Wereham Sign Gary Trouton

Wereham News - December

January 2017


With reference to dog fouling in The Row and Queens Close, irresponsible owners are failing to clear up after their pets. Their dogs’ mess on our grass in The Row, also I've noticed up Queens Close as well in two or three places. I'm getting pretty fed up having to clear it up on our frontage, although the verge belongs to the council, who also fail to ever cut it, we have to do this, and we have to remove the dogs mess off our grass. I've even bought dog fouling signs to put up on our wall to try and stop the dogs fouling our grass. One other thing I would like to say is that up Queens Close there are young children who play on the grass and pavements, as you may know dog mess carries some really nasty things, and I would like to bring this to dog owners’ attention. Please clear up if your dog fouls, otherwise Wereham dog owners could face £1,000 fines. A displeased householder in The Row, Wereham, WEREHAM CRAFTY WOMEN

By the time you all read this the Christmas Bazaar will have come and gone. The Craft group have two other events before Christmas. We are holding an open day in the village hall on Friday December 2nd with three sessions. One at 10am until 12 noon, another at 2.30pm until 4.30pm and then an evening one at 6.30pm until 8pm so that working people can come and see what we have to offer. We will also be at the pop-up-cafe on Tuesday December 6th 10.30am until 1pm. We very much look forward to seeing some of you at these events. We are always looking for new members with some new ideas. There will not be a group meeting in December as everyone is so busy, so the next group meeting will be on 10th January, 10.30am until approx 12.30 pm. We have had a crafting session making Christmas decorations and table centre decorations so we hope you will find something that you like. May I wish all readers of G4 A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A HEALTHY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR We look forward to seeing you all again in 2017. If you are not sure what we are all about please contact me or come to the next meeting which is held at 43 Queens Close, Wereham. My contact details are rosemary.pease@btinternet.com or phone 501330 or mobile 07749240606. Rosemary.

Wereham Mummers and Fincham Chorus Concert

As I write we're well and truly into the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and it is time to give some thought to preparation for our mummers play? The 'Crafty ladies 'have been working hard on some stunning costumes. The dragon is a wonder to behold! Our props lady is sewing bells onto ribbons and making wigs. Our musicians have been rehearsing their folk repertoire and the actors have been learning their lines and trying out their steps for the Morris dance. The Fincham Chorus have been producing their usual quality program of songs and carols that is guaranteed to delight. All we need now for a fantastic evening is an audience .................. YOU! Fri 9th St Margarets Church Wereham 7.00 pm Sat 10th StAndrews ChurchWest Dereham 7.00 pm *

Come and support out local talent

*Please note change of venue The concert on Saturday 10th December will now take place in St. Andrews Church, West Dereham not as previously stated We are going on tour! . Wereham Nativity Service It's not Christmas until you have seen a child with a tea towel on his head. If you feel as I do then Wereham church on December 18th at 4 o'clock is the place for you. All children are invited to participate. It would be useful if you could attend a rehearsal at 12 .00 til 1.00pm in church on the day but this is not essential. The children can just turn up in costume as a shepherd or a king or an angel. (We do have some small collection of spare costumes and tea towels.) Everyone is welcome to attend the service in our beautiful candlelit church. You do not need to have a child with you. This is a celebration for the whole community, residents and visitors, in which we will tell again the Christmas story, sing carols and share the joy of the Christmas message Start your Christmas with us 4.00 pm Sunday 18th December followed by the village hall party.

West Norfolk Community Transport (WNCT) provides a variety of specialist accessible door-to-door transport. Our Dial-A-Bus services takes people to area market towns, and another separate service that we also organise involves volunteer car drivers for people to attend their health-related appointments, whether to local GP Surgeries or regional hospitals.

