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Village news from Helen Price - 20/9/18

As sent to The Mercury

Wednesday Club

On September 5th we set out on our summer outing to Shrewsbury and our trip was a great success. The weather was good, our first stop was at Dobbies Garden Centre for morning coffee and we then continued to Shrewsbury. We alighted our coach by the river and went to book a trip on the Sabrina for later in the day. Maps of the town and attractions were readily available, there were plenty of places to eat and a super Market Hall open 6 days a week. Some headed to town, others visited the castle and museum or Quarry Park to see The Dingle Garden - a project of the late Percy Thrower when he was head gardener. A very pleasant day was had by all.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday October 3rd at 2.30pm when our speaker Marion Baldwin will talk about “Hats.”

Kings Bromley WI

The meeting in September saw the WI enjoy hearing all about "The Living Churchyard", a talk and slideshow by Ruth Williams.

Ruth enjoys looking around churchyards and doesn't find them morbid. She told us how she joined a historical group and within several years became a judge for the Lichfield Diocese. This role led her to visit a huge area of the district judging churchyards and take some very professional photographs. These she shared with us in the form of a slideshow when we learned about the eco systems and habitats found in a churchyard. Centuries ago the churchyard would have been a social hub for the parish, holding fairs and festivals . The north side of a churchyard was seen as being inhabited by the devil and some would even have a brewhouse and make their own beer to sell at these fairs and festivals. The ladies heard all about the flora and fauna and wildlife to be found in a churchyard.

The ladies congratulated our members Florence Coxon and Margaret Smith for winning the County doubles bowls tournament. They played at Little Stone, and won with a terrific 22-18 for those in the know. Well done ladies, we look forward to seeing the rose bowl trophy . We have the coach booked for our trip in November to see the Calendar Girls play by Gary Barlow " The Girls", and lunch has been arranged at an Italian restaurant before the show. The meeting closed with a raffle and social time and we meet again on 4th October.

Weight Restricted Turns in Kings Bromley Parish

Staffordshire County Council is about to impose, as an 18 month experiment, the following weight restricted turns

Traffic heavier than 7.5 tonnes travelling from the North (from Yoxall) on the A515 will not be able to turn left onto the A513 or into Woodend Lane.
Traffic heavier than 7.5 tonnes travelling from the East along the A513 (from Alrewas) will not be able to turn right onto the A515
Traffic heavier than 7.5 tonnes travelling from the East along Woodend Lane will not be able to turn right onto the A515.

The restrictions will be temporarily removed when traffic is diverted from the A38 due to accidents or roadworks.

As a Parish Council, we always expected that any such orders would exempt farm vehicles or vehicles making local deliveries. This will not be the case.

Parishioners will know that Kings Bromley Parish Council has campaigned for years for weight limits on the A515 and A513.

This proposal will, if enfored properly by the Police, reduce some HGV traffic through the village, but it is not the full weight limit that we wish for and the fact that it applies to farm vehicles and local deliveries and pick ups will, we believe, cause chaos as these vehicles will use country roads and attempt to turn in inappropriate places.

We will monitor the effectiveness of the restrictions and believe that that will be clear after 6 months.

Along with Yoxall and Draycott in the Clay Parish Councils, Kings Bromley Parish Council will now step up its campaign for a weight limit on the A515.

ITV News item on Traffic Through Yoxall

On Wednesday 12th Sept, local ITV news carried the following item:https://youtu.be/gwNiVjwZOlA

This highlights very well the problem that Yoxall have with HGV traffic

Options Trent Acres

Formally Hillcrest

Our open day at Trent Acres is on Friday 28th September @ 1:30pm, it is a Macmillan coffee event and visitors will be able to find out a lot more information regarding our service and they can meet all of the young people who are currently residing at the care home and attending the school.



Options Trent Acres offers education and residential care to boys and girls aged between 8 and 18 years with a range of complex needs, autism and associated learning disabilities. Options Trent Acres provides a highly structured and supportive environment which supports our children to manage their behaviour and develop personal care, social interaction and independence skills. The service is able to educate children with autism and complex needs, including emotional and cognitive impairment due to early life trauma and learning difficulties. This is achieved through an integrated care model incorporating the skills and expertise within our education and clinical teams. This model enables us to meet children’s individual needs and enables children to develop within an appropriate peer group.



