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South Staffordshire - week beginning May 1

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: April 30, 2014

Acton Trussell

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COMMUNITY CENTRE: An evening of Murder Mystery who dunnits is taking place at the centre on Saturday May 17 at 7.30pm. Food provided, bring your own drinks. Tickets are £10 each, for details call 01785 713722.


ALL SAINTS SCHOOL: Members of the PTFA have organised a Cash 4 Clothes collection for Wednesday to raise money for the school.

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ST MARY’S RC CHURCH: The judging for The Best Kept Village Competition starts his week and church members will be meeting on Saturday to de-weed the walls around the church and have a general tidy up. Anyone who would like to join in should meet at the church yard at 10am. Drinks available.

ST MARY & ST CHAD’S CHURCH: There will be a May Time coffee morning at the church on Saturday from 10am to 12 noon. Sales of books, bric-a-brac, potted geraniums, raffle and refreshments. For more information contact Brenda Davies on 01902 850854.


ST MATTHEW’S CHURCH: The next Parochial Church Council meeting is next Thursday evening.


PARISH COUNCIL: Members are attending a meeting on Wednesday at the village hall in Old Acre Lane at 7.30pm. There will be a public open session during which parishioners may raise any concerns they have. The Clerk to the Council is Christine Hammond contact number 01785 664064 or e-mail clerk@brocton.staffslc.gov.uk.

QUIZ: The next quiz night is on Saturday May 10 at the village hall starting at 7.30pm. Teams of four, cost per team £16, entry forms from Brocton Post Office. Bring your own drinks, light refreshments provided.


UNICORN FOLK CLUB: The Unicorn Folk Club can be found in the upstairs function room at the Bradford Arms, Ivetsey Bank, Wheaton Aston, next to the A5, every Friday. Tomorrow is singers’ night. This is an open mic night where everyone is welcome to come and join in. To guarantee a slot, please telephone Vicky on 01952 810355. For further details, please telephone Vicky Evans on 01785 841274 or visit the website www.unicornfolkclub.co.uk.

PARISH COUNCIL: The next parish council meeting is tonight at 7.30pm in Wheaton Aston village hall. If anyone has anything that they wish to bring to the attention of the parish council, they are welcome to attend the public participation session that is held at the start of the meeting.

COACH TRIP: On Thursday May 15, there is a coach trip to Webbs of Wychbold, leaving from by the village hall in Wheaton Aston at 9.15am and returning for 3.00pm. It costs £3.00 for Old People Welfare members and £5.00 for visitors/non-members. Anyone is welcome to come. To book, please contact Pat Horton on 01785 840675 or Doreen Wildman on 01785 850854.

PIGEON RACING RESULTS: The pigeon racing season has now begun and the Bell Flying Club recently sent one hundred and two racing birds to Frome in Somerset. This first race of the season is known locally as ‘Eva’s Fancy’ with the winning bird earning the title of ‘Eva’s Pride’. The birds were released at 12.45pm into a north easterly wind. The first bird home was to the Desperate Loft of John Whittingham in a time of two hours ten minutes and twenty seconds over a distance of just over one hundred and five miles.

Results (in yards per minute) for the first six places: John Whittingham 1425.64, 1422.00, 1420.55, 1414.78; Dave Matthews 1411.00; Chris Whittingham 1396.90.

WESTON PARK: Throughout May, the Granary Art Gallery will feature works under the title 'Mostly Figurative' which will feature creations by local sculptors Rosemary Barnett and Denise Dutton and painter and printmaker Jack Skinner. Rosemary Barnett will display figurative pieces constructed using limestone, sandstone or bronze; Denise Dutton displays sculptures of an equestrian theme; Jack Skinner will display his paintings, drawings and etchings which will complement Rosemary and Denise's sculptures. The Granary Gallery is open daily from 11.00am – 4.00pm and entry is free.

A spring plant fair is being held at Weston Park on Sunday and Monday, with a wide selection of plant nurseries attending, who can offer expert advice for the best plants for your garden. The fair will run from 10am – 4pm. Children can play in the Woodland Adventure Playground and there are miles of woodland walks, lakes and the beautiful formal gardens to explore.

For further information, please telephone 01952 852100.

ZION CHAPEL: On Sunday, there will be a service starting at 6.15pm, when the preacher will be Colin Haywood. The service will include the sacrament of holy communion. A warm welcome to all who come.

SERVICES: On Sunday 9am Holy Communion All Saints’; 10.30am Morning Praise St Mary’s. On Tuesday, the internet cafe drop-in session runs from 10am – 12noon in St Mary’s church. On Wednesday in St Mary’s church, there is a prayer meeting from 8am – 8.30am; at 9am, there will be a bible study session; the weekly drop-in takes place from 10.30am – 12noon (and internet facilities will also be available).


BOOK FAIR: A book fair is to be held in St Andrew’s church, Weston-under-Lizard, on Sunday and Monday. In addition, there will be a stall selling home made products such as jam, chutney, knitwear, cards, etc, and refreshments will be available. If you have any unwanted books, DVDs, or CDs, please contact Elaine Townsend on 01952 850534. All proceeds are for church funds.

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