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THE NEXT FARMERS' MARKET
WILL BE HELD ON
SATURDAY 25 JANUARY 2020
9.00 am - 12.30 pm
December raffle prize winner was Granville Horan who
won a bumper basket of goods worth over £40.00!
THE LOPHAMS’ SOCIETY
Over 70 people attended the Lophams' Society's first ever Quizmas event on the 13th of December, a free event held as a thank you to all our regular supporters. The evening, a mixture of quizzes, games, and Christmas competitions together with festive food and mulled wine all helped to create a great party atmosphere. There was fun, laughter and prizes including chocolates, wine, bubbly and 2 luxury hampers for the finders of the 2 golden tickets hidden in a bunch of crackers distributed to every table. At the end of the evening it was agreed that this was one of the best Lophams' Society events ever and it was great to see everyone joining in and having a good time.
As people were leaving they were invited to make a donation to the Priscilla Bacon Lodge Hospice which raised in excess £200 which was a wonderful end to the evening.
On behalf of The Lophams' Society the committee would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you at our future events in 2020.
DOG FOULING AT THE PLAYING FIELD
SADLY THIS IS BECOMING A PROBLEM AND WILL RESULT IN A BAN FROM DOG WALKERS AT THE PLAYING FIELD IF IT CONTINUES.
WE ARE IN DISCUSSIONS REGARDING INSTALLING CAMERAS AT THE FIELD AS DOG FOULING IS AN OFFENCE.
WE HAVE PROVIDED A DOG POO BIN FOR YOUR USE. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BRING A POOP BAG,
PICK IT UP AND PUT IN THE BIN.
SADLY IT IS ONLY A FEW PEOPLE WHO WILL SPOIL IT FOR THE MAJORITY OF CONSIDERATE DOG WALKERS.
WE ARE TRYING TO PROVIDE BETTER FACILITIES AT THE FIELD FOR CHILDREN AND CONTINUOUS DOG FOULING WILL HAMPER THIS,
ESPECIALLY WHEN DOG EXCREMENT HAS BEEN FOUND UNDER THE GYM EQUIPMENT.
PLEASE LOOK AFTER YOUR FIELD AS IT IS AN EXCELLENT ASSET TO THE TWO VILLAGES.
COMMUNITY OUTDOOR FITNESS EQUIPMENT
AND CHILDRENS PLAY EQUIPMENT
WE ARE NOW PLEASED TO SAY THE EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN INSTALLED AND IS READY FOR USE ON THE PLAYING FIELD AT THE VILLAGE HALL.
WE HOPE YOU WILL COME ALONG AND ENOY USING THE EQUIPMENT WHENEVER YOU WOULD LIKE TO.
THERE IS ACCESS AT ALL TIMES.
HELD THE FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH
AT LOPHAMS VILLAGE HALL STARTING AT 7.30PM
GUEST SPEAKERS AND DEMONSTRATORS TO HELP WITH ALL YOUR
GARDENING NEEDS AND GIVE ADVICE
£15 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP OR £3 FOR VISITORS
LOPHAMS ART GROUP
GOOD NEWS FOR ALL THOSE WHO BRING THEIR PETS FOR TRAINING AT THE VILLAGE HALL. WE HAVE A NEW TRAINER, ROBERT JESSOP, WHO ALREADY KNOWS SOME OF THE DOGS IN THIS AREA AND IS A VERY EXPERIENCED TRAINER. SESSIONS WILL NOW BE ON WEDNESDAYS FROM THE SECOND WEEK OF AUGUST 2019
ROB'S TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 01379 873144 IF YOU WISH FOR MORE INFORMATION
Lophams' Village Hall Lottery
DECEMBER Lottery Winners:
1st Prize, - £196 - Kath Hatton
2nd Prizes, £49 each - Anna Cooke-Bacon and Lee Baker
THE CHRISTMAS BONANZA DRAW OF £299.25
WAS WON BY PETER COSTER
The October 2019 draw marked the close of the 10th year of the Lophams' Village Hall lottery!
During the last ten years, over £37,000 has been distributed in prize money and over £19,000 has been contributed to the Village Hall Development Fund. Sincere thanks from the hall management committee to all those who have participated, your support has allowed us to make important improvements to the building and its surroundings, some of which are listed below. Please remember that our principal purpose is to maintain the fabric of the hall as an attractive venue for the use and benefit of local people and that the proceeds from the Village Hall Lottery are designated entirely for this. If you're not in the lottery but would like to join, please ring 01379 688183, supply your contact details and you will be notified as soon as a vacancy arises.
Why not hire the hall for an event of your own? It's there for you to use! Contact details and hire rates are published on this site.
The Next Draw will be on SATURDAY 25 JANUARY 2020 at the Farmers' Market.
To see a list of previous winners, click on 'Lottery News' at the top left of this page and scroll down.
Continued improvements to the Village Hall include completing the kitchen area; new tiled walls, new electrical equipment, humidifyer, with all cupboard doors having been replaced and a new oven installed; the car park will hopefully be resurfaced this year; facilities for the less able have been relocated to improve access (thanks to Paul Sturman, builders); the main gates have been moved to encourage more use of the field when the hall is not open; a dog bin and new litter bin have been put in place. Redecoration of inside and outside of the hall has been completed. A new clean, airtight container has been placed in the carpark and the old one removed. Importantly the adult gym equipment and childrens play equipment are now installed on the field and being well used. Thank you all for your support which has allowed us to get these things done, however, there is always further work required and your on-going and greatly valued participation is still needed so, if you entered for six months, you may need to renew your entry by 14th January to stay in with a chance and to continue to help the Village Hall. Contact Jayne Conquest 01379 688183; Thanks again everyone!
Hiring the Hall
To hire the hall, please telephone Mrs. J. Vere on 01379 687679. To view current hiring rates, click here. Hiring rates have been held since October 1st 2011. In spite of rising costs, especially electricity, it was decided at the last meeting not to increase them for a further 12 months unless conditions change dramatically.
If you wish to publicise your Lophams' Village Hall event on this site, click on 'Contact Us' for details; it's free!
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Find Lophams Village Hall
The hall is on Church Road, between North Lopham and South Lopham.
For Sat Navs, the hall doesn't have a post code, IP22 2LP or IP22 2LN will get you close but are not specific to the hall and could be misleading. A local map from the link above is advised.
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