Swaffham Newsletter

September 2017

September 2017


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Contents<br />

4 Upcoming Events / Regular Events<br />

6 School Speak / Snooker & Billiards<br />

8 Church News<br />

9 Wissey U3A<br />

11 Green Britain Centre<br />

12 Rotary<br />

14 Community Hospital LofF<br />

15 Women’s Institute<br />

16 <strong>Swaffham</strong> & District Lions<br />

17 Museum Matters<br />

20 Ashill & Holme Hale Gardening Club<br />

21 Age Concern<br />

22 SCALGA<br />

23 Campingland Surgery / Rainbow Choir<br />

25 Phoenix Singers / WEA / <strong>Swaffham</strong> Arts<br />

27 Merle Boddy / Plowright Medical Centre<br />

28 <strong>Swaffham</strong> & Litcham Home Hospice<br />

30 History Group / FofSM<br />

31 Mayor’s Parlour<br />

32 <strong>Swaffham</strong> Town Council<br />

34 Mind, Body & Spirit<br />

1st-30th September 2017<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre,<br />

Campingland.<br />

Youthie Plus<br />

Open to all young people in<br />

Yr.6, Yr.7 & Yr.8<br />

Members - FREE<br />

Non-Members - £1.00<br />

Youthie<br />

needs you!<br />

Without more adult volunteers, we will not be able to<br />

reopen Youthie <br />

The Iceni Youth Team are looking for people who are interested in volunteering to help<br />

to run and develop our youth club for our younger members.<br />

We are looking for people who have any creative ability in arts and crafts, enjoy sports<br />

and/or can organise games and fun times.<br />

You need to be non-judgemental, friendly, caring and willing to undertake training<br />

(Safeguarding and First Aid).<br />

It's only a couple of hours one evening a week, or as often as you can commit too.<br />

We are also looking for students (16+) who could use this toward their collage course<br />

or when applying to Uni.<br />

If you are interested please speak to Sally, who will arrange for you to complete a DBS<br />

form.<br />

You can also visit our website to see some of the things we do:<br />

http://swaffhamprojects.wixsite.com/iceni-youth<br />

For more information contact:<br />

Sally Palmer<br />

Youth and Community Officer<br />

Iceni Partnership<br />

M: 07772 852284<br />

O: 01760 722800<br />

E: sally@iceni.info<br />

For more information contact: Sally Palmer<br />

Youth and Community Officer - Iceni<br />

Partnership<br />

M: 07772 852284 / 01760 722800<br />

E: sally@iceni.info

Upcoming Events<br />

Sporle Flower Craft And Produce Open Show<br />

Sunday 3rd Sept. Info re: classes and categories pipsorchard@btinternet.com or 01760 720 531<br />

Campingland Talk : Merle Boddy Centre<br />

Wednesday 6th September 7:15pm, Campingland Surgery<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Library Friends “Agriculture and Farming” Film<br />

Friday the 8th September at 6.30pm in the town’s library. £3 (£2.50 adv)<br />

‘The Life and Hard Times of Mary Caney’ by Jill Mason<br />

Celebrating Literature. Saturday 9th September 2pm onwards at Barton<br />

Bendish Village Hall £1. jill.events@btinternet.com Tel 01366 347 928<br />

Dereham Memorial Hall Fringe Festival<br />

Saturday 9th September, 10am until 5pm. 01362 696 900<br />

Lions & Rotary Race Night<br />

£10 including fish supper. Saturday 9th September 7pm <strong>Swaffham</strong> Assembly Rooms<br />

SCALGA Afternoon Tea & Prize Giving<br />

Assembly Rooms, September 10th 3pm<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Jazz Club Presents Melody Brooker Quartet<br />

Tuesday 12th September 7.30 at <strong>Swaffham</strong> Conservative Social Club<br />

23 London Rd. £6. Info Norman: 01760722384 Geoff: 01366 328730<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Jobs Fair<br />

13th September 10am until 1pm, Assembly Rooms. 01760 722 800<br />

Recreating The Rec<br />

Thursday 14th September, 3:30pm until 6:30pm. Haspalls Road<br />

Year In A Life Of A Lion<br />

14th September 7pm, <strong>Swaffham</strong> Assembly Rooms. 07810 773601<br />

Icenima Presents ‘A Man For All Seasons’<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre. 2pm, Wednesday 20th September. £4<br />

Massingham Film Club Presents ‘Sense of an Ending’ (15)<br />

Gt Massingham Village Hall at 7 o’clock for 7.30. Thursday 21 September £4<br />

An Evening Of Clairvoyance<br />

Friday 22nd September at the Community Centre <strong>Swaffham</strong> with local<br />

medium Paul Malachowski. 7.30 - 10pm £6 - includes tea / coffee. Raffle .<br />

All proceeds to our nominated charity for the year - Age Concern <strong>Swaffham</strong> and District<br />

The Pedlar Of <strong>Swaffham</strong> Musical<br />

The Barn, Mangate Street. 23rd September 7pm. £10. 07810 773 601<br />

Save The Children Coffee Morning With Stalls<br />

Saturday 23rd September, <strong>Swaffham</strong> Assembly Rooms 9am until noon<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Arts present ‘Dancing Through The Ages’<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Assembly Rooms, September 24th 3pm. £12 (£9 members)<br />

WEA Courses<br />

‘A Moving Story’ starts 7:30pm 25th September. ‘Art History In 100<br />

Paintings’ starts 10am 29th September. 01760 723 558<br />

Nar Valley Ornithological Society (NarVOS)<br />

Tuesday 26th September 2017, 7.30pm at the Barn Theatre, Sacred Heart<br />

Convent School. Paul Newport, The Breckland Birder: ‘Breckland through<br />

the Year’. £2 non member. Information call Ian Black on 01760 724092<br />

Age Concern Summer Party<br />

Assembly Rooms, September 26th 2pm. 01760 720 140<br />

Age Concern Trip to Banham Zoo<br />

September 28th. 01760 720 140<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> & District Mental Health Association AGM<br />

28th September, 7pm. Merle Boddy Centre, Station Yard, Station Street<br />

Rotary <strong>Swaffham</strong> Visual Arts Festival 2017<br />

Friday 27th October to Sunday 29th October at the Assembly Rooms, <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Twinning Association<br />

On Friday. 29th September we will be holding a Cheese and Wine evening (non<br />

alcoholic Pimms also available ) from 7.30 - 10pm in the Regency Room at the<br />

Assembly Rooms £10 pp. To book a place please ring Stan Sole on 01760 724413<br />

Apple Fest & Green Britain Centre<br />

Live music, stalls and food. 30th September - 1st October. 01760 726 100<br />

Recalling Houghton<br />

St Mary’s Church, Houghton on the Hill. 7-8th October 10am until 4pm.<br />

www.houghtonstmarys.co.uk<br />

Westacre Theatre<br />

On Stage from the Westacre Theatre Company TWO by Jim Cartwright on Fri 8, Fri<br />

15, and Sat 16 Sept at 7:30pm £16 (under 21s £12)<br />

On Screen from the NT with a Young Vic Production YERMA starring Billie Piper Thu<br />

31 Aug at 7pm £15<br />

On Screen from the RSC at Stratford-Upon-Avon CORIOLANUS by William<br />

Shakespeare Wed 11 Oct at 7pm £15<br />

In the Foyer Gallery, East Walton photographer STEPHEN DURRANT presents his<br />

best images of local wildlife and landscapes – until 17 Sept<br />

In the Foyer Gallery, DAVIDA MACDONALD exhibits her textiles and paintings –<br />

from 18 Sept<br />

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Regular Meetings & Events<br />

MONDAY<br />

1st <strong>Swaffham</strong> Scouts 7-9 at Cockley Cley, Iceni Village, Scout Hut.<br />

For ages 10 1/2 -14. New recruits welcome. Boys or girls. Contact Paul<br />

07711761364. Paul@1stswaffhamscouts.org.uk<br />

Art Class at The Old Art Room 93 Market Place. Techniques,<br />

Tips, Inspiration in a modern equipped Art Studio. 10am until 12.15 £10<br />

Tel.01760 337181 je.clark176@btinternet.com<br />

Central Norfolk Dog Training Club Upstairs in Church Rooms,<br />

Campingland. 4 classes available, from puppies to intermediate.Tel: Chris 07745 892417<br />

Citizens Advice <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre, 10am until 12:30pm<br />

Dance Classes 7-8pm Ballroom, 8-9pm Latin and 9-10pm Argentine Tango<br />

@ Sacred Heart Convent. Any one class £8, any two classes £12 or all three for<br />

£15 (fees are per person) 01760 336410 Teachers Joanna Navarre IDTA<br />

Kickboxing Club Juniors 5+ 5pm – 6pm, Inters 6-7pm, Adults 7pm –<br />

8.30pm Plowright Place. Call Trevor on 07585707196<br />

Monday evenings of Mosaic Making at Henchmans<br />

Ash Close, <strong>Swaffham</strong> 6.30-8.30pm £8-make your own project or I can set one<br />

for you! https://www.facebook.com/mosaicpaintedmemories 07810 895480<br />

The Phoenix Singers rehearse each week in the Methodist Church Hall<br />

at 7:30pm. New members welcome. Contact Marion 01760 724 473<br />

Playdayz – Parent/toddler group Sacred Heart School 9.30-<br />

11.30am term time only. £1 per session/per family (includes a snack)<br />

Contact: Tor Howman 07854 736 920<br />

Rotary Club of <strong>Swaffham</strong> Meets at The George Hotel - 1st Monday of<br />

the month, 12:45 for 1pm, other Mondays 7 for 7:30pm. Tel Claire Dunne 722504<br />

Seniors Keep Fit 6.15pm at Stanley’s, Lynn Road Tel Gemma on 07702<br />

197994/07425 607667<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> 1894 Squadron Air Training Corps 7.00 - 9.30pm.<br />

TA Centre, Sporle Road, <strong>Swaffham</strong>. Ages 13 to 18 years. Tel: 01760724617<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> History Group 2nd Monday, 2 – 4pm, <strong>Swaffham</strong> Museum.<br />

New members always welcome – no charge. Tel 01760 724470<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Lions Meet on the 2nd Monday of the month at <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

Assembly Rooms,7:30pm. All welcome. Contact Peter Young 01760 724120<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Players every Monday and Wednesday, 7:30pm Baptist<br />

Church, <strong>Swaffham</strong>. If you are interested in joining a fabulous team please<br />

come along but call Marcie on 07867943102 to ensure we are in rehearsal<br />

Junior Snooker & Billiards 4-7pm @ The Norfolk Snooker Academy,<br />

West Acre 01760 755337 for details and to book, 9 -16 years<br />

TOSH community drama group meets 7.30pm Monday & Wednesday at<br />

Stanley’s, Lynn Street. All ages welcome. More details Fiona 07768211087<br />

Youthie 5:30 – 7pm, <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre. For ages 8 to 11.<br />

Free entry. Contact sally@iceni.info 07772 852284 / 01760 722800<br />


1st <strong>Swaffham</strong> Beavers 1st <strong>Swaffham</strong> Beavers 5 - 6.15 at Cockley<br />

Cley Iceni Village Scout Hut. For boys and girls ages 6 - 8 . New recruits<br />

welcome. Contact Paul 07711761364 Paul@1stswaffhamscouts.org.uk<br />

1st <strong>Swaffham</strong> Cubs 1st <strong>Swaffham</strong> Cubs 6.30-8pm at Cockley Cley,<br />

Iceni Village, Scout Hut. For ages 8-10 1/2. New recruits welcome. Boys<br />

or Girls. Contact Hayley 07516095019. Akela@1stswaffhamscouts.org.uk<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Army Cadets TA Centre, Sporle Rd 7.30-9.30pm. Ages 12 – 18.<br />

www.norfolkacf.org 2907pea@armymail.mod.uk 07899 189 973 The<br />

Art Studio Modern Art Evening Classes By Peter Henry PGCE, BA.<br />

Tuesdays 7-9pm Church Rooms, Campingland. Refreshments. Adults/all<br />

abilitiesEmail: salsum06@aol.com/01760 720540<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Bridge Club The Church Rooms,Church of Our Lady of Pity<br />

31, Station Street. <strong>Swaffham</strong> PE37 7HP 6.30pm for 6.45pm. Sue 01328 701545<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Carpet Bowls Community Centre. 2 hours from 2pm for £2.<br />

Tea & biscuits inc. 01760 627 038<br />

Child Health Clinic at <strong>Swaffham</strong> Children Centre. 01760 721101 1st Tuesday<br />

monthly 1.15 - 2.45pm run by local Health Visiting Team<br />

Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Coffee Morning, third Tuesday<br />

at 10:15am. Methodist Hall, London Street. Tel: David Moore 01760 723740<br />

CAMEO Coffee 10am - 12noon. ‘Come And Meet Each Other’. Free<br />

tea, coffee & hot chocolate in a relaxed cafe style setting. Discovery Hour:<br />

10am - 11am. Looking at and discussing a small bible passage<br />

Crafts, Textiles and Dressmaking at The Old Art Room<br />

93 Market Place. Techniques, Tips, Inspiration in a modern equipped Art<br />

&Textile Studio. 10am until 12.15 and 12.30 until 2.45 £9 Tel.01760 337181<br />

Jump, Jive & Swing <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre, 7.45pm. Classes<br />

8pm until 9.45pm with social dancing until 10.30pm. www.jumpjiveswing.com<br />

Little Treasures and Breastfeeding Support 1.15 - 2.45pm Drop in<br />

for parents and babies aged 0-1year at <strong>Swaffham</strong> Children Centre. 01760 721101

Mamma Munay (Mother Love) - antenatal classes on alternate Tuesday<br />

afternoons at The Green Parrot. …all welcome at all stages of your pregnancy.<br />

Booking essential on 01760 724704 or Anne 07469243052<br />

Pickenhams’ WI 2nd Tuesday 2pm St Andrew’s Church (not August)<br />

PROBUS Club of <strong>Swaffham</strong> Meet second Tues of the month for lunch at the<br />

