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Wereham News - May

May 2014

Wereham Open Gardens on Sunday June 15th 2014

If you would like to open your garden or are thinking of opening your garden this year for a first time I would be pleased to chat to you about it. We are definitely not looking for ‘show gardens’!

We also serve salad lunches and afternoon teas. If you feel you would like to help with either of these by baking a cake, buns, scones or biscuits, helping to prepare and serve on the day or in any other way before the day please contact me.

I am always extremely grateful for any help that you may wish to offer either on the day or before the event!

Looking forward to hearing from you!!

Lizzie Baddock 01366 500233


Next meeting Tuesday 13th May at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall.

Any items that you wish to request for inclusion on the Agenda should be with the Parish Clerk by Monday 5th May.

Full Minutes of the Meeting held on the 11th March 2014 can be requested from the Clerk at werehampc@gmail.com or on 500527.

Update from Wereham Village Hall Committee

Due to G4 press deadline being prior to the AGM, our next update will be in the June edition of G4, or log onto our facebook page www.facebook.com/werehamvillagehall

New Build Team – We’ve started to fill in the Lottery application form. We have several gaps to work on over the next few months with the rest of the committee. We hope to submit the application by the end of the Summer.

Wereham Village Hall Website - Coming Soon

We still require pictures and feedback on the history of the village hall. If you’ve got a story to share, then please contact Helen Richardson on 07795006811 or helenandadam82@btinternet.com

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

Spring Sale 29th March – on a bright & sunny day, customers eagerly waited for the opening time of 1pm – bargains galore to be had, with some fabulous ladies' clothing & footwear. Thank you to all of you who donated your unwanted items and to all of you who came bargain hunting! With thanks to Diane & Angela for organising the event and all the volunteers who helped to set up and man stalls – we raised a cracking £300!

Thank you to our Friends of WVH volunteers who co-ordinated and supported several events during March -

Jacqueline Butcher’s pop up café, the Loake family’s indoor/outdoor car boots (a busy & wonderfully sunny day 29th March helped to raise £170) and to all our other Friends volunteers who’ve helped this month - Jim Hofwalt, Rosemary Pease, Pauline Holland, Doreen & Nicola, Debbie Rye & Wendy Bruce, thank you all.

Wereham Village Hall Bonus Ball Club – The Winners of £50 each for the April Lotto draw were Sandra Pickwell & Terry Bearman – 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 6th May, then Tuesday 3rd June. 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 May 25th & June 29th, 9am to 1pm. Café, bric a brac and book stall. To book your pitch, call Nikki/Chris on 501111.

Whole of Village Yard Sale -

We are organising another Village Yard Sale - to take Place On Sunday May 4th. We have held a Yard sale before and it proved a massive success for all. What could be more easier than just putting stuff on your front door step to sell. No cars to load, early wake-ups to contend with, miles to drive & cups of tea on tap. I will do all the advertising, papers, radios, boards etc.....all we ask from you is a minimum of £5.00 for your table which will then be promulgated on the Village Map!!!

MAPS will be available to buy from Village Hall where Tea, Coffee & Cakes will also be sold.

Yard Sale to Start at 9am - Maps, teas, Coffees on Sale from 8:15.

Please Contact me - Jacqueline on 500880, or Nicki on 500527 for any info or to BOOK a table. Lets make this a real good Sunday in the Village. Look forward to hearing from you.... Jacqueline, Friend of Wereham Village Hall.

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

Wereham Neighbourhood Watch A.G.M, Tuesday 18th March in Wereham Village Hall

We were pleased to welcome PCSO Jane Edwards to our A.G.M. She gave details of her duties and explained her special responsibilities for the village. She demonstrated various alarms, movement sensors

which detect people entering your property and personal shed and handbag alarms.

The Chairman reported that co-ordinators had spent much time updating

membership lists. 13 new members have joined and total membership is now 169.

There is a worrying trend for telephone callers claiming to be police or bank

officials requesting details of PIN numbers or account number, you will NEVER be asked for this information over the phone so NEVER divulge it. PCSO Edwards advised us to hang up and wait for at least 5 minutes for the line to be cleared and then call the police on 101.

Crime figures continue to fluctuate. In the last 6 months there have been 5

incidents reported to the police. 1 burglary other than dwelling, 1 theft from a motor, 1 aggravated vehicle taking, 1 theft not classified elsewhere and one fear or provocation of violence.

You are reminded that with the lighter evenings there is a danger that windows and doors may not be secured thus providing an opportunity for rogues to enter your property.

All Officials and co-ordinators were re-elected to stand for a further year.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 16th September at 7.30 in the Village Hall. All members are invited to attend.

Wereham Messy Church

The second Wereham Messy church was held on 3rd April. Again the church was full of children's' voices, laughter and enthusiastic singing and dancing led by the Reverend Barbara, Tom and Stina.  Children made Easter cards, decorated easter eggs and made Easter bonnets supported by Lizzie, Stina and Pammie. The Easter Bonnet parade was won by Jayjay. We all enjoyed an excellent pasta Bolognaise followed by jelly and ice cream and chocolate Easter eggs expertly prepared by Diane and Doreen assisted by Nicci. Thanks to everyone for taking part. The event was filmed by a cameraman from Ely Cathedral so we look forward to seeing the premier!

The next MessyChurch service is on Thursday 5th June starting at 4pm in the church. Come and join the fun.

Debbie and Ian Rye

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