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20 May 2019 from Bressingham and Fesfield Parish Council

Bressingham and Fersfield Parish Council is pleased to announce that Dr Amanda McMurray was elected as Chairman of the Council for the year 2019-2020.

Amanda was co-opted to the Parish Council in January 2019. She has lived and worked in South Norfolk for ten years and lived in the Parish for the last two, with her husband, Desmond.

Amanda McMurray is an innovation specialist, helping small businesses in ideas generation, strategy, planning and raising investment and funding.

She holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge, the MBA from the Cass Business School, London and the Investment Management Certificate and she is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Amanda said, of her election, “I am honoured to have been elected as Chairman of Bressingham and Fersfield Parish Council and committed to pursue the diverse needs of our community and support its many interests. My fellow Councillors and I will drive the views of our Parish, with the aim that the Parish continues to be the good place to live and work that we all know it to be.”

Would you be prepared to pay more for policing in Norfolk?
As he launches the 2019/20 police budget and council tax consultation, Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner, Lorne Green asks this question - click here to read more >>

The Bressingham & Fersfield Open Gardens Planning Team are organising a Gardeners Question Time for Thursday July 4th, raising funds for our two churches, the village hall and a charity of the panel's choosing. The panel Chair will be Adrian Bloom. Please click here for details.


7.30pm Bressingham Village Hall - Come to our monthly meetings and catch up with friends or make new ones over refreshments at the end. 

Non-members are welcome (£3), Members are Free, and despite the title of our club, men are allowed. 

Click here to see our 2019 Programme of Speakers and list of Committee Members

Bressingham Steam & Gardens

Local resident's discount of 20% off a 1-3 person season ticket or 30% off a 4+ person from the same local address. Claim your discount by showing proof of residence (eg a recent utility bill) when buying your tickets. Visit their website for more information >

The Bressingham Church Restoration Blog is about the Heritage Lottery Funded repair works to the church which began on 2 May 2017. Use the direct link to the Church Blog on our top menu to read all about what's happened or click here >



This club is run to raise funds for the Church. We have 59 numbers representing the 59 numbers of the National Lottery. Each Wednesday and Saturday the “bonus ball number” on the National Lottery is  used as the winning number for the “59 Club”.
We charge a £1 a week (paid in 5 week lots) and the prizes are £10 for a Wednesday night win and £25 for a Saturday night win.
Over the last 3 years we have raised just over  £1,000 each year for the church as well a giving our members plenty of winnings.
We have a few numbers left so if you would like to join the “59 Club” please call me (Kay Brock) on 01379 688331 or e mail me at kayhbrock@gmail.com and will be glad to give you any information.

from Kay Brock
We always welcome new members to our Club - we DO NOT sit and knit all afternoon but have a very wide selection of games to play (good way of making new friends) and also have meals out and trips during the warmer months. We started a scrabble competition which will last all year, it's an aggregate score so it doesn't matter if you miss one or two months. We like to think we provide an outlet for those in the community who spend a lot of their time on their own. PLEASE come along and give us a try - first session is FREE. More especially if you know of someone who would benefit from a couple of hours in good company please encourage them to come along. For more information telephone Kay or Reg on 01379 688331 or email kayhbrock@gmail.com and see below our events listed in the Dates for your Diary section above.

Become a member by providing your address and contact details and help to make Bressingham and Fersfield parish safer. Contact the scheme co-ordinator, Michelle Lanchester, telephone 01379 688109 or 07824515801 or email:- michelle.lanchester@gmail.com

A new, updated Norfolk - Your guide to care and support for adults 2018/19 has been published in association with Norfolk County Council. It gives readers crucial information on how to find and access care and support services throughout the county. If you are looking for information on what your choices may be, this guide can help. There are comprehensive listings of all registered care services throughout Norfolk, plus checklists to help you ask the right questions when visiting services. It can be downloaded from www.norfolk.gov.uk/careservices and is available in spoken word. For a free copy contact NCC on 0344 800 8020 or email information@norfolk.gov.uk. It is also available throughout the region from various outlets including hospitals, GP surgeries, Age UK and the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Tue 13   Afternoon Club - Possible trip to Hunstanton
Mon 2   Parish Council Meeting - 7:15pm St Andrews Church, Fersfield
Tue 10   Afternoon Club - Quiz, Scrabble and crafting
Sat 28   BAFDA 'Variety Night' - Bressingham Village Hall
Mon 7   Parish Council Meeting - 7:15pm Village Hall, Bressingham
Sat 12   Friends of Bressingham Church AGM (includes tea) - 2 - 4pm, St John the Baptist Church, Bressingham
Sun 13   Bressingham Church Harvest Festival - 9:30am, St John the Baptist Church, Bressingham
Tue 8   Afternoon Club - Quiz, Scrabble and crafting
Mon 4   Parish Council Meeting - 7:15pm Village Hall, Bressingham
Tue 12   Afternoon Club - Quiz, Scrabble and crafting
Mon 2   Parish Council Meeting - 7:15pm Village Hall, Bressingham
Tue 10  

Afternoon Club - Christmas Party

BAFDA presents:

*Variety Night*

Bressingham and Fersfield Drama Association are planning a ‘Variety Night’ on 28th September 2019 at the Village Hall.  To that end, do you or anyone you know have a particular talent, be it singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument, telling jokes, performing magic or anything of an entertaining nature, that you would like to perform and share with the community.   If so please contact Ann Betts on 01379 687 909 asap to discuss it further. 

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Norfolk Record Office have year-round events that are well worth attending. Refreshments included. For information and to book a seat, call  01603 222599 or www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events. To sign up for Norfolk Record Office newsletters, contact: norfolkcc@public.govdelivery.com

Wendy Beaney and Betty Morley have created a boolet entitled "Fersfield Men Who Marched Away To The Great War". Copies are available for £3 each. Please contact Wendy or Betty (peterpan64@hotmail.co.uk)

NAHRG Norfolk History Day

in association with the Centre of East Anglian Studies and to complement the publication of ‘A History of Norfolk’ by the late Chris Barringer:

A Norfolk Miscellany
A day of Norfolk local history talks : Saturday 22 June 2019
Thomas Paine Lecture Theatre : University of East Anglia

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YOGA - Mon 9.30-11.00 am - Bressingham Village Hall
Hatha yoga taught by Jackie Samways, a British Wheel of Yoga qualified teacher - all abilities, beginners to experienced, and all ages.
GENTLE, CHAIR-BASED YOGA - Monday 11.15-12.15
A gentler approach to yoga, meditation, breath work and relaxation. Mainly chair-based, with some standing to increase joint mobility, improve circulation, confidence, and general well-being.
For more info on both classes contact Jackie: 01379 650513/mobile 07868 314805 or jackiecornish@live.com
Various teams play on Saturday and Sunday. Teams from U7 to U16 with coaching for girls and boys starting from 5 years old. Contact Mark Channell by email at markv414@hotmail.com or call T: 01379 650591.
Become a member, use the court, contact Brenda T: 01379 688375 or email
The course (open at all times) is in Village Hall Car Park. Anyone in the community is welcome to play - Bring your own boules.

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