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July 2018<br />

SWAFFHAM<br />

Sheep Fair Fun At A Special<br />

Saturday Market<br />

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Contents<br />

4 Upcoming Events / Regular Events<br />

7 School Speak<br />

9 Church News<br />

10 SCALGA<br />

12 Lions/ Ashill & Holme Hale Gardening Club<br />

14 Air Cadets<br />

15 WI<br />

18 Age Concern<br />

20 Sally Palmer<br />

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

26 <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community LOFs<br />

28 <strong>Swaffham</strong> History Group<br />

30 Museum Matters<br />

33 Home Hospice/<strong>Swaffham</strong> Jazz Club<br />

34 Merle Boddy Centre<br />

36 Sheep Fair<br />

37 U3A/Mayor’s Parlour<br />

38 Town Council<br />

Anglia In Bloom<br />

The annual judging day is almost upon us, best biband-tucker<br />

on July 6th <strong>Swaffham</strong>! The town will be<br />

all red, white and blue still after Beat The Retreat<br />

and the town centre looks the best for years with<br />

nearly every shop occupied. <strong>Swaffham</strong>’s Community<br />

Garden will be in its very early stages but at least we<br />

will have the plans to impress our esteemed judges.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Garden<br />

Goes Live<br />

We’re excited to announce we now have an official<br />

launch date for the commencement of work to the<br />

community garden!<br />

For those who have already expressed interest<br />

please feel free to join us on either the 6th, 7th or<br />

8th July from 11am - 3pm. We will be marking out<br />

and digging the footings, so please wear appropriate<br />

footwear and make sure you keep hydrated.<br />

Anyone is welcome to take part, whatever age or<br />

level of gardening experience. There will be plenty of<br />

guidance for novices and this could be the perfecrt<br />

opportunity to discover the joys of gardening!<br />

We’re lucky enough to have already been offered<br />

several donations from both local and national<br />

organisations including seeds, plants and flints to fill<br />

the gabion planters.<br />

Our hope is that the creation of this garden will be<br />

the town’s opportunity to contribute to and help<br />

create a living, bio-diversity, child friendly, attractive<br />

space for residents and visitors alike. With the Anglia<br />

in Bloom judging taking place on the same day as we<br />

start work on the garden, it will be a great way to<br />

show the judge’s the high level of community spirit<br />

in our town. Hopefully by this time next year, they<br />

will have a vibrant and blooming community garden<br />

to visit!<br />

If you have any questions or would like to find out<br />

more about how to get involved then please contact<br />

Jonathan Reed on 01760 722800 or email<br />

icenijonathan@gmail.com.<br />

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Upcoming Events<br />

Grimes Graves - Flint Festival<br />

Join us for the weekend of 28/29th July at our fabulous Flint Festival. If you are a<br />

member or not, and you have a group of 10 or more, contact us at Grimes Graves<br />

on 01842 810656 to discuss how we could tailor a tour specially for you.<br />

‘Where There’s A Will’ TOSH Community Drama Group<br />

A black comedy by Norman Robbins. Presented by TOSH Community Drama<br />

Group. 26th, 27th and 28th July at 7.30pm at The Church Rooms, Campingland,<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong>. Tickets £7/£6 concessions from Bridget at 01760724680 or The Old Art<br />

Room, <strong>Swaffham</strong>.<br />

Great Massingham Film Night<br />

The Post (12A) Oscar winners Steve Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks team<br />

up for the firs time in this thrilling film based on a true story. Katherine Graham<br />

(Streep) publisher of The Washington Post and the editor (Hanks) join forces to<br />

expose a decades-long cover-up.<br />

This will be shown on Thursday July 19th. Venue: Gt Massingham Village Hall.<br />

Time: 7 o’clock for 7.30. Price: £4.00 including refreshments after the show.<br />

For further details contact: massinghamfilmnight@gmail.com<br />

FOSM Events 2018<br />

Events are organised by the committee of the Friends of <strong>Swaffham</strong> Museum. These<br />

help to raise funds towards the upkeep and ongoing expense of running a local<br />

museum. Open to non-members too. • BBQ - Community Centre Sunday Aug 19 -<br />

from 12.30 • Outing to Sheringham 40’s Weekend - Sunday Sept 16 • October Quiz<br />

& Chips - date tbc • Mulled Wine Party Suffield Court Sunday Dec 2. For further<br />

details contact Secretary on 01760 720756<br />

Nar Valley Ornithological Society (NarVOS)<br />

Tuesday 31st July 2018, 7.30pm at the Barn Theatre, Sacred Heart Convent School,<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong>. Access and parking from Sporle Road. Please come along to this<br />

illustrated talk by Dave Horsley, entitled: A Sheepish Spanish Story - Travels in Spain<br />

Dr David Horsley is former Head of Biology at Gresham’s School in Holt. Dave is now<br />

a keen wildlife photographer and has travelled extensively, including giving talks on<br />

cruise ships as well as on terra firma. Dave has given a talk to NarVOS before and<br />

we expect this Spanish theme to be just as captivating and enjoyable.<br />

Visitors most welcome. Admission £2 on the night if you are not a NarVOS member.<br />

For more information about this meeting or NarVOS call Ian Black on 01760 724092.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Church Flower Festival<br />

24th – 27th August. Over the August Bank Holiday St Peter and St Paul Church will<br />

hold its biennial flower festival. This year the theme is “Music in Bloom”. West End<br />

Musicals, Orchestral Concerts, Opera, Folk – whatever your tastes you will find<br />

them depicted and interpreted in imaginative floral displays and tableaux. Don’t<br />

miss this exceptional event. Put it in your diary now. More details of the weekend’s<br />

events in the next newsletter.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Conservatives<br />

Next meeting at 10am for 10.30am in Salisbury Room. Wednesday 18th July. A mix<br />

of political update (national & local) with the Joys of Beekeeping. £3.<br />

North Pickenham Duck Race<br />

28th July, Noon - 6pm. Meadow Farm, Meadow Lane, North Pickenham. Duck<br />

Races from 12.30. Bouncy Castle & Tractor Rides, Mini Golf, Egg Rolling, Horseshoes,<br />

Buzzer Bars, Bar, Tea & Coffee, Dits Fish n Chips & 6oz Burgers. Fun Day For All The Family.<br />

Westacre Theatre<br />

www.westacretheatre.com 01760 755800<br />

On Stage with the Westacre Theatre Company: THE 39 STEPS. Humorous version<br />

of thriller made famous by Hitchcock’s 1935 film. Wed 4, Thu 5, Fri 6, Sat 7, Wed 11,<br />

Thu 12, Fri 13, and Sat 14 July at 7:30pm £16<br />

Friday Film: LADY BIRD (2018) [15]. £20 to cover cocktail, supper and film! Fri 20<br />

Jul with Supper at 7pm and Film at 8pm<br />

RSC Live Screening: ROMEO AND JULIET Wed 18 Jul at 7pm £15. Optional Food in<br />

the Foyer from 6pm requires booking.<br />

King’s Lynn Festival: THE AUREA QUARTET in concert Sun 22 Jul at 3pm £19 with<br />

light tea from the Festival 01553 764864<br />

On Stage: ONCE UPON A LABRADOR Fri 27 Jul at 7:30pm £12. Optional Food in the<br />

Foyer from 6pm requires booking.<br />

FREE Art Exhibition in the Foyer Gallery until 5 Aug: SUE SHIELDS and JANET BATES<br />

explore nature, social history and local traditions around the Nar.<br />

Here’s a date for your diary - ooo aaarh!<br />

Pot of Gold (<strong>Swaffham</strong>’s very own Shanty Crew)<br />

will be singing for Sophie at 7.30pm on 27 July at Stanleys, Lynn Street, <strong>Swaffham</strong>,<br />

PE37 7AU. The Crew has been singing at events for the past year and have built an<br />

impressive catalogue of songs from the sea. Tickets £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for<br />

children. Music, raffles, a bar, and all in a good cause. Sophie ~ from <strong>Swaffham</strong> ~<br />

has a rare genetic illness, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and the Crew would like your<br />

support to raise money for her potential treatment in the States. All monies raised<br />

will be passed to <strong>Swaffham</strong> Lions who are co-ordinating our collection for Sophie.<br />

For more information about Pot of Gold contact Steve 07714 091512 stevecprice@<br />

hotmail.com<br />

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 />

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

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

contact John or Nicky on 01760 721568 or email swaffhamplayers@gmail.com<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<br />

at the Church Rooms, Campingland All ages welcome. More details Fiona<br />

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 />

TUESDAY<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. Call Alan on 01760 723 910<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-noon. ‘Come And Meet Each Other’. Free tea, coffee<br />

& hot chocolate in a relaxed cafe style setting. Discovery Hour: 10am - 11am.<br />

Looking at and discussing a small bible passage. Oasis Centre 01760 723 175<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 />

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 />

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

Tuesday <strong>Swaffham</strong> Conservative Club. Tel: David Thorogood 01760622751<br />

The Royal British Legion (Women’s Section) We meet the 2nd<br />

Tuesday of the month at Valentine Barker Court, <strong>Swaffham</strong>, from 2-30pm<br />

– 4-30pm. All welcome, you do not have to be ex- service personal or<br />

have connection with the Armed Forces. Please Contact Frances on 01760<br />

724445 or Iris on 01760 721430,<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 />

<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 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Edyta 07428 516814<br />

SNAP (Safer Neighbourhood Action Partnership)<br />

Meetings held 3rd Tuesday every other month, starting Tuesday 17th July. Town Hall, 7pm.<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 />

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

Tai Chi beginners welcome East Dereham at 10am 01760723102<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. Meg Dorling: 01760 722139 meg_dorling@msn.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: Belinda_Bush@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 5:30-6.30pm <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre.<br />

Nikki 07970316054<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 />

WEDNESDAY<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 />

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 />

Dementia Café Free cafe offering support, information for those living with<br />

dementia and their families/carers. Free refreshments. Assembly Rooms. 01603 763 556<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 />

Henchmans Henchmans Junior Magic the Gathering, trading card game,<br />

for 8-11 year olds from 5pm - 6.30pm. Free intro packs for beginners. All<br />

welcome. £2 per person, first session free. 13 Station Street, <strong>Swaffham</strong> PE37 7LL.<br />

Henchman’s Magic the Gathering Standard Showdown 7pm.<br />

The <strong>Swaffham</strong> and District Branch of the Labour Party<br />

meets in the Community Centre at 7.30 pm, first Weds of the month.<br />

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

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

<strong>Swaffham</strong>.<br />

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

Acrylic/Oil painting workshops<br />

Arts Lounge Gallery Studio, 15 Market Place <strong>Swaffham</strong> are on Wednesday,<br />

Thursday and Friday. Two sessions each day, 0930-1230 or 1pm-4pm, £30<br />

per session includes all equipment, materials and refreshments. Call 01760<br />

723624 to book.<br />

Baby Signing Classes -Sing and Sign<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre (Dickens Room). Help your baby to<br />

communicate before speech with our award winning music classes. 10am<br />

Stage 2 14mths - 2yrs. 11am Stage 1 6mths - 14mths. Term time only.<br />

Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact Andrea 07905 061336 or<br />

Email kingslynn@singandsign.co.uk<br />

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

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

fabulous team please contact John or Nicky on 01760 721568 or email<br />

swaffhamplayers@gmail.com<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Veterans Snooker Group (60+) 10am-1pm at West<br />

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

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

01603 629558<br />

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

01760723102<br />

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

Wednesday at the Church Rooms, Campingland All ages welcome.<br />

More details Fiona 07768211087<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 />

THURSDAY<br />

Acrylic/Oil painting workshops<br />

Arts Lounge Gallery Studio, 15 Market Place <strong>Swaffham</strong> are on Wednesday,<br />

