Our Opening Week Events!

Village Centre LogoYes, we’re opening the new Dersingham Village Centre soon and there will be a celebratory week long series of events. Kicking it all off will be Open House on Saturday 20th October, 11.00am – 4.00pm. Borough Mayor Cllr Nick Daubney will be in attendance, and there will be an Activities Market Place where you can find out all about the various courses and activities that will be taking place in the new Centre and how you can join them! Refreshments will be available throughout the day, so pop it in your diary – Saturday 20th October.

During the week following the opening there will be a rolling programme of events and you’ll be able to drop into the new Centre, have a look round and maybe a cuppa at the pop-up cafe. More details soon.

September Lottery Draw

image of lottery drawHave you been lucky? There are three prize winners each month and you might be one of them if your Village Centre Lottery subscription is up to date, of course. To join the Lottery go to the fundraising page on our website.

The September draw took place at the Parish Council office on Tuesday 4th September. The winning numbers were:

1st prize, number 21 winning £33.75
2nd prize, number 41 winning £22.50
3rd prize, number 70 winning £11.25

Village Cinema

Before long the Village Cinema will be moving to its new home, in the Dersingham Village Centre. Films will be screened on the last Tuesday of each month and we’ll tell you when the move takes place. Meanwhile, there is a pressing need for a few more volunteers to help with the projection of the films. No lumping of great big reels these days, just pop in a DVD, but somebody still has to do it. See the poster here for all the details – at least you’ll get to see the films for free!
Volunteers for village cinema poster

Grand Opening Week

Yes, it’s drawing ever nearer, the date when the new Dersingham Village Centre will be open for business! Although we are taking bookings from 1st October, we are planning to have the official opening on Saturday 20th October. This will be followed by a week of special events, when you can drop in and see the new Centre, have a cuppa in the pop up cafe, and find out more about what’s going on.

Provisional list of events

20th October – Open Day and Activity Market Place – 11.00am – 4.00pm – from ballet to flower arranging, computers to bridge, whatever takes your fancy there will be an opportunity to sign up, learn more or just chat to course organisers.  Suggest other classes, feedback very welcome.   Refreshments available.

21st October – Charity Community Lunch – 12.30 – 2.00pm – £12 for 3 course lunch.

22nd – 26th October – Pop In Week – come along and see classes in action. Anytime from 9.30am till 4.30 pm (with some exclusions to be advised).

26th October – Tea Dance – 2.30 pm – 4.30pm – £5 per head includes tea and cake.

27th October – Ceilidh & Barn Dance to celebrate our wonderful new Hall.   Live music with Ceilidh band Whirligig. Get a group together and share a table. 7.00pm – 10.30 pm – ticket price £9 (includes food).

For more information/tickets, contact: Judy Collingham jcairnscol@gmail.com

Village Cinema hosts Paddington Bear

On Tuesday 31st July our film will be Paddington 2, the ongoing saga of the eponymous bear. Lots of fun and not to be missed!

Screenings are currently held in Dersingham Social Club, Lynn Rd. Tickets £5 on the door, including tea or coffee. Other drinks, including wine and beer, available to buy. Doors open at 6.45pm and the screening begins at 7.30pm.

Poster for Paddington 2

July Lottery Draw

image of lottery drawThe July draw of our Dersingham Village Centre Lottery was held earlier this month, so here are the winning numbers. Maybe yours is one of them!


1st prize number 60 winning £34.50
2nd prize number 19 winning £23.00
3rd prize number 37 winning £11.50

The prizewinning numbers from all draws can also be found on our Facebook page. Search for Dersingham Village Centre Association.

Tiles for sale!

As part of the build of the new Village Centre we have quite a few left over roof tiles, quite a few being around 1500. These are handmade pin tiles, circa 1910, brindle colour. Size 10.5 x 6.5 inches. Buyer to arrange collection.

Sensible offers for these tiles are invited and all proceeds will go to the new Centre. If you’re interested please contact the Parish Council office at 2a Post Office Rd Dersingham. Tel: 01485 541465 or email clerk@dersingham.org.uk

pin tile photo

Have a cup of coffee with us!

poster for coffee morning june 201810.00am – 12.00noon on Saturday 23rd June, in St Nicholas Church, Dersingham.

Just a reminder about this Saturday’s fundraising coffee morning. The main purpose is to raise money for cups, saucers, plates etc, so that the new Village Centre has a fully equipped kitchen able to cater for all needs. We will have some sample crockery on display so that you can have a look. To raise some money we will be selling (surprise, surprise) coffee, tea and cake, but there will be some stalls with plants, greetings cards and more.

All the money raised will be going into the ‘crockery kitty’ so please come along and support us. One or two people have offered donations of crockery and we are currently deciding whether we can mix and match those with the new. But a big thank you to all those who are supporting the new hall in whatever way!


June Lottery Draw

image of lottery drawThe June draw of our Dersingham Village Centre Lottery was held earlier this month, so here are the winning numbers. Maybe yours is one of them!


1st prize number 70 winning £36.00
2nd prize number 13 winning £24.00
3rd prize number 22 winning £12.00

The prizewinning numbers from all draws can also be found on our Facebook page. Search for Dersingham Village Centre Association.

A fundraising update – we have had several successful grant applications, including a recent grant from the village Co-op of £465. However, the lottery is still a very important part of our fundraising efforts. More money will still be needed to complete the fitting out of the new hall, so do please keep helping us!

Fundraising Fun

We’ve got a couple of great fundraising events coming up soon and we really need your support. There is still a way to go to raise all the money we need in order to fully equip the new Centre, so please help by supporting these events.

First up is the Dersingham Community Fun Day on Sunday 10th June, from 12noon. A Fun Dog Show (at 1pm), games, music, bouncy castles, stalls, BBQ and refreshments are all on offer, plus the DVCA’s own stall. Here you will find prize winning games and a raffle, with all the proceeds going to the new Village Centre. Play “Hunt the Wine” and win a bottle of something nice to have with dinner tonight!

Later in June the DVCA will be hosting a special coffee morning when we’re hoping that not only will you enjoy a cup of coffee, but you’ll buy one or more cups, saucers, plates etc. We need at least one hundred sets of, well everything really, so that the new hall can cater for functions large and small. The coffee morning will be in St Nicholas Church on Saturday 23rd June 10.00am – 12.00noon.

There’s more information on the posters you can see here, so thank you in advance for all your support!

poster for coffee morning june 2018

poster for community fun day 2018

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