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Kingsland News April 2015 Dear Parishioners, It’s amazing what you can find in the garden when you look. The children were making posies for Mothering Sunday and found all manner of colour and flower hiding in the Rectory garden that I never knew existed. Maybe that is the end of winter, all seems cold and bleak still but if you look hard enough you see signs of spring and hope in abundance. The beginning of April coincides this year with Good Friday and the glory of Easter. Good Friday is one of those days that on the surface of it we would rather gloss over, eat hot cross buns and watch the bank holiday sport, but here lies the heart of the whole story of Jesus. Having been an amazing teacher and living the life that was true to himself and to his heavenly Father which involved giving health and wholeness to those he encountered, Jesus faced up to the world in all its negativity and sin. He stood up and did not walk away and it cost him his life, but in that encounter something happened that has changed the

world, he dealt with death and the powers of darkness and overcame them and stands now to show us how to deal with these things too! Holy week (the week leading up to Easter) has some special services in it that help us visit this special time: on Wednesday April 1st at 6pm in Aymestrey Church there is a Taize service which is a space to sit and listen to beautiful music and readings and to light candles. It lasts about 45 minutes and I think you will find it special. On Maundy Thursday there is a service remembering the Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples at 7.30pm in Kingsland Church, a simple communion recalling how the service came to us in the first place, then on Good Friday (3rd April) we put up a cross on the Millennium Green at 9am followed by a short walk at 10.30am starting at Leinthall Earles Church of “Walking with the Cross�. Those who joined us for this last year will tell you how helpful this was. It is not far to walk, just up the bank stopping from time to time for some verses from the Bible and



a verse of a hymn, but putting the cross in place and looking down over the valley and singing “were the whole realm of nature mine, that were an offering far too small, love so amazing so divine, demands my life, my soul, my all” puts everything back into perspective again. There is a story for the children and an arm on either side for those who are frail – so come and see. I love the abundance of flowers and relief when the churches are decorated for Easter, and 8am at Kingsland or 11am for a service that is Family-friendly and has the Easter Egg bonanza on the Green after the service! I hope that the weather will be fair for our farmers (and the rest of us). Rogation Sunday this year will be celebrated on May 17th – so put the date in your diary. This year we are going Aymestrey way and I’m grateful to John and Jane Black of Western Lye Farm for offering to host our service (more details nearer the day). It is a time to ask God’s blessing on the land and those who farm so do come and join us at 11am on that day. Lots of things going on - it is both a blessing and a curse – we can fill our lives twice over with good things to do. Try and make sure that you don’t miss out on the important things in life. Jesus summarised what was important – love God with all your heart, and mind and soul and strength and love your neighbour as yourself. Remember that and you won’t go wrong. Every blessing, Julie Read

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Sustainable Success As an active member of the local community, Kingspan Insulation is always eager to keep everyone right up to date with what it has been getting up to. That’s why for over a decade it has been providing detailed regular reports on its drive towards improved sustainability and its wider work as a responsible employer and manufacturer. The latest Sustainability and Responsibility Report has been produced to meet level B+ of the highly respected Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard. This means that the report’s findings must be backed up with external assurances. The report gives a fascinating insight into all areas of Kingspan's work. For example, were you aware that Kingspan provides match funding of up to £100 per employee taking part in fund raising for local charities or that it is on course to divert 80% of its factory generated waste from landfill? It also sheds new light on some of the measures you'll have already read about in these very pages such as the ongoing work of the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust (don't forget this year's application deadline is on the 30th March!) and the new anaerobic digesters. These are now online and will soon be producing heat and power. The reports are also a chance for you to see what Kingspan has planned over the next months and years. These ongoing aims include installing led lighting and daylight detection sensors, regularly monitoring and supporting biodiversity at the site and increasing the use of locally sourced products wherever possible. To read either the report or the external assurance simply visit our website:


