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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3rd Jul 14

Book Stall
At the Open Gardens event on 12th/13th July we are hoping to run a gardening book stall. If anyone has any unwanted gardening books please contact Gill MacDonnell for collection.

Coffee Stop
The next coffee stop will be at St. John’s old school on Monday 7th July from 2pm. All are welcome to this free drop in. There are a variety of stalls and complementary hot drink and cake.

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

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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26th Jun 14

Dutton Hall Open Gardens
The gardens will be open on Sunday 29th June 1-5pm and refreshments will be sold in aid of St. John’s. Dutton Hall will also host a garden party in aid of St. John’s on Saturday 2nd August. There will be games and refreshments and the event will start at 2pm.

WI
The next meeting is back on its usual day of Thursday 26th June, Linda Hardman will be demonstrating her imaginative and inspirational flower displays. This is usually a very popular meeting and members are asked to bring a friend if they wish. There will be a plant sale and anyone with surplus plants, seedlings etc. is asked to bring them along. Members are also reminded that entries for the Clitheroe Show are due. Please bring completed forms along to this meeting any queries contact Rita 826313. Members wishing to take part in the canal trip on 19th July are asked to bring their £18 to make a booking.

June Baker Singers
This popular group will be presenting “Songs for the Summer Solstice” in St. John’s Church on Friday 27th June at 7.30pm. Admission is £5 and includes refreshments. All profits are for Rainbow House. Tickets from Kate Whittaker 826355, Rainbow House 01704 823276 or on the door.

Bio Blitz
On Tuesday 1st July at 5pm there will be a tour around the grounds of St. John’s Church with a ranger to explore the wildlife to be found there. This event is for adults and children. Participants are ask to contribute to a Jacobs Join, please contact Clare Hyde 878406.

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

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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12th Jun 14

Open Garden at Dutton Hall
The gardens at Dutton Hall, Gallows Lane will be open on Sunday 22nd June. They will be open from 1pm until 5pm and refreshments will be served. Any profits will be donated to St. John’s. The gardens will also be open on Sunday 29th June 1-5pm and again refreshments will be sold in aid of St. John’s. Dutton Hall will also host a garden party in aid of St. John’s on Saturday 2nd August. There will be games and refreshments and the event will start at 2pm.

WI
The next meeting is back on its usual day of Thursday 26th June, Linda Hardman will be demonstrating her imaginative and inspirational flower displays. This is usually a very popular meeting and members are asked to bring a friend if they wish. There will be a plant sale and anyone with surplus plants, seedlings etc is asked to bring them along. This “Come Dine with me evening was a great success and raised over £600. Members are also reminded that entries for the Clitheroe Show are due. Please bring completed forms along to this meeting any queries contact Rita 826313.

June Baker Singers
This popular group will be presenting “Songs for the Summer Solstice” in St. John’s Church on Friday 27th June at 7.30pm. Admission is £5 and includes refreshments. All profits are for Rainbow House. Tickets from Kate Whittaker 826355, Rainbow House 01704 823276 or on the door.

Best Kept Village
Once again the “Best Kept Village” competition is nearing. Judges could be in the village during June. This is the sort of competition which is no trouble if everyone does a little bit. Please keep the pavement/ road side of walls, hedges and fences tidy and weed free. If you see litter on the ground please pick it up if it is safe to do so and place in the nearest bin. It would be lovely to see Hurst Green featuring in this competition as it did in the early nineties.

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

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5th Jun 14

WI
The next meeting is back on its usual day of Thursday 26th June, Linda Hardman will be demonstrating her imaginative and inspirational flower displays. This is usually a very popular meeting and members are asked to bring a friend if they wish. There will be a plant sale and anyone with surplus plants, seedlings etc. is asked to bring them along. This “Come Dine with me evening was a great success and raised over £600. Members are also reminded that entries for the Clitheroe Show are due. Please bring completed forms along to this meeting any queries contact Rita 826313.

Best Kept Village
Once again the “Best Kept Village” competition is nearing. Judges could be in the village during June. This is the sort of competition which is no trouble if everyone does a little bit. Please keep the pavement/ road side of walls, hedges and fences tidy and weed free. If you see litter on the ground please pick it up if it is safe to do so and place in the nearest bin. It would be lovely to see Hurst Green featuring in this competition as it did in the early nineties.

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

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22nd May 14

Best Kept Village
Once again the “Best Kept Village” competition is nearing. Judges could be in the village from the beginning of June. This is the sort of competition which is no trouble if everyone does a little bit. Please keep the pavement/ road side of walls, hedges and fences tidy and weed free. If you see litter on the ground please pick it up if it is safe to do so and place in the nearest bin. It would be lovely to see Hurst Green featuring in this competition as it did in the early nineties.

Open Gardens
A reminder that there will be an Open Garden’s event in the village on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July. The event is organised by Gill McDonnell 826378 as a fund raising event for the Memorial Hall.

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15th May 14

3 in 1 coffee Stop
On Monday 19 May 2014 the ’3 in 1 Coffee Stop’ is being held at St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Whalley Road, Hurst Green. The staff and pupils are looking forward to hosting this popular village event and serving the usual free Tea, Coffee, Juice, Cakes & Biscuits. Please come along and support our local school.

W.I.
The next W.I. meeting will be held on Tuesday 20th May. This is on Tuesday instead of the usual Thursday because of the European Election. This meeting is a “Bring a friend meeting.” Members are invited to bring a guest to see Fiona Morris presenting, “Let’s make Chocolate.”

Open Gardens
A reminder that there will be an Open Garden’s event in the village on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July. The event is organised by Gill McDonnell 826378 as a fund raising event for the Memorial Hall.

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