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Stone District - week beginning June 19 by Lol Barnes

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: June 21, 2014


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Admission is free and there are various stalls including bric à brac, cake stall and refreshments. Proceeds this month will go to Barlaston Boys Brigade. Everyone is welcome, so come and meet friends – or make new ones!


STREET LIGHTING: As a cost and energy saving measure, Staffordshire County Council is planning to turn off the street Lighting in Milwich and Fradswell from midnight to 5.30 am. The Parish Council supports this measure. If you wish to object, or support this initiative, could you please forward your comments to the Clerk, Brian Boughey, Bents Cottage, The Bents, Leigh, Stoke on Trent ST10 4QD Email clerk@milwichfradswell.staffslc.gov.uk Telephone 01889 502757

POP-UP-BAR: this will be open on Friday, June 27 from 6pm, in the Village Hall. Pop in anytime , on the way home from work or after supper. Why not come down for Supper? At only £2.50 the value can hardly be bettered. Also on offer are a range of great Ales, Wines and soft drinks.

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VILLAGE MARKET: the next one will take place on Saturday June 28 in the Village Hall from 10am - 12:20pm. Doors are open from 10am-12.30pm. Stallholders should set up between 9.30am and 10am. Villagers, don't forget you can bring your excess produce to sell on the locals tall and keep the profits. Anyone who would like a stall should contact Jennifer Green 01889 505000. We currently have vacancies for a Jewellery stall and a Plant stall.


MISSING COW: A farmer from the Milwich area has reported one of his cows going missing from his yard. The cow which is calving, is jet black and has a tag numbered 735062. She went missing on Monday June 9 and it is believed she would have gone to find somewhere to calf. Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of the cow is asked to contact the police quoting incident number 133 of 11th June.

BEWARE OF COWS: The news that a woman was attacked by cows last month, in a nearby village,, just goes to show that one needs to careful walking fields at this time of year. The fact is that cows with calves are as dangerous – and possibly more dangerous – than bulls. Every year brings another story of walkers being trampled and killed by mothering cows. Two people are killed every year by cows, some of them farmers. However, you are also more likely to be attacked if you are walking a dog – as it is the dog that worries the cows. Perhaps leave the dog behind if you are going near cows.

WI: The members had a most enjoyable evening at their June meeting, when the speaker, Marjory Boothby, entertained us with her talk “From Prison to Palace”. Members were given further details of the WI Baton handover at Chartley Castle on July 1, and encouraged to go along and support the occasion. Milwich WI, as part of The Chartley Group, had participated in the County Show Group Competition “A Dinner Party” and had been awarded First Prize.

GREEN LEA SCHOOL: Sports Day will take place tomorrow starting at 9.30am. It will follow the same format as last year with individual races to start with and then team sports. The children will be competing for team points for their school team. On the day the children will need to come in their PE kit, wearing a tee-shirt of their team colour. Deers – Green, Badgers – Blue, Hedgehogs – Red, Bat – Yellow. Refreshments will be available on the day.

GREEN MAN: The Willows, Dave & Anita Williams, will be performing live on Saturday. Be here at 8.30pm for a 9pm start. Refreshments will available during the interval.


TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD: The group meets at Meir Heath and Rough Close Village Hall today at 2.00pm. There is a speaker each month followed by tea and biscuits. The group would welcome new members or visitors. For further information contact 01782 393846.


WI: At their last meeting, members were reminded about forthcoming events, Staffordshire Way Walks, West Side Story, Baton Relay, Victorian Music Hall, Burton Accordian Band and the Visit to Barnsdale. The June meeting is our annual education outing. We will be visiting the Museum of Cannock Chase, to learn about the importance of mining coal in the area. Visitors are always very welcome at any of our meetings, held on the third Wednesday of each month in the Parish Room. We are a lively, dynamic and enthusiastic group of ladies who enjoy fun, friendship, socialising and lovely refreshments. For more information contact Kathy Bradley, Press secretary, on 01889 508416


PARISH COUNCIL: The next meeting of Swynnerton Parish Council will be held on Thursday, June 26 in Swynnerton Village Hall, at 7.15 PM.


REFUSE COLLECTION: The vehicle will be at The Labour in Vain car park on Saturday June 28 from 10am-12noon.

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