Her Majesty drops in to the Village Centre

We have been honoured and absolutely delighted that Her Majesty the Queen made a private visit to Dersingham Village Centre on Friday 5th July, welcomed by flag-waving children from Dersingham Primary School. After being greeted by Sue Payne, a Centre Trustee and former Parish Council Chairman, and Coral Shepherd, current Chairman of the Parish Council, Her Majesty was shown around the Centre by Sue. Then David Collingham, Chairman of the Dersingham Village Centre Association, introduced the Queen to representatives of groups who use the Centre and who described the wide range of activities that take place. Finally, the Queen unveiled a plaque, behind which was a photograph of King George V who kindly donated the land for the original village hall back in 1911. On departure, Phoebe Ward presented the Queen with a posy.

Photographs of the occasion were taken by Jo Halpin Jones and you can see some of them here.

Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel – Thursday 22nd August

Norfolk Police logoThe Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel, or SNAP, holds regular meetings where residents can discuss issues of neighbourhood policing and general safety. The next meeting is this Thursday 22nd August 10.00am – 12.00noon in the Garden Room at the Village Centre.

SNAP meetings are public meetings where you can raise any concerns you may have about your community.

There is no need to book to attend. Please just drop in any time between the stated hours, and you’ll have the chance to speak to your local Beat Manager and local Councillor about any issues effecting your area.

You can find more information from the SNAP website.

Coming this week at the Village Centre – 22nd – 28th July

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 22nd July

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  More Details from Shelley Ross 01485 533273.

11.45am – 12.45pm Fit ‘n Dancing – Main HallMore Details

1.00 – 1.45pm Body Control Pilates – Main HallMore Details

4.30 – 8.30pm Rollason Stage School – Main HallMore Details

Tuesday 23rd July

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

3.00 – 5.00pm Carpet Bowls – Main Hall – More Details from Jenny 01485 543201 or David 01485 543678.

Wednesday 24th July

9.00am – 3.00pm Dersingham Day Centre – Garden Room – More Details from Ann Saunders 01485 542885.

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

4.15 – 5.15pm Rollason Stage School – Garden Room – More Details

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

7.00 – 8.00pm Jazzercise – Main Hall – More Details from Hilary Mayes hilary@jazzercise.net

Thursday 25th July

10.00am – 12.00noon SNAP Norfolk constabulary drop-in surgery – Garden Room  – More Details

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

11.15am – 12.15pm Ballet for All – Main Hall – More Details

5.30 – 9.30pm Dance Classes with Take the Lead Dance School – Main Hall – More Details from Val Kershaw info@taketheleaddance.co.uk

Friday 26th July

2.30 – 4.30pm Monthly Tea Dance – Main Hall – Tickets £5 on the door, includes tea and cake. All dancers welcome, including beginners.

4.30 – 8.00pm Rollason Stage School – Main Hall – More Details

Saturday 27th July

9.00am – 4.00pm Rollason Stage School – Main Hall – More Details

Sunday 28th July

No events at present

 

Events this week at the Village Centre – 15th – 21st July

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 15th July

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  More Details from Shelley Ross 01485 533273.

11.45am – 12.45pm Fit ‘n Dancing – Main HallMore Details

1.00 – 1.45pm Body Control Pilates – Main HallMore Details

3.30 – 8.00pm Rollason Stage School – Main HallMore Details

Tuesday 16th July

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

12.45pm Community Friendship Lunch – The Hub –  £5 per person, to book telephone 01485 540644.

3.00 – 5.00pm Carpet Bowls – Main Hall – More Details from Jenny 01485 543201 or David 01485 543678.

4.00 – 5.45pm Rollason Stage School – Garden RoomMore Details

Wednesday 17th July

9.00am – 3.00pm Dersingham Day Centre – Garden Room – More Details from Ann Saunders 01485 542885.

