Norham Newsround


May 2019

 Forthcoming Events.

Thursday 9th May : W.I. meeting; 2pm; Norham Village Hall
Village Walk; meet at Green; 9.30am.
Monday 13th : Mothers’ Union Meeting; 2pm; Branxton Village Hall.
Saturday 18th : Pound Sale; 10am-1pm; in aid of the Village Hall. See below.
Sunday 19th : Defibrillator Training; Village Hall; 2pm. See below for details
Monday 20th : Village Hall AGM; 6.30pm in the Hall. See below.
Thursday 30th : Drop-in-4-Coffee; Church; 10.30am-12 noon

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 SINCERE CONDOLENCES to the family and friends of:
Andrew Grahamslaw who died on 9th April.
MARJORIE AND FAMILY would like to thank everyone for their kindness and messages of support. It was a great comfort after the sad loss of Andrew.




Notices & News Items

NORHAM WI – Just a reminder that our meeting originally scheduled for Thursday 2 May has been moved to Thursday 9 May due to North of Tyne Mayoral elections. Our ‘speaker’ is a Troupe of Tribal Dancers, the members competition is A Dance Related Item. Visitors welcome to join us on Thursday 9 May, 2 p.m. at Norham Village Hall. Contacts are President, Margaret Jeffrey on 01289 387451 or Secretary, Susan Thorburn on 07792 221554.

NORHAM WI CRAFT GROUP – Our meetings for the coming month are Wednesday 1, 15 and 29 May from 1 to 4 p.m. drop in anytime for £2 refreshments included, bring your own craft project and enjoy an afternoon of craft and chat. You do not need to be a WI member to join the craft group, everyone is welcome and if you don’t craft just drop in for a cuppa. Further details available from Jan L’Argent on 01289 382897

NORHAM PILATES CLASSES. Please come and join in the multi level Pilates classes which are held in Norham Village Hall on the following days: Monday 11.30am – 12.30pm, Thursday Evening 6.30pm – 7.30pm and Friday 3.00pm – 4.00pm. Classes are £6.00 each, all equipment is supplied. To book your mat space, please contact Carrie Lambert on 07968606005 or email me on

MOTHERS’ UNION At the May meeting Joan Storey will talk on ‘Changing Faces’.

OilCAN – If you wish to order for May 2019 contact Carol Davison at OilCAN by Friday 10th. Tel 01670 517178 Email:

. Once again we had excellent attendance at the Beetle Drive with some youngsters enjoying the night as well. This helped to raise £200 after expenses and will go towards Norham in Bloom. Thank you also to those who were unable to attend but gave donations in lieu of a ticket.

NORTHUMBRIA IN BLOOM. Plans for this are well underway. We have already had a visit from the judges who were very helpful and gave sound advice. One sensible bit was that we should not aim for gold the first year! Thank goodness because we are all learning. It’s a new experience for everyone in the “Bloom” group. The route the judges will take is along Castle Street and West Street and will include the school. The group will be responsible for floral displays along the streets but the judges did say, “The nature of the village makes it a little harder for you to show us residential gardens but the use of tubs and planters outside properties will be credited – the more the merrier!” Please don’t feel left out if your property is not on the route this year. We have to build up slowly. Floral displays are an important part of the marks but community involvement is also marked.
Judging will take place 10th. July at 2pm.
In appreciation of the work being done some residents have donated generously to the plant fund. Thank you so much.

We need your help! Always! In advance We need your contributions to the Tombola! On the day We need your home-baking, plants (named!) and produce (jams chutneys etc etc); And WE NEED YOU! Could you offer an hour of your time to be a steward — there might be a free ice cream in it for you!! If yes please contact Tory Craig 07745130987

Norham Village Hall Sunday 19th May 2pm
What’s the point of having a defibrillator in the village if you don’t know how to use it! Come and learn how ! All welcome!
Training session is free to all but donations will be welcomed!
If you have not already put your name down please let me know if you are coming just so the trainer knows how many to expect!
Contact Tory Craig 07745130987

Norham Castle Sunday 26th May 11am-4pm
The award-winning picnic returns! And this year it will be even better! So bring your own picnic and come and enjoy the atmosphere! Guided tours! Children’s activities! Treasure trail! Tribal dancers!
And other entertainments to be confirmed! Oh, and ice cream!

Sunday 30th June at 3pm is a date we hope you can keep free to attend and enjoy the Summer Musical Concert at Norham Church, which will include some partnership performances with some fun, and enlightening pieces of music from the Choir, the energetic Junior Singers, and the talented Berwick Concert Band.
Rehearsals are well under way on all fronts. One of the Highlights from the Choir will be Abba’s catchy Chart Hit “Money Money” accompanied by the Berwick Concert Band.
The Junior Singers will include singing the emotional “A Million Dreams” From The Greatest Showman Musical.
Tickets will be sold at the door.

Date: Thursday 2nd May 2019
Time: 10am -1pm. No appointment necessary. Coffee and Biscuits.
Place: Hazel Marsden House, Violet Terrace, Berwick TD15 1LU
Citizens Advice Bureau, and a Nurse will be there to help with free practical, financial, emotional, social support for people, their families, and carers who are living with a life limiting illness such as Cancer, Heart Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson’s or Dementia.
Please just Drop in and have a cuppa and chat.

The AGM will be held on Monday 20th May at 6.30pm.
Please come along to hear what’s going on and to have your say about what you would like to happen next.
Many thanks for your patience with the redecoration .
Works will continue and to keep the momentum going there will be a POUND SALE on Saturday 18th May 10-1pm – every item £1.
For insurance and safety reasons, the locks and the emergency exit mechanism have been found to be inadequate and so have been replaced. New keys can be obtained from me after the AGM.
Janet Young

SATURDAY 18 MAY: GIN TASTING 7:30PM. Tickets £12 to include cheese and biscuits plus quiz. Tickets in advance from Eileen 01289 382163 or Mo 01289 382935. Raffle tickets also on sale on the night.

SATURDAY 25 MAY: PLANT SALE AND COFFEE MORNING 10AM – 2PM Refreshments – bacon rolls as well as home made cakes and bakes.

FRIDAY 21 JUNE: PLAY, LONE WOLF BY TWO DESTINATION LANGUAGE 7:30PM. £5, bring own nibbles and drinks. Doors open 7pm. Lone Wolves is about the female voice and power based on the Bulgarian tradition and many other eastern cultures of selling women when marrying them off to another family.
Contact Eileen on 01289 382163

Side by Side is our fun, friendly, super-flexible volunteering opportunity for someone like you to help someone with dementia. Just because a person is diagnosed with dementia, it doesn’t mean they stop wanting to take part in their favorite activities.
Our Side by Side service helps people with dementia to keep on doing the things they love and try new things – from going to the football to catching the latest movie – so they can continue to lead an independent life.
If you are interested in volunteering with us or require any further information, please give us a call on 01670 813255 or by email
Jan Casson Coordinator Side By Side Alzheimers Society Northumberland
(normal working days Tues & Thursday all day Berwick
William Elder Building 56-58 Castlegate Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1JT
T: 01289 303143 M: 07703716936 E:



To read the lates update on Village Community Project click here: 2019-03-Community Report March


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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,, 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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