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September 2021

Autumn begins to wind down the days,
That are fading round the edges.
Harvest time is over...
Blackberries ripen on the edges.

Parish Council

Pat Cubitt [712611] Chairman,
Callum Ringer [07824 381519 or 588486] - Vice Chairman,
Len Perrott [588815], Peter Bedell [588743], Fred Cable[588887], Harry Bruford [588122] and Justin Turvey [588179]
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 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 attend.
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 Film Club

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

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

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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 hbruford@aol.com
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

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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

All Saints Church, Bodham, North Norfolk, UK

St Helen's and All Saints Church, West Beckham

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 developments
The Red Hart

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

Keep up to date with all our latest news by following us on social media
Facebook - Red Hart Bodham Twitter - @Red Hart

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.
Booking Essential
Rock Bodham

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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

Face Shields for Bodham, North Norfolk, UK


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 18 months.

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 melclarke58@gmail.com
The Michael Sayer Quiz

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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?
August Answers:
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

Post Office Van in Bodham, North Norfolk, UK

For more information contact Callum Ringer [07824 381519] callumringer@yahoo.co.uk 

Bodham Playing Field

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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]

Mobile Library Service

Mobile Library Service Bodham

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

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.



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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 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 Park.
Citizen's Advice Bureau - Holt Office

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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
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 in Holt.



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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