Inside this issue:


Northwold Carnival
14th June 2003
(25th Anniversary)
Parade at 2pm
Fendick field at 2.45pm

Northwold Playground - your views?

I'm sure many of you have noticed how many storks have been dropping bundles of joy in the village over the last couple of years!
With this in mind we thought now is the time (again!) to start thinking about the facilities we have got for the youngsters in the village. Lots of people have worked really hard in the past (and still are) for Northwold.
Wouldn't it be good to build further on what's already been done? - looking especially at the playground area on the "Big Rec" - What do you think?
We need your input. Tell us what you'd like to see in a playground. Think of play areas that you like, take pictures, even make drawings of the equipment! More importantly,

take down details of who is responsible for the park. There's usually a plaque nearby which thanks all those organisations involved. This way we can contact them, find out how they did it, at what cost and hopefully learn from them.
On the financial side, there is a list of various organisations that can offer grants or bodies that will donate to this type of project. Do you know of any more? There will be a proportion of money that we need to raise so any fund-raising ideas are also welcome.
Depending on your response we can make formal representation to the Parish Council (the owners of the land), in order to get their approval in principle. After this, we can arrange an open meeting (details in next months newsletter) and have all the information properly collated.
This idea is still very much in its infancy and we are very new in organising such an effort (apologies now!). But it would be good to make the idea a reality and have the community input.
Please drop off any ideas on any aspects of this, along with your name and telephone number to either Carrie -  59 School Lane, or Eve - 26 High Street. Thanks!

  • 25 years of Carnival Queens
  • Procession of floats
  • Marching bands
  • Displays in the main ring
  • Historic & military vehicles
  • Norfolk Fire Service
  • Steam engine rides
  • Bouncy castle
  • "Splat" the cat
  • Dance mats
  • "Gunge" tank
  • Puppet show
  • Beer tent
  • BBQ
  • Ice creams
  • Cake stall
plus numerous other side-shows and entertainment

for all the family!

Church Diary

June 2003

Sun 1st 
9.30am Service of the Word at Christ Church, Whittington
11am Holy Communion at St Andrew's, Northwold

Sun 8th Pentecost or Whitsunday
9.30am Service of the Word at All Saints'
11am Matins at Northwold

Sun 15th Trinity Sunday
8am Holy Communion at St Andrew's
9.30am Communion by Extension at All Saints'

Sun 22nd 1st after Trinity
9.30am Benefice Holy Communion at St Andrew's, Northwold.

Sun 29th 2nd after Trinity
11am All Age Worship at All Saint's

July 2003

Sun 6th 3rd after Trinity
9.30am Service of the Word at Christ Church
11am Holy Communion at St Andrew's

Last chance….

Are you entering a float?
Do you require a stall?

Please contact any PTFA committee member.

Nigel 'Boy' Syer at Whittington Church!
Well known Radio and Cabaret artist Nigel 'Boy' Syer is booked to appear at Whittington Church on Saturday 26th July.
Tickets priced at £10 (including a buffet and unlimited punch) are available from:

Gil Watkins, 01366 xxxxxx
Vanessa Hoare,  01366 xxxxxx
Carol Gale,  01366 xxxxxx

"Time and again audiences have been drawn under Nigel's magical aura, as he weaves parodies and pastiche in comedy and song; his evident happiness leaving his listeners captivated - filled with a sense of fun, laughter and well being; something perhaps more of us should be lucky enough to enjoy." []