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Kingsland News April 2014 Dear Parishioners, Whenever I want to have a chat with the children, I put them in the car and drive somewhere. By the time we have arrived there has been time to pass pleasantries, grapple with the issue at hand, and return to more normal conversation again. A car journey or a walk shared work equally well and it is fitting that we have a walk planned on Good Friday - a walk with a cross at Leinthall Earles Church. We shall meet at 10.30am at the church there. There will be a story for the children and a hymn and then we shall make our way carrying the cross up the hill behind the church, stopping from time to time to pray and sing, until we reach the place where the cross is put and left, and then we return down the hill for hot cross bun and a warm drink. It helps to walk and talk on this day,. the day when we remember the death of Jesus on a cross, and strangely enough it is a good thing

to do. Many people want to miss out on Good Friday and jump straight to Easter Sunday, but it is something you have to do........ so come and see. So I'll cherish that Old Rugged Cross, till my trophies at last I lay down. I'll cherish the Old Rugged Cross and exchange it some day for a Crown. Wear sensible shoes and clothes......... it's not far ‌.but all the same. All ages are welcome. The other thing that helps us go beneath the surface is music and Kingsland Choir (and friends) are busy rehearsing ‘Crucifixion’ by John Stainer. It is a piece that many people value and it is being sung on Palm Sunday evening (13th April) in Kingsland Church at 6.30pm. It is not only a spectator event as there are places to join in with hymns.


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At last stage 1 of the internal work on the building is finished (though drainage work in the churchyard and further refurbishment in the building is planned) and there is space once again in church, and the organ is back! Come, see and hear! You'll find a schedule for the other services in Holy Week elsewhere in the magazine, I often find these services the most moving in the year and when we arrive at Easter Sunday then there is much to celebrate! Jesus Christ Alleluia! Julie

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March 2014 KINGSPAN INSULATION IN COMMUNITY AWARD WIN The local community has been right at the heart of every decision Kingspan Insulation has made since it made its home on the airfield estate in Pembridge 28 years ago, and that work has now been recognised with the firm winning the CSR Contribution in the Community (Herefordshire) Award at the 2013 Hereford & Worcester Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Many will already be aware of the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust, which provided £27,000 in the last year alone to local groups and schemes that met at least one of its four main goals: encouraging health and fitness in young people, biodiversity, conservation and road safety. However the Trust is just part of Kingspan Insulation’s much wider approach to giving a helping hand to the local community. In the recent years this has included sponsoring Herefordshire’s ‘Diamond Day’ attended by the Queen and match funding of up to £100 for employees fundraising on behalf of local charities. Improving the lives and opportunities of young people in Kingsland and beyond has been a particular focus, with old IT equipment offered freely to schools, numerous work placements for local students, four annual factory days and a traveling road safety ‘roadshow’, run in conjunction with hauliers Bibby. All this work is just the start and Kingspan Insulation is committed to the target of investing 0.25% of pre–tax profits into community and charitable initiatives every year. Anyone from within the catchment areas of Wigmore High School, Lady Hawkins’ School, Earl Mortimer College and Tenbury High School can apply and everything you need is available on the website: www.kingspaninsulationcommunitytrust.org


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Nature Notes (13/3/14) Sunshine, fog, chilly mornings, drying winds, and flooding a memory – English weather at its most varied! Construction is under way at the Rookery Development – no safety regulations, no building inspectors, but much noise and work ongoing from daylight to dark. There is so much happening in the bird and flower world. Lawn mowers are coming to life and Ladybird was seen on March 7th. Daffodils are everywhere, seeming to increase each year – what a wonderful yellow. Clearing of flood trash is a big job and one wonders what must be deposited in the Severn Estuary. Lambing reported as going well and the process is much assisted by being able to turn Ewes and Lambs into drying pastures and sunshine. There is a report of four sets of twin calves born on one holding. Turnout means fallen Apple Trees have to be cleared, a continuing process. Loads of straw are travelling to Wales, FYM is off to potato grounds. Foxhunting has finished for the season, cubs soon about, so shut up your Chickens. The Geese are laying, not long ‘til Christmas! Moles, lovely little creatures but not popular on lawns or in churchyards, are active again! R.W.H.

