February 2006


From the Editor

Thank you to the Campaign to Protect Rural England which has sponsored this month’s news and are organising the talk by Robert Macfarlane. Visit their web-site at www.cpre-eastmid.org.uk . Please consider making a donation or joining this organisation which fights to protect rural areas such as ours.

If you would like to sponsor Halam News (£10 per edition), advertise, make a donation, or have items included (deadline 25th – later submissions may be carried over)

Contact: Karin Davis Tel: 815854 or email karinlindley@hotmail.com


WHAT’S ON

The Daniel Smith Blues Band

Saturday 11 February at 8.00pm in Farnsfield Village Hall; described as a “dazzling accomplished boogie woogie & blues pianist” by the Guardian. Tickets £7 from Peter Atkinson (Tel: 01623 883098) or Karin Davis (815854)  

Luke Daniels: ‘Circle of Stone’

A fantastic evening of Gaelic music from a septet of award-winning folk and classical performers on Sunday 26 March at 7.30pm in Halam Church. Tickets £6 (including a glass of wine) from Karin Davis (815854) Elaine Gathercole (813760) Bev Perks (812181) Glenys Herbert ( 812335).

‘The Newstead Abbey Singers’

Saturday 29 April in Halam Church at 7.30pm tickets £6 (including glass of wine) – a 2nd concert to raise funds towards very badly-needed interior replastering and painting of our Church. Please mark these in your diary and support these events!  

Halam W.I. Fundraising Walk & Lunch

Thursday 20 th April commencing at 10am from Halam Village Hall. Tickets from Rita Rippon (Tel: 01636 812390) or Glenys Herbert (812335) cost £5 including lunch at 12.30pm. Non- walkers are welcome. Proceeds towards fund-raising for Halam W.I. 50 th birthday celebrations


St Michael the Archangel: February Services

Sunday 5th February: Candlemas

8.00am Holy Communion - Canon Turner
9.30am Family Communion - Rev Perry

Sunday 12th February: 3rd Sunday before Lent
11.00am Sung Eucharist - Rev Perry

Sunday 19th February: 2nd Sunday before Lent

9.30am Family Communion - Canon Turner
Sunday 26th February: Sunday before Lent

11.00am Sung Eucharist - Rev Perry

For information contact Church wardens: Bev Perks (812181) David Herbert (812335)
Preist-in-charge: Rt. Rev. David Leening (812593)

‘Wild Places in Rural England’: Dr Robert Macfarlane

Halam celebrity author Robert Macfarlane will be giving a lecture: ‘Wild Places in Rural England’ in Southwell Minster Great Hall on Thursday 30 March at 7.30pm.

Robert lived in Halam from the age of 8 and was educated at Nottingham High School. He sang in Halam Church choir for a couple of years and left for university aged 18. A Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and an international speaker, he is now married with a daughter, Lily, and a second baby on the way. 

His first book “Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination” (Granta 2003) won the GuardianFirst Book Award & the SomersetMaugham Award. It has been translated into eleven languages & made into a BBC film. The Guardian described it as “one of the most accomplished books written around the experience of mountains in the past fifty years.” It was described as “a riveting read” by Jeremy Paxman, & Benedict Allen commented, “He is the perfect mountain guide … he’s been up there and come back down through the foothills to offer us his thoughtful and gracious elegy”. Robert also won the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award and was a Booker Prize judge in 2004.

He is now writing a book about the wild places of the British Isles. He asks if the idea of wild England is a paradox. His discussion will draw on his own experiences exploring fields, moors, rivers, & woods of England, as well as on the works of John Clare, Richard Jefferies, Gilbert White and other great English rural writers.

Tickets cost £8.00; Light refreshments on arrival at 7.30 are included. Please contact Rosamund Macfarlane, Middlebeck, Gray Lane, Halam (Tel: 812583) stating your requirements. Cheques are payable to CPRE (Notts).

Halam & District Women’s Institute

The W.I. next meets on Tuesday 7 February at 7.30pm in Halam Village Hall. The speaker, Mr Cousins, will be talking about ‘Newark Inns & Public Houses’. New members will be made most welcome.

Millennium Picture Archive:

This photo shows Bailey Rogers, who lived at Halam Mill, crossing the footbridge at Halam Splash, on a warm summer’s day. Just the thing to cheer us up in February!

Photograph courtesy of G. Roe


Parish Council Meeting: 10 November 2005

Present: S .Bust; A .Fraser; G .Herbert, D .Parrish: A .Paris; I. Sharman.

Apologies: N. Armstrong; C.Cllr A .Stewart.

Matters Arising :
1) Neighbourhood watch – will residents please circulate any information re incidents in the village, even if this hasn’t come via the police Ringmaster system.

2) Poachers have been seen in the village – please be alert & report suspicions to farmers whose land is involved & the police. 3) Halam Hill pavement – cleaning has been done, but further clearing of mud/undergrowth needs to be carried out. N. Armstrong to action.

Parish Plan :
D. Parrish and A. Paris to meet to discuss putting together a “village welcome pack”.

Design Statement :
The first meeting of the Parish Working Group is scheduled for Thursday 19 January

Litter :
The insurance position regarding volunteers litter picking was raised; C. Mercer to be asked for information.

