Made with Xara NORTON NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2017  ISSUE 410 The Newsletter Chairman and Committee wish our readers a  Merry Christmas and  a very Happy New Year IMPORTANT NOTICE:  So that the January issue of the Newsletter can be produced before Christmas and the New Year  holiday, the deadline for news items will be  a week earlier than usual on Tuesday  12th  December Lynn & Mike Orchard send compliments of the season to all friends, neighbours and clients.  We will make our usual donation to St Margaret's Hospice in lieu of sending local cards. VILLAGE WEBSITE.  www.nortonsubhamdon.org.uk   The Newsletter is available on the above website amongst other news and events in the village. CHURCH WEBSITE.   www.nortonchurch.org.uk COMMUNITY LAND TRUST WEBSITE. www.nortonclt.btck.co.uk SHOP WEBSITE  www.norton-shop.com FESTIVAL WEBSITE: www.nortonfestival.org CHURCH FLAG The George Cross flag will fly from the church tower from Saturday 23rd December to Saturday 6th   January for Christmas and Epiphany. NORTON EVENTS AND NEWS  NORTON CAFE  It's been a busy first month for us at Norton Cafe and we would like to thank everyone for their support. The feedback so far is extremely positive, and everyone comments that it's a valuable addition to our village. This month we will be serving Christmas Lunches on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th December. £14 for 2 courses (Turkey with all the trimmings and Christmas Pudding). Booking is essential, so please call Jo Parker on 07544 307035/01935 881276 to reserve your table. We will also be open again for 'The Breakfast Club' serving Sunday Brunch on the 17th December 10am-12.30pm. Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas!! We will be closed for the week between Christmas and New Year. Open again on Wednesday 3rd January.   HAMDON YOUTH GROUP welcomes young people from Stoke, Norton, Chiselborough and West Chinnock. We now have over 60 young people signed up so we now have two sessions in the Lighthouse Cafe in Stoke on Mondays. From 6.30 to 8.00pm Years 6, 7, 8 and 9 are welcomed. Year 9s can also choose to join older young people from 8.00 - 9.30pm. The programme in December is: 4th  Christmas Decoration / Programme Planning, 11th  Plan Christmas Party, 18th Christmas Party. We then have a break over Christmas and return at the same times on January 8th. Any queries please contact Lou Chant, our youth Worker, on 07402 987921 or email lou.chant@cyp.me.uk. The HYG would like to thank Lou for her work, our wonderful volunteers without whom we couldn't run the club and to wish you all, and all our young people, a very happy Christmas. AMUSE CHOCOLATES  A chocolatier will be visiting Norton on Monday 4th December from 2.30pm in the village hall -  entrance £1.00.  Everyone is welcome to come along and taste these amazing chocolates, all free from artificial colourings and flavourings.  Come along and try some - buy some - they're delicious.  Sue Lowder LADIES GROUP We very much enjoyed our speaker on Tuesday 21st.  Jan McNeill told us about her life aboard a cruise ship and all the celebrities she had met over the 30 years of her career. She sang songs, and told us of her embarrassing  moments and amusing encounters she had experienced over the years. The evening was very colourful and entertaining.  On Monday 11th December, we shall hold our Christmas party.  This year it will be held in the meeting room in the village hall and we shall start earlier than usual at  7.00pm until 10.00pm.  Please bring along a gift for Secret Santa - value £5.00, if you wish to participate.   Don't forget to decorate yourselves with tinsel/sparkles/ silly hats/jumpers. If you remember please bring along a pen or pencil.  Let me know if you wish to entertain with a poem/sketch/play the spoons etc.  We look forward to a very enjoyable evening, with lots of fun and Christmas spirit.  Our New Years Dinner  will be on 16th January at The Lord Nelson - please add your name to the list by 20th   December if you wish to come along. The menu and list will be available at our Christmas party.  Sue Lowder 881805   NORTON MOVIE NITES at the Lord Nelson: start the Christmas season on Tuesday 12th December with mulled wine, mince pies and A United Kingdom (cert PG-13, 111 mins), starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. The true story of a love that inspired the world! One of the best films of last year, with great acting and superb cinematography. Doors open 7.45 pm., film starts 8.00 pm. £6 tickets in advance only from Norton Shop. Contact Geoff Byham with any queries, 881422.  