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North Kilworth News

November 2010

IN THIS ISSUE •

Your letters

Diary Page

ST ANDREW’S CHURCH

Thanks to all who supported the Harvest Festival service. We received generous • Notes: Parish Council Meeting donations of produce and were able to send over £100 to Shelter in Leicester, two large • Say Hello to-------boxes of groceries to the Salvation Army • Church services/ Registers and 14 baskets of fruit and vegetables to housebound parishioners. Special thanks • St Andrew’s Primary School are due to the children of St Andrew’s • WI School for their hard work in decorating an area of the church superbly. It was good to • Neighbourhood Watch welcome Rev Emma Davies to North • Reading group Kilworth and we look forward to seeing her more often following her arrival in • Parish Plan Update Gilmorton. • Pilates with Matt This week’s headlines about cuts in public spending indicate that hard times are • History page ahead and what is true nationally is certainly true in the Diocese of Leicester • Make the most of your boiler and in the parish of North Kilworth. Problems are not just financial. In Leicester as everywhere there is an acute shortage of North Kilworth News Sponsored by North Kilworth priests as clergy retirements outnumber ordinations. Parishes are struggling to Parish Council Phone: 01858 880432 meet their share of Diocesan expenditure and it is proposed that overall by 2020 the Diocese, itself going into deficit, will need to run with 25 fewer clergy, our Deanery judith.hardwick@btinternet.comwith 1.5 fewer. To this problem add that of social and other change which has or nickhardwick@btinternet.com resulted in declining congregations, throw ever-present shortage of money in to the •

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mix and the result is stark. In order to meet this year’s financial obligations the PCC has exhausted its cash reserves and has had to sell long-held share investments. At this rate all such funds will be used up in 2-3 years’ time. This is not the result of profligacy – the upkeep of an ancient building is expensive and maintenance cannot be deferred pending possible better times. A serious re-think is called for. Last month Gary wrote, regarding the pub, “Use it or lose it”. The same may be said of the Church. Are services wrongly timed or inappropriate? Would you attend if they were any different? Can you help in any way? Would we care if the door was locked permanently? The PCC needs your feedback; PLEASE let any member have your comments. Gwilym Price (880042); Peter Jones (880262, peter.jones74@btinternet.com), Sarah Holmes (holmesnk@btinternet.com). Jo Guilfoyle 880574, jbguilfoyle@surfree.co.uk)

Bushloe

Millionaires Evening Saturday 15th January- - at Bushloe Barn. Ticket will include a hot supper and plenty of Monopoly money to gamble on the tables- roulette, blackjack, etc. (no real money allowed!) Black tie & posh frocks optional Tickets available December .

Saturday 5th March - Safari Supper. The usual formatwith a 3 course dinner at surprise venues, with surprise fellow dinner guests! Please let one of the committee know early in the New Year if you would like to take part - some non-cooking spaces available, particularly for any newcomers to the village- a good way of getting to know people. Everyone welcome Please support these events- essential fundraising to maintain both the all weather courts and the children’s playground Committee members- Sarah Holmes, Julie Fish, Jane Faulkner, Manfred Morris, Carol Potter, Janet Allman, Dorothy Howie, Jane Higgins, Sally Phillips


Page 2 Editorial Comment/ Neighbourhood Watch/ WI Church Matters. Last month, concerns were expressed in The News regarding the future of The White Lion. In this issue it’s the church that is facing difficulties- a similar but equally worrying theme. Cuts in public spending, times are hard and we all need some good news. Is our glass half empty or half full? The Parochial Church Council has highlighted the problems facing not only our . village church, but many others nationwide. Money is short, there is a dearth of ordained priests and congregations are declining. The PCC states that it has exhausted its cash reserves and been forced to sell established share investments. Funds could be exhausted in 2th th 3 years if trends continue. St. Andrew’s dates from the 13 and 14 centuries, but as the PCC declares, the door could be soon locked permanently and do we care? It would be a disaster not only for regular members of the congregation, but also the whole village. Many of us rely on our church for conducting weddings, christenings and funerals- we take it for granted- but are not prepared to attend services on a regular basis if at all. Yet it is unthinkable that our village church could cease to exist. It is at the heart of our community.. So how can we ensure that this would never happen and that St. Andrew’s remains an integral part of our community for countless generations to come? Dwindling congregations will not sustain our church for much longer. The PCC states that “A serious re-think is called for.” This has to be a twoway process, though, we all have to re-think. There are probably many in our community who claim to have a spiritual belief and think of themselves as sharing Christian values, yet never attend church services. Why? Does the church make every effort to provide a welcoming and stimulating environment where the spiritual needs of the congregation are fully met? Or is it that we are just too wrapped up in coping with the pressures of modern living, that attending services comes right at the base of a list of priorities when it might just provide the comfort we need? On the front page, the PCC asks questions that it would dearly love answers to. This is crucial to the process. Let its members know, contact The News with your opinions. What is it that would attract you to regularly attend worship? What needs to change? How can the church be on a more sound financial footing? Do we actually care? The answer is yes we do, but though we need to look at and ask questions of ourselves, so the church must also reflect and consider strategies that will make attendance at St. Andrew’s and other parishes a priority for many not the few. The alternative has been spelled out and it’s not what any of us would wish to see. So let’s unlock our ideas and thoughts to ensure that St. Andrew’s church door remains open as a thriving place of worship for many a day. It’s up to us all. Editor

