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Kingsland News July 2016 Dear Parishioners, Well done, Her Majesty! 90 years is something to celebrate and we celebrated in Kingsland Church with a strawberry tea and celebratory service! We sang for the Queen and Kingsland Church Choir were joined by friends to sing Parry’s ,“I was glad when they said,” (as had been sung at her coronation). Thanks to David Noon for teaching us all. It was, as we should have expected, more elaborate than we usually sing, with two choirs needed at one point and often 6 parts instead of 4, but we did it!! Thanks to those who decorated the church with bunting and prepared a wonderful strawberry and cake tea. It is so lovely to have something to celebrate together and we did. I can’t say much about the weather at the moment but I’m hoping it is going in a monthly cycle and so July will swing again and the rain will stop. At the time of writing this we are looking forward to the second wedding of the month and the Pet Service and Show on Sunday. More joyful occasions and so important to give thanks for our pets who give us such joy and love.

The referendum is fast approaching and I’m hoping that you will engage with this very important decision that will have a serious impact on the life of our country. My belief is that whatever the result we will be for a difficult time ahead and that we all need to be part of this and not leave it to someone else. We will all have to pull together and work together for the benefit of ourselves and others in the months ahead. May we do this with love and care. At the beginning of July there will be Open Gardens and a Scarecrow weekend in aid of the Church and Hospice. Please pray for the sun to shine and come out and join in. The scarecrows will line the main street but those of us who live off this can bring their scarecrows and line the path down to the Church so let’s all have some fun. (read the posters to find out how to be part of this). On the Saturday of that weekend (2nd July) my eldest Son, Jonathan, is coming to give a concert in the Church at 7pm. He plays in the RAF regiment band and he a 3 others are walking 100km later in July in aid of the Gurkha Welfare Trust and OXFAM, and they


are giving this concert to raise money for these causes. There is no ticket price but you have to give a donation to get out!! They are also preparing refreshments so it would be helpful to know how many are coming – drop me an email or ring up if you are coming so I can let them know. There will be music from a Tuba, Oboe, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Tenor Euphonium, guitar and piano (not all at once) and a mix of styles of music. The next weekend there are two events. On Friday 8th we will be having an open day in church with an open invitation to all. It will be an opportunity to look at your wonderful building that has been here for 700 years and will be here long after we have gone. What happened to the building on our watch? Come and look and contribute to the conversation – restoring windows, installing up to date facilities? There are many possibilities and it was in the 70s that much work was done putting in a toilet far ahead of other churches. SMAAAK is hosting this event for the Church. On July 9th Pop-up Opera is coming once again! This year it is Rossini’s Barber of Seville and what a privilege to have opera in Church. If you haven’t been before it is stunning!! 6 or 7 professional opera singers who should not be missed present the story with the aid of a commentary (that would be the chorus) that is both funny and easy to follow (I.e. in English). Bring a table worth of friends and share a picnic before the event either outside or in the Church. We wish the year 6 children at Kingsland School all the best as they prepare to move on to pastures new.

The final School Service will be on the morning of July 20th at 9.30am. We pray that Mrs Daniel and her staff will have a good rest over the Summer and for safety for the children and their families as they enjoy the Summer Holidays. There will be a Summer School running in Kingsland Church on the last week of the Holidays (Tues to Friday after the Bank Holiday in August). It is a Steel Band workshop and there will be posters around telling you about this. If you learnt to play Steel Pans at Kingsland School in recent years and would like to have another go, please ring me. Or if you would like to learn for the first time then do the same. We will be having a Summer Safari of Services in August, travelling to the different churches in our group so do keep an eye out for that (we will advertise this widely). I hope to see you over the Summer, I am around all August, so do get in touch if you would like. May God bless you in all you do. Julie


