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Wereham News -November

December 2014

The Wereham Parish Council met on 9th Sept. Minutes are available from the Clerk on 01366 500527 / werehampc@gmail.com and can also be viewed on our facebook page Wereham Parish Council.

A few things to highlight: A warm welcome to our new Councillor Mrs Nicola Loake who joined the Council after being voted on at the September meeting. Cllr Loake is an active member of the Wereham Community (many of you may know her from the Wereham Car Boot and other Village Hall events) and will provide a great contribution to the Council. Does anyone have the time to volunteer to undertake some general maintenance works such as painting the goal posts at the playing field please? All the paint etc will be paid for but we need a little help in sprucing things up in our lovely village! All help would be greatly appreciated! Also - its been noted that the dog waste bins are being used for general rubbish. Please only use the bins for their intended purpose. For now there are no litter bins in the village so please take your litter home with you and help to keep the area tidy. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 11th November 2014, 7.30pm at Wereham Village Hall. Any agenda items to the Clerk by the end of October please. All welcome to attend. Mrs N Cooper, Wereham Parish Clerk.

Wereham World War 1 Commemoration  Reminder Evening starts 6.45pm at War Memorial. Tickets needed for village hall. Please remember to bring your own glasses and drinks. Food is provided and cost included in ticket price. For further info please tel Ian or Debbie Rye, The Old Chapel, Ben's Lane. Tel: 01366 502083

Messy Church Our Messy advent service will be held on Thursday November 27th starting 4pm in the church

Wereham Messy Church. Messy Advent

Thursday November 27th 4pm -5.30pm Starts in the church followed by activities and a free meal in the Village Hall The next Messy church is on November 27th. The theme is Advent. It will again be informal, fun , and enjoyable. It will include stories, singing, activities, Christmas party games and FOOD. Don't miss it. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Please also put this dates in your diary Sunday 21st December Nativity service and children’s drama 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.

Wereham Nativity Sunday 21st December 

We are planning another epic Christmas celebration in St Margaret's church on December 21st 3pm. It will have the traditional nativity and a play for older children and carols for us all to sing. Please contact Debbie Rye 01366502083 for further information and look out for the article in next months Group 4

WEREHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NEWSLETTER. The meeting was held on 16th September 2014 in Wereham Village Hall. Nominations were called for as our Vice Chairman Phil Norris had moved away from the village. Pammie Walker was nominated and agreed to stand, her appointment was approved by the whole meeting. The Crime Figures are up considerable from last year from 5 to 12 this year, they include Burglary, Theft and Assault. We would remind members

AGAIN to contact the police if they see anything suspicious, in the case of vehicles please try and get the licence plate number, you should phone 101 for non urgent matters and 999 in the case of an emergency. Norfolk Police also report thefts of mopeds and motorbikes are on the increase in the Downham Market area and recommend that they should be made secure with a sturdy lock and left where possible in a garage or shed overnight.

Thefts of heating oil are also on the increase. If you see any suspicious activity around oil tanks please make a note of any vehicle registration numbers and phone the police as indicated above.

You can also get police updates on www.policedirect.norfolkpolice.uk The A.G.M will be held on Tuesday 17th March 2015 in Wereham Village Hall at 7.30pm.

A big thank you to everyone who supported the Macmillan Coffee Morning at Wereham Tots. We made an amazing £300! Rachel and Angela Thanks a lot, Rachel

October Update from Wereham Village Hall Committee

Well, the weather was perfect, the field was packed with stalls and the kitchen did a roaring trade in bacon rolls and cakes…………..this years Village Fayre really was a fantastic success! We had visitors from far and wide and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves so a huge thank you to everyone involved – the Marquettes for their displays, CompanionCare King’s Lynn for jumping in at the last minute and running the brilliant dog show for us, all the stall holders and car and tractor owners and the Friends of Wereham Village Hall for putting together such a well organised event (especially Chris, Nikki and Doreen who spent the whole day looking very harassed but fortunately have not been put off that much as they are already taking bookings and making plans for next year!). Also to everybody who donated prizes, cakes, time……and also everyone who came and supported the day. We raised more than £1200 which is just brilliant!

Doreen and Nikki just manage to stand still long enough for us to take this photo

We had some beautiful classic cars on display

 The kids really enjoyed the bouncy castle and slides And so as Christmas fast approaches, our next wave of fundraising events and schemes are never far away…….

