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Stafford and surrounds - week beginning May 15

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 16, 2014

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ROTARY CLUB: The annual general meeting of the Stafford Rotary Club takes place on Wednesday May 21 at the Constitutional Club starting at 12.45pm.

The guest speaker last week was Mr Brian Smart from the Rotary Club of Pineland South Africa.

Tickets for the Glad to be Grey concert by Harvey Andrews on Friday June 20 at Stafford Hospital and in aid of the friends of the Hospital are available from Helen Perren on 01785 851440 or email Helen.perren@btconnect.com

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BLOOD DONATION: Donors can give blood at Stafford Rangers Football Club, Marston Road, ST16 3BX on Monday between 13.30pm – 15.30pm and 16.30pm – 19.30pm. Appointments recommended but not essential. For further information please call 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk

JEREMY LEFROY: The MP is holding an advice surgery on Saturday from 11am to 12.30pm at the Trinity Church, Mount Street. This is a drop in session - no appointment necessary.


AMENITY VISIT: The next visit by the refuse wagon is on Saturday between 10.30am and 11.30am. Residents can dispose of large unwanted items and garden waste. The waggon will park outside the village hall. The visit is provided by Stafford Borough Council and paid for by the Parish Council. There will also be a produce stall and bacon butties will be available.


METHODIST CHURCH: The Sunday service this week will include Aldersgate Sunday celebrations an will be followed by the Annual meeting. The 6.30pm Holy Communion service will be taken by Reverend Nathan Falla.

The Ladies Group are organising a trip for afternoon tea and a cookery demonstration to Springslade Lodge Tearooms, Camp Road, Broadhurst Green, on Tuesday from 4.30pm to 7pm. The cost is £15.75. Transport can be arranged. Telephone Pauline Roberts on 01785 660302 to arrange tickets.

The John Young Foundation is running a course ‘Listening for Life’ at the church on four afternoons in May and June. Full details and a booking form are on the notice board. Donations to the Easter Offerings for the World Mission Fund amounted to £250.


SOCIAL EVENT: There are a few seats available on the coach going from Coppenhall to the Rodgers & Hammerstein Songbook Concert, in memory of James Wright, on Friday June 6. The show is a the Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock and starts a 7.30pm. To reserve a seat contact Robert Lawrence on 01785 251293. Tickets for the show can also be arranged.

CHILDREN’S SOCIETY: Norine Bayford is now accepting the boxes for opening and would like to send the donations to the charity by the end of the month. Anyone who would her to collect the box should telephone 01785 252661.

CONTACT MAGAZINE: The deadline for items to be included in the magazine in next Thursday, May 22. Items should be sent to Mrs Rita Gilbert at 9 Fir Tree Close, Coppenhall or telephone 01785 248264. Advertisements in the magazine cost £5 per month, anyone who wishes to discuss advertising should telephone Jackie Farnworth on 01785 253230. The money goes towards producing and printing costs.


VILLAGE HALL: www.greatbridgefordvillagehall.org.uk; or telephone 01785 282582 to book.

Painting for Pleasure classes on Thursdays have finished for the present

No classes will be taking place in the village hall on May 22nd due to elections.

May 20th at 7.30 – Open Gardens in Great Bridgeford meeting; this meeting will take place in the Hollybush, Seighford

Local weather information/forecast www.greatbridgefordweather.com

Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator – Stuart Mace, 01785 282 357


VILLAGE HALL: To hire - please contact Tony Cope, 01785 282426

ST CHAD'S CHURCH: Help is needed cutting the churchyard grass; if you can help out here please ring Andrew on 282 829

Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator – Robert and Sue Eld, 01785 282 246

THE HOLLYBUSH: New menu! Come and sample! Includes fish finger sandwiches!

Our community owned pub offers locally brewed Titanic, and guest, beers. There’s always a warm welcome, good food and great beer, plus a range of other occasional attractions – a monthly quiz, live music, ladies darts team, themed events, and tours of the brewery!

For details of the full menu, please visit www.titanicbrewery.co.uk then follow the link for The Hollybush via the 'Our Pubs' tab

Special offers – Tuesday 2 Steak or 2 gammon for £15.

Wednesday Pie and a pint/125ml drink/soft drink £9.95

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