Westminster Diary – November

 

Norfolk is home to many enterprising industries. One such business is Future Biogas, Warren Energy, located at Methwold. The anaerobic digestion plant utilises natural materials such as maize and pig bedding producing gas and electricity to feed into the national grid. Walking round the plant, it is fascinating to see the technology at work. The Methwold site, operational 24/7, uses 30,000 tonnes of pig muck and supplies the Wissington Sugar Factory with energy. Other operational sites are also at Swaffham and on the Holkham estate. Using locally grown break crops which work well with farmers’ crop rotation, the Holkham plant is capable of fueling over 2500 homes in winter, 40000 in summer.

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Stoke Ferry & District Ladies Group – October meeting

Minutes of the meeting held on October 5th
. Mrs Armsby welcomed everyone. 20 members and 1 visitor attended
APOLOGIES were received from Ann Prodromou and Mavis Smith.
MINUTES of the last meeting were read and signed.
MATTERS ARISING. Janet Cooper reported that she had raised £621 at her coffee morning for the Macmillan appeal
Gillian Smith said that the events committee had obtained a variety of Christmas menus, but most were thought to be too expensive. This left a choice of last year’s venue at Thetford which was not popular, or the Jolly Brewers at Shouldham. Everyone agreed to go there, and revert to evening instead of lunchtime. The chosen menu was circulated for members to see.
Birthday posies were presented to Doris Armsby and Janet Cooper.
November meeting. This will be the AGM, therefore no VOT will be needed, and there are no birthdays either. Mrs Elsey asked that any member’s expenses be submitted to her that night so that the Group’s accounts can be audited in time for the AGM.
TEAS Jean Carter and Yvonne Self
DOOR & RAFFLE Pam Cann and Audrey Hudson
AOB Janet Cooper reported that she had nearly completed the programme for 2017, and hoped that there would be something in it to interest everyone
Mrs Armsby then thanked all the members who had provided the lovely array of food and raffle prizes, and invited everyone to tuck in to the harvest supper of cold meats & salads, followed by apple pies & cream.
Many members won a selection of raffle prizes, and the meeting ended at 9.15pm.

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