- Make sure you have a torch handy, and that you can find it in the dark! Have you got alternative sources of heat?
- Keep an eye on the weather forecast, so you can be prepared.
- If there’s a power cut, please check on your neighbours.
- 105 is the number to call in a power cut. You can call (free of charge) from landlines and most mobiles, and you will get put through to your local electricity network operator. Uee 105 to report a power failure or safety concern, or to get information during a blackout.
- Vulnerable customers, who rely on electricity for medical equipment, can get extra support by signing up to the the Priority Services Register.
Planning for PANTS’ 2018 show starts now! The PANTS “AGM” will be held at The Ash Tree Inn on Tuesday 20th February at 7.30pm.
The meeting is open to all who would like to be involved in PANTS activities – either on-stage or behind the scenes. We have lots of non-acting roles if you’re not stage-struck!
We also invite anyone who is interested in being part of the PANTS ‘family’ or anyone who has ideas about how PANTS might develop.
The December 100 Club winner turned out to be … Robin Ratcliffe!! A well deserved win for Robin who has organised the 100 Club for the last 2 years. Membership for 2018 is now available from Robin (01424 892674) at £12 for a full year’s subscription – the perfect Christmas gift for the friend who has everything!
Saturday’s Christmas Tree Festival organised by the WI raised an amazing £937 for Snowflake, a local charity which provides night shelter and food for homeless people throughout the winter months.
It was heart-warming to see so many organisations, families and individuals taking part, and wonderful to see our village hall looking so twinkly and magical. Fabulous catering by the WI provided fuel for the difficult business of voting for just one tree when there were so many worthy contenders.
The People’s Vote for Best Tree was won by the Bellringers. Their tree incorporated buttons to press which would then play bell-related christmas songs, small cuddly toys pulling on miniature bell ropes (with sallies just like the ones at St. Peter’s) attached to crocheted bells, and paper chains made from “methods diagrams”.
Second place went to the tree from FarmYard Nursery with lovely decorations made by the children. In third place was Alex and Emily’s “Christmas on Campus” tree, featuring baked bean cans, pasta and lots of empty bottles!
“The Coffee Stop“ launches on Friday 2nd June at the Pavilion. Why not pop along for a cuppa and a chat between 10:30 and 12 noon. Open to everyone and free of charge. The Coffee Stop will take place on the first Friday of every month. We look forward to seeing you there.
Have you seen our community facebook page? Do take a look! Big thanks to Helen Hoad for setting it up. We will shortly be setting up more links between this website and the facebook page so that people can get local news wherever they are on the web.
The time period for electors to call an election to fill the vacancy on the parish council has elapsed so it now falls to the Parish Council to co-opt someone.
The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Tuesday 16th May and so expressions of interest must be received by the Clerk no later than Wednesday 15th May.