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH -There have seen several distraction burglaries and attempted distraction burglaries at the homes of elderly and vulnerable people involving the "Water Board" method and other similar stories. Fortunately Harborough Local Policing Unit have not seen any of these types of crimes recently but we would like to remind local residents - especially the elderly and vulnerable – about the potential dangers of bogus doorstop callers. Be suspicious of any unexpected callers and especially vigilant if anyone claims to be from the "Water Board" as there is no such thing as the "Water Board" and if anyone says they are from the "Water Board", they are lying probably for criminal purposes. This should be reported to the police by phoning 999. -Residents are asked to consider the following advice this Bonfire Night: • The safest way to enjoy Bonfire Night is to attend a professional organised event. • Stay a safe distance away from fireworks and bonfires. Never go near a firework that has been lit; even if it has not gone off, it could still explode. • Don’t set off fireworks in the street or in busy places – you could seriously hurt yourself or somebody else. • Always wear gloves when holding a sparkler. • Fireworks will frighten your pets, so keep them indoors. • Remember, you need to be 18 years of age before you are allowed to buy fireworks in the shops. Anyone with concerns about fireworks misuse or information about a shop which is selling fireworks to young people under the age of 18 is asked to call Leicestershire Constabulary on 0116 222 2222 or Crimestoppers, which is free* and anonymous, on 0800 555 111. Email:- henry.whatley@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk Tel:- 0116 248 3875 Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator

NORTH KILWORTH WI

North Kilworth WI meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Village hall, At 7.30pm New members are always very welcome. For more information contact: Christine Hewes: eandchewes@tiscali.co.uk/ 880036 Jude Hardwick: judith.hardwick@btinternet.com/ 880432 Our speaker this month was Alison Chapman who told the members about the History of Kilworth House Theatre. It was good to see so many members at a most enjoyable meeting. The November meeting will be on Thursday 18th and will be the Annual Meeting and Faith Supper. 7.30pm in the Village hall. Flowers & Raffle-Christine Hewes. Members are reminded to bring a dish to share with everyone else.


Your Letters Dear Editor

Whilst sweeping the grass cuttings and moss off the path [litigation in case someone slips], my thoughts went back to my childhood when every one's mother spent a considerable length of time sweeping their paths every week wither they needed it or not. It was part of the household chores the same as Monday was always wash day. Those were the days when nobody went to the gym or had heard of Pilate's and if you did Yoga you must live in India. They did not need too as daily activities used calories and kept people fit. Maybe we should all invest in a good brush and save money on gym membership. Hands up how many people employ a cleaner and pay membership they don't fully use. Out of interest our ancestors were hunter-gatherers and designed to walk 12 miles a day! maybe we need to extend our fitness instead of our waistbands. ’Oh my back’ Gaye Affordable Housing - A Point of View I have concerns about the whole concept of ‘Affordable Housing’ but also about such developments in North Kilworth. Life with Maggie Previous governments, starting with the Conservatives under Maggie Thatcher, had the ‘bright idea’ of selling off council houses, the country’s stock of rented properties that were affordable, well built and pricecontrolled. So now there is a problem: where can people live who can’t afford the house prices forced up by an increasing population and the encouraged greed of many builders and landowners? I know, we’ll explain how desperate the housing situation is, thinks the ‘Powers That Be’, and encourage what amounts to housing associations to take over the Government’s previous responsibility and provide houses for rent. Oh, and of course, building firms and anyone with a nice spare bit of land will benefit. Everyone happy?

"Parish Plan Update" Did you know we had one? Were you aware of it? It is now 10 years since we embarked on the development of the Plan and it has served us well over that time. nevertheless it does need "refreshing". Are you interested in taking on responsibility for an update? No funding is required-just enthusiasm for the task and a preparedness to cast a critical eye. If you are prepared to lead a 10 year Review the Parish Council would like to hear from you to peter.jones74@btinternet.com"

Page 3 No, or they won’t be as time goes on. Because there will be snags and unforeseen pitfalls. What happens if the tenants want ‘improvements’? Who pays? Who maintains and repairs the houses? Will the cost, as often happens with housing associations, fall on the tenant? Will the houses be then affordable but not maintained and form a local mini ‘sink’ estate? Those taking on shared ownership will want a good, market return on their ‘share’ when they leave, leading to further problems of affordability. Land for Sale We then come to the problem of where to build these houses. There are some nice tempting bits of land out in the open countryside, outside the agreed development limits, but there is a problem. It wasn’t long ago that it was decreed, that we can’t go on eating up the countryside and such developments should not be allowed. But, low and behold a bright idea to solve this impasse. Put a positive spin on the situation (a need for houses people can afford and who could disagree?) and put the responsibility for any decision in the hands of the public, the local community (you decided there was a need, not our fault it went wrong) and there you have it. A good chance for opportunist builders and owners of all sorts and sizes of bits of land, to make money and never mind the future. What about North Kilworth? In my opinion it is a Trojan horse situation. Start one site outside the present village limits, even if for an ‘exception site’ and you have opened up the development of this village out of proportion to the original, till it is not a village at all – think of what has happened to Broughton Astley and Fleckney. We will be tempted with all sorts of ‘goodies’ by the builders etc. – money for goodness-knowswhat. But it still won’t alter the fact that it will no longer be the North Kilworth you have known or chosen to live in. Is that what you want? It

