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Festival of Light raffle winners

The Festival of Light raffle has been drawn and the winning ticket was number 192.
 
The winners were the Smith family from Reepham. The prize, a £50 voucher donated by Spar, Reepham, was presented to Sarah Smith and her children (pictured).
 

 
The raffle raised £91 towards the costs of the Festival of Light. A big thank you to everyone who bought a ticket during the evening.
 

Sung Advent Compline at St Mary’s

A Sung Advent Compline will be held at 7 pm on 6 December, 13 December and 20 December (6.30 pm on 6 December if you would like to sing) at St Mary’s Reepham.
 
This represents an opportunity for 20 minutes to breathe in some “Call The Midwife” nun-styled songs as an antidote to the busy season.
 
You are welcome to come and listen and just be. This will be a peaceful Wednesday night opportunity.
 

New committee and programme for Mid Norfolk Conservation Volunteers

The Mid Norfolk Conservation Volunteers has announced its programme of free outdoor activities for December-January.
 
Local events include cutting back birch at Bawdeswell Heath, coppicing at Foxley Wood and ongoing work at Mayfields Farm, Foulsham.
 
The group’s Christmas party on Friday 22 December will also be the handover event for Mark Webster to pass over control of the group to a new committee of volunteers, who will be running the group from now on.

Runners compete in Marriott’s Way 10k

Around 340 runners took part in Broadland District Council’s ninth annual Marriott’s Way 10k race on Sunday 8 October.
 
The race, which finished in Reepham’s Market Place, followed part of the 26-mile-long Marriott’s Way footpath, bridleway and cycle route, with £1 from every runner’s entry fee being donated to Norfolk Trails, which maintains the path.
 

French TV crew films students at mobile-free Reepham school

A French TV crew has interviewed and filmed students at Reepham High School, where mobile phones are now banned.
 
The new rule was introduced at the start of the current school term. Reepham College students are unaffected.
 
Headteacher Tim Gibbs said the changes have been made to promote learning and pupil well-being, and are the result of numerous instances of the inappropriate use of mobile phones.
 

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