BODHAM VILLAGE NEWS
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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.
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 is on Monday 13th December at 7.30pm
in the Village Hall. Many thanks to the Red Hart for hosting our November
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.
||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
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
To Wayne Cutting, Brad Allen and helpers on the BBQ
Barbara Emery, JP and Callum Ringer for their work on the
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
We musn't forget to thank Allard's Butchers for their very
generous donation of the sausages for the BBQ. Well done
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] [firstname.lastname@example.org
or [07824 381519]
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
|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  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.
Review Note: Wonderful, charming, funny and sad. George M would
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
|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
email@example.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
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
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 -
All Saints Church
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
|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
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
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
The Michael Sayer Quiz
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?
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
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 The next visit will take place on Thursday 16th
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 Post Office van to Bodham and Beckham Village
This service is available every Tuesday from 12.30pm - 2.30pm
in the Village Hall Car Park.
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 Kays Bookstore
|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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or via
mobile on 07584250841 for more information or to book your
Tel 01263 588840 /
07584 250 841 Email email@example.com
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