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Weobley Theatre Group Please Note: If you would like to see Billy Elliot at the Birmingham Hippodrome on Thursday 9th March, 2017, leaving Bell Square, Weobley at 9.30am you have only until 7th July to pay. The cost will be £69 to include the coach. I have reserved 23 seats in the circle rows B and C, and 10 in the stalls row F, for those of you who prefer not to use stairs. Cheques payable to Kate Best and state where you would prefer to sit. We shall be going to see The Glenn Miller Story, starring Tommy Steele at Malvern on Wednesday 21st September for the matinee performance. This show really doesn’t need any comment, as we have probably all seen the film and are all so familiar with the music: In the Mood; Tuxedo Junction; Moonlight Serenade. How can you miss it! We shall be leaving

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Report back….. and future events We had a brilliant turn out for SMAAAK’s first Pub Quiz on 3rd June, expertly chaired by Quizmaster, Sebastian Bowen. Our thanks go to Terence and Emma Payen for hosting the evening at The Corners. The Quiz raised just under £200 and we are planning another in the Autumn. On Friday 8th July. together with Rev Julie, we are holding an Open Day at the Church to look at ideas as to how to make the Church a real asset for the whole community. Read more in a separate article in this issue. On Saturday 9th July, the fantastic Pop Up Opera makes a welcome return to Kingsland Church, performing their witty take on Rossini’s Barber of Seville Tickets at £25 and £10 for under 18s. From 10th – 18th September our lovely Church will host one of Herefordshire Art Week’s largest Group Shows featuring 20 talented artists across a wide range of media. The show is free and runs from 10am to 4pm daily. The Show’s Opening is on Friday 9th September with a special late night Opening on Friday 16 September. On Saturday 1st October we are delighted to co-host the 7th Arcadia Music Festival featuring violinist Thomas Bowes, pianist/composer Eleanor Alberga and other exceptional instrumentalists. The evening starts at 7.30pm at the Church. Ticket price tba. Finally, on Friday 18th November a real coup for Kingsland. The eclectic Hank Wankford Trio play their wonderful gig “No Hall 2 Small” at The Luctonians from 7.30pm. Tickets at £15. As ever, all tickets are available from Kingsland Post Office or T: 01568 709579, or on the door (but please check availability). Remember SMAAAK members receive a 10% discount!



Royal British Legion Branch Meetings Attendance was again low at our meeting on 6th June, although we raised ÂŁ74. These low turnouts are disheartening, especially for those who take the time and effort to produce the quiz and to donate prizes. On this occasion, our thanks to Paula for producing the quiz at short notice and a prize to the knowledgeable winner. Our next meeting will be on 4th July. Upcoming Events The Festival of Remembrance will be held at the Royal Albert Hall on 12th November. Anyone wishing to attend should contact me as soon as possible so that we can book tickets through the County. Fownhope Branch are organising an all-day fund raiser at Mordiford School on 23rd July. We have been asked to support the event by selling raffle tickets - these will be available at our meeting on 4th July. Summer Lunch Because of other commitments, we have decided to slip the Summer Lunch from 24th July to Sunday 7th August. To concentrate on this event, we will cancel the routine meeting on Monday 1st August. Application forms for the lunch will be circulated with a Branch Newsletter shortly. Gordon Browne




Project update June 2016 The project is moving forward and we are currently preparing the final stages of a bid for Heritage Lottery Funding to enable us to develop a heritage package to include all age groups. The intention is to raise awareness of the significance of the battle and it’s impact on the broader history of England and the monarchy. It is also intended to produce various information points, including at the Mortimer’s Cross Inn and eventually some interpretation panels for visitors to the site. An excellent description of the battle can be found on the Battlefield Trust’s website. We also have a Facebook page In the meantime we would like your help. We intend to train interested supporters in some exciting activities over the next three years, for example reading the historic landscape, searching for evidence of the battle, processing finds, following up reports of finds and and local stories about the battle and helping with and/or attending events, such as various demonstrations, talks and walks. There will be experts on hand to help everyone develop their particular interests and skills To secure funding, we need to show that there is an interest and will be sending out a form in a week or so in order to demonstrate that the project intentions are supported by the local and wider community. If you wish to be involved at any level and haven’t already described what you would like to be involved in, or are not on the supporters list please contact our Secretary 01568708597 and you will receive the form to record your area of interest in due course. Other news The walk on April 16th was very successful, there were over 50 people who enjoyed a full day of guided walks, an arms and weapons demonstration and a tour of battle related sites of medieval Kingsland. A big thank you to all the volunteers and especially to our expert organisers and walk leaders Anthony Rich, Martin Hackett and Ian Maddox. There will be a variety of more walks planned for the future. On the weekend of September 10th and 11th 2016 Jason O’Keefe will be running two full days of MX battle re-enactment events with a host of activities for the whole family to enjoy at Croft Castle. We will hold the MX Battlefield Project AGM at this event and a commemoration of 555 years since the battle. Exact location, day and timing of our AGM and commemoration will be published in due course.