isn’t what you said in the survey conducted before the Parish Plan was drawn up not so long ago. Then again, if an ‘exception site’ is located on land which would not be suitable for market residential development then, without too much thought, it should be clear to anyone that it cannot be suitable for any development. There is also the problem of who lives in these houses. If you think it will be local houses for local people, there is little chance, in my opinion, of ensuring this for ‘all time’. How can one predict that there will always be a ‘local need’ and that local people will wish to rent such houses in perpetuity? Does the Parish Plan count for anything? As regards this new survey to be conducted by a council officer ‘to establish if there is a need’, we did such a survey, also prior to writing the Parish Plan and found there was no evidence of such a need. Those of us who helped conduct this survey and prepare the Parish Plan (which was adopted for planning purposes by Harborough District Council, though they have to be reminded of this) will also remember that we were told not to give any positive discrimination as to where development should take place as this would give an unfair bias, so we must be mindful of this in our discussions. Then again, we have had quite a bit of new building in North Kilworth in recent years. How much of this has been affordable? How much has been 1 or 2 bedroom properties? If any direction was needed, surely that was the chance? To close, I ask that we all to think long and hard before saying “yes” to anything and to question motives. And to read our very good Parish Plan – a lot of time and thought went in to it and it was the result of what you, the villagers, said. Anne Hampson

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Local History

O’Level History- no thanks!

This is definitely not an authoritative article written by a knowledgeable historian! (in fact I dropped history at school as soon as I could) But if you’ve ever thought about getting to know more about the history of your house, village or family- it really is easy to get started. I am only a novice- I started when we were given an old document that our solicitor didn’t want when we first moved to the village- its something to do with the ownership of our house in Church Street, and a lady called Sarah Jane Townsend and her sister Abigail Bell. Then we spotted Sarah Jane’s gravestone on the left hand side of the path leading to the church door. Online, it’s really easy to do a lot of basic searching – perhaps paying a small subscription to www.ancestry.co.uk I started by tracking the names of the inhabitants of our house every 10 years from the census records (1841 onwards). If you want to try it there’s a free 14 day trial. It’s then easy to get carried away- searching for the children as they grow up, marry and sometimes move away from the village. My search has taken me to a butchers in Hanover Square London! But there’s no need for the internet, or to spend money for the information- at the Records Office in Wigston, you can search through microfiche and microfilm of Leicestershire’s church registers, census’s, electoral registers, and old newspapers to name but a few sources of information (just take some ID with you- passport, driving licence, and a utility bill to be able to access all the material). The National Archives at Kew holds all the UK records, and is also free to visit. You can either just dabble as I am doing, or let it become quite a time consuming hobby- family history or house history- watch out for the skeletons! Sarah H Below is a section from the 1901 Census which shows some of the parishioners living in Church Street. The full census includes: occupations, place of birth and date of birth. If you are interested it can be viewed on-line David

Morley

Head

Married

Church Street

Mary

Morley

Wife

Married

Church Street

Walter S.

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Son

Single

15

Church Street

Frank

Morley

Son

Single

13

Single

Church Street

1

4

50

Church Street

Gloria

Morley

Daughter

Church Street

Lucy

Morley

Daughter

Single

Joseph

Gardner

Head

Married

Ellen

Gardner

Wife

Married

Herbert

Curry

Head

Married

Church Street

Fanny Maria

Curry

Wife

Married

Church Street

Nellie

Buttress

Daughter

Single

Church Street

George Charles

Curry

Son

Single

9

James

Smith

Head

Married

50

Church Street

Sarah Ann

Smith

Wife

Married

Church Street

Mary Florence

Smith

Grand Daughter

Single

Holyland

Head

Married

Church Street

Charles Elizabeth Martha

Wife

Married

Church Street

Charles William

Holyland

Son

Single

William

Minor

Head

Married

Emma

Minor

Wife

Married

William

Stocks

Head

Married Married

Church Street

1

Church Street Church Street

Church Street

Church Street

Church Street

1

1

4

1

4

1

4

Church Street Church Street

1

4

Holyland

37 44

31

3 months 28 29

Church Street

Minnie

Stocks

Wife

Church Street

George William

Stocks

Son

Single

4

Church Street

Harry Rainbow

Stocks

Son

Single

2

Joseph

Stocks

Brother

Single

27

Samuel

Ellson

Head

Single

68

Harriott

Brooks

Head

Widow

Benjamin

Bennett

Head

Married

Bennett

Wife

Married

Church Street Church Street

1

Church Street

1

Church Street Church Street Church Street

3

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Mary Jane

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North Kilworth Page 4Parish Council Minutes of Meeting

