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Issue 125
May 2011
                                            Winterbrooke Boarding
         W.I.                                Kennels & Cattery
                                                Heated Sleeping Area
    S    ue Hilton welcomed
         members and guests
to our April 7th meeting.
                                              Long/Short Stay’s welcome
                                                    Vet on Call 24hrs
    In January, Southery WI entered the            Viewing Welcome
Norfolk Federation Rose Bowl competi-             For info - Bookings
tion, with a map of our village. We
didn't win but got a special mention at
                                                   Tel Steph - Mark
the Federation AGM in Norwich on 29th               01842 829735 or
March. We were one of only two insti-                07985620520
tutes in Norfolk who submitted a craft
entry. Our thanks to Sheila Osler, who designed and worked on our map.
    Members were reminded of the Fenland Group meeting at Fincham Village
Hall on 14th July. The speaker will be David Whiteley, the TV presenter of "
Inside Out " and newsreader on "Look East".
    Norfolk Federation are again organising a three day break to London, with
visits to the Hindu Temple, Measden, an Olympic venue tour , a tour of the Royal
Albert Hall and the V & A museum, from 1st -3rd November.
    A walk or coffee morning was discussed to raise funds for
ACWW(Associated Country Women of the World). This is a charity the W.I.
Nationally have been supporting for many years. Sue Hilton will be holding after-
noon tea in aid of this on 5th May, 2.00pm onwards, a possible sponsored walk
also to be arranged.
    Maureen Sharman, our delegate at the AGM on 29th March, gave her report.
    The Bowls club have kindly agreed for our 7th July meeting to take place at
the club.
    Our speaker for the evening was Ann Dupen-Hopkins, Ann had brought along
a number of Cupcakes and showed her skill decorating them. I'm sure there will
be cupcakes galore being made in the near future. She was thanked by Sue
    Kathy Murfitt provided table flowers and Judith Fletcher served refreshments.
Val Osler presented a birthday gift sent
by Margaret Feltwell.
    Our next Bingo will be on 13th May
at 7.30pm.                                 12 Westgate St Southery
    Ann judged our flower of the month Family Store & Post Office
competition, 1st - Jenny Burnett, 2nd -    Local Deliveries
Sheila Osler, 3rd - Beryl Stubbins.        Newspapers, Groceries,Off Licence
    At our 12th May meeting we have        National Lottery, Opening Hours :-
Liz Wright of the Donkey Sanctuary,              6:30am-6:30pm Mon - Fri
her talk is " Donkey's are Different".    7:00am - 6:30pm Sat, 9am-1pm Sun
         Val Osler                               Phone 01366 377317
                                    Guides & Brownies

