Hall Secretary Mrs Joy Baldry
Tel. 01493 369375
Email. [email protected]
Filby Village Hall, Filby Playing Field, Main Road, Filby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3HN
Chairman Mr Adrian Thompson
Tel. 01493 369250
Email. [email protected]
Filby Bells Restoration
On 18th Feb. Filby Bells Resoration was registered with the Charity Commission as a C.I.O., Registered Charity Number 1188037. Website. This is an ambitious project which we hope will inspire support. The vision of the Committee of Trustees is to restore the Church’s bells to full working condition in 2020. This will be achieved at an approximate cost of £120,000, this sum to be obtained by local fundraising supported by applications to appropriate grant bodies. Donations may be made to A/C Filby Bells Restoration, Sort code: 20-17-20, Account number: 00929441. Donations can, also, be made on-line at JustGiving.
Filby in Bloom
Four hanging baskets were stolen from Filby on Wednesday 5th August. Baskets were taken from Pound Lane and the Bus shelter. A reward is being offered for their return in good condition and the conviction of the thief. The In-Bloom competitions (Anglia and Britain) have been cancelled, this year. Planting, however, continues. If you would like to be involved, contact Adrian Thompson 01493 369250.
At a recent meeting, it was confirmed that Norfolk County council has received £917,000 from the government for better bus services. Fourteen routes have been identified to improve the bus services in Norfolk including a Norwich to Yarmouth route via Filby, Fleggburgh and Caister. A good meeting took place on August 18 and the route.is still on the cards and will be reviewed in the autumn.
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.
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. The Parish Council is also looking at a second SAM2 sign for the parish partnership 2020/21. The Speedwatch team is back up and running after the lockdown. 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.
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.