Aug 022014
 
Blue's Precint Dereham Windmill Stall

Blue’s Festival Precint Dereham Windmill Stall

During the Dereham Blues Festival (11th to 13th July), we have raised over £325 towards our Community Building by collecting in Roys Store, holding a stall in Dereham precinct and collecting around the Public Houses where the Blues events were being held. Many thanks to all of our wonderful Friends and Volunteers who have helped us achieve this amazing total!

During the Dereham Blues Festival (11th to 13th July), we have raised over £325 towards our Community Building by collecting in Roys Store, holding a stall in Dereham Precint and collecting around the Public Houses where the Blues events were being held. Many thanks to all of our wonderful Friends and Volunteers who have helped us achieve this amazing total.

Aug 022014
 

Music Spectacular Despite the very wet morning of the Music Spectacular on the 6th July 2014, we appreciate the support of all the individuals, bands and acts who gave their time so willingly and the end result was a wonderful mixture of varied music and entertainment from the Singing Postman Tribute Act to Heavy Rock!. We would also like to thank the Round Table, our local Community Police, Windmill Friends and Volunteers for their hard work and the members of our community for their continuing support.

Music Spectacular

Aug 022014
 

Dereham Windmill with bowA windmill in Norfolk has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards, a ceremony which recognises the people who transform their communities through Biffa Award funded projects.

Read more about it on the Biffa Awards website here.

Aug 022014
 

Date: Saturday 26th April
Starts at 1:30pm by registering you Teddy for £2 (includes teddy abseil and free child’s admittance to the windmill)
Heats commence at 2pm with semi-finals and final following later in the afternoon
First prize – Gerald the Gorilla puppet, second and third prizes as well!
Teddy Bears picnic
Grab a Duck competition (prize every time!)
Tombola
Refreshments 
Enquiries – Alison – Head of Fundraising on 01362 691164

Aug 022014
 

Breckland Council has agreed a £20,000 grant for the proposed community centre at Dereham Windmill. This would include a meeting space, cafe facilities, toilets, exhibition space and car parking alongside the 19th century listed landmark.

Following the Breckland meeting the fund received a further endorsement from Dereham Town Council which had been asked to pledge up to £15,000 by the trustees of Dereham Windmill. The town council agreed in principle to add its financial support to the project, although the exact level of funding will be decided by a finance committee after the council’s end-of-year calculations.
Alison Webb, head of fund-raising at Dereham Windmill, said with £15,000 already secured from the Garfield Weston Foundation, the two council grants could push the fund close to half its target – unlocking potential further awards which could put the total £105,000 build cost of the project within their grasp. She hopes the new centre could be built by next spring.
Mrs Webb added: “I am thrilled with the support from Breckland and the town council, not just for the trustees but for the whole community as this will make such a difference. We have had 1,090 visitors since we opened and that is during winter months, so it has far surpassed our expectations.

 

Aug 022014
 

Winning Ticket

Name

Prize

000954

Helen Luxan – Dereham £100 Eastons Holiday Voucher

000455

Mr. Marshall – Dereham Weekend accommodation at Harry’s Place, Yaxham

000387

Mrs. M. Harvey – Dereham Flight in a light aircraft to see the seals at Blakeney

000312

Mrs. D. Harrison – Swaffham Bottle of Wine

000200

Mrs. Beamish – Lowestoft Bottle of Wine

000390

Mrs. M. Harvey – Dereham Bottle of Wine

000116

Mrs. Jackson – Dereham 5 piece kitchen gadget set (peeler, can opener etc)

000481

Mrs. Waterman – Dereham Spa gift set

000952

Mr. Darbyshire – Dereham Philips Rechargeable Bodygroom Shaver

000400

Mr. Puck – Dereham Ladies Leather Purse

000485

Mrs. Waterman – Dereham Skinny Weeks Signed Cookbook by Gizze Erskine

000213

Mrs. Baker – Dereham Baylis & Harding set For Him – Hair & Body Wash & Shower Gel

000743

Amanda Rix – Norwich Polaroid Smartphone

000821

Mrs. Bartram – Cromer Bottle of Smirnoff Vodka

000708

Sandra – Dereham Bottle of Baileys

000625

Mrs. Gostick – Dereham MOT Voucher

000725

Mrs. Bunting – Dereham Path and Patio Cleaner – 4 litre container

000326

Mrs. Best – Dereham Wedding Anniversary Mugs – His and Hers

000393

Sally Sanderson – Dereham Body Shop Tin of Body Butters

000173

Jane – Dereham Body Shop Gift Set

000080

A. Ferguson – Dereham Body Shop Gift Set

000462

Mr. Bastard – Dereham Casio Scientific Calculator

000749

Helen Da Silva – Dereham Gents Black Leather Jacket

000585

Mr. Roberts – Dereham 3 National Trust Books

000329

Mrs. Best – Dereham Bottle of Whisky

Thank you to everyone who supported the raffle.

Aug 022014
 

‘That’s What Friends Are For’ DVD documenting the restoration of the Windmill is avaiable to buy for £8.00 at the Windmill.