be pleased with the card again. The children have been working really hard and are so proud of the work. Su will be collecting signatures now.  Please contact her if you wish to sign the card (See paper version).  It is £5 to sign the card and money for this goes to Postwick Church Building.

Recent Events in the Village

Friends of All Saints Church would like to thank everyone who was involved in the Afternoon Tea event held on Saturday 14th September. Considering it was a first time for this type of fund raiser, it was a marvellous success with many compliments The sum raised was £294

Up and coming Events in the village 23rd November- Live Entertainment 7.30pm – Village Hall Singing music from the Sixties to present day, Phil Scott is offering an evening of entertainment and a chance to dance the night away or just sit back and enjoy the music. £10 per ticket to include a free drink and nibbles! How can you resist? Tickets available from Pat, contact 438972 or patstiven@btinternet.com

All Saints Postwick Christmas Fayre

Saturday 30th November – Village Hall – 10am – 1pm This year there will be a variety of stalls selling things suitable for presents as well as a cake stall, tombola, Christmas Raffle, guess the weight of the cake and of course refreshments, mince pies etc. At the same time the church will be open and this year the theme for exhibits is “Father Christmas”. Please get on your thinking caps and come up with some original ideas on this theme.     Mulled wine will be on offer in the church.   The church will be open on Friday 29th all day for anyone to place their “work of art”.   If you have any queries, please contact Ann on (See paper version).

Pre-Christmas Village Event

Saturday 14th December – Village Hall Exact details still to be finalized, but a music evening, with food and one free drink for residents. Not to be missed – a very successful event last year and a great way to meet other villagers, both new and long-standing.

Bar Roster: 1/11 Jamie; 8/11 Pat; 15/11 John; 22/11 Matthew; 29/11 Jamie; 6/12 Pat; 13/12 John; 20/12 Matthew; 27/12 Jamie; 3/1 Pat Bar Open: Fridays 8 – 11pm New faces always welcome. Please support us.

Postwick Village Hall Newsletter October 2019

Visitors book our village hall >here<. Our current bookings are below. Check if your date is free!

On with the newsletter.

Postwick Coffee Shop

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

Mobile Library

The library van now makes only monthly visits to the Village Hall.  Dates as below, and please note the new time: 11.35am to 12.05

Forthcoming dates:   1/10; 29/10; 26/11; 24/12

Oaks Lane Closure
Thank you to all who attended the Drop In Session on 11th September and put forward many valid points regarding the road closure.  A reminder that Network Rail will be undertaking the work on the Oaks Lane bridge, which means closing the road and the path to the Park & Ride location from Monday 21st October to Tuesday 29th October. This is just a taster for the more major closure between 6 Jan 2020 and 31 March 2020. Something to look forward to!

Village Hall Bookings

Karen Dukes has very kindly agreed to take over the responsibility for the bookings for the hall.  The email address of postwickfunctions@outlook.com remains the same.  The calendar of bookings is available on the village website and requests for bookings can be made through there. There is a Village Rate for hire of the hall!

Dogs

While we welcome dogs into the hall, in fact we have purchased dog bowls which are available in the kitchen, we do ask that in the interest of all Hall users that dogs are kept on a lead and under control while in the Hall.

There has also been a report of the increase of dog mess left on the field.  We ask owners to please clean up after their dogs and to remind others to do so if needed!

Up and coming Events in the village

Quiz & Chips
Saturday 26 October – 7.30pm – Village Hall
At long last, the much-postponed quiz. Yes, the ever-popular brain-teaser is back with Julian as quizmaster!  Teams of 3/4 max. As last time, entry is £10 per head and includesyour meal. Choice of cod, plaice, chicken or double sausage & chips. Contact Mick  (See paper version) to book your team and food order.  Numbers limited!
Bar open, of course!

23rd November- Live Entertainment
 7.30pm – Village Hall
Singing music from the Sixties to present day, Phil Scott is offering an evening of entertainment and a chance to dance the night away or just sit back and enjoy the music.