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Back, by popular demand… THE GREAT KINGSLAND POTATO COMPETITION 2014 - Select your prime chitted potato and a growing bag at the Angel Inn over Easter weekend from Friday 18th April to Monday, 21st April - Use your skill and green fingers to plant and grow the heaviest bag of spuds from a single potato (we’ll be checking!) - Bring your Bulging Bag to the Angel on August Bank Holiday - The grand weigh-in will take place on Monday 25 August at 6.00pm - First prize is £30 and the challenge trophy silver shovel if we can find it! Entry is by a £10 (or more if you like!) per bag donation to SMAAAK for the restoration and improvement of St Michael’s & All Angels Kingsland

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Memories of Blisters and Champagne Four of us here tonight remember the middle of July 1971 rather well. The objective was to walk across the wasp waist of Wales from Felindre on the Welsh/Shropshire border to the sea at Borth, just south of Aberdovey - this is a total of 49 miles and takes one through some remarkable country. The party consisted of a solicitor, an accountant and two doctors, and each could rely on the other in an emergency. We had a very able support party - a farmer and a director. The support party was most important, in particular, for keeping us supplied with cold beer put in a stream to cool, barley sugar, nuts and raisins, and later on fish and chips. The idea was to walk the distance within 24 hours and we started off before dawn on a lovely mid-July day having christened the waters of the Teme at Felindre. From there it is an uphill route to the top of the watershed of the Teme and the Mole; on the way up we were flagged down by officers in an early morning police patrol car from Newtown, who had the effrontery to suspect us of being the Free Welsh Army. We made it quite clear that we were the initiators of this challenging walk and were no threat to British Security in the Welsh Marches, nor were we sent by Offa ( a time warp?). Looking at our gear, however, the police may well have wondered! The final total distance of 50 miles included crossing 5 ranges involving around 4,000 ft. of ascent and descent. We were lucky enough to have perfect walking weather after the clear early dawn and later a blue sky with a few clouds. The country was glorious, with wheatears, whinchats, buzzard and the

Welsh fauna and flora at its best. We could have walked to the Dovey Estuary, reducing the distance by 10 miles and arriving at the tidal mark on the Dovey, however, we were determined to do the whole distance. May I say that Peter Shorrock (not the local of the same name, I presume. Ed.) walked in his normal shoes, perhaps a legal whim? After crossing the hills above Newtown we came down the lovely pass to Llandinam, crossed the Severn and made for a superb breakfast courtesy of Mr and Mrs Price at the Red Lion at Trefeglwys. After that Plynlimon was magnificently wild and endless but one does not wish to underestimate its difficulties, partly because of the new tracks which direct one around Llyn Bugeilyn (the Lake of the Shepherds) which added a mile to our journey. We reached Cwm Ceulan to descend toward the sea. We sat down fairly wearily at the lane's edge by this time and had our fish and chips faithfully supplied by Chris Burleigh and Richard Hollis. We then carried on down toward Talybont, where on crossing the village green we passed by the pub; unbeknown to us our support party were at that time watching us struggling across the green, whilst sitting down to a duck supper, no doubt accompanied by suitable liquids. We, meanwhile, trudged on through the woods from Talybont and wonder of wonders saw the beach and sea in front of us, 19½ hours after leaving Felindre. What more could we do but stand in the surf counting our blisters together with a delicious thermos of chilled champagne. The time was 10.35 pm and it all felt rather wonderful apart from the fact that the pubs had closed 5 minutes before! I remember very little of the journey home although I am told that on a mountain bend we took a corner on the right hand side of a road to avoid an MG coming


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the other way. The other postscript as far as I was concerned was that at 6 o'clock next morning I had an urgent call from Hope-under-Dinmore, which is about 5 or 6 miles from our house, to say that a home delivery was ready waiting for me. I bounced down the stairs on my blisters, hurried into the house at Hopeunder-Dinmore hardly feeling my feet, (which was a blessing!) delivered the baby, stitched the lady up, and staggered home. I hope that this is of interest to you. I can only say that we crossed the wildest country that one can in this day and age. I don't feel that those wild spaces will ever be tamed, - nor should they be! (Taken from a talk to the Reform Club by Dr. R. N. Ovenden)

