‘AS THE CROW FLIES’ PRODUCTION IN MARCH

The next production to be presented at Wortwell Community Centre is “As The Crow Flies” on 24th March at 7:30 pm.   Based on a true story of a woman who struck up an unlikely friendship with a wounded crow, this new play was written specifically for rural touring and features live music, original songs, great drama – and a crow called Alfie. A heart warming story of friendship, healing and kindness.

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MOBILE LIBRARY SERVICE

Next visits to Wortwell:
Friday 17 March & Friday 12 May
Willow Close        14.15 -14.30
Sancroft Way       14.35 -14.45
The Packway       14.50 -15.15

 

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER

PC Jim Squires, in his role of Community Engagement Officer for South Norfolk, is the link between the community and the police and hopes to empower you to have your say in the way they deliver their service,

He can be contacted on squiresjr@norfolk.pnn.police.uk or 01953 423773.

 

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The Big South Norfolk Litter Pick 2017

Each participating group receives £20 to spend on the local community.  They will also be entered into a prize draw to win £200.

The ‘Wortwell Womblers’ litter pick is taking place on Tuesday 4 April. Villagers are invited to take part. Meet at The Knoll at 10am .     All equipment provided.

 

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WORTWELL UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Sunday Services ALL  WELCOME

March
5th   9.00 am Morning Worship with Rev’d. Katie Jackson
12th  6.00 pm Village Praise with Miss P. Williamson
19th  9.00 am Morning Worship with Miss P. Williamson
26th  9.00 am Morning Worship with Rev’d. Jacquie Evans

April
2nd  9.30 am We join with St. Mary’s Church at Redenhall
9th   6.00 pm Village Praise with Rev’d. Jacquie Evans
16th  9.00 am Morning Worship with Revd. Jacquie Evans (Easter Day!)
23rd  9.00 am Morning Worship led by ourselves
30th 9.00 am Morning Worship with Mr. Colin Basham

May
7th   9.00 am Morning Worship with Miss P. Williamson

Services usually last about one hour and end up with a coffee and a chat!
A new Christian “House group” will be starting up at The Bell pub @ 1pm on Thursday afternoons, beginning March 9th. Sessions will be led by Rev’d. Canon Nigel Tuffnell.  This is a Bible study group and Fellowship opportunity, and is specifically for the residents of Wortwell.

The next performance of the Waveney Partnership Choir will take place at Wortwell Chapel on Friday 31st March @ 7pm. The musical is called  “From Pharaoh to Freedom”.  (The story of Moses leading the Jews to the promised land).  Free entry, with a collection for local charities.

Why not come along and join the 30 (or so) others who enjoy a good sing on a Tuesday evening @ 7pm.

You would be made most welcome!

 

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A RUNAWAY SUCCESS FOR WORTWELL’S FIRST LIVE THEATRE PRODUCTION!

Over 130 people packed Wortwell’s Community Centre last November to enjoy a thoroughly entertaining evening of fast paced wit and endless laughter.

The show was based on the American War Office’s 1942 pamphlet “Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain” and attempted to present the audience,  a group of recently arrived GI’s who had just experienced a night of wild partying in Wortwell, with a crash course in British culture and how to behave in their new home.

The feel good factor started as soon as the audience entered the hall and the idiotic imaginations and wonderful onstage dynamic induced helpless laughter which almost incapacitated the audience.

The show gathered pace to finish with a very impressive piece of audience participation, which involved the whole audience armed with handkerchiefs, getting on their feet and partaking in a spot of Morris dancing. The audience were still laughing on their way out and everyone agreed that it had been a hugely enjoyable evening with a theme which couldn’t have been more appropriate for our area.

The theatre company stayed overnight in the village, enjoying the hospitality of committee members and were very impressed with the community spirit in the village and even stayed to enjoy lunch in The Bell the next day.

Many thanks to Liz, Chris and staff at The Bell for very successfully selling so many tickets.

 

 

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CAN YOU HELP?

Wortwell Community Centre is 25 years old this summer and a Silver celebration is planned for 5th August at the Community Centre to mark the occasion.

The event is a joint venture between The Wortwell Community Centre Management Committee,  Wortwell Parish Council,  The Bell and as many people from our village as possible.

If you would like to get involved with organising, running stalls or events, have ideas or suggestions, we would love to hear from you.  Even better, please come to our meeting at the Community Centre on Monday 20 March at 7:15.  If you can’t manage this date but would still like to be involved please ring Mags on 01986 788511.

Let’s all get together to make this a wonderful occasion.

 

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POSTPONED: COMMUNITY DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING

TRAINING POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS
PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE TRAINING WHEN A NEW DATE HAS BEEN ARRANGED, PLEASE EMAIL MRS JANE PEARCE, PARISH CLERK.

 

SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY WORTWELL COMMUNITY CENTRE

DROP IN SESSIONS ON EVERY HALF HOUR BETWEEN 10AM—2.30PM

Training delivered by Steve Hammond, Community Collaboration Training Officer, East of England Ambulance Service Sudden cardiac arrest claims around 150,000- 200,000 lives each year in the United Kingdom, with survival rates being around 5% – 10% outside of a hospital setting. If a person’s heart has stopped due to an accident or heart attack and is in a rhythm called ventricular fibrillation, the only way to get the heart into a more regular sustaining beat is to pass an electrical charge through the heart muscle. The first three to four minutes are the most vital for the collapsed person and, if  CARDIO PULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) and a DEFIBRILLATOR are available, then the chance of survival will increase considerably.

Therefore, having a defibrillator located in our community, attached to the rear outside wall of The Wortwell Bell,  is a real asset.  The devices are designed to be used by anyone and, although you do not need to be trained in its use, seeing a demonstration on how it works and what to do may make you feel a little more confident if you find yourself in an emergency situation.

 

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Budget Consultation from South Norfolk Council

As many of you will already be aware, this is the time of year when we consult our residents and businesses on our budget priorities for the next financial year.

Your views and those in your Parish are invaluable to us and we would very much appreciate your responses to the six questions asked on the survey which can be found on the link below. If you are able to share with those in your Parish then we would be grateful.

http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Budget-Consultation/

Deadline for submission is 31st January 2017 and your views are of utmost importance to us.

Thanking you in advance.

Kindest regards,

Lucy Johnston
Accountant
t 01508 533996
e ljohnston@s-norfolk.gov.uk
www.south-norfolk.gov.uk

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WORTWELL ART AND CRAFT GROUP

We are a friendly bunch who get together TUESDAY afternoons from 12.30 – 3.30 or any time in between in the Community Centre. We stop for tea and a mardle at 2pm. We would be very pleased to see you.

Ring either Ann on 01986-788752 or Cherryl on 01986-788209

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