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May 2022


Parish Council

Chairman - Pat Cubitt [712611] Vice Chairman - Callum Ringer [07824 381519 or 588486, Peter Bedell - [588743] Fred Cable - [588887] Len Perrott - [588815], Justin
Turvey - [588179] Roger Ward - [588627]
Clerk to the Council: John Stibbons [577397]
To email the Clerk: Bodhampc@gmail.com
District Councillor: Pierre Butikofer [Pierre Butikofer@northnorfolk.gov.uk]

Bodham Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting/Annual Parish Council Meeting
The Annual Parish Meeting is on Monday 9th May at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.  [please note the earlier start time]. This is your meeting and is an opportunity for all
members of the public to raise any issues they may have. Village groups and organisations are invited and encouraged to give their annual report. This meeting is
followed by the Annual Parish Council. All are welcome to attend.
• Allotments. The Parish Council still has 2 vacant allotments available. Please contact the Clerk John Stibbons - 01263 577397 if you are interested.
• Bodham Playing Field - Installation of Defibrillator.  Following a successful fund raising campaign and donations from a number of organisations there is a welcome addition to the facilities available at Bodham Playing Field. The provision ot this vital piece of equipment has been possible through donations from Bodham Playing Fields Committee, Cromer Youth and the
players families of East Coast Warriors. A number of local businesses who have also contributed through purchasing and sponsorship of advertising banners. These
include Scissor Hands, Ellie's Ice Cream, Buck Builders, Billy Borretts Services, North Norfolk Cars , Dream Nails - Holt, and The King's Head - Holt. The defibrillator has
been fitted by Competitive Electrical Works. A driving force leading this project is Emma Gosling of East Coast Warriors who has been 'blown away by the kindness
and support of our club and the wider community to provide this facility
Bodham Playing field defibrilator If there is enough interest, there could be an opportunity to offer training in the use of the defibrillator.
Please contact the Editor for further details.
Bodham Playing field defibrilator
Bodham and West Beckham - Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Thursday 2nd June The Village Hall will be open from 9.30 for 'Trooping the Colour' which will be shown in the Village Hall.
Friday 3rd June - There will be a screening of the 'The Service of Thanksgiving' from St Paul's Cathedral in the Village Hall.
Saturday 4th June - If there is enough interest 'The Party at the Palace' will be screened in the evening in the Village Hall.
On Sunday 5th June - There will be a joint Bodham and Beckham Church Service in the Village Hall at 9.45 am.
On Sunday 5th June - The Red Hart are putting up a marquee in the gardens of the pub and are providing a buffet and light music.

It is likely The Village Hall will be open to provide opportunity for all who would like to follow any celebrations that will be screened by the BBC.
Precise timings of these televised events will be published on The Bodham and Beckham Facebook Pages and in the June edition of the Bodham Village News

The Mayfly
1. I am a Mayfly,
Alive for one day fly,
And I must not linger
There's so much to do,
I have to watch out
For those huge leaping trout,
Who would eat me for dinner
Before I am through.
The Mayfly 3. I am a Mayfly,
A jolly hooray fly,
I've fulfilled my purpose
And now I must die.
There's nothing to stay for,
No need for a day more.
I'm just thankful for having
My day in the sky.
T.J LInford
The Mayfly 2. I am a Mayfly,
A King for a day fly,
And I must find a mate
Somewhere up there in the throng.
I need to fly high,
Reach for the sky,
And I hope that I'm lucky
I haven't got long.
The Mayfly
Bodham and Beckham Film Club

Bodham and Beckham Film Club

On Wednesday 11th May at 7.00 pm - I Want To Be in America 'West Side Story" 2021 [12] Speilberg's 2021 West Side Story features a new cast including Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler and Corey Stoll but the 1961 film's Rita Moreno returns. An adaptation of the 1957 musical, the film tells the tale of forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different backgrounds.
Review Note: Best musical of all time?