Thursday and Friday. Two sessions each day, 0930-1230 or 1pm-4pm, £30<br />

per session includes all equipment, materials and refreshments. Call 01760<br />

723624 to book.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

337181<br />

Happidojo Marham Judo Club Sandringham Centre, Marham,<br />

PE33 9NP 3-4yrs 5.20-6 Fun & Games,5-7yrs:6-7pm, 8-16yrs:7-8pm. Adv.<br />

Juniors, Seniors 17+ : 8-9.30pm FIRST LESSON FREE. Then 3-4yrs £2, 5-12yrs-<br />

£3. 13-16yrs -£1.00. 17+ - £3.50. Colin McCallum. 07905278857 or www.<br />

happidojomarhamjudoclub.btckco.uk<br />

Henchmans Board games. £2.50 per person. 7-11pm. Henchmans, 13<br />

Station Street, <strong>Swaffham</strong>. 01760 788427. New players always welcome<br />

(over 18)<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<br />

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

622254<br />

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

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

Kirtan for Health<br />

Relax and enjoy the meditative benefits whilst singing/chanting<br />

beautiful songs and ancient mantras. Sessions every other Thursday.<br />

£6 including refreshments. For details contact Chris on 07957 405823<br />

or chrissywillis57@yahoo.co.uk<br />

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

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

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

gmail.com<br />

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

5 pm. Sandringham Centre Upper Marham PE33 9NP (Behind Spar)<br />

07766 078123<br />

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Mothers’ Union<br />

The <strong>Swaffham</strong> branch of the Mothers’ Union – the largest organisation within<br />

the Church of England – usually meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month.<br />

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 14th June in the Church Rooms, The<br />

Campinglands, beginning at 10.00am. when the speaker will be Mr Keith<br />

Balich on the topic of ‘Town Pastors’. Enquiries to Anne 336328<br />

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

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

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

01760 723377<br />

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

01328 851970 – before your first session.<br />

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

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

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

meets 2nd Thurs of the month, 7 pm, The George Hotel,: Jill Neale<br />

01760 723466<br />

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

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

more details<br />

Weight Watchers 10-11am <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre.<br />

Cheryl 07941 319 742<br />

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

For years 6, 7 & 8 Free entry. Contact sally@iceni.info 07772 852284<br />

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

£2 per session. Equipment and refreshments provided – all welcome.<br />

Tel: Belinda 01760 755184 or Betty 01760 755235<br />

Email: Belinda_Bush@hotmail.com<br />

FRIDAY<br />

2nd <strong>Swaffham</strong> Guides Term time only, 18:30-20:30. Church<br />

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

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 at Community Centre<br />

Volunteer recruitment 10.30am - 12.00 noon 1st Friday of the month<br />

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

Acrylic/Oil painting workshops<br />

Arts Lounge Gallery Studio, 15 Market Place <strong>Swaffham</strong> are on<br />

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Two sessions each day, 0930-1230<br />

or 1pm-4pm, £30 per session includes all equipment, materials and<br />

refreshments. Call 01760 723624 to book.<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 St. Peter & St. Paul Church, 7:30pm<br />

on the Friday preceding the 2nd Sunday of the month. Beginners welcome. Tel:<br />

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 />

Coffee Morning At Ashill Community Centre<br />

2nd Friday every month, 10am until noon. 01760 441 651<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 />

<strong>Swaffham</strong>’s Green Gym Friday 8.30am Recreation Ground, Haspalls Rd<br />

Henchmans Early Friday Night Magic at Henchmans, 13 Station<br />

Street, <strong>Swaffham</strong>. 2pm to 6pm. Friday Night Magic at Henchmans<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<br />

Acre £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. <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre. Tel: 01760<br />

723102 or barbara.smith58@yahoo.co.uk<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 />

SATURDAY<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 />

<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 />

Buzzbox<br />

A hive of activity for young families, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon<br />

On the 3rd Saturday of each month, in the parish church. Each session has a<br />

themed ‘Sharing Circle’; illustrated and acted stories from the Bible; children’s<br />

discussions; songs; prayers; and birthday celebrations. All are welcome.<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 (1st & 3rd of month): Warhammer 40k & Age of<br />

Sigmar. All day Games Workshop; collect, model and paint + tabletop<br />

battles. All ages welcome. Customers are welcome to bring their<br />

existing models to paint and battle with but we also now stock Games<br />

Workshop paints and models. £3 for the entire day or part thereof,<br />

terrain/accessories and rules provided. Henchman’s, 13 Station Street,<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> PE37 7LL. (2nd & 4th of month): Pokemon / Lightseekers<br />

trading card games. All ages welcome.<br />

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

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

Pilates Class 9-10.15am All Saints Centre, Church Lane, Boughton.<br />

Beginners welcome. £8 per session. 07515834729<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. 01553 765870<br />

SUNDAY<br />

Henchmans Yu-Gi-Oh trading card game from 12 noon until 4pm.<br />

£2.50 per person. Regular friendly tournaments. Konami registered store.<br />

Henchman’s, 13 Station Street, <strong>Swaffham</strong> PE37 7LL.<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 />

Friends of <strong>Swaffham</strong> Infants<br />

As a PTA group we raise funds or try to acquire<br />

equipment needed. We are very pleased to have<br />

been donated a wonderful Bell Tent for the Forest<br />

School area. This was from Soul Pad of Thetford<br />

who have superb tents and equipment and we<br />

are very grateful for this wonderful donation.<br />

Our next and main fund raiser of the year is our<br />

‘Fun in the Sun’ Summer Fete, Saturday 14th July,<br />

11 am – 3.00 pm. <strong>Swaffham</strong> Infant and Nursery<br />

School, White Cross Road.<br />

We have many stalls, Birds of Prey, Electric Saw<br />

wood carver, Bouncy Castle, Bouncy Slide, Fire<br />

Engine, Vintage Cars, BBQ, Mr Nicks whippy ice<br />

cream, face painting, displays including Rainbow<br />

Community Choir, Dizzy Dance, Taekwondo and<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Infant Dance Group; much more with<br />

grand draw great prizes with family tickets to<br />

Holkham, Sandringham, Oxburgh Halls, meals<br />

out, days out etc. We are grateful to our sponsors;<br />

Hamlyn financial, Saxon Agriculture, for this<br />

event. We hope to see you there!!<br />

Our next item is to have volunteers repaint the<br />

playground games over the summer holidays. If<br />

anyone is able to help with this in any way please<br />

contact Sue on: suechittock@btinternet.com.<br />

swaffhamvolunteerhub@gmail.com<br />

Fancy working at the library? At a care home? At<br />

Green Britain Centre? Somewhere else in <strong>Swaffham</strong>?<br />

Becoming a pledger? <strong>Newsletter</strong> 3, offering more<br />

volunteer opportunities in town, is now available<br />

from the Community Centre, museum or Town Hall.<br />

Don’t forget to pick up a copy or email me. That<br />

way as soon as something comes up you will be the<br />

first to know! If you want to have more information<br />

about what the Volunteer Hub is, please email me<br />

for a leaflet.<br />

Sacred Heart Convent<br />

Bad Habits at Sacred Heart School in <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

Sisters Francis, Renata and Michaela were invited to<br />

the Sanford St Martin Awards at Lambeth Palace. We<br />

did not win our category but were delighted to be<br />

nominated. We were up against the series Broken<br />

which featured Sean Bean as a Catholic Parish Priest.<br />

We were given a mention from the podium from a<br />

BBC Radio 4 presenter for the positive impact that<br />

our documentary has had on people. Lambeth Palace<br />

was a majestic venue for the Awards which are given<br />

annually for the best broadcast programmes about<br />

religion, ethics and spirituality. We felt honoured to<br />

be in such a wonderful setting with our friends from<br />

Crackitt who shot the documentary. Bishop Jane and<br />

Gabby joined us for a photograph.<br />

Mid Norfolk Athletics Championships<br />

Sacred Heart Senior School competed in the Mid<br />

Norfolk Athletics Championships at the UEA in<br />

Norwich. We took 40 children from the senior school<br />

to UEA to compete in the Mid Norfolk Athletics<br />

Championships. It was a great day with all the children<br />

playing a part in representing the school in both track<br />

and field events. We had a number of outstanding<br />

performances with Demi coming first in all her track<br />

and field events and Bonnie, Harry, Alex and Nancy<br />

all getting top 3 places. All those that took part were<br />

a great credit to the school and their commitment<br />

and desire to do well was much admired. All the<br />

children had been practicing very hard over the last<br />

few weeks especially in mastering the techniques in<br />

events such as shot, discuss and javelin.<br />

Mr J Hodge (Sports Teacher)<br />

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The Nicholas Hamond Academy<br />

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion<br />

Demonstrating tremendous skill, passion and<br />

determination, 12 year old Joseph Gray a student<br />

at TNHA, won gold in a recent competition Spain<br />

also winning a Championship Belt. Joe is trained in<br />

the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has reached expert<br />

level with dedicated training sessions 4 to 5 times<br />

a week when he also coaches younger students.<br />

Currently holding the English, British and European<br />

Champion he is hungry for further success and<br />

will compete in California at the Children’s World<br />

Championships in February 2019.<br />

Hospice Cake Sale Becoming Part Of The Blue Crew<br />

Blue was the colour of the day when TNHA students<br />

and staff joined The Blue Crew raising funds for the<br />

Norfolk Hospice. A blue themed non-uniform day<br />

was held together with a Student Bake Sale and<br />

Staff Coffee Morning. All funds raised will go to the<br />

Norfolk Hospice who provide care for people in<br />

our local community with life shortening illnesses.<br />

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Pupil Podcast<br />

Summer examinations are almost over and whilst<br />

many might be winding down and thinking of<br />

their summer holidays, the Year 12 Film Studies<br />

group are busy working on their blog: TNHA Film<br />

Academy. Collaboratively creating and collating<br />

podcasts, music, animations and essays will enable<br />

the group to study and revise over the summer<br />

break, and then into the new Autumn term in<br />

September. This is proving to be a fun way to learn<br />

and stay in touch!<br />

Students Running For Fun<br />

Full of energy and eager to take part, 250 students<br />

from seven primary schools in the <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

