Filby Village Hall

Hall Secretary Mrs Joy Baldry

Tel. 01493 369375



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



Filby Village News - 14th September 2017


Message from Adrian Chairman of Playing Field Committee,  

Please ensure the gates are locked and the barrier is down and locked when leaving the village hall or club room. Travellers are once again in the area and would soon be on our field if the opportunity arose.  Keys to the padlocks on the gates are on the key ring.


Dance Classes

If there is enough interest, it is intended to hold swing and lindy hop classes in the village hall. The class will probably be on a Friday evening. If this is of interest to you, please contact Steve Kennedy on 07710 205557 or Joy Baldry on 01493 369375 or No partner needed, just a relaxed evening of fun and tuition.


Filby Parish Council

The minutes of the Parish Council Planning Meeting  of 24th July are now available. A new website for the Parish Council is under development.


Community Speedwatch.

Initiated by the Parish Council, this is, now, up and running. We have nine coordinators, who have all been police trained, with David Bishop as team leader. They will be out in the village equiped with speed gun.


Filby in Bloom

Anglia in Bloom results announced at the awards ceremony at the Ocean Rooms in Gorleston on Sea on 14th September, the village itself was named winner of the village category, while Filby Bridge was awarded best restaurant and Filby in Bloom’s Chairman, Adrian Thompson, recognised for long and voluntary service by nomination for the Mike Ames Award. Results, Best village: Filby with a Gold. Other awards, Filby All Saints Church, Gold in the Best Churchyard Category. Category Winner Holy Trinity Churchyard, Rayleigh. Best restaurant: Filby Bridge Restaurant. Special award for a conservation project: Filby School Clay Pits Project. Congratulations to Best Overall Entry Bury St Edmunds. This Saturday, we meet at 9am at the farm opposite the Post Office. We hope to start potting up polyanthus saved from last year plus 1500 plugs due home first week in September, and a general tidy up.  Four new projects are already in the planning stage for 2018, starting at the Pound with a wildflower area and a wetland area managed by Ian Richardson, a new planted area at York Villa Close and a Pond clearance working with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Anglia in Bloom results on September 14th at the Ocean Rooms in Gorleston. If you are interested in going, call Adrian on 01493 369250 before 24th August. Britain results on October 27th. Check our activities at our website Filby in Bloom is now on Facebook and Twitter, see website for more details. If you would like to help or get involved at any other time call Adrian on 01493 369250.


Village Cinema

We return on 19th September when our film is 'Viceroy's House'. The film tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India and its release will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan. The British cast is led by Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington) as Lord Mountbatten; Gillian Anderson (The X Files, The Fall) as his wife, Lady Mountbatten; Lily Travers (Kingsman) as their daughter, Pamela; and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Quartet) and Simon Callow (A Room With A View, Four Weddings and a Funeral) as key civil servants. The Indian and Pakistani cast is led by Manish Dayal (The Hundred Foot Journey), Huma Qureshi (Gangs of Wasseypur) and Om Puri (The Hundred Foot Journey, East Is East). The roles of the principal political leaders are played by Tanveer Ghani (Nehru), Denzil Smith (Jinnah) and Neeraj Kabi (Gandhi). Filby Village Screenings are held at 2:30pm and 7:00 pm on the third Tuesday of each month. Tickets, priced at £4.00 per person, are available, at the door. The main feature is preceded by a trailer for next month's show followed by some entertaining shorts. Refreshments are available during an interval. More info