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Filby News

28th December 2010

Church News

The service this Sunday is at 10.30am, all welcome.

Christmas Cards

Please leave all your cards in the recycling sack just inside the Post Office door. The recycling credits will go to the New Hall Fund.

Bingo

The next Playing Field Bingo is Friday 14th January 2011, eyes down at 7.30pm in the Clubroom. Great prizes, free refreshments and car parking.

Conservative Christmas Dinner

Saturday 8th January 7.30pm, Filby Bridge Restaurant. Call David on 01493 369250 for tickets or further information.

Quiz Night at Filby Bridge Restaurant

Thursday 6th January 7pm. The proceeds of the evening go to Filby in Bloom 2011, to book, phone Tony on 01493 368142 and if you would like to give a raffle prize contact Adrian on 01493 369250.

Petition to get our By Roads and Cul de Sacs gritted

A petition is running at Filby Post Office to get some grit on our by-roads, please support this campaign especially after the weather we have had or might still get.

Pub Quiz

A quiz is running on the Post Office counter, to be back by 23rd January 2011, proceeds to the in Bloom campaign.

Free Year Planners

These are available at the Post Office, plus we still have a few Filby Calendars left, contact Keith on 01493 369536.

Computer Classes

If you are interested in joining a group in the new year, call 01493 369250 to register your interest, plus pick up a survey form from the Post Office or e-mail Derek on derek.n@virgin.net.

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20th December 2010

Filby in Bloom Quiz

Ten people achieved maximum marks on the last quiz :- Laura Orbash and Graham Edwards, Samantha Neeve, Hilary Searle, Winnie Forsdike, Andrea Carter, Jo Francis, Jane Evans, Kerri Warren, Ted Franklin and Jackie and Tom Green. A public draw in the Post Office produced Andrea Carter as the winner receiving a £10 Post Office gift voucher. Thanks to Derek Nicker for setting the quiz and everyone who entered, £60 raised for Bloom funds.
A traditional pub quiz is now running on the Post Office counter to be back by 23rd January 2011.

Computer Classes

A proposed Filby Computer Group is to start in the new year. Please phone 01493 369250 to register your interest and pick up a survey form from the Post Office, to enable us to cover everyone's interest. For further information email derek.n@virgin.net.

Free Year Planners

These are now available at the Post Office, showing the main events in the village.

Conservative Christmas Dinner

Saturday 8th January 2011 7.30pm at Filby Bridge Restaurant. Call David on 01493 369250 for further details.

Filby Calendars

These are now available at the Post Office or contact Keith on 01493 369536.

Re cycling

Please continue to leave all paper, glass, cans, shoes and clothes at the Post Office recycling banks. This is a valuable income for our New Hall fund.

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14th December 2010

Church News

There is a Carol Service at Filby Church this Sunday at 10.30am, all welcome.
On Saturday a special Farm Nativity is being held at Woodlands Farm, Stokesby starting at 4.30pm prompt. Wear warm clothing, sensible footwear and bring a torch. (In the event of really bad weather this event will be cancelled - call 368210 if in doubt).
Midnight Communion takes place at Thrigby Church on Christmas Eve, starting at 11.30pm. Parking available at Thrigby Hall.

Bingo

Last week's Bingo raised £164 for the New Hall Fund. Thanks to everyone who attended and to Pat Bell for collating the prizes.
The next Bingo is Friday 14th January 2011 at 7.30pm in the Clubroom.

Conservative Christmas Dinner

Saturday 8th January 2011, 7.30pm at Filby Bridge Restaurant. Call David on 01493 369250 for further details.

Filby Calendars

These are now available at the Post Office or contact Keith on 01493 369536.

Christmas Tree Festival and Fayre

Thanks to everyone who supported this event. A special thanks to Janet Laxon for co ordinating the tree festival and Loraine Bush for donating three trees, and the Mayor and Mayoress of Great Yarmouth, Cllr and Mrs Michael Jeal, for attending. £644 was raised for Filby in Bloom and the New Hall Fund. Next year's Fayre and Tree Festival is on Sunday 11th December 2011.

Filby in Bloom Quiz.

This Traditional Pub Quiz is now available at the Post Office. Entry is £1 and back to the Post Office by 23rd January 2011.
The results of the last quiz will be published in next week's Mercury, but answers are available now if you wish to check your answers.

Free Year Planners

These are now available at the Post Office showing planned events in the village, to try to avoid clashing events.

Re cycling

Please leave all paper, cans, bottles, clothes and shoes at the Post Office recycling banks over the festive period. This is valuable income for our New Hall.

7th December 2010

Church News

The service this Sunday is Holy Communion at 10.30am, all welcome. On Tuesday at 12 noon is the Benefice Lunch Club at Stokesby Village Hall. Come along for a home cooked Christmas lunch and entertainment. If you need transport or more information call Trish on 368132 or Sally 369533, all welcome.

Bingo

Eyes down Friday night at 7.30pm in the Clubroom for a special Christmas Bingo. Free refreshments and car parking.

Coffee Morning and Christmas Tree Festival

Saturday 11th December 10am-12 noon. Come and meet Santa in his grotto amongst the decorated Christmas Trees. Refreshments and mince pies available.

Christmas Fayre

Sunday 12th December 2pm-5pm in the Clubroom. Home made candles, wine raffle, home made jams and pickles, Christmas wreathes and much more. The main draw will take place at 5pm by the Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Cllr Michael Jeal. Anyone able to make cakes or savouries, please leave at the Post Office or bring them on the day. Main draw books available at the Post Office. Call 01493 369250 for more information.

Conservative Christmas Dinner

Saturday 8th January 2011 at Filby Bridge Restaurant at 7.30pm. Contact David on 01493 369250 for further details.

Filby Calendars

These are now available at the Post Office or contact Keith on 01493 3639536.

Re cycling

Please continue to leave all paper, glass, cans, clothes, shoes and handbags at the Post Office recycling banks. Proceeds to the New Hall Fund.

New Hall Update

Great news this week that we are in the right area to apply for a Lottery Grant. Peter Chapman and Derek Nicker will be attending a Lottery meeting on the 17th December. Thanks to your generosity and fund raising the New Hall Fund stands at £73,000. If anyone would like to make a donation contact Adrian on 01493 369250, cheques made payable to Filby New Hall Fund. Thank you.

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30th November 2010

Church News

The service this week is Morning Prayer at 10.30am at Filby Church.
On Thursday 9th December at 3.30pm we will have Messy Church Christingle at Filby Church. All children accompanied by their parents/carers are welcome.

