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9th December 2015

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Summer is nearly over and the sight of combines and tractors with trailers loaded with their harvest, is a clear sign that soon the darker early evenings will be upon us. It seems like yesterday that we had the reshuffle at the Amenities Association and with that comes change as we get to grips with the various licensing and charitable trust obligations that are now a part of running a village hall. I know that some will be rumbling that ‘the new lot are trying to upset things’, but I can assure you that we have one ultimate objective and that is to make the amenities more inclusive for the whole community. The majority of our village have been here for less than 10 years and it is important that we take cognisance of the needs for everyone. We have terrific facilities, with the main hall, meeting room, church rooms and recreation ground, but are they being used to their best to meet the needs of the Village? Please let us have your opinion, as without your involvement, we cannot provide relevant facilities. To start we are looking to improve the current play area. Paul Phillips is working with a group of mums in the village to consider what we can do and also how we can generate funds. If you have any ideas or would like to get involved, give Paul a shout. As a diary reminder, September 20th is the School Fete and Paul and some of the team will be there collecting ideas of what you would like to see. Included is the thought of an outdoor ‘trim trail’ so that anyone visiting the recreation ground can get in some fun and light exercise. I cannot mention the school fete without reminding one and all that the Scarecrow theme this year is ‘celebrations’. Get building those scarecrows ready for the 13th September week! Finally, I would like to think ahead to next summer and Sunday June 7th. We will be a part of ‘The Big Lunch’, which will be an opportunity for the village to get together and have fun. More detail will obviously be following, but for more information visit www.thebiglunch.com. If you would like to be a part of the team organising this fun day, we would love to hear from you. There is a lot happening and it all takes time, but collectively, if we want to make it happen, it will. As Harold Wilson once said ‘He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery’ Peter Smith YVAA Chairman

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About Yaxham

Yaxham is a small rural village situated in the heart of Norfolk, about sixteen miles to the west of Norwich and two miles south east of the nearest market town, Dereham. There are about 600 inhabitants in settlements of Yaxham and Clint Green with farmland between. The medieval Church of St Peter with its late C11 or early C12 circular west tower lies at the heart of the village conservation area.

There is a modern village hall built in 1977 and recently extended with excellent facilities for a variety of functions. The adjacent Jubilee Playing Field where Yaxham Football team plays is also the venue for car boot sales and occasional outside fetes and dog shows. There is also a young childrens' play area with swings and climbing frame.

Yaxham House is a former rectory built 1820-22 and Holland's Hall in Brakefield Green is a late C16 farmhouse. Boronia Cottage has 1611 scratched in an east gable and Willow Farmhouse is late medieval with C16 and C17 improvements and modern additions.

Yaxham has a VA Primary School which has been completely rebuilt to accommodate 90 pupils. The village has a great Village Hall with a licensed bar and a Social Club and Yaxham Mill which is a restaurant with accommodation. There is also the Mid Norfolk Railway for enthusiasts with weekend trains travelling from Dereham to Wymondham and stopping at Yaxham station.

Access to Norwich is easy along the A47 and there is also a regular hourly bus service during the day connecting Yaxham to Dereham and to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the City Centre.

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The club meets in the Village Hall on 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 2pm till 4pm. We're a friendly club and offer a range of activities including Bingo, Raffles and Auctions. We would encourage you to come along and meet us and try it for free. We like to welcome new members and you'll be assured of a warm welcome.

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