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Stafford and surrounds - week beginning April 3

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: April 03, 2014

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AGE UK: OLDER people are invited to enjoy gentle exercise and lunch at four weekly Stafford Borough sessions.

Age UK Stafford and District hosts Staying Active sessions at Wildwood Boat Club and the Impstones Centre in Gnosall on Mondays, Stafford Cricket Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Bradbury House, Weston Road, on Wednesdays.

Sessions run from 11am – 2pm and include tai chi and chair-based exercises. Lunch and transport are also provided.

Age UK Stafford and District’s Bradbury House headquarters, near Stafford Hospital, also offers an information and advice service and computer training at its Café Connect and private day care for people with complex needs including dementia Monday to Saturday, with transport provided if needed. For more information call 01785 607060.

BLOOD DONATION: Donors can give blood at Stafford Rangers Football Club, Marston Road, ST16 3BX on Monday between 1.30pm – 3.30pm and 4.30pm – 7.30pm. Appointments recommended but not essential. For further information please call 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk


METHODIST CHURCH: Services on Sunday start at 8.30am Holy Communion with Reverend Peter Powers followed by Breakfast at 9am. The 10.30am All Age Worship will be a local arrangement taken by Cell group headed by Debbie and Nicky. The last service of the day is at 6.30pm with reverend Nathan Falla.

Church members can join in a walk of around five and a half miles on Saturday from The Bell at Trysull. Meet at church at 9am. For more details contact Adam on 07900 917332 or Derek on 01785 661189.

WALTON MUSIC CIRCLE: Members are meeting on Tuesday in Walton Village Hall at 7.15pm. Geoff Ogram (Stafford) is the guest and his recital is entitled ‘Sweet Music’. New members and visitors are welcome. Further information from Chairman John Holt on 01785 665834 or the Secretary Mike Jones on 01785 661622.

WI: The County WI Singers and Friends will be performing on Wednesday at 7.30pm in the village hall. Tickets are £6 to include refreshments and cakes. A donation from the evening will be given to the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity.


LIBRARY: The mobile library van will be in The Grange tomorrow from 9.55am to 10.20am before moving to St Mary’s Close in Bradley for 10.35am.

CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE: The annual meeting of the Parochial Church Council will take place on Wednesday at St Leonard’s church at Dunston.

COFFEE MORNING: The Coppenhall Pastoral Care Team will be meeting on Wednesday at Hyde Lea village hall from 11am to 12 noon. Anyone needing transport please contact Judith Lawrence on 01785 251293 or Barbara Cantrill on 01785 256210.


ALZHEIMER’S: A support evening for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia sufferers, their families and carers will be held next Thursday from 7pm to 9pm at the village hall. Free advice and refreshments and an opportunity to socialise with others in a similar situation. For more information contact Daphne on 01785 211140 or Elaine on 01785 823110.

ST GILES’ CHURCH: The monthly Men’s Breakfast is at 8.30am on Saturday after the 8am prayers and will be followed by an ethical discussion. The topic this month is Ethics of International Aid.

COACH TRIP: Places need to be booked for Horace’s Outing on Wednesday June 4. This year the venue is Llandudno and the coach will leave the Shropshire Inn at 8.30am returning for dinner at the Inn at approximately 7pm. Cost of the trip is £5. Priority is given to Haughton residents and there are a limited number of seats. Any remaining places will be for adults on a first come first served basis at a cost of £20. To book a place please contact Peter Rowley on 01785 780550.


WHIST DRIVE: Eccleshall Young Farmers are hosting their annual community whist drive tomorrow to boost club funds.

This year the event will be held at Woodseaves Village Hall. It starts at 7.30pm and entry costs £2, to include prizes, refreshments and a raffle.


SUPPORT LOCAL PRODUCERS & MEET YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY: There will be a Local Produce Sale at the Village Hall at Tixall this Saturday April 5th 10am to 1.30pm when there should be stalls selling Local Vegetables, Bread, Meat, Jams & Chutneys, Cakes, Eggs, Puddings & Pies, Short History of Ingestre Book, £7, and other items, e.g.CDs on Ingestre, and 2nd hand books sold in aid of Tixall Church. Refreshments include Coffee and Guinness Cake and Homemade Pea & Ham and a Vegetarian Soup.

Please come along to support us and meet other local residents over coffee or lunch.

The village hall is opposite the Church in Tixall. Access is via via Blackheath Lane and Tixall Road. There is currently no access from Milford via Holdiford Road.


VILLAGE HALL: emailwww.greatbridgefordvillagehall.org.uk; or telephone01785 282 582 to book

Local weather information and forecast at www.greatbridgefordweather.com

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

Monday 7th April at 7.30 – Meeting of the Great Bridgeford Village Hall Committee


VILLAGE HALL: To hire - please contact Tony Cope, 01785 282 426

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

ST CHAD'S CHURCH: Saturday 5th April at 7.00pm – Moorland Voices in Concert. Tickets £7.00 (£3.00 students) from Andrew 282 929, and Elaine 281 117

THE HOLLYBUSH: Saturday April 5th – Shareholders Working Party – bring along your tools and gardening gloves – all are welcome; cake will be provided.

Sunday April 6thQuiz Night – at 8.00pm - bring your friends to hear the world-famous (in Seighford!) quiz master, Mike Carthy, in action! £1.00 per person; half the winnings to this month’s charity – The Compassionate Friends. Nibbles provided at half time.

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