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
A date for the New Year Diary is Saturday 11th January when we have the Village Ceilidh, raising money for the School, Church, Bloom and Playing Field. Doors open at 6pm, Dancing starts at 7pm.Tickets now available at Filby Post Office at £10 including a Buffet, children Free. Get your tickets early as we sold out last Year. Raffle tickets available from the Post Office, top prize £100.
Filby & District Gardening Club''
Next meeting - Tuesday 14th January 2020, Speaker Ian Guest on 'Great Yarmouth Waterways Project'. The Club meets, in Filby Village Hall, at 7pm on the second Tuesday of each month. All are welcome. Those wishing to become members may pay an annual membership of £12. Guests are charged at £3.00 per meeting, redeemable against the subsequent purchase of a membership fee. Refreshments are free at all other meetings. Contact Caroline on 01493 369145 or Sue on 01493 369291.
The new SAM2 speed sign is operational and the positions of this mobile sign have been agreed in Fleggburgh, Filby, Billockby and Clippesby. The sign has been funded by Filby and Fleggburgh Parish Councils and a contribution from our Local Borough Councillor's allowance. The sign records traffic speed 24/7 and will aid the good work of the Speed Watch Teams.
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
A Parish Council Meeting has been called for Thursday 5th December 7pm in the Clubroom. The Parish Council has purchased 3 tons of sand and sandbags, which are available at Filby Post Office in the event of an emergency. The chairman has met with Highways to have a survey on the drainge system at Pound Lane to see why the water is not getting away from behind the Pound and the dyke is to be cleaned from Pound Lane westwards.
Filby in Bloom
Work continues every Saturday morning from 9am. Last Saturday the team started clearing the Summer bedding on the Pound,ready for polyanthus and bulbs to go in. The Christmas tree was put up and decorated by Mervyn Gibson.In order to keep the team up to date, Peter Holman came out to talk to the team on about changes in Judging criteria and marking. If you would like to help or get involved at any other time call Adrian on 01493 369250. Meet at the Farm opposite the Post Office at 9am. We are looking at a display to mark the Bell Restoration at Filby Chuch and a display to mark 75th VE Anniversary.
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/