Hall Secretary Mrs Joy Baldry
Tel. 01493 369375
Filby Village Hall, Filby Playing Field, Main Road, Filby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3HN
Chairman Mr Adrian Thompson
Tel. 01493 369250
Filby in Bloom
On 2nd May, 2019, Percy Hudson retired from the Parish Council, after serving the village for over 50 years. During that time, he has worked with the Filby in Bloom team since we started back in 1990 and each year comes up with ideas for the flower bed on Thrigby Road corner, this year being no exception. To mark his dedication and contribution to the Village, the Bed is, now, to called the “Percy Hudson Bed”, complete with a brass plaque. In proposing this, Adrian Thompson, Chairman of Filby in Bloom said “It is important to recognize the contribution made to the village and Filby in Bloom by the older generations, they were in at the beginning when things were tough, but with their help we have achieved National recognition”. All the bedding plant are now in and last Saturday we planted the beds at Poplar Drive. Judging date for Anglia is Wednesday 10th July 2pm. Judges are Nolan Mills & Chris Durham, the same as last year plus Paul Robson, a trainee judge. The date for Judging Britain in Bloom is Thursday 1st August. If you would like to sponsor our campaign and be part of the team to bring the village trophy back to Norfolk, call 01493 369250. Work continues every Saturday morning from 9am. Meet at the Farm opposite the Post Office. If you would like to help or get involved at any other time call Adrian on 01493 369250.
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 also hope to add a sixth bell to complete the set. The Project team met again on the 20th March at Home Barn, Filby. It has been decided to establish the Project as a new Community Charity. In this way we hope to separately identify the Project from other local fund raising activities. A letter has been received from Reverend Sue Hemsley confirming that the PCC, as custodians of Filby Church, approved the Project and wish us well in doing this for our Community. 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!
August Bank Holiday Fete.
The 65th annual fete is on Monday 26th August 1pm to 5pm . If you like a stall for your business or charity call Adrian on 01493 369250.
A new, updated map is available at Filby Post Office showing all the house names. Thanks to Pat Bell for putting this together. This has proved usefull over the Years for delivery drivers, etc.
New over 50's lunch club
12 noon, at the Kings Head Filby, every Tuesday. Come along and enjoy a two course meal and a fun afternoon of games and quizzes with prizes for only £6. There is no need to book, just turn up or call 01493 262052.
Filby Bowls Club
The ladies section is trying to recruit some more ladies who would like to play for the club. No experience is necessary, tuition can be given and bowls provided. Just flat shoes needed. If you are interested, please contact Beryl Payne on 01493 652303 or Magaret Fruin on 01493 722228, who will be pleased to give more information.
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.