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Stone District - week beginning June 12

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: June 15, 2014

By Lol Barnes

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BARLASTON

SCOUTS: Last Thursday the Scouts did a further part of their fitness challenge. They did the first part to get baseline standards before half term and tonight repeated the tests. (Beep test, sit-ups, star jumps and press ups each in a minute, and side to side jumps.) All showed improvements in most of the tests and they will repeat them again before the end of term.

EXPLORERS: Last week the explorers were leaning how to throw pots. They will decorate and fire the pots at a later date. Yesterday they were doing either edible art or edible construction.

ST JOHN'S PATRONAL FESTIVAL: There will be a change to the original format, as it is Vicar Jane’s last service at Church. On Sunday June 22, at 10.30am there will be A celebration of Church Life, Kids’ Church and Family Communion, followed by a light lunch. The preacher will be Jane and all are welcome.

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HERONS WI: At the meeting on Wednesday, Andrew Budworth, who has been featured in Staffordshire Life is coming in to show off some of his headpieces. The meeting will take place in the Methodist Hall from 7.30-9.30pm. The competition for this month is 'Bring along a hat'. It might be something fancy, something warm or something with a bit of history. Get your thinking caps on..

AFTERNOON WI: On Wednesday in the Village Hall between 1pm and 3pm Sue Robinson will be introducing us to Papercraft . For more details contact Irene Moran on 01782 372741 or attend a

Meeting to meet the team.

FRADSWELL

FOOTBALL CHALLENGE: On Sunday, at 12 noon, the Mighty Fradswell team will attempt to beat the Young Farmers at the noble game, on the field opposite Red Barn. Bring your picnic, drinks and chairs and support us!

FULFORD

CHURCH COFFEE MORNING: This will take place on Tuesday, at 8 Lancaster Avenue.

RESIDENTS' COFFEE MORNING: This will take place in the Village Hall next Thursday, from 10am-noon. It's a great opportunity to meet your neighbours and friends, or make new friends.

HILDERSTONE

INAUGURAL MARKET: There was a great turnout at the Village Hall and all produce from the stalls was sold. By 12.30pm the tables were looking bare. There were no local villagers at the local table, so please villagers, come on... Bring flowers, tomatoes, plants, jam, marmalade, chutney....... We had no Jewellery stall, but there was a beautiful card stall and super fold away hand made bags.

The plant stall did well but the trader is not coming again, so plants will be needed next time. (June 28) If you have spare seedlings, cuttings or plants bring them along. Finally thanks to all stall holders. Without you we would not have a market. If you would like a stall next time, contact

Jennifer Green. On 01889 505000

MILWICH

FOOTPATH MAINTENANCE GROUP: The next meeting will take place on Sunday 22nd June. A simple stile replacement job is planned and if anyone would like to join us, please e-mail mac@milwich.com. We always welcome new volunteers to the team.

POST OFFICE: In Milwich and Fradswell we are very lucky to have our very own Post Office, at Prospect House, ST18 0EH, (01889 502 381). Sue Maitland always greets us with a smile and as well as the many Post Office services, Sue also offers Phone Top Ups, The Health Lottery, National Express Coach Tickets, I-Tunes, One For All Gift Vouchers, Free Cash Withdrawals (with participating Banks) and Euro Currency (Other currencies by fast Pre-Order Service). She also sells a wide variety of Gift Cards and Greetings Cards. Opening times are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-12.30pm and 1pm-4pm. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays she is closed. All Post offices are examined regularly and our Post Office is open at the moment. However, please remember, 'Use It Or Lose It'.

PRODUCE GUILD: There will be no meeting in June. Instead, on Saturday, at 7pm, we are going on a trip to the NGS garden of Graham and Judy White, in Uttoxeter. If you would like to go, please contact Jenny Bulman on 01889 505053.

ROUGH CLOSE AND MEIR HEATH

MOTHERS’ UNION: On Monday, June 16, the group will be visiting Oak Tree Farm, Hilderstone at 1pm. Whilst there they will take Afternoon Tea in the restaurant.

OULTON

MOTHERS' UNION: Next Thursday there will be coffee and cakes available from 10.30am, at Oulton House, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs A Fairbairn. Three will also be a Mothers' Union Sale table, A raffle and a cake stall. Admission is £3 and lifts will be available from the bottom of the drive. All proceeds will go to Oulton Mothers' Union.

SWYNNERTON

WI: At the meeting in the Village Hall on Monday, Trevor Raistrick will speak to us of his journey 'From Genealogist to Novelist'. The meeting will start at 7.30pm and non-member visitors are welcome for a small charge of £3.50. For more information contact the Secretary, Jean Powell, on 01782 796639

TITTENSOR

ST LUKE’S COFFEE SHOP: The members invite you to Afternoon Tea, at St Luke’s Church Hall next Thursday, at 2.30 pm. Admission will be £3.50. All proceeds will go to the Bishop’s Lent Appeal.

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