ROTARY CLUB: At the club's agm on Wednesday May 21 Eccleshall man Peter Jones was confirmed as President Elect for Rotary Year 2014/2015. Major Samuel Edgar of the Salvation Army was the guest speaker at the Stafford Rotary Club on Wednesday May 28 at the Con Club.
Tickets for the Harvey Andrews concert on 20th June in support of the League of Friends at Stafford Hospital are available from News Express in Eccleshall.
INNER WHEEL: Students and teachers from the Graham Balfour School gave a presentation on their project in Cambodia to members of the Stafford iner Wheel Club at the Con Club on Monday May 19.
PARISH COUNCIL: Members are meeting on Tuesday in the Bromage Room at Walton village hall at 7.30pm. The agenda can be found on the Parish Council website. After the welcome by the Chairman there will be a short time for members of the Parish to discuss any issues they may have.
WI: Members are meeting on Wednesday at 7.15pm in Walton on the Hill village hall. The evening’s guest is Mrs Beaston who will talk about The Donna Louise Trust. Visitors welcome. Please ring the Secretary on 01785 603646 or check the website for more details – www.Berkswichwi@btck.co.uk .
LIBRARY: The mobile library van will be in the area on Wednesday starting at St Matthew’s Drive at 1.50pm, Field Crescent/The Drive at 2.25pm, St Matthew’s Church at 2.50pm, house call at Billington Lane at 3.25pm and finishes at Castle View at 3.40pm.
GARDEN GUILD: The Guild is organising and sponsoring this year’s Best Kept Garden Competition. All gardens within the 30mph limit will receive free and automatic entry. Prizes will be vouchers and certificates and winners will be announced at an Awards Evening in August.
MUSIC CLUB: The Silver Stetson Country Music Club is a new venture which kicks off at the village hall on Saturday June 14. The music is for lovers of Country and Weston and the first guest is Jim Tracey. Line and Partner dancing, bar facilities. Admission on the door is £4 per person. Enquiries call 07804 884899.
AMENITY VAN: The next visit of the refuse civic amenity van is on Saturday from 9am to 10am when it will be parked on the village hall car park.
OPEN GARDEN: Peter and Leslie Longstaff will be opening their garden to visitors under the National Garden Scheme on Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. The Pintles at 18 Newport Road, ST18 9PR is a medium sized garden designed to be wildlife friendly, has a vegetable plot, pool, weather station, greenhouses and a collection of two hundred cacti and succulents. Plenty of garden seating. Admission £3, children free. Homemade teas. Note there is a steep ramp and steps into the main garden.
VILLAGE HALL: There is a hall committee meeting on Monday starting at 7.30 pm. Welcome to our newest member Patrick Bonner.
Painting for Pleasure classes on Thursdays have finished for the present
Judo classes open again on Monday and Pilates classes open again on Thursday, June 5.
The May 23 Life Drawing class was the final one until September.
Local weather information/forecast www.greatbridgefordweather.com
Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator – Stuart Mace, 01785 282357.
VILLAGE HALL: To hire contact Tony Cope, 01785 282426. The committee meeting is on Wednesday at 7.30pm – new members very welcome.
ST CHAD'S CHURCH: The launch of the next Alpha course is Thursday, June 5, at 7.30pm, in Seighford Village Hall. Please let Andrew know if you are coming, on 282829, so you can be fed. Help is needed cutting the churchyard grass. Please ring Andrew on 282829.
THE HOLLYBUSH: 01785 281644. New menu includes fishfinger sandwiches. Shareholders' Supper – Monday at 7pm for 7.30pm; please contact Val Spink on 01785 661877 for the menu choices.
The Hollybush Ladies' darts team meet on alternate Monday nights at 8.15pm for an 8.30pm start. Contact Sonja on 01785 284791; next match on June 16.
Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators – Robert and Sue Eld, 01785 282246