Click on the picture to see this month’s Featured Story (use arrows to see past stories).
Welcome to our new Home Page. Click HERE to add a short notice – an event, last-minute reminders, useful information or anything about the village you want to share. Anyone can contribute – just LOG IN – or REGISTER – see panel top right.
Front Page Notices
Note: Click on the headline to read the full item
If you would like to use this village facility during the school holidays, please contact Peter Grimble, 852819 or Ann Leitch, 423387 for access. Enjoy!
On Thursday 11th August the professional music group, Arcelia, will be giving a performance in Starston Jubilee Hall.
Describing themselves as ‘honest artists singing our lives’, Arcelia has built up a loyal following of music fans in their native Kent and in London. Tickets cost £10 and are available from Michael Bartlett (Phone 852318) and must be booked in advance as there is only room for 35 people. You can read more about Arcelia and hear an extract from their music on their web site: http://www.arcelia.co.uk/
If you have lost a set of keys near Starston Bridge ring 01379 852352 as I have found a set.
If your collections under the new schedule are still not going to plan you might find the following link useful:
The email address for contacting Environmental Services directly is: email@example.com
Sad to report but a number of dog messes have been reported on Glebe Meadow this week. Unpleasant for all, including those who mow the meadow. Signs will be placed at all access points, and by the crocodile. I am sure that Starston dogs are not responsible, but your help in educating other dogs, and even their owners, is much appreciated.
Please alert me if you see problems of this nature – thanks!
A dozen Brownies were introduced to the Glebe Bees on the evening of Monday 20 June. They showed huge interest and asked some great questions, and Ben Wilson and I hope the answers we gave were as good. We used an Observation Hive to enable the Brownies to study bees on the comb closely but safely. The evening finished with crumpets and Glebe Meadow honey. Not bad!
Next planned public appearance by our bees is at the Church Fete on 6 August. We and they hope to see you there. Glebe Meadow honey will be for sale……
An Extraordinary General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 29th June 2016 at 7.30pm in the Jubilee Hall, to discuss financial matters and to present the annual accounts for 2015/16. Members of the public are welcome.
From the IVG committee:
“This year we will be combining the rounders with the official opening of a new ‘Boules Piste’ or ‘Petanque area’, which has been constructed in the grounds of Mendham and Withersdale Village Hall and playing field. There will be hotdogs and bacon rolls, and other refreshments available. The fun starts from noon.”
If you would be interested in representing the village at rounders (squad of 12, over 10 years old, 4 females must be on the pitch at all times) or boules (squad size tbd) please get in touch to let me know.
The Police have recently set up a campaign, backed by a regular newsletter, aimed at tackling rural crime. The newsletter is intended to inform more people about what is going on and what has been found.
Latest report is that St Marys Church in Wicklewood had a substantial amount of lead stolen from its roof this week. Details of a van are given.
More information and who to contact if you have queries can be found in the Parish Council News section of this website.
I have been in touch with SNC about any possible limit on collections of bulky items and had this reply, quoting from their website information:
“There is a charge of £27 for this service. If you are in receipt of relevant benefits e.g. pension credit and job seekers allowance you may be entitled to a reduced fee of £10.80. This is restricted to 1 collection in a 12 month rolling period.”
I take it from this that the restriction is not on collections but on the fee reduction. I asked for confirmation of this, as the text is somewhat ambiguous, and this is indeed the case; you can have as many as you like, but only one in any 12 month period can be at any reduced rate for which you qualify. For the rest, you pay the full rate.