Search

Hethersett receives Big Society praise from PM David Cameron

PUBLISHED: 11:13 18 January 2012

Eastern Daily Press Active Norfolk Sports Awards winners pictured receiving their trophy from Danny Nobbs . Winners of both the Sporting Village of the Year and the Winners Winner Peter Steward and Shane Hull ( blue tie ) representing Hethersett.Photo: Steve Adams

Eastern Daily Press Active Norfolk Sports Awards winners pictured receiving their trophy from Danny Nobbs . Winners of both the Sporting Village of the Year and the Winners Winner Peter Steward and Shane Hull ( blue tie ) representing Hethersett.Photo: Steve Adams

Hethersett has received praise from Prime Minister David Cameron for embracing the government’s Big Society initiative.

The village’s efforts to support sport, fitness, wellbeing and the environment have been praised in a letter from the Cabinet Office after villagers’ organised events throughout the year and for being named Norfolk Sports Village and Norfolk Champion of Champions in 2011 from the EDP and Active Norfolk. “I am pleased that residents have taken on the ideas behind the Big Society and are really making a difference to the community,” said Sarah Baker of the Cabinet Office’s social action team, who was contacted directly by David Cameron.

2 comments

  • Hethersett is a strong community and has been for years with sports clubs, toddler groups and an annual pantomime. David Cameron can't take the credit for this one - it's down to the people of the village.

    Report this comment

    Babs

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012

  • Good ol' boy that Dave. Before him there weren't none of this volunteering, community spirit business it seems. Maybe he could go on to invent family values, some charity beginning at home and a few victories for common sense?

    Report this comment

    I ronnie

    Thursday, January 19, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other news

Yesterday, 15:13

A gym owner who says exercise can help mental health is calling on the community to join him in an exercise challenge to raise money for charity.

Yesterday, 15:10

Parents say a Wymondham school’s decision to scrap its late bus will leave rural children deprived of opportunities.

Yesterday, 10:55

It will be all action stations at Bressingham Steam Museum when Fireman Sam visits its Fire Engine Rally this weekend.

Yesterday, 10:00

Many of us take for granted the normality of a workplace where we make friends and are respected for our talents.

Most Read

Yesterday, 06:49

Ten days after the prime minister announced an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal, one Norfolk victim speaks out from his hospital bed.

Read more
Theresa May
Fri, 14:59

An inspirational former student has been remembered for his love of sport during an emotional day at his old school.

Read more

An attempt to revive a Breckland heritage site has failed after dwindling visitor numbers forced the owners to close the attraction.

Read more
Thursday, February 6, 2014

It was its down-at-heel aura that first attracted Polly Grieff to the crumbling Old Manor at Saham Toney.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:00

A £4.8m expansion which will more than double the size of a Thetford school to help tackle a chronic shortage of primary places in the area has been unveiled.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 14°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter