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3:22pm Thursday 16th May 2013
PLANT FAIR and CAR BOOT SALE - The friends of Gladestry School will be holding a plant fair and car boot sale Saturday, from 10am-1pm at Gladestry Village Hall. Refreshments, plants, produce and bargains to be enjoyed.
11:03am Friday 22nd March 2013
EASTER SERVICES - At St Mary’s Church, morning prayer will take place during Holy Week, March 25-28 at 9.30am. On March 27 at 7pm there will be a service of evening worship. On Good Friday at 1pm there will be a short time of meditation and music. Easter Sunday, Holy communion will be celebrated at 4.30pm. Everyone is welcome to join these special services.
10:14am Friday 7th December 2012
12:51pm Friday 28th September 2012
SOLAR PROJECT - Gladestry Village Hall committee decided to install a 4 kw solar power generating system just weeks before the August 1 deadline when the feed-in-tariff would be reduced. It had to get planning permission, achieve an energy performance certificate at level D or above, arrange finance, decide on the product and installer and get the application and documentation in by the deadline. “We had done a good deal of research”, said treasurer Michael Johnson, “and knew what was required. We had been in contact with local energy advisers Severn and Wye Energy of Builth Wells and it was crucial that everything came into place. It was important that the best product was selected because being relatively high up we get a fair amount of cloudy weather. We decided on the REC solar panels because they are the leading performer in those conditions, and Solar Kinetics of Fownhope are the approved installer for the area. I have worked with them before; they installed on time and did a tremendous job”. With the solar system installed the hall achieved an A – the highest level – in the energy performance rating. With reduced electricity bills and the feed-in-tariff the system should pay for itself in eight to nine years.
2:08pm Friday 14th September 2012
11:09am Thursday 16th August 2012
ST MARY’S FETE - In spite of torrential rain, a good crowd braved the elements to attend the church fete. Merriel Oliver opened proceedings with words of encouragement to go out and enjoy the afternoon in spite of the weather, which everyone did. Nearly £1,900 was raised and the organisers wish to thank everyone for their support.
8:00am Thursday 19th July 2012
FETE - On August 4, at 3pm, St Mary’s Church summer fete will be held in the church grounds. The quintessential English fete will have various stalls and traditional games including a Chinese auction and a busking corner, plus a children's fancy dress competition. An additional children’s competition this year involves the making of scarecrows which will be placed strategically around the village. Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon. For further information, call Ann James on 01544 230153.
3:44pm Thursday 5th July 2012
UGANDA - In a workshop with Heather Smith, children looked at artefacts from Uganda including banana skin dolls, home made musical instruments and chickens made out of bags. They also made their own footballs out of recycle carrier bags. Money raised by Heather for doing the workshops goes to Hands up for Uganda, a charity for the village of Kisaabwa.
3:21pm Thursday 14th June 2012
8:00am Thursday 31st May 2012
JUBILEE - Gladestry will be marking the Queen’s jubilee with Colva, Newchurch and Michaelchurch-on-Arrow. Celebrations begin with a Diamond Jubilee songs of praise and thanksgiving service at St Mary’s Church at 6pm on Sunday, followed by refreshments.
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