                                      S    outhery Brownies have
                                           continued going round the
    Kathy McIntyre LL.B world, they have ‘visited’ Ireland, where they
         Home Visiting              tried Soda Bread and made Leprechauns,
Professional Willwriting            Wales and made Welsh Spoons with their own
                                    unusual theme! And the Ivory Coast, where
         01353 676358               they looked at Fair Trade and sampled as
                                    many Fair Trade bars of Chocolate as their
Guider could find in the shops, this Country was particularly popular! They
stopped in England just to make Mother’s Day cards but forgot to take them
home after the District Roller Skating event at the Leisure Centre in Downham!!
Well some of them they had never skated before and were so excited to show
their parents their new found skills (and bruises)
    Southery Guides have been working on the Royal Wedding Badge (wedding
dresses made out of newspapers was quite unique) and have completed two Go
For Its, Cheeky Monkeys chose Glamourama and organised an evening of hair,
make-up and manicures, and practised their skills not only on themselves but on
the leaders too! The Wiggly Worms chose Parties and organised a Hen Night for
Laura, our new Guide Leader who is getting married shortly. They organised a
disco, cupcake making, piñatas, lots of decorations and a sash and tiara for Laura!
    The Brownies and Guides had also purchased a special book for Beryl as a
leaving present, ‘100 Years of Guiding’ and all wrote messages in the front and
back covers, many of the older girls thanking Beryl for all her time she has given
and kindness she has shown them since they started at the age of seven. Beryl
won’t be giving up Guiding completely; she will be helping out around the dis-
trict and hopefully will visit Southery Brownies and Guides from time to time.
The longest member of Guides, Caileigh Mae and longest member of Brownies,
Eavie, presented Beryl with two bouquets.
    The Guides also went to the District Roller Skating and asked WHY there
isn’t a Roller Skating Badge??? So much fun was had; that the Guiders will be
putting together a Syllabus now, with some help from the Leisure Centre and
Southery Guides will have a new Badge to try for.
    Due to the School holidays Brown-
ies and Guides will not resume until
                                                 Bryan Cater
9th May. If any girls aged 7 to 10 are    Coal Merchant & Chimney Sweep
interested in joining Brownies or 10 to
14 in joining Guides then please con-             Northwold
tact Anita on 01366 377639 for more          Deliveries every two weeks
                                              All British Fuel
                                             Phone 01366 728342
        School                                       Stan Hart
        Report                                Painter & Decorator
                                             Wallpapering, Ceramic
                                               Wall & Floor tiles
    O     n 16th March, the Netball
          team took part in the Down-
          ham Market Cluster Netball
                                                 Free estimates
                                               Tel 01366 377539
tournament, where they gained third
place. This is a marvelous result was
such a small school, well done team
    For Red Nose Day on 18th March, the children wore a variety of reds and
raised £92 for Comic Relief. A sponsored Skipathon was held in the afternoon,
which made about£300. Well done everyone, you raised almost £400 for Com-
ic Relief.
    Our Easter Theme Day on 7th April was most enjoyable. Mums made a
great effort with costumes, we had rabbits, chicks and human Easter eggs every-
where. Many thanks to the Friends of the School who organized an Easter bin-
go for the children in the afternoon, where all the prizes were chocolate! We
must also thank Swish for providing every child with an Easter egg at the end of
the day. The children were eggstatic!
    On the last day of term, we held an Easter celebration in church, to which
parents were invited. After a welcome from Mr. Goodrum, the children told us
the Easter story and sang to us. They also performed rhymes and prayers.
    Class 3 told us what they had been doing for Lent. There was a short Easter
sermon from Canon Stewart Morris.
    The end of term presentations were presented in church as follows:- Class 1
- Isobella Lewis, Class 2 - Megan Clifton, Class 3 - Cody Holman, Class 4 -
Matthew Jordan.
    The three C.s cup for courtesy, care and consideration went to Jake Chaplin
from Class 3. To be in Jake's company is always a pleasure. He gives you all
his attention, is serious about his work and is always considerate and polite. He
truly deserves to win this award.
                                              The last cup - the Endeavour cup,
                                          was presented to Jake's brother Harry,a
  Bowles                                  Class 2 pupil. Harry has had to take on
  Garage                                  a lot of new challenges this term, in-
                                          cluding learning Braille. He has worked
  M.O.T.classes 4 & 7                     especially hard, and all his teachers are
 Servicing,Repairs all vehicles inc so very proud of him. Harry doesn't let
 HGV, 24hr Breakdown service things get him down he just gets on with
         Agricultural Repairs             life and always has a smile and ahug for
 Phone 01366377360                        a everyone. Harry, you're a star.
4                                           Diana Clements

         outhery Village Hall, 2nd and
         4th Thursday @ 6.30pm –

 Young people aged 9 - 16 welcome to
attend. Cost £1.00 per night, Annual
Membership £2.50.
Adult volunteers always welcome.
Summer Term Dates.
Please note the first session has been
changed to the 3rd Thursday of May.
May 19th - Paper Making with Jane, May 26th - Personal Training with Adam, June
9th - Clay modelling with Rebecca, June 23rd - Music workshop with Mark,, July
14th - BBQ and end of summer term party,.
  24th March the young people were once again entertained by Cosmo and his circus
workshop. The young people tried out uni- cycles, juggling balls, stilts, Diablo and
many more circus equipment.
Thank you to all who have donated Tesco vouchers, keep them coming. Vouchers
can be left at Southery Hair Studio or with Marilyn at the village shop.
                                 Thank you
     O     n behalf of my family and myself, we would like to say a big “thank
           you”to all family friends and neighbours for their kindness following the
           death of our dear Mum, Stephanie Ross.
Your many cards, flowers and messages were a great comfort in our time of sadness.
  A special thanks must go to P.R.Bowers & Son, funeral directors for their excellent
Stephanie Everitt
                                 Thank you
    W   e would like to thank everyone who gave prizes and helped at the two Bin-
                                         gos on 18th Feb and 18th March at
                                          Southery Village Hall.
Barrow& Layn                                We managed to raise a grand total of
    Builders                              £1200.
                                            It has been divided between the Chemo
 General Bdg Work
                                          room, Day Care Unit and Shouldham
 New Build, Extensions,
                                          Ward at the QEH (£400 each).
 Free Quotes & Advice
Denmark farm,Straight Furlong               Thanks to all who came and supported
Pymoor , Ely Cambs CB6 2EG                us.           Roy Smith and Family
         Carnival 2011                                    NAILS
                                                         by Claire
                                                Fully qualified and mobile
    T    here will be a meeting of
         the carnival committee on                    Nail Technician
                                            Natural Nail Manicures from £6
23rd May 7:00pm at the Village                       Extensions at £25
Hall, this meeting is open to all.           for info & bookings call me now
David Fletcher                                         01366 377529