On Wednesday 25th May at 7.00 pm - One of the best documentaries you'll ever see. An incredible story brilliantly told 'The Rescue' chronicles the dramatic 2018 rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach, trapped deep insided a flooded cave. 2021 [12]
Review Note: Essential viewing

Bodham and Beckham Village Hall

Bodham Village Hall in the Snow

Pam Baker - Chair [588740], Harry Bruford - Vice Chair [588122], Ann Digby - Secretary [588409], Peter Alexander - Treasurer, Brenda Alexander[588126], Derek Sayer [588266], Peter Bedell, Jackie Bedell [588743] Helen Bruford, Anthea Sweeney, Julia Dovey and Tracy Toyn



All Saints Church

All Saints Church, Bodham, North Norfolk, UK

St Helen's and All Saints Church, West Beckham

Bodham - All Saints Church
The following services will take place in May.
- Sunday 1st May - 9.15 am - Holy Communion
- Sunday 8th May - 9.15 am - Holy Communion
- Sunday 15th May - 9.45 - Sunday Worship in the Village Hall

Our church will be open each Saturday and Sunday,
9.00 am - 4.00 pm for visitors or private prayer.
It would be lovely to see more people attending our services. Do come and support us. You'll find us to be very friendly and welcoming.

Bodham and Beckham Horticultural Show Saturday 23rd July 2022. We are delighted that this event is going to take place on Saturday 23rd July 2022 at Bodham and Beckham Village Hall. Here are some important timings.
Entries accepted on show day from 8.00 - 11.15 am
Open for viewing from 2.15 until 3.20 pm
There will be a raffle and refreshments will be available.
The schedules will be delivered with the June edition of the Link Up and the Bodham Village News. The Show is open to all so if anyone requires additional schedules for family or friends , who don't live in Bodham or Beckham please contact us on:
Telephone: 01263 588235 or Email: aprince@btconnect.com - Shirley and Alan Prince
Bodham Playing Field

We need you logo


Michael Sayer - Chair [588228],
Harry Bruford - Vice Chair [588122],
Ann Digby - Secretary [588409],
Peter Bedell - Treasurer [588743],
Fred Cable, [588887] Derek Sayer [588266], Mary Sayer, Emma Gosling, [East Coast Warriors] and David Wiltshire [Cromer Youth Old Boy]

Bodham Craft Club

Bodham Craft Club

Don't forget Crafters.... The Bodham Craft Club will meet again in the Village Hall on Wednesday 11th May and Wednesday 25th May at 2.00 pm. The cost is £2 per meeting to include refreshments. Bring any crafts that you are interested in and socialise with like-minded people. Come along and and see if it's the sort of thing for you or contact Helen on 588122 for more information.
Good Neighbour Scheme

Face Shields for Bodham, North Norfolk, UK


Please don't hesitate to get in touch with Mel if you need help.


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

The Award Winning Red Hart

The Red Hart Inn sign, Bodham, North N orfolk, UK






Monday and Tuesday - 3.00 - 10.00
Wednesday - Saturday - 12.00 - 10.00
Sunday - 12.00 - 7.00
'Food Options - Eat in or Takeway'

Fish and Chips - Available every Friday - Booking Essential
A choice of fish dishes with vegetarian and gluten free options.
Sunday Roast - A choice of two meats and a vegetarian option.
Booking Essential
Events in May
Bingo - Sunday 29th May - Doors Open - 7.00 pm Eyes Down 7.30 pm
Donations of Raffle Prizes are Welcome
Keep up to date with all our latest news by following us on social media.
Facebook - Red Hart Bodham Twitter - @Red Hart

Bingo at The Red Hart

Bingo at the Red Hart Bodham

 Fundraising for the Community Shop
There was a full house present in The Red Hart for this first Bingo Night. The proceeds of these evenings are going to bolster the funds for our Community Shop Project. Thanks to all those who attended and helped create a fun atmosphere and made the evening so enjoyable.


Just in case you missed it the next Bingo Night will be on Sunday 29th May.