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Luctonians Sports Club The club house is much in use. The Sportsman’s Rugby Dinner on March 5th generally acknowledged as one of the best, pre-match lunches and a wellattended Apple Growers’ Seminar are just some of the events worth mentioning. The 1stXV appears to be safe from relegation, despite a heavy reversal at Leicester Lions – some hard matches to end the season with, but the spirit within the team and management very good, with training taken most seriously! 200 club tickets on sale, a chance for someone to win £1250 and a 20-1 bet for one of the nine other cash prizes. This is the 40th year it has been run, and all 200 tickets will be sold! Cricketers emerging from hibernation, flowers looking good around the boundary railings and on the patio, facilities nearly complete under the grandstand; fitness unit showers and toilets – got your kit ready? Join the cycling section, now well-organised with planned routes, or join the Croquet set. Summer is coming – take your pick! R.W.H.


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Kingsland W I At our March meeting Fay Wentworth told us about the Ups and Downs of a Short Story Writer. As the daughter of a Herefordshire farmer Fay was discouraged in her ambition to be a writer even though the initial interest started with the stories her father told her and her brothers as children. In rural Herefordshire it was considered very odd to be a writer. Aged 11 she wrote a story about a rabbit which ended in the animal's tragic death! Not well received at home or at school. But she persisted in her writing, trying not to make her tales too tragic. At fifteen she joined the Young Farmers and left off writing for a while. A career in the Civil Service followed and later marriage and children. It was while she was at home with young children that she took up writing again, mostly romantic stories and had them accepted for magazines. As her writing was now profitable it was tolerated at home. She contributed to 'Peoples Friend' and 'My Weekly' but the stories had to be to a set formula. She preferred ghost stories but could find no market for them until her daughter brought home a copy of 'Loving' which published ghost stories. They accepted one of hers which horrified her daughter 'Why can't you be a normal mother?' She wrote on and off depending on family commitments until in the eighties she gave up her Civil Service career and obtained a grant to set herself up as a small business writing full time 9 to 5. After nine months she had sold nothing so to justify receiving the grant she changed to doing accountancy and tax returns for small businesses. Once

she no longer had to write as a business she found inspiration again for her short stories. The market was changing and eventually the number of magazines that would take freelance writers decreased. She made up a collection of her short stories which were published by a small press five years ago and also published three novellas as one paperback. As nearly all the small bookshops have folded she reluctantly turned to E-Books. An American publisher has bought the E-Book rights to her work and now publishes for her. At the end of the talk Fay read us her humorous tale about a jilted lover and a burnt cake. We all enjoyed a very entertaining evening. At our next meeting on the 9th April Mrs Shirley Cook will give a Thai cookery demonstration. All are welcome to attend. You may like to phone Elizabeth Karlsson on 708387 to confirm that there is no change of speaker. Pat Hughes

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Unleashed Dog On the morning of March 7th an unleashed dog entered our garden from the churchyard and attacked our muchloved pet causing serious injury. It would be very much appreciated if dog-owners could keep their animals on a lead and under control when walking them round the village, including the churchyard.

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Freddie’s Bingo I am having a Bingo on June 21st to raise funds for little Freddie’s after care when he comes home. (He is the two year-old boy who was seriously injured last October in a car accident at Norden). The Bingo will be in the Coronation Hall, doors open at 6.00, eyes down at 7.30pm. If anyone can help by donating a prize, or giving a donation to buy a prize, it would be greatly appreciated. Please ring me on 01568 708831,

Betty Lister Exhibition Of Crosses There will be an Exhibition of Crosses at the Methodist Church, Kingsland, on Saturday, 19th April between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. How many crosses can you name? Come along and see if you know more than we do. Entrance is free. Refreshments will be on sale with profits going to charity. If anyone has a cross – perhaps something unusual or one with a story attached – and they would be willing to lend it for the exhibition we would be very grateful. Please contact me 01544 388915,

