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December 2021

This Christmas
Will there be snow this Christmas?
Will all the fields be white?
Will all the pines wear sparkling crowns
I do so hope they might!
Will we build a snowman?
With hat and scarf and gloves
A carrot nose and eyes of coal
All the things he loves.

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]

  The next meeting of Bodham Parish Council is on Monday 13th December at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Many thanks to the Red Hart for hosting our November meeting when
Bodham Village Hall was closed for refurbishment.
Road Safety and Traffic in Bodham As this copy is written there has been another accident on the A148. There have been far too many incidents in recent times and this is usually combined with continual infringements of the speed limits. It is clear things need to be done. It is the single most complained about issue from residents to the council. It has been proposed that a Parish Council Working Group be set up at the next meeting to focus on the lack of enforcement of the 30 MPH speed limit, whether it's location is appropriate as well at looking at other road safety related issues in the village.
Dog Fouling At the last meeting of the Parish Council it was decided not to install an additional 'Dog Mess Bin' in Weybourne Road but decided to leave the situation open to review.
Bodham Village Bonfire and Fireworks
The village bonfire and fireworks display was very well attended and the car parking on the field was full. The display was fantastic and the crowds also enjoyed the refreshments and a BBQ on the field. There are many who need to be thanked for making the event a great success.
• People who brought their 'burnables' to the bonfire site
• Lee Merritt for collecting the 'burnables' from local residents
• To Wayne Cutting, Brad Allen and helpers on the BBQ
• Barbara Emery, JP and Callum Ringer for their work on the gates
• Graham Pemberton and John Rumsby on car parking duties
• Jane Sadler and Family for organising the Teas and Coffee
• And especially to Darryl Biss and Stephen Sadler for launching the display
We musn't forget to thank Allard's Butchers for their very generous donation of the sausages for the BBQ. Well done everyone.
A big thank you to those of you attended and to those for whatever reason were not able to attend, watched from home but still made a donation, some great examples of community spirit. Money raised will go straight back into the community and will be used to support our visit from Father Christmas ladened with presents for children in the village.
Bodham and Beckham Community Shop Project

We are pleased to announce after a very long wait we have finally been approved by the Financial Conducts Authority as a Community Benefit Society.


This is the legal framework which will govern our community owned business when we get going. Many of you will have realised by now that these things don't happen overnignt. The next step following this approval is to open a bank account which will again take a number of weeks.

It is important that we have the correct foundations on which to build our Community Shop. The Community Shop Committee will have more to report early next year but if you would like to know more please contact Callum Ringer [Chair] [callumringer@yahoo.co.uk or [07824 381519]

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

The film season will continue on Wednesday 8th December at 7.00 with the magical true story of how Dickens wrote 'A Christmas Carol' 'The Man Who Invented Christmas' 2018 [PG] tells the true story of how Charles Dickens came to write the novel 'A Christmas Carol' in only six weeks. The book reignited his career following the failure of his last three works after he was inspired by the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity. As the characters started to come to life in his head, Dickens began creating a masterpiece that gave birth to the Christmas we know and love today.
Review Note: For everyone who loves a great Christmas Film. On Wednesday 22nd December at 7.00 - The Christmas Film of the Decade - Featuring the music of George Michael and Wham. The film Last Christmas 2020 [12] is about an elf [Emilia Clarke] who is plagued by a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes as an elf. She meets Tom who seems too good to be true. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year nothing should work for these two. But.............
Review Note: Wonderful, charming, funny and sad. George M would approve.

The Film Club will be serving Mulled Wine and Mince Pies prior to the screening, please come and join us around 6.30 pm.
Bodham Craft Club

Bodham Craft Club

The Craft Club will not be meeting in December because the Village Hall will be closed because of the refurbishment programme.
Christmas Carols and Father Christmas Visit

Father Christmas has agreed to visit Bodham a little early this year and will be making a special visit to the village on Sunday 19th December at 3.00 pm. He will be visiting a special grotto to be located at The Red Hart and he has a present for every child in Bodham and Beckham. If your child would like to attend please email bodhambigweekend@gmail.com with names and addresses of children attending [no later than 12th December please]. Please keep an eye on the village Facebook page for more details. Father Christmas is staying to join in with the carols around the Christmas tree which will start at 6.00.
Bodham and Beckham Horticultural Show Over 70's Christmas Lunch 2021

It is with great regret that, due to the current situation with Covid, we, the Horticultural Show Committee, have decided not to go ahead with this year's Christmas Lunch.


