FOOTBALL CLUB - Presteigne St Andrew's Football Club will be holding their annual tribute band Extravaganza, in Knighton Community Centre, on Saturday, May 29. This year the event will feature the Rolling Stones Tribute Band, supported by Soul Supply and the Whiskey Bandits. Doors will open at 6.30 pm and tickets are £12.50 in advance, and £15 on the door. For information and advance tickets contact Football Club chairman, Alan Randell, on 01544 260485, Carl Chapman on 01544 260784 or at Mr Snip's hairdresser's in Knighton, on 01547 528033.

FESTIVAL FINANCE - Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts, which continues to go from strength to strength, has been given a £3,000 grant from the Welsh Church Act fund administered by Powys County Council.

Traffic - As a result of pressure from the parish council and residents the county councils of Herefordshire and Shropshire have put forward joint plans to try to reduce the incidents of speeding through the village. Proposals include double white lines, repeater roundels and upgraded signs.

Dance - The next Sequence and Ballroom dance in Richards Castle village hall will be tomorrow (Friday).The music will be by Brian Link. Dancing will be from 8pm until midnight.

CAR BOOT SALE - Do not forget the car boot sale which is to be held at Sellack Village Hall tomorrow (Friday) from 6pm until 7.30pm. The boot sale will be held outside in the new car park area so just turn up or book by phoning Mrs Kibble on 01989 730623 and leaving a message.

PLANT SALE - The plant sale again proved to be popular and the money raised has funded the building of a new fence around the recently enlarged car park. If anyone in Sellack has any ideas for more fund raising activities then they are asked to contact any committee member with ideas

OPEN GARDENS - The organisers of the Skenfrith gardens open day would like to remind readers of the event. Several Skenfrith gardens will be open on Sunday, June 6, from 2-6pm, and it is hoped there will be lots of visitors whatever the weather. The entry ticket is £2.50 and this will give entry to all the gardens. Children are free and visitors are asked not to bring dogs into the gardens. In the village hall, Mary Thomas and helpers will serve tea and cakes and there will be plant stalls as well. The proceeds will be divided between the Church Bells Fund and St Michael's Hospice in Hereford. Mary Tomas and Anne Price have both been involved in fundraising for the hospice for many years. The Bells Fund in Skenfrith needs to raise money for the restoration of the six bells and frame in the church tower. This is a project which has caught the imagination of Skenfrith people and many events have been organised. A team of bell ringers is now in training for the big day when the Skenfrith bells will once more ring out over the village. Residents are being asked to support all the gardeners who are planning to open their gardens.

SUPPER CLUB - The next supper club is on Saturday, July 3, at 7.30pm for 8pm. Pay in advance and bring your own drinks. Jane White of Monmouth will be catering for this event. Contact Alan Jones on 01600 750698.

FUN DAY WALK - This is on Sunday, July 11. The walk is called Beating the Bounds and the plan is to follow the parish boundaries. Details will follow nearer the time. There will as usual be a barbecue for the walk participants on completion of the course.

FUN DAY - To be held on July 17. Again details to follow. It is hoped that people will wear Victorian dress if possible and there will be a prize for the best-dressed person. Do look out your Victoriana and search the charity shops for suitable items. Contact Kath Jasper on 01600 750361.