Local Weeley news including events and planned outings.
From our Chairman
Weeley Residents Association January 2024
We would like to wish all our readers a happy and healthy New Year. May the time ahead be kind to you and, as far as you can, enjoy every moment of every day that awaits. Our association year ended very well indeed. The final monthly talk in November was given by Jon Wright of Wrights Butchers in Frinton. We learnt so much about different meats, the care and husbandry of the animals before the food reaches our plates. Jon gave us lots of cooking tips too! It was beyond interesting. Thank you to Barbara for asking Jon to come
along. Refreshments, as always, were provided by Viv and Tony.
On a rainy, cold afternoon, the Weeley Christmas Tree lights were switched on. Despite the weather, many people turned out and a great time was had by all. Many thanks to Kevin Green and his helpers and Elaine Green who provided some very welcome hot food. The tree looks beautiful and we hope everyone has managed to see it. If you weren’t there, we hope you saw the pictures and short video that were posted on our Facebook page.
Kevin has asked to take this opportunity to thank our volunteers who supported the NHS in the Village hall with Covid and flu vaccinations in October and November.
Events during January:
Tuesday 9th January: – Coffee morning at Hilltop Nurseries from 10:00 am to 11.30am. Please do come and join us if you can. There will be lots to hear about and an activities sheet that you can take away to peruse at your leisure.
Saturday 27th January: – The award winning Andy Wilsher returns to the Weeley Village Hall on the 27th of January at 7.30pm. He will be singing our favourite hits of the 60s including Motown and Soul classics. Tickets are available through Kevin on 077389 98924
No talk this month but next month on
Monday 19 February – Age Well East – a charity who shares their knowledge and support so that people can have a happier and healthier life.
Activities in the Village Hall:
Friday 12th, 19th and 26th January: – Walking Football for the over 50s Weeley Village Hall 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Enjoy a good afternoon with a great bunch of people, also a great way to get fit. Members £3 Non Members £4. Refreshments supplied contact Angela on 07983 660551.
Monday 8th, and 22nd January: – Knit and Natter Weeley Village Hall 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Join our group of lovely ladies, who knit crochet and embroider. Or just come along for a chat. Make new friends. Members £3 Non members £4. Refreshments supplied Contact Angela on 07983 660551
Wednesday 17th January: – Table Tennis/Games/Cards Weeley Village Hall 2.30pm to 4.30pm Come and try your skill on one of our two table tennis tables, or chill and play a variety of board games with plenty of socialising. Members £3 Non Members £4. Refreshments supplied. Contact Angela on 07983 660551
Saturday 24th February: – Our popular Race Night will be held in the Weeley Village Hall on the 24th of February at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 each through Kevin on 077389 98924
Friday 12th April: – Coach day trip to the Cotswolds. We shall have a relaxing drive to Burford where we shall stretch our legs and visit the attractive shops, this is a good opportunity to get a cup of coffee too. From there we shall go to Bourton-on-the-Water which will be our lunch stop and a chance to look around this popular village. Our last stop will be at Broadway which is another attractive village with a choice of small shops and various food shops. The price of this trip will be £30 members and £31 for non members. All
bookings through Diane 07506 792840. Payment is preferred by cheque please.
Friday 10th May: – We have the coach trip to Aylsham where we shall have a Roast Beef lunch. This will be followed by a steam train to Wroxham. We shall end the day with a short stay to look around Wroxham. The cost, which includes coach, lunch and steam train is £50.50 members and £51.50 non members. Payment is preferred by cheque please.
Friday 14th June: – We shall visit by coach Cromer or Sheringham. You can choose which of these is where you wish to spend the day. The cost is £25.00 members and £26.00 non members. Payment is preferred by cheque please.
Saturday 24th August: – Coach trip to Weald & Downland Living Museum. This is where the BBC programme, The Repair Shop Barn, is filmed. The cost is £28.00 members, £29.00 non members PLUS entry to the Museum which is £13.50 adults, £11.60 Concessions and children £6.50. Full details from Diane 07506 792840. Payment is preferred by cheque
please. There are numerous buildings to view throughout the grounds. Do visit their website for full details www.wealddown.co.uk.
The Village Hall Management Committee are looking for members to join their committee. This is a situation that is important as without a Management Committee there will not be a Village Hall. Please contact Christine Hamilton for full details 07785 900007.