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It is with great sadness that I have to report that well-known village resident Terry Porter passed away at home on the 29th May after a short illness. Terry had lived in Hainford for some 47 years, which surely must make him one of our longest-'serving' residents.
Many of you will remember Terry as Questionmaster/MC for the extremely entertaining and successful Quizzes that he and his 'crew' put on at the Village Hall of a Friday evening most months, over many years.
May we all pass on our condolences to Terry's widow Sandy, and their family, and remember the good times that many of us had with him.
RIP, my good friend.
Terry's funeral will of necessity be a private service, with very limited numbers.
For those wishing to make a contribution in his memory, Tracy (Terry & Sandy's daughter) has advised that they may make one to 'Pancreatic Cancer UK' through the Funeral Directors, Ivan Fisher in Aylsham (Web Site link https://www.ivanfisher.co.uk/search-all-funerals/?q=Terence Porter), either via the link on the website (Search under the name Terence Porter) or cash / cheque direct to their office in Aylsham, just a few doors away from Budgens supermarket.
In view of the cancellation of all events at the Village Hall during the Coronavirus emergency, you may be looking to fill an odd hour or two with something different...
If so, click here...
Recycling Centres: Please note that some are being reopened as from Monday 11th May .
These INCLUDE Mayton Wood - our local one.
PLEASE READ the terms and conditions applicable BEFORE loading up your car! - the NCC Web Page is at
Hainford and Stratton Strawless Parish News: there will be no magazine in May 2020.
Click here to read Carolyn's message...
Police Warning that there are those out there who view the Coronavirus emergency as a golden opportunity to rip us off with scams and other such ruses. TAKE CARE!
The Web Site details with further information on how to protect yourself is at:
Monday evening Folk Dance group
Message from Chris:
"Dear Fab Hainford Dancers, The government has spoken, so unfortunately no more dancing till the virus situation improves. All my upcoming bookings at festivals, weddings etc cancelled. I'll feel the shortfall.
Will miss our happy clan. But we shall return with fresh vigour! Stay Well. Chris D."
- Monthly Rambling Group
Message from Carolyn:
"Good Evening Ramblers, Teresa, Anne and I are very sorry to let you know that in line with Government Advice regarding the spread of Coronavirus and the rapidly changing situation, we have no option but to CANCEL the Rambles until further notice. Therefore there will be NO RAMBLE IN THE REEPHAM AREA THIS COMING SATURDAY. Please look after yourselves and your neighbours and friends. We sincerely hope we will be able to regroup once this serious situation is over."
- Frettenham Film Club
"The showing of the film "Knives Out" at Frettenham Village Hall on March 27th has been cancelled."
Greater Norwich Local Plan Consultation : Copy of Hainford Parish Council's response - click to read
Dates for the Village Quiz Nights...
WARNINGS from the local Police:
(a) Rogue Traders (e.g. '...loose tiles...')
(b) Cold telephone calls (e.g. claiming to be from the Inland Revenue/HMRC demanding money, or perhaps BT saying that you are about to be cut off and demanding money)
Calendar for the 2020 'Footprints' Rambling Group now published
Please keep watching for important announcements...
Local athlete selected for Commonwealth Games in Australia, April 2018
Hainford's Iona Lake will be representing England in the Women's 3,000m Steeplechase event, scheduled for Wednesday 11th April. Looking at the BBC Web Site for coverage, it appears that the race is scheduled to take place from 10.45 a.m. UK time.
Please be thinking of Iona and her family that day and if possible - tune in to BBC TV to watch. Let's be with Iona in spirit and cheer her on! What a thrill it will be to see her compete at this level.
Click here for original announcement and details...
IMPORTANT! Threats to our village... - please read -
As of March 2018 there are two reviews/proposals going through with the 'Greater Norwich Local Plan'. Whilst these are general reviews across the district as a whole and not specific to just Hainford, the outcome of either of these matters could threaten our community's peace and 'quality of life'.
The status of our village - which includes a planning perspective - is currently 'Other Village'. It is proposed that this be changed to 'Service Village'. This was only spotted by the Parish Council Chairperson last month, being hidden away in the 'small print' of one of the Appendices. Regrettably our District Councillor - Clr. Paul Carrick - had failed to draw this to the notice of your Parish Council, believing that it was 'not of sufficient importance'.
