Volunteers Cordially Invited

This Sunday (12th) we are going out again from 1.30, meeting at the Wellhouse gate with work to complete.
Jo Fullick has been doing sterling work on the ivy almost daily, but it is a long wall with still some more careful cutting to do.  This Sunday we have 5 new trees to plant in the community orchard – 4 fruit trees and a small oak.
Also to complete putting grass suppressing polythene around all the trees – this needs to be tucked down into grooves to prevent it flying away. Read more

THIS THURSDAY – Little Theatre Read-Through!

This Thursday 2 February, at 7.30 pm in Haslingfield Village Hall, we will be holding a read-through for our next production – two hilarious one-act comedies: Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer, and Bride before a Fall by Robert Scott.

To find out about what would be involved in being part of this exciting production – on-stage or back-stage – why not come along! Please click here for more details. Read more

Charity Pub Quiz This Friday 3rd Feb

Charity Quiz Night

Charity Quiz Night

The monthly Little Rose Pub Quiz will take place this Friday 3rd February from 8pm and this month it’s raising money for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Teams of any number up to a maximum of six can take part, entry is £10 per team with great 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. The quiz finishes around 10pm with a break halfway through.

Hare and Hounds – Pop Up Pub

For all Haslingfield residents who are interested in the Hare and Hounds Community Pub proposal, the steering committee is organising a “POP UP PUB” event. They would love you to join them on:

Friday 20th January in the Harlton Village Hall. Doors open at 6.00 pm until 11.00 pm.

You will be able to purchase beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks including a real treat with a barrel of Golden Shower (4.1%) from local brewery Son of Sid Brewery in Little Gransden. Food at the pop-up pub this Friday is from local restaurant La Pergola and is lasagne, gnocchi and salad. Hear the latest progress on the bid to buy the Hare and Hounds pub. Let’s all join in and make this a fabulous evening!

Community Bid to Buy the Hare and Hounds update

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.

Darts Tournament this Friday 13th January

Little Rose Pub

Little Rose Pub

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

Connections Bus

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

Environment Working Party

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 (jaythevamper@gmail.com or 870688)

Pub Quiz This Friday 6th January

Little Rose Pub

Little Rose Pub

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.

Would You Like to Sponsor the Church Floodlighting?

When the floodlighting of All Saints’ Church was installed in 2003 a sponsorship scheme was set up to ensure that funds would always be available for maintenance and the cost of electricity.  The scheme offers a rather nice way of marking special occasions and remembering loved ones, with a ‘certificate’ carrying appropriate wording posted on a notice board in the church porch.  By the end of 2016 the scheme will have raised more than £4600 from over 300 donations, but  the number of sponsors has reduced over the years and we now need to introduce the idea to more people.  
For further information, or to ask for a form on which to record your message, please contact:

Brian Gott
01223 871002
brian@bgott.orangehome.co.uk

For an account of the floodlighting story   Read more