Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Defibrillator - Volunteers needed
A yellow and green cabinet, housing the new defibrillator is now on the outside of the wall of The Bell, awaiting the electricity supply before it can become operational. The equipment will be registered with the South Central Ambulance Service, (SCAS) is simple to use and full instructions will be included in the cabinet. The Parish Council will be arranging training courses in the village in due course. The Parish Council are looking for volunteers to undertake regular low-level maintenance checks, which would include a weekly visual check of the defibrillator to ensure everything is in order, plus occasional checks that the keypad operates, the cabinet is clean and the spare parts remain in date. The volunteers would also be a point of contact for SCAS, who have asked for a main and 2 back up contacts to be provided. No prior experience or knowledge is needed as a small amount of familiarity/training can be provided. The only qualification is a willingness to give a small amount of your time to help maintain this important village facility. Please contact John Lewis for further information at, or phone 07780 6000640 or 01844 201011 if you would like to help out.

Village Hall Volunteer Needed
The Village Hall committee need a Bookings Secretary for the brand new hall when it opens in April. Duties are light and require managing an electronic bookings system, handing over keys to hirers and occasionally showing potential users the hall and its facilities. If you are interested in becoming involved, please email with your details or to find out more.

The Bell
  • Sunday February 11 at 8pm is Quiz night. Everyone welcome, on your own or already in a team
  • Wednesday February 14 Valentine’s Day The Bell is offering 2 meals plus a bottle of wine for £28.
St Nicholas Church services and events
  • Sunday February 11 10am - Morning Celebration. 6pm - Evensong
  • Tuesday February 13 Pancake Party at the Church from 12 to 2pm. Everyone is welcome
  • Saturday June 30 Save the Date for a fundraising event. Possibly a barn dance, a teddy zip wire off the tower (?). Suggestions and ideas are welcome.
  • Sunday September 2 Anne Persson has offered the use of a marquee in her garden for a church event, which could involve a bring and share meal. Thoughts on this are welcome. Another date to put in the diary.