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Wereham News - May

May 2016


Wereham Craft Group would like to welcome new crafters. At the moment we are all knitters and sewers but would welcome other types of crafters. We have a good selection of wool and fabrics which have been donated. We would also welcome clean cotton items and jeans for up-cycling. The whole reason for the group is to sell our items and raise money for the village hall. We meet once a month for coffee and a chat to discuss what we are all doing, but work in our own homes at our own pace. If you think you would like to join our happy little group please contact me.

We are holding a Food and Craft Fair with Art Exhibition on sat July 2nd. 10am until 4pm in Wereham Village Hall, if any crafters in the G4 area would like to book a table to display and sell their items please contact, Rosemary on 01366 501330 or e-mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com

April Update from Wereham Village Hall Committee

It’s been a busy time for the Friends of Wereham Village Hall who have run a number of very well attended events since our last update. The Easter Family Prize Bingo was popular as ever, raising a fantastic £427.50 and the Quiz Night was also very successful with 42 quizzers attending. The music rounds proved particularly popular and it sounds like Quizmaster John may have plans to build upon this for the October Quiz Night! The night raised £256.08. A huge than you to everyone involved with both of these events. Future events include another Yard Sale on Sunday 8th May (contact Jacqueline on 01366 500880 for more details), a party for the Queens 90th birthday on 12th June and an Art & Craft Fayre on Saturday 2nd July (contact Rosemary on 01366 501330).

If you would like to get involved with the Friends of Wereham Village Hall Group, we are always looking for new volunteers and, now really is the time that we need as much help as possible. There are jobs for everyone so contact Doreen on 01366 500218.

And finally, we’ve had quite a positive response from people collecting the EDP Community Chest Vouchers and so we will be trying to save enough during April to put in a grant application in early May. If you have saved any vouchers during April, please could you let us have them as soon as possible. We will put a collection box in the Village Hall or if you contact Rachel on 01366 502252 or gerard_rachel@btinternet.com I can collect from you. Thank you for your help.

Update from the New Build Project Team

On Friday 8th April, we received the fantastic news that the new Village Hall has been granted planning permission!

This is a huge milestone for us and means that we can include all of the detail in our Stage 3 lottery application. As I write, the submission is not far from being complete. Our Business Plan and Capital Project Delivery Plan have both been reviewed by staff at the lottery who were largely very happy with our plans, and we are now in the process of making the final edits. By the time you read this update, the application will have been submitted. Please keep your fingers and toes crossed for a positive outcome.

We anticipate hearing the response during September and in the mean time there is still much to be done including preparation of other grant applications and lots more fundraising.

Thank you from all of us on the Project Team and Management Committee for your continued support – together we will get a new hall for all!

Victoria, John E, John M & Rachel.

Wereham Village Hall Bonus Ball Club

The lucky winners of £60 each in March were Doreen Rolph and Heather Butler – congratulations to you both! If you are interested in joining, we currently have three numbers available (6, 16 and 45). 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 6.45pm, 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, 10.30-12.00 noon. Next dates Tuesday 3rd May and Tuesday 7th June. 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.

Yard Sale – Sunday 8th May. Contact Jacqueline on 01366 500880

Indoor/Outdoor Car Boot – last Sunday of the month, 9am-1pm (café opens at 8am). Next dates Sunday 29th May and Sunday 26th June. Café serving bacon butties, hot dogs and hot drinks. £5 pitch or, if you have earned time credits, there are two pitches/tables available at a cost of 4 time credits each. To book call Colin on 07961130251/01366 502281.

Queen’s Birthday Party – Saturday 12th June. More details next month.

Art & Craft Fayre – Saturday 2nd July. Contact Rosemary on 01366 501330. More details next month.

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

Wereham Parish Council Up Coming Meetings:

Tuesday 10th May 7pm, Wereham Village Hall

Annual Wereham Parish Meeting–this meeting is an opportunity for Parishioners to have their say on items of concern and present on items of interest in the Parish. Followed by The Annual Meeting of Wereham Parish Council (to start immediately after the above) – at this meeting the Chairman is elected for the coming year. Normal business will then proceed.

Agenda items must be received before the end of April for both meetings. Please send to the Parish Clerk at werehampc@gmail.com or to Clavering House, Stoke Road, Wereham PE33 9AT

The Agendas for the meetings are always published on the Wereham Village Notice Board three clear days before the meeting, on the Wereham Parish Council Facebook page and on our new website www.werehamparishcouncil.co.uk

Concert in St Margaret's Church with Colin Mason's Jazz Band.

Do you enjoy listening to good jazz? And isn't it even better when you can see it performed live? If this is what you enjoy please come and join us on Sunday evening 1st May in St Margaret's Church at 7 p.m. where Colin Mason and his Jazz Band will be playing all your favourite pieces. This promises to be a really enjoyable evening. Wine and soft drinks will be served in the interval. We hope to see you there!

Tickets are £5 available at the door or in advance from Pam Walker (telephone 01366 500 408) All proceeds are to St Margaret's Church we hope you will come along and support us.


We are a social group, made up from all different age groups, and capabilities, who like to walk. We meet up once a week (limited due to weather). We will be organising more walks when the better weather is upon us, and perhaps more than once a week and further afield. If you would like to join us please email or phone me for more information. Angela 500115 or cgoddon@btinternet.com.

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