The Michael Sayer Quiz

Quiz Logo

1. Who wrote the Lord of the Rings trilogy?
2. What is the highest British Bravery Award?
3. What type of creature is a Scottish Argus?
4. What do British stamps not have on them that most other countries stamps have on them?
5. Who became host of Ready Steady Cook after Fern Britton?
6. Who played Norma in TV's Royle Family?
7. Al Nippon Airways are from which country?
8. The song 'Tears' was a hit in 1966 for which comedian?
9. What was the name of Postman Pat's cat?
10. What is Tacophobia the fear of?
 April Answers:
1. Swift 2. Uruguay 3. Alderney 4. Dino 5. Nashville
6. Switzerland 7. Albania 8. Ginger Wine 9. Butter Bean 10. Both boats sank.
Garden Opening - Walnut Farm Bodham Walnut Farm open garden May 2022A Date for your Diary

This will take place on Sunday 19th June - 11.00 - 4.00 pm.

More details will be featured in the June edition of the Village News. Rosemary Banks under the guidance and advice of her late Mother is opening her garden to the public and any donations made will be shared between the Village and in aid of Ukraine. I understand there will be
tea and cake and the garden sounds pretty special too.

North Norfolk Studios - Open 2022 There will be again an opportunity to follow a trail of a number of artists as they exhibit and share their work in their studios. Last year this publication promoted the work of Joannie Sandford Cook. Joannie's studio can be found at Sunset Cottage, Sheringham Road for the weekend of 28th and 29th May and the following weekend during the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June from 10.00 - 5.00 pm. Please find more information at the co-operatives website:northnorfolkstudios.co.uk


Left - Watercolour
Wells Quay - Looking towards the fishing huts.
Joannie Sandford-Cook

The Bodham and Beckham BYO Quiz


The BYO [Bring your own drinks and nibbles] Quiz takes place in the Village Hall at 7.30 pm on Friday 6th May.
Doors open at 7.00 pm. Table of four £3.00 per entrant.
Please come along and join in the banter. The proceeds of the evening go towards the upkeep of the Village Hall. For a table please contact
Harry Bruford on 01263 588122 or email on hbruford@aol.com
Bodham and Beckham Community Shop Project

For latest news contact


Callum Ringer [Chair] [callumringer@yahoo.co.uk or [07824 381519]

Mobile Library Service

Mobile Library Service Bodham

Mobile Library Service - Bodham Visit
The Mobile Library Van will stop outside 8 Roseacre on Thursdays. The next visit will take place on Thursday 5th May at 2.30 - 2.40
Dog Fouling

Dog Fouling Bin, Bodham, North Norfolk, UK

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



Recycle Logo

New Clothes Recycling bin in Bodham

Please remember our new bin which can be used for Clothes and Shoes.

This is located next to the Bottle and Paper Banks. Please bag your items.

Please use it for clothing, handbags, belts and shoes.

Please do not use it for soiled rags, carpet, rugs, blankets, towels, sheets, glass, metal, paper and rubbish. If the bin is full please do not leave recyling items next to it.

Items taken to the Recycling Site in the village benefit the Parish through credits from the
Mobile Post Office

Mobile Post Van in Bodham, North Norfolk, UK

Please remember the regular weekly visits from the Post Office van to Bodham and Beckham Village Hall.


This service is available every Tuesday from 12.30pm - 2.30pm in the Village Hall Car Park.

Citizen's Advice Bureau - Holt Office

Citizens advice bureau logo

The Holt office of Norfolk Citizens Advice are now offering a limited service on Tuesday and Fridays.


They are inviting clients to leave their details at the office, Kerridge Way, Holt, N25 6DN for a call-back when they will be interviewed over the telephone. Where this isn't possible they will try their best to arrange a face to face appointment.

Adviceline 03444 111444 or Email advice www.ncab.org.uk

Miss Kay’s Bookstore

Independent Usborne Organiser - Miss Kay's Bookstore, Bodham, North Norfolk, UK

Miss Kay’s Book Club
Miss Kay's Book Club
For 2022, I am keeping it nice and simple!


For May our book will be ‘My Secret Lies With You' by Faye Bird

Book Club Price: £8.00 (£11 inc Postage)

Book Club meeting 23rd May 10.00am at The Treehouse



Please contact Kerri via email at info@miss-kay.co.uk or via mobile on 07584250841 for more information or to book your place.

Tel – 01263 588840 / 07584 250 841 Email – info@miss-kay.co.uk
Website - org.usbornebooksathome.co.uk/misskaysbookstore/



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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