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December 2006

The monthly newsletter from Wereham

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Don't miss the Christmas Prize Bingo evening on Wednesday 6th December at 7:30 pm in Wereham Village Hall. Donations of prizes most welcome - these may be left for Doreen at Wereham Village Stores.

Wereham Village Stores, Post Office, Cafe and B&B

Visitors to the shop and Post Office can be sure of a warm welcome from Janet, Jess and staff. The cosy village atmosphere is very much in evidence; so if you haven't been in for a while, do go along - you're in for a treat! Don't forget, in addition to groceries, frozen food and fresh fruit & vegetables, the shop stocks newspapers, magazines, plus beer, wines & spirits. Free home delivery is available. Other services include DVD rentals and photocopying/fax.

Regular shop opening hours are now as follows: -

Monday to Saturday 7 am to 6 pm

Sunday 8 am to 1 pm and 5pm to 8 pm

The Post Office is open as follows: -

Monday to Friday 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5.30 pm

Saturday 9 am to 1 pm

The shop will be closed on Christmas Day and will open on Boxing Day from 10 am to 1 pm. On New Year's Eve opening is from 9 am to 4 pm and New Year's Day from 10 am to 1 pm.

The Cafe has a selection of hot and cold food, cooked to order and is open between 9 am and 6 pm (Monday to Saturday) and 9 am and 5 pm on Sundays. The ideal venue for a village natter over coffee or lunch!

If you have visitors coming and don't have room for guests to stay, remember Bed and Breakfast is available here, all year round (double and twin rooms).

For all enquiries, please contact 01366 500300.

Clock and Bell Restoration ...... Continues

Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow but the wheels are turning and we find the information and interest for our 'unique and of great historical importance' church clock and bell being expressed from the experts, most encouraging. So much so that we feel a booklet will have to be produced outlining the history of both for all to read in future years.

Plans are being made to hold fund raising events such as musical evenings, children's Easter fun, raffles at the village shop and hopefully much more. Your ideas to help raise the much-needed cash are always welcome. This worthwhile project will succeed - with your help and our determination we will reinstate the heart of our conservation village.

Thank you all for your support so far.

Clock and Bell Committee

Tickets for the Christmas Raffle in aid of the Clock and Bell restoration are on sale at the village shop. There is a wonderful selection of prizes, so do buy a ticket.

Wereham & Wretton Scout Group

It's not just Beavers, Cubs and Scouts who receive badges. Leaders of all 3 sections in the Wereham and Wretton group have recently received awards in recognition of their commitment to Scouting. John Miller (Beaver Leader), and Vicki Dixon (Scout Leader), have been honoured with the Chief Scouts' Commendation for Good Service. Mike Dixon, Explorer Scouts' District Commissioner and regular supporter of the group, has also received this award. Paul Smith (Cub Leader) has been awarded the Medal of Merit. Well done!

Mobile Library

The mobile library van visits Wereham every 3rd Friday, and is in the village for just over an hour at 4 separate locations (Approx. times: - Flegg Green 10.40 am, Pond 10.55 am, Shop 11.10 am, Queen's Close 11.30 am). Currently the service is under-utilised. On 10th November there were no visitors at the first 3 stops - 'use it or lose it' is the phrase that springs to mind! The mobile library service has recently been computerised, so those with valid membership cards from Norfolk branch libraries can now access this service without needing to register separately. Computerisation has brought increased flexibility and borrowed items can now be returned to either the branch or mobile service. Books (including children's and large print items) are stocked along with a range of titles on CD and cassette tape. A selection of videos and DVDs are also available for hire. Forthcoming visit dates are 1st & 22nd December and 12th January. Go along next time and see what they have to offer! For further enquiries contact Downham Market library (01366 383073).

Sue Smith

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