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Kingsland News July 2015 Dear Parishioners, What a busy, exciting and worthwhile few weeks it has been! The rogation service hidden away in the hills behind Aymestrey reminded us of the many farms tucked away working to bring us food for the table and our prayers were asked for all those who tend the land and for the land and the animals – for seasonable weather (enough rain at the right time) and for the food chain (the links between the farmers, suppliers and supermarkets especially). We had a special service gathering together at Eardisland for Christian Aid where we prayed for and looked at the work of those who seek to bring aid and help to those across the world in poverty, strife and places where disaster has struck. £480 was raised from the service and lunch that followed – thank you to all those who came. 12,000 teddies were sent on their way to Syria through the inspiration of Ellie Target and the local team she gathered to pack and mend (thank you Edna) and I

had the privilege of blessing the packed truck as it was sent on its way (on behalf of all the churches across the diocese who had contributed). In Kingsland Church itself we welcomed members and vicars from the churches of the Leominster Deanery to a special Deanery service and the Kingsland Choir who faithfully lead our worship each week were on splendid form to inspire us on this occasion. Thank you! And then the church was full for the service of confirmation as 13 persons, young and not quite so young were confirmed by the Bishop of Ludlow. They, themselves, made the promises made on their behalf when they were baptised when very young, and the bishop laid hands on them and asked for God’s Holy Spirit to be with them all their days. On the back of all this we thank Vicky Sowerbutts from the Bell House for hosting the coffee morning that raised more than £340 for church funds. As I write this preparations are in hand for the


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Gala Evening to be held at the end of June. That looks to be a splendid occasion and I will write more about that next time. July is the month when my eldest son is getting married over in Oxfordshire at the end of the month and I ask you to remember all of our young people as they set out on life, especially those leaving schools and colleges at the end of the academic year as they seek the next chapter of their lives and look for direction and employment. May God bless your endeavours. Julie

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Luctonians Sports Club

Kingsland Progressive Supper 2.

Around 12 to 15 members are now using the gym under the grandstand to build up muscle and fitness, using the various pieces of equipment available. The Cricket section is good with three senior teams in stout heart. A further ongoing funding project aims to supplement the substantial grant awarded to the club to build additional changing rooms near the Cricket pavilion. These will be available for all organised sports and special days, such as the ‘Minis’ Festival. Have you noticed the orange poppies on the nicely attended flower beds when the sun is out? The volunteers continue to meet each Wednesday to tidy up generally and do any other small jobs that require attention. Archery is the latest sport to be added to the other activities – Robin Hood is to be head coach – bring your own arrows! The ground looks a picture, and reflects the care taken by those who keep it this way.

A big 'thank you' to everyone who joined in and supported the progressive supper - a good evening was had by all! The school and pre-school are very appreciative of the £1,173.00 raised and that will, of course, be put to good use. Thanks again - onwards and upwards to the next time!! Trina Sampson

R.W.H. Kingsland Progressive Supper 1. We would like to thank Trina Sampson for arranging this magnificent event in our village. It always takes a lot of work and planning. How fortunate we are to meet our friends and neighbours on this splendid occasion. It is an opportunity to welcome newcomers to our village and for those who live alone safely to enjoy company and hospitality. How grateful we are to Trina! Thank you very much. David & Jenny Thompson.

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Sponsored Walk

£900 for the two charities. The Post Office supported us by matching what went to the Stroke Association (their charity of the year) and by contributing £200 to Cancer Research. Jane (Your Postie)

As you may be aware I undertook a sponsored walk on Sunday, May 24th, to get much-needed exercise and to support Cancer Research and the Stroke Association. Walking with a colleague, we climbed up and down Mount Snowden, the highest mountain in England and Wales. In spite of appalling weather, more likely to create rust than sunburn, we managed to do the walk in 5 hours both ways. Through the generosity of my family, friends and you lovely lot in Kingsland we raised

