Friday, 29 March 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Dog Mess problems in Watts Green
An understandably very irate villager has complained about dog mess on the verge around the Watts Green area and is asking that all dog walkers appreciate the problems caused by dog mess and to make sure all dogs are kept on leads and that they clean up after their dog. Failure to clean up a dog’s faeces is an offence apart from the health hazard and unpleasantness it can cause.

Theatre in the Village – There will be another Theatre in the Village event in the village hall this year on Friday October 18 when Iestyn Edwards will be coming to entertain us with his musical revue – part panto dame, part clown, part stand up. A different type of entertainment to the past 2 years, great fun and highly reviewed. A production heard by Her Majesty the Queen, and played on Desert Island Discs, Midweek, Woman’s Hour and Loose Ends. So please put this date in your dairy. More details and tickets will be available in due course.

Annual Fruit and Vegetable Show - Rosemary Wallis who has been President and main organiser of the show for many years has decided to retire. She is to be thanked for her enthusiasm and time spent in keeping the show going. There is now a new President – Joy Payne and there are plans to update the schedule. This year the show will be held on Saturday September 7 in the village hall. It is another village event for everyone to take part in so please keep this date in mind and consider putting in as many entries as possible, whether in the craft, fruit, vegetables or flowers or cookery categories. There are also plenty of events for children to take part in. More details will be circulated nearer the time.

Fete – volunteers are still needed to help with the Fete which is on Saturday June 29. Anyone like to help run the coconut shy? All the equipment will be provided. Help with the teas is also needed. Mums and Dads to man the ever popular bouncy castle are also required. Everyone can help by looking out and donating books, cds, unwanted gifts, jewellery and accessories, bottles for the bottle tombola toys, plants etc. for the various stalls. If you can help, please contact Angela Gray at or come to the next Fete meeting in The Bell on Tuesday April 16 at 8pm.

Secret Dealers - the producers of this ITV1 antiques programme are looking for people in the area who would like to cash in a few of their valuables and have the opportunity to have their possessions expertly valued with the possibility of selling them commission free to one of the dealers. The programme is about 3 rival antique dealers doing battle in private homes for items they can sell. Apply by phone to 01179707674 or email

Keep Fit Association – Exercise Movement and Dance Teacher Training Course.
An opportunity to train as a level 3 CYQ teacher on a course starting Saturday May 18 at Wheatley Park School. Find out more at the Road Show on Saturday 13 April from 10am until 12pm at Wheatley Park School 6th form block. For more information ring 01403 266000, email Text Teachit” to 07551656420 or write to Training Team EMDP, 1 Grove House, Foundry Lane, Horsham RH13 5PL

Steam train through Chearsley – don’t forget the opportunity to watch this on Saturday April 6 which should pass through about 11am en route from Birmingham to London.