cluster arrived at TNHA for a fun run. Student<br />

Sports Ambassadors from the academy helped run<br />

the event in which participants received a sticker<br />

for every corner of the field they reached during<br />

a timed run. There were some very happy faces<br />

as many of them left the field covered in stickers!<br />

Well done to everyone who took part.<br />

Students Celebrate Success At West Norfolk<br />

Athletics Championships<br />

TNHA celebrated a very successful outcome at The<br />

West Norfolk Athletics Championships with the<br />

Year 7 & 8 teams achieving the best overall results.<br />

Both teams finished fourth out of nine in the area,<br />

missing out on third by a couple of points, with<br />

one of our athletes breaking the Academy 1500m<br />

record. Seven students were selected for the West<br />

Norfolk team and will be aiming for further success<br />

in the Norfolk School Games.<br />

Jill Hambright<br />

PA to Principal/Admin. Manager/<br />

Clerk to Governors<br />

The Nicholas Hamond Academy<br />

01760 726152<br />

Email: Jill.Hambright@tnha.org.uk<br />

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

The July services in <strong>Swaffham</strong> parish church will be<br />

as follows: -<br />

Sunday 1st July Patronal Festival (St Peter & St Paul)<br />

8.00am Holy Communion<br />

9.30am Sung Eucharist<br />

6.00pm Choral Evensong<br />

Wednesday 4th<br />

10.00am Holy Communion (BCP)<br />

Sunday 8th<br />

8.00am Holy Communion<br />

9.30am Sung Eucharist<br />

Wednesday 11th<br />

10.00am Holy Communion (BCP)<br />

Sunday 15th<br />

8.00am Holy Communion<br />

9.30am Sung Eucharist<br />

Wednesday 18th<br />

10.00am Holy Communion (BCP)<br />

Sunday 22nd<br />

8.00am Holy Communion<br />

9.30am Sung Eucharist<br />

11.15am Family Service<br />

Wednesday 25th<br />

10.00am Holy Communion (BCP)<br />

Sunday 29th<br />

8.00am Holy Communion<br />

9.30am Sung Eucharist (a united service with<br />

the Sporle congregation)<br />

BUZZBOX (activity for young families) will be on<br />

Saturday 22nd July in the parish church from 10.00<br />

am to 12.00 noon. The Family Service will be the<br />

following day, Sunday 22nd July. All are welcome.<br />

Advance Notice<br />

The Parish Church Flower Festival<br />

The Parish church Flower Festival (we only have one<br />

every other year) makes a major contribution to<br />

paying the expensive church overheads. The 2018<br />

Festival will be held over the August Bank Holiday<br />

weekend, and the theme will be “Music in Bloom”.<br />

However, the flowers always cost a great deal of<br />

money and we rely on generous sponsorship in<br />

order to buy the flowers etc before the event. If you<br />

can help us by offering to sponsor one or other of<br />

the arrangements we will be most grateful, and the<br />

names of sponsors are normally published in the<br />

Festival programme, unless the sponsor wishes to<br />

remain anonymous of course. If you are able to help<br />

in this please contact Jean or Ralph Clarke 01760<br />

722941. Thank you.<br />

Mothers’ Union<br />

The <strong>Swaffham</strong> branch of the Mothers’ Union will be<br />

meeting on Thursday 12th July in the Church Rooms,<br />

The Campinglands, beginning at 10.00am. when the<br />

speaker will be Revd Sally Wallace-Jones, her topic<br />

being ‘My Faith Journey’. Enquiries to Anne 336328<br />

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

N.B. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUES<br />

Sun July 1st<br />

10.45am Morning Worship followed by refreshments.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Parish Rooms, Campingland.<br />

Fri July 6th<br />

Power of Prayer 9.30am. 'Hafod', Shoemakers Lane.<br />

Sun July 8th<br />

10.45am Morning Worship followed by refreshments.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Parish Rooms, Campingland.<br />

Fri July 13th<br />

Power of Prayer 9.30am 'Hafod', Shoemakers Lane,<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong>.<br />

Sun July 15th<br />

10.45am Morning Worship followed by refreshments.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Parish Rooms, Campingland.<br />

Fri July 20th<br />

Power of Prayer 9.30am 'Hafod', Shoemakers Lane,<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong>.<br />

Sun July 22nd<br />

Morning Worship 10.45am followed by refreshments.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Parish Rooms, Campingland.<br />

Fri July 27th<br />

Power of Prayer 9.30am 'Hafod', Shoemakers Lane,<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong>.<br />

Sun July 29th<br />

Morning Worship 10.45am followed by refreshments.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Parish Rooms, Campingland.<br />

Sun July 29th<br />

Farewell Service for Rev Eleanor Reddington. Gt<br />

Cressingham Methodist Church.<br />

Calling all<br />

budding artists<br />

Gallery Iceni<br />

needs you!<br />

At the Iceni Partnership, we are always looking<br />

for new art groups, or individuals who would<br />

like to showcase their work in our<br />

gallery in the community centre.<br />

If you or someone you know would be<br />

interested, then please call us on<br />

01760 722 800 or pop into the office and speak<br />

to our gallery co-ordinator Jelena


Interim customer support service<br />

A new interim service as been<br />

made available in three of<br />

Breckland’s market towns to<br />

provide support to residents when<br />

a new national benefits system<br />

is rolled out in the district. The<br />

interim service will also help people develop their<br />

digital skills, which will help them make use of online<br />

options when contacting their district council in the<br />

future. Breckland Council launched the new interim<br />

service during the week commencing June 4, it will<br />

be available two half-days a week within Norfolk<br />

County Council-led libraries in Attleborough, Watton<br />

and <strong>Swaffham</strong>:<br />

• Attleborough: Monday pm (2pm to 5pm) and<br />

Thursday am (10am to 2pm)<br />

• <strong>Swaffham</strong>: Tuesday am (10am to 1pm) and Friday<br />

pm (1pm to 5pm)<br />

• Watton: Monday am (10am to 1pm) and Wednesday<br />

pm (1pm to 5pm)<br />

People making use of the new service will be able<br />

to seek advice from Breckland Council’s customer<br />

services staff as well as making use of the free<br />

access to computers which will be needed to submit<br />

Universal Credit applications. Universal Credit<br />

replaces a number of other existing benefits, such as<br />

Child Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, and Working Tax<br />

Credit. Last year, Breckland decided to reorganise its<br />

customer services in light of a rise in online contacts,<br />

falling face-to-face enquiries at its small satellite<br />

offices in Attleborough, Watton and <strong>Swaffham</strong>, and<br />

in anticipation of the roll out of Universal Credit.<br />

However, since this decision was made last year, the<br />

roll-out of Universal Credit has been delayed by DWP<br />

until mid-June for Dereham and its surrounding areas<br />

and mid-September for Thetford and the surrounding<br />

areas. The new interim service, which is expected<br />

to be operated for 12 months from June, will mean<br />

support remains available in each of Breckland’s<br />

towns to help people transition to the new Universal<br />

Credit system and improve their digital skills.<br />

Cllr Alison Webb, Breckland’s Executive Member<br />

for People and Information, said: “Libraries are an<br />

excellent environment for local people to develop<br />

and use the digital skills, particularly if they may<br />

need to apply for Universal Credit in the future, as<br />

there is free public access to PCs a well as printing<br />

and scanning equipment and digital skills training<br />

available. It also means our residents will also be<br />

able to make even greater use of the increasingly<br />

broad options that Breckland Council is making<br />

available online, including online application forms,<br />

e-payments, and forms to report local issues. This<br />

will stand them in good stead for the future, after<br />

the interim service comes to an end.”<br />

SCALGA<br />

Greetings from the allotments. There was a little<br />

mishap with our May and June newsletters.<br />

Unfortunately because we had to write in advance to<br />

meet the deadline they got mixed up during editing<br />

and you read June’s in May and vice versa. Not to worry,<br />

I hope you all didn’t think I was being too previous or<br />

optimistic? As the weather was lovely most of the<br />

text applied. Most of the planting was about 4 to 6<br />

weeks behind, we did not put our potatoes in until the<br />

end of April but with the subsequent good weather<br />

the crops flourished and I swear our peas grew at<br />

least 6” overnight. Not everything was successful; I<br />

mentioned that I had planted Everlasting Sweet Peas<br />

in the hopes of getting a fence full of blooms. I was<br />

doomed to disappointment, 1 plant came up!!<br />

We held our AGM on the 30th May we had a good<br />

turnout of members. It was quite a long agenda but<br />

the meeting proceeded smoothly. On a positive note,<br />

since the Forum meeting we have now reached an<br />

understanding with the Open Spaces Committee<br />

and Richard Bishop that more information that<br />

could relate to the allotments will be shared. And<br />

discussed. Unfortunately our long serving President<br />

(and one of the original founders of SCALGA) Brian<br />

Baxter has stepped down. In gratitude for his long<br />

and tireless service the meeting agreed unanimously<br />

to elect Brian to the position of Lifetime, Honorary<br />

Vice President. Brian’s’ place as President was taken<br />

over by Roger Trowell. It was decided to do the<br />

judging of the best kept allotment on THURSDAY<br />

the 12th July 2018. The winners will be announced<br />

at the Afternoon tea 3pm in the Assembly Rooms on<br />

9th September. We have had a sudden rush for the<br />

starter plots, the entire Tumbler Hill site has gone<br />

but there are a few remaining on Shouldham Lane.<br />

It is not too late to get some produce in. Carrots,<br />

lettuce, Shallots, (they say) should be planted on the<br />

shortest day and harvested on the longest the list is<br />

longer than you will have room for and you will want<br />

another plot.<br />

We often get a “glut” of soft fruits that is too much to<br />

enjoy them to the full fresh, simmer the mixed fruits/<br />

or fruit in a large pan with some sugar and a small<br />

amount of water until the mixture is soft. You can<br />

now eat it in four different ways.<br />

1. As a simple fruit stew 2. As a puree (sieved to<br />

remove the seeds) 3. As a Fool, just mix in double<br />

cream or natural yoghourt and leave to chill in the<br />

fridge. 4. In homemade ice cream.<br />

We have our “fingers crossed for a really lovely<br />

summer so that we can all enjoy our gardens and the<br />

Children can run free during their holidays. Raspberry<br />

picking is a favourite and digging potatoes. As our<br />

broad beans went in so late we hope to be able<br />

to eat them at the same time as the carrots, peas,<br />

beetroot and runners. We can only hope. Enjoy your<br />

gardening. If you are interested in taking a plot or a<br />

starter plot, please call Graham or Jennifer Edwards<br />

on 07919 888870 or 07919 888872.<br />

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

Following a very successful St<br />

Georges Quiz, <strong>Swaffham</strong> Lions<br />

donated £1000 to the Merle Boddy<br />

Centre, which has just upgraded<br />

their toilets and day room. The<br />

centre is a vital part of looking after people, some of<br />

whom have dementia.<br />

Georgie Bell, the manager posted the following<br />

on social media: ‘Our wonderful Lions came to the<br />

Centre this morning with a gift of a £1000, I am never<br />

usually lost for words but these fantastic people<br />

ddthe impossible, we at The Merle Boddy are so<br />

grateful for your generosity, and the thoughtfulness<br />

towards us, we are so lucky to have such great<br />

support from the community. Many, many thanks<br />

Georgie xxxxxxx’<br />

Lion President, Pam Tallon, took time out to visit<br />

Sophie in the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital and<br />

presented her with a cuddly Lion, (to be called<br />

Punk). Sophie has been very ill over the past few<br />

weeks, hopefully she is on the mend but there is<br />

still an infection that won’t go away. She still has<br />

that wonderful smile despite everything. A great<br />

example to us all.<br />

The Lions have continued to support Sophie and her<br />

family since raising funds at a variety concert they<br />

held last year, with help with transport and raffles.<br />

Ashill Holme Hale Gardening Club<br />

Due to unforeseen circumstances Tony Goode had<br />

to cancel his talk on alpines. However, he kindly<br />

found us an excellent replacement in Rosie Wood<br />

who, with the aid of some splendid photographs,<br />

took us through ‘A Year in the Life of a Market<br />

Garden’. The market garden business near<br />

Norwich airport has been in her husband’s family<br />

since before the second World War and used to<br />

employ 16. Nowadays, as they move gradually<br />

towards retirement, they manage 35 acres with<br />

just two full-time staff and occasional part-time<br />

help. They continue to plant and harvest mainly<br />

by hand and while they cannot compete with<br />

the ‘big boys’ for supermarket business, they<br />

continue to sell their produce through Farmer’s<br />

Markets and other regular customers.<br />

Because seed has become so expensive they<br />

now sow in modules under cover starting in<br />

the second week of January. In this way losses<br />

due to weather, weeds or the dreaded pigeons<br />

are greatly reduced. They do have a machine<br />

which can sow one uniform round seed in each<br />

module but where the seeds are not round, such<br />

as lettuce, these still have to be sown by hand.<br />

Photographs showing row upon row of sprouting<br />

vegetables brought home the enormity of the<br />

task in planting these out. But as they grow the<br />

fields look stunning with the various shades of<br />

green and differing textures, such as the feathery<br />

tops of fennel and the sweetcorn acting as a wind<br />

break either side of the runner beans.<br />

When it comes to harvesting, some vegetables<br />

are more labour intensive than others. Whilst<br />

carrot, parsnips, swede and turnips can be left<br />

in the ground to a certain extent, courgettes<br />

must be cut every day. Of course, as every arable<br />

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On a lighter note, the advantage of having a<br />