Bingo

The next Bingo is the Christmas Special on Friday 10th December 7.30pm in the Clubroom.

Christmas Bazaar

Thank you to everyone who helped in any way, and everyone who attended. The magnificent sum of £900 was raised for the New Hall Fund.
Next year's Bazaar is 26th November 2011.

Conservative Christmas Dinner

Saturday 8th January 2011 at Filby Bridge Restaurant 7.30pm. Contact David on 01493 369250 for tickets and further details.

Filby Calendars

These are now available at Filby Post Office or contact Keith on 01493 369536.

Christmas Tree Festival and Coffee Mornings

are on Saturday 4th and 11th December 10am-12, come along and meet Santa in his Grotto amongst the decorated Christmas Trees. Tea, coffee and warm mince pies available.

Christmas Fayre

Sunday 12th December 2pm-5pm in the Clubroom. Home made candles, wine raffle, home made jams and pickles, Christmas decoration and wreathes, cake stall and much more. The main draw will take place at 5pm in the Clubroom by the Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Cllr. Michael Jeal. Draw books available at Filby Post Office or Playing Field Committee members.
Call Adrian on 01493 369250 for more details.

Filby Bridge Quiz Evening

Thanks to Jenny and the team at the Restaurant for last week's quiz raffle money. Thanks to Derek Nicker for selling the tickets. £105 was raised for Filby in Bloom 2011.

Quiz

Running on Post Office counter. Entries back by 11th December 2010. Entry £1. Proceeds to Bloom 2011.

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23th November 2010

Extend Exercise

Friday 26th November 10.15am in the Clubroom. This is a seated exercise class to music for the over 60s, for further information call Pam on 01493 748830 or e-mail beactive@tiscali.co.uk.

Church news

The service this Advent Sunday is the Benefice Holy Communion service with the Bishop of Thetford at the Millennium Barn, Stokesby at 10.30am.
Morning Prayer is said at 9am Saturday mornings in Filby Church.

Parish Council

The next Parish Council meeting is on Wednesday 1st December 7pm in the Clubroom.

Christmas Bazaar

Saturday 27th November 10am-1pm in the Clubroom. Wreathes, cakes, crafts, gifts, wine raffle, homemade jams and pickles. Anyone wishing to bake a cake or savouries, please leave them at the Clubroom on the day or at the Post Office. For further details contact Jenny on 01493 369250. Proceed to the New Hall Fund.

Jumble sale

March 5th 2011 in the Clubroom. We are collecting clothes, bric a brac etc phone Sue 01493 369291 or Lesley 01493 369536.

Bingo

The next Bingo is the Christmas Special on Friday 10th December 7.30pm in the Clubroom.

Conservative Christmas Dinner

Saturday 8th January 2011 at Filby Bridge Restaurant. Contact David on 01493 369250 for tickets or further details.

Filby Calendars

These are now available at Filby Post Office or contact Keith on 01493 369536.

Christmas Tree Festival and Christmas Fayre

Thanks to Janet and Michael Laxon for the work that has gone into creating the tree festival in the Tearooms. In order to get the maximum benefit from the trees we are holding two coffee mornings on Saturday 4th December and the 11th December between 10am and 12. Children can come and meet Santa in his Grotto amongst the decorated Christmas Trees. Tea, coffee and warm mince pies will be available. This will be followed on Sunday 12th December 2pm-5pm with the Christmas Fayre. Draw tickets available at the Post Office or committee members, draw to take place 5pm in the Clubroom on 12th December.

Christmas Quiz

A Christmas song quiz is running on the Post Office Counter. Quiz sheets cost £1 and returned by 11th December. Prizes for the most correct answers. Proceeds to Filby in Bloom 2011.

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17th November 2010

Bingo

Last weeks Bingo raised £89 for Playing Field Funds. Thanks to Noreen Tungate for collating the prizes and everyone who attended. The next Bingo is on Friday 10th December at 7.30pm and is the Christmas Special.

Christmas Bazaar

Saturday 27th November 10am -1pm in the Clubroom. Wreathes, home made jams and pickles and Basket Raffle. Anyone wishing to bake a cake or savouries, please leave at the Post Office or at the Clubroom on the day. For further information call Jenny on 01493 369250.

Christmas Quiz

A Christmas Song Quiz is running on the Post Office counter. Quiz sheets cost £1 and to be returned by 11th December. Prizes for the most correct answers, proceeds to Filby in Bloom 2011.

Conservative Christmas Dinner

Saturday 8th January 2011 Filby Bridge Restaurant 7.30pm. To book or for further details contact David on 01493 369250.

Filby Calendars

These are now available at Filby Post Office or contact Keith on 01493 369536.

Christmas Tree Festival and Christmas Fayre

Sunday 12th December 2pm-5pm in the Clubroom. Come and meet Santa in his grotto amongst the Christmas trees. All the normal stalls with proceeds to the New Hall Fund and Filby in Bloom. Raffle books are now on sale at the Post Office or from committee members and the main draw is 5pm on the 12th December in the Clubroom.

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9th November 2010

Church news

The service this week is Morning Prayer following the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial at 11am.
Morning Prayer is also said every Saturday Morning at 9am.

Bingo.

Eyes down tonight at 7.30pm in the Clubroom. Great prizes and free car parking and refreshments.

Filby in Bloom

At the Anglia in Bloom seminar last Friday, we received the news that Filby will be representing East Anglia in the National finals of Britain in Bloom for 2011. This is a great honour and we will give it maximum effort as we were runners up in 2008 and 2009. If you would like to help in any way or make a donation call Adrian on 01493 369250 or call in Filby Post Office.

Fireworks.

Thanks to every one who helped in any way to make the evening a success. The weather was very kind and we attracted the largest crowd seen at the Playing Field for many years. A special thanks to anyone who helped push the cars off at the end. A profit of £2864 was made for our New Hall Fund.
Next years date is Sunday 6th November 2011.

Christmas Bazaar

Saturday 27th November 10am in the Clubroom. Wreathes, homemade jams and pickles and a basket raffle. Contact Jenny on 01493 369250 for further details.

Remembrance Sunday

At 11.30am a wreath from the Great Yarmouth Branch of the FEPOW will be laid by a member of the late Stanley (Kibby) Tennant's family, a former FEPOW, at the Memorial on Filby Pound. There is then a service at the FEPOW memorial on Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth at 12.30pm.

