- Rubbish dumped in vale green yet again, 14th August
- Bike dumped, 14th August
- There are three potholes close together on the flyover on the highest point heading in the direction of Barrack Street, 13th August
- Loud Music, 12th August
- Cars obstructing turning in to road from Reepham Road, 12th August
- Graffiti, 12th August
- Very rough road surface by traffic lights, needs resurfacing, 12th August
- Man hole cover, a BT one is broken and making the most clanky of noises., 12th August
- Bollard knocked over and left at side of road, 10th August
- Foliage from Chapelfield Gardens is encroaching onto the Chapelfield (A147) causing a hazard for cyclists., 9th August
A surprise visitor!
The Swainsthorpe Art Exhibition and Flower Festival, held in St. Peter’s Church, had a surprise visit from Radio Norfolk presenter Nanette Aldous from the Sunday morning Treasure Quest radio programme. The Art and Flower Festival was featured “live” on the very popular Sunday morning programme.
Picture shows Jan Flower (left) reading the next clue to Nannette Aldous.
Here are just a few of the photographs taken during the Art Exhibition, Flower Festival and Scarecrow Trail event:
Some of the many visitors to the event.
Some of the Flower Arrangements
Some of the many excellent Scarecrows
The winning Scarecrow
The Swainsthorpe Village Fete was opened by the Rt. Hon. Richard Bacon M.P. who was accompanied by his wife and two children. They joined in the fun and “had a go” at most of the events and activities on what was a brilliantly sunny afternoon. Janet Flower, Chairman of the Parish Council, thanked both for attending and Mrs Bacon was presented with a bouquet of flowers. The Fete raised £1060 towards village funds and Janet thanked everybody for coming along and went on to thank all members of the PIGs (Project Ideas Group) , lead by Tracy Moulton, for their hard work in making this year’s Fete a great success.
- An audience of over 90 people including mums, dads and grandparents attended the Swainsthorpe “Celebration of Music” event held in St. Peter’s Church on Saturday 18th June 2011. The music and songs were provided by the Loddon Singers, the Newton Flotman Primary School Singers and Ukulele Band. The Jacobs Ladder Band with solo performances by Isabel Wolfe on the flute, Alex Preece violin, Cody Webster keyboard and Jill Wheeler organ. All funds raised will go towards the Swainsthorpe Community Facility Project. The Swainsthorpe Project Ideas Group wish to thank the cast, Jeremy Johns – Head Teacher of Newton Flotman Primary School, the audience and the sponsors for their support.
- Keyboard Solo – Cody Webster
- Flute Solo – Isabel Wolfe
- Violin Solo – Alex Preece
- Organ Recital – Jill Wheeler
- The Jacob’s Ladder Band
- Presentation of Flowers by Jan Flower to Margaret Robins lead organiser of the event and member of the Swainsthorpe Project Ideas Group
Over 100 residents, friends and relations celebrated the Royal Wedding in style on the Village Green at Swainsthorpe. “Dressed to Impress” was the theme and there were some wonderful creations. Councillor Claire Stevens had a difficult job determining the winner in each of three age categories. Ages up to 10 years, 11 to 18 years and the grown ups! The winner of each category can be seen in the photographs taken on a brilliant sunny day.