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Stafford and surrounds - week beginning February 13

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: February 13, 2014

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ROTARY CLUB: The 90th Charter Lunch to celebrate the clubs 90 years is being held at the Chase Golf Club, Cannock and has all the makings of a great event with over 120 guests and Rotarians past and present attending. Nan McCreadie the national president of the Rotary International Britain and Ireland will be one of the VIP guests together with the Mayor of Stafford Borough Councillor Angela Loughran. 12 other Rotary clubs will be sending representatives. District Governors past, present and future will also be attending. Each of the representatives will receive a souvenir book of the last 25 years of the Stafford Rotary club. This is the third book covering the 90 years.

CARERS' ASSOCIATION: The monthly meeting to provide information, advice and support takes place at Friars Mill in Stafford next Thursday from 10am to 1pm. Open to all carer’s and the people they care for. Booking not required.


VILLAGE HALL: A quiz night is being held tomorrow at 8pm. Teams of four, £2.50 per person. Patrons can bring their own drinks and nibbles, glasses are available. After the quiz anyone can join villages at the Hollybush for refreshments.

A Barbershop Evening has been organised for Saturday February 22 with live entertainment from the quartet Reckless. The evening starts at 7.30pm. Tickets can be purchased from Robert Walls on 01889 508412 and cost £17.50 each which includes a three course meal. Patrons can bring their own drinks.


METHODIST CHURCH: The next Treasure House is on Tuesday. Volunteers are needed to help set up, help with the craft activities and the challenge area, and help to clear up afterwards. Anyone willing can speak to Rob, Ruth or Chenda.

HISTORY SOCIETY: Members are meeting on Tuesday in the village hall at Walton at 7.30pm. Guest speaker is Richard Stone whose topic will be ‘Meet the Pagets’. Visitors welcome entrance fee £2. Further information from the speaker and Chairman Beryl Holt on 01785 665834.


ST MATTHEW’S CHURCH: The PCC are holding their next meeting tonight at 7.45pm in the village hall. Several items have been found recently in the church and churchyard including a clip on flashing bike light, black leather gloves and a blue and white cotton cap bearing the New York logo. Anyone who wishes to reclaim these items should ring Sheena on 01785 258981.

COFFEE MORNING: The village hall management committee have organised a coffee morning to take place on Saturday from 10am onwards in the village hall. Cakes and refreshments will be available to purchase and donations are welcome. Proceeds will go to support planned future projects and the enhancement of existing facilities. Further information from 01785 245810.

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 and finishes at Castle View at 3.25pm.


GARDEDN GUILD: The first event in the members calendar is the Annual Meeting taking place on Saturday in the village hall. Tickets can be purchased from Avril on 01785 780095 or Barbara on 01785 780528.

BEST KEPT VILLAGE: The Committee have organised a competition for a dog-fouling poster. It is hoped that posters around the village will encourage dog owners to clear up after their pet. The competition is open to any child or young person under the age of 18 years and there will be three categories for ages. Judging will be by the Parish Council on behalf of BKV/Haughton in Bloom and three prizes will be awarded to each age group. Entries need to be sent to Councillor Derek Warbrick, 7 Beech Close, Haughton or any member of the Parish Council. Closing date Sunday March 23.


WI: The institute is trialling a new interest for members. Members can meet on a Thursday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm in the village hall to chat and share hobbies and skills. This year is the 95th anniversary of the Staffordshire Federation. To celebrate this there will be a concert at The County Showground with the Shropshire Military Wives Choir, Musical Youth Theatre an classical guitarist Brian Perkins.

ST LAWRENCE’S CHURCH: Messy church is back next week on Wednesday 10.30am to 12.30pm in the village hall. Open to all children aged between 3 years and 11 years, but must be accompanied by an adult. Sessions consists of chat, craft, celebrate and eat.



www.greatbridgefordvillagehall.org.uk; bookings@greatbridgefordvillagehall.org.uk

Monday – The Monday Club – alternate weeks, over 60s; 1.30 – 3.30 pm. Contact Beryl Lockitt on 01785 282 453

Junior Judo 6.00-7.00 Contact Craig Fallon on 07875 685 343

Garden Guild 2nd Monday in the month at 8.00pm. Contact Margaret Gaywood 01785 255 982

Tuesday – Parent and Toddlers 10.00 – 12.00am. Contact Joan Blake 01785 282 722

Seighford Singers 7.30 – 9.30 Contact Geoff Cashmore on 01785 282 328

Wednesday – Coffee Morning 10.30-12.00am – homemade cakes, including gluten free

Kick Boxing 7.00-8.00pm. Contact Mark Slaymaker on 07932 408 382

Miltary Whist – alternate weeks 7.30 – 9.30pm Contact Ivan Walker on 01785 607 897

Thursday –

Painting for Pleasure 10.-12.00, contact Vanessa Timmis – 01785 813 314

Pilates 6.45 – 9.30pm. Contact Helen Yeomanson 07747 036 422

Yoga for pregnancy 7.00 – 8.30 Ante-natal relaxation. Contact Su Guest 07707 668 710

Friday – Life painting &drawing 9.30-12.45, and 1.00-4.00 Contact Stafford College on 01785 275 607

Puppy School 6.30 – 8.30 Contact Cara Wilson on 07870 300 432

Saturday – Drawing and Painting – 3rd Saturday in the month; 10.00-4.00pm. Contact Stafford College on 01785 275 607

Tennis Club – Contact Brendan Sullivan 01785 616 311


ST CHAD'S CHURCH: Advance notice – 23rd February – Valentine’s service for those getting married in the parish churches in the near future; details next week

VILLAGE HALL: To hire the hall for your event, contact Tony Cope, 01785 282 426

THE HOLLYBUSH: 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, themed events, and tours of the brewery!

Special offer - Order 2 main meals from either the Main Menu or the Specials Board and get the cheapest free.

Offer applies 27th January to 27th February Monday - Thursday

Food served 12.00 - 2.30pm and 5.30 - 9.00pm,

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


ALL SAINTS' SCHOOL: Valentine’s Day Coffee morning – February 14th, 10.00-11.00 am.

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