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Kingsland & Eardisland Hospice Friends More than 90 people came to our Shrove Tuesday lunch at the Luctonians’ Rugby Club, when made just under £800 for the hospice. Thanks to all who came. Our next fund-raising event will be Open Gardens in June, the precise date still to be decided. This year we are hoping even more gardens will open in the village, so why not open yours if you have not done so in the past? The hospice has made a special request for as many gardens as possible to be open. If you would like more information please give me a ring on 01568 708173, Bridget Eastaugh (Chairman)

Badgers & Vaccination Adrian Coward of Somerset Badger Vaccination Group will be giving a talk on Badgers and Vaccination at Kingsland Methodist Chapel on Tuesday, April 8th. This talk, which was first presented at the Badger Trust Conference in 2013, will begin at 7.30 pm. Refreshments will be provided. The postcode of Kingsland Methodist Chapel is HR6 9SG. Thanks We recently moved to Tamarisk, North Road from Aymestrey/Yatton and held a Soup and Sandwich Lunch for old and new friends and neighbours in early March. Thank you to all who attended. £180 was raised for St Michael's Hospice. Marion and Don Griffiths


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Church Services in the Benefice for April Sunday 6th April Passion Sunday 9.30 am Family Service Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Eucharist (CW) Eardisland 11.00 am Choral Matins (BCP) Kingsland 11.00 am Holy Eucharist (BCP)) Aymestrey th 6.00 Evening Prayer (benefice) Palm Sunday Eardisland Sunday 13pmApril 11.00 am Benefice Holy Eucharist Aymestrey 6.30 pm ‘Crucifixion’ (J Stainer) Kingsland th Thursday 17 April Maundy Thursday 7.30 pm Sung Eucharist (CW) with stripping of altars Kingsland pmApril Benefice Evening Prayer Good Friday Kingsland Friday6.00 18th 9.00 am Good Friday Service Kingsland 10.30 am Walking with the Cross Leinthall Earls 6.30 pm Good Friday Meditation Eardisland th Sunday 20 April Easter Sunday 8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Communion (CW) Eardisland 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (CW) Kingsland 11.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Aymestrey 3.30 pm Holy Communion Leinthall Earls th Sunday 27 April Easter 2 8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Communion (CW) Eardisland 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (CW) Kingsland 6.30 pm Choral Evensong (BCP) Kingsland and at 10.00 am each Thursday at Kingsland unless otherwise stated: Said Holy Eucharist BCP Services at the Methodist Churches this month, all at 11 am: April:

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The Parish Diary 2014 April 1st Church AGM Church 7.30 pm 7th RBL Social Evening Corners 7.45 pm th 9 W. I. Thai Cookery Demonstration Mrs Shirley Cook Coronation Hall 7.30 pm 13th Crucifixion Church 6.30 pm 18th – 21st SMAAAK Spud Growing Competition begins: Angel Inn 19th Exhibition of Crosses Methodist Church from 10.00 am 30th Bowls Club ‘An Evening with Reg Moule’ Coronation Hall 7.30 pm May 2nd Concert by Youth Choirs including Vivaldi Gloria Church 7.00 pm 12th RBL Social Evening Corners 7.45 pm 14th W. I. ‘Marketing Lamb’ Mr Andrew Offer Coronation Hall 7.30 pm 17th Progressive Supper (for Coronation Hall) Various Venues tba June 2nd RBL Social Evening Corners 7.45 pm th 7 Potatoes, Puds, Pimms Plants & Produce (Church Fundraiser) Details tba from 12 noon 11th W. I. ‘History of the Radnor Valley’ Mrs Anne Goodwin Coronation Hall 7.30 pm 21st Freddie’s Bingo (Betty Lister) Coronation Hall eyes down 7.30 pm 21st SMAAAK Event: ‘Precious Bane’ Church 7.30 pm 28th Armed Forces Day (Details t.b.a.) July 7th RBL Social Evening Corners 7.45 pm 9th W. I. ‘The Art of Gift Wrapping’ Mrs Kathy Knill Coronation Hall 7.30 pm 13th RBL Summer Lunch Gable Croft tba 19th SMAAAK Event: ‘Cosi Fan Tutti’ Church 7.30 pm August 4th RBL Social Evening Corners 7.45 pm th 9 Kingsland Flower Show Coronation Hall tba 25th SMAAAK Spud growing weigh in (Details tba) September 1st RBL Social Evening Corners 7.45 pm 10th W.I. ‘Cooking in Private Service’ Mrs Janet Wall Coronation Hall 7.30 pm October 6th RBL Social Evening Corners 7.45 pm th 8 W.I. ‘Showing for W. I. Competitions’ Mrs Pat Smith Coronation Hall 7.30 pm November 3rd RBL Annual General Meeting Corners 7.30 pm 9th Remembrance Sunday Church 10.30 for 10 50 am 12th W.I. ‘Dressing Table Items from the Past’ Mrs Colette Gray Coronation Hall 7.30 pm December 10th W.I. ‘Canapés and Nibbles for Christmas’ Mrs Rosemary Evans Coronation Hall 7.30 pm (Editor’s note: Events for this item need to be submitted by 15th of preceding month with clear instructions on the entry – place, time, date & title are essential information. Where more than one month’s notice is given, items will automatically be repeated unless contrary instructions are received.)