Options Trent Acres is situated on a 12 acre site which provides a wide range of facilities and services within the homes and throughout the site. These services are designed to complement the aims of the school and the objectives for the young people.

If you require further information please do not hesitate to ask.

Yoxall Dispensary - change to hours

Yoxall Health Centre Dispensary Opening Hours

Yoxall Health Centre
Dispensary Opening
Hours
24th September 2018 – 21st December 2018
MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY
9 – 12.30 AND 1.30 – 5PM
WEDNESDAY 9 – 12.30 & 1.30 – 6PM
Weeks commencing
24th September 10.00-12.30 & 1.30-4pm
(Wednesday 9 - 12.30 & 1.30 - 6pm)
8th October 10.00-12.30 & 1.30-4pm
(Wednesday 9 - 12.30 & 1.30 - 6pm)
12th November 10.00-12.30 & 1.30-4pm
(Wednesday 9 - 12.30 & 1.30 - 6pm)
WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.

Centenary Fields - dedication ceremony

Centenary Fields, in partnership with The Royal British Legion

FIT plaque Centenary Fields, in partnership with The Royal British Legion, secures recreational spaces throughout the UK in perpetuity to honour the memory of the millions of people who lost their lives in World War I. Kings Bromley Parish Council, along with the Lichfield Diocesan Trust and the National Playing Fields Association, has drawn up a Deed of Dedication to agree that the playing field behind the Village Hall be secured as such a Centenary Field in Trust - which can never been used for any other purpose .
The dedication ceremony, attended by Angela Lewis of the Fields in Trust organisation, took place on Saturday 11th September at 11 a.m. on the Village Hall car park.
FIT group

Village news from Helen Price - 13/9/18

As sent to The Mercury

Gardening Guild

At the August meeting, the speaker for the evening was Kevin Reynolds whose subject was 'The Devil's Darning Needle - an introduction to Dragonflies'. An expert on bats, Kevin also has a great interest in dragonflies and considers them to be the largest and most spectacular insects in the UK, being supreme flyers and predators. Dragonflies are a very old species, with fossils dating back to more than 200 million years ago showing that the insects used to be much bigger with wing spans up to 3ft across. Kevin showed some wonderful photos, most of which he had taken himself, illustrating the differences between dragonflies and damselflies. The fascinating life cycle of the dragonfly was explained; the insects are voracious carnivores with interesting mating techniques.
The next meeting will take place on 17th October, when Jeff Bates will be hosting a question and answer session on seasonal gardening.

Card Sale

The next Card Sale will be held at the Village Hall on Saturday morning, 15th September from
10.30 am until 12.00 noon. The usual range of items will be available; birthday cards, cards for many other occasions, wrapping paper, gifts, serviettes, postcards, bottle bags, notelets, hand-crafted cards and much more, all at bargain prices. A variety of Christmas cards will also be available.

Entry is FREE, everyone welcome. Do come along and have a free cup of coffee and biscuits and a chat with friends after you browse.

Harvest lunch

This year’s Harvest lunch will commence at 1.00 pm on Saturday 6th October in the Village Hall. The meal will be similar to that of previous years and tickets will soon be available at £7 or £4 for under 13s. Numbers are limited so if you don’t want to miss it, please contact Gill or Glen Wright on 472622 to reserve your seat.


Kings Bromley Tuesday Afternoon Whist Drives

For a trial period until Christmas it has been decided to hold these Whist Drives every week instead of fortnightly. From 2nd October, the Whist Drive will be held in Kings Bromley Village Hall. New members are always welcome, just come along on the day.
Time 1.30 pm for a prompt 2.00 pm start. Entrance fee £1.50 includes a cup of tea/coffee and biscuit at half time.

Village news from Helen Price - 30/8/18

As sent to The Mercury

Ride and Stride

The annual Ride and Stride takes place this year on Saturday September 8th. Participants are sponsored by family and friends to visit as many churches as they can between 10 am and 6 pm. In 2017 137 churches took part in Staffordshire and 77 cyclists and walkers were sponsored. A total of £9047 was raised and gift aid will increase this amount. The money is used to make grants to churches for repairs and essential maintenance. Half the money raised by each cyclist/walker is returned to their home church.
If cycling or walking is too strenuous for you, you can still take part travelling by public
transport or car.
We need a rota of volunteers in church throughout the day to welcome visitors and sign their forms to prove they have called so, if you can spare just an hour on Saturday 8th September, please contact Glen Wright on 472622 for more details.

