Your County Times Aymestrey and Leinthall Earls to Woolhope, February 13, 2014.

Hereford Times: Your County Times Aymestrey and Leinthall Earls to Woolhope, February 13, 2014. Your County Times Aymestrey and Leinthall Earls to Woolhope, February 13, 2014.

Aymestrey and Leinthall Earls

FILM CLUB - A good sized audience recently attended the showing of the film Philomena in Aymestrey parish hall. This was the first production to be shown following the installation in the hall of surround sound and projector. In the light of the success Aymestrey Film Club is to be set up, which will show films once a month. If you would like to get involved or have any suggestions please send an e-mail to FilmClub@aymestrey.org.

Organisers are looking for a few people to help set up the hall, sell tickets, serve ice cream and select the next film etc. If you would like to be informed of film showings then please send an e-mail to FilmClub@aymestrey.org and the club will put you on the mailing list and send you what’s on and when. Or keep an eye out on the blackboards outside the parish hall.

CHURCH - On Sunday there will be a service of holy communion at Leinthall Earls at 3.30pm.

MORTIMER MEDICAL PRACTICE - The annual survey will take place during February.

Questionnaires can be found in each surgery or via a link on the practice website. mortimer.gpsurgery.net. Building work continues on the new Leintwardine surgery.

Unfortunately the opening date has now been put back to March.

COMEDY NIGHT - March 22 sees the return to Aymestrey of the very popular comedian, Andy Oakley. Tickets are now on sale at £10 each to include a ploughman’s supper and are available from Ruth Scamp 015658 709031, Ken Holland 01568 770367, Helen Roberts 01568 770486.

Bishopstone

VILLAGE LOTTERY - Margaret Smith won £25 with number 29 on February 1.

Bishopswood

PANTO RETURNS - Babes in the BishopsWood will be the third of the village’s pantomimes, taking place in the last week of February.

Combining several well-known stories, the panto is being performed and supported by a wide range of Bishopswood villagers, and has once again uncovered their impressive range of acting, comedic and technical skills, while also proving a great deal of fun for all concerned. That sense of enjoyment will be put across to what is anticipated to be another sell-out set of four performances.

The plot cleverly mixes three stories as the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, trying to get the inheritance due to his two young wards, the babes themselves, hires two incompetent robbers to kidnap the babes, only to be thwarted by the residents of BishopsWood (aka Nottingham Forest), namely Robin Hood and his Merry Man. They are supported of course by Maid Marion and the incomparable dame once again as the children’s nurse. The show includes the famous and farcical nursery scene where Robin and the robbers are both trying to capture the babes from their beds in the castle tower, as well as the touching moment in the forest where the lost babes, abandoned there by the robbers, go to sleep under the protection of the forest creatures – helped once again by a crucial contribution from the 1st Goodrich Brownies.

Rehearsals have been underway for several months so that on what will be the purpose built stage in the Bishopswood village hall, a hugely enjoyable time is planned for both audience and cast.

Performances are on February 27 - 28 at 7.30pm with a matinee (2.30pm) and evening performances (7.30pm) on March 1. Ticket details are available now from Wyeside Stores – adults £6/ under16 £4 or for more information please contact Monica on 01594 861493.

Bodenham

KNIT-IN - The Bodenham Romania Support Group will be holding a knit-in at 14 Brockington Road, today (Thursday), from 2pm till 4pm.

Visitors are always welcome, there is no charge for anything and wool can be provided if needed. The group is always grateful for donations of any spare rug or knitting wool.

FLICKS IN THE STICKS - Returns to the parish hall February 21, with a showing of Hitchcock (12), a 2012 American biographical comedy-drama. Doors open at 7pm with the film starting at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be available.

TRAVELS WITH A CAMERA - On Wednesday at the chapel in Chapel Lane, Travels With a Camera will feature A Look Back at 2013 part 2. This will feature images from the second half of the year. Presenter will be Dave Hill.

CORRESPONDENT - Martin Field, The Old School House, Burley Gate, 01432 820074.

