If you have any unwanted books, toys, bric-a-brac, chipped china (for smash the crockery) or if you would like to donate a raffle prize, or know a company that would, please contact Mrs Pat Taylor 01264 400956 to arrange for collection.
As usual we will be collecting bottles for the Tombola 1-2 weeks prior to the Fayre. All offers of help on the day and donations of items will be gratefully received.
May Fayre Plant Stall
When you are sowing your seeds please would you put in a few extra so we can sell the seedlings at the May Fayre. We would also be very grateful for larger plants and shrubs. If you need pots, seed trays or compost I'll be happy to provide them.
We will also be selling pumpkin plants to grow for the 6th great Longparish
Pumpkin Competition to be held in October. I'm sorry if yours grew into
a courgette last year. We get the seedlings in a bit of a muddle but I
will be sure to keep them separate this time.
Maggie Barber Tel 01264 720459
ST NICHOLAS WIVES GROUP
January's meeting was held at Woodstock. Our meeting was in two halves.
For the first half Stuart Bevan spoke to us about The Project. He outlined
the different facets of The Project, the plans for new school building,
a new building for the play group and of course a new Village Hall that
would meet with the standards required by recent legislation regarding
access for the disabled and health and hygiene. At present there is little
evidence of the tremendous work already carried out between the interested
groups but it is hoped that it will not be long before another period
of consultation with the people of the village will take place. Stuart
with his considerable knowledge of The Project from its
inception was able to answer questions raised by members.
The second half of our meeting was a quiz. Kathleen Hewlett, Caroline
Firebrace and Nancy
Goodwin were the winners by a narrow margin.
18th April. We are fortunate to have a return visit from Mr Gregory, his slide show is about the history of pub signs. It should be an interesting topic and if anyone would like to join us for the evening they are most welcome, our meeting starts at 7.30pm.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED to help with the village spring clean. This year, as well as clearing weed and debris out of the steam adjacent to the main road through Longparish, we are hoping to tidy up the trees and bushes in the cemetery. We will also be demolishing the old wooden bier shed in the car park behind the village hall. If you are able to help please could you come along and bring your own equipment such as rakes, pruning saws and secateurs or demolishing equipment. We will be working along the stream or in the cemetery and car park from 10.00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE LIGHT LUNCH OF SANDWICHES AND CHIPS AT THE PLOUGH FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS!
CHILDREN ALSO WELCOME TO HELP UNDER PARENTAL SUPERVISION.
Please phone Jenny Jolliffe on 720207 if you have any queries.
We need a new Village Correspondent for the Andover Advertiser as Liz Bourne has decided to step down after some years. Thank you very much for all your articles Liz. Correspondents are the eyes and ears of the paper in villages. They usually produce a monthly report and while many of them are about parish council business they can be about all sorts of other topics as well. If you are interested please contact Bill Jones at the Advertiser between 11.30 and 3 on 321202 or email email@example.com .
FOLS 100 CLUB
The winners of February's draw were:
1st prize Mr John Woodcock
2nd prize Mrs G Milton
3rd prize Mrs Hewlett
It is not too late to join. If you would like details, please contact Debbie Skinner tel. 01256 8995013