Grand Draw and Quiz, Saturday 10th November

Thanks to all who have donated prizes for this year’s Grand Draw. If anyone else would like to donate or would like to book a table of 4 for the quiz, we would be grateful if you would let us know please. Please contact Gill and Glen Wright 472622.

New dog waste bin

As part of our continuing efforts to eliminate dog fouling

As part of our continuing efforts to eliminate dog fouling from the streets of Kings Bromley, the Parish Council has installed another dog bin. The new bin is situated in Manor Road opposite the Bowls Club (see photo). It is already being used.

May we ask dog walkers to continue to always pick up their dog's waste and put in the bins provided or take it home. Thank you.
dog bin image

Village news from Helen Price - 23/8/18

As sent to The Mercury

Bowling Club Coffee Morning

Kings Bromley Bowling Club extends a very warm welcome to all on Saturday 1st September between 10.00 am and 12 noon. Admission £1 includes coffee and light refreshments. There will be a raffle, cake stall and other side stalls.
For those who may be interested in joining the Bowling Club there will be an opportunity to try it out. We look forward to seeing you at Manor Park, next to the Nursing Home (postcode DE13 7JA), on 1st September.

Kings Bromley WI

The WI do not hold a members meeting during August; however that's not say we haven’t been busy. The Village Show did not have the best of summer weather and we sadly lost our pretty pink gazebo in the high wind, yet we still made a grand sum of just over £440. This will fund our outings and events throughout next year. The stall had a variety of cakes, jams and splendid raffle prizes and the stall itself looked spectacular in the traditional bright pink and mauve. The prizes and baked cakes were all donated by WI members and gratefully received. All the raffle prizes have now been collected.

The now traditional cream tea at the Royal Oak was splendid and 15 ladies enjoyed the afternoon with a lovely array of cakes, scones and sandwiches. This year we themed the event in recognition of the suffragettes and celebrated 100 years since women received the vote. Many ladies wore sashes and rosettes in honour of the suffragettes.

The ladies continue to run a craft and social group at the Royal Oak on the 3rd Thursday of the month from approximately 2pm and this is open to all who might like to join in. There is no fee but please bring your own projects and money for refreshments. The next members’ meeting will be at the village hall on 6th September from 7.30pm and if ladies haven't already paid for the "The Girls " in November, £20 for the ticket and coach is now due.

A Happy Summer holidays from all the WI.

Kings Bromley Tuesday Afternoon Whist Drives

For a trial period until Christmas it has been decided to hold these Whist Drives every week instead of fortnightly. From 2nd October, the Whist Drive will be held in Kings Bromley Village Hall. New members are always welcome, just come along on the day.
Time 1.30 pm for a prompt 2.00 pm start. Entrance fee £1.50 includes a cup of tea/coffee and biscuit at half time.

Protect your possessions

SmartWater Initiative

Residents will be aware that the Parish Council is behind an initiative to combat crime throughout the parish. One such idea is SmartWater. Leaflets have been distributed. You are urged to complete these as soon as possible and return to Cllr. Pritchard by 11th September please. If you wish to be involved and take up the offer, you can contact Ian on 01543 472732 or 07831 384334 or by email at ian.pritchard1@btinternet.com

Village news from Helen Price - 16/8/18

As sent to The Mercury

Kings Bromley Wednesday Club

On August 1st 34 members of the Wednesday Club enjoyed Cream Tea at Mabel’s. The arrival of scones, cream and jam sparked the inevitable debate over what goes first the cream or the jam?! Cream first or jam first - everyone appeared to enjoy their tea - and the chocolate coated strawberries were lovely. Our thanks to the staff at Mabel’s for a very enjoyable afternoon.

At the end of the afternoon the Chair thanked all those who had helped with the Wednesday Club stall at the Kings Bromley Show and reported that the gazebo had, against all the odds, withstood the strong gusts of wind blowing across the show ground!

Members were reminded that our next meeting on September 5th will be a trip to Shrewsbury and that the coach will depart from The Grange at 9.30am. There will be stop for coffee at Dobbies Garden Centre, Gailey. The coach will leave Shrewsbury at 4.30pm.