Your local Dial-A-Bus will remain viable if enough people continue to utilise that service. People can ring our Dial-A-Bus office on 01553 770310, and we’ll provide further details about our free membership, times, fares and any other related information. Wereham Parish Council

Success – Defibrillator for Wereham – The Wereham Parish Council have been successful in its application to the ‘Lottery Awards for All Fund’ to purchase a Community Defibrillator. The Defibrillator will be installed in the red telephone box near the pond so this in turn will also ensure that the box is kept and not lost in the recent BT move to remove from villages. This will become a vital unit for the village in helping to save lives and it is hoped that it will be fully installed by the end of the financial year. Please watch this space for more information, and if you would be interested in being added to the training list to be held in 2017 please email the Clerk werehampc@gmail.com.

Disabled Parking Access - Post Box at Wereham Pond – Please ensure that you or guests to the village do not park cars in front of the dropped kerb at the Village pond, it is there to allow disabled access for those wishing to use the post box and view the parish notice board. Thank you.

Meeting Dates 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 the month prior to each meeting, items received after this time will not be possible to discuss. 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.

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

November Update from Wereham Village Hall Committee The Halloween quiz night raised over £350 for the Village Hall, with 56 quizzers enjoying a fun filled evening of questions and music clips as well as a hot dog and apple pie supper. Many thanks to everyone who supported and helped make the evening a success. Special thanks to Angela, Diane, Doreen, John, Rosemary and Janet for making the lovely pies, to Cliff and Tom for providing the music and to the Quizmaster himself, John.

By popular demand, there will be a Christmas Quiz on Saturday 17th December; tickets cost £5 and include a finger buffet but bring your own drinks and glasses. There will also be a prize draw on the night to win a Spectacular Christmas Cake donated by Gordon Candler.

We also have a plethora of other events coming up over the festive season. Our Family Christmas Prize Bingo is on Wednesday 7th December with lots of great prizes for all ages, a raffle and festive refreshments.

The Christmas Bazaar might already have happened but there is still opportunity to pick up beautiful and original Christmas presents from the Wereham Crafty Folk who are holding an open day on Friday 9th December. The hall will be open from 10-12, 2-4 and 6-8pm for you to drop in, browse and purchase their wares and, of course, there will be festive refreshments to enjoy too.

Carols by the pond will be held on 18th December this year, starting at about 4.45 pm and following straight on from the nativity service in the church. This will be followed by hot dogs and potato wedges in the village hall, and more carols. For tickets, which must be bought in advance, contact Doreen on 01366 500218.

With so many events coming up, we would be extremely grateful for any donations of raffle prizes.

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

Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the Aviva Community Fund. Voting closed on 18th November and we got a fantastic amount of support but will not find out if it was enough until later in December.

An exciting step forward for us was completing on the purchase of the land for the new hall at the end of October. We are also making good progress with the last of our current grant applications. Hopefully you received a ‘buy-a-brick’ leaflet with your November issue of G4. Community fundraising is a vital part of our fundraising strategy so please, please do take a moment to read the leaflet and if you can make a donation by visiting our online donation portal which is accessed via our webpage http://www.werehamvillagehall.co.uk. Every donation, however big or small, will push us closer to delivering exciting new activities for you, your family and your community in a new eco community hub - in 2017!!! Victoria, John E, John M & Rachel.

Wereham Village Hall Bonus Ball Club

The lucky winners of £60 each in September were Lizzie Baddock and Christine Harrison – 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 date Tuesday 6th December, Tuesday January 3rd and Tuesday 7th February. 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.

Christmas Family Prize Bingo – Wednesday 7th December. Everyone welcome. Doors open 6.45, eyes down 7.30pm. For further details call 01366 500218 or 01366 500798.

Wereham Crafty Folk Open Day – Friday 9th December. The hall will be open 10-12, 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Free entry, refreshments available. Christmas Carols by the Pond – Sunday 18th December, 4.45 after the nativity service. Contact Doreen on 01366 500218 for tickets.

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 Invitation to St Margaret’s Festival Planning meeting 7th February

There will be a meeting at 7pm in the Church on Tuesday 7th February to plan and discuss the next festival of St Margaret in July . We hope that anyone who is willing to help us or participate in any way will be able to come along and join the discussion - we look forward to hearing your ideas and views. Please join us for coffee and cake afterwards. Your help will be very much appreciated.

St Margaret’s PCC

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