Current Site Adapted, Maintained & Hosted by DTKM from the Original “Methwold On The Net” site by Colin Marsland
Through the pages on this site we hope to provide information for locals and visitors alike whilst serving as a base to build greater community links and networking
We hope you enjoy browsing the site and that you will return time and time again as it evolves
Please feel free to contact us should you require any further information, have any comments regarding the present site or improvements you can suggest and would like to see
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M.C.A.G. Methwold Community Action Group
The Group was formed in 2008 primarily to assist in reinstating a village Post Office but since then has gone on to become quite a force within the parish. Under it’s wing Methwold in Bloom, Methwold Ladies Group and Methwold History Group have taken off and are proving very successful & popular. The Group has organised events such events as Carols around the Christmas Trees and a wonderful community celebration of Prince William & Katherine Middleton’s Royal Wedding & the Royal Jubilee celebrations in 2012
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Methwold Community Action Group exists for the purpose of promoting, supporting and undertaking community projects, events and activities within the Parish of Methwold. This includes the villages of Methwold, Methwold Hythe and Brookville. It is a non-
We were lucky this year to secure a grant from the Norfolk Foundation called “Active At 60”. Its aim was to promote activity among the 55-
1. Methwold Ladies Group : Received £650. Approx half of this was spent on kitchen equipment and crockery to support village events and volunteering activities. It has so far been used for the Royal Wedding Street Party, History and Sport Days and the annual ‘Carols Around The Christmas Tree’ event. The rest of the grant has supported club events and hall bookings. As a resultof this grant we now have an even more thriving Ladies Group in our village whose support of local events is brilliant.
2. Support For The ‘Inter-
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We would like to thank The Norfolk Foundation for this invaluable support.
The Queen in Methwold following her coronation in 1953
THE QUEEN CAME TO METHWOLD !
As older residents will know the Queen (Methwold’s Own) opened Methwold Carnival following her coronation in 1953 …and now, 60 years later, she graciously agreed to return to Methwold to start the celebrations for her “Big Jubilee Lunch” which
was held in Methwold on Saturday, June 2nd to mark her Diamond Jubilee. The event took place around the village hall and social club.
At these celebrations there was a huge BBQ and lots of games that might have been played in fetes in the 1950s. There was also be a café, bar, stalls for local groups and organisations to display their wares and sell things, craft & bric-
Baby & Toddler Group)
A new Baby and Toddlers Group was established in the village hall. After a trial of 10 sessions have been paid for by Methwold Action Group a great number of families are now involved and everything is set. Details of the future sessions can be found in the Methwold.net “What’s On” Events Calendar and the group can be contacted by viewing their new page. Baby & Toddlers
CAROLS AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE
Our grateful thanks to everyone who made this lovely event possible again this year and especially to Elveden Estates who donated the Christmas Tree. Around 120-
Special Thanks To: Feltwell Surgery for donating the hamper, Everyone for the generous donation of tombola prizes, All those who provided food for the refreshments and The Ladies Group in the kitchen did a brilliant job, Heather Gill & Brian Merrick for dressing the tree and last but not least David Thomas for again providing the live music and Ken Waters and Mary Cumbers for leading the proceedings.
Unfortunately it appears that Father Christmas and the reindeer had problems landing in busy Methwold this year. As a result we are trying to arrange a landing place a little distance further away for next year so that Father Christmas can be brought the last leg by horse-
Photos taken by: Phill Barnes
Another Successful year for M.C.A.G.
Weds 15th Feb saw the group gather in St. George’s Hall for the MCAG AGM. Chairman Chris Stone guided the members and visitors through the items on agenda which passed through without any issues. The group was able to look back on another successful year and to plan for the coming one.
METHWOLD.net makes it’s first report
After the formalities of the MCAG AGM, David T. Methwold.net’s webmaster was given the chance to give a brief summary and demo of the current site to those gathered in the Hall. He was able to report that he is delighted with the response to the site and further with the amount of visitors it receives on average every week and the very encouraging comments he gets. David took everyone through the basic operation of the site and gave a brief insight into the workings behind the pages now totaling at more 150.
With plans to expand various areas to include a great deal more local information the site is set to grow further and David was happy to hear ideas that people had for inclusion.
Methwold Community Action Group NEWS