The Importance of Adventure: James van der Hoorn will speak on the Marathon des Sables, a self-sufficient ultra marathon through the Sahara desert, which is commonly referred to as the toughest footrace on earth, including training, preparation and the week of the race. James stresses the importance of the journey and not just the end goal. The talk includes how to prepare for an adventure, and some of the challenges and setbacks he has experienced. Everyone is always very welcome. Fee £2.50 for visitors. Free for members and under 16’s.
All talks begin at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall
As you may be aware, the Hare and Hounds in our neighbouring village of Harlton closed at the end of October. There is a community effort underway to buy and reopen it. To find out more, please log on to www.helpthehareandhounds.org.
They are almost there but need to raise a little bit more so if you are interested in buying shares in the pub then please pledge by contacting John Watson. Details on how to do this are here: H&H January letter-signed pdf.
This Friday 13th January sees another in the highly popular Darts Tournaments. First arrow is thrown at 8pm and all takes place in the Little Rose Pub, the village’s last remaining pub. Cost of entry is only £3 per player and just turn up on the night. Any ability is welcome and a range of prizes is up for grabs, including a very impressive trophy for the overall winner. More details from the pub: 01223-870618
The Connections Bus Project is a mobile youth facility on a converted double decker bus that visits Haslingfield on a weekly basis. The bus is open and free to anyone in School Year 7 and above. Facilities include games consoles, internet access, music, crafts, sports equipment, tuck shop and much more. The bus parks at Haslingfield recreation Ground car park from 16:00 to 18:00 every term-time Wednesday. More details are here: Connections Bus 2017
What to do about securing your home: Burglaries are happening regularly across villages in South Cambridgeshire, usually in the day when properties appear to be empty, with cash and jewellery being the common things stolen. Have you considered how secure your property is? If not, you may be interested to know that there is an online quiz designed to confirm how safe your property is. The “bad-wolf test” takes just two minutes to complete and tells you how safe your home is from burglars. You get a score of bricks, twigs or straw. Try the quiz yourself to see how safe your home is: tinyurl.com/bad-wolf-test
The Bobby Scheme: The Cambridgeshire Bobby Scheme is a local charity which provides a service to older or vulnerable people by improving home security to reduce crime and the fear of crime. The Bobby Scheme works with a number of partner agencies, including the Police, Fire Service, Local Authorities, Age UK and other charities. Press Read More below for more information.
The next environmental working party is on Sunday January 8th at 2 pm and any volunteers are very welcome to lend a hand. We will meet on the Wellhouse meadow, on the North side near the trees.
Please contact me if you wish to get further details. All are welcome, including children.
Jay Cole (firstname.lastname@example.org or 870688)
Please find agenda for the Parish Council meeting on 9th January in the Village Hall.
Agenda HPC Meeting 9th January 2017
Members of the public are welcome to attend.
The monthly Little Rose Pub Quiz will take place this Friday 6th January from 8pm. Teams of any number up to a maximum of six can take part, entry is £10 per team with all the entry fees given out as cash prizes. First Question asked at 8pm. Just turn up on the night or book in advance. The quiz takes place on the first Friday of every month. It’s great fun with a good number of all local teams taking part each month. There’s 6 rounds covering many topics including a picture round. The quiz finishes around 10pm with a break halfway through.