BODHAM VILLAGE NEWS
Sponsored by Bodham Parish Council and other Village Organisations
This is edition number two hundred and
thirty-one of this small publication and we are entering our twentieth year.
Thanks to all from the village who have supported this venture. Especially
Peter Bedell who has kept me supplied with copy. May I take this opportunity
to wish everyone in this festive season a Happy Christmas and a Happy and
Healthy New Year.
Your Parish Councillors are:
Donations were made to the Parish Church and Bodham Playing Field.
Minutes of the last meeting and the agenda for this meeting will be in the Parish Council Noticeboard.
Two new bus shelters on the A148 have been supplied by Broadland Housing Association. The bus shelter outside the old school is not a problem. However, the bus shelter on the north side (by the layby) is a continuing problem with no space for buses to pull up at the bus stop.
This problem is in the hands of the developers and County Highways to rectify. It has been agreed that the problem will be rectified but no date has been given for this to be achieved.
Bodham and Beckham Film Club
We will be screening only one film in December and that will be on THURSDAY
20 December This is due to the EACH (East Anglia Children’s Hospice) Carol
Concert at Gresham School, on the 12 December which a number of us will be
attending, and Village Hall Bookings on other Wednesdays. The next screening
will be on the 9 January 2019.
Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again. Ten years after
Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million, you’re invited to
return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original
musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film’s original cast returning
and new additions including Lily James, Andy Garcia and Oscar winner Cher!
Bodham Craft Club
The Bodham Craft Club meets in the Village Hall on alternate Wednesdays 2 to 4pm. The next meetings are on 5 and 19 December. £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.
Red Hart Events
Carols Around The Christmas Tree
Bodham and Beckham Village Hall
Pam Baker Chair (588740), Derek Sayer (588266), Ann Digby Secretary
(588409), Harry Bruford Vice-Chair (588122), Peter Alexander Treasurer,
Bodham Playing Field
Michael Sayer, Chair (588228), Peter Bedell Treasurer (588743),
We would also like to thank the Parish Council for their very kind grant to aid our very expensive insurance problem.
Whilst thanking people our thanks also go to Fred Harmer for keeping the
pitches cut and the surrounding areas strimmed. His efforts are much
Table Top Sales
Sincere thanks to all who supported us at the Table Top Sales and the Car
Boots during the summer. Next Table Top Sale will be held on Saturday
The firework celebrations were well attended, probably the best attendance ever, which is great for the good causes we suppport. We were blessed with wonderfully mild and dry weather, which obviously helped. A big thanks to all who built the fire, catered for the masses-especially Mike, Mary and Ann who made tea like troopers. As always, a big shout out to our resident pyromaniac, Darryl. The thought he puts into the selection and organisation of the display is always of the highest order.
Christmas: Carols around the Christmas tree and a visit from Father
Rock Bodham will be having a revamp next year with many more activities for the young and the young at heart. Rock Bodham, however, is labour intensive to stage and as such we are always looking for new blood to get involved. So, if you have an hour for the gate; can flip burgers with aplomb or even want to be a full committee member please e mail: Bodhambigweekend@gmail.com. PS we hold our meetings in the pub; it might sway you.
Dates for your Diary
The Bottle and Paper Banks are still in operation, and they still benefit
the Parish through credits from the County Council.
The Mobile Library will visit on Thursday 13 December and will visit every four weeks. It will stop outside 8 Roseacre from 1.55 until 2.05pm and in Weybourne Road from 2.10 until 2.20pm.
Fish and Chips
After many years the fish and chip man has retired. I am sure all his customers will wish him a happy and healthy retirement.
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)
New Homes in Hall Close
On Friday 5 October the Opening Ceremony for sixteen new homes in Bodham was held.
It was attended by NNDC Councillors, Bodham Parish Councillors, representatives of Broadland Housing Association, John Youngs, local residents and residents from the new estate and continued afterwards with refreshments in the Village Hall.
The development includes open market houses, shared ownership houses and affordable homes all built to a very high standard.
This piece of land, previously wasteland, was given planning permission in October 2014 and building started in June 2017 with a completion date in September 2018.
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).
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