Prickwillow Village Newsletter

SEPTEMBER 2019

PRICKWILLOW VILLAGE HALL

Wednesday September 11th at 8pm

The Village Hall AGM will be on Wednesday 11th September 8pm at the hall – all welcome. Please consider giving some of your time to help maintain this wonderful facility within our village.

PARTY IN THE PARK

Village Hall, September 14th from 14.00-17.00

Prickwillow Village Council and Prickwillow Village Hall Committee will be holding a PICNIC IN THE PARK at the Village Hall.

Come for a while or stay longer.

Just bring your own picnic and meet with friends and neighbours.

And don’t forget your entries for the miniature garden-in-a-tray competition. See last month’s issue for details.

DEFIBRILLATOR FUNDS

Hiam S&S Club kindly allowed a collection tin to be placed on the bar so that patrons could donate unwanted change to help fundraising for the Village defibrillator.

It was recently opened with due ceremony and £84 has been added to the collection, which now stands at around £1,400. Our target was £1,600 so we’re almost there!

PRICKWILLOW BAPTIST CHURCH

The Chapel welcomes you to our HARVEST  CELEBRATIONS

Sunday, 22nd September

10.30am—Liz Herrington

Family Worship with Display of Produce
Produce Donation to Local People and Ely Food Bank

Refreshments afterwards

September Services, 10.30am

1st  Liz,
8th  Paul,
15th  Van,
22nd  Liz,
29th  Paul

The Baptist Chapel has had a Christian presence in the village since 1875. It has welcomed worshippers from the village and its surroundings and witnessed baptisms, weddings and funerals for many generations. Its diverse services have brought and maintained people in the faith to this day.

There will be an Open meeting on Tuesday 10th September at 7.30pm in the Chapel Schoolroom.

If you are interested in discussing its future, along with our preaching team and regional minister, you are very welcome to come along.

With Christian Blessings from your friends at the Chapel

Join The BAND of HOPE  for a “DOWNTON EXPERIENCE” on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21st. 2019 at QUEEN ADELAIDE VILLAGE HALL 

Doors open at 8.pm for GLASS OF BUBBLY” on arrival (thereafter‘bring your own

This is your chance to dress up in the costume of thperiod and enjoy the popular music that went with it

TICKET PRICE£10 Available by ringing01353 688275

The BAND of HOPE plays Popular Music of the 1920s & early 30s. Think; Bertie Wooster – Flapper Girls – The Charleston etc. Come and have fun!

(Please note that tickets must be purchased in advance because of the catering element)

PHONEBOX GALLERY

Rebecca Taylor-Shaw and Sharon Tooley will install an artwork entitled “Rootless” – as yet no further information -so watch out!

Contact Sonia 01353 688316 or email soniapotlewis@phonecoop.coop

PRICKWILLOW BOOK CLUB

Next meeting Sunday 22nd September at Heather’s starting 7.30pm.

This month’s book is ‘Alan Turing – The Enigma’ by Andrew Hodges.

TRAINS (NO LONGER) HOOTING

You may have noticed a change in the noise levels in the village recently.

Thanks to the tenacity of a local resident, Andrew Belshaw, and the intervention of our local Parish and District councillors, Network Rail have finally removed the whistle boards from the lines and the trains are no longer required to ‘hoot’ their horns at the approach to the level crossing on the river at Padnal and Branch Banks. This reflects the fact the crossing is closed to pedestrians (and has been for 4 years).

Network Rail intend to build steps up and down each side of the bank for walkers to circumnavigate the crossing.

We can now continue to sleep through the 06.26 to Norwich!

USED STAMPS WANTED

Local resident Chris Gerbaldi is collecting used postage stamps to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis society.

If you’d like to collect and donate, please contact her at chrisgerbaldi@hotmail.com

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