September 2003

The family of the late Cyril kemp would like to thank most sincerely their neighbours and friends for the kind messages and sympathy on the sad loss of Cyril, who bore his illnesses bravely. The monies donated at the funeral service amounted to £112.90p and will be added to the Church Restoration Fund. Again, my sincere thanks. Avis Kemp.

Cat looking for a good home

A 4 1/2 year old male pedigree cat needs a loving home due to work commitments. Please phone 812551 or mobile 07900 396054.

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.

Parish Council Meeting, 7.30pm, Thursday, 14th August 2003

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

Grant for Upkeep of Churchyard:

Discussion was deferred to next month's full council meeting.

Dog Bins:

This has now arrived and a suitable location will be decided upon. Simon Bust and Pat Rickett will investigate a possible location at the Radley Road end of Gray Lane.

Electoral Boundary Review:

The Parish Council have received a letter acknowledging their correspondence on this matter.

Bus Shelter Cleaning:

There has been no response to the request for a volunteer cleaner. The Council are prepared to make a modest payment to anyone prepared to clean the shelter on a regular basis. This could possibly suit a young person looking for some extra pocket money - please contact Pat or Glenys for details.

NALC Annual General Meeting:

12th Nov. Simon Bust and Karin Davis to attend as voting members.

Notts. Assoc. of Local Councils:

Budgeting Seminar 14th October. Pat Rickett to attend.

Parish Councils' Conference:

General Information 17th November. Halam Parish Councillors will be attending various workshops.

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.


1. Barnholm, land rear of Gray Lane - Erection of new retirement cottage: Rejected unanimously on grounds of size of building plot. Amendment proposed that a smaller development would receive more favourable consideration - accepted 4 for and 1 against.

2. Littledale, The Turnpike - Proposed alterations and extension to existing dwelling : Accepted unanimously. Finance: Date of Next Meeting:


It was proposed and accepted that the Clerk should pay the following: bill for emptying Village Hall bin, cleaners' bill and cost of the dog bin. Internal Auditor: The role of the internal auditor was discussed in depth with Elaine Gathercole who has been asked to act for the current year. The formalisation of financial systems and reporting was highlighted and it was agreed that the Clerk and Andrew Paris would liaise on a review of current procedure.

Next Meeting: Thursday, 11th September at 7.30pm

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St. Michael the Archangel

Services this month -

Sunday 7th September: Trinity 12

8am Holy Communion
9.30am Family Communion
Sunday 14th September: Holy Cross Day

11am Sung Eucharist

Sunday 21st September: St. Matthew

9.30am Family Communion
Sunday 28th September: Michaelmas

11am Sung Eucharist
Sunday 5th October: Harvest Festival

8am Holy Communion
9.30am Family Communion

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 Lorraine Luck of Little Rascals for sponsoring and advertising in this month's Newsletter.

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