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St Mary’s Church Houghton-on-the-Hill<br />

Annual Thanksgiving Service<br />

In 1992 Bob Davey took on the<br />

extraordinary challenge of bringing<br />

about the restoration of a small<br />

ancient church at the remote<br />

Houghton-on-the-Hill near North<br />

Pickenham – a church which was<br />

built at the latest by 1290 and abandoned, with its<br />

village, in the early 20th century. It was during the<br />

restoration that the wall-paintings were found.<br />

Experts consider them to be amongst the oldest, most<br />

extensive and remarkable schemes of early paintings<br />

to have survived in this country and beyond.<br />

Every year the church holds a Summer Thanksgiving<br />

Service to commemorate the survival and restoration<br />

of the church. Do come and join us at the church at<br />

3pm on Sunday 8 July and afterwards for a cup of tea<br />

and refreshments.<br />

All donations from the service help towards the<br />

maintenance of the church and eventual further<br />

research into the wall paintings and the history of<br />

the site. If you can’t make it to the service – St.Mary’s<br />

is open every day between 2 and 4pm from April to<br />

October and in the Winter at weeekends from 2pm<br />

to 4pm. It’s a perfect place for a walk or a picnic. And<br />

there is not only a feeling of stillness and contentment<br />

around the church, but also a sense of reaching back<br />

over the centuries to the people who made this tiny<br />

place their home. SATNAV location: PE37 8DP<br />

www.houghtonstmary.co.uk<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Library News<br />

Extended Opening Hours<br />

Along with other libraries across Norfolk, <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

Library will be offering longer opening hours with<br />

an extended Open Libraries service from the end of<br />

June. This widens access to library materials, public<br />

computers and quiet, creative spaces to meet or<br />

study even while the building is unstaffed, making<br />

your library available at times that are convenient<br />

for you.With an Open Libraries registration you will<br />

be able to visit and use the library:<br />

Monday to Friday 8am-7pm<br />

Saturday 8am-4pm<br />

Sunday 10am-4pm<br />

These times contain both staffed and unstaffed<br />

hours, and you will need to register for our Open<br />

Libraries service to access the library during<br />

unstaffed times.<br />

Pop in to the library to find out more and to register<br />

for Open Libraries!<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Library, The Pightle, <strong>Swaffham</strong> PE37 7DF.<br />

Tel: 01760 721513<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> RAF Air Cadets<br />

1894 <strong>Swaffham</strong> Squadron had a busy weekend of<br />

activities. On the 19th May we had 5 cadets assisting<br />

the Ceres Masonic Lodge with their ladies night,<br />

Corporal Emily Cox attended a planning session<br />

for her qualifying bronze Duke of Edinburgh award<br />

expedition, and Sergeant Alex Skinner was selected<br />

to play rugby for the corps. On the 20th May we<br />

had 6 cadets take part in the Norfolk & Suffolk Wing<br />

athletics competition. At the competition Corporal<br />

Alex Grapes received a silver medal for the Youth<br />

Boys 100m, Sergeant Jack Pateman received a<br />

bronze medal for the Junior Men 200m, and Corporal<br />

Maisie James received a bronze medal for the Junior<br />

Girls Shot Put. Following this eventful weekend,<br />

8 cadets received awards for recent activities they<br />

participated on and off the squadron.<br />

• Flight Sergeant Polly Batty requalified for her<br />

Heartstart Certificate. This is a minimum level of First<br />

Aid training all cadets must complete every 3 years.<br />

• Sergeant Alex Skinner was represented with his Corps<br />

Blue for Rugby. This badge is presented to any cadet<br />

that represents the RAF Air Cadets in their chosen<br />

sport. He took part in the Rugby Match between the<br />

RAF Air Cadets and Bromsgrove Rugby Club.<br />

• Sergeant Jack Pateman received his Master Cadet<br />

Badge. This badge is awarded to cadets who have<br />

completed their academic training.<br />

• Corporal Alex Grapes received his certificate for<br />

successful completion of the Wings Junior NCO<br />

Course. This is a mandatory course for all Corporals<br />

and for those cadets who wish to be promoted.<br />

It gives them the basic knowledge on taking and<br />

instructing drill, leadership and the roll of a NCO.<br />

• Sergeant Jack Pateman, Corporal Alex Grapes,<br />

Corporal Kieran Coe, Corporal Maisie James, Cadet<br />

Jack Turner, and Cadet Leanna Dorling all received<br />

their Blue Pre Duke of Edinburgh Badge. This is a new<br />

badge introduced last year as part of a new badge<br />

syllabus. The badge is for all cadets interested in<br />

starting their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.<br />

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James, Sergeant Alex Skinner, Sergeant Jack Pateman,<br />

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Sporle Afternoon WI<br />

Our May meeting was quite a busy<br />

time – first our “surprise” speaker<br />

declared the meeting in session, in<br />

some style! <strong>Swaffham</strong>’s Town Cryer dressed in his<br />

traditional attire told us of his “job” as Town Cryer.<br />

This is a labour of love as there is no salary, it is a<br />

volunteers post. His love of this job paved the way<br />

for him towards his other job and then he took<br />

off his regalia and revealed his Toastmasters ‘dress’.<br />

He told how his wife had steered him towards<br />

this activity and then some of the amusing and<br />

dangerous things that can sometimes be required<br />

of the toastmaster especially at weddings, “elastic<br />

petticoats” need I say more!! After tea and cake – one<br />

of which was dedicated to the bridal couple (Harry<br />

& Megan), we discussed the WI’s resolution Mental<br />

Health. In the main, while opinions were that<br />

mental health is a rising problem in todays society<br />

the WI’s weight would not have any meaningful<br />

influence and so our members abstained from the<br />

vote. Other WI business was then discussed and in<br />

accordance with WI suggestions we decided to hold<br />

a Charity fund raising Coffee Morning for Breast<br />

Cancer Care and to amalgamate it with Norfolk<br />

Day – FRIDAY JULY 27th. So Sporle WI invite you<br />

to come to Sporle Community Centre and support<br />

this most worthy cause. The hall will be open from<br />

10am – 12noon when tea, coffee and cake, most<br />

especially cake, will be served for a donation to the<br />

charity. The summer outing was decided and a visit<br />

to the National Memorial Arboretum at Stoke-on-<br />

Trent was agreed upon. A long day in prospect but<br />

an over whelming desire by the members to go<br />

there. More details next month.<br />

Sporle WI every 3rd Tuesday on the month – all<br />

welcome 2pm – 4pm<br />

Beachamwell & District WI<br />

June is always the month when WI<br />

members enjoyed a celebration meal<br />

out. This time, we went to Strattons;<br />

the food was delicious and the company convivial.<br />

Ann entertained us with some selected poems and a<br />

good time was had by all.<br />

In July, Beachamwell WI goes to Bollywood. We will<br />

dress up in saris, learn some dance moves and eat<br />

Indian food. Visitors who are happy to join in the<br />

fun are very welcome to come along. The more<br />

the merrier! In August, we have a traditional knife<br />

sharpening demonstration. No one can say that our<br />

programme is not varied!<br />

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Pickenhams’ WI<br />

Carolyn welcomed our speaker<br />

Janet Martin a self-taught Cutter<br />

and Decorator of Glass who<br />

demonstrated her skills and members made lovely<br />

glass coasters. This was followed by the business<br />

side of the Competition Winners. A glass vase or<br />

object. 1st Margaret Brown, 2nd Sylvia Sexton.<br />

Members enjoyed a delicious tea at Broom<br />

Hall to celebrate 100 years of the Suffragettes<br />

achievements. The 3 Sue’s spoke briefly about the<br />

suffragettes struggle and what we owe them.<br />

Future events -:<br />

Battle Area Visit, 4th July. The coach will be<br />

leaving at 4.20pm Sharp. Only pick-up is at North<br />

Pickenham Bus Stop. There will be a collection for<br />

Various Charities on the coach on the way in lieu of<br />

a charge by the military at West Tofts.<br />

Norfolk Day for a lunchtime celebration at the Blue<br />

Lion on the 27th July with homemade refreshments<br />

by the W.I.<br />

Mystery tour on the 10th August. We still have<br />

empty seats. Cost £28.50, this includes morning<br />

coffee/tea, afternoon tea/coffee plus travel and<br />

a surprise. Please contact Carolyn Vincent 01760<br />

755089 to secure your seat.<br />

Summer Picnic and Guided Tour of Houghton-onthe-Hill<br />

Church, 2.30pm, 14th August.<br />

10th July Meeting - member led. Speaker Paul<br />

Stevenson- “the Landmark Trust”. Holidays in<br />

unusual buildings and places. Competition - A<br />

Funny holiday Photo.<br />

New Members welcome contact Melonie Cousins<br />

01760440456 for details<br />

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<strong>Swaffham</strong> Neighbourhood Plan<br />

The <strong>Swaffham</strong> Neighbourhood<br />

Plan is a document written by<br />

the community to guide future<br />

development of the parish over<br />

the next 20 years.<br />

From 18 July,<br />

for 6 weeks, you can<br />

read and comment<br />

on the draft<br />

Neighbourhood Plan.<br />

Copies can be found<br />

at:<br />

• Town Council<br />

• Library<br />

• Community Centre<br />

• <strong>Swaffham</strong> Museum<br />

COMMENT<br />

ON THE FIRST<br />

DRAFT<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Neighbourhood Plan<br />

2019-2039<br />

Drop in to comment on<br />

your draft Neighbourhood Plan for <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

or read in community locations<br />

or online, www.swaffhamtowncouncil.gov.uk<br />

10am-7pm, Wednesday, 18 July<br />

at the Assembly Rooms<br />

You can also read<br />

and comment on<br />

the Neighbourhood<br />

Plan online:<br />

www.swaffhamtowncouncil.gov.uk<br />

Version 1: Pre-submission DRAFT<br />

July 2018<br />

After this consultation, the Neighbourhood Plan will be<br />

revised and submitted to Breckland Council for examination<br />

and referendum. If voted for by residents, it will become<br />

part of the statutory development plan for the area.<br />

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Age Concern <strong>Swaffham</strong> & District<br />

Special Note - We are planning a big fund raising weekend given by international Russian pianist and organist,<br />

Olga Stone in the Parish Church on Saturday evening, 29th September. Also on the following afternoon, Sunday,<br />

September 30th, Olga’s husband Ian will be giving one of his amusing illustrated talks in the Assembly Rooms<br />

entitled “ From Lord Nelson to me – encounters with polar bears and how to survive them”. Please put these<br />

dates in your diaries – more details later.<br />

As always, we would be pleased to welcome new members to join Age Concern so they can benefit from the<br />

various events being organised. Our Membership Secretary Vicky is the contact, see details below, or just turn up<br />

at one of our entertainment afternoons, on the last Tuesday in each month, 2 pm in the Assembly Rooms and<br />

join there.<br />

We also organise trips out by coach, three or four per year, John Clarke (see below) is the contact. Upcoming<br />

events are:<br />

July 31st – Talk on the Stanford Training Ground clearances in WW2 (in house)<br />

August 28th – Summer Party – (in house)<br />

September 4th – (note date) Beating the Retreat and Concert at Thursford (trip out)<br />

September 29th – (note date) Concert in the Parish Church – as above<br />

September 30th – (note date) Talk in the Assembly Rooms, as above<br />

For <strong>Swaffham</strong> Support Services we have Brad Stein as our Project Manager and Befriending Coordinator and also<br />