£10 per ticket to include a free drink and nibbles!  How can you resist?  Tickets available from Pat, contact (See paper version) 

Further Ahead

Pre-Christmas Village Event

Saturday 14th December – more details next time

Postwick Christmas Fayre

The fayre will take place this year on Saturday 30th November – Stalls, Raffle, Guess the Weight and many other attractions to tempt you.  Please make a note of the date and support the Friends of the Church in this event.

Bar Roster:  27/9 Matthew; 4/10 Jamie; 11/10 Pat; 18/10 John; 25/10 Matthew; 1/11 Jamie; 8/11 Pat; 15/11 John; 22/11 Matthew; 29/11 Jamie; 6/12 Pat

Bar Open: Fridays 8 – 11pm

We would welcome some new faces. Please support us.

Postwick Village Hall Newsletter September 2019

Postwick Coffee Shop

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

Mobile Library

The library van now makes only monthly visits to the Village Hall.  Dates as below, and please note the new time: 11.35am to 12.05

Forthcoming dates:   3/9; 1/10; 29/10; 26/11; 24/12

Appeal Hearing re Petrol Station Development

As noted in the last newsletter, the prospective developers of the site to the north of the Oaks Lane roundabout appealed to the Secretary of State at Broadland’s refusal of this development.  This appeal was also rejected, so the petrol station and other “facilities” – at least in that proposed form – will not go ahead. A victory for the time being to all those who objected to the plan (skilfully led by the Parish Council) – but don’t hold your breath – the developers are sure to be back.

Village Hall Bookings We have a new Hall Bookings Secretary – Karen Dukes, as given below.  Many thanks to her for taking on this busy role – and thanks, too, to Pat Stiven for stepping in temporarily through the summer.

Up and coming Events in the village

Friends of Postwick Church Afternoon Tea Saturday 14 September – 3pm-6pm – Village Hall An afternoon tea is being offered consisting of dainty sandwiches,  mini savouries,  mini cakes,  scones with jam and cream,   tea or coffee.   The cost is £8.00 per person  or, with FIZZ, £11.00.    Children under 5 are free,  Ages 5-9 half price. Tickets enquiries please contact Su on (See paper door to door version).

Quiz & Chips Saturday 26 October – 7.30pm – Village Hall At long last, the much-postponed quiz. Yes, the ever-popular brain-teaser  is back with Julian as quizmaster!  Teams of 3/4 max. As last time, entry is £10 per head and includes your meal. Choice of cod, plaice, chicken or double sausage & chips. Contact Mick  at  (See paper door to door version)  to book your team and food order.  Numbers limited! Bar open, of course!Further Ahead  !

Pre-Christmas Village Event

Saturday 14th December – more details next time

Bar Roster: 30/8 Matthew; 6/9 Jamie; 13/9 Pat; 20/9 John; 27/9 Matthew; 4/10 Jamie; 11/10 Pat; 18/10 John; 25/10 Matthew; 1/11 Jamie; 8/11 Pat

Bar Open: Fridays 8 – 11pm

Petrol Station Development Postwick

This post is to hopefully get some comments and feedback from the Postwick community in relation to changes in and around the village.

Appeal Hearing re Petrol Station Development

Wednesday 10 July – Thorpe Lodge – 10.00am

Written in latest newsletter – As I’m sure you’re aware, the developers hoping to build the petrol station, fast food outlet & HGV parking etc. just above the Oaks Lane roundabout have appealed against the decision of Broadland CC to refuse the plans.

A final decision will be taken by the Secretary of State following this meeting. Further details of the meeting, which is open to the public, can be obtained from Su Allport (See paper version for phone number or use the contact page and select Su)


Questions

  • What are your thoughts on having a petrol station and other facilities close to the village?
  • What are the pros and cons of the application?.
  • Do you consider the application features to be an asset or a potentially negative aspect for the village?
  • Can the developer ensure Anglian Waters concerns are covered regarding water contamination?

