The Burnhams Newlsetter Norfolk UK


Helping local families with under fives by providing information, advice and services. Help with returning to work, finding childcare, family support, family health, and much more.

Services include

Alzheimer's, Dementia, Carers Support Groups

One of The Hospitals latest community projects is a dementia hub. The Hospital was awarded £120,000 by the Department of Health to help launch the project.

With this money we have opened a new room named the Harold Moorhouse room in aid for carers use, an amazing Garden room with coffee facilities and a beautiful new garden welcome for all to come and visit. for more information please contact Katrina Melton Administrator for wells hospital 01328 711996

If you have been diagnosed with dementia or have become a carer, you may be interested in the monthly Alzheimer’s Society support group which meets at the hospital or singing sessions.

For information contact Catherine Moorhouse 07540 919487


Wells Area Carers Support Group

We would like to invite you to our group meetings if you are an in home carer looking after a relative, friend or neighbour. Someone who is disabled, has a physical or mental illness or who is simply elderly and frail and can not manage alone without your help.

This group is a free opportunity to have a break and make new friends. Meetings are relaxed and informal with a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit or other treat.

Our meetings are held once a month on the second Thursday between 14.00 and 15.30 at Peter Collingwood Hall, Wells Methodist Church, Theatre Road, Wells.

Help with transport can be arranged, and sitting services may be possible through Crossroads Short Breaks at Short Notice Scheme on 0808 808 9876 or Voluntary Norfolk 01603 614474

Examples of activities:

Guest speakers on:

First Aid Moving & Handling

Excercise & Mobility

Benefits Advice

Legal Advice- Power of attorney, Will etc.


Information advice and support:

British Red Cross

Age Concern




Local Pubs and Restaurants

Visit to gardens, Pensthorpe etc.

For more information please call Nita Spencer 01328 710501



The Camera Club is run by James Till who can be contacted on 01485 210013 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Camera Club meets on Tuesday Evenings twice a month, starting at 7:30pm at Brancaster Staithe Village hall. If you are a happy snapper, a keen amateur or professional photographer why not join us.

We can all learn from each other and have lots of fun on the way to taking better photographs. We are a friendly group open to everyone regardless of ability from point and shoot photographers to those who have more complicated equipment.

Why not come and see us have a cup of tea or coffee and have a chat to the Members, NO charge for two meetings.


"I'm in Overy Staithe. Where's the club house?"

We don't have one. Never have had.

Overy Staithe Sailing Club organises dinghy racing from Easter to the end of September. We run open meetings for 12square metre Sharpie, OK,Laser, host a National 12 race during North West Norfolk Week, have a weekend event for clinker-built boats and hold an annual regatta (check fixtures).

We have an annual prize-giving in the winter.

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Membership Sec & Treasurer:  

Peter Beck (01328 730961)



Heritage House at Wells-next-the-Sea is a place where the elderly and frail of north and west Norfolk can go to socialise, have a home cooked meal, maybe a bath or a haircut, but most importantly, it’s an escape from the house for a few hours a day for some companionship.

Day visitors are encouraged to take part in activities such as games or quizzes, singing, painting or, if the weather is nice, time in the garden or the occasional trip out.

Heritage House is open five days-a-week. Currently helping up to 80 different people each week, it can offer 26 places each day providing day visitors with one or more days per week as needed.

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Telephone: 01328 711333
Heritage House Day Care
Mill Road
Norfolk NR23 1RF


There are lots of opportunities at BTA for playing tennis. In addition to regular Club Sessions and Social Tournaments, there are junior and adult match Fixtures against other clubs.

Club Championships take place during summer (April through July) and Box Leagues and Ladders run during the winter months.

BTA is open to all tennis enthusiasts, there is no minimum playing standard. There is no waiting list.

Contact Janet Offord on 01328 738 620


Based at Burnham Thorpe, birth place of England’s greatest seaman, Lord Horatio Nelson, Nelson’s Shantymen are a diverse group of enthusiasts, driven in equal measure by a love of singing and a desire to keep the tradition of the sea-shanty alive.

True to the original spirit of the shanty, a major emphasis is placed on the voice and while musical accompaniment, in the form of accordion, banjo, bodhran, guitar and harmonica, is an integral part of performance, it is never to the detriment of the close vocal harmonies that the group achieves.

Since their formation in March 2010, Nelson’s Shantymen have performed to acclaim in a wide range of venues throughout North West Norfolk, appearing at a number of festivals, singing at the launching of the new Hunstanton lifeboat and securing a regular New Year’s Eve slot at The Hero, Burnham Overy Staithe.

In this way the Shantymen have raised a substantial sum of money for a variety of charities and fulfilled their wish to entertain the public with authentic songs of the sea.

In 2012, the group released their first CD, ‘Singing for Victory’, and a further CD is in the pipeline.

For bookings or enquiries you can also speak to us in person by telephone:

Steve Ireson: 01328 738816



Regular Meetings start at 2.00 pm in the Burnham Market Village Hall, with refreshments. Members £1, Visitors £2.

Dates are announced monthly in The Burnhams Newsletter

Our meetings start at 2.30 pm in the Burnham Market Village Hall followed by a delicious afternoon tea.
Members £1, Visitors £2. For further information please contact Suzanne Hanley 01263 712 759 or Dianna Walker on 01328 730 920 


Monthly 7.00 - 9.00 pm
3 Glebe Lane, Burnham Overy Staithe

Poems in any form are welcome.

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