Maxine Haydon as our Hospital Buddy Coordinator. Just appointed is our new Administrator,<br />

Lorraine Deane. Please see our advert below.<br />

Our office in the Community Centre is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to<br />

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Iceni Partnership bids a fond farewell<br />

to Youth leader Sally Palmer<br />

Some people just fulfil their job title and<br />

others are synonymous with it; for many<br />

people growing up in <strong>Swaffham</strong> over the past<br />

20 years, Sally Palmer is Youthie. It is with<br />

great regret, therefore, that Iceni Partnership says<br />

goodbye to Sally at the end of June as she embarks<br />

on expanding her role in the family financial business<br />

with her husband Andy.<br />

Sally was a youth member at the old Youth and<br />

Community Centre in <strong>Swaffham</strong> and volunteered<br />

at the Youth Club. Working as a Nursing Auxiliary<br />

as a plaster technician in Dereham, <strong>Swaffham</strong> and<br />

King’s Lynn and as an employed youth worker, Sally<br />

found herself juggling shifts. Finally as a Ward Clerk<br />

at Dereham hospital, Sally knew enjoying working<br />

with younger people was a stronger calling. Ten or so<br />

years later working for Norfolk County Council as a<br />

Youth Worker, Sally saw the knocking down of the old<br />

community centre and the erection of the new when<br />

she was eventually employed by Iceni Partnership<br />

when county funding ended in 2011.<br />

Sally also leaves a lot of herself behind with the<br />

legacy of three strong youth evenings and a wealth<br />

of knowledge in the form of well trained volunteers<br />

and peer mentors.<br />

Feeling it was time for a change, Sally is expanding<br />

her once part time role at Andy R. Palmer Wealth<br />

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all the new challenges that will entail. We all wish<br />

her well with her future plans and look forward to<br />

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the Iceni Partnership extended family.<br />

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school, in preparation for taking up further<br />

education or apprenticeships.<br />

The Trustees will be meeting in late July to<br />

review and consider all applications received<br />

and therefore look forward to receiving fully<br />

completed forms, which can be found on<br />

our website<br />

www.hamondeducationalcharity.org.uk.<br />

If further information is required please<br />

contact the Clerk via email at:<br />

contact@hamondeducationalcharity.org.uk<br />

Come and go as you please.<br />

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Icenima - You decide<br />

For those of you who don’t already know, we<br />

show a film in the Community Centre on the third<br />

Wednesday of each month at 2pm. We try to select<br />

a varied choice of films to cater for all tastes, but<br />

realise we might not always get it right. Therefore,<br />

we want to ask for your suggestions, would you like<br />

more comedy, drama or documentaries?<br />

You can send in suggestions to swaffhamnewsletter@<br />

gmail.com or contact us on Facebook, just search for<br />

‘Iceni Partnership’. We may even set up an online<br />

poll so you can vote for your favourite from the ideas<br />

sent in. It would be great to widen our audience, so<br />

please get in touch.<br />

Tai Chi for health<br />

Tai Chi has been found to be beneficial for:<br />

• Helping relieve arthritis<br />

• Improving balance & posture<br />

• Toning muscles<br />

• Improving mobility<br />

• Promoting good health<br />

• Physical & mental wellbeing<br />

Our classes are relaxed, friendly, fun,<br />

& a good way of meeting new friends.<br />

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London Street<br />

PE37 7DD<br />

01760 721353<br />

EVENTS @ the conni:<br />

YOU COULD BE PART OF THIS,<br />

Call in and pick up an<br />

application form today,<br />

why wait till tomorrow?<br />

East Dereham<br />

Tuesday 10am<br />

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

Wednesday 10am<br />

Friday 10am<br />

www.academytaichi.co.uk<br />

St.Mary’s Church, Houghton-on-the-Hill<br />

From Sunday March 25th the church will be<br />

open again every day between 2 and 4pm.<br />

Come and enjoy the Spring flowers in the<br />

garden. Take a rest as you walk Peddars Way.<br />

Be captivated by the ancient wallpaintings<br />

which tell the story of our journey through life.<br />

No charge, but donations are welcome.<br />

Group and individual visits available with prior booking<br />

at times to suit. SATNAV ref. PE37 8DP<br />

Contact houghtonstmary@gmail.com or 01760 720070<br />

8 th September Afternoon Tea Dance<br />

10 th November Remembrance Dance<br />

8 th December 70’s themed Night<br />

16 th December Christmas Draw<br />

22 nd December Members Party<br />

31 st December New Years Eve Party time<br />

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

Branch<br />

01760<br />

725801<br />

http://www.family-action.org.uk<br />

building better families<br />

Caribbean, Reggae and Ska all Dayer<br />

28 th July Mid Day to Midnight<br />

BBQ and Cocktails in the Afternoon<br />

Followed by Reggae/ Ska and Two Tone<br />

Disco 8-12<br />

With Skamouth Resident DJ<br />

“Steve Greensides”<br />

CRACK THE<br />

SAFE TOTAL ???<br />

You will have to<br />

call in and find<br />

out.<br />

Join us on Face Book - <strong>Swaffham</strong> Conni Club<br />

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The<br />

Merle Boddy<br />

Day Centre<br />

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

We have a few spaces in our warm and<br />

friendly day service for people living with<br />

dementia & other mental health problems.<br />

For more information please ring Georgie on:<br />

01760 724527<br />

or email:<br />

merleboddycentre@hotmail.co.uk<br />

www.merleboddycentre.co.uk<br />

charity no 1050124<br />

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

President’s Corner<br />

By the time this article is published<br />

the presidency of the <strong>Swaffham</strong> Rotary<br />

Club will have passed from Bill Muir to<br />

me and I am honoured to lead the Club into its 50th<br />

Anniversary year. Bill has presided over an excellent<br />

year for the Club despite it being over-shadowed by<br />

the tragic death of his wife June a month after he<br />

took over. Despite this dreadful event Bill led us in<br />

an exemplary way and I am sure the Family of Rotary<br />

helped him to cope with his loss.<br />

This coming year we are preparing for the 50th<br />

Anniversary of the formation of the <strong>Swaffham</strong> Rotary<br />

Club in 1969. The year begins on 1st January 2019<br />

to 31st December 2019, I will be President for the<br />

first 6 months and Steve Ward will look after the<br />

celebrations in the second period.<br />

We are preparing for our 50th programme in January<br />

next year with a photographic competition entitled<br />

“Capture <strong>Swaffham</strong> “ - open to all the people of<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong>. Many years ago the Boot- Mender of<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong>, Leslie Kendle, had a hobby of collecting<br />

old photographs of the Town and its people and<br />

events. Donated to the Museum when he died, I<br />

was able to help in publishing many of them in two<br />

volumes “Kendle’s Old <strong>Swaffham</strong> “<br />

will continue to serve the Town and its District as it<br />

has in the past.<br />

In Rotary Community Service is an essential part of<br />

the commitment we give to others and in support<br />

of that ideal our Rotary District presents awards to<br />

individual Rotarians who have given outstanding<br />

service to the local community. I am delighted that<br />

one of our members, John Wallace was presented<br />

with such an award some two weeks ago by Past<br />

District Governor Nick Corke. John has played a very<br />

active role in Community activities in the Town,<br />

working tirelessly for Age Concern, the blind, Iceni<br />

Partnership, transport for the elderly and infirm and<br />

many more activities. He is truly an inspiration to us all.<br />

Meet Henry<br />

Care Workers support people & & the the people people they they love love<br />

We We could could tell tell you you about about how how great great it is it to is work to work with with us:<br />

the us: benefits, the benefits, the training, the training, the mileage the mileage allowance, allowance, the<br />

travel the travel time, the time, opportunities the opportunities for career for progression... career it’s<br />

much progression... more personal it's much than that. more personal than that.<br />

We are looking for people who want to make a<br />

We are looking for people who want to make a<br />

difference difference as as part part of of our our established established local local charity. charity.<br />

Join our Team, Become a Care Worker<br />

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SLEEPING TIGERS JUDO CLUB<br />

Every Friday 6-7pm<br />

Catholic School<br />

Sports Hall<br />

£2.50<br />

Welcome to <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

Community Centre<br />

Feel free to pop in and admire our<br />

gallery of work by local artists<br />

and then treat yourself to tea and<br />

home made cake in Patisserie Iceni.<br />

GALLERY<br />

ICENI<br />

OPEN WEEKDAYS 9AM - 5PM<br />

www.iceni.info 01760 722800<br />

The Campingland, <strong>Swaffham</strong> PE37 7RB<br />

FUN<br />

Call Emma: 07824 774827<br />

SPORT<br />

4 YRS +<br />

FIT<br />

With the help, support and co- operation of Sue<br />

Gattuso of the Museum, they will display these<br />

alongside the best and winners of a monthly<br />

competition leading up to the Exhibition there next<br />

year. Details of how to enter the Competitions will be<br />

announced and publicised later this year. In addition<br />

to this we are planning a Charities Exhibition &<br />

Conference, a recipe book, a Town Trail, Anniversary<br />

Celebration Dinner and planting 50 trees locally in<br />

the year. All of which I will be giving more information<br />

in future <strong>Newsletter</strong>s and general publicity. The Club<br />

My own Presidential Charity this year is The<br />

Samaritans. As a club we are grateful for the support<br />

of many local businesses who always rally to help<br />

us with such ventures as our Annual Charity Golf<br />

Dayin aid of SSAFA and Big C on 23rd July and our<br />

Visual Arts Festival on 26, 27 and 28 October. Our<br />

Patrons for the Festival are once again Abel Homes.<br />

Tony and Maggie Abel appreciate art so they like to<br />

commission a work of art on each of their housing<br />

estates where they can. We are grateful to them for<br />

their continuing backing and support we like to give<br />

to local artists with our successful Art Exhibition,<br />

now in its 24th year.<br />

So a busy year ahead it will be. We in Rotary like to<br />

have fun whilst supporting those in need and we<br />

are always looking for new members. We have just<br />

inducted three new members -and the more we<br />

have the better we can serve <strong>Swaffham</strong> and District -<br />

hence our motto “Service above Self “<br />

Malcolm Whittley<br />

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25


<strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Hospital LOFs<br />

After some negotiations with the Hospital Trust, we<br />

are pleased to confirm that we have approval to<br />

proceed with a major revamp of the gardens at the<br />

rear of the Hospital. The existing gardens are in need<br />

of some TLC but also have become a bit “tired”. The<br />

opportunity has arisen for us to be more ambitious<br />

and go for a major revamp. We wish to reflect a<br />

“Market Town “ theme including some market type<br />

stalls. We will build a new garden gazebo with open<br />

sides with new seating for patient and relatives to<br />

use. The garden will include a variety of ground<br />

surfaces which enables those with walking difficulties<br />

to relearn skills. We aim to keep the garden overall<br />

as effective as possible to maintain. Once the work<br />

is complete (late Summer) we will be holding an<br />

open day with stalls and refreshments to welcome<br />

members of the public as well as relatives, to see<br />

what has been achieved. Dates will be confirmed<br />

later. I hope at the time you will be able to come.<br />

Our funds received a very welcome boost from the<br />

proceeds of a sponsored walk undertaken by staff<br />

and others from the Pedlars Gold shop in <strong>Swaffham</strong>.<br />

Many thanks again for this support.<br />

As we do hold raffles and events it is always helpful<br />

to receive any unwanted items that you may like to<br />

donate. These can either be left at Hospital Reception<br />

or if you ring me I can collect.<br />

We have been very lucky in securing the return of<br />

the Imperial Vienna Orchestra for the afternoon<br />

of Sunday 22d July. This will be there third visit to<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> and we anticipate yet another sellout. The<br />