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Bredwardine and Brobury

100 CLUB DRAW - The Friends of St Andrew 100 Club draw took place in the Red Lion Inn on February 6. It was hosted by Jen and Alan Maddison and drawn by Gordon Faux. First prize of £50 was won by Susan and David Sohata with ticket number 95.

Second prize of £25 was won by Dennis Price with ticket number 16. Third prize of £15 was won by Andrew Pearce with ticket number 28. The winner of the In It To Win It prize of £10 went to Jan Staley. Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to everyone for their support and making this such a lively evening. The next draw will be held at 8pm on March 6 in the Red Lion Inn. Contact Jen Maddison on 01981 500048 for details and further information about the club.

COFFEE, CAKE AND MARKET - There will be a coffee morning in Bredwardine village hall tomorrow (Friday) from 10am until noon. This is a chance to meet up with old and new friends over coffee and cake. Included in the market are a number of stalls selling fresh vegetables, home-baked cakes, jams and chutneys and we have regular visits from a local butcher. Alongside this there are stalls selling arts and craft, music and films, knitwear and jewellery created by local artists. Bring along something to sell; it only costs £1 to rent a table for the market and everyone is welcome.

Contact Philip Bauer on 01981 500398 with requests or queries.

LOCAL NEWS - If you have Bredwardine and Brobury news or events that you would like to appear in the County Times section of the Hereford Times, contact Kari Lawson on 01981 501077 or email karimlawson@me.com

Bridge Sollars

BONUS BALL - £25 was won by M Haxley on February 1 with number 29.

Burghill and Tillington

PUDDING PARTY - Join us on February 22 at 7.30pm at the Simpson Hall, Burghill for a fun filled, foodies’ feast. Bring your favourite dessert to share and enjoy in good company, all ages welcome. Tea, coffee and a soup starter will be provided (bring your own drinks). Card games will be available after eating for those not too full. Tickets £5, for further details ring Enid Elliott on 01432 760132.

Cradley

EXHIBITION - March 22 to May 11, Beast and Beauty: An exhibition of work from British artists, including Tamsin and the Sisterhood of Ruralists,blue-ginger.com/events.htm. At Blue Ginger Gallery, Cradley, blue-ginger.com

Credenhill

GAME SHOW EVENING - St Mary’s Church are hosting a games show evening in Credenhill community hall from 7pm on March 1.Tables of 8 £10 per person – includes a three- course meal with soft drinks. If you prefer, bring your own wine and glasses. All proceeds for the Magnis Group of Churches, comprising Credenhill, Bishopstone, Bridge Sollars, Brinsop, Kenchester and Mansel Lacy. For tickets phone 761935 or 769413.

COMMUNITY LIBRARY - Third Tuesday of every month, 10am until noon. Coffee and chat. All welcome.

Dorstone

THEATRE PRODUCTION - Come to Dorstone village hall on Sunday at 3pm for fantastic family entertainment followed by slap-up tea to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Kepow Theatre Company present A Crazy Little Thing called Love . Romantic love, platonic love, a love for a hobby, a love for a pet or the love of money.

You name it, this comedy explores it.

Don’t miss this Arts Alive event, suitable for all the family, from the very young to the not so young. Tickets - £10 (adult) £6 (child) and £30 (family). From 01981 550451 and Dorstone Front Room. Bar available with something pink and bubbly

Eardisley

WHIST DRIVE – When players met for the social whist drive at the New Strand on February 3 they held a one-minute silence to remember Philip Jenkins, who, with his wife Rona, had been the instigator of the monthly whist drives – some profit from which was donated to Royal British Legion. Players missed his warm welcome and the happy way in which he conducted the evening.

However, it would be his wish that the whist drives continue, so the next one will be on Monday with play commencing at 7.45pm.

Eaton Bishop

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY – The traditional annual party in the village hall was, once again, a huge success. A three-course meal, which included ham, salmon, quiche and salads followed by desserts and cheeseboard was prepared by the village cooking crew, then dancing to George’s disco continued until the early hours of 2014. There was much merriment, particularly with Rosie’s games, which involved teaspoons, string and hats. A big thank you to George for the disco, Neil Powell for the delicious ham, to the village cooks and to everyone who came along and supported the event. Organisers are very pleased to announce that the sum of £708 was raised to help with the upkeep of the village hall.

