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
The next coffee and catch up is Thursday 14th November 10am-12 in the New Hall. This year the proceeds will be allocated to Filby in Bloom, the Playing Field/New Hall and the Childrens Christmas party, so please support. Any donations of cakes and savouries can be left at the Post Office or at the Hall.
With the launch of the National Bus Strategy and Great Yarmouth Transport Strategy open for consultation,the village is 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 buses already travel through Filby and Fleggburgh when the Acle Straight is shut, so the proposal will cut emissions and help businesses in Yarmouth by getting more footfall into town on public transport. If you are supporting this idea, there is a petition running at the Post Office. Write direct to First Bus at Unit 6 Lansdowne Road, Norwich NR6 6NF or to comment on the Great Yarmouth Transport Strategy go to www.norfolk.gov.uk/tfgy
Filby in Bloom
Work continues every Saturday from 9am. If anyone would like to help or get involved at any other time call Adrian on 01493 36925(). Meet at the farm opposite the post office. Last On Tuesday 10th September, the village retained the best kept village in East Anglia with a Gold. Filby School won the Best School and Filby Post Office the Best Commercial Prermises. Filby Bridge Restaurant and the Allotments recieved Silver Gilts. Results for Britain in Bloom are in London on October 25. Last Saturday the team started clearing the top pond, and weather permitting should continue tomorrow. The pond at Grange Farm has driéd up over the last two summers and there will be a meeting with Highways on
October 14 to see if a water supply can-be introduced to the pond in order to rejuvenate the area.
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. 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/