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Wereham News -October

November 2017

Wereham Craft Group.

We have had a very good month. The summer Fayre was excellent and the new layout worked extremely well. The craft group stall was in the village hall and we sold £145.00 worth of goods and this money has now been paid into village hall funds. Other craft stalls seemed to do very well also. Philip sold several of his metal craft items that he makes. We are holding a pre- Christmas craft fair in the village hall on 4th November 10am until 4pm. I have booked some new crafters this time who have not been to Wereham before so do please come along and do some early Christmas shopping. We have just 2 tables left if anyone is interested in showing their goods; please contact me for more details. We will also have the craft stall out at Wereham Tots one Friday in December, please keep a lookout on face book, G4 and local papers for the date or contact me in late November. The craft stall will also be at the Christmas Bazaar in December when there are also many other attractions. New members welcome. Contact me Rosemary on 10366 501330, 07749240606, e-mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com.

Short Mat Bowls.

We are a small friendly mixed group playing short mat bowls and we would dearly love to have some new players, no experience needed, we are currently playing on a Thursday evening 7pm until 9pmbut we are changing that for the winter months to a Tuesday afternoon 2pm until 4pm. The date of the changeover is to be Tuesday 10th October at 2pm. All former players of the Wereham short mat bowls group and the Stoke Ferry bowls group would be very welcome to join us. The cost is £2 per player, spectators are free, tea or coffee and biscuits are included. Contact Philip 01366 501330, 07759033492.

Car Boot Sales and Cafe.

The car boot sales continue to attract an assortment of car booters. The cafe is always open for bacon rolls etc, tea and coffee. Do come and join us for breakfast and see the progress of the new village hall. Contact Philip for details or to book a pitch.01366 501330, 07759033492. There are only 2 more car boot dates this year on 29th October and 26th November. Then we have a break over Christmas until the end of January 2018.

Alfresco concert. Many, many thanks to all those attending and involved in the concert in St Margaret's church Wereham on Saturday, 9 September. We were treated to some excellent music performed live by pianist and composer Elizabeth Lodge. This was complemented by some lovely poetry readings from Greg Braddock, Pam Wakeling, Chris Murray, Karen Taylor, Sue Smith and Paul Smith. All accompanied by a glass of wine or fruit juice. The evening was organised to raise funds for the charity Mind, especially to recognise their excellent work with young adults. The church sent a cheque to the local office for £197. A Huge thank you for everyone's generosity and for everyone's help in making the evening such a great success. Ian Rye


As the owner of a dog who lives in Wereham and clears up after him, it is not nice to come out of your home to find DOG MESS either right outside or on your garden.

If the said person or persons who, after their dogs foul then realise they don’t have bags, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT THEY TAKE THEM NEXT TIME.


September Update from Wereham Village Hall Committee

A big thank you to everyone who supported the Village Fayre at the beginning of September. As usual, we had a wide range of entertainments and activities running throughout the day as well as numerous visitors who made the day a great success. Thanks to our event organiser, Doreen Rolph and the friends of Wereham village hall who delivered the event - set up, running of stalls and clearing up afterwards - we couldn't do it without you! Also, thank you to Jurassic Bark for organising the dog show, Fenland animal rescue for their animal interactive stall, Wereham and Wretton Scout group for their fab hands on activities - making pizza, smores and camp donuts, and thank you to each and everyone of you who joined us for a lovely day out. We raised more than £1250 towards the new village hall!

Update from the New Build Project Team

The new build is still progressing well – seeing the steel frame put into place was an exciting moment and we are still on schedule for completion early in 2018.

Whilst the build has started, we still have a shortfall in our community fundraising and the Buy-a-brick campaign remains open and waiting for your donations. If you’ve been meaning to donate but just haven’t got round to it yet, please do logon to our MyDonate page which is accessed via our website (www.werehamvillagehall.com) – it’s very quick and easy!

For more regular updates and photos, follow us on our Facebook page. Victoria, John E, John M & Rachel

Wereham Village Hall Bonus Ball Club

The lucky winners of £60 each in September were John Eastgate and Barbara Carter – 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 papers, all 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 3rd and 17th October and Tuesday 7th and 23rd November. Car boot and Café – last Sunday of the month, 9am-1pm (café opens at 8am). Next dates Sunday 29th October and Sunday 26th November (the last one of 2018). 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.

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.

Wereham Parish Council

Next Meeting Date

Tuesday 14 November 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.

Wereham Parish Council has a Facebook page that anyone can apply to be a member of. The Wereham Village Group page is not administered or monitored by the Parish Council. The best way of contacting the Parish Council is to contact the clerk directly by email or telephone. If an immediate response is required the best way is to telephone.


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

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