CHARITY FUNDRAISER AUGUST 25TH 2019
A day of fabulous weather and a great line-up at the Waggon & Horses drew out the crowds to support the fundraiser in aid of the Child Eye Cancer Trust and a defibrillator for the village. Pictured below are "Vex", opening the afternoon's entertainment and the crowds enjoying themselves. Early reports are that inexcess of £5,000 was raised, so well done everyone at the Waggon for all their hard work and thanks to all who attended and gave so generously.
Scott advises that the defibrillator will be installed in a couple of weeks, when he will have a training evening with Wayland First Responders, so if you are interested in helping out and becoming one of those familiar with the use of the defibrillator get in touch with him at the Waggon & Horses as soon as possible so he can gauge numbers.
If you are a carer and need help or advice on any matter the Advice Line Team are available on 0800 083 1148;
8am to 8pm Monday to Friday
4pm to 8pm Saturday
8am to 12noon Sunday
or alternatively visit www.CarersMatterNorfolk.org.uk to find out more about access and support.
There is a Carer Connector in our Parish waiting to help you!
A GOOD JOB DONE FOR GRISTON!
Between November 2018 and May 2019, Ross Zachariades carried out out 26 hours of community work towards his Duke of Edinburgh award. This entailed him picking up litter in Griston and carefully logging his days/times. He has shown a great example to everyone to care for our environment and more young people following his lead would be a big 'plus' for society.
Well done Ross, and 'thank you' on behalf of the people of Griston!
NEW VILLAGE SIGN UNVEILED
It was great that so many turned out on October 1st 2016 to witness Mr Andrew Garner unveil our new village sign, a faithful reproduction of the original, beautifully created by Norfolk artist Fiona Davies. Over the years the colours used in re-paints had varied greatly, so Fiona carefully used colours that would have been prevalent in 1595 when the story was first published, and accurately picked out the detail of the flint of the cottage walls which was carved on the original.
Grateful thanks go thanks to all donors to the project who made it possible and for Mr Garner for "doing the honours" on the day. We now have a sign that we can be extremely proud of and that will last many years and help promote Griston as "The Babes In The Wood" village.
Parish Council Chairman David Mr Andrew Garner talks of the Our sign about to be revealed!
Barnett introduces Fiona Davies history of the tale
Our intrepid photographer managed to
get this shot of the Ghost of the Wicked
Uncle just after the sign was revealed!!
"Griston Relief In Need" Charity
This Charity exists to support Griston residents, in need, hardship or distress.
The Charity is available to all sections of the community who have lived in the village over one year and any enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence
Households already receiving a winter fuel allowance need not re-apply for it
Applications for support from the Charity should be addressed in writing to:-
Mrs B M Southgate
ROCKLAND ST PETER