Wereham Sign Gary Trouton

Wereham news for May

May 2013


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 12th March

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

The next meeting is Tuesday 14th May at 7.30 pm. All welcome.


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


Open Gardens June 16th.

Are you a cake maker? I would appreciate any cake, buns or biscuits that you would like make to serve with the teas for Open Gardens. Also, if you would like to help in any way, either before or on the day I would love to hear from you. Thanks. Lizzie Baddock 500233

P.s. There’s still time to open your garden! If you are hesitating....... go for it! Just give me a ring I would be pleased to hear from you! This is the 11th year now. We would also be pleased with any garden plants, house plants or garden related items we could sell on the plant stall. Thanks.

Wereham Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter


The AGM was held on Tuesday 19th March 2013 in Wereham Village Hall.

Chairman Tom Golden gave a brief history of the Wereham Neighbourhood Watch. It began 17 years ago in 1996 following a spate of incidents. At the beginning there were 24 co-ordinators, today there are 12. We always need more co-ordinators and several co-ordinators have a large number of members. Doreen in particular would welcome help. Please telephone her on 01366 500218 if you would like to help.

Crime figures for our area have been September 2011 - March 2012 (4), April 2012 - September 2012 (9), for October 2012 - March 2013 (2). Thieves are now targeting Working Dogs, Chain Saws and Quad bikes, so we must always remain vigilant, and always inform the police of anything suspicious. Thefts of oil continue and one co-ordinator had some watering cans stolen. The number for non-urgent calls is 101 and for urgent calls it remains 999.

The next meeting is on the 17th September 2013 at 7.30pm in Wereham Village Hall.

Update from Wereham Village Hall Committee.

We are now registered as a charity

. For our details, please log onto the Charity Commissions website and search for Wereham Village Hall. Apart from being able to claim 25% on personal donations, this means we now qualify for grant applications for funding towards a new village hall.

The New Build Team

have visited 3 other new build village halls as evidence for our funding applications & to learn from the experience of others. We've created our project plan, our next step is to gather the community evidence required for funding applications. We'll advise further after our next committee meeting on the 30th April @ 7.30pm

A huge well done

to Angela & Diane, who together with support from our 'Friends of' group, raised over £400 at the Easter Bingo!

Our 'Friends of Wereham Village Hall'

group has swelled to 10 this month. This group is for people who want to support fund-raising events for the village hall. If you would like to join, please contact our Secretary Jacqueline on 500880 or email


We're pleased to announce

Roger has taken over the weekly bingo, now a cash prize bingo. Raffle too. Wednesday nights, doors open @ 6.45pm, eyes down @ 7.30pm. Refreshments available with complimentary biscuits. For further details contact Roger on 500088.

The new white tables

, navy and gold chairs & table trolleys have been delivered - they look fantastic! We've sold all the old tables and chairs, so we've now got even more room in the village hall for your event. The chair trolleys and navy table clothes are due in a couple of weeks. If you would like to book your event in your village hall,

contact Doreen on 500218

Fund-raising events -

Bingo -

Every Wednesday, doors open 7.00 pm. Come along an support our new organiser, Roger. All proceeds to the Village Hall. Enquiries to Roger Collins on 01366 500088.


Car Wash

- the committee & 'friends of' will be calling round the village on 9am Sunday 5th May to raise funds by car washing. Please support them.

Car boot

- monthly car boot, last Sunday of every month, 9-12pm, from May to September, Wereham Playing Field. £5 per pitch, refreshments & bacon butties, starting May 26th. All proceeds to the Village Hall.

To book a pitch call Victoria 501277 or Helen 500174.

Bonus Ball

- we have a few numbers left for the Bonus Ball. This private lottery is open to all residents of Wereham, and the surrounding area, their family and friends. As a private lottery you must be invited to join and must be 18 or over. You will be allocated your bonus ball number(s), which is non-transferable, at a cost of £2.00 per month, and each month there is a draw for 50% of the income (£50) that goes to one lucky winner. Draw will be on the first Saturday of the month from the main televised draw ‘lotto’. Once all the 49 bonus ball numbers are purchased, you will be advised of the date of the first draw. So get in quick to pick your lucky number or numbers before they are all gone and support Wereham Village Hall at the same time as all money raised will help ensure it remains open as a resource to all in our community.

Call Helen on 500174, with you name, address, and how many bonus ball numbers you would like to purchase. Or via email at



Ink Cartridges

- the collection boxes are located on the piano in the hall. Alternatively, I'll collect - Victoria 501277.

The village hall is held in trust for the residents of Wereham as a place for residents to socialise and for recreational activities. It costs up to £4000 per annum to keep the village hall running. On behalf of myself & the committee, thank you for your continued support. Victoria Gray - acting Chair.

Copyright remains with independent content providers where specified, including but not limited to Village Pump contributors. All rights reserved.