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Ellastone Bingo with Fish and Chips
Once again a massive thank you to everyone involved in the setting up, running and clearing up of such a successful event: the village really appreciates all the effort.
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!
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.
The Parish Hall AGM will be held on Wednesday 18th April at 7.30pm.
If you would like to investigate hiring our beautiful old Parish Hall for meetings or social occasions please press the link.
Ellastone Monday Club
With the April and May meetings falling on Bank Holidays, we have re-arranged and will meet on April 30th in the Parish Hall at 2.30pm, £2 admission. Our talk “In the footsteps of Nelson Mandela – a visit to South Africa” by Rev Philip Swan, Director of World Mission for the Diocese of Lichfield. This talk will be illustrated with slides of a recent visit to Matlosane, South Africa, with reflections on what it means to be part of the worldwide church. EVERYONE WELCOME.
Comedy Night in Wootton
At Wootton Cricket Pavilion on Friday April 20th at 7.30pm. (Bar available)
For tickets call 01335 324466
Quiz night at Stanton – Friday 13 April, 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Admission is £5, including a light supper. Bring your own drink if you wish. Teams of up to six people, or we will put you in a team on the night. There will be a raffle. All welcome. In aid of the Village Hall Fund. For tickets or enquiries please contact: Cynthia on 01335-324430 or 07715367620
NEW – 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 e mail me 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 25th April 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|
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