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Village News

September 2018 update

Posted on October 1, 2018 at 9:05 AM

The Womblers were pleased to support the Big Staffordshire Clean-up on the 21st and we welcomed new recruit Stan, who many of you will know from the One Stop. Our Wombling Wonders this month were Alan, Sue, Tim, Michala, Sam, Gill and Stan. It was good to note that everyone commented that the bags were lighter than usual – hopefully it will be a continuing trend!

There was a VIG (Very Important Gardeners) meeting mid-month to gather feedback from the Open Gardens event which was well attended and demonstrated its growing popularity as an annual event. If there are any residents interested in opening their garden next year, or perhaps would like to help in some way, it would be great to hear from you. It is lovely to have our regulars opening but we would also like some new gardens to keep visitors interested and provide a variety. It is also exciting to report that the OG event has been nominated for an ‘Action in the Community Award’ with Stafford Borough Council, we’ll let you know what happens!

The popular Barlaston Film Night will be showing Mamma Mia 2 on Saturday 20th October at the Village Hall. Tickets are £5 and available from Kitson’s Chemist as usual. Doors open at 7pm, film starts at 7.30pm. Soft drinks, popcorn and ice cream will be for sale but if you want a cheeky glass of wine then please bring your own! We are expecting this to be popular so be sure to get your tickets early!

Dates for your diaries: The Half Term Disco for the kids has been moved to Friday 2nd November, to avoid a clash with Barlaston Cricket Club’s Fireworks do on the Saturday and will be from 5 – 7pm at the Village Hall. The annual Golden Agers Christmas Party will be on Sunday 9th December and the CK Choir has already been booked! We have a children’s party and a visit from Santa complete with sleigh (courtesy of Stone Rotary Club) lined up for the 15th December and are still trying to fit in a Pop-up Supper (Burger & Boogie Night?!) for the party season - start brushing up on your dad-dancing and get some new moves for the D-floor!

Barlaston’s Yarn Bombers have had a good response to their appeal for poppies ready for this year’s centenary commemoration of the end of WW1, but they still need MORE!! Double knit wool please and knitted or crocheted - any size will do. There are plenty of patterns on line and we also have printed copies available. Drop off points for completed poppies are Kitson’s Chemist, the Village Hall post box as well as St. John’s & the Methodist Church. Alternatively, gather them up from friends and family, drop us an email and we will be happy to collect them! If you have any further questions please contact us or give Sara Morris a call on 07961 377474.

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