title this time is “The Beautiful Galatea” a concert<br />

performance and Comic Opera. So don’t delay...<br />

Tickets at £12 are available from Ceres bookshop,<br />

Just Hair. Or members of the League of Friends.<br />

There will be refreshments and a raffle. Lets hope<br />

we get a nice weather day and get the doors open.<br />

A further reminder our Annual Street collection will<br />

be on Saturday 1st September.<br />

As usual you can contact us Colin Houghton (Chair)<br />

01760 336025 or Iris Reeve (vice chair) on 01760<br />

721430<br />

87 Market Place, <strong>Swaffham</strong>, Norfolk. PE37 7AQ Tel:01760721022<br />

EAT<br />

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sleep in one of our newly completely<br />

refitted and refurbished rooms<br />

choice of Doubles, Twins or Family.<br />

Come and go as you please.<br />

DRINK<br />

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INTERFIT Builders<br />

All forms of building<br />

work undertaken from<br />

domestic extensions to period<br />

refurbishments<br />

contact John<br />

on<br />

01760 724817<br />

or<br />

mobile 07977 235929<br />

come and enjoy our fresh homemade<br />

food using local produce also<br />

see our specials boards for more<br />

choice. Please book for evening<br />

meals with our delicious menus<br />

SLEEP<br />

Enjoy a refreshing cool drink with a<br />

great choice of draught beers and<br />

lagers also try our real ales and a<br />

large choice of spirits and mixers.<br />

PLEASE SEE OUR SPECIAL VOUCHER SOMEWHERE IN THIS EDITION<br />

The Pink Box<br />

If you need sanitary<br />

products, there is now<br />

a basket located in<br />

the Community Centre,<br />

please help yourselves.<br />

Dog lovers<br />

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For short stays and holiday cover<br />

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<strong>Swaffham</strong> Jazz Club<br />

at<br />

presents<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Conservative Club<br />

Jazz Club<br />

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

London Street<br />

Lee Vasey Jazz Jam Quartet<br />

with Stella Goodey vocals Pete Oxborough sax<br />

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 />

new kitchen or bathroom<br />

Contact Tristan Tomlinson<br />

01760 709 299 07976 329 509<br />

www.tctpe.co.uk<br />

Tuesday 7:30pm<br />

July 3rd<br />

Tickets on Door £7<br />

Norman 01760 722 384<br />

Geoff 01366 328 730<br />

bar<br />

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27


<strong>Swaffham</strong> History Group<br />

The Group spent much of their last meeting discussing<br />

the various research projects which individual<br />

members are undertaking. This followed the special<br />

Research Workshop arranged by the museum. One<br />

of our members, Ric Parsonson, has uncovered some<br />

fascinating details about the still visible traces of the<br />

town’s WWII history, including remains of buildings<br />

and equipment sites. His research is still ongoing<br />

and hopefully it will be published by the museum<br />

in due course. Another of our members, Barry Ellis,<br />

can be proud of his<br />

in depth researches<br />

into Mundford,<br />

where he lives. It<br />

includes the full<br />

story of Lyndford<br />

Hall and Estate,<br />

and many of the<br />

historic buildings<br />

in the village. The<br />

book ‘Mundford,<br />

The Village and<br />

its people’, will<br />

shortly be for sale<br />

in Mundford. It is a thick hardback with plenty of<br />

photographs, many in colour. The Group has had<br />

several new members join during 2018 but we still<br />

welcome more.<br />

Assembly Rooms Refresh<br />

You have probably noticed that the Assembly Rooms<br />

are looking a lot cleaner and brighter after being<br />

repainted at the beginning of June. We’re very<br />

pleased with the result and hope that you are too.<br />

After previous issues with the paint work a lot of<br />

research went in to getting the correct type of paint<br />

for the lime mortar. The paint selected was from a<br />

specialist company with expertise in sustainable<br />

buildings and decorating based in the UK. The paint<br />

was applied by Craig Harris of Wayland Painting<br />

Service who worked very hard in completing the<br />

work in very quick time.<br />

Downham Grange<br />

State of the art, loving care in Downham Market<br />

Welcome to Downham Grange Care Home, a striking new<br />

purpose-built development in Downham Market.<br />

We provide meaningful person-centred exceptional care for those in<br />

need of residential, respite, nursing or dementia care.<br />

Boasting 62 en-suite bedrooms, the home has<br />

been finished to the most luxurious standards,<br />

with extra-wide corridors, a variety of large<br />

spacious and comfortable lounges and dining<br />

rooms with kitchenette areas that help to promote<br />

independence and social inclusion.<br />

The home has been designed to meet the needs<br />

of people who require nursing and dementia<br />

care. This exciting new development meets our<br />

Kingsley care ethos, responding to individual<br />

needs and providing the highest standards of care.<br />

Like all Kingsley Healthcare Homes, our care is<br />

focused around each person’s individual needs and<br />

wishes. We value and respect how each person<br />

chooses to spend their day.<br />

Our strong ethos of person-centred care runs<br />

through everything we do. Our staff are all highly<br />

experienced and receive on-going training to make<br />

sure that we deliver only the very best quality care.<br />

We really want to make a difference<br />

to the lives of the people we care for.<br />

With this in mind we have built the<br />

home to the highest specifications,<br />

giving particular consideration<br />

to making the design and layout<br />

suitable for people living with a<br />

dementia.<br />

This new home will enable us to<br />

continue to provide high-quality<br />

surroundings and environment. It<br />

will ensure our staff deliver quality<br />

of service and improve the quality of<br />

life of our residents every day.<br />

The staff at Downham Grange go<br />

that extra mile to make the home<br />

feel comfortable and relaxed. We<br />

like Downham Grange to feel like<br />

a ‘home from home’. We encourage<br />

people to take part in the daily living<br />

activities as well as other ongoing<br />

activities that take place throughout<br />

the day.<br />

Even ironing!<br />

Tracy 01362 820 966<br />

Caroline 01953 882 154<br />

“It took me just a few<br />

days to feel at home<br />

because the staff are<br />

so welcoming and<br />

caring”<br />

Downham Grange Care Home<br />

Clackclose Road, Downham Market,<br />

Norfolk PE38 9PA<br />

Tel 01366 387054 Fax 01366 385861<br />

downham.manager@kingsleyhealthcare.co.uk<br />

www.kingsleyhealthcare.co.uk<br />

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2018 exhibitions<br />

From Beginning to End – the story of <strong>Swaffham</strong>’s<br />

railways<br />

Images of <strong>Swaffham</strong>. A collection of paintings,<br />

posters and photographs.<br />

Includes a selection of photographs of old(er)<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> onscreen<br />

Also available on application<br />

• Guided walks<br />

• Talks<br />

• School Activity Day - Carter meets Tutankhamun<br />

• Loan Boxes for schools, groups or families<br />

There has been much talk - and sight - of hares<br />

around the town recently. Hares are native to Britain.<br />

It is said that Boudicca kept a hare in her tunic. The<br />

way it ran when she set it free was the way she<br />

would send her army. For many years people have<br />

set dogs against hares and <strong>Swaffham</strong> heath was an<br />

ideal place. Lots of hares. Lots of space.<br />

A Little Quiz.<br />

1. What was the original name of the Greyhound?<br />

2. What important gentleman preferred <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

to his ancestral home at Houghton Hall?<br />

3. What did he do in 1776?<br />

4. What did he give the town in 1783?<br />

4. The Butter Cross<br />

3. He founded the first hare coursing club in the<br />

country and therefore was the founder of greyhound<br />

racing. It was a very exclusive club with only 26<br />

members.<br />

New FoSM Members Wanted<br />

The present committee has vacancies and would<br />

love to see new faces at their meetings. If you are<br />

interested please contact Secretary on 01760 720756<br />

or Stuart Clapton 01760 722903<br />

The 100 Club<br />

Run by the Friends - open to ALL<br />

A yearly subscription of £20 could win a prize of<br />

£40, £20 or £10 each month with special extra<br />

prize of £100 in May and November. For more<br />

information contact Stan Roberts Tel: 07825885254<br />

or stanroberts4@icloud.com<br />

Prize winners:<br />

June draw - £40 No.64 / £20 No.42 / £10 No.76.<br />

Books Required Urgently<br />

Wanted - Paperbacks in good condition to sell in the<br />

Museum Shop. Please deliver to the Museum during<br />

opening hours.<br />

SWAFFHAM<br />

A simple solution to wasting less through<br />

the sharing of good quality food.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> in the First World War<br />

These coal scuttles<br />

were fashioned by<br />

a local blacksmith<br />

from shell cases. One<br />

British, one German.<br />

The museum has<br />

just been awarded a<br />

grant from Breckland<br />

District Council to<br />

enable our stories of the people, organisations and<br />

events of <strong>Swaffham</strong> during World War 1 to be made<br />

into an e-book which will posted on our website and<br />

elsewhere. It will be free to view. Part of the research<br />

was done in 2014 but we now need to complete it<br />

to cover the years 1916 to 1918. And then turn it all<br />

into a flip style book.<br />

We are seeking volunteers who could:<br />

• continue research amongst our archives and in the<br />

Lynn News digital archive at King’s Lynn library<br />

• video or audio record family or organisation stories<br />

• Turn the research into written stories on a computer<br />

• Enhance images<br />

•Turn PDFs to a flipbook<br />

If you are able to help, please contact the museum<br />

by phone or in person or email swaffhamheritage@<br />

gmail.com. Thank you.<br />

Sue<br />

2. Lord Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford. He was an<br />

eccentric, avid follower of field sports who bred<br />

greyhounds. In <strong>Swaffham</strong> he would stay at the Blue<br />

Bell, the largest of the inns. After he died in 1791<br />

the inn changed its name to The Greyhound in his<br />

honour.<br />

Wanted – Volunteers<br />

We are currently looking for volunteers to work in the<br />

Museum. We require Stewards for 3 hr sessions (10-<br />

1 or 1-4) And help with the Education team to work<br />

mainly with school visits. An interest in Egyptology<br />

would be helpful. For further information contact<br />

Steve Gregory 01760 721230<br />

Open 10am to 4pm Mon to Fri. Sat: 10am to 1pm<br />

Prices: adults £3. Concessions £2.50 Children 5 and<br />

over £1. Family tickets available.<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 />

Trending Now - visit us there for up-todate<br />

news and events<br />

1. The Bell or Blue Bell<br />

Answers<br />

Museum Volunteers – Coffee morning<br />

(with updates on Museum) Weds July 4th, 10am<br />

– 12noon. All Volunteers encouraged to join us<br />

for coffee and biscuits, and an update in Museum<br />

activities. If you are thinking of volunteering and<br />

would like to join us, you would be most welcome.<br />

Friends’ Events 2018<br />

Events are organised by the committee of the<br />

Friends of <strong>Swaffham</strong> Museum. These help to raise<br />

funds towards the upkeep and ongoing expense of<br />

running a local museum. Open to non-members too.<br />

Details can be found in the ‘upcoming events’<br />

section at the beginning of the magazine.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Probus Club<br />

Would you like to join our monthly lunch club? We<br />

invite any retired Professional and Business ladies<br />

and gentlemen to obtain further information from<br />

our Secretary, Rod Goddard, Tel; 01760 722834.<br />

email: rodgoddard@hotmail.com<br />

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I recently came across a CD of Eileanora called The<br />

