||BODHAM VILLAGE NEWS
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Springtime takes the reins from Winter,
And smiles upon the wobbly lamb;
Robin pipes a melody,
Telling the New Day ….
“Here I am!”
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
The next meeting of Bodham Parish Council will incorporate the Annual Parish
Meeting. All parishioners are welcome to attend and it is during the Annual
Parish Meeting that parish organisations are encouraged to give a report of
their activities over the past two years (There was no annual meeting held in
2020 because of Covid). The annual meeting is on May 17th and will start at the
earlier time of 7pm and will be held in the Village Hall if restrictions are
eased as planned.
Elections for Norfolk County Council and Police and Crime Commissioner are
taking place on Thursday May 6th. The polling station is in the village hall
and will be open from 7am – 10pm. Like entering a shop, face coverings must be
work when using the polling station.
Bodham Parish Council would like to place on record its gratitude to Bodham Red
Hart for the shop service they provided for the community during the Lockdown
and look forward to them reopening later this month.
Bodham and Beckham Community Shop Project
|We are delighted to welcome Simon
Ward on board as our treasurer. Filling this position means we
can now press on in earnest with the project, thanks Simon!
We have since held a site meeting with a local
landowner/developer about a potential site in the centre of the
village, which was encouraging, and we hope to be able to begin
to announce plans in more detail in the coming weeks.
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
It is pleasing to report that Football is back and is going
well. Although there has been no talk of forming a North Norfolk
Super League the teams that use our field have made positive
comments about the condition of the playing surface. So thanks
to our 'Pitch Improvers' for their efforts.
The Playing Field Committee have met and have discussed a number
of issues which will continue to improve the facilities for the
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
There are signs that over the coming months and that the staged
steps to move out of 'Lockdown' go according to plan that some
activities will resume to take place in the Village Hall.
Bodham and Beckham Horticultural Show
||The show is scheduled for Saturday 24th July
2021 and so far it looks as though we will be able to go ahead
without limitations. The Schedules will be printed after 17th
May subject to Step 3 of the Government Guidelines being
approved. They will be delivered to every household in Bodham &
Beckham as soon as possible after printing. The show is open to
all; not just residents of Bodham and Beckham. We would like to
make it clear that all entries that you wish to retain can be
uplifted at the end of the show and do not have to be entered
for auction. We would like to thank all our sponsors who,
despite all the difficulties businesses have faced during the
lockdowns, have once again given us funding.
They are: Allards Butchers of Holt, Crayford & Abbs, East and
West Beckham Solar Community Fund, Homeopathic Supply Company,
Kelling Heath Holiday Park, North Norfolk Garden Machinery &
Holt Mobility Centre Ltd, R C Wright Ltd and Woodlands Leisure
Anyone outside the villages who would like a copy please contact
us after that date by email:
email@example.com , 01263 588235 or 07778586603.
We hope that this year’s show will be extra special and a real
chance for us to get together after all the restrictions of the
last year and a half. The profits from this year’s show will go
towards the Bodham & Beckham Over 70’s Christmas Lunch which has
been booked for Saturday 11th December.
Alan & Shirley Prince
All Saints Church
|Thankfully we are now able to hold
the following services at our church.
- Sunday 2nd May - 9.15 am - Holy Communion
- Sunday 16th May - 9.45 - Morning Praise in the Village Hall if
open or in the church.
Remember to wear a facemask and observe social distancing.
Our church remains open each Sunday, 9.00 am - 4.00 pm for
visitors or private prayer.
Bodham Church Graveyard - A message from Peter and Brenda
Our thanks to Roger Ward for tidying the refuse part of the
graveyard. There is now a refuse bin and we would ask people to
use this for items of a non-combustible nature that would only
clutter the main area of the tip, which should only be used for
materials that will eventually decompose.
Editor - Thank you.
Good Neighbour Scheme
In this part of the world the Covid Pandemic is hopefully under control.
However, please remember that this scheme is still up and running so if you need
assistance please contact Mel through the usual channels.
Tel: 01263 588 840 Mobile: 07884 365 192
Joannie Sandford - Cook - An Invitation to visit her Studio
Meeting Joannie in the queue at The Red Hart turned out to be an
opportunity to show the work of yet another talented person in
our community. Joannie studied botanical art and natural history
and then spent time teaching, running courses and organising art
societies. Since her retirement at the age of 80 she has been
concentrating on her own work. As with many people lockdown has
allowed Joannie to focus her work on what was happening in her
own garden which is manicured and tendered by her partner. Here
are some of her pieces painted during the lockdown.
The piece of work (left)
is an amalgamation of flowers added as they appeared
from her garden and to finish the composition Joannie
rhododendrons and magnolias from photos taken in
She is opening her studios at West Beckham from 29th May to
6th June on a daily basis from 10.00 - 5.00. This is in
conjunction with the newly formed North Norfolk Studios. Please
visit www.northnorfolkstudios.co.uk where you will find more
details of the many studios that are opening during this time.
Joannie Sandford - Cook is at Sunset Cottage, Sheringham Road,
West Beckham, NR25 6PF Email:
From Fine Art to Creative
Bernard Gloster has been putting his skills to good use
and on this occasion he has made a 'Mickey Mouse Fence'
from an old pallet
The Michael Sayer Quiz
|1. In which sport is Greg Louganis famous?
2. In Cockney slang what is Mutt and Jeff?
3. Who plays the part of Vera Stanhope in the detective
4 At which sporting venue are the Grace Gates?
5. How many hands does Big Ben have?
6. In which country is the Port of Archangel?
7. What were Jaguar cars called before World Ward 2?
8. What does OXFAM stand for?
9. What is Elton John's middle name?
10.Which part of the UK still issues dog licences?
Answers for April
1.Canada 2. Drunk in public 3. Breed of Ponies 4. Item
of Scottish Headgear 5. The Cresta Run 6. Max Bygaves 7.
Shetland Isles 8. Eel fishing 9.Yellowstone10. Breeds of
The Red Hart & Bodham Village Store
|We continue to serve Fish and Chips on a Friday
The Sunday Roast service will resume - Sunday 23rd May
The Wednesday Pizza service will resume Wednesday 26th May
PUB OPENS THURSDAY 20th MAY -
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL BACK
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Two bins are provided for the disposal of dog waste, please
do not throw your plastic bags in the hedgerow use the bins
There are some people who are just not taking notice of the
above ongoing request to put 'Dog Poo' plastic bags in the 'Red
Bins'. Some of our residents were disgusted to find these bags
in the hedgerow and also deposits of dog faeces whilst out
walking down The Loke. We are fortunate that we can enjoy the
countryside and the walks we have available to us. Unfortunately
this enjoyment is being spoilt by people who are not following
the local byelaws. It is very difficult to understand why people
take 'Dog Poo' bags with them and then dispose of them in our
hedgerows and can't be bothered to put them in a bin.
|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
|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 May our book will be ‘Infinity Files by S.M. Wilson'
Book Club Price: £8.00 (£11 inc Postage)
Tel – 01263 588840 /
07584 250 841 Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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