George Hotel, 12.30 for 1pm. Rod Goddard 01760 722 834 rodgoddard@hotmail.com<br />

Rainbow Community Choir 7.30-9.30pm. <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community<br />

Centre. Interested in joining us? 01760 336 313 rainbowcommunitychoir.org.uk<br />

The Royal Elizabethan Lodge Meets alternate Tuesdays, 8pm in the<br />

Conservative Club. Tel: W Rogers 01760 720632 or S Trattle 01760 721760<br />

The Royal Naval Association 8pm on the 4th Tuesday <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

Conservative Club. Telephone Jill Bowers on 01362 691820<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Rugby Football Club Tuesday Seniors Training 7:30 - 9<br />

Seniors Keep Fit 3pm See Monday’s Senior’s Keep Fit<br />

Stitch, Mardle and Mend A group of keen crafters covering Patchwork,<br />

Knitting, Crochet, Cross Stitch etc 7-9pm, £1. Tel Adrienne 01760 336268<br />

Slimming World Conservative Club, 10am. <strong>Swaffham</strong> Asssembly<br />

Rooms 7pm. Clare Hughes 07535237618<br />

Sporle WI 3rd Tuesday, 1.45pm ready for our speaker at 2pm. For any further<br />

information please ring Celia on 01362 687316<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> St John Ambulance Cadets 7.15pm until 8.45pm,10 to<br />

17 year olds. Natalie Rudd on 07771620634/natalie.rudd@btinternet.com<br />

Table Top Skirmish @Henchmans 1st & 3rd/month 7-11pm<br />

Taekwondo 6:30 - 7:30pm <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre 01760336044<br />

Tai Chi beginners welcome 1.15pm Narborough 01760723102<br />

Tea Dance No Tea Dance in December Tea Dance. Usually irst Tuesday of the<br />

month. <strong>Swaffham</strong> Assembly Rooms 2 to 4 pm. £3.00.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Wellbeing Group Are you feeling low, or recovering from ill<br />

health? Just want to meet other people? Make new friends at Community Centre,<br />

every Tuesday 10.30 – 1.00. Contact Family Action. Tel: 01760 725801<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Market (Morning) WI Second Tuesday of every Month, 10.30am<br />

Assembly Rooms. Ladies over 18 welcome. Deb Forrest 01760725669 quilter856@gmail.com<br />

West Acre Carpet Bowls Club West Acre Village Hall, 2 - 4pm. £2 per<br />

session. Equipment and refreshments provided – all welcome. Tel: Belinda<br />

01760 755184 or Betty 01760 755235 Email: belindabush@hotmail.com<br />

Women’s Section Royal British Legion At Valentine Barker Court,<br />

2nd Tues at 2.30pm. Tel: Frances 01760 724445 or Iris 01760 721430<br />

Weight Watchers 5:30 <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre. 01760721882<br />

Yoga Gt Dunham Village Hall, 10 -11:30am, £6.50 Tel: 01603 478456<br />

Yoga Necton Community Centre £7 2-3:30 Tuesdays Jayne 07544974342<br />

Yoga 10.30-12.00 Green Britain Centre, <strong>Swaffham</strong>. £7 per class. Contact<br />

Jayne on: 07544974342 or email: greenwillowyoga@outlook.com<br />

Zumba With Becks <strong>Swaffham</strong> Assembly Rooms 7-8pm bectuff@hotmail.co.uk £5<br />


1st <strong>Swaffham</strong> Rainbows Term time only, 17:00-18:00 <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

Infant School. Girls aged 5 to 7 yrs. Tracey Clements 07770236689<br />

2nd <strong>Swaffham</strong> Brownies Term time only, 18:00-19:30. Meeting at<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> First School. Girls aged 7 to 10 yrs invited to join. Contact Clare<br />

Smith 07917468057 or Chrissie Brown 07970104771.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> 1894 Squadron Air Training Corps 7:00-9:30pm.<br />

TA Centre, Sporle Road, <strong>Swaffham</strong>. Ages 12 (yr8) to 18 years. Tel: 01760724617<br />

Alzheimer`s Society Dementia Café first Wednesday every month<br />

from 10am-12noon. <strong>Swaffham</strong> Assembly Rooms, Market Place, <strong>Swaffham</strong>.<br />

Support, information and social activity.Refreshments provided. 01603 763556<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Art Group Community Centre, 2nd & 4th Weds 2:15 - 4pm<br />

Annual fee £24. Tel: Shirley Tubby 01760 724468 or Pam Buxton 01760 788268<br />

Arts Lounge beginners/refreshers art classes Wednesday,<br />

Thursday & Friday 10-1pm or 1.30-4.30pm, £25 per session Call 01760 723624<br />

Bingo First Wednesday of every month, Holme Hale Pavilion. Eyes<br />

down 7:30pm. Cash prizes. Tel: June Hewing 01760 441327<br />

Bingo <strong>Swaffham</strong> Conservative Club 7:00 – 9:00pm (eyes down for<br />

7:30). Non-members 30p entry.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Camera Club 1st and 3rd Weds of every month, 7 for 7:30pm<br />

at Lydney House, Norwich Road. All abilities welcome! Steve Ward 01366 328567<br />

Creative Textile Certificate 10 Week Course at The Old Art Room, 93<br />

Market Place <strong>Swaffham</strong>. Tel Jane 01760 337181<br />

D&D @ Henchmans 13-18 yrs 4-6pm 1st&3rd/month. League 7-11pm<br />

2nd&4th/month. Other RPGs 1st&3rd/month 7-11pm<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Evening WI Church Rooms, Campingland. 1st Wed 7.30pm<br />

Telephone Fiona Walker on 01760 722879.<br />

Healing Rooms The Oasis Centre, Cley Road 11am - 12noon. Book a<br />

session to experience the healing power of Jesus. Tel: 01760 723175<br />

Oasis Wednesday Worship: 10am - 11am. Worship and prayer<br />

Stitch, Mardle and Mend A group of keen crafters covering<br />

Patchwork, Knitting, Crochet etc. From 10am at Market Cross Inn, <strong>Swaffham</strong>.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Playford Dancers & Musicians Jane Austen-style Dance. Monthly<br />

(2nd Wed.) 7.30 - 10pm. <strong>Swaffham</strong> Assembly Rooms. £3. All welcome - no previous<br />

experience or partner necessary. Casual clothes and comfortable shoes advised.<br />

Contact Patti & Paul on swaffhamplayforddancers@btinternet.com or 01953 889945<br />

Studio Sessions at The Old Art Room Studio and Inspiration in a<br />

modern equipped studio 93 Market Place. 10am-1pm £6.50. 01760 337181<br />

St. John Ambulance - <strong>Swaffham</strong> (Adults) Every Wednesday<br />

7.30pm - 9.30pm First Aid training 18 years upwards. 07900927233<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> & Watton Club for the Visually Impaired <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

Community Centre 4th Wed (except August) 1.30-3.30pm £3. 01603 629558<br />

Tai Chi beginners class 10am <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre 01760723102<br />

Whist Drive Bradenham Village Hall, 7:30pm. All welcome. 01760 440038. £3<br />

Youth Café 7:30 – 8:30pm, <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre. For ages 13 – 18.<br />


Ashill Food and Craft Market 2nd and 4th Thursday each<br />

month. 9am to 1pm. Community Centre, Hale Rd IP25 7BL. www.<br />

norfolkfoodandcraft.co.uk Tel Shayne 07766 078123<br />

Beachamwell WI 1st Thursday 7.30pm. New members or visitors always<br />

welcome. Contact Maggie 01366 327023 or Helen 01366 328589<br />

Board Games @Henchmans Weekly. Catan League 1st/month<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Bridge Club See Tues for details. 6.30pm for 6.45pm start<br />

except for the first Thursday in the month 2pm to 6pm<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Chapter 3 Book Group 10.30am on first Thursday of the<br />

month. Contact Kate Gordon 01760 723 034<br />

Crafts, Textiles and Dressmaking at The Old Art Room<br />

93 Market Place. Techniques, Tips, Inspiration in a modern equipped Art<br />

&Textile Studio. 10am until 12.15 and 12.30 until 2.45 £9 Tel.01760 337181<br />

Happidojo Marham Judo Club Sandringham Centre, Marham, PE33 9NP<br />

3-4yrs 5.20-6 Fun & Games,5-7yrs:6-7pm, 8-16yrs:7-8pm. Adv. Juniors, Seniors 17+ :<br />

8-9.30pm FIRST LESSON FREE. Then 3-4yrs £2, 5-12yrs- £3. 13-16yrs -£1.00. 17+ - £3.50.<br />

Colin McCallum. 07905278857 or www.happidojomarhamjudoclub.btckco.uk<br />

Holme Hale Carpet Bowls Every Thursday 7-9pm, Holme Hale<br />

Community Hall. No experience or equipment needed. £2<br />

Iceni Stitchers Ladies group meeting on 3rd Thursday of the month at<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre, 1.30 - 4.30pm. Kate Davies 01760 622254<br />

Kickboxing Club Juniors 5+ 5pm – 6pm, Inters 6-7pm, Adults 7pm –<br />

8.30pm Plowright Place. Call Trevor on 07585707196<br />

Free Lipreading Classes for people with an acquired hearing loss.<br />

Thursday’s at 10 am to noon in the Catholic Church Rooms, 31 Station<br />

Road, <strong>Swaffham</strong>. Contact Hayley at lipreadingwithhayley@gmail.com<br />

Phoenix Writers welcome new and experienced writers to their<br />

monthly sessions on a Thursday afternoon in <strong>Swaffham</strong>. We are a<br />

friendly group who enjoy writing works of fiction, articles and poetry. For<br />

further details please email Jan at Dandelionmoon@btinternet.com<br />

RAF Marham Food and Craft Market 1st Thursday 12am to 5 pm.<br />

Sandringham Centre Upper Marham PE33 9NP (Behind Spar) 07766 078123<br />

Royal British Legion, <strong>Swaffham</strong> & District Branch 8pm, 3rd<br />

Thursday <strong>Swaffham</strong> Conservative Club .Tel: Cllr. Anne Thorp – 01760 722611<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Lioness Club First Thurs of every month, 7.30pm in Our<br />

Lady of Pity Catholic Church rooms, Station St., <strong>Swaffham</strong>. Enjoy friendship<br />

whilst serving the community. All ladies welcome. Tel: 01760 723377<br />

Pilates 3 – 4pm, <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre. Call Di Graham – 01328<br />

851970 – before your first session.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Rugby Football Club Seniors 17+ training 7:30-9, social after<br />

Salsa 7-9pm <strong>Swaffham</strong> Assembly Rooms. 07912366661<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Sparklers <strong>Swaffham</strong> branch of the Red Hat Society meets 2nd<br />

Thurs of the month, 7 pm, The George Hotel,: Jill Neale 01760 723466<br />

U3A The Wissey U3A 1st Thursday of the month at Holme Hale Pavilion,<br />

09.45 - 12 noon. Annual Memb. £10. Contact 01760 721247 for more details<br />

Weight Watchers 10:30 <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre. 01760721882<br />

Young Explorers 1.30 - 3pm at <strong>Swaffham</strong> Children Centre. 01760 721101<br />

Youthie Plus 5:30 – 7pm, <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre. For ages 11 – 14.<br />

Free entry. Contact sally@iceni.info 07772 852284 / 01760 722800<br />

West Acre Carpet Bowls Club See Tuesday listing<br />

Zumba With Kristina, 12– 1pm, <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre, £4<br />

FRIDAY<br />

2nd <strong>Swaffham</strong> Guides Term time only, 18:00-20:00. Church Rooms,<br />

Campingland. Girls aged 10-16yrs invited to join. Contact 07769294414<br />

Acoholics Anonymous Every Friday at 1pm in Parish Rooms at St<br />

Dominic’s RC Church,Howdale Rd, Downham Market<br />

Adult Ballet For Beginners 6:15pm See Monday’s Senior’s Keep Fit<br />

Age Concern - <strong>Swaffham</strong> Support Services<br />

Volunteer recruitment drop-in at <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre, SSS Office,<br />

10.00am - 12.00 noon 1st Friday of the month<br />


Adult Tap 7:15pm See Monday’s Senior’s Keep Fit<br />

Arts Lounge Drawing/sketching classes 10.00-1pm and 1.30-4.30pm.<br />

All equipment and refreshments supplied. £20.00 ppps 01760 723 624<br />

Art, Printing and Paper Craft Session at The Old Art Room<br />

93 Market Place. Techniques, Tips, Inspiration and printing presses in a modern<br />

equipped Art &Textile Studio. 10am until 12.30 £10 Tel.01760 337181<br />

Bingo at Narborough Community Centre Doors 6.30pm,<br />

eyes-down 7.45pm Contact Mrs Hennessy 01760 337540<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Bellringers Practice<br />

St. Peter & St. Paul Church, 7:30pm on the Friday preceding the 2nd Sunday of<br />

the month. Beginners welcome. Tel: 01760 724944/lindaringer0447@gmail.com<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Carpet Bowls Community Centre. 2 hours from 6.30 for<br />

£3. Tea & biscuits inc. Call Alan on 01760 723 910<br />

Country Music Last Friday of each month at the communal lounge<br />

at Valentine Barker Court, 7.30 to 22.30. Families and friends, free raffle &<br />

donations for Wish Upon a Star children’s cancer charity. 0370 192 4797<br />

Games Evening & Social 2nd Friday/month <strong>Swaffham</strong> Baptists<br />

Church Hall - 7:30. All welcome<br />

Iceni Lunch Club <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre, £6.00 for two<br />

courses and tea/coffee every Friday 12.30pm. 01760 722 800<br />

Indoor Market <strong>Swaffham</strong> Assembly Rooms 9am-2pm, free entry.<br />

