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BODHAM VILLAGE NEWS
Happy New Year
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow
Your Parish Councillors are:
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
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.
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.
Wednesday 23 January – 7.00pm: Everyone needs a good story.
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
Bodham and Beckham Village Hall
Pam Baker Chair (588740), Derek Sayer (588266), Ann Digby Secretary
(588409), Harry Bruford Vice-Chair (588122), Peter Alexander Treasurer,
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
Bodham Playing Field
Michael Sayer Chair (588228), Peter Bedell Treasurer (588743),
Table Top Sales
The Table Top Sale on 1 December was very well supported and after
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 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.
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)
NHS in Norfolk
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.
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.
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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