Wereham News – September

Wereham Parish Council

Next Meeting is: Tuesday 8 November 2016, 7 pm, Wereham Village hall

Agenda items must be received before the end of October for this meeting. Please send to the Parish Clerk at werehampc@gmail.com. The Agendas for meetings are always published on the Wereham Village Notice Board three clear days before the meeting, on the Wereham Parish Council Facebook Page and on the website www.werehamparishcouncil.co.uk You will also find minutes of all meetings here too.

Please find issues discussed at the July meeting below, a full set of the minutes can be found on the Wereham Parish Council Website.

• Private Pumping Stations – if residents have private pumping stations on their property they should get in touch with Anglian water who taking over such stations.
• Village Pond Night Fishing – The Parish Council agreed this was not acceptable and agreed for a new sign to be placed at the pond to advise that night fishing and camping is prohibited; fishing on the pond is for Wereham Parishioners only and fishing is only allowable during daylight hours.
• Thanks to Chris Loake, Lee Gardner and Brian Bruce for repairing the pond edge.
• Thanks to Gerald Gott for agreeing to continue to pressure wash the Play Area floor tiles from moss growth.
• A recent Cemetery inspection by the Parish Council highlighted that a bench present was not repairable. The Parish Council agreed to offer anyone who wished to purchase a replacement memorial bench the chance to, to please contact the Clerk with their interest.
• Lottery Awards for All Application was approved for funding towards a Defibrillator to be installed in the telephone box.
• It was agreed that the Clerk would apply for Parish Partnership Funding for costs towards pond repair for the 2017/18 funding available.

An update of the meeting held on 13 September will be provided in the next issue.

WEREHAM CRAFT GROUP.

Our group is going from strength to strength with our
fundraising efforts for the village hall. If you are a crafter of any sort
we would love to see you at one of our group meetings. If you prefer not to
come to a meeting but would like to donate your craft items for us to sell
then that is just fine. We have three more events when we will have the
craft tables out, they are;

September10th for the Macmillan coffee morning,
September 4th for the Summer Fayre
November 26th for the Christmas Bazaar.

Please contact me for further details or to donate your goods.
Rosemary on 01366 501330, 07749240606, or e-mail
rosemary.pease@btinternet.com.

WEREHAM VILLAGE SUMMER FAYRE

Sunday 4th September 10.00am – 4.00pm

The day will include:
Car Boot
Dog Show
Classic Cars
Tombola and raffle
Craft Stalls, Static Shows, Legacy Dance, Vintage Tractors,
Live music from The Cords, Fly Past by a Dakota, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle,
Ice Cream, Fish and Chips, Café for hot and cold drinks, bacon rolls and cake.
For more info contact:
Doreen 01366 500218
Colin 07961130251

Traditional Harvest festival family service.
Wereham St. Margaret’s Church

Sunday 25th September 11.00am.

Come and sing the traditional Harvest Hymns
Share the Harvest loaf.
Give thanks for the harvest and our food.
Have your picture taken with the vintage tractor.
Bring a harvest offering if you want.
All welcome to this family friendly service.

Wereham Messy Church
Thursday September 22nd 4pm -5.30pm

Starts in the church followed by activities and a free meal in the Village Hall.

The theme is Harvest. It will be informal, fun and enjoyable. It will include stories, singing, activities and FOOD, Don’t miss it. We are looking forward to seeing you there.
All Welcome

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St Margaret’s Festival…..The BIG Thank You.

Our Festival Sunday proved, once again, that simple pleasures are still enjoyed by all ages on a sunny afternoon in rural Norfolk.
Thanks to all the willing hands, bunting was hung, flowers arranged, burgers were flipped, tea and cake consumed, tickets sold, produce purchased, good times were had and little hands created. The church and grounds buzzed with activity. Thank you to everyone who came together to make the day a success. It is said ‘time is the most precious gift you can give’ and many of you gave unseen hours, to their appointed tasks, to make this afternoon a good time for others and themselves. This was a team effort; So Well Done Team!! We raised just over £1000.00 for St Margaret’s.

Thank you to everyone in the village, and beyond; from inside and outside the church community, for your generous contributions of cakes, produce, money, prizes, flowers and foliage. We could not have this Festival without your support.
N.B. We had some very generous late donations of goods which would have overloaded our Raffle….so these items will be held over for our ‘Poppy Day Raffle’ in November. Watch out for tickets and your chance to win.

