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Reflections from Mundford Rectory – Feb’19

Dear Friends,

I wanted to say an enormous thank you to everyone in our community who supported us through the event of our Church Gift Day for St Leonard’s Church in Mundford. Your generous contribution to the work of the church in serving the community in this place is invaluable and helps us to keep a ministerial presence and the love of God through His people alive in the village of Mundford and surrounding villages, enabling a continuing worshipping presence, the joy of bringing people together in marriage, baptizing new Christians and supporting the dying and bereaved.

Many of you will know that sadly I have been unwell since last July. I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to so many people who have and continue to keep me in their thoughts and prayers, and have supported my family and myself in very practical ways as well.

It has truly been a very difficult time but I am slowly making progress in my illness with the love, support and encouragement of so many people, and hope very much to be serving my communities again as your parish priest in the coming months ahead.  You have all remained very close to me in my heart and I feel truly blessed to be a part of the wonderful community of Mundford along with the various villages that I am called to serve. Please do continue to pray for me and for my family, and I look forward to being active again in ministry alongside you all and sharing in the abundant love of God at the very heart of His people.

Every love & blessing,
Your parish priest,

Where love is there God is

Rev. Zoe Ferguson (Priest in Charge of the Mundford, Hilborough & Oxborough groups)
Currently on long term sick leave.



(weeting with broomhill) (URGENT NOTICE)


Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984 – Section 14(2)

In accordance with the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, the Norfolk County Council HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that owing to urgent surfacing works the use by vehicles of the Brandon Road from its junction with High Peppers Hill for a distance of 500 metres southwards in the PARISH OF WEETING WITH BROOMHILL will be temporarily prohibited on 24th January 2019 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 1 day within the period.  If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 5 days.

Alternative route is via: Main Road, A1065 Mundford Road/Brandon Road/Swaffham Road Roundabout, A134 Cranwich Road/ Methwold Road, Lodge Road, Lynn Road, South Park (Brandon/ Methwold/ Feltwell/ Hockwold cum Wilton/ Weeting-with-

Broomhill/ Cranwich/ Mundford).

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Adam Mayo (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

Dated this 24th day of  2019

Garden and Hedges

The Parish Council would like to thank all the villagers for their time and effort spent keeping gardens and hedges tidy. We do get requests from time to time asking for hedges to be trimmed back to the back of the pavement. This is to make sure there is room for Mums with pushchairs and wheelchairs to pass without having to go into the road.

Thank you for assisting in this matter.

Swaffham Road Update

The Parish Council have been chasing Highways to get the repairs to the white fence barriers on both sides of the Swaffham Road repaired following the three recent accidents.

The Parish Council have also applied for a grant to extend the pavement on the village side of the Swaffham Road to a more suitable crossing point some 45 metres towards Swaffham.

Highways have now installed ‘Pedestrian Crossing’ warning road signs either side of the existing crossing point by the Lynford Road turning following the meeting with Elizabeth Truss MP our local MP.

The signs will be relocated when the footpath is hopefully extended as noted above.

Annual Parish Meeting

The Parish Council look forward to seeing members of the village at our Annual Parish Meeting to be held in the Cricket Club on 4th April 2019 at 7:10pm. You can meet the Council and have your say on whatever village matters you wish.

Dates for your Diary – Jan’19

To introduce The Mundford Messenger, our new village magazine, and to publicise events during January, the Parish Council has issued another Dates for your Diary newsletter to be delivered to homes. Click/tap to read it here.

Errata: For Advertising, call Serena on 07395 263626.


Just a reminder from the NHS in Norfolk and Waveney about how to help us help you this winter.

All of us should be making sure our medicine cabinets are stocked. It’s also sensible to order any regular medicines you need in good time so you don’t run out, taking care to only order what you need.

But if you do feel poorly, seek advice from your local pharmacist before it gets worse.

If it’s urgent, then a call to your GP or NHS111 is the next step, and they’ll advise you what to do.

Common sickness bugs

Suffering from norovirus or other common sickness bugs? Don’t spread it around by visiting your GP or other public places. Stay at home and rest. #HelpUsHelpYou

Find more advice here

HomeFirst – your bed is the best bed!

None of us want to go into hospital or a care bed, but if we do it’s good to get home if we can. The NHS and social care across all of Norfolk and Waveney are stressing that if someone needs a hospital or temporary care bed they will get one, but our aim is always to help people get back home as soon as possible. This is because older people in particular can lose independence rapidly. Being back home can also help a speedier recovery. So if you know a friend or relative, particularly if they are older, who has to go into hospital it would be kind to make sure they have all they need to get back home, including checking the heating works and they will have food in the house, the washing is done and they feel OK.

New Year, New You

With the start of a New Year people’s thoughts turn to getting fit and improving their health. To stay healthy or improve health, adults need to do two types of physical activity each week: aerobic and strength exercises.

How much physical activity you need to do each week depends on your age. Adults aged 65 or older who are generally fit and have no health conditions that limit their mobility should try to be active daily by doing at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or walking, and strength exercises on two or more days a week.

Why not join a local walking group, go for a swim or join a local class, your library should have information about groups near you.

There are many local services that can enable older people to be more active. A wealth of information can be found through the Norfolk Community Directory.

The Mundford Messenger

The Mundford Messenger is a new magazine, which will be distributed free to every household in Mundford, Ickburgh and Cranwich. The first issue will be February 2019 and the deadline for contributions is the 15th January. In the meantime, the Parish Council will issue another ‘Dates for Your Diary’.

The magazine will be run by a team of volunteers – but many hands make light work…

Your Village Needs You!

Can you spare some time once a month to help put the magazine together? Do you have good computer skills or are you willing to learn? 

The magazine will be funded by advertising. Would like to place an advert for your business?

Can you spare some time once a month to deliver the magazine to your street or a small area? Maybe you have volunteered before and would like to do so again? 

If the answer to any of these questions is ‘Yes’, then please click/tap to contact the Messenger team.

New Village Magazine

In view of the positive feedback to the Parish Council following the issue of the ‘Dates for Your Diary’ in November. The Parish Council have decided to endorse the formation of a new magazine in the village. This will be produced by a group of volunteers and will be independent of the Parish Council.

The Parish Council would like to ask everyone in the community to support the group producing the new magazine and provide assistance in supplying copy and any dates for upcoming events etc for inclusion in the magazine. The magazine will be distributed to every household in Mundford, Ickburgh and Cranwich.

Further information will be added to the website in due course giving contact details for the new magazine for both copy and advertising.

James Musgrove
Chairman, Mundford Parish Council