Weobley Theatre Trips Our next trip is to see The King’s Speech at Malvern on Wednesday 29th April. We shall be leaving Bell Square, Weobley at 12.30 for the 2.30pm performance. Please ring as soon as possible if you would still like to go to this production, which has had good reviews on its tour. This will be the last of this season’s outings. However, we shall start again in the autumn with the wonderfully uplifting show, Anything Goes, at the Bristol Hippodrome on Thurs 8th October. This is sheer joyous, escapist fun! It is a brand new production of Cole Porter’s classic, multi-award winning musical comedy. “When Bill Crocker discovers that his heart’s desire, debutante heiress Hope Harcourt is engaged to an English aristocrat, he stows away aboard the SS American to win her back. Aided by a string of eccentric passengers on board the luxurious transatlantic liner, can this web of love be untangled before they reach Southampton? Hop aboard for sassy heroines, mischievous mob bosses, comedy capers and tap dancing sailors in this hilarious tale of romance and hi-jinks on the high seas.” Songs include I Get a Kick out of You, You’re The Top, It’s De-lovely and Anything Goes. Tickets are £46 each and we will leave Weobley, Bell Square, at 10.30am for the 2.30pm performance. Please pay within two weeks of reserving tickets (as usual) before 6th August. Seats are in the Circle in rows B, C and D. And in November we shall be going to see something a little bit different - Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo! This is a an all-male company, founded

in 1974, who perform at the Birmingham Hippodrome with a new programme of Swan Lake, Patterns in Space, Esmerelda and Don Quixote. They are winners of the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards and ‘The Trock’s’ combination of comedy, extraordinary technical prowess and genuine love of ballet has made them a global combination. You can look online to see what fun and amazing dancing ability they demonstrate. According to The Sunday Times, ‘this is the funniest night you will ever have at the ballet’. I have reserved seats for the 2.00pm matinee on Wednesday 11th November, leaving Bell Square, Weobley at 10.00, to allow a couple of hours before the show to eat or look around the area. We have central seats in rows B and C in the circle, at a cost of £48 to include the coach. Please pay before 20th April. Remember: Anyone is welcome on these trips – there is no membership. Just come along to any shows that take your fancy! There is no need to miss the wonderful opportunities of top productions just because we ‘live in the sticks’! Kate Best (01544 318513) or email


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Teddy Bears for Syria Do you have a teddy bear you could give to a suffering child in Syria? For the past two years we have been collecting and sending second-hand teddies and soft toys to abused children in South Africa. The teddies are donated by local people and distributed by Rotary International in the townships where they are given to children in hospitals, hospices and crisis centres. Now, through the Syria Relief and Development Organisation, we have the opportunity of sending thousands of teddies to children suffering the most appalling hardships in Syrian towns and cities. Teddies, given with love by a child in the UK, can bring comfort and maybe even some healing to a suffering child. Teddies must be clean and in good condition (cuddly please!) give them a hug and then put them in the tub! Finally, hand them in at one of the following: Kingsland Post Office Markhams Garage Santander Bank, Drapers Lane, Leominster The Echo Shop, West St., Leominster Our aim is to send 10,000 teddies in June! Thank you so much! ALAN JONES TREE SURGERY Specialist tree care & Estate Management ALL ASPECTS OF TREE WORK UNDERTAKEN Fully insured and NPTC qualified FIREWOOD FOR SALE For a professional service at competitive prices call Alan on: Tel: 01544 260448 Mob: 07817 066316



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Including Oil-fired and Central Heating Boilers Luctonians Sports Club Eventful weeks are seeing a great deal of ongoing activity. The 1st XV Rugby team is enjoying great support in the competition to survive in their national league without relegation. Three Including Oil-fired andbeen Central successive victories have a big boost. This supportBoilers was underlined Heating when more than one hundred members made their way to Birmingham & Solihull on March 7th to witness a very important 22-41 win due to an outstanding team performance. The competition for team places is keen so training is well-attended. The same is true for all the other teams. Club house and catering facilities are extremely busy with full sales of prematch lunches a regular occurrence. The now annual Gold-Cup Race day on March 13th was another memorable day, helped by the success of the VicePresident’s horse ‘Next Sensation’ in winning the final race at 16:1. More fresh faces are attending the club. Coaching courses are available for those who’re interested. New club administrator, Alex Smith, has made a seamless changeover from Simon Green-Price. The turnover is increasing, with all sports sections active.


John and Heather from Gable Croft would like to thank everyone for their generous donations in respect of last Christmas’s lights display at their home. A total of £520 was raised for Midland Air Ambulance, which was an extraordinary amount. Thank you for all your kind generosity.

