||BODHAM VILLAGE NEWS
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"Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the
Your Parish Councillors are:
Pat Cubitt  Chairman,
Callum Ringer [07824 381519 or 588486] - Vice Chairman,
Len Perrott ,
Peter Bedell ,
Harry Bruford 
Justin Turvey 
Clerk to the Council: John Stibbons 
To email the Clerk:
District Councillor: Pierre Butikofer [Pierre
Meetings will continue to be held via ZOOM. The next meeting
will take place on Monday 8th March at 7.30. Members of the
public are welcome to join these meetings. Join details with the
agenda will be posted on the Village Hall noticeboard. These
details will also be shared to the Bodham and Beckham Community
Noticeboard on Facebook and the Village Website. The Parish
Council would like to thank those people who cleared snow and
spread grit during the recent cold spell. The Parish Council is
to purchase a grit spreader for community use and is looking
the possibility of acquiring an additional grit bin for Hall
Close. Flooding on Church Road and Rectory Road has been
reported to Norfolk County Council Highways and hopefully this
should be remedied as soon as possible.
A representative from the Parish Council attended the local
police safer neighbourhoods area partnership meeting in February
and raised concerns about criminal damage on the playing field,
unauthorised vehicles on the School Loke and speeding traffic
within the parish.
Spirit Shining Brightly in Bodham
Following on from the thanks from the Parish Council, a number
of residents helped to make conditions safer for all of our
residents following downfalls of snow. Our reporters on the
ground were able to forward these posed pictures to the editor.
The efforts you made to make things safer were greatly
appreciated. If there is anybody we haven't included please
accept our apologies but thank you for your efforts.
Bodham and Beckham Community Shop Project
|Bodham and Beckham Community Shop Project
The steering committee for the project is currently in the
process of registering as a Community Benefit Society [CBS].
This is registered with the financial conducts authority and
sponsored by community shop specialists 'The Plunket
Foundation'. In due course, residents will be able to buy a
share in the community shop and become a member. Following the
community survey and because of the ongoing pandemic there is
strong growing community support for this project. A question
that we are asked most frequently is 'where will it go? The
steering group have been in talks with with owners of several
potential locations for a shop site. We are currently in
advanced talks with a landowner in Bodham regarding a central
location in the village. We need to agree 'heads of terms' and
until this happens we are unable to say any more. The exciting
prospect is that if all goes to plan, we hope to have a
permanent shop in the village in about 18 months. There will be
alot of organisational work to do and a drive to raise funds
will form a major part of this. There will be an opportunity for
all residents of Bodham and East and West Beckham to buy a share
over the coming months. Residents will continue to be regularly
Callum Ringer - Chair. Contact details
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07824 381519
The AGM of Rock Bodham was held in February and all officers
agreed to continue for the forthcoming year. No date has been
set for Rock Bodham 2021 as yet, however we are hopeful that
should restricitions ease sufficiently that we may be able to
put something on - even if it is a little more scaled back than
usual. We have pencilled in Saturday 6th November for the
village Bonfire and Fireworks display.
||Quirky Norfolk Bakes - Hannah
This is a good news story that we should share, celebrate and in
doing so offer our congratulations to Hannah Gibbons, a Bodham
losing her self employed role in the Hotel Industry at the start
of the Pandemic. Hannah has since then shown a great deal of
to find a new career path in her life through gaining Cookery
and Hygiene qualifications to help her achieve her dream of
setting up her
home bakery business. Hannah has recenlty featured in the
Eastern Daily Press, the North Norfolk News and now the heady
heights of the Bodham
Village News following the launch of Quirky Norfolk Bakes.
Quirky Norfolk Bakes specialises in celebration 'drip' cakes as
well tray bakes often accompanied with flavours such as Jammy
Jaffa Cakes, After Eights and Terry's Chocolate Orange.
Her long term aim is to have her own shop but is currently
converting a log cabin into a food studio and kitchen. She is
hoping to be able to sell her cakes at markets and fairs once
the lockdown restrictions have been eased. Hannah is very
grateful to the help she has had in launching her business
venture and we wish her the very best for the future.
Here are Hannah's contact details:
Mobile - 07500 202941 E - Mail -
If anybody else has started an enterprise that they would like
to share please don't hesitate to contact the editor.
Good Neighbour Scheme
|Latest News from Mel Clarke
Once again my thanks go to all those in the villages including
Gresham, who have helped witht the knitting and crocheting of
items for the Covid cause. These have gone all over the country
and made such a difference in many people's lives. With the help
of your donated materials I have been able to produce over 150
sets of scrubs with laundry bags and a total of 1300 face masks.
I still have face masks and plastic face shields if you would
prefer, available at all times. These items are free of charge.
Please 'Stay Safe' over the coming weeks and follow the latest
guidelines even if you have had a vaccine.
The Good Neighbour Scheme is still running. Please don't
hesitate to call if you need us.
Mel Clarke 01263 588840 Email:
Bodham Playing Field
Michael Sayer -
Chair , Harry Bruford - Vice Chair , Ann Digby -
Secretary , Peter Bedell - Treasurer , Fred
Cable,  Derek Sayer , Mary Sayer, Emma Gosling,
[East Coast Warriors] and David Wiltshire [Cromer Youth Old
The installation of the new 'Gas Governor' on the Playing Field
has been delayed because of a problem with an overhead power
cable. Discussions with the Parish Council, the Playing Field
and the Land Agents are planned to find a solution.
