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Burston Singers
John Beckett has put on this programme of world music for the church and would like a few more singers. Details on poster Burston Singers Poster Easy to learn songs, No experience of singing needed. A cappella style, World songs (something for everyone), Free teaching More...

Jamie's Gang
Ginni and I have embarked on our 19th year running Jamie's Gang. The club meets at Burston Chapel on Wednesdays between 5.00pm and 6.30pm. Jamie’s Gang is for children of primary school age, this means the age range is 4 - 11 years old as most of the local schools have a reception class. A 50p subscription is paid for each child that attends and there is also a tuck shop, the profits from which h More...

High Speed Broadband for Rural Norfolk
Broadband for Rural Norfolk (B4RN) is now a regional office of Broadband for the Rural North and has been renamed B4RN East Anglia to better reflect the area of coverage with more information here. If you are interested please register that interest (with no obliga More...

Community Heating Oil Bulk Buying Scheme
Does your new home have oil fired heating? If so, you may be interested in our Bulk Buying Scheme. Heating oil is funny stuff. The price per litre changes from day to day, and the price does depend on how much you want. The price for 500 litres is always 2 or 3 p more per litre than for 2000 litres. Burston and Shimpling have life membership of a scheme run by the charity Norfolk Rural Community C More...

Burston House Hospital News
Over the last few months we have continued to be busy in the Occupational Therapy department at Burston House. We have been focusing on developing our Recovery College where patients and staff work together to plan and run courses to aid recovery. We have run a 'Drawing Animals' course which then evolved into a bird themed art course. The birds that were created for the course then were displayed More...

Norfolk Carers - Information
Are you looking after someone? Are you concerned about a neighbour and look in to check on their well being, or perhaps do their shopping, or provide the odd hot meal? Or do you provide round the clock care for someone in your household who is ill or disabled, or elderly and frail? However little or much you do, there is a free handbook, a telephone helpline and a website that provides informat More...

Have You Heard the Church Bells?
When St. Mary’s tower crumbled in 1753, the 5 bells, together weighing over one and a half tons, survived. The parishioners needed £225 (over £1 million in today’s money) so the bishop gave them permission to sell four bells, probably to Tibenham. This enabled them to repair the west wall using brick, cheaper than flint. The smallest, treble bell was hung in a bell-cote at the west end of the ro More...

Burston Youth Cafe
Every Thursday during term time in St Mary’s church. If you are High School Age the Youth café is open from 3.45pm to 5.15pm and you get free pizza and milk shake. More...

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