Still Outstanding – Beetley Preschool celebrates

Beetley preschool

One of Norfolk’s longest running preschools is celebrating continuing success after retaining its Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating in a recent inspection.

Inspectors praised Beetley and District Preschool as an ‘excellent environment for learning’ and one in which ‘children show a strong sense of ownership and belonging, thoroughly enjoying their time in the setting’. The Ofsted report also highlighted the experience and passion of the manager, Mrs Diane Calvert, who has worked at the preschool for more than 18 years, and leads a well-qualified six-strong team.

‘We really are an important part of the local community. We not only provide a safe
and stimulating place for children to come but also a friendly hub for parents and carers who can sometimes feel a bit isolated, in need of support or even just a chat at times,’ said Mrs Calvert.

The recent Ofsted report comes five years after the last inspection which also rated
the setting as ‘Outstanding’. Since that time, the preschool has added to its offer for children with the creation of a new outdoor play area funded by a National Lottery grant, i-pads, and a new wooden playhouse paid for by a successful application to the EDP Community Chest.

Still Outstanding – Beetley Preschool celebrates

Beetley preschool

One of Norfolk’s longest running preschools is celebrating continuing success after retaining its Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating in a recent inspection.

Inspectors praised Beetley and District Preschool as an ‘excellent environment for learning’ and one in which ‘children show a strong sense of ownership and belonging, thoroughly enjoying their time in the setting’. The Ofsted report also highlighted the experience and passion of the manager, Mrs Diane Calvert, who has worked at the preschool for more than 18 years, and leads a well-qualified six-strong team.

‘We really are an important part of the local community. We not only provide a safe
and stimulating place for children to come but also a friendly hub for parents and carers who can sometimes feel a bit isolated, in need of support or even just a chat at times,’ said Mrs Calvert.

The recent Ofsted report comes five years after the last inspection which also rated
the setting as ‘Outstanding’. Since that time, the preschool has added to its offer for children with the creation of a new outdoor play area funded by a National Lottery grant, i-pads, and a new wooden playhouse paid for by a successful application to the EDP Community Chest.

Beetley & District Pre-School

We are now taking bookings for September! To find out more and to book a place for your child please call, email or visit our website. 01362 860860 beetleypreschool@hotmail.com www.beetley-preschool.org

Preschool for 3 to 4 year olds
Mon & Fri 9am to 1pm Tues/Wed/Thurs 9am to 3pm

2-3 Club
for 2 to 3 year olds Mon & Fri 1.15pm to 3.15 or 3.45pm

Beetley Bears Stay and Play
Thurs 9.30am to 11.00am at Beetley Village Hall

EXTRA BUS SERVICE: No.16 DEREHAM & TESCO’S TUESDAYS ONLY

EAST BILNEY NUMBER 16 TO DEREHAM AND ONTO TESCO’S TUESDAYS ONLY.

The bus will leave East Bilney bus shelter @ 10.45 and will stop at the end of Church Road opposite East Bilney Garage. The bus needs to be hailed.

Arriving Dereham Market Place @ 10.59 and onto Tesco’s via Morrison’s arriving Tesco’s @ 11.05 it will return from Tesco’s @ 12.15 and leaving Dereham Market Place (outside Brown’s estate agents) @ 12.20. Arriving @ East Bilney bus shelter @ 12.32.

OLD BEETLEY SHUTTLE MINIBUS FRIDAYS ONLY

The mini bus will leave from the Patch – Junction of Church, Hall & School Roads @ 09.55 and will go to the bus stop in Elmham Road Beetley (opposite the School) to connect with the Number 21 bus service which will arrive at Dereham Market Place @ 10.16. The number 21 bus service will leave Dereham Market Place (outside Brown’s estate agents) @ 12.30 and will arrive at Elmham Road Beetley bus stop @ 12.45. The mini bus will then return to Old Beetley.

