23rd Apr 15

Fete
Let’s hope the sunny weather continues until Monday 4th May for the Hurst Green Fete. Competitions are 50p for adults and 20p for children, a full schedule is available from Catriona 07917443046 or Annie 07771648999. Entries need to be dropped off on Monday morning. There is a pet show at 10.30am, just bring your favourite pet along for our vet to judge. There will be a parade from St. Peter’s Club at 1pm and then children from St. Joseph’s will open the fete with a Maypole dance. The afternoon is action packed with races, stalls and refreshments, if its sunny everyone is encouraged to bring along a picnic. To finish the day there will be a children’s disco at St. Peter’s club 4-6pm.

Tombola
At there fete the Memorial Hall Committee will be running a Tombola stall. Anyone with unwanted gifts etc. that maybe suitable for the tombola please get in touch with any member of the Memorial Hall committee or Nancy Bailey 826903 or drop off at Riversmead.

W.I.
At tonight’s meeting there will be a talk by Keith Vigers who is a mystery shopper. At this meeting members are asked to bring gift bags containing items to the value of approximately £2, these are for a “fishing” game stall at the “Bake Off”. Also required are donations of jewellery, accessories and “Pre-loved” clothes in good condition.
Finally any members who still have not paid 2015 subscription please bring to this meeting.

Friends of the Memorial Hall
Hurst Green Memorial Hall is a fantastic venue for parties, meeting and Village events. It is supported only by donations and fund raising. For a while now there has been a “Friends of the Hall” scheme in which people can pay £10 (individual ) and £20 (family) membership to become a friend and support the hall. New car stickers are on order for all who join. To join please contact Nancy Bailey 01254 826903 or nancy@rivers-mead.co.uk or look on the Hurst Green Website www.hurst-green.co.uk and print off a membership form.

St. John’s Old School
This building is available for parties, weddings, meetings and so on. There is a hall, small meeting room and a well equipped kitchen. Enquiries and bookings contact 01254 826686 or e-mail mack@talktalk.net.

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16th Apr 15

Fete
The All new fete will take place on Monday 4th May. Starting with a procession at 1pm from the War Memorial followed by maypole dancing on the field at 1.15pm. Entry is only £1 for adult and children are free.
The morning will see the judging of the Pet Show and there is a full programme of competitions for Adults and children. Competitions include jam, chutney and a photograph of village life. Children’s include decorated cup cakes, a vegetable person and a junk model. Competitions are 50p for adults and 20p for children, a full schedule is available from Catriona 07917443046 or Annie 07771648999. The afternoon is action packed with races, stalls and refreshment, if its sunny everyone is encouraged to bring along a picnic. To finish the day there will be a children’s disco at St. Peter’s club 4-6pm

W.I.
At the next meeting of the W.I. on Thursday 23rd April, there will be a talk by Keith Vigers who is a mystery shopper. At this meeting members are asked to bring gift bags containing items to the value of approximately £2. Contrary to last week’s column, these are for a “fishing” game stall at the “Bake Off”. Also required are donations of jewellery, accessories and “Pre-loved” clothes in good condition.
Finally any members who still have not paid 2015 subscription please bring to this meeting.

Coffee Stop
The next coffee stop will take place on Monday 20th April 2-4pm. All are welcome to a free hot drink and cake.

Friends of the Memorial Hall
Hurst Green Memorial Hall is a fantastic venue for parties, meeting and Village events. It is supported only by donations and fund raising. For a while now there has been a “Friends of the Hall” scheme in which people can pay £10 (individual ) and £20 (family) membership to become a friend and support the hall. New car stickers are on order for all who join. To join please contact Nancy Bailey 01254 826903 or nancy@rivers-mead.co.uk or look on the Hurst Green Website www.hurst-green.co.uk and print off a membership form.

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9th Apr 15

Fete
The re-launched fete will take place on Monday 4th May. There will be a procession at 1pm from the War Memorial followed by maypole dancing on the field at 1.15pm.
The morning will see the judging of the Pet Show and there is a full programme of competitions for Adults and children, not to mention a pet show. The afternoon is action packed with races, stalls and refreshments. Come along for a good old fashioned afternoon of fun!

W.I.
At the next meeting of the W.I. on Thursday 23rd April, there will be a talk by Keith Vigers who is a mystery shopper. At this meeting members are asked to bring gift bags containing items to the value of approximately £2. These are for a “fishing” game stall at the fete.

Coffee Stop
The next coffee stop will take place on Monday 20th April 2-4pm. All are welcome to a free hot drink and cake.

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2nd Apr 15

Fete
The re-launched fete will take place on Monday 4th May. There will be a procession at 1pm from the War Memorial followed by maypole dancing on the field at 1.15pm.
There is a full programme of competitions for Adults and children, not to mention a pet show. The afternoon is action packed with races, stalls and refreshments. Come along for a good old fashioned afternoon of fun!

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19th Mar 15

W.I.
A reminder for all members of the Hurst Green W.I. Tonight (Thursday 19th March) is our 60th birthday celebration. There will be entertainment including a fashion show of outfits through the ages, songs and sketches and a supper. Please come along and help your W.I. celebrate.

St John’s Church
The International Food Evening at St John’s Old School Hall, Hurst Green held on Friday 13th March raised in excess of £550 in aid of the charity ‘Water Aid’.

Youth Club
All young people over the age of 9 are welcome at St. Joseph’s Youth Club. The next meeting is tomorrow (Friday 20th March) at 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall.

AGM Memorial Hall
The Annual General Meeting of the Memorial Hall will take place on Monday 23rd march at 7.30pm. All are invited to attend. At this meeting the committee is elected and are always on the look out for new members. If you feel that you would like to help our hall survive and prosper in this difficult economic time please contact Niall Macfarlane 01254 826125.

