Wereham Sign Gary Trouton

June News from Wereham

May 2014

Wereham Messy Church

Thursday June 5th 4pm -5.30pm Starts in the church followed by activities and a free meal in the Village Hall

The next Messy church is on June 5th. The theme is the story of Noah. It will again be informal, fun and enjoyable. It will include stories, singing, activities and FOOD Don't miss it. We are looking forward to seeing you there. Please put these dates in your diary

25th September 27th November

Look out for further details To book places or for further information please ask Debbie or Ian Rye telephone 502083 or call in at The Old Chapel by the pond.

Village Yard Sale May 4th....

Wows.. What a Great day we all had. Sun Shining, Village Buzzing, Yards Selling, Oodles of Maps and Cakes sold. A Huge Thank you to each and everyone of you who had a Yard, to those who made the cakes (even Jenny in Boughton - Brownies yummy), to helpers in the Cafe - to the Sign makers (Karl-that’s you)..

We made a Fantastic.... £313.50p for the Village Hall. Thank you. Jacqueline Butcher..

Pop-up Cafe Tue 6th May

Thanks to all that came to Pop-Up, Best Kept Secret in the area!!!.. Thanks to Diane and Wendy for running the Show and all who made Cakes and our most desirable Garlic Sausage Rolls, You know who you are...

Back to Normal next month, so I set a challenge to my regulars to - bring along a friend, neighbour, a new person to the Pop-Up. Let them indulge in our Scrummy Cakes, Fresh Coffee and Bacon Rolls, whilst enjoying our friendly atmosphere... Come along on Tues 3rd June @ 10:30 - 12:00.

Look forward to seeing you there. Jacqueline Butcher..

The Annual Wereham Parish Meeting and the Annual Meeting of Wereham Parish Council was held on 13th May. Minutes are available from the Clerk on 01366 500527 or werehampc@gmail.com. The next Wereham Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday July 8th, 7.30pm at Wereham Village Hall. All are welcome to attend.

Wereham World War I commemoration Saturday, 8 November at 7pm Wereham Village Hall

We are planning a heritage evening on Saturday, 8 November to commemorate World War 1

It will be an entertaining evening with something for everyone, young or old. We are hoping to include:

World War I poetry readings Stories about World War I soldiers A singalong of old songs such as Pack up your troubles A Piper playing a lament A Bugler playing the last post A display of world war one memorabilia Food and drink based on menu from 1914

We will be researching the names on the Wereham war memorial to see what we can find out about Wereham people’s role in the war.

If you have any stories, memories, memorabilia, information or ideas about what you like to see in the evening please contact Debbie or Ian Rye at the Old Chapel, Ben’s Lane, Wereham Tel 01366502083 or 07863049677.   We are also looking for volunteers who would like to read poetry or stories or tell their own family story or make any other contribution to the evening. We aim to make this an entertaining and thought provoking event.

Debbie and Ian Rye

Wereham Festival 2014 Sunday 20th July 11.am to 3.30pm

Come and enjoy the festival this year There will be lots to do including:

Giant Tombola Raffle with lots, yes lots of prizes Horse shoes Hoop bowls Hoopla Plant stall Cake stall Produce stall Meat raffle Children’s fancy dress competition >>>>>>>> more info from Angela Tel 500115 Tea/ coffee/refreshments and cream teas Sponsored fish ……….. look out for sponsor forms Tots and Messy church display in St Margaret’s church Organ music in the church

What more can you ask for?????????

On the subject of asking, please donate a raffle or tombola prize (yes that unwanted Christmas or birthday pressie would be fine). As last year please leave prizes at Rachel and Gerard’s …Pitt Farm House, Church Road (box at back) or to Lizzie Baddock, Chile House Tel 500233


Help in setting up and taking down the stalls, catering, running a stall would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Lizzie Tel 500233 Don’t miss the Wereham social event of the year. Put the date in your diary now

WEREHAM OPEN GARDENS Just a reminder about Open Gardens in the village on June 15th from 1.45 to 5.30. Why not have a potter round the village gardens that are open and have tea and cakes at the village hall? We will have at least 8 gardens open, a plant stall, raffle and tombola. Salad lunches and filled rolls will served in the village hall from 12 onwards. (advance bookings taken). It is a lovely way to spend a summer’s afternoon and help the church funds at the same time. *Hope to see you in one of the gardens*

Lizzie Baddock 500233 If you would like to make a cake or buns we would be grateful to receive any contributions you can offer.

