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Wereham News February

February 2016

Messy Church Carol Singing

A hardy group of carol singers of all ages from Messy Church, accompanied by Rachel on the accordion braved the cold and sang carols around the village. They raised £49.52 which will go towards messy church funds. Well done!

Nativity & Carols. The church was full for the nativity play and carols on December 20th. The play was written by Debbi and after just a couple of rehearsals the children were raring to go. Once again youngsters of all ages took part in the play dressed in a great collection of costumes provided by their mums,dads and others. We were lucky to have not one but two real babies one as an angel and the other as baby Jesus. Led by Tom on the church organ we sang all the usual popular carols that help to make Christmas. The beautiful flower arrangements and decorated trees added to the whole atmosphere. Thank you to every one who helped in any way and made the afternoon so enjoyable. Happy New Year from Wereham Parish Council! At the time of your reading this the results of Wereham's vote on the Village Hall grant request will have been made public and the precept will have been set with a forward plan for spending for the 2015/16 year. The minutes from the January Parish Council meeting are available on www.werehamparishcouncil.co.uk and from the Parish Clerk on 01366 500527 / werehampc@gmail.com. The planned schedule of remaining meetings for 2016 is below:

Tuesday 8th March 7:00pm Ordinary Meeting Tuesday 10th May 7:00pm Annual Parish Meeting followed by the Annual Parish Council Meeting (Approx 7.30pm) Tuesday 12th July 7:00pm Ordinary Meeting Tuesday 13th September 7:00pm Ordinary Meeting Tuesday 8th November 7:00pm Ordinary Meeting

All will be held at Wereham Village Hall.

The Agendas for the meetings are always published three clear days before the meeting (the Thursday before). Members of the public always welcome. Nicola Cooper Wereham Parish Council Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer Wereham Messy Church Christingle Thursday 11th February 2016 4pm -5.45pm Starts in the church followed by activities and food for all in the Village Hall The next Wereham Messy church is on Thursday 11th February. Don't miss it. We are looking forward to seeing you there. For further information please ask Debbie or Ian Rye telephone 502083 or call in at The Old Chapel by the pond or just come on the night and see for yourself. All Welcome

January Update from Wereham Village Hall Committee

Happy New Year from all of us. Well December proved to be a very busy month with lots of festive activities in the run up to Christmas. The Christmas Bazaar was a huge success with some brilliant last-minute present ideas for sale. In particular, our new Crafty Women Groups’ table was a big hit with some beautiful home crafts on offer, all sold in aid of the Village Hall. As usual, Santa was very popular with the children and this year we also had some visiting Minions who dropped by to ‘help out’. The afternoon raised £389.28. This was closely followed by the Christmas Family Prize Bingo which raised a further fantastic £561.30. The Village Hall Christmas was then rounded off by Candlelit Carols by the pond which was a sell out this year. Thank you to HilgayYouth Brass Band who did a sterling job accompanying us…..it was a lovely evening that really got everybody in the mood for Christmas and also raised £138.90.

None of these events could have happened without the dedicated support of the Friends of Wereham Village Hall to whom we offer a huge thank you. With quite so many events, we can’t name everyone individually but we are very grateful for all of your hard work

If you would like to get involved with the Friends Group, we are always looking for new volunteers – there are jobs for everyone. Contact Doreen on 01366 500218.

Update from the New Build Project Team

Since receiving the news that we passed Stage 2 of the Lottery back at the end of October, we have been busy working towards our Stage 3 application. Following public consultations in December and January, we have been working closely with the architects and have finalised the internal floor plan and the external appearance of the building which were presented by the architect at a second public consultation on January. Our next task is to submit the planning application in eary February to secure approval before the deadline of our Stage 3 application at the end of April.

With business and capital delivery plans to develop, planning permission to be gained and more funding to be secured, there is still much to be done and so we are very pleased to have recruited John Millard onto the project team. Victoria, Helen, John E, John M & Rachel.

Wereham Village Hall Bonus Ball Club

The lucky winners of £60 each in December were Helen Richardson and Colin Armiger, and for the January draw the winners were Janet Winter and Gwen Watson – congratulations to you all! If you are interested in joining, we currently have two numbers available (5 and 44). Each number costs £2 per month with £60 going to the winner and £58 towards the Wereham Village Hall Charity each month. The winning number is drawn from the televised national lotto on the first Saturday of each month. Please contact me on 07795006811. Many thanks, Helen Richardson, Secretary.

Events list

Bingo - Wereham Village Hall "Cash Prize" Bingo every Wednesday, doors open 6.45 eyes down 7.30pm. Teas/coffees available with complimentary biscuits. For enquiries contact Doreen on 01366 500218. Pop up Café – first Tuesday of the month, 10.30-12. Next dates Tuesday 2nd February and Tuesday 1st March. Join us for a slice of homemade cake. a hot drink, a natter and a read of the daily papers – all for just £1. Cake donations/queries to Doreen on 01366 500218. Indoor/Outdoor Car Boot – last Sunday of the month, 9am-1pm (café opens at 8am). Next dates Sunday 31st January and Sunday 28th February. Café serving bacon butties, hot dogs and hot drinks. £5 pitch or, if you have earned time credits, there are two pitchess/tables available at a cost of 4 time credits each. To book call Colin on 07961130251/01366 502281. Easter Family Prize Bingo – Wednesday 23rd March, eyes down 7.30pm. Donations of prizes greatfully received; please contact Doreen (01366 500218), or Angela (01366 500115). 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 for funding 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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