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Progressive Supper 2015 This event is in aid of Kingsland School PTA and Kingsland Pre-school, and will take place on Saturday, May 16th. This is a reminder to anyone wishing to join in this year to contact me on 01568708320, Trina Sampson




Our Conservation Area The parish council would like to remind you of the conservation area that exists in Kingsland. Conservation areas are defined by The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as: "areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance". The Kingsland conservation area is highlighted in the map, opposite. A conservation area is an area of special interest, not only due to the buildings but also the interaction of the spaces around them and natural features, such as trees and open spaces. The principal effects of designation are:  You must get consent from Herefordshire Council for the demolition of most buildings in the area;  You must notify Herefordshire Council in writing on the official notification form six weeks in advance of all proposed tree works. There are fines for noncompliance with conservation area provisions in relation to trees, and a suitably qualified and insured tree surgeon should carry out the tree work;  Special publicity must be given to planning applications for development in the area;  When assessing planning applications, Herefordshire Council and the Secretary of State take into account the desirability of preserving or enhancing the character or appearance of the area; and  Permitted development rights (the various categories of development that are normally allowed without the need to apply for planning permission) are more restricted within a conservation area. Generally, these extra controls restrict the following – Various types of wall cladding, the insertion of dormer windows, the installation of satellite dishes on walls and roofs facing a highway, the installation of radio masts, antennae or radio equipment housing with a volume over two cubic metres, a reduction in the size of residential and industrial extensions, which may be carried out without the need for planning permission, and the installation of solar panels. If your building is a listed building the normal controls of listed building consent apply. Kingsland Parish Council




deal of noise for almost 24 hours a day, together with the odd squabble, as in most families. Lambs growing – grass into meat – fields of Grain and Oil-seed Rape mostly look promising. Days lengthening, warm sunshine soon!

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Nature Notes 11/3/15 The weather is typically and seasonably chilly, with the odd mild frost but little heavy rain. Spring Flowers increase daily with Daffodils dominant. Birds are pairing up, with lots of songs to be identified. My choice of a national bird would be the Wren. Like our island it is small, with a wonderful song, and does no harm to any other creature. What would be your choice? Almost certainly the Dipper is sitting. A large black mink was seen weaving its way through undergrowth on opposite river bank, up to no good! Huge activity as the Rookery expands with much noise. Suddenly a few twigs become a fullsize nest! This happens without planners, building regulations, health and safety conditions, albeit with a great

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Kingsland Neighbourhood Plan News Firstly thank you to everyone who responded to the community consultation for the draft Neighbourhood Plan. Every response has been considered and you will be able to see the outcomes once they are published which will be when our amended plan goes to Herefordshire Council for a further 'Regulation 16' 6 week public consultation. At the moment we are not sure when this will be as we are awaiting the outcome of the independent examination of Herefordshire Council's Core Strategy to see if there are any changes that we have to incorporate into the amended plan. This also means we have no meetings booked as this also depends on when the council publish the changes, but please keep an eye out for posters on the Village Noticeboard by the school and in the Post Office, as well as on the Kingsland Life website where we will also publish latest news and future meeting details. Many thanks! Kingsland Parish Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group


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Play Rounders Chuck it! Whack it! Leg it! Smile! If you would like to have a go at rounders and play weekly in a friendly league, the Luctonians Sports Club will be hosting rounders taster sessions on Thursday 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th April, 2015, from 7pm to 8pm for youth and women players. Come along, meet the Committee and players and have a go, even if you haven’t played for a while, or have never played – once you start you’ll be hooked! Sue Paget


St Michael’s Hospice As of March 2015, phase one of the St Michael's Hospice Redevelopment has been completed, and we couldn't be more delighted with the progress thus far. Although there is a great deal of rehabilitation to be done in the original building, the Hospice's medical and administrative teams have successfully moved into our beautifully designed offices and spaces within the Inpatient Unit. Ruth Denison, Head of Fundraising, said, "It was a real team effort; all the Hospice departments pulled together to ensure that everything ran smoothly and to plan. We couldn't have done it without the help of the NatWest private banking

team from the West Midlands, who worked tirelessly on the day and saved us further expense. Local businesses such as GB Liners were also incredibly important in helping us keep the move on schedule." Ruth continued, "This is of course only the first phase: we still have a great deal of renovation work scheduled for the first set of buildings we've now vacated, so we can offer support to even more families through better Day Hospice facilities. And none of this would have been possible without the generous support of our community. Because of you...we are now able to care for even more people and their families and friends when they need us most.�



