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Wereham News - November

November 2013


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PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS:  The last meeting was held on 10th September.  If you would like a copy of the Minutes from that meeting, please contact:-

Mrs. N. Cooper, Wereham Parish Clerk, Clavering House, Stoke Road, Wereham.  Email: Wereham@gmail.com.  Telephone 01366 500527

The next meeting is Tuesday, 12th November at 7.30 pm.  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. INK CARTRIDGES and MOBILE PHONES - the collection boxes are located on the piano in the Village Hall.  Alternatively, I'll collect - Victoria 501277.

WEREHAM’S RETRO POP-UP CAFÉ      October's Cafe was another success. Cakes were delicious and a big thank-you to all cake makers, Fiona, Chris, Nicki, Mr & Mrs Goode (sorry forgotten christian names, you need to come in Nov to remind me.) Angela and Sandra..

Thanks also to paper lady for supplying daily papers, and last but not least Ronnie for donating some plants. November we are having some Christmas Craft tables - so come along and hunt out that special Christmas gift. As ever we need support from the Village, so please do come along, its a lovely little Retro Cafe with fresh coffee & cake all for £1.00. Thank-you to Iestyn for doing a sterling waiter’s job whilst school was closed for the day.. Next Cafe is Tuesday November 5th at 10:30....See you there. Jacqueline & Nicki...


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


Enquiries are being made into having recycling banks close to the Village Hall.  This would create a small income to the hall as well as serving the people of the village and surrounding areas.  This idea might be of help to those who do not have the transport to go to the recycling centre, which of course isn’t open all week, as well as the cost of doing so.  We are starting off by collecting all plastic bottle tops, caps, spray gun triggers, etc.  These can be left at the Village Hall on Friday mornings between 10.00am and 12.00 noon.  Thank you for your support.

Forthcoming events at the Village Hall -


On behalf of myself and the rest of the Committee, thank you for your continued support.  Victoria Gray, Chair, Wereham Village Hall.


Held their meeting on Tuesday 18th September in Wereham Village Hall Our crime figures for the past year have been, September 2012 to March 2013 - 2, from March 2013 to September 2013 - 1.

Our Annual General Meeting will be held in Wereham Village Hall on Tuesday 18th March 2014.


We raised £235 from our coffee morning held on 27th September.  Cakes arrived in abundance.  Raffle prizes were kindly given by local businesses and a £1 stall was set up by the Village supporters.  Thank you to everyone who supported this event in any way.

Rachel and Angela

Update from Wereham Village Hall Committee

Update from our last meeting on the 24th September – The Trust Deed is pending approval by the PC, to be discussed at the next PC meet in November. At this meet, the PC will also vote in their representative for our committee. The lottery have revised the application process and lifted the £500k limit. The New Build Team are project planning with guidance from the Lottery and will advise further in November. The winner of the event survey £25 cash prize at the Fayre, was a visitor from Gayton!

A big thank you – - To the 20+ volunteers, Friends of, Committee members and local businesses that supported Wereham Village Fayre. We had fun packed day and raised a fantastic amount of £1005!!!! The event was featured in the Lynn News with pictures – now pinned up in the village hall. Well done to everyone who worked so hard to create an enjoyable day for all! See photo of Alistair, Eliza and Owen having fun on the bouncy slide.

- To Jacqueline and Nicki who continue to create the lovely monthly pop up café.

Wereham Village Hall Bonus Ball Club – Both of our Bonus Ball Clubs have been a success over the past few months and we thank those who have bought numbers and are our members. The Winners of £50 each for the October Lotto draw were Nicki Loake and Margaret & Dudley Pickston – congratulations! Many thanks, Helen Richardson, Secretary, Wereham Village Hall.

Fund-raising - Bingo - every Wednesday, doors open at 6.45pm, eyes down at 7.30pm. Cash prizes, raffle, and refreshments with complimentary biscuits. Enquiries to Roger on 500088.

Xmas Bazaar – 24th November, 2-4pm, 20p entrance fee, Father Christmas will be in his Grotto, stalls from the Perfect Preserves, Norfolk Cottage Gardens, Phoenix Cards, Jewellery, Candles and lots more, craft stalls, raffle, refreshments, cake stall, tombola and our famous ‘Bowling for a Turkey’ – come along and join in the fun! If you’d like to book a stall or donate a raffle prize – call Doreen on 500218.

Xmas Bingo – 4th December. Doors open at 6.45pm, eyes down at 7.30pm. bumper prize raffle – popular event , be sure to grab a space early.

Xmas Carols – 22nd December, carol service at the Church, followed by hot food in the village hall. Save the date. Details to follow.

On behalf of myself and the rest of the committee, thank you for your continued support - Victoria Gray, Chair, Wereham Village Hall Committee.

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