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Kingsland CE Primary School says ‘Thank you, again.’ We can hardly believe that we are approaching the end of another wonderful school year. Again, we have so much to be thankful for and to thank each of you for; we feel enriched by being part of this community and trust that, in turn, the village benefits from having a popular and vibrant school at its heart. We were thrilled this year to be one of three schools identified by Herefordshire’s Learning and Achievement team for ‘consistently performing above national expectations.’ We have also been designated as a National Support School to share good practice with schools across the county and beyond. The entire school team is made up of ‘second milers’ who give of their very best to ensure that each child can flourish academically, physically, spiritually and socially. This is even more admirable as we face considerable challenges in terms of funding and space. You can always find out more about what we’ve been up to in newsletters on the school website: www.kingslandceprimary.com. I know that many of you will want to join us in celebrating Marion Webster’s twentysix years of service to our school. She leaves us in July for a truly welldeserved retirement which we pray will be blessed with peace, health and joy in abundance. We also say farewell to our wonderful teaching assistant, Trish Tighe, who is leaving the village with her daughter, Hannah, to live in Newport, Staffordshire.

We appreciate that your support and encouragement, demonstrated in so many ways, contributes to our success in nurturing confident, hard-working and considerate children, rooted in Christian values, who are able to realise their own unique skills and talents. Several of you come into school regularly to share your passion for reading with the children. We particularly miss Ruth Fisher and Audrey Symonds who have given many hours to help in this way. David Noon played the piano for us in the Herefordshire Performing Arts Festival in which we were recognised as the performers of the year. Jackie and Bryan Markham open up their home for children to have weekly piano lessons. Friends from Kingsland Church have prepared for really special ‘Open the Book’ worship times and an inspirational ‘Experience Church’ day, as well as donating and wrapping Mothering Sunday gifts for each child to give. Rev Julie leads our Worship Time in school every Thursday afternoon. Those of you who shared in the Progressive Supper raised a considerable amount of money which we plan to use to improve the outdoor environment. When we have a water leak Shane or Steve are there and, when a spider crawled across a heat sensor setting off the alarm system, our very own fire brigade came to the rescue! What could be better? These are only a few examples of many gifts of kindness extended by you to your school family. Thank you from us all. Have a great summer! Angela Daniel (Headteacher)


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Kingsland Flower Show This is to remind you all that the show will be held in the Coronation Hall on Saturday 1st August 2015. A copy of the Schedule was enclosed with June edition of the Kingsland News. However, if for some reason you are not in receipt of a Schedule, copies are available at the Village Post Office, Markhams Garage or can be obtained from the Secretary, Caroline Southgate, from whom additional copies of the entry forms can also be obtained. Many of the regular items are retained in the vegetable, floral and produce classes so we hope you will be busying yourselves in the garden and kitchen in readiness. There is also an interesting range of items for the Junior age groups including prizes for A Line Drawing

titled “My Kingsland�. The subject for the Open Junior Section this year is A Flower made from recycled materials, so start looking at what goes in the green bin. The Men Only class is looking for A hat made from newspaper, so put your thinking cap on gents for a good design - keeping page 3 under wraps! A reminder for those successful winners of cups at last year's Show, we would ask you to return them to either Carol Davies (9 Orchard Close), Jean Barbour (Village Post Office) or Caroline Southgate (Stone Mill, The Wardens) by early July please. We look forward to seeing you at the Show on 1st August. KFS Committee.


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14 Nature Notes 13/6/15 As always, lots to observe as summer gradually takes over from spring! The soft refreshing rain falls as I pen these words – very welcome after a long and cold dry spell. Parent birds are frantically feeding their young. Blue Tits are fledged and away into the big dangerous world. Swallows seem just to enjoy flying around and into their newly constructed homes. What wonderful braking ability! I have observed a Wren taking great care when approaching its nest with food, watching out for any predators. There are no Spotted Flycatcher here, but it is good to hear of two pairs nesting at a property in North Road. A dead Hedgehog was found in a village garden with its inside eaten out, a Badger being the suspected culprit. No Lapwings, Curlews, or Skylarks round here, but there is news of two pairs of Lapwings hopefully breeding in a field of late-planted Oil- seed Rape. I had a rare sight of some Sandmartin skimming up and down the river. Very few fish are rising – a good challenge to visiting fishermen. Garden and wild flowers are at their seasonal best, a lot soon over. As if by magic Wheat fields suddenly come into head. Silaging and sheep shearing mostly completed, and everything is looking forward to warm balmy days. Some, perhaps, look forward to a snooze in the shade! Have a good day! R.W.H.

