On Saturday June 21 the Festival Street market takes place in the High Street between 10am and 4pm with over 60 stalls. The market will be officially opened by The Mayor of Stafford Borough Councillor Ray Sutherland at 10am. There is also Morris men, Brass band, community choir and the Monster Truck. The Eccy factor junior talent contest takes place in the Holy Trinity Church between 2pm and 4pm entries can be received on the day. Scarecrow fest also in the church. Dandy Black Country Comedy in the community centre 8pm admission £5 on the door. Motorists are urged to avoid the High Street on the 21st between 10am and 4pm. If any adults are able to give an hour or two on street market day to act as traffic marshals it would be useful. (01785 851381) Full details of all Festival events at www.eccleshallfestival.co.uk
HEART START COURSE: Free Basic Life Support Training The next free 2 hour Heart Start training course will be held in Eccleshall Library on Saturday June 28 at 10:00am. The certificated course is backed by the British Heart Foundation and West Midlands Ambulance Service and is intended for anyone over the age of 10 Years. It covers Unconscious patients, Severe Bleeding, Choking, Heart Attacks and CPR. If you would like more information about us coming to your site to run a course, or to book places please contact Martin Watson on 07877 919733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHOOL REUNION: Eccleshall School Reunion has been organised for anybody who is 65 and over and went to Eccleshall school. To be held on Saturday June 28 2014 6.00pm onwards at Eccleshall Community Centre. Tickets £7,00 to include Butchers Bap and Entertainment, There will be no bar, if you prefer alcoholic beverages please bring them along, Tickets available from Muriel on 01785224349 or Sheila on 01785850152.
FLAG WAVERS: On Sunday June 8 volunteers from the Ecclian Society and friends erected hanging baskets and Union Flags in the Eccleshall town centre in readiness for the Summer and the Eccleshall Festival. pic: some of the volunteers enjoying a cuppa after the work.
CONSERVATIVE SUPPER: The next meeting of the Stone Association Supper Club will be held on Tuesday June 24 at the Stone House Hotel, 7.00 for 7.30pm. Their guest speaker is Sue Riches with a talk entitled '7 Days in Tibet'. The cost of the two course meal is £16 for Supper Club members and £18 for guests. To book places please contact the Stone Office on 01785 811000.
GIG ON THE GREEN: Saturday June 28 sees the awesome cover band Copicats in concert on the Millennium Green, Bishops Offley starting at 7.30pm. Admission by tickets available from 01785 280622 and 280633 are £10 or £15 on the night. The funds raised will be shared between the Bishops Offley Millennium Green and the battle back Golf Initiative helping to rehabilitate wounded service personnel. Hot Food is available to purchase and there will be a licensed bar.
JELLY TOTS: A post natal group meets at the High Street library every Thursday between 10am and 12 noon. If your baby is aged birth to crawling. The sessions include talks about sleeping, feeding, weaning, play, physio, exercise, first aid, safety and many other child related subjects.
HOSPICE GARDEN: A big thank you to everyone who helped with the refreshments for Ashcroft Open Garden open on Sunday June 8 for the N.G.S. The weather stayed fine and 85 people enjoyed Gill and Peter Bertram's beautiful garden. Gill had asked Katharine House Hospice Eccleshall Support Group to make cakes and serve refreshments and donated the £265 raised to the Hospice
SUMMER CONCERT: A concert given by the High Offley Singers takes place at St Mary's Church, High Offley on Saturday June 28 starting at 7.30pm. Commemorating the 1914-18 war there will be music and poems from that era - come and sing along. Admission £7 including refreshments.
CHARITY AUCTION: This Sunday June 22 at 2.30pm and charity auction begins at The Star Inn to raise funds for the Eccleshall First Responders. At the last auction they raised £524 for Air Ambulance. There will be garden produce, cakes, flowers and many things that you may never find in the shops.
MEN'S FELLOWSHIP: The June walk will starts from The Junction at Norbury on Friday June 27 concluding with lunch at the pub.
COUNCIL'S NEWSLETTER: The June Newsletter has been distributed in the parish and includes an update on the Neighbourhood Plan.
ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SERVICE: Eccleshall Pharmacy is part of the NHS funded service in England. It gives us the chance to change how our GP practice sends our prescription to the healthcare professional we choose to get our medicines from. It could save us the bother of collecting our prescriptions from our doctors surgeries. An explanatory leaflet is available at the chemist in High Street.
CANAL TRIP: the Eccleshall Wives group have a canal trip planned for Thursday June 26.
TENNIS CLUB: Eccleshall Tennis Club recently held their AGM at which Mark Embrey after several years of dedicated service decided to step down as Chairman. He was warmly thanked for his significant contribution. John Perrott vice Chairman ,and newly retired was elected Chairman, Tim Cole elected Vice Chairman. Ben Palmer continues as Club Captain.. In order not to lose his enthusiasm and organising skills Mark Embrey was persuaded to take over the post of Membership Secretary. Men's tennis continues every Saturday morning from 0815am with club nights now during Summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ladies Tennis is usually Mondays & Wednesdays from 930am.The annual Mixed Doubles Tournament is fixed for July 3 at 630pm Coaching for age groups from 4 to 16 years and over(including adults) continues to run on Wednesday evenings. New Members & enquiries always very welcome. Contact Mark Embrey on Telephone 01785 851265 or go to the website www.eccytennis.co.uk
USED TOOL STALL: The Ecclian Society used tool stall will be part of the street market this coming Saturday between 10am and 4pm. If you are looking for good quality used garden and household tools then this is the place for you. If you wish to donate some of your tools that you no longer need do bring them along. ROTARY CLUB: Eccleshall Mercia Rotary Club will have a guest speaker at their meeting on Monday June 23 at the Royal Oak sating at 7.30pm
BOXCERCISE GIRLS: a group of women in a class at the community centre ( some who have never ran before) they have worked themselves to a fitness level over the past few months, where they are now running in the race for life next week at Trentham. Besides training in the classes each week, they have been finding extra time to train for next weeks race outside the classes. The leader of the class has been overwhelmed by their efforts. They have all done so amazing and put in 100% each week. We are aiming to raise as much as possible for cancer research. pic; boxcercise girls
MAER WI 100: The WI is 100 years old this year and to celebrate a special baton is touring the country’s WI branches. It arrives in Staffordshire on June 30 and the Rosamund Harrison Group of WI (which comprises Aston, Ashley, Westlands, Mucklestone, Hales, Maer, Broughton and Offley All Stars WIs will receive the baton at 2pm at Maer Church – in fact the baton will be handed over to Emma Wedgwood and Charles Darwin. All of the Rosamund Harrison Group branches will be hosting a display in Maer Village Hall after the handover where each branch will showcase their own artefacts, magazines, programmes etc. Tea and WI cakes will be available for visitors – all welcome. The baton leaves for Stone at 3.30pm.