Welcome to the Ellastone Village website!
We are also on and Twitter.
Monday Club – Many thanks to Rev Philip Swan, Director of World Mission for the Diocese of Lichfield for his talk “In the footsteps of Nelson Mandela – a visit to South Africa” he spoke about his recent visit to Matlosane, South Africa and reflected on what it means to him to be part of the worldwide church. Read the write-up.
Ellastone Parish Hall
One of the new initiatives being looked at going forward is better two-way communication with local people about the Hall and possible future events. (Not everyone uses e-mail.) Does anyone happen to have a redundant Mail Box that could perhaps be re-located to the Parish Hall?
Ellastone Post Office
Just a reminder that there is a Post Office service in the Ellastone Reading Room, adjacent to the Parish Hall each Monday and Thursday from 9am to 12 noon.
St. Peter’s Ellastone Churchyard
The path to the compost tip which starts nearest to the Church door will shortly be taped off as the ground it goes over is allocated for future graves.
The path which is nearer to the East side of the churchyard will be mown and marked with low fencing to show the start. Please respect the need for this and use the marked path – thank you.
Also Church Summer Opening – As in the previous few years, St. Peter’s Church in Ellastone will be opening during the day on Sundays to give everyone the chance to come in, have a wander around, maybe look at the Heritage Items on display – or perhaps just spend a bit of quality time in the quietness. Summer openings start on Sunday 6th May.
….. All nice and clean and ready for visitors!
The Ellastone Bowls Club
… has now opened its gates for the new season. Come along and have a go! When? Most evenings when the weather’s nice after 6pm, especially Fridays. How much? Full members – £30.00. First time members – £15.00. Feel you’d like to do it but can’t play? No problem, we all were beginners once!
Dates for your diary –
The 35th Ellastone Horticulture, Produce and Handicraft Show takes place this year on Sunday 26th August. Get those seeds in now!
Christian Aid Week is almost upon us; this year it will be May 13 – 19. As in previous years the familiar red donation envelopes will be donated around Ellastone. If you are out when the envelopes are collected and you would like to donate then there are several ways to do so, all described on the envelope.
Ellastone Parish Hall
Users of the Parish Hall will see that a programme of improvements to the building has now started. The committee is currently planning the various steps and obtaining estimates for work. Inevitably things may look a little untidy while work is underway but the committee hopes that no-one will be inconvenienced.
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 would you please let us know. Thank you.
If you would like to investigate hiring our beautiful old Parish Hall for meetings or social occasions please press the link.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Wednesday 23rd May at 7.30pm.
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 2018 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|
|Mon||18.30||Tai Chi||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|
|Have a look at what’s on in Staffordshire & Derbyshire this week …|
|Also consult the websites in the margin above on the right|
If you would like us to put something onto the diary then please send us an email.
Everything that we publish is done in good faith. If you notice any mistakes, then please send us an email.
Many thanks to Dove Computers for hosting this website for Ellastone
Many thanks also to fg-a.com for their free clipart