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Messy Church Holiday Club Wednesday 12 April 10 -1p.m. art and craft activities based on the Easter story, includes snacks and a light lunch. Please remember all children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call Trisha 598534 Maundy
Thursday 13th April, 7pm. Supper to commemorate the Last Supper, all welcome.

This is just a note to remind everyone of our collecting points for Foodbank donations. There are labelled boxes in four Churches: Ludham, Potter Heigham and Hickling Parish Church and the Methodist Church - as well as Throwers Shop in Ludham. In Catfield, goods can be taken to 9 Lea Road. We still come across the idea expressed, that anyone can claim free food, whatever their circumstances. This is not true. The system is carefully regulated and only works on a voucher basis. The people in receipt of vouchers have an urgent and desperate need for food. It should not be happening, but it is, and thanks to your compassion, those at their wits end, can get supplies for themselves and their families in the knowledge that someone cares. The original list of food items has extended to include toiletries and treats, so anything you can give will be welcome.
If you have any queries or wish to have donations collected, please contact any of the following: Julia Morris 598538, Anita Watson 598759,
Ros Cordiner 678682, Wendy Bear 581427 or Roy Lawrence 536871.
When you are searching for old £1 coins down the back of the sofa (new coins being issued) please remember Wateraid when you only find pennies! Thank you.

Our Voices of Hickling interest group presented to members and guests snippets from their new website at our March meeting.
For those interested in the recent history of our village it was a pleasure to hear some of our older residents reminiscing about farming practices and the social implications of that period. The website is complete with some lovely photographs and maps and will be available shortly for all to access.
Our next meeting will be at the Barn on Friday 7th April 2017 at 2.00pm. Note that this is a week earlier than usual due to the Easter weekend. Sharon Matthews will give a presentation on the Benjamin Foundation which is a Norfolk charity supporting vulnerable children, young people and families.
Visitors are very welcome to attend and may find further information on our website at 'HicklingBroadU3A' or by phoning 07948801497.

DON'T MISS our next Filling Station meeting on Monday April 9th at The Barn. We have had some truly outstanding speakers and our choice for April is right up there with the best. NIC TIVEY was chaplain at Wayland Prison for some years and now is chaplain at the prestigious Harrow School.
He has some amazing stories of people's lives being changed and transformed.
If you've never been to the Filling Station, don't worry you will find a really warm, friendly atmosphere and an evening to remember but don't keep it to yourself, bring a friend. We would love to see you.
For more information contact:- David Osborne 01692 581418, mobile 07786 261473 email: davidosborne_@hotmail.com.

Village Fete Sat June 17th anybody wishing to book a stall please contact Deborah on mayhew881@btinternet or 01692 598284.

Saturday 8th April three sittings - 8.30a.m./9.00a.m./9.30a.m. £6 full English breakfast + coffee/tea and toast.
Advance booking essential, please contact Harvey and Linda on 01692 598725 or email at gibbonshl@live.co.uk.
Come and join the fun and help us raise much needed funds.

Monday -Gym 7-11am, Chair Aerobics 11.15am-12.15,Nordic Walking-10am
Tuesday -Pilates 8 -9am, 9-10am & 10-11am; Short Mat Bowls 2-5pm
Wednesday - Junior Gym (11-16 years) 5-6pm, Gym 7-9pm
Thursday-Badminton 6-9pm
Friday - Gym 7-11am, Zumba 11.15am.
Sunday-Gym 11-12.30.
For more information see website www.hicklingbarn.com or call 01692 598882.

There will be only one trip in April due to the Easter holiday to Great Yarmouth on Friday 28th April.
For information on bus times, pickups and drop offs and to book please call Mrs Miles on 01692 580940.

Friday 14th April - meet in St. Mary's church at 2 p.m.
The Cross will then be walked through the village finishing with a short service at the Methodist Church.
11 a.m. Sunday 16th April at St. Mary's there will be a Family Service to celebrate Easter and perhaps a small egg to take Home.
All welcome to these 2 special services.

These meetings to elect Church Wardens and to receive reports about 2016 activities and finances will be held on Monday 10th April, 7 p.m.
at the Methodist Church (NOT the Methodist Hall). Come, hear about and support your church.

