Marston Montgomery Village

The Village Community Website


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The next meeting of the WI will be on Monday 15th July at
7.30pm in the village hall when we will be enjoying an
evening of “Poetry, Pâté and Plonk”.
Members are reminded to bring along both a poem and
"plonk". The rest of the refreshments and the flowers will be
provided by the committee
Members wishing to car share on the Open Gardens visit to Barton Hall at
Church Broughton are asked to meet in the village hall car park on Saturday
6th July at 10.30 am. We aim to meet up at the gardens approx 11.00 am.
Please contact Tania on 07515832101/01889590736 for further info.


A Big Thank You!!!
The Bag2school collection for Harriet and Georgina's international
expeditions with Girlguiding Staffordshire raised a wonderful £132.00!
Thank you to all those who supported and now have more space in their

End of Summer Ball 2019

End of Summer Ball

The Faros String Quartet

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The Life of a Country Village

"Marston Montgomery - The Life of a Country Village"
In 2013, the Arts Society staged a very successful exhibition in the
church (the hall was closed for repairs) of memorabilia from village
members on life in Marston. To accompany this, a book written by
Michael Woodhead, Steve Chatfield and Graham Dean on the history of
Marston was published and it completely sold out.right away. Michael
did print further copies twice but we have decided to have the book
reprinted as there have been many changes in the village, with more to
come. The cost will be £12.50 and orders are now being taken. Please
contact Ann Murray on 591181 for further details."

Parish Council Thankyou

The Parish council would like to thank Ken Bull for over 40 year’s service as a
Parish Councillor and Chairman.
Ken has helped a lot of villagers get homes and has helped with getting plans
through the planning department. He has helped to make the village a nice place
to live in. He will be missed from the Parish Council by us all.
Ken would like to thank all the councillors, past and present, who have worked
alongside him and the many villagers who have helped him in the past.
We wish Ken all the best for the future.

Arts Society Exhibitions

The Arts Society committee would like to thank everyone involved in
making the Arts Festival such a success. Thank you to the artists, the
photographers, the poets, the flower arrangers, the refreshment
providers (including our own sommelier), the anagram setters and
solvers, the stewards and administrators, the film and music
providers, the church yard grass mowers, all the " behind the scenes"
helpers and especially to the visitors for making it all worthwhile. Thank you all so much!
Special thanks, however, must go to Joye and Michael Woodhead who both worked
tirelessly in the weeks preceding the Festival and throughout the week-end itself.
The photograph which gained most votes was "Llyn Padarn" by Rob Sample, the
second most popular was "Hump Backed Whale" by Nicholas Woodhead and third
most popular was "Canada Geese Family" by Keith Surley.
The raffle was won by Felicity Keifer, a member of the Arts Society and the anagram
competition by Fiona Southcott and Keith Barlow of Weston Bank.
The answers to the anagrams were:-
Please note. The AGM of the Arts Society will be held in the Coronation Hall on Sat 29th
June at 7.00 pm.

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:-

Just to say a very big thank you to those of you who are willing to be Friends of Harry’s
Wood. The removal of the tree guards is not so far off completion and the trees really
have appreciated it. Some are now over 15ft in height, not bad as they were only whips
when set in 2014! The Wood was so fortunate to have had rain in its first year thus
helping in its establishment.
Angela Hughes

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.

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

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.

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.

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.