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Wereham News - April

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Wereham News April

MOBILE POST OFFICE will park near the village pond on the following days/times. Monday and Thursday 14.00 – 14.15 Tuesday and Wednesday 12.25 -12.55

VILLAGE HALL ACTIVITIES See Community Adverts. More details of all activities available are featured in the website www.werehamvillagehall.co.uk and on the Facebook page Wereham Village Hall. WEREHAM OPEN GARDENS SUNDAY 21ST JUNE. Open Gardens in June seems a long way off but Mother Nature is already stirring. There are snowdrops, catkins and brave, fresh shoots as well as a couple of male robins on the lawn squaring up to each other for territorial rights! Each year Open Gardens is a major fund raising event which helps to maintain our Grade 2 Listed St. Margaret’s church. There is a dedicated group of gardeners and helpers who take part regularly but it is always great to welcome new gardens. Your garden doesn’t have to be a show garden and it’s not some kind of competition. Our friendly visitors are genuinely interested in what you have done or plan to do because they are gardeners too. If you would consider opening your garden or helping with the organisation I would be pleased to hear from you or give me a call if you’re not sure and would like to have a chat about opening. Thanks. Greg Baddock 01366 500233. WEREHAM CHURCH FESTIVAL SUNDAY 19 JULY 2020

11am - 2.30pm

This year’s Wereham Church Festival takes place in the grounds of our lovely medieval grade II listed church in the centre of the village on Sunday 19 July from 11am to 2.30pm. The Festival is the major fundraiser of the year. It is a real community event, and is a great day out for the whole family. There will be a wide variety of stalls and entertainments, including Hoopla, Tombola, Wine Bottle Stall, Cakes, Jams, Preserves and Local Produce Stalls and a Plant Stall, as well as a Barbecue and a Raffle. Test your skills and win prizes. Bring the children along to play games and enjoy all the different activities taking place on the day. Come inside the church where there will be local displays and a range of activities throughout the day. We would really appreciate any donations for our stalls, prizes for the Raffle, Tombola and Hoopla, bottles of wine for the Wine Bottle Stall, as well as Cakes, Preserves, Home Made Jams and Pickles. Items will be gratefully collected if you call any of the following contacts: Doreen 500218 - Charles and Ivy 501108 - and Tom 500052 Do come and join us on Sunday 19 July. With everyone's support we can ensure that our lovely church remains open, vibrant and available to all.

75th Anniversary of VE Day

Sunday 10th May, starting at 4pm in Wereham Village Hall. Places are still available to join in with Wereham’s part in national and international events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Priced at £3 for adults and £1 for under 12s, identity card style tickets are available from Wereham Heritage Group members, Doreen, Greg, Wendy and Nicola, or alternatively from the Village Hall office on weekdays 10am to 3pm. Bring a picnic tea and be prepared to dance, sing and join in the fun! 1940s dress optional. Event includes; - Home Guard Re-enactors and Land Girls – your chance to drill with the Home Guard; Andrews Sisters tribute group; Colin Mason Jazz Group; tributes to Wereham’s WW2 war dead; sketches from the Wissey Players; songs and readings from the period; join in with 1940s dances & songs. Don’t forget your picnic tea! Event enquiries to Ian or Debbie Rye, 07863 049677 or ian_rye@msn.com

Wereham Craft Group. A DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES. 18TH APRIL IN WEREHAM VILLAGE HALL our craft fair, 10am until 4pm, the cafe will be open for lunches and tea and coffee. Lunch will be soup and a roll or freshly made filled rolls. Crisps and choc bars will also be available. Please do come and see us and the lovely variety of crafters that we have for your enjoyment. The craft group meet on the second Tuesday of every month from 10.30am until about 12.30pm, it is a very friendly meeting with tea and coffee being served with either biscuits or cake. If there is anybody who would like to come and demonstrate their craft or give us a talk would you contact Angela on 013665 500115.For all other details about the craft group please contact me, Rosemary on 01366 501330 or 07749 240606. E-mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com. We all look forward to seeing you on April 18th.

Short Mat Bowls. We play every Thursday evening 7pm until 9pm. Please do come and see us and watch to see if you would like to play, there is always a warm welcome and a cup of tea or coffee with biscuits on offer. No experience needed as we will show you how to play. If there are any disabled players out there please get in touch as we are considering getting a ramp to aid disabled players to play. For further details please contact Philip on 01366 501330, or 07759033492, e-mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com.

Car Boot and Cafe We run on the last Sunday of every month up to and including November. The cafe is always open for the old favourites of bacon baps, egg baps and sausage in a roll, we also have toasted tea cakes or toast with butter and jam, along with plenty of tea and coffee or hot chocolate, crisps and choc bars now also on sale. PLEASE NOTE THE CRAFT GROUP WILL HAVE A STALL AGAIN SELLING SURPLUS FABRICS, EMBROIDERY THREADS, RIBBONS AND SUNDRY ITEMS ALL AT BARGAIN PRICES. For more information please CALL Philip on 01366 501330, or 07759 033492, e-mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com. Wereham Tots.

We are currently seeking voluntary help in the running/supervising of our thriving TOTS group which is held on Friday mornings ( term time) 10am-12.00pm in Wereham village hall. The positions currently being sought are; supervisor/ planner and a kitchen/general support ( prepare snacks etc). All enquiries please contact Angela on 07535399883.

Wereham Parish Council

Next Meeting Date – To be confirmed (May) (Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Meeting of the Parish Council) 2020 at 7.00 pm in the Wereham Village Hall (Note one week later than usual) 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 websitewww.werehamparishcouncil.co.uk You will also find minutes of all meetings here too.

Dog Walkers There continues to been instances of dog waste not being removed from outside people’s properties and pathways in the village by dog walkers. There are five dog bins available at the playing field; off Cavenham Road, Lamas Lane; End of the Row/Wretton Row and on Church Road. So this is plenty of points to deposit their waste plus the option to take it home. Please respect the village and clean up after your dog.

Wereham Cemetery – Memorials Next of Kin Please could any members of the public known to be the next of kin for memorials within the Wereham Cemetery please contact the Parish Clerk to agree to share their contact details. We need to ensure that our contact database for the purposes of contacting next of kin, where we need to discuss memorials is as up to date as possible. Memorials that have been laid down for safety reasons can be reinstated by commissioning a stone mason to install what is called a NAAM bar.

Streetlights The streetlights in the village are owned by the Parish Council if you notice they are out please report it to the Clerk who can arrange for a contractor to maintain it. The contact details are below.

Highways – Paths and Roads – Defects Please report anything that you see verges, trees, pot holes, main holes, drains to Norfolk County Council Highways via their defects page of their website. You need to set up a login, and once on the site you can easily report issues and upload pictures of the issue. They will then arrange inspection. You are also able to track the report. Should a report not be resolved as you wish please then contact the Parish Council. The Parish Council will report issues that it finds, but if residents do this also we can increase the repairs that we notice need doing. https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/HighwaysDefect/

Coronovirus – Covid-19 – For the latest Government Advice view the following websites: The HSE have now created a dedicated Coronavirus page for businesses here: https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/coronavirus.htm This should be used in conjunction with the NHS information here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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

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