Have you seen the Welcome Pack provided to new residents in Metfield?

Most of you will probably know that a very detailed and useful Welcome Pack is given to everyone who moves to the village. It is updated regularly and includes details of what’s on in Metfield, local schools, doctors, dentists and vets, library, refuse collection days, recycling, Parish Council, church services, BorderHopper bus, village shop, village hall and village market – in fact, everything you might want to know all in one place.

You can view this online and download a copy from the link below.

Welcome Pack (revised December 2019)

A handy document to pin to your noticeboard! If you’ve already got one, it’s probably out of date.

Seasonal greetings from your village website! We’re truly on the run-up to Christmas proper…

BUT FIRST, and most important of all, before you settle down to enjoy all the festivities…


Once that excitement is out of the way – and what a relief it will surely be for everyone – you can enjoy any or all of the events below.

Lots of hard work has gone into organising things to make your Christmas special and to help you enjoy the festive season with your family, friends and neighbours.

Friday 13 December
Gill’s Caribbean Christmas Meal promises to be a really tasty and fun occasion. Email gillian.cable@btinternet.com to book a table or call ‭01379 586202.

Saturday 21 December
Acoustic Night in the Meadow Bar hosted by Keshar, always popular.
Carol Singing around the village (see below).

New Year’s Eve (Tuesday 31 December)

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

Autumn is gently nuzzling in. But summer lingers on with strong sunshine, warm breezes and gentle rain between the cooler mornings and nights. All good for gardeners and plenty of time, we hope, to catch up on all those ‘tidying up’ jobs we love so much. John Keats so vividly brings this season to life.

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.”

John Keats Complete Poems and Selected Letters

If you haven’t looked at the website recently, why not spend a few minutes checking it out? There is a new batch of header photos reflecting the time of year and the side margin now has colourful What’s On reminders. If you’ve any suggestions, don’t hesitate to pass them on using our Contact form on the main menu bar. AND PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT THE WEBSITE.

Finally, if you click the Like button at the foot of any pages you visit, it will help other people to find the website. So please do so if you feel moved. Thank you and enjoy your village and all that it has to offer.


The summer is fast disappearing and what a summer it’s been! Torrential rain, prolonged high temperatures, strong winds – we never know what will hit us next.

Meanwhile, the business of the village continues… and there’s a vacancy on Metfield Parish Council.


Are you interested in what goes on in Metfield and in making the village a great place to live?

There is now a vacancy on Metfield Parish Council. The role of a Parish Councillor is not a difficult one, but it can be a varied task and is totally voluntary. Councillors are expected to be the ‘eyes and ears’ of the parish – to listen to or identify issues which may be causing concern to residents, then look at ways of resolving them. The Council meets every two months, with occasional additional meetings as required.

If you would like to join the Council, please contact the Clerk (details below) by 23 August, with a short paragraph about yourself and why you would like to be a councillor. The only criteria are that you must be a resident of Metfield, and have lived in the parish for at least 1 year. The successful candidate will be co-opted onto the Council at the next Council meeting. 

Notice issued 10 July 2019 by METFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
Chairman: Mr P. Mortimer, Fir Tree Farm, Metfield, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 0LP Tel. 01986 785396
Clerk: Mrs. L Duckett, Hunters Lane Cottage, Hunters Lane, Metfield, Harleston, IP20 0LU Tel 01379 586218
Email: MetfieldParishCouncil@outlook.com