LITCHAM RELIEF IN NEED CHARITY & ALLOTMENTS.

After 13years of running the allotments and the Charity I have decided to pass the running on to a younger team.
Liz Christie

The new trustees are as follows.
Chairman: Mr. Tony Bailey – 01328 700 747
Minutes Secretary: Mrs. C.Berry. – 01328 700 433
Mr.John Archer. – 01328700 236
Mr.Richard Faggence – 01328 700 860
Mr.M.Scoging – 01328 702 388

THE SUNFLOWER SINGERS

A New and Exciting Choir

You are invited to an opening night to find out more and enjoy some refreshments.
You may already sing, or perhaps you have always wanted to?  
Come along to see if The Sunflower Singers is what you have been looking for

27th April 7-9pm at Tittleshall Village Hall  High Street, PE322PJ

28th April 7-9pm at Hempton Church Hall The Green, NR217LG

For more information:  sunflowerchoirs1@btinternet.com or find us on Facebook

Time to get walking again!

At this time of year we start to think about the mud drying up and getting out to walk in the beautiful English Countryside again, but where to find new and interesting walks?
Walking in Norfolk https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/norfolk has hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, details of all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.
John Harris (the custodian of the website) said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Norfolk (part of the Walking in England website) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.
With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.
So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!

John Harris

www.walkinginengland.co.uk

john@walkinginengland.co.uk

Fancy ringing in the changes this new year?

After an 18 month enforced silence we were pleased to be able to restart bell ringing in Litcham Church last August, just in time for the joyful occasion that was Nellie and Matt’s wedding. Since then we have reinstated our practice nights every other Monday and aim to ring at least once a month for services and special occasions such as Weddings and Christenings. Unfortunately there aren’t always enough trained bell ringers to go round and we would welcome anyone who wants to come along and find out what it’s all about.
Ringing bells “by rope and wheel” is almost exclusively confined to the British Isles, and has existed in the same form since the early 1600’s. It has taken place in Litcham since around 1670, when Matthew Halcott paid for the present church tower to be built. The main skill is learning rope control and physical strength is only a minor factor, so bellringing is a hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Interested in joining us? Then please contact Tim Angell on 01328 700045 to find out more.

Litcham Common Conservation Group

We are very grateful to Litcham Parish Council for a grant of £400 towards the group’s running expenses.  This is very welcome at a time of uncertainty about the future funding of our work on the common.  Thank you, on behalf of all the volunteers.

Our next monthly conservation task will take place on Saturday 11th December meeting at 10am in Litcham Common car park.  As usual, new volunteers will be very welcome.  Contact Tim Angell on 01328 700045 for more information.

FRIENDS OF LITCHAM SCHOOL  

CLOTHES RECYCLING BANK 

Friends of Litcham School has partnered with RAG BAG Textile Recycling to help recycle textiles and clothing that may have ended up going to landfill whilst also raising funds for our school.We now have a permanent clothing collection bank sited in the entrance to  Litcham School, Secondary Phase on Church Street, opposite the Village Shop & Post Office.     

This is accessible 24/7 to the community and by collecting the items below we can divert some of the clothing away from landfill, help the environment and provide good quality clothing to some of the poorest developing nations in the world.

Bags of good quality, clean and dried clothing, paired shoes, handbags, wallets, ties, belts, hats etc.  can be deposited in the bank.  

The funds raised will be divided equally between the Primary and Secondary school Phases.  

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

LITCHAM COMMON NEWS

Ponies

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.