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Welcome to the new vicar at Mayfield, Martin Soar. You may have seen him drawing the raffle, his first high-profile public engagement (as they say in court circles!) at the Ellastone Fete. He will be delivering almost half the church services here at St Peters in Ellastone. We look forward to seeing him at the next Bingo & FishnChips night! Read more about Martin on the Church page of the Website.
Ellastone Village Fete
What fabulous weather for the Fete, with Daltons ice cream very much in demand.
£1082.60 was raised to be split between the Parish Hall and St Peters.
- Bowls winners were Paul Burnett, Emma Key and Diego Troiano.
- Quiz winner was Sarah Forrester.
- Money mountain was won by Jackie Sadler.
Many thanks to the Key family for allowing the village, once again to hold this annual event in the lovely gardens of Lychgate House. Thanks also go to everyone involved in planning the event, to the stall holders and to the local businesses Hayslope Garage, Simisters, Roston Castings for their sponsorship.
Monday Club – 6 August
Many thanks to David Smith for his enlightening talk in St Peter’s Church entitled ‘They left their mark’. The event was very well attended and without any doubt, everyone went away having learnt something new about the people and societies who have influenced the life of and the actual building of this lovely church.
Monday 3 September:
An introduction to English Heraldry : Heraldry has been used by people to identify themselves since the 1200s. What started out very simple as in the glass in the north and south chancel windows at Norbury gradually became more complicated. John Titterton hopes to show you by using a number of examples of coats of arms from the local area what it can tell you about a person and his or her family. This talk is open to the general public – 2.30 Ellastone Parish Hall £2.
The 35th Ellastone Horticulture, Produce and Handicraft Show is on Sunday 26th August in the Parish Hall. Doors open at 2pm and admission is 50p.
The entry fee for each class is 20p and there is no limit to the number of entries made by each person. Entries can be brought to the hall on Saturday Eve (25th Aug) between 7pm and 9pm and Sunday (26th Aug) from 7am to 11am.
Classes include Handicrafts, Photography, Flowers, Cookery and of course Vegetables. There are also Junior classes for 11 years and under.
Ellastone Parish Hall
Users of the Parish Hall will see that a programme of improvements to the building has now started. The work is currently under way. Wireless internet is now available for clubs to use. 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 or old photos 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. Internet is now available.
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 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 2018 Visits – Click on the link for more information
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|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|
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