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September 2019

The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.     

Robert Anthony

Parish Council

Your Parish Councillors are:
Pat Cubitt (712611) Chairman, Will Beeson (825081) Vice-Chairman,
Len Perrott (588815), Peter Bedell (588743), Fred Cable (588887) ,
Callum Ringer (588486) and Harry Bruford (588122)
Clerk to the Council: John Stibbons (577397)
To email the Clerk: Bodhampc@gmail.com
County Councillor: Steffan Aquarone (01603 327827)
District Councillor: Pierre Butikofer (Pierre.Butikofer@north-norfolk.gov.uk)
Website: www.Bodhamvillage.co.uk
The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Monday 9 September at 7.30pm in Bodham & Beckham Village Hall.
A survey regarding a community shop will be distributed with the October Newsletter.
Minutes of the last meeting and the agenda for this meeting will be in the Parish Council Noticeboard.

Bodham and Beckham Film Club

Wednesday 4 September – 7.00pm: Based on a true story THE UPSIDE
2019 (12) starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman.
Phillip (Bryan Cranston) is a wealthy quadriplegic who needs a care taker to help him with his day-to-day routine in his New York penthouse. He decides to hire Dell (Kevin Hart), a struggling parolee who’s trying to reconnect with his ex and his young son. Despite coming from two different worlds, an unlikely friendship starts to blossom as Dell and Phillip rediscover the joy of living life to the fullest. Based on a true story, this heart felt comedy is directed by Neil Burger and also stars Nicole Kidman and Julianna Margulies.

Review: Loved this film, really heart-warming, and brilliant acting.
Really enjoyed this movie. Feel good factor and a light hearted view on disability and making the most of life.

Rock Bodham - Bonfire and Fireworks

The date for the Bonfire and Fireworks display is Saturday 2 November. Please save any burnables to help us build up the bonfire. These will be able to be left on the Playing Field on Saturday 2 November (not before please) from 9am until 2pm.

Wednesday 18 September – 7.00pm: “A triumph” Little White Lies BEAUTIFUL BOY 2019 (15) Starring Steve Carrell, Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney & Amy Ryan.
Starring Academy Award nominees Steve Carell (Foxcatcher, The Big Short) and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), Beautiful Boy is a deeply moving portrait of a family’s unwavering love and commitment to each other in the face of their son’s addiction and his attempts at recovery. As Nic repeatedly relapses, the Sheff’s are faced with the harsh reality that addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and can hit any family at any time. Beautiful Boy is a searingly honest account of the ways addiction can destroy lives and the power of love to rebuild them.
Review: Not a light hearted film and apart from losing your child, a parent’s worst nightmare, very realistic account of a parent who’s well-balanced and how this can happen to even well-adjusted families.
Extremely moving, leaves you thinking about it a long time after watching it. Fabulous acting. I learnt a lot about meth addiction that I knew nothing about before.

Bodham & Beckham BYO Quiz

Our next Quiz is on Friday 13 September. If you would like to book a table please ring Harry Bruford on 588122.

Move it or Lose It !

Exercise Classes for the over 60s start in the Village Hall on Monday 2 September from 2.00 until 3pm.
Also great for anyone with mobility issues or just want to get back into exercise.
Come and have some fun whilst getting stronger and fitter. £4.50 per class price includes tea and biscuits after class.

Swing and Lindy Hop Dance Classes

These classes will now be held on alternate Tuesdays as from Tuesday 3 September from 7.30pm until 9pm. Enquiries to Mr Kennedy on 07710205557.
The Wednesday class every fortnight will still continue.

Table Top Sales

Table Top Sales will be starting again on Saturday 28 September from 9am until 12 noon.
Proceeds in aid of the Parish Church.
Enquiries to Ann Digby on 588409

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, Julia Dovey and Tracy Toyn

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 Rowles (East Coast Warriors),
David Wiltshire (Cromer Youth Old Boys)

Car Boot Sales continue on 7 September (last Car Boot Sale for this year)
as well as the Car Boots there is the Car Boot Café with Tea, Coffee, Bacon Rolls (cooked to order), Squash and biscuits.

Neighbours Coffee Morning

Coffee mornings resume on 19 September - all are welcome. We meet in the Village Hall from 10,00 until 11.30am.

Mobile Library

Comes to the village once a month. It stops in Roseacre from 14.30 until 14.40pm. The next visits is on 26 September. This is a valuable resource
either use it or lose it.

Bodham Craft Club

The Bodham Craft Club meets in the Village Hall on alternate
Wednesdays, 2 to 4pm. The next meetings are on 11 and 25 September.
£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.

Mike Sayer’s Quiz for September

In angling what are a group of trout known as?
In which country is Timbuktu?
Which sportsman was known as supermex?
What colour are the flowers of the plant Tansy?
Who wrote the words of Amazing Grace?
In which street is the café in Eastenders?

Last months answers
Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, Iowa, Idaho, Ohio, Oklahoma
A surge
A kiss
Bicycle Moto Cross
Arabian Sea in the Indian Ocean

Dates for your Diary

Film Shows
Wednesday 4 September - The Upside - 7pm
Wednesday 18 September - Beautiful Boy - 7pm

Car Boot Sales
Saturday 7 September- Playing Field -
9am until 12 noon

Bodham Craft Club
Wednesday 11 and 25 September - Village Hall - 2 until 4pm

Table Top Sale
Saturday 28 September - Village Hall - 9am until 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 28 September and will visit every four weeks. It will stop outside 8 Roseacre from 14.30 until 14.40pm.

Dog Fouling

Two bins are provided for the disposal of 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 2.00-3.00pm Move it or Lose It!
Monday 7.30pm Parish Council Meeting (Second Monday)
Tuesday 12.30-2.30pm Mobile Post Office in Car Park
Tuesday 10.30-12 noon Yoga
Tuesday 7.30-9.00pm Swing and Lindy Hop (alternate Tuesdays)
Wednesday 2.00-4.00pm Craft Club (alternate Wednesdays)
Wednesday 7.00pm Film Shows (alternate Wednesdays)
Wednesday 7.30pm Swing and Lindy Hop (alternate Wednesdays to film)
Thursday 2.00-4.00pm U3A Music Appreciation (fourth Thursday)

Your comments on 3this 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 234

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