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Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Kingsland Palm Sunday, April 13th at 6.30 pm Kingsland Church Choir and Friends will perform

‘Crucifixion’ By John Stainer Tenor – Joe Moore Organ – Robert Green

Bass – David Davies Conductor – David Noon

This familiar piece, a moving account of the events of Holy Week, is made up of Solos, Choruses, and Hymns (for everyone), and makes a good beginning to the build-up to Easter.


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Kingsland Neighbourhood Plan Work on the new Kingsland Neighbourhood Plan is well under way and committee meetings, which are open to all Kingsland residents, take place on the first Monday of each month. Getting a Neighbourhood Plan in place is vital if the village is to retain its character and existing shape, and we are looking for volunteers to join our working groups to help complete the plan. The committee are organizing a Neighbourhood Plan Map Event in which residents can comment on the kinds of buildings they would like to see in the village, and hear more about how the Neighbourhood Plan can work to ensure a better future for all residents. This event will take place on the 7th and 8th of June at the Coronation Hall, and refreshments will be available throughout the day. Without a neighbourhood plan the existing parish settlement boundary will disappear, and developers will be free to make applications to build throughout the village, and in whatever style they choose. Help us to work together for a balanced and sustainable future for Kingsland. Sheridan Swinson, Plan Committee)

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Aymestrey Film Club With the addition of the surround sound and projector in the Parish Hall a Film Club is being created to manage the process of showing films on a regular basis. If you would like to get involved or have any suggestions please send an e-mail to FilmClub@aymestrey.org. We are looking for a few people to help setup the hall, sell tickets, serve ice cream and select the next film etc. If you would like to be informed of film showings then please send an e-mail to FilmClub@aymestrey.org and we will put you on the mailing list and send you what’s on and when! Or keep an eye out on the blackboards outside the parish hall. We will be showing a film on the 1 st Sunday of each month at 7:00pm April 6th Mandela. A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. May 4th American Hustle. A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. June 1st Nebraska An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. Tickets are £5 each. There will be homemade Ice cream and popcorn for sale, please bring your own refreshments.


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Royal British Legion Branch meetings Our first social evening on 3rd March was rather poorly supported, however, it still raised ÂŁ71 for our welfare fund. The next meeting will be on 7th April when we hope to see more of the usual suspects! WWI Commemorative events The details of the County Rally and other events on 28th June are still being finalised. I hope to hear more soon. In collaboration with the W.I. our branch will organise a village event on Saturday, 5th July, most probably in the Village Hall. It is hoped to involve the school and others. If any RBL members have ideas for this event, please contact Val Davis (who is our coordinator with the WI), Jan Nichols or myself. Details will emerge in due course. Gordon Browne (Chairman)


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Kingsland Bowling Club presents:

An Evening with Reg Moule All your gardening questions answered by ‘Hereford and Worcester’s gardening guru’.