Please don't phone the shop.  Thank you. Wishing all Movie Niters new and old a Very Merry Christmas. Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday 9th January when the New Year season starts with award-winning My Cousin Rachel, based on Daphne Du Maurier's intriguing tale about a mysterious femme fatale. Follow  Norton Movie Nites on Facebook.   CAROL SINGING This year we will meet at the church gate on Friday 22nd December at  6.30pm prompt for a preamble around the village going to the bottom end first and ending up at the Manor House, Great Street, for seasonal refreshments. Bring torches and reading glasses!  We will collect for FNC and GOSH this year. The former is for our beautiful Church building and its continuing upkeep and the latter for Great Ormond Street Hospital and the funding of research.  Thank you in anticipation  Cilla Caswell SAVE THE DATE.  The Friends of Norton Church will present their annual supper and Travel Talk on Friday 26th January, 2018.  The liberally illustrated talk titled 'Jitong Steam Railway, 2004', presented by Roger Marsh, is of a journey by train across Inner Mongolia.  Tickets will be available, from the Shop in January.     THE AGM OF THE FRIENDS OF NORTON CHURCH will be held at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, January 31st 2018, in the Reading Room. COFFEE MORNINGS  The Coffee Morning at Dowland, Higher Street in October raised £230.96 making the total so far this year £1,732.68.   After the November Coffee Morning there is a break until January.   Venues are being sought for 2018.   If you would like to host a Coffee Morning on the fourth Wednesday of the month please contact the Coordinators – Tricia Kirkham or Anna Terrell.  READING ROOM  Your Reading Room committee met on the 7th of November and discussed the following points. The Norton Cafe.  We were delighted to welcome Jo Parker and co-opt her onto the committee.  She was thanked for the way she has enhanced the Reading Room giving it a new relaxing ambience.  For those who haven’t visited the cafe recently, we do urge you to do so - it is very important that we support her.  It's good to see a number of visitors are seeing the sign at Turnpike and coming into the village.  Whilst here, they are very likely to visit our Community Shop and Post Office, so thanks Jo for all you are doing for the village and the Reading Room. Lighting and Hall Cupboard  Thanks were expressed to Peter Willsher for supplying and fitting a new outside light to floodlight the entrance. It has made a great deal of difference and a lot safer entering and leaving now that the dark nights have returned. Brian Shrubsole was thanked for making the excellent cupboard in the hall which houses the spare meeting chairs in a really very ingenious way.  Wi Fi and telephone line  We are pleased to report by the time of publication we should have Wi Fi and a telephone line fitted to the Reading Room.  With this facility we can offer a new free service to the Reading Room, Cafe bookings, Internet use for visiting lecturers to groups, proposed computer classes for 2018 etc.  Ramps for Wheel Chairs  It has been noticed in discussion that the two metal ramps that were made by Mike Cudmore in 2004 are slightly too narrow for most of the latest electric wheel chair wheels. We are grateful to Fred Lawrence in allowing us to use his chair as a modern example. Brian Shrubsole has kindly agreed to adapt and alter the two existing ramps so we can now advertise that we have facilities for disabled access.     Peter Callaghan   Chairman. VILLAGE TIME @ THE READING ROOM.  I am delighted to announce for the next 6 months Mr Robert Jones of Sherborne will be marketing a selection of his clocks.  He will be working in close association with myself and exhibiting some lovely examples of English & Continental Clocks from his collection. This will be another first for The Reading Room, so if you have TIME to spare, call into the Reading Room and take TIME for a coffee etc!  