BEETLE DRIVE – Do come along to the beetle drive in the village hall at 7pm on February 21. Join in with the game and then enjoy bangers, beans and mash after the raffle has been drawn. Please bring your own drinks and glasses. Tickets (£6 adults, £3 under- 12s) are available from En 250838, Maggie 251889 and Val 250111. All funds raised will be donated to the village hall.

GENERAL FUNDRAISING – The Eaton Bishop Fundraising Committee are very pleased to report that 2013 was an extremely successful year, raising a total of £8,035 to assist with the upkeep of the village hall and church. This success would not have been possible without the tremendous support the committee has received from everyone throughout the year, so a huge thank you to you all. Although raising money was the main reason for organising many and diverse events throughout the year, the committee is sure everyone will agree that the village community spirit has flourished and everyone has had a jolly good time.

Ewyas Harold

BODYMOVES – Exercise to music, toning, fat-burning and fun. Get in shape this summer.

Every Wednesday 7pm-8pm at the memorial hall, £4 per session.

Suitable for all ages and abilities.

For further info contact Caroline 01981 241199 or email caroline@ bodymoves.plus.com.

SENIOR BODYMOVES – Exercise class designed just for the over 55s. Gentle toning exercise with no floor work. Every Wednesday at the memorial hall 9.30am- 10.30am, £3.50 per session. For further info contact Caroline 01981 241199 or email caroline@ bodymoves.plus.com.

BINGO - Ewyas Harold Scout Group are holding a bingo on February 28 at Ewyas Harold memorial hall. Doors open at 7pm, eyes down at 7.30pm.

Everyone welcome.

VINTAGE FAIR AND AFTERNOON TEA – In aid of NSPCC. March 22, 10.30am-3pm at Memorial Hall, Ewyas Harold, HR2 0EL. Featuring flower arranging demonstration by Dawn Russell of SHED. Tickets £4 each, including cup of tea/coffee.

Stalls, quality raffle, tombola.

Afternoon tea available 1.30pm- 3pm, £7.50 each. Reservations required. For tickets or to take a stall, call Carol Powell on 01873 860550 or email carolpowell50@ btopenworld.com PRIMARY SCHOOL – The school needs spare items of clothing for small girls. During the winter children often have mud and puddle incidents and need to change into dry clothes but don’t have any small socks, tights or pants for girls. Please tell the office if you can donate items that your child might have grown out of.

The school is now collecting 2014 Sainsbury Active Kids vouchers.

Please send into the office for redemption for sports equipment.

The school is currently setting up a school uniform arrangement with Tesco to enable parents to order Ewyas Harold school uniform online. There are currently have two vacancies on the governing body for parent governors.

Details were sent out and the forms completed.

TREASURER WANTED – Ewyas Harold pre-school is looking for a treasurer. The post is on a voluntary basis and would be subject to a DBS (CRB) check. The successful applicant would need to be prepared to be part of the pre-school trustees for a minimum of three years. For more information contact ewyaspre@googlemail.com.

GIRL GUIDING – New Rainbow unit opening in Ewyas Harold for girls aged five-seven years.

Rainbows is all about developing self confidence, building friendships, trying new things and having fun. A meeting was held to judge support for the new venture and times and days will follow shortly.

COMMUNITY LARDERS – The Churches in Herefordshire Action Team’s community larders project provides food to individuals and families in need referred to by appropriate agencies. Thank you for support so far but more is needed. Please donate non-perishable food eg tins of meat, fish, vegetables, rice pudding and fruit. These can be left in St Michaels church, Ewyas Harold or delivered to Unit 5, 32 Aubrey Street, Hereford. Cash donations are also welcome.

COMMUNITY CONNECTOR VACANCIES – Do you like people, are you a good listener? ACSYL builds lifelong circles of advocacy and support for individuals who are vulnerable through disability, illness, old age or other causes of social isolation. Connectors work flexible hours. To request an information pack @acsyl.co.uk.

or call 01989 555006.

WORKING PARTY – If you appreciate Ewyas Harold Common and the wonderful wild life environment it provides why not join one of the regular working parties doing maintenance work?