Christmas Tree Festival and Christmas Fayre

Sunday 12nd December 2pm in Filby Clubroom. Come and meet Santa in his Grotto amongst the Christmas Trees. All the normal Festive stalls raising money for our New Hall and Filby in Bloom. Contact Adrian 01493 369250 for further details.

Do you want faster Broadband?

Go to www.racetoinfinity.bt.com and register your vote for the Fleggburgh exchange.

Recycling

Please continue to leave all paper, clothes, cans and glass at the Post Office recycling banks. 62 bags of clothes, shoes and handbags have already been sent away this month.

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2nd November 2010

Church News

Morning Prayer is said each Saturday Morning at 9am, all welcome. The service this Sunday is Morning Prayer at 10.30am.

Jumble Sale

The last jumble sale on the 30th October raised £280 for the Royal British Legion. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way. The next jumble sale is on 5th March in the new venue: the Clubroom on the Playing Field. We are always collecting clothes,bric-a-brac etc.Phone Sue 01493 369291 or Lesley 01493 369536.

Bingo

The next Playing Field Bingo is Friday 12th November 7.30pm in the Clubroom. Free car parking and refreshments.

Fireworks.

Filby Playing Field on Sunday 7th November. Gates open at 5pm, Bonfire lit at 6pm followed by Fireworks. Numerous side stalls and rides, BBQ, teas, bar and hot soup available.
Entry is £3 for Adults and £2 for children and car parking is free.

Clothes collection in Filby.

Thanks to everyone who left bags out last Saturday. A total of 54 bags were collected for our New Hall Fund. Clothes, shoes and handbags can be left at the Post Office Recycling bank or phone 01493 369250 for collection.

Christmas Bazaar

Saturday 27th November 10am in the Clubroom. Wreathes, home made jams and pickles, basket raffle, all proceeds to our New Hall Fund. Contact Jenny on 01493 369250 for further details.

Computer Course

Would you be interested in a refresher course on computers? If you are contact David on 01493 369250 and if enough interest is shown these will be held in the Clubroom.

Remembrance Sunday

A service will be held at 11am at Filby Church when a wreath will be laid by the Parish Council on behalf of the parishioners.
At 11.30am a wreath from the Great Yarmouth Branch of the FEPOW will be laid by a member of the late Stanley (Kibby) Tennant's family, he was a former FEPOW, at the Memorial on Filby Pound.
Finally at 12.30 there is a service at the FEPOW Memorial on Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth.

Do you want faster Broadband?

BT are upgrading five exchanges who can demonstrate the need for faster Broadband. To help our campaign for the Fleggburgh Exchange register your vote on www.racetoinfinity.bt.com. We need 1000 votes to qualify so please do your bit.

Christmas Tree Festival and Christmas Fayre

Sunday 12th December 2pm in the Clubroom. Would you like to decorate a tree in Santa's grotto? Contact Janet on 01493 368165.

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26th October 2010

Church news

Morning prayer is said each Saturday morning at 9am at Filby Church. On Sunday at 10.30am there is a Benefice service at Billockby Church, and at 3pm at Filby Church there is a Tide service when names of loved ones will be remembered.

Jumble Sale

Saturday 2pm in the Church Hall, proceeds to the Royal British Legion. Clothes, shoes, bric a brac etc can be brought to the Hall between 10am-12 or collected, phone Lesley 01493 369536 or Sue 01493 369291.

RememberFor more information on the Royal British Legion click on the picture

Bingo

The next Bingo is Friday 12th November 7.30pm in the Clubroom. Great prizes, free refreshments and car parking.

Fireworks.

Filby Playing Field on Sunday 7th November. Gates open at 5pm, Bonfire lit at 6pm followed by fireworks. There is a competition for the best Guy and best decorated Pumpkin. Car parking is free with BBQ and teas available, call Adrian on 01493 369250 for further details.

Clothes collection in Filby

This Saturday from 10am, please leave any clothes, shoes and handbags in plastic sacks near your gate for collection. The proceeds go to our New Hall Fund.

Christmas Bazaar

Saturday 27th November in the Clubroom from 10am. Ring Jenny on 01493 3639250 for further details or if you can help in any way.

Fuel Syndicate

Anyone interested in joining the Filby Fuel Syndicate call Karen on 01493 369033 to register your details.

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19th October 2010

Church news

Morning prayer is said Saturday mornings at 9am at Filby Church. There is no service this Sunday at Filby, but we will be joining Fleggburgh for Holy Communion at 10.30am, all welcome.
The Benefice lunch takes place at Stokesby Village Hall on Thursday at 12 noon. Come along for a tasty home cooked lunch, if you need transport call 368132.

Palliative Care East

The quiz held at Filby Bridge Restaurant raised £408. Thanks to all who attended.

Clothes collection

The next door to door collection in Filby is on Saturday 30th October starting at 10am. Please leave any clothes, shoes and handbags in plastic bags near your gate for collection. In the meantime you can leave any items at the Post Office or call 01493 369250 for collection. Proceeds to the New Hall Fund.

Bingo

The last Bingo raised 85. Thanks to Joy Baldry for collating the prizes and everyone who attended. The next Bingo is on Friday 12th November 7.30pm in the Clubroom.

Extend Exercise

The next class is Friday today at 10.15am in the Clubroom. This is a seated class to music aimed at the over 60s. Call Pam on 01493 748830 for further details.

Fireworks

Filby Playing Field Annual Bonfire and Firework display is on Sunday 7th November. Gates open at 5pm and the Bonfire is lit at 6pm followed by Fireworks. There is a competition for the best Guy and best decorated Pumpkin. Car Parking is free and Teas and BBQ available. Call Adrian on 01493 369250 for further details.

Filby in Bloom

A meeting has been called for Monday 25th October 7pm in the Clubroom. Christmas Displays and 2011 entry and Open Gardens will be some of the items on the agenda.

Jumble Sale

Saturday 30th October 2pm in the Church Hall. Proceeds to the Royal British Legion. Clothes, Bric a Brac etc can be collected call Sue 369291 or Lesley on 369536.

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12th October 2010

Church news

Morning prayer is said Saturday mornings at 9am at Filby Church. The service this Sunday is Holy Communion at 10.30am, all are welcome.
On Thursday the children's club takes place at Runham village hall from 5.30pm-7pm for all children between 5-11 years. For more information call Rev Steel on 368210.

Palliative Care East.