Firstly, Stina has kindly arranged a Village Calendar, featuring the art work of some of our very own Wereham residents, both young and old. This will shortly be on display in the Village Hall and we will be taking orders…….we think it will make the perfect Christmas present! Secondly, the Christmas Bazaar is booked for Saturday 22nd December from 1-4 pm. As usual there will be lots of stalls with plenty of Christmas present ideas and, of course, Father Christmas will be putting in an appearance! There will also be a range of refreshments so join us for some Christmas shopping and perhaps your first mince pie of the festive season! If you would like a stall yourself, please contact Nikki on 01366 501111/07789695783 or Doreen on 01366 500218. We would also be very grateful for any donations of raffle prizes and cakes/other refreshments

There will also be our usual Wereham Village Hall Christmas Family Prize Bingo on Wednesday 3rd December. Fun for everyone with a great range of prizes for all ages, a raffle and refreshments. Doors open 6.45pm, eyes down 7.30pm.

We will also be holding carols round the pond…….more details to follow. We hope to see you at some of these events over the coming weeks and thank you for your continued support. Rachel Barron, Marketing and Publicity Officer.

Update from the New Community Hub Project Team

To enable us to complete the costings for the lottery application, we've requested 3 formal tenders from Architects with community building and funding experience and with good eco credentials. These will be assessed during November and we hope to announce the winning bid by the end of November. We've also requested quotes from Accountants to support our stage 3 application and manage the project finances and associated lottery paperwork. We have deferred our application submission to January 2015 to ensure we can get all the costings in place and re-check the application prior to submission. When our Stage 1 application has been approved, we will organise an open day for feedback on the proposed design for a new community hub. To keep up to date on our progress, please 'Like' our facebook page www.facebook.com/werehamvillagehall Victoria, Helen, John & Rachel

Wereham Village Hall Bonus Ball Club

The lucky winners in August were Vi Woodhead and Nicola Cooper and the winner for September was Jean Shepherd – congratulations to you all! Thank you to all of our bonus ball club members. Together over the past year or so we have raised in excess of £1200 over the two clubs run by Helen Richardson and Janet Voutt for the Wereham Village Hall Charity. We have also created numerous winners of the two monthly £50 prizes. Thank you to recent departing members for supporting the hall through the bonus ball and good luck to all new members who have joined in the last couple of months. It is a great way to raise money which is vitally important for the hall given the current use restrictions that we have in place. We currently have a few spare numbers which cost £2 each per month so if you are interested in becoming a member, please call Helen on 01366 500174 or 07795006811. We use the national lotto draw on the first Saturday of each month, the person with the lucky bonus ball number wins £50 whilst the hall gets £48. This is if all 49 numbers are taken; in the case where the winning number is not taken or paid for on any particular month, the prize will be rolled over to the following month. In the case where there are less than 49 numbers taken or paid for in any month, winnings and funds to the hall will be 50% of that months takings. Thanks again to club members! Helen Richardson, Secretary.

Ink Cartridges - collection boxes for ink cartridges are on the piano in the hall, open 10-12 Fridays. Or alternatively, leave them in a bag at the door of the village hall. Please note that we are no longer able to collect bottle tops.

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 – first Tuesday of the month, 10.30-12. Next dates are Tuesday 4th November, then Tuesday 2nd December. Join Jacqueline and friends for a slice of homemade cake & a hot drink for just £1. Join friends for a natter and a read of the daily papers. Cake donations/queries to Jacqueline 500880.

WWI Commemoration – Saturday 8th November, starting at the War Memorial at 6.45 and then on to the Village Hall. Contact Ian Rye on 01366 502083. Xmas Bazaar – Saturday 22nd November in the Village Hall, 1-4 pm. Contact Nikki on 01366 501111 or Doreen on 01366 500218.

Indoor/Outdoor Car Boot – last Sunday of the month, 9am-1pm. Last date of the year 30th November. Café, bric a brac and book stall. £5 pitch, to book call Nikki/Chris on 01366 501111.

Christmas Family Prize Bingo – Wednesday 3rd December, doors open at 6.45 pm, eyes down at 7.30pm. Open to all the family with prizes for all ages.

Carols by the pond – more details next month

Thank you to all of our FoWVH volunteers who co-ordinated and supported events during October.

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. 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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