Northwold's News
Jim Booty and Pam Eyles report on activities in and around Northwold

Parish Council


It has been reported to the Parish Council that three boys have been causing problems in the village. Jumping in front of cars on the roads, breaking bottles in the village hall car park, climbing the new tennis court  fence and similar occurrences.
The Police have been informed of all these incidents and if there is any more trouble the boys concerned will face the full force of the Law. Further action WILL be taken. Parents will be held responsible and will have to pay for any damage caused.
Our village is a pleasant and peaceful place in which to live and the Parish Council will not have it spoiled by mindless hooligans.


The following letter has been received from Steve Jenkins of the Borough Council Environmental Protection Department:-
During the financial year 2001/2002 a total of  15.37 tonnes of paper and 10.6 tonnes of glass was collected and recycled from the recycling banks at Northwold. A cheque has been received by the Parish Council for 153.70 which represents some of the savings made by recycling the paper.
I would appreciate it if you could pass on my thanks to all your residents who have supported paper recycling facilities and hope that everyone will continue to support us in our aim to reduce the amount of waste removed from the waste stream and taken for recycling.
Once again, many thanks for your efforts.


At the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council Jim Booty was re elected chairman and Mrs Rosemary Crisp was re-elected Vice Chairman. The new Code of Conduct was adopted, and the register of members' interests is being drawn up.
Five a side goals are being erected on Northwold and Whittington Recreation Grounds.
The Tennis Court is finished, at a cost of 14,000, and the Tennis club is functioning.
New seats will be ordered for the swings, and gravel put on the car park. Permission was given for Jubilee celebrations on both recreation grounds.
Work on the plinth of the Cross should start soon. Warning lights are to be installed at the Methwold Road crossroads to protect "Adrians Wall".

May 2nd saw the annual May Queen ceremony at Northwold School. A crowd of parents and friends saw Rosie Stutchbury crowned Queen, accompanied by her King, Connor Clifford. The Princesses were Sophie Ward, Kay Eyles, Sapphire Stutchbury and Anthea Graham. The Princes were Jasper Field and Thomas Wood, The Guards Ashley Jolly and Nick Turner, with Troy Callaby as the Jester.
After posies had been presented, the infants sang songs, Class 2 performed a Morris Dance, and the older children danced round the Maypole. Fortunately the promised rain kept away.

Jim Booty