Wereham News - February
Wereham Parish Council last met in November. Minutes are available from the Clerk. Notable items for the parish include:a reminder for all to use the dog waste bins and clear up after their pets. There are three dog waste bins in Wereham, one on the playing field by the Village Hall, the second at the Flegg Green end of Lammas Meadow Lane and the third along Cavenham Road, please pass by one of these and use it to dispose of any dog waste responsibly at all times; and when visiting the Village Hall by car please avoid parking on the playing field where possible. The grass gets churned up and damaged in bad weather, please look after the field to avoid the need to repair.
The Wereham Parish Council meetings scheduled for 2015 are:
Tuesday 13th January 7:30pm Ordinary meeting (Precept setting)
Tuesday 10th March 7:30pm Ordinary Meeting
Tuesday 12th May 7:00pm Annual Parish Meeting and
7:30pm Annual Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday 14th July 7:30pm Ordinary Meeting
Tuesday 8th September 7:30pm Ordinary Meeting
Tuesday 10th November 7:30pm Ordinary Meeting
All will be held at Wereham Village Hall.
The Agendas for the meetings are always published on the Wereham Village Notice Board three clear days before the meeting and also on the Wereham Parish Council Facebook page. If you have any items that you wish to be discussed by the Parish Council please always ensure that these are with the Clerk, Mrs N Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or Clavering House, Stoke Road, Wereham PE33 9AT or 01366 500527 by the end of the month before the meeting to ensure that they are included on the agenda.
Post-Christmas Update from Wereham Village Hall Committee
Well, November and December were a busy time for all involved with the Village Hall…………..
Firstly, a big thank you to Stina Burger for her fantastic idea to create a 2015 Wereham Village Calendar. With the help of Trevor Sturrock, the works of many local artists (young and not so young alike) were transformed into a beautiful and very professional calendar. All the hard work put in by Stina and others certainly paid off with more than 60 calendars sold to raise funds for the Village Hall.
The Christmas Bazaar at the end of November was another great success raising more than £400 and breaking last year’s record. Thanks to Doreen and the Friends of Wereham Village Hall who created a fantastic bazaar including a special guest appearance by Peppa Pig (see photo)! Angela and Diane created a wondrous Santa's grotto admired by starry eyed children and parents alike – and we mustn’t forget a massive thank you to our resident Santa and to Peppa Pig (Sue) who created huge excitement upon her arrival - all the kiddies wanting pictures with Peppa! Well done to all!
Next came the Family Christmas Bingo. Again, congratulations and a huge thank you to the Friends of Wereham Village Hall for another record breaking event - over 100 people attended from far and wide (Wisbech to Watlington) and they raised a whopping £650!!!!! BIG thanks to all who supported this event by volunteering, donating raffle prizes and joining in the fun on the night!
Our final festive event, now in its third year, was Christmas Carols by the Pond. This was another great team effort and special thanks should be paid to Hilgay Youth Brass Band and all the volunteers (Victoria, Darren, John, Gordon, Helen, Cliff, Angela, Hannah, Lauren, Stina, Lizzie, Colin, Chris Loake and his boys, Dominic and Ian, Doreen and Nicola) - your invaluable help made this another magical night to remember.
To all who joined us at the hall for food, craft activities and the Interactive 12 Days of Christmas; you all helped to raise more than £200 for the Village Hall charity - thank you!
Jacqueline and Karen’s December Pop-up café received a fantastic boost in the form of a raffle for a beautiful Christmas Chocolate Log, made and donated by Gordon Candler
All of the Wereham Village Hall Committee would like to reiterate their thanks to all our supporters over 2014 – to those who run regular events such as Wednesday bingo, monthly pop up café and car boots as well as those who help or contribute in any way to our fundraising events, and of course, everyone who attends these events. Without you all, there would not be a Village Hall in Wereham.
Update from the New Build Project Team
We instructed architects at the end of 2014. The winning tender was submitted by Parsons and Whittley architects (http://www.parsonswhittley.co.uk/). The purpose of the instruction at this stage is to determine the approximate build costs for inclusion in the Stage 1 Lottery application. Since our last update, we have sent a draft of the application to our Local Lottery Funding Officer for review and following discussions with him, it seems we're about 70% there. There are a few tweaks and amendments to be made as well as some more references to local evidence from sources other than our own previous research. We also need to complete our costs and then we'll re-submit for a final appraisal. We've booked appointments with our local Lottery Funding Officer and a representative from Wren on 22nd January to discuss further support for our project so we really do feel that we are almost there! Victoria, Helen, Rachel & John
Wereham Village Hall Bonus Ball Club
The lucky winners in December were John Eastgate and Barbara Carter and in January were Ivan Voutt and Becky Case – congratulations to you all!
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.
Bingo - every Wednesday, doors open 6.45pm, eyes down 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 3rd February and Tuesday 3rd March. Join Jacqueline and friends for a slice of homemade cake & a hot drink for just £1. Join us for a natter and a read of the daily papers. Cake donations/queries to Jacqueline 500880.
Indoor/Outdoor Car Boot – last Sunday of the month, 9am-1pm. Next dates Sunday 22nd February and Sunday 29th March. Café, bric a brac and book stall. £5 pitch or, if you have earned time credits, there are two tables available at a cost of 4 time credits each. To book call Nikki/Chris on 01366 501111.
Quiz Night – Saturday 7th March, 7.30 in the Village Hall. Tickets cost £5 to include a hot supper; bring your own drinks and glasses. Contact Quiz Master John on 01366 500766 for more details or to buy tickets.
Saturday 21st March, 1pm In the Village Hall. Lots of stalls and games as well as the usual cakes and refreshments. Entrance 30p. For further details, or if you would like to book a table or help/donate a cake or raffle prize, contact Angela on 01366 500115 or Doreen on 01366 500218.
Family Easter Prize Bingo – Wednesday 1st April, doors open 6.45pm. Prizes for all ages – all welcome!