May Update from Wereham Village Hall Committee

Meetings - Since our last update, we’ve had our AGM in April and an Ordinary meeting in May. AGM – we welcomed residents of Wereham to the AGM who joined the committee in taking part in the Open Consultation & Focus Groups whilst enjoying a natter over a cup of tea. The AGM started on time, our treasurer John Eastgate delivered our end of year figures with a fantastic fund-raising success of £11,800 only to be thwarted by outgoings of £9,600 – a huge chunk caused by roof repairs and improvements to bring the hall up to Health & Safety Standards. I delivered the chair’s report detailing our improvements to the hall & fund-raising efforts, thanking all those involved from the committee and FOWVH group for the outstanding fund-raising effort this year! Ordinary Meeting May 6th–

Roger Collins was voted in as our Vice Chair and I was re-voted in as Chair. Costs to replace the gas heaters were presented and discussed, with the decision taken to apply for funding (although this won’t cover the total cost!). For the purpose of completing the design brief, Committee visits booked to village halls at Dunham and Thornham. New build Team reported 2 gaps in evidencing that will be resolved with 2 focus groups on the 15th May – Afternoon Tea & chat with our older retired residents and a Pizza Tea for the teens (11-17). Then the evidencing should be complete – hurrah! Next task will be to complete and cost the design brief to enable us to complete the Stage 1 Lottery Application.

Feedback from the Open Consultation and Focus Groups – We had a great turnout at the Active Norfolk Event and few people attended the pre AGM meet. The combined feedback was;

Open consultation on options for the future of the hall - Option 1 – do nothing, close the hall. Result 100% No. Option 2 – Build a new hall in a different location. Result 58% No, 17% Yes, 25% Undecided. Option 3 – Re-build on the existing Site. Result 100% yes. Focus groups in response to top 4 social needs – Adult Education – Computers for beginners/Internet café & Cookery classes were the top 2 needs. Music Events – kids disco’s and live music events were the top 2 needs Sports & Keep Fit – 5-10year old youth club with physical activities & exercise classes were the top 2 needs. There was a high need for outdoor based activities too. Cinema – the need for Kids films came out top with suggestions for live links to Opera/Ballet/National Theatre.

Active Norfolk Roadshow 12th April – thanks to Aaron Roberts from Active Norfolk who arranged a morning of activities. We had Archery, Corn Boards, New Age Kurling, Table Tennis & Bowls. The Archery was great and subject to funding we hope to arrange for the Fayre. All the kids loved the table tennis and the New Age Kurling was a 1st for all. Thanks to Bob Smith for supporting the event on behalf of the bowls club (7pm every Thursday) and thanks to everyone who joined in.

‘Yard Sale – Thanks to our FOWVH member Jacqueline Butcher who created a fantastic Yard Sale event on Sunday 4th May. It was manically busy with all yardies reporting a good sale day – some as much as £140! Jacqueline smashed last years fundraiser with a whopping £300!!! Well done and thank you from the committee. Thank you to all of our Friends of Wereham Village Hall volunteers who co-ordinated and supported several events during May. For all the pictures and feedback from our events, log onto www.facebook.com/werehamvillagehall . By clicking on the ‘Like’ option, you will be kept up to date on events, pictures and the progress towards a new village hall. Wereham Village Hall Bonus Ball Club – The Winners of £50 each for the May Lotto draw were Mitsy & Gwen – congratulations! If you’d like to be added to the waiting list, contact Helen on 07795006811. Many thanks, Helen Richardson, Secretary. Ink Cartridges & Bottle tops- collection boxes on the piano in the hall, open 10-12 Fridays. Or alternatively, leave them in a bag at the door of the village hall.

Events list -

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. Pop up Café – Next date is Tuesday the 3rd June, then Tuesday 1st July. Fresh cake & hot drink for £1, daily papers, chance to natter with friends. Cake donations/queries to Jacqueline 500880. Indoor/Outdoor Car Boot – Next dates are June 29th & July 27th, 9am to 1pm. Café, bric-a-brac and book stall. £5 pitch, to book call Nikki/Chris on 501111. If you have any queries with regards to the plans to get funding for a new village hall, or anything we’re doing, please contact Victoria Gray, Chair, Wereham Village Hall Committee Home: 501277 Mobile: 07725513583 Email: darren.gray@tesco.net or via www.facebook.com/werehamvillagehall

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