October 2005

From the Editor:

Thank you Roy & Ann Stainwright who have kindly sponsored this month’s news. If you would like to sponsor (£10 per edition), advertise, make a donation, or have items of news included (deadline 24 th – later submissions may be carried over) contact: Karin Davis Tel: 815854 or email karinlindley@hotmail.com

JMT Design (John Thornewill), ask clients to note that the telephone number is in fact 01636 814676, not the one printed erroneously on the advert in August.


The Harvest Supper will be held on Saturday 8 October at 7:00 for 7:30pm.  Offers of help will be gratefully received.  Call Marina (814026) or Julie (815844).  

Southwell Choral Society will be performing Haydn’s ‘Nelson Mass’, C.V. Stanford ‘Songs of the Fleet’, & Parry ‘Motets’ on Saturday 12 November to mark the bicentary of the victory at Trafalgar. Tickets are available from Penny, Music in The Yard Tel: 01636 814411.  

Parish- funded Police Community Support Officer – On Thursday 13 October at 7.00pm in the Village Hall Police Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Johnson is coming to talk about this scheme and area policing in general. Should Halam pay for its own PCSO? This meeting will be a real opportunity to find out more about how Halam is policed and to discuss the security issues raised by the Halam Parish Plan. Please make an effort to attend.  

Trafalgar Commemoration Weekend : will take place 21 – 23 October. More details to follow.

St Michael the Archangel: October Services

Sunday 2nd October: Trinity 19

8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Family Communion

Sunday 9th October: Trinity 20
11.00am Sung Eucharist
Sunday 16th October: Trinity 21
9.30am Family Communion
6.00pm Cluster Service 'Healthcare' - at Halam

Sunday 23th October: Last after Trinity

Bible Study
11.00am Sung Eucharist

Sunday 30th October: All Saints' Sunday

9.30am Family Service - Joint with Edingley at Halam
6.00pm Cluster Service at St Giles, Edingley

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

Parish Pump

  • Congratulations to Tracey & John Whittaker, of The Old Plough, who were married in Halam Church on Saturday 3 September. We wish them every happiness.
  • Congratulations and best wishes to Beth McMurdo who had her 18th birthday on 29 August.
  • Sarah Hill celebrates her 40 th birthday on 3 October. Many happy returns!
  • Welcome to Karen, David, Emily & Adam Phillips who have moved into Norwood, Manor Fields. We wish them every happiness in their new home.
  • Welcome to John & Lesley Stoppard who have moved into Walnut Tree House, Radley Road. We hope they will be very happy living in their new home.
  • Thank you to everyone who supported the W.I. coffee morning, braved awful weather & spent lots of money to provide a really good Christmas party for the Over 60’s!


W.I. Coffee Morning

Saturday 10 September 10.30am at Ashdene, Radley Road; proceeds in aid of over sixties Christmas party. Everyone welcome!  

Once again Halam will be participating in Macmillan Cancer Relief's World's Biggest Coffee MorningCome and join us on Friday, 30 September from 10:30am till noon in the new school hall.   Mark your diary! 

The Harvest Supper will be held on Saturday, 8 October at 7:00 for 7:30.  Offers of help will be gratefully received.  Call Marina (814026) or Julie (815844).  Flyers with further information will be delivered to each household.  

Police Coverage in Halam – meeting on Thursday 8 September at 7.00pm in the Village Hall with PC Whyke who is Halam’s Beat Manager and who will speak and answer any questions.

Parish funded Police Community Support Officer Scheme meeting on 13 October at 7.00pm in the village hall with Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Johnson who will speak & answer questions about the scheme and area policing in general.

These 2 meetings will be a real opportunity to find out more about how Halam is policed & to discuss security issues raised by the Halam Parish Plan. Please note in your diary and make every effort to attend.

Halam & District Women’s Institute

The W.I. next meets on Tuesday 3rd October in Halam Village Hall at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Mr Lee whose subject is ‘The Golden Age of Radio’. The competition is an item of radio memorabilia. Visitors and new members will be made most welcome.

The 1 st November meeting will feature Debbie Kenyon, food demonstrator for Sainsbury, who has been working with Jamie Oliver on his School Dinners Project! She will be giving us ideas for Christmas cooking and will be open to questions about her recent work. Anyone who is interested is more than welcome to attend what promises to be a most interesting talk and demonstration.

Bible Study & Discussion Group

The next meeting will be on Thursday 13 October at 7.30pm at the Scypen, Radley Road. All are welcome.

Tony Andrew

Brian Pulfrey

 Sadly Brian Pulfrey who lived on Oxton Hill for many years and more recently at the old Barn, Manor Fields, died in September following a long illness. Our thoughts are with his wife Marjorie and his family at this time.