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Dear People of Kingsland. As most of you were aware I informed you in the Kingsland News about a challenge I was thinking of called ‘The London Moonwalk. This was a 26.2 mile walk around London, starting at Clapham Common at 11.45pm all through the night for about 8½ hours. I completed this walk with the help of my 3 sisters and 5 nieces on May 14th this year. It was quite an experience walking the streets of London with 17000 other women and men in our moon bras, all for Breast Cancer UK. With the kindness of Kingsland Friends

Kingsland Fire Station Watch Commander Julian Gore has been presented with an award by Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service in recognition of forty years continuous service at Kingsland Fire Station. We extend our hearty congratulations to Julian with best wishes for a long and happy retirement. From all his friends and colleagues at Kingsland Fire station.


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Kingsland Bowling Club (mid-May to mid-June 2016) – green pastures Amongst other jaunts, we’ve travelled to Knighton, Hereford and Hay, through lovely rural country and to friendly clubs. We always like to see old and new members mingling at Tuesday Club Nights – and it is most pleasing to see ‘newbies’ in matches, getting useful experience of heads and skips – some talking, some not! Good luck to all our bowlers in all their competitions – and enjoy every minute. Thanks are due to Tim Lee, our webmaster, as he has updated the Rogues’ Gallery, oops, I mean photos of current main Committee members. Here also we express our heartfelt thanks to Bill Wheatley, the Hereford County Coach, for his talks/demos at our Saturday Coaching Club – we feel very lucky to have his expertise during Gary’s sessions on various aspects of bowling. More medals for the boys, who have laboured away until our new access gate and slabbing are in use; great work, Rob, Robin, Roy, Casey and Malcolm and all concerned - even if you did offer me a handy wheelbarrow or a nice rest under a paving-stone naturally, I was bowled over !! On 30th May we held our annual Tournament, thanks to our generous sponsors G P Thomas and Son - and to the continuing hard work of Captain Malcolm, our valiant bacon-bappers Robin and Harold, our excellent catering team led by President Pat, and all our club helpers. Congratulations to

the Bodenham team, after a hardfought final against Knighton. (I should mention here not only the lovely plant pots decorating the front of the clubhouse, but also Carol’s plant stall, offering gorgeous scented petunias and assorted seedlings, courtesy of green-fingered Club members.) A great July event – our Summer Party is on 15th July from 6.30 pm, tickets now on sale (cost £6) – fun & food and a celebration of our clubhouse. And now for the monthly teaser: just why are the Laws of Bowls so close to Chairman Mao? - because they’re in a Little Red Book, of course. If you want to know more about us, please feel free to contact: me, Susanna Checketts 01568 770546


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Mrs Heather Pickering Gable Croft, North Road Kingsland Leominster Herefordshire HR6 9RZ Telephone: 01568 708009 (Mobile) 07790770340 Luctonians Sports Club Summer activities are in full swing. A recent highlight was the official opening of the new changing rooms near the Cricket Pavilion, on Sunday June 5th. This was another step forward for the club, and a monument to the many members who have given their time, money and equipment to bring it about. A substantial grant from Sport England, with certain conditions, made this possible. Two members prepared the application, and answered many questions to obtain the grant. Present at the opening was one of two founder members who formed the Luctonians Rugby Club in 1948 – no ground, no posts, no pitch and no shirts! He was happy to see the 2016 situation. The three Cricket teams are up and running, and the whole ground area is in regular use, as is the clubhouse and the Exercise Area below the Grandstand. The club AGM will have taken place before you read this –the most important event of the year.?