A38 roadworks delayed

See below - Kier statement

I just wanted to make you all aware that we have had to defer the upcoming work on the A38 signs. Our previous start date of Monday, 6 August has now moved. We’re currently looking at starting this work Monday, 20 August 2018.
Start of works: Monday, 20 August 2018*
End of works: Friday, 22 September 2018*
Hours of work: 9pm to 6am Monday to Friday
*Please note that all our planned roadworks are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
Detail of works
We’ll be replacing signs that have reached the end of their serviceable life. The new signs will comply with current standards and will improve visibility of the signs, especially at night and in poor weather conditions. Those sign that require illumination will also have new LED lighting units installed, which use less electricity. Replacing the signs will improve this section of the A38 with clearer signing, which will be easier to read.
Traffic restrictions
Work will be done in 3 phases. We’ll be working mainly using lane closures. However road closures will be required on either the northbound or southbound carriageway. The map below shows the 3 diversions that will be in place, as agreed with Staffordshire County Council.
Phase 1
A38 northbound and southbound from Swinfen roundabout to Wood End Lane. This will require 1 northbound road closure and 2 southbound road closures as well as lane closures.
Phase 2
A38 northbound and southbound between Wood End Lane and Alrewas junction. This will require 2 northbound road closures and 1 southbound road closure as well as lane closures.
Phase 3
A38 northbound and southbound between Alrewas junction and Toyota Island. This will require 2 northbound road closures and 2 southbound road closures as well as lane closures.

Village news from Helen Price - 9/8/18

As sent to The Mercury

Kings Bromley Show

The annual village show on Saturday 28th July was a huge success attracting visitors from all over the county and beyond. Despite some challenging weather conditions later in the day, everyone had a fabulous day. Funds raised will go to support various village organisations.

Many thanks go to all who helped at the Show, or during the week setting up and clearing up afterwards. Particular thanks go to Kirsten Harber who co-ordinated the whole team throughout the year. And thanks to all who came along to support us!

Reverend Ty Leyland Retirement

Reverend Ty Leyland retires as Rector of Kings Bromley and the Ridwares and on Saturday 23rd June a party was given in the Village Hall for Ty and his wife Viv. They were collected from the Rectory by Roger Price in a vintage open-top Morris car and driven in style to the village hall. They were greeted by about 150 villagers who shared afternoon tea with them.

The church choir sang a humorous song about the couple, written especially for the occasion and then Glen Wright, Churchwarden, gave a short tribute thanking Ty for his 19 year’s ministry in the parish. Viv was given a basket of flowers and the couple were presented with a very generous cheque from the parishioners in recognition of his service. Rev Ty then gave a speech of thanks.

Bowling Club Coffee Morning

Kings Bromley Bowling Club extends a very warm welcome to all on Saturday 1st September between 10.00 am and 12 noon. Admission £1 to include coffee and light refreshments. There will be a raffle, cake stall and other side stalls.
For those who may be interested in joining the Bowling Club there will be an opportunity to try it out. We look forward to seeing you at Manor Park, next to the Nursing Home (postcode DE13 7JA) on 1st September.

Postmistress Retires

On Friday 28th June, Annabel Watkins opened the ‘broom cupboard’ in the Village Hall for the last time as Postmistress. She has been running this village service since August 2004 and formerly ran the Post Office in the Alrewas Road shop.

As a mark of appreciation the Parish Council presented her with a bouquet of flowers. We have yet to hear from the Post Office when, or whether, a replacement will be found.

Help fund raise for the village hall refurbishment

You can help by purchasing a brick !

To help towards the funds required to refurbish the village hall you can now 'purchase' a brick - full details on the link here PDF icon Brick leaflet and application (4.0 Mb)

Village Choir

Kings Bromley Village Harmony Choir - 1st Anniversary

More details here PDF icon choir (450.5 Kb)

A38 roadworks

Roadworks will take place on the A38 in August and Sept affecting the parish

Full details are here
PDF icon A38 Diversions - Aug to Sept 2018 (214.6 Kb)

Village news from Helen Price - 26/7/18

As sent to The Mercury

Kings Bromley Show, Saturday 28th July

Come and enjoy our village show on Saturday 28th July when we will be ‘Celebrating Staffordshire.’ It promises to be a great day out for all the family with funfair, craft fair, demonstrations, food fair, trade and non-commercial stands.