Saturday, meet at 10am at the northern Cwm Hill end of the common adjacent to top cattle grid. Come along for as long as you are able, equipment will be provided but wear tough footwear and clothes. The working parties are run by Butterfly Conservation with the habitat for the rare pearl bordered fritillary in mind.

SUNDAY – The 8.45am communion service will be at Cap House, Llangua, not in the cold church.

Jam on Sunday will start at 10.10am in the baptist chapel. At 10.30am the morning service at the baptist chapel will be led by Bristol Baptist College student Steve Langford.

ART CLUB – The spring meetings have already started and the next one will be on Monday, 2pm in Kilpeck hall.

New members are very welcome to come to a place where it is possible to paint in good light and beautiful surroundings, more information on wm.hall@virgin.

net.

100 CLUB - Pay £12 for the year to be entered into monthly Kilpeck draw. Conatct Jo Pewsey to join.

POP-IN – To the methodist chapel on February 22, from 10am for a friendly chat and a cup of coffee, all are welcome.

Garway

PANTOMIME – Garway and Friends ‘Av a Go Panto’ Group are performing Trouble in Nursery Rhyme Land at Garway village hall on February 20-22 starting at 7.30pm, including Saturday matinee at 2pm.

Tickets £6 adults; £4 senior citizens and children 15 and under, available from Broad Oak Garage, St Weonards shop or The Garway Moon Inn. Raising funds for St Michael’s Hospice and Garway village hall fund.

GARWAY LIVE – Tonight (Thursday) Garway Live! and Arts Alive, 8pm with Kepow Theatre Company and their showCrazy Little Thing Called Love Romantic love, platonic love, a love for one’s pet, the love of money or the love of a God. You name it, this comedy show explores it. (Improvisation, sketches and stand up.) Adults £9, child £5 and family £25. Tickets/ info 01981 580056 or bookings@ garwaylive.com. Doors and bar open from 7.30pm. www.garwaylive.com and Facebook.

Hereford

CHURCH SERVICES – Tomorrow (Friday), 8.15am morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road.

Sunday: 9.30am parish mass at All Saints’ Church, Eign Gate; 9.30am contemporary morning prayer at St Michael’s Church, Breinton; 11am parish eucharist at Holy Trinity Church; 4pm holy baptism at Holy Trinity Church; 8am holy communion (BCP) at St Nicholas’ Church; 11am choral communion at St Nicholas’ Church; 6.30pm evensong at St Nicholas’ Church.

Monday: 8.15am morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church.

Tuesday: 8.15am morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church; 12.10pm low mass at All Saints’ Church.

Wednesday: 8.15am morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church; 12:10pm low mass at All Saints’ Church.

Thursday: 8.15am morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church; 10am holy communion at Holy Trinity Church; 12.10pm low mass at All Saints’ Church.

BODYMOVES – Exercise to music, toning, fat-burning and fun. Get in shape in time for the summer. Every Monday 7.30pm – 8.30pm at Our Lady’s Hall, Belmont Road, £4 per session.

Suitable for all ages and abilities.

For further info contact Caroline 01981 241199 or email caroline@ bodymoves.plus.com.

SENIOR BODYMOVES – Exercise class designed for the over 55s.

Gentle toning exercise with no floor work. Every Tuesday at Our Lady’s Hall, Belmont Road, 10am – 11am, £3.50 per session. For further information, contact Caroline 01981 241199 or email caroline@bodymoves.plus.com.

CONCERT – In aid of NSPCC on Saturday, 7-10.30pm at Masonic Hall, Kyrle Street, Hereford HR1 2EU. Concert given by Synergy, nationally acclaimed close-harmony male chorus. Tickets £22 each, includes two-course supper.

Licensed bar. Raffle. Call Carol Powell on 01873 860550 for tickets and menu, or email carolpowell50@btopenworld.com BAT TALK – ‘The Small Myotis Project’ a talk by Philip Brown, University of Bristol, February 28, 7.30pm. Bunch of Carrots Inn, Hampton Bishop, Hereford.

Member £2, non-members £4.

