Wereham Sign Gary Trouton

Wereham News for February

February 2013


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

KARAOKE at the George and Dragon on Saturday 2nd February.


To find out what’s going on in the village and look at local and event pictures log into Facebook we are Wereham Village GroupPARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS: The last meeting was held on Tuesday 15th January.

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

Next meeting to be announced.


Please note that dogs are no longer allowed on the Village Playing Field.

Wereham Parish Council


Doreen and Janet would like to thank everyone who helped with the Bazaar on Sunday 9th December. Also thanks to Father Christmas and his helpers. We made £506.98. A very good effort.


Thank you to all the children who came to see me at the Wereham Christmas Bazaar. You were all very polite. I particularly enjoyed Dexter singing his school song for me, Eliza asking me about my reindeer and Faye telling me about her guitar. I look forward to seeing you all again next year.


Thank you Father Christmas for coming to meet us at our Christmas Party where we enjoyed a lovely morning with lots of ‘yummy’ things to eat supplied by our Mummies and Daddies. Hayly supplied the game. Father Christmas gave out presents, where children took them from arms’ length and hurried on! Everyone left happily clutching a present and selection box.



Thanks to all who gave prizes for the Christmas Bingo, we all had a great night and raised £471.00. Once again thanks.

Happy New Year to you all!

Barbara, Janet and Doreen


Coffee morning held on 16th November raised £100. Thanks to all who helped make it such a success.



The collection for the Royal British Legion Poppy appeal in Wereham raised a brilliant £346.45. Thank you to all who collected and donated so generously.



Friday mornings - 10.00am to 12.00 noon. All welcome.

May I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us throughout 2012. Mandy who is always there to ‘set up’ the equipment, etc., the Mums, Dads and Carers who lend a hand when needed. Diane our ‘snack lady’. Your help is much appreciated.


Thank you Jackie for organising our ‘Christmas Dinner’ at The Berney Arms just before Christmas. Ten Mums attended, lovely, enjoyable evening had by all. Superb meal!


I have several people interested in another ‘First Aid’ evening for parents and carers. Hopefully this will be during early March. Please ring for details. Angela on 01366 500115.


In Wereham Village Hall. Date yet to be fixed, possibly early March. Please keep us in mind when you are having an early clear-out


Contact Angela 500115 or Dianne 500798

Primary School Youth Club - Monday Afternoons

Youth club has been put on hold until further notice, probably around April time. Jacqueline and Nicki would like to thank all that came along and had some fun. If anyone would like to help with the club in future please feel free to contact me.

Jacqueline 500880

Update from Wereham Village Hall Committee

Happy New year to you all. Special thanks to Barbara, Janet, Doreen and friends for all their hard work organising the Christmas Bingo and Bazaar.

What a busy month December has been!

Victoria organised Christmas Carols around the pond on the 23rd. We were all treated to hot-dogs and wedges with an afternoon of carols, led by Dominic on his accordion, raising £190.

Well done to all the ladies and gentlemen who worked so hard to create and support all of these events.

In response to committee changes (see below) John Eastgate has agreed to become acting Treasurer and Victoria Gray has agreed to become acting Chair until the next AGM.

Our next committee meeting has been booked for Monday 28th January @ 7.30pm.

Following this meeting, we'll be advertising the date of the next AGM and our events for 2013.

The new range cooker (funded by Love Norfolk) and the new larder fridge (funded by Freebridge) have been delivered and had their first use at the Christmas Carols event, easily catering for 50 people! Many thanks to Adam Richardson and Karl Butcher for changing the kitchen units to accommodate the new appliances and to Chris James for changing the electrics at short notice. These appliances allow us and you to cater for larger numbers of people - ideal for family do’s or large parties. For hall bookings, please contact Doreen on 500218.

Jacqueline Butcher

- Secretary - Wereham Village Hall Management Committee

Update from the New Build Team-

I'm pleased to advise that we are making progress to enable us to apply for funding for a new village hall.

1st stage was to convert our committee of volunteers to a Management Committee of Trustees. 8 of us have agreed to become trustees, with the balance to become a fund raising support group called the 'Friends of Wereham Village Hall'.

At this point, we hope you will join us in recognising and appreciating all the hard work and commitment over many years that the retiring committee members have given to our village hall -

Barbara Roberts, Doreen Rolph, Janet Voutt, Sandra Pickwell, Louise Kavaney, Sheena Woodhouse and Gary Clere - Thank you.

The next stage is to revise our trust deed, sign up the trustee's and register as a charity.

Then we'll start the community survey to create the evidence required for the lottery application (Big Lottery Fund).

This village hall belongs to you and very soon, you will be able to shape the future of the new village hall - watch this space for further information.............

Helen Richardson and Victoria Gray,

New Build Team, Wereham Village Hall Management Committee.

Christmas Carols by Candlelight at Wereham Pond 23rd December -

We had a lovely afternoon, by the pond, decorated with lights, slightly soggy underfoot, but it didn't dampen our Christmas reverie! Dominic led us into Christmas carol favourites with his accordion, we had a reading from Debbie, then after some more carols, we followed Dominic like the pied piper into the village hall for our hot-dogs, wedges and hot drinks. The children were entertained with a Christmas story before Dominic finished with more carols ending with a very enthusiastic crowd participation of the '12 days of Christmas'.

Huge thanks to Dominic for volunteering his musical talents, Debbie for the reading and Ian for being master of ceremonies. Thank you to Chris for removing the mole hills, Cliff, Diane, Rachel, Gerald, Alistair and my hubby for decorating the pond, all the ladies who helped in the kitchen Pauline, Angela, Diane, Rachel, Mum Gray and to all those people that stayed behind to clear up. With all your help, we had a lovely afternoon and raised £190 for the village hall.

We'll do it again next year...................


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