The programme starts with an equestrian show at 9.30 a.m. From noon, there will be children’s races, companion dog show, Magic Show, the Eureka Jazz Band and a parade of treasured vehicles. Displays of art, crafts, cookery, floral art, flowers, fruit and veg, photography, vegetables, woodworking and young crafts can all be view in the Horticultural marquee. A variety of refreshments will be available all day, including hog roast, Shardlow Real Ale bar bus plus G&T bar.

Main arena displays include the Toy Soldier Marching Band followed by Dangerous Steve and Pedal Power vs. Parkour which are our big acts for the afternoon, providing knockabout comedy, sensational blindfold motorcycle stunts, chainsaw juggling, trial riding and athletic stunts. The Strolling Gardeners will bring some light relief.

For further details of the Show, please see our website: www.kingsbromleyshow.co.uk.

Church Bell Ringers

We are in search of volunteer bell ringers to continue the time-honoured tradition of bell ringing before Sunday morning church services. If anyone would like to help out, please contact Glen Wright on 01543 472622 or email hello@gillandglen.co.uk for more information.


Adoption of parish milestones

The council has now 'adopted' local milestones

Click link to see details and a map
PDF icon Milestones (2.2 Mb)

Centenary Fields - dedication

In partnership with the Royal British Legion

Centenary Fields, in partnership with The Royal British Legion, secures recreational spaces throughout the UK in perpetuity to honour the memory of the millions of people who lost their lives in World War I. Kings Bromley Parish Council, along with the Lichfield Diocesan Trust and the National Playing Fields Association, has drawn up a Deed of Dedication to agree that the playing field behind the Village Hall be secured as such a Centenary Field in Trust - which can never been used for any other purpose .
The dedication ceremony, and unveiling of the plaque, will take place on Saturday 11th September at 11 a.m. on the Village Hall car park. All villagers are invited to attend this ceremony.

Replacement benches

Replacement benches for the show field

The two benches on the Show Field have been damaged and removed for safety reasons. One was erected by the Show Society (then the Horticultural Society) in remembrance of Henry Fox; the other was erected by the Parish Council with the inscription:
KINGS BROMLEY PARISH COUNCIL
QUEEN ELIZABETH GOLDEN JUBILLEE
1952 - 2002

The Show Society and the Parish Council have both agreed to purchase replacement teak benches at a cost of £350 each from a company which will be displaying at the Show. The inscription plaques will be re-attached.

Village news from Helen Price - 19/7/18 part 1

As sent to The Mercury

Kings Bromley WI July meeting

After the initial WI business presided over by the President – taking on roles of President, Secretary and Treasurer, the hot sultry evening’s entertainment followed in the village hall. Mr AW Woollett, stage name “Y-Not”, gave a most entertaining and visual journey through his life, career and ‘hobby’.

As a young man he became fascinated and interested in magic after being given a ‘box of tricks’. Following a varied early career as a radio and TV engineer and other activities, he joined the police service in North Derbyshire. During this period with the police he specialised in road safety and used his magical skills to reinforce his information about the Green Cross Code and road safety to many of the children he met in the Derbyshire schools. He was also presenting his magical skills and entertainment at a variety of events, birthday parties, dinners etc.

His proficiency got him access to the Belper and Derbyshire Magic Circles. Upon retirement he became a professional entertainer which gave him the opportunity to be employed by TV companies. He appeared in 6 episodes of Peak Practice and the Boon series.

Throughout this most amusing and interesting presentation he displayed his mastery of ‘prestidigitation’ by skilfully manipulating a variety of magical tricks and illusions, using playing cards, rope tricks etc., working with members of the audience. It was a most entertaining evening.

The President reminded members about the forthcoming village show and WI stall, looking forward to a successful day.

There is no meeting during August, but there will be Afternoon Tea at the Royal Oak, 9th August from 2-4 o’clock. Members were reminded to make sure their names were on the list.

The next meeting will be on 6th September, 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Village news from Helen Price - 19/7/18 part 2

As sent to The Mecury

HS2, Phase 1 and Phase 2 Community Forum

HS2 have advised Kings Bromley Parish Council that they will be holding a Community Forum at Kings Bromley Village Hall on Tuesday 24th July between 4.30 – 6.30 pm.