The quiz held last week at Filby Bridge Restaurant raised £408. Thanks to all who attended.

Clothes Collection

In the month of September 131 bags of clothes were sent away raising £262 for our New Hall fund.
Thanks to Barbara Secker for sorting and bagging up the clothes.
The next door step collection in Filby is 10am Saturday 30th October. Please leave any clothes, shoes and handbags in plastic sacks near your gate for collection. In the meantime you can leave any items at the Post Office or ring 01493 369250 for collection.

Bingo

Last week's Bingo raised £85 for New Hall Funds. Thanks to Joy Baldry for collating the prizes and everyone who attended. The next Bingo is Friday 12th November 7.30pm.

Extend Exercise

The next class is Friday at 10.15 in the Clubroom . This is a seated exercise to music for people over 60, call Pam on 01493 748830 for further details

Re cycling

Please continue to leave all paper, cans and glass at the Post Office recycling banks.
In July and August we collected 6.1 tonne of paper and 11.1 tonne of glass, proceeds to the New Hall Fund .

Fireworks

The annual Bonfire and Firework display at Filby Playing Field is on Sunday 7th November. Gates open at 5pm, the Bonfire is lit at 6pm followed by fireworks. There is a competition for the best Guy and best decorated Pumpkin lamp. Call Adrian on 01493 369250 for further details or to book a stall.

Filby in Bloom

A meeting has been called for Monday 25th October 7pm in the Clubroom. Items to be discussed include Christmas displays and the Christmas Tree Festival, 2011 entry and open gardens. Come along and have your input into how the village looks in 2011.

Jumble Sale

Saturday 30th October, 2pm in the Church Hall. Proceeds to the British Legion. Clothes, Bric a brac etc can be collected, call Sue 369291 or Lesley 369536 for collection

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5th October 2010

Bingo

Eyes down Friday night at 7.30pm in the Clubroom. Great prizes, free refreshments and car parking. All welcome, proceeds to our new hall fund.

Jumble Sale

The last jumble sale raised £258 for PACT Animal Sanctuary at Hingham. Thanks to anyone who helped in any way.
Next Jumble sale is on 30th October in the Church Hall, proceeds to the Royal British Legion. Clothes Bric a brac can be collected Phone Sue on 01493 369291 or Lesley 01493 369536.

RememberFor more information on the Royal British Legion click on the picture

Extend Exercise

The next class is on 15th October in the Clubroom at 10.15am, call Pam on 01493 748830 for further details.

Filby on Bloom

This year's results were a Gold Medal in Anglia in Bloom and runners up to Bulphan in Essex and a Gold Medal in Yarmouth in Bloom and the winner of the Best Kept Village.
A meeting has been called for Monday 25th October at 7pm in the Clubroom, when our 2011 entry will be discussed. All welcome to come along and have an input into how your village looks.

New Hall Fund

Tenders will be in by noon on the 15th October for a price on building the New Hall. Anyone wishing to make a donation please contact David Thompson at Filby Post Office or phone 01493 369250.
The Playing Field Full Committee meets on Friday 29th October at 7pm, when the results of the fete will be discussed along with future fundraising.

Church News

Please drop into Church for a coffee on Wednesday 10am-11.30am. On Thursday it's Messy Church at 3.30pm. You can just turn up to experience Messy Church. For more details call Reverent Graham Steel on 368210 or Sally on 369533.
The Harvest Festival service is on Sunday at 10.30am and Morning Prayer is said every Saturday at 9am, everyone welcome to all events.

Fireworks

The annual Bonfire and Firework display on Filby Playing Field is Sunday 7th November. Gates open at 5pm and the Bonfire lit at 6pm. Bar, BBQ, Teas and Hot Soup. Rides and attractions, call 01493 369250 for further details. A competition will be running for the best Guy and the best Pumpkin lamp.

Clothes collection

The next doorstep collection of clothes, shoes and handbags will take place from 10am on the 30th October. Please leave any items out for collection near your gate or if you need a collection before then call 01493 3639250. Proceeds to our New Hall Fund.

Crocus Planting

Thanks to everyone who helped plant on Saturday morning and Great Yarmouth Rotary Club for organizing the event. This is a great start to our 2011 campaign.

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28th September 2010

Bingo

The next bingo is on Friday 8th October 7.30pm in the clubroom. Free refreshments and carparking. Proceeds to the New Hall Fund.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thanks to everyone who helped in any way, baked a cake or attended. £320 was raised which will be shared between Macmillan and the New Hall Fund.

Clothes collection

Thanks to everyone who left items out for collection last Saturday. 36 bags were collected.
The next collection is on Saturday 30th October starting at 10am. Please leave any clothes,shoes and handbags in a plastic bag near to your gate.
In the mean time you can leave any items at the Post Office recycling bank or phone 01493 369250 for collection.

Crocus Bulb Planting

Saturday 2nd October 10am at Filby Playing Field.
This is a joint project between Filby in Bloom and the Great Yarmouth Rotary Club when thousands of purple crocus bulbs will be planted to highlight the work being done to end Polio. We would like as many people to turn up and help as we will be part of the attempt to enter the Guiness book of records for the most number of people planting bulbs on that day in the UK.

To learn more about this campaign you can go to their website at www.ribi.org/thanks-for-life/for-rotarians/focus-on-the-purple-crocus

Palliative Care Quiz

Wednesday 6th October at Filby Bridge Restaurant 7pm. Ring 01493 368142 for further details.

60+ Reunion

Thanks to everyone who attended and helped and especially John Gaze and Sandra for organizing the event. Many memories and photographs were shared and £100 raised for the New Hall

Church news

The service this Sunday at Filby is Morning Prayer at 10.30am, also Morning Prayer is said Saturday mornings at 9am. All welcome.

Jumble sale

Saturday 2nd October at 2pm in the Church Hall. Proceeds for PACT animal sanctuary. Good, clean jumble can be left at the Hall from 10am on Saturday or ring Sue 369291 or Lesley 369536 for collection.

Their website can be found at www.pactsanctuary.org

Harvest Supper

Filby Bridge Restaurant on Thursday 7th October 7pm. Tickets £7 available from Martin Moore Tel 733386

Extend Exercise

The next session of classes start on 1thst October, and then on 15th,22nd and 29th, all at 10.15am. To book or for further details contact Pam on 748830.

Firework Display

Sunday 7th November. Gates open at 5pm, Bonfire lit at 6pm followed by fireworks. Telephone 01493 369250 for further details.

