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Hare and Hounds, Harlton 

We would like to announce that the Hare and Hounds is now open.  You will find we have a good selection of beers and wine as well as soft drinks and coffee. However, the food we offer at the moment is limited as we are making alterations to the kitchen.  At the moment you can purchase sandwiches, home made soup and hand-cut chips at lunch time only.
Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday   11.30 am to 2.00 pm       4.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Saturday                   11.00 am to 11.00 pm
Sunday                      12 noon to 10.30 pm

PLEASE NOTE  – we will be restarting the Quiz this Sunday the 19th starting at 8.30 pm prompt. 
You will receive a warm welcome from the new tenants Andy and Richard.

Results of the Phase 3 Traffic Calming Ballot

The votes were checked and counted by Frances Laville, Parish Clerk and Jenny Jullien, Chairman and validated against the Electoral Register. There are 1,272 people on the register of whom 500 voted, 39%.
Of the 500 votes cast;

  • 182 voted YES, 36%
  • 290 voted NO, 58%
  • 28 votes cast were invalid.

Therefore, phase 3 of the traffic calming scheme will not be implemented.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the ballot.  Jenny Jullien – Chairman, Haslingfield Parish Council

Hare and Hounds to re-open

I am delighted to confirm that the Hare & Hounds will be re-opening from late afternoon on Friday 10th November. For the first few weeks, there will be a full drinks bar but food will only be light snacks until a full menu is introduced at a later date. This is because the tenants are still in the process of appointing a chef, and there is also some work still to be done in the kitchen.
There has been a tremendous team effort over the last couple of weeks to help with all the preparations for the pub re-opening. A big thank you to all the volunteers who gave so much of their time to perform cleaning and painting tasks. The Steering Group, and the tenants, Andy and Richard, are very grateful for all of your support.
There are a number of activities being planned, centred around the pub, including a Christmas Craft Fair on 12th November.

Remember ballot papers need to be returned by 31 OCTOBER 2017

 Phase 3 of the Traffic Calming Scheme

http://haslingfieldvillage.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/TC-Phase-3-Ballot-Paper.pdf

If you have mislaid your ballot paper or are having difficulties returning it to one of the Parish Councillors, then please let me know and I’ll either get another copy to you or collect your completed ballot paper or even both.  You can also get a copy here: TC Phase 3 Ballot Paper

01223 872848       07450910015      jenny.jullien@icloud.com

Jenny Jullien

Reminder – Phase 3 of the Traffic Calming Scheme

Don’t forget that for your vote to be valid you must complete and return your form to any Parish Councillor or the Clerk by midnight on Tuesday 31st October 2017.
We would encourage every villager on the electoral register to vote, to ensure that the answer we get from the ballot is truly representative of the views of the village. Irrespective of the number of ballot papers received, the answer that receives the most votes will determine whether or not Phase 3 is to be implemented
Remember, in a close contest your vote matters, and if you don’t vote you may end up with something you don’t want. – Jenny Jullien (Chair – HPC)

Autumn Art and Craft Workshop

There are still a couple of places free on Prue van der Hoorn’s popular Art and Craft workshop on 25th October in the Village Hall.

More details when you click the poster.

New Parish Councillors

The Haslingfield Parish Council likes to welcome Ian Johnson and Darren Crowe as new parish councillors. No doubt their input and contributions will be greatly appreciated by all villagers. We also regret that Julie Coxall has resigned from the council for family reasons. Details of all the councillors can be found here.

If you believe you have the time and skills to help the council, you can volunteer to become a councillor. More details are available from Jenny Jullien (Chair)  or Frances Laville (Parish Clerk).

History of Haslingfield Village Hall (part II)

(cont…) The opening day for the new recreation ground was arranged for April 13th, 1925. To commemorate the event, a monument to the patron, Mr. Badcock, was unveiled which can still be seen to the right of the entrance of the village hall.

A wooden pavilion was soon purchased and erected with money from the Badcock Trust. In due course a kitchen and billiard room were added, and many social functions were held to raise money for its upkeep.

After World War II the recreation ground was levelled, a cricket pitch laid, two tennis courts built and a children’s playground with swings et cetera were provided, mainly by volunteer labourers and contributions from the villagers. A series of gymkhanas and other events were held to finance this.

The building remained in use until 1974. (tbc)