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Notes from the Parish Council held on 12th October in the Belgrave Village Hall 1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Apologies were received from Councillor Dainton and Councillor Hardwick 2. MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING/ MATTERS ARISING. Flyers regarding the Housing Needs Survey had been received from Richard Windley and should be included in the NK News.No further action had been taken regarding the formation of the Housing Needs Sub Group. Speed Cameras: Husbands Bosworth Parish Council had been contacted regarding the possible use of their speed recording device. At the time of meeting no reply had been received. Nicola Parry the Case Officer for the new development in Church Street had been contacted in respect of the type of window to be used. The PVC sample submitted failed to respect the North Kilworth Parish Plan and the Case Officer indicated that she would inform the developer that the frames would have to be of wood. No comments had been received on the proposals to reduce the level of street lighting in the Parish. It was noted that the County Council had carried out repairs in Dag Lane, Church Street and Green Lane. The only outstanding Item was the reinstatement in Dag Lane which was down to STWA 3. PLANNING MATTERS 09/00754/AGR: Erection of agricultural building for an egg packing store: Evergreen Field Farm Pincet Lane North Kilworth. The Clerk reported that he had spoken to the Enforcement Officer dealing with the contravention of planning permission who had indicated that she had to contact the County Council to ensure that the points raised were correctly addressed. Once this had been done here was nothing to stop the issue of an enforcement notice. Councillor Jones agreed to contact VOSA in respect of the Operators Licence that was required. 10/01109/FUL: Erection of two storey side, first floor side and single storey rear extensions: The Close Hawthorne Road, North Kilworth. A member of the public indicated that there had been a site meeting regarding the points raised. A set of revised plans would be available for comment in the near future. 10/01168/TCA: Works to trees: Bushloe Barn 9 High Street North Kilworth. Application permitted 10/01123/TCA: Works to trees: The Close Hawthorne Road North Kilworth. Application permitted 10/01051/TCA: Felling of trees: Nether Hall 5 Church Street North Kilworth. Awaiting determination 10/01196/TCA: Works to tree: The Pines 12 Cranmer Lane North Kilworth. Awaiting determination The Clerk was thanked for ensuring that the requested plans were available on line for the development at Shoulder of Mutton. It was confirmed that there was adequate provision both for access off street parking. It was agreed to ask Garden Wall to trim the overhanging tree. Councillor Jones agreed to contact the owners regarding a possible replacement of a May tree that was dying. 10/01210/FUL Erection of extension to driving range building: Kilworth Springs Golf Club South Kilworth Road North Kilworth Pending Consideration 10/01255/CON: Demolition of external staircase, single storey lean-to structure and wall to the side: The Close Hawthorne Road North Kilworth. Pending Consideration 10/01348/TPO7: Works to trees: Dag Lane North Kilworth Pending Consideration 10/01327/FUL: Alterations to form fully enclosed porch: Church View 19 Dag Lane North Kilworth Pending Consideration 4. FINANCIAL MATTERS The Clerk informed the meeting that as of close of business on 1st October 2010 the current account stood at £15939.25 of which £4626.87 was ring fenced for the Heritage Initiative Grant. The reserve account stood at £9960.01. 5. VILLAGE STRUCTURE/PARISH PLAN. It was recognised that there was a need to ensure that the Parish Plan was reviewed on a regular basis. 6. LOCAL ISSUES. Councillor Jones indicated that he was still in dialogue with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission regarding the War Memorial on the Green. Maintenance Works: Stoney Track: There had been no feedback from County Councillor Hart on this subject. The matter of the provision of a definitive map of the adopted highways within the village was also outstanding from Councillor Hart : The condition of the willow tree in Elmcroft Road was discussed. The Clerk agreed to contact Peter Kenyon at County Hall to arrange for an inspection and trim if he thought it necessary :Garden Wall agreed to include the grassed area in Elmcroft Road in the grass cutting that he undertakes for the Parish Council. The Clerk was requested to contact Brian Poole to thank him for undertaking the cutting of the grass since 1967. 7.ALL WEATHER PLAY AREA Julie Fish reported that she had received the report of the inspection undertaken by Harborough District Council. She indicated that there was nothing that the Committee felt was in need of immediate attention however they felt that the following points should be taken into account: 1. Repairs to paving slabs at entrance 2. Repairs to fencing 3. A new rubber buffer to remove the possibility of finger entrapment 4. The investigation of power washing of wet porous surfaces to remove algae is present.


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Parish Council minutes continued:

In respect of items 1-3 Garden Wall agreed to undertake the necessary works. The Clerk was handed £132.00 in respect of income from the use of the Floodlit facilities. He undertook to bank it as soon as possible. It was announced that there would be a “Millionaires Evening” on 15th January. At the close of business on 31st August 2010 the amount of money held in the Current Account was £2915.70 and the amount held in the Reserve Account on 30th June 2010 was £19781.07 8.FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES.A public meeting of the Community Interest Company would be held in near future. DATES OF NEXT MEETINGS. The Clerk was requested to look into the possibility of convening the next meeting in October on a Wednesday. If this was the case then the Church Hall would have to be used as the Village Hall is booked. The date of the next meeting would be held on 8th November 2010.The meeting closed at 8.15 pm. Every Penny Counts! Five Tips to Make the Most of Your Boiler When using your boiler to provide heating and hot water, every single unit of fuel used costs you money, so it is important to use your boiler as efficiently as possible, whilst also meeting your own needs. 1. Turn the Thermostat down by just one degree: A comfortable habitable room temperature is around 18 21°C. By turning your Thermostat permanently down by one degree within this range you could save yourself up to 10% on your fuel bills! 2. Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs): Rather than every radiator in the house being at the Council Minutes of Meeting Pa same temperature, control each room separately. After all, do you really waste money by heating an unused guest room to the same temperature as the rest of the house? 3. Keeping the Heat Circulating: Often we keep doors shut throughout the house, but heat not only rises, it also circulates. By opening internal doors for rooms you are using or intending to use it actually allows air to circulate, helping to warm all the rooms. Of course, make sure the doors to unused rooms are shut! 4. Draught proofing: Take some time to check rooms and make sure that the windows, doors and even loft hatches are closed tight and not draughty. Draught proofing doesn’t have to be expensive and can be done simply and effectively. 5. Don’t Cover Radiators: It’s very simple. If you cover over the radiators or block them with furniture, they operate less efficiently.

