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January 2019

Happy New Year

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow

Albert Einstein

Golden Wedding

Michael and Mary Sayer of Weybourne Road, would like to thank everyone who came to their Golden Wedding celebration. Thank you to those who brought presents and in lieu of gifts £200 was raised for East Anglian Childens Hospice.

Parish Council

Your Parish Councillors are:
Pat Cubitt (712611) Chairman, Will Beeson (825081) Vice-Chairman,
Len Perrott (588815), Peter Bedell (588743), Fred Cable (588887) and
Harry Bruford (588122)
Clerk to the Council: John Stibbons (577397)
To email the Clerk: Bodhampc@gmailcom
County Councillor: Steffan Aquarone (01603 327827)
District Councillor: Georgie Perry-Warnes (07771984520)
(Georgie.Perry-Warnes@north-norfolk.gov.uk )
Website: www.Bodhamvillage.co.uk

The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Monday 14 January at 7.30pm in Bodham Village Hall.

Minutes of the last meeting and the agenda for this meeting will be in the Parish Council Noticeboard.

Bodham and Beckham Film Club

Wednesday 9 January – 7.00pm: Old friends , New Adventures.  Disney CHRISTOPHER ROBIN 2018 (PG) starring Ewan McGregor.

In the heart-warming live action adventure Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

Review: This is a wonderfully made movie that captures all the emotion and pathos of the final chapter of the final book and takes it to Christopher Robin the shell shocked war veteran stuck in a boring job and rejuvenates his love of life.

Over 70s Bodham and Beckham

Christmas Lunch

Over 70's Christmas Lunch in Bodham 2018

A wonderful lunch, enjoyed by 47 diners, sponsored by the Horticultural Show and Quiz, which took place in July, was served by Pat and her team from ‘Back to Your Place’ along with assistance from Pauline and Jean, my thanks to you all.
This year we were joined by Guitarist and Singer Chris playing everybody in with Christmas Songs.

Following the lunch “FRED” THE RURAL CORRESPONDENT (hidden talent from our Village) entertained us with humorous anecdotes on Norfolk and Suffolk life, combined with plenty of squit..

Ronnie then took to the stage and played the piano for the traditional Carol singalong led by Mary Cubitt.. A very entertaining lunchtime enjoyed by all. Thank you to Fred, Mary, Chris and Ronnie.

My thanks to all who donated the wonderful Raffle Prizes and thank you to Peter B for taking the role of MC for the afternoon.

“What a wonderful time we had, thank you very much, nice to have a change and catch up with everybody” one of the many comments I received.

Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year.


PS Picture shows Chris playing prior to arrival of diners, sadly Peter forgot to take any more photographs as he was having such a good time!


Wednesday 23 January  – 7.00pm: Everyone needs a good story.
THE BOOKSHOP 2018 (PG) starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson.

Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name; The Bookshop is set in 1959, Florence Green (Emily Mortimer), a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. Fighting damp, cold and considerable local apathy she struggles to establish herself but soon her fortunes change for the better.

Review: Gentle Entertainment with Fine Performances from the Cast.

Bodham Craft Club

The Bodham Craft Club meets in the Village Hall on alternate Wednesdays
2 to 4pm. The next meetings are on 2, 16 and 30 January. £2 per meeting to
include refreshments. Bring any crafts that you are interested in and join like-minded people. Come along and see if it’s the sort of thing for you or contact Helen on 588122.

Bodham and Beckham Village Hall

Pam Baker Chair (588740), Derek Sayer (588266), Ann Digby Secretary (588409), Harry Bruford Vice-Chair (588122), Peter Alexander Treasurer,
Brenda Alexander (588126), Peter Bedell, Jackie Bedell (588743),
Helen Bruford, Anthea Sweeney and Julia Dovey.

Our quiz on Friday 7 December made £193 for Village Hall funds. This figure was achieved by the generosity of our winners donating their prize money to the Hall and generous donations to the raffle.  Our next quiz is on 15 February if you would like to reserve a table phone Harry Bruford on 588122.

The Village Hall Committee met on Monday 3 December to put up the
Christmas Decorations in advance of the Over 70s Christmas Lunch on
Saturday 8 December and the Dementia Group Christmas Lunch on Thursday 6 (sadly this is the last meeting of the group).

Bodham Playing Field

Michael Sayer Chair (588228), Peter Bedell Treasurer (588743),
Ann Digby Secretary (588409), Harry Bruford Vice-Chair (588122),
Derek Sayer, Mary Sayer, Sarah Knowles (East Coast Warriors),
David Wiltshire (Cromer Youth Old Boys)

Table Top Sales

The Table Top Sale on 1 December was very well supported and after
expenses made £100 for parish church funds. A big thank you to everyone who supports these sales duing the year. Weather permitting we hope to start the Table Top Sales again Saturday 19 January, 9am until noon. Proceeds will be in aid of the Parish Church. Enquiries to Ann Digby on 588409.

