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Hi Everyone,

Fred has asked me to write a note this month I hope you don’t mind so I am going to take this opportunity to say…

For many a year now Fred has been the “Head Chef” for the many fundraising/ community events we have put on at the hall and excellent menus they were too. Fred is now going to hang up his chef’s hat after the Pie “n” Quiz Night on Saturday 26th October. On behalf of all of us who work with him on events and those of you who have enjoyed them I want to say THANK YOU FRED you have been amazing and will be a hard act to follow.

Fred will be continuing with the soup lunches this season on every 3rd Wednesday of the month until April 2020. And although I cannot say at the moment what will happen in the future with community/ fundraising events I am sure something will happen. We will all just have to watch this space.

So the Pie “N” Quiz Night Saturday 26th October – This one is bound to be busy and tickets will be on sale from Fred 01986 895414 or from The Artichoke @ Broome, tickets cost £12.50 for a selection of 4 pies and all the trimmings with a table top quiz.  WE CAN CATER FOR FOOD ALERGIES PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE.

I hope to see you all at the soup lunches or the Pie “N” Quiz night

All the best  Hazel 


There will be a meeting of C.A.M.E.O. Club on Friday 25th October  from 2.00pm to 4.00pm in Broome Village Hall. All are welcome. Join us for tea, coffee and homemade cakes, maybe have some fun with a game of cards, scrabble or dominoes or just have a chat and meet people. We have a selection of books to borrow. The cost is just £1 including refreshments.
Hope to see you there. From the C.A.M.E.O. Team


The Border Villages Community Group coffee mornings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 1030 – 1200 at Broome Village hall.  Our aim is to encourage residents, friends and neighbours to meet up once a month to enjoy the great community spirit, have a tea/coffee, a chat, a fun quiz and a raffle. All are welcome. Entrance is only 50p per person.

October 2nd is our next coffee morning and all monies raised will go to the McMillan cancer fund.  So if you want to make or ‘fake’ bake a cake to donate it to the coffee morning so we can sell it per slice to raise money for McMillan it would be very much appreciated.  Let’s see if we can break last year’s record, we’ll also have a raffle just to help it along. So see you there and let’s make this a good one.
The BVCG team


September Winners

  • 1st Janine and Seth Barton    (number 88)
  • 2nd Richard Doddington (number 18)
  • 3rd Fred Hartwell (number 44)


We are looking for new members, either experienced bowlers or novices. All ages and abilities will be welcomed. If you haven’t a set of bowls, we have some spares which t you can use. We meet in the village hall for practice on Monday evenings at 7pm and Tuesday afternoons at 2.30pm. Our club also plays in the Waveney League during the winter months.
If you would like more information please contact Charlie on 07772 089685.


Small grants are available in the form of a cheque for educational needs and travel to students age between 16 and 21 years, in full time education.  Applicants must be Broome residents when not in college.  To apply student applicants should email bstrangward789@btinternet.com stating date of birth, institution attended and brief details of course.  Closing date for applications 31st October 2019.


Once again the trust will have a small Christmas gift for pensioners.  To qualify you must be aged sixty five years by 31st December 2019 and be a resident of Broome for the past five years.

Anyone qualifying for the first time, please inform Barbara Strangward 01986 894009 or email  bstrangward789@btinternet.com  by 31st October 2019.

Late applicants will not  be considered until the following year.


Just over 2 years ago, with a small grant, and a lot of help from my husband with the work, I opened Broome telephone kiosk library. It has been a great success and is well used, however there are some problems. Despite requests and notices in the kiosk, some people are leaving  bags and boxes on the floor. This is a hazard, and causes much extra work for me sorting and disposing of these books when I go to clean and tidy the kiosk. Please may I ask if books are too large or there is no room do not leave them, just take them elsewhere maybe a charity shop. Hopefully every one can continue to use and enjoy the library, all it takes is a little care and consideration.
Thank you.
Christine Kramer
Vice Chairman
Broome Parish Council