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Saturday 6th November 4.00 pm Peatling Parva

All Souls’ Service

Sunday 7th November 3rd before Advent 8.30 am North Kilworth 9.00 am Kimcote 9.30 am Stanford on Avon with S. Kilworth 10.30 am Gilmorton 11.15 am Misterton 11.15 am Catthorpe 6.00 pm Swinford Sunday 14th November Remembrance (Red) 10.30 am Peatling Parva with Kimcote 10.45 am Misterton 10.55 am South Kilworth 5.45 pm North Kilworth 6.00 pm Swinford with Catthorpe 6.00 pm Ashby Magna with Gilmorton Tuesday 16th November 9.30 am South Kilworth Sunday 21st 9.00 am 9.45 am 10.30 am 11.15 am 11.15 am 6.00 pm 6.00 pm 6.00 pm

November Christ the King Gilmorton South Kilworth Kimcote Shawell Catthorpe Swinford North Kilworth Peatling Parva

Revd Emma Davies

2 Thessalonians 2:1-5,13-17, Luke 20:27-38 Holy Communion (BCP) Revd Emma Davies Holy Communion (BCP) Revd Ken Baker Holy Communion (CW) Revd Emma Davies Holy Communion (CW) Revd Ken Baker Morning Prayer (BCP) Keith Wilding Holy Communion (CW) Revd Jane Kennedy Holy Communion (CW) Revd Emma Davies Remembrance Service Remembrance Service Remembrance Service Remembrance Service Remembrance Service Remembrance Service

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Revd Emma Davies Revd Ken Baker/Keith Wilding Revd Jane Kennedy Revd Ken Baker Revd Jane Kennedy/K Wilding Revd Emma Davies Revd Emma Davies

Collossians 1:11-20, Luke 23:33-43 Holy Communion (CW) Revd Ken Baker Holy Communion (BCP) Revd Emma Davies Matins Revd Ken Baker Holy Communion (CW) Revd Emma Davies Family Service Judith Smith Evensong (BCP) Keith Wilding Holy Communion (CW) Revd Emma Davies Evensong (BCP) Revd Ken Baker

Sunday 28th November Advent Sunday 10.30 am Kimcote Avon Swift Group Service Holy Communion (CW)

Revd E Davies/Revd J Kennedy Revd Tim Blewett to Preach

All enquiries regarding Church matters should be directed to:- Revd Kenneth Baker, Homestead, The Green, Lilbourne, Nr Rugby, Tel: 01788 860409, Revd Emma Davies, The Vicarage, 5 Church Lane, Gilmorton, Telephone: 01455 556573 Revd Jane Kennedy, 17 Cromwell Close, Walcote, Lutterworth, Tel: 01455 554065 Churchwarden for St Andrew’s, North Kilworth: Gwillam Price who can be contacted on 01858 880042

From the Parish Registers

BAPTISMS We welcome new members into our Church Family: Elizabeth Helen Lyn BAILEY 3rd October Misterton MARRIAGES We wish every blessing on their marriage to: Raymond Edward DOCKRELL and Rebecca Katherine DOYLE 18th September North Kilworth Stephen James LACEY and Jessica Elizabeth SANDERS 25th September South Kilworth Jason Mark DERBY and Kathryn Jane GREATOREX Gilmorton 23rd October Christopher George TOWNSEND and Gemma Louise DAVIS 4th December Shawell

St Andrews Church Flower Rota

14.11.10 Remembrance Sunday 28.11.10 Mrs Liz Sanders Many, many thanks to all who decorated the church so beautifully and helped to make the Harvest Festival service so enjoyable. Any problems or further offers of help please contact G. Price (880042) or J. Guilfoyle (880574).

Husbands Bosworth Methodist Chapel Services Nov 7 Rev'd. Brian Kennard - the Lord's Supper Nov 14 Mr. Roger Stephenson Nov 21 Mrs. Kathy Morrison Nov 28 Mr. John Pearse Dec 5 (to be arranged) Dec 12 Mrs. Kim Shorley Dec 19 Mrs. Jeanne Moore - Carol service Dec 26 Rev'd Brian Kennard - the Lord's Supper

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Message from the Rev’d Emma Davies

Remember, remember . . . the month of November

As I write, the 33 miners trapped in Chile have just been rescued from deep underground. I know I’m not alone in being profoundly moved by the dedication and care of their rescuers and by the scenes of reconciliation with family members. Beyond anything this chain of events affirms the value of human life which far surpasses anything money can buy. Those 33 men were hidden in the earth for two months but they were not forgotten. In fact, as time went on, more and more people gathered at the mine to ensure they were remembered and that their story was brought to a global audience. Page 9 is written deeply in the month of November. It begins with All Saints’ Day where we remember Remembering those men and women who have embodied the goodness of God down the ages. We remember not only famous saints but also the countless others whose stories of courage and goodness have been lost. We trust that God has not forgotten them. Each of us can be a saint, revealing God’s goodness today. All Souls’ Day follows All Saints’ Day, and is a time to remember those people we have loved who have died. These are our personal saints, people who are deeply precious to us, people we never want to forget. Losing someone special is often devastating and leaves a lasting mark on our lives. Speaking of those who have died, remembering them by name and continuing to tell their stories can help us to know they are not forgotten and that we are not alone in our loss as we face the future. Please remember that I and my colleagues are always ready to listen if you need to talk to someone. The brightness of bonfires and fireworks is a highlight for many children (and adults!) as November progresses and we remember the failed gunpowder plot. As a child I loved bonfire night, standing in the garden in hat, scarf and thick socks, watching the fireworks - even if our Catherine wheels never spun, and the rockets only just cleared the house. It’s still a time when people leave the daily routine for a while and gather together. We gather together again a few days later in silence to remember those who have fallen in world wars and more recent conflicts. It is a time to give thanks for those who have given their lives to ensure we can live in peace. It is also a time to remember those who are still fighting in Afghanistan and elsewhere, still prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice. The last day of November is when the Church remembers St. Andrew, the fisherman who left his nets to follow Jesus. He was an ordinary man, but he was precious to God, as each of those 33 miners are, and as each of us is. So, in all of your remembering this November, may you know that you are never forgotten, for God watches over us all and holds each one of us in the palm of his hand. With every blessing, Revd Emma Davies

