The Burnhams Newlsetter Norfolk UK

THE BURNHAMS WEA

Our Branch has about 100 people on its mailing list so they will already know what WEA stands for – Workers Educational Association.

For others our committee of local people run an Autumn and a Spring course of lectures and a Spring Day School at the Burnham Market Village Hall.

As part of the Government Adult Education programme the WEA is now over 100 years old. The other day someone said to me why on earth call it that when you have these lectures in the morning when all the workers are working! A good point but of course when it started it helped people obtain knowledge and qualifications so they could get jobs. There were daily and evening lectures, as we had here in the Burnhams until a few years ago. With the local population having more than halved over the last 25 years and many now being retired workers, nobody wanted the evening lectures.

If anyone would like to talk to me about any aspect please telephone 01328 730219.

David Brown
Chairman
WEA Burnhams Branch

CHILDRENS CENTRE

Helping local families with under fives by providing information, advice and services. Help with returning to work, finding childcare, family support, family health, and much more.

Services include

Alzheimer's, Dementia, Carers Support Groups

One of The Hospitals latest community projects is a dementia hub. The Hospital was awarded £120,000 by the Department of Health to help launch the project.

With this money we have opened a new room named the Harold Moorhouse room in aid for carers use, an amazing Garden room with coffee facilities and a beautiful new garden welcome for all to come and visit. for more information please contact Katrina Melton Administrator for wells hospital 01328 711996

If you have been diagnosed with dementia or have become a carer, you may be interested in the monthly Alzheimer’s Society support group which meets at the hospital or singing sessions.

For information contact Catherine Moorhouse 07540 919487

 

Wells Area Carers Support Group

We would like to invite you to our group meetings if you are an in home carer looking after a relative, friend or neighbour. Someone who is disabled, has a physical or mental illness or who is simply elderly and frail and can not manage alone without your help.

This group is a free opportunity to have a break and make new friends. Meetings are relaxed and informal with a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit or other treat.

Our meetings are held once a month on the second Thursday between 14.00 and 15.30 at Peter Collingwood Hall, Wells Methodist Church, Theatre Road, Wells.

Help with transport can be arranged, and sitting services may be possible through Crossroads Short Breaks at Short Notice Scheme on 0808 808 9876 or Voluntary Norfolk 01603 614474

Examples of activities:

Guest speakers on:

First Aid Moving & Handling

Excercise & Mobility

Benefits Advice

Legal Advice- Power of attorney, Will etc.

 

Information advice and support:

British Red Cross

Age Concern

Crossroads

 

Outings:

Local Pubs and Restaurants

Visit to gardens, Pensthorpe etc.

For more information please call Nita Spencer 01328 710501

 

BRANCASTER CAMERA CLUB

The Camera Club is run by James Till who can be contacted on 01485 210013 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Camera Club meets on Tuesday Evenings twice a month, starting at 7:30pm at Brancaster Staithe Village hall. If you are a happy snapper, a keen amateur or professional photographer why not join us.

We can all learn from each other and have lots of fun on the way to taking better photographs. We are a friendly group open to everyone regardless of ability from point and shoot photographers to those who have more complicated equipment.

Why not come and see us have a cup of tea or coffee and have a chat to the Members, NO charge for two meetings.

BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE SAILING CLUB

"I'm in Overy Staithe. Where's the club house?"

We don't have one. Never have had.

Overy Staithe Sailing Club organises dinghy racing from Easter to the end of September. We run open meetings for 12square metre Sharpie, OK,Laser, host a National 12 race during North West Norfolk Week, have a weekend event for clinker-built boats and hold an annual regatta (check fixtures).

We have an annual prize-giving in the winter.

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Membership Sec & Treasurer:  

Peter Beck (01328 730961)

Website: http://www.overystaithesc.org.uk

HERITAGE HOUSE DAY CARE CENTRE

Heritage House at Wells-next-the-Sea is a place where the elderly and frail of north and west Norfolk can go to socialise, have a home cooked meal, maybe a bath or a haircut, but most importantly, it’s an escape from the house for a few hours a day for some companionship.

Day visitors are encouraged to take part in activities such as games or quizzes, singing, painting or, if the weather is nice, time in the garden or the occasional trip out.

Heritage House is open five days-a-week. Currently helping up to 80 different people each week, it can offer 26 places each day providing day visitors with one or more days per week as needed.

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Telephone: 01328 711333
Website: www.fluffyegg.com/hosted/heritagehouse
Heritage House Day Care
Mill Road
Wells-next-the-Sea
Norfolk NR23 1RF

THE BURNHAMS TENNIS CLUB

There are lots of opportunities at BTA for playing tennis. In addition to regular Club Sessions and Social Tournaments, there are junior and adult match Fixtures against other clubs.

Club Championships take place during summer (April through July) and Box Leagues and Ladders run during the winter months.

BTA is open to all tennis enthusiasts, there is no minimum playing standard. There is no waiting list.

website: http://www.burnhamtennis.org.uk
Useful email addresses:

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THE NELSONS SHANTYMEN

Based at Burnham Thorpe, birth place of England’s greatest seaman, Lord Horatio Nelson, Nelson’s Shantymen are a diverse group of enthusiasts, driven in equal measure by a love of singing and a desire to keep the tradition of the sea-shanty alive.

True to the original spirit of the shanty, a major emphasis is placed on the voice and while musical accompaniment, in the form of accordion, banjo, bodhran, guitar and harmonica, is an integral part of performance, it is never to the detriment of the close vocal harmonies that the group achieves.

Since their formation in March 2010, Nelson’s Shantymen have performed to acclaim in a wide range of venues throughout North West Norfolk, appearing at a number of festivals, singing at the launching of the new Hunstanton lifeboat and securing a regular New Year’s Eve slot at The Hero, Burnham Overy Staithe.

In this way the Shantymen have raised a substantial sum of money for a variety of charities and fulfilled their wish to entertain the public with authentic songs of the sea.

In 2012, the group released their first CD, ‘Singing for Victory’, and a further CD is in the pipeline.

 

http://nelsons-shantymen.co.uk

For bookings or enquiries you can also speak to us in person by telephone:

Chris Jacklin: 01328 730508

Steve Ireson: 01328 738816

THE BURNHAMS GARDEN CLUB

Monthly Meetings with a guest speaker

Meetings are held in the Burnham Market Village Hall at 7.30pm. Dates are announced monthly in The Burnhams Newsletter
All are welcome.

For more information please Contact Alan Jessup

THE PHOENIX LADIES

Regular Meetings start at 2.30 pm in the Burnham Market Village Hall, with refreshments. Members £1, Visitors £2.

Dates are announced monthly in The Burnhams Newsletter


Our meetings start at 2.30 pm in the Burnham Market Village Hall followed by a delicious afternoon tea.
Members £1, Visitors £2. For further information please contact Suzanne Hanley 01328 738503 or Dottie Coles on 01328 730920.

SALTMARSH POETRY

Monthly 7.00 - 9.00 pm
3 Glebe Lane, Burnham Overy Staithe

Poems in any form are welcome.

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