Kington

KINGTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY – The next meeting is Thursday, February 20, at 7.30pm in the Masonic Hall, Headbrook, Kington, HR5 3DY. The speaker is Robert Myer on the topic of Garden Design, doors open at 7pm, visitors are very welcome £2.50.

ADULT COURSES – February/ March courses starting at Marches Access Point, The Old Police Station, Market Hall Street, Kington, HR5 3DP. Maths: Thursdays from 10am until noon.

Introduction to bookkeeping: starts February 18, 2-4pm, for five weeks; Introduction to Windows 8.1 starts February 19, 2-4pm for five weeks. Introduction to Digital Photography: Thursday, February 20, 2pm-4pm for five weeks. Create Your Own Website starts February 21, 10am til noon for seven weeks. For further information and prices please call 01544 231771 or email info@map-kington.co.uk. Concessions are available.

Knighton

COFFEE MORNING – There will be a coffee morning at the church hall, Knighton, on Saturday starting at 10.30am.There will be a raffle, cakes, books and other items for sale.

CHURCH SERVICES FOR SUNDAY – Knighton Methodist church 11am, holy communion led by the Rev Pauline Long.

Knighton Baptist church 11am, communion led by the Rev Maggie Rich. Knucklas Baptist church 6.30pm led by the Rev Maggie Rich. Knighton Catholic church, 11am celebration of holy mass. St Edward’s church, Knighton 10.30am, family service led by the Rev’s Melia Cope and Petra Beresford-Webb. St David’s church, Whitton, holy communion led by the Rev John Quill. St Andrew’s church, Norton holy communion led by the Rev John Quill.

COFFEE MORNING – There will be a coffee morning at Knighton Baptist church schoolroom on Thursday, February 20, from10.30am –11.30am. Coffee, tea, bric-a-brac stall, cake stall.

Admission is free. ST DAVID’S LADIES GUILD –The ladies guild of St David’s church, Heyope will be holding their next meeting at 7.30pm in Knucklas community centre. The speaker for the evening is Seamus Ryan talking about his 2000 trip with the Territorial Army to Mount Everest.

Leominster

PLOUGH SUNDAY – There was a lovely countryside Plough Sunday Service at Leominster. Thanks were given to Cecil for the beautiful plough.

DANDY COMEDY – Molly Cooke, Mayor of Leominster is holding a comedy evening to raise funds for Herefordshire charity ECHO and the Leominster Alzheimers Group. At the British Legion Club, South Street, Leominster, tomorrow, 7.30pm for 8pm start.

Cost £6. Drinks and food available to buy from the bar.

Husband and wife comedy and vocal act Dandy perform their unique brand of contemporary Black Country humour. Tickets available from ECHO, 40 West Street, Leominster, and from the Leominster Town Council Offices, West Street, Leominster.

Lingen

FLICKS IN THE STICKS – Presents The Great Gatsby (12) in the village hall tomorrow (Friday) at 7.30pm. Admission £4 on the door. Refreshments available beforehand and during the interval including ice cream.

ST VALENTINE’S SUPPER DANCE – Saturday at Lingen village hall (SY7 0DY). Dance the evening away to live music by Soul Supply. Cold supper table included in the ticket price, bar available. Adults £25 – includes a glass of fizz on arrival. Dress code, black tie, carriages at 1am.

Tickets are on sale and available from all village hall committee members and Claire on 01568 770472. Proceeds in aid of Lingen village hall.

HALL BOOKINGS – To book Lingen village hall, registered charity number 219377, please phone 01544 260865 or email lingenvillagehall@gmail.com.

DROP-IN COFFEE MORNING – Next Thursday, February 20, 11am – 12.30pm at the hall – drop in for a coffee. The Resource Centre and sub post office are also open on Mondays and Thursdays from 9am – noon.

LINGEN HISTORY GROUP – March 10, 8pm Martin Davis with Diary of a Shropshire Farmer (C19th). For the first spring 2014 talk the group will welcome Martin along for his illustrated talk on the diaries of Peter Davis, who was born in the south of Shropshire. Martin answers these questions: who was this young farmer, living 175 years ago? How did it come about that we now know anything about an ordinary person like Peter Davis’ life and travels? And why should these diaries be of any general interest?

