Welcome to Allen Tomas & Co.

The Village Centre Association are very pleased to welcome Allen Tomas & Co as Platinum Sponsors of the Village Centre. Allen Tomas will be making a generous contribution to the running of the Centre and we are very appreciative of that. You can read more about their financial consultancy business below.

We welcome any business or individual who would like to become a sponsor of the Village Centre. Benefits are reduced rates for hiring the Centre, your logo will feature in our publicity material and, of course, you will be helping the local community. Please use our Contact page to get in touch.

Allen Tomas logo




Allen Tomas & Co Financial Management Ltd are a friendly, professional and local firm of Chartered Independent Financial Advisers based in St Nicholas Court, Dersingham with ample car parking.

“We provide advice in the areas of Retirement and Long-Term Care Planning, Savings & Investments, Financial Protection and Inheritance Tax Planning. The Chartered Insurance Institute (our professional body) has awarded us the prestigious ‘Chartered Financial Planners’ title. Chartered status is an exclusive title only awarded to firms which meet rigorous criteria relating to professionalism and capability.

The first meeting is at our expense and we will discuss your existing provision, financial objectives and our services”

January Village Centre Lottery Draw

image of lottery drawThere are three prize winners each month in our Village Centre fundraising lottery and you might be one of them! But you have to be in it to win it, so if you’re not already subscribing to our fundraising Lottery, please go to the fundraising page on our website and sign up. It’s really important to keep the money rolling in, because the Centre costs a substantial amount to run and there are still many additions and improvements that we want to make, for the benefit of all users.

The January draw took place in the Dersingham Village Centre on Tuesday 8th January, during the interval at the monthly Village Voice Live talk. The winning numbers were:

1st prize, number 10 winning £34.50
2nd prize, number 33 winning £23.00
3rd prize, number 24 winning £11.50

Suzie’s Fitness at the Village Centre

Among the wide range of fitness classes running at the Village Centre are new ones tutored by Suzie Povey, who is well known for yoga and fitness classes.  On Monday mornings Suzie will be running a HIITS class from 8.15 – 8.45am and then Yoga from 9.00 – 10.00am. HIITS is High Intensity Interval Training, by the way.

suzies fitnessIf you want to find out more about these classes, or book a place on one please contact Suzie by phone, 07900 818 311 or by email suziepovey86@gmail.com

On Sunday 13th January, Suzie is running a one off morning session, Heart Chakra Meditation, from 10.30 – 11.30am, with all the proceeds going to Tapping House Hospice. To book, or to find out more, please contact Suzie direct using the details above.

Suzie has more information on her Facebook page, which you can find by searching Suzie’s Fitness.

Lunch and make friends

The first of our community lunches is coming up, on Sunday 13th January. Here’s an opportunity to have a lovely lunch and to meet and chat with other people from the village. Chatting is not obligatory though,  you can just enjoy the food! This is an ideal opportunity for those who are perhaps on their own, and lack a bit of company.

Booking is essential and you can get tickets from Dersingham Post Office or the Parish Council Office at the Centre. See the poster for more details. Tickets cost just £7.00.

Friendship Lunch 13th January poster

The Week Ahead at the Village Centre – 7th – 13th January

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. Otherwise, for more information please email us at contact@dersinghamvillagecentre.org.uk and we will endeavour to respond.

Monday 7th January

8.15 – 8.45am HIITS – Main Hall More Details

9.00 – 10.00am Yoga – Main Hall More Details

10.00am and through the morning. Coffee Club – drop in for a cuppa – In The Hub

10.30 – 11.30am Exercise class for over 50s – Main Hall

11.45am – 12.45pm Fit ‘n Dancing – Main Hall More Details

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

6.00 – 7.00pm All Dogs Training School – Main Hall

Tuesday 8th January

9.00am – 1.00pm Lavender Lace Makers – Garden Room

9.45 – 10.30am Stretch and Conditioning – Main Hall More Details You can drop in, but booking advisable.

10.45 – 11.30am Body Control Pilates Circuit – Main Hall More Details You can drop in, but booking advisable.

12.00noon – 12.45pm Well Being and Relaxation – Main Hall More Details You can drop in, but booking advisable.

3.00 – 5.00pm Carpet Bowls – Main Hall

7.30pm Village Voice Live (The Working Horse in Norfolk) – Main Hall

Wednesday 9th January

9.00am – 3.00pm Dersingham Day Centre – Garden Room

10.30 – 11.30am Ballet for All – Main Hall More Details

11.30am – 12.30pm Rock your Baby, Dancing – Main Hall More Details

5.45 – 6.30pm Body Control Pilates – Main Hall More Details

7.00 – 8.00pm Jazzercise – Main Hall

Thursday 10th January

10.00 – 10.45am Body Control Pilates – Main Hall More Details

5.30 – 9.30pm Dance Classes with Take the Lead Dance School – Main Hall

Friday 11th January

6.00 – 7.00pm All Dogs Training School – Main Hall

Saturday 12th January

Private function

Sunday 13th January

10.30 – 11.30am Yoga – Main Hall More Details

1.00pm New Year Friendship Lunch – Main Hall More Details

7.00 – 8.30pm St Nicholas Youth Group – Garden Room

Village Voice Live – The Working Horse in Norfolk

The next talk in our popular Village Voice Live series is coming up this Tuesday 8th January. Stephen Pope will give an illustrated talk about those heavy horses that used to do so many jobs, on farms but also with breweries, railways and more.

The talk will be in the Main Hall of the Village Centre and will begin at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 on the door and include refreshments and raffle.

poster january village voice live

New Pilates, Stretch and Well-being Classes

It’s hardly surprising that classes to improve your fitness are always popular, particularly after Christmas and New Year! One of our fitness tutors, Elke, has a range of new classes for the New Year, both regular weekly courses and drop-in sessions.  Starting the week beginning 7th January 2019, these classes will be held in the Main Hall of the Village Centre and are all 45 minutes in duration.

You can find all the details from the posters and timetable shown in this post. If you want to book, or have any questions, please contact Elke direct on 07971 440539 or email: contrology8@gmail.com Note that availability is limited, so it’s best to book in advance even for the drop-in sessions.

timetable January 2019


Elke Well Being poster January 2019

Elke Stretch poster January 2019

Elke Pilates poster January 2019





Happy New Year – Happy New Hall!

New Year 2019From all the team at the new Dersingham Village Centre we wish you all a very Happy New Year! Don’t forget that the Village Centre is for you, so in 2019 it’s time to bring your event to this brand new facility. Visit the Booking page on our website for all the details.

We should also mention that we don’t only need your events, we need your support. Volunteer to help with community lunches, cleaning, events such as the Village Cinema and Village Voice Live and more. Use our Contact page to get in touch. And please, keep supporting our Lottery because the Centre needs a constant stream of funding to keep it up and running. Thanks!