OPEN AIR THEATRE The Importance of being Earnest By Oscar Wilde

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Open Gardens & Scarecrow Competition in Kingsland. In aid of St Michael’s Hospice & Kingsland Church

July 2nd & 3rd, 2016 Saturday (11am-5pm.) Sunday (2–5pm)

Admission £8 (to cover both days, children free) Light Refreshments available at Kingsland Church Scarecrow Entry Forms from Kingsland Post Office with details of fees, prizes and siting of entries.


WHAT NEXT FOR OUR BEAUTIFUL CHURCH BUILDING? 2016, the 150th anniversary of the last modernisation. COME ALONG AND HAVE YOUR SAY ON FRIDAY JULY 8th 3pm – 8pm Now that the church is weather-tight, how can we improve the facilities it offers to make it better meet the needs of the whole of our local community? There will always be a need for repairs and restoration – the stained glass windows for example are amongst the most important in England and are in dire need of conservation. The North roof (nearest the road) will need work before long. This sort of work is vital and will not be neglected. But projects like that don’t fire the imagination. The last time any major changes were made was in 1866 when the pews were installed. 2016 is the 150th anniversary of the start of that project and we now live in a very different world. We must respect this 700 year-old nationally important church and its very special atmosphere. (Don’t worry: you can be sure that English Heritage will watch us like a hawk!) Despite that, those of you who know Yarpole church or All Saints in Hereford will know that great things can be done in great buildings. We don’t need a café or a village shop (thank you Chelsea!) but we do need modern toilets with disabled access. Do we need better kitchen facilities? Do we need a (warm) meeting room available to all, for village clubs, for choir rehearsals? Underfloor heating that we can afford to turn on? Facilities for a visiting hairdresser? Office facilities for hire? A permanent display for the Church shop? SEND US YOUR IDEAS OR COME & TELL US ON 8th JULY We will display all the legal ones!

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Julie Read The Rectory


Nature Notes (13/6/16) There is much activity in the bird world with young leaving their nests and going out into the big, dangerous world. A Mallard duck on May 29th seen taking her just-hatched brood of seven to the Mill tail steam, - what wonderful mothers, - and then no further sign of them until late evening on June 6th, when the family was seen below the weir feeding and still seven chicks! A report from the parish of three Swallows and one nest, the suggestion being that a bachelor cock bird had tagged on, possibly a brother in law! A brood of House Sparrows is on the wing from a nest box. They have joined the residents and know when the Hens are fed. Blue Tits from another nest box have gone, both parents having frantically fed during all daylight hours. I heard the Cuckoo once only on June 6th. Rooks are also gone, though returning periodically for a conference. No Curlews, Skylarks, or Lapwings, but a young Dipper has appeared from an upstream hatch. Flowers all taking their turn to bloom, and the wonderful smell of Elderflower is there to be enjoyed. Gardens now able to enjoy some rain, but the price of most vegetables in supermarkets makes home production look rather silly, and expensive. Some heavy thunderstorms around, as there has been for generations – the variety of life. R.W.H.

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Church Services in the Benefice for July, 2016 Sunday 3rd July Trinity 6 9.30 am Family Service 9.30 am Holy Communion 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (CW) 11.00 am Holy Communion Sunday 10th July Trinity 7 9.30 am Mattins (BCP) 9.30 am Holy Communion (BCP) 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (BCP) with Sunday School 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (CW) Sunday 17th July Trinity 8 8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) 9.30am Holy Communion (CW) 11.00 am Family Communion 3.30 pm Holy Communion (BCP) Sunday 24th July Trinity 9 9.30 am Holy Communion (CW) 11.00 am Choral Mattins (BCP) with Sunday Seekers Sunday 31st July Trinity 10

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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: 3rd Mr A. Williams (Joint Chapel Anniversary) 10th United at Parish Church 17th Rev. K Stilwell 24th tba 31st tba

