Welcome to: Bodham Village Web Site.  Bodham is a village in North Norfolk situated between Holt and Cromer, UK.


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Sponsored by Bodham Parish Council and other Village Organisations

March 2019

Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. 

Lewis Grizzard


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@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
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Monday 11 February 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.
At the last meeting the maps and documents from the Enclosure Act of 1810 for Bodham were displayed prior to being taken to the County Archives for safe keeping. They will then be digitised for all to see on the internet.

Bodham and Beckham Film Club

Wednesday 6 March – 7.00pm: ‘Smart, Funny, Moving – A Splash Hit SWIMMING WITH MEN 2018 (12) starring Rob Brydon, Adeel Akhtar, Jim Carter, Rupert Graves and Jane Horrocks.

Faced with a full-blown mid-life crisis, accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) joins an all-male group of synchronised swimmers, discovering that making patterns in a pool can, for a couple of hours at least, smooth out the bumps in his work and marriage. Initially keeping their personal lives in the locker, the ramshackle squad and coach Susan slowly learn to reveal their inner lives, as well as their paunches. But can they get their lives and routines in sync as they embark on an unlikely journey to Milan to compete in the World Championship?

Review: Lovely feelgood gentle movie, full of warmth and humour. Rob Brydon's done well with this Full Monty style men's relationships film.

Wednesday 20 March – 7.00pm: The Music you know, The Story you don’t. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY 2018 (12) starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton and Gwilym Lee.

Bohemian Rhapsody celebrates the band Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers ever.
Review: Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind...

Carers Matter Norfolk

Our Carer Connectors can assess their needs and those of their cared-for and help them access the support which will benefit them most.

Carers Matter Norfolk provide a full breadth of support through:

** 7 days a week Freephone Advice Line
** Emotional Wellbeing support in the caring role (counselling)
** Education and Training through events and sessions for
peer support groups
** An online e-learning portal (designed by carers for carers)
** Online community in The Pod, where carers can engage in peer support and speak to other carers
** Live Chat support on our website with our Advice Line
** Grants for local peer support groups
** Membership of Carers Voice – carers can have their voice on
services and decisions which affect them and the person they care for.

Whatever the question or need of support the Advice Line Team are
available:  8am – 8pm Monday to Friday
4pm – 8pm Saturday
8am – 12noon Sunday
Just call 0800 083 1148 or visit the website www.CarersMatterNorfolk.org.uk to find out more and access support.

Many carers are hidden, often not aware that they’re in a caring role or don’t know where or how to access support. Accessing support at an early stage, rather than being discovered or reaching out at crisis, makes a transformational difference in the outcomes for families and our communities.
Kevin Vaughan

Bodham Craft Club

The Bodham Craft Club meets in the Village Hall on alternate
Wednesdays, 2 to 4pm. The next meetings are on 13 and 27 March.
£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.
The Hall has made an application to North Norfolk’s Big Society Fund for a grant to replace all the heaters in the Hall and the Committee Room.


The BYO (Bring your own drinks and nibbles) Quiz took place in the Village Hall on Friday 15 February and made £189 for Village Hall funds. This amount was achieved by the generous donation of raffle prizes and the winners donating their prize money. The quiz was preceded by a tribute to Philip High, a regular supporter of our quizzes, who died suddenly.
The next quiz will be held on 17 May to reserve a table please contact Harry Bruford on 588122 email: hbruford@aol.com

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 February sale was well attended. After expenses the sum of £80 was made for parish church funds. We will be having a Table Top Sale again
Saturday 23 March, 9am until noon. Proceeds will be in aid of the Parish Church. Enquiries to Ann Digby on 588409.

Red Hart Events

Tuesday 5 March Blues Night from 8.30pm
Sunday 31 March – Mothers Day – Booking essential
Fishy Friday – 2 fish meals for £15 – available every Friday!
Takeaway Tuesday – 20% discount on takeaway meals

Mike Sayer’s Quiz for March

What name is given to a pregnant goldfish?
Which Benedictine monk invented champagne?
Who was the only human being to appear on Spitting Images?
What does a coleopterist study?
In Rising Damp what was the name of Rigsby’s cat?
What was Lady Penelopes surname in Thunderbirds?

Last months answers

Muckle Fuggaon the Isle of Unst (Shetlands)
Backstroke swimming, Rowing and Tug of War
Barton Street
Anne of Cleves
Assumpta Fitzgerald
A person who studies flies

Dates for your Diary

Film Shows
Wednesday 6 March - Swimming with Men - 7pm
Wednesday 20 March - Bohemian Rhapsody - 7pm

Bodham Craft Club
Wednesday 13 and 27 March - Village Hall - 2 until 4pm

Table Top Sale
Saturday 23 March - Village Hall - 9 until 12 noon

Spring Fair

A Spring Fair in aid of the Parish Church will be held on Saturday
6 April from 10am until 12 noon. If anyone is able to donate a prize or gift, especially for the Tombola. Please contact Ann Digby (588409) or Brenda Alexander (588126).


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 7 March 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
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)

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 234

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