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*** TEMPORARY HALL CLOSURE ***

In response to the global escalation of the coronavirus, recent Government advice to reduce social contact and increase social distancing, and following lengthy discussion and consideration, the Management Committee of Bressingham Village Hall has taken the decision to TEMPORARILY CLOSE the village hall with effect from Monday 23rd March 2020 

This decision will be under continual review and led by information regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
Whilst we fully appreciate the inconvenience this decision will cause we ask for your support in our efforts to protect the wellbeing of our community and all users of the hall, and thank you for your understanding, support and cooperation.

The Management Committee of Bressingham Village Hall
March 2020



BRESSINGHAM & DISTRICT LADIES CLUB

***LADIES CLUB UPDATE***

In light of the current health advice, Ladies Club will not continue with the 2019-20 programme which was due to run until May 2020.  Once things have settled down, we will be in contact with our members and publish a new programme.  The health of all our members is of paramount importance

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7.30pm Bressingham Village Hall - Come to our monthly meetings and catch up with friends or make new ones over refreshments at the end. 

Non-members are welcome (£3), Members are Free, and despite the title of our club, men are allowed. 

Click here to see our 2019 Programme of Speakers

Bressingham Steam & Gardens

Local resident's discount of 20% off a 1-3 person season ticket or 30% off a 4+ person from the same local address. Claim your discount by showing proof of residence (eg a recent utility bill) when buying your tickets. Visit their website for more information >


BRESSINGHAM CHURCH, HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND BUILDING REPAIRS BLOG by Linda Holly
The Bressingham Church Restoration Blog is about the Heritage Lottery Funded repair works to the church which began on 2 May 2017. Use the direct link to the Church Blog on our top menu to read all about what's happened or click here >

BRESSINGHAM CHURCH “59  CLUB”

59Club

This club is run to raise funds for the Church. We have 59 numbers representing the 59 numbers of the National Lottery. Each Wednesday and Saturday the “bonus ball number” on the National Lottery is  used as the winning number for the “59 Club”.
We charge a £1 a week (paid in 5 week lots) and the prizes are £10 for a Wednesday night win and £25 for a Saturday night win.
Over the last 3 years we have raised just over  £1,000 each year for the church as well a giving our members plenty of winnings.
We have a few numbers left so if you would like to join the “59 Club” please call me (Kay Brock) on 01379 688331 or e mail me at kayhbrock@gmail.com and will be glad to give you any information.


AFTERNOON CLUB — 2nd TUESDAY EACH MONTH
from Kay Brock

The Afternoon Club is suspended until the Covid-19 virus outbreak has subsided.


PARISH WIDE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME
Become a member by providing your address and contact details and help to make Bressingham and Fersfield parish safer. Contact the scheme co-ordinator, Michelle Lanchester, telephone 01379 688109 or 07824515801 or email:- michelle.lanchester@gmail.com

NEW GUIDE TO CARE AND SUPPORT IN NORFOLK
A CRUCIAL TIME FOR INFORMATION
A new, updated Norfolk - Your guide to care and support for adults 2020/21 has been published in association with Norfolk County Council. It gives readers crucial information on how to find and access care and support services throughout the county. If you are looking for information on what your choices may be, this guide can help. There are comprehensive listings of all registered care services throughout Norfolk, plus checklists to help you ask the right questions when visiting services. It can be downloaded from www.norfolk.gov.uk/careservices and is available in spoken word. For a free copy contact NCC on 0344 800 8020 or email information@norfolk.gov.uk. It is also available throughout the region from various outlets including hospitals, GP surgeries, Age UK and the Alzheimer’s Society.

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
JULY
     
AUGUST
Mon 3   Parish Council Meeting 7:15pm St Andrews Church, Fersfield
SEPTEMBER
Mon 7   Parish Council Meeting 7:15pm St Andrews Church, Fersfield
OCTOBER
Mon 5   Parish Council Meeting 7:15pm Bressingham Village Hall
NOVEMBER
Mon 2   Parish Council Meeting 7:15pm Bressingham Village Hall
DECEMBER
Mon 7   Parish Council Meeting 7:15pm Bressingham Village Hall


Fersfield Church News

Following closure in March due to the Covid-19 crisis, we are permitted to open the Church for Private Prayer from 23 June.  For what we hope will be a short period until all churches are able to operate normally, anyone wishing to use St. Andrew’s is asked to ring either Churchwarden to arrange a time when the church can be opened and necessary assistance provided,  Churchwardens are:

 Jan Sumpter  (01379) 687711
 Richard Hewitt  (01379)  687355


Emergency numbers and contacts you should know during the lockdown

CHILDLINE: 08001111                 

SAMARITANS: 116123

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: 08082000247

MIND: 0301233393                       

AGE UK: 08001696565



 

VOLUNTEER TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY AND THE NHS

The nation is looking for up to 250,000 volunteers to help up to 1.5 million people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions.
Members of the public can sign up quickly and easily at goodsamapp.org/NHS to become NHS Volunteer Responders, and can be called on to do simple but vital tasks such as:
– delivering medicines from pharmacies;
– driving patients to appointments;
– bringing them home from hospital;
– or making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home.
NHS Volunteer Responders is not intended to replace local groups helping their vulnerable neighbours but is an additional service provided by the NHS.
GPs, doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, NHS 111 advisers and social care staff will all be able to request help for their at-risk patients via a call centre run by the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS), who will match people who need help with volunteers who live near to them. Some charities will also be able to refer people to the service.



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Norfolk Record Office have year-round events that are well worth attending. Refreshments included. For information and to book a seat, call  01603 222599 or www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events. To sign up for Norfolk Record Office newsletters, contact: norfolkcc@public.govdelivery.com

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YOGA - Mon 9.30-11.00 am - Bressingham Village Hall
Hatha yoga taught by Jackie Samways, a British Wheel of Yoga qualified teacher - all abilities, beginners to experienced, and all ages.
GENTLE, CHAIR-BASED YOGA - Monday 11.15-12.15
A gentler approach to yoga, meditation, breath work and relaxation. Mainly chair-based, with some standing to increase joint mobility, improve circulation, confidence, and general well-being.
For more info on both classes contact Jackie: 01379 650513/mobile 07868 314805 or jackiecornish@live.com
FOOTBALL on BRESSINGHAM PLAYING FIELDS
Various teams play on Saturday and Sunday. Teams from U7 to U16 with coaching for girls and boys starting from 5 years old. Contact Mark Channell by email at markv414@hotmail.com or call T: 01379 650591.
TENNIS/NETBALL COURT
Become a member, use the court, contact Brenda T: 01379 688375 or email
BRESSINGHAM PÉTANQUE/BOULES
The course (open at all times) is in Village Hall Car Park. Anyone in the community is welcome to play - Bring your own boules.

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