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Wereham News - October

October 2016

Wereham Parish Council

Meeting Dates:

Tuesday 8 November 2016, 7 pm, Wereham Village hall Tuesday 10 January 2017, 7 pm, Wereham Village hall Tuesday 14 March 2017, 7 pm, Wereham Village hall Tuesday 9 May 2017 (AGM and Annual Parish Meeting), time TBC

Agenda items must be received before the end of month before each 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 here too

The Wereham Cemetery has a bench that is past repair. This led the Parish Council the wish to offer the possibility of anyone who wishes to, to purchase a memorial bench for a loved one, and site within the cemetery in its place. Anyone who wishes to discuss further please contact the Clerk by email werehampc@gmail.com or on Facebook, or 07795006811 Wereham Craft Group

We had a lovely time at the summer fayre and sold £125 worth of goods to boost the village hall funds. We will be at the Christmas Bazaar on November 26th with the craft stall andlook forward to seeing lots of you there. We have a new lady joining the group but we would love to have more people to join us. Please contact Rosemary on 501330 for details.

September Update from Wereham Village Hall Committee

The beginning of September always sees a flurry of activity in preparation for the Village Fayre. Following a very miserable and rainy Saturday, the weather cleared to provide us with a near perfect day on Sunday and the hall and field were packed with activities, shows, demonstrations and visitors. The committee would like to thank the event organisers Doreen Rolph and Colin Eldridge, the army of volunteers from FoWVH who set up in the rain on Saturday, manned stalls and games all day, painted faces, worked tirelessly in the kitchen and cleared up the site, the ladies from Wereham Craft Group who made the beautiful bunting and all the wonderful craft items, all traders and car-booters who booked a pitch, people who volunteered their vintage vehicles for the day, all the cake bakers and raffle prize givers, Wereham & Wretton Scout Group, Vets4pets for running the dog show, everyone who bought their beloved pooch to the dog show, Legacy Dance group, the food vans, The Cords who provided live music, Karl Butcher for booking the amazing spitfire fly over and to each and every one of you who enjoyed a lovely day out - it's always a great team effort and a great event for all - well done and thank you all. We raised more than £1150 towards village hall funds.

Our next fundraising event will be the Halloween Quiz held on Saturday 29th October in the hall. Tickets £5 per person to include a hot supper but, as usual, please bring your own drinks.

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.


It is the Annual General Meeting of Wereham Village Hall Charity on Monday 26th September 2016 in the Village Hall (6.45 arrival for 7pm start). Business is to receive 2015/16 accounts and Chairs Report, and appoint elected member positions. Please contact Helen Richardson, Secretary to advise if you are able to attend on 0779 500 6811 or email werehamvillage@aol.com

Update from the New Build Project Team

We did it! We received notification at the end of August that our application to the Lottery was successful and we have been awarded just over £620,000 towards the new village hall. We are all incredibly excited at this fantastic news and it feels like we are making real progress now!

However, whilst this is a huge sum of money, we still need to raise more than £200,000 to enable the project to go ahead. We are in the process of submitting a number of smaller grant applications and will shortly be launching our Buy-a-brick campaign as community fundraising is a vital component of our overall strategy – keep an eye out for flyers arriving on your doorstep soon. Victoria, John E, John M & Rachel.

Wereham Village Hall Bonus Ball Club

The lucky winners of £60 each in September were Sue and Paul Smith and Rachel Barron – congratulations to you! 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 4th October and Tuesday 1st November. 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 – look out for our monthly specials! 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 30th October and Sunday 27th November. 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.

Halloween Quiz Night – Saturday 29th October. £5 per person to include a hot supper but please bring your own drinks.

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 “Poppy” Raffle

There were a number of quality prizes, generously donated just before St Margaret’s Festival in July which, to the disappointment of a significant number of people, were not included in the main raffle. It was felt at the time that these items were of sufficient quality to merit a second raffle, which could then be held later in the year. Originally we had considered a Remembrance Day raffle, but have now included this in our Christmas fundraising event. On 9th December there will be a” Mummers” Play – a traditional village Christmas/Nativity play produced by Debbie Rye , ably supported and assisted by Stina Burger, Tom Golden and the Fincham Chorus and members of our village community. This promises an evening of fun and laughter. Items to be raffled on the night of 9th December 2016 to bolster our church funds.

• quality boxed Sekonda ladies wristwatch • quality boxed Sekonda mens wristwatch • a quality boxed Bluetooth cordless set of headphones with case • two Bluetooth cordless headphones, as above, without cases • one iPad cover • one set of bath toiletries • five bottles of good wine.

Tickets for this raffle will be available at the door on the night of the play. St Margaret’s Parish Church Festival Committee

Wereham Heritage Group needs your help: Save the date for our opening heritage event on Saturday 12th November. Afternoon refreshments of tea and cake will be accompanied with the display of previously unseen photographs from personal collections.

We encourage you to submit your own photographs (copies will be made to ensure the preservation of your originals), as well as provide valuable information dating and identifying others' collections. More information to follow in next month's issue

For any queries or to submit photographs, please contact either: Eleanor Smith - eleanor.s23@hotmail.co.uk Ian Rye - ian_rye@msn.com Supporters News from Wereham Village Hall - We Did it!

Press Release **

Lottery Success for Wereham Village Hall!

Local charity, Wereham Village, has been awarded £621,000 by the BIG Lottery towards the project for the 1st UK Passivhaus Village Hall. Passivhaus buildings provide a high level of occupant comfort while using very little energy for heating and cooling. The new village hall will replace the current WW1 wooden YMCA hut, providing a larger main hall, increased facilities and a large multipurpose room.

Victoria Gray, the Charity's Chair and Objectives Manager for the project said "We are thrilled to bits with the award! This is the culmination of 4 years of hard work for the Project Team and the credit for this success goes to the Project Team members Helen Richardson, John Eastgate, Rachel Barron and John Millard, who without their total dedication and hard work, this achievement would not have been possible. We would like to thank our Trustees and Friends of Wereham Village Hall who have continued their fund-raising efforts, the Lead Volunteers for the project who are working towards new activities in the new hall and everybody who has supported this project. The project's objectives are to improve the lives for people in Wereham and the surrounding villages. We will achieve this by delivering 7 new activities in the new hall - - Youth Group for ages 11+ - Village Cinema - Physical activities - Learning new skills - Older Persons social group - Heritage Group - Craft Group Construction on the site opposite the existing hall, is expected to start during March 2017, which allows 6 months to secure the balance of the project funding, approx £230,000. With the Lottery on board, we feel confident we'll achieve our target"

You can find out more about the Charity's fund-raising events on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/werehamvillagehall or via the website www.werehamvillagehall.co.uk;

Victoria, John E, John M & Rachel.

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