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ell... not long now until the clocks go forward. At time of writing (and this may be tempting fate) it feels like Winter has been fairly kind to us, but what a joy to see the days lengthening. We're using this issue to welcome in the Spring, and hopefully our tips for 'sprucing up' will be useful. There are quite a few village activities planned for Spring, and of course there's Easter - so get the key dates in your diary. Check the Parish Council News, and note the date of the Annual Parish Meeting - it would be good to see a healthy turnout. Same goes for the spring clear out at the churchyard - if we can keep up the good work we can aim for the Gold Award (see p. 12). There is a great sense of community and commitment in this village, and several groups and societies are offering opportunities to get involved. Please do check out where and how you could help. Happy Spring everyone!

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Sprucing up for Spring Now that nights are getting lighter and (hopefully) things are warming up a bit, spring into action and get your home looking its best! Start with a spring clean. This is the very basic level of freshening up that our homes need from time to time and Spring is the perfect time. Carpets can get mucky over the winter, especially if you have pets! Carpet cleaners are easy to hire if you want to do it yourself - Morrisons or Homebase hire them out. Or try Colin Smith at My Smart Carpet (used by many villagers). Call or text him on 01780 471 015 or 07919 857 311 Give your kitchen some attention. Ovens and fridges need a regular deep clean. Clear out your kitchen cupboards and check the sell-by dates. You'll be surprised how old some of your spices are!! For a free spring cleaning checklist the Molly Maid cleaning company have shared a REALLY good thorough one that you can download at https://bit.ly/2HZYwF4

De-clutter It's time to get ruthless! Detox your wardrobes, get all of the family involved and get rid of what no longer fits, no longer gets worn or has seen better days. Toys, books, bric-a-brac, in fact anything in good working order (not electrical) can go to local charity shops (bag collections while convenient, only give a proportion of the value of goods to the named charities) and clothes banks. Better still – the Bowls Club bric-a-brac stall at the Gala will take your donations.

Get on top of odd-jobs Doors not closing properly… March & April 2019

leaky tap… paintwork need a touch up… guttering needs clearing…? To look for local tradesman, sign up on nextdoor.co.uk where you can ask your neighbours for recommendations. But if it’s plumbing or heating, look no further than Simon Ford. From fixing something that's been nagging for months to fitting a new bathroom or heating system. Call or text him on 07881 90574 or email simonfordp&h@btinternet.com

Home bursting at the seams and a declutter just won't cut it? Need more space but don't quite have the appetite for moving house? Maybe your home is crying out for an extension or loft conversion. Carrs Construction is based in Easton and has already worked successfully with many households. Bigger projects require more time and expert planning and execution. If you have a project in mind – get in touch. Call or text: 01780 592608 or 07715 372287, email jules@carrsconstructionltd. co.uk or check the website www.carrsconstruction.co.uk

Have a garden clear-out! Before your garden really springs back to life give it a really good tidy-up and get rid of all your garden rubbish. Prune, pull up, get digging and give the soil in your borders


Spring homes a really good loosening and tidy up the edges. Start planning pots and hanging baskets. If you really fancy a change in your garden this year or need some great advice about perennial problems then give our garden guru Ken Rawson a call on 01780 481624 or email ww.kenrawsongardendesigns.co.uk.

Want a complete change? Finding a new home is the biggest change you can make and spring is THE best time of year for putting your house on the market. Getting your house ship-shape and ready for sale requires a bit of work upfront. All the suggestions for decluttering, getting odd-jobs fixed, refreshing your paintwork and clearing the garden ALL apply and are all equally important. Want to buy another home? l Be credit-ready. Check out your credit score with Experian and see what you can do to improve it before attempting

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Spring homes house purchasing process. l Find a surveyor – and get the right survey for the property. Particularly if it’s old. Buyer beware – so don't rely on your mortgage survey which will only confirm the value of the property. l Prepare your property for sales pictures they start the ‘selling’ process. Remember: – First impressions count. Tidy your front garden, removing anything broken or unsightly, make it welcoming with pots of flowers and hanging baskets. Paint or clean your front door. Prospective buyers often drive by before booking viewings. – De-clutter more. You are selling your space, not your belongings. Pack them away. – De-personalise your home. You don't want family portraits appearing online. – Give everything a really good clean. Make sure windows sparkle inside and out, polish furniture – and the taps! – Refresh your paintwork. Neutralise bold colours that may not be to everyone's taste. – Accessorise. Cushions, throws and fresh flowers. – Make sure bed linen is clean, matching and freshly ironed. – Put the toilet seat down! – Gardens or courtyards help sell homes, make sure yours wow. – We all love our pets but others might not. Remove all sight of pets from your house photos and ask a friend to look after them when you have viewings. –L  ook at each space as if you were seeing it for the first time. Take your own pictures as a test, even with a phone, to see what can be improved. Good Luck!