Thank you all from The Festival Committee of St Margaret’s.

August Update from Wereham Village Hall Committee

The Wereham Village Fayre is almost upon us. Do come along this Sunday 4th September and enjoy the usual car boot, dog show, bouncy castle, displays, stalls and attractions – it’s always a great day out! This year, there will also be a fly past by a Battle of Britain Dakota – definitely not to be missed! We are always very grateful for any donations of cakes and raffle/tombola prizes which can be brought on the day or please contact Doreen on 01366 500218 or Colin on 07961 130251.

The pop up café is back at the beginning of September and as well as the usual cakes and hot drinks, why not enjoy a late breakfast or early lunch with us. Our September Specials are: Regular Ploughman’s (cheeses, pickles, salad and freshly baked roll for £1.50) or Large Ploughmans (cheeses, pork pie, pickles, salad and freshly bakes bread roll for £2). Looking further ahead to 3rd October, the Specials will be Pork and bacon roll with mixed salad or Mozzarella, tomato and basil skewers (£2 each).

If you would like to get involved with the Friends of Wereham Village Hall Group, we are always looking for new volunteers and, now really is the time that we need as much help as possible. There are jobs for everyone so contact Doreen on 01366 500218.

Wereham Village Hall Bonus Ball Club

The lucky winners of £60 each in August were John Eastgate and Barbara Carter – congratulations to you both!
Helen Richardson, Secretary.

Events list

Village Fayre – Sunday 4th September, 10am-4pm. Including car boot, dog show, static shows, games and much much more. Contact Doreen on 01366 500218 or Colin on 07961 130251.

Bingo – Wereham Village Hall “Cash Prize” Bingo every Wednesday, doors open 6.45, eyes down 7.30pm. Teas/coffees available with complimentary biscuits. For enquiries contact Doreen on 01366 500218.

Pop up Café – first Tuesday of the month, 10.30-1pm. Next dates Tuesday 6th September and Tuesday 3rd October. Join us for a slice of homemade cake, a hot drink, a natter and a read of the daily papers all for just £1.50. Light lunches also available (September Special is Ploughman’s). Cake donations/queries to Doreen on 01366 500218.

Indoor/Outdoor Car Boot – last Sunday of the month, 9am-1pm (café opens at 8am). Next dates Sunday 25th September and Sunday 30th October. Café serving bacon butties, hot dogs and hot drinks. £5 pitch or, if you have earned time credits, there are two pitches/tables available at a cost of 4 time credits each. To book call Colin on 07961130251/01366 502281.

For all the pictures and feedback from our events, log onto www.facebook.com/werehamvillagehall. By clicking on the ‘Like’ option, you will be kept up to date on events, pictures and the progress towards a new village hall.

If you have any queries with regards to the plans for funding a new village hall, or anything we’re doing, please contact Victoria Gray, Chair, Wereham Village Hall Committee
Home: 501277 Mobile: 07725513583
Email: darren.gray@tesco.net or via www.facebook.com/werehamvillagehall
Wereham Heritage Group needs your help: Save the date for our opening heritage event on Saturday 12th November. Afternoon refreshments of tea and cake will be accompanied with the display of previously unseen photographs from personal collections.

We encourage you to submit your own photographs (copies will be made to ensure the preservation of your originals), as well as provide valuable information dating and identifying others’ collections.
More information to follow in next month’s issue

For any queries or to submit photographs, please contact either:
Eleanor Smith – eleanor.s23@hotmail.co.uk
Ian Rye – ian_rye@msn.com
Wereham Messy Church
Thursday September 22nd 4pm -5.30pm
Starts in the church followed by activities and a free meal in the Village Hall
The theme is Harvest.
It will be informal, fun and enjoyable.
It will include stories, singing, activities and FOOD,
Don’t miss it.
We are looking forward to seeing you there.
All Welcome

Traditional Harvest festival family service

Wereham St. Margaret’s Church
Sunday 25th September 11.00am.
Come and sing the traditional Harvest Hymns
Share the Harvest loaf.
Give thanks for the harvest and our food.
Have your picture taken with the vintage tractor.
Bring a harvest offering if you want.
All welcome to this family friendly service.

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