23rd Oct 14

Youth Club
St. Joseph’s Youth Club meets at the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on 24th October and the 7th November. All over 9 years are welcome.

WI
Will take place tonight, Thursday 23rd October at the Memorial Hall. Stephen Watson will be leading a session on origami. Anyone wishing to make a deposit for their Christmas meal is welcome to do so.

Friends of St. Joseph’s School
More fund raising is being planned for St. Joseph’s R.C. Primary School. There will be a ladies night at the Bayley Arms on Friday 24th October at 7.00pm. Entry is free and all ladies are welcome. There will be a variety of stalls designed to help you get your Christmas shopping under way including Precious of Whalley, Captain Tortue Clothing, Ancient Mariner Gifts and for those needing a bit of pampering manicures and pedicures will be available on the night. There will be a cake stall and donations for this will be gratefully accepted from 6pm on the night.

Round the Green
The next issue of the village newsletter is being prepared. Please contact Nancy or Agnes if you have any items for inclusion. Agnes Bland 826559 or Nancy Bailey 826903 or email as shown at the bottom of this column.

Village News
If you would like to place any items in Hurst Green village news please contact Nancy Bailey, 826903 or nancy@rivers-mead.co.uk.

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16th Oct 14

Friends of St. Joseph’s School
More fund raising is being planned for St. Joseph’s R.C. Primary School. There will be a ladies night at the Bayley Arms on Friday 24th October at 7.00pm. Entry is free and all ladies are welcome. There will be a variety of stalls designed to help you get your Christmas shopping under way including Precious of Whalley, Captain Tortue Clothing, Ancient Mariner Gifts and for those needing a bit of pampering manicures and pedicures will be available on the night. There will be a cake stall and donations for this will be gratefully accepted from 6pm on the night.

Round the Green
The next issue of the village newsletter is being prepared. Please contact Nancy or Agnes if you have any items for inclusion. Agnes Bland 826559 or Nancy Bailey 826903 or email as shown a the bottom of this column.

Village News
If you would like to place any items in Hurst Green village news please contact Nancy Bailey, 826903 or nancy@rivers-mead.co.uk.

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9th Oct 14

W.I.
Members were treated to a fascinating talk at their last meeting on Thursday 25th September. Sue Lewis from the Rochdale Hedgehog Hospital brought along a couple of animal friends in the form of a Barn Owl and a hedgehog to enhance her talk about how she and her late husband set up this essential service. The hedgehog who visited the Memorial Hall in Hurst Green was blind and this disability was caused by slug pellets and reminder to all to exercise extreme caution when using chemical in the garden.
Members are also reminded that they can pay a deposit of £10 next meeting (Thursday 23rd October) toward the Christmas Meal on 11th December and this will also help to spread out the cost.

Youth Club
The next meeting of the youth club will be Friday 10th October at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. All young people from the age of 9 are welcome.

Friends of St. Joseph’s School
More fund raising is being planned for St. Joseph’s R.C. Primary School. There will be a ladies night at the Bayley Arms on Friday 24th October at 7.00pm. Entry is free and all ladies are welcome. There will be a variety of stalls designed to help you get your Christmas shopping under way including jewellery, clothing, cosmetics, manicures, gifts and card. There will be a cake stall and donations for this will be gratefully accepted from 6pm on the night.

Village News
If you would like to place any items in Hurst Green village news please contact Nancy Bailey, 826903 or nancy@rivers-mead.co.uk.

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2nd Oct 14

Big hearts and great burgers at the Bayley Arms!
Customers at the Bayley Arms have been supporting St. Joseph’s R.C. Primary School in an unusual way. Landlady Laura Tyson hatched a scheme in which every time a burger was sold at the Bayley 20p was put into a fund for the local primary school. On 15th September Laura attended a school assembly and presented a cheque of £210 to Mr Crabtree, Junior Class Teacher. The school is delighted with the support from the Bayley and will be putting the money to good use buying resources for the R.E. curriculum.

Parish Council Meeting
The monthly meeting has been rearranged to Monday 6th October at 7pm. All members of the public are well come to attend.

