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BONFIRE NIGHT

A celebration by the Haslingfield/Barton Scout Group and Haslingfield Playschool will be held in the Well House Meadow, Haslingfield on Saturday 6 November. Gates open at 6.00 p.m. (firework display at 6.30. p.m.)   Read more

Haslingfield & Harston Folk Dance Club

New members always welcome for a fun evening of dancing, a bit like a barn dance. We usually meet on Tuesdays between 8pm and 10pm every month (except July and August) at either Haslingfield or Harston Village Hall.  It costs just £1 per evening.

It doesn’t matter if you have never done it before, our expert callers stand on the stage and tell us all what to do. New members are always welcome, and you do not need to live in the villages. You do not need to bring a partner. We just come to have fun – we do not take “getting it right” very seriously.

All the dance dates are in the calendar. For more information, click here or phone Clive on (01223) 870741.

Your help needed in getting FASTER BROADBAND in Haslingfield

Do you know about the opportunity to get faster broadband for those of us on the Harston exchange (which includes Haslingfield) by voting on a BT website?
 
If 1000 votes are lodged for the Harston exchange we could be fast-tracked for an upgraded service, which will not only affect BT customers but those on other networks too.
 
The way to vote is to go to www.racetoinfinity.bt.com – it takes less than a minute to do, and as at Sunday 10 October , we still have quite a way to go before we reach the 1000 votes needed, so please “spread the word” after voting yourself.

HVS: Energy in the Home

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“Energy Saving is a modern priority, not just a responsibility for governments,
but also for us in our homes.”

On Tuesday 19 October at 8.00 p.m. in the Village Hall, Dr. Martin Roach will talk about this vital issue. He will review energy consumption in the average home, with ideas on how to reduce our usage. The talk has been organised by the Village Society – everyone is welcome to attend.

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HVS: Writing Plays for Radio

Playwright, producer and actor Nick Warburton will be guest speaker at the Haslingfield Village Society on Tuesday, 16 November.  Nick will relate how he began writing plays for the radio, many of which you may have heard on BBC broadcasts. It promises to be a very interesting evening about what goes into the entertainment we enjoy. Everyone is very welcome to the Village Society talks. 

Venue: Haslingfield Village Centre            Date:  16 November            Time:  8.00 p.m

Haslingfield Dog Show

The first Haslingfield Dog Show was held on Well House Meadow on 11 September 2010.

The ring was set up and the team were ready for the entries; people started arriving and the heavens opened; the water had to be continually swiped off the table with David standing with umbrellas hovering over it; people trying to write on soggy paper whilst holding onto their dogs – a good start. It was only the glimpse of blue sky on the horizon that kept us going.

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Tennis Club

Haslingfield Lawn Tennis Club has two courts in the recreation ground next to the playground and village hall.

Non-members can use the courts by booking them and paying a small fee at the village shop.

For further details and a membership form see the 2010 newsletter (pdf)

Rock on the Rec – Saturday 3 July

This Saturday, 3 July from 7.30 p.m. onwards,  local band The Tabs will be performing a free concert on Haslingfield Recreation Ground. They will be supported by Plan 17 – a Haslingfield band of 13-14 year olds. 

Everyone is welcome to come to this free event and to bring along their own food & drink, tables, chairs, lanterns, torches, and gazebos.

Haslingfield Jazz

On Friday evenings, once a month, Haslingfield Jazz provides live Dixieland & Traditional Jazz in Haslingfield Village Hall. The international players from well-known bands provide an exciting mix of music in a relaxed and informal setting.

 

No need to book Arrive by 8.00 p.m. £9 per person (at the door) Bring your own refreshments

2010 Concert dates: 27 Aug, 24 Sept, 22 Oct, 19 Nov and 17 Dec.

 

John Softleys’s Just the Job Jazz

Funding Opportunities for Local Community Groups

We have received the following information regarding possible funding for local community groups:

The Grassroots Grants Scheme – providing funding for community projects
The Donarbon Community Fund – providing funding  for the provision, maintenance or improvement of a public park or other general public amenity, or the conservation of a specific species or a specific habitat.

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Haslingfield Fish & Chips Van

For many villagers, Tuesday evenings just won’t be the same. On 25 May, “The Happy Plaice” Fish & Chips van made its last visit to Haslingfield. However, there is hope on the horizon – we have been told by Karen Martell, Director of “The Happy Plaice”, that they are hoping to be able to resume the service, and are actively looking for the right person to take over….more news on the website, as and when.