Filby School Quiz Nite

Friday 8th October 7pm. A maximum of 6 people per team. Proceeds to school funds. Contact Emma 01493 731441 or Wendy 01493 369080 for further details.

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21st September 2010

Church news

No service at Filby on Sunday, but we will be joining Fleggburgh for their Harvest Festival at 10.30am. All welcome to join morning prayer which is said at 9am at Filby Church on Saturday mornings.
There are a few tickets left for the Harvest Supper at Filby Bridge on Thursday 7th October. Tickets are £7 available from Martin Moore on 733386.

Extend Exercise

The next session of classes is on the 1st, 15th, 22nd and 29th October at 10.15am in the Clubroom. To book your place and for details of other classes contact Pam on 01493 748830.

Mile of Triumphs

The annual gathering of Triumphs at Broad Farm Fleggburgh is this coming weekend. They should be driving through Filby on the way to Great Yarmouth at approximately 10am.

Book Sale

Thanks to everyone who supported the sale last weekend. £352 was raised and this will go to funds for Filby Church.

Jumble Sale

Saturday 2nd October at 2pm in the Church Hall. Proceeds to PACT Animal Sanctuary. Jumble can be left at the Hall from 10am or ring Sue 369291 or Lesley 369536 for collection.

Their website can be found at www.pactsanctuary.org

Telephone directories

New directories are being delivered this week, please leave your old one along with any other waste paper at the Post Office recycling banks or ring 01493 369250 for collection. Proceeds to the New Hall.

Coffee Morning

Friday 24th September 10am-12 noon in the Clubroom. Proceeds to be divided between Macmillan Cancer Support and the New Hall Fund. Any home made cakes or savouries would be appreciated these can be left at the Clubroom or call 01493 369250 for collection.

Crocus Bulb Planting

Saturday 2nd October at 10am in front of Filby Playing Field. Come along and help plant, not only to give a splash of Spring colour but also to highlight the work being done to end Polio and the work being done by the Great Yarmouth Rotarians.

To learn more about this campaign you can go to their website at www.ribi.org/thanks-for-life/for-rotarians/focus-on-the-purple-crocus

Clothes recycling

The first door to door collection of clothes, shoes and handbags takes place this Saturday, 25th September, starting at 10am. Please leave any items for collection near your gate. Proceeds to the New Hall Fund. Ring Adrian for more details on 01493 369250.

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14th September 2010

Church news

The service at Filby on Sunday will be morning prayer at 10.30am, also Morning Prayer is said at Filby Church 9am every Saturday morning.
The Benefice Lunch Club takes place at Stokesby Village Hall on Thursday at 12 noon. The cost is £3 for a home cooked meal. If anyone would like a lift call Trish on 368132 or Sally on 369533.
The Children's Club takes place at Runham Village Hall on Thursday from 5.30pm-7pm. This is for children between 5-11, for more information call Graham on 368210.

Bingo

Last weeks bingo raised £102 for the New Hall Fund. Thanks to Barbara Secker for collating the prizes and everyone who attended. The next Bingo is on 8th October at 7.30pm in the Clubroom.

Book Sale

Saturday 18th September, 10am-4pm and Sunday 19th, 10am-12 noon in the Church Hall. Masses of books for sale, proceeds will be for Filby Church. Refreshments will be served.

Fuel Syndicate

Anyone in Filby or the surrounding villages interested in joining the syndicate call Karen on 01493 369033 to register your details. Orders must be in by the last Thursday of the month, the minimum drop is 500 litres.

Extend Exercise

The next Filby class is Friday 17th in the Clubroom at 10.15am. For further details contact Pam Redwood on 01493 748830.

Coffee Morning

Friday 24th September 10am-12 noon in the Clubroom. Proceeds will be divided between Macmillan Cancer Support and the New Hall Fund.
We would like prizes for the Draw also, if you could bake a cake or savouries for the cake stall it would be much appreciated. Anyone wishing to help or make a donation contact Adrian on 01493 369250

Recycling

Please continue to leave all paper, glass, cans, clothes, shoes and handbags at the Post Office recycling banks. In June we collected 6.37 ton of paper and 4.17 ton of glass, bringing in £502.46 for the New Hall. Thank you to every one for doing their bit not only for the Hall but recycling in general.

Clothes Recycling

As a new initiative Filby Playing Field are trying a monthly house collection of clothes, shoes and handbags. The first pick up will be on Saturday 25th September from 10am onwards. Could any Filby household please leave any clothes in a plastic bags near their gate and these will be collected on the Saturday morning. Proceeds to the New Hall.

Christmas decorations needed

Filby in Bloom needs any unwanted Christmas decorations, also, we need Nativity figures, large or small, these can be left at Filby Post Office or call 01493 369250.

Allotments

Any Filby resident who would like an allotment at the Unitarian site on Thrigby Road please make a request in writing to David Balls, Clerk to the Parish Council, or leave at the Post Office.

Parish Council

The next meeting of the Council takes place on Monday 27th September at 7pm in the Clubroom.

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7th September 2010

Church notes

Everyone is welcome to come and worship at Filby Church this Sunday when the service will be Holy Communion at 10.30am. Also Morning Prayer is said at 9am every Saturday morning.
The Norfolk Churches Trust Sponsored Cycle Ride takes place on Saturday. Anyone wishing to join the cycling group from Filby Church should meet at the Church at 9.30am, or at 9am if you would like to join Morning Prayer first.

Bingo

Eyes down tonight at 7.30pm in the Clubroom. Free car parking and refreshments. Proceeds to the New Hall Fund.

Book Sale

Saturday 18th September 10am-4pm and Sunday 19th September 10am-12noon in the Church Hall. Large choice of books, refreshments available, also on sale will be home-made jam and chutney. Proceeds to Filby Church.

August Fete Weekend

A big thank you to everyone who attended and helped in any way to make the weekend a success. The weather broke kindly for the Monday and we saw another large crowd enjoying the numerous stalls and attractions. As well as local charities and organisations benefiting from the weekend, £3332 profit was made for the Playing Field and New Hall Fund.

Filby and Runham Youth Football

The first game of the season is at home against Shrublands this Sunday 12th September, kick off 10am. Come along and support the team in their second season.

Filby in Bloom

In conjunction with the Rotary Club of Great Yarmouth are planting hundreds of purple crocus bulbs on the 2nd October outside Filby Playing Field at 10am. We would like as many people, especially children, to come and help. As well as giving some Spring colour this project is part of the End Polio Now Campaign and a local Rotarian, Mr Hugh Davies, is going to Assembly at Filby School on Monday 27th September to get the school involved and explain more about 'Purple Pinkie Power'.

