Christmas Carol Services in our parish

Here are the Christmas Carol Services in our parish:

Bishopstone:
3 pm on Sunday 16th December. Everyone welcome – tea/coffee and mince pies will be served after the service.

Bridge Sollars:
9.30 am on Sunday 23rd December

Byford and Mansell Gamage:
6 pm on Sunday December 9th (St John the Baptist church) followed by light refreshments at Byford Court by kind invitation of Marlow and Rachel. Everyone welcome.

Kenchester:
6 pm on Sunday 23rd December. We welcome all to join us for mulled wine and mince pies in the church after our service.

The Christmas Eve Holy Communion Service is at Bishopstone at 10 pm.

Local History Evening – Thursday 29th November 2018

At our next meeting we welcome Steve Edwards who will tell the story of Rowland Vaughan of Newcourt, his pioneering water meadows and complicated private life.

The illustrated talk takes place at the New Bridge Community Centre on Thursday November 29th at 7.30pm, admission £2 to include coffee and biscuits. Everyone welcome.

Rowland Vaughan (1559–1629) was an English Manoral Lord who is credited with the introduction of a new irrigation system that greatly improved the grass and hay production of meadows through a system of periodic “drownings”.  It was one of the many new methods introduced during the British Agricultural Revolution that increased crop yields and allowed for the development of large cities.

Byford Bazaar, 24th November 10am – 2pm

Byford is holding a bazaar on Saturday 24th November 2018 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Bridge Sollars Community Centre in St Andrew’s Church.

Stalls to include:

  • Collectables: China, Glass, Pictures etc.
  • Clothing & Accessories
  • Produce & Cakes & Delicious Xmas Goodies
  • Other Household Items

Refreshments will be available and donations go to St John The Baptist Church, Byford

Curry and Games Night, 5th October

Join us for a CURRY AND GAMES NIGHT at the Bridge Sollars Community Centre at 7.30pm on Friday October 5th.  Tickets are £7-50 in aid of Bishopstone church – for further information or tickets contact Hazel tel. 01981 590627.

Reminder: The autumn programme of the LOCAL HISTORY EVENING starts on Thursday September 27th with “Opening the Parish Chest” as Richard Wade from Hereford Archive and Research Centre tells us about the many different kinds of documents found in our parish churches and what they reveal about life in our villages over the centuries.

The illustrated talk is at the New Bridge Community Centre at 7.30pm, admission £2 to include coffee and biscuits. Everyone welcome.

Film nights – 6th October, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Film Nights at Bridge Sollars Community Centre returns this Autumn with the following films:

  • 6th October :- The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
  • 3rd November :- Finding your Feet
  • 1st December:- The Greatest Showman

Doors open at 7.00pm and film starts 7.15pm. £5 to include draw and light refreshments. We look forward to seeing you then.

Stop that thief!

Burglary of sheds and outbuilding is still one of the main concerns amongst the rural community. Although the incidents remain low, it is still a major worry by people living in remote locations.

West Mercia’s priority is to keep you and your property safe from harm and theft, we are therefore providing advice on how the community can help themselves from becoming victims of crime. West Mercia Police have recently introduced a scheme called “Stop That Thief” aimed at helping businesses and farms from becoming victims of crime.

Working in partnership with the National Farmers Union (NFU) through the local Safer Neighbourhood teams can add another layer of security to your home, farm or other business where vulnerabilities are identified during a series of specific assessments. These start with a visit from your local officer and if appropriate a referral to Stop That Thief! specialist who will carry out a survey to look at ways to help protect your property. This will be fully discussed with you to make sure it fulfils your requirements.

The security measures are installed by a trained technician working on behalf of the NFU, for a trial period of up to three weeks. This compliments the advice provided during a visit by your local officer on crime reduction measures including security marking and property listing. All visits and advice are offered free and without obligation. Costs for the fitting of any equipment, if agreed, will be made clear during the specialist survey.

Read the security tips and who to contact for more information here.

Another successful (if wet!) croquet tournament!

Thank you to ALL for coming to the Magnis Croquet Tournament 2018 on Saturday 11th August.  Perhaps the rain made it all the more a typically British summer’s afternoon of playing a peculiarly British game.

Joining in the fun were teams from local parishes – Bishopstone, Bridge Sollars, Brinsop, Kenchester and Mansel Lacey – and after 3 rounds playing on 2 courts in the wonderful grounds of Bishopstone House, the winners were the team from Bishopstone.

Bishopstone team comprising Damian Keefe, John Burwood, Anne and John Moore

 

David Macklin has now counted the proceeds – we made a little less than at Kenchester last year but, despite the rain, we still made a very decent total of £385. We plan to use the same formula as was used last year, i.e. two-thirds to the host parish PCC and one-third divided between the other parishes’ PCCs.

A very big thanks for our hosts, Matt and Sybella Kirkbride.

Road Closures – August 2018

RESURFACING WORKS:-

A438 – Oakchurch to Portway

(Challenge Fund)

Monday, 13 August 2018 to (and including) Thursday, 16 August 2018

Road closed 20.00 hours to 06.00 hours daily – NIGHT Works

A438 – Portway Inn

(Challenge Fund)

Monday, 6 August 2018 to (and including) Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Road closed 09.30 hours to 17.00 hours daily

A438 – B4230 Junction to SD Joint Byford

(Challenge Fund)

Thursday, 9 August 2018 to (and including) Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Road closed 09.30 hours to 17.00 hours daily

No weekend work

A4103 – Roman Road, Hereford

Monday, 30 July 2018 to (and including) Thursday, 2 August 2018

Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

U80205 – Stonebow Road, Hereford

Friday, 3 August 2018

Road closed 20.00 hours to 06.00 hours (on Saturday, 4 August 2018)

A4103 – Aylestone Hill Roundabout to Bromyard Turn

(Challenge Fund)

Monday, 6 August 2018 to (and including) Friday, 10 August 2018

Road closed 20.00 hours to 06.00 hours daily – NIGHT Works

A4103 – Withington to Bartestree right turn lane

(Challenge Fund)

Monday, 13 August 2018 to (and including) Thursday, 16 August 2018

Road closed 09.30 hours to 17.00 hours daily

A465 – Aylestone Hill

(Challenge Fund)

Thursday, 16 August 2018 and Friday, 17 August 2018

Road closed 09.30 hours to 17.00 hours daily

Cheese and Wine Tasting Evening – £497 raised

19th June Update: We would like to thank everyone who came along to the Cheese and Wine Tasting Evening and helped us to raise the grand sum of £497. It was a very enjoyable event with some delicious “tastes” on offer and our special thanks go to Muriel and Neil for preparing it all and for sharing their knowledge with us in such a friendly and entertaining way.

Come and join us for a Cheese and Wine Tasting Evening  on Saturday July 7th at 7.30pm in the New Bridge Community Centre. This is a fundraiser for the community centre, tickets cost £10 and are now available from Jo (01981 590620) or Sue (01981 590319).

There will be an opportunity to sample a number of different cheeses and wines, to learn a bit about them and to pick up some recipe tips as well.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Sue Hubbard