We’re still raising money, so that we can equip the new Village Centre with all the goodies that a new hall needs. Just to update everyone, our lottery grant and other finances are in place, although there are a few i’s to be dotted and t’s to be crossed before we can actually start building. At the moment we hope to begin construction in October, but we’ll give a more accurate start date as soon as we can.
Meanwhile, please keep supporting our Village Centre Lottery and other fundraising events. The village cinema has moved to the Dersingham Social Club until the new hall is ready, and you can see details of the next couple of films from the posters here. A little later in the year we are holding a Ceilidh and Barn Dance on 4th November. All the profits from the cinema and the dance will go to Village Centre funds, so put the dates in your diary now. Thanks!
Vicky Bennett of The Barn Hair and Beauty is organising a car boot sale on Sunday 3rd September. The sale will be held in St Nicholas Court, just across the road from the site of the new Village Centre. Vicky is very kindly donating the pitch fees for the car boot to our Dersingham Village Centre fund. Thanks Vicky!
If you would like to support this event then there are pitches available for a cost of £5. Either pay on the day on a first come first served basis, or book in advance from The Barn Hair and Beauty on 01485 543332.
Sunday 3rd September 2017. Open at 7.00am for pitches and the sale is from 8.00am – 1.00pm. St Nicholas Court is next to St Nicholas Church, Dersingham and opposite the Church Hall.
The latest draw for the Village Centre Lottery took place just before the Parish Council meeting on the evening of Monday 31st July. You’ll find the winning numbers below, for this, the August draw (yes, it is a day early!) and other draws over the past few months. If you’ve won a prize it will be sent to you automatically, but it’s nice to know! Please keep supporting the Village Centre Lottery as it’s one of our main streams of fundraising income. All the more important now that we are nearing the start of the build of the new hall.
August winning numbers – 50, 66,34. The first prize this month was £39.75, the second £26.50 and the third £13.25.
A marvellous aerial photograph of Dersingham has recently been taken by The Skyz The Limit, who apparently used a drone to get this amazing shot. As part of our fundraising efforts we are offering high quality prints of this view, complete in a frame at a variety of sizes. If you would like one, just contact the Parish Council office. It will look great on your wall and you’ll be helping our fundraising!
The prices are as follows:
Open edition framed prints
A4 – £15
A3 – £20
A2 – £27.50
Limited edition (100) print on canvas, box framed – £35
Our next fundraising event is one of our ever popular tea dances. Friday 21st July 2.00pm – 4.00pm in St Nicholas Church Hall, Dersingham. tickets £4 on the door. All dancers welcome, including beginners.
As the final few events in the old St Nicholas Church Hall take place, it’s time for an update on the progress of our project. There’s good news – most of the funding that we need is now in place. The Big Lottery have approved our application and granted us £550,000. We have been successful with several other grant applications and we are able to borrow some of the funds that we need on favourable terms.
But, we can’t be complacent. There’s still more work to do before we can start building, although we are very hopeful that we can start by the end of the summer. We are still pursuing more avenues of fund-raising and that’s where you can help. Please read on . . .
So that the project can advance as quickly as possible we need to keep fundraising, so that we have money in hand for such essential items as kitchen equipment, seating, stage lighting and so on. Once the build is complete we want to open the Centre as soon as possible, to maximise the benefits to the community.
You can contribute directly, by joining our Village Centre Lottery and by supporting our fundraising events such as film shows, markets, dances, race nights etc. Or, of course, you can just make a good old-fashioned donation! To join the lottery, just download a form here, complete it and hand it in at the Parish Council office. If you wish to make a donation the office will help you there too.
Keep up to date with our fundraising events and all the Village Centre news by subscribing to this Blog. Just enter your email address is the box where it says Get Village Centre News In Your Inbox – it’s on the left hand sidebar if you’re looking at this on a desktop, laptop or tablet computer. Them whenever we post something new here, you’ll get an email telling you about it. We don’t share your address with anyone else, you’ll only get emails from the Dersingham Village Centre Association. It will be great to have you on board – thanks!
There’s another opportunity to help raise funds for the new Village Centre and Hall by supporting our Midsummer Market on Saturday 8th July. See the details on the poster and do come along to support the event. If you would like to support us even more, by having a stall at the Market, there’s a link to the booking form below.
You are invited to the next FREE Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, 13th June. Join us for a continental breakfast from 7:30 to 9.30am in St Nicholas church hall, Manor Road, Dersingham, PE31 6JD. Meet other local businesses and training providers, and hear from some key speakers from our area. This is a great networking opportunity for businesses and education/training providers in West Norfolk, and a chance to find out what is happening in your local community and how it could help your business or organisation.
Presentations so far include:
Daska Davis, Chapel Road Creative – Marketing, including to prospective employees.
Alison Thorne, Norfolk Library Service – Sessions they deliver for people who are unemployed, and those in work, to help develop skills and confidence building.
Richard Dix – Rural Broadband, Local broadband issues and news
There will be time for informal networking after the presentations. Please feel free to share this invitation amongst your own networks and ask people to contact the Parish Clerk (01485 541465) , or Jacquie Farrell at The Skills Service (07931 206628) direct to book a place.