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The big village event of the year is, as usual, being held on the late May Bank Holiday, Thursday 23rdMonday 27th May. Planning has already started and we will follow the now well-rehearsed and successful programme of; Thursday 23rd Evening: Beer Festival opens and lasts all weekend Friday 24th Evening: Northern Soul Night Saturday 25th Afternoon: 20/20 Cricket. Evening: Easton’s Got Talent (Variety Show) Sunday 26th Afternoon and Evening: Music Festival Monday 27th Afternoon: Pet Show, Traditional Village Fete

The Planning Committee consists of representatives from all the village organisations taking part, (Bowls Club, Horticultural Soc, Friends of the Church, Village Hall, History Soc, Cricket Club, EATS) plus willing helpers. Monthly meetings take place in the Blue Bell on Monday evenings - next meeting is March 18th at 7pm. If you’d like to help in any way, offer sponsorship, or just find out more, email tim.nicol@me.com

Tour de Sands Reunion Ride

A date for your diaries and a target for your training plans - we will again have a relaxed local ride out on Sunday April 14th to commemorate 2 years since the epic “E2E” ride set off for Spain. Easy and not so easy route options will be available and all levels of cycling confidence and commitment are catered for. More details to follow. And if your cycling ambitions stretch to a week of riding 50 miles a day in beautiful Italian scenery, following the historic route of the “Mille Miglia” car race and rally, we have just the trip for you. The “Wheely Miglia” is our major fundraising and cycling challenge this year and we will be setting off from Brescia in September. Everything has been arranged by our friendly local Travel Advisor, Nicola Coupe, and further details are available from tim.nicol@me.com. 6

History Group This year’s programme is not yet complete as we are still looking for more speakers. Whilst ‘history’ is at our core, we aim to provide a breadth of topics so if you, or any of your contacts have a specific area of interest or expertise that you would like to share with the village, please get in touch. We’d also welcome any information you have on the village, its people, its buildings, its stories. Please share with us so we can build the village archive. All meetings will be promoted in News & Views, What’s on The Hill and village notice boards – watch out for details. For more information, or to volunteer e: ian. lawson90@gmail.com Next meeting – 4 March, 7pm in the village hall. A former High Sheriff of Rutland, Margaret Miles, will talk about her 1700-mile bike ride tour of English Cathedrals. It does sounds exhausting but promises to be highly entertaining. £1 for members, £2 nonmembers. Refreshments provided. eothnewsandviews@gmail.com


In the Village

Our Village Hall in New Road is a handsome Grade II listed limestone building built in 1867 with a traditional Collyweston slate roof and until 1975 was the village school when it was acquired by the Easton on the Hill Village Hall Fund Committee. The current Chair, Anne Cutforth took over the reins in 2016 when there were only 3 trustees on the committee and undertook a recruitment drive to find more. Her success has resulted in the current committee of 11 elected, 6 representative and 2 co-opted trustees. Much behind-thescenes work has since taken place to update and modernise the way that the Village Hall operates. It is now firmly placed in the 21st century with an online booking portal (that can be

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accessed via its webpage on the village website) and a remote controlled gas central heating system. There are many regular groups and clubs who appear on the hall’s timetable (see the hall noticeboard or the village website) and it is also available for private hire for parties, meetings, classes or

events, at very reasonable hourly rates with a £1 per hour discount for village societies and residents along with the further ability to hire tables and chairs for use away from the hall. To find out more or to make a booking go online to www.eastononthehill.com

DID YOU KNOW? The tower houses a Benson clock that cost £65.11s. Eighty four villagers gave £5.19s between them towards the cost, giving rise to its local name of ‘The Cadger’.

Have you heard about the

Easton Explorers A new group for parents and under 5s in Easton on the Hill hosted by children's charity Spurgeons. Sessions include lots of fun activities including singing, stories and crafts to make and explore. Come along on March & April 2019

Thursday 14th March 10am-11:30. This will have lots of play activities with things to make and do with a focus on spring. The April event will be open to all ages in the Easter holidays on

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opefully by the time you read this, we will be well on the way to Spring – and no doubt it will be very welcome! I know many of our gardeners have carried on “pottering” over what was a fairly mild winter so perhaps some of you are already ahead of the game in planning and planting? Cider Tasting took place at the end of January, with thanks to The Blue Bell for hosting. Many home brewed ciders were delicious with 2 beating the commercial entry; Alex winning the Golden Apple of Glory; and a good few contenders this year for last place. Join us in September to squeeze again. Our next event will be an Easter Family Fun Craft Day on Sunday 14th April. Come

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Desert Island Plant The "Desert Island Plant" in this edition of our magazine has been chosen by our ever friendly and hard working Church Warden - Sue Chappell. "I've decided that

my favourite flower must be the bluebell (Hyacinthoides nonscripta ). I have many happy childhood memories of walks with my parents and members of my family, and taking our children on the same walks when they were small."