    P    resent: Chairman Cllr D Everitt and seven members, Apologies: five mem-
    Members of the public: 11
    Declarations of interest :- Members are invited to declare personal or prejudi-
cial interests in items on the agenda. It is a requirement that declarations from a
member include the nature of the interest and whether it is personal or prejudicial.
    Cllr’s D Everitt, S Everitt and J Hobden declared a personal interest in a planning
application on the agenda.
    PCSO report :- PCSO reported ongoing theft of scrap metal, heating oil and cat-
alytic convertors, please be vigilant and report any suspicious vehicles.
    On Saturday 2nd April youths were reported climbing on the bowls club roof.
    PCSO felt that the fence at the playing field needs repairing to stop access onto
the playing field of motorbikes and horses.
    Cllr W Cornwell reported broken glass and beer cans on the play area.
    Chairman’s reports :- The minutes of the carnival meeting held on 21st Feb
were read, proposed date for the event is 2nd June 2012.
    Update received from Elizabeth Truss secretary with regards to HGV movements
through the village, Elizabeth Truss has been speaking with Graham Plant, cabinet
member for Highways at Norfolk County Council;
                                               Cllr D Everitt attended a meeting at
                                           the sugar beet factory regarding the bio-
The Ship Inn                               energy plant; this will not increase the
                                           amount of traffic in or out of the factory.
Brandon Creek                                  Correspondence :- Had a response
                                           from the community payback project to
     Home Cooked Traditional               say that they received our online nomina-
           Food inc Steaks                 tion form; clerk has requested laurel trees
  Fine Ale and a Warm Wel- to be cut at cemetery. Awaiting response.
     come:- For Reservations               Other jobs suggested were weeding from
                                           the traps down towards the church, paint-
     Call Michelle or Malcolm              ing the traps railings.
6       Tel - 01353 676228
    Letter from Norfolk Association of
Local councils, they would like a response            Paul Braybrooke
to the following question: Should parish       Oil Fired Boiler Engineer
and town councils lose the power to pre-       Boiler Servicing & Breakdown
cept if they break the law or statutory reg-     Commissions & Tank replacements
ulations? Council agreed that yes they
should lose the power to precept if they              Phone 01353 777788
break the law, but would like to know the            Mobile 07946 735691
consequences of this.
    A letter has been received from a member of public requesting an explanation of
why the council tax has increased. Cllr D Everitt explained the situation at Recrea-
tion Drive and why we needed the extra money in order to pay legal expenses to safe
guard a piece of council land.
      Planning applications :- Swish planning application for toilets and pavilion ex-
tension at playing field will be submitted in the name of the Parish Council. There
was a majority vote in favour of the proposal.
    Application for the extension of time for the implementation of planning permis-
sion has been granted: construction of a bungalow and garage at land west of 15 Mill
    Application for two storey extension to the side of the property at 74 Feltwell
    No objections by council.
      Application for the extension of time for the implementation of planning permis-
sion: construction of a bungalow at land adjoining 33 Feltwell Road. Objections
raised by council, will report to BCKLWN.
    Matters requiring attention:- Cllr W Cornwell will kindly move the dog litter
bin onto Upgate Street. Mr Satchwell kindly offered to provide a post for this.
    Willow tree at war memorial needs trimming, will ask John Lewis for a quote.
      Cllr J Hobden will update the cemetery rules and price list and put on the web-
      Youth council report:- 5 members present.
    The youth council would like the BMX track trimmed as the grass is getting
long, the youth council will do some tidying themselves. Council will ask John
Lewis to cut the grass.
    A coffee morning is planned for 2nd June at 10.00-12.30pm in the village hall,
would like all village groups to attend.
    Youth council reported that all the
rubbish was tipped out of the dustbin on
the children’s play area.
    Playing field :- Sue Jennings sent an
                                                     Kool Skool
email to say that she expects to hear at         Mobile 07768515414
the beginning of April if she has been           Phone 01366377794
successful in getting £2000.00 grant to-       Driving tuition for all ages
wards the skate park.
           Borough Councilor M Storey            Theory & practical
        explained that the borough coun-              Pass Plus
cilors have not increased the council tax;
the increase has come from an increase in          The Fish Piper
the precept requested by the parish coun-         43 High St, Feltwell
     Cllr S Everitt reported rubbish in the            01842 828878
garden of 23 Hall Close;                      Traditional Fish & Chip Shop
     Cllr S Everitt also reported concern         All fish cooked to order
over the curved wall at Churchgate Street,     Tues,Wed & Thurs 4:30 - 8:00pm
Council will contact a structural engineer    Fri & Sat 11:30 - 1:30 & 4:30 - 8:30
with regard to this issue.                     Telephone orders welcome
   Cllr S Everitt wished to know why the
house on Westgate Street was painted
blue and was permission granted for this?
  Cllr M Bird asked if council was going to contact head office of the sugar beet fac-
tory with regard to the HGV’s, Council will wait on response from Elizabeth Truss
  Cllr C Copsey was also concerned with the sugar beet factory traffic issues, and
requested information on how funding was granted for the new street lights in
Downham Market, Cllr M Storey will investigate.
   Cllr W Cornwell suggested that we erect signs at the playing field to prevent
glass bottles and alcohol being taken into the children’s play area. Ide-
ally the bottle bank would be best placed on a surface where broken
glass can be cleaned up easily.
Swish thanked the council for their support.
The next meeting, the AGM, of the council will be on 9th May at 7.00pm
                      A SOUTHERY GARDEN