Bodham Playing Field - Croquet Lawn and Shed
is very disappointing to report further incidents of vandalism
in our village. The Croquet Lawn was broken into on Monday 22nd
February. Although this has already been reported on the Bodham
and Beckham Community Noticeboard on Facebook we are repeating
the request for information.
Across our our community people spend many hours developing
and improving the facilities we have so it is absolutely
disgraceful that these facilities are targeted for mindless acts
of vandalism. This incident along with other items has been
reported and deemed high priority at the the local police safer
neighbourhoods area partnership meeting which took place on
Thursday 25th February.
So if you know anything please make contact with a member of
the Parish Council or the Playing Field Commitee.
Bodham and Beckham Village Hall
Pam Baker - Chair , Harry Bruford - Vice Chair ,
Ann Digby - Secretary , Peter Alexander - Treasurer,
Brenda Alexander, Derek Sayer , Peter Bedell,
Jackie Bedell  Helen Bruford, Anthea Sweeney, Julia
Dovey and Tracy Toyn
Bodham and Beckham Village Hall - Latest News
The latest COVID restrictions mean the Village Hall will remain
closed. We will keep you informed of any news about reopening
the Village Hall.
All Saints Church
|Regretfully there are currently no
Church Services because of the current lockdown.
We will keep a close eye on available information and would want
to resume services as soon as it is safe to do so. Notice of any
be displayed on posters in the Church Porch and outside the
Our church remains open each Sunday, 9.00 am - 4.00 pm for
visitors or private prayer.
It has been brought to our attention that some tyre tracks have
been seen in the Churchyard. Our ancient graveyard is a peaceful
and beautiful place often visited by people tending the graves
of relatives. It is a sacred place which is to be respected and
it is our hope that this
respect will be shown by all of our visitors.
Village Lockdown Projects
Karen and Keith Harris are keeping busy and here is some more of their work. You
may have seen Karen's applique work of The Red Hart in the february edition of
the Bodham Village News. Keith's oil painting is 'Evening Light at Morston Quay'
and Karen's applique is 'Colours of Cromer' Well done and thanks again for
sharing this fantastic work with us.
If anybody else has a 'lockdown project that they would be willing to share
please don't hesitate to contact the editor.
The Michael Sayer Quiz
|1. Which two books in the Bible have a woman's
name in the title?
2. What is the highest capital city in the world?
3. Where in Scotland is Dyce Airport?
4. In what part of the body is the Island of Reil?
5. Who in the Bible is the Lord of the Flies'?
6. Colorouge is a cheese from which country?
7. What is a litter of piglets called?
8. Twiggy had her only hit with which song?
9. Brick flint and Salt are all types of what?
10. The source of the River Thames is in which English county?
The February Answers .....
1. China and Nepal 2. County Antrim 3. Blood pressure 4. HMP
Slade 5. Pits
6. A timetable 7. Portree 8. 5 Eyes 9. Hurling 10. Beverley,
Doncaster, Ripon, Pontefract, Wetherby, York, Thirsk and Redcar.
The Red Hart & Bodham Village Store
|Opening Hours of the Bodham Village Store at
The Red Hart
Monday to Saturday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm and 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Sunday - 8.00 am - 2.00 pm
Our TAKEAWAYS are still AVAILABLE
•Pizza - Wednesdays - 5.30 - 8.00
12" thin and crispy base pizzas with a choice of toppings
•Fishy Fridays 4.30 - 7.30
A choice of fish dishes with vegetarian options.
Gluten Free options also available.
Sunday Roast - A choice of two meats and a vegetarian option.
Please book early as these are always very popular
Keep up to date with all our news by following us on social
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Stay safe, take care
Elaine, Tim, Martyn and Lee
Two bins are provided for
the disposal of dog waste, please do not throw your plastic bags
in the hedgerow use the bins provided.
|The Bottle and Paper Banks are still in operation and they still
benefit the Parish through credits from the County Council.
Please remember that the 'Paper Bank' is for paper only. Do not
put cardboard in it. Use your 'Green Recycling' bin at home for
We do not have any facilities for the deposit of clothes, shoes
etc. However, there is a facility outside Holt Fire Station to
deposit these items.
Mobile Post Office
|Serving the Local Community - Residents of Bodham will no doubt
have noticed the regular visits from the CT Baker Budgens Post
Office van to Bodham and Beckham Village Hall.
The fully converted Mercedes Sprinter vehicle provides a vital
outreach service to Bodham during its scheduled visits to the
Village Hall Car Park every Tuesday from 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Citizen's Advice Bureau - Holt Office
|The Holt office of Norfolk
Citizens Advice are now offering a limited service on Tuesday
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
Adviceline 03444 111444 or Email advice www.ncab.org.uk
Miss Kay’s Bookstore
|Miss Kay’s Book Club
For 2021, I am keeping it nice and simple!
For March our book will be ‘A Place called Perfect by Helena
Book Club Price: £8.00
Miss Kay's Easter Book Bundles
Phonics Readers Bundles
2 books - £4.50
4 books - £7.00
Readers Book Bundles
2 books - £3.50
4 books - £6.00
All bundles come with an Easter character sticker sheet & egg
shaped, scratch off decoration to make!
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