The Village Fete, Barn Dance and Hog Roast with Fireworks
Saturday 13th July from 2 – 5 pm
Civil war re-enactment & traditional village fete, including
traditional fete stalls
cream teas and much more
a fantastic family afternoon……
....and in the evening from 7pm - midnight
Barn Dance, hog roast & firework display
dancing to the music of “Five Bar Gate”
followed by a fantastic firework display
Advance tickets will be available from Christian Malford Village shop in June
Cost of entry to the afternoon fete is:-
· Adults with an advance ticket for the barn dance are admitted free, otherwise £1 on the gate
· Children aged 16 and under are admitted free whether they have an advance ticket for the barn dance or not
The cost of entry for the barn dance is:-
· Adult advance ticket £5 (which includes free entry to the afternoon fete)
· Adults paying at the gate will pay £6
· Children (aged 16 and under) advance ticket free
· Children paying at the gate will pay £1
Why not show off your hidden talents and skills in the fete competitions? There are over 60 classes covering:
fruit and vegetables
….and more !
Classes are for all abilities and include children/teenager sections
Judging will take place on the morning of the fete with all winners and entrants displayed during the fete afternoon
For competition listing, entry dates and times please see attached
Download entry forms here
Calling all Community & Voluntary Groups
GROW, the support service for voluntary and community groups in Wiltshire, are holding an Information and Networking Event which is taking place on Thursday 18th April 2013, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm, at Kington St Michael Village Hall
The event is specifially for groups who work in North Wiltshire. For more information please download the attached flyer
PRINCE OF WALES AWARD
Attached is the Entry Form for the Prince of Wales Award. Communities are invited to enter the award will be presented at the Royal Bath & West Show 2013 (and could win £1000).
ENGLISH HERITAGE COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS
The workshops are at Old Sarum every Saturday in April and are suitable for ages 6 years and upward. There will be timber carving, wattle and daub making and tours around the new prototype Neolithic Houses being built by volunteers.The volunteers are experimenting with materials and ways of building the houses which will be re built next year as an external exhibition at the new Stonehenge visitor centre.
Pre-booking is encouraged as the workshops are anticipated to be popular and booking can be made through me.
Wiltshire Good Neighbours is aimed at older people in the rural communities across the county and the service provides a range of information about statutory, voluntary and commercial services that supports them to live safe, comfortable, fulfilling and independent lives. It does this through a local Good Neighbour Co-ordinator who will listen to clients and give them information and support to access a range of services such as:
· Advice on benefits
· Healthcare needs
· Social activities
· Financial concerns
In partnership with Community First, Age UK and Age UK Salisbury and funded by Wiltshire Council, our role is to help older vulnerable adults to stay in their own homes for longer. We aim to bridge the gap between our clients needs and desires and the services that are available but not always accessible.
We will either phone or visit the client (only with their permission) to chat with them about their needs. The service is free and confidential.
I look forward to meeting you.
Good Neighbour Co-ordinator for Rural Villages around Chippenham
ADVICE FROM THE CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU
The following advice has been received from the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB): Tip 8
: For advice on 'Can I return something that I bought in the sales'
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: For advice on 'What to do about Loan Sharks'
- click here
“Hold a Fish and Chip Supper to help spinal cord injured people live full and independent lives.”
Great British Fish and Chip Supper – Friday 17th May 2013
Want to do something different? Want to raise money where you live or work? Want to eat Fish and Chips, while raising money for charity? Hold a fish and chip supper on Friday 17th May 2013 whilst raising awareness of spinal cord injury and supporting Spinal Injuries Association’s (SIA) information and support services.
You can hold a fish and chip supper in your own home, at work or hold a larger supper at your local community centre.
SIA will provide a fundraising pack containing hints and tips, recipes, invitations and donation envelopes. By inviting 7 friends and asking them to donate an additional £5.00 means you will raise at least £35.00 from your supper. The SIA will also give you additional fundraising ideas to raise even more money.
Since 2009 the SIA have raised over £20,000 and it has become their flagship community fundraising event. They want to raise £10,000 from this event in 2013 so that they can provide more support to spinal cord injured people.