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Latest News Linking back to our article in the last edition, we would particularly like to invite anyone under 16 who would like to become a Junior Member to send their suggestions for classes to Deborah, as above. We have an exciting addition to this year’s Show – we have been asked to include the Sybil Hance Poetry Prize. Anyone who has attended Easton Garford school will already know about this: a prize awarded “in perpetuity, for an original poem written by a young person of school age, in permanent residence at Easton, who has received or is receiving part or whole of his/her primary education at the Garford School”. So, this means that many of our village children

should be able to enter. The Committee have agreed that there should be a topic for the poem, and it is simply “100” – anything to do with the number one hundred. There is no minimum or maximum word count, or poem style: this gives everyone free reign to let their imaginations run riot. Start planning now, entry details will be in the schedule.

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RHS Chatsworth Flower Show is the destination for this year, Saturday 8th June. Booking forms available from Committee members or call Joy 07718 900007.

If you weren’t able to attend the AGM and would like to join the Committee, or to volunteer at any of our events, please let us know. Becoming a member couldn’t be easier – and it’s great value at £2.50 for the year. Contact Christine Lawson at teen.lawson@gmail.com

This pretty winter arrangement in one of the Horticultural Society's tubs is outside of the Easton Village Stores and Post Office. The lemon coloured Pansies look stunning even on overcast days, and are interplanted with Violas in a contrasting blue. The Hellebore provides height in the centre of this arrangement. The attractive drooping pink flowers are designed to act as an umbrella to protect the stamens and anthers from the worst of the winter rain and snow in the plants natural habitat high in the mountains of Europe and Asia.

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In the garden

Grasses…try Miscanthus Using them as stand-alone features

I have a design on at the moment where I will use grasses as the main theme. They are fashionable at the moment but that isn’t the reason. I’ve never thought that being trendy is a good reason for choosing a plant. Any more than buying jeans with designer holes. This garden I’m working on has lots of paving and I’m going to soften it with islands of grasses. Each one will have a single planting of a low groundcover plant out of which will be a grass, either a group of the same one or a singleton.

A list of favourites Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus. A fresh green textural beauty. Very narrow leaves that remain green all season. M. Graziella. A shorter version of the above and a more reliable flowerer. Just as fine. M. China is a broader-leaved type, giving it a more robust ‘look at me’ look. Flowers turn a dusky maroon (oh dear – describing colours!) in late summer. M. Malepartus. is a good 6’ plus in flower. Broader leaves

still. Bamboo stature without the problems. M. Morning Light. This is one of the most delicate of the Miscanthus tribe. Narrow green and white variegated leaves shimmer with light. It is wellnamed. Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens could look good at its feet. M. Variegatus. Another variegated one, green and cream but bigger, brighter and a really good foliage plant. It is good in a small setting but also stands out well in a larger landscape. It associates well with shrubs with exotic or architectural foliage. M. Strictus. Tall and green but with yellow cross-bands giving it close-up interest. M. Navajo. Quite compact. Foliage starts turning red, intensifying in autumn. M. Nepalensis. Watch out for this, the new-ish arrival on the scene. The main point of this is its flowers. They are so sculptural, especially so standing out against a dark background. They have the look of a mare’s tail with an undulating sweep at the tip. Shall find a place for that.

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Travel

Planning ahead!

What will the passport rules be after Brexit? If the UK leaves the EU with no deal on 29th March 2019, travel rules to countries still in the EU will change. The major change is that you will need at least six months left on your passport from your date of arrival at your destination, however this only affects your travel to certain countries. Fortunately, to combat any potential confusion, the gov.uk website contains a simple passport checker. Enter your destination, date of travel, date of birth, and passport issue and expiration dates and the service will tell you if your passport has enough time left on it.

Will I need a visa? From 2021 you may be required to pay a fee of €7 to enter the EU. The reason is that a transition period will take place once a deal is agreed, and this could take as much as two years.