2020 VISION FOR MISSION MINISTRY I thought I would take this opportunity of giving you details of the 2020 Vision for Mission Ministry which has been circulated within the Diocese. This task in many respects is the next stage of developing “Shaped by God”, whose strategy for mission through partnership was re-affirmed at the November synod. Each deanery has been asked to produce a pastoral plan for 2020 that indicates the role and location of their stipendiary clergy allocation, so that together with all other ministries and gifts they might promote sustainable outward-looking churches growing in discipleship and disciples. Our pastoral plan will include other elements for example, a strategy for church buildings, numbers of services, and maintaining a presence in each community. The final plan has to be submitted by September 2011, and will be actioned by a Steering Committee lead by the Area Dean and the Lay Chairperson. The Steering Committee has been agreed, and our representative for the Avon Swift Group is Sam Lloyd (South Kilworth). The Steering Committee members represent a Benefice or a Group of Parishes from the Deanery and there are 10 such areas. In addition the Steering Committee representatives will require a Parish Representative from each respective Parish reporting to them on their Parish activities for onward transmission, ensuring that all parishes are represented in this complex project. The document in question is a lengthy one, which I have précised and highlighted the main issues. ISSUES THAT HAVE BROUGHT THIS ABOUT Over worked clergy, and it has been recognised that they are fully stretched and we are unable to add extra parishes to already stretched clergy. NUMBERS OF STIPENDIARY CLERGY Numbers have decreased, and the basic reason for this is that retirements continue to outstrip ordinations. The average age of ordinands is as high as 42 years and of all clergy is 51 years. We continue to be an aging church which as yet is not attracting growing numbers of younger people. By 2020, Leicester Diocese is set to reduce by 25 clergy with 1.5 in this Deanery.At the same time non-stipendiary ministers have grown, and the national shows non-stipendiary will exceed stipendiary. Therefore we need to make plans around this new mix. FINANCIAL PRESSURES Disappointing returns on the parish share for 2009 indicate that many parishes are struggling to give at a level which will sustain the diocesan budget, already budgeting for a deficit of £300,000 for 2010. We need to right the deficit within the next two years and there are only two ways to do that:To raise our levels of giving through the parish share – our commitment to giving remains vital, promote “God’s Gift, Our Response”. To cut our costs – 80% of the budget is spent on stipendiary clergy – however, this is an important resource, consequently our deployment of this resource is a key issue. Change will happen soon, and we either plan for it, or let it just hit us. What if the structures are inhibiting mission. What if we are trying to put new wine into old wineskins. In the end how we organise our resources: Human; Material; Finances: Reveals our commitments and priorities and so as mission partnerships continue to develop mission, so deaneries need to pursue these ministerial deployment arrangements. We need to submit our final plan by September 2011. QUESTIONS How in your plan will “the parish” relate to mission partnerships and deaneries for the deployment of clergy and financial resourcing of ministry? 1) How does your plan discern where God is active in your community, encourage growth where it is happening & express a commitment to the poor? 2) How does your plan maintain a Christian presence, in your communities? 3) How does your plan address the burden of building in your area and help realise potential for Mission? 4) How do you plan to use the clergy to maximise their gifts. What is the balance of stipendiary/non stipendiary (House for Duty) (Readers)? 5) How does your plan encourage & develop the ministry of all including ministers, readers & others? KENNETH BAKER (TEAM RECTOR)


Page 9 St Andrew’s School – Past to Present. The old St Andrew’s School was built in 1847 and cost £300. It had a very large schoolroom and a much smaller classroom. The School bell was in the old school when it was first built and was moved to the new school in 1970 when it was first opened. The bell was hung in the new school to mark the end of Mr Timson’s 27 years as Headteacher. The bell was done up when the dag lane school opened its new hall in 2004. During the Great War, the teacher was Mrs Hoff. Her husband was German and was interned throughout the war because of this. She also had a German Shepherd dog and the villagers weren’t happy about this so the dog was taken away. St Andrew’s school now has 4 classrooms, a practical room, a library, an ICT suite, a kiln room, a hall, changing rooms and a staff room. Much of the necessary funding for the recent extension in 2009 was kindly provided by the Parent Association (SASSA). Outside, the school benefits from superb surroundings including a large sports field, an environmental area, an adventure playground and a tarmac play area. There are 4 merit mark houses in the school – Madison, Whiteman, Beridge and Knight. These were named after four families who lived in the village in the 1800’s Edward Sandercock And who was St Andrew……..? St Andrew was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus and one of Jesus’ first followers. He was a curious boy and man and worked as a fisherman before he followed Jesus. He is the patron saint of Scotland, Greece and Russia. There are about 600 churches in England named after St Andrew. St Andrew went on many travels telling people about Jesus and Christianity and was finally martyred in Greece for this. He said that he didn’t want to die the same way as Jesus did – he felt unworthy to be crucified on the upright cross of Christ – so he died on a diagonally transverse cross and preached right up until he died. The Scottish Flag is the Cross of St Andrew. The blue in the flag stands for the sky. Some people think that a saint called ‘Rule’ had kept Andrew’s bones hidden in and that an angel appeared and told Rule to travel in a ship towards the West. He was told that wherever he was shipwrecked he should bury the bones and build a church. Saint Rule’s ship was shipwrecked near to Fife in Scotland. Others think that St Andrew’s bones were brought to St Andrews in 732AD and that Christians travelled there and found that their prayers were answered. Both of these reasons are why St Andrew means a lot to the people in Scotland. Elizabeth Hobbs, Maddy Lindop, Ella Clarke, Abigail Robertson St Andrew’s day in on November 30th

HARBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL: PRESS RELEASES Celebrate the lifeblood of sport. People are being asked to honour the community’s unsung heroes who give up their time to support local sports clubs. HDC is looking for nominations for invaluable volunteers to celebrate their contributions at a special event being held at Leicestershire County Cricket Club. The nominated volunteer must be involved with a sports club in the district and should play a significant part in the running of the sports club in whatever aspect. People should send in their th nominations by Wed. Nov 10 . The most deserving volunteers will be selected and invited to the celebration event. Contact: Marianne Boyle, sport and health development officer on 01858 828282 or email m.boyle@harborough.gov.uk Public to have say in future of services. Residents will play a key role in deciding the future of council services, after the Government revealed more information about its review of national public spending. The Chancellor has announced there will be a 7.1% overall reduction in Government grants to councils every year, for the next four years. However, HDC will not know the amount it will receive from Government until later in the year.Harborough District Council leader Michael Rook said the Government’s need to cut billions from public spending could have a huge impact on the local authority and what services it is able to deliver. This, in turn, will impact on everyone in the district. The Leader said the authority wanted residents to be a part of any decisions made about service provision and any implications as a result of the spending review. Have fun, but be sensible. Young people are being reminded to enjoy Halloween and Bonfire Night, but respect others and be sensible. People are reminded that it is an offence to use fireworks between the hours of 11pm and 7am, except on ‘permitted’ firework nights, such as November 5, when the curfew is 12midnight. Under the firework Regulations Act 2004, the curfews for permitted firework nights are: Nov 5 – 12midnight: Diwali, New Year’s Eve & Chinese New Year – 1am . Free leisure centre passes are being handed out to women to raise awareness of domestic abuse. About 1,000 flyers are being distributed to coffee shops and community centres across the district, offering a free Ladies Leisure Session pass for Harborough Leisure Centre or Lutterworth Sports Centre. The Are You Being Weighed Down? initiative is being run by the Harborough District Domestic Abuse Forum and aims to give women a positive experience which improves their health and mental well-being.The flyers – which also include helpline numbers – allow free reign of the leisure centre for a morning or afternoon, including access to the gym, swimming pool and exercise classes. They are available for all women, not just victims of domestic abuse, in the hope that, by raising awareness of domestic abuse, people can recognise the signs and pass on information to family or friends who may be in need. I’m all right Jack, I’ve recycled my pumpkin! As spooky traditions go, no Halloween would be complete without a pumpkin, but don’t forget they can be recycled. HDC is encouraging environmentally-friendly residents to recycle pumpkins, which are often carved out by children to make Jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween, by putting them in the food waste bins. These can then be collected from the kerbside, as part of the weekly food waste rounds, to ensure pumpkins are recycled as compost, instead of going to landfill. Centre Stage is the Rural and Community Touring Scheme for Leicestershire and Rutland bringing opportunities for professional live touring to village and community venues throughout the two counties. Touring companies and performers with regional, national and international profiles who specialise in work for small spaces tour to venues across Leicestershire and Rutland offering a fantastic night out on your doorstep. For more information on the Scheme call Sue Roberts: 01544 327877


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Say Hello to-----Jayne, Stephen, George & Lena Bettles

You probably won’t need to say “Hello” to Jayne, because she will have beaten you to it as she walks or cycles around the village with George (who’s 8) and Lena (6) or with Stephen if he’s not at work. You may recognise Jayne’s friendly face because she says “Hello” to more people than anyone I know in North Kilworth. Stephen is more reserved, but he can be forward when he wants to be. It was him who broke the ice in Rosie’s night club in Solihull when they met 17 years ago. Having started their family in Broughton Astley they moved to Hawthorne Road 5 years ago, and they enjoy the more developed sense of community in NK. Jayne grew up in Solihull, and worked as a secretary before becoming PA to the MD of a computer company. George and Lena became the priority, and Jayne chose to take a 5 year break from work despite the serious loss of income. More recently, she has been persuaded to return to part time work with a variety of estate agents, and is currently working as a negotiator for Charles Kimbell International. She negotiates terms and conditions with both landlord and tenant, and frequently

brokers a peace between the two. Stephen and Jayne both love music – Stephen is into heavy rock and Jayne likes most things from classical to more traditional rock. She plays several instruments by ear, including the recorder and the piano. Jayne has her own piano, and has been taking lessons for 10 years with a frustrated piano teacher who wonders why she won’t switch to reading music rather than playing by ear. For eight years Jayne played the balalaika and the marimba (glockenspiel) in a marching band that played in France and Holland as well as at Wembley and the Albert Hall. Her sociability extends to a love of good manners, which she expects to see in George and Lena as well as in other

children. Jayne loves the colours of Autumn. Stephen loves Spring. The couple share values, plus a love of music, cycling, walking, holidays, and family. Stephen was born in Wigston, and was keen on cycling from an early age. As a 14 year old he would cycle through NK as he rode from Wigston to Rugby, used Youth Hostels as he travelled the UK, and later went as far afield as Budapest on inter-rail holidays.