Cor Y Gyrlais Male Voice Choir On Saturday, April 18th, 2015, 7 pm At The Coronation Hall, Kingsland

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Petanque After a winter season which we will keep quiet about, the petanque team are looking forward to the summer season, in a different league (we got promoted to Division 1) and at a different home venue. All change, you could say! We are going back to our original base, the Mortimer's Cross Inn. Action is in hand to refurbish the piste (playing surface) in time for the first match of the season on Wednesday 15th April. As yet we are in blissful ignorance about whether we are playing at home or away, but it's best to be prepared . . . Our thanks go to the Goodwin family for letting us back to our original “home”.

Petanque is fun, sociable and easy to pick up. We get to visit some great pubs. Matches start at 7.30pm on Wednesday evenings. If you're interested in knowing more, please contact our captain, Paul Blake, on 07870 391953. Bridget Batchelor

Could you adopt? ‘Our life has so changed since we got our boy, he makes us smile every day’, says one of our Herefordshire adopters. Many people still think adoption is only for young married couples but this is no longer the case. The only age barrier is that you must be over 21 years to adopt. There is no upper limit but you will need lots of physical and emotional energy. Single people, those in same sex relationships and people with disabilities are welcomed as adopters. Every year there are about 20 Herefordshire children of all ages needing a safe, stable, loving home. Herefordshire Council adoption team welcomes enquiries from a variety of people bringing a range of skills to suit a variety of children with different needs. To make confidential enquiries, please call our friendly team on 01432 383241 or Is email address. For further information


Church Services in the Benefice for April Wednesday 1st April 6.00 am TaizĂŠ Service Aymestrey nd Thursday 2 April Maundy Thursday 7.30 pm Benefice Sung Eucharist (CW) with stripping of Kingsland altars rd Friday 3 April Good Friday 9.00 am Good Friday Service Kingsland 10.30 am Walking with the Cross Leinthall Earls 2.00 pm The Last Hour, Meditation Eardisland Sunday 5th 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 12 April Easter 2 8.00 am Holy Eucharist (BCP) Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Eucharist (BCP) Aymestrey 9.30 am Holy Eucharist (CW) Eardisland 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (BCP) Kingsland Sunday 19th April Easter 3 9.30 am Holy Eucharist CW Eardisland 11.00 am Family Eucharist (CW) Kingsland 3.30 pm Holy Eucharist (BCP) Leinthall Earls th Sunday 26 April Easter 4 8.00 am Holy Eucharist (BCP) Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Eucharist (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 and at 10.00 am Services eachat the Methodist Churches this month, at 11 am unless otherwise stated: Thursday March: at 5th Rev. D Evans (HC) Easter Day Kingsland th Kingsland12 Rev. F. Biseker Shobdon th unless 19 Mrs M. Proctor Kingsland th otherwise26 Rev S. Stone Shobdon stated: Said Holy Eucharist BCP


The Parish Diary 2015 April 8th W. I. ‘Experience as an evacuee’ Mr K Reeve 13th RBL Social Evening th 18 Bowls Club Cor Y Gyrlais Concert 25th SMAAAK event: Life & Music of Chet Baker May 9th Fun Open Day 11th RBL Social Evening 13th W. I. ‘Life before and after Broadfield Court’ Mrs A. James th 16 Progressive Supper (for Coronation Hall) 20th W.I. Birthday Dinner (details tba) June 1st RBL Social Evening 10th W. I. Members meeting 19th Armed Forces Day (RBL) details tba July 6th RBL Social Evening 8th W. I. ‘History of Hops’ Raymond Morris 18th L’Italiana in Algeri (Pop-up Opera) August 1st Kingsland Flower Show rd 3 RBL Social Evening September 7th RBL AGM 9th W. I. ‘Running a farm B & B’ Mrs R. Prosser 12th hArt 2015 October 14th W. I. ‘Feel Good’ David Barrie November 11th W. I. ‘History of Ice Cream’ Just Rachel Desserts