Adults £3.50 – all welcome.

Talks to follow – April 7, 8pm, David Lovelace with Deerfold Forest and Lingen Vallet Wood.

TEDDY TOTS – Tuesdays 9.30am – 11.30am at Lingen village hall.

YOGA - classes on Wednesdays with Nora 7pm - 8.30pm at Lingen village hall.

CARPET BOWLS – Thursday nights from 7.30pm at Lingen village hall. For further info on Lingen village (SY7 0DY) events please visit www.lingen.org.uk

Marden

HISTORY SOCIETY – The programme for 2014 starts on Monday, with an illustrated talk by Ela Farrell about early photography including artefacts she has collected and how to identify old photographs. The meeting will take place at the CommunityCentre/School at 7.30pm for 7.45pm. Visitors are most welcome at a charge of £2 each including tea/coffee and biscuits. The programme for the year can be found at www.mardenhistory.co.uk BEETLE DRIVE – Saturday, 7-9pm at Marden community hall. A fun evening for all ages with prizes and light refreshments. £5 for adults and £10 for families (with children under 16 years). Call Jess Tidball 01568 797227 for more details.

ST MARY’S CHURCH – Visit the annual display of beautiful snowdrops in our churchyard. On fine Sundays during February we serve tea and cakes between 2pm and 4pm for visitors

Michaelchurch Escley

MICHAELCHURCH FLICKS IN THE STICKS – Summer in February (15) 100 mins Wednesday.

Escleyside hall. Director Christopher Menaul, starring Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning, Dan Stevens. This true and moving tale set in stunning Cornish coastline centres on a tragic love-triangle. Artist Alfred Munnings (of the Lamorna group) and his friend Gilbert Evans both fall for society girl Florence Carter-Wood. Come and enjoy a drink and a chat from 7.30pm before lights down at 8pm.

Adults £4, children (under 15s) £2.50. For more information 01981 510696.

Moccas

RAIL TALK – Rail author David Ross gave an informative illustrated talk at the January 31 meeting of the Moccas Rail Club in Moccas village hall. His subject was George Stephenson, the prime mover in the history of railways. From modest beginnings where his practical skills were evident very early on, George became a national icon who could rub shoulders with Brunel.

Details of the club’s programme can be obtained by ringing 01981 500675 between 7pm and 9pm or see http/sites.google.com/site/ moccasvillage

Mordiford

CHURCH 200 CLUB DRAW – Took place on February 1 at Sufton Lane at the invitation of Mrs Nita Deakin. Winners were: no 136 Louise Tanner £90, no 65 Lucy Moss £60 and no 177 Brenda Evans £30.

Ocle Pychard and Much Cowarne

VALENTINES DISCOS – Burley Gate pre-school are holding a Valentines disco in Burley Gate village hall from 5pm till 6.30pm tomorrow . It is aimed at children aged two to 11, but under fives must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission £2.50 per child. Tickets are available from 01432 820824.

Refreshments available. All proceeds to the pre-school.

Burley Gate Guides are holding a Valentines disco for seven-16 year olds on the same evening, again at Burley Gate village hall from 7pm till 10.30pm. Food and drink will be sold on the night. Tickets £3 on the door or in advance from Ruth on 07791 606506. All are welcome.

PARISH COUNCILS – The parish councils for Ocle Pychard and Much Cowarne will each meet in Burley Gate village hall Tuesday, at 7.30pm.

All parishioners are welcome to attend.

CORRESPONDENT – Martin Field, The Old School House, Burley Gate, 01432 820074. E-mail commnews@ ymail.com

Pembridge

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Wednesday, Pembridge village hall, 7.30pm.

COFFEE MORNING – Pembridge Good Neighbour Scheme coffee morning, Pembridge village hall, Saturday, 10.30am-noon.

Free coffee and cake. If you need transport please call 07779 122499.

WHIST DRIVES – There will be no whist drive in the village hall next Thursday, February 20, as it is half term. However, play will resume at 8pm on February 27, when new and old players will be welcome.

Pencombe

BIG BREAKFAST – Pencombe Young Farmers are holding its annual big breakfast on Sunday.

