What a difference a day makes

Derek writes What a difference a couple of hours working together can make. A big thank you to Karen, Christine, Richard, Oliver, David & Glen for their hard work at the Churchyard last Monday, clearing around graves in the North East corner. Our next working party in the Churchyard will be on a Tuesday ( … [Read more…]

Churchyard Working Party

Derek writes Churchyard Working Parties usually happen on the first Monday of each month from 2 – 4.0 p.m. It is an opportunity to get extra jobs done and look at the Churchyard with fresh eyes. This Monday I would like to thank i) Bill & Richard for scraping & cleaning paths. ii) Andy for … [Read more…]

Blackthorn winter

Derek writes: This is not an April fool. The phrase “ Blackthorns winter“ has been used several times in the Shurvell household over the past couple of days. After lovely warm days in March we now have a cold spell coinciding with the blossoming of Blackthorn, ( Prunus spinosa ) which produce sloes. We call this … [Read more…]


Derek writes Plans are underway to prepare a programme of events to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee over the long weekend June 2 – 5th, please keep these dates in your diary. There will be a Beacon lighting, Party in the Rec, Fete and Songs of Praise plus street parties on the Sunday lunch time. … [Read more…]