December 2016 / January 2017 Newsletter

Postwick Coffee Shop

Postwick Coffee Shop is on Tuesday mornings at the Village Hall between 10.30 and 12.00 noon . The last Coffee Shop before Christmas will be on Tuesday, 20th, for FREE coffee and Christmas Fayre

Mobile Library

Alternate Tuesdays, 11.05 to 12.00 noon – Village Hall.

Forthcoming dates:   29/11; 13/12; No Library 27/12

Mobile library call out

Village Hall Bookings Secretary

The Social Committee is (still) seeking someone to take on the responsibility (or to share the job) of taking bookings for the Village Hall.   Please contact Matthew Riches on 434065 or any other member of the committee.

Green Group

If you are interested in doing open gardens again in 2017 or if anyone thinking of entering,  please ring Ann or Su (See paper version) to register an interest.

A Very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year to everyone in the Village!

Up and Coming Events

Christmas Bazaar

Saturday 3rd December – 10am to Noon – Village Hall

Organised by Friends of  Postwick Church, the annual   Christmas Fayre. There will be a tombola and raffle, cake stall,  refreshments as well as lots craft stalls selling Christmas gifts & cards etc..  The Friends invite stall holders to take a pitch at £5.00 per table plus a tombola prize – for this please contact Ann Brownlee  or Lynne (See paper version).  The church (decorated) will be open during the morning and mulled wine will be on offer for a donation.  A very popular event and if you haven’t been before,  please do come along and enjoy.  

Carol Singing

Monday 12th December – 6.30pm – Postwick Church

Meet at the lych-gate for this very popular event, enjoyed by many. There will be wine and mince pies afterwards!

Candlelit Christmas Carol Service

Thursday 15th December – 7pm – Postwick Church

Wine and nibbles will be served at 7pm, before the service, which starts at 7.30pm.  Bring a torch!

Wine & Cheese Evening

Saturday 17th December  – 7.30pm – Village Hall

The Social Club is hosting another Christmas Wine & Cheese Evening.  Bring a piece of your favourite cheese and a bottle of wine to enjoy & share and get into the Christmas spirit with others from the village. If you are thinking of coming along, please contact Ann Brownlee, Secretary, (See paper version), or another member of the Social Club (for an idea of numbers).

Christmas Crib Service

Sunday 18th December – 4.30pm – Postwick Church

A very popular event.  As usual, donkeys will be present – always a great attraction!

Christmas Day

The Social Club plan to open the bar on Christmas Day again from 12 noon to 2pm. Come along and raise a glass of Christmas Cheer!

2017!

Village Screen

Saturday 18 February –  7.30pm  – Postwick Village Hall

An early date for your new diary:

Village Screen are showing Bridget Jones’ Baby

Bridget’s focus on single life is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, and unsure of the identity of her baby’s father. A sequel to the previous two highly popular Bridget Jones films, starring Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth. Film Rating 15.

Tickets available at  Postwick Coffee Shop [Tuesday Mornings, from 10.30] in the village hall and Brundall Hardware Shop, from January 2016.  

http://www.brundallpetandgardencentre.co.uk/

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Bar Staff

2/12 Jamie; 9/12 Reuben; 16/12 Di; 23/12 Matthew; 30/12 Jamie; 6/1 Reuben; 13/1 Di; 20/1 Matthew; 27/1 Jamie

Bar Open  Friday   8.30pm – 11.00pm

Sunday 5.00pm – 7.00pm

November 2016 Newsletter

Postwick Coffee Shop

Postwick Coffee Shop is on Tuesday mornings at the Village Hall between 10.30 and 12.00 noon. The ladies, who contribute so much, have excelled in gaining a Five Star Rating Food Hygiene Certificate from Broadland  District Council for cleanliness and presentation.   Those who provide  the wonderful cakes and pastries weekly have also had their kitchens inspected and all been given a clean bill of health. 

Mobile Library

Mobile library call out

Alternate Tuesdays, 11.05 to 12.00 noon – Village Hall.

Forthcoming dates:  1/11; 15/11; 29/11; 13/12;

Village Hall Bookings Secretary

The Social Committee is (still) seeking someone to take on the responsibility (or to share the job) of taking bookings for the Village Hall.   Please contact Matthew Riches on (see paper) or any other member of the committee.

Village Christmas Card

Anyone wanting to sign the annual village Christmas card,  please contact,  Ann / Su or Julie (see paper version) before the 15th November.

Slow You Down, Boy!
The Parish Council would like feedback about the temporary speed sign in Postwick  (near the railway bridge on Church Road), as they are considering purchasing one if there is enough of a positive response.  Contact Su using Contact From on site.

Recent Events

Churchyard Work Party
A big “thank you” to all those who turned out to help with clearing the churchyard on 8th October.  A lot of hard work was undertaken but the southern boundary has been cleared of unwanted undergrowth and now looks much clearer.  Coffee and doughnuts made for a good break! 

