- Cooper Lane, green waste, old plants minus the pots, 15th July
- Fly-tipping Cooper Lane, clearing in woods just past wood walkway entrance, 15th July
- Trolley, 15th July
- Parking within 10 meters of junction, 14th July
- Dog mess, 14th July
- Wheelie bins constantly out and being knocked over., 13th July
- Pothole on Friends Rd., 13th July
- Flytipping., 13th July
- Broken drain cover, 13th July
- In 2018 it was reported that the speedbump outside 33 Garnett Drive had numerous deep holes where the paving stones have come out, so there were deep potholes damaging all the cars / tyres of residents and visitors. There were also numerous loose ones that were raised and about to come out. This was reported numerous times by residents on this site and to the council and by phone. I personally reported it in May 2018 and January 2019. Eventually in March 2019 a shoddy patch repair was done to the holes, but the rest of the speedbump was not checked for loose paving stones. Predictably some more paving stones have now come out - one is very raised at 2-3 inches, potentially a big safety hazard for cars and cyclists. at the very least tyres are being damaged. Also it is on a blind bend and so near misses are happening, as cars go wide to miss the obstructions. Perhaps this time a decent repair job can be done of the entire speedhump? Can the other speedhumps on the estate be inspecting for loose slabs about to come out and mended too?, 12th July
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.