||BODHAM VILLAGE NEWS
Sponsored by Bodham Parish Council and other Village
Autumn begins to wind down the days,
That are fading round the edges.
Harvest time is over...
Blackberries ripen on the edges.
Pat Cubitt  Chairman,
Callum Ringer [07824 381519 or 588486] - Vice Chairman,
Len Perrott , Peter Bedell , Fred Cable,
Harry Bruford  and Justin Turvey 
Clerk to the Council: John Stibbons 
To email the Clerk:
District Councillor: Pierre Butikofer [Pierre
Bodham Parish Council did not meet in August. The next meeting is on Monday 13th
September at 7.30pm, to be held in the Village Hall. Parishoners are welcome to
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 Film Club
|Please remember that the Autumn
season starts on Wednesday 15th September with 'Nomadland'. This
film starring Frances McDormand won numerous Oscars including,
Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Producer. As the title
suggests the story line revolves around a modern day nomad who
meets other nomads in the American West. One reviewer says it is
an 'excellent if unusual film'.
On Wednesday 29th September there will be a screening of 'To
Olivia', the true story of Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal. This
film stars Hugh Bonneville and Keeley Hawes in the leading
roles. The growing family move to the English countryside when
tragically their lives are turned upside down by the devastating
death of their daughter Olivia and their struggles to cope with
their loss. Review comments include, this was a really worth
seeing, beautiful highly recommended film
Bodham Craft Club
|Don't forget Crafters.... The
Bodham Craft Club will start to meet again in the Village Hall
on alternate Wednesdays from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
The next meetings are on 8th and 22nd September. 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 please
contact Helen on 588122 for more information
Bodham and Beckham BYO Quiz
|We are back with the very popular
BYO[Bring your own drinks and nibbles] Quiz in the Village Hall
at 7.30 pm on Friday 24th September. Doors open at 7.00 pm.
Tables of four £3.00 per entrant. Come along and join in the
fun. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of our Village Hall. To
book a table contact Harry Bruford on 01263 588122 or email
Norfolk Churches Trust
||Callum Ringer & Kathryn Cossey are
cycling the Norfolk Churches Trust annual cycle ride on Saturday
11th September. The aim of the ride is to cycle to as many
churches as you can between 9am & 5pm. Money raised will be
split between the Norfolk Churches Trust and a nominated church
of our choice. This year they have chosen All Saints East with
West Beckham as it is currently closed and is awaiting work on
its roof which could be potentially costly. In 2020 they raised
over £300 and cycled to 40 churches. They are determined to beat
that in 2021. To sponsor them visit www.justgiving.com/callum-kathyrn
or pop a donation to The Red Hart.
As advertised on the page opposite, Callum and Kathryn are very
grateful that the money raised from the next Red Hart Quiz Night
is going towards their sponsored cycle total. The date is Sunday
5th September at 7.30 pm, it is £2 per person and teams of up to
six are allowed.
Garden Paraphernalia Sale
|Garden 'Paraphernalia' Recycling
Sale in aid of Bodham All Saints Church.
Because of a replan of our garden we have several items of
garden equipment that we no longer use. These include 'dalek'
composters, metal greenhouse shelving, flower pots and tubs, a
gazebo, plastic trays, hand tools and other bits and pieces
including some plants. All are used but have more life in them.
The sale will take place on Saturday 2nd October between 10.00 -
1.00 pm. Please come along if you can offer anything a new home.
A cash donation of what you think it is worth and the proceeds
of the sale will go Bodham All Saints Church. Please visit the
Myerscough's at Hamer, The Street, Bodham.
All Saints Church
The following services will take place in September
Sunday 5th September - 9.15 am - Holy Communion
Sunday 19th September - 9.45 am - Harvest Festival - Village Hall
We will celebrate our Harvest Festival in the Village Hall. All are welcome!
Please bring tins of food for the Food Bank. Monetary offerings will also be
given to the Food Bank.
We would encourage people to continue to wear masks.
Our church will be open each Saturday and Sunday, 9.00 am - 4.00 pm for visitors
or private prayer.