Refreshments, various stalls… bookings contact Haydn 07957 862 239<br />

Judo Sacred Heart School 6-7:30pm £2.50 5 years+ Tel. 07920440235<br />

Oasis Messy Church 6pm every 3rd Friday Fun event for all ages.<br />

£1. www.facebook.com/oasiscentreswaffham<br />

Rise and shine Baby & Toddler Group: 10am - 12noon. Large play<br />

area.£1.50 per adult/chld. 50p any extra persons. Incl drink & a biscuit<br />

Senior Snooker (60 years +) @ The Norfolk Snooker Academy, West Acre<br />

£4 per session Facebook - NORFOLK SNOOKER ACADEMY 01760 755337<br />

Sporle Art Group meets every Friday at 1pm-3pm. in the community hall. No<br />

tuition given, bring your own materials. Free intro then £2 per week. 01760 724615<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Senior Section Term time only. 19:30- 21:00. For young women<br />

aged 14 to 25yrs. Contact Tracey Clements 07770236689 or Chrissie Brown 07970105771<br />

Tai Chi for Health 10am Advanced Class. <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre.<br />

Tel: 01760 723102 or barbara.smith58@yahoo.co.uk<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Veterans Snooker Group (60+) 2-5pm at West Acre<br />

Village Hall, PE32 1TQ. £3 per player. Call Phillip on 01760 755337<br />

Yoga 10.30 - 12 Green Britain Centre, <strong>Swaffham</strong>. £7 per class. Contact Jayne<br />

on: 07544974342 or email: greenwillowyoga@outlook.com to book a place.<br />


Art Class for over 12s ...and accompanied Children who want to use<br />

the sewing machine. The Old Art Room 93 Market Place. 2nd Saturday of<br />

the month.10 until 1pm £10 Tel.01760 337181<br />

Arts Lounge Silver Workshops 9:30-3:30 October 22nd & December<br />

10th. All equipment, silver and refreshments inc 01760 723 624<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Bingo Club Community Centre last Sat in month, 7pm for<br />

7:30pm start. £2.50 annual membership, 50p for visitors. Paul Darby 07880 568628<br />

Board Games Group For Adults At <strong>Swaffham</strong> Library<br />

Saturdays 10-11am. The board games include Draughts, Scrabble and Dominoes. The<br />

group provides people with the chance to meet others in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere<br />

Children’s Art Club 1st Saturday of the Month. 10am until 12.15<br />

£10 All Equipment, Snack and Drink provided Tel. 01760 337181<br />

Henchmans Magic League 10-1pm. Family Board Games 1st&3rd/<br />

month 12-4pm inc Learn To Play. Paint Miniatures 2nd&4th/month 12-4pm<br />

Pentney Country Music Club www.pentneycowlsclub.co.uk<br />

weekly 01760 337 392 karenpentneycountryclub12@yahoo.co.uk<br />

Pokemon; Yu-Gi-Oh! Magic: The Gathering for beginners alternate<br />

Sat. www.henchmans.com. Children welcome. 10.30am – 2pm<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Market Traditional market, now 800 years old! Every<br />

Saturday 6am until 3pm. <strong>Swaffham</strong> Market Place. Details 01760 722 922<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Rugby Football Club <strong>Swaffham</strong>RUFC@outlook.com<br />

West Norfolk Crafters & Needleworkers Stitchers, crafters and<br />

knitters who meet at Leziate Village Hall on the 2nd Sat. 01760 720767<br />

SUNDAY<br />

Kuk Sool Won Narborough Com. Centre 5.30 - 6.30pm. 07541261713<br />

Pentney Indoor Bowls Club bowls coaching for beginners and<br />

improvers Sundays 10am - 12noon. G Freezer 01760 722262<br />

Star Wars @ Henchmans 12-4pm www.henchmans.com<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Rugby Football Club Minis 10:30-12. Games see Saturday<br />

Snooker @ The Norfolk Snooker Academy West Acre<br />

3 hours play £9. Facebook - Norfolk Snooker Academy 01760-755337<br />

Spiritual Awareness Group Most Sundays 5:15pm to 6:30pm for<br />

Healing and 6:30pm to 8:30pm Service at <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre<br />

The Nicholas Hamond Academy<br />

At the tender age of just ten years old TNHA student,<br />

Nicole Mosely, took to the sport of bowling becoming<br />

runner up in the Norfolk under 16s indoor ladies<br />

championship in her first year. Since then she has won<br />

the championship twice and was runner up this year.<br />

She also has won numerous open competitions<br />

including reaching the semi-finals of the singles<br />

Norfolk Ladies Competition this year and frequently<br />

representing Norfolk. She is currently ranked in<br />

the top 20 of the under 18s in the country and is<br />

hoping play for England in the future. Nicole and<br />

her partner Evelyn Scott were crown champions<br />

in the Norfolk under 25 pairs competitions and<br />

will go on to represent the county at the national<br />

championships at Royal Leamington Spa in August.<br />

Staff and students at The Nicholas Hamond Academy<br />

wish them both every success!<br />

Snooker & Billiards News<br />

Junior Snooker & Billiards Coaching with the Paul Hunter<br />

Foundation at West Acre goes from strength to strength.<br />

The Monday Coaching group is now welcoming our<br />

new intake for the coming season 2017-18. Coaching<br />

is given on Mondays after school at West Acre Village<br />

Hall and is open to all Boys and Girls between the ages<br />

of 8-16 years. All our Coaching staff have enhanced<br />

DBS and are accredited by our NGB English Snooker<br />

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Over the last 10 years West Acre Coaching group has<br />

produced no less than 5 National Junior Champions,<br />

while the group has passed on instruction to<br />

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<strong>Swaffham</strong> Playford Dancers & Musicians<br />

Our group of Jane Austen-style dancers is now<br />

successfully established and we shall be celebrating our<br />

first anniversary when we meet on 13th September.<br />

We have recently changed our name from, ‘<strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

Playford Dancers’, to represent our members more<br />

accurately as we now have a dedicated band, ‘<strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

Playford Musicians’, who play for our dancers every session.<br />

Why not come and join us? You don’t need to come<br />

with a partner or have any dance experience as we are<br />

a very friendly group and beginners are always made to<br />

feel very welcome. All dances are taught. We meet on<br />

the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7.30 p.m. to 10<br />

p.m. in <strong>Swaffham</strong> Assembly Rooms and charge £3 per<br />

session. Dress is casual and we advise comfortable shoes.<br />

If you would like further information, please<br />

contact Patti or Paul on 01953 889945 or<br />

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St Peter and St Paul Church<br />

Our Annual Gift Day is to be held on Saturday, 9th Sept,<br />

this year when we ask all of our congregation and the<br />

people of <strong>Swaffham</strong> to support us in meeting the<br />

general running costs of the church and its ministry.<br />

Your parish church serves the whole community, not<br />

just those who regularly worship there. Standing<br />

prominently just off the market place and open every<br />

day of the year the magnificent building dates from<br />

the year 1454 and is an architectural gem. It is rightly<br />

admired and appreciated by the many visitors it<br />

receives but like all medieval buildings maintenance<br />

costs are very high.<br />

Our budget for 2017 is £87,000 which means we<br />

must find £238.35 each and every day of the year.<br />

This is a tremendous challenge and we rely upon the<br />

generosity of our congregation, visitors and all who<br />

support our fund raising events, including our Gift<br />

Day, to help us achieve this.<br />

We would very much welcome and appreciate your<br />

support, and you are invited to bring your donation<br />

to church between 9.30am and 12.30pm on the day.<br />

Donations can also be sent to the Church Treasurer:<br />

Mr Norman Revill, 5 Mill Lane, <strong>Swaffham</strong>. PE37 7EU.<br />

All cheques should be made payable to <strong>Swaffham</strong> PCC.<br />

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St Peter & St Paul’s <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

September<br />

Sunday 3rd 8.00am Holy Communion<br />

9.30am Sung Eucharist<br />

6.00pm Evensong<br />

Wednesday 6th 10.00am Holy Communion<br />

Sunday 10th 8.00am Holy Communion<br />

9.30am Sung Eucharist<br />

Wednesday 13th 10.00am Holy Communion<br />

Sunday 17th 8.00am Holy Communion<br />

9.30am Sung Eucharist<br />

11.15am Family Service<br />

Wednesday 20th 10.00am Holy Communion<br />

Sunday 24th 8.00am Holy Communion<br />

9.30am Sung Eucharist<br />

Wednesday 27th 10.00am Holy Communion<br />

Sunday 1st October 8.00am Holy Communion<br />

9.30am Harvest Festival<br />

6.00pm Evensong<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Methodist Church<br />

Every Friday 9.30 - 10am Power of Prayer<br />

Every Saturday 9.30 - 12noon Coffee Morning<br />

Thursday Group<br />

Thursday 14th September Rev Eleanor talks<br />

about ASPIRE the spinal injuries charity she<br />

supports.<br />

Thursday 28th September “Here am I send me”<br />

a talk by Anne Thorp<br />

Sunday 17th September Harvest Festival<br />

followed by soup and roll. All welcome.<br />

Church Fete<br />

The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul wish to<br />

thank all who helped in any way in achieving the<br />

success enjoyed by their recent Church Fete. Our<br />

grateful thanks go to The Arts Lounge, The George<br />

Hotel, Just Hair, The Market Cross Restaurant,<br />

Mother Hubbards, The Gem Shop, Pedlars Gold and<br />

The Green Parrot for their donations to the raffle. We<br />

also thank Impson’s Butchers, for their help towards<br />

the BBQ, and to the many other parishioners for<br />

their contributions too.<br />

We also thank the ATC, St. John’s Ambulance, and<br />

Alan and Julie for running the BBQ and to all the<br />

many other folk who helped run stalls and cope with<br />

all the other various jobs.<br />

We thank Revd Janet Allan for her permission to use the<br />

Church grounds and to any others we may have overlooked.

St Mary’s, Houghton on the Hill<br />

To celebrate 25 years since the uncovering of this<br />

ancient church in the middle of nowhere which has<br />

some of the country’s best and oldest wall paintings,<br />

the Friends of St Mary’s Church are hosting a<br />

weekend of looking at some of the history of the tiny<br />

village of Houghton-on-the-Hill which dates back to<br />

before Saxon times.<br />

There will be an opportunity to record family<br />

memories of when there were still houses there<br />

and the church was just a roofless, windowless ivyshrouded<br />

tower.<br />

Did your family ever live there? We have transcripts<br />

of the Census Returns, Baptism, Marriage and Burial<br />

records as well as some family details.<br />

Do you remember what the church looked like in the<br />

1980s? Amateur videos of the church restoration<br />

and of later annual services have been transferred<br />

to digital to view onscreen.<br />

Find out about the early history of the church and<br />

how it changed over the centuries.<br />

Bring a picnic and relax in the church garden<br />

And in conjunction with <strong>Swaffham</strong> Museum:-<br />

Try dating artefacts from fossils to the 21st century<br />

in our archaeological sand trays.<br />

Handle flint tools from the Stone Age.<br />

Records show that the 19th and early 20th century<br />

villagers were usually farm labourers. See the tools<br />

they would have used. A bit different from nowadays!<br />

If you have never visited this remarkable church and<br />

seen how it has been brought back to life please do<br />

come and join us: Recalling Houghton, St Mary’s<br />

Church, Houghton-on-the-Hill on 7-8 October<br />

between 10 am to 4pm. SATNAV location: PE37 8FB<br />

Website: www.houghtonstmarys.co.uk<br />

Dereham Memorial Hall<br />

There is a really exciting free Fringe Festival to tell<br />

you about. It takes place from 10am on Saturday 9th<br />

September, in all parts of the Memorial Hall with<br />

different mini-events happening in the Gallery, the Main<br />

Hall and the Meeting Room right through till 5pm.<br />

The idea is to give great local performers who may<br />

not use the Memorial Hall the chance to showcase<br />

their talents to audiences who also may not get the<br />

chance to see them.<br />

Further details can be found on the Memorial Hall<br />

website, derehammemorialhall.co.uk and local<br />

publicity. Call 01362 696900 if you need to know<br />

more. It’s a great chance to see what the Memorial<br />

Hall is all about, and there should be something for<br />

almost everyone .<br />

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Wissey U3A<br />

On 3rd August members of the Wissey U3A<br />

were given a wonderful presentation by Kate<br />

Brewster on behalf of ‘The Dogs Trust’. Kate was<br />

accompanied by her own dog ‘Dusty’ and Kate’s<br />

casual manner and excellent presentation<br />

were well received by those members who<br />

were present. At the next Monthly meeting<br />

on 7th September Charlie Haylock will present<br />

the results of his research into ‘Surnames’<br />

which were previously requested by U3A<br />

members. On Wednesday 9th August Ray<br />

Cunningham organised an outing to The<br />

Church of Saint Mary, Houghton on the Hill.<br />

Eleven members were treated to a guided<br />

tour of the site by two of the volunteers that<br />

now assist Bob Davey who began restoring the<br />

church in the early 1990’s. The Science and<br />

Technology group once again invite other U3A<br />

members to their next meeting on Monday<br />

11th September when Dr Fiona Barker will<br />

give a presentation and discuss ‘The Use of<br />

Psychological Theory in Behaviour Change’.<br />

Members of the Wissey U3A will be visiting<br />

Norwich Castle on 31st August to witness a<br />

re-enactment of the ‘Blood or Bread’ Rioters’<br />

trials in 1816. Information about groups in<br />

the Wissey U3A can be found by contacting<br />

Dave Thorogood on 01760 622751 or visiting<br />

the Wissey Homepage at www.u3asites.org.<br />

uk/wissey. For information about the U3A<br />

movement in general, go to www.u3a.org.uk.<br />

To enquire about U3A Membership, contact<br />

Ian Clews on 01760 721247. If you are a ‘Third<br />

Ager’ and are retired or semi-retired and may<br />

have just moved to the <strong>Swaffham</strong> area, come<br />

along as a guest to a Monthly Meeting which<br />

is held in the Playing Field Pavilion at Holme<br />

Hale on the first Thursday of every month.<br />

Annual membership costs £10.<br />

Wissey U3A members visited The Church of Saint Mary’s,<br />


Green Britain Centre<br />

We must apologise if you have come to Green<br />

Britain Centre to go up the turbine tower and<br />

found it fully booked for the time you were<br />

there. This does not happen very often but we<br />

have had this problem during the last two weeks<br />

because of students from overseas visiting us.<br />

Please phone us on 01760 726100 either to book<br />

or to check that there will be slots available for<br />

11am, 1pm, or 3pm.<br />

Earlier in the year, lack of rain affected East Anglia.<br />

Now, having experienced several occasions of<br />

torrential downpours, we are seeing tanks filling<br />

and rain water used to flush the toilets.<br />

In the garden, hoses and watering cans have<br />

not been needed and plant growth (including<br />

weeds!) is phenomenal ! The cafe is using more<br />

and more homegrown produce - gooseberry cake,<br />

blackcurrant cheesecake and rhubarb crumble are<br />

mouth-watering.<br />

It has been exciting for staff and volunteers to<br />

realise that, during the school holidays, people<br />

are visiting this lovely area and our friendly town<br />

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<strong>Swaffham</strong> Rotary Club<br />

