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3:52pm Thursday 3rd October 2013
3:37pm Thursday 26th September 2013
VILLAGE MARKET - Takes place tomorrow in the community hall, between 2.30pm-4.30pm (signed just off the A49), when we hope to be welcoming our usual local suppliers. These include the award winning Squeaky Pig, producers of rare breed pork and delicious sausage (including gluten-free, made-to-order), award winning Moor Meals, producers of Dexter beef, ready-meals and pies, Jane representing Llandinabo Farm Shop, bringing, among other things, chicken, duck, and lamb, Castle Cheese and a vegetable stall. There is also a Fair Trade stand and craft work for sale.
3:36pm Thursday 26th September 2013
3:34pm Thursday 26th September 2013
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING - In Monkland Village Hall tomorrow (Friday) 10am-noon. £1 entry to include coffee/tea and biscuits. Cake, jams and chutneys, books, bric-a-brac, plants, a draw and more. Also evening prize bingo: doors open at 7pm eyes down at 8pm. No under six-year-olds.
3:33pm Thursday 26th September 2013
RAILWAY CLUB - The club is back on track for another season of railway fun, meeting tomorrow (Friday) in Moccas Village Hall at 7.30pm with a licensed bar available. Adults £2, accompanied under-16s, free. This small group of enthusiasts has a wide range of railway interests, from N-gauge modelling to full size trains. For further information, please call Phil on 01981 500675 between 7pm and 9pm.
3:32pm Thursday 26th September 2013
BONANZA FILM NIGHT - On October 5 at Escleyside Hall there will be four short films/ documentaries about life in the Black Mountains and around the Black Hill. These are: Down from the Black Hill, a 37-minute documentary made for HTV in the 1990s by director Richard Trayler- Smith; Resistance Reimagined, from the novel by Owen Sheers, 19 minutes, director Richard Greatrex; Real Life on the Black Mountains, a 17-minute documentary filmed by Dorothy Howells in the 1960s/70s, director Naomi Vera-Sanso; and Craswall-Lives and Landscapes under the Black Hill, a 20-minute documentary, filmed at the turn of this century, writer Ruth Watkins, director Angela Bennett. There is free entry but donations are accepted, licensed bar, light refreshments and raffles. Doors open 6.45pm, lights down 7.30pm. This is a fund-raiser for Escleyside Hall.
3:23pm Thursday 26th September 2013
3:30pm Thursday 12th September 2013
3:28pm Thursday 12th September 2013
3:27pm Thursday 12th September 2013
FUN DOG SHOW AND FAIR - There will be a fun dog show and autumn fair on Sunday, 2pm-4pm, at Marden church. There are 11 wonderful novelty classes including prettiest female dog, handsomest male dog, best object retriever, dog and handler obstacle race, best happy waggy dog etc, all sponsored by local companies.
3:09pm Thursday 5th September 2013
3:06pm Thursday 5th September 2013
COMMUNITY CRICKET - Marden Cricket Club is holding a community cricket tournament which will see teams of six play five-over matches in its end of season event on Sunday. Many current players are taking part but are keen to involve the local community. Anyone interested in taking part can contact chairman Nick Ashton on 07823 773451. The tournament starts at 2pm at the cricket ground behind the Volunteer Inn. The cost is £5 to play. Marden Cricket Club would really appreciate the support of the community for this event; come along to watch even if you do not want to play.
3:05pm Thursday 5th September 2013
11:37am Friday 9th August 2013
11:36am Friday 9th August 2013
FAMILY ACTIVITIES - Summer fun continued at Madley Environmental centre. August 13: 10am mini-beast hunt – find minibeasts in the woods and play the woolly caterpillar game; 1pm woodland games – play the alphabet scavenger hunt, blindfold games and hunt the hedgehog.
9:54am Friday 2nd August 2013
SCOUT LEADERS – Do you have a sense of adventure and fun? Are you young at heart? Do you like working with young people and like-minded adults? Could you join us for a couple of hours a week to help our young people achieve their potential as good citizens? Do you have any special skills or none at all but would like to learn some?