The money raised from the suppers will help the Spinal Injuries Association offer support to individuals who become paralysed and their families, from the moment a spinal injury occurs, and for the rest of their lives by providing services and publications which enable and encourage paralysed people to lead independent lives.
Every year in the UK over 1,000 people experience a spinal cord injury and there are an estimated 40,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK alone.
Community Fundraising Manager, Elizabeth Wright, says, “The Fish and Chip Supper is a wonderful opportunity for a great evening with friends and family. We are also encouraging people who work to hold a Fish and Chip Lunch in their work places to raise even more funds. You may be even a local community group wanting to run a fun evening with your group. Be a part of something special and make a real difference to help spinal cord injured people gain access to the information and support they need to enable them to live full and independent lives.”
For more information or request a fundraising pack call Elizabeth Wright on 0845 071 4350 or email email@example.com or visit www.siafishandchips.co.uk
The Red Cross Healthy Homes Project 2013
The project has been launched Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. It will run until the end of March and aims to help 150 older and vulnerable people in each county to stay warm and healthy over the coming colder months.
Do you know someone who would benefit from help to stay warm and prevent falls, fire and loneliness this winter? Could you benefit?
Arrange a friendly home visit from the Red Cross Healthy Homes team (Visits are available to residents of Glos, S. Glos, Wiltshire and Bath&North East Somerset)
Tel: 0117 3012611 or email: H&SCWAG@redcross.org.uk <mailto:H&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;SCWAG@redcross.org.uk>
Mobile Library Timetable
Please find attached a copy of the latest mobile library timetable for your area.
The mobile library is a valued community resource and we appreciate any help you can give to publicise the service as widely as possible.
It is our intention to send you a new timetable every six months to help with local publicity.
Wiltshire Council Library Service
Wild plant charity Plantlife (www.plantlife.org.uk <http://www.plantlife.org.uk/> ), are hoping to reach out to many wild plant enthusiasts and nature lovers by inviting them to become wild plant 'pioneers' and subscribe to a free quarterly e-learning bulletin to learn more about our native wild plants via the 'Wild About Plants' project website - www.wildaboutplants.org.uk <http://www.wildaboutplants.org.uk/> . The Wild About Plants project aims to help people reconnect with the outdoors and their local greenspaces. Working with schools, families and communities from all walks of life and with fantastic free downloadable resources, the team hope to engage people with the nature on their doorstep. In recent years subscribers have been asked to record the plant life in their local area and recount what they used to see/pick and forage for. Wild About Plants is funded by Natural England through Access to Nature, as part of the Big Lottery Fund's Changing Spaces programme. It is a partnership project involving partner organisations throughout the country.
Food waste Digesters - Offer from Wiltshire Council
Wiltshire Council is working hard to discourage residents from throwing their household food waste in the bin. In a bid to divert this waste from landfill, which in turn is detrimental to the environment, the Council is offering ‘food waste digesters’ at heavily discounted prices. Similar in appearance to conventional composters, these patented units sit in the garden, reducing all food waste including meat and bones to either water or compost (subject to model of food waste digester).
Endorsed by MP Duncan Hames, we hope that you will have read about this solution in the local press. Furthermore, we are working closely with Sainsbury's stores across the County to help raise awareness of the many benefits of disposing of food waste in this way. The unobtrusive units are currently being offered by the Council at a quarter of the normal price and start at £20, including free of charge delivery to individual homes.
We are now writing to ask if you would kindly help support the Council by informing members of your Parish about this promotion. In addition, should a number of your residents choose to have the units delivered to one address, we will donate any savings made in delivery costs to a community project of your choice. I have attached a PDF version of the leaflet that is currently being distributed.
Thank you for your support.
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Marie Curie Cancer Care - GUEST SPEAKERS AVAILABLE
Marie Curie Cancer Care in Wiltshire has speakers available who are eager to come and talk about the work of the charity and local Marie Curie Nurses.
If you are a member of a club, group or society please mention at your next meeting that we would be delighted to come and visit.
We understand that spaces at meetings for speakers are booked up quickly but do please contact us if you have a cancellation or for the following year’s agenda.
Please contact Lucy Stockall on 01179 247 275 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details or to book a speaker. Thank you.