Wereham Sign Gary Trouton

Wereham News January

March 2019

Wissey Valley Players is an exciting new drama group that has recently been set up for residents of Wereham and all of the surrounding villages. It is already proving to be very popular, but we are keen to attract new members from across the local community. The group meet every Thursday evening from 7.30pm to 9pm at Wereham Village Hall. The group is open to all ages, and is a great way to meet new people and enjoy play reading in a relaxed and fun way. We are currently working on two comedies by Alan Ayckbourn and some new pieces written by members of the group. We are not only looking for people who enjoy acting and singing, but also those who would like to try their hand at directing, stage management or set design. Can you help to make sets and costumes or props? Or perhaps you have skills in lighting and sound which would be invaluable to us. Why not come along to one of our meetings to find out more and join in. For more information please contact Keith or Chris Murray on 01366 500796, email stagestruck_37@hotmail.com

Short Mat Bowls. Our very friendly group continues to flourish. We meet on a Thursday afternoon 2pm until 4pm. We resume on Thursday January 10th at 2pm. For detail please contact Philip on 01366 501330 or 07759033492. E-mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com.

Car Boot and Cafe. The last one for 2018 will have passed by the time you read this, the next car boot will be on 27th January 2019. We look forward to seeing all our stallholders old and new. For details please contact Philip on 01366 501330. Or 07759033492 e-mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com. 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 Angela (01366 500115) or Diane (01366500798). 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. Visit our website, www.werehamvlilagehall.co.uk or log onto www.facebook.com/werehamvillagehall for full details of all events and to stay up to date with what’s on, or call Lyn or Sara on 07497 430005 between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday for more information.

Wereham Parish Council

Next Meeting Dates

Tuesday 8 January 2019 at 7.00 pm in the Wereham Village Hall

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 Cemetery Memorial Safety - The Parish Council are trying to trace relatives or those responsible for memorials. The Wereham Parish Council have recently reviewed its responsibilities for health and safety within the Wereham Cemetery and commissioned a report with a registered qualified inspector of all memorials. The inspector advised the Parish Council of 17 memorials in the cemetery that they classify as ‘dangerous’ to public safety and therefore in order to remedy they recommend fitting what is called a ‘naam bar’ for the current memorial to remain in use, these 17 are memorials that we would like to hear from people about. Please contact the Clerk if you are responsible for a memorial in the cemetery. These memorials have now been laid down by the Parish Council as agreed at their meeting in July 2018 in line with their health and safety responsibilities because no contact had been received. All of the memorials effected can be reinstated by the owners as long as within safety guidelines. The Parish Council recommends that purchasing records are checked for any guarantee of workmanship which it may be possible to claim from. The inspecting company is able to provide costs of fitting a ‘naam’ bar. If you are the person responsible, relative or have knowledge of contact, a response would really be appreciated, as you will have realised, this is a health and safety issue which the Parish Council are obliged to resolve as soon as possible.

All are welcome to attend meetings, if there are topics or ideas that you wish to share or be discussed with the Parish Council at any time, please email me on werehampc@gmail.com.

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

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