9:53am Friday 2nd August 2013
ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE – Today (Thursday), 10am – wild art, make woodland sculptures, paint with natural materials and take leaf rubbings. 1pm woodland games, play the alphabet scavenger hunt, blindfold games and hunt the hedgehog.
11:55am Friday 26th July 2013
VILLAGE MARKET - Tomorrow (Friday) in Much Birch Community Hall, between 2.30pm and 4.30pm, organisers hope to be welcoming the usual local suppliers: the award winning Squeaky Pig, producers of rare breed pork and delicious sausage (including gluten free, made to order): the award winning Moor Meals, producers of dexter beef, ready meals and pies: Jane represents Llandinabo Farm Shop, bringing, among other things, chicken, duck, and lamb: Castle Cheese, and a vegetable stall. There will be a Fair Trade stand and craft stands. Refreshments, including cakes are made and sold by Chris and Peter, all the proceeds of which go to Macmillan Cancer Support. For further details, please contact Mark on 01432 278026.
11:54am Friday 26th July 2013
CHURCH DRAW - The July 200 Club draw winners were: Katherine Knapper £90 (number 95); James Pye £60 (216); and Robert Barrell £30 (101). The next draw is next Thursday (August 1) at the Yew Tree in Priors Frome.
11:50am Friday 26th July 2013
11:49am Friday 19th July 2013
11:46am Friday 19th July 2013
CHURCH FETE - The event was held at Sufton Court in excellent weather. The net total raised was £1,272.57. Special thanks go to the Lugg Valley Archers, encouraging people to try out a new skill, adding colour and novelty targets.
10:31am Friday 5th July 2013
CHURCH FETE – Will be held at Sufton Court on Saturday from 2pm-5pm. This year the Lugg Valley Archers will be joining in so come and try a new skill. Four or five classic cars will be on display and the owner will answer any questions. There will be a children’s corner with games and activities. All the usual stalls, ice cream van and excellent refreshments. All welcome. Items for the plant, books or bottle stalls may be left at Sufton Court tomorrow (Friday), cakes on Saturday please.
10:59am Friday 28th June 2013
10:53am Friday 28th June 2013
STRAWBERRY FAIR AND CAR BOOT - In aid of Marden Preschool will be held on Sunday at Marden community centre, from noon-4pm. Boots to set up from 11am. There will be lots of stalls, a raffle and refreshments.
10:50am Friday 28th June 2013
PARISH COUNCIL - At a meeting on June 4, Lee Batstone, head of Madley school, reported on what has been happening at school over the last 12 months. Members were impressed and congratulated him on his thriving and successful school. Parking by parents dropping off and collecting from school was still causing a problem and for the safety of the public it was urged that parents park sensibly and responsibly. There is a vacancy for a parish paths’ officer – if you enjoy walking and would be interested in this voluntary role, please contact the clerk for details. Following the resignation of vice-chairman David Williams, there is now also a vacancy for a parish councillor – please contact the clerk for details. The next meeting will be on July 2 at 7.15pm in the parish hall. All welcome.
10:06am Friday 21st June 2013
GREAT BRITISH FETE - Mordiford School presents the great British fete on Sunday from 2pm to 4 pm. There will be games and displays, a baking competition, barbecue and bar, bike races, cream tea, bouncy castle, fire engine, produce and plants and a great British fancy dress competition (in hall if wet).
10:05am Friday 21st June 2013
10:03am Friday 21st June 2013
10:11am Friday 14th June 2013
MORDIFORD CHURCH 200 CLUB DRAW - Took place at 18 Pentaloe Close on June 2. The winners were number 65 Miss Lucy Moss £90, number 1 Mr John Macklin £60 and number 72 Mrs Lil Moss £30. Four extra prizes were drawn this month for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. They were number 150 Mr John Harris £60, number 209 Mr Mark Bickmore, number 166 Mr Mick Stanley, and number 145 Mr Ralph Lloyd, all winning £30. The draw on July 1 will take place at Garlands Farm at 6pm.
