Summer Fair at Wolterton Hall – Sunday 20th August 2017

This celebration of beautiful Norfolk at this gorgeous  venue  will be a fun-filled
family day out including:
  • lots of delicious artisan Norfolk food and drink – full exhibitor-list
  • Woodfordes  beer tent
  • vintage-themed tea tent from  The Norfolk Tea Stop
  • great music from Hush Wing playing traditional Norfolk tunes
  • beautiful local arts, crafts and artisan makers
  • country-focused local businesses
  • plenty of fun activities for children, including minimonsters,  scarecrow fancy dress competition  at 12 noon with great prizes, Splat the Rat and more
  • chance to try archery, plus clay-lump building, thatching and other traditional Norfolk country crafts with  EARTHA
  • Scrufts Dog Show  at 1pm with great prizes from  Green Pantry  – no need to book – just turn up

All income received will go directly towards our campaign funds fighting to protect the rural Norfolk we all love.
Entry (which includes parking) will be FREE to: CPRE members (with membership card) – under 18s – anyone arriving in a classic car.
Otherwise its a very reasonable £2.50 on the gate or £2 in advance from here
See  for more details on everything.

Temporary Road Closure

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the C366 Triple Plea Road from its junction with C878 Hempnall Road southwards for a distance of 335 metres in the PARISHES OF WOODTON AND BEDINGHAM because of carriageway patching prior to surface dressing.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 31st July 2017 to 31st July 2017 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 1 day within the period.

Alternative route is via: Hempnall Road, B1332 Norwich Road, Church Road, Triple Plea Road (Hedenham CP,Woodton CP,Bedingham CP).

Further details attached – Woodton & Bedingham STRO994 PT

Electrical Equipment Safety

“When you buy electrical appliances, there is usually paperwork to fill in to register the appliance. Not only does this cover the warranty, it also means that if the manufacturer issues a product recall, they can get directly in touch with you,” said Brian Chatten of Norfolk Trading Standards.

There is a national website which gives details of all product recalls: and click on the Product Recalls tab.

Fly tipping

We are currently seeing high levels of fly tipping and littering in South Norfolk.  Both of these have a negative impact on the environment and human health. We often find that fly tipping has occurred because residents have given their waste to unregistered waste carriers who have in turn fly tipped the waste. We hope to protect residents from this form of activity. Please refer to  attached poster aimed at raising awareness of this problem – Bulky Waste Collection

Boderhoppa Members Outings

Borderhoppa has lots going on for our members in 2017 including lunches out, visits to garden centres and places of interest.  If you or someone you know would like to join us, please call us on 01379 854800.  Membership is £6 for 6 months or £10 for 12 months, outings are individually priced.

We currently have spaces on the following trips:

July 2017

Thursday 13th – Lunch at The Chip Inn, Long Stratton – £6 (lunch extra)

Mon 24th – Bressingham Garden Centre & Gardens – £7

Thurs 27th – Gorleston – £16

August 2017

Thurs 3rd – Aldeburgh – £17

Thurs 10th – Lunch at The Chip Inn, Long Stratton – £6 (lunch extra)

Thurs 17th – Beccles – £10

Mon 21st – Wroxham Barns – £15

Thurs 31st – Highways Garden Centre – £15



Woodton Primary School

This term we have been looking at The Romans in Key Stage 2 and visited the Time and Tide Museum to learn about them.  The children have also been learning about the general election and have been designing their own parties and manifestos such as free pet care, protection for circus animals, reducing the voting age to 16 and increasing the pay for teachers.  They have also looked at the manifestos of the actual parties, listened to their broadcast and discussed the issues they felt strongly about.  To add to the fun, the children are also busy learning lines, songs and dances for their end of year performance of Treasure Island.

The Reception and Key Stage 1 class have been looking at the Seaside and Summer.  They have learnt all about sun safety and created their own leaflets on being safe when outside in the sun.  They also visited the Sea Life Centre in the pouring rain, which stopped them going onto the beach, but as always were on their best behaviour.    Their favourite creatures were the Sting Rays and the Giant Turtle.

Both classes had good fun going over to Ellingham to see the visiting circus and try out new skills.


WANTED – Assistant Leaders for Beavers and Cubs

The Thriving village Scout and Guide Group in Saxlingham is constantly on the lookout for adult Leaders and Assistant Leaders for the various Sections.  At present the Beavers and Cubs are seeking an Assistant Leader for their Sections (5 to 8 and 8 to 10 year old young people) who meet at the Scout Hut Saxlingham at 17.45  Thursdays for Beavers and 19.00 on Mondays for Cubs during term time.  If you would be willing to consider working with the Beavers or Cubs, then please contact Chris Kemp (Group Scout Leader) at

Christian Aid Week – House to House Collection

We have done it again and raised a record beating sum of £2,119.40!  This has now been sent to Christian Aid.

A BIG THANK YOU to all who gave and the many helpers.  To Claire Noakes who organised Bedingham, Libby Beveridge who organised Woodton, June & Brian who organised Fritton and Morningthorpe, Jackie Leggett who organised Topcroft and Yvonne Davy who organised Hempnall.  Well done to everyone.

Thanks too to those who Gift Aided their donations which will increase our contribution even more!