Robert Jones has been providing a first class service in the field of barometer, scientific instrument and clock repair in Dorset for over 35 years. His experience and abilities in the clock restoration trade enable us to provide a complete service covering all clock repair work from a simple clean and overhaul to a total restoration including re-making of all missing and/or broken parts. Valuations for insurance and probate can also be supplied on request.  Peter Callaghan 881850. NORTON NEWSLETTER AGM  AND STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS. The thirty fourth  AGM of the Norton Newsletter was held on Wednesday 1st  November in the Reading Room.  Audited Annual Accounts were presented by the Treasurer as follows.  For the year ending 31st October 2017 the cash balance was £2948.92.  The total cost of running the Newsletter was  £486.50. Income came from advertisements £502.50,  donations £99.00  and  Shop collection box £393.75. Lorna Noble was thanked for performing the audit.  The Chairman and Committee Members all agreed to stand again. The present committee is:  Chairperson: Sue Webb,  Editor: Janet Hutton,  Assistant Editor: Daphne Bishop, Secretary: Chris Brook, Treasurer: Tony Brook.   Committee members: Adele Wassell  and Mauvyn Greenham.   A big thank you to the Community Shop  who allow all contributions for the notice board in the shop to go in the Newsletter box on the Post Office counter, which provides a valuable contribution to our funds. Thanks also go to the band of deliverers, our proof reader and  to Mike Orchard who faithfully puts our newsletter on to the Village Website  each month and to all the organisations and individuals who have made donations throughout this year.     CHURCH SERVICES IN NORTON Sunday     3 3.00pm Christingle  Service Sunday    10 9.30am Communion Tuesday  19  7.00pm Carol Service Sunday    24 4.00pm Crib Service Monday   25 8.00am Christmas Communion For Sundays when there are no services at Norton see the notice in the church porch  – spare copies always in church. SPECIAL SERVICES OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD CHRISTINGLE SERVICE St Mary's Norton will be holding their annual Christingle Service on Sunday 3rd  December at 3.00pm Many of you are familiar with this Service and know how delightful it is seeing the children processing around the church with their Christingles.  It is a lovely start to the preparation of Christmas and, throughout the Country, Churches and Organisations are holding Christingle Services in aid of The Children's Society helping them support children who are not so fortunate as our own.  So please support us this year by having a collecting envelope and come to the Service and join in the enjoyment of children both young and not so young!  For a collecting envelope please contact Phyl Lawrence on 881283. Both schools will hold their carol services in the churches - West Chinnock’s at 6.00 pm. on Tuesday 13th and Norton’s at 1.00 pm. on Thursday 21st  Carol services will take place at  Chiselborough Monday 18th at 7.00 pm,  Norton Tuesday 19th at 7.00 pm and West Chinnock for West & Middle Thursday 22nd  at 6.30 pm.  Wednesday December 20th provides an opportunity to sing carols in the Muddled Man, West Chinnock,  from 6.30 pm, and, on the evening of Friday December 22nd,  a chance to sing carols around the streets of Norton. Meeting at Norton church also at 6.30 pm. Christmas Eve brings the delightful Crib and Carol service at 4.00 pm. – again carrying candles and singing to celebrate the impending birth of Jesus. Christmas Day. There will be opportunities for us all to celebrate Jesus birthday at ‘midnight’ in Middle Chinnock 11.30pm  or morning services at Norton 8.00am, West Chinnock 9.30am or Chiselborough 10.30am SUNDAY DECEMBER 31ST  10.00 am. A single service for the 7 benefice parishes with the Archdeacon of Wells at Chiselborough. FRIENDS OF NORTON CHURCH – WINE CLUB  The October and November draws took place at the Lord Nelson on the Friday the 17th November. One bottle each was won by Mary Morgan, Niall Clifford, Rowena Alsey, Richard More, Chris Westwood, Richard Raven, Roger Hardisty, Chris Brook, Lindsay Higgins, John Ashton, John Hull, Geoff Byham, Roger & Di Waters, Peter Willsher, Nick Fox, Mary Edmund, Jennie Harris and Nicki Brodie. In the 2nd draw for pub customers Dave Rogers, Martin Shire, Lindsay Higgins and Andrew Holloway each won a bottle. Shares are still available at £1 per month. Please call Roger Webb on 881096 for a form. The next FNC Wine Club draws are to take place on  December 15th.  