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COFFEE MORNING at

Park House (By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs R Frost)

10am-12noon SATURDAY 11th JULY

Entry £2.50 In aid of Kingsland Coronation Hall Sign appeal Raffle

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Royal British Legion Branch Meetings Despite the typical British summer evening weather (pouring rain and gale!) the meeting on 1st June was well supported, raising £83 from a good quiz and draw. Our next meeting will be a routine Quiz and Draw on 6th July, not repeat not a BarB-Que on 5th July as previously planned. Upcoming Events a. 19th July Branch Summer Lunch at Gable Croft. Please get your bids (and cheques) in early as our Treasurer has to balance the accounts by the end of June b. 3rd August “The Parson and the Publican” at the Corners Inn. Tickets at £10 are now available c. 9th August 100th anniversary of Suvla Bay landings at Gallipoli. Special church service is in the Cathedral, and all day events at Suvla Barracks Gordon Browne (Chairman)


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Organisation

Details of Kingsland Organisations Official(s) Position

ingsland Coronation Hall

Mr R Frost Mrs L Juson

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

01568 709103 01568 708002 01568 708474 01568 708281

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 (www.kingslandlife.com) 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)

Chairman Secretary (also for Bookings)

Contact Numbers

Jim Davies or Dee Wurm

Chapel Steward

01568 708010 01568 709168 07871480680 01568 708223

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Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Kingsland

We look forward to seeing you and your children at the next:

Family Service th

Sunday, July 5 at 9.30 am Leader: Mrs Philippa Alexander A 40 minute service


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Church Services in the Benefice for July, 2015 Sunday 5th July Trinity 5 9.30 am Family Service Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Communion Eardisland 11.00 am Mattins (BCP) Kingsland 11.00 am Holy Communion Aymestrey Sunday 12th July Trinity 6 8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Kingsland 9.30 am Mattins (BCP) Eardisland 9.30 am Holy Communion (BCP) Aymestrey 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (BCP) Kingsland 11.00 19 amth July Sung Eucharist (CW) Kingsland Sunday Trinity 7 9.30am Holy Communion (CW) Eardisland 11.00 am Family Communion Kingsland 3.30 pm Evensong Leinthall Earls Sunday 26th July Trinity 8 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, at 11 am July:

5th 12th 19th 26th

Mr A. Weston Rev S. Biseker Mrs June Smith Rev Jon Waldegrave

Kingsland Shobdon (United Service) Kingsland Shobdon


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The Parish Diary 2015 July 6th RBL Social Evening 7th Soup Lunch in aid of Earthquake victims in Nepal th 8 W. I. ‘History of Hops’ Raymond Morris 11th Coffee morning (Coronation Hall Sign Appeal) 11th Kingsland pre School Family Fun Day 18th L’Italiana in Algeri (Pop-up Opera) 19th RBL Summer Lunch 21st Organ Recital (Timothy Noon) August 1st Kingsland Flower Show 3rd RBL Special Event September 7th RBL AGM 9th W. I. ‘Running a farm B & B’ Mrs R. Prosser th 12 hArt 2015 19th The Teddy Trust – Prize Bingo October 3rd Arcadia Music Festival 14th W. I. ‘Feel Good’ David Barrie November 11th W. I. ‘History of Ice Cream’ Just Rachel Desserts

Corners 8.00 pm Kingsland Bowling Club 12noon-2 pm Coronation Hall 7.30 pm Park House 10 am to 12 noon Coronation Hall from 11.00 am Kingsland Church 7.30 pm Gable Croft from 12noon Kingsland Church 7.30 pm Coronation Hall Corners