Cancer Awareness Day
Since 30 September was Cancer Awareness Day, it was decided to mark this in the village on Tuesday 27th at the Postwick Coffee Shop, so in place of charging the usual meagre sums of 50p for coffee/tea, cakes etc., donations were requested instead.  A grand total of £65 was raised – many thanks to all those who contributed, and to Nadine for organising this.

Up and Coming Events

Green Group Talk

Friday 25 November – 7.30 – Village Hall

The Green Group has organised a talk by Ian Guest, Head Gardener of Fairhaven Woodland and Water Gardens, entitled “The History of the Water Gardens and Ancient Woodland.”   All welcome! No admission charge and bar open!

Village Screen

http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/moneymonster/

Saturday 26 November, 7.30pm . “Money Monster”
Big name thriller directed by Jodie Foster with George Clooney as a TV financial show host whose programme is hijacked by a gunman. Julia Roberts plays the producer whose job is to keep everyone calm and prevent catastrophe

Doors open 7pm. Bar open!

Tickets for Sale at Postwick Coffee Shop and Brundall Hardware Shop £5.00 Each

http://www.brundallpetandgardencentre.co.uk/

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Christmas Bazaar

Saturday 3rd December – 10am to Noon – Village Hall

Organised by Friends of  Postwick Church, the annual   Christmas Fayre. There will be a tombola and raffle, cake stall, cards, refreshments and much more.  The Friends invite stall holders to take a pitch at £5.00 per table plus a tombola prize – for this please contact Ann Brownlee on (See paper version).  The church (decorated) will be open during the morning and mulled wine will be on offer for a donation.  A very popular event and if you haven’t been before,  please do come along and enjoy.  

Wine & Cheese Evening

Saturday 17th December  – 7.30pm – Village Hall

The Social Club is hosting another Christmas Wine & Cheese Evening.  Bring a piece of your favourite cheese and a bottle of wine to enjoy & share and get into the Christmas spirit with others from the village.

October 2016 Village Newsletter

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

Mobile library call out

Alternate Tuesdays, 11.05 to 12.00 noon – Village Hall.

Forthcoming dates:  4/10;18/10; 1/11; 15/11; 29/11

Village Hall Bookings Secretary

The Social Committee is (still) seeking someone to take on the responsibility (or to share the job) of taking bookings for the Village Hall.   Please contact Matthew Riches on (See paper version)  or any other member of the committee.

Hedging your bets

Now is a good time to check whether you have trees or hedges overhanging the roads, particularly along Oaks Lane. Please arrange to cut back growth if it’s a potential obstruction for cars and lorries.

Village Christmas Card

It’s that time again! This year, Julie Woods has  commissioned, through Rev Pat Atkinson’s Vidiyal Trust, for Pat’s children in India to paint a design instead of having the card printed. They will receive the money we would normally pay for printing.  It’s a win-win!  It will cost the same, so sponsorship is needed as before. The cost is £50 so if you would like to sponsor part or all (!), please contact me…Julie Woods.  (See paper version) . Thank you.

Scouts Group Treasurer required

1st Blofield and Brundall Sea Scout Group is looking for a volunteer to take on this important, worthwhile role. No scouting knowledge or experience as treasurer required – our long-standing Treasurer will be retiring in March 2017 and it’s hoped to have a transition period with the incoming Treasurer beginning in the New Year 2017.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Rupert Crisp, Treasurer, 01603 713768 or Jan Jones, Chairman, 07941030504

Recent Events

EACH Quiz & Chilli

Saturday 17 September

The quiz this time (won by Dexy’s Midnight Runners ?) was a special event to raise money for East Anglian Children’s Hospices.  As well as the quiz itself, there was a mini bingo session, a large raffle, and a delicious chilli con carne or vegetable lasagne alternative prepared by Ann and Peter Herring. £338 was raised, plus more donated to the sealed collection box for “seconds” of the food!  It was a great evening and very successful, especially considering only 8 teams took part.  Just imagine what might have been raised with a full house…

Up and Coming Events

Churchyard Work Party

Saturday 8 October – 9.30 am till Noon – or as long as volunteers have the time and energy. All welcome, coffee/tea and doughnuts or biscuits at a break for a rest (with chat!)

Village Screen

http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/moneymonster/

Saturday 26 November, 7.30pm . “Money Monster”
Big name thriller directed by Jodie Foster with George Clooney as a TV financial show host whose programme is hijacked by a gunman. Julia Roberts plays the producer whose job is to keep everyone calm and prevent catastrophe

Doors open 7pm. Bar open!

Tickets for Sale at Postwick Coffee Shop and Brundall Hardware Shop £5.00 Each

http://www.brundallpetandgardencentre.co.uk/

logo

Christmas Bazaar

Saturday 3rd December – 10am to Noon – Village Hall
Organised by Friends of Postwick Church, the annual Christmas Fayre. There will be a tombola and raffle, cake stall, cards, refreshments and much more. The Friends invite stall holders to take a pitch at £5.00 per table plus a tombola prize – for this please contact Ann Brownlee on (See paper version). The church (decorated) will be open during the morning and mulled wine will be on offer for a donation. A very popular event and if you haven’t been before, please do come along and enjoy.