Your Parish Council has put together an extensive challenge to this proposal, which has been forwarded on to the District Council. You may see a copy of this letter by clicking here.
The other threat is the collation of a list of possible building sites across the village. Every few years, the District Council invite people to put forward plots of land for possible future development. Such lists are put out to initial consultation with the Parish Councils involved, and are then deliberated on at District Council level before a final list is approved. It is stressed that these are only 'possible sites for development', and the inclusion of any plot does not mean that it will automatically get Planning Permission upon application. However, there are seven sites that have been put forward, with a proposed total of some 600 additional properties. As we currently have around 400 homes within the village at the moment, you may make the obvious conclusions...
Your Parish Council has replied in detail to each of these proposed plots, rejecting each of them with detailed arguments. You may see a copy of this letter by clicking here.
There is also another proposal within the first matter to extend the Norwich Urban Growth Area, which may result in it being extended out via Hellesdon to Horsford and Horsham St Faiths. This is perilously close to our village boundary, and such proposals usually result in the blurring of individual villages and hence identities with the subsequent infill by building right up to the edge of each village boundary. Again, your Parish Council is attempting to resist this proposal (appropriate paragraph in the first letter).
"What can I do?"
The public consultation closed on the 22nd March 2018, and our views are now in the hands of the relevant local authority committees, who will report in the months to come. Both our County Councillor - Dan Roper (who is also District Councillor for Horsham St. Faith, who are equally interested in the outcome) - and our District Councillor - Paul Carrick - have said that they will fight to retain Hainford's independence and stop any risk of unacceptable growth and building.
It's that time of year...
...when heating oil goes missing. There was a theft from a property in Spixworth Road early in October , so they are starting early this year. Be on the lookout, and ideally ensure that your tank is located and secured as suggested by the police.
Village Games/August 2017 Update: Click here for details...
- Sponsored Walk for the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital - Big C Cancer Appeal
Please would you be kind enough to support Sarah and David Smith from Hainford, who are embarking on a 47 mile walk along the North Norfolk Coastal Footpath, from Cromer to Hunstanton, over four days from 13th-16th July 2017.
Sarah and Davidís younger daughter Karen, and their niece Sue, are both currently being treated for breast cancer at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. In appreciation of the excellent care, emotional support and expertise that Karen and Sue are receiving from this fantastic hospital, Sarah and David wish to raise funds for the Big C cancer charity, to enable their work to be ongoing and to continue supporting many patients and their families through a difficult and traumatic time.
Sarah and David have now completed their walk:
"Thank you to everyone for your kindness, generosity, support and donations which has raised £ 3,660.00 to be shared between the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital Colney Unit and the Big C Charity. Our daughter Karen and niece Sue are both being treated at the above hospital for breast cancer; hence the idea to fundraise in gratitude for the excellent care and support they are receiving, and for the many other people who are suffering with cancer."
New Group starting up in Hainford...
Folk Dancing in Hainford Village Hall
every Monday evening, starting on MONDAY 12th JUNE , 2017, 6.30 p.m.- 7.30 p.m.
The weekly session will be led by Chris Davis, who runs a similar group in the City. Chris will bring his own music and "call" the dances. Thanks go to Toni Rhodes for suggesting this activity and researching to find Chris.
Males and females of all ages and abilities are welcome to come and join in either on a regular or now and again basis. Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult, please. Sessions - £5.00 per week per adult, £3.00 per additional adult from the same family; £3.00 per under 16. Please wear suitable footwear and bring a drink with you. We look forward to seeing you.
Table Tennis club at the Village Hall: for information dates click here.
Village Archery progressing... click here to read where we are...
Footprints Rambling Club - 2017 calendar now published ... click here to view...
Hainford & Stratton Strawless win the 'Small Village' category in the 2016 Norfolk Village Games... for the second year running!
click here to read all about it...
Hainford & Stratton Strawless Village Games Team scoop award at the Norfolk Sporting Awards 2015...
click here to read all about it...
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