NORTON AND CHISELBOROUGH FLOWER SHOW  Abridged minutes of  AGM held on 24th October 2017. A full copy of the AGM minutes plus supporting documents are available from Sarah Murray 881883  Chairman’s Report  The weather played a vital role in attracting many more people to the show this year, as did the additional activities and new stalls ‘outside the tent’.  Manfred thanked the band of helpers without whom the show would not be possible - those who helped to put up and take down, the refreshments team and everyone who donated prizes and cakes.  The May plant sale was highly successful and the Chairman thanked all who contributed to the day.  Manfred thanked all the Committee members for their hard work over the year and extended his thanks to Tony Brook for his MC role and Ian Murray for producing the new artwork.  Manfred paid special thanks and farewell to Christine Brook who resigned from the Committee after 19 years of dedicated service to the Flower Show.  Show Organiser’s Report  Gate takings this year were  £551 (though this only reflects the number of adults as entry for under 16’s is free).  170 individual exhibitors entered this year - up from 123 in 2016.  There were 686 individual entries up from 556 in 2016.  Floral classes were down a little, vegetable classes broadly in line with previous years, as were arts and crafts, but photography was significantly up.  Children’s class entries were also significantly up.  We welcomed several new stallholders this year all of whom confirmed they had had a successful afternoon. Treasurer’s Report  Total income from Show day £3,930.65  Income from Plant Sale £959.71  The cost of the schedule was fully funded by advertising.  Income from refreshments £513.00.   Income from patrons £799.00 - allowing us to purchase two marquees and ten folding tables  Total overall profit for 2017 was £665  Resignations and election of Committee Members Christine Brook resigned from the Committee but Manfred Roper, Andy Jacobs, Mary Batstone,  Sarah Murray,  Kate McBain, Dee Dare,  and Brian Shrubsole all remain on the Committee. Sara Vann has joined the Committee. NORTON VILLAGE HALL REPORT.  We are very pleased to announce that we have received a grant from SSDC for £5000.  This with the grant of £3000 from the Parish Council has helped towards the major jobs to be done at the Hall.  As you probably have noticed  the rotten wooden decking has been replaced with a new concrete area, looking as close to the decking that we could find.  The exterior of the Hall as I write this, is being repainted.   The double door leading onto the decking is on order, and should be replaced soon.   We have also been awarded £2000 from the Big Lottery Fund towards jobs to be done in 2018.  These include, new carpet for meeting room, decorating the entrance hall and meeting room and also new flooring in the Gents Toilet.   We have also been chosen to benefit from the Co-operative Local Community Fund from 12/11/17 to 27/10/18.  Thanks to them.  Please support us.  Our Facebook page is up and running, so please visit it.  ( The committee would like to thank our Treasurer Lindsay Elliott for all her hard work in achieving most of the above things. ) Now the most important thing!!  HaHa.    The Jumble Sale made an amazing £720 proceeds for the hall funds - incredible.  As always it's special thanks to everyone on the team who helped, sold, donated and bought things.  It couldn't be done without you.  My personal thanks to you all.   Jennie Harris Norton Village Hall Committee. ST MARGARET'S  HOSPICE CHRISTMAS CARDS. Averil Batten wishes to thank everyone who bought St Margaret's Hospice Christmas Cards from her recently. She managed to sell nearly £200 worth for this very worthwhile charity. NORTONIAN 8 The latest local history publication with various interesting historical items is now hot off the press and can be obtained from Muriel Parkinson for £4.50. Phone 881879 to buy or order. Nortonian 7's  are still available. NEW ARRIVALS We welcome Edward and Deborah Checkley who have moved in to the Georgian Wing of the Manor House. We hope they will be very happy living in Norton. NEWS FROM THE FRIENDS OF NORTON SCHOOL (FONS) A short fundraising update from us this month as we have been busy organising the Christmas Fair. Our Disco raised £142 and the children had a great time with fantastic entertainment. The Bag2School collection raised £136.  