The purpose of this forum is to make sure the residents of Kings Bromley are kept up-to-date on the latest developments in Phase 1 and Phase 2.
Kings Bromley Show, Saturday 28th July 2018
This year we are ‘Celebrating Staffordshire’, with a special Staffordshire Bull Terrier category in the Dog Show, delicious freshly-baked Staffordshire oatcakes and a variety of entertainment from all around the County.
In the main arena Dangerous Steve and Pedal Power vs. Parkour are our big acts for the afternoon. Dangerous Steve provides a ‘non-stop, thrill-a-minute’ performance which includes knockabout comedy, crazy balancing, chainsaw juggling, blindfold motorcycle riding in an hilarious and dynamic act full of sensational stunts.
Pedal Power vs. Parkour display combines the incredible skill, balance and power of a trial rider and the finesse of a gymnast/parkour athlete. Both athletes will be putting it on the line in an attempt to become the crowd’s favourite.
Animals are always a popular feature with visitors, especially children, and there will be a wide range of wildlife and farm animals for everyone to enjoy. Children will also have plenty of fun on the fairground attractions and the Children’s races.
Paul Brown presents Magical Mayhem, and is a renowned children’s entertainer around the country, with awards from the Magic Circle. The Strolling Gardeners bring comedy to
all things horticultural.
Our competitive horticultural marquee includes nearly 200 categories, again representing the Staffordshire theme, so we expect budding local artists, photographers, flower arrangers, gardeners etc. to display friendly rivalry, paintbrushes and spades at the ready!
The Equestrian events, Dog shows and Vintage car display are regular favourites. Around the field will be an array of trade and craft stands, food fair, plus many food outlets offering a wide range of refreshment, including hog roast, Staffordshire oatcakes, a G&T stand plus a double decker bar bus serving real ale.
Once again, the popular Eureka Jazz Band will be playing jazz sessions near the Bar area throughout the afternoon. Great songs, catchy rhythms from the 1920s onwards create a relaxed and jolly atmosphere. Come along and join the fun!
As always, any help over the weekend would be very much appreciated.
For the full schedule, visit the website www.kingsbromleyshow.co.uk.

Village news from Helen Price - 12/7/18

As sent to The Mercury

Gardening Guild

At the June meeting, the Chairman declared the Open Gardens weekend a great success and then introduced Brian Storer who had come to talk about "Growing for Showing". He is a familiar face at Kings Bromley Show each year, as his vegetables and flowers take many first prizes and he wins a good number of the gardening trophies. Brian's interest in gardening started at 12 years old when he started digging the local gardens and now is a major part of his life, showing at a number of national horticultural shows and opening his garden and giving talks to raise money for a children's ward at Burton Hospital and a myeloma charity. His passion for gardening was evident: in addition to his own extensive garden, he has 3 polytunnels, 3 allotments, works in more private gardens and on grounds belonging to a farm. Brian gave very useful tips on growing onions, carrots, parsnips, leeks, tomatoes, marrows, potatoes, beans and celery and finished by showing some wonderful cauliflowers he had sown from seed 8 weeks previously. Gardening Guild members are looking forward to visiting his garden on 14 July.

Kings Bromley Historians

Richard Stone, our speaker on June 29th, showed us an amazing map of the world, produced in 150 AD by Ptolomy using the principles of longitude and latitude. Given that he lived in Alexandria so long ago, the features were instantly recognisable as a map of the known world with the British Isles clearly visible.
It was a lot easier to understand than the slides of the later ‘Mappa Mundi’ maps centred on Jerusalem with East at the top of the map and the British Isles tucked away in the bottom of the left hand corner.
The Gough map of 1360 was a fairly detailed map of Great Britain, as it showed 600 settlements, 200 rivers and 3000 miles of routes.
The first ‘Road’ atlas was produced in 1697 by John Ogilvy. Prior to this, roads were always ‘highways’ and routes between towns were listed with particular landmarks to look for to ensure you were still on the right route.
Later still came the famous Ordnance Survey maps drawn for the army, firstly 1 inch:1 mile, the 6 inch:1 mile then 25”:1 mile. What a map that must have been!
We have no meeting in July as we have a stall at the Show. On August 11, we are visiting Melbourne Hall and our next meeting is on September 28th in the Village Hall at 8.00 pm. All are welcome.