Driving in Europe In September 2018, it was March & April 2019

We are quickly hurtling towards Brexit’s March 2019 deadline, and whether it’s a no-deal or not, how we holiday after Brexit is going to be irreversibly affected. Our travel expert Nickola Coupe makes things clear. announced that a no-deal Brexit could mean your driving license is invalid in the EU. UK drivers may need an international driving permit (priced at £5.50) to drive in some European countries. Licenses are already required in some countries such as Japan or parts of the USA, so those travellers will already be used to the process. According to the UK Government’s latest no-deal planning papers, “your driving licence may no longer be valid by itself” in the EU and you may be turned away at the border or must pay a fine if you don’t have the correct International Driving Permit. You may also need an IDP to hire a vehicle. I envisage quite a rush on post offices this year for the £5.50 IDPs if no deal is reached.

Where will I get the best value for my 2019 holiday? It’s worth noting that European travel won’t stop as a 15% tourism growth is predicted for 2019. The pound is still very weak against the Euro and US dollar and the travel industry is pointing towards the best value places when you convert sterling to see you getting much more bang for your buck! Rated in order of value (against the pound) 1. Argentina 2. Ukraine 3. Turkey 4. Egypt 5. South Africa The new rules; whatever they will be, of course will not stop us travelling however it’s important that you stay informed. This could save you valuable time and expense !

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Church News

Friends of All Saints Easton News from the Friends of the Church Churchyard Award

We’re delighted that our churchyard has been awarded a silver award under the Northamptonshire Churches Conservation Award Scheme, operated by the Wildlife Trust. We got a bronze last year, narrowly missing out on the silver, and Jeff Davies and his helpers deserve thanks and praise for managing the churchyard for the benefit of wildlife while at the same time maintaining it in good condition for its primary purpose. The management of grass cutting, installation of various bird and bat boxes, and the sensitive approach to development and maintenance has paid off. Well done to all!

Peace Garden and Labyrinth

It is hugely gratifying to see how well used the Peace Garden and Labyrinth is being used. The pedestrian gates should be installed soon, thanks to the Parish Council, the

plaque for the “Honouring Life” sculpture is now in place and all the planting is done. We have used various media and the SKDC Tourism Guide to make more people aware of this innovative place of contemplation and peace.

Spring clearout

Planned for Saturday 16th March from 10.00-12.30. Jobs will include, but not limited to, preparation for grass seeding around the Peace Garden, twig and branch clearance, gully clearance, ivy control, and general tidying as usual. All very welcome. Please bring your own tools. The main areas of grass are mown by our contractor, Russell Clarke (https://www.thegrasscutterstamford.co.uk) but the Mowing on the Hill team of volunteers look after the area leading to the church door. We also tackle small jobs in the churchyard that need doing during the year. We have 2 mowers and a strimmer, kindly stored by the Bowls Club. If you would like to be part of the team and join the rota to do just 2-3 cuts a year at a time to suit between April and September, please email me tim.nicol@me.com. This year’s rota will be issued by the end of March.

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From the Parish Priest We look forward to two special services that in different ways celebrate the hope of Easter, that Jesus raised from the dead brings forth life. At 4.30pm on Sunday 31st March in readings and song we travel through Lent and Passiontide to Easter and capture and reflect on the meaning of these signposts on the Christian journey. We celebrate Easter Day on Sunday 21st April with a service of Holy Communion at 10.30am. (Details of all services for March and April, The third UK Knitting for Pebbles appeal has been launched. Pebbles Project is a children’s charity based in the Cape Winelands of South Africa. Cape winters can be very cold and knitted items for the children help

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Easter Hope including special Benefice Services are separately listed.) One other important date is the Church Annual Meeting, 7pm in Church on Tuesday 23rd April. Sue Chappell will be retiring as Church Warden. She has undertaken this role with warmth, kindness and dedication, in making the preparations for our Church services and undertaking administration so that our Church runs smoothly. I think it is very important

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for us now to aim to elect two Church Wardens to continue the work that Sue and previous wardens have carried out so well. Please consider if you could take on this role for which the main task is working with the parish priest to ensure the daily functioning of the Church. New wardens will be sworn into office at Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday 6th July and it would be wonderful to have two people in post by then.

Calling all Knitters and Crocheters … again! to keep them warm. We are asking for hats in any pattern, shape, colour to fit babies to teenagers. If anyone would like to do more then scarves, gloves and sweaters to fit children from birth to 7 years would be very welcome.