Extend Exercise

The next class is Friday 10th September at 10.15am in the Clubroom and on the 17th September. Contact Pam on 01493 748830 for more details.

Coffee morning

Friday 24th September 10am in the Clubroom. Proceeds to be divided between Macmillan Cancer Support and the New Hall Fund. Anyone wishing to help in any way or make a donation contact Adrian on 01493 369250.

Palliative Care East

A Dinner Dance is being held on 24th September at Filby Bridge Restaurant, 7 for 7.30pm. Tickets £20, contact 01493 368142 for further information.

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31st August 2010

Church news

Everyone is welcome to worship at Filby Church this Sunday, when the service is Morning Prayer at 10.30am. On Saturday at 9am Morning Prayer is said at Filby Church. Also on Saturday come along to the Benefice BBQ at the Rectory in Fleggburgh starting at 5pm.
A new session of Bible studies starts on Monday at Bramley in Stokesby at 2.30pm.
On Thursday 9th September at 3.30pm we have our Messy Church at Filby. It's fun for children of all ages and families. For more information call Rev Steel on 368210.

Bingo

The next Bingo is on Friday 10th September at 7.30pm in the Clubroom. Free refreshments and car parking. All welcome. Proceeds to the New Hall Fund.

Coffee Morning

Friday 24th September 10am in the clubroom.
Proceeds to be divided between Macmillan Cancer Support and the New Hall Fund. Anyone wishing to help in any way contact Adrian on 01493 369250.

Jumble Sale

Saturday 2nd October 2pm in the Church Hall.
Proceeds to PACT Animal Sanctuary in Hingham.
Bric a Brac, clothes, books etc can be collected phone Sue 01493 369291 or Lesley 01493 369536.

Palliative Care East

A Dinner/Dance is being held on the 24th September at Filby Bridge Restaurant, 7 for 7.30pm. Tickets £20 contact 01493 368142 for further information.

Extend Exercise

The next classes are on the 10th and 17th September in the Clubroom at 10.15 am. Contact Pam on 01493 748830 for more details.

Book Sale

18th/19th September 10am in the Church Hall.
Offers of books and help contact Sue Smith on 01493 369291.
All proceeds to Filby Church.

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24th August 2010

August Bank Holiday

Programs and raffle books are available at the Post Office.
The fun starts Friday evening with a bingo in the marquee at 7.30pm.
On Saturday, at 7.30pm, we have an audience with Ashley George, a Psychic Medium.
On Sunday at 9am we have a car boot and table top sale, followed at 7.30pm with a 'Norfolk Night of Squit and Music', with the very funny Pat Nearney and Danny Platton.
On the Bank Holiday Monday the 56th Annual Grand Fete starts at 1.30pm, finally at 8pm we have the Grand Finale firework display and Karaoke. Gates open at 6pm with special guests the girl band Evony are live on stage, they have been on the X Factor.
There is a Beer Festival from Midday onwards on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and a local history photograph exhibition and a lot of the Filby Archive material on display in the Clubroom, each day from 10am onwards.
If you like to book a stall or help in any way contact Adrian on 01493 369250

Church news

No service at Filby this Sunday, but there is a joint Benefice Service celebrating the Holiday Club at Runham Church at 10.30am.
There is also Holy Communion at Mautby at 9am for those who prefer that. All are welcome to join Morning Prayer which is said at 9am at Filby Church on Saturday mornings.

The World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Friday 24th September 10am in the Clubroom. Proceeds to be divided between cancer support and the New Hall Fund. Anyone wishing to help contact Adrian on 01493 369250

Palliative Care East

A Dinner and Dance is being held on Friday 24th September 7.00 for 7.30pm till Midnight, at Filby Bridge Restaurant, in aid of Palliative Care. Live music by Even Keel and a raffle will be held.
Tickets £20 contact Filby Bridge on 0149368142

Extend Exercise

The next Classes are on the 10th and 17th September in the Clubroom at 10.15am. Contact Pam Redwood on 01493 748830 for more details.

Anglia in Bloom

The Awards Ceremony this year is at Sudbury on the 15th September, if anyone would like to go contact 01493 369250

Book Sale

This is on the 18th / 19th September in the Church Hall. Donations of books and offers of help to Sue Smith on 01493 369291. All proceeds to Filby Church.

Alfred Nichols

The death has occurred of Mr Alfred Nichols, aged 94, of Alysham, formerly of Filby. He was the youngest son of Fredrick and Ruth Nichols ( nee Gaze ) and was the last of his generation.
He had two Brothers, George and Fred, and three sisters Ruth, Margaret and Mabel.
Alf died at home peacefully in his sleep.
He leaves a widow, Margaret, and two children Ian and Anne.

Tea Rooms and Toilets

The Tea Rooms and toilets on the Playing Field have been given a make over thanks to the efforts of John Cox and some help from the Saturday gang.
This has been completed in time for the Fete and hopefully they will see us through until the new hall is built.

Parish Council

The Council always meets in the Clubroom on the Playing Field and all meetings are open to the press and public.
It was printed incorrectly in last weeks Mercury and should have read Filby Parochial Church Council.

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17th August 2010

August Bank Holiday

Programs of the weekend are now available at the Post Office.
These are free of charge, but raffle books are for sale, with some great prizes including a plane ride over Norfolk.
The weekend starts on Friday 27th August with a Bingo at 7.30pm.
On Saturday at 7.30pm we have an Audience with Ashley George, a psychic medium.
On Sunday at 9am we have a car boot and table top sale, followed at 7.30pm with a Norfolk night of Squit and Music with the very funny Pat Nearney and Danny Platton.
On the Bank Holiday Monday the 56th Fete starts at 1.30pm, finally at 8pm we have the Grand Finale Firework Display with Karaoke.
Gates open at 6pm with Karaoke with special guests: the girl band Evony, who have been on the X Factor.
There is a Beer Festival running over the weekend from midday onwards and a Local History Photograph Exhibition in the Clubroom from 10am Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
If you would like to book a stall or help in any way contact Adrian on 01493 369250.

