It was a delightful evening as the girls were full of enthusiasm and very good ideas on how to improve the village. It's good to hear the voices of young people.
Often when you ask people in general what they would like to see provided in a village our size, they come up with ridiculous suggestions such as an Olympic sized swimming pool or a Theme Park or anything else that would cost millions of pounds and be completely impractical, Not the Brownies. They were more interested in improving the environment by stopping people from throwing litter on the streets. They also wanted more open spaces and more woodland areas and properly equipped play areas.
Their othe concerns were for the safety of animals and road safety in general and in particular stopping motorists from driving too fast through the village. These are matters that concern many of us.
The girls also wanted a cinema club and a junior art group set-up - both achievable.
Once again the main thing standing in their way is the need for volunteers to organise these things. Hethersett is a hugely active village with so many groups providing everything imaginable. But we still have plenty of scope for more volunteers (you can never have enough).
Anyway the girls have certainly given us plenty of food for thought for the future and it was good to engage with such young people and find out how aware they are of what goes on around them.
Tonight sees the opening evening of the 2015 University of East Anglia Literary Festival. Will report back on that in tomorrow's blog.