Quick reference guide as to the Groups & Activities listed on this page
|Heathlands||Margaret Harker Hall||Blofield, Brundall & District Pensioners Group||Blofield & District Conservation Group|
|Brundall & Blofield Good Neighbour Scheme||Keep Blofield Special||Blofield Allotment Association||Brundall Area Community First Responders|
|Blofield Tennis Club||1st Blofield & Brundall Sea Scouts||Blofield & District Gardening Club||Blafelda (Blofield) Probus Club|
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Monday Club – Lynda Beck. Heathlands Phone number 726464
Monday evening – ZUMBA – various classes children through to adult Contact Caroline on 07990877770
Badminton Club – Monday evenings – Janet Starkings 715371
Tuesday evening – Brownies – 5.30-7.00pm contact Amanda Wright 01603 712806
Wednesday evening – Zumba from 7.00 – 7.30
Wednesday evening – Short Mat Bowls throughout the winter, starts October 8-10pm
BINGO – alternative Fridays, eyes down from 7.30pm
Margaret Harker Hall
Blofield Pre School Playgroup – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9.10am till 3.10pm – call the hall for enquires during Pre School opening times on 01603 712498
Badminton Classes on Monday night run by Ian Murphy Tel: 07789 438567 email: email@example.com
Tuesday Evening Badminton Group 8pm onwards – Friendly group not competitive just exercise and enjoyment. Contact Val Baker Tel: 07808 000801
Wednesdays 9 -11 am (Oct to March 2017 only) Short Tennis Contact: Don Heath Tel: 01603 714084
Wednesdays 11.15 – 1.15pm Broadly Active (Exercise Club) Contact Sheryl Goodwin Tel: 07917 544388 email: firstname.lastname@example.org – although you may need a referral from your doctor.
Wednesdays 5:30 pm – 6.30pm Badminton Class with Serena Verney email only: email@example.com
Wednesdays 6:45 – 10pm (2nd Weds of the month only) Gardening Club Contact: Sue Wroe Tel 01603 715804 or Peter Mackness email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bingo on a Thursday night and contact is Mrs E James Tel: 01603 715903
Friday 9 – 1pm Jumping Jacks (kid’s gym exercise groups) Dawn Goulder on 01603 436764 email: email@example.com
The hall also hosts Blofield Badminton Club matches on a Friday & Sunday Evenings (Oct to Apr) contact Sandra Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ian Murphy (as above)
Keep Blofield Special
In the spring of 2011 it was suggested that a group be formed to ‘Keep Blofield Special’ by endeavouring to protect and enhance our village both north and south.
It was felt that the parish’s history, environment and sense of community were valued by its residents but that these assets would diminish if they were not cared for.
This group would not be part of the Parish Council but would have its support.
To assess whether such a group would attract support a meeting was held in May 2011 at The Courthouse for individuals and representatives of organisations.
Working in conjunction with the Parish Council the group has refurbished the village sign at Blofield crossroads (given to the village by the WI in 1969 to commemorate Blofield WI’s inauguration in 1918) and has organised a replacement seat in Mill Road.
Daffodil bulbs have been planted around the sign and also at entry points to Blofield and Blofield Heath. The bank on North Street between the library and Blofield School has been cleared and planted. School children planted bulbs here and also did their own litter pick in the vicinity of the school. Also some planting by the seat at the top of Danesbower Lane has brightened that area.
Regular litter picks continue to take place and new ideas are discussed at evening meetings. These are advertised in Blofield News and Focal Point and all are welcome to join in.
Blofield Allotment Association
The Association is a friendly group of people who want to grow their own vegetables and fruit and to benefit from the exercise, fresh air and social contact that allotments offer.
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If you would like to find out more, or if you live in the Parish of Blofield and Blofield Heath and would like to add your name to the waiting list, let us know through our Contact us page or email us at email@example.com.
Blofield & District Conservation Group (BADCOG)
Blofield and District Conservation Group is an active, local conservation group, undertaking practical site management of wildlife habitats.
All members are volunteers who give up a few hours each month to enrich and care for the natural environment within the local area.
The group’s aims are; ‘To promote interest in Norfolk’s natural history and to conserve, maintain and improve the diversity of our sites for nature conservation’.