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26 Dying to Know (part of Death Awareness Week) Tuesday 18th May The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford HR4 9JR

contact Rev. Julie Read. 708255

An informative and inspiring day of talks, workshops and activities coordinated by St Michael's Hospice focusing on demystifying death for all ages. The event will provide a safe space to discuss how to have a good death, live a good life and prepare to take control when the inevitable happens. There will be music, discussions and stalls in the foyer from 1pm, as well as a special Death Café in the Mezzanine Restaurant. Dr Khesh Sidhu will give an illustrated talk at 2pm and 7pm entitled “Everything you wanted to know about death but were afraid to ask”. This is a funny and thoughtprovoking discussion about the experiences and regrets of the dying.

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Tickets for Dr Sidhu's talks may be purchased from the Courtyard Box Office on 01432 340555: all proceeds will be donated to the Hospice. Tickets are £7.50 each, or £12 for two people. NB: please bring along a notebook & pencil. A sense of HUMOUR is essential. We will be offering excellent cake for a donation to the Hospice on the day as well! All proceeds to go to St Michaels Hospice

Soup Lunch for Graveyard Project Thank you to everyone who helped with, came to or supported in other ways our soup lunch on March 5th. We had a very jolly time and raised a total of £400! We are now in a position to start our project and if you would like to know more about oak crosses to mark graves in Kingsland Church Yard please


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If you attended Yarkhill School at any time before it's closure in 1970, we'd love to hear from you. The parishioners of Yarkhill are hoping to hold a reunion for all those that attended Yarkhill School during the time it was open. If you attended or know someone that did and would like to be involved, please get in contact with Wendy Nash on 01531 670508 or email at


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British Red Cross Great Spring Gardening Event Renowned plants woman and horticulturist, Christine Walkden is supporting the Great Spring Gardening Event – an annual fundraiser in aid of the British Red Cross which takes place on Wednesday 29 April 2015 in Herefordshire. Once again we are delighted to hold the event at Whitfield Estate, (nr. Wormbridge, HR2 9BA,) with the kind permissions of Mr and Mrs Edward Clive and Mr Nigel Winney. The property, not generally open to the public, is located 8m SW of Hereford, on the A465 Hereford to Abergavenny road. The event itself will take place on the parkland, but visitors will also have access to some of the private gardens. Features include wild flowers, ponds, a walled garden, many flowering magnolias (species and hybrids), a ginkgo tree dating from 1780, and a 1½m woodland walk with a redwood grove from 1851. This annual event will feature over 80 exhibitors , nurseries, corporate supporters and sponsors will come together to provide a selection of garden related items, plants, country clothing and outdoor lifestyle ranges. Our services support people to maintain their independence; this

could involve anything from loaning a wheelchair, providing transport to medical appointments, or supporting them to return home after a stay in hospital. We also provide first aid at events, community first aid training, emergency response and our youth team helps young people develop humanitarian values and gain vital life skills. The gardening event runs from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Ticket price includes entrance to the event and some of the private gardens. Online ticketing is now open. Admission is £7.00 per person at the entrance gate or £6.00, in advance, via vent


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Royal British Legion Branch Meetings. After the winter break, our first 2015 meeting was well supported, raising £71. To avoid the Easter holiday weekend, our next meeting will be Monday 13th April.

relation. Please pass any names to either Val Davis or myself. Gordon Browne (Chairman)

Forthcoming Events. a) The Government has decided to mark the 70th Anniversary of VE Day 1945 during the weekend of 8/10 May. Val Davis will be asking all of our ”senior” members and supporters who may have lived in the village at that time how it was celebrated. I will be asking for ideas for how we might celebrate the event. Similar ideas are sought for VJ Day (15th August). b) The annual County Rally will be held in Ross-on- Wye on 7th June. Our Standard will be on parade and any members or supporters who wish to join should assemble at the Chase Hotel by 2.0pm. Further details nearer the event. Garden of Remembrance. The County RBL are taking the lead to create a Garden of Remembrance in the grounds of Hereford Cathedral. Part of this will be a Book of Remembrance listing all those born in Herefordshire who were killed in action from the Great War to the present day. We have sent the names of those on our local war memorials to the County Secretary but need to discover anyone who was killed either between the two World Wars or post-1945 to the present day – I have included Jean Leggat. I would ask all members and supporters to search their collective memories and ask neighbours who may recall a distant


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From the Coronation Hall The Coronation Village Hall and the adjacent playing fields, tennis courts and car park are a huge asset to Kingsland and the surrounding area. The Village Hall Committee is responsible for raising funds to maintain the Hall and its facilities. Due to a recent increase in costs, hiring fees for the use of the Hall will have to be raised this year. However, the grounds will continue to be free for community use. To help keep hiring costs as low as possible and to enhance the Hall’s facilities, funds are raised through the 100 Club, specific events and (where possible) by applying for grants.

