The Skills Service – Free Networking Breakfast

image of continental breakfastYou are invited to the next FREE Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, 7 th February.  Join us for a continental breakfast from 7:30am to 9am 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-

  •  Apprenticeships Norfolk Network (New Grant and Levy)
  • BAE Systems
  •  RAF Marham (Base future and The Lightning)

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.

We look forward to seeing you on February 7th.

A Pancake Feast to raise more funds! Plus Lottery winning numbers

Apart from the Village Cinema screenings coming up (see our posts about that) we have a rolling programme of other fundraising events. Next on the horizon is a Pancake Feast and Beetle Drive, a bit of lighthearted entertainment to coincide with Shrove Tuesday.

The cost is just £3 and that includes your first pancake free. Don’t miss it! Phone 01485 540271 to reserve a ticket, or pay on the door. The fun starts at 6.30pm on Tuesday 28th February.

poster for pancake supper

Looking further to the future, here are some fundraising dates for your diary!

Tuesday 28th February, from 6.30pm. Pancake Feast and Beetle Drive.

Saturday 25th March 2.00pm. Afternoon tea dance.

Saturday 8th April from 2.30pm. Easter family fun afternoon.

Friday 21st April 8.00pm. Race Night at Dersingham Social Club.

Except for the Race Night all events are held in St Nicholas church hall, which is, of course, to be replaced by the new Village Centre. More details of these future events, including how to book, will be published here as soon as possible.

Village Centre Lottery Winners

Don’t forget that our own Village Centre Lottery is also a great way to support the project and you might win one the the three prizes every month. You can find an application form to subscribe to the Lottery here and below you will see the winning numbers from the last few months.

October 2016                         31        5          78

November 2016                    45        19        47

December 2016                     1          5          76

January 2017                         1          46        31

Our Next Events

Our quiz night on the 3rd January was a great success, with over £500 being raised towards the cost of our new Village Centre. We’ve already raised around £5000 in the last few months, but we need more, as we aim to start building in the coming Summer. Please help us and support our fundraising events, there’ll be more of them coming up soon. Meanwhile, if you would like to help in other ways, by joining the Village Centre Lottery, or buying bricks or roof tiles for the new building, you can find all the necessary information on our Fundraising page on the main website. Thanks!

Looking a little further ahead, you’ll find the posters for both our January and February Village Cinema Screenings below. Don’t miss them.

Poster for February Dersingham Village Cinema

poster for eddie the eagle screening in january 2017

More Fundraising Events

The Fashion Parade fundraiser held on Friday 18th November was a great success and a big thank you to everyone involved. We still need to push ahead with raising the necessary funds to make our new Village Centre reality, so there are more events on the horizon where you can help, and have a great evening too!

poster for Jungle Book film screeningOn Friday 25th November the Village Cinema will be screening the recent Jungle Book film, the acclaimed remake of the Disney classic. A cottage pie supper before the film is included in the ticket price of £10, so don’t miss this festive event. Tickets must be pre-bought, from the Parish Council Office, or from Tom Morris 01485 541450, or Vanessa Blyth 01485 544866, or Sue Payne 01485 540538.


Poster for New Year QuizJust edging into the New Year, we will be holding a fundraising quiz evening at 7.30pm on Tuesday 3rd January. Tickets are £3 on the door, or why not make a team with a maximum of six quizzers for £15. Refreshments will be available.

Both these events are held in St Nicholas Church Hall, opposite St Nicholas church.

Fund Raising Parade

Fund-raising for the new Dersingham Village Centre is in full swing.  The latest event was a fashion parade, hosted by the ladies’ fashion shop Allez Chic, of Castle Rising. It was a great success, well attended and some lovely outfits modelled by some lovely ladies! You can see a few photos here.

Fashion Parade photo 1
The lovely ladies who modelled the outfits, seen with Cheryl Daubney of Allez Chic (left)

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Village Centre Lottery Results

dersingham village centre lotteryThe Dersingham Village Centre fundraising lottery continues to gather momentum. If you buy a lottery ticket you are directly contributing to our efforts to raise the funds needed to bring the new hall and village centre to reality, hopefully by Summer 2018.

Every month there is a lottery draw made, usually during the interval at the Village Voice Live talk, which takes place in St Nicholas Church Hall on the first Tuesday evening of each month. Check your tickets, you might have a nice little windfall!

No tickets? Join immediately by downloading an application form here. Meanwhile the winning numbers from the last few draws are shown below:

March 2016 Numbers 34, 36, 5

April 2016 Numbers 8, 18, 32

May 2016 Numbers 24, 11, 37

June 2016 Numbers 48, 9, 70

Village Cinema July Screening

poster for screening of the film west side storyOur July screening at the Dersingham Village Cinema will be West Side Story, a classic tale of romance and tragedy, loosely based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, but set in the gritty surroundings of 1950’s New York. It’s certainly one of the great musical films of the 20th Century and one not to be missed.

Friday 29th July, doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets  at £5 are available on the door and include one free drink. All profits from the Village Cinema go to raise funds for the new Village Centre.

Please note that West Side Story replaces the planned screening of Eddie the Eagle.

Fundraising Evening

Unfortunately the talk by David Reeve on the 21st July has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. If you have already bought tickets please ask at the Parish Council office for a refund. Our apologies for any inconvenience.


The next screening at the Village Cinema

poster for film titled a royal night outOur popular screenings of films that may not be the very latest releases, but they are ones that many of you have asked for, continue on Friday 24th June 2016. 7.30pm at St Nicholas Church Hall, doors open 6.45pm.

The film is A Royal Night Out, which is described as a grown up fairy tale for those whose hearts go pitter-pat at the mere mention of anything to do with the Royal Family! On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance.

As with all Village Cinema events, any profit will go to the fund for the new Dersingham Village Centre.

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