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Charitable Giving Some days ago we took part in Christian Aid week and this long- lived, worthwhile charity is one that deserves our attention. As numerous other, smaller, often more personal, charities spring up, these older charities tend to get forgotten. I believe British people are some of the most

generous in giving to others, but let us make sure that we don’t forget charities established earlier. The Church is another one that tends to get forgotten. When you come to church for a funeral, donations in memory of the deceased are sent to a charity of the family’s


choice. Nowadays this is often something very personal, to do with the care or illness of the loved one who has died. Fifteen years ago the donations were invariably given to the Church and I am asking you to consider the church as one of your charities when you decide where to send funeral donations. You may think that all the fees paid for a funeral

service go to the Church, but this is not the case. Some are distributed among those taking part in the funeral, some to the diocese to pay the incumbent, and some just covers costs. There has been a church in Kingsland for over 700 years, and, to keep it for future generations it has to be supported financially!

Julie The Parish Diary 2016 July 2nd Pre-school Fun Day Coronation Hall from 11.00 am 2nd Open Gardens & Scarecrow competition various 11.00 am – 5.00 pm 2nd Concert by members of the RAF band Kingsland Church 7.30 pm rd 3 Open Gardens & Scarecrow competition various 2.00 – 5.00 pm 4th RBL Social Evening/Quiz Corners Inn 7.45 pm 8th SMAAAK Open Day to discuss improvements. Church 3.00 to 8.00 pm 9th Coffee Morning in aid of Eyton Church and Hospice Black Hall Fm. 10.00am to 12 noon 9th SMAAAK Pop-up Opera Church tba 13th W.I. Talk on Guiding Coronation Hall 7.30 pm 16th Bingo in aid of the Fire Station Coronation Hall From 6.30 pm August 7th RBL Summer Lunch Gable Croft from 12.00 noon 13 Kingsland Flower Show Coronation Hall 2.00 pm September 2nd Timothy Noon Organ Recital Favourites from ‘Last night of the Proms’ Church 7.30 pm 5th RBL AGM Corners Inn 7.30 pm th th 10 – 18 SMAAAK H-Art exhibition Church tba 14th W.I. Talk on and Demonstration of Spinning Coronation Hall 7.30 pm October 1st SMAAAK Arcadia Concert Church tba 12th W .I. Talk on Community Police Coronation Hall 7.30 pm 13th Church Harvest Festival Church tba November 9th W.I. Cake Icing Coronation Hall 7.30 pm 18th SMAAAK event: Hank Wankford Trio Luctonians 7.30 pm 27th Advent Carol Service Church 6.30 pm December 18th Church Carol Service Church tba th 24 Church Crib Service Church 4.00 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.)

24 Details of Kingsland Organisations Organisation



Contact Numbers

Kingsland Coronation Hall

Mr J Adams Mrs L Juson

Chairman Secretary (also for Bookings)

01568 708523 01568 708002

Croft Ambrey Running Club

Mr T Davies Mr B Markham Mrs Pat Edwards Mr Robert Parker-Morgan Mr Martin Richmond Ms Susanna Checketts Mr Malcolm Morgan Rev Julie Read

President Chairman Treasurer Secretary Captain Rector

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 Ms Becky Morgan

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

Kingsland Bowling Club

Kingsland Church

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

Kingsland Flower Show

Kingsland Pre-School

Ms Jessica De Mattia Mrs Juliet Pudge Kingsland Methodist Church Kingsland Millennium Green Trust

Luctonians Sports Club

Mrs J Lobb Cllr Sebastian Bowen Mrs Jackie Markham Mr Andrew Parsons Ms Sally Good Mrs S Thomas Mrs B Eastaugh Mrs L. Jones Mrs L. Noon Mrs Jenny Davies Mrs R Evans Mr J Gore Mrs J Markham Sally Deakin Wg Cdr Browne Mrs V Davis Mrs Roberts Mrs Roberts Alex Smith

Friends of Kingsland Church (SMAAAK)

Jim Davies or Dee Wurm

Kingsland under fives Kingsland & Eardisland Hospice Friends Kingsland Women’s Institute Kingsland Fire Station K. Community Web Site ( Royal British Legion (Kingsland Branch)

