Local Events

If you are running a local event that you would like to see advertised on this page please email the Parish Clerk (Bryan Leigh) at beetleyparish@btinternet.com

Beetley and East Bilney Village Hall – Craft Fair

Beetley and East Bilney Village Hall


22nd July 10am-4pm
Cake Stall Refreshments, including bacon rolls

In aid of BLEMSA
(British Limbless Ex-Servicemen’s Association)

For more information: Erika Bovill 860174


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Saturday 28th July 2018  – 9.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.

Traidcraft, Books, Bric-a-brac, Cakes

25% of the proceeds will go to a local charity


Dereham Meeting Point Remembers The Evacuees
join us in a day of memories and fun

Doors open : 10.00 am with refreshments

10.30am talk and memories shared. Dennis O’Callahan will give a short talk on the 2nd battalion of the north norfolk regiment and his father’s escape at the massacre in le paradis. The royal british legion will present a certificate to meeting point.

11.45am – meeting point staff, volunteers & members singalong 1940’s style

12.15.pm – hog roast buffet, jelly & ice cream plus refreshments

1.30pm – 3.30pm kitty collins sings vintage style with afternoon tea dance

Two vehicles from the norfolk military vehicles group will be outside from 10am should you wish to have a photo take – a small donation please
tombola & raffle
this day is free but donation buckets will be at the entrance of meeting point.

Venue : the Dereham Meeting Point, Jubliee Suite, St. Withburga lane, East Dereham. Nr19 1ed

For any further information call 01362 698866 and speak to Shonette or Louise


St. Mary’s CP School – Summer Fayre

Friends of St. Mary’s CP School
Invite you to our Summer Fayre
Saturday 23rd June 12—3pm

Bouncy Castle – BBQ – Stocks Ice Cream – Refreshments – Tombola
Fete Style Games
Tug of war – Childrens’ Races Beer and Pimms Tent Grand Prize Raffle Draw

St. Mary’s CP School, Elmham Road, Beetley, NR20 4BW

Forfurtherinformation,pleasecontact friendsofstmarysschool@gmail.com


Do you have items stashed away in your attic and you’re not sure what they are worth? Come and join us on

The Reading Room, The Green, Gressenhall, – 11.00am – 2.00pm
Guest valuers from Townsend Auction Galleries at Beeston will be
David Townsend and David Palmer (Antiques Road Show,
Cash in the Attic, Flog it!)

The cost is £2.00 for each item to be valued

Enjoy a glass of Pimms and a bowl of strawberries and cream or a scone and cuppa Tickets in advance £3.00, on the day £4.00

Guess the antique

David will bring an item for you to guess what it is
£1 per guess – a prize for the nearest.

For tickets or further information please con- tact Jan Phillips on 01362 860859 or Angela Leigh on 01362 861112


Annual quiz at Beetley Village Hall on Friday 11th May, 7 for 7.30

Collect friends and family and phone me to reserve a table. It’s a fun quiz with a raffle. We will also be collecting on Friday 6th April at TESCO in

Dereham, so please pop the odd £1 or 2 in the box if you are there. Remember, we no longer do house to house collections. If anyone feels like helping for an hour or more, PLEASE contact me.

Liz Hornegold 01362 860425


At the Heart of the Community

The programme for weekly activities at the Centre is as follows

Monday Morning – Play Reading 10am. Monday afternoon. – Dominoes
Tuesday Morning – Art Group 10a.m + Knitting Circle (no need to book)
Tuesday Afternoon – Cash Bingo at 1.30p.m. each week. Anyone welcome to join us. Wednesday – Morning Musical Entertainment from 10.30a.m
Wednesday afternoon Quiz 1pm. Dancing 2pm – open to anyone
All entertainment free.

Once a month on a Wednesday 10a.m – 12 Dereham Dementia/Alzheimers Café meet at the Centre and for details of next meeting please telephone the Centre on 01362 698866

Thursday morning – Art Group 10a.m
Friday morning – Gentle exercise.
Friday afternoon 1.30 Cribbage
Creative Arts East “Our Day Out” – ring 01362 698866

Chiropodist attends the Centre. Ring for appointments.
Wet Room available at a small charge. Membership is £12 annually but we invite anyone to come and try us for one month to include a free lunch before signing up.

The Centre is also available for private hire Cost £12.00 per hour from April to September .

£14.00 from October – March (extra £2.00 is to cover heating costs)

For any further information ring Shonette or Louise on 01362 698866 or go onto the Dereham Meeting Point Website.

Charitable Incorporated Organisation Registered No. 1164258
Jubilee Suite, St. Withburga Lane, Dereham, NR19 1ED

Mid Norfolk Workout Group

Thanks to the National Lottery’s Heritage Lottery Fund, the new Mid Norfolk Workout Group offers local people the chance to have a great free day out – activities include tree planting, creating paths, identifying wildlife and restoring habitats – at local sites including Longham Claypits and Hoe Rough.

People DON’T need to be fit or strong to take part or have any previous knowledge. A minibus picks up outside Dereham Post Office at 10.45am on Fridays, returning there at 2.45pm. Or people can meet us on site: sessions run from 11.15am to 2.15pm.

For a full programme of this friendly group’s activities (with site locations) or any other enquiries, contact Mark Webster on 07843 069 567 or via m.webster@tcv.org.uk or see www.tcv.org.uk/norfolk

Indoor Bowls

Would you like to learn to play indoor bowls?

Dereham Indoor bowls club have coaching sessions every Thursday from 4 pm til 6 pm at their bowls club within Dereham Leisure Centre, Station Road, Dereham.

We have fully qualified bowls coaches to help you.
Equipment supplied.

For further information, contact Terry on 01362 525042

Beetley & East Bilney ‘HAVE A GO’ CLUB

dominoes dartHeld in Beetley & East Bilney Village Hall from 2 – 4 pm every other Tuesday afternoon,
Come along and try Table Tennis, New Age Kurling, Darts, Pool, Chess, Dominoes, etc. Refreshments

Coffee Morning

Please feel free to come and try anything, or everything – or just watch the others!
You will be very welcome Details: June (01362 860750)