With this in mind, I am writing now to invite you to join the Coronation Hall 100 Club. The cost is £24 for twelve months. A draw is held every month at Committee Meetings and the three lucky winners receive a share of the cash prize. The Committee is extremely grateful for the regular support of our existing 100 Club members and more members are welcome. If you wish to join the Coronation Hall 100 Club, application forms are available from Markham’s Garage. Thank you in anticipation, Alison Parker-Morgan (100 Club Co-ordinator)

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Kingsland W I At our March meeting we were pleased to welcome several visitors to enjoy with us Pam Bufton's ‘Flowers for Easter.’ She made 5 very different arrangements, starting with small basket using foliage from hedera helix, hebe and euonymus. This was finished with tête-a-tête daffodils, white spray carnations and a very delicate pale yellow broom. Next came a minimalist modern arrangement of large ivy leaves, 3 irises and a stem of twisted willow. Then an oasis ring on a foam base with 3 groups of foliage finished with yellow roses, blue statice and white carnations was created, with a candle in the centre. A cross constructed of red cornus was the fourth arrangement. Large ivy leaves (Paddy's Pride) were attached to the centre with trailing grasses, white carnations and light red lilies. The finale was a double decker arrangement in a large metal frame. This Pam started with dark foliage of ferns and laurel and light foliage of yellow splotched euonymus. She added yellow chrysanths, full blown deep red roses, light red alstroemerias, and red carnations, finished with sprays of the delicate flowered broom. A spectacular fireworks display! Pam contributed these arrangements for our raffle so several people went home with some lovely flowers. Our next meeting will be on the 8th April, the speaker Mr Kenneth Reeve on his experience as an evacuee in WW2. You are very welcome to attend. Pat Hughes



Timberworld Products Manufacturers of quality timber buildings. Stables/Field Shelters Garages/Carports Sheds/Workshops Summerhouses etc. Also retailing timber and ironmongery at competitive prices. Broomy Hill Yard, Kingsland, HR6 9QZ 01568 708549 Mortimer Medical Practice More News From Your Patients Participation Group (PPG) - April The practice wishes to apologize for the shortage of nursing appointments recently, which was beyond the practice’s control. It is hopeful that the situation will improve within the next month. February 2015 Annual Patients’ Survey: After the low response last year, your PPG has tried to give more publicity to this year’s survey and hand delivered some 1,800 copies. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped and to those 241 who returned the form and 39 who replied on line. The practice welcomes the opportunity for patients to voice their opinions in a bid to improve services. Many interesting questions and ideas have been raised and will be discussed at the next PPG meeting. We hope to be able to tell you more in the May article. To raise any concerns or suggestions at the next PPG meeting please contact your local representative: Val Ainsworth @ val’ (Kingsland)


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Weobley & District Local History Society The last meeting for the winter programme will be on Wednesday 22nd of April at 7.30pm at Hopelands when Julia Orton-Davies will tell us about the munitions factory at Rotherwas. Summer Outing: Wednesday 24th June 2015 Outing by coach to Upton Cressett Hall near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, the home of Mr William and Lady Laura Cash. The 2.30pm tour of the house and gardens will be followed by tea and cake. We intend to leave Weobley by coach in mid-morning and stop for a light lunch en route. If you would like to join us and are not a member of the History Society, please request a booking form from Elizabeth Holley {01544 318789), or Stella Hurdidge (01544 318819).,

