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South Staffordshire - week beginning May 29

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: June 02, 2014


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ST LEONARD’S FIRST SCHOOL: There is currently a vacancy for a parent governor. Anyone interested should e-mail the Headteacher at headteacher@st-leonards-dunston.staffs.sch.uk or telephone the school on 01785 712488 for an informal chat with either Mrs Lane or Mrs Armstrong.


CHURCH FETE: The Cottage in Joyces Lane is the venue for this year’s church fete and takes place on Saturday June 7 from 2pm to 4pm. Family day includes a display of classic Minis from the British Mini Club and a performance from pupils at All Saints School, all money raised goes to church funds.

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ALL SAINTS' CHURCH: There is now a huge selection of second hand paper-back books which can be purchased for a small donation. To view please telephone Angela Hughes will open the church by arrangement. There is also a selection of greetings cards for sale. The Food Bank box is located in the church porch for donations, anyone who like to donate by cash or a cheque can put it in an envelope and post through the door of School House. Cheques payable to Cannock and District Food Bank. The Easter egg which was donated by Dave and Val barrow was raffled off. The winners were Maria and Malcolm Bluck and £80 was raised for the Sponsored Child.


VACANCY: There is a vacancy for a secretary to help the committee run the Jubilee Hall. There is a small honorarium attached to the post. Anyone interested should contact Cynthia on 01902 850175.


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.


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. For further details, please telephone Vicky Evans on 01785 841274 or visit the website www.unicornfolkclub.co.uk.

PIGEON RACING RESULTS: One hundred and forty five racing pigeons from the Bell Flying Club recently took part in a race from Kingsdown, the fifth race of the season. They were released at 10.30am into a south-easterly wind. The first bird home belonged to Dave Harris, taking 2 hours 40 minutes and 19 seconds to fly just over 146 miles.

Results (in yards per minute) for the first six places: Dave Harris 1607.39; John Whittingham 1595.07; R. Lutner and Company 1590.44; H. Hamplett 1589.23; John Whittingahm 1585.44; Pete Carr 1584.33.

WESTON PARK: A selling exhibition of work by three artists, Geoff Hewitt, David Hall and Jane Young, who are based in the north east, is being held throughout June in the Granary Gallery. The exhibition will feature an exciting mixture of portraits, landscapes and sculpture, with each artist applying their own unique style. The Granary Gallery is open daily and entry is free. For further information, please telephone 01952 852100.

ST MARY’S CHURCH: Hilary Bates produces a weekly newsletter for St Mary’s church called the Watershed News. As Hilary is going to have a very busy summer (two new grandchildren arriving), she is looking for someone to take over typing up the Watershed News each week. Hilary is happy to offer training and support if needed. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Hilary Bates on 01785 840728 or Rector Rachel Livesey on 01785 840395.

SERVICES: On Wednesday, there is a prayer meeting from 8am – 8.30am in St Mary’s; at 9am, there will be a bible study session in St Mary’s; the weekly drop-in takes place in St Mary’s church from 10.30am – 12noon (and internet facilities will also be available); the J Team will meet at St Mary’s First School at 3.15pm.

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