Scarning
the village in the centre of Norfolk

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October 2020

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The village of Scarning is situated 2 miles west of Dereham and 17 miles west of the city of Norwich, on the old turnpike road between Dereham and Swaffham. It has been in existence for over 900 years and was known as Scerninga in the Domesday book, Scerninges in 1199 and Skerning in 1253. There is more about the village and its history here: History of Scarning. To see a map and aerial view of the village click here: Scarning Map

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Play Area Redevelopment Your Ideas Please

The Parish Council is planning to redevelop areas of the play area on the Water Meadows. The first stage of this will be to install new metal fencing to replace the wooden fence around the small children's play area. However, we are keen to hear your views on how we can develop the play area as a whole. If you have ideas and comments, can you please contact the Parish Clerk at scarningclerk@btinternet.com

Play Areas Now open

Please note that we are unable to regularly sanitise the equipment and the equipment has not been sterilised. We have erected signage advising all visitors to maintain social distance in accordance with Government guidelines and wash or sanitise their hands before and after using the equipment. We would suggest that users of the Outdoor Fitness equipment do so in a clockwise direction to minimise contact with others.

Have fun - but safely!

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library van has re-started this week, and will be visiting Scarning monthly on Shipdham Road by Mayfair Close. All COVID-19 precautions followed. The next stop will be Tuesday 20 October, 10.25 - 10.40

The Parish Council has drawn up guidelines for volunteers in response to the coronavirus outbreak and helping those most in need within the parish of Scarning. The Council aims to ensure that it both protects the most vulnerable in the community and that none of its volunteers is put at unnecessary risk.

SEE HERE FOR HELP AND INFORMATION DURING CORONA VIRUS EMERGENCY

Scarning Parish Council has set up a Facebook page

Village Hall still Closed Until Further Notice

Church Services

Currently limited but the Church is open Sunday afternoons and Monday to Wednesday from 09.30 to 16.00  for visits and private prayer. Please observe social distancing guidelines and do not enter if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

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COFFEE MORNINGS

ALL CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Coffee Mornings continue to be very popular and we have successfully raised 26,651.07 since inception in July 2013 for much needed restoration work in Scarning Church. Please take time to come and meet some of your fellow villagers and enjoy a cup of coffee/tea, a cake or bacon buttie and a chat.

Please note that the coffee mornings will now be held on the First Saturday of each month in the VILLAGE HALL at 10 am (when restrictions are lifted)

Contact Tricia Foreman on 01362 687082 for further information

This picture submitted by John Mc Scimming is an aerial view of St Margarets and Hope Springs taken in 1964 at a time when the main A47 ran through Scarning. Both properties have since been extended and the main access to the latter property is now from Dereham Road rather than Grange Road.

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A THREE YEAR PLAN has now been drawn up, this is a large PDF click here to view

Tennis Courts

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Scarning has two tennis courts situated on the playing field behind the Village Hall. Both courts have been pressure washed and the lines have been repainted.
They are currently open all the time - please feel free to come and use. These facilities are open to all villagers and only cost 2.50 an hour. The key is available from Pam Cole at 1 Hall Cottages.

Scarning Endowed School Charity (School Trust)

Please note that the application form was revised in September 2018 Applications should be made using this grant application form or obtained by contacting the clerk to the trustees.

Recycling Revolution

The sorting equipment installed at the recycling facility at Costessy have a look here means that additional materials will be accepted in your Black recycling bin. find out more here or see this Handy list

Emergency Lifesaving Equipment

A defibrillator is situated just inside the original entrance to the school. There is also another outside the Co-op store yet another installed in the redundant red telephone box outside the Village Hall.

Nominate-someone for an honour.

Discover your perfect day out in Breckland

You can download an app for your smartphone here https://breckworld.com

Dereham Hospital is looking for volunteers

Dereham Hospital is looking for compassionate people who care about the local community and are able to offer a couple of hours on a weekly or fortnightly basis, and support the clinicians and staff to provide a positive patient experience. We provide a variety of volunteering roles to suit most people's needs and skills, such as: People-facing Chat, read, provide companionships or just sit and listen to one of our patients during an activity group or on the ward Behind the scenes Help make patient information packs, ring a patient to remind them about their appointment or help organise stock supplies Full training and support is provided and all out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed. No personal care involved. For more information about becoming a volunteer, please contact Pavlina Parashkevova, Volunteer Service Co-Ordinator on 01603 272336 or email volunteering@nchc.nhs.uk.

SCARNING BELLRINGERS

The Scarning ringers would like to recruit one or more new members as part of that drive. Practice sessions (currently cancelled) are on Wednesday evenings between 6.30 and 8.30pm. If you would like to be involved please telephone Tricia Foreman, tower secretary on 01362 687082

Womens Institute

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The centre of the village in the 1950s

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This picture has been submitted by Tim Farnham, for more information about thevillage click on the picture.

Shell Garage Dereham Road

At one time there were two garages/petrol stations in Scarning, one was in the centre of the village which can be seen in the picture above. This picture is one of several taken from Chestnut Farm in about 1962 shows the other petrol station which used to stand on the ground where Kestrel Grove is today. Click the link to see more.

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First World War book

A book written by Nick Hartley has been produced to commemorate the men of Scarning who fought in the Great War. The book costs 5 is fully illustrated with photographs from the Imperial War Museum and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

All proceeds will be donated to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, which is responsible for maintaining the graves of those men who died in the war. It has been produced as a limited edition of 100 copies. If you would like a copy please contact
Nick Hartley at nicklouise.hartley@btinternet.com and support this worthwhile project.

Report Flytipping

Fly-tippingis a serious criminal offence for which you can be prosecuted. Report here: https://www.gov.uk/report-flytipping

Photographs

Over the years many glimpses of the life and times of the village have been recorded. Click here, if you can provide any information or identify some of the people please let us know!

Did you know Scarning had a Railway station?

Nick Catford who has been researching the history of the Lynn and Dereham Railway has kindly offered this insight to a short phase of Scarning's history. see here

The end of the Railway through Scarning 50 years ago.

Video of demolition of scarning arch which is an unique piece of footage which the grandson of Ruby and Eric Wright who lived in Coach Lane thought it would be nice to share. This is his granddad's cine footage. part one part two

That's all folks

That's all folks' is the sixth book of poems from Scarning Village resident Frank Foreman. The poems have been written to raise money for Scarning church and Parkinsons' charities. Previous books are 'The Seasons in Scarning' and
'Will There be Chocolate in Heaven'

The sale of some 1050 books and CDs have so far raised some 8,500. Frank thanks you all for your support.

Further copies of the the books and CDs at 5 each can be obtained from Frank Foreman - telephone 01362 687082 email:fforeman4@sky.com

copies also available at Scarning Village Hall coffee mornings on the first Saturday of each month.

Dereham Walkers guides

Fourteen walk guides and a couple of information leaflets are available. Three thousand have been printed and are free of charge. The library in Dereham is one of many places where you can pick up your own pack. Or visit the web page that lists the walks : www.derehamwaw.org.uk and have a look at Walks 4, 5 and 7 which go through Scarning.

Dereham Memorial Hall

Due to the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus, many of the activites have been cancelled but Click on the image below to see the current situation.

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