Breakfast will be served from 9am until noon at Pencombe and Little Cowarne village hall. £6.50 per breakfast. Local produce is used whereever possible.

Presteigne

RELAY FOR LIFE – The Marches and Mid Wales Cancer Research Relay for Life is coming to Presteigne. The event is a community led, overnight relay to honour cancer survivors and celebrate life. At this year’s Relay event at John Beddoes School field on July 12-13 teams will take it in turns to walk around a track for up to 24 hours to signify that “cancer never sleeps”. Relay for Life is International and brings communities together to help beat cancer.

Throughout the next six months teams fund raise in their local communities to support the work of Cancer Research UK.

Then everyone comes together in an inspiring overnight celebration that the whole community can be part of. The event will focus on fun for all the family, regardless of age or fitness level – everyone is welcome. On relay day everyone gathers at the track and takes turns walking laps. It doesn’t matter how quickly or how many laps are done. It’s the taking part that counts. While the relay takes place there is a party in full swing.

There will be loads going on for all the family including music, stalls and entertainment. The relay will include a Survivors’ Lap of Honour and a Candle of Hope ceremony. More details of all this will be available closer to the date when finalised.

Would you like to get involved?

Everyone know someone who is, or has been, affected by cancer.

The organisers need people to put a team together and join in by fundraising between now and July 12/13 and then joining in for the big celebrations.

The teams can be part of a local group or even work colleagues. It doesn’t matter how little or how much is raised. Every little helps.

It doesn’t matter as long as you take part.

The organisers also need to form a small committee to help organise the big day.

Anyone interested or who would like to chat to the volunteer event chairman should call Mick Fryer on 01544 260657 or 07960 008817.

COFFEE MORNING – There is a charity coffee morning at The Royal British Legion Club this Saturday from 10am til noon.

There will be a raffle and a cake stall. Donations of cakes or raffle prizes would be gratefully received. Call 260485. Why not pop along and have a cuppa and a chat. All proceeds will go to Cancer Research Relay For Life charity.

BINGO – Come and have a game of prize bingo on March 15 at The Royal British Legion Club. Eyes down will be at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm). There will be lots of excellent prizes to be won. Would you like to donate a prize for the bingo or for a draw prize? Yes?

Then please ring Mick on 01544 260657.

100 CLUB – The football club recently held its 100 club draw for the month of January at The Duke’s Arms. Landlady Jo Evans drew the following winners: £100 Enid Mathews, £50 Moi Gibbons, £40 Mr and Mrs B Garrod and £25 Mrs Sue Wood. The next draw will take place in The Wine Bar on February 28 at 9pm.

FILM SOCIETY – Presteigne Film Society is showing the film Enough Said (12A) starring James Gandolfini and Julia Louis- Dreyfus at The Assembly Rooms on Friday evening at 8pm.

Admission is £4.50 for adults and £2.50 for students. For further details call Pete on 370202 or Alex on 260577.

DANCE – There is a Valentine’s dance at The Royal British Legion Club on Saturday evening from 8pm til late. Entry is free and there will be a free buffet.

Everyone welcome.

BELLY DANCING – Alanya will be taking belly dancing classes at St Andrew’s Church hall on Monday evenings from 7.30-9pm.

All abilities are welcome. For further details call Abbie on 07962 161081 or email info@alanyabellydance.com or visit www.alanyabellydance.com/ FLICKS IN THE STICKS – The film The Great Gatsby (12A) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire will be shown at Lingen village hall on February 14 at 7.30pm. Admission is £4 for adults and £2.50 for concessions.

Refreshments will be served on the night.

TOWN COUNCIL – The next meeting of Presteigne and Norton Town Council will take place at The Shire Hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm. The public are welcome to attend.

FILM – Amanda Huntley is showing Huntley Archive Film– World War 1 at The Assembly Rooms on February 21, at 8pm. The film coincides with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Tickets are £6 at the door. For further details call Alison Parry on 267163.

SHEEP MUSIC – Sheep Music is holding a public meeting on Saturday at The Duke’s Arms at 5pm. You are asked to attend to discuss this year’s event and give your ideas etc for the future of Sheep Music in Presteigne. More members are required. For further details call 07752 412631.

