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!

This week at the Village Centre – 9th – 15th March

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 9th 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 10th March

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.

7.30pm Village Voice Live. This month David Reeve MVO MBE presents amusing anecdotes from his time as a Police Chief Superintendent responsible for protecting the Royal Family in Norfolk – Main Hall – Tickets £5 on the door including raffle and refreshments. More Details

Wednesday 11th March

9.00am – 10.00am Zumba – Main HallMore Details

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 from Peg on 07930 556675 or mgtqk56@gmail.com

11.30am – 12.30pm Ballet for Some – Main Hall – More Details from Peg on 07930 556675 or mgtqk56@gmail.com

1.00pm – 2.00pm Gentle Yoga – Main HallMore 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 12th March

9.00 am – 1.00pm Mobility Gym. Physiotherapy for Neurological and Orthopaedic conditions – Garden Room –  £10 a session.
More Details from Sheila Stern 01553 775324.

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

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

11.15am – 12.15pm Ballet for All – Main Hall  – More Details from Peg on 07930 556675 or mgtqk56@gmail.com

4.30 – 10.00pm Dance Classes with Take the Lead Dance School – Main Hall – More Details from Val Kershaw info@taketheleaddance.co.uk

Friday 13th March

The Centre is closed most Friday mornings for cleaning and maintenance.

1.00pm – 2.00pm Private Booking – Main Hall

4.30pm – 8.30pm Rollason Stage School – Main HallMore Details

Saturday 14th March

10.00am – 4.00pm Rollason Stage School – Main HallMore Details

7.00pm – 11.00pm Casino Night, organised by Dersingham Tennis Club and the DVCA.

Sunday 15th March

10.00am – 1.00pm Dance Classes with Take the Lead Dance School – Main Hall – More Details from Val Kershaw info@taketheleaddance.co.uk

7.00pm – 8.30pm St Nicholas Church Youth Group – Main Hall

Village Voice Live Talk – Tuesday 10th March

The next of our regular monthly events will be on this coming Tuesday the 10th March.  This month David Reeve MVO MBE presents amusing anecdotes from his time as a Police Chief Superintendent responsible for protecting the Royal Family in Norfolk.

The talk will begin at 7.30pm and tickets cost £5 on the door. There will be an interval when tea, coffee and cake will be served and a prize raffle will be drawn. Your refreshments and raffle are included in the ticket price.

Poster for David Reeve talk

Follow Our Easter Trail – fun for all!

poster for easter trailThe Dersingham Village Centre Easter Trail has begun, with some lovely chicks waiting in local businesses to be spotted and counted. A big thank you to all those businesses, whose support is much appreciated.
Please ensure you return completed forms to the Centre by April 4th, then come to the party on Sunday April 5th to find out if you have won.
Trail Entry Forms were distributed via local schools and are also available at Dersingham Post Office, or the Centre (when open).
If your child did not get a form, and you cannot find one, please call Sue Payne on 07707 832295, or you can download one from this link: Easter Trail entry form
poster for easter trail

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