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Parish Council News Are you interested in the future of the Playing Fields? Have you concerns regarding the volume and speed of traffic within the village? Come along to the Annual Parish Meeting (APM) on Tuesday 5 March at 7.00pm in the village hall, have your say and get involved. The Village Plan, produced on behalf of the village by the Parish Council, established following assessing the views of villagers and refined by focus groups has as an objective to relocate the playing fields or if that is not possible then to develop the existing facilities. Do you want to see them improved or relocated? In January the Council considered again the future of the Playing Fields and agreed that several issues and concerns need to be addressed, but to do so properly the views of the community are once again needed. The Councillors agreed to register the land to provide legal ownership and concurrently, gather the views of the village, user groups and organisations to allow a collective understanding of what the community wants from this land going forward. At the APM on 5 March everyone who lives in the village has the opportunity to get involved and have their say. A ‘Task and Finish Working Party’ will be formed consisting of Cllrs, residents and representatives of interested groups and organisations to look into the future of the playing fields as a whole. This will include everything including the reclassification of the bridleway, responsibility for upkeep, relocation and future use. The terms of reference of this Working Party will be agreed at the meeting to ensure that it has the support of the whole village. The 14

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Annual Parish Meeting Tuesday 5 March 7.00pm Village Hall recommendations of this Working Party will then be considered by the Parish Council with a view to adopting the outcomes for the community as a whole. Traffic concerns will also be discussed at the meeting with a view to set up a further working group to include Cllrs and interested parties from the village to ultimately provide a safe area for all residents. New Website www.eastononthehill-pc.gov.uk To contact the Clerk clerk@eastononthehill-pc.gov.uk To contact Cllrs firstname.surname@eastononthehill-pc. gov.uk Finally – The Parish Council is up to full force again now having co-opted 3 new Members in January - I am sure you would want to wish a warm welcome to William Davies, Ian Forman and Daphne Sharpe.

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Village Calendar

Sunday 3 March 10.30 Church Benefice Communion King’s Cliffe Mon 4 March 19.00 History Society Talk by Margaret Miles £1 members/£2 nonmembers. See p.6 for details Village Hall

Thurs 14 March 10-11.30 Easton Explorers – play sessions Parents and under 5s Village Hall Sat 16 March 10.00-12.30 Spring Churchyard Clear-out Bring your own tools All Saints Church

Tue 5 March 19.00 Annual Parish Meeting Everyone welcome Village Hall

Sun 17 March 10.30 Church Holy Communion All Saints EOTH

Weds 6 March 11.30 and every Weds after Coffee morning All welcome The Blue Bell

Mon 18 March 19.00 Gala Meeting The Blue Bell

Weds 6 March 19.30 Church Ash Wednesday Communion Laxton Sun 10 March 10.30 Church Holy Communion All Saints EOTH Sun 10 March 10.30 Church Holy Communion All Saints EOTH Mon 11 March 19.00 Parish Council Meeting Village Hall

Sun 24 March 9.00 Church Holy Communion BCP All Saints EOTH Tues 26 March 19.30 Think & Drink All welcome Venue:TBA Sun 31 March 16.30 Church Songs and Readings: ‘From Lent to Easter’ All Saints EOTH Sun 7 April 10.30 Church Benefice Communion King’s Cliffe

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Wednesdays - 13th March & 10th April. 7 for 7.30pm £5 p/p inc supper

Mon 8 April 19.00 Parish Council Meeting Village Hall Weds 10 April 19.30 Quiz Night Teams of 4, £5 per head inc. supper The Blue Bell Thurs 11 April 10-11.30 Easton Explorers – play sessions Parents and under 5s Village Hall Sun 14 April 10.30 Church Holy Communion All Saints EOTH Sun 14 April Tour de Sands Reunion Ride Details from Tim Nicol e: tim.nicol@me.com Sun 14 April 14.00 Horti Soc Easter Crafts Eggstravaganza

Village Hall Thurs 18 April 19.30 Church Maundy Thursday King’s Cliffe Fri 19 April 14.00 Church Music and Readings for Good Friday Bulwick Sun 21 April 10.30 Church Easter Day Holy Communion All Saints EOTH Tues 23 April 19.00 Church Annual Meeting All Saints EOTH Tues 23 April 19.30 Think & Drink All welcome Venue: TBA Sun 28 April 09.00 Church Holy Communion BCP All Saints EOTH

Wednesday Coffee Morning

at THE BLUE BELL every week at 11.30 Catch up. Share. See you there!

Finally, a "thank you" Bob Wood would like to thank all Julia’s friends who worked so hard to decorate the church with wonderful floral tributes in her memory. Also he would like pass on his thanks to all the people of the village who came in support to her funeral service. What a wonderful village we are fortunate to live in!

Church Services

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