Dates for your Diary

Film Shows
Wednesday 9 January - Christopher Robin - 7pm
Wednesday 23 January - The Bookshop - 7pm

Bodham Craft Club
Wednesday 2, 16 and 30 January - Village Hall - 2 until 4pm

Table Top Sale
Saturday 19 January - Village Hall - 9 until 12 noon


The Bottle and Paper Banks are still in operation, and they still benefit the Parish through credits from the County Council.

We do not have any facilities for the deposit of clothes, shoes, etc. but there is a facility outside Holt Fire station to deposit these items.

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library will visit on Thursday 10 January and will visit every four weeks. It will stop outside the Village Hall from 1.55 until 2.05pm and in Weybourne Road from 2.10 until 2.20pm.

Dog Fouling

Two bins are provided for the disposal dog waste please do not throw your plastic bags in the hedgerow use the bins provided

Regular Events in the Village Hall

Sunday 9.45am United Church Service (third Sunday)
Monday 7.30pm Parish Council Meeting (Second Monday)
Tuesday 12.30-2.30pm Mobile Post Office in Car Park
(not 25 December or 1 January)
Tuesday 10.30-12 noon Yoga
Wednesday 2.00-4.00pm Craft Club (alternate Wednesdays)
Wednesday 7.00pm Film Shows (alternate Wednesdays)
Thursday 2.00-4.00pm U3A Music Appreciation (third Thursday)

NHS in Norfolk

Just a reminder from the NHS in Norfolk and Waveney about how to help us help you this winter.

All of us should be making sure our medicine cabinets are stocked. It’s also sensible to order any regular medicines you need in good time so you don’t run out, taking care to only order what you need.

But if you do feel poorly, seek advice from your local pharmacist before it gets worse.

If it’s urgent, then a call to your GP or NHS111 is the next step, and they’ll advise you what to do.

Common sickness bugs
Suffering from norovirus or other common sickness bugs? Don’t spread it around by visiting your GP or other public places. Stay at home and rest. #HelpUsHelpYou

HomeFirst – your bed is the best bed!
None of us want to go into hospital or a care bed, but if we do it’s good to get home if we can. The NHS and social care across all of Norfolk and Waveney are stressing that if someone needs a hospital or temporary care bed they will get one, but our aim is always to help people get back home as soon as possible. This is because older people in particular can lose independence rapidly. Being back home can also help a speedier recovery. So if you know a friend or relative, particularly if they are older, who has to go into hospital it would be kind to make sure they have all they need to get back home, including checking the heating works and they will have food in the house, the washing is done and they feel OK.

New Year, New You
With the start of a New Year people’s thoughts turn to getting fit and improving their health. To stay healthy or improve health, adults need to do two types of physical activity each week: aerobic and strength exercises.

How much physical activity you need to do each week depends on your age. Adults aged 65 or older who are generally fit and have no health conditions that limit their mobility should try to be active daily by doing at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or walking, and strength exercises on two or more days a week.

Why not join a local walking group, go for a swim or join a local class, your library should have information about groups near you.

There are many local services that can enable older people to be more active. A wealth of information can be found through the Norfolk Community Directory.

Carols around the village Christmas tree, and Father Christmas visit

Bodham Red Hart hosted a special guest at its annual  carols around the village Christmas tree. Father Christmas made a special trip to the village and came with a gift for all Bodham and Beckham children under 11, with 20 children receiving a gift, kindly provided by Rock Bodham.  Carols around the village Christmas tree, which has been donated by Rock Bodham and sponsored by North Norfolk Glazing, were led by Mike Sayer, Barry Toyn and Rev. Peter Alexander and enthusiastically assisted by villagers in attendance.  A collection, which will go to Rock Bodham Charities, raised £70, so thank you all for your generosity.
This is the second time we have had a village tree, and the carols around the tree are proving popular with parishioners and regulars at our village pub.  Thank you to Tim and his team at The Red Hart for hosting the event and warming us all with mulled wine and mince pies.  It was fantastic to see our pub so busy! 

Carols around the Christmas Tree, The Red Hart Bodham 2018  Santa at the Christmas Tree, The Red Hart Bodham 2018

Red Hart
Sunday 30 December at 7pm

Your comments on this small publication would be much appreciated and, of course, all the local news to: Harry Bruford, Dell Cottage, The Dell, Bodham, Norfolk NR25 6NG (588122).

You can e-mail your comments to hbruford@aol.com
Views expressed are not necessarily the views of the editorial staff or the Parish Council.

Collated and organised by Harry Bruford (588122) Number 232

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