The Parish Council has been negotiating for a considerable time with Norfolk County Council and the Konect bus company to obtain these services for East Bilney and Old Beetley and they are for a trial period only. If they are poorly supported and therefore not cost effective they will be discontinued. If we do not use them we will lose them.

RNLI news

Thank you for supporting the quiz at Beetley Village Hall.
We raised £452 and the winning team were 4 folk from Dereham plus our two helpers Janet Watling and Maddie Holland. They each had a £10 voucher useable in lots of well known stores, these were generously sponsored by Chep (UK) Ltd at Beeston to whom the Branch are very grateful.
Some of you may have had a knock at the door in April by our House to House Collectors, we raised in Beetley £79.
Thank you to my stalwart collectors and those who very kindly donated.
Liz Hornegold 01362 860425

INCREASED BUS SERVICE

The Parish Council has negotiated a service with Norfolk County Council and Konect Bus on Tuesdays starting at East Bilney Bus Shelter at 10:45, stopping at Church Road East Bilney,and if it is hailed, the junction of Beech Road and Fakenham Road Beetley at 10:50 arriving in Dereham Market Place at 10:59. The bus will continue via Morrison’s and onto Tesco arriving there at 11:05.
The service returns from Tesco at 12:15, Dereham Market Place 12:20, Beech Road 12:27 and East Bilney Bus Shelter at 12:32.
The number of this service is 16.
The Parish Council recognises that this is not as frequent a service as had been requested for East Bilney but economic considerations had to be taken into account by Konect.
The service will start on Tuesday 21st June for a trial period.

Please use it as often as possible as if it is not used it will be discontinued.

LITTER IN THE PARISH

The Parish Council realises that there are a number of people who drive through the parish and dispose of rubbish by throwing it out of their car windows. Large amounts of flytipping that is on highway land is reported to Breckland Council who do clear it away. The Parish Council wishes to thank all those residents who assist in keeping the Parish tidy by picking up the litter which inconsiderate people drop. Any additional assistance with the collection of this rubbish by parishioners would be much appreciated. Just by collecting a little and putting it in your green wheelie bin would help keep the parish tidy.

Outside normal shop hours Pharmacy

Should you need the services of a pharmacy outside of normal shop hours, the Fakenham Medical Practice (next to Morrisons) offers a full pharmaceutical service from 7am-10pm Mondays to Fridays 8am—11pm on Saturdays 8am—5pm on Sundays

Beetley Speedwatch

30mph-speed-limit-signWe have a small group of dedicated volunteers, to whom we are very grateful, to support to reduce speeding in our area, but would like to recruit more.

In addition to the Speedwatch sessions we also run speed monitoring sessions every 6 – 8 weeks using the SAM smiley/sad face equipment at various locations.

Although offenders get reported, the main objective is of general awareness  and education.

To find out more about becoming a Speedwatch volunteer, please contact George Hayes, Co-ordinator on 01362 860922 or e-mail:ghayes2098@aol.com

RNLI News

Dereham & District Branch would like to thank all who supported the recent Cabaret Night at Bawdeswell Village Hall where a wonderful £1036 was raised. Big thanks to Economy Car Hire for their generous sponsorship and to the ticket outlets at Dereham News and Johnsons Newsagents .

Also, a special thanks to Wendy Shutler who very kindly hosted a Coffee Morning and raised £309. Our next event will be the AGM in February to which anyone is welcome ….just give me a call ….PLEASE !

I wish you all a Happy Christmas and thanks for your support in 2015.
Liz Hornegold
Hon Sec. 01362 860425

Don’t give to landfill this Christmas!

It is estimated that over Christmas as much as 83 sq km of wrapping paper will end up in UK rubbish bins! Please do the right thing and recycle correctly. We love wrapping paper (minus sticky tape), greetings cards, clean aluminium foil wrap and cartons, advent calendars (without plastic inserts), clean food tins and drink cans and clean takeaway cartons.

Items for recycling should always go into your black bin loose, and not into plastic bags. For more information visit www.breckland.gov.uk/content/z-recycling. Thank you.
Breckland Environmental Services Team.