2.00 pm 7.30 pm

Corners Coronation Hall Kingsland Church Coronation Hall

8.00 pm 7.30 pm tba 7.30 pm

Kingsland Church Coronation Hall

7.30 pm 7.30 pm

Coronation Hall

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(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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Kingsland Bowling Club – recent activity. The wind has been like ice, but our hardy bowlers go on bowling – though a white fleece is a handy article and looks good on the green! An enthusiastic group of new and potential members has braved the cold evenings to find out more about bowling techniques with our proactive vice-captain and to enjoy a chat, a drink, and a hot-dog - welcome to all. Our new summer carpark is proving to be a real asset to members and visitors; we had over 30 cars safely parked next to the club for the Tournament instead of taking up space in the village hall carpark or on the street. The Annual Tournament on 25th May was a great success, with 20 local teams taking part – thanks to all who participated, to our generous sponsors G P Thomas &Son, to our hard-working club volunteers, and to our wonderful multi-tasking club captain, who has organised this splendid event for several years. At around 8 am, the delicious smell of bacon baps was drifting across the green, and an excellent lunch was provided by our very efficient catering manager as teams played through the day. A Ledbury team was the eventual winner. In fact, we have already had the pleasure of competing at Ledbury. Our teams have lots of opportunities to visit surrounding towns, meet our opposite numbers, and take in some scenic views – so far our club and Men’s League matches have included visits to Eastnor, Hereford, Hay-on-Wye, Ross and Llandrindod Wells, as well as Kidderminster. We do get around when we’re not enjoying our own lovely green - become a bowler, travel the county, and on into Wales!

We are very pleased to say that our Men’s County Rink has won through to the competition finals and will be playing against a Cambridge team at Leamington on 16th August; we are also very proud of our Chairman who was selected to play in the Herefordshire match against Cornwall recently – congratulations to all of you, and the best of luck to those in the various competitions. Our next club event is our Summer Party on Friday evening, 10th July, when members and guests can enjoy good food, good company and a variety of fun activities. We have a CLUB NIGHT every TUESDAY in the summer season from about 6 pm – visitors are welcome to come and try the game and see our excellent facilities, which include a county standard green and a well-stocked bar. We are currently offering 6 free coaching sessions for new members If you want to know more about us, please feel free to contact Committee Members: Club Secretary Joan Brigden 01568 615962 Vice-Chairman Bob Parker-Morgan 01568 709331

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Weobley Theatre Goers There is still time to book for our trip on Thursday, 3rd December, when we shall be going the Cardiff Millennium Theatre to see Michael Ball in Mack and Mabel. We shall leave Weobley at 11.15am for the 2.30 performance. Price is £58 to include the coach, payable within 2 weeks of reserving your seat, and latest payment by 26th August. Cheques made out to me, please. As Anything Goes had to be cancelled, I have now reserved seats to see Talking Heads, performed by Stephanie Cole at Malvern on Wednesday 26 August, leaving Bell Square, Weobley at 12.30pm for the 2.30pm performance. Alan Bennett seated his reputation as a master of observation and brilliant comic phrasing with this series of groundbreaking monologues, originally filmed for television. This is a rare opportunity to see three of the original Talking Heads, at once darkly comic, poignant and uplifting and widely regarded as modern classics. The three plays are A Cream Cracker under the Settee, A Chip in the Sugar and A Lady of Letters. The cost of the trip will be £30, to be paid before 25th July (but within 2 weeks of reserving) and all seats are in the circle, rows C, to E. For further information contact me on bobkatebest@tiscali.co.uk or 01544 318513. Kate Best

