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Wereham News

September 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 Group  PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS:  The last meeting was held in July. 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 10th September at 7.30 pm, in the Village Hall.  All welcome.

WEREHAM TOTS  Friday mornings from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.  All welcome.  Angela

BINGO - Every Wednesday, at the Village Hall. Doors open 6.45 pm eyes down at 7.30 pm. Cash prize, raffle, refreshments with complimentary biscuits.  Come along an support our new organiser, Roger. All proceeds to the Village Hall.  Enquiries to Roger Collins on 01366 500088.

CAR BOOT SALE -  car boot sale, last Sunday of every month, 9-12pm, from May to September, Wereham Playing Field.  £5 per pitch, refreshments & bacon butties. Next date: September 29th..  All proceeds to the Village Hall. To book a pitch call Victoria 501277

INK CARTRIDGES and MOBILE PHONES - the collection boxes are located on the piano in the Village Hall.  Alternatively, I'll collect - Victoria 501277.


Massive thanks to everyone who attended "The Pop-Up Cafe", on 6th August, it's going from strength to strength.

We raised nearly sixty pounds for the Village hall in 90 minutes of trading. The Pop-up, Is the talk of the villages. We introduced bacon rolls this month and they went down a treat, and all our homemade cakes sold out. Thanks to Lynda, Lydia, Chris, Janet and Liz for supplying the cakes this month - they were exceptionally lovely. We look forward to September's Cake makers. Also to thank our paper lady for kindly donating the daily papers to the Cafe.

The Cafe is due to Pop-Up again on September 3rd @ 10:30.

Please come down/over/across to OUR fantastic little Cafe in the Village, lets try and improve on Augusts takings.

Thankyou and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 3rd.

Jacqueline & Nicki

Ps Any crafty people among you?? Might be worth your while popping in for a cuppa & cake as we have plans afoot for crafting sales tables on the build up to Christmas.......... WEREHAM VILLAGE FAYRE AND CAR BOOT SUNDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 10 - 4.00pm

The date has been set for the Village Fayre & Carboot - Sunday 22nd September 10am onwards. Dog show, Live Band, Vintage Vehicles, Carboot, Beer tent, BBQ, Bumper raffle, Bouncy Castle, Side shows & Game stalls for Children to name but a few of the exciting things we have lined up. Come and support Our Village Fayre - It’s always been a fantastic family day out -

and as ever all proceeds to the Village hall.

Any information needed then please call Nicki on 500527 or Angela 500115. Flyers will be sent out closer to the date..


11TH October - details to follow - save the date!!


If you would like to join the Friends of Group, or find out more,  contact Doreen on 500218 or email doreenirolph@talktalk.net.


PCSO Jane Edwards has responsibility for Wereham, and is taking an

interest in Neighbourhood Watch. She will attend our meetings when operational commitments allow.

Our Next Meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th September at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.  All members are invited.


Brief update from our last meeting on 16th July…

The village hall will be closed from the 19th August to the 23rd August whilst the builder, Jim Allan, repairs the floor. Bingo will still run on the 21st August. Jim will also action three other areas of repair work to the outside of the hall, the hall will remain open to the public during the external work.  I’m pleased to report that a very kind and generous Wereham resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, has offered to pay for the repair work - whoever you are thank you, thank you - from all of us on the Committee and everyone who lives in Wereham.

Please remember that Wereham Village Hall is a charity, our responsibility is to provide a building for use by the residents of Wereham and surrounding neighbourhoods.  For further info, please look us up on the Charity Commissions website, www.charitycommission.gov.uk.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the community survey.  The prize draw would have been held by the time you read this, at our meeting on the 20th August.  We will be able to advise who the winner is in the next issue of G4 News.  Over the next few months, the New Build Team will be collating the feedback from the surveys.  The next stage of the project will be further evidence gathering from our user groups, then focus groups, we will advise further in the Autumn.

The Parish Council have agreed to add a note to the Land Registry documents that they are holding the land that the village hall is built on, and the adjoining footpath, in charitable trust for the Village Hall.

We have added signs to the exterior of the hall to show where the disabled access is.

The Parish Council will be sharing our Notice Board for the next two months, please respect that we have limited space for this period by not placing your adverts on the board, we’ll create space on the notice board inside the hall.


For the benefit of the charity, holding/trustees and funding applications, we are in the process of replacing our 1961 Trust Deed with an up to date version supplied by the NRCC.  We are working with our holding trustees (the Parish Council) on this.  Now subject to Parish Council approval at the next meeting in September.

Wereham Village Hall Bonus Ball Club..

Thanks to everyone taking part and supporting the village hall charity.  Our second winners for August were Doreen Rolph and Pete Shetton who won £50 each!!  We now have two Bonus Ball Clubs running, we have one number left!  If you are interested please contact me quickly to buy a number by phone 07795006811 or email helenandadam82@btinternet.com.  Each number is £2 per month you can pay however you wish, per month or longer, and have however many numbers you like.  This club is for anyone, not just Wereham residents - family and friends.  Many thanks

Helen Richardson, Secretary, Wereham Village Hall

A big thank you to

- everyone who supported the 3rd monthly car boot, particularly Nicki Loakes’ children for helping set up - we raised £100.

- everyone who supported the 2nd Pop-up Café, another 50 people attended!

- all the new and old ’Friends of Wereham Village Hall’ who supported Trustees Doreen and Angela with the 2nd ‘Friends of’ meeting.  This is a growing group, if you would like to join, contact Doreen on 500218.

- everyone who supported the 50’s ‘Do’ by buying raffle tickets, donating raffle prizes and coming down for a dance.  Thanks to Ed Taylor an instrumental guitar player from Stoke Ferry who was the support act - and big thanks to Dom and his friends, Arran, Luke and the little guy on drums who entertained us for free.  The event raised £253.

- Karl Butcher who has been cleaning the hall’s windows for free!

- Phil at the Corn Exchange in Kings Lynn who has donated a coffee table and four tub chairs to the hall.

On behalf of myself and the rest of the Committee, thank you for your continued support.

Victoria Gray, Chair, Wereham Village Hall.

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