Wereham News June

WEREHAM OPEN GARDENS
Sadly Wereham Open Gardens will not take place this year but I would like to thank all of those kind people who agreed to open their gardens and all the volunteers who work so hard to make it happen.
Let’s all look forward to next year and meanwhile keep safe everyone.
Best wishes, Greg Baddock.

Wereham Parish Council

Next Meeting Date – As per legislation amendments the Parish Council are not holding the Annual Parish Meeting or Annual Meeting of the Parish Council until after 7 May 2021. It is likely that the next time the Parish Council meet will be in September but please follow information on the website www.werehamparishcouncil.co.uk Until this time the Council will take decisions by email, recorded to be ratified at the next Council meeting.

Coronovirus – Covid-19

Stay Home, Protect NHS, Save Lives (As at 28.04.20)

If there are volunteers that could help other residents in the village with essential shopping please contact the Parish Clerk who will add you to a register that is being kept. If there are residents that need help with essential shopping or doctors prescriptions with no family or friends network please also get in touch with the Parish Clerk who will be able to discuss options available for helping you.

For the latest Government Advice view the following websites:
The HSE have now created a dedicated Coronavirus page for businesses here:
https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/coronavirus.htm
This should be used in conjunction with the NHS information here:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Dog Walkers There continues to been instances of dog waste not being removed from outside people’s properties and pathways in the village by dog walkers. There are five dog bins available at the playing field; off Cavenham Road, Lamas Lane; End of the Row/Wretton Row and on Church Road. So this is plenty of points to deposit their waste plus the option to take it home. Please respect the village and clean up after your dog.

Wereham Cemetery – Memorials Next of Kin Please could any members of the public known to be the next of kin for memorials within the Wereham Cemetery please contact the Parish Clerk to agree to share their contact details. We need to ensure that our contact database for the purposes of contacting next of kin, where we need to discuss memorials is as up to date as possible. Memorials that have been laid down for safety reasons can be reinstated by commissioning a stone mason to install what is called a NAAM bar.

Highways – Paths and Roads – Defects Please report anything that you see verges, trees, pot holes, main holes, drains to Norfolk County Council Highways via their defects page of their website. You need to set up a login, and once on the site you can easily report issues and upload pictures of the issue. They will then arrange inspection. You are also able to track the report. Should a report not be resolved as you wish please then contact the Parish Council. The Parish Council will report issues that it finds, but if residents do this also we can increase the repairs that we notice need doing. https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/HighwaysDefect/

Helen Richardson
Wereham Parish Clerk and Finance Responsible Person
Email werehampc@gmail.com or Phone/Text: 0779 500 6811

MOBILE POST OFFICE will park near the village pond on the following days/times, depending on current restrictions.
Monday and Thursday 14.00 – 14.15
Tuesday and Wednesday 12.25 -12.55

Obviously there is doubt over when things can get back to ‘normal’ which means the Church Festival in July is still on hold at the moment. When things change there will be notices on the Village Notice Boards and the Wereham Village Group, and Wereham Village Hall Facebook pages. Hopefully it will not be too long.

Wereham Craft Group,
We have a craft fair booked for 7th November 2020 and we will give more details nearer the time when hopefully life will have returned to something approaching normal. For details please contact Rosemary on 01366 501330, or 07749240606 e mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com.

Car Boot and Cafe and Short Mat Bowls.
We will let you all know as soon as these two things are up and running again. For details please contact Philip on 01366 501330 or 07759033492. E mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com
Wereham Village Hall closure
In light of the current guidelines from both the government and the NHS and the rapidly evolving situation, Wereham Village Hall will remain closed until further notice. We apologise for the disruption but want to say a huge thank you to all of our staff, volunteers and customers for their support and understanding. We pride ourselves on being an integral part of Wereham and the surrounding communities and want to ensure that we continue to support each other and develop ways of caring for every part of our community. Our team have been working tirelessly to make contact with all event and activity organisers and customers. We will be updating information regularly. Please keep checking our website and facebook pages for the latest updates. We value your continued support and look forward to reopening our doors and to welcoming you back as soon as we possibly can.
The Wereham Village Hall Management Committee

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