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Bodham Newsletter

May 2024

Parish Council Bodham Village Annual Parish Meeting - Tuesday 7th May at 7.00 pm
Bodham and Beckham Village Hall
This meeting is an opportunity for Community Organisations to present reports and make presentations to the Bodham Community on what they have been doing in the past year.
There will be the opportunity to look at the Bodham Parish Plan of 2010 and to contribute to ideas for the 2025 Parish Plan.
* This is your Village and this is an opportunity to have your say *
Next Bodham Parish Council Meeting
The next meeting of the Bodham Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 7th May after the end of the Bodham Village Annual Parish Meeting.
Bodham - All Saints Church


Our Services are as follows. All are welcome to them.

• Sunday 5th May - 4.00 pm
- Afternoon Praise - Bodham Village Hall
• Sunday 12th May - 4.00 pm
- Afternoon Praise - Bodham Village Hall
• Sunday 19th May - 4.00 pm
- Afternoon Praise - Bodham Village Hall
• Sunday 26th May
At 9.15 pm - Holy Communion at Bodham Church
At 4.00 pm - Afternoon Praise - Bodham Village Hall - Holy Communion

It would be lovely to see you and you are most welcome to join us at any of our services.
Our Afternoon Praise services are informal and take place in the Village Hall with tea and biscuits afterwards.
We are a friendly group and warmly welcome new faces.

Church Cleaning
We are making a rota and anyone is welcome to join us [you don’t need to be a church attender] to keep our lovely old village church clean and tidy. If you feel that you could help us, please contact Fiona Ward, on 07743 032639
Bodham Playing Field


Community consultation 29th May 2024  Community Consultation *
We are asking all Villagers especially those under 16 to come along to the Village Hall and let us know what they would like to see on the Playing Field.
We are very busy fundraising and it is going well.
Before we begin to install new equipment, we need the villagers to come along and tell us what they would like to have on the field.
The Consultation is at Bodham Village Hall Wednesday 29th May 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
Can’t attend ?
Email ideas to: Secretary@BodhamVillage.co.uk or join our Facebook Group [Bodham Playing Field]
Community Consultation
We are asking all Villagers especially those under 16 to come along to the Village Hall and let us know what they would like to see on the Playing Field.
We are very busy fundraising and it is going well.
Before we begin to install new equipment, we need the villagers to come along and tell us what they would like to have on the field.
The Consultation is at Bodham Village Hall Wednesday 29th May 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
Can’t attend ?
Email ideas to: Secretary@BodhamVillage.co.uk or join our Facebook Group [Bodham Playing Field]

Bodham Car Boot Events
These will be taking place on Bodham Playing Field on a Sunday.
They will start on Sunday 2nd June
10.00 am to 2.00 pm and continue until Sunday 1st September

Volunteers needed please.
Enquiries to secretary@bodhamvillage.co.uk

 Bodham Bazaar 18th May 2024                             Bodham Mind, Body & Spirity Fayre 17th May 2024
Events in Bodham and Beckham Village Hall

There are lots of regular activities in the hall and bookings for your events are welcomed. For further details please see

Facebook Group: Bodham and Beckham Village Hall

Contact bodhambeckham.villagehall@gmail.com
Film Club
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Doors open at 6.45pm, movie starts at 7.00 pm
Entry is by voluntary donation. Everyone is welcome, just turn up and bring a drink if you would like to, the hall is licensed.

The Phantom of the Open [12A] 2021 Wednesday 8th May
Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, manages to gain entry to the 1976 British Open Golf Championship qualification round despite being a complete novice. Comedy/Drama. Director Craig Roberts. Stars Mark Rylance, Ian Porter and Tommy Fallon.

Cuban Fury [15] 2014 Wednesday 22nd May
Beneath Bruce Garrett’s under-confident, overweight exterior, the passionate heart of a salsa king lies dormant. Now, one woman is about to reignite his Latin fire. Comedy/Romance. Director James Griffiths. Stars Nick Frost, Rashida Jones and Chris O’Dowd.

Village Craft Club
Craft Club logo
On alternate Wednesdays 2.00 - 4.00 pm. Bring any craft of your choosing and join in the conversation. £3.00 per meeting.


Refreshments served.

Just turn up or contact Helen Bruford on 01263 588122 or email helenbruford@aol.com for more information. Next meetings are Wednesday 8th and 22nd May.

Seated Zumba Gold Mondays from 2.30 - 3.30 pm. Everyone is welcome to this fun exercise class. Suitable for any age and ability. Classes take place on Mondays 2.30 - 3.30. Costs £6.00 cash or card. Just turn up or contact Julie Weston on 07411 013943.

Bank Holidays - There will be a class on 6th May, but there will be no class on 27th May.

Community cafe

Bodham Community Cafe

Come and join us for a warming cuppa and something to eat on the last Saturday of each month in the Village Hall from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.


Next event is Saturday 25th May.

North Norfolk Photographic Society This society meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm. Details can be found at nnps.co.uk.
Special Events in the Village Hall Bodham Games Cafe
Launched Friday 26th April . What a fun evening! We hope to see you at our next cafe to be scheduled soon.

From West Beckham to Westminster
On Saturday 4th May at 7.00 pm. Duncan Baker talks about his personal journey from local boy to Member of Parliament for North Norfolk. No politics! Complimentary drink charcuterie and cheese.Tickets £10.00. A few tickets will be available on the door.

Food for Thought
It’s a quiz night. Friday 21st June. Doors open at 6.30 pm for food, quiz starts at 7.30pm. Entry £8.00 per person with food, £3.00 for quiz only. Max 4 people per team. To book a table contact Pat Spurgeon on 07708 342626.