President’s Corner<br />

Sadly I am writing this on behalf of our<br />

president Bill Muir. On Monday 8th August<br />

we were all devastated to learn of the sudden<br />

death of Bill’s wife, June. Although we knew the<br />

seriousness of her illness and the severity of her<br />

treatment, we shared her optimism and her passing<br />

is an unexpected shock. The deepest sympathy of the<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Rotary Community goes out to Bill and his<br />

family at this difficult time. June was a lovely, gentle<br />

lady who will be greatly missed by all who knew her<br />

and The Family of Rotary will be there to support Bill<br />

in the coming days and months.<br />

the support given and of an excellent day.<br />

The Team Competition results were :-<br />

Winners Lenwade Electrical (Keith Wright, Tony<br />

Chambers, Ron Kent, Harold Nobbs)<br />

Lenwade Electrical team<br />

Runners up were main sponsors Abel Homes, Paul le<br />

Grice, Rob Loudon, Andy Nicholls, Wilf Wright<br />

Third were the EAAA Doctors and Pilots Luke Morgan<br />

(pilot), Victor Inynag, Chris Sherriff, Adam Chesters.<br />

(all low single figure handicaps).<br />

Cheque presentation<br />

On the 9th August I represented Bill in the<br />

presentation of two cheques resulting from the<br />

club’s recent golf tournament – just over £4000 was<br />

made at the event, distributed between The Anglian<br />

Air Ambulance and SSAFA (the forces charity).<br />

Rotary team<br />

The Golf Day was a great success and 88 golfers<br />

playing for charity on a beautiful day, great golf<br />

course and some excellent golf. Twenty two team<br />

of four golfers supported the annual Charity Golf<br />

Day at the excellent <strong>Swaffham</strong> Golf Club for the two<br />

worthwhile charities. Both charities supported the<br />

event with SSAFA and EAAA having teams playing in<br />

the event, together with teams representing local<br />

and Norfolk businesses, other golf clubs, Rotary<br />

Clubs and a range of individual local teams. The<br />

High Sheriff of Norfolk James Bagge attended as a<br />

SSAFA Ambassador supporting his team of fellow<br />

ambassadors. The EAAA team was represented by<br />

two consultant medics and two helicopter pilots. The<br />

SSAFA Chairman for Norfolk Kevin Pellat and EAAA<br />

Pilot Luke Morgan both spoke to thank everyone for<br />

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EAAA team<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Captain’s team came Fourth (Ian Lake, Bob<br />

Woodwards, Keith Creed, Tom Grass).<br />

We now look forward to the Joint Race Night event<br />

with the Lions on the 9th September at the Assembly<br />

Rooms. Tickets are just £10 including a fish supper –<br />

and a cake!<br />

The club has an exciting medley of speakers lined<br />

up in the coming months. Subjects like Defensive<br />

Driving, an update by EACH, an Antique Talk and<br />

Quiz. Then the Visual Arts Festival in October. Details<br />

of this programme are in this issue of the <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

<strong>Newsletter</strong>.<br />

While this is all going on, we are planning to plant<br />

more purple crocuses in the town as part of our fight<br />

for the eradication of Polio in the world – purple<br />

because immunised children have purple dye put on<br />

their finger to show they have had the vaccine. There<br />

are now only three countries that have Polio: Nigeria,<br />

Afghanistan and Pakistan ie we are 99% there. Rotary<br />

International, The World Health Organisation and<br />

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have combined<br />

to achieve this objective which Rotary commenced in<br />

1989. When we eventually succeed the Old Iron Lung<br />

will truly be part of history.<br />

Malcolm Whittley, President Elect

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Team Changes At <strong>Swaffham</strong> Office<br />

As from 1st April one of our most experienced<br />

Chartered Legal Executives accepted an offer of<br />

Directorship within the firm. Diane Hewitt has been<br />

with the firm since May 2006, specialising particularly<br />

in the making of Wills and the administration of<br />

estates, as well as the making and registering of<br />

Lasting Powers of Attorney and the appointment of<br />

deputies through the Court of Protection. Diane is<br />

currently building a close knit team who are keen<br />

to serve the local community and build upon our<br />

already strong position in the local legal market.<br />

The newest addition to her team is James Macwhirter<br />

who qualified as a Solicitor in 1999 and joined us<br />

here at Ward Gethin Archer on the 17th July. James<br />

specialises in Private client work including Wills,<br />

Administration of Estates, Deputyship work etc. As<br />

James lives locally and has practiced in Norfolk for<br />

a number of years he knows the area and its people<br />

particularly well.<br />

Meanwhile, the Property team has undergone a<br />

transformation, with new staff joining some of our old team,<br />

all of whom are eager to meet the clients, new and old.<br />

The new Property team leader, Jill Wheeler, is a<br />

Chartered Legal Executive who has been working in<br />

the property arena in Norfolk for 11 years. She has<br />

a wealth of experience in dealing with all aspects<br />

of residential property work for both freehold and<br />

leasehold properties. Jill says ‘I am looking forward<br />

to providing the same high quality bespoke service<br />

in <strong>Swaffham</strong>, that I gave in Norwich. I believe that<br />

building a strong relationship with my clients is the<br />

key to a successful resolution of any conveyancing<br />

transaction’. Jill appreciates that buying or selling<br />

a property can be a very stressful time and where<br />

possible, with her calm approach and excellent<br />

negotiation skills, she will ensure a smooth and<br />

trouble free transaction for everyone.<br />

New to our <strong>Swaffham</strong> property team is Charlotte<br />

Merrett. Having shown great promise as a property<br />

legal secretary working at our Dereham office,<br />

Charlotte is now undergoing the CILEx qualification<br />

as a trainee to become a fully qualified chartered<br />

legal executive, under the expert guidance of Jill.<br />

Supporting this office are new and experienced<br />

secretaries ready, willing and able to meet all of our<br />

clients’ needs and requirements. The team are looking<br />

forward to building upon the current client base<br />

and welcoming all new clients Ward Gethin Archer<br />

has always had a very strong and well respected<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> branch, supported by the Company. The<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> team share the business’ commitment to<br />

client service excellence and are looking forward to<br />

helping the business grow, meeting the challenges<br />

that await them in the legal services market.<br />

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A year in the life of a<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Lion<br />

Come and see what the Lions<br />

Getup to throughout the year<br />

Join us on 14 th September 7pm for a free glass of wine<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Assembly Rooms<br />

All welcome<br />

Community Hospital LofF<br />

It is still very quiet at the moment regarding<br />

the Hospital projects and our fundraising<br />

activities due mainly to it being the holiday<br />

period. However, The Street Collection is<br />

our next fundraiser on Saturday the 2nd<br />

September. I will be contacting our regular<br />

collectors shortly but if anyone has an hour to<br />

spare on that Saturday, and feel you would like<br />

to support us, we would be most grateful for<br />

your help. The collection starts at 9am from<br />

the office of Ward Gethin, Archer and the last<br />

collectors go out at 12 o’clock and finish at<br />

1pm. For more information you can contact<br />

Iris on 01760 721 430. Thank you.<br />

If you would like to know more about our work<br />

or perhaps you would like to join the League<br />

of Friends Committee, you would be more<br />

than welcome. We meet the 2nd Monday in<br />

the Month at The Hospital. you can contact us<br />

on the above telephone number or just come<br />

along to the hospital and report at the main<br />

reception desk and a member will come to<br />

greet you. For more information, as usual you<br />

can contact Colin Houghton (Chairman) on<br />

01760 336025 or Iris Reeve (Vice Chairman)<br />

01760 721430.

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Evening WI<br />

Despite the bad weather, July and August<br />

have been very positive for our WI.<br />

Our July meeting was brightened by Jane Clark from<br />

the old art room in <strong>Swaffham</strong>, who gave us an inspiring<br />

talk about her art and needlework skills. She also told<br />

us about her fantastic garden and her varied careers<br />

in the RAF, Teaching Geography and nursing. I’m sure<br />

her days have more than twenty four hours in them.<br />

August is our Birthday month and this year we<br />

celebrated 42 years. We met at our usual venue ,The<br />

Church Rooms , at 7pm . The tables looked lovely,<br />

decorated with flower arrangements and the buffet<br />

was super with lots of different ,sweet and savoury<br />

delights, all provided by members. When we had<br />

finished our supper we were entertained by “Three’s<br />

Company” a trio of lovely ladies who treated us to<br />

some amusing poetry and prose all on the subject of<br />

food. The evening ended with the Raffle being drawn<br />

and several lucky ladies went home with the beautiful<br />

table decorations which were donated as prizes.<br />

Next month we are being treated to a cookery<br />

demonstration so if you are interested come along<br />

as a visitor or join our friendly group. For details<br />

contact the secretary on 01760 722879.<br />

Sporle Afternoon WI<br />

“For the love of cows” an<br />

intriguing title and an inspiring<br />

talk. A tale of first love that has lasted a lifetime<br />

and shows no sign of waning. The object of that<br />

love – “Dexters” a beautiful small cow – cute<br />

to look at, tasty to eat, a good fertile mother<br />

and Helen’s all consuming passion. This<br />

has lead to all sorts of committees, farming<br />

shows, TV appearances, royal meetings and<br />

much more. Helen Reeve a young woman<br />

who fell in love at a very tender age and knew<br />

exactly what she wanted to do when she grew<br />

up. With the help and support of her parents<br />

she has built up a herd of these lovely cows<br />

and was able to hold her audience, make us<br />

laugh and almost make us cry, for an hour and<br />

all without a note in sight. A lovely afternoon<br />

with club members and nearby club members<br />

all joining in and enjoying what WI friendship<br />

offers. August we are off to the seaside and<br />

our September speaker’s title is Face Yoga –<br />

a must for all our “young” members. Third<br />

Tuesday of the month 2pm – 4pm.<br />

Helping You Into Work<br />

eMploY-ABILITY – is a programme which is<br />

part of the Building Better Opportunities set of<br />

programmes for people. It is funded by the Big<br />

Lottery and European Social Fund and aims to<br />

help people who are unemployed by providing<br />

them with one to one support.<br />

A keyworker for the project will meet with you to<br />

offer one to one guidance sessions with you. It may<br />

be that you need help to decide what you’d like to do<br />

in the future. We can provide information on local<br />

training and learning programmes to help you learn<br />

new skills and gain qualifications that can lead onto<br />

paid employment in the future. If there are things<br />

preventing you from feeling confident enough to<br />

move forward we can work with you to help remove<br />

these barriers. Part of the service also supporting<br />

you through any changes you’d like to make.<br />

Who can use the service (eligibility criteria):-<br />

• Anyone who is not in paid work/unemployed<br />

• Aged 18 to 65 years<br />

• An EU or British Citizen<br />

• Lives in the qualifying area<br />

To find out more and arrange an appointment call:-<br />

Anne Patterson on 01553 768155 / mobile<br />

07715215716 (Tues-Thurs) or email anne.<br />

patterson@westnorfolkcarers.org.uk<br />

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Beachamwell WI<br />

The August Meeting was an<br />

outing to Blicking Hall, following<br />

on from the excellent talk given by Kate Barns<br />

in July Meeting. It was a windy day but we<br />

managed to enjoy the gardens and, for some,<br />

a walk round the lake. Special thanks to Helen<br />

for organising a special tour of the house<br />

before the public were allowed in. The tour<br />

guide was excellent and pointed out portraits<br />

of some of the Blickling Belles that Kate<br />

talked about. Thanks to the Committee for<br />

organising transport. There will be an extra<br />

meeting on August 21st- an afternoon tea in<br />

the Old Rectory Gardens, Beachamwell. In<br />

September, it is our members’ meeting and<br />

this will be at Barton Bendish Village Hall.<br />

Visitors are always very welcome.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Counselling and Psychotherapy<br />

Barbara O'Hanlon is now working from her private<br />

practice in <strong>Swaffham</strong>. For more information or an<br />

initial consultation contact Barbara on:<br />

07516 917171<br />

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<strong>Swaffham</strong> & District Lions<br />

We are pleased to announce that on<br />

13th October we will, once again,<br />

be opening the doors of the Lions’<br />

Den at 6:30pm. This event gives<br />

clubs, charities and organizations in <strong>Swaffham</strong> and its<br />

outlying districts the chance to apply for funding for<br />

a current project. Selected applicants will be invited<br />

to come to <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre and present<br />

their case to a panel of Lions Club members, who<br />

will assess the merits of the request and if successful<br />

decide on an amount the applicant will receive. At the<br />

end of the evening’s event successful applicants will<br />

be presented with a cheque by the Lion President and<br />

this will be recorded with photos by the local press.<br />

To receive an application form, which will provide you<br />

with all the details you need, please apply by email to<br />

swaffhamlions.den@gmail.com.<br />

Fourteen members of <strong>Swaffham</strong> Lions answered the<br />

call to help at the Wayland Show. With thousands of<br />

people attending, the Lions were kept busy manning<br />

the pre-booked and paying booths. With so many<br />

children attending the Lions supplied their Guardian<br />

Angel wristbands to ensure any lost children were<br />

quickly reunited with the parents, fortunately only<br />

one child went missing and was soon reunited with<br />

his parents. The Lions also manned the cattle gates,<br />

making sure the public were safe whilst livestock<br />

were moved.<br />

knowledge of the condition. The raffle was drawn at<br />

a fund raising Garden Party by Lion Simon Fowler,<br />

other Lions in attendance enjoyed the tombola,<br />

guess the number of biscuits in a jar as well as a glass<br />

of Pimm’s. Just over £2000 has been raised so far for<br />

the cause.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Lions continue to collect unwanted<br />

spectacles from the three <strong>Swaffham</strong> surgeries,<br />

the two opticians and the surgery at Litcham. So<br />

far <strong>Swaffham</strong> Lions have collected over 100,000<br />

unwanted pairs which are then sent to the Lions at<br />

Chichester, by Parcel Force free of charge, where they<br />

are sorted before being sent to France for grading.<br />

Chichester Lions are receiving used spectacles from<br />

Lions clubs throughout the UK, as well as from<br />

opticians and supermarket. Spectacles are delivered<br />

to them in boxes and bags of all shapes and sizes<br />

and are processed by their club members and<br />

other volunteers in their workshop. They use their<br />

considerable experience to select the items that are<br />

suitable for recycling and to sort them in preparation<br />

for onward transmission to Medico France in Le<br />

Havre. Medico France has the necessary equipment<br />

to clean and grade the spectacles ready for use in eye<br />

camps in Africa, India and Eastern Europe.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Lions have been supporting Sophie Burke<br />

over the past few months with a raffle and publicity.<br />

Sophie has a rare genetic condition called Ehlers<br />

Danlos Syndrome which is not supported by the<br />

NHS. The Lions are helping to raise funds for her<br />

to see a specialist in London who has an in depth<br />

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Every year Chichester Lions send over 300,000 pairs<br />

of spectacles to Medico France. Through Chichester,<br />

the UK Lions clubs provide more than 50% of the<br />

spectacles processed by Medico France - more than<br />

any other national group including France itself…<br />

with your help.