September Sessions. To my horror I saw that we<br />

have been spelling her name incorrectly on our<br />

posters and handouts – we have always left out the<br />

‘ i ‘ - so apologies to her for this mistake! The music<br />

on the disc is so different from what we usually<br />

hear at the Club; it is a studio recording, mainly<br />

soulful, romantic and rather introverted. In front of<br />

a live audience Eileanora becomes much more of an<br />

extrovert entertainer, as was well demonstrated at<br />

our June session.<br />

The line up was Colin Mason – drums, Chris Kirk -<br />

trumpet, Tap Robinson – electric guitar, Geoff Scullard<br />

– electric bass and Eileanora vocals and keyboard.<br />

In the first half I particularly liked Fever with Colin’s<br />

exemplary brush work, and Summertime which<br />

started off with intense emotion from Eileanora from<br />

the very first note with Chris, by contrast, playing a<br />

wonderfully laid back trumpet solo. We also had a<br />

great guitar solo from Tap in September in the Rain<br />

and a terrific up-tempo drum solo from Colin which<br />

ably demonstrated his control of the foot pedals. In<br />

the second half I especially liked the wonderful fade<br />

out at the end of Sentimental Journey. Eileanora’s<br />

extrovert side then came to the fore in Scott Joplin’s<br />

The Entertainer, and I enjoyed Chris’s growling and<br />

flutter-tonguing in Georgia on my Mind. Tap then<br />

stole the show in Jeepers Creepers with some weird<br />

and wonderful guitar sounds. A hard stare from<br />

Eileanora and her comment “Just as well we’re<br />

going back in separate cars” went down well with<br />

the audience. Unexpectedly, Stormy Weather was<br />

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Chris showed his mastery of ‘the (empty) pint beer<br />

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Tap led the final number Route 66 with the band<br />

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Next up is the Lee Vasey Jazz Jam Quartet with<br />

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Tuesday 3rd July, 7.30 at <strong>Swaffham</strong> Conservative<br />

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22nd July, Tara Mason, Norwich.<br />

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Merle Boddy Centre<br />

People say there is always a sting in the tail, well<br />

we can prove there is a roar with <strong>Swaffham</strong> Lions.<br />

We were presented with a cheque for a £1000 from<br />

some of the nicest Lions ever; they roar well, but are<br />

pussy cats at heart. Their understanding of what our<br />

centre is all about, is not only heart warming, but<br />

also very humbling. They support us with not only<br />

the wonderful donations, but also their time and<br />

energy. We are very proud to be a charity in their<br />

extended pride.<br />

As a care provider we are always happy to pass<br />

information on to the next generation who will be<br />

working with people living with dementia. We are<br />

proud to be linked with Norwich City College. The<br />

college have given us an award for our support of<br />

their students whilst at the Merle Boddy day service.<br />

It was a very nice surprise. I would like to thank all<br />

my staff for embracing everything I throw at them;<br />

new students, fundraising and much more. You girls<br />

are brilliant.<br />

Singing and sunshine: what a wonderful combination!<br />

We are so lucky to have our small garden and try<br />

very hard to make the best of the nice weather. As<br />

I sit here in the office I can hear all the clients and<br />

staff singing their hearts out in the garden. There is<br />

no better sound than that of people enjoying time<br />

together. Hopefully the singing also entertained the<br />

people in the units which are situated behind the<br />

centre, or at least lifted their spirits as it did mine.<br />

Everyday is a good day, but today seems even better.<br />

For the first time we have had a handbag sale at the<br />

centre and it wont be the last. Thank you ladies for<br />

making it such a success with your buying power; we<br />

made a total of £200. It was great to have so many<br />

people in the day service that we are so proud of. We<br />

showed off all our bright and refurbished rooms and<br />

toilets. Please keep looking out for all our events, we<br />

have posters in lots of places around town.<br />

A gift of money is always so nice to receive, but when<br />

you know it comes with heart felt appreciation for a<br />

service you give it makes it all the more special. We<br />

received a cheque for £150 from these wonderful<br />

hard working ladies of the <strong>Swaffham</strong> Lionesses.<br />

Thank you so much to you all.<br />

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What is better on a lovely sunny day than to have tea<br />

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vintage, with delicate sandwiches, cream scones,<br />

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tea served on vintage<br />

crockery. It all made for a<br />

lovely afternoon. There<br />

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games which everyone<br />

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<strong>Swaffham</strong> Sheep Fair Success<br />

The organisers of the inaugural <strong>Swaffham</strong> Sheep<br />

Fair have hailed the event a spectacular success.<br />

The Fair - which took place in the town on Saturday<br />

May 26th - revived <strong>Swaffham</strong>’s traditional Sheep<br />

Fairs which were held in the town up until 1942.<br />

Money raised from a mock charity sheep auction will<br />

be split between eight local charities, with Nelson’s<br />

Joruney, The Merle Body Centre, The Royal British<br />

Legion, Myers Field Trust, The Rare Breed Survival<br />

Trust, The Magpie Riding Centre for the disabled,<br />

The East of England Air Ambulance and <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

Young Farmers. Colin Houghton, The town’s Mayor<br />

was delighted with how the weekend went. “It was<br />

a great weekend, I’m delighted with how it went<br />

and how everyone has said they enjoyed it,” “It’s<br />

great to have events like this which put <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

on the map and it would be great to see people<br />

returning to the town after coming to the Sheep<br />

Fair.” The event was supported by the Rare Breed<br />

Survival Trust and <strong>Swaffham</strong>’s County Councillor Ed<br />

Colman said it was important that different types<br />

of meat were promoted throughout the event. “It’s<br />

really important we understand that there is not<br />

just one just type of lamb, beef and pork; all the<br />

different breeds have different flavours and textures<br />

and this weekend was about showcasing that meat<br />

that people don’t always think about.<br />

“The local butchers, and local restaurants were<br />

brilliant. They bought into what we were doing and<br />

offered a range of native breed meat throughout<br />

the weekend and that’s really helped highlight<br />

some of the issues faced by rare breeds. “By raising<br />

awareness we are helping to prevent those rare<br />

breeds being lost and that’s something we can all<br />

be proud of.”<br />

Fellow county councillor Fabian Eagle, who serves<br />

as auctioneer for the town's regular poultry<br />

markets and conducted the day’s charity auction,<br />

said attention has already turned to next year. “We<br />

are already looking ahead to next year, we are really<br />

pleased with how the first year went and we are<br />

all confident of making this bigger and better going<br />

forward. “Nearly every business in the market place<br />

got behind the event not just those that could see the<br />

immediate benefit such as butchers and restaurants<br />

but also those shops that promote a vegan lifestyle<br />

as they could see that it was a community effort<br />

to increase footfall into the town. “Both Ed and I<br />

were happy to support<br />

this financially and<br />

we have shown that<br />

you can achieve goals<br />

for your communities<br />

with limited funds if<br />

those funds are used<br />

wisely.” The Town<br />

Council organised a<br />

shop window display<br />

competition which was<br />

won by Starlings.<br />

Ed Colman<br />

What’s on at <strong>Swaffham</strong> Library<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Library, The Pightle, <strong>Swaffham</strong> PE37 7DF<br />

Tel: 01760 721513<br />

Meet the Author event – Friday 6 July 7-8pm<br />

Roy Baldwin, <strong>Swaffham</strong> based novelist will talking<br />

about his approach to writing, book design and<br />

publishing work. Tickets £3 in advance or £3.50 on<br />

the door. A <strong>Swaffham</strong> Library Friends event.<br />

Summer Reading Challenge Launch Day – Saturday<br />

14 July 10am-4pm<br />

Come along to get started on Mischief Makers<br />

Summer Reading Challenge 2018 for children aged<br />

5-11 and their families. There’s challenges for<br />

everyone this year with a mini challenge for preschool<br />

children and ImagiNation for young people<br />

aged 10-18. Sign up on Launch Day or any time<br />

after!<br />

Walking <strong>Swaffham</strong>’s Past – Norfolk Day event –<br />

Friday 27 July 2-3.30pm<br />

Discover more about <strong>Swaffham</strong>’s fascinating past<br />

by joining us on a guided history walk around the<br />

town starting and finishing at the library. Led by<br />

Dr Sue Gattuso, <strong>Swaffham</strong> Museum Manager.<br />

Refreshments available after.<br />

Children’s Drums and Percussion workshop –<br />

Friday 3 August, 2-3pm<br />

Fancy being loud in the library? Keep to the beat<br />

and have a go at drumming at our fun Summer<br />

Reading Challenge activity! Suitable for children<br />

aged 5+. Event supported by the <strong>Swaffham</strong> Library<br />

Friends. Booking essential, tickets £2 per child.<br />

Wissey U3A<br />

At the monthly meeting on<br />

the 7th June Wissey U3A<br />

members heard how the<br />

Speaker, Ann Hobbs and<br />

her husband, renovated an<br />

ageing French Chateau. On the 13th June there was<br />

another Archery Event at the Holme Hale playing<br />

field when 13 members endeavoured to beat their<br />

personal best scores and win prizes.<br />

On 11th June members of the Science & Technology<br />

group visited Langham Glass Works for a tour and<br />

demonstration of glass blowing. In July there will<br />

be a presentation about ‘Artificial Intelligence’<br />

by Professor Richard Harvey at the Green Britain<br />

Centre, <strong>Swaffham</strong>. Professor Harvey is from the<br />

Department of Computer Sciences at the University<br />

of East Anglia. The Science and Technology group<br />

meet on the second Monday of each month. If<br />

you are interested in tracing your family’s roots<br />

then you could join the Family History group which<br />

meets on the second Wednesday each month. The<br />

waiting list for the table tennis group had grown so<br />

long that a second group was formed last month.<br />

The new group meets each Friday at 2.15pm in<br />

the <strong>Swaffham</strong> Community Centre. The group has<br />

vacancies for anyone to wishes to join the U3A. If<br />

these activities interest you, or if you have a hobby<br />

or pastime which you would like to share with<br />

others why not make enquires about joining the<br />

Wissey U3A. The U3A meets monthly at Holme<br />

Hale’s Pavilion on the first Thursday at 09.45 until<br />

12 midday. In July there will be a presentation<br />

about <strong>Swaffham</strong> Museum which will be followed<br />

by the conclusion of the Wissey U3A’s 23rd Annual<br />

General Meeting.<br />

The U3A is an international movement whose<br />

aims are the education of retired members of the<br />

community or those in their ‘Third Age' of life.<br />

U3A membership is open to any individual who by<br />

definition is not in full-time gainful employment,<br />

so anyone working ‘part-time’ can also apply for<br />

membership.<br />

For more information about the U3A movement, go<br />

to www.u3a.org.uk or visit the Wissey Homepage at<br />

www.u3asites.org.uk/wissey. Annual membership<br />

of the Wissey U3A normally costs £10 and renewals<br />

are £7.<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> Town Bowls Club<br />

