August 2003

Bus Shelter Cleaner

The Parish Council is looking for a volunteer for this task and would be grateful if anyone would undertake this on a reasonably regular basis, and liaise with Parish Council on any problems.

Home Energy Schemes in Nottinghamshire

Grants and discounts ( up to 50%!) - many are available to all regardless of income. Some are for those on specific benefits. Grants are available for loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, energy-efficient boilers, appliances (with special trade in on old fridges and freezers), solar power and other renewable energy grants, light bulbs, compost machines, bins and water butts. Contact Karin Davis or Nora Armstrong for details or direct to Newark & Sherwood Tel: 01636 655596.

Village Ventures

Dates for your diary - Jazz Trio - Castle, Frank & Stan will be coming to Halam Village Hall on Thursday 16 October. Tickets will soon be on sale, 5 each, from Karin Davis and in the Village Shop.
Also Storybox Theatre will be presenting The Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Anderson for 5 years upwards and families on Saturday 11 October at 4pm. Tickets will be on sale (prices still to be decided) from Janet Strathern, Karin Davis and Village Shop.
Watch this space for further details!

The Waggon and Horses

1.The British Food Fortnight - inconjunction with the British Food Fortnight (20th Sept.- 5th Oct.) the Waggon will be hosting several events, including a Food Festival, a Kids' Cook Day and Host a Roast. For more details please ask at the pub.
2. Waggon Workshops - these are back by popular demand and will take place every Tuesday in September. Simply gather together a group of 6-8 and join in for a fabulous evening of cookery and drinking! The cost is 25 per head, to include dinner. Ask for more details.
3.Ready Meals - Quality ready meals are available at the Waggon. Please pick up a menu from the bar.

Notts Historic Churches Sponsored Bike Ride

This is on 13th September between 10am and 6pm. 50% of the sponsorship returned will go to Halam Church. Please get forms from the Church or from Bev Perks.

Parish Council Meeting, 7.30pm, Thursday, 10th July

Present: G Herbert, S Bust, N Armstrong, K Lindley, I Sharman, Apologies: A. Fraser, A. Paris

Wedding Congratulations:

Andrew and Julie Paris were congratulated on their marriage

Buckingham Palace Garden Party:

Retired councillor Mr H Rickett and Mrs M Rickett had attended a Buckingham Palace garden party in honour of long and valued service to the Parish, - a well deserved reward!

Open Gardens:

Raised 1,404 (705 each to Church and Parish Council funds). Thanks were expressed to all who took part and especially to Peter Thompson for organising this successful event. This event will be reviewed in September.

Dog Bins:

This has been ordered and is awaiting delivery.

Bus Shelter Cleaning:
It was agreed to request a volunteer in Halam News.

Rubbish Bin:

It was noted that it hadn't been emptied - N Armstrong to investigate.

Road Safety:

New zigzag lines and bus bay outside school, speed trap warning signs and recent temporary speed cameras have all been installed on the Turnpike in an effort to improve road safety. A letter had been written re 'gating' on Halam Hill and a letter was read out from Mr Ashley concerning parking on school lane outside the school gates- the Chairman will attend to this.

Jubilee Tree:

A Memorial plaque is to be purchased.

Village Hall:

The new cleaners are doing a most satisfactory job.

Village Hall Lights:

Work will be undertaken to ensure these meet safety requirements.

Police Overview and Scrutiny Committee:

District Councillor Bruce Laughton has sent a letter regarding this committee - problems raised with the Chief Constable included: late response times to 999 calls, lack of police presence in rural areas, rural burglaries on increase and an ineffectual telephone system. The effect of speed cameras was being reviewed and there would be future progress reports.

Local Area Committee:

A new pilot scheme to discuss local issues. 2 reps - Nora Armstrong and Karin Davis to attend initial meeting on Weds 23 July 7.30pm.

Churchyard Garden:

The Parish Council used to make a donation towards the upkeep - this will be considered at the next meeting.

Discounted Energy Savings:

This will be advertised in the Halam News.

Planning:

1. Machins Farm - proposed garage - passed unanimously.

2. New Stables, Cultersforth Lane: 3 stables and tack room in breeze block and wood cladding - agreed unanimously.

Finance:

Cleaning bill - all agreed be paid.

Next Meeting: Thursday, 14th August at 7.30pm - to consider planning applications only.

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St. Michael the Archangel

Services this month -

Sunday 3rd August: Trinity 7


9.30am Family Communion
11am Sung Eucharist
6pm Cluster Service at Edingley
Sunday 10th August : Trinity 8

8am Holy Communion
9.30am Family Communion
3.15pm Cluster Service at Southwell Minster

Sunday 17th August : Trinity 9

11am Sung Eucharist
6pm Cluster Service at Hockerton
Sunday 24th August : St Bartholomew

8am Holy Communion
6pm Cluster Service
Sunday 31st August: Trinity 11

11am Sung Eucharist
6pm Cluster (HT)

If you have any items or information you would like publishing in the next newsletter, please get the details to Edward Gathercole (813760) by the 26th.

Please remember to let Ed know if new people move into the village or if you know of any births or marriages in the village.

Thank you to Will and Rebecca at the Waggon and Horses and Andrew Paris of Copy Right Print Services Limited for sponsoring and advertising in this month's Newsletter.


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