THE PARISH NEWS (Sparkford,
Weston Bampfylde and Little Weston) (with Sutton Montis)
Vo1.3, No.4 Editor:
Mark Berry, Bridge Cottage,
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At the August meeting of the Parish Council a complaint concerning the noise and disturbance within the vicinity of the seat known as 'Pensioners Rest', at the entrance to Twines Close, was discussed This, and any further complaints, will be considered carefully by the Parish Council, who are most anxious that such annoyance Will not lead to pressure for the permanent removal of the seat. It was agreed that, in its present, attractive setting, the seat is, indeed, an asset to the Parish, and all residents, particularly the younger members of our Community, are asked for their help in ensuring that it stays that way, keeping in mind the spirit in which it was placed there ~. to honour the memory of a much loved and respected gentleman, who for many years, until his death in 1976, was a resident of this Parish. Dog owners are reminded that not everyone is a dog-lover and are asked to ensure that their pets are properly controlled and not left to wander the streets unaccompanied Small children, the frail and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to their overtures, no matter how friendly these animals may be. It is pleasing to see that the new lay-by in Green Close is now completed and the Clerk is to write thanking the County Council and the South Somerset District Council for the most satisfactory way in which the work was carried out. The Clerk is to ask the County Divisional Surveyor, Mr. M D. Boyle-Hayward, for his advice on the hazard presented by drivers leaving the A.303 and crossing the junction with Church Road to approach Mr. White's premises Mr. Boyle-Hayward is also to be advised that visibility at either end of Brain's Lane is hampered by the overgrowth of brambles, elder, etc. Street lights are again causing problems and the Clerk is to advise Mr. Thistlethvvaite at County Hall that the light outside 1, Green Close and the first one into Manor Close are not working FOOTNOTE Mr. G Lock, representing the Post Office, kindly attended the July meeting at the invitation of the Parish Council. He explained that the present difficulties which our Parish is experiencing in the delivery of mail are due to the recent changes in the system. It is hoped that these are transitional and that within 18 months the situation will have greatly improved. Meanwhile, anyone who is experiencing real difficulties because of late deliveries may approach Mr. Ian Gare at Queen Camel Post Office with a view to collecting his/her mail. Mr. Lock has promised to keep the situation under review and help where possible. Next month, September, we are looking forward to welcoming Mr. Woods, our local Police Constable, as our special guest. The meeting will be in the Committee Room of the Parish Hall on 7th September at 7.30 pm. If you have any matters which you want to raise, please do so through a Councillor, or come along. You will be most welcome. Avril Ward Clerk to the Council
BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION We are delighted
to print the following
letter, received as a result of the Bingo evening
held earlier In the year:
Dear Mrs. March, How extremely kind of you to send the Foundation a cheque for ÂŁ91 which was the sum raised at a Bingo evening organised by you and Mrs. Toop. I can tell you that all gifts such as this are used for cardiac research which we support at universities and hospitals around the country. Indeed quite recently grants have been awarded in Bristol. So may I thank you, Mrs. Toop and all who contributed to such a wonderful cheque, very much indeed. Yours sincerely Hugh Janion
6th. September - Trinity 12 8.00 a.m. 10.00 a.m.
Holy Communion Parish Communion
Sutton Montis Sparkford
13th. September - Trinity 13 9.00 a.m. 11.15 a.m. 6.30 p.m.
Holy Communion Holy Communion Evening Prayer
Sparkford Sutton Montis Weston Bampfylde
20th. September - Trinity 14 10.00 a.m. 11.15 a.m. 6.30 p.m.
FAMILY SERVICE Holy Communion Harvest Festival Evensong
Sparkford Weston Bampfylde Sutton Montis
25th. September (Friday) 7.00 p.m.
Harvest Festival Evensong
27th. September - Trinity 15 9.00 a.m. 11.15 a.m. 6.30 p.m.
Holy Communion Morning Prayer Evening Prayer
Sparkford Sutton Montis Weston Bampfylde
4th. October - Trinity 16 8.00 a.m. 10.00 a.m.
