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Colwich and the Haywoods

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: April 30, 2014

By Amyas Stafford Northcote

Colwich Church

Colwich Church

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CHURCH NEWS: There will be Home Communion in the Dobree Close Community Room tomorrow at 10.30am.

The Mothers’ Union Spring Council meeting is this evening at 7pm in Doxey. For the June meeting of the Mothers’ Union, an outing has been arranged to visit Tong Church near Pelsall. Details from Mrs Hunt on 01889 881409.

PARISH COUNCIL: The May meeting is this evening at 7.30pm, in the Parish Centre, St Mary’s Road, Little Haywood.

BKV: Members of the Committee have been very busy putting up dozens of the Children’s posters and banners in readiness for the judging in this year’s competition. The judging starts on 1st May. Residents can help by being very careful not to drop litter, such as cigarette ends or chewing gum, and also dog walkers are reminded that the “poopers” can be placed in litter bins.

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TABLE TOP SALE: This will take place on Saturday, 10th May in the Great Haywood Memorial Hall, between 1.30pm and 4pm, in aid of Diabetes UK.

BUS ROUTE ADDITIONS: The County Council has announced that an additional morning and early afternoon service, number 842, would start on 28th April. It will run between Stafford, through Weston, Hixon, Great Haywood, over the Butts to Colwich Church and end at Wolseley Bridge. The service is two hourly, leaving Stafford at 8.25am, 10.25 and 12.25. It will call at the Clifford Arms at 8.53, 10.53 and 12.53, and 4 minutes later at Colwich Church. The returns from Wolseley Bridge will be at 9am, 11am and 1pm. It will be at Colwich Church 2 minutes later and 6 minutes later at the Clifford Arms.

OWL: The online crime warning service has advised that some residents in Stafford have had telephone calls from bogus police officers, claiming that they had arrested an offender whom they had caught using credit cards that he had stolen from the recipients of the calls. The bogus officers have tried to obtain bank details in order to verify the cards. Also, there have been two recent incidents of sneak in thefts in Stafford. The offenders had entered insecure properties, through unlocked back doors, and stole handbags or purses.

WILDLIFE TRUST: The Wolseley Trust is holding a “Dawn Chorus” event on Sunday, between 5.30am and 7am. Pre-booking is essential (01889 880100), and the cost is £5. Breakfast is a “bacon butty”.

Also on Sunday, the Trust is holding a Wildlife Gardening Day, between 11am and 3pm. This is to encourage people to turn their gardens into wildlife havens.

WW1 COMMEMORATION COMMITTEE: The committee met on Thursday 24th April. The meeting discussed the arrangements for the Exhibition, which will now be on Saturday, 2nd August and Sunday 3rd, between 10am and 6pm. It was decided not to hold it on Monday. Similarly, the meeting discussed the format for the Church Service at 4pm on the Sunday. It is hoped that children will be able to take part, as it has been discovered that about 28 service personnel who lost their lives in the Great War had some connection with the Parish, and the committee hopes that children will be asked to plant crosses bearing the names of the fallen.

The next meeting will be on 29th May, at 2.30pm in the Memorial Hall.

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