Murder Mystery Evening
On Saturday 14th September, doors open 6.00 pm, dine at 6.30 pm.
Can you solve the case of the ‘That’ll Teach You’? Tickets £40. include a two - course meal cooked by Will and his team from The Red Hart, followed by the murder mystery game hosted and performed by ‘To Die for Events’.

These special events are in support of the village hall Solar Panel Fund. For information or tickets please email
See our posters and Facebook page for details of other events.

Bodham and Beckham Horticultural and Craft Show A date for your diary -

This year’s show will be on Saturday 20th July in the Village Hall.

Schedules will be delivered with the July issue of the Bodham Village News and via the Beckham Bulletin team. We hope you are sowing and growing, baking and making for this year’s show.

The ‘Award Winning’ Red Hart


In May at The Red Hart

Our revised ‘OPENING TIMES’ are
From Monday to Saturday from 11.30 am to 11.00 pm
Sunday 11.30am - 9.00 pm

On Wednesday to Saturday, join us for lunch from 12.00 pm to 2.00 pm and for dinner from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm.
Don’t forget on Fridays 5.00 - 7.00 pm we are serving
Takeaway Fish and Chips or Scampi and Chips.

On Sundays, our doors are open from 11.30 am to 5.30 pm
for our famous roasts.

Here are some dates for your diary……..
• Open Mic - Tuesday 7th May at 7.30 pm
• ‘Bingo’ on Tuesday 14th May - Eyes Down at 7.30 pm
• Karaoke Saturday 1st June at 8.30 pm
• Quiz Night - Tuesday 4th June at 7.30 pm
- Facebook - Red Hart Bodham

Joannie Sandford - Cook - Open Studio Joannie is opening her studio on the following dates 25th May - 27th May and 31st May and 1st and 2nd June from 10.00 - 5.00. Joannie works in original water colours and acrylics of Norfolk Scenes and floral and garden paintings. Greeting cards are available.
Her studio is at
Sunset Cottage, Sheringham Road, West Beckham NR25 6PF.
What 3 words are - Aced.ruffle.mini
Walnut Farm - Garden Open Day Walnut Farm - Garden Open Day
Rosemary and Trevor Banks are again opening their garden on Sunday 16th June from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. They are going to donate the gate collections to the Village. The 1st Holt Scouts will be running a tea tent for their funds. [Editor’s Note - Both the garden and the cakes were more than pretty special on the last occasion, so well worth a visit.] More details will follow in the June edition of the Bodham Village News.
Community Connectors What does an ‘Age Friendly’ Community look like to you? What would make Sheringham a more ‘Age Friendly’ place to live and visit. We are looking for opinions and comments on these questions to help the planning of an upcoming project. It’s possible that your thoughts could be based on the following eight areas of Healthy Ageing…….

Outdoor spaces and buildings • Transport • Housing • Social participation • Respect and social inclusion • Civic participation and employment• Communication and information • Community support and health services. Or something completely different!
Your opinions on these areas could help us shape our project and contribute to Sheringham and other towns in North Norfolk becoming ‘Age Friendly’ communities.

There will be questionnaires available in The Red Hart and the Village Hall for you to complete before a brief presentation on my visit to the Community Cafe on 24th February [after the scam talk]
Coralie Martin
Community Connector for Bodham and East and West Beckham

The Michael Sayer Quiz


1. What nationality was Mother Theresa?
2. What does the rail service TGV stand for?
3. Where was Eddie Izzard born?
4. Which fictional Detective lives at Whitehaven Mansions?
5. On which continent is Graham Land?
6. In which London pub did Ronnie Kray commit murder?
7. If you are Gamphobic what are you afraid of?
8. FIDE is the governing body of which board game?
9. What is the largest country in South Africa?
10. Which breed of dog has webbed feet?
April Answers: 1. 1965 2. Canada 3. First Mate 4. Cucumber
5. Gin and Brandy 6. On the other hand 7. Dogs 8. Twenty 9. One
10. Daffodil
Mobile Library Service

The Mobile Library Van will stop outside 8 Roseacre on a Thursday once a month.

The next visit to the village will be Thursday 16th May at 11.50 pm - 12.05 pm.

Mobile Post Office

Mobile Post Office - Please remember the regular weekly visits from Post Office van to Bodham and Beckham Village Hall. This service is available every Tuesday from 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm in the Village Hall Car Park.
Dog Fouling


Two bins are provided for the disposal of dog waste. Please do not throw your plastic bags in the hedgerow, please use the bins provided.


Please also remember that dogs are Not Allowed on the Playing Field at any time unless they are service dogs.

We have three recycling bins located opposite The Red Hart.

It is possible to recycle clothes, glass and paper in these bins.

Items taken to the recycling site in the village benefit the Parish Council through credits from the County Council.

The new ‘Blue Bin’ is for paper only , it is clearly labelled ‘no cardboard’ .

Good Neighbour Scheme

Face Shields for Bodham, North Norfolk, UK


Please don’t forget the Community Scheme is still in place.


If you need support please get in touch with Mel Clarke.

Mel’s contact details are 01263 588840 or melclarke58@gmail.com


Your Comments and Contributions to this publication would be welcome, please send to.....

Roger Ward, Holly House, Cromer Road, Bodham, Norfolk NR25 6QG
01263 588627 or 07762 597806

e-mail - rogerward2@btinternet.com
Views expressed are not necessarily the views of the editorial staff or the Parish Council.


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