01568 708474 01568 708281

01568 770546 01568 708255 07826 194400 07866418488 01568 709071 01568 708857 01568 708672 01432 760591 01544 387992 01568 780250 01568 708681 01568 708681

01568 708010 01568 610481 07860849751 Secretary 01568 709468 07769772878 Pre-School Manager 07871480680 01568709133 Chapel Steward 01568 708223 Chairman 01584 831321 Vice Chairman 01568 708281 Hon. Secretary 01568 708592 Hon. Treasurer 07879343933 01568 708739 Chairman 01568 708173 Treasurer 01568 709119 Secretary 01568 708672 President 01568 708275 Secretary 01568 708257 Sub Officer 01568 708701 Contacts 01568 708281 01568 708839 Chairman 01568 708077 Secretary 01568 708681 Treasurer 01568 708483 Membership Sec. 01568 708483 Chief Executive 01568 709080 Officer 07814638084 For enquiries: 01568 709579



Kingsland Flower Show This is to remind you all that the show will be held in the Coronation Hall on Saturday 13th August 2016. 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 of yourself and a Village Treasure Trail. The subject for the Open Junior Section this year is Design a Village Flag, a great opportunity to show off your design talents. The Men Only class is looking for An airplane made from paper, so get your aeronautical minds active for a good design. A reminder for those successful winners of cups at last year's Show, we would ask you to return them either to Chelsea at the Village Post Office or to Caroline Southgate at Stone Mill, The Wardens, by mid July please. We look forward to seeing you at the Show on 13th August. KFS Committee.



We all enjoyed the Kingsland Variety Show earlier this year. And do you remember the KATS (Kingsland Amateur Theatrical Society) pantos and plays from a few years back? Or are you new to the area and want to get involved in the community? KATS and the VARIETY SHOW are joining forces to present another FUN SHOW in November! We’ve had a lot of interest and we’ve formed a small committee. We’ve got some funding. Now we need YOU! If you sing, play an instrument, dance, tell jokes, do magic… If you might get involved on stage or behind the scenes… If you know you could be useful or can’t think how...… If there’s one of you or a group or a whole family…. This is a social activity for the whole community and we want to make it a success! FIND OUT MORE Contact: Richard Bayliss on 01568 708302 or by email at From the new KATS group, including Richard, Vicky, Richard, Steph, Amanda, Steve...


Kingsland Parish Neighbourhood Plan News Since our last news item in May, we have provided updated information on the parish’s ability to build the minimum number of new houses required primarily in the three proposed settlement boundaries for Kingsland, Shirlheath and Cobnash. This was requested by Herefordshire Council in order for us to meet their Core Strategy requirements for housing development until 2031. It is agreed that our numbers are robust. However, because of Government regulations, the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan is to go through another Regulation 16 public consultation. This is due to amendments made in light of updated information regarding its ability to provide sufficient housing land, the representations received during the last Regulation 16 consultation and any other issues arising since then. These include new evidence on the limited capacity in the Kingsland sewerage works for new development and associated issues of potential pollution of the River Lugg, which is a key Core Strategy issue in relation to the reduction in pollution of the River Wye. So yet more work for us to do to make sure we satisfy the Neighbourhood Plan Regulations, the Core Strategy, the government’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), and still represent the wishes of those who live or work in the parish from the views you have given across all of our consultations over the last three years.

We’d like to thank our planning consultants Data Orchard, who have been pivotal in helping us to move this project forward. Without their time, hard work and planning expertise the workload for our small band of volunteers would be even more onerous than it already is! As usual we will keep the Neighbourhood Plan pages on the KingslandLife website updated with news and meeting notices. The latter will also be put up on the village noticeboard, in the Post Office, on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. Many thanks for your patience and hopefully we will have some good news soon! KNDP Steering Group.

