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March 2021

"Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn"

Parish Council

Your Parish Councillors are:
Pat Cubitt [712611] Chairman,
Callum Ringer [07824 381519 or 588486] - Vice Chairman,
Len Perrott [588815],
Peter Bedell [588743],
Fred Cable[588887],
Harry Bruford [588122]
Justin Turvey [588179]
Clerk to the Council: John Stibbons [577397]
To email the Clerk: Bodhampc@gmail.com
District Councillor: Pierre Butikofer [Pierre Butikofer@north-norfolk.gov.uk]

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 into
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.

  Community Spirit in Bodham during snow fallCommunity Spirit in Bodham during snow fallCommunity 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

Post Office Van in Bodham, North Norfolk, UK

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 updated.
Callum Ringer - Chair. Contact details callumringer@yahoo.co.uk or 07824 381519
Rock Bodham Logo Rock Bodham
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 Gibbons.
This is a good news story that we should share, celebrate and in doing so offer our congratulations to Hannah Gibbons, a Bodham resident. From
losing her self employed role in the Hotel Industry at the start of the Pandemic. Hannah has since then shown a great deal of determination
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 Quirky Norfolk Bakes

Quirky Norfolk Bakes specialises in celebration 'drip' cakes as well tray bakes often accompanied with flavours such as Jammy Dodger biscuits,
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 - quirkynorfolk19@gmail.com

If anybody else has started an enterprise that they would like to share please don't hesitate to contact the editor.

Good Neighbour Scheme

Face Shields for Bodham, North Norfolk, UK


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: melclarke58@gmail.com
Bodham Playing Field Committee

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 Boys]

Latest News
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 Damage at Bodham Croquet LawnDamage at Bodham Croquet LawnIt 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

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


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

All Saints Church, Bodham, North Norfolk, UK

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 changes will
be displayed on posters in the Church Porch and outside the Village Hall.

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
Lockdown Project - Painting 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.
Lockdown Project - Rabbit family


The Michael Sayer Quiz

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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, Catterick,
Doncaster, Ripon, Pontefract, Wetherby, York, Thirsk and Redcar.

The Red Hart & Bodham Village Store

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

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
•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 media.

Facebook - Red Hart Bodham Twitter - @RedHart Bodham
Stay safe, take care
Elaine, Tim, Martyn and Lee

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

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 cardboard.

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

Mobile Post Van in Bodham, North Norfolk, UK

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

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 Kays Book Club - March 2021
For 2021, I am keeping it nice and simple!

For March our book will be ‘A Place called Perfect by Helena Duggan'


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!

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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