20th Nov 14

3 in 1 coffee stop Ebola Fundraiser
This fund raiser at the 3 in 1 Coffee Stop in Hurst Green on Monday 17th November raised an amazing £884.63. This money will be forwarded to the Mary’s Meals charity who work directly with communities in west Africa affected by e-bola. A huge thank you to all who supported this initiative. It was an inspiring example of what our community can achieve when we come together to support those in great need.

Trail race
Once again the annual Turkey Trot is approaching taking palace this year on Sunday 14th December. This trail race starts on the Dene and goes passed Greengore and half way up Longridge Fell. It then traverses the fell and comes back down to the road, then retraces its steps to Greengore, then back through Sand Rock to finish just before Stonyhurst gates. In order for the race to run smoothly marshalls are needed. Chris Barnes the organiser of the race will give a substantial donation to the Memorial Hall in return for a team of marshalls. If you can help for a couple of hours 12-2pm ish then please let me know, Nancy Bailey, nancy@rivers-mead.co.uk or 01254 826903.

WI
WI AGM will be Thursday 27th November at the Memorial Hall. Bring your own crockery, cutlery and a glass, supper is provided by the committee. This is also the time to bring your payment for the Christmas Meal which will be held at the Shireburn on Tues 11th December. Guests are welcome, phone Barbara for details 01254 826350. The W.I. also have tickets for the Stonyhurst production of “Oh What a Lovely War.” On 4th December, contact Barbara for details and to reserve a ticket.

Hurst Green Memorial Hall
This building which was built as a facility for the whole village has availability through the week and at weekends. The large hall is ideal for medium to large celebrations and has been used in the last year for weddings, birthdays, markets and dances. The hall also has a medium sized meeting room. There are kitchen facilities. Please contact Kath Molyneux for availability and rates, 01254 826898.

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13th Nov 14

Trail race
Once again the annual Turkey Trot is approaching taking palace this year on Sunday 14th December. This trail race starts on the Dene and goes passed Greengore and half way up Longridge Fell. It then traverses the fell and comes back down to the road, then retraces its steps to Greengore, then back through Sand Rock to finish just before Stonyhurst gates. In order for the race to run smoothly marshals are needed. Chris Barnes the organiser of the race will give a substantial donation to the Memorial Hall in return for a team of marshals. If you can help for a couple of hours 12-2pm ish then please let me know, Nancy Bailey, nancy@rivers-mead.co.uk or 01254 826903.

WI
WI AGM will be Thursday 27th November at the Memorial Hall. Bring your own crockery, cutlery and a glass, supper is provided by the committee. This is also the time to bring your payment for the Christmas Meal which will be held at the Shireburn on Tues 11th December. Guests are welcome, phone Barbara for details 01254 826350. The W.I. also have tickets for the Stonyhurst production of “Oh What a Lovely War.” On 4th December, contact Barbara for details and to reserve a ticket.

St. John’s Christmas Pantry
There will be a sale of home-made Christmas goodies at St. John’s Old School on Saturday 15th November 10am until 12.30pm. There will be jams, chutneys, pudding and cakes all ready for you to fill your cupboards for the festive period. Entry is £1 please contact Gill McDonnell 826378 for more information.

Coffee Stop
On Monday 17 November 2014 the ‘3 in 1 Coffee Stop’ at St John’s Old School Hall, Hurst Green is holding a fund raiser for the terrible Ebola crisis in West Africa.
There will be the usual tea, coffee cakes clothes and books on offer but in addition there will be a ‘Special cake’ stall and a tombola with loads of interesting prizes.
Any monies raised will go to support the work of the charity ‘Mary’s Meals’ who continue to provide food and assistance in the Ebola hit areas of West Africa.
If you can help with a tombola prize or cakes please contact David or Gill Jacques on 01254 878222. Please come along and support this Community effort to support those in the grip of this terrifying disease.

St. John’s Peace through dialogue
On Sunday 2nd November 2014 St John the Evangelist Church Hurst Green held a ‘Peace through Dialogue’ Church service. Special Guests at the service were Imam Ismael Daud from the Quwwatul Islam Mosque in Preston, a committee member from that Mosque, Ismael Bax and the Dialogue Development Officer from the Diocese of Blackburn, Anjum Anwar.
The service was attended by over 70 people from the Anglican and Catholic Community in Hurst Green including Father Peter Griffith the parish priest for St Peters Church.
The service was Lay led and included Prayers, Music and Readings with the theme of Peace running throughout. Imam Ismael Daud gave a talk on the true meaning of Peace and Love that is central to the Islamic Faith. Anjam Anwar also spoke about her work in Lancashire bringing Faith Communities closer together through friendship and dialogue.

Remembrance Sunday
The villagers of Hurst Green and surrounding areas turned out in great numbers earlier today to pay their Remembrance Sunday respects. Led by the Hurst Green branch of the Royal British Legion who were well supported by the Stonyhurst College Combined Cadet Force and the Stonyhurst Band, Regimental Sergeant Major Clare drilled the contingent to the village centotaph, a short walk away opposite the Shireburn Arms Hotel. Hymms were sung with the main reading being delivered by Lt. Colonel Barber of the Stonyhurst CCF.
The message was delivered by Rev. Gill Mack of All Hallows Mitton and St. John’s Church Hurst Green who was supported by clergy from St.Peter’s Church, Stonyhurst.
Wreaths were laid at the cenotaph by children from St. Joseph’s Primary School, Hurst Green along with representatives from many other local organisations.

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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6th Nov 14

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

WI
WI AGM Thursday 27th November at the Memorial Hall. Bring your own crockery and cutlery, supper is provided by the committee.

St. John’s Christmas Pantry
There will be a sale of home-made Christmas goodies at St. John’s Old School on Saturday 15th November 10am until 12.30pm. There will be jams, chutneys, pudding and cakes all ready for you to fill your cupboards for the festive period. Entry is £1 please contact Gill McDonnell 826378 for more information.

Coffee Stop
All are welcome at the popular Coffee Stop, meeting next on Monday 17th November in St. John’s Old School at 2pm. Drop in for free refreshments and a chance to chat with your neighbours.

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.

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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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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