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BONFIRE SPECTACULAR THANKS!
Thank you to everyone who supported our bonfire night and firework display again this year. Thankfully the rain that fell all morning didn’t stop the bonfire lighting and although it was a cold evening it was worth it to see the fabulous fireworks display. Everyone seemed to enjoy the display which seems to get better every year. The hot food, soup and drinks definitely made for a fun evening for young and old.
Thank you once again and hope to see you next year!
Next Farmers' Market
SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2017
9.00 am - 12.30 pm
Lottery prize winners for October were:-
1st Prize £200 - A Wallis (346) , 2nd Prizes £50 - J Vere (051)
and B Goodey (388)
October raffle prize winner was Mrs Hatton from Fersfield
who won a basket of goods worth over £40.00!
AVIVA COMMUNITY FUNDING
We have applied for another grant with Aviva Community Funding for money towards the children's
outdoor play equipment!
We have been accepted as an eligible project by them so if you go the Aviva Community Funding
web page and follow the link for voting, you can select our project. How much we get depends
on how many votes we receive. It only takes a few minutes to register and vote but there
are only 22 days left for voting so PLEASE help.
If you have any problems with voting please contact Pauline below.
We are very keen to complete this project by the spring
so any ideas or help with other fund-raising events would be brilliant.
Thank you once again!
If you require further information call Pauline on 01379 688302
COMMUNITY OUTDOOR FITNESS EQUIPMENT
AS MOST PEOPLE WILL HAVE HEARD BY NOW, THE VILLAGE HALL AND PLAYING FIELD COMMITTEE WERE SUCCESSFUL WITH THEIR APPLICATION TO BRECKLAND COUNCIL FOR MATCH FUNDING FOR THE ABOVE PROJECT. WE WERE THRILLED WHEN WE HEARD THE NEWS THAT NORFOLK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION HAD AWARDED FUNDING TO US AND HOPE THIS IS JUST THE START OF ADDING AND IMPROVING SPORTS/RECREATION FACILITIES AT THE PLAYING FIELD.
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.
WE ARE PLANNING ON HAVING AN OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE SPORTS EQUIPMENT TO WHICH WE HOPE YOU WILL COME ALONG. INFORMATION WILL BE CIRCULATED AS TO THE DATE AND TIME OF THIS.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED WITH THEIR SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT!
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
£10 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP OR £3 FOR VISITORS
LOPHAMS ART GROUP
Now if you feel in anyway artistic or would like to have go, how about coming along to the Lopham's Art Group. All abilities are very welcome.
Telephone number below for more information.
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 BE MOST THURSDAYS IN 2016 (BUT NOT USUALLY IN THE FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH).
ROB'S TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 01379 873144 IF YOU WISH FOR MORE INFORMATION
Lophams' Village Hall Lottery
October Lottery Winners:
1st Prize, £200 - A Wallis (346)
2nd Prizes, £50 - J Vere (051) and B Goodey (388)
The October 2016 draw marked the close of the 7th year of the Lophams' Village Hall lottery!
During the last seven years, over £25,000 has been distributed in prize money and over £13,500 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 687718, 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 25th November 2017 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 more work on the kitchen area; new tiled walls, new electrical equipment, humidifyer, with more cupboard doors being be replaced in the coming months; the car park has been resurfaced; 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; and a dog bin and new litter bin have been put in place. 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 November to stay in with a chance and to continue to help the Village Hall. Contact Tim Colyer 01379 687718; 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!
Get a Map to
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.
Links to Village Websites:
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