Christmas Tree :
It was agreed that the village should have a Christmas tree with lights next year outside the church, subject to PCC agreement. D. Parrish to coordinate.

State of the Roads :
Red tarmac for ‘gating’ will be put down in March. Sign near ‘Norfolk House’ will be reinstated imminently. Street lighting will be extended up Halam Hill and 30mph zone extension is progressing, and interactive signage is still likely.

General state of roads was discussed and it was agreed to keep pressure on the County Council for further, more substantial repairs.

Clerk will speak to NCC Highways again regarding gulleys on Halam Hill. They need cleaning out.

Some unblocking of the Radley Road sewers was done over the New Year, the situation will now be monitored.

Notice Board :
Waiting for feedback from “Building Better Communities” scheme.

Community Speed Watch :
John Whitaker reported that the first ‘live session’ is scheduled for January; awaiting police speed signs and provision of ‘hi-vis’ jackets.

Thanks to John for buying a speed gun to use in Halam. Scheme needs to be registered with the P.C.s insurers – Clerk to speak to P.C. Brown and action as necessary.

Residents, please be aware all cars passing through the village will be monitored – including those of people who live here!

Open Meeting :
It was reported that its was unlikely that a 20mph speed limit would be put in place past the school as the route is a major road.

Planning :
The Old Barn, The Turnpike – conversion of existing garage with extension to existing house: planning and Listed Building consent approved unanimously

Planning Decision :
Meadow Cottage, Radley Road – erection of 1st floor extension: approved by D.C.

Finance :
Agreed to donate £20 to the school for use of the computer projector for the village hall presentations.

Items for Next Agenda :
Minor amendments to Standing Orders/Financial Regulations

Village Hall :
Ian Sharman declared a prejudicial interest and left the meeting. Letter and information regarding the proposed new village hall to be circulated a.s.a.p.

Date of Next Meeting :- Thursday 9 February at 7.00pm

Please note – Mike Evans, Head of Planning, will be attending this meeting at 7.30pm to discuss the proposed new village hall and answer questions from residents. This is your opportunity to find out the District Council’s view on the proposal.


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Brand new vertical sun bed 5minutes: £2/10minutes £4

 Waxing/Facials/manicures/pedicures/tanning massage/tinting

 Contact: Emily Thornewill (NVQ Level 2+3)

Tel: 01636 812334/Mobile: 07791 464702

Or call into Halam Cottage, Radley Road


ATTENTION! - New Improved Bus Timetable – HOURLY SERVICE!

Service 29 & 29A Monday – Saturday: Newark – Mansfield (Please note: the 15.27 operates on Weds & Sat only during school holidays)

Newark

 

07.20*

 

08.55

10.00

10.55

12.00

12.55

14.00

14.55

16.00

17.10

18.00

18.55

19.45

22.45

Southwell

06.21*

07.41

08.51*

09.21

10.21

11.21

12.21

13.21

14.21^

15.21

16.21

17.36

18.21

19.21

20.11

23.11

Halam

06.27*

07.47

08.57*

09.27

10.27

11.27

12.27

13.27

14.27^

15.27+

16.27

17.42

18.27

19.27

20.17

23.17

Mansfield

07.10*

08.25

09.31*

10.04

11.04

12.04

13.04

14.04

15.04^

16.04+

17.04

18.19

19.04

20.04

20.51

23.45

*Not Saturday +Weds & Sat only during school holidays ^terminates at Southwell on Weds during term time


Service 29 & 29A Monday – Saturday: Mansfield – Newark

Mansfield

06.10*

07.45

08.50

09.50

10.50

11.50

12.50

13.50

14.50

15.50

16.50

17.45

18.20

21.20

Halam

06.37*

08.17

09.22

10.22

11.22

12.22

13.22

14.22

15.22

16.29

17.22

18.21

18.52

21.52

Southwell

06.45*

08.25

09.30

10.30

11.30

12.30

13.30

14.30

15.30

16.37

17.30

18.29

19.00

22.00

Newark

07.10*

08.46

09.55

10.51

11.55

12.51

13.55

14.51

15.55

16.58

17.55

18.50

19.25

22.25

Service 27A&B Sundays /Bank Holidays: Newark – Mansfield
Service 27A & B Sundays/Bank Holidays: Mansfield -Newark

Newark

11.00

13.05

15.00

17.05

19.00

21.05

 

 

Mansfield

09.25

11.25

13.25

15.25

17.25

19.25

22.25

Southwell

11.26

13.26

15.26

17.26

19.26

21.26

23.20

 

Halam

10.06

12.06

14.06

16.05

18.06

20.06

23.06

Halam

11.32

13.32

15.32

17.32

19.32

21.32

23.26

 

Southwell

10.14

12.14

14.14

16.14

18.14

20.14

23.14

Mansfield

12.17

14.17

16.17

18.17

20.17

22.17

23.54

 

Newark

10.39

12.39

14.35

16.39

18.35

20.39

 

All services stop at Edingley & Farnsfield and usual villages between Newark & Mansfield. Please see service 29/29A leaflet for full details.

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