THANK YOU

Thank you very much to everyone who bought kindling wood from me during last winter.  Also, thank you very much to all those who kindly gave me wood to chop up.  The Toal amount raised for charity was £300 and this was donated to the Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Alfred Lincoln, Mileham Road

LITCHAM RELIEF IN NEED CHARITY & ALLOTMENTS.

After 13years of running the allotments and the Charity I have decided to pass the running on to a younger team.
Liz Christie

The new trustees are as follows.
Chairman: Mr. Tony Bailey – 01328 700 747
Minutes Secretary: Mrs. C.Berry. – 01328 700 433
Mr.John Archer. – 01328700 236
Mr.Richard Faggence – 01328 700 860
Mr.M.Scoging – 01328 702 388

THE SUNFLOWER SINGERS

A New and Exciting Choir

You are invited to an opening night to find out more and enjoy some refreshments.
You may already sing, or perhaps you have always wanted to?  
Come along to see if The Sunflower Singers is what you have been looking for

27th April 7-9pm at Tittleshall Village Hall  High Street, PE322PJ

28th April 7-9pm at Hempton Church Hall The Green, NR217LG

For more information:  sunflowerchoirs1@btinternet.com or find us on Facebook

Time to get walking again!

At this time of year we start to think about the mud drying up and getting out to walk in the beautiful English Countryside again, but where to find new and interesting walks?
Walking in Norfolk https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/norfolk has hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, details of all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.
John Harris (the custodian of the website) said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Norfolk (part of the Walking in England website) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.
With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.
So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!

John Harris

www.walkinginengland.co.uk

john@walkinginengland.co.uk

FRIENDS OF LITCHAM SCHOOL  

CLOTHES RECYCLING BANK 

Friends of Litcham School has partnered with RAG BAG Textile Recycling to help recycle textiles and clothing that may have ended up going to landfill whilst also raising funds for our school.We now have a permanent clothing collection bank sited in the entrance to  Litcham School, Secondary Phase on Church Street, opposite the Village Shop & Post Office.     

This is accessible 24/7 to the community and by collecting the items below we can divert some of the clothing away from landfill, help the environment and provide good quality clothing to some of the poorest developing nations in the world.

Bags of good quality, clean and dried clothing, paired shoes, handbags, wallets, ties, belts, hats etc.  can be deposited in the bank.  

The funds raised will be divided equally between the Primary and Secondary school Phases.  

Barnsdale Crafts & Preserves

Barnsdale, Beeston Road, Great Dunham PE32 2LU
Open Fridays & Saturdays 10am – 2pm
or call Pam on 07765 886142 for an appointment
Homemade Preserves, Cakes, Scones, Biscuits
Handcrafted Homeware & Gifts
Plus seasonal Home-grown Fruit and Vegetables and Garden Plants

JUBILEE HALL TRUST

Vacancies

Due to recent resignations we have vacancies on the Jubilee Hall Trust for two new members.  This is an exciting time for the hall as we now have approved plans for it’s long overdue refurbishment so if you want to help us restore and improve Litcham’s only public meeting place then please let me know.

Call 01328 701178 or email me at juliamileham@gmail.com

Easyfundraising

Don’t forget to help us fundraise for the hall, when you shop on line by joining “EasyFundraising”.  It’s free and already has topped up the fund we are putting aside for the halls’s refurbishment.  Sign up and choose Litcham Jubille Hall CIO as your chosen charity.

Julia Bloomfield, Secretary

Litcham Common

Good news
Litcham Common has seen an increase in visitors in recent months and we are fortunate to have this wonderful open space to enjoy.  The common and the ponies are looked after by volunteers and although grants are received from Natural England and Litcham Parish Council, for which we are very grateful, money is tight.  We are therefore very pleased that Breckland Council has recently awarded us two grants of roughly £600 each, one of which will cover the cost of urgent repairs to the stock proof fencing, while the other will purchase materials for some new benches.  Mike Oldfield has kindly offered to construct the benches, which will be installed by the conservation group.  The grants have come from money provided by the developers of the new bungalows behind Litcham Post Office, out of what is known as a “Section 106 fund” to be used for the benefit of the local community.

Respect the common
Although visitors are welcome, the increase in numbers has raised some issues which we need to keep on top of.
Please be mindful of the fact that Litcham Common is a designated Local Nature Reserve and County Wildlife site and must be respected as such, especially as we enter the nesting season.  In particular, dogs should be kept under close control at all times and please do not drop any litter at all, or leave dog poo bags lying around.  Bins are provided in the car park, but even better, dispose of your litter at home.

Parking on the common
Byelaws prohibit any unauthorised vehicles from driving over or parking on the common, including the road verges.  Please only use the car park provided.  We are grateful for Litcham School’s cooperation in getting this message across to parents from outside the area who have been parking on the verges at school drop-off and pick-up times.
We occasionally receive comments from people who say that because it is a common they can do what they like on it!  This is definitely not the case and a full copy of the Litcham Common Byelaws can be found on the internet at: http://www.litcham.org/pdfs/byelaws.pdf 
Please enjoy Litcham Common, but respect it too!

Tim Angell, Litcham Common Management Committee