Village Ventures

The Frankly Sinatra Show

 Jo King does it his way !

Wednesday 16 November

Halam Village Hall at 8.00pm

 Tickets £6 from: Karin Davis (815854) or email as above; Bev Perks (812181); Elaine Gathercole (813760)

Parish Council Meeting: 8 September 2005

Present : S. Bust, A. Fraser (arrived 7.30), N. Armstrong, G. Herbert, A. Paris & I. Sharman; Apologies:, D. Parrish

Local Beat Officer : PC Whyke, our Beat Officer based at Blidworth station, outlined the present police coverage of Halam & answered questions re general policing.

Matters Arising : Ian Sharman asked for confirmation that the P.C. were not instigators of the request for the footpath condition to be placed on the golf course planning application. It was confirmed that this condition had come originally from D.C.

Parish Plan : Progress against plan reviewed; Agreed st up a Parish Working Group to consider planning /development issues in Halam including village envelope; protecting village character; important open spaces in the village; sympathetic design of new building. Those interested in joining this group - contact the Clerk.

Trafalgar Weekend (21 – 23 October 2005) : Possible celebrations discussed – beacon(s), BBQ/hog roast – events committee to come up with proposals. Commemoration Service - GH to be speak to the Dean

Harvest Supper : Saturday 8 th October in the village hall. Guest speaker arranged. Will at the Waggon & Horses is investigating licence. Raffle, games, food & publicity being arranged by Marina Thompson & Julie Paris; Possible flag competition to be held.

Conversion of Traditional Rural Buildings : Agreed to write to the D.C. to emphasis need for adequate parking attached to any rural building conversion to ensure no increase in congestion/parking problems in rural villages.

Notice Board : Agreed this should have three sections – parish council/general village use/map. Building Better Communities funding may be available to fund a sign as costs are likely to be over £1,000. This may delay the project while the application is processed and would have to be part of a larger project, possibly including new village signs as well. It was agreed to investigate this funding opportunity further.

Evening Classes : Those interested - contact Di Parrish.

Road Markings : C.C. have written to inform the parish council that the 30mph speed limit is to be moved further up Halam Hill (to the Southwell side of the Old Vicarage). It was resolved to write to the CC requesting clarification as to whether street lighting is to be extended also, and to request that the separate ‘Halam’ signs are retained rather than new signs incorporated into 30mph signs.

Open Meeting : Peter Thompson raised the issue of insurance for any Trafalgar bonfire/beacon; Agreed this should be through the P.C. – Clerk to investigate.

Correspondence : 1. Best Kept Village Competition – Halam joint runners up in the section – certificate and £50 cheque to be presented to village. Many thanks to all who helped with these efforts – the churchyard; flowers at the pub; flowers by church bench (Linda Bass); flowers outside the village hall (David & Di Stubbs).

Planning : Springfield House, The Turnpike – replacement of existing conservatory with sunroom; conversion of garage to living accommodation and erection of attached single garage: passed unanimously

Finance : Resolved to pay:- 1) Hall cleaners (Clerk to investigate mice); 2). Antony Aspbury Associates (feasibility study), but query excess £15 charge. 3) Parish Paths Partnership – contract for schedule of work as presented by the Footpath Group

Date of Next P.C. Meeting :- Thursday 13th October at 7.30pm

Adult Learning Classes

Would you like to learn a new language? French? Spanish? What about keeping fit? How are your computer skills? Fancy being an artist? Painting & Drawing? Ceramics? The opportunities are endless…..

If you are interested a class can be arranged, provided that a minimum of 8 people wish to take a course. But…. We need to know your names. A number of people have already expressed interest in French, Spanish, Art and Computing. - Contact either Di Parrish (816839) or Karin Davis (815854) a.s.a.p.!

Village ‘Tramp’

 Over 50 people enjoyed the 1st Halam Tramp on Sunday 11th September in decent weather, which luckily had improved since the previous day! There were 2 walks - a long route taking about 2 hours which passed through New Hall Farm and the walkers were able to enjoy the magnificent views in the direction of Newark & Lincolnshire and a shorter route which kept closer to the village.

Tea was served afterwards in the garden of The Manor House, which proved to be an enjoyable social event for all who came along. Two "treasure hunts" were held as part of the walk with Aurelia Welch winning the children’s hunt and Elaine Gathercole the adults’ hunt.

Thanks go to all who helped organise the "Tramp", who baked cakes etc and who helped on the day. It's hoped to make the "Tramp" a regular event, so watch out for the next one!  

Andrew Fraser & Peter Thompson

Picture Archive – Halam School Hockey Club 1923

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