   T       he spring perennials are now setting seed and making way for the flowering
           shrubs to show off. The flowering Japanese quince, yellow Berberis darwin-
ii, lilacs, deciduous azaleas and strongly scented Viburnum carlesii have taken over
from the flowering cherry and magnolias.
My favourite blossom trees are fruit. At
present the apples and pears look great.
     The weather has been fine and settled,
so during next week I hope to plant out
the dahlias which are in the frame and
some tender plants which are still in the
greenhouse. However, there are a few
nights when frost is forecast, hopefully
the last traces of the winter.
     It is warm enough now to put seeds
         which have germinated in the elec-
 8       tric propagator in the house straight
                                              into the greenhouse. I enjoy growing un-
             A J Dent                         usual plants from seed, but I am strug-
          High Class Butcher                  gling with Romneya coulteri. This
   Home made Fruit & Meat Pie beautiful perennial is expensive to buy
             Home Deliveries                  and now I know the reason. I still have
           Home cooked Meat                   some National Garden gift tokens which
                                              were Christmas gifts.
               01366387686                        I have tidied up the space between the
                                              greenhouse and the back of the shed and
checked all the pots. Nearly everything survived because they were under a cover of
weeds. This must be the only time I have not cursed the weeds. My cold frame now
sits in this very tidy area on concrete slabs and is housing the greenhouse overspill.
     I have managed to find places in the garden for most of the plants which were
sitting on the path next to the back of the house. I tend to collect plants in sales and
then look for suitable planting spaces. This is the wrong way around and I would
not advise this method of planting.
The asparagus plants have arrived complete with planting bags. I am assured that
these will keep weed free and give me more room for strawberries in the raised bed.
My climbing French beans are now healthy seedlings, and I will mix some with
sweet peas to climb home-made wigwams in the flower border.
                            Methodist Church News

