April Lottery Results

image of lottery drawEvery month there’s a chance to win a Village Centre Lottery prize. Despite the current difficulties which have necessitated the closure of the Centre, our lottery draws continue and we are very appreciative of our supporters. Congratulations to the lucky prize winners and if you Subscribe to our Lottery you could join them, plus you’ll be giving us a big helping hand. Thank you!

This month’s draw was made on Wednesday 8th April 2020. The draw was supervised by an independent witness to ensure fair play.

The results are: First prize, number 72 winning £25.50. Second prize number 44 winning £17.00 and third prize number 74 winning £8.50.

Stay safe, stay at home and keep washing those hands. Let’s keep Dersingham fit and healthy!

Update Saturday 4th April

corona virus imageAnother update for Dersingham residents. As we move into April the Village Centre remains closed and will be so until at least the end of this month. There may not be exercise classes running, but you get get some fresh air and exercise just by walking round the village. However, do remember to keep your distance from other walkers, of which there seem to be plenty. It is very important to follow the government guidelines on social distancing. If in doubt – don’t go out!

There is more about the Coronavirus situation on the Dersingham Parish Council website, Dersingham.org.uk which has a dedicated page of information and loads of links to useful websites. Everything is there from help for businesses, to new bus timetables, to revised bin collections and much more.

The Village magazine, Village Voice, was not able to be delivered from door-to-door due to the possible infection risks involved, but it is available to read online NOW, from this link:  The April issue of Village Voice. There’s lots to read in the magazine, including some entertaining articles to while away time in isolation.

norfolk police logoWe’ve mentioned this before, but we keep hearing reports of scams that are trading on the  Coronavirus health situation. Be on your guard for phone calls, emails, texts, or even personal callers purporting to be from the Government, the Police or the NHS. Popular scams are bogus tests for the virus, or false offers of government money if you either pay some money yourself or give your personal details. Before you do anything ask yourself the question “is this really genuine”? Police advice about Coronavirus frauds and scams.

Stay safe, stay at home and keep washing those hands. Let’s keep Dersingham fit and healthy!

Update Friday 27th March 2020

corona virus imageAnother update for Dersingham residents. The regular village magazine Village Voice is due for publication on Monday 6th April. However, due to concerns about the safety of the delivery team, the printed copy will not now be delivered door to door until at least the middle of April. Don’t worry though, the magazine is available to read online NOW, from this link:  The April issue of Village Voice.

norfolk police logoOn a different note, we’ve had some disturbing information from the police about the boom in criminal activity as a result of the Covid-19 health situation. Be on your guard for phone calls, emails, texts, or even personal callers purporting to be from the Government, the Police or the NHS. Popular scams are bogus tests for the virus, or false offers of government money if you either pay some money yourself or give your personal details. The link below will give you more information. Stay safe!

Police advice about Coronavirus frauds and scams.

There will be more, no doubt, We shall try and keep you updated on this Blog, so be sure to sign up for email alerts if you haven’t already done so. You will find the sign-up box either in your sidebar, or at the foot of the page. There is also information on the new Coronavirus Information page of the Parish Council website, at dersingham.org.uk

Stay safe, stay at home and keep washing those hands. Let’s keep Dersingham fit and healthy!

Update Tuesday 24th March

corona virus imageDue to the most recent increase in government restrictions on the movement of people, there are a few updates that we can tell you about. We had hoped to be able to run our Easter Trail with just a postponement to the party. However, the whole event has now had to be cancelled, because people should not be visiting shops other than food or pharmacy outlets.

Likewise, the Dersingham Walking Group had hoped to able able to continue to offer guided walks, with appropriate social distancing. However, the new regulations do not permit this. You can still walk, either on your own or with one other person, who must be a member of the same household, but walking with friends or with anyone from other households has effectively been banned.

There will be more, no doubt, We shall try and keep you updated on this Blog, so be sure to sign up for email alerts if you haven’t already done so. You will find the sign-up box either in your sidebar, or at the foot of the page. There is also information on the new Coronavirus Information page of the Parish Council website, at dersingham.org.uk

Stay safe, keep washing those hands and observe sensible hygiene precautions. Let’s keep Dersingham fit and healthy!

Update Saturday 21st March

corona virus imageJust to remind everybody that the Village Centre is currently closed due to the Coronavirus situation and all classes and events have been cancelled. We will review the situation regularly, but we expect the Centre to be closed until at least the end of April.

Meanwhile, we have today heard that all Norfolk Libraries have now been closed.

Stay safe, keep washing those hands and observe sensible hygiene precautions wherever possible. Let’s keep Dersingham fit and healthy!