A few online links. In no particular order.

https://www.edp24.co.uk/edp-property/kfc-starbucks-plans-recommended-approval-norfolk-1-5375579

https://www.edp24.co.uk/edp-property/postwick-hub-petrol-station-plans-refused-1-5377287

https://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/politics/plans-lodged-for-drive-through-starbucks-and-kfc-1-5932197

https://secure.broadland.gov.uk/MVM.DMS/Planning%20Application/705000/705996/20170095%20Appeal%20Form.pdf

https://secure.broadland.gov.uk/MVM.DMS/Planning%20Application/705000/705996/20170095%20Appeal_LPA%20Questionnaire.pdf

https://secure.broadland.gov.uk/MVM.DMS/Planning%20Application/705000/705996/20170095%20Flood%20Risk%20Assessment.pdf

https://secure.broadland.gov.uk/MVM.DMS/Planning%20Application/705000/705996/20170095%20Transport%20Assessment.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

July and August 2019 Postwick Newsletter

Postwick Coffee Shop

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

Mobile Library

The library van now makes only monthly visits to the Village Hall.  Dates as below, and please note the new time: 11.35am to 12.05

Forthcoming dates:   9/7; 6/8; 3/9; 1/10

Appeal Hearing re Petrol Station Development

Wednesday 10 July – Thorpe Lodge – 10.00am

As I’m sure you’re aware, the developers hoping to build the petrol station, fast food outlet & HGV parking etc. just above the Oaks Lane roundabout have appealed against the decision of Broadland CC to refuse the plans. A final decision will be taken by the Secretary of State following this meeting. Further details of the meeting, which is open to the public, can be obtained from Su Allport, as below.

Village Hall Bookings After many years of excellent work, Jane Hancy has ceased doing Village Hall Bookings. Pat Stiven has kindly offered to act as an intermediary until the middle of July when it is hoped we will have a new recruit.  A very big thank-you again to Jane for all her help.

Noisy Trains

Apologies from your humble editor. The long-promised new bi-mode trains are still not in service due to teething problems.  If you want to see them, they are sitting in the sidings at the Crown Point depot! So, no respite from the angry thunder of the monster diesels for the time being, I’m afraid.

Saturday  29 June 2019 – Village Hall Starting at 4pm. Free  BBQ and first drink.  Desserts available afterwards.   A frisbee display team will be performing between 4pm and 5pm.  The band, the Aviators, will be starting an evening of music at about 7.30pm.   Should be a good event,  hopefully the weather will look on us kindly!.

Social Club Annual Meeting

Friday 12 July  – 8.00pm. – Village Hall Come along and join in,  listen to the Chairman’s report on the   year’s work,  improvements and activities.   Suggestions for future events will be welcomed.  EVERYONE IS welcome.  Bar open!

Friends of Postwick Church Afternoon Tea Saturday 14 September – 3pm-6pm – Village Hall An afternoon tea is being offered consisting of dainty sandwiches,  mini savouries,  mini cakes,  scones with jam and cream,   tea or coffee.   The cost is £8.00 per person  or, with FIZZ, £11.00.    Children under 5 are free,  Ages 5-9 half price.     Tickets enquiries please contact Su (See paper version)

Quiz & Chips Saturday 26 October – 7.30pm – Village Hall At long last, the much-postponed quiz.  Details next time, but if you want to book a table or two now, contact me as at the foot of this column!

 Bar Roster:  28/6 John; 5/7 Matthew; 12/7 Jamie; 19/7 Pat; 26/7 John; 2/8 Matthew; 9/8 Jamie; 16/8 Pat; 23/8 John; 30/8 Matthew; 6/9 Jamie; 13/9 Pat;

Bar Open: Fridays 8 – 11pm

We would welcome some new faces. Please support us.

No news letter August.