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By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: June 01, 2014

By Lol Barnes

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BARLASTON

PARISH COUNCIL: The next meeting will take place on Tuesday in the Ruth Dickson room at the Village Hall. The meeting commences at 7:15pm with a fifteen minute open forum when villagers can make representations to the council.

SCOUTS: Last week the Troop went to Trentham Lake for an evening of canoeing. Despite the torrential rain a good time was had by all and they look forward to having another go, when the weather may be a little kinder to them. There are vacancies in the Troop and anyone who would like to join or find out more should contact Marj Shermer on 07899007954

FULFORD

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PARISH COUNCIL: A vacancy currently exists for a Parish Councillor to represent the Blythe Bridge ward of the parish. Any individual co-opted onto the Council would remain on the council until the next local government elections in May 2015. If you are interested please contact the Clerk on 01782 385187 ( Mon-Wed am only) or email stephen_beck@btconnect.com.

SUMMER FAIR: This will take place on Friday, June 6 at Fulford Primary School from 3.30 – 5pm

HILDERSTONE

100S CLUB: With a prize pot of £195 each month, it's well worth being a member of the Village 100s lottery. As a member you win every month, because the proceeds are channelled into Village projects and you have a better chance of winning than the national lottery. If you are interested in joining ring Sue Stubbs on 01889 505203.

SCARECROW FUN WEEKEND: This will take place on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8. Help is needed to make the weekend a real success. Can you lend a hand to monitor the photographic display in church? Just a one hour shift - perhaps with a friend - or can you spare an hour to help serve the teas during either day of the weekend? Ring Christine on 01889505676 if you are able to help

CHILDREN'S CLUB: The club would like to organise a one off 'Bushcraft' style day, but are in need of a venue. Does anyone know of, or own a small patch of woodland that could be used for this purpose? It would be for one day, possibly in Autumn, and we would endeavour to leave no trace of us having being there. Anyone with suggestions can contact Kate Murray via email: kateomurray@yahoo.co.uk or call 07974988884.

MILWICH

FOOTPATH MAINTENANCE GROUP; The group has been in action four times this year, with its latest outing a trip to Dayhills Farm. The team of Paul, Mark, Neil, Peter and new recruit Keith drove up to the Farm where a stile next to a cattle grid had been unserviceable for some time. The problem was that the stile step was too close to the track and had been destroyed by the milk tanker. The stile also needed replacing.

QUIZ NIGHT: This will take place in the Green man on Tuesday, June 10 at 8pm for an 8.30pm start. Refreshments are available and there are prizes for the winning team. Teams may have up to 4 members at £2 each.

SWYNNERTON

WW1 CENTENARY: With the centenary of the First World War coming up, I am interested in finding out about the men whose names appear on the plaques inside St. Mary’s and on the War Memorial on the road outside. I have already collected a number of documents about them, but I wonder if they still have relatives who live in the area. Are you related to any of them, or do you know any stories about them that you may have been told by older members of the community over the years? If you have any information, I should be very glad to hear from you. Please contact Lynne Williams on 01782 796635 or WW1Swynn@yahoo.co.uk

DOG FOULING: During the past few months it has been sad to witness an increase in the incidence of dog fouling in and around St Mary's Church, in the graveyard, and most recently, sadly, in the grassed area to the front of the Church Hall, in the children's play area. Most dog owners are responsible, but a minority of dog owners, show a disregard for others’ safety and comfort and the law. If you walk a dog please show consideration to others and our beautiful environment and clean up after your dog and dispose of it safely. Failure to do so is a punishable offence under the law and anyone who witnesses this behaviour should contact Stafford Borough council with details of time and date and names if known.

TITTENSOR

ST. LUKE’S: There will be a Pentecost Party on Sunday, June 8, at 4pm. In Tittensor Church Hall, There will be Fun, Food & Fellowship for Families. Come on kids, bring all your family to celebrate the birthday of the church. Many activities are available to enjoy.

YARNFIELD

VILLAGE FETE: This year it will be held on the Green on Saturday, June 7, from 12.30-4.30pm, with an Edwardian theme. It will be opened by 92 year old ex Spitfire Pilot Frank Wallis and his daughter Ros Langford, who both lived in the Village from 1986. Fete attractions include a traditional Carousel, Punch and Judy, a gym display from the children of Springfield School, Donkey Rides, Morris Dancers, Children’s Olympics, a scene from the recent 'Handful of Songs' show performed by Stone Outward Girl Guiding and a marching band from the RAF Cadets Staffordshire Wing. There will also be lots of side shows, refreshments, a Hog Roast, and a Bar. Admission is free and, as in previous years, the proceeds will go to local charities. Volunteers are needed to help with the Fete, particularly on the Saturday morning, or ring the fete organiser Richard Charlwood on 01785760612 for further details.

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