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Wereham News August

September 2017

Wereham Parish Council

Next Meeting Date

Tuesday 12 September 2017 (Ordinary Parish Council Meeting)

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.

The Parish Council have arranged a further Defibrillator Awareness Session for all during the summer holidays should families wish to attend. As you may be aware Lottery Awards for All funding was received earlier this year for a community defibrillator which has been installed in the red telephone box near the Wereham pond. This further training session is also fully funded. The session will be held on Tuesday 22 August from 4-6 pm in the Wereham Village Hall. To book at place please contact the Parish Clerk details below. All are welcome. The Community Heartbeat Trust who has worked with the Parish Council to bring the defibrillator will also facilitate this session which is informative and suitable for all ages.


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

Wereham Craft Group, We had another successful craft fair on 1st July which raised £391 on the day for the village hall funds. We have another pre Christmas fair on November 4th when we would love to see you all there. Our craft group meetings are always on the second Tuesday of the month in the village hall at 10.30am, we would welcome any of you who would like to come and see what we are about, free tea, coffee and biscuits are always on offer. Please contact me if you would like to know more. Rosemary. 01366 501330 or e-mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com.

Car Boot and Cafe, The car boot Sundays continue to thrive, apart from the stalls, the cafe is open for bacon rolls, egg in a roll and sausage in a roll with plenty of tea and coffee. This is always on the last Sunday of the month and we would love to see you all even if you only visit the cafe. Come along and have breakfast with us. Times are 9am until 1pm for the general public and stall holders arrive at about 7.30am. Contact details are Philip 01366 501330 or 07759033492 e-mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com.

Wereham Short Mat Bowls. We are a small but very friendly group who play short mat bowls on a Thursday evening at 7pm, we would like to see more players even if you have no experience you will be very welcome. The cost is £2 per player and tea, coffee and biscuits are served at half time. Former players with Stoke Ferry bowls group and Wereham bowls group will be very welcome. We have a mix of ladies and gentlemen who play. Contact Philip on 01366 501330 or 07759033492. E-mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com.

July Update from Wereham Village Hall Committee

The Summer Craft Fayre was another success, with lots of interesting stalls and a lovely range of filled rolls for those who visited over the lunchtime period. The event raised £296.50, and in addition we received donations of £67 from the Crafty Folk for crafts they had made and sold on their stall, and £27.50 from the sale of donated fabrics and materials. A huge thank you to Rosemary and the Crafty Folk for all of their hard work and if you missed this one, never fear as the next is booked for Saturday 4th November from 10am.

Volunteering: if you would like to make new friends and have fun whilst helping our fundraising efforts, get involved with the Friends of Wereham Village Hall Group. We are always looking for new volunteers and there are jobs for everyone so contact Doreen on 01366 500218.

Update from the New Build Project Team

Assuming everything continues to go to plan, by the time you read this, the contractors will have been on site for a week or so, making a start on our new Passivhaus village hall! It has been a long time coming and there is still a lot of hard work ahead but this is a massive milestone and is testament to the many people who have supported the project in so many different ways.

A very big thank you to all who have given to our Buy-a-Brick campaign. The total donated presently stands at just over £5,425, but although we are about to start the new build, we still do need donations please to achieve our target of £10,000. It’s still not too late to ‘Buy-a-Brick’ – just logon to our MyDonate page (accessed from our website: www.werehamvillagehall.com).

Victoria, John E, John M & Rachel

Wereham Village Hall Bonus Ball Club

The lucky winners of £60 each in February were Carolyn Methven and Julie Eves – 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 are Tuesday 1st and 15th August, and Tuesday 5th and 19th September. Car boot and Café – last Sunday of the month, 9am-1pm (café opens at 8am). Next dates Sunday 27th August, Sunday 24th September. Café serving bacon butties, hot dogs and hot drinks. £5 per pitch. Contact Philip on07759033492/01366 501330 e-mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com. Village Fayre – Sunday 3rd September 10am-4pm. Including the usual dog show, classic cars, tractors, craft stalls, bouncy castle, car boot, face painting, fish and chips, bacon rolls, ice creams, games, raffle, tombola, cake stall and a fly past by a Hurricane. Contact Doreen on 01366 500218.

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

OPEN GARDENS AT WEREHAM It doesn’t seem possible that we held our 15tth Open Gardens here at Wereham on June 15th. The weather was exceptionally hot and we welcomed friends old and new from a large area to the event. We had 10 gardens open including a new one this year. Thank you to the gardeners who so willingly opened their garden and provided such a friendly welcome which is always appreciated and commented on by our visitors. It couldn’t be done without you. I hope we have perhaps persuaded others in the village to consider opening next year. You know who you are!! We raised a total of £970.00 which is brilliant. Thank you to everyone who baked cakes or savouries; for fear of forgetting somebody I won’t mention you by name! Thanks go to the hard working lunch and tea ladies (Doreen, Wendy, Nicola and Pauline) who worked to prepare the excellent lunches and teas in the heat of the village hall, not forgetting our waitress Faye. Thanks to Sara & Jane for selling maps and raffle tickets. A big thank you to Ronnie also who grew the majority of the superb plants on the plant stall and dispensed her vast knowledge to visitors. If I have forgotten to thank anybody publicly it isn’t because I don’t value your contribution to the day, I do, and thank you.

Lizzie Baddock Thank you every one for your support again this year and in the circumstances I really appreciated it! The Open Gardens Gang did us proud!

Calling all music and poetry lovers

On September 8 th at 7 o'clock Saint Margarets Church, Wereham will host a concert of music and poetry. We were honoured when local composer Elizabeth Lodge offered to perform her composition called " Alfresco" in our beautiful church. This will be complimented by specially selected poetry read by our talented band of Wereham performers. It promises to be a most enjoyable evening, a real treat and a unique opportunity to experience a composer performing her own work. Don't miss it! There will be no charge for the admission or refreshments but there will be a retiring collection in aid of the mental health charity Mind and a 50– 50 raffle in aid of the church Put the date in your diary Debbie Rye

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