    A     s I sit and write this the sun is shining and the daffodils are dancing in the
          breeze, it is an idyllic day if only it could always be like this we say, but as
the words of a popular song say, along with the sunshine we have to have a little rain
sometime. In a perfect life with no change, we would be bored, there has to be
change for everything, for change is the only way forward, the daffodils will die, and
as they do so they will take in nourishment and produce flowers again next year. In
my lifetime there have been many changes, and change will go on till the end of
time. We have to adapted and accept
change or are left behind, sometimes the
things, and the way of life we value most
will disappear, but who knows perhaps
they will eventually be replaced with
something better?
    At the Chapel in our Sunday Service,
we pray for the people who live and work
in a particular Street of our Village, on the
1st May we will pray for Mill Drove, on
8th of May it will be Mill Lane, on May
        15th it will be North Lawn and Vil-
        lage Hall, on May the 22", Recre-
   Domestic Plumbing &                       ation Drive, on the 29th it will be Pringle
                                             Way and all who live and work there.
Bathrooms, Ceramic Tiling                    We also have a prayer book, where we
        City &Guilds qualified               enter request for prayer on Sundays, if
               Ian Stacey                    you have any concerns you want us to
            mob 07921541118                  pray for, let Maggie know on 377623, or
        Artex & Coving,                      Walter on 378413. If you would like to
                                             come along to our Services, on Sundays
    Flatten or Reartex over Artex            they start at 11am finish about midday
             Ricky Stacey                    and if you want we usually have tea or
 01366383908          mob 07867516865 coffee and a chat after. You will be most
                                             welcome. Don't forget our Songs of
Praise Services second Sunday of the month at 6.30pm, followed by refreshments.
Social meals still continue at the bell, for details and booking phone Sue Hilton,
377661 all welcome.
   Walter Cornwell. Church Council Secretary.

   Chapel Services for May
1 st 11am - Rev. Douglas Morris, 8th 11am - Mr. Reg Rose, 8th 6.30pm -

Rev. Paul Lucas - Songs of Praise, 15th 11am -Mrs. Bryda von Helmholtz
22nd 11am -Mr. Stephen Watts, 29th 11am - Mrs. Maggie Blowers

     M     ay is named after the Greek goddess, Maia, but is now known as
           Mary's month. May is the time of year when warmer weather begins,
trees are in blossom and we look towards the summer. May day was traditional-
ly celebrated on the 1st with Morris dancing, a May Queen and dancing round
a Maypole.
    May dew was thought to have magical properties and young girls used to wash
their faces in it to improve their complexions.
May gemstone is an emerald and its flower is Lily of the Valley

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     Tel Louise Morris 01366 377199          
A wet May makes a big load of hay. Mist in May, heat in June makes harvest
come soon. A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay. If you wash blankets in
May you wash a dear one away. May 8th is the anniversary of and
Mt.Everest was first climbed on May 29th 1953.
   Church flowers: Christine Starling and Judith Legge.
  Sunday 29th May Deanery Confirmation to be held in the gardens of Stow Hall
(if wet in Stow Bardolph Church.) There will not be a service at St. Mary's that
             Joke (Courtesy of “That’ll be the day” )

 T   wo drunks go into a bar. On the opposite wall to where they sat was a
 Charlie said “ Look at those two over there they look just like us.”
 Fred said “ So they do, I’ll tell you what I’ll go and get them a drink.”
 So Fred gets up but Charlie pulls at his arm and said.
“I shouldn’t bother Fred it looks like they’re going to buy us one.”

 Pruning - Shaping - Felling - Reducing

         Tel - 01366 377153
         Mob - 07976 446097

   Southery Village Hall
  Tues - Auction - Entries by 2:30pm Auction 6:30pm
  Thurs - Youth Club every 2nd & 4th of the month 6:30 - 8:30pm
  Fri - Over 60s Fortnightly 2 - 4pm Bingo - 7:30pm
                   Tea Dance May 22nd
                 Dancing to Stuart Burr
            2:30 - 5:30pm Inc Tea & Biscuits
The closing date for items for the next issue is the 12th of the preceding month
      D Starling - 5 Feltwell Rd 377342
  P R Bowers & Son
  Funeral Directors
 Anmer Cottage, Methwold Rd, Northwold
Private Chapel of Rest ~ 24hr Service
          Serving Families in the Area for Many Years
                         Tel - 01366727432
              Funeral Plans ~ Memorials ~ Floral Tributes
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   Southery Playgroup                        A Sharman & Sons
 Spaces available for children 2-5yrs. A
                                           2A, Church Lane Southery PE38 0NE
safe environment for your child to play
& interact with other children. Located        Complete Building Services
in the School grounds. Good                 Free Quotes, New Build, Fencing.
Ofsted report & inspection. If you would   Extensions, Conversions, Driveways,
like to book a place for your child,                   Groundwork.
   Please call Kerry Jones on                    Tel/Fax: 01366 377571
          07951704129                              Mob: 07775 742328

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     Painter & Decorator,                   Hair Studio
    Carpentry & Gardening.                 Unisex Hair Salon
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     Mobile 07743 932469                   Appointments Tel 01366377734

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