Youth Club
The next meeting of the youth club will be Friday 10th October at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. All young people from the age of 9 are welcome.

Friends of St. Joseph’s School
More fund raising is being planned for St. Joseph’s R.C. Primary School. There will be a ladies night at the Bayley Arms on Friday 24th October at 7.00pm. Entry is free and all ladies are welcome. There will be a variety of stalls designed to help you get your Christmas shopping under way including jewellery, clothing, cosmetics, manicures, gifts and card. There will be a cake stall and donations for this will be gratefully accepted from 6pm on the night.

Village News
If you would like to place any items in Hurst Green village news please contact Nancy Bailey, 826903 or nancy@rivers-mead.co.uk.

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25th Sep 14

The Village Fete returns!
Following the meeting at the Bayley Arms last week it has been decided to re-launch the village fete. Please put 4th May in your diaries. Help in many ways will be needed contact Annie Scott or Catriona Ward.

Coffee Stop
The next coffee stop will be Monday 29th September 2-4pm. This is held at St. John’s school. Entry and refreshments are free. Come along and browse the stalls whilst meeting friends and neighbours.

Friends of St. Joseph’s School
There will be a ladies night at the Bayley Arms on Friday 24th October to raise funds for the village school. All ladies are welcome and there will be a variety of stalls designed to help you get your Christmas shopping under way. More details will follow.

Village News
If you would like to place any items in Hurst Green village news please contact Nancy Bailey, 826903 or nancy@rivers-mead.co.uk.

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18th Sep 14

The Village Fete returns!
A group of people are planning to relaunch the village fete. There will be a meeting on Thursday 18th September at 8.30 in the Bayley Arms for anyone interested in planning and organising a village fair for next summer. If you would like to be involved but can’t make the meeting please contact Catriona Ward on 826428.

The Hobbits Baby and Toddler Group
This group meets during term time on a Thursday morning, 9.30-11.30am at the Memorial Hall. All are welcome. The group caters for children 0-4 and costs £1 per person (under 1s are free!) with a maximum of £3 per family. Included in the price are drinks and snacks. Visit the facebook page The Hobbits baby and toddler playgroup Hurst Green.

Coffee Stop
The next coffee stop will be Monday 29th September 2-4pm. This is held at St. John’s school. Entry and refreshments are free. Come along and browse the stalls whilst meeting friends and neighbours.

WI
At the September meeting which will be held on Thursday 25th September Hedgehog Rescue volunteer Sue Lewis will be giving a talk, please note there will not now be a bottle stall at this meeting.

Village News
If you would like to place any items in Hurst Green village news please contact Nancy Bailey, 826903 or nancy@rivers-mead.co.uk.

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28th Aug 14

WI
The next meeting will take place at the bowling club on Thursday 28th August. This will be a Jacob’s Join, please contact Barbara Herd 826350 to offer items for the supper. If you wish to bowl please be at the green for 6.30pm otherwise 7.30pm. Dairies and calendars can be ordered at the meeting. Diaries cost £3.70 and calendars £3, please bring the correct money to the meeting. At the September meeting which will be held on Thursday 25th September Hedgehog Rescue volunteer Sue Lewis will be giving a talk, please note there will not now be a bottle stall at this meeting.

St. John’s Church
The church is open daily from 9am-5pm. There is a tourist information desk, tea/coffee making facilities and toilets for visitors and walkers.

Village News
If you would like to place any items in Hurst Green village news please contact Nancy Bailey, 826903 or nancy@rivers-mead.co.uk.

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24th Jul 14

St. John’s Mad-Hatter’s Tea Party
On Saturday 2nd August at 2pm there will be a garden party in aid of St. John’s at Dutton Hall, Gallows Lane. The theme is Mad- Hatter and all are encouraged to attend wearing “Mad” hats! Admission will cost £5 for adults and £12 for a family ticket. The ticket includes afternoon tea and lots of games with a Mad-hatter flavour. Anyone requiring more information should contact Gill MacDonnell 826378 or host Catherine Penny 878254.

