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A recent talk by Jim and Carol Murdock about cards and card games was so successful that there has been a request for a demonstration on how to plan Canasta and that will be 11 March at 2.30 in the Parish Hall. The £15 fee for the rental of the Parish Hall will be split between those attending.
Even if you do know how to play, come along and help and maybe a group will be formed. Contact us if you would like to play but cannot be there.
What’s happened to the red telephone box?
Some residents will have noticed with regret the old red telephone box being removed from the Main Road. The Parish Council did look into acquiring it and adapting it for community use, as has been done so effectively elsewhere in the locality. However, as it was on private land, this was not possible.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Wednesday 27th March at 7.00pm in the Parish Hall.
Monday Club: Monday 4th March, Many thanks to Lou Parlett for her talk about the island of Madagascar – great photos and really informative. She has already been asked back later on in the year to tell us about her safari in Kenya.
Quiz Night: Ellastone Bowls Club and the Parish Hall Committee
… invite you to take part in a Quiz with a difference – blockbuster style with Ian Elkington as question master, on Friday March 8th at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall. Bring your own drinks but for those who would like, tea and cake will be served at half time. Raffle. £10 per table of 4. Ring Rose on 01335 324795 to book your table. If you do not know what a Blockbuster Quiz is – don’t worry, it’s not rocket science 🙂
Ellastone Church Bells
Ellastone will shortly have a bell-ringing band again!
A group of 6-8 locals are currently learning to ring the church bells under expert tutelage via the North Staffordshire Association of Change Ringers. Perhaps you have heard them practising Monday afternoons 2.00 to 4.00 pm – !!? They are also ringing Wednesday afternoons with the bells tied (no noise), until they feel more competent.
The target is to ring formally for the first time for the Easter Sunday service. More ringers are needed to insure cover. The practice time is negotiable if an afternoon is unsuitable. If you are interested contact: firstname.lastname@example.org using bell ringing as the subject.
Here are some of the clubs available – to view the full list press HERE
Ellastone Art & Craft Group
We are a small friendly group that meet on Tuesdays 1.30pm to 4pm at Ellastone Village Hall, much in line with school terms. The group is mostly artists, but welcomes other crafts. We are always open to new members. If interested please contact Lynn on 01335 418573 or 07958 363112
YOGA for Health in the Parish Hall – Mondays 10.15 (for a 10.30 start) until 12.00, including 10 minutes warm-down session. Further Reading: Click on the the titles: Why is Yoga so Good for You? and NHS a Guide to Yoga. See the webpage for details.
The Book Club – Do you like reading? Like some company or want to meet new friends? How about joining our book club where members can meet up on a regular basis for a chat with coffee/wine and nibbles? Maybe meeting at members houses to discuss books and meet each other—all welcome! Interested ? Call Julie on 01335 324692 or email her at email@example.com
Ellastone Running Club
The running club is a casual affair and open to absolutely anyone, beginners or experienced runners. We have had runners aged 5 to 60 so far, and number 25 members already! There is no joining fee, and we meet three times a week outside Ellastone Village Hall at the following times: Tuesday 6.30 pm, Friday 9.00 am, Saturday 9.00 am
You can attend as many or as few runs as you like.
We normally start with a short slower loop for those just starting out, and then continue on for a longer more vigorous run for the more experienced runners.
We also have a Whatsapp group, where members can chat and set up runs etc.
If you would like to join please either Txt/Tel. Duncan on 07850 210524 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Indoor Bowls – it’s on Fridays in the Parish Hall at 19:00 with a charge of £2:00 per head. Tea and biscuits provided. There will always be a very warm welcome to new members.
Parish Council – Traffic Issues in Ellastone:
Many in the village are concerned about traffic in the village and to inform everyone about what the Parish Council have been doing about this they have produced this statement regarding the efforts which have been made over a number of years and the current position with Staffordshire County Council. Press the link: Traffic Issues in Ellastone.
Ellastone Parish Hall
If you would like to hire our beautiful old Parish Hall for meetings or social occasions please press the link. The hall is fitted with wireless Internet.
The Parish Hall is a building with a special history including, of course, its time as a hospital during the First World War. There is a project ongoing to document the history and there is a lot of information available up to the end of the Second World War, but little after this. It may be that there is an old minute book (or books) of meetings languishing in someone’s attic. If anyone has any information or old photos would you please let us know. Thank you.
Ellastone Parish Council – Just over 1% of residents’ Council Tax Bills goes
to the Parish Council and, whilst it has decided to raise slightly more money ( a few pounds a year), its charge will still remain low compared with most other parts of Staffordshire.
Ellastone Reading Room
Snooker and Billiards are available in Ellastone at the “Reading Room”. Situated adjacent to the Parish Hall on Church Lane and built in 1897, the Reading Room has a fullsize table available for Snooker and Billiards.
Membership is just £10 per year for adults, £6 for juniors (under16s) and £20 for Family
Membership. It costs only 50p per 20 minutes play. The room is also ideal for meetings and events and costs £10 for a meeting or £20 for an all day booking. If you want further information, please contact Arthur or Hilda Tideswell on 01335 324203.
Neibourhood Watch: Please can you help? – Some parts of Ellastone no longer have a neighbourhood watch coordinator. The duties are not onerous, simply consisting of receiving e mails from the Police and forwarding them on to neighbours. The e mails are alerts on criminal activity, items to watch for, scams either on e mail or phone calls (from very nice-sounding people) etc. If you would like to volunteer as a coordinator for your part of the village, please email: Julie Sadler, our Parish Clerk, email@example.com
A reminder that Ellastone is able to access fast broadband. To find out if you are able to receive the enhanced service, you can put your postcode into the linecheck. If your address is listed as receiving the faster broadband then you should speak to your service provider about signing up for the fibre service. Many thanks to everyone who has fought to get this facility and especially to our MP Andrew Griffiths for his assistance in this matter.
If someone has a heart attack, or you suspect that is the case, you should phone 999 and they will provide the code for the box along with instructions as to what to do. If you would like more details press here.
The Library 2019 Visits – Click on the link for more information
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|Ellastone Weekly Events|
|1st Mon/mth||14.30||Monday Club||Parish Hall|
|Tue||13.30||Painting Group||Parish Hall|
|Tue||18.15||Circuit Training||Parish Hall|
|Fri||19.00||Indoor Bowls (from January)||Parish Hall|
|Click Here||Special Events||in Ellastone||Click Here|
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