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Wereham News - March

March 2017


Question: Who are Hannah Mills? Saskia Clark? Giles Scott? Nick Dempsey? Answer: You were probably cheering them on last August when they were winning sailing gold medals at the Rio Olympics.

Question: What have you got in common with them? Answer: Everyone has to start sailing sometime, and 2017 is your time………….

If you are 8 or 80, or anything in between, everyone is welcome as Snettisham Beach Sailing Club throws open its doors for its Open Day on Saturday 20th May 2017 from 12.00 noon, as part of the Royal Yachting Association national initiative “Push The Boat Out” to promote sailing and discover more Champions. Everyone is welcome to come along and try sailing in – all for free!

There will be free sailing taster sessions on the sea from 12.30 and on the lake all day long.

Come and enjoy our recently improved clubhouse, benefitting from £100,000 work.

Food from the BBQ and drinks from the bar.

Save 10% off any R.Y.A. courses booked on the day

There is no need to book in advance just come along on the day!

Just bring footwear you don’t mind getting wet, a windproof top, a change of clothes, and a towel.

No experience is necessary and would-be sailors of all ages from 8 years upwards are welcome. Children, you must accompanied by an adult but your adult doesn’t have to go sailing. Come and chat with our members and find out how you can get into sailing.

For full details see www.snetbeach.co.uk:

For further information, please contact: Mark Foley: publicity@snetbeach.co.uk 0783 3332055/ 01362 688 946

Visit www.snetbeach.co.uk for more information about Snettisham Beach Sailing Club, or find us on facebook.

The club is at Snettisham Beach, Norfolk PE31 7RB see http://www.snetbeach.co.uk/pages/the-club/how-to-find-us.php

Wereham Parish Council

Red Telephone Box - If you would be interested in volunteering to paint the red telephone box near the pond please email the Clerk.

Meeting Dates 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 Wereham Messy church

Wereham Messy church is now in its Third year and we regularly welcome over 30 people to each service. Please come and join in on March 23rd 4.00pm. You will be very welcome. Our Messy Church is based on the principles shared by Messy churches across the world. It is Christ centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration. We always try to include singing, a bible story, prayers, activities and food and encourage everyone to be involved. We appreciate parents and carers support during Messy church to ensure everyone is safe. Please: • discourage children running around the church and village hall • escort them from church to village hall • encourage them to remain seated during the meal. We would be grateful if interested people would provide a contact email or mobile number and we will try to send reminders and also ask for volunteers for reading etc Dates for your 2017 diary Thursday 23rd March 4pm Messy Easter Thursday 29th June 4pm Messy June Thursday 28th September 4pm Messy Harvest Thursday 30th November 4pm Messy Advent We are also hoping to arrange 3 Sunday family services involving Messy church May 7th, 1st October, and Nativity/carols Sunday17th Dec 4.00pm. We always appreciate your views. Please talk to any member of the planning team or Tel Ian or Debbie Rye 01366502083

Wereham Open Gardens

This year our Open Gardens will be on Sunday June 18th. As many of you know this is an important fundraiser for the church and helps towards the running costs. I have promises from several people to open their gardens again but it would be brilliant to have some new gardens too. They don’t have to be show gardens, our lovely visitors just enjoy walking round, meeting everybody and picking up ideas. So please have a think about it and feel free to have a chat about opening your garden. Or if you would like to help in any way either before or on the day please contact me. Hope to hear from you.......... Lizzie Baddock 500233


From now on we will be holding our craft group meetings in the village hall. It will always be on the second Tuesday of each month at 10.30am until about 12.30. Please do come along to see what we are about and bring your project with you to sit and do or if you are in a muddle one of us will be able to help you. We are holding three craft fairs in Wereham village hall this year one on April 8th, one on 1st July and one on 4th November. So we will be very busy all year making and look forward to seeing some new faces. There is always a cup of tea or coffee with biscuits on offer at our get togethers. My contact details are 01366501330 or e-mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com

WEREHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH The A.G.M. of Wereham Neighbourhood Watch will be held on Tuesday 21st March in Wereham Village Hall at 7.30. All members are invited to attend. If you are new to the village you are most welcome to join us. Tom Golden Chairman

. February Update from Wereham Village Hall Committee The last Sunday of January saw our first car boot of 2017; now run by Rosemary and Philip it still follows the usual format with a café selling bacon butties and hot drinks and indoor table space available to hire as well as the outdoor car boots. We were visited by Radio Norfolk’s Treasure Hunt this month which added a bit of extra excitement! Pop up café is now a regular twice monthly fixture – join us on the first and third Tuesdays of the month for hot drinks, a selection of cakes and light lunches. Also advanced notice that following the first, very successful craft fayre run by Rosemary and the Wereham Crafty Folk last year, they have another 3 scheduled for 2017. Dates are Saturday 8th April, 1st July and 4th November. If you would like a stall at any of these events please contact Rosemary on 01366 501330 or e-mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com.

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 Fundraising is still going well - we’ve received notification of another successful grant application and are currently working on submissions to LEADER and Sport England. We are also working closely with the architect and quantity surveyor to keep moving the project forward. Victoria, John E, John M & Rachel.

Wereham Village Hall Bonus Ball Club

The lucky winners of £60 each in February were Victoria Gray and Sandra Howell – 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 and third Tuesday of the month, 10.30-1pm. Join us for a slice of homemade cake, a hot drink, a natter and a read of the daily papersall for just £1.50. Light lunches also available – look out for our monthly specials! Cake donations/queries to Doreen on 01366 500218. Next dates Tuesday 7th and 21st March and Tuesday 4th and 18th April. Car boot and Café – last Sunday of the month, 9am-1pm (café opens at 8am). Next date Sunday 26th March. Café serving bacon butties, hot dogs and hot drinks. £5 per pitch. Contact Philip on 07759033492/01366 501330 e-mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com.

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

Family Quiz Night

Wereham Village Hall will be hosting a family quiz in aid of St Margaret's Church on Saturday, 4 March starting at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are £5 each which includes a hot supper.

Please bring your own drinks and glasses.

A raffle will be held on the night . To buy tickets, book a table or for any other information please phone: John Eastgate: 500 766 Doreen Rolph: 500218 or Tom Golden 500 052.

We look forward to seeing you there!

St Margaret's PCC

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