Thanks to the Village Hall committee for donating the remaining clothes from the very successful jumble sale!  We’d like to thank everyone for their help and donations to our Christmas Fair (yet to take place at time of writing!) and will provide an update on our total in the next newsletter. If you have ideas for any of these events, for future fund raising, or you would like to lend a hand, then please feel free to share your ideas with us when you see us in School, message us via our Facebook page: Friends of Norton Sub Hamdon School or email Emily at ejwaters40@yahoo.co.uk.  Emily Waters (Secretary)   WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING RESULT  Our Macmillan Coffee Morning in Norton on Friday 3rd November to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support was a tremendous success and we raised a grand total of £930.00.  I am sure you would like to know that this amount can pay for a family support worker for a week.  We owe an huge debt of gratitude to everyone who took part: baking cakes for our cake stall, making melting moments to serve with coffee and tea, serving coffee and teas, local businesses who donated super raffle prizes, villagers who contributed to our Festive hamper, Raffle Ticket sellers, furniture movers, designing and printing our big poster and generally taking part in supporting a wonderful cause.  The additional stall holders donated 10% of their takings for which we are very grateful.  It is fair to say we could not have raised such a mind boggling amount without the generosity and support of everyone who was involved and who came along to enjoy a lovely morning and a great atmosphere.  With huge thanks and best wishes, Jayne English, Cathy Dodson and Kate Glenister. PARISH COUNCIL REPORT  NOVEMBER 2017 Planning:  There has been 2 planning applications for the Parish Council to consider this month. 17/03987/LBC    The Georgian Wing, Great St.  Removal of C20th infill to restore the hall to its correct double height space. Replacement of modern incorrect skirting boards in the drawing room, bedroom and bathroom.  The Parish Council had no objections to this planning application. 17/04124/FUL    Land opposite Tinkabee Cottage, Little Norton.  Change of use of land, stationing of a log cabin and two shepherds huts for holiday let. The Parish Council felt they would not object to this application but would request that the following conditions below are enforced: The conditions are:  That in keeping with other non-standard accommodation in Little Norton, permission should be granted on either a 3 or 5 year temporary basis.  At the 3 or 5 year review we could ask to look at occupancy and number of visitors to determine if it was a good alternative use for the agricultural land.  If not, then change of use could be revoked/refused  A condition is implemented stating that there is a time limit on any one staying.  This condition will limit the period of occupation of the properties, either specifying a maximum length of stay or specifying that the property is to be occupied only during certain months of the year. (This will need to be monitored and enforced at all times by SSDC)  A condition which prohibits permanent residential occupancy.  A condition that there was to be no additional building of any description to be added to this site at a later date.  To have low key lighting installed in and around the area, with only ground level lighting used.  Improvements to the access must include a new type of gating e.g. a five bar wooden gate that is in-keeping with the area.  The drain across the entrance needs to be fully piped before a new surface is put down.  All the improvements to the entrance have to be completed before any buildings come onto the site.  There is to be no parking on the roadside.  There is to be parking for no more than 5 cars parked on site at any one time.  The whole site needs to be completely cleaned of rubbish before any building is installed.  Solar/Wind power only. No noisy generators.  