Blofield Tennis Club
Blofield Tennis Club (BTC) – situated on Yarmouth Road, in the centre of Blofield – welcomes all ages and abilities and has affordable annual membership. The club runs club sessions and tournaments in the summer (the latter are open to non-members), free summer coaching for junior members and weekly rota groups in the winter. Facilities include:
- 4 grass courts, open May to September
- Hard court, available all year
- Professional tennis coaching
- Pavilion with toilet, kitchen and changing facilities
For more details about BTC or to contact us please email us or visit our website or facebook page:
Blofield Tennis Club, Yarmouth Road, Blofield NR13 4LE
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers – 1st Brundall & Blofield Sea Scouts
All sections meet at our Head Quarters on Yarmouth Road in the grounds of the Margaret Harker Hall.
Beavers age 6 to 8 years old meet on Mondays 18:00 to 19:15
Cubs age 8 to 10 ½ years old meet on Fridays 19:00 to 20:30
Scouts age 10 ½ to 14 ½ years old meet on Thursdays 19:00 to 21:00
Explorers age 14 ½ to 18 years old meet on Mondays 19:30 to 21:00
During the summer months of May to September Scouts and Explorers meet at our Water Base in Brundall Bay Marina. The Activities include Kayaking, Sailing, Open Canoeing, Power Boating and Rowing.
Scouts meet there 18:00 to 21:00. Explorers meet 18:30 to 21:00.
Our Water Base is also a registered Royal Yachting Association Training Centre called Baden Powell Water Activities Centre http://www.bpwac.org.uk/ running Sailing and Power boat courses for all Norfolk Scouts and Cubs.
If you live in Blofield in Norfolk or one of the surrounding areas and have an interest in gardening then this is the club for you.
We meet once a month on the second Wednesday of the month for a presentation on some aspect of gardening provided by good quality speakers.
These meetings are also an opportunity to socialise with other members with similar interests, to gain advice on gardening matters and to compete with other members in our monthly competition.
We have also arranged discounts at local gardening suppliers. Why not join us at one of our meetings to try us out.
Blafelda (Blofield) Probus Club
This club provides an enjoyable social meeting point for gentlemen who are retired or about to retire.
We meet for lunch on the third Wednesday of every month at The Kings Head, Station Road, Lingwood NR13 4AZ at 12 noon for lunch at 12.30pm.
If you are new to the area it is a good way to get to know people. Lunch is followed by a talk, often on a subject of particular local interest. We have vacancies for new members so if you think you may be interested, try us out by contacting : Alex Mason on 01603 716735, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brundall and Blofield Good Neighbour Scheme
Brundall and Blofield Good Neighbours Scheme was launched in August 2016 . Since then the volunteers have received a steady flow of calls for support . The volunteers are run locally , are vetted , insured and trained to help residents of both villages in a number of ways, like :-
Small light jobs in the home or garden,
Help with pets,
Lifts to appointments in the village , such as doctors and dentists.
Help with forms and letters,
A chat over a cup of tea,
And much more.
We only ask for a small contribution for petrol if we are taking anyone by car.
All residents need to do is to free telephone 0800 688 9677 and the duty volunteer will take details and arrange assistance.
Brundall Area Community First Responders
We Need YOUR Help NOW !!
The need for new recruits is critical to the continuation of this service in your community !
Brundall Area Community First Responder Team are a team of volunteers trained by the East of England Ambulance Trust to give life saving local help in the first vital few minutes before an ambulance can arrive.
If you are reasonably fit, can drive or live or work within 5 minutes drive of Brundall. Blofield, Lingwood, Strumpshaw, Hassingham, Blofield Heath or Hemblington then we need you to volunteer to give just a few hours a week as a Community First Responder.
We need everyone to play a part!
Give Christine Wheeler a ring on 01603 713583 or visit www.brundall.respondersuk.org
We are a small band based at Cantley, playing concerts locally throughout the year. We practice every Wednesday evening, from 7.30-9.15pm, in the Cantley Sugar Factory Social Club.
For more info e-mail email@example.com or contact Roger Hewins 01493 701525.
Blofield, Brundall & District Pensioners Association
We meet at the Blofield Courthouse on the first Monday afternoon of each month, commencing at 2pm.
We have speakers, entertainment and other social activities.
Our meetings include refreshments and an update on matters that concern our age group.
Visitors are always welcome.
For further information contact Pat Wilson – tel: 01603 713627
Blofield Heath WI
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Blofield Badminton Club
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Blofield Heath Bowls Club
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Blofield Orchard Conservation
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