Open Gardens – next weekend 5th – 6th September

logo of open gardensRather later in the year than anticipated, but Dersingham will open over twelve gardens this coming weekend 5th and 6th September, from 11.00am – 5.00pm both days.

The popular event normally takes place over the end of May bank holiday, but due to the pandemic it had to be put on hold for a few months. Nonetheless, there will still be a whiff of Chelsea in the air as you wander round and, yes, there will be tea and cake at the Village Centre!

Tickets cost £5 on the day from the Village Centre, note that there are no advance tickets this year. Children under 16 free but must be accompanied by an adult. On buying your ticket you will be given a guide to the gardens. All profits will be shared between the two charities of St Nicholas Church and the Village Centre.

There are two extra events. Firstly, there will be numerous (50 at the latest count) yard sales going on around the village, where there are sure to be some bargains. The yards are also raising money for the church and the Centre and there will be a guide to the yards available at the Village Centre, or at 19 Holyrood Drive. It costs £1 and all proceeds go to the charities.

Secondly, in the evening there will be a special screening at the Village Cinema, in the main hall of the Centre. The film is Doolittle, the most recent remake of the Doctor Doolittle story about a doctor who really can talk to animals. There are full details on the poster and in last week’s blog post.

Let’s all hope for good weather. Stay safe, remember to socially distance in the gardens and it will be a great event!

poster for yard sales




film poster 5th september

A Special Event from the Village Cinema

The village cinema has had its doors firmly closed since the March lock-down, but we are hoping to restart regular screening before too long. To start things off, we are holding a special film evening as part of the Dersingham Open Gardens weekend of the 5th and 6th September.

At 7.45pm on Saturday September 5th we will be showing the popular family film Doolittle (12), which will be screened in the main hall of the Village Centre.  This film is the latest remake of an ever popular tale, as Dr. John Dolittle shows that he really can talk to the animals!

It is important for everyone to know that because of the current health situation there are some extra measures that we have to put in place for the film screening.Numbers attending will be strictly limited, consequently pre-booking is necessary. You should also be aware that face-coverings must be worn when in the Village Centre (except children 11 years or under).

To reserve seats, please telephone 01485 540644. Tickets cost £5 or £3 for children under 16. Booking closes as soon as the permitted maximum number is reached or at the latest 4pm on the 5th September.

film poster 5th september

Village Centre Lottery – August Draw

image of lottery drawEvery month there’s a chance to win a Village Centre Lottery prize. Despite the current difficulties 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 Monday 10th August 2020. The draw was supervised by an independent witness to ensure fair play.

The results are: First prize, number 1 winning £24.00. Second prize number 42 winning £16.00 and third prize number 72 winning £8.00.

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

Annual General Meeting of the Village Centre Association

View of the Village CentreThe 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Dersingham Village Centre Association will be held at 7.00pm on Tuesday 11th August 2020 at the Dersingham Village Centre, 83 Manor Road, Dersingham, PE31 6LN.

The Meeting is open to all; members of the DVCA, and all residents of Dersingham and the surrounding villages are welcome to attend.

In line with social distancing requirements, all attendees are asked to RSVP via telephone (01485 543195) or email ( so that sufficient chairs can be set out at appropriate distances.

There is a cap on the maximum number the Centre can hold, so please do RSVP to ensure that there is space.

If you would prefer to attend via Zoom, this is possible, please state this when you RSVP and ensure you include a suitable email address.