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Wereham News July

July 2016

I’m Heritage group.

Are you interested in the history of Wereham? Do you have any photos or memories of Wereham events in the past? Would you like to join a group to try to collate and document Wereham's history?

We are proposing to set up Wereham Heritage group. We hope the group will · Research the history of Wereham · Collect together old photographs and items of interest · Record memories of Wereham · Plan open meetings and events with visiting speakers and exhibitions of local history · Develop a display of Wereham photos and items for the new village hall.

We have submitted a grant application for funds to hold meetings and to produce copies of documents and photographs .

If you are interested in being involved or if you have old photos, items or memories please contact Debbie or Ian Rye at the Old chapel, by the pond. Tel 01366502083 or call in for a cup of tea.

Wereham Parish Council

Next Meeting is: Tuesday 12 July 2016, 7.00 pm, Wereham Village hall

Agenda items must be received before the end of June for this meeting. Please send to the Parish Clerk at werehampc@gmail.com. The Agendas for 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 the website www.werehamparishcouncil.co.uk You will also find minutes of all meetings in these places too.

The last meeting of the Wereham Parish Council was held on 10 May 2016 at 6.30 pm in the Wereham Village Hall. Please see some of the items discussed at the meeting below for your information. A full set of the Draft Minutes (subject to approval at the next meeting), are available on the Wereham Parish Council Website.

• External Audit was approved for submission. • Internal Audit had taken place satisfactorily for 2015/16. • A presentation was received from Ian Rye, Chair of the Wereham Heritage Group. He requested the Parish Council and communities help in looking to document Wereham’s history with any photos, artefacts or information about Wereham’s history to date. • Investigation into the ownership of the Public Footpath from Gibbet Lane to Fincham is still ongoing. If anyone has any information on the ownership please email the clerk on werehampc@gmail.com • Ways to mitigate the mould growth on the playground tiles had been discussed with CGM. They advised that the current work that they do together with pressure washing is the best course of action. The Parish Council agreed to source prices for CGM to pressure wash when required. • Cllr Colin Sampson advised of Packs of information on a new incentive regarding Green Bin Recycling that have since been distributed in the post. There would be prizes and cash available for any individuals or groups, and the pack would contain details. A lot of people don’t recycle so it was hoped that it would encourage people to do more.

Helen Richardson Wereham Parish Clerk and Finance Responsible Person Email werehampc@gmail.com or Phone/Text: 0779 500 6811

June Update from Wereham Village Hall Committee

June was the second month when light lunches were available at an extended pop up café – it was soup this month. As mentioned last month, this new format is now a permanent fixture; we will be open on the first Tuesday of the month from 10.30am to 1pm and will be serving light lunches in addition to the usual tea/coffee and cakes. Prices are £1.50 for a hot drink and a slice of cake and £1.50 for lunch so come and join us for a read of the daily papers or for a catch up and a chat.

As I write, preparations are well under way for this Sunday when we will be holding a picnic to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. We were fortunate enough to secure a £150 grant from the Norfolk Community Foundation to support the event and now we just have to keep our fingers crossed that it doesn’t rain!

Our first Food & Craft Fayre is now fast approaching. Co-ordinated by the Wereham Craft Group, it will be in the Village Hall on Saturday 2nd July from 10am to 4pm. Refreshments available. If you would like to book a table please contact Rosemary on 01366 501330. As always, donations of raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again to everyone who collected EDP Community Chest vouchers – we collected well over the required 500 for April and May. Unfortunately however, our application was not successful and, due to unprecedented demand, they have already distributed the whole years funding and so the scheme has now been closed.

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.

Update from the New Build Project Team

No news from the lottery yet though we are expecting to hear from them in the very near future with any queries they have. In the mean time, there are a number of other grant applications to be prepared so we’re still being kept busy! Victoria, John E, John M & Rachel.

Wereham Village Hall Bonus Ball Club

The lucky winners of £60 each in June were Jo Bruce and Queenie Salvage – congratulations to you both! 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, 10.30-1pm. Next dates Tuesday 5th July and Tuesday 2nd August. Join us for a slice of homemade cake, a hot drink, a natter and a read of the daily papers all for just £1.50. Light lunches also available for £1.50. 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 July and Sunday 28th August. 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. Food and Craft Fayre – Saturday 2nd July, 10am-4pm. Contact Rosemary on 01366 501330.

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

St Margaret’s Festival : Sunday 17th July.

On the Sunday closest to July17th each year, our church celebrates the feast day of St Margaret’s of Antioch. We are fortunate to have, in Wereham, one of the few remaining East Anglian churches dedicated to her. Although St Margaret is a saint of the Eastern Church, dating back to the year 280 AD, she became popular with the Western Church in the 12th century, because Joan of Arc, believed that she had appeared, with St Catherine, to advise her. Margaret, the daughter of an influential pagan priest, was converted to Christianity by her nursemaid, and then banished in disgrace when her father discovered her conversion. Distinguished by her beauty, she was sought after by a powerful man who again required her to renounce her Christian faith. Her rejection of him resulted in her martyrdom.

We hope the whole village will support this important annual celebration. We strive constantly to ward off the possibility of closure or redundancy of our Church

We are grateful to the dedicated band of helpers in the village who always manage to find time put up the bunting, put out the trestle tables, and set up and man the stalls. Our program does not alter very much over the years and simply provides a day of old-fashioned traditional fun.

Your contributions:

Special request: Please, we ask you to make your donations by 5pm on Thursday 14th to give us sufficient time to sort and label all the items you generously provide. Thank you. 1)As you know we still need lots of items and prizes for the children’s tombola, hoopla, beanbags, horseshoes and hoop bowls which provide the fun and frolic. There will be a plastic box in the garden of Rose Cottage, which is the corner cottage on the right-hand side of the entrance to School Lane ,to receive anything you are kind enough to donate. This box will be emptied daily, but items can also be left with Pam Walker at 3 Church Road (plastic box behind the bins in the side lane) and Tom Golden at Inglebright in Cavenham Road (box at the front door). Tom is also happy to collect if you phone him on 500 002)

  1. Home-bakes and cakes, both for the teas and the cake stall are best delivered on Sunday morning to the church before 10am.

  2. Fresh Produce stall: Any fresh garden produce you can spare will be gladly received by Ivy and Charles, the day before or on the day.

  3. Our excellent plant stall as always will welcome your extra seedlings or any plants you wish to donate.

  4. Flowers and greenery: Please help us to make the church look amazing by donations of garden flowers and greenery. Flower buckets will be outside the church from Friday 15th. Your response last year was wonderful.

There will be three great raffle prizes which have been donated and raffle tickets will be on sale on the day.

The ever popular Barbecue will be operating all day and tea and cakes will be served in the church.

In the Chancel there will be an activity designed with children of all ages in mind. Planning still in progress so more details will be circulated during the first week in July.

The festival will open at 11.00 am and the raffle prizes will be drawn at 3:30 pm. We do hope you will come and support us on this special day in our church calendar..

Any queries phone Pam on 500408or Tom on 500 002

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