Holy Communion Parish Communion
Sutton Montis Weston Bampfylde
SPARKFORD 6th. September 13th. September 20th. September 25th. September 27th. September 4th. October
Mrs. Cottier Mrs. I. Toop Mrs. Berry Flower Guild Flower Guild Flower Guild
Mrs. Chappell & Mrs. Warren Mrs. Ryall & Mrs. Brown Miss Dyble & Miss Odium
Mr. F. Card Mrs. Chappell Mr. F. Tuck Mr. D. Ham & Mr. F. Warren Mr. N. Toop Weston Bampfylde
(Harvest) Mrs. Mills & Mrs. Longman Mrs. N. Toop & Mrs. March
Tell me the stories of Jesus ... this is what Ann Tuck, Ros White and Sandra Donald plan to do in the new session of Sunday School, which starts on Sunday, 13th September at 11.00 a.rn., meeting every Sunday (except the first Sunday in each month), in Sparkford Church. The children will also learn new songs and poems, etc., to take part in the regular quarterly Family Service mentioned elsewhere in this issue. All children over three years of age will be very welcome, and hopefully will begin to see what an important part the Church can play in a small community. Please bring your children along so that the Sunday School can grow and play its full part in the life of the village.
This month sees the first of our regular quarterly Family Services, which will be held on the third Sunday of March, June, September and December. It's a very simple form of service, in which all ages from 0-95 can take part, and our aim is.ro fill the church with happy people. So please come along and bring all your family and friends with you! Note the date - September 20th. Then on Friday, 25th September, at 7.00 p.m., we hold our Harvest Thanksgiving Service, which will be followed by the Harvest Supper in the Parish Hall. A very warm welcome will await everyone who comes to the service or the supper, or, preferably, both. The sale of Harvest produce will take place in the Parish Hall on Monday, 28th September, at 7.30 p.m. Our rector, the Rev. Lyn Morris, would welcome the names of anyone who would like him or one of the Readers to call. In order to make the task of remembering names a little easier, you will find a short form at the end of the Rector's letter for September (available in the Church).
IN BRIEF Roma Deacon wishes to thank all those who gave so generously to the recent collection for the R.S.P.C.A. The sum collected was ÂŁ34.80. Since our last issue we have lost three people well known and loved in our community, in Kathleen Yeates, Kenneth Cudmore and Herbert Groves. To all the families and friends we express our deepest sympathy in the knowledge that their memories will never be Iorqotten. Jim Toop writes: Herbert Groves, born in Galhampton, started work in road transport with Webb's in the days of steam, later moving to John Perry's and J. Saunders & Co. of Sparkford. Around the 1940's he transferred to bus and coach driving with Wakes Services, where he remained, being well-known to generations of schoolchildren, until his retirement about 10 years ago.
A very successful barbecue and disco was held at the Sparkford Inn on Saturday, 4th July. Special thanks are due to Mrs. Dolly White for organising the raffle. Mrs. Gwenda North is selling Christmas Cards of Sparkford Church, designed by Kathy Bowden, and these will also be on sale from the Bottle stall at the Autumn Fair on 14th November. Donations of bottles for the stall, to Alison Roylance or Helen Brazier, would be appreciated. On the 17th October there will be a 50/50 sale in Sparkford Parish Hall at 6.00 p.m. Goods will be accepted in the Hall from 10.00 a.m., viewing from 4.30 p.m. Please check the contents of your attics for suitable sale items (not clothes) - 50% of the price to the donor and 50% to th~ Association. A reserve can be fixed on any item.
Holy Trinity Church, Sutton Montis, has been the centre of three special occasions during the past few weeks. The main event our flower festival weekend on August 1st and 2nd, was shared and enjoyed by almost 200 visitors. The wedding of Mr. and Mrs. J. Kerton's youngest daughter, Rebecca, on July 25th, provided a perfect opportunity for everyone to share in the beauty of the Church during the festival the following weekend, with even more flowers added. The marquee at Parsonage Farm was a perfect venue for cream teas each afternoon and a cheese and wine evening on the Saturday. A special Evensong on Sunday concluded an enjoyable weekend, which raised £250.56 (after expenses) towards Sutton Montis Church funds. Sincere thanks to everyone who gave their time or flowers, and particularly to the Kerton family for their generosity and hospitality over the weekend. By a happy coincidence the Searle family also shared in the fortnight of flowers at Holy Trinity, when the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Searle, at present from Merriott, was christened. Holy Matrimony: 25.7.87. Gary Mark Drury and Rebecca Henrietta Kerton. Holy Baptism: 9.8.87 William Nicholas Searle. N.B. As from October 1st. 1987, Mrs. Aida Davis, of Avalon, Sutton Montis, has kindly agreed to take over as P.C.C. Secretary in place of Mrs. Alison Davis, due to the latter's posting away from the area.
