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December 2018

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.
Harry Bruford

Parish Council

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

At the November Parish Council meeting Fred Cable (588887) was co-opted onto the Parish Council. After many years on the Parish Council John Mack has resigned.

Donations were made to the Parish Church and Bodham Playing Field.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Monday 10 December 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.

Bus Shelters

Bodham Bus ShelterTwo 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.
THURSDAY 20 December – 7.00pm:  An absolute must see movie. MAMMA MIA – HERE WE GO AGAIN 2018 (PG) starring Meryl Streep, Julie Waters, Amanda Seyfried and Cher along with the original cast.

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!

Mulled Wine and Mince Pies will be served prior to the screening so please arrive slightly earlier than normal.

The Film Club wishes you all a Very Happy Christmas and A Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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
Sunday 16 December from 5.30pm
As well as carols there will be mulled cider, mulled wine, mince pies and
A visit from Father Christmas.

Music Nights
Tuesday 4 December from 7.30pm
Enjoy an evening of live music from a selection of musicians .

We welcome back blues band - GOLDRUSHA
On Saturday 15 December from 8.30pm

Our two and three course Christmas menu is available from
1 – 24 December. On booked pre-ordered tables of 4 or more.
2 course £18 – 3 course £23.

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 next quiz is our Christmas Quiz on Friday 7 December.- if you would like a table at the quiz please phone Harry Bruford on 588122.

Bodham Playing Field

Michael Sayer, Chair (588228), Peter Bedell Treasurer (588743),
Ann Digby Secretary (588409), Harry Bruford Vice-Chair (588122),
Derek Sayer, Mary Sayer, Keith and Karen Harris, Sarah Knowles
(East Coast Warriors), David Wiltshire (Cromer Youth Old Boys)
On behalf of the Playing Field Committee we would like to thank the Rock Bodham group for a wonderful firework display giving pleasure so many. This must have been the biggest crowd ever.

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 appreciated.
Mike Sayer, Chairman.

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
1 December from 9am until 12 noon. Any enquiries to Ann Digby on 588409.

Rock Bodham

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
Christmas will be held at the Red Hart Inn, on Sunday 16 December from 5:30.
If you have an under 11, that would like a gift from Santa, please e mail:

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

Film Shows
THURSDAY 20 December - Mamma Mia! Here we go again - 7pm
(Mulled Wine and Mince Pies precede screening)

Bodham Craft Club
Wednesday 5 and 19 December - Village Hall - 2 until 4pm

Christmas Tree and Carols
Sunday 16 December - Red Hart Inn - from 5pm


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 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.

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 bi-monthly)
Tuesday 12.30-2.30pm Mobile Post Office in Car Park
Tuesday 10.30-12.30 Yoga
Wednesday 2.00-4.00pm Craft Club (alternate Wednesdays)
Wednesday 7.00pm Film Shows (alternate Wednesdays)
December screening Thursday 20
Thursday 10.00-12 noon U3A Music Appreciation (third Thursday)

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.

New Homes in Bodham    New Homes in Bodham

New Homes in Bodham

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).

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 231

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