Church News

No service at Filby this week, but we shall be joining Fleggburgh for Holy Communion at 10.30am.
There is an evening service at Billockby at 6pm.
Morning Prayer is said at Filby Church at 9am Saturday mornings.
Filby PCC meets on Tuesday 24th at 11 Poplar Drive at 7pm.
On Thursday 26th the Benefice Lunch Club takes place at Stokesby and is open to anyone who would like a hot meal.
If you need transport or further details ring Trish 368132 or Sally 369533.
The Pyramid Rock Holiday for children 5-11 is at Runham Church 23rd-27th August 10am-12.00.
We will be having lots of fun following the story of Joseph.
You need to book in advance by contacting Diane on 369439 or Rev Steel on 368210

Book Sale

This takes place in the Church Hall on 18th and 19th September 10am-4pm.
All proceeds to Filby Church.
Donations of books and offers of help to Sue Smith at Chapel Lea.

The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning

Friday 24th September at 10am in the Clubroom, proceeds to be divided between Cancer Support and the New Hall Fund.
Anyone wishing to help contact 01493 369250

The Norfolk Village Games

If you are over 11 years old and would like to take part representing Filby the games take place on 12th September at Cromer.
Contact Adrian on 01493 369250 or www.activenorfolk.org/villagegames.

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10th August 2010

August Bank Holiday Fete

The weekend starts on Friday 27th August at 7.30pm with Bingo.
On Saturday 28th at 7.30pm we have An Audience with Ashley George, a Psychic Medium, Tickets £6 from the Post Office or £7 on the door.
On Sunday 29th August at 9am we have a Car Boot and Table Top Sale and at 7.30pm we have a Norfolk Night of Squit and Music with the very funny Pat Nearney and Danny Platton.
On Monday 30th August we have the 56th Annual Fete at 1.30pm, opened by the Mayor of Great Yarmouth.
Finally at 8pm we have the Grand Finale Firework Display, gates open at 6pm with Karaoke with special guests the girl band Evony who have been on the X Factor.
We have a Beer Festival running from midday on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday, also a Local History Photo Exhibition in the Clubroom from 10am each day.
For more information on any event or if you would like to book a pitch call Adrian on 01493 369250

The World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Friday 24th September 10am in the Clubroom. Proceeds to be divided between Cancer Support and the New Hall Fund. Anyone wishing to help call 01493 369250

The Norfolk Village Games

Are you are over 11 would you be interested in representing Filby at the First Inter Village Games in Cromer on 12th September? Sports include archery, badminton, netball, rounders, short mat bowls, table tennis, tennis, tug of war and five a side football.
Call 01493 369250 or 0344800 8020 or www.activenorfolk.org/villagegames

Jumble Sale

Saturday 2nd October 2pm in the Church Hall.
Proceeds to PACT Animal Sanctuary, Hingham, who are holding an Open Day on the 15th August 12.30-4pm.
Clothes for jumble can be collected, phone Sue 01493 369291 or Lesley on 369536.
You can find out more about PACT by going to: www.pactsanctuary.org.

Church News

The Service this Sunday is Morning Prayer at 10.30am, there is also an Evening Service at Thrigby Church at 6pm.
Morning Prayers are said at Filby Church Saturday Mornings at 9am.
The Pyramid Rock Holiday Club for children between 5 and 11 takes place between the 23rd/27th August 10am-12. at Runham Church.
We will be having lots of fun following the story of Joseph.
If you would like to come you need to book in advance, contact Diane 369439 or Rev Steel 368210

Book Sale

In aid of Church funds 18th/19th September 10am-4pm in the Church Hall.
Donations of books can be left with Sue Smith, Chapel Lea.
Any offers of help would be welcome.

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3rd August 2010

Jumble Sale

Last week's Jumble Sale raised £226 for Foxy Lodge Wildlife and Rescue in Hemsby. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way.
Next Jumble: 18th September. Clothes, bric a brac, books, etc. can be collected, phone Sue 01493 369291 or Lesley 01493 369536

For more information about Foxy Lodge go to www.foxylodge.yolasite.com.

Church News

The Service this Sunday is Holy Communion at 10.30am and Morning Prayer is said at 9am at Filby Church on Saturday Mornings.
Everyone is invited to the Benefice BBQ at the Rectory in Fleggburgh on Saturday starting at 6pm.
The Pyramidrock Holiday Club for children is on the 23rd-27th August at Runham Church between 10am-12. It is for children between 5-11, we will be having lots of fun following the story of Joseph.
You need to book in advance, call Diane on 369439 or Rev Steel on 368210

August Bank Holiday Fete

Monday 30th August 1.30pm.
If you would like to donate a prize of any description please leave at the Post Office or phone 01493 369250 for collection. Also we are calling on your generosity to bake a cake or savouries for the Tea rooms.
These can be left at the Post Office or at the Playing Field on the 30th August, phone Pat 01493 368262 for more information.

Extend Exercise

The next class is Friday 13th August at 10.15 in the Clubroom, phone Pam on 01493 748830.

Filby in Bloom

We have been fortunate to get a grant from the Broads Authority Sustainable Development Fund for £1500.
This will go towards permanent planting throughout the Village.
The Anglia in Bloom Award Ceremony this year is at Sudbury on 15th September.
Contact Adrian on 01493 369250 if you would like to attend.

The World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Friday 24th September 10am-12 in the Clubroom. Proceeds to be divided between Cancer Support and the New Hall Fund.

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27th July 2010

Jumble Sale

This Saturday in the Church Hall at 2pm, in aid of Foxy Lodge Wildlife and Rescue at Hemsby. Clothes, Bric a Brac etc. can be left at the Hall 10am-12.
For more information go to www.foxylodge.yolasite.com.

August Bank Holiday Fete

Monday 30th August 1.30pm to be opened by the Mayor of Great Yarmouth.
If you would like to donate a prize of any kind, please leave at Filby Post Office or call 01493 369250.
Also we are calling on your generosity to bake a cake or savouries for the Tea Rooms, these can be left at the Post Office or at the Playing Field on the morning of the fete. Call Pat Bell 01493 368262 for more information.
Any charity or organisation who would like a stall at the Fete call Adrian on 01493 369250.

Extend Exercise

The next class is on the 13th August 10.15am in the Clubroom, call Pam on 01493 748830 for more information.

The World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Filby Playing Field are holding a coffee morning on Friday 24th September raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and the New Hall Fund.
Phone 01493 369250 if you would like to help or have any new ideas.

Recycling

Please continue to leave paper, glass, cans, clothes, handbags and shoes.
All money raised goes to the New Hall Fund.
From March to May 8 tons of paper and 11 tons of glass were collected.