Kingsland Coronation Hall 7.30 pm, Wednesday, April 30th Tickets £5 from:

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SMAAAK Needs You! New to the village? More time on your hands than before? Or perhaps you have volunteered before but we haven’t called on you recently (sorry!) If you can spare time to help at SMAAAK events on the door, putting out chairs, selling raffle tickets or refreshments, please let us know. jimhr6@gmail.com 01568 709579 Lorne House, HR6 9RU

Jim Davies Kissing Gate A big thank you to everyone that came to the coffee morning, made cakes and bought raffle tickets. We made a fantastic £375 which will pay for the gate and having it fitted. The left over bric-a-brac went to the WI jumble sale and a few bits went to the church for Mothers’ Day presents. Hopefully by the time you read this the gate will be in place and being used - what a fantastic community effort, Lisa Juson xx


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NEWS from the Garden Tea Room & Deli/shop Dear Kingsland Villagers A very Happy Easter to you all! The season is beginning to get going with lots of people dropping in for morning coffee, our all day lunches or afternoon tea. On sunny days there is nothing better than a cream tea in the garden overlooking the Green and the church. Sam has been kept very busy with lots of outside catering orders for birthdays, casual weddings, anniversaries and family parties. Congratulations to him from us all as he has now passed his Level 3 in Professional Cookery. Looking for something different for Easter? The shop has some lovely nostalgic Easter edible treats; foil chocolate chickens, vintage style filled cardboard eggs and lovely foil wrapped rabbits (boys & girl ones!) The tea room/shop OPENING TIMES over Easter are: Tues – Sat 11.00 – 5.00 GOOD FRIDAY: 11.00 – 5.00 EASTER SAT: 11.00 – 5.00 EASTER SUN: 11.00 – 4.30 EASTER MONDAY: 11.00 – 4.30 For extra bread/milk/cream orders and reservations do call us on 01568 709142 Welcome to new staff Heather and Pippa who will be helping out while Bethanya has 6-8 weeks off this month to have surgery. We all wish her the best of luck and a speedy recovery, All the best Joanna, Sam & the Team


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on: 01568 708196 or: 07966 766963


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Do You Have A Few Hours To Spare? Age UK Hereford and Localities (Registered Charity Number: 1093512) is currently recruiting volunteers for our footcare service at different locations across Herefordshire. No previous experience is necessary. All you need is a compassionate and caring nature and a willingness to help others. Full training is provided and travel expenses are fully reimbursed. Volunteering is fun, worthwhile and very rewarding. To find out more about volunteering, please email me directly on margaret.metzger@ageukhl.org or phone 0845 688 1298, Margaret Metzger

GABBS Solicitors For Probate & Trusts call Nansi Webb

For family and Litigation call Anne Vincent For Conveyancing call John Thacker

Broad Street Leominster E-mail: leominster@Gabbs.biz (not for service) Website: www.gabbs.biz

tel: 01568 616333 fax: 01568 614013


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Dilwyn Show Healthwatch Herefordshire is the new consumer champion for health and social care services in Herefordshire. As a national scheme, every local council in England has its own Healthwatch. It is a statutory committee accountable to the Secretary of State for Health. The national body, Healthwatch England, gives advice and guidance. To make contact with compliment or complaint, or to volunteer, use the information below: Telephone: 01432 364481 Email: info@healthwatchherefordsh ire.co.uk Address: Berrow Business Centre, Bath Street, Hereford, HR1 2HE Twitter: @HWHerefordshire Web: www.healthwatchherefordshir e.co.uk

The Dilwyn Show will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 5th from 10 am to 4 pm at Chapel Fields, Dilwyn. A good number of displays are a "first" for the Show. Details of the Horse Show and Dog Show classes and the Show's competition schedule, which has plenty to occupy the children during the Easter vacation, can be found on the Dilwyn.com website, where entry forms for stalls and to enter classic vehicles/stationary engines can also be found. Alternatively telephone David on 01981 541058. David Fowler (Chairman, Dilwyn Village Show Committee)

Kingsland Post Office Tel: 01568 708201

Open Monday-Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm, Saturday 9am to 12.30 pm, for all Post Office services including:

Vehicle Taxation Foreign Currency Travel Insurance Bank Deposits & Withdrawals Mobile phone top-ups Also available will be: 造 造 造 造

