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Village Centre Update – January 2021

corona virus imageSorry everybody, but once more we have had to close the Centre, as Norfolk is currently under Tier 4 restrictions. We will reopen as soon as Government regulations permit. Please note that, whether restrictions are lifted or not, we are postponing our January Community Friendship Lunch and our January Film Screening. These will take place in February, if possible.

Not the best of starts to the year, but we’re sure that it won’t be long before things will improve and we can welcome everybody back to the Centre. You may be interested to know that the Trustees offered the use of the Village Centre to the NHS as a vaccination venue but we were politely informed that they already have arrangements in place.

Keep washing those hands and don’t forget to keep plenty of space between you and anyone you don’t actually live with. Let’s make Dersingham healthy and safe!

Latest Covid-19 update – 1st November 2020

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It is with regret that following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday 31st October, the Dersingham Village Centre will be closed from Thursday 5th November until at least Wednesday 2nd December. Accordingly we are cancelling all bookings, both of regular users and our occasional hirers for the remainder of November.

We will of course keep a watchful eye on Government Advice, and if we are able to re-open sooner, we will do so; equally if the closure needs to be extended for longer, we will do so.

In the meantime keep washing those hands, stay safe, look after yourself and others. Let’s keep Dersingham well!

The Village Centre reopens

corona virus imageWe have now reopened the Village Centre in a limited way, with small groups of exercise and dance classes resuming this week. A big welcome back to them!

At the present time the only rooms in the Centre that are open are: the main St Nicholas Hall, the entrance lobby and the toilet off the main hall. All other rooms, the Garden Room, the Loft, the Hub, the kitchen, the main toilets etc. will remain closed for the time being.

Once we have had some experience of running the Centre in the limited manner outlined above, we will start to plan for the opening up of the venue for other events and functions.  We will post more information here as soon as the situation becomes clearer.

Please do not come to the Centre unless it is for a prearranged group activity such as an exercise of dance class. Also, you should only come to a class if you have been definitely told by your tutor that it will be running. The Centre will not be open at the moment for any other visitors.

Meanwhile, stay safe, protect yourself and protect others and keep washing those hands. Let’s keep Dersingham fit and healthy!

Village Centre Update – 17th July 2020

corona virus imageOur planned reopening on the 6th July had to be delayed, due to Government restrictions on exercise and dance classes. But fortunately, those restrictions have been relaxed now, therefore we are making plans for limited opening from Saturday 25th July. It is important to say that, even at this late stage, there is a possibility of further changes to Government guidance, but we are hopeful that this time we really can start to welcome people back to the Centre!

What we hope will be possible . . .

The resumption of small groups of exercise and dance classes that use the main hall. Groups that normally use the smaller rooms in the Centre will have to  move temporarily into the main hall in order to maintain the correct social distancing.

The only rooms in the Centre that will be open initially will be: the main St Nicholas Hall, the entrance lobby and the toilet off the main hall. All other rooms, the Garden Room, the Loft, the Hub, the kitchen, the main toilets etc. will remain closed for the time being.

What we will NOT be able to do straight away . . .

In a normal week the Centre is used for many different types of event, including parties, weddings, community lunches, Village Voice talks, the Village Cinema and others. None of these will be able to take place yet. Once we have had some experience of running the Centre in the limited manner outlined above, we will start to plan for the opening up of the venue for these larger functions. It is not currently possible to say when this will be. We will post more information here as soon as the situation becomes clearer.

Please do not come to the Centre unless it is for a prearranged group activity such as an exercise of dance class. Also, you should only come to a class if you have been definitely told by your tutor that it will be running. The Centre will not be open at the moment for any other visitors.

Meanwhile, stay safe, protect yourself and protect others and keep washing those hands. 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!

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!