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Fun Organ Recital in Kingsland Church Timothy Noon, now Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral, Devon, will be giving an Organ Recital on Friday, September 2nd at 7.30 pm. to include a number of the fun items usually performed at ‘The Last Night of the Proms’., Put the date in your diary, and come and enjoy the Recital. Union Jacks will be provided! Bring your own car horns! Ed.

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Orleton and District Gardening Club 36th Annual Show Saturday 20th August 2016 – Orleton Village Hall Doors open to public at 2pm. Afternoon teas, raffle and auction of produce. Two sections again this year are open to everyone regardless of whether you are a club member or not. A chance to show off your skills at cordial and honey making, or crafting. If you haven’t already made your entries it’s not too late to start! Section I – Open Cordials, Honey and Mead: 100 Honey, 101 Gin Based Cordial (eg Sloe Gin), 102 Any other alcohol based Cordial (eg Raspberry Vodka), 103 Non Alcoholic Cordial, 104 Mead. Section J – Open Craft: 110 A Button Picture, 111 A Knitted Garment, 112 A Decorated Fabric Bag, 113 A Stitched Flower Piece. Button pictures and stitched flower pieces may be framed, but please no glass. If anyone would like to enter the craft section but is away on holiday on 20th August, you can deliver your entries to me at Orchard House, Church Lane, Orleton, by lunchtime Friday 19th, and I will stage them on your behalf on the day of the Show. All show entries must be placed in the hall between 10.00 and 11.30am on the day of the Show. The full schedule of classes and our programme of speakers can be found on our website Of course as a full member of our club there are a whole range of classes you could enter. Try your hand at Floral Art for

example, it’s not nearly as difficult as you might imagine. Classes this year range from a miniature arrangement in a prepared fruit container (eg an orange), to a bridal posy or bouquet, or a simple but effective arrangement of garden flowers and greenery in a porcelain container. We are a very friendly club ranging from the complete novice to more experienced gardeners and would love to see you at any of our meetings, usually the last Tuesday of the month. Just come along and be sure of a warm welcome and refreshments at 7.30pm. Patricia Clanzy-Hodge

Shopmobility We provide mobility scooters, wheelchairs and powered wheelchairs on a daily hire basis for anyone with permanent or temporary mobility difficulties wishing to visit Hereford, Leominster, Ledbury or Ross. Depending on the area, the service is either free, with a voluntary donation, or there is a small charge. Please contact: Hereford Leominster Ledbury Ross-on-Wye

01432 342166 01568 616755 01531 636001 01989 763388


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Advertising in the Kingsland News This monthly publication is circulated to every household in Kingsland. Advertising is accepted on completion of a form. Advertisers should make copy as clear and concise as possible and note that photographs do not reproduce well. Forms are available from the editor, (01568 708672), from the back of the church, or from the Post Office. Please return the completed form, together with the appropriate fee, to The Editor at: 5, Highfield Close, Kingsland, HR6 9RS. Enquiries to The deadline for the Kingsland News is always the 15th of the previous month

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Parish Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Kingsland Make sure you and your children do not miss our next

Family Service rd

9.30 am Sunday 3 of July A 40 minute service led by

Mrs Katie Cave-Browne-Cave Theme: Holidays


Some July Jokes!

Did you hear the one about the man who entered a pun contest in a newspaper. He sent in ten puns in the hope that one would win. Unfortunately no pun in ten did!

What is the opposite of woe? Gee up!

How does the Barber cut the Moon’s Hair? Eclipse it!

One day a Viking named Leif returned from a long voyage to find that during his absence his name had been removed from the town register. His wife went to the town hall to make a complaint to the mayor. “I’m sorry,” said the mayor, “I must have taken Leif off my Census”!

A lad of 12 was a dedicated stamp collector until the lad next door also bought an album. He complained to his father. “He buys all the same stamps that I do, and he’s taking all the fun out of it.” “Don’t be silly”, said his Dad. “ Imitation is the sincerest form of Philately!”


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Kingsland News July 2016  

The community newsletter for the parish of Kingsland, Herefordshire, UK. More information about our lovely parish at

Kingsland News July 2016  

The community newsletter for the parish of Kingsland, Herefordshire, UK. More information about our lovely parish at