Norham Newsround


October 2017


 Forthcoming Events.

Sunday 1st October: Harvest Thanksgiving for Norham; 10am in church
Thursday 5th : W.I. meeting; 2pm in the Village Hall.
Sunday 8th : Norham Industrial Show; Village Hall.
Monday 9th : M.U. meeting; 2pm; Branxton Village Hall
Norham Local History Society Meeting; 7.30pm; Village Hall
Thursday 12th : Parish Walk. Meet on the Green; 9.30am.
Thursday 12th Norham Film Show; 7.30pm; Mason’s Arms. See below
Thursday 19th : Defibrillator Training; Village Hall; 7.15pm.
Thursday 26th : Drop-in-4-Coffee in church 10.30-12 noon.

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Peter and Alison Gullan nee Murray married in Norham Church
by Revd Gareth Salisbury 50 years ago on 28th October 1967.
David and Janet Heywood are delighted to announce the birth of a grandson;
Jay Emmanuel Ssenabulya, a second boy for Suzy and Simon.


 to all of the village for their
support, kindnesses, cards and flowers, as well as coming together to remember Barry at his funeral.
Hazel Hall and all the family

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 Notices &News Items

NORHAM AND LADYKIRK HISTORY SOCIETY At the October meeting (Monday 9th) Chris Neville-Taylor will be speaking about Railways in Norhamshire. All welcome.

NORHAM INDUSTRIAL SHOW is on Sunday 8th October and programmes are available from the village shops.
This year there is a special class for a craft made by a man, so no excuses, everyone has a chance to be a winner.
W.I. The October meeting will be the Annual Meeting..
M. U. At the October meeting Revd Martin Gillham will talk on ‘Music and Spirituality’.
CRAFT CLUB dates are Wednesday 4 and 18 October, from 1 p.m. in the village hall. The craft club is open to all. Information from Jan L’Argent 01289 382897
A LITTLE NORHAM CHRISTMAS! A whole new festive event coming to the village hall! Tickets available in advance only — £5 each, to include a glass of prosecco and canapés. Proceeds to the Great North Air Ambulance and Northern Soul Kitchen. So please put Friday 24th November 6-9pm in your diary now! And if you’re the kind that likes to be organised and would like to book a ticket now ( numbers will be limited!) please contact Tory Craig 07745130987
THANKS The Village Hall Committee thank Joe Dunn for the generous donation from his Bank Holiday Car Boot Sale.
OILCAN The order date for October is Friday 6 October, please let Jan L’Argent have your orders by 3 p.m. on that date.
DEFIBRIILLATOR TRAINING There will be some defibrillator training in the village hall at 7.15 pm on Thursday 19th October 2017 for anyone who would like to attend.

BACKGAMMON Do you play? Or would you like to learn?
I’m interested in playing more regularly to improve my game and enjoy the social aspect. I have been playing for a little over a year, so am still new to the game but happy to help others to learn how to play.
If you are interested please contact Chris on 382730 or e-mail [email protected]

HORSES FOR FORCES is a programme run by Horse Time (a registered charity in Scotland SC46883) to support veterans and first responders suffering from the effects of anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD. Participants work in partnership with Horse Time’s extraordinary horses, guided every step of the way by a fully qualified team of psychological trauma therapists. These programmes are run at the Sue Brewis Centre, Little Swinton.
Our fundraising car boot sale in Norham on Bank Holiday Monday was a great success, raising nearly £500 for the Horses For Forces programme. Thank you very much to all who supported us so kindly and generously. It is greatly appreciated by Sue, her team and the veterans. Particular thanks to Jennie and David Corbridge and Jane Bannister for their invaluable contribution. Elizabeth Thoday

PETANQUE CLUB RE-LAUNCH Fancy a nice friendly game of boule played in the style that gives everyone the same chance to win whether you’re active or not very fit?
The petanque pitch and its surroundings are not what they were, as folk in South Lane and Bow Well Cottages are only too aware. The club has been run for a few years by folk from Swinton and Whitsome with Rod Thompson in charge. Rod has now retired from Whitsome post office and is moving away and no one has played petanque for over a month. We hope that is all about to change but we could do with some help.
We need:-
Willing “gardeners” to clear the weeds and cut the hedges
People with transport to take the hedge cuttings to the dump (they take too long to compost down)
A shed or summer house which is no longer wanted but still has some life in it.
and last but not least – people who want to play petanque !
Please contact Joan Lawson 382015
NORHAM FILMS A repeat showing in the Masons of the 3 films shown recently in the village hall, the net fishing, Norham Station and the 1970’s BBC film.
This will be on Thursday 12th October at 7.30 for anyone who is interested.
St Cuthbert’s Church Norham Sat 4th November – 7pm
This murder is so perfect you could even hide it from yourself…’
This is not to be missed!
Written and performed by comic poet and psych nurse Rob Gee this one man show described variously as storytelling gold, a disturbing masterpiece and smart witty and razor sharp will be something out of the ordinary….Jim’s wife. A patient on a dementia ward, has died from what appears to be natural causes. Jim is a retiredpolice detective and he smells a rat. He’s determined to solve one last murder. The problem is he also has dementia. It’s a case worthy of the greatest detective mind. But his will have to do. At the shows heart is a detective whose tool of the trade is failing him, making the most important case of his life something of a challenge. By turns hilarious and thought provoking this is a one man show with a lot to say about how we treat and perceive people with dementia.171104-Alzheimers-Whodunnit
Rob Gee has appeared at poetry festivals in Sydney, Canada and the US and at the UK’s Edinburgh Fringe and Glastonbury Festival. He has also shared stages with numerous personalities, including Harold Pinter, Jo Brand, Sue Townsend, Jimmy Carr, Omid Djalili, Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard and Sarah Millican and is a regular on the North American Fringe Circuit.
Tickets available on the door or online from Adults £8; U16s £4
More info from Tory Craig 07745130987 [email protected]

FLYTIPPING! Another case of flytipping (at Bow Well) has been reported to, and dealt with by, the Parish Council. Residents are reminded that flytipping is illegal, and offenders may be liable to pay a large fine. If you come across an incident of flytipping in the area please report it via the County Council website at or to the Parish Council.

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Any news or information on forthcoming events: please also send to:-the Norham Community Website at [email protected]
so that your event can be listed in the Events Calendar.


Minutes of Norham Parish Council

Minutes for Parish Council Meetings can be found on the Parish Council pages.




DOG FOULING The Parish Council has yet again received complaints regarding dog fouling, on Ubbanford green, where children play, and on the grass areas near and on North Lane. Dog mess is an eyesore and a health hazard. If you are a dog owner, you have a legal duty to clean up every time your dog messes in a public place, and you may be subject to prosecution if you do not.

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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