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

3.45 – 7.15pm Rollason Stage School – Garden Room – More Details

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

7.00 – 8.00pm Jazzercise – Main Hall – More Details from Hilary Mayes hilary@jazzercise.net

Thursday 18th July

St Nicholas Church Flower Festival – Main HallMore Details

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

11.15am – 12.15pm Ballet for All – Main Hall – More Details

4.00 – 5.30pm Rollason Stage School – Garden Room – More Details

5.30 – 7.00pm Rollason Stage School – Garden Room – More Details

Friday 19th July

St Nicholas Church Flower Festival – Main HallMore Details

Saturday 20th July

St Nicholas Church Flower Festival – Main Hall – More Details

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

Sunday 21st July

Private Booking

This week at the Village Centre – 8th – 14th July

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 include private bookings of the Centre.

Monday 8th July

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  More Details from Shelley Ross 01485 533273.

11.45am – 12.45pm Fit ‘n Dancing – Main HallMore Details

1.00 – 1.45pm Body Control Pilates – Main HallMore Details

3.30 – 8.00pm Rollason Stage School – Main HallMore Details

Tuesday 9th July

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

3.00 – 5.00pm Carpet Bowls – Main Hall – More Details from Jenny 01485 543201 or David 01485 543678.

4.00 – 5.45pm Rollason Stage School – Garden RoomMore Details

7.30pm Village Voice Live, Sir Michael Savory gives an illustrated talk about the Muckleburgh Collection – Main Hall – Tickets £5 on the door, including refreshments and raffle.

Wednesday 10th July

9.00am – 3.00pm Dersingham Day Centre – Garden Room – More Details from Ann Saunders 01485 542885.

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

3.45 – 7.15pm Rollason Stage School – Garden Room – More Details

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

7.00 – 8.00pm Jazzercise – Main Hall – More Details from Hilary Mayes hilary@jazzercise.net

Thursday 11th July

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

11.15am – 12.15pm Ballet for All – Main Hall – More Details

4.00 – 5.30pm Rollason Stage School – Main Hall – More Details

5.30 – 7.00pm Rollason Stage School – Garden Room – More Details

5.30 – 9.30pm Dance Classes with Take the Lead Dance School – Main Hall – More Details from Val Kershaw info@taketheleaddance.co.uk

Friday 12th July

Private Booking

Saturday 13th July

Private Booking

Sunday 14th July

Private Booking until:

7.00 – 8.30pm St Nicholas Youth Group – Garden Room – More Details contact the Church on their website stnicholasdersingham.org.uk

 

Village Voice Live – Tuesday 9th July

Our monthly illustrated talk, know to all as Village Voice Live, will be held on this coming Tuesday 9th July 2019, in the main hall at the Centre. Start time is 7.30pm and the cost is £5 payable on the door. Your ticket includes a free entry in to our prize raffle, and tea, coffee and cake in the interval.

This month’s speaker is Sir Michael Savory, who will tell us all about the Muckleburgh Military Collection of tanks, armoured cars and much other military memorabilia.

Muckleburgh talk poster

Village Centre Fundraising Lottery Draw July 2019

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 July draw took place in the Dersingham Village Centre on Tuesday 2nd July 2019, at our popular Community Lunch. The winning numbers were:

1st prize, number 66 winning £32.25
2nd prize, number 3 winning £21.50
3rd prize, number 74 winning £10.75

Possible Road Closures – Sunday 7th July

cycle race photoOn Sunday 7th July the Outlaw Triathlon will take place at Holkham, Norfolk. The event will include a 56 mile cycle ride around Norfolk villages, including a small part of Dersingham. The cyclists could be passing through our village any time between 6.30am and 12.00noon. When cyclists are on the road there will be Stop – Go boards to control traffic flow, which may result in some delays, so please allow extra time for your journey.

The route

All racers will enter the village along Shernbourne Road from Shernbourne and leave via Sandringham Hill towards Sandringham.

