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Wereham News - December

January 2018

I Wereham Parish Council

Next Meeting Date

Tuesday 9 January 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.

From all the Parish Councillors and myself, have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New year! Thanks to all volunteers that have given their time to improve our village in 2017. All are welcome to attend meetings in 2018, if there are topics or ideas that you wish to share or be discussed with the Parish Council at any time during 2018, please email me on werehampc@gmail.com.


The Craft Fair held on November 4th was a huge success. The day raised £427.50, plus another £50 which had been paid in at an earlier date. A special thanks goes to Diane, Angela, Janet, Lynda and Lynne who helped man the kitchen at various times of the day. Also special thanks to Wendy and Doreen on the raffle table, Nicola and Doreen Palmer on cakes. A special thanks goes to Sue Marnet and Pam Watkinson who took over the craft stall when I had to be taken home poorly. Huge thanks to Alan Winter who made a very good job of traffic control and helping people unload and load their cars during the day. This event could not go ahead without the support that these lovely people give me, and of course all the customers who braved the wet to come and support us. We have one more Craft Group meeting on December 12th and then we are into 2018. The first meeting will be on January 9th at 10.30am in the Village Hall. For Details contact Rosemary on 01366 501330. May we wish you a very Happy Christmas.


Since our change to a Tuesday afternoon, our numbers have increased. There’s lots of laughter and joking going on and everyone seems to really enjoy themselves. Our last Bowls meeting will be on December 12th and we will meet again on January 9th 2018 at 2.00pm in the Village Hall. For details contact Philip on 01366 501330.


The October Car Boot was the best one this year making £197. We look forward to seeing you all in 2018. The first meeting will be on Sunday January 28th 2018. A huge thank you to all our car boosters and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2018. The 50/50 Raffle is popular, the winner in September was Janet Winter and in October it was Rosemary. For details contact Philip on 01366 501330. A very Happy Christmas to you all.

November Update from Wereham Village Hall Committee

As 2017 heads to a close, this will be the last year we spend Christmas in the current hall that has served our community so well for almost 100 years. We have many events planned for the run up to Christmas which are designed to give pleasure to those who participate and also to raise much needed funds to complete the fitting out of the emerging and eagerly anticipated new hall. Please come along to as many events as you can and/or help our fundraising efforts by donating raffle/bingo prizes, cakes etc. Please contact Doreen (500218), Angela (500115) or Diane (500798).

Update from the New Build Project Team

Construction of the external walls proceeds apace, but with minute attention to detail as any cold bridging or air leakage would conflict with Passivhaus design principles and prejudice the eventual certification of the finished building. The roof will go on very soon now so that work on the interior can begin. The target for completion remains the end of March 2018.

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 October were Alan Coleman and Julieann – 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 areTuesday 5th December and Tuesday 16th January. Christmas Bazaar – Saturday 2nd December, 1-4 pm Christmas Prize Bingo – Wednesday 6th December, doors open 6.45, eyes down 7.30pm. Christmas Quiz Night – Saturday 16th December, 7.30pm. Christmas Carols – Sunday 17th December, 5pm straight after the church carol service. For more details of all Christmas events, contact Doreen (01366 500218), Angela (01366 500115) or Diane (01366 500798).

Car boot and Café – last Sunday of the month, 9am-1pm (café opens at 8am). Next dates are Sunday 28th January and Sunday 25th February. Café serving bacon butties, hot dogs and hot drinks. £5 per pitch. Contact Philip on07759033492/01366 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.

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