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Wereham News June

July 2016

Wereham Parish Council

Next Meeting is: Tuesday 12 July 2016, 7.00pm, 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

The last meeting of the Wereham Parish Council was held on 12 April 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.

• Public Comments / Questions were received in regard to the Planning Application for the Outline Application of construction of 28 Dwellings, Land at the Row, Wereham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE33 9AU. The Wereham Parish Council agreed to formally object the Planning Application. • The Parish Council welcomed Helen Richardson as the new Parish Clerk, and thanked Nicola for her support over the past two years. • A Key Contacts List would be created and published to allow the public to report any non-parish council issues directly to the relevant authority, and the list would be placed on the noticeboard, website and Facebook pages. • An update was received from Victoria Gray, Chair of the Wereham Village Hall Charity • Work to rebuild the base of the Village Hall Sign was approved. • The Clerk would be contacting CGM and investigate the mitigation of mould growth on the Playground Tiles. • Defibrillator Funding was being progressed to submit an application in the summer. • Investigation into the ownership of the Public Footpath from Gibbet Lane to Fincham was to be progressed by the Clerk. If anyone has any information on the ownership please email the clerk on werehampc@gmail.com • Various Consultations were considered received from Council’s recently mainly on Housing and Planning Developments. • An Internal Auditor was appointed for year 2015/16.

The Annual Wereham Parish Meeting and Annual Meeting of the Parish Council was held on Tuesday 10 May 2016, the publication timings of G4 has meant that it is not possible to provide an overview of the meeting, however the minutes of the meeting are available on the website.


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


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


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.


Thursday 16th June 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 16th June. 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

May Update from Wereham Village Hall Committee

Well, the sun truly shone on us this weekend – what fantastic weather for the Wereham Yard Sale – it ensured a great turn out and we made £296.29. A huge thank you to Jacqueline for organising the event, all the helpers in the kitchen and everyone else who was involved.

If you attended the Pop-up café in early May, we hope you were able to stay on and enjoy a delicious bowl of homemade soup for your lunch. This new format will be a permanent fixture; we will be open on the first Tuesday of the month from 10.30am to 1.00pm and will be serving light lunches in addition to the usual tea/coffee and cakes. Prices remain at £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. The Queens 90th Birthday celebration will be on 12th June – look out for your invitation and please RSVP as there will be some limit on space.

Our first Art & Craft Fayre will be on Saturday 2nd July - please contact Rosemary on 01366 501330 for more details.

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, a big thank you to everyone who collected EDP Community Chest vouchers during April. It was looking a bit thin on the ground for a while but following a last minute rush of deliveries, we well exceeded the 500 required to be able to apply for a grant. We will hear if we were successful by the end of May and, if not, we will reapply at the beginning of June so please continue to collect vouchers throughout May (and June and beyond). You can pass them on to any of the committee or contact Rachel on 01366 502252 or gerard_rachel@btinternet.com and I can collect.

Update from the New Build Project Team

After a lot of hard work and some very late nights, we submitted our Stage 3 Lottery application on 22nd April – yippee! We anticipate hearing a response from the lottery during September but in the mean time, following a short break, the team will be back on the case, progressing all the other funding streams that will be required if the project is to go ahead. Victoria, John E, John M & Rachel.

Wereham Village Hall Bonus Ball Club

The lucky winners of £60 each in May were Gwen Watson and Mitsy – 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 7th June and Tuesday 5th July. 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 26th June and Sunday 31st July. 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. Look out for your invitation.

Art & Craft Fayre – Saturday 2nd July. 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

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