On Wednesday 19th April, 7.45 p.m. at the Methodist Hall Charlotte Wilcox will be talking about Knitting Patterns. Raffle and Refreshments - all ladies welcome.

Friday April 21st at 7.30pm - Hickling Barn Rural Cinema showing of "Sully, Miracle on the Hudson" (12A) Drama, Biography, starring Tom Hanks.
The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew. Tickets £5. Refreshments available.
Saturday April 29th, 7 for 7:30pm - Hickling Barn Spring Ball. Tickets (£30) available from Lorraine on 01692 598209
or see www.hicklingbarn.com for details.

Advance notice The Village Show on July 30.

Birthday for April.... Grace.
We have been very busy in Hunnies planting seeds ready to harvest in the summer. The children have planted potatoes, tomatoes and peas, now we hope they all grow!!!
We have enjoyed another bible story with Trisha and the children have enjoyed making Easter crafts as well as Easter cakes.
It's been a very busy term with lots of outdoor learning and play. We went on a tiger hunt around the school field which was very exciting and we are pleased to report no tigers were found.
We wish everyone a happy Easter holiday and pre-school returns on Wednesday 19th April. Hickling Hunnies Playgroup - http://hicklinghunnies.webs.com/


Every bottle placed in the bottle bank on the Chapel car park contributes to parish income - around £200 over the past year, so please do use it whenever you can. It is emptied regularly, but if it is full please contact a member of the parish council, or anyone can ring in and report that it needs emptying - the contact number is on the bank itself.
We are looking at the possibility of installing a bus shelter on the corner of Heath Road / Sutton Road, so any extra money from the bottle bank will be helpful.
Our next meeting is at 7pm on Monday 10th April in the Chapel schoolroom (the next finance committee meeting will be in May).
The Annual Parish Meeting will be on Monday 24 April in the Barn - please come along and find out what's been going on in the village over the past year.
Jo Belsten, Chair, Hickling Parish Council

Hickling Toddler Group continues to run each Wednesday, 9.30-11.30. We have lots of play , creative activities and time to chat with a cuppa tea.
If you are a Mummy, a Grandparent or a carer looking after children and you haven't yet been to see us, why not come along?
A warm welcome awaits. For more details please contact Lydia Hale on 598542.

2017 Season- Pre-season work parties will be held on Saturdays April 1st and 8th starting at 9.30am.
The opening of the club will be on Saturday 22nd April, 2.00pm. In a change to our usual event we will play for the Marjon Trophy, and hold the Wilson Pairs later in the season. This is the event when we raise funds for charity, so do come along!
Please wear white and grey to play. New members very welcome.
The full programme of fixtures starts on Thursday 27th. On Sunday 23rd, Terry Watson, our Club Coach will hold a training session for new and prospective members, starting at 2.30pm. Give Terry a call on 01692 598759 for further details.
Bowls will be provided if needed, so all you need is flat soled shoes or trainers.
For any further information about the Club please contact the honorary secretary Peter Crook on 01692 598294.

What a busy time for Hickling Infant School! We enjoyed pancakes at the Chapel and learning about Lent and we are very excited about our trip to the Church for Easter activities.
This term our learning is about animals so we are going on a trip to Thrigby Wildlife Park.
We always enjoy having visitors into school so if you would like to come and see our learning and chat to us please feel free to pop in!

A pancake brunch was held at the Methodist Chapel in conjunction with St. Marys on Shrove Tuesday. This was attended by many villagers and at 11a.m. the whole of the school walked down to the chapel to enjoy a pancake. 25 children and 5 adults came with Miss Kat Arnold, their teacher and enjoyed pancakes with syrup, lemon juice and even chocolate spread.
A wonderful time was had by all and the children were all very well behaved, the grand sum of £73 was raised for Christian Aid, thank you to everybody who make this such a success, and to all ladies who helped in any way.
Linda, Hickling Methodist Chapel

White bathroom suite consisting of Corner Shower Unit 76.5cm x 121cm with screen, low level toilet and sink unit. All for £75.
Please tel. 07944 560031.

Chicken house, 6ft x 8ft, needs refelting, free to a good home, new owner collects. Please call 01692 598335.