Barnsdale Crafts & Preserves

Barnsdale, Beeston Road, Great Dunham PE32 2LU
Open Fridays & Saturdays 10am – 2pm
or call Pam on 07765 886142 for an appointment
Homemade Preserves, Cakes, Scones, Biscuits
Handcrafted Homeware & Gifts
Plus seasonal Home-grown Fruit and Vegetables and Garden Plants



Those of you who regularly use the common will have noticed that one of our grey Dartmoor ponies is no longer there.  Back in July’s magazine we reported that George had been losing weight and had received dental treatment from the vet.  We were hopeful that this would solve the problem, as blood tests had not shown up any underlying issues, but unfortunately George’s condition continued to deteriorate markedly and following advice from the vet we took the difficult decision to have him put down, so as not to prolong his suffering.  We are grateful to those people who took the trouble to phone us due to their concerns about George’s welfare.

Conservation group

The next conservation task will take place Saturday 13th November, meeting at 10am in Litcham Common car park.  We will be cutting and burning scrub that is encroaching onto the open heathland areas.  New volunteers will be welcome.  Please contact Tim Angell on 01328 700045 for more information.

Litcham Childcare

Litcham Childcare would like to thank Litcham and Mileham Post Offices who in May kindly supported our Litcham village Mini-beast Quiz.  As well as thanks to all those who bought quiz sheets and gave monies generously to the the event.  This raised almost £90 for our funds.  Mike Fuller’s daughter Marcie and her family won the 1st prize of a donated Bug Hotel.
Anyone wanting more information on available spaces at Litcham Childcare’s please contact the centre by calling 01328 701155 or email to us at:


LEXHAM HALL GARDENS were open on Sunday 23rd May in aid of the National Gardens Scheme nursing charities and made over £2500. It was cold and windy but was well supported and the gardens were looking very colourful with rhododendrons, azaleas and other spring flowers. 323 adults attended and refreshments were provided by the Norfolk Hospice  (Tapping House), making £878 for their funds.

NEXT OPEN: Wednesday 21st July. 1100 – 1700

in aid of National Gardens Scheme. Adults £7.50, children free. Dogs welcome on leads. Contactless card payment encouraged. Refreshments available.



Due to recent resignations we have vacancies on the Jubilee Hall Trust for two new members.  This is an exciting time for the hall as we now have approved plans for it’s long overdue refurbishment so if you want to help us restore and improve Litcham’s only public meeting place then please let me know.

Call 01328 701178 or email me at


Don’t forget to help us fundraise for the hall, when you shop on line by joining “EasyFundraising”.  It’s free and already has topped up the fund we are putting aside for the halls’s refurbishment.  Sign up and choose Litcham Jubille Hall CIO as your chosen charity.

Julia Bloomfield, Secretary