01760<br />

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<strong>Swaffham</strong> Museum is now open<br />

for the 2017 season<br />

Open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.<br />

Saturdays 10am to 1pm<br />

Prices: adults £3. Concessions £2.Children 5<br />

and over £1. Family tickets available.<br />

The town enjoyed celebrating military victories with<br />

Assembly Balls and Feasts in the Market Place –<br />

sometimes setting out tables for 1000 people.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong>’s military and militia records go back<br />

at least to the 15th century when the town got<br />

embroiled in false boundary claims with Sir Thomas<br />

Tuddenham and it seems never to have stopped.<br />

Here are a few more random bits of information:<br />

The museum holds a rare almost full suit of pikeman’s<br />

armour dating from 1626 when King Charles ordered all<br />

towns to buy one. We know that townsmen wore it to<br />

go on muster exercises in Watton – irrespective of fit!<br />

Not yet on display - we also have a <strong>Swaffham</strong> cavalry<br />

helmet dating from 1798 when war between France<br />

and England was waging. It needs a bit of TLC!<br />

In 1643 Oliver Cromwell, whose grandmother lived<br />

in the area and has a tablet in the church, sent his<br />

soldiers to <strong>Swaffham</strong> to buy oats for 200 horses.<br />

Once here the soldiers terrorised the townspeople<br />

and were bribed to keep quiet with a payment of half<br />

a crown – 12½ p in new money.<br />

In 1816 the <strong>Swaffham</strong> Militia was sent to Downham<br />

Market to quell riots caused by agricultural workers<br />

in their quest for better pay and conditions.<br />

We have our own VC from the 19th Century. Admiral<br />

Arthur Knyvet Wilson who was born, lived and died<br />

in <strong>Swaffham</strong>. He was also influential in developing<br />

the engineering of torpedoes.<br />

In 1912 <strong>Swaffham</strong> hosted a huge military exercise.<br />

It poured with rain and the camp on Sporle Road<br />

flooded so badly they had to be billeted in the<br />

Assembly Rooms.<br />

All of this to announce that during 2018 we will<br />

be adding a Military Gallery to our collection. In<br />

2014 we held a World War 1 exhibition and had a<br />

great response from everyone. Since then we have<br />

continued to collect information on <strong>Swaffham</strong>’s<br />

soldiers and the town of that time.<br />

Last year we looked at the role Marham has played<br />

over the years and this year we have displayed some<br />

of the drawings done by Max Mueller at the Cockley<br />

Cley PoW Camp.<br />

What memories do we have of local events and incidents<br />

of World War 2 and later conflicts? Or the Americans at<br />

North Pickenham? Perhaps someone took part at the<br />

1950s marches against Thor missiles there?<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Museum, Town Hall, London Street,<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> PE37 7DQ<br />

Tel: 01760 721 230<br />

www.swaffhammuseum.co.uk<br />

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Launch: Saturday 7 th 7 th October<br />

6:30pm (launch at at 7.15pm) )<br />

ART ART - a - play a play by by Yasmina Reza, Reza, trans. trans. Christopher Hampton<br />

Charity Gala Gala performance at at the the West West Acre Acre Theatre<br />

Drinks Drinks and and canapés; interval interval coffee/teas and and cakes cakes included included<br />

£25 £25 per per ticket ticket<br />

Wednesday 11 11 th th October<br />

7:00pm for for 7:30pm at at the the George Hotel, Hotel, <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

"Now "Now Look Look Here!" – 50 – 50 years years of of Visual Design<br />

Pearce Marchbank Royal Royal Designer for for Industry<br />

£6 £6 per per ticket ticket<br />

Wednesday 18 18 th th October<br />

12:30pm – – 3:00pm in in the the <strong>Swaffham</strong> Assembly Rooms<br />

Lunchtime demonstration of of Saori Saori (Japanese) Weaving<br />

£4 £4 per per ticket ticket<br />

Friday 20 20 th th October<br />

7:00pm for for 7:30pm at at The The Nicholas Hamond Academy, <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

Film: Film: The The Accidental Tourist<br />

Geena Geena Davis, Davis, William Hurt, Hurt, Kathleen Turner Turner<br />

£4 £4 per per ticket ticket<br />

Annual Art Art Exhibition<br />

Preview 27 27 th th October 7:00pm for for 7:30pm; £6 £6 per per ticket ticket<br />

28 28 th & th & 29 29 th th October 10:00am to to 16:00; 16:00; £2 £2 per per ticket ticket<br />

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Tickets Tickets from from Ceres Ceres Bookshop, <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

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Quality Legal Services in <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

Ward Gethin Archer offer a friendly and efficient<br />

service for all legal services from our long established<br />

offices in town<br />

Please contact:<br />

Jill Wheeler for Property Matters<br />

Diane Hewitt for Wills, Probate and Lasting Powers<br />

of Attorney<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> (01760) 721992<br />

We also specialise in: Personal Injury Claims,<br />

Company Commercial, Employment, Family<br />

Offices also in Chatteris, Dereham, Ely, Heacham, King’s Lynn and Watton<br />

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TCT Plumbing and Electrical is a small local<br />

company based in <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

From replacing a wall socket to fitting a whole<br />

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Ashill Holme Hale Gardening Club<br />

Bob Coutts, retired Head Gardener at<br />

Somerleyton Hall, always brings a wealth of<br />

practical knowledge and advice to his talks. So<br />

his return July visit to speak about ‘Keeping<br />

the Garden Going’ was greatly appreciated. In<br />

addition to answering many questions from<br />

the audience of 71 members Bob had tips on<br />

a wide range of gardening topics from lawns,<br />

vegetables, fruit, pots and baskets to shrubs,<br />

roses and herbaceous borders. In fact, there<br />

was far too much information to reproduce<br />

here, but one or two are worth a mention.<br />

The best time to apply weedkiller to lawns is early in the<br />

year when the weeds are actively growing. Mow lawns<br />

regularly but not too short - ¾ to 1” for most lawns.<br />

Water pots and baskets regularly even if it has<br />

rained. Those in greenhouses or conservatories<br />

are best watered in the morning when you can feel<br />

whether they are in need. Feed every week (ignoring<br />

instructions on the pack) but if the soil/compost is<br />

very dry water then feed the next day.<br />

Cut off the old foliage on strawberry plants because<br />

new leaves provide for a better crop of fruit in the<br />

following year. Also, unless these are new plants in<br />

their first year, remove all runners.<br />

Lavender will always become woody eventually<br />

and it is advisable to take soft wood cuttings<br />

and replace old stock every few years. Cuttings<br />

from any plant should be watered only once<br />

until the roots appear and don’t leave them<br />

in direct sunlight. Cuttings from plants with<br />

hairy leaves, such as geraniums, should not be<br />

covered.<br />

Finally, if you intend to lift and divide herbaceous<br />

plants when they are dormant in the autumn or<br />

early spring, remember to label them with details of<br />

height and colour whilst they are flowering.<br />

We ran out of time for any more questions but<br />

fortunately that means we will have to invite Bob to<br />

return in the future.<br />

For members who joined our visit to Dale Farm<br />

on 19th July but may not have been at the July<br />

meeting you will be pleased to hear that the<br />

total raised for charity from our entrance fees<br />

and sale of plants etc was over £600.<br />

What’s on in the next 3 months:<br />

Thursday 28th September<br />

Tom West ‘An Introduction to Arboriculture’<br />

Thursday 26th October<br />

David Boulton ‘Garden Wildlife’<br />

Thursady 23rd November<br />

Barry Gayton ‘Weird and Wonderfuls of the Plant Kingdom’<br />

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Royal British Legion<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Branch Royal British Legion are saddened<br />

by the loss of Major George Harris, Branch Chairman<br />

and Poppy Appeal Organiser for a number of years.<br />

His loss will be keenly felt and he will be sorely missed.<br />

The Deputy Chairman Major Rod Goddard will be<br />

Acting Chairman until the AGM in November.<br />

The new Poppy Appeal Organiser is Anne Thorp<br />

and she can be contacted on 01760722611 or email<br />

annethorp@talktalk.net<br />


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Age Concern <strong>Swaffham</strong> & District<br />

The ever – increasing demand for our Hospital Buddy Service clients means that would still<br />

like to recruit more drivers. For our Befriending Service and if you live in <strong>Swaffham</strong> and don’t<br />

have a car that’s OK as we will aim to organise local visits, which can also fit in with your own<br />

availability. Our office in the Campingland Community Centre is open on Mondays, Wednesdays<br />

and Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm from where an Information Pack can be obtained at any time<br />

during these opening hours. Apart from Pam on the office phone (07393 981 295), Barbara<br />

Lock, our Manager and our Buddy Coordinator, Clair Ensom can be contacted on 07412 775 574<br />

and 07393 981 290 respectively.<br />

Age Concern also has a regular entertainment event for our members on the last Tuesday<br />

each month, at 2 pm in the Assembly Rooms (in house), unless otherwise shown. Everyone<br />

is welcome, so just turn up. We also have a membership scheme which costs £5 per year so<br />

if you are interested in joining please contact our Membership Secretary, Vicky (see below).<br />

