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Marsham Village News (41st Edition)

Apr 13, 2016



The 41st edition of the re-launched Marsham Village News.

  • Marsham Village News

    41st Edition March 2016

    The deadline for the next edition is Monday 21st March 2016. Any articles, letters or adverts should be sent to [email protected] or, if anything needs typing, to Linda and Eric at 3 Cranes Lane. A reminder that you can view the Newsletter online at or by Googling Marsham Village News and follow the link to our Facebook page.

    As we are putting the newsletter together, with the sky blue and the sun shining down, thoughts turn to spring and warmer days. Our photograph this month reflects the coming of spring with daffodils bursting open in the hedgerows.

    In this months edition there is news about a Craft Exhibition and Fayre at the church, the latest funding news on both the Upwards for Marsham Project and the Meet and Mardle Group and the date of a Waste Site Open Meeting. Planning for this years Garage Sale (see Whats On) has begun so dont forget to book your stall.

  • Dont forget to let us have details of any up and coming events which we will include on this page. Send to [email protected] or deliver to 12 Old Norwich Road.

    Mobile library in Marsham The Norfolk County Council mobile library van will be in Marsham on Monday 14th March. The stop-off points are Le Neve Road - 15.30 to 15.45 Wathen Way - 15.50 to 16.05 Further to last months warning we understand that the next visit of the library van may well be the last one.

    Marsham Belles will be rehearsing in the village hall every Wednesday afternoon during the month of March. Everyone is welcome to listen to the bells, have a cup of tea and a chat.

    Garage Sale Saturday 28th May 10.00 to 1.00 Planning has begun for this years Garage Sale. We are already collecting names of people who would like to host a garage stall or have a table in the village hall on the day. If you would like to register for inclusion please contact Adrian Scargill on 734488 or [email protected] . The cost will be the same as last year, 5 per stall. This year it is planned to start at 10.00 and finish a little earlier at 1.00. Watch out for more details in subsequent newsletters The closing date for inclusion on the village map is Friday 29th April.

    NEWS - Waste Site Open Meeting To be held at Marsham Village Hall on WEDNESDAY 9th MARCH 2016 AT 7.00pm To bring residents up to date on recent work undertaken on site, and plans for the future. All are welcome to attend

  • Letters to the Editor

    The letters in this section are published unedited and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editing committee. We see the Village Newsletter as a channel for people in the village to air their views positive and negative.

    Marsham Community Public Access Defibrillator Project

    Thank you to everyone who attended the Defibrillator awareness session in February which was very informative and gave us an opportunity to practice our CPR skills and become familiar with defibrillator use. We raised 35.50 as well through the raffle and refreshments.

    We continue to fundraise to cover the annual Community Heartbeat Trust membership which includes the annual awareness session as well as the insurance, replacement equipment and Governance issues. This costs 350 each year. We are very pleased to announce that the Parish Council have agreed to support us annually through a donation of 150. Thank you to the councillors and everyone in the village for this money which allows us to have this emergency life saving equipment in the village in case of a cardiac arrest.

    To raise further funds we will be having a second-hand art and craft stall at the Church craft exhibition and fayre on May 2nd. If you have an old painting, sculpture, piece of pottery or item of local craft which you no longer want and would like to donate to us to raise funds for the defibrillator project we would be very grateful. Please contact Nicola Hibberd on 01263 733557 or [email protected] or Heather Daniels on 07746383739.

    We are happy to arrange to collect any items.

    Thank you

  • Marsham Meet and Mardle Our next meet up at the village hall will be on Friday 4th March from 10am till 12. John Simmons, a representative from the North Norfolk branch of Diabetes UK , will be coming along to give a short talk and lots of information on Living Well with Diabetes. On Friday 1st April Gillian Simpson will be giving a talk on Flying for a living which promises to be

    very interesting. We are pleased to announce that we will be receiving a grant of 250 from the EDP Community Chest Fund. Thank you to everyone who has been collecting the EDP tokens for us-a real community effort. This will enable us to continue to provide the sessions for free so do pop in for a drink and chat. If you know of anyone who lives alone and perhaps has become more isolated recently do encourage them to join us. We would also love to welcome any younger Marsham residents so if you would like a cuppa and some interesting conversation do pop in. Babies and toddlers (with an adult and some toys) are very welcome. For further information please contact Nicola Hibberd on 01263 733557 or [email protected] If you need any help with transport please let us know.

    Thank you again to Stephen Cook of Fengate for another of his poems

    Maiden River Trees waver endlessly in a forever-changing wind, Said the poet to one inquisitive, To what? she grinned, For inside, round about and up above, Natures answers flew in flights of graceful love. Just for you, she deeply smiles

    through her eyes, The days like mornings, in thoughts arise, Through valleys quiet and fragrant, flowers and odd dreams, Love in crystal streams. In glades of garden sunlight, where men have duelled, Deep understanding or roses in a field? The hearts feeling cries,

    In shadows of maybe joy, like tidal love in indivisible ink! The web of a spider takes time to weave, I think. Stephen Cook October 2015

  • MARSHAM CHURCH SERVICES FOR OCTOBER 2013 6th October 10.45am Harvest Festival 13th October 10.45am Holy Communion 20th October 10.45am Family Service 27th October 10.45am Family Service

    Marsham Church Services for March 6th March 10.30am Group service at BRAMPTON 13th March 10.15am BURE VALLEY group will be joining with AYLSHAM for a service with Bishop Jonathon 20th March 10.30am Group service at BUXTON 27th March 10.30am Holy Communion at MARSHAM 2nd March 12.30pm LENT LUNCH in the Church Any queries regarding Church matters please ring Mrs George 735383, Mrs Warman 733241, or Rev Andrew Beane 732686 Most of you will know that we have to raise a lot of money to repair the Church steeple. If anyone has ideas we would like to hear them. Perhaps someone might like to do a sponsored run, could it be you? 28th March Easter Monday 10 - 12 Coffee morning with Easter Egg Hunt for 11years and under, start at 11am 2nd MAY 11 - 3 CRAFT FAYRE Tables 5 To book contact Mrs George or Mrs Hibberd 733557





    DIAGNOSTICS ETC. 01263 731555 Mobile 07780604279

  • Marsham WI

    Members were welcomed back at our January meeting and we look forward to our programme for 2016. After the business part of our meeting we enjoyed some poetry and favourite readings which members had brought along. We already have quite a few dates for our diary which include for March a Fitness, Food and Fun day at Great Witchingham and an International Womens Day event at The Forum. Forthcoming

    events at Federation Office in Norwich include a monthly Nosh & Natter lunch, a Patchwork and Quilting day and training on Web design and Facebook for those who wish to improve their IT skills. Our March meeting will be on 23rd at 7.30pm in the Village Hall when Trevor Hewitt will be coming to talk to us about the wartime American Air Crash at Frettenham. Our programme for 2016 can be seen on the WI board to the right of the kitchen door in the hall. If you are a woman interested in joining us please come along and give us a try, you will be made most welcome. If you would like any further information or need transport to attend the monthly meetings you can contact me on 01263 732606 or by email at [email protected] Dorothy McCall

  • Upwards for Marsham Raising money to repair All Saints Marsham Church tower and porch and install a water supply to the Church

    We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a provisional grant of 248,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for our project. Well done to the PCC for all their hard work and especially