Annual Parish Meeting
Monday 19 April
7.30pm in the Longparish Village Hall
All villagers will be welcome at the Parish Meeting. There will be an update on the village plan and a presentation explaining the school and playgroup building project. The plans will be on display so everyone can see what the new buildings will include. This is also your opportunity to find out what the parish council has been doing in the last year and ask questions.

February FoLS 100+ Club draw result:

First Prize £25.00 No.88 Karen Lewis
Second Prize £10.00 No.79 Mrs.Hewlett
Third Prize £5.00 No.101 Rosie

Friends of Longparish School
May Fayre
Saturday 15th May
12 noon - 3pm
on the School Field

All this year's proceeds will go to the School and Community Project

Please phone Andrea Hulme (720347) or Pat Taylor (324466) if you can help on the day or would like us to collect raffle prizes, books, bottles for the tombola, chipped crockery for smashing, white elephant, plants and toys.

And please don't forget to come on the day. Fun for all the family: Grand Raffle, Tombolas, Children's Attractions, Face Painting, Teas, BBQ.

Email patricia.taylor@ntlworld.com
andrea@andreahulme.freeserve.co.uk

SPRING CLEAN UP OF VILLAGE STREAM AND PLAYGROUND
SATURDAY 24TH APRIL 2004
10.00 A.M. TO 1 P.M.

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 do some work in the children's playground.

We have been given a roll of green coated chain link fencing which will be put along the wooden fence by the road in the children's playground to make it more secure for younger children.

There are brambles that need cutting back in the field opposite the stream - to make it easier to walk along the road - and brambles are again growing into the children's playground from the adjoining cricket field.

Voles have been spotted in the stream so we will only be working from the road side bank and will leave 15 cms of vegetation on the far side as the voles use the vegetation as food and also need ground cover to protect them from predators. The estate have opened up the woods beyond the stream and have planted new trees so our job will be easier this year as they are less over-hanging branches to be removed.

Ricky Bourne - our main litter pick organiser - is unfortunately unavailable to help but he assures me his fellow volunteers have all been issued with litter pickers, fluorescent jackets and safety instructions. If anyone would like to do a litter pick on clean up day please let me know.

As debris - particularly weeds - need to be removed anyone who can bring along a wheelie bin will be much appreciated. If you are able to help please could you come along and bring your own equipment such as rakes, pruning saws, secateurs or equipment to help with the fence in the playground. We will meet in the children's playground and will be working from 10.00 a.m. to 1 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.