Norham Newsround


March 2018


 Forthcoming Events.

Thursday 1st March : W.I. meeting; 2pm in the Village Hall.
Monday 12th : M.U. Meeting; 1pm; Lent Lunch; Branxton Village Hall
Thursday 15th : Parish Walk. Meet on the Green; 9.30am
Saturday 31st : St Abbs Pop-up Market; Village Hall; 11am-3pm

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 Notices & News Items

W.I. At the March meeting Sandra Gann, Lady Almoner, will give a talk.

– The next oil order is to be submitted to A F Affinity on Friday 9 March by 12 midday. Please note this change to timing and that I must have your order no later than 11a,m. on the date of order. Affinity have found that by changing the timing it has helped them to negotiate better prices on syndicate orders. You can order by phoning Jan L’Argent on 01289 382897 or by email [email protected]

– Please note that craft group will meet on 7 and 21 March in the village hall from 1p.m. to 4p.m. We are non-profit making with the cost to you of £2 being to cover the cost of hiring the village hall and pay for the heating. We have refreshments available and a group of friendly people waiting to welcome you to share skills and projects. Don’t craft? Just drop in for a chat and a cuppa, who knows you may be inspired. Details from Jan L’Argent on 01289 382897

– Our campaign to recruit fellow crafters to help Norham WI make enough poppies to create a commemorative display this year is gathering pace. If you could make a poppy or two for us you can obtain free knitting/crochet patterns from The Mason’s Arms. We are seeking permission from the Parochial Church Council to drape the churchyard gates opposite the War Memorial in order to complete our display plans. Norham WI very much hopes that we can count on your support for this act of remembrance. Details from Jan L’Argent 382897

POPPY COLLECTION Thank you to everyone who gave so generously to the British Legion Poppy Appeal in November. The village door-to-door collection and donations made to the collecting tin in Norham Surgery raised a total of £329.28.

We will be holding a Daffodil Tea on Saturday 24th March at 2.30pm in the Village Hall. Teas with home baking, raffle, Easter Bonnet competition. To raise funds for planting areas in the village.

We are looking for people willing to open their gardens one Sunday in late July or early August (date to be decided). Gardens do not have to be Chelsea standard! We are hoping for a minimum of 12. Money raised will go towards next year’s entry for Northumbria in Bloom. Refreshments would be served in the Hall on the same day. Please contact:
Lynne on 382187 or e-mail [email protected]
or Moira on 382004 or [email protected]

PLANTERS AND PLANTS We’d love to hear from anyone willing to make some planters. Also people who can donate plants, grow plants etc. suitable for planting schemes. And anyone who has an old boat laying around to be used as a planter.

ST ABBS POP-UP MARKET at Norham Village Hall on Easter Saturday, 31st March, 11am-3pm – see leaflet enclosed with your Newsround for details

NEW POST VAN TIMES Please note that the times for the Post Van visits to Norham have been altered with immediate effect, as follows
Monday 9.00 -11.00 Tuesday 13.45 – 15.45
Wednesday 9.00 – 11.00 Thursday 13.45 -15.45
Friday 10.00 – 12.00

A CONCERT FOR SPRING in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society
St Cuthbert’s Church, Norham Saturday 24th March 7pm A fundraising concert featuring Norham Choir, with soloists, and Julian Bonia on the organ. The performance will include movements from Faure’s Requiem including Pie Jesu and Libera Me, folk song settings, and organ solos. All proceeds from the concert will go to the Alzheimer’s Society. There will also be refreshments and a raffle! Entry by donation.

St Cuthbert’s Church Norham Thursday 26th April 7pm
Tickets £8, U16s £4. (Recommended for over 14s) – available on the door.
This is going to be an experience out of the ordinary!
Olivier Award-nominated actress Elizabeth Mansfield plays the legendary chanteuse, Edith Piaf in this tribute to the singer touring with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme.In a Manhattan hotel room in New York, Edith Piaf rehearses for her last US concert. But for Piaf the hotel holds memories. Eight years earlier in the same hotel she had telephoned her lover, boxer Marcel Cerdan, begging him to overcome his fear of flying and leave France to be with her. Hours later she heard the terrible news that his plane had crashed. Marcel was dead.Past, present, and future merge in this passionate, memorable and unmissable piece of theatre which is performed to live piano music with a narrative interspersed with autobiographical monologues and reminiscences. An extraordinary musical homage to Piaf, Hymn to Love explores love, loss and longing and includes 13 of Piaf’s songs, each given fresh meaning in vibrant new English translations, with the obvious exception of the final “Je Ne Regrette Rien”.Songs featured include: Milord – L’Accordéoniste – La Vie en Rose – Padam Padam – La Foule – L’Hymne à l’Amour – C’est à Hambourg – Mon Légionnaire – Comme Moi – La Ville Inconnue. ‘A triumph!’ The Independent. ‘Mansfield delivers the famous songs superbly’ The Guardian.


Healthwatch Northumberland is the independent champion for people in the county who use health and social care and exists to ensure that people are at the heart of care, listening to what people like about services or what could be improved and sharing their views with those with the power to make change happen. They also help people find the information they need about services in their area. Health and social care services can be anything from GPs to pharmacists, care homes to hospitals.
They have the power to ensure that people’s voices are heard by the government and those running services. As well as seeking the public’s views ourselves, they also encourage services to involve people in decisions that affect them. Their sole purpose is to help make care better for people.
They would really like to hear about residents’ experiences of health and social care in Northumberland over the last year through our annual survey. This can be as a patient or carer. Knowing what is important to people helps them to work more effectively on their behalf. Views will be shared anonymously and stored in line with data protection regulations. Participants could also be in with a chance of winning a £25 Marks & Spencer voucher.
Please find the link to the survey below.
Thank you for your support us as they ensure the health and social care needs of the people of Northumberland are heard, understood and met by those responsible for commissioning and delivering services.


The Parish Church of St Cuthbert, Norham






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Minutes of Norham Parish Council

An Extract of the Minutes for Parish Council Meetings can be found on the Parish Council pages.   Also on the archived copies of Norham Newsround.




Booking of the village green should be done via the Clerk to the Parish Council, Victoria Craig, [email protected], 01289-382754.
Booking of the village hall should be done via Linda, Masons Arms, either in person or by phone 01289-382326

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