North Kilworth Reading Group Last month’s choice of book proved to be an absolute ‘wow’ with all members. “The Snowman by Jo Nesbo was a real page turner with a very surprising ending. The next meeting of the group is on Thursday, 25th November, 8.00pm at Timhelou and the book choice is “Howard’s End is on the Landing” by Susan Hill . She is a prolific writer of mainly fiction but this one is almost autobiographical. Described as a book for anyone who loves books and reading, it’s a list of all the books read by the author when she decides not to buy any new ones. Eventually she chooses a list of forty titles she cannot live without – a sort of Desert Island Discs for books. The rest can be discarded – maybe! See if you agree with her choices.

A Chemical Engineering Graduate of Sheffield, Stephen has worked for RS Components, in Corby, for 16 years - in technical support and sales. He tells me that they provide a 24 hour delivery on consumables and electronic components on a staggering 500,000 items with a better than 90% stock availability. Stephen wants to get a Midnight Blue (1st Dan) in Tang Soo Do - a martial art that means the way of the Chinese hand, and he has recently taken the children to their first session. He is an elected parent governor at St Andrews, which he finds rewarding. He’s definitely into growing things, because as well as his involvement in education he has an allotment in Husbands Bosworth. He likes cooking, especially Indian food, (all round to Meenas!) and dislikes those that speed through NK. Yoga is another of his interests, and he recommends that you ring Sue Winstanley on 881798 if you want to attend one of her classes and improve your flexibility. If you say ‘Hello’ to George, he would tell you about nature, fossils (not his mum or his dad!) and reptiles, whilst Lena loves horse riding, singing, dancing, and changing her clothing 3 to 5 times a day. They are such a close knit family that the best option is to say “Hello” to all of them. DB

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W ha t s on i n N or t h K i l wor t h November 2010

Mondays: Yoga in the Sports Club- 7pm Weds: Stretch & Flex-2pm, Yoga 7pm in the Village Hall Mon 8th/ 15th/ 22nd/ 29th: Pilates with Matt- 6-7 Village Hall Thurs 11th/ 18th/ 25th/2nd: Pilates with Matt-67-Village Hall Wed.3rd: Mobile Library-White Lion-2.40pm Thurs.4th Quiz Night- White Lion Thurs 11th;Bingo- Sports Club: Eyes down at 8pm Thurs.11th Mobile Library; Dag Lane-1.30 Tues.16th Quiz Night- White Lion Wed.17th: Mobile Library-White Lion-2.40pm Thurs.18th: WI Annual Meeting/ Faith Supper 27th Nov: Live music at the White Lion-Roosters Thurs.25th Mobile Library-Dag Lane-1.30 Thurs.25th: Reading Group-Timelou

HEALTHY CHOICE********MUESLI BARS Makes 10 100g Muesli 100g Self-raising flour 1 handful dried apricots (chopped) 2 tbsp sunflower seeds (optional) 1 handful dates (chopped) 100g Sunflower margarine 100g light brown sugar Method 1. Pre-heat the oven to 180c/gas mark 4 2. Heat the sunflower margarine and sugar in a saucepan, stir in the muesli and flour. 3. Stir in the apricots, dates and seeds, press into an 18cm shallow, square tin. 4. Bake for 15-20 minutes until brown, mark bars whilst still warm and leave to cool.

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FUTURE EVENTS.

3 December: St Andrew’s Church- Harmony Group ‘Style’.Xmas Music & mince pies 4th December: X-mas Quiz + supper at the Village Hall 3rd-5th Dec: X-mas Tree Festival 9th Dec: WI X-mas Party 31st Dec: See in the New Year- Village Hall 15th January: Millionaire’s Evening 5th March: Safari Supper

Dog owners urged to ‘bag It and bin it’ Dog owners are being urged to ‘bag it and bin it’ as part of a new campaign reminding them there’s no such thing as ‘the dog poo fairy’. Harborough District Council has joined forces with seven other councils, and Keep Britain Tidy, to crackdown on irresponsible dog owners who do not pick up after their pets. The 'Bag It and Bin It' campaign will be backed by extra enforcement patrols and a countywide poster campaign, and is reminding owners that bagged-up dog mess can be thrown in any general litter bin. An eye-catching ‘ad van’ has also been travelling around the district to remind dog owners of the campaign. Cllr Colin Golding, who has responsibility for enforcement at Harborough District Council, said: “Many dog owners responsibly throw away this mess, but there are still owners out there who are prepared to leave their dog’s mess littered on streets, in parks and around our countryside. This campaign shows that this offensive behaviour will not be tolerated and, by working with the public, we will target the people allowing this to happen.” Anyone caught not clearing up after their dogs will receive a £50 on-the-spot fine, or more if the case goes to court. To report dog fouling call the council on 01858 828282 or email enforcement@harborough.gov.uk


Page 12 I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed Against the earth's sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in Summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree. TREES by: Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918) Thanks to Chris Whitehead for the poem and amazing pictures- More of which can be seen on northkilworth.com

! Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning

at Far Hemploe, South Kilworth on Friday 1st October raised £933.51. Many thanks to all who contributed or helped in any way towards this excellent total. Liz Sanders and Maddie Sandercock

NORTH KILWORTH NEWS: DECEMBER & JANUARY

The next issue of NK News will be a BUMPER ISSUE as Nick & Jude, and David, our ‘roving reporter’ are having a well-earned rest in January! The deadline for articles to be included in this issue should be e-mailed to the usual address by 20th November. ,


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