Filby Village Hall

Hall Secretary Mrs Joy Baldry

Tel. 01493 369375

Email. joysee@btinternet.com

Address.

Filby Village Hall, Filby Playing Field, Main Road, Filby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3HN

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Chairman Mr Adrian Thompson

Tel. 01493 369250

Email. adrian.thompson1@btconnect.com

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More Filby Village News

 

New Art Group

A new group will be meeting in the Club Room on Thursday afternoons between 2 and 4pm. All welcome but bring own equipment and medium. There will be a small charge for the hire of the room. For further information call 01493 369226.

 

Calendars

These are available at the post office, £2.50. They depict the various community groups in the village.

 

Parish Council

Money has been precepted for thatching the bus shelter in 2020. Thanks to David Shaw and Ian Richardson, the Parish Council are doing a tree and hedge survey to be built into the parish plan. This been submitted to the parish council for the meeting in early March.

 

Bus service

With the launch of the national bus strategy and Great Yarmouth Transport Strategy open for consultation, organisers are asking for four Xl buses a day to come through Filby And Fleggburgh instead of going down the Acle Straight. This will provide a regular bus service which is identified as a priority in the neighbourhood plans. In addition to this the bus stops at James Paget Hospital, cutting the need for some Hospital transport. The group have had a good meeting with First Bus and as a result a more detailed form is available at the post office for potential users. Download Form This needs to be returned to the post office by the end of January for a further meeting with First Bus.

 

Filby Bells Restoration Project.

A committee has been set up to restore the five derelict bells in the Church tower to traditional" full circle" bell ringing, We have offered a sixth bell to complete the set. Work is continuing to establish the new Charity and to develop a schedule of works from various specialists. Any donations can now be paid directly into the Project’s bank account: “Filby Bells Restoration”  Sort code: 20-17-20 Account number: 00929441. Other ways of making donations will be available shortly but please start helping us now if you can! Further details can be seen on the project's new website https://www.filbybells.org.uk/

 

Food Bank Collection Point

Any items which you would like to donate to Gt Yarmouth Salvation Army Food Bank can now be left in Filby Post Office.  Foods needed are tea, coffee, tinned fruit or vegetables, dried food like pasta, rice and breakfast cereals, instant porridge or noodles (many people do not have cooking facilities) There is a more comprehensive list in the post office if in doubt. Suitable items can be bought at the shop or brought in when you are passing.  Volunteers will collect the items and take them to the Salvation Army. Many thanks to Adrian and Jenny Thompson for making this possible. Any queries -  contact Joan 01493 369021.

 

Speedwatch

The new SAM2 speed sign is up and running. It is a mobile sign to be positioned in Filby and Fleggburgh including Billockby and Clippesby. It records speeding traffic 24/7 and will aid the good work already being done by the speedwatch teams. Prices and designs are now through for Gateway signage and extra signage at Filby Heath, this has been applied for on a parish partnership scheme.

 

Filby Bowls Club

Short Mat Bowls has resumed for the winter, Fridays at 2pm in the village Hall. All welcome. Bowls provided.

 

Recycling

Please continue to leave all clothes, shoes, handbags, paper and especially all glass in the recycling banks at the Post Office. This is a valuable source of income for our New Hall/ Playing Field. If you put these items in the green bin, we get nothing spent locally. Call 01493 369250 for collection at any time.

 

 

 

 

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