West Beckham - St Helen's and All Saints Church
Sadly West Beckham Church is still closed, though steps are being taken to
investigate the potential work that needs to be carried out.
The Church is still taped off. We will keep you informed of any further
The Red Hart
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Sunday 5th September at 7.00 pm - Charity Quiz Night - In
support of Kathryn and Callum who are cycling the Annual Norfolk
Churches Trust Bike Ride raising much needed funds for our
lovely local churches. Pop in or phone to book your table. £2.00
per person and a maximum of 6 in a team
Saturday 11th September at 7.30 pm Charity Race Night - In
support of Amy, Connor and Mitch who are running The London
Marathon raising money for Children with Cancer. There will also
be a raffle on the night. Join us, it'll be fun.
Sunday 26th September at 7.00pm - Charity Quiz NIght - In
Support of Rock Bodham Charities. Rock Bodham raise funds
throughout the year for the benefit of local charities and
village events. Pop in or phone to book your table. £2.00 per
person and a maximum of 6 in a team
'Food Options - Eat in or Takeway'
Fish and Chips Takeaway
Available every Friday - Booking Essential
A choice of fish dishes with vegetarian options.
Gluten Free options also available.
Sunday Roast - A choice of two meats and a vegetarian option.
|Despite no live music event this
year, we are intending to go ahead with the bonfire and
fireworks display on Saturday 6th November. More details will
follow in the October edition but please save any burnables for
the bonfire which we will build on the day.
Good Neighbour Scheme
The Good Neighbour Scheme for Bodham, West and East Beckham
We will continue to be here to help, but as things have now opened up, you may
have to leave a message. A massive thanks to all who have helped over the past
We have been able to complete nearly 500 assists and are still helping today. We
have produced the following number of items:
89 Premature Baby Blankets and clothes,
119 Laundry Bags,
3295 Pairs of Hearts,
2035 Ear Guards,
48 Scrub Hats,
225 Full Sets of Scrubs with Laundry Bags,
6 Scrub Tunic with Laundry Bags,
28 Blankets for Care Homes,
2695 Face Masks
6 Bobble Hats.
Well done everybody who donated these items. The community is very grateful and
proud of your efforts.
Mel Clarke 01263 588840 or
The Michael Sayer Quiz
1. What is a male Witch called?
2. If you are Agliphobic what are you afraid of?
3. Slipper Spiny and Squat are varieties of what??
4. Which Olympic event requires a Plant Box?
5. Who invented the wind up radio?
6. What is a Mendicant?
7. Which is the only capital city beginning with a 'Z"?
8. Which Beano character had a pet crow called Joe?
9. What is the stage name of the Scottish comedy actress Jeanette
10. What are the names of the three types of sword used in Fencing?
1. A show jumping obstacle 2. A Bald Eagle 3. Someone who loves
4. 6ft 5. Dr.Gillespie 6. Peninsular and Oriental 7. Turin 8. A wild sheep.
9. The Gulf of Alaska 10. Austin
Bodham and Beckham Community Shop Project
For more information contact Callum Ringer [07824 381519]
Bodham Playing Field
Michael Sayer -
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
Mobile Library Service
The Mobile Library Van will stop outside 8 Roseacre on Thursdays.
The next visits will take place on Thursday 26th August at 2.30 - 2.40. and
then on Thursday 23rd September at 2.30 - 2.40
Two bins are provided for the disposal of dog waste, please
do not throw your plastic bags in the hedgerow use the bins
|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
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
|Please remember the regular weekly
visits from the CT Baker Budgens Post Office van to Bodham and
Beckham Village Hall. The fully converted Mercedes Sprinter
vehicle provides a vital out - reach service to Bodham this is
every Tuesday from 12.30pm - 2.30pm in the Village Hall Car
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 September our book will be ‘Awake in the World by Jason Gurley'
Book Club Price: £8.00 (£11 inc Postage)
Book Club meeting Monday 20th September at 10am at The Treehouse
Please contact Kerri via email at
email@example.com or via
mobile on 07584250841 for more information or to book your
Tel – 01263 588840 /
07584 250 841 Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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