Upcoming events are:<br />

September 26th<br />

September 28th<br />

October 20th<br />

October 31st<br />

November 28th<br />

Summer Party (extra event – in house)<br />

Banham Zoo (outing)<br />

Fish & Chips Quiz (extra event – Conservative Club)<br />

Wiltshire Farm Foods (In house)<br />

Cllr Colin Houghton – “The future of <strong>Swaffham</strong>” (in house)<br />

Please contact John Clarke, Outings Organiser (see details below)<br />

regarding trips out. Chair, Diane Sanderson, 725715; Treasurer, James<br />

Dean, 720756; Trips Organiser, John Clarke, 720140; Membership<br />

Secretary, Vicky Slater, 627031.<br />

Age Concern <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

and District<br />

Recruitment Drop-In<br />

Friday 6 th October<br />

10.00am – 12.00 noon<br />

At <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community<br />

Centre<br />

Supporting National Cholesterol Month<br />

Befriending & Hospital Buddy<br />

Driver Opportunities<br />

Your helping hand will make a difference<br />

Supporting older people in the local community<br />

Contact Pam – email: swaffhamsss16@outlook.com<br />

Telephone: 07393 981295

SCALGA<br />

took on a new lease of life. The leaves perked up and<br />

the smell from the earth was delicious and the bonus<br />

was the water butts filled to the brim. Thereafter it<br />

seemed as if the rain didn’t know when to stop<br />

We have taken a larger space in this month’s magazine<br />

to be able to include some photos taken on the plots.<br />

You can see that apart from the luxury of being able to<br />

eat produce within hours of being taken from the soil<br />

we have wildlife at close quarters and a continuous fun<br />

school for children of all ages. In an age where some<br />

children think milk comes from cartons and eggs from<br />

the supermarket it is a privilege to be able to teach our<br />

youngsters respect for nature and a good understanding<br />

of how their food is grown. They can also run and play in<br />

a safe environment and come home exhausted. Much<br />

better than sitting in front of a TV.<br />

The tenants of our starter plots have really packed a<br />

huge amount of produce on to their smaller areas as<br />

well as composting etc. We have found that usually<br />

after the first season they are ready to take on a<br />

larger area and some are now running or taking on<br />

full sized allotments. We are really pleased that noone<br />

who has taken on a plot and actually cultivated it<br />

has given up. We can now say with some confidence<br />

that the concept of the starter plots has been more<br />

successful that we hoped for as it has given several<br />

people a first introduction into growing your own.<br />

Just when we were getting quite desperate with the<br />

heat and humidity the heavens opened and we had<br />

about a month’s rain overnight on two occasions.<br />

Luckily though the rain was tremendous we didn’t<br />

have as much damage to the crops as initially thought.<br />

With the weather being super dry the ground soaked<br />

the moisture up and the potatoes, peas and beans<br />

22<br />

The chickens however are a different matter. During<br />

the winter when they were in the poly tunnel the egg<br />

production was non-stop, now they are sitting tight<br />

to the nesting boxes and refusing to go outside AND<br />

not laying. It’s almost as if they are saying “it’s too<br />

hot I can’t be bothered” does climate change affect<br />

chickens I wonder? At time of writing this they are still<br />

“broody” and the egg production is still non existant.<br />

On the 5th August we held our summer BBQ.<br />

Of course it rained at the start of proceedings<br />

but later the sun appeared and we had a lovely<br />

afternoon’s get together. About 22 plot holders<br />

and friends attended and for dessert a wonderful<br />

array of home made cake was on offer.<br />

We look forward to a good crop of onions and they<br />

can be seen dug up and laid on the plots to dry out<br />

before storing. If you have more than you can use (or<br />

if you just love it) French onion soup is a must.<br />

Recipe: Gently fry about 8 medium sized chopped<br />

onions in 50g of butter using a large frying pan.Add a<br />

big tablespoon of soft brown sugar and stir until the<br />

onions are soft, light brown and slightly caramelized.<br />

Pour the onions into a large saucepan and add a glass<br />

or two of white wine and 1litre of stock preferably<br />

beef and let it all simmer for about 15-20 minutes.<br />

You can add some large croutons as they do in France<br />

but if you don’t enjoy great lumps of flaccid sponge<br />

floating in your soup just add some salt and pepper<br />

and sprinkle on some grated cheese. Enjoy.<br />

Onions have been used to treat gunshot wounds<br />

since the 16th Century. During the Civil War, General<br />

Grant refused to move his Union troops without<br />

supplies of onions. “The juice of onions anointed<br />

upon a bild or bald head in the sun, bringeth the<br />

haire again very speedily.” (John Gerard 1545 – 1612)<br />

Perhaps we should patent this method?<br />

Forward dates are as follows:-<br />

Afternoon tea with prize giving, 10th September 3pm<br />

in the Assembly Rooms.<br />

Halloween meeting, Saturday 28th October 6pm.<br />

If you are interested in taking a plot please call<br />

Graham or Jennifer Edwards on 07919888870 or<br />


Record Donations At <strong>Swaffham</strong> Fete<br />

Meadow House Nursing Home, located in <strong>Swaffham</strong>,<br />

Norfolk, hosted its successful summer fete this month<br />

and raised over £1,700 for the resident’s comfort fund;<br />

a record sum compared to previous years’ events.<br />

The home, which is rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC,<br />

were delighted to welcome friends, family and<br />

members of the local <strong>Swaffham</strong> community into<br />

its home to enjoy a traditional fete. The afternoon<br />

included a Tombola, cake stalls, a raffle, a delicious<br />

BBQ, traditional games, Bric-a-Brac stalls, a plant<br />

sale and live musical entertainment.<br />

Confirms Belinda Jones, activities coordinator at<br />

Meadow House Nursing Home: “In a little over<br />

two hours, we were able to raise over £1,700 for<br />

our resident’s comfort fund, which is just fantastic.<br />

The money raised will go towards outings, events,<br />

parties and treats - all the things that make life more<br />

enjoyable and which our residents truly deserve.<br />

We are so grateful to everyone who joined in and<br />

supported our fabulous event, as well as to the many<br />

volunteers who made everything come together.”<br />

Meadow House is located on Norwich Road,<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong>, PE37 8DD. For more information<br />

telephone 01760 725 146.<br />

Rainbow Community Choir<br />

Every year about this time don’t we start thinking<br />

about a new hobby or something to do in the winter?<br />

Have you thought about singing? Not in the bath or<br />

the car but with really nice people who like to sing as<br />

much as you do?<br />

Rainbow Community Choir invite you to come along<br />

on Tuesday 12 September at 7.30pm In <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

Community Centre. This first session will be FREE and you<br />

can hear what we do as well as learn new songs with us.<br />

There are no auditions, all abilities will be welcome<br />

and there will be no music scores because we sing<br />

from the heart. We destress. We giggle a lot. We<br />

sing songs from all over the world. We sing because<br />

we love it. So how about giving it a go? There is<br />

ample free parking!!<br />

We also have lunch together once a month for<br />

people to get to know each other and have fun. So<br />

come along.<br />

We meet term time at 7.30 pm at <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

Community Centre and we’d love you to join us. If<br />

you’re interested you should have a look at our<br />

website www.rainbowcommunitychoir.org.uk where<br />

we have recordings of some of our music or visit our<br />

Facebook page, you can also contact:<br />

Alan : 01760 724308 or Anthea : 01760 336313<br />

Campingland Talk: Merle Boddy Centre<br />

The September talk will be given by Georgie from<br />

the Merle Boddy day care centre on a subject very<br />

relevant to the world we live in today. The centre<br />

helps those living with mental health problems and<br />

dementia by offering care five days a week from<br />

9.30am to 2.30pm including lunch.<br />

Mental health and dementia, as we know, is of<br />

increasing concern now that we are all living<br />

longer. Not only do we need to help those living<br />

with a mental health condition or dementia<br />

but also those who care for them. The effect<br />

of mental or age problems tend to creep up on<br />

us, or our relatives, parents or friends and the<br />

realisation can be profound. Some get by with<br />

no problems but others can find a sudden and,<br />

sometimes rapid, decline in cognitive thinking.<br />

This can have a massive and, often , life changing<br />

effect on those who find they become carers<br />

looking after their relatives or friends.<br />

I’m sure this will be a most enlightening talk helping<br />

us to understand what living with mental health and<br />

dementia is like and to give some insight into ways<br />

we can help people suffering with these conditions<br />

in every day life.<br />

Our last talk by The Samaritans in July once again<br />

gave us a most interesting and thoughtful evening.<br />

Samaritans are not just for those contemplating<br />

suicide but take calls from people with a whole range<br />

of problems from quite minor, to us but not them, to<br />

major. Sometimes it just helps to talk.<br />

These evening subjects are designed to touch almost<br />

everyone, to some degree, during their lives and are<br />

well worth attending.<br />

Everyone is welcome, not just Campingland patients,<br />

to come and join us on Wednesday 6th of September<br />

at 7.15pm at the Campingland Surgery. Coffee and<br />

biscuits will be provide and a raffle if your feel your<br />

luck is in. It is a subject which may well relate to you<br />

to some degree during your lifetime.<br />

West Acre Fete<br />

Thank you to everyone who came along to the<br />

West Acre Village fete on 22nd July and made it<br />

such a great afternoon. The sun shone for most<br />

of the event and the late afternoon rain just<br />

created a lot of sociability in the marquees! A<br />

big thank you to all the volunteers who put so<br />

much time, effort, and goodwill into the day<br />

and also for the kind donations that make the<br />

day such a success. We raised £3364 towards<br />

the Village Hall and equipment for future<br />

events for the Village.<br />


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Every 2nd Wednesday of each month<br />

Wednesday, 13 th September<br />

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Phoenix Singers<br />

On Thursday 10th August, four members of the<br />

Phoenix Singers were delighted to present a cheque<br />

for £500 to Georgie Bell who is the Day Services<br />

Manager of the Merle Boddy Centre, <strong>Swaffham</strong>.<br />

The money was raised at a Concert on 7th July and<br />

it was thanks to a large audience that this amount<br />

could be donated. Ian Clews, aka Senor Momento,<br />

was also there to see the cheque presentation as<br />

his appearance as a guest at the Concert added to a<br />

great evening’s entertainment.<br />

The Phoenix Singers will be performing again during<br />

December when Christmas music will be on the<br />

menu, so please come along and support them in<br />

their efforts to raise more money for local charities.<br />

L to R is Maggie Clews, Janet Lanchberry (who is also a volunteer at<br />

the Centre), Georgie, Marian Clements and Susie Quinn.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> WEA<br />

Two contrasting courses are on offer from the WEA<br />

in <strong>Swaffham</strong> this autumn. The history of transport<br />

and travel in East Anglia is the subject of Mary<br />

Fewster’s new series of lectures. Mary has gained a<br />

justified reputation with <strong>Swaffham</strong> WEA students as<br />

an excellent tutor with a particular interest in local<br />

history. Her course A Moving Story covers aspects of<br />

transport and travel by road, water and rail from the<br />

Middle Ages to the early 20th century in East Anglia.<br />

Art History in 100 Paintings offers an alternative subject<br />

of study. The course content is exactly what it says on<br />

the tin, fitting a 100 great paintings into a timeline of<br />

historical events and looking at the changing styles and<br />

the stories behind each work. Tutor Fiona Fitzgerald is<br />

new to <strong>Swaffham</strong> but has wide experience in teaching<br />

and giving talks as well as being a practising artist. She<br />

says: “This course aims to enable you to make sense of<br />

art works you might encounter in a gallery. Paintings<br />

make windows onto the world, and different times and<br />

places reveal themselves through art.”<br />

Both courses run for 7 weeks; the cost for each is £51.<br />

You are welcome to attend the first session as a ‘taster’<br />

for £7 with no obligation to continue. Fees may be<br />

waived for those in receipt of benefits. Courses are held<br />

at the Community Centre, Campingland, <strong>Swaffham</strong>.<br />

Information about courses is available online at www.<br />

wea.org.uk where you can also sign up to attend.<br />

However there is no requirement to book in advance:<br />

just come along and you will be very welcome.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Arts<br />

A summer break is always a welcome opportunity to<br />

relax, visit friends and relations, new places or old<br />

favourites, and enjoy music festivals of all flavours<br />

and outdoor theatre in unusual places, weather<br />

permitting! And then it is lovely to come home<br />

and get back to regular routines of school, social<br />

activities, classes of all sorts and town events.<br />

Our first <strong>Swaffham</strong> Arts event of the autumn will be<br />

Dancing Through the Ages by Norwich Historical Dance,<br />

who perform the old dances, from the earliest times to<br />

the present, in beautiful period costumes. At their last visit<br />

they finished the afternoon with a dance with poppies<br />

commemorating the First World War, which moved us all.<br />

We look forward to their return visit on Sunday<br />

September 24th at 3pm in <strong>Swaffham</strong> Assembly<br />

Rooms. Tickets are available from Ceres Bookshop<br />

(01760 722504), The Green Parrot (01760 724704),<br />

and on the door, priced at £9 for members and £12<br />

for non-members; children are free.<br />

If you like dance and music and historical restorations,<br />

then don’t miss this event. We hope to see you there!

The Hamond Educational Charity<br />

reg no: 277789<br />

The charity invites applications for<br />

financial assistance from individuals<br />

under the age of 21 years, living in<br />

the Breckland DC area particularly<br />

those living in or near <strong>Swaffham</strong>.<br />

The charity can provide assistance<br />

in cases of need for such things<br />

as books, tools, equipment,<br />

instruments, outfits and educational<br />

trips, including assistance for those<br />

leaving school, in preparation for<br />

taking up an apprenticeship or<br />

further education. The trustees meet<br />

twice a year in April and October.<br />

For further information<br />

contact the clerk by email:<br />

contact@hamondeducationalcharity.org.uk<br />

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Please contact us by<br />

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Merle Boddy Centre<br />

Perhaps not many people will know but there is a<br />

transplant games held every year, and this year it is<br />

with great pride that I am able to promote our very<br />

own Tricia Mandall. Not only did she take part but<br />

came away with 2 silver medals and a GOLD, this lady<br />

has such energy and one of the brightest smiles. I am<br />

very proud to have her as a volunteer and with my<br />

other volunteers they are great ambassadors of the<br />

Merle Boddy Centre.<br />

We take every advantage of sunny weather and sang<br />

in the sunshine in our garden, in the picture is Audrey<br />

and Dennis both sun seekers with good voices.<br />

I am very pleased to introduce you to my new staff<br />

members both called Jo so I am already confused.<br />

They both bring with them a great deal of expertise<br />

with assisting people living with dementia and mental<br />

health problems. The Merle Boddy Centre continues<br />

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clients, and of course to their carers, who do the most<br />

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Everyone needs a rest and that is what we provide<br />

for the carers and a safe, friendly,environment for<br />

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Plowright Medical Centre<br />

You have still got time to come along to the medical<br />

practice for your flu jab, if you haven’t been already!!<br />

Our September Saturday clinics may now be full, but<br />

you still do have time to book for the clinic being held<br />

on Saturday 14 October. The clinic runs from 9.00am<br />

and ends at 12.30pm. In addition to your flu jab, you<br />

can also enjoy refreshments at the Saturday morning<br />

clinic!! If you are unable to come along on the Saturday,<br />

appointments are also being booked during the week.<br />

Last year several hundred people had their winter flu<br />

jabs at local chemists/supermarkets, this year why not<br />

support Plowright Medical Centre by having your flu<br />

jab at the surgery. Help increase resources for the GP<br />

surgery and the services which are available to you.<br />

In addition by coming to your own doctors surgery<br />

the Dr and nurses will check your medical records<br />

first before giving you the flu jab to ensure you do not<br />

have any potential complications, also a Dr is always<br />

at hand should they be needed.<br />

The Saturday morning flu clinic is at the <strong>Swaffham</strong> practice<br />

only, but weekday flu appointments are also being<br />

booked at the Necton practice too. Further information<br />

regarding winter flu jabs is available on the web site (www.<br />

plowrightmedicalcentre.co.uk) or at the practice.<br />

Would you like to become a ‘Friend of Plowright’ and<br />

join the Patient Participation Group?? All patients and<br />

staff of Plowright Medical Centre are eligible to join.<br />

We operate a virtual group where we communicate<br />

using e-mail and/or post. It costs nothing, but members<br />

have much to gain and/or contribute to the Practice.<br />

The membership shouldn’t be too onerous, but it is<br />

intended to help the on-going communication between<br />

the Practice and its Patients. The practice welcomes the<br />

views, ideas and comments from the members, as these<br />

are invaluable in helping us to improve the services<br />

offered to our patients. If you would like to join, please<br />

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<strong>Swaffham</strong> & Litcham Home Hospice<br />

