Marston Montgomery Village

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Annual Parish Meeting

Annual Parish Meeting and Marston Montgomery Parish Council Thursday 16th of May 2019 7.30 pm Coronation Village Hall.

Further Details and Agenda on the Parish Council Page

Village Hall News

Due to unforeseen circumstances the BBQ on June 8th has been postponed.
However, the Management Committee is pleased to note that progress towards the new
hall continues to be made with the intention that construction on site will start soon.
As we receive further updates we will let you know.

Harry's Wood

Harry's Wood
Harry's wood is a small wooded area on the left as you drive down Waldley Lane,
which was planted in memory of the grandson of villager Angela Hughes. All
villagers are welcome to visit and enjoy the wood. As it is maturing Angela would
very much appreciate some support in maintaining it, this is her message:-

Wanted - Friends for Harry’s Wood.

This would involve odd jobs from time to time. Right now however, there is an
emergency and a few helpful hands would be most appreciated? Not really dirty work
and it is great to be out with the wild life all around. Thanks to Gordon Skipper, who was
the first Friend of Harry’s Wood, there is a handsome bench by the gate which Gordon
very kindly made from his own oak, where weary limbs can be rested and the bird song
enjoyed. Have yet to see an owl there, but are close.
Anyone who might be interested please either phone 01889 591933 or email
Cheers. Angela

Treetops Hospice Care

Treetops Hospice Care Needs Your Help! Do you have some free time?
Would you like a volunteering role that you can fit around your other
commitments? Treetops Hospice Care is looking for a Community
Ambassador for your parish.Treetops Hospice Care provides nursing care &
emotional support for adults living with a life-limiting illness whilst offering bereavement and
counselling services to help support families at one of the most difficult times of their lives. Our
ambition is to make every day count for patients and families living with life-limiting illnesses or
affected by death and dying; our vision is that everyone living within the communities we serve
has access to end of life care of the highest quality.
As a Community Ambassador you will promote Treetops events in your parish through posters and
word of mouth; set up and run collection/information stalls in your local area; introduce the
work of Treetops to your network; promote Treetops to local community groups and voluntary
groups; manage collection tins in local shops and businesses. You will be fully supported in your
role by our Community Fundraising team.
Book A Speaker Are you a member of a community group that would like to hear more about the
work of Treetops Hospice Care? We would love to come along to one of your meetings and
explain how we support families in your parish and how our services can be accessed.
For an informal chat about becoming a Community Ambassador or to book a speak contact
Christine Selden, Community Fundraiser on 0115 949 1264 or email

Arts Society Exhibitions

Marston Montgomery
Arts Festival
Saturday 18th May & Sunday 19th May
10.00 am to 4.30 pm

Just a reminder that this is just over a fortnight away and that all Marstonians are invited to take part!
There will be:

Paintings in the Village Hall.
We are already expecting 60 to 80 paintings from all over the district. If you have produced any works of art and would like to exhibit them, then please contact Joye Woodhead 590472 by 13th May.
As in other years, flowers are displayed in St.Giles’ Church. There must be many in the village who have expertise in flower arranging. This year the subject is ‘Countries of the World’. Contact Wilma Mee (591095) or Ann Murray (591181) for details.
Those with ambition to show off their literary skills, let Ann Murray (591181) have your work by 8th May. There is no subject title. They will be exhibited in the church alongside the photographs and flowers.
We usually get 60 to 80 exhibits in St.Giles’ Church. The subject this year is ‘Water’ and already a great deal of interest has been expressed. So see what you’ve got, print and mount up to six of them and let Michael Woodhead have them by Wednesday 15th May at the latest. Again all the visitors to the exhibition will act as judges and there will be a prize for the best photograph.
Any queries phone Michael 590472
Anagram Competition
Anagrams will be displayed all round the centre of the village for everyone to solve, and a prize will be awarded to the winner. Entry forms will be issued at the village hall and church.
School Exhibition
An extensive exhibition of the work of the school will be exhibited in the church.

A £1 fee to cover various costs will be charged on entry at either the church or the village hall, at the start of your journey, and your single ticket will cover everything!

Coronation Hall Bins

On numerous occasions recently we have noticed that someone keeps putting their
rubbish in the Coronation hall bins, can we remind the individuals concerned that the
Coronation hall bins are for hall use only and should you have any rubbish that you do
not what in your own bin or that will not fit in your in bin you can use either of the
Waste sites in Ashbourne or Uttoxeter.



Having a Tidy Up – please reserve clothing, soft toys and shoes for International Travel with
Girlguiding Staffordshire
As part of their fundraising Georgina and Harriet Chamberlain have arranged another
collection with bag2school on Wednesday, 19th June 2019 towards their respective trips - Fairy
Tale/Scary Tale, inter-railing around Europe and running a camp in the Cayman Islands. We are
paid by weight so the more you send the more we get, but every little helps.
Nearer to the time you will be given bags to fill with good quality clothes, shoes, belts,
handbags, soft toys. In the mean time please collect any items together and put in bin bags. We
can store bags at the farm until the collection date if required.
Please contact Tracey (Mum) with any queries or for collection on 01889 590375 (no ansaphone)
or email:

Well Dressing

Marston Montgomery Well Dressing 2019 Announcement
The Well Dressing Committee have taken the sad decision to postpone this year’s
Well Dressing. The organisation, fundraising & event takes a lot of time, and
unfortunately not enough village residents came forward to support the
organisation of the event this year.
This means that the Marston Montgomery Well Dressing will no longer be taking
place on the 9th June.
The committee hope to reconvene later in the year and see some new faces and
old friends come together to support the running of the 2020 Well Dressing.

Village Quiz

Friday 1st March at 7.00pm In The Coronation Hall. Tickets cost £6 and include Jackets potatoes with fillings
Bring your own cutlery, glass, and drinks

Maximum 6 in a team Raffle. Prize for winning team.

Tickets available from Tania Sketchley/Eleanor
Shakespeare/Matthew Bates

End of Summer Ball 2019

End of Summer Ball 2019
Saturday 14th September.
Tickets are priced at £55 and if you would like to reserve your
place please contact Mark via email or
Many thanks and we look forward to another fantastic event
raising money for our local Charities.
Mark, Rob & Will

MMCH 100 Club Lotto Draw 2018

Coronation Hall 2018 Lotto

Marston Montgomery Coronation Hall Lotto 2019
Latest Lucky winners in the draw of £25 each are ;- numbers 87, 89, 28


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The next meeting of the WI will be on Monday 20th May at 7.30
pm in the Coronation Hall. This will be the AGM and Resolution
meeting and Mrs Yates will also be telling us of her visit to
Buckingham Palace, when she accompanied her daughter to an
awards ceremony.
Mrs Hughes and Mrs Mee will provide the flowers and

Fitness Class

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Class held every Thursday at 2pm in The Coronation Hall.
New members always welcome
Contact: Tania Sketchley 07515832101/01889 590736

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Book Club

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Book Club
If you are interested in joining us - we are very friendly and meet on the Second Wednesday each month. Our current book is Anne Michaels ‘Fugitive Pieces’. Book of the month for November is Roddy Doyle ‘The Woman who walked in to doors’. Book of the month for December will be Rachel Abbot ‘Sixth Window’. Please contact Eleanor Shakespeare on 590519 if you would like further details.