New Hall Fund

Work has started on the site survey and detailed drawings are being prepared ready for a grant application in October.
In the meantime please continue to support all fund raising events.

Beer Festival

The First Filby Playing Field Beer Festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend 12 midday-10pm on Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th August.
Numerous real ales will be available including the Filby in Bloom Ale from the Norfolk Square Brewery.
Contact Laura on 01493 730992

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20th July 2010

Jumble Sale

31st July 2pm in the Church Hall. All proceeds to Foxy Lodge Wildlife and Rescue, Hemsby. Phone SUE 01493 369291 or Lesley 01493 369536 for more information.

To find out more about the organisation go to www.foxylodge.yolasite.com

Church Notes

No Service at Filby this Sunday, but we will be joining Fleggburgh for Holy Communion at 10.30am.
Morning Prayer is said at Filby Church on Saturday mornings at 9am all welcome

Open Gardens Weekend

Thanks to everyone who helped in any way to make this weekend a success, especially the people who opened their gardens, the Tea Ladies in the tea rooms and Church, Janet Laxon for the flowers in the Church, Keith and Lesley Johnson for the Photo and Archive Display, everyone who made cakes and finally everyone who came along. A Bumper Attendance on both days, we raised £1346.37, which goes to Filby in Bloom, Filby Church and our New Hall Fund. Next year's Open Gardens dates 16th/17th July 2011.

August Fete Weekend

Friday 27th August 7.30pm, Bingo.
Saturday 28th 7.30pm: An Audience with Ashley George, a Psychic Medium.
Sunday 29th 9am car boot and table top sale and at 7.30pm a Norfolk Night of Squit and Music featuring the very funny Pat Nearney and Danny Platton.
Finally on Monday 30th 1.30pm the Grand Fete with Rob Chandler of Heart Radio and at 8pm the Finale Firework Display.

Anyone wanting to have a stall or help in any way contact Adrian on 01493 369250 for further information.
Draw books now available at the Post Office, prizes include an aeroplane flight over Norfolk.

Filby Archives

These will be on display in the Clubroom over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, contact Keith for more information on 01493 369536

Extend Exercise

The next class of this ever popular event is on Friday 23rd July at 10.15 am in the Clubroom and then on the 13th August 10.15am, phone Pam on 01493 748830 for more information.

Jam Jars Needed

and any surplus fruit produce to make our Filby Fayre Range of preserves, contact Jackie on 01493 369200.

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14th July 2010

Open Gardens Weekend

This weekend 17th/18th July 10am-4pm. Car parking and refreshments at the Playing Field. Any one able to bake a cake or savouries please leave at the playing field or phone 01493 369250. There is also a flower display and a display of photos of old and new residents in the Church. Plus a Giant Garage Sale at Laburnum Cottage opposite the Post Office. There is also a Local Roots Exhibition in the Clubroom over the weekend, displaying various aspects of the history of the village.

Bingo

Last week's bingo raised £130 for New Hall Funds. Thanks to Paddy Hudson for collating the prizes and all who attended.
Next bingo 27th August on Fete Weekend.

Church News

There is no Morning Prayer this Sunday, but there is a Filby in Bloom Service at 4.30pm at Filby Church to round off Open Gardens Weekend.
At 6pm on Sunday there is Holy Communion with a Minister of Healing at Thrigby Church.
On Tuesday 20th at 10am the Open the Book team has a get together, and at 7.30pm a meeting for anyone interested in helping with the Holiday Club in August. Both meetings at Acorn Lodge.
On Thursday 22nd the Benefice Lunch Club meets at Stokesby at 12noon, contact Trish 368132 or Sally 369533 for transport.
Also on Thursday 22nd 5.30pm the Children's Club meets at Runham, for children 5-11, contact Rev Steel 368210 for more details.
Finally, Morning Prayer is said at 9am Filby Church, Saturday mornings.

Small Jam Jars

With lids needed for our Filby Fayre, contact Jackie 01493 369200 or leave at the Post Office.

August Bank Holiday Fete

Monday 30th August, any individual or organisation wanting to have a pitch at the fete contact Adrian 01493 369250.

Flegg Ladies Coffee Club

Meets the second Thursday of the month at Filby Bridge Restaurant 10am-12 noon for coffee, cakes and interesting speakers, all welcome.

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6th July 2010

Anglia in Bloom Judging

This takes place on Friday 9th July at 10am.
Please make sure the village is clean and tidy.

Bingo

Eyes Down Friday 9th July at 7.30pm in the Clubroom.
Free car parking and refreshments.
Proceeds to the New Hall Fund.

Church News

The service this Sunday is Holy Communion at 10.30am. everyone welcome.
On Tuesday from 10am-11.30am we welcome you to drop into Church for a coffee. It's a chance to come along for a friendly chat and refreshment
On Thursday at 3.30pm we are holding our first Messy Church and we would love to see some of our children and families come along and celebrate that.
It's a chance to use our lovely church to share time together, have some fun with the giant games and the quiet games on offer.
Be creative with the art and crafts and learn about the amazing adventures of Joseph then have our tea together.
Morning Prayer is said at 9am in the Church Saturday mornings.

Jumble Sale

Saturday 31st July 2pm in the Church Hall.
Proceeds to Foxy Lodge Wildlife Rescue, Hemsby.
All clothes, books and bric a brac welcome.
Phone Sue 01493 369291 or Lesley 01493 369536 for more information.

To find out more about the organisation go to www.foxylodge.yolasite.com

Filby Folk Needed

If you once lived in Filby or you are presently living here, you can be part of the Church Exhibition to be held on the 17th/18th July.
All we need is two photos, one taken when you were young and a recent one, plus the years you lived in Filby.
Phone Lesley 01493 369536 for more information.

Open Gardens Weekend

17th/18th July 10am-4pm, anyone wishing to help or open their garden contact Adrian 01493 369250.
Proceeds to Filby in Bloom, Filby New Hall Fund and the Church.

August Bank Holiday Fete

Monday 30th August 1.30pm, anyone wishing to help or bring a stall or attraction contact 01493 369250

Extend Exercise

The next seated class is 16th July at 10.15am in the Clubroom, this is open to all men and women over 60.
Contact Pam Redwood 01493 748830 for more information.

Nautical Items Needed

Buoys, nets, fishing rods etc needed for flower displays in the Church depicting the Broads for Open Gardens Weekend, Contact Janet 01493 368165 or leave at the Post Office.


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