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A Merry Christmas to Everyone!
Emergency Numbers – supplied by the Ellastone Parish Council.
Ellastone Carol Service
Our annual Carol Service will be on Sunday
December 16th in the Church. Come and join us in singing popular carols and for wine and mince pies afterwards.
Waste collectionChristmas Collection Arrangements 2018/19
If your bin collection day is either on a Tuesday or Wednesday, your bin collection date will change over the Christmas and New Year period.
Normal Collection Date: Tuesday 25th December
Rescheduled Collection Date:Saturday 22nd December
Normal Collection Date: Wednesday 26th December
Rescheduled Collection Date: Saturday 29th December
Normal Collection Date: Tuesday 1st January
Rescheduled Collection Date:Saturday 5th January
Please download your collection calendar for future reference and to see which bin should go out which week. Please ensure that containers are placed out at the kerbside for collection and that they are removed as soon as possible after the collection has taken place. Containers should only be presented out on the kerbside for your collection, they should not be on the street at any other time.
Ellastone Running Club
There is a new running club in Ellastone! Formed in October the club is a casual affair and open to 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 at the moment 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. me on 07850 210524 or e-mail:
Parish Council – Traffic Issues in Ellastone September 2018:
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.
Indoor Bowls – just a reminder that 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.
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 a new social 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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Please send us an email.
|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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