Wereham News - September
Wereham Church Festival
Church and Community came together in February to plan our 2017 Festival. Five months later, it all came to fruition . Sunday 16th July dawned with mixed weather forecast but the day was a great success with lots of people coming to enjoy a traditional village occasion. A myriad of stalls including Horse Shoes, Hoop-bowls, Hoop-la, Sand in a cup, Bean bags, Ear-phones, Tombola, Plants , Water or wine? Shove-halfpenny, Play your cards, Cakes and Produce, BBQ and drinks and a comprehensive raffle . A new departure this year was Barry and Marcus Hawkins who spent a very busy day valuing antiques and collectables . Inside the Church were displays by Wereham Tots, Messy Church and Wereham Heritage Group together with beautiful flowers and organ music . A P/A system had been kindly loaned and behind the scenes, a financial structure was in place . Members of Wereham PCC are extremely grateful and wish to thank all the people who made the festival such a success - the stall holders, planners, those who donated goods and items, flowers and plants and those who made generous donations. Grateful thanks go also for fuel and meat for the BBQ, to Barry and Marcus Hawkins, to all contributors to the displays and to the team who set up the infrastructure and cleared up at the end . This was a real Community and Church Festival to which many people devoted much time and energy and it resulted in a magnificent total of £1,898.23.
Thursday September 28th 4pm -5.30pm Starts in the church followed by activities and a free meal in the Village Hall Wereham Messy Church
The theme is Harvest . It will be informal, fun and enjoyable. It will include stories, singing, activities and FOOD, Don't miss it. We are looking forward to seeing you there. Just turn up. Please contact Ian or Debbie Rye tel 07863049677 if you want more details. Thank you All Welcome
Wereham church concert Alfresco
Saturday September 9 th 7 pm
This is the concert of original music and poetry composed and selected by Elizabeth Lodge. It is a unique opportunity to see a local composer perform her own work interspersed with related poetry all in the beautiful atmospheric surroundings of Saint Margaret's Church Wereham. Admission and refreshments are free. There will be a retiring collection in aid of Mind. An event not to be missed.
Please note date is Saturday 9th September A change from the previous notice.
Thanks to all who came along to Wereham Heritage Group’s second ‘Come and have a mardle’ afternoon on 22nd July. Holding this the same day as the separately organised Wereham School Reunion worked well, keeping the hall busy with plenty of lively chatter. Our display of old photographs, newspaper clippings and postcards proved to be very popular conversation starter. A number of people brought photos along with them, and having a laptop, scanner and hard drive to hand enabled us to add these images to the Group’s collection. My personal favourites both feature the village pond, one showing Billy the Seal swimming at its edge (late 1920s) and the other from 1961, showing skaters on the frozen ice. Please keep the pictures coming as we know there are plenty more out there! Just contact one of the planning group members (Doreen Rolph, Nicola Palmer, Wendy Bruce, Greg Baddock, Debbie & Ian Rye and Sue Smith), or email us at email@example.com
Can you tell the difference between an oojamaflip, a whatchamacallit, thingummy or gizmo – and guess what was it for? Join us on Saturday 16th September to put your detective skills and imagination to the test in identifying everyday objects of yesteryear. Peter Bates will be bringing along examples of historical household and agricultural items, relics of a bygone era, whose purpose may not be altogether obvious. This promises to be a light-hearted and social event with the emphasis on group involvement and participation. Saturday 16th September, 2pm to 4pm in Wereham Village Hall. Refreshments available. Donations for Wereham Heritage Group graciously accepted.
Wereham Harvest festival Family Service
Sunday 1st October 11.am St Margaret’s church Wereham This will be a traditional family harvest festival service. Come and sing the traditional harvest hymns including ‘We plough the fields and scatter’. Sample some of the freshly baked harvest loaf. Come and see the vintage tractor. There will be a collection of tinned food which will be donated to the Downham Market food bank so please bring an offering if you can. Please contact Debbie or Ian Rye tel 07863049677 if you want to know more. See you there. Everybody welcome.
Update from the New Build Project Team
You may have seen that the Turf Cutting for our new village hall was featured in the Lynn News and since then, the project has been progressing well. Follow us on our Facebook page for regular updates and photographs.
The Buy-a-Brick campaign continues as we gradually edge towards our £10,000 target - 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 August were Chris Harrison and Lizzie Baddock – congratulations to you both! Helen Richardson, Secretary.
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 areTuesday 5th and 19th September and Tuesday 3rd and 17th October.
Car boot and Café – last Sunday of the month, 9am-1pm (café opens at 8am). Next dates Sunday 24th September and Sunday 29th October. Café serving bacon butties, hot dogs and hot drinks. £5 per pitch. Contact Philip on07759033492/01366 501330 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 pass 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.
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 email@example.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 is able to apply for Parish Partnership Funding if there is anyone that has any traffic calming related ideas that could be included in the bid please contact the Clerk.
Helen Richardson Wereham Parish Clerk and Finance Responsible Person Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone/Text: 0779 500 6811
Wereham Craft Group. The craft group is thriving we had a lady come and show the ladies how to crochet this time and a very enjoyable morning was had by all. We also had two new ladies join us this week, one was a new lady to the village and the other one came from Downham Market. New people are always welcome, we meet on the second Tuesday of every month in the village hall 10.30am until about noon. Rosemary. Tel 01366 501330.
Wereham Short Mat Bowls. We continue to meet on a Thursday evening in the village hall, 7pm until 9pm, new players are always welcome as there are only six of us at the moment, three ladies and three gentlemen so they always end up the girls playing against the boys. More players would be brilliant, no experience needed. Contact Philip 01366 501330.
Car boot sales Continue on the last Sunday of every month, the cafe is thriving with bacon rolls, sausage in a roll or egg in a roll with plenty of tea and coffee, come along and have breakfast with us, you will also be able to see the progress on the new village hall. At the moment we have a quantity of new goods for sale which have been donated to raise funds for the village hall, there are cushion covers, chair backs, arm caps various cut lengths of voile and net curtaining and some display curtains, all items are brand new, just make us a sensible offer on anything that you see. Contact Philip on 01366 501330 .