Road closures

The only roads in the village affected are;

1.      Shernbourne Road from Shernbourne to the junction with Manor Road/Chapel Road.

2.      Church Lane from Shernbourne Road to Manor Road. This is the road beside the church which has the entrance to St Nicholas Court in it.

3.      Manor Road from its junction with Church Road to its junction with The Avenue.

4.      The Avenue (Sandringham Hill) from its junction with Manor Road to Sandringham.

Traffic will only be prevented from accessing these roads while the cyclists are passing through, so delays should hopefully be minimal.

Events this week at the Village Centre – 1st – 7th July

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 include private bookings of the Centre.

Monday 1st July

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  More Details from Shelley Ross 01485 533273.

11.45am – 12.45pm Fit ‘n Dancing – Main HallMore Details

1.00 – 1.45pm Body Control Pilates – Main HallMore Details

3.30 – 8.00pm Rollason Stage School – Main HallMore Details

Tuesday 2nd July

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

12.45pm Community Friendship Lunch – The Hub –  £5 per person, to book telephone 01485 540644.

3.00 – 5.00pm Carpet Bowls – Main Hall – More Details from Jenny 01485 543201 or David 01485 543678.

4.00 – 5.45pm Rollason Stage School – Garden RoomMore Details

Wednesday 3rd July

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

3.45 – 7.15pm Rollason Stage School – Garden Room – More Details

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

7.00 – 8.00pm Jazzercise – Main Hall – More Details from Hilary Mayes hilary@jazzercise.net

Thursday 4th July

9.30am – 12.00noon Public Service Drop-ins – Garden Room – sorry, no further information available.

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

11.15am – 12.15pm Ballet for All – Main Hall – More Details

4.00 – 5.30pm Rollason Stage School – Main Hall – More Details

5.30 – 7.00pm Rollason Stage School – Garden Room – More Details

5.30 – 9.30pm Dance Classes with Take the Lead Dance School – Main Hall – More Details from Val Kershaw info@taketheleaddance.co.uk

Friday 5th July

Private Booking

Saturday 6th July

9.00am – 4.00pm Rollason Stage School – Main Hall – More Details

12.00noon – 4.00pm Private Booking

Sunday 7th July

7.00 – 8.30pm St Nicholas Youth Group – Garden Room – More Details contact the Church on their website stnicholasdersingham.org.uk

 

Chalk Painting with Alex Dixon

Alex Dixon is starting a series of workshops which will teach you how to use chalk paints on furniture or indeed any other item. The next session is on Saturday 3rd August at 10.00am – 2.00pm, in the Garden Room at the Village Centre. All the details are below, please contact Alex to book or if you need more information. Phone 07981 294092, or email: info@fadetogreynorfolk.co.uk You can also find Alex on Facebook at FadetoGreyNorfolk or go to her website http://fadetogreynorfolk.co.uk

Session times: The session runs between 10am – 2pm, but you can come when you want and stay as long as you want between these times. This means you can bring whatever size piece you would like with you from a picture frame, ornament or mirror up to a larger piece of furniture. Obviously you may not finish a larger piece within the timescale, but you can either come back and finish on another session or take it home to complete. You should have learnt enough of the techniques to be able to do that and extra paint will be available to purchase.

These sessions are on a first-come first-served basis, so pre-booking is advised but not essential. A small deposit will secure you a space.

Cost: The cost is £16 per session which includes a 150ml pot of chalk paint in the colour of your choice. This would be enough to cover a piece of furniture about the size of a bedside cabinet or coffee table.

You can either bring your own project or piece of furniture, or we will have a selection of crates, caddies, magazine racks, wooden ducks, bunting etc that you can purchase.There will also be a variety of stencils crackle glaze and napkins available if you’d like to have a go at decoupage or stencilling.

What to Bring: All other equipment such as brushes, aprons, sandpaper etc will be provided, but please wear old clothes, or something that wouldn’t stress you out too much if you got paint on it as you may get a little messy!

Chalk painting workshop poster