Tweenies Parent and Toddler Group

Tweenies Parent and Toddler group runs on a Thursday morning in the village hall from 9.00 am till 11.00am. Please continue to support this activity which provides so much fun, play and socialisation for families of the village and surrounding areas.
Contact Kerry Helliwell on 07875 367379

Temporary Closure of the village Post Office

More here

PDF icon Temporary Closure of Post Office (286.6 Kb)

Rev. Ty retires

Rev. Ty Leyland has retired

PDF icon Ty Leylands retirement (151.5 Kb)

Open Gardens 2018

A full report is here

PDF icon Open Gardens report (229.1 Kb)

Annabel Watkins Retires From Village Hall Post Office

Read more here

On Friday 28th June, Annabel opened the 'broom cupboard' for the last time as Postmistress. She has been running this village service since August 2004. Before then she ran the Post Office in the Alrewas Road shop.

As a mark of appreciation the Parish Council presented her with a bouquet of flowers.

The Parish Council has not yet heard from the Post Office when, or whether, a replacement will be found.

Allan Howard

Green Power Project

Richard Crosse School Motoring Ahead

Pupils at a Kings Bromley primary school are getting the opportunity to discover the world of engineering by building their very own Greenpower Formula Goblin electric kit car. In October 2017, the children at Richard Crosse C of E Primary School entered a competition held by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to become one of eight schools to win the competition and they luckily received good news. During December, the students received the kit car that they started building in January. It is now almost completely manufactured and will soon be ready to race at Rockingham Speedway during the month of July so they can take part in the Regional Greenpower IET Formula Goblin race. In order to enter the competition, the children had to design what they thought transport would be like in 2050.
On the 14th June, Class 5 will be attending a trip to Warwick University for the day so they can learn more about the Warwick Manufacturing Group. Paul Lovern, Executive Head Teacher at Richard Crosse said, “I think it’s a wonderful project as it gives my children an opportunity to practice their engineering skills in a real life context. I can’t wait to see their finished racing car and watch it on the race track.” The APC and Spokes including WMG will provide financial support and mentoring throughout the electric vehicle build along with driver training ahead of the race. Dr Antony Allen, Principal Teaching Fellow at WMG University of Warwick, said,” I’m delighted to be working with Class 5 on this exciting project. They are a brilliant team of highly capable engineers.”
Written by Edie Sadler and Ysabel Parkes, Year 6

http://www.Twitter.com/RCRacing2018

Youtube: Search for “Richard Crosse Racing”.

RC School

Village news from Helen Price - 28/6/18

As sent to The Mercury

Kings Bromley Open Gardens

Open Gardens last weekend was a fantastic success drawing in hundreds of visitors plus many excited children who came to spot the fairies scattered throughout the gardens. Eleven gardens were open to the public, the Ryknild Rabble Morris Dancers added spectacle throughout, plus the Lichfield Community Jazz Band played in one of the gardens on Sunday afternoon. The WI decorated the village with Yarn bombing and fairies, together with providing refreshments.

A grand total of over £2,600 was raised from entrance tickets, plant sales and refreshments and this makes a very welcome contribution to our Village Hall Refurbishment fund. Many thanks and congratulations go to all who put so much time and effort into making this such a successful event.

Kings Bromley Show, Saturday 28th July

We are now looking forward to ‘Celebrating Staffordshire’ at the village show on Saturday 28th July. Enjoy a great day out for all the family including funfair, craft fair with demonstrations, food fair, trade and non-commercial stands. The programme starts with an equestrian show at 9.30 a.m. From noon, there will be children’s races, companion dog show, a Magic Show, the Eureka Jazz Band and a parade of treasured vehicles. Displays of art, crafts, cookery, floral art, flowers, fruit and veg, photography, vegetables, woodworking and young crafts can all be view in the Horticultural marquee. A variety of refreshments will be available all day, including the Shardlow Real Ale bar bus plus G&T bar.

Main arena displays include the Toy Soldier Marching Band followed by Dangerous Steve and Pedal Power vs. Parkour which are our big acts for the afternoon, providing knockabout comedy, sensational blindfold motorcycle stunts, chainsaw juggling, trial riding and athletic stunts.

For further details of the Show, please see our website: www.kingsbromleyshow.co.uk.



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