The Village Newsletter can be found on the Parish Council web site - click on the above link.
The village has a strong community with a football team (Flitcham & Hillington), a cricket club (Hillington & Flitcham), bowls club, and a vibrant community centre housed in the old Bell public house which is also home for various clubs including Good Companions, Keep Fit, and the village darts and dominoes teams. We have a thriving village school which also runs a Mother and Toddler group.
CHURCH SERVICES: See the Parish Newsletter via the above link.
FARM WALK 7 JULY 2013: Edward Cross hosted the annual Farm Walk at Abbey Farm in really glorious weather. Click on the image for more images of the day.
NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS: A massive party was held at the Bell Community Centre until the early hours of 2013. A first class spread of free food and a fine firework display were included.
JUBILEE TAPESTRY: September 2012 Angela Haggas prepared a tapestry to celebrate Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee which has been hung in the Church.
20 MILE CYCLE RIDE FOR GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND 21st July 2012
Kevin Piggott organised a 20 mile cycle ride from Flitcham Bell to Anmer, Houghton, Bircham, Dersingham and back to Flitcham. (Click on the photos to enlarge)
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN ATTENDED MORNING SERVICE AT FLITCHAM CHURCH January 2012
Andrew Jarvis and his wife Claire at The Bell Community Centre Flitcham where they were stewards for many years.
January 2011: Andrew was awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (RVM) in the year's honours list having worked on the Sandringham Estate for 20 years. Andrew, who works on the Royal Estate's Fruit Farm said he was delighted to receive the medal. The Sandringham Fruit Farm covers 200 acres and grows blackcurrants for the Ribena company and a variety of apples, many of which are harvested each year by the public through the popular "pick you own" method. The fruit is also sold through shops on the Royal Estate shops and much goes to making specialist apple juice.
FLITCHAM COMMUNITY CENTRE - 10th Anniversary Celebrations
On Sunday 20th September 2009 a garden party was held at the Bell Community Centre to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the community centre's opening. Highlight of the afternoon was the unveiling of the new village sign which had been commissioned through the generosity of Pamela and Richard Cross to commemorate their 50 year residency at Abbey Farm. The event was recorded by the Eastern Daily Press (Monday 21st edition).
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FLITCHAM FLOWER FESTIVAL (18th - 21st September 2009)
Val Blackmur led a team of Flitcham's finest to put on a Flower Festival in the parish church which surpassed that of the previous one in 2005. Assisted by Pam Cross, Margaret Elyard, Diana Hall, Monica Mortensson, Liz Osborne and Buffy Ross some stunning flower arrangements were created within the church and which drew high praise from the many visitors over the weekend. As well as the flowers a fine collection of needlework and crafts were displayed together with Paul Blackmur's superb collection of "bygones" from the past 200 years - over thirty were there to touch, examine and ponder over; most required Paul's insider knowledge to identify their true purpose. A total in excess of £1,300 was raised for new gates to the churchyard.
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BBC Radio Norfolk: The Sunday morning treasure hunt programme came to Flitcham on the 19th July. Their clue (from King's Lynn) was "solved" within seconds of it being read out and was along the lines of "The first path darts from place to place and the second starts a bubbly drink: this once rang out and then rang time and now draws the village together.." Michael Jarvis was there to meet Becky Betts and to give directions to Dersingham after the final clue was solved.
Photos by Roger Young
Local Election Results: John Dobson (Conservative) 1648; J Eels (Independent) 800; K Sayer (Liberal Democrat) 614; J Pennington (Labour) 438; D Rodgers (Green) 317 - Conservative hold . Turnout in Norfolk was just 38.6%
Royal Visit: Her Majesty The Queen visited Flitcham Primary School on Tuesday 27th January to open a new classroom and computer facility. Also in the picture are Sally Stanton (far left) and Headmistress Angela Eden.
Garden Party Photos (25th August 2008): Click Here
Hillington & Flitcham Cricket Club (12th July 2008)
The club extended its lead to 30 points over second placed Swaffham by scoring 264 runs for the loss of just 8 wickets. Swaffham were all out for 167. Martin Wall was the highest scorer in a strong batting line up for Hillington whilst Mark Gricks was Swaffham's top scorer with 72 not out. (Click on the photos to enlarge)
Burns Night Dinner:
A first class meal of haggis, neaps, multi-mash and sausages was enjoyed by a happy gathering of villagers on Saturday the 19th January. Click here to see some photos.
Some snow scenes in and around the village. Click here