21st May 15

Fete
The Fete organising committee would like to thank the many, many villagers who helped with the fete in so many ways from baking cakes to organising races, taking money on the games to setting up the field. Without such a willing band of volunteers the event would not have been able to go ahead. So a big thank you to all!

St. John’s Church
There will be a plant sale at St. John’s on Sunday 7th June. Plants will be on sale either before or after the usual Sunday service, 10-11am and 12-1pm. For more details contact Gill McDonnell, 01254 826378.

WI
The next meeting is on Thursday 28th May and the talk is about the Dick Kerr Ladies football team, a team formed in Preston during the first world war. The competition is for a whistle.

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14th May 15

Parish Council
The Parish Council AGM will be held at the Memorial Hall on Monday 18th May 7pm, all members of the public are welcome.

Fete
The money has been counted confirming what a great fete this was. The whole fete raised £1020 with more than half of this raised by the coffee stop refreshments. It was announced on the day that a percentage would be donated to Nepal and this will be about £700. Donations were also made on the day for Nepal and these totalled £195. This is a fantastic effort by those who organised the fete and those who attended, raising money both for the village and for those affected by the tragic earthquake in Nepal.

WI Fake Off
Around 170 ladies attended this Hurst Green version of the BBC’s hit show. There were 7 volunteer contestants and two volunteer chefs, Simon Forster and Annie Nicholson. Simon demonstrated his signature apple and banana swan and Annie made Strawberry Lotte Pot! The volunteers had to do their best to copy these gourmet delights. Whilst the entries were being judged Gill McDonnell gave a demonstration of willow weaving. This was a very successful and enjoyable evening for the W.I.

Church goes Wild
The next event is for all ages and is a treasure hunt and song afternoon. This is at St. John’s Old School on Saturday 16th May starting at 3pm until 5.30pm and it will include a Jacob’s Join. Please contact Clare Hyde if you wish to attend 01254 878402.

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7th May 15

Parish Council
The Parish Council AGM will be held at the Memorial Hall on Monday 18th May 7pm, all members of the public are welcome.

Fete
The sun shone on fete day and made it perfect! The reborn Hurst Green Fete was a good one. With crowds packing the Bailey Field and a long queue for the Ice-cream! David Jacques acted as M.C. and the Fete was opened by Mary Bailey. Mary’s first duty was the crowning of the May Queen, Rebecca Hayhurst who was attended by John -Gerard Turner and Lyla Turner. Mary then presented the cups to the various winners of the competitions including Julie Macfarlane for overall most points in the adult sections, Daisy Riding for most points in the 8 and under competitions and Megan Holden for most points in the 9 and over classes. The Pet Show was won by Louise Cummings and her dog Jack.
The delicious fete teas were provided by the 3 in 1 coffee stop and the children of St. Joseph’s RC Primary School performed a dance around the May Pole. The village came out in force to help with and attend the Fete. In recognition of the disaster in Nepal a donation will be made to this appeal.
Not all the takings are yet counted but judging by the crowds this fete was a great success.

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.

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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30th Apr 15

Friends of St. Joseph’s School
This fund raising group recently held a swimathon which was participated in by many of the pupils. They put in an amazing effort with so many lengths being swum that if they were that laid end to end from Hurst Green they would have swum off the coast and into the sea at Fleetwood!
The swimmers raised over £1000. Some of the money raised will go to the Brain Tumour Charity in memory of Andy Gilbert, a donation will be made to Cystic Fibrosis and the remainder to school funds. Once again the school would like to thank all those who organised, swam, supported and donated.

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 the 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.

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.

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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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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