We continue to receive so much support from you the<br />

members of the public each and every month ensuring<br />

those that give their time to the Charity can continue<br />

with their much valued expertise to the patients.<br />

Importantly the majority are unpaid volunteers and it<br />

is to them that we must praise for their commitment to<br />

our cause. The office staff we must never forget, they<br />

are the backbone of the Charity, the experts who have<br />

the necessary qualifications to guide the volunteers. So<br />

your support is so vital and may we ask you to continue<br />

to attend the functions us and those of you who assist by<br />

arranging events in addition to those which appear on<br />

our calendar, thank you.<br />

The Charity attended the Ashill Fete last month as a profile<br />

raising event, but donations of £35.55 were raised. Then<br />

the following week we attended the Narborough Funday<br />

raising a further £103.40. Thank you for your support and<br />

to those volunteers who gave their effort and time for<br />

both of the events.<br />

One of our supporters, Beryl Perkins decided to carry<br />

out a sponsored Glider Flight at Banbury, Oxfordshire on<br />

12th July and she raised a fantastic £235 for the Home<br />

Hospice, a huge thank you to Beryl. The photo shows<br />

Beryl alongside the glider after her flight.<br />

It has been decided once again to stage one of our<br />

favourite events, that being the Concert of Choirs. We are<br />

continually being asked by you as to whether we would,<br />

and we are 7th October 7pm for a 7.30 start. The King’s<br />

Lynn Male Voice Choir and the Marham Bluebirds Choir<br />

will once again be entertaining to what is expected to be<br />

a full house. Tickets at £10.00 are available from Ceres<br />

Bookshop and the Office. I suggest if you are interested<br />

then be advised to purchase as soon as possible as we are<br />

limited to numbers in the Assembly Rooms, <strong>Swaffham</strong>.<br />

If you require further information on any subject<br />

concerning the work we do then please contact the<br />

Office or why not visit our website :<br />

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This is being organised by the <strong>Swaffham</strong> & District Lions<br />

and the <strong>Swaffham</strong> Rotary Club with our organisation<br />

being one of the beneficiaries from profits made on<br />

the evening. Tickets are £10.00 each to include a Fish<br />

and Chip Supper and are likely to sell quickly, they are<br />

available from Dennis Tallon on 01760 721550.<br />

We promised you further information regarding Peter<br />

Harris’s Sponsored Walk from <strong>Swaffham</strong> to Great<br />

Yarmouth. Peter will commence his mammoth trek on<br />

23rd September taking in the Peddars Way to Holme<br />

next the Sea and then onto the Norfolk Coastal path,<br />

raising funds for ourselves and <strong>Swaffham</strong> Rugby Club.<br />

Donations can be made online to virginmoneygiving.<br />

com/giving/make-a-donation then typing “Peter Harris”<br />

as your friend. Alternatively contact our office at 17-19<br />

Brocks Road, <strong>Swaffham</strong> tele: 01760 722937.<br />

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Library Films<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Library Friends is to hold its second film<br />

evening on Friday the 8th September at 6.30pm in<br />

the town's library.<br />

As previously, the film comes from the extensive<br />

catalogue the East Anglian Film Archive and this<br />

time is entitled "Agriculture and Farming". Tickets<br />

can be purchased direct from the library at £2.50<br />

in advance or £3.00 on the door. However, space<br />

is limited so don't leave it too late. The last film was<br />

well attended and all spaces taken. There will be<br />

refreshments included.<br />

Monies raised will be used to enhance library<br />

services. The Friends Group was started earlier<br />

this year to assist with the running of the library by<br />

finding ways of publicising the vibrancy of one the<br />

town's best assets and to raise additional funds<br />

solely for the above purpose. Please look out for<br />

further events in the near future.

Book Launch<br />

Celebrating Literature. Saturday 9th September 2pm<br />

onwards at Barton Bendish Village Hall (PE33 9GF.<br />

Announcing the book launch of ‘The Life and Hard<br />

Times of Mary Caney’ by Jill Mason, an historical novel<br />

set in Barton Bendish. Other local authors will be<br />

present promoting their work, along with Clare Dunne<br />

from Ceres Bookshop in <strong>Swaffham</strong>. Included are poetry<br />

readings and a guide of Barton Bendish in Mary Caney’s<br />

day. Admission is £1, refreshments available. All profits<br />

on the day to the Village Hall.Details from: jill.events@<br />

btinternet.com Tel 01366 347928<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

Branch<br />

01760<br />

725801<br />

http://www.family-action.org.uk<br />

building better families<br />

The Peddars Inn<br />

70 The Street,<br />

Sporle PE32 2DR<br />

01760 788 101<br />

Open for lunches, dinners & Sunday Roast<br />

in our conservatory and dining room.<br />

Visit our website to see our menus:<br />

www.thepeddarsinn.com<br />

email: info@thepeddarsinn.com<br />

facebook.com/thepeddarsinn<br />

Family (& dog) friendly Welcoming free wi-fi log welcoming fire Locally open sourced log fire<br />

food<br />

Friday 11th April - 8.30pm - Live Music<br />

What’s On In September<br />

‘Vicky’ singing Friday 60’s 15th September: to the current day<br />

Friday Quiz Night 18th - Teams April up - to 7.30pm 6 - Booking - Quiz essential Night !<br />

Friday 22nd September:<br />

Raising funds Live for Music The with Benjamin Gemma B Foundation<br />

Friday 25th April Friday - 7.30pm 29th September: - Disco & Barbecue<br />

Macmillan Coffee Morning - 11am - 1pm<br />

60’s, Motown, Soul<br />

Wood Burners & Multi Fuel Stoves<br />

Professional HETAS Registered Installers<br />

Chimney Liners & Fireplace Re-construction<br />

Tel: 01760 788 407<br />

info@stovesman.co.uk<br />


<strong>Swaffham</strong> History Group<br />

“Walking on Water” is the intriguing title of the<br />

latest booklet to be produced by the Group, but it is<br />

completely true despite <strong>Swaffham</strong> having no natural<br />

running water. For very many years the town had to<br />

rely on communal wells and ‘pits’ (ponds) for all its<br />

needs and it was well into the 20th century that the<br />

problems were gradually overcome.<br />

This well illustrated booklet will be on sale shortly<br />

in the Museum shop, at a price of £4.00p - not too<br />

early to think about Christmas!<br />

Hopefully this will soon be joined by yet another title<br />

detailing the history of postal services in <strong>Swaffham</strong>,<br />

which can be traced back to the late 1600s.<br />

We are extremely grateful for all the readers of the<br />

<strong>Newsletter</strong> who have supplied so many interesting facts<br />

(and photographs) which have helped us considerably.<br />

Our next meeting is on September 11th, from<br />

2pm/4pm in the museum’s education suite. New<br />

members are always welcome.<br />

Recreating the Rec<br />

During the past few months there have been exciting<br />

developments at the Haspalls Road Recreation<br />

Ground, <strong>Swaffham</strong>: a new Skate Park and a Multi<br />

Use Games Area have been built.<br />

These great new outdoor facilities, provide the<br />

opportunity to learn new skills, have fun and exercise.<br />

The official launch event will be on Thursday 14th<br />

September between 15.30 and 18.30 hours. We<br />

invite you to join us at this celebration of these new<br />

facilities in <strong>Swaffham</strong>.<br />

Local young people, sports groups, and visitors, will be<br />

demonstrating their skills to showcase the new and<br />

existing facilities. Everyone is welcome to come and watch<br />

the demonstrations and hopefully try out the facilities.<br />

Refreshments will be on sale: burgers, hot dogs and<br />

ice cream. Do come and join our celebration.<br />

Jill Skinner, Town Mayor<br />

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FoSM (Friends of <strong>Swaffham</strong> Museum)<br />

We support the Museum financially. Our Membership<br />

Scheme is a one off Life Membership payment of<br />

just £10 for an individual and £15 for a family. This<br />

gives you free access to all the museum galleries for<br />

life. For more information please contact our Hon<br />

Chairman Stuart Clapton: stuartclapton@aol.com.<br />

The 100 Club - Run by the Friends - open to ALL<br />

A yearly subscription of £20 could win a prize of £40, £20<br />

or £10 each month with special extra prize of £100 in<br />

May and November. For more information contact Stan<br />

Roberts Tel: 07825885254 or stanroberts4@icloud.com<br />

Prize winners July<br />

£40 No.45 / £20 No.13 / £10 No.51<br />

Friends Outings and Events<br />

Sheringham 40’s Weekend<br />

Sunday September 17. Cost Friends £10.00, Guests<br />

£12.00 To book call, Christine on 01760 724825<br />

Quiz and Fish & Chip Supper - Friday October 20<br />

Contact Stuart 01760 722903<br />

Wanted – Volunteers for ‘behind the scenes’ work<br />

at <strong>Swaffham</strong> Museum. For more information please<br />

contact Steve Gregory on 01760 721230 or 755596.<br />

Hospital Buddy News<br />

A Big Thank You to the Rainbow Community Choir!<br />

I would like to express our enormous thanks to<br />

the wonderful Rainbow Community Choir for their<br />

generous donation of £72, raised at their recent<br />

Friends and Family Evening. The funds will be used<br />

to purchase dedicated mobile phones for our evergrowing<br />

Hospital Buddy Service.<br />

Barbara Lock<br />

Project Manager - <strong>Swaffham</strong> Support Services<br />

Annual General Meeting Notice<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> & District Mental Health Association AGM<br />

to be held on 28th September 2017 at 7.00 pm at<br />

the Merle Boddy Centre, Station Yard, <strong>Swaffham</strong>.<br />

Everyone is welcome.<br />

Iceni Rural Writers<br />

From September the women’s writing group, established<br />

in <strong>Swaffham</strong> Library in 2016, will be holding their<br />

meetings in <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre from noon –<br />

2pm on the first Friday of every month. The group has<br />

explored writing both prose and poetry. This month’s<br />

piece published below is an example of memory writing.<br />

If you would like to find out more contact Leah<br />

Spencer 01366 328536

Several more volunteer opportunities are coming onstream.<br />

Please go the Town Council website / community pages<br />

Or email the swaffhamvolunteerhub@gmail.com for a copy of the newest newsletter<br />

Or Pick up a copy at the Community Centre or the Museum Reception<br />

Volunteers are needed at the Library on the Pightle, Family Action based at The<br />

Community Centre on Campingland and a brand new venture is currently being<br />

launched by West Norfolk Carers<br />

Family Action is looking for volunteers to help with a start up<br />

Carpet Bowling Group for beginners at the Community Centre<br />

and to support the weekly Wellbeing Group – primarily a social<br />

group with different activities or speakers and run in partnership<br />

with West Norfolk Carers. Many of those who attend also have<br />

physical disabilities or mental health problems or are carers<br />

attending with the person they care for.<br />

This initiative is being piloted in <strong>Swaffham</strong>’s three surgeries and<br />

calls for volunteers to help and support those who care for loved<br />

ones at home. Unpaid family carers often continue to care without<br />

realising the effects that it is having on their own mental and<br />

physical health as well as that of the cared for. Two types of<br />

volunteers are requested – to support the carer in his or her home<br />

or to provide information about available support services. This<br />

would be in one of the three surgeries in <strong>Swaffham</strong> on a drop-in<br />

rota system.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Library is seeking volunteers to support and<br />

develop ideas for library activities, plan and hold fund<br />

raising activities to fund special projects/events and<br />

promote the library.<br />

Watch this space for volunteer opportunities<br />

at the Christmas Lights Switch-On!<br />

It’ll be here before you know it!<br />

From the Mayor’s Parlour<br />

Dear All,<br />

Our Mediterranean summer certainly hasn’t got<br />

going yet but in the meantime the apples are<br />

doing well and the gardens look very green.<br />

Around the town our flowers look a picture<br />

thanks to our outside staff, sends such good<br />

vibes to our summer visitors. I was at an event<br />

and someone said ”we love coming to <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

it’s such a pretty town”, I was pleased people see<br />

us like this.<br />

As well as lots of meetings I spent a very nice<br />

day at Thetford Heritage Day. They are very much<br />

hoping that we will take a turn at this, Norfolk’s<br />

history is second to none and <strong>Swaffham</strong> should<br />

make the most of it.<br />

A suggestion has been made that we mark our<br />

famous people engraving into the pavements,<br />

sponsorship of course. Our latest famous<br />

person is a female cricketer, forgive me for not<br />

remembering her name!<br />

There’s still plenty of room for people to “dip<br />

in” and “dip out “of the Neighbourhood Plan<br />

meetings. There are 5 groups to choose from so<br />

don’t be afraid to contact the Town Hall to find<br />

out which one interests you. I think it’s important<br />

for us to be enthusiastic about our town as it<br />

seems to me the only way we can get things done.<br />

It’s great to see so many people enjoying the<br />

recreation ground, young and old congregate<br />

whether it be on the exercise machines the skate<br />

park or just enjoying the open space.<br />

Thanks for setting this lovely park in motion must<br />

go to all the councillors especially Sheila Lister,<br />

and to Jane Atkins who have made this happen.<br />

The official opening of the skate park is on<br />

September 14th 3.30pm – 6.30pm<br />

In the meantime, enjoy the rest of the summer.<br />

Cllr Jill Skinner, Mayor of <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