First World War
On Monday 4 August 2014 the Hurst Green Community is holding a commemorative event in the Village Memorial Hall to mark the declaration of war for the First World War. This reflective event will be followed by a candle lit procession to the War Memorial where at 11pm symbolic Candles will be blown out to mark the start of those dark four years. The organising committee is keen to gather as much information as possible on the 16 men whose name appear on the village war memorial. Anyone with information is ask to contact Frances Aherne by email domestic.bursar@stonyhurst.ac.uk or David and Gill Jacques on 01254 878222.

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17th Jul 14

Open Gardens
Last Saturday and Sunday was the Open Gardens event for Hurst Green. This was organised by Gill McDonnell and more than 14 gardens were open to the public. Feedback from visitors confirmed that Hurst Green has some stunning gardens of all shapes and sizes. Getting around all there was to see was a challenge which some spread over the two days. In all around 200 people viewed the gardens and many visited the Memorial Hall to sample the delicious cakes on offer.
This was a real village effort with many contributing to the events success. The Memorial Hall Committee cannot thank Gill McDonnell enough for tirelessly organising the whole event. Grateful thanks are also due those who opened their gardens many of whom spend the last month fine tuning their plots. More thanks go to all those who baked and donated cakes, those who ran the tea bar and to Denise Bolton and Margaret Cartwright who manned the door.
In all just over £1000 was raised. There is an outstanding raffle prize for which we have the name Judy, a visitor on Saturday and the number is 26-30. If this is you please phone Gill on 826378 to claim your prize.

Coffee Stop
The next coffee stop will be at St. John’s old school on Monday 21st July from 2pm before a summer break in the month of August. The usual free tea, coffee and cake will be available and there will be a summer sale of clothes with all items 50 pence. Everyone welcome.

St. John’s Mad-Hatter’s Tea Party
On Saturday 2nd August at 2pm there will be a garden party in aid of St. John’s at Dutton Hall, Gallows Lane. The theme is Mad- Hatter and all are encouraged to attend wearing “Mad” hats! Admission will cost £5 for adults and £12 for a family ticket. The ticket includes afternoon tea and lots of games with a Mad-hatter flavour. Anyone requiring more information should contact Gill MacDonnell 826378 or host Catherine Penny 878254.

WI
Just a few reminders for forthcoming W.I. events. The 19th July is the barge trip from Barton Grange, leaving the village at 6pm. Fish and chips on board and a quiz. Members should have booked in advance. The W.I. Show at Clitheroe is on 26th July, exhibits need to be at Edisford school on Friday 25th. The August meeting is at the bowling club with a Jacob’s join. Members wishing to bowl should contact Barbara Herd.

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10th Jul 14

Open Gardens
A reminder that there will be an Open Garden’s event in the village on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July with approximately 14 gardens open. The event is organised by Gill McDonnell 826378 as a fund raising event for the Memorial Hall. Dogs and children are welcome at this event. Gill requires donations of cakes for the tea room on both days.

Coffee Stop
The next coffee stop will be at St. John’s old school on Monday 21st July from 2pm before a summer break in the month of August. The usual free tea, coffee and cake will be available and we are having a summer sale of clothes with all items 50 pence. Everyone welcome.

St. John’s Mad-Hatter’s Tea Party
On Saturday 2nd August at 2pm there will be a garden party in aid of St. John’s at Dutton Hall, Gallows Lane. The theme is Mad- Hatter and all are encouraged to attend wearing “Mad” hats! Admission will cost £5 for adults and £12 for a family ticket. The ticket includes afternoon tea and lots of games with a Mad-hatter flavour. Anyone requiring more information should contact Gill MacDonnell 826378 or host Catherine Penny 878254.

First World War
On Monday 4 August 2014 the Hurst Green Community is holding a commemorative event in the Village Memorial Hall to mark the declaration of war for the First World War. This reflective event will be followed by a candle lit procession to the War Memorial where at 11pm symbolic Candles will be blown out to mark the start of those dark four years. The organising committee is keen to gather as much information as possible on the 16 men whose name appear on the village war memorial. Anyone with information is ask to contact Frances Aherne by email domestic.bursar@stonyhurst.ac.uk or David and Gill Jacques on 01254 878222.

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