We anticipate that the cost for the tour, refreshments and the coach fare will be about ÂŁ25.00 per person. This will be finalised as soon as possible. We shall arrange to stop somewhere for lunch on the way. You can choose to eat at the inn or bring a packed lunch. Over its remarkable history, dating back to the 12th century, Upton Cressett has hosted such historic figures as young King Edward V (the eldest 'Prince in the Tower') on his way from Ludlow castle to the Tower, Prince Rupert of the Rhine during the Civil War, and Baroness Thatcher, after whom her bedroom in The Gatehouse is now named. Dating back to the Domesday Book, the ancient manorial complex of Upton Cressett includes a fine Norman church, a medieval ornamental water garden with fish ponds and moat, a Deserted Medieval Village and a Roman Site, regarded as one of the most important in the Midlands outside Wroxeter. The Local History Museum in Back Lane, Weobley has amended opening hours for the coming season which you might like to note. It is open from the beginning of April to the end of September on Mondays from 10am to 1pm and on Thursdays from 2pm to 5pm. It is also open on Bank Holiday Monday afternoons from 2pm to 5pm and at any other reasonable time by arrangement. Please contact Gina Harley on 01544 318278 or Sue Hubbard on 01981 590319 if you wish to arrange a visit outside the normal opening times.

Julie Peacock


Hereford Music Festival I was privileged to hear two Kingsland School Choirs take part in classes for Key Stage 1 pupils and Key Stage 2 pupils at the Hereford Festival on the morning of Tuesday 17th March at the Courtyard Theatre, Hereford. Both groups absolutely excelled. The singing was bright and exciting, and all the children were professional and disciplined, following their conductor, Mrs Daniel, intently. The younger group sang of the Owl & the Pussy Cat, and a rap song about a crocodile. Coming second in their class only one Advertising News




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mark out of 100 behind the winning choir, was a tribute to their performance. The second group sang a set piece, ‘A Sicilian River Song’ and their own choice ‘Under the Sea.’ From the first bar they sang as one, and won their class convincingly. What a wonderful school we have in Kingsland! Please come and sing to us in church as much as you can, because we do enjoy hearing you. Thank you all for such a treat on Tuesday, Gladys Saer. Enquiries to The deadline for the Kingsland News is always the 15th of the previous month. After this date your copy might not find its way into the magazine!

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Joke supplied by a reader! The Lone Ranger & Tonto walked into a saloon and sat down to drink a beer. After a few minutes, a tall cowboy walked in and said "Who owns the big white horse outside?" The Lone Ranger stood up, hitched his gun belt, and said "I do....why?" The cowboy looked at the Lone Ranger and said, "I just thought you'd like to know that your horse is about dead outside!!" The Lone Ranger and Tonto rushed outside and sure enough, Silver was ready to die from heat exhaustion. The Lone Ranger got the horse water and soon Silver was starting to feel a little better. The Lone Ranger turned to Tonto and said, "Tonto, I want you to run around Silver and see if you can create enough of a breeze to make him start to feel better." Tonto said, "Sure, Kemosabe" and took off running circles around Silver. Not able to do anything else but wait, the Lone Ranger returned to the saloon to finish his drink. A few minutes later, another cowboy struts into the bar and asks, "Who owns that big white horse outside?" The Lone Ranger stands again, and claims, "I do, what's wrong with him this time?" "Nothing, but you left your injun runninl!"

Advance notice! There will be a concert in Kingsland Church on the evening of Friday, May 1st given by pupils of Lucton, and possibly other, Schools. A ploughman’s supper will be served during the interval. Watch out for posters nearer to the event!

44 Details of Kingsland Organisations Organisation



Contact Numbers

ingsland 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 L. Noon 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 708672 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

Kingsland Women’s Institute Kingsland Fire Station Kingsland Community Web Site ( Royal British Legion Wg Cdr Browne (Kingsland Branch) Mrs V Davis Mrs Roberts Mrs Roberts Luctonians Sports Club Alex Smith Friends of Kingsland Church (SMAAAK)

01568 708474 01568 708281

Jim Davies or Dee Wurm

Chapel Steward

01568 708010 01568 709168 07871480680 01568 708223

01568 709579

Kingsland News April 2015  

The community newsletter for the parish of Kingsland, Herefordshire, UK. Find us at and on Twitter @KingslandLife

Kingsland News April 2015  

The community newsletter for the parish of Kingsland, Herefordshire, UK. Find us at and on Twitter @KingslandLife