Sales of Cards and Stationery Photocopying Dry Cleaning and Laundry Shoe Repairs


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MARKHAMS GARAGE LTD Kingsland – Leominster – Herefordshire Established 1925 * Servicing & repairs to all makes of cars & light commercial vehicles * MOT Testing station * Six bay workshop * Batteries, tyres and exhausts * Electronic engine management diagnostics * Air conditioning service * Courtesy cars Telephone: 01568 708208 Fax: 01568 709059


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39 PARISH CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, KINGSLAND

Herefordshire Schools Concert Instrumental and Choral Music performed by young people from a number of Schools (including Lucton, Hereford Cathedral School, and some primary schools). The programme will include the Vivaldi ‘Gloria’.

Friday 2nd May, 2014, 7.00 pm, Kingsland Church.

Tickets: £10 (to include wine and refreshments) from Kingsland P.O., The Rectory, or from PCC members.

Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels, Kingsland Make sure you and your children don’t miss our next

Family Service Sunday, April 6th, 9.30 am. A 40 minute service led by Mrs Karen Ball

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Details of Kingsland Organisations. Organisation

Official(s)

Position

Contact Numbers

Kingsland Coronation Hall

Mr R Frost Mrs L Juson

Chairman Secretary (also for Bookings)

01568 709103 01568 708002

Croft Ambrey Running Club Kingsland Bowling Club

Mr T Davies Mr B Markham Mr Donald Oke Mr Malcolm Morgan Ms Susanna Checketts Mrs Joan Brigden Mr Joe Scamp Rev Julie Read

Kingsland Church

Kingsland Bell-Ringers Kingsland Church Choir Kingsland Cubs Kingsland Guides & Brownies Kingsland Flower Show

Kingsland Pre-School Kingsland Methodist Church Kingsland Millennium Green Trust Kingsland under fives Kingsland & Eardisland Hospice Friends

President Chairman Treasurer Secretary Captain Rector

01568 615962 01568 708255 07968 916783 01568 708201 01568 709071 01568 708857 01568 708672 01432 760591 01544 387992 01568 780250 01568 708681 01568 708681

Mrs J Barbour Mr D Davies Mr M Harrisson Mr D. Noon Ms Karen Jones Mrs M Jones Miss S Grant Mrs K. Ball Mrs V. Davis Mr F Morgan Mr C Southgate Mrs J. Vaughan Mrs C Southgate Mrs Becci White (Mobile Term-time only) Mrs J Lobb

Churchwarden Churchwarden Tower Captain Choir Master Leader Leader Assistant Leader Assistant Leader Leader President Chairman Treasurer Secretary

Cllr Sebastian Bowen Mrs Jackie Markham Mrs Sue Mitchell Mr Jim Davies Mrs S Thomas

Chairman Vice Chairman Hon. Secretary Hon. Treasurer

01584 831321 01568 708281 01568 708117 01568 709579 01568 708739

Mrs B Eastaugh Mrs L. Jones Mrs E Bradley Mrs E Karlsson Mrs R Evans Mr J Gore Mrs J Markham Sally Deakin

Chairman Treasurer Secretary President Secretary Sub Officer Contacts

01568 708173 01568 709119 01568 708622 01568 708387 01568 708257 01568 708701 01568 708281 01568 708839

Chairman Secretary Treasurer Membership Sec. Chief Executive Officer For enquiries:

01568 708077 01568 708681 01568 708483 01568 708483 01568 709080 07967 806678 01568 709579

Kingsland Women’s Institute Kingsland Fire Station Kingsland Community Web Site (www.kingslandlife.com) Royal British Legion Wg Cdr Browne (Kingsland Branch) Mrs V Davis Mrs Roberts Mrs Roberts Luctonians Sports Club Simon Green-Price Friends of Kingsland Church (SMAAAK)

01568 708474 01568 708281

Jim Davies or Dee Wurm

Chapel Steward

01568 708010 01568 709168 07871480680 01568 708223

Kingsland News April 2014  

The monthly Community Newsletter from Kingsland parish, Herefordshire, UK. Also on our website www.kingslandlife.com

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