We can only apologise for this decision but feel it is in the best interest of all concerned.

We hope the situation will greatly improve over the next few months enabling us to hold the lunch in December 2022.

Bodham and Beckham BYO Quiz

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The BYO [Bring your own drinks and nibbles] Christmas Quiz takes place in the Village Hall at 7.30 pm on Friday 10th December.


The doors open at 7.00pm. Table of four £3.00 per entrant. Please come along and join in the fun.

The proceeds of the evening towards the upkeep of the Village Hall. If you would like a table please contact Harry Bruford on 588122 or by email - hbruford@aol.com

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 December.

Sunday 5th December - 9.15 am - Holy Communion
Sunday 12th December - 9.15 am - Holy Communion
Sunday 19th December - 9.45 am - Carol Service
Saturday 25th December - 9.15 am - Holy Communion
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

Friday 24th December - 5.00 - Carol Service
We would encourage people to continue to wear masks.

The Red Hart

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

Christmas Opening Hours
Sunday 19th December - Lunch 12.00 - 3.00 and B.B.Q 5.00 - 7.00
Father Christmas - 3.00 Carols - 6.00
Monday 20th - Friday 24th - Normal Opening Times
Christmas Eve - Food Served - 12.00 - 2.00 and 5.00 - 8.00  Scott Ribbons - Playing Acoustic Guitar Set - 7.00 - 9.00
Christmas Day - 11.30 - 2.00
Boxing Day - Food - 12.00 - 3.00 - Bar 12.00 - 7.00
December 27th - 30th - Normal Opening Hours
New Years Eve - Bar Shutting Late.........
New Year's Day - Bar 12.00 - 7.00 - Food Served 12.00 - 3.00
Keep up to date with all our latest news by following us on social media.
Facebook - Red Hart Bodham Twitter - @Red Hart


Quiz Night - Wednesday 29th December @ 7PM - Book your table quickly to avoid disappointment.
Bingo - Wednesday 19th January - Details to follow

Good Neighbour Scheme

Face Shields for Bodham, North Norfolk, UK


The Good Neighbour Scheme for Bodham, West and East Beckham
We would like to wish you all a very Happy and Healthy Christmas and hope that the New Year is brighter than the last!


We are still making masks, so if you need any, please do get in touch.

If you need to get in contact with Mel Clarke here are the details 01263 588840 or melclarke58@gmail.com

The Michael Sayer Quiz

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1. Who wears the 'Fisherman's Ring' ?
2. The astronomer Patrick Moore was famous for playing which musical instrument?
3. Which is the worlds longest mountain range?
4. In which USA state is Mount McKinley?
5. Which animal is used as the symbol of the Democratic Party?
6. What does Brut signify on a bottle of wine?
7. Which is the only city in Somerset?
8. In the Bible who is Abraham's wife?
9. How many masts does a sloop have?
10. Where is the Menin Gate?
November Answers:
1. Swan 2. Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. 3. Red 4.
Queensland and Northern Territories Air Service 5.Moose 6. David Shepherd
7. Pencil lead 8. Rotterdam 9. Chile 10. A cheese from Spain.
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 The next visit will take place on Thursday 16th

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 Post Office van to Bodham and Beckham Village Hall.


This service is available 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 December our book will be ‘The Book of Stolen Dreams by David Farr'

Alternatively, as a Christmas Special, if you do not fancy the chosen book, you can choose from our 2021 titles instead.

Book Club Price: £8.00 (£11 inc Postage)

Book Club meeting TBA .



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/

Miss Kays Book Club


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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