MILITARY WHIST: The results from New Year Special are 1st Iceland. P Leighton 45. 2nd Spain. I Walker 41. 3rd Siam. V Mothershaw 38. 4th Luxemburg. J Proctor 36 Low Sky. J Cook 20 Specials - A Silleto & D Bill and 1st Raffle I Walker. The next whist will be on Wednesday at the Grosvenor Centre, High Street, Gnosall at 7:45 pm. For More info contact Don & Hilda on 01785 824984.
GNOSALL PAINTING: The group meets tomorrow in the Memorial village hall from 1.30pm until 3.45pm, there are two tutors running the group and beginners are welcome. For more info contact 01785 780406.
THE PIE MEN: The Lions are organising an evening of music and laughter with local musicians “The Pie Men” on Saturday in the Grosvenor centre.
MOBILE LIBRARY: The library van will call at the village today from 3.30pm until 4.10pm on Wharf road and from 4.15pm to 5pm at the Grosvenor centre.
PHOENIX CLUB: Today there is a Tai Chi class in the main hall of the Grosvenor centre from 1.45pm to 3pm and tomorrow there will be a club morning from 10am until 12 noon at the Grosvenor centre.
CATHOLIC NEWS: This Sunday the Eucharistic Minister for the service will be Rupert Lister with readings and intercessions from Mary Booth at 8.45 in St. Lawrence’s church.
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: The Parish council are conducting a local consultation via a survey in order to produce a draft plan and policies for the neighbourhood plan which will then be subject to public vote needing majority support to be approved. The neighbourhood plan working party is in its early stages and will need new members particularly from local businesses and community groups. For more info contact Jayne Cooper at the parish council on 01785 822685 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ST EDITHA'S CHURCH: As it is the first Sunday in the month there is Family Service at 9.30 a.m. with Rev Sue Symons.
INSTITUTE: Youth club meets Thursday evening at 7.30pm. On Wednesday the Church Eaton and District Dog Society has its classes at 7pm. Contact Doug or Sandra on 823317.
The next Coffee Morning is on Thursday February 6th when it is expected that children from the village school will again entertain us. Watch this space for details of a Barn Dance planned for early March.
Now that planning permission has been granted for the improvements it is ‘all hands on deck’ to raise the money. Any help with this would be much appreciated.
To hire the hall contact Jenny on 824882.
SCHOOL: Last week the following children gained Headteacher’s Award for ‘Concentration’:
Class 1: George Holroyd and Rosa Bellamy, Class 2: Tyler Hitchens and Ella Terry, Class 3: Callie Webb and Ryan Harris.
For more information check the school web site at www.churcheaton.staffs.sch.uk
PARISH COUNCIL: The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Tuesday 4th February at 7.30 p.m. in the Institute. Members of the public are welcome to attend and contribute to the ‘Open Forum’ if they wish. All the minutes of the Council back to 2005 are on the village web site. For more information contact the Clerk on 01785 822723 or email email@example.com
VILLAGE CHOIR: The choir will continue to meet on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in 5 Ashley Croft. If you would like to join them contact Daphne on 823958.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: Information about suspicious activity and cold callers has been issued by the local police. Details are on the notice boards and the web site. A particular target seems to be Land Rovers either stolen, or being stripped of parts like headlights. Owners beware.
SCRABBLE LEAGUE: This long running village activity culminated in a pleasant social evening, playing any games except Scrabble. John and Carol were amazed to win last season’s “crystal and diamond” goblet. That’s what it said, but it looked a bit like plastic. Anyone wishing to join in this very informal fun activity should call Jeremy on 823085.
STAFFORDSHIRE LIFE: There is a poem and photographs about Church Eaton in this month’s edition of Staffordshire Life
VILLAGE WEBSITE: For up to date information about the village go to www.churcheaton.org.uk