October Lottery Draw

image of lottery drawThe results of the October draw of the Village Centre Lottery are:
First prize, number 61 winning £36
Second prize, number 67 winning £24
Third prize, number 72 winning £12

A big thank you to all of you  who so generously support our Lottery and other fundraising. Although construction work is now underway, we still need to raise money to equip the new building with all the essentials that a modern hall requires. Not just the exciting technical stuff like digital projectors but the nitty-gritty of tables and chairs!

Poster for fundraising Ceilidh danceOur next major fundraising event is a Ceilidh, to be held in West Newton Village Hall on Saturday 4th November. It will be a fun evening, so do get your tickets and take a whirl on the dance floor. See the poster for details.

Work Begins!

It may not look like much yet, but today is a big day for the new Dersingham Village Centre. T.M. Browne are on site, the fence has gone up and a (little) earth has been dug. More news and pictures soon!

Photo of the first day of work

Upcoming Fundraisers

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!

village cinema poster September 2017

October Village Cinema poster

Poster for fundraising Ceilidh dance




September Lottery Draw

image of lottery drawThe lucky numbers for September have just come out of our new Tombola machine and here they are:



First prize of £38.25 number 13

Second prize of £25.50 number 17

Third prize of £12.75 number 77

Do please keep supporting our lottery, as we will need to raise more money to equip the hall as the build proceeds. Thanks!

Fundraising Car Boot Sale

car boot sale posterVicky 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.

Lottery Draw Results

image of lottery drawThe 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.

July winning numbers – 71, 3, 38

June winning numbers – 28, 54, 75

May winning numbers – 3, 76, 63

Flying High!

aerial photograph of dersingham village
An aerial view of Dersingham, by The Skyz The Limit. Copyright © 2017.

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

Please note that the photo is strictly copyright © Dersingham Parish council 2017. No unauthorised printing or copying permitted.

Getting Closer!

small image of new buildingAs 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.

dersingham village centre lotteryYou 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!


Midsummer Market Fundraiser

Midsummer Market posterThere’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.

Stalls Booking Form

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