Highways<br />

Highway problems should be reported to Norfolk<br />

County Council: Tel. 0344 800 8020. Give the<br />

location of the problem and a telephone number<br />

where further information can be obtained.<br />

Faulty street lights can be reported at the Town Hall<br />

during office hours or by telephoning Norfolk County<br />

Council 0344 800 8020. Reports should give a precise<br />

location of the light and the number on the column.<br />

Alternatively visit www.norfolk.gov.uk and search:<br />

for Street Lights/Pot Holes.<br />


In Touch With Your Town<br />

The section ‘In Touch with your<br />

Town’ is usually put together by<br />

the Town Clerk Richard Bishop<br />

or occasionally by the Deputy<br />

Town Clerk Claire Smith. It deals<br />

with some of the most topical items<br />

of the day and the odd item where the Council want<br />

to share information with the Town.<br />

Muga And Skatepark<br />

(re-arranged launch date Thursday 14th September<br />

3.30pm-6.30pm)<br />

Finally, all the work has been completed on site at<br />

the MUGA (Multi-Use-Games-Area), so we can give<br />

you a date for your diary of Thursday 14th September<br />

from 3.30pm-6.30pm for the launch event. There<br />

will be lots of demonstrations, games, freebies,<br />

refreshments and fun to be had, as we celebrate<br />

the fact that these two fantastic facilities of the<br />

MUGA and our concrete Skatepark, are now up and<br />

running at the Haspall’s Road Rec. It has been a long<br />

wait and they have cost a lot of money (£155,000),<br />

the majority (approx. 80%) of which has come from<br />

outside the town in the form of grants.<br />

The work doesn’t stop here though, as behind the<br />

scenes prices are being obtained for CCTV and other<br />

crime prevention measures are being looked at. It<br />

was one of the issues raised by our young people,<br />

who want to feel safe using the new facilities. We<br />

also have two public seats, two litter bins and a<br />

notice board still to put up close to the MUGA, which<br />

time allows.<br />

The Town Council (and their community partners)<br />

are very proud of the new facilities. We will advertise<br />

the launch event locally via posters, in the local press<br />

and on social media. Full details are not confirmed<br />

at the time of writing, but it will be an event worth<br />

going to, so please note Thursday 14th Sept in your<br />

diary…<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Neighbourhood Plan<br />

If you haven’t yet completed the Neighbourhood Plan<br />

Survey, September is your last chance to ‘Have Your Say’<br />

The <strong>Swaffham</strong> Neighbourhood Plan groups want to<br />

hear your views and so have created a survey.<br />

The survey is live on www.swaffhamtowncouncil.gov.uk<br />

You can:<br />

Visit the council website - look for the<br />

Neighbourhood Plan Survey page to access the<br />

online version<br />

or<br />

Complete a paper copy – available around town<br />

– Town Hall, Community Centre, Museum, Library,<br />

Green Britain Centre etc<br />

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The survey should take no more than 10/15 minutes<br />

to complete. Closing date is 30th September 2017.<br />

All responses are completely confidential.<br />

Ducks – Please don’t feed them…<br />

The Town Council received a deputation from<br />

residents in Couhe Close recently at their<br />

monthly meeting. As the level of ‘Duck Poo’<br />

reaches unacceptable levels on pavements and<br />

public areas, the excessive number of ducks<br />

appears to be increasing day by day. So, the<br />

first plea is from the Town Council on behalf of<br />

these residents, please don’t feed the ducks,<br />

as this is making the problem worse.<br />

It is not fair that resident’s lives are being<br />

made a misery by those people who choose to<br />

feed the ducks. The Town Council are seeking<br />

a contractor to remove some of the Ducks<br />

to re-locate them elsewhere. The contractor<br />

used last year has quadrupled their price, so<br />

an alternative is currently being sought. The<br />

increase is significant enough to make a 0.5%<br />

increase in Council tax, had the Council chosen<br />

to go ahead, a decision has been made to deal<br />

with the problem within the current budget<br />

that was agreed back in January of this year.<br />

No doubt, some residents will see the plea not<br />

to feed the Ducks as amusing and unnecessary.<br />

On the last occasion, the Town Council made<br />

front page headlines of a national Sunday<br />

newspaper, as they advised not to feed Ducks<br />

in the Town Centre. We had a ‘Save <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

Ducks’ page pop up on social media, as some<br />

people treated the whole thing as a joke. This<br />

is not an isolated problem anymore, as many<br />

estates are now suffering just as those in<br />

Couhe Close. The problem is, this is an issue<br />

that falls between the Councils at Breckland<br />

and County, and at Town Council level too!<br />

It isn’t something that anyone is actually<br />

responsible for, but the Town Council are at<br />

least trying to do something to help the plight<br />

of the affected residents, you can help too, by<br />

not feeding the ducks…<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Town Guide 2017-2018<br />

By now you should have your new Town Guide,<br />

as this was delivered to every business and<br />

residential address within the PE37 7 and PE38<br />

8 postcodes towards the end of July or early<br />

August. Copies are also available from the Town<br />

Council Offices, <strong>Swaffham</strong> Museum and to view<br />

online at www.swaffhamtowncouncil.gov.uk

Names for new Estates / Roads<br />

A repeat from last month, as zero suggestions<br />

flooded in… A few years back the Town Council put<br />

forward a number of possible road names, as time is<br />

short when a development reaches the point where<br />

a postal code is required etc. Many of the names put<br />

forward were those finally adopted for the Redland<br />

Park development, some were using a Norfolk<br />

dialect. Breckland Council have recently given further<br />

guidelines in this regard and have re-affirmed their<br />

wish for Parish and Town Council to keep their list up<br />

to date and with a healthy number of names ready<br />

for the point where they are needed to be used.<br />

The Council will be doing this in the coming months<br />

and have requested that members of the public put<br />

forward any names for consideration. This is likely to<br />

be dealt with by the Open Spaces Committee and/or<br />

the Town Council, and could be an on-going process,<br />

as we have the developments to consider in Norwich<br />

Road, New Sporle Road and Brandon Road. Please<br />

write to the Council at the Town Hall with your<br />

suggestions – thank you.<br />

Parish Partnership Scheme<br />

The Town Council are still looking for ideas for<br />

traffic improvement projects for the year 2018-19,<br />

with a deadline of 11th December 2017 for fully<br />

costed schemes to be put forward. In order to get<br />

the schemes costed The Town Council would like all<br />

the ideas to be put forward by 13th September, as<br />

it takes time to get the costings fully prepared. The<br />

general idea of the Parish Partnership Scheme is that<br />

the Town Council agree to match 50% of the cost<br />

with a potential grant from Norfolk County Council.<br />

Unfortunately, there are no guarantees of success,<br />

a decision is usually made in the spring when all<br />

applicants are notified whether they have been<br />

successful or not. If members of the public wish to<br />

put forward any schemes, this needs to be done for<br />

consideration at the Council’s meeting in September<br />

at the latest, to allow sufficient time to cost out the<br />

projected cost of the improvement project.<br />

Town Council Dates<br />

Wednesday 13th - Full Town Council meeting<br />

6.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.<br />

Monday 18th – Relief in Need meeting<br />

6.30 p.m. – 7.15 p.m.<br />

Wednesday 20th – Open Spaces meeting<br />

6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.<br />

Tuesday 26th – Planning Committee<br />

12 noon<br />

All at Council Chamber, Town Hall<br />

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The Town Council<br />

Mayor – Cllr Jill Skinner 01760 336 121<br />

Deputy Mayor – Cllr Colin Houghton 01760 336 025<br />

Cllr Steven Allen<br />

Cllr Terry Jennison<br />

07825 801 605<br />

01760 720608<br />

Cllr Robert Bartram<br />

Cllr Sheila Lister<br />

01760 721 022<br />

01760 720114<br />

Cllr Wendy Bensley<br />

Cllr Shirley Matthews<br />

01760 722 524<br />

01760 723205<br />

Cllr Brenda Bowler<br />

Cllr Les Scott<br />

01760 788519<br />

01760 720465<br />

Cllr Jan Buckley-Stevens<br />

Cll Anne Thorp<br />

01760 722604<br />

01760 722611<br />

Cllr Paul Darby<br />

07880 568 628<br />

Breckland Councillors:<br />

Cllr Paul Darby, Cllr Shirley Matthews and<br />

Cllr Ian Sherwood 01760 725550<br />

twitter@ CllrIanSherwood (your.cllr@breckland.gov.uk)<br />

Your County Councillor is Cllr Ed Colman<br />

01362 697 397 / email ed.colman.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk<br />

Officers<br />

Richard Bishop – Town Clerk<br />

townclerk@swaffhamtowncouncil.gov.uk<br />

Twitter - @<strong>Swaffham</strong>Clerk<br />

Claire Smith - Deputy Town Clerk<br />

deputyclerk@swaffhamtowncouncil.gov.uk<br />

Hannah Duggan – Office Administrator<br />

administrator@swaffhamtowncouncil.gov.uk<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Town Council<br />

Tel: 01760 722922<br />

www.swaffhamtowncouncil.gov.uk<br />

Town Hall Opening Times<br />

Monday 9.30am-1pm and 1.30pm-4pm<br />

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday : 9:30am-1pm<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Relief in Need Charity<br />

Registered Charity No. 1072912<br />

Relief in Need is a Registered Charity which meets 6<br />

times a year, offering grants for a specific purpose for<br />

the relief of persons resident in the area of benefit<br />

(i.e. <strong>Swaffham</strong>) who are in need, hardship or distress.<br />

Application Forms are available from the Town Hall<br />

or reliefinneed@swaffhamtowncouncil.gov.uk<br />

Agencies at <strong>Swaffham</strong> Town Hall<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Museum Gift Shop & Tourist<br />

Information Centre Open: Mon-Fri, 10am – 4pm<br />

& Sat 10am - 1pm 01760 721230<br />

Breckland Council Room 1: Open 9am – 1pm & 1:30pm<br />

- 4pm every Monday. 9:30am – 1pm every Tuesday,<br />

Thursday & Friday. Council Tax & benefit enquires.

Mind, Body & Spirit<br />

Craniosacral Therapy<br />

Well I hope you are all finding something to enjoy<br />

the September air. It’s not always easy to find a<br />

subject to talk about and certainly I can’t see how<br />

a decent daily newspaper keeps up with all the<br />

deadlines! Anyway, I was pondering over what<br />

might be an interesting piece to put in the next<br />

edition and at the same time I could hear the rain<br />

lashing down on a wet but still morning. It was as<br />

if my guardian angel plucked it out of the sky. I was<br />

hoping it would stop raining because that morning<br />

I’d arranged two different meetings and one was a<br />

walk around a lake and a nice quiet relaxing period<br />

would, I felt help the concentration and then the<br />

subject popped out. Lots of healing and stillness,<br />

Craniosacral Therapy, that’s the subject I’ll put in<br />

the next edition. So here you have it!<br />

Craniosacral therapy was developed from cranial<br />

osteopathy pioneered by Dr William Sutherland<br />

in the early 1900’s. He discovered intrinsic<br />

movements of the bones in the head and different<br />

rhythms in the body. He found that these<br />

movements were inextricably linked to mental<br />

and emotional health.<br />

Apparently, our bodies cope daily with physical<br />

and emotional stresses which can cause the<br />

body tissues to contract. We rarely realise how<br />

tight we are inside as we do not take time to<br />

relax and allow the tissues a chance to release by<br />

themselves. Craniosacral therapy helps to relax<br />

your overstimulated nervous system and promote<br />

rest and relaxation which in turn enhances your<br />

body’s natural ability to heal.<br />

Usually you will lie down on a couch on your back<br />

in familiar comfortable lose fitting clothing and<br />

during the treatment the therapist applies very<br />

gentle pressure to specific points along your spine<br />

and around your head and face. It is extremely<br />

gentle and very relaxing and hence the stillness<br />

that inspired this piece.<br />

Craniosacral Therapy is a complementary therapy<br />

and does not replace our first port of call, the GP,<br />

but like many of the complementary treatments,<br />

if you get a benefit from it, then it was worth it<br />

to you.<br />

So, what can be the likely benefits of Craniosacral<br />

therapy. Well this therapy might help you to<br />

release pent up emotions and let go of frustrations<br />

and anxieties. Craniosacral therapy receivers have<br />

been known to comment on improvements in<br />

conditions such as depression, anxiety and pain<br />

as well as many others. I personally received this<br />

therapy in Australia from a good friend of mine<br />

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and it certainly made a difference to my day.<br />

Incidentally, I had not planned or felt I needed<br />

the treatment, it just came about as a swap with<br />

another practitioner and by golly, what a swap it<br />

turned out to be.<br />

Therefore, if any of my friends or readers are<br />

interested to understand more about this<br />

special therapy, we do have a lovely lady, Jane<br />

Nunn who comes along to some of the events<br />

we run in <strong>Swaffham</strong> and elsewhere and I’m sure<br />

she will be able to help. In the meantime, enjoy<br />

your wonderful September.<br />

Steve Hudson – Spiritual Flow Events<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Spiritual Awareness Group<br />

Meets in the Community Centre,<br />

Beech Close, Campingland, <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

at 6.30pm.<br />

3rd September Dave Summerton Lowestoft<br />

17th September Tara Mason Norwich<br />

We offer healing from 5.15pm prior to our Sunday services<br />

Our trained healers can help with various types of pain and tension from<br />

stress. This service is free although donations are gratefully received<br />

Clairvoyance Evening 22nd September 7:30pm until 10pm

Bedding Plants, Hanging Baskets,<br />

Shrubs, Trees, Alpines, Hedging,<br />

Conifers, Climbers, Pots,<br />

Compost & Bark<br />

Planting, Garden Clearance,<br />

Turfing, Pruning, Hedge Cutting,<br />

Grass Cutting, Mini-Digger Hire<br />


Main Road West Bilney PE32 1HW<br />

T: 01553 849802<br />

M: 07774 724366<br />

W: westbilneynurseries.co.uk<br />

Open 9am until 5pm<br />

7 days a week


SAVINGS!<br />

EVERY<br />



Silentnight Moonstone 1200 mirapocket<br />

Single 2 drawer divan MRP £679 Now £489<br />

Double 4 drawer divan MRP £929 Now £649<br />

King 4 drawer divan MRP £1069 Now £749<br />

Super-king 4 drawer divan MRP £1269 Now £899<br />

Divan base available in 5 contrast colours:<br />

Sandstone, Slate Grey, Ebony (as shown),<br />

Cyan and Dove. Headboard extra<br />






Visit our stores for the BIGGEST choice of beds and mattresses in the area and to get the best<br />

advice from our friendly expert team. With 12 top brands and over 50 beds to choose from,<br />

including the Silentnight Moonstone featured above, voted Which Magazine’s Best Buy!<br />

reedshomestore.co.uk | find us on facebook<br />

Reeds Homestore, Bridge Street, Downham Market PE38 9DS 01366 382213<br />

Reeds Furniture & Bed Centre, Lancaster Way Business Park, Ely CB6 3NX 01353 669754

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