The Forncett Flyers soar into silver position

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The sun shone as around 60 residents from the Forncetts headed off in their bright orange T-Shirts on Sunday 14 July to take part in the small category of the Village Games County Finals having qualified from the South Norfolk District Finals a few weeks earlier. Many had taken up the Parish Council's generous offer as detailed in last month's Flyer to travel by coach which had started off from the village hall and which had picked up our Forncett End team members from the Jolly Farmer's car park.

Open Gardens: The Forncetts - July 7th 2013

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Forncett Open Gardens; Sunday 7th July 2013.

On Sunday July 7th, ten private gardens plus the Allotments at Forncett End and also St Mary's Church were 'open' from 11 am to 4 pm.

On one of the hottest days of the year and with 'opposition' from Andy Murray's Wimbledon Final, we wondered whether the turnout would be affected.  If it was ... we didn't really notice.  Despite the large distances between some of the gardens, an estimated 150 people visited the village and enjoyed the wide range of gardens open to view (in addition to Forncett St Mary Church and the Allotments at Forncett End).

East Ruston Old Vicarage Trip – Tuesday 25th June 2013

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A lovely evening of sunshine was just perfect for the Diggers & Dibblers' trip around the Old Vicarage at East Ruston. The beautifully renovated  Bedford 1959 Coach called “Lyn Ann” picked us up at various points in Forncett and an hour later we arrived at the remarkable gardens. A buffet style supper greeted us on arrival and with so much food we were encouraged to take home doggy bags! This 32 Acre coastal garden is truly remarkable with such clever design. Thanks are due to Su Leavesley again for organising a brilliant trip.

Forncett Fete 2013 hailed a great success!

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After a break last year the 2013 Forncett Village Fete was held at the Village Hall and Jubilee Green on Saturday June 29th 2013, the first to be held at the Village Hall, with its adjacent recently named 'Jubilee Green' and the general opinion seems to be that it was a great success! It gave us the Village Hall close at hand for power, refreshment and 'other facilities', and the Tas Well bar was able to operate very conveniently from the corner of the Hall nearest the field. We were favoured with perfect weather and an excellent turnout of visitors (estimated 100 cars parked at one time, as well as many cyclists and pedestrians). It all added up to make a great Village occasion!

Update 20th July: With income and expenditure now totalled, the Organising Committee have declared the total profits (subject to any very late expense claims) to be £2347.05, meaning that each of three groups (Village Hall, School and Little Tractors Playgroup) will receive £782.35 for their funds.  Thank you, everybody, once again!  A truly fantastic result!