Mains electric only to be used in an emergency backup. Clay Pigeon Shooting on Remembrance Sunday:  A letter of complaint has been sent to the Club following the numerous complaints we have received regarding the shooting on Remembrance Sunday. Ham Hill: Dog poisoning at Country Park rumour is unfounded South Somerset District Council’s (SSDC) Ham Hill Ranger Team have spent a number of days following up and investigating worrying claims that dogs have died from poisonings at the Country Park. At the end of last week, a range of posts were circulating on social media claiming that five dogs had died as a result of poisonings at Ham Hill Country Park.  After much investigatory work by the site ranger, SSDC can find no evidence that these claims are true.  Site Ranger Paul McNeill said: 'I have spoken to two dog owners who confirm that their three dogs have suffered from sickness and are now thankfully recovered.  Investigations by their vets have confirmed a viral bug, akin to a human sickness bug, that runs for about three days and is a perfectly normal expectation for this  time of the year. I have also spoken to local veterinary practices and despite much talk of poisonings and illnesses, they confirm they have not treated any suspected cases of poisoning.  I am therefore happy to confirm that dogs have not been purposefully poisoned or targeted at the Country Park.' Katy Menday, SSDC’s Countryside Manager added: 'We are grateful to two members of the public for coming forward to speak to us about illnesses that their dogs have suffered over the past fortnight.  Paul has worked hard to get to the bottom of the allegations and we want to reassure people that there is no evidence that any dogs have died and no animals have been purposefully poisoned.  There are sickness bugs around and, as with any well used site, your pet may pick one up when interacting with other pets on site.' If you have concerns about any of South Somerset District Council’s Countryside sites, please contact 01935 462462 and report the details. Christmas Tree Recycling : Once again Norton will be joining forces with SSDC to do the Christmas Tree recycling.  Please drop off your tree after Christmas (free from ornaments and stands!) to the drop off point which will be situated in Norton School Car park on the left hand side of the entrance.  They need to be dropped off before the 15th January 2018.  OTHER EVENTS AND NEWS HONEY POT Thank you to all who donated food for the Lord's Larder and clothing for Pilsdon - and to all who helped with the Honey Pot funded Advent Craft event. In the run up to Christmas you have just a short time to restock your bookshelves and store of fairtrade goodies - Honey Pot will be open on 2nd, 9th & 16th, then closed until January 6th  - to reopen with its New Year Hot Chocolate welcome for walkers: 10 - 12 noon. Christmas in a Box was the theme for the Advent Craft event - so this year, anyone who would like to join in the fun, pop a box in your window - decorated on a Christmas theme. It will encourage us all to get out and walk off the Christmas pudding! CHRISTMAS CONCERT on Saturday 9th December at 7.30pm at St Michael's Church , East Coker. The Phoenix Voices Choir brings you some of the most sublime traditional Christmas music as well as a selection of Christmas chart hits from the 1960s onwards. Accompanied by the Phoenix Chamber Ensemble there will be music from Italy, the Ukraine, a new take on an old carol,  a capella singing. In short, a concert not to be missed. Tickets £6, £3.50 under 16s, from the choirline 07762 724602, Facebook, phoenix.voices@live.com or on the door. STOKE GARDENING CLUB   The next meeting will be on Wednesday  13th December at 7.30pm in the Memorial       Hall and will  feature a Christmas Floral Demonstration  by Angie Blackwell from Cottage Flowers, Ilminster. For further details please contact Sue Winwood on  823671. THE YULE MONTH  Before ‘December’ entered Old English it was referred to by a name meaning ‘Yule Month’.   The early Germanic people celebrated the mid-wintery season during a time that was called ‘Yuletide’, a two month period that spanned December and January.   With the rise of Christianity, the yule was condensed and adopted into the liturgical year under the Christian name ‘Christmastide’, which began on Christmas Day and lasts a total of twelve days – the Twelve Days of Christmas.  