100 Club winners:
£10 July: No. 47, Mr. J. Agglarge £10 August: No. 70, Mrs. M. Palmer Future dates: Friday, 16th October, 7.30 p.m. Supper party. Admission £2.00 Friday, 4th December, 7.30 p.m. Christmas party. Admission £2.50 Please note that admission will be by ticket only, obtainable in advance from the secretary. Mrs. V. Cooper, or other committee member. Numbers will be restricted to forty.
QUEEN CAMEL Winners in the June draw:
£25 Mrs. J. Ellis, Babcary £10 Mr. N. Miles, South Cadbury £ 5 Mr. C. Standerwick, North Barrow
SPARKFORD Home fixtures for September AVCO Somerset League, Div. 1 5th Kilve 2.00 p.m. Mid Wessex League, Div. 4 6th Beaminster 2.30 p.m.
P.T.A. 200 CLUB
Friendlies 12th Castle Cary 13th Westbury 20th Beaminster
2.00 p.m. 2.00 p.m. 2.00 p.m.
Some thoughts by pupils of Queen Camel School ... We did the 4 by 80 metres race. I liked that because we won ... Trevor Green. I like sports day because its better than doing work. I never win, but it's still fun taking part ... Madeleine Richards. My sister was excited, but I was not. I don't like running ... Mark Helyer. On the first practise I didn't really want to do it. The second practise I started to like the idea ... Jayne Bleakley. I find the build up to sports day very boring ... I decided I would have a go at the sprint but I came sixth. Oh well! at least I beat one person ... Caroline Pilling.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY September 1st 3rd
Weston Bampfylde Parochial Church Council, in the Hall, 9.30 p.m. A meeting, Sparkford Church, 7.30 p.rn., to discuss arrangements for the Harvest Supper on September 25th. Anyone with suggestions or offers of help will be most welcome. Sparkford Parish Hall bingo, 7.30 p.m. North Cadbury and District Horticultural Society's Autumn Show, North Cadbury Village Hall, 2.30 p.m. Sparkford Parish Council, Committee Room, Sparkford Parish Hall, 7.30 p.m. P.C. Woods will attend to answer any questions. Sutton Montis Parochial Church Council, in the Church, 7.30 p.m. jumble Sale in aid of Sparkford Church, Sparkford Parish Hall, 2.30 p.m. Sparkford Parochial Church Council, in the Church, 7.30 p.m. Sutton Montis Harvest Festival Thanksgiving, 6.30 p.m. Sutton Montis Harvest Supper (venue to be arranged). Sparkford Harvest Festival Thanksgiving, 7.00 p.m., followed by the Harvest Supper in the Parish Hall. Sale of Harvest produce, Sparkford Parish Hall, 7.30 p.m.
5th 5th 7th 8th 12th 15th 20th 21 st 25th 28th
October 3rd 10th
11 th 12th 16th 17th 30th
Sparkford Parish Hall bingo, 7.30 p.m. Social and dance in aid of Sparkford Church, Sparkford Parish Hall. Dancing to Archie Bryden and his band. (Full details next month) Church of the Holy Cross, Weston Bampfylde, Harvest Festival Thanksgiving, followed by Coffee and biscuits in the Hall. Sale of Harvest produce, Weston Bampfylde Hall, 7.30 p.m. Sutton Montis Village Hall Supper party (see separate announcement). Sparkford Playing Field Association 50/50 sale, Sparkford Parish Hall (see separate announcement). Coffee evening and Oriflame make-up demonstration, Springfields, Weston Bampfylde (Alan & Rose Hoskins), 7.30 p.m. Proceeds in aid of Weston Bampfylde Church
THIS MONTH'S Here's a way to use up any left-over other white fish.
fish - or, of course, you could
4 oz cooked fish 2 oz white breadcrumbs 1/4 pint milk 2 oz butter
cook some fish specially;
1 beaten egg 1 teaspoon grated lemond rind salt, pepper, chopped parsley
Flake the fish and put it in a bowl. Mix in the breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and lemon rind. Heat the milk with most of the butter, keeping just enough to grease a basin or mould, but do not let it boil. Pour over the fish mixture. Add the beaten egg and mix well. Spoon the mixture into a greased basin or mould, with the chopped parsley, and steam for 45 minutes to 1 hour (or cook for correspondingly less time in a microwave oven). Turn out and serve with parsley sauce.
During the recent warm weather, some folk were entertained of the people next door and turn the volume down!
(?) by their neighbours'
radios, TV's, etc. Please