On 15th December, Forge Lane was closed for resurfacing work which could not be finished due to poor weather. So the road will be closed again on 29th January. Read more about potholes.
Just 11 days after the visit of our Highways Steward, around 30 potholes in Lakehurst Lane, Church Road, Brown Bread Street and Linghams Hill have been filled. Big thanks to parish councillor Richard Hann who has kept up the pressure on the Highways team, to villagers who have reported potholes, to Andy Swanson our helpful Highways Steward, and also to the cheerful team of workmen seen around our village in the last few days. See more on our Potholes Page.
Well done to everyone who participated in PANTS’ wonderful production of Dick Whittington. The costumes, scenery, props, sounds, lighting, music, choreography and actors were all marvellous. To cap it all, over £400 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Care.
The Village Bonfire on 13th November was attended by over 200 villagers and raised £530. We all enjoyed a huge bonfire, a spectacular display of fireworks, tasty soup, and yummy sausages.
This event brings our fund-raising total so far to nearly £4,500.
Our Remembrance Service at the War Memorial on Sunday 8th November attracted a good crowd (see photo).
Revd. Paul McVeagh led the prayers, and wreaths were laid by several village groups and individuals.
“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.” Laurence Binyon.
“When you go home, tell them of us and say, For your tomorrows these gave their today.” John Maxwell Edmonds.
For just £12 (£1 a month) the 100 Club is your opportunity to support the New Village Hall project AND enter a cash prize draw!
To sign up, phone Robin on 01424 892674. A number from 1 to 100 will be allocated to you randomly, and entered into the monthly draw which will take place at the Ash Tree Inn pub quiz each month.
The first draw will take place on 5th January, so don’t miss out. Sign up soon while numbers are still available.
Our new website has been funded by the parish council. Our intention is that the website should reflect the wonderful variety of things that we do in the villages, as well as our pride in the place where we are all so fortunate to live.
If you’ve got any problems using it, or think there’s anything we’ve missed out or put in the wrong place, get in touch with Nicky: email@example.com.
Over the next few months we will be collecting a list of suggestions for further improvements to the site, so if you would like some functionality added, please send Nicky an email.