The Village Centre – Important Information

Tuesday 17th March 2020
View of the Village CentreWe are sorry to inform you that at a meeting of the Trustees tonight, it was decided that in line with the latest government advice and the actions of similar venues around Kings Lynn and beyond, the Dersingham Village Centre will be closed with immediate effect until at least the end of April.
Accordingly we are cancelling all bookings for the remainder of March and for April. These include all the regular classes that use the venue, Village Voice Live talks, Village Cinema screenings and other events such as tea dances and community lunches.
We will update the information on this website at the end of March, when the situation may be clearer. Of course, the Centre will reopen as soon as government advice permits. The Village Centre Lottery will continue to be drawn each month. The closing date of the Easter Trail has been deferred until further notice, but entry forms can still be deposited in our letter box at the Centre.
Thank you all for your support. Remember, wash your hands and let’s keep Dersingham safe and healthy!

March Lottery Results

image of lottery drawEvery month there’s a chance to win a Village Centre Lottery prize and also the chance to know that you’re helping raise funds for the Village Centre. Why raise funds? Because we are constantly trying to improve the level of equipment at the Centre, so that it becomes an even better resource for the community.  The current project is increased storage space in the kitchen, which we need because our community lunches are ever more popular.

The most recent draw of Lottery prizewinners was made on Tuesday 17th March 2020 at our regular community lunch. Winners are as follows:

First prize, number 44 winning £26.25. Second prize number 28 winning £17.50 and third prize number 17 winning £8.75. Congratulations to the lucky prize winners. Subscribe to our Lottery and you could join those winners, plus you’ll be giving us a big helping hand. Thank you!

Wednesday Yoga Cancelled

poster for gentle yoga with AlisonOur Wednesday Yoga tutor Alison has decided that she will take a break while the current Coronavirus situation is ongoing. Alison says:

“Due to the recent report of 3 cases of Covid19 in the QEH Kings Lynn, I have decided to suspend teaching yoga for the time being.
As most of you know my daughter has Cystic Fibrosis and I also teach a vulnerable group too.

I’ve thought long and heard about what to do, but health comes first.
If you can log on to my Facebook page “medulla yoga” I will be posting the classes on there for you to practice at home if you so wish. This will be done free of charge. Please note however that if you injure yourself whilst practising at home I am not liable for the injury you may sustain. (Legal bit done!)

So stay well everyone.
Hopefully see you all soon

Alison xxxx”

If we hear of any further cancellations or changes in the situation they will be posted here on our Blog and on our Facebook page. Meanwhile we wish everyone continued good health. Keep washing those hands and let’s keep Dersingham safe!

The week ahead at the Village Centre – 16th – 22nd March

With the ongoing public health situation the Centre is following current government guidelines and is remaining open. If there is any change in that situation we will post the information here on our Blog and on our Facebook page. Wash you hands and stay healthy!

Here’s a list of the various events and activities that are taking place in the Village Centre during the coming week. Please note that this is compiled from the bookings we have and does not guarantee that a particular event will take place. Some event listings have a link to More Details or at least a contact phone number or email address. Otherwise, for more information please email us at contact@dersinghamvillagecentre.org.uk and we will endeavour to respond. The list does not always include private bookings of the Centre.

Monday 16th March

8.15 – 8.45am HIITS – Main Hall – More Details

9.00 – 10.00am Yoga – Main Hall – More Details

10.00am – 12.00noon  Pop Up Coffee Shop – drop in for a cuppa – In The Hub

10.30am – 12.30pm Gentle Stretch Class – The Loft

10.30 – 11.30am Exercise class for over 50s – Main Hall  More Details from Shelley Ross 01485 533273.

11.45am – 12.45pm Fit ‘n Dancing – Main Hall – More Details from Peg on 07930 556675 or mgtqk56@gmail.com

1.00 – 1.45pm Body Control Pilates – Main Hall – More Details

2.00 – 2.45pm Body Control Pilates – Main Hall – More Details

4.30 – 8.30pm Rollason Stage School – Main HallMore Details

Tuesday 17th March

10.00am – 2.00pm Lavender Lace Makers – Garden Room – More Details from Lyn Hallifax m.hallifax@btinternet.com

1.00pm Community Lunch, price £5. Prior booking required, phone Shirley on 01485 540644.

3.00 – 5.00pm Carpet Bowls – Main Hall – More Details from Jenny 01485 543201.

7.00pm – 8.00pm Village Centre User Group meeting, all welcome – Garden Room

Wednesday 18th March

Sorry, but the Centre is now closed due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus situation. We will post updates here as soon as we are able, but we do not expect to reopen until at least the end of April. If you participate in a regular weekly class, please check with your tutor. Do not come to the Centre, as it will be closed.

Business as usual

Obviously, with the ongoing health issues at the moment, many people will be concerned about public venues, meetings, group classes etc. At Dersingham Village Centre we are following the government health guidelines and remaining open and operational until such time as that advice changes.

Centre users may like to check with their course tutors to make sure that classes are going ahead. Should we hear of cancellations we will post the information here on our Blog and also on the Village Centre Facebook page.

Meanwhile we encourage all Centre visitors to wash their hands and observe sensible hygiene precautions wherever possible. Let’s keep Dersingham fit and healthy!

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