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National Lottery Application submitted today!

Following extensive discussions, consultation and planning the Church Action Group for Haveringland Parish Church is today submitting its application for Lottery funding.The Group is seeking £250,000 for urgent repairs, improved access and facilities and an exciting programme of activities that develop our understanding of some of the important stories from the Village’s past and help to engage a wider set of people with these, including local Schools. It’s great that a variety of grants and funding from the Parish will contribute £30,000 towards the total costs.

 

Take a look at this short film, produced by Louis Johnson, which captures where we are and where we want to be…comments welcomed!

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Norfolk County Council electoral review

From today, there is a 10-week public consultation on proposals for new council divisions and division boundaries for Norfolk County Council. The consultation will close on 2 December 2019.

Find out more here: Norfolk County Council electoral review

Draft recommendations will be published in March 2020, followed by a further period of consultation. 

Final recommendations should be published in August 2020, with the new electoral arrangements will come into effect at the local elections in 2021.

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People Power Success!

Well, how do I start? Over the three afternoons of our contribution to Heritage Open Days, we managed to draw 200 people from far and wide…all parts of Norfolk…. plus California!! Thanks to everyone who came along and also to the band of volunteers for putting in the many hours of time and effort to making it happen.

We had plenty of positive comments about the quality and depth of the information we had on display (most due to our resident researcher Mike Hillier) and the interesting ways of presenting it; including tailor’s dummies showing the sort of clothes worn by the gamekeeper, maid and other ‘servants’ of old, and props from the time too. And a couple of us dressed up to play an 18th Century gardener (yours truly…and it was a relief to get out of those breeches!) to our local Victorian School Mistress.

Some people were so impressed with the displays and activities that they returned with relatives and friends another day, and others came on the recommendations of friends. And it was fascinating hearing why people were attracted to the Church; many had family connections (a loved one buried in the churchyard or were residents of the area a long time ago) and others were interested in Historic Churches or stories of how things used to be. Others were just pleased to be able to access the church which is for most of the year closed….this just adds to the case for us to find ways of fitting an automatic door opener and improving access in other ways…as well as having historic information on display and interpreted in fun ways at events and activities.

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And we had around 30 people stay to participate in the annual Harvest Festival too, with an old tractor providing some further interest. Our next event is another Shared Silence with Compline (plain song) on Wednesday 16th October starting at 7.00p,m…another chance to sample the magic of this lovely church.

If anyone out there would like to join our band of helpers; anything form cleaning,catering to helping to plan and organise events etc. we’d love to hear from you. Just contact me on nbold@live.com

Nigel Boldero

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New Greetings Cards just in time for Christmas!

The people voted, and we listened!

Back at the last Parish Meeting those present were asked for their votes on 2 photographs of Haveringland Church to be used in a new set of greetings cards. We are pleased to announce that the two images (one above, one below) were the winners.

The cards are available to buy: at the Parish Meeting on Thursday 26th September or to order (contact Deborah Boldero at djbold@outlook.com)

Costs: £1.50 each or any 4 for £5.00

All proceeds to support the Church