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Wereham news - October

October 2012


every Wednesday evening at the Village Hall, starts 7.30 pm. Cash prizes.


at the George and Dragon - Friday 26th October - starts 8.00 pm.


The Village ‘Fit Camp’ is held in the Village Hall on Monday and Friday evenings from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. The sessions are motivational, fun and designed to help weight loss, toning, general health and fitness.

Booking is essential as there is limited space. The cost is £5.00 per session or block book 6 weeks for £24.00.

Contact Shaun on 07878770230 or 01366 501130


Calling all parents/carers who would like to learn First Aid that is accessible and affordable covering the following -

* Resuscitation * Choking * Unconsciousness

* Bleeding * Burns and Scalds * Common illnesses

The course is a 2 hour session @ £15, conducted by Simon Hale, a registered Paramedic.

You will gain valuable knowledge, life saving skills, first aid book and a certificate of attendance.

Subject to sufficient numbers, this course will run in September.

If you are interested, please contact Angela on 500115 or Victoria 501277.


To find out what’s going on in the village and look at local and event pictures log into Facebook we are Wereham Village Group

Primary School Youth Club Mondays 4pm to 5pm

New crafts, games and more exciting things for the children to do. The cost is £1.00 for the first child and then 50p thereafter. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, and any kind donations of games, juice, or snacks for the children would be much appreciated. Look forward to a full house on the 17th-see you all there. Jacqueline and Nicki

Monthly Update from the Wereham Village Hall Committee We have had a change around in the Committee, our Chairman Sandra Pickwell has decided to stand down, although she will remain on the Committee, we can't thank her enough for all her hard work over the past 18 months as Chair . Gary Clere has kindly stood in as Chair and John Eastgate has taken up the Vice-chair. Louise Kavaney has decided to stand down as Treasurer and is passing the job over to Sheena Woodhouse, Louise will remain on the Committee, we thank her for undertaking the role as treasurer over the last few years. A thank-you to Sam Voutt, who decided to resign, once again the Committee thanks her for her help over the last few years.

If anyone would like to join our friendly committee you would be most welcome.

We are slowly progressing with our Grant Applications for the new hall with Victoria and Helen continually finding new grants that can be applied for. However, every application that has to be filled out takes a lot of time and resource - so once again we are appealing to anyone who has excel, enjoys investigating possible grant leads and could spare the odd hour here and there to jump aboard. If this is you, or you would like to help with grant applications please contact Victoria 501277.

Wereham Village Hall Rebuild Update - New Project Team To be Created

As previously reported, due to the deterioration of the village hall (which dates back to the first world war) a full rebuild would be required to secure it's future.

Recently, 2 members of the Wereham Village Hall Management Committee, Victoria Gray and Helen Richardson, met with a representative of the Norfolk Rural Community Council (NRCC) who provide advice and guidance for communities, specifically in relation to village hall rebuilds.

The meeting was held to find a way forward, particularly in relation to the lottery funding grants available to rebuild projects, called the Reaching Community Fund (for more information visit


It has became clear from the meeting, that to push forward the rebuild project, a team of dedicated people with the relevant skills and time would be needed to push through the lottery grant and also other grants available such as WREN


, in addition to other work required to achieve a rebuild. The project team would be there to see through the grants process through to the build stage and completion.

If you would like to become part of this exciting project

, we are seeking to recruit not only within the committee, but people from within the community of Wereham and surrounding villages that patron our hall, to become involved in the new project team. Amongst our resource wish list, we're looking for -

retired/semi-retired professional who would relish the opportunity to manage the New Build Team

accountancy skills, problem solvers, people and PR skills

Anyone with positive ideas, time to give and who want to work as part of a winning team!

An informal discussion evening has been arranged on Tuesday

9th October

at 7.30pm in the Wereham Village Hall, open to all that wish to find out more about the project and being a member of the project team. Refreshments will be available.

A representative from the NRCC, Lucinda Leonard, will be joining us for a 'question and answer' session and will discuss other village hall re-build projects that she has guided to success.

To find out more, please either turn up on the night or contact me (Victoria) on either 01366 501277/07725513583 or by email on


We look forward to meeting you!

Helen Richardson and Victoria Gray, on behalf of the Wereham Village Hall Committee

Barn Dance Held on Saturday 1st September

What can I say - the enthusiasm of Dom Rye and his band has no bounds, they yet again produced a scintillating evening of music for the Village Barn

Dance. We also have to mention Barbara, - who with her fantastic guidance had everyone up and dancing the whole evening. The Village really got together and we had an exceptional turn out - a massive thank-you to each and everyone of you, as without that support it would never have happened. I think I can safely say - it was a night to remember (especially if it was YOU who fell into the hay-bales, you know who you are!!!!) Well done to Maureen - who won best dressed Barn Dancer... I have to thank the following as they supplied help and support: Pete at Premier Bars, as they yet again wavered they £100.00 deposit due to the fact it was a fundraising event. Our Chiefs for the evening, Victoria Grey, Debbie Rye, Angela Godden and Diane - curry's were fab, potatoes perfect and coleslaw spot on! Roger, for loaning us the ever important straw bales. Every-one in the village whom I badgered to buy raffle tickets. Everyone who supplied Raffle prizes. Last, but no means least, all committee members that helped clean on the Sunday & sell raffle tickets on the evening. We raised an amazing............. £263.60. Watch this space for the next dance......



The next meeting will be on Tuesday 13thNovember at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Everyone welcome!

The last Meeting was on 11th September - if you would like a copy of the Minutes from that meeting, please contact:-

Mrs N E Clifford-Everett (Parish Clerk)

33 Lynn Road


Downham Market

PE38 0HU

01366 377799

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