Coaching for beginners and improvers.<br />

For more information or to join the club please<br />

contact Geoff on 01760 722262<br />

From the Mayor’s Parlour<br />

This is my first article since taking over<br />

from Cllr Jill Skinner in May 18. It is of<br />

course an honour to be elected as Mayor<br />

and thanks to my fellow councillors for<br />

putting their faith in me. We have a great<br />

team at the Town Hall and I look forward to working<br />

more closely with them over my year in office.<br />

By the time you read this I will have chaired two full<br />

council meetings. I hope I did them both justice even<br />

if I don’t always manage to keep them as short as<br />

some would like. Why don’t you come along and see<br />

first hand what is discussed at the monthly council<br />

meetings – there is an opportunity for you to ask<br />

questions and hear direct from your councillors, if<br />

we cannot answer we will always investigate and get<br />

back to you.<br />

As you get to know me better - through articles,<br />

meetings and personally - I hope you will find that<br />

I am always prepared to listen to you, I can’t always<br />

promise to agree with you though. Diary permitting,<br />

I will always try to respond to any invites to come<br />

and see you at any of our towns groups/clubs/<br />

organisations etc. My colleagues are probably sick<br />

of me saying how blessed we are in <strong>Swaffham</strong> to<br />

have such a number and variety of groups etc for<br />

people to become part of. We hear a lot nationally<br />

about “Loneliness” and I would like to think that is<br />

something that should not exist in our Town. Please<br />

help where you can to ensure your neighbours get<br />

involved in our community and get any support they<br />

might need.<br />

Our shops in town continually face challenges,<br />

none more so than combating internet shopping.<br />

Breckland Council have helped new business recently<br />

through short term rate relief and this is welcomed.<br />

We also have the ShopAppy initiative and I hope<br />

many of you will use it as well as supporting our local<br />

traders. It’s great to welcome two new businesses to<br />

the town - Curry With Love, opposite Costa, and the<br />

Co-op Funeralcare Services. D.A Seaman Opticians<br />

have also relocated from Plowright Place to the old<br />

William Hill shop on the Market Place. The Town<br />

Council fought hard to try and get Barclays Bank to<br />

change their mind about closure, talking with some<br />

of their top people, sadly they stuck to their guns<br />

and the closure will go ahead in July. Let’s hope we<br />

get something nice into the vacant building!<br />

Another passion of mine is to try and keep <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

as a place of interest with events planned for our<br />

local residents and visitors to the area. A lot is<br />

already being done but we need more and working<br />

with local community groups and organisations we<br />

all want to get best value and make <strong>Swaffham</strong> an<br />

even better and more interesting place to be. What<br />

do you think?<br />

Let me know how you think we could better promote<br />

the town ... drop a line to me at the Town Hall on this<br />

or any ideas on what realistically we could seek to do<br />

to keep <strong>Swaffham</strong> “on the map”<br />

Cllr Colin Houghton, Mayor 2018/2019<br />

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In Touch With Your Town<br />

‘In Touch with your Town’ is put<br />

together by the Town Clerk Richard<br />

Bishop or occasionally by the Deputy<br />

Town Clerk Claire Smith. It deals with<br />

some of the most topical items of the<br />

day and the odd item where the Council want to share<br />

information with the Town.<br />

PUT THE FLAGS UP…<br />

The big debate about flags took place recently in the<br />

Council Chamber, whether they should be up all the<br />

time or taken down after events or special occasions.<br />

This followed the investment of the Town Council<br />

purchasing 50 flags and flag poles for the Royal<br />

wedding recently. Generally, there has been a positive<br />

reaction to the flags, and a compromise has been<br />

reached, with the Council agreeing to have the flags<br />

up from the 1st May to the 30th September, and at<br />

other special occasions in between. The Town Council<br />

also agreed to purchase a further 50 flags and flag<br />

poles, as we had more consent forms signed than we<br />

had flags the first time round. So, the message is to<br />

any of the businesses in the Town Centre, if you have<br />

a flag pole holder on your building with no flag, all we<br />

need is for you to sign a consent form, and we can<br />

put up a flag for you. The flags and poles remain the<br />

property of the Town Council, and the Council believe<br />

that it sends out a positive message to people passing<br />

through the Town, that <strong>Swaffham</strong> is open for business.<br />

If you would like to fly a flag on your premises, please<br />

contact the Town Hall to get a consent form signed.<br />

CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH-ON & CHRISTMAS MARKET<br />

A date for your diary later this year is the Christmas Light<br />

Switch-On and Christmas Market which will this year<br />

revert to a Sunday once more. Sunday 2nd December<br />

from 12 noon until 6pm will be the Christmas Market<br />

and the Switch-On will be taking place at 5pm. Full<br />

details will feature in future editions of the <strong>Swaffham</strong><br />

<strong>Newsletter</strong>. Anyone wishing to volunteer their services<br />

to help us with this event, please contact the Town Hall.<br />

ANONYMOUS LETTERS<br />

From time to time we receive anonymous letters at the<br />

Town Hall, and the Town Council do not act upon any<br />

information received. PLEASE if you wish to contact<br />

the Town Council in confidence, then do so through<br />

a Town Councillor or the Town Clerk or other staff at<br />

the Town Hall. All correspondence must be signed and<br />

have contact details, otherwise it will be filed in the<br />

shredder.<br />

SHEEP FAIR 2018<br />

The 2018 <strong>Swaffham</strong> Sheep Fair Whitsun weekend<br />

was a great success, bringing the community together<br />

and encouraging visitors to <strong>Swaffham</strong>. This year saw<br />

the first Sheep Fair in <strong>Swaffham</strong> for about 60 years,<br />

a wonderful tradition to restart and plans are already<br />

underway for 2019. The event involved the Friday<br />

indoor market, with sheep themed stalls and stalls<br />

selling local lamb products; an extended market<br />

on Saturday with extra stalls; a mock charity sheep<br />

auction on the Buttercross and local businesses very<br />

much involved with sheep themed menus and sheep<br />

related products and a sheep themed shop window<br />

competition. On Saturday live sheep returned to the<br />

market place to recreate the sheep fair with a modern<br />

twist, sheep of different native breeds were on display<br />

and in the afternoon the sheep were mock auctioned.<br />

The Mock Sheep auction raised a phenomenal £552<br />

which was shared amongst charities nominated by<br />

Cllrs and organisers:<br />

• <strong>Swaffham</strong> Market Committee Chairman, Cllr S<br />

Lister - Myers Field Trust - £70<br />

• Cllr Fabian Eagle - Nelsons Journey - £100<br />

• Cllr Ed Colman - Merle Boddy Centre - £60<br />

• Elizabeth Truss MP - Magpie riding centre for the<br />

disabled - £95<br />

• Melsop Farm - Rare Breeds Survival Trust - £65<br />

• The Mayor of <strong>Swaffham</strong>, Cllr Houghton - Royal<br />

British Legion, <strong>Swaffham</strong> Branch - £52<br />

• Impson Butchers – East Anglian Air Ambulance<br />

- £110<br />

There were so many people involved in the planning,<br />

organisation and delivery of the event who deserve<br />

recognition:<br />

• Cllrs Fabian Eagle and Ed Colman – instrumental<br />

in getting the event off the ground and powering the<br />

event promotion and engagement of suppliers and<br />

businesses in the town.<br />

• <strong>Swaffham</strong> Town Council – for the administration of<br />

the event and on the day delivery.<br />

• Melsop Farm - provided the rare breed sheep who<br />

were the central attraction on the Saturday.<br />

• Heygates Farm – for allowing the Antinghams to be<br />

used as an overflow car park.<br />

• <strong>Swaffham</strong> Young Farmers – for their support in<br />

managing the overflow car park.<br />

• Local businesses – for their themed menus, products<br />

and taking part in the shop window competition.<br />

A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the<br />

first <strong>Swaffham</strong> Sheep Fair such a success.<br />

Volunteering and community involvement is what<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> is good at.<br />

PROJECT SUPPORT OFFICER<br />

The Town Council have joined together with Watton<br />

Town Council to appoint a Project Support Officer<br />

who will work across the two Towns. We give a<br />

warm welcome to Sue Dent will be starting work on<br />

the 9th July. The idea of this post is to concentrate<br />

on Promoting both Towns particularly through<br />

social media, co-ordinating and organising some<br />

community events and to access grant funding by<br />

preparing grant applications. This new post is to<br />

Support the existing structure that we have in each<br />

town, to build on the work that is already going on.<br />

This is staff councillors and the partnerships. There<br />

is a lot of work to do and two Towns to familiarize<br />

with. This has come out of the by-monthly joint<br />

meetings we have between <strong>Swaffham</strong> Town Council,<br />

Watton Town Council, Iceni Partnership and Wayland<br />

Partnership. Sue will be working 18.5 hours a week<br />

for each Town.<br />

IN MY BACK YARD<br />

The <strong>Swaffham</strong> Neighbourhood Plan is a communityled<br />

document for guiding the future development of<br />

our Town. It is about the use and development of land<br />

over the next 20 years. The plan will set out a vision<br />

and aspirations for the future development of the<br />

Town and will be an important document that will help<br />

influence and control the way our town changes in the<br />

future, including any new housing developments This<br />

is the sixth in a series of Articles designed to give you<br />

the latest information on how we are progressing with<br />

the development of our Neighbourhood Plan<br />

Following the last Consultation events, the Steering<br />

group worked on all the ideas and thoughts expressed<br />

to reach a point of formulating the actual policies which<br />

will form the “Core” of the plan. The policies have to be<br />

worded precisely as they will be subject to scrutiny at<br />

Breckland Council level and an independent examiner.<br />

We had a preliminary discussion with the “Planners”<br />

at Breckland because as you remember our plan has<br />

to be consistent with the “Breckland local plan” which<br />

is in its final stages. Some helpful comments were<br />

received from them which enabled us to refine the<br />

policies again. Our project manager has now prepared<br />

the first full draft version of the Neighbourhood Plan.<br />

This has been seen by Town Councillors and sent to<br />

Breckland to get their comments/observations. We<br />

would like to get any updated document to the Town<br />

Council meeting on 11th July<br />

The plan then is to hold another public consultation<br />

DAY on the 18th July in the Assembly Rooms,<br />

<strong>Swaffham</strong> running from 10am to 7pm. This marks a<br />

pre-submission consultation period from then to 31st<br />

August 18 This is an important time for you to digest<br />

the contents and raise comments/suggestions.<br />

Eventually after independent evaluation and checking<br />

against Breckland’s Local Plan, the absolute final<br />

document will come out to a town referendum to seek<br />

widespread support and adoption. WE want all our<br />

town to support the Plan. Remember it strengthens<br />

our position locally in helping to determine planning<br />

applications and what shape we want our town to<br />

develop to over the next 20 years<br />

Keep up to date on the Town Council Website.<br />

Contact details Rachel Leggett Project Manager<br />

E-mail: swaffhamplan@gmail.com<br />

Highway problems<br />

Highway problems should be reported to Norfolk<br />

County Council: Tel. 0344 800 8020.<br />

Give the location of the problem and a telephone<br />

number 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.<br />

Search: Street Lights/Pot Holes<br />

Town Council Dates<br />

Wednesday 11th - Full Town Council meeting<br />

6.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Council Chamber, Town Hall.<br />

Monday 23rd – Full Council Finance meeting<br />

6.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Council Chamber, Town Hall.<br />

Monday 30th – Open spaces meeting 6.30 – 9.00pm<br />

Council Chamber, Town Hall.<br />

Tuesday 31st – N Plan -Steering Group 10.00am<br />

Planning committee 1.30pm<br />

Council Chamber, Town Hall.<br />

The Town Council<br />

Mayor – Cllr Colin Houghton 01760 336 121<br />

Deputy Mayor – Cllr Jill Skinner 01760 336 025<br />

Cllr Steven Allen<br />

Cllr Terry Jennison<br />

07825 801 605<br />

01760 720 608<br />

Cllr Robert Bartram<br />

Cllr Sheila Lister<br />

01760 721 022<br />

01760 720 114<br />

Cllr Wendy Bensley<br />

Cllr Shirley Matthews<br />

01760 722 524<br />

01760 723 205<br />

Cllr Brenda Bowler<br />

Cllr Les Scott<br />

01760 788 519<br />

01760 720 465<br />

Cllr Jan Buckley-Stevens<br />

Cll Anne Thorp<br />

01760 722 604<br />

01760 722 611<br />

Cllr Paul Darby<br />

01760 622725<br />

Breckland Councillors:<br />

Cllr Paul Darby, Cllr Shirley Matthews and<br />

Cllr Ian Sherwood 07795 236878<br />

twitter@ CllrIanSherwood (your.cllr@breckland.gov.uk)<br />

Your County Councillor is Cllr Ed Colman<br />

07940 406356 / 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 722 922<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 />

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