10:10am Friday 14th June 2013
10:10am Friday 14th June 2013
OPEN GARDENS - Once again, by popular request, open gardens will be held on the weekend of June 22 and 23, from 1.30pm to 6pm. Visitors can take a gentle walk from one end of the village to the other, taking time to admire the beautifully tended gardens, with a stop halfway for a cream tea. Tickets £5 and there will be a grand draw. Plenty of parking. Contact Cal Edwards for details on 01981 590625.
Monkland cheese and cider folk evening, parish meeting, bingo players, yoga, church services and fete
10:20am Friday 7th June 2013
CHEESE AND CIDER FOLK EVENING - Will be held today (Thursday) at Monkland Cheese Dairy at 7.30pm. Monkland Cheese and Olivers Cider, two of Herefordshire’s leading food and drink producers have combined forces with local folk band Bandangle to put on a tasting supper of cheese and cider with music.” A sort of local feastival in an evening,” explained Mark Hindle of Monkland Cheese. This is a ticket-only event, tickets are £12 available from Monkland Cheese Dairy on 01568 720307.
10:19am Friday 7th June 2013
10:18am Friday 7th June 2013
10:18am Friday 7th June 2013
SUMMER FAIR – Saturday, 2pm-4.30pm. Fun for all the family. Classic cars, cream teas, chicken paella, tower tours, children’s games and bouncy castle, stalls, miniature donkeys and ducks and pigs, come and support the tug-of-war.
9:17am Friday 31st May 2013
9:16am Friday 31st May 2013
3:50pm Thursday 30th May 2013
PARISH COUNCIL - At the last meeting on May 7 details of the Welsh Water renewal scheme were given and information from Clehonger transport focus group highlighting that the evening bus service may be lost if it is not used was read out. Posters relating to this would be displayed around the village and if people value this service and want it retained they need to use it or it may very well be lost when bus services are reviewed. Residents had made a complaint about heavy traffic through Shenmore, but there is little that can be done about this as the vehicles can legally use the road. Several potholes in Shenmore had been reported by the clerk and given a defect number for attention by county council contractor Amey. If members of the public would like to report potholes or highway defects directly they can do this by either emailing streets@herefordshire.
3:43pm Thursday 16th May 2013
3:39pm Thursday 16th May 2013
HISTORY SOCIETY - The society is holding its next meeting on Monday at 7.30pm in the community centre. Joy Davey will present two films from the Huntlty Film Archive, one about the Welsh marches from Chepstow to Prestatyn and the other on the construction of the Severn Tunnel.
3:37pm Thursday 16th May 2013
3:36pm Thursday 16th May 2013
CLASSIC VEHICLES AT MADLEY - This year’s event is on June 8, in the Glebe Field next to the church. There will be a small charge to cover expenses and contribute to village funds. The programme for the day is as follows: Meet, park and register at around 10.30am in the Glebe field (or alternative venue if wet). Mingle, chat and have coffee until just before noon and then drive to the Castlefields country pub and restaurant near Clifford for lunch. This drive is not compulsory but it will give participants a chance to see the cars and bikes in action. Those who want to stay in the village can lunch at the Red Lion or Comet pubs or bring a picnic. At 1.30pm return to Madley village and take part in the church fete with all its traditional activities. Participants are welcome to join at this stage if they are unable to make the earlier part of the day.
12:37pm Thursday 9th May 2013
FASHION SHOW - Smarty’s is holding a fund-raising fashion show and clothes sale, offering an opportunity to purchase half price ladies’ and children’s exchainstore brands at Much Birch Community Hall on Tuesday.
12:32pm Thursday 9th May 2013
FLICKS IN THE STICKS - Presents A Royal Affair (15) (subtitles, 138 minutes) at Escleyside Hall on Wednesday, 7.30pm, £4 adults £2.50 children. There will be a bar so enjoy a drink and a chat before the film. For more information, call 01981 510696.
1:36pm Friday 3rd May 2013
12:53pm Friday 3rd May 2013
11:46am Friday 26th April 2013
3:15pm Thursday 18th April 2013
ANNUAL CHURCH MEETING – The ACM of Marden Church will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday at Marden community hall. As well as reports on the fabric of the church and current financial situation, there will be updates on various projects. We will also be voting for new members of the Parochial Church Council and would welcome new nominees.
3:14pm Thursday 18th April 2013
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