- Dangerous, 24th March
- Big, 24th March
- Blocked water drain, 23rd March
- Large manhole cover loose., 23rd March
- Large pile or rubbish dumped in car park, 23rd March
- Parking, 22nd March
- Street light not working 127 Christchurch rd O/S sub station, 22nd March
- Over 38 big potholes on the low road from drayton high road to Hellesdon, 22nd March
- Cycle path between Naseby Way roundabout and Commonwealth Way roundabout on east side if Dussindale Drive blocked by overgrowing hedges and mud/leafs and unable to be used by cyclists etc and is a hazard. Also start of footpath running from Dussindale Drive (near Naseby Way) to Pound lane overgrown by Laurel hedge. Has been reported before but nothing done, 21st March
- Small but deep, 20th March
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.