Richard Terrell BOOK CLUB met at the end of November so there is no meeting in December. Do swap your Dorothy Whipple books - I have some spares - just give me a call. Anne 881202. There are plans to meet for lunch in January, so please let me know if you can join us. New members always welcome. VILLAGE AGENT UPDATE Not sure who to turn to? Village Agents are a charity that work with individuals and social groups to give confidential support and advice. We can enable people to be more independent in their home, manage personal finances, care for family members and advise on just about anything! You can find Cath at local coffee mornings and events. Call or email me cath@somersetrcc.org.uk  07968521746   We all know that Christmas can be the loneliest time of year for some people, especially when the bad weather reduces their ability (and willingness) to leave the front door. The great Christmas get away can mean that people are left on their own without visits from friends and family and so may be more in need of a visit. There are lots of local events in your area such as Carol Singing and Christmas Markets.  Perhaps you could invite an elderly neighbour to join you at one of these events. Waste and recycling  always comes under strain at this time of year with all that present unwrapping.  Another large headache is the number of Christmas Trees that need to be chipped after the event. Somerset Waste have 25 recycling schemes as they did last year, but also look out for local initiatives. Every recycling site will take trees to be composted and all garden waste subscribers can put out their trees for collection and composting. Plenty of other options exist for recycling trees, from planting it in your garden (that means buying one suitable for planting and looking after it well while indoors) to cutting off the branches to use as a frost protector on beds and chopping up what remains to add to the wildlife corner of your garden as a new habitat for beetles and other bugs. PS: Recycled items - from bits of costume jewellery to old keys, children's hand painted cards to toys - these make great decorations for a real tree. All collection days will be delayed by 2 days from Monday 25th Dec to 29th December and then one day late from 1st January to 5th January.  There will be no garden collections for the 2 weeks. Revised collection days above also apply to assisted and clinical collections.  ONE OFF ADVERTS: PILATES with KATE RONALDSON  Certified APPI Pilates Instructor. Level 5 Sport and Remedial Massage. RGN. MONDAYS NORTON SUB HAMDON VILLAGE HALL – RESTARTS 8th JANUARY 2018.  MOB: 07974029559 EMAIL: kateronaldson@hotmail.com  BEGINNERS: 17:30-18:15pm  FOR THE LESS ACTIVE: 18:25-19:10pm  MIXED ABILITY: 19:20 - 20:05pm  Helps alleviate pain, aches + tension.  Improves posture + body awareness. Increased muscle tone and strength.  Endurance of core postural muscles.  Back problems - can minimise recurrent episodes.  Improved balance. Improved mobility in all joints including spine.  Pelvic + shoulder stability.  Maintains and can increase bone density. Improved pelvic floor function.  Relaxation.  More efficient digestion.  Enhanced immune system. I look forward to hearing from you. TO ADVERTISE  IN THIS NEWSLETTER THE FEE IS £18 for twelve monthly adverts (maximum 6 lines)   Contact the editor  on 881566 or email   nortonnews@hotmail.com ITEMS FOR THE NEWSLETTER should be in the box on the POST OFFICE counter, or sent by email to: nortonnews@hotmail.com  by 4.00pm  on the 19th of each month except near Christmas when the deadline is a week earlier.   NEWCOMERS TO OUR VILLAGE.  If you know of anyone who has moved in to Norton, please ring one of the editors on the phone numbers below with their details so that we can welcome them to our village.    THE NEWSLETTER is produced monthly by the Newsletter Committee and is distributed free to every house in the village by volunteers who give their services free of charge.  The Editor is Mrs Janet Hutton (881566), Assistant Editor Mrs Daphne Bishop (881888) email: nortonnews@hotmail.com.  NB. All emails are replied to as soon as possible - please check if no acknowledgement is received by the deadline date.    DISCLAIMER.  This edition of the Newsletter contains information which has been supplied directly to the Editors of the Norton Newsletter.  None of the information published within expresses the views of either of the Editors or Members of the Norton sub Hamdon Newsletter Committee and should not be relied upon.  Any comments should be addressed to the Committee via the Newsletter email address.      South Somerset