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Mortimer Medical Practice More News From Your Patients Participation Group (Ppg) - July Practice Website – this has recently been rebuilt. If you think there is anything missed that should be included, please let the surgery know. Website address: Mortimer.gpsurgery@nhs.net . Staff News – Dr Kemp returned on 1st June attending both Kingsland and Leintwardine. Sandra Wallis also returned at the beginning of June. GP Initiative – The doctors have suggested that it might be helpful and interesting to include items about common conditions. This month is the first, as follows: Infective Conjunctivitis – is a common problem, especially in children. The eye becomes red, irritated frequently with a sticky discharge. Previously antibiotic eye drops have been prescribed, but recent studies have shown that most cases are better after a week whether eye drops are given or not. Consequently GPs now simply recommend keeping the eye clean and possibly a lubricant eye drop if there is troublesome irritation. It is not considered necessary to keep a child off school/playgroup for the complaint. If it is particularly severe, slow to settle (2 weeks) or the diagnosis unsure, it may be necessary to seek advice from a chemist or GP. Pharmacists can also prescribe antibiotic eye drops where they are needed. So please don’t be surprised if your GP does not recommend antibiotic eye drops. They are only practicing good current evidence- based medicine. More information is available on line on websites ‘nhs choices’ or ‘patient .co.uk’ under the title of ‘infective conjunctivitis’. The surgery will also be happy to answer any queries you may have. Your local representatives are: Brian Taylor - 01568-612201 and ‘valeriesmallman@btinmternet.com’ (Eyton and Luston) Suzanne Bey-El-Araby sueb7@hotmail.com (Leominster)

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What is happening with the Kingsland Neighbourhood Plan? As many of you will know, progress with the Kingsland Neighbourhood Development Plan (KNDP) has been delayed. Following the community consultation on the draft plan, the KNDP was ready in March, to go to the next stage for consultation with Herefordshire Council, before examination by an independent Government Inspector. However this was not to be. Following Herefordshire Council’s own Core Strategy examination, a shortfall in the intended housing numbers for rural areas was identified. Consequently the minimum number of houses required for rural parishes such as ours is 14% of dwellings in the whole parish, and not just within the main settlements of Kingsland and Shirlheath, as had previously been advised by Herefordshire Council. What does this mean for Kingsland parish? Instead of the minimum total of around 44 dwellings needed for Kingsland village and a further 7 dwellings for Shirlheath, we now have to plan for a minimum total of 65 dwellings within the whole parish. The Steering Group has appointed independent planning consultants Data Orchard to carry out additional work and advise on the way forward. This will be funded largely by a government grant. It is thought, at this point, that with fine tweaking the current KNDP can

probably stand although there may be a need for some minor amendments to plans for Shirlheath and Cobnash. If minor changes are required, the Steering Group will consult with residents of these two settlements in due course. We will keep you all informed as we progress. If you wish to know more please look at the Neighbourhood Plan pages on www.kingslandlife.com. Minutes of each meeting are posted after they have been approved at the subsequent meeting. Meeting dates and agendas are also posted on the website, in the newsletter, on Facebook, Twitter and on the village notice board. All meetings are open to members of the community. Patricia Pothecary KNDP Steering 01568708597)

(Secretary Group.

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Kingsland W I Two of our members joined the Hereford contingent to attend the W I Centenary Garden Party at Buckingham Palace and described their day to us at the June meeting. After an early start to catch the coach they arrived in time for the start of proceedings at 2.00 pm. The rain stopped just in time but a wind got up and blew off one or two hats! The ladies formed an aisle for the Royal party to pass along and a few were chosen to be presented. Tea followed later and a chance to wander around the beautiful gardens. We had all gone to the meeting equipped with rolling pins and aprons. Not to make pastry but to do pottery! We had a very good evening with a demonstration by Bryony Bird and then a chance for some hands on pottery, making small bowls. Bryony's technique is to use slab building. She started her career in ceramics making large low pieces but found galleries would not exhibit them as they took up too much space. She turned instead to tall and slim so that several could be displayed on one plinth, and found these were much more acceptable. We look forward to seeing our pieces again when they have been fired and glazed. Our next meeting will be on the 8th of July with Mr Raymond Morris speaking on the History of Hops. Pat Hughes


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Quick

Jokes

Q: What do you call a fake noodle? A: An Impasta Q: Who earns a living driving their customers Q: "What's the difference away? between a guitar and a fish?" A: A taxi driver. A: "You can't tuna fish." Q: Did you hear the joke about the roof? A: Never mind, it's over your head! Q: What is brown and has a head and a tail but no legs? A: A penny


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Kingsland News July 2015  

The community newsletter for the parish of Kingsland, Herefordshire UK : also at www.kinglandlife.com

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