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12th Mar 15

St John’s Church
FUN, FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP. Come along to an International Food Evening at St John’s Old School Hall, Hurst Green at 7.30pm on Friday 13 March in aid of the charity ‘Water Aid’. £5 will give you an evening of mouth watering food and images from around the world with guest speaker Chris Wilcock who is talking informally about his time in Uganda with ‘Wateraid’ If you want to reserve a table or if you can help with food or transport please contact David Jacques 01254 878222. Come and be part of another community event where we have fun whilst helping some of the world’s most disadvantaged people.

AGM Memorial Hall
The Annual General Meeting of the Memorial Hall will take place on Monday 23rd march at 7.30pm. All are invited to attend. At this meeting the committee is elected and are always on the look out for new members. If you feel that you would like to help our hall survive and prosper in this difficult economic time please contact Niall Macfarlane 01254 826125.

Coffee Stop
The next opening of the 3 in 1 coffee stop is Monday 16th March at 2pm, St. John’s Old School. Catch up with your friends and neighbours over a cup of coffee and a slice of cake!

Youth Club
All young people over the age of 9 are welcome at St. Joseph’s Youth Club. The next meeting is Friday 20th March at 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall.

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5th Mar 15

St Joseph’s R.C. Primary
The junior choir, which is actually almost all the pupils in the junior class at St. Joseph’s competed in the “Last Choir Singing” competition on Friday 27th February at Westholme School and they won their heat. This means that they brought back to school a lovely Trophy and a cheque to spend at Reidy’s in Blackburn for £250. They are also in the next round of the competition which will be held at St. Georges Hall in June.

St John’s Church
FUN, FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP. Come along to an International Food Evening at St John’s Old School Hall, Hurst Green at 7.30pm on Friday 13 March in aid of the charity ‘Water Aid’. £5 will give you an evening of mouth-watering food and images from around the world with guest speaker Chris Wilcock who is talking informally about his time in Uganda with ‘Wateraid’ If you want to reserve a table or if you can help with food or transport please contact David Jacques 01254 878222. Come and be part of another community event where we have fun whilst helping some of the world’s most disadvantaged people.

AGM Memorial Hall
The Annual General Meeting of the Memorial Hall will take place on Monday 23rd march at 7.30pm. All are invited to attend. At this meeting the committee is elected and are always on the lookout for new members. If you feel that you would like to help our hall survive and prosper in this difficult economic time please contact Niall Macfarlane 01254 826125.

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26th Feb 15

AGM Memorial Hall
The Annual General Meeting of the Memorial Hall will take place on Monday 23rd march at 7.30pm. All are invited to attend. At this meeting the committee is elected and are always on the look out for new members. If you feel that you would like to help our hall survive and prosper in this difficult economical time please contact Niall Macfarlane 01254 826125.

Fairtrade Service
At 11am on Sunday 1 March 2015 St John’s Church are holding their “Fair Trade” Service in St John’s Old School instead of the Church. During the Service there will be Tea, Coffee and juice served and the opportunity to taste chocolate, biscuits and cakes. Whilst enjoying goodies we will learn how Fair trade food helps the poorest food producers and guarantees them and their communities better opportunities in life. Come along and enjoy an hour of food, fun and reflection. There will be a “Fair Trade” stall, courtesy of Oxfam Clitheroe, giving everyone the opportunity to buy some of the goodies sampled during the service.

3 in 1 Coffee Stop
The Coffee Stop at St John’s Old School is open as usual on Monday 2 March between 2pm and 4pm. As well as the usual free refreshments there will be a “Fair Trade” Stall selling goods provided by Oxfam Clitheroe. Come and drop in at this popular community event. Orders are also being taken for people to buy “Real” Easter eggs. “Fair Trade ” chocolate eggs with chocolate sweets inside and a Christian Message about Easter.

W.I.
The next meeting of Hurst Green W.I. is Thursday 26th February. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

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12th Feb 15

St. John’s News
All are welcome to “Church goes Wild!” on Saturday 15th February at 3pm. This will be all about endangered species with cards and masks to make. The session will end with a Jacob’s Join tea. In order to help the organiser plan please contact Clare 01254 878402.

Coffee Stop
Come and join in the fortnightly fun at the Coffee stop. Hot drinks and cakes, stalls and good company on Monday 16th February from 2-4pm at St. John’s Old School.

Flea Market
Hurst Green Bowling Club’s famous Flea Market will take place on Sunday 22nd February at the Memorial Hall. Many bargains plus first class home made refreshments.

W.I.
The next meeting of Hurst Green W.I. is Thursday 26th February. Visitor and new members are always welcome.

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29th Jan 15

Seniors’ Party
This annual village event was a huge success with excellent food and festivities in addition to some hoofing entertainment provided by our waitresses! Fran Aherne had ensured that the village hall looked really special with flowers and candles which changed colours and festive tables. Background music played by Tom was a foil to the delicious aromas coming from the kitchen. There were some brilliant comments from the seniors as they left indicating that they had thoroughly enjoyed ‘A reet good do!’ A very warm ‘thank you’ to all concerned making this a real community effort. Extra special thanks go to Phil and Bunty who kindly donated all the raffle prizes and for Bunty’s puddings which are now famed throughout the village. To Peter Holden who provided our wonderful turkey feast and to St. Peter’s Club and the Parish Council who gave donations. Our local café “Millies” kindly donated roast potatoes and many from the WI cooked, baked and waited on. Without all this fabulous good will parties such as this could not take place.

Coffee Stop
The next Coffee Stop will be held on Monday 2nd February from 2-4pm at St. John’s old school. All are welcome to share coffee and cake and meet friends and neighbours.

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