MUSIC – Lee McCrory and Eddy Denny will play acoustic blues, ragtime and a sprinkle of Tom Waits at The Duke’s Arms on Wednesday at 8.30pm. Admission will be £3.

CHESS CLUB – Do you play chess or would like to learn or improve your game? If so, why not join the chess club? They meet on Tuesday evenings at The Farmer’s Inn from 7.30pm. All standards are welcome. For further details call David on 231208.

FLEA MARKET – The monthly Crafty Flea Market will take place at the memorial hall on Saturday from 9.30am. All the usual stalls will be there. Everyone welcome.

SERVICES – This Sunday there is a service of holy communion at Lingen at 9.30am, a morning service at St Andrew’s at 11am and holy communion at Discoed at 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome to these services.

SUPPER DANCE – There is a Valentine’s Day supper dance at Lingen village hall on Saturday, 8pm-1am. Tickets for the black-tie event are £25 per person and will include a glass of fizz on arrival, a cold supper and dancing to Soul Supply. For further information or to purchase a ticket call Claire on 01568 770472.

CONCERT – There is a concert ‘Cantatas and Sonates’ at St Michael’s Church in Discoed on February 24 at 7.30pm. The concert will include Handel, Bach, Chedeville, Vivaldi and Gabriell, and performing will be Natalie Clifton-Griffiths, soprano, Mark Baigent, oboe, David Hatcher, cello and Hilary Norris, harpsichord. Tickets are £12 and can be purchased from Annie Nethercott on 07989 091949 or on the door.

PARTY NIGHT – No 46 Wine Bar is holding a party night featuring Ed Boughton on the decks and his electric guitar on Saturday from 8.30pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. For further details call 267675.

Preston Wynne

TABLE TOP SALE – Sunday in the memorial hall, 11am until 2pm. Doors open to sellers at 9.30am, and for those wishing to find a bargain doors will be open at 11am. The cost of a table is £5 – to book one please ring 820648.

Refreshments will be on sale also.

All proceeds in aid of the memorial hall.

CHURCH MEETING – On February 26 at 7.30pm in the memorial hall a meeting has been organised to discuss the future of the church in Preston Wynne.

Everyone is welcome, your support would be greatly appreciated.

Pudleston

FLICKS IN THE STICKS – At Pudleston village hall next Thursday , February 20, at 7.30pm.

We will be showing The Baker (12A) a comedy thriller.

BORDERLINES FILM FESTIVAL – February 28 to March 16.

Pudleston village hall is a venue for the festival and will be showing the film Epic of Everest (U) March 13, at 7.30pm. Bar and tea/ coffee available. More details on www.pudlestonvillagehall.com.

Ross

FREE HEARTSTART COURSE – Would you know what to do if your loved one suffered a life- threatening emergency? If not, book a place now at a free two- hour Heartstart Course (CPR etc) at Tudorville Community Centre, Ross on Wye on February 28, 7pm- 9pm. Booking essential. To book your place call Shari Vandervelde on 07510 430583. You will learn how to call for help, help someone who is unconscious, recognise the warning signs of a heart attack, deal with choking or serious bleeding and perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

Simple skills to save lives. www.

herefordshireheartstart.org Tel: 0845 6060654 Twitter @ Heartstart_hfd Donations important.

Staunton on Wye

PARISH COUNCIL – There will be a meeting held in Staunton on Wye village hall on Monday at 7pm to discuss a planning application for a 70-bed nursing home on the grounds of the old school. Also 14 close care units in the old school building.

Sutton St Nicholas

FLICKS IN THE STICKS – There will be an afternoon showing of the family film Despicable Me 2 (U) in the village hall on Saturday at 4.30pm. Tickets available on the door, adults £4, children £3 to include refreshments.

CORRESPONDENT – Martin Field, The Old School House, Burley Gate, HR1 3QR. 01432 820074. commnews@ymail.com

Woolhope

CRICKET CLUB QUIZ – There will be a quiz on March 1 at Woolhope village hall, 7pm, teams of up to six people at £5 per person. Book your team 01432 860468.

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