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It's been a quiet month for news, however there are plenty of things to do over the coming month.
I'll be taking a break next month, so the next edition will come out at the end of August. However, we will organise an events/days out page on our website to cover the School holiday period.
My thanks to all our contributors this month. Jack Pope sends his best wishes to everyone.
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Steve Oldrieve, our recently elected councillor for the Trowbridge Paxcroft ward has organised a meeting to look at the possibility of setting up a Community Group for Paxcroft Mead.
The meeting will be held on Monday, 6th July from 7.30pm – 8.30pm in the small hall of the Community Centre.
The meeting will look at:-
All residents are welcome to come along, but Steve would appreciate it if you could confirm your attendance by email.
Click here to send Steve an email.
|TROWBRIDGE RURAL NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM
Extra Edition – JUNE 2009
Garage and Shed Burglaries
There has been a recent and significant increase in the number of shed and garage burglaries over the past few weeks.
Such outbuildings are often full of expensive tools and equipment that may have taken many years to collect.
Please follow the following simple steps to reduce the likelihood of you becoming a victim. Remember, the thief wants to act quickly and quietly without being seen – anything that can slow their progress or make noise will deter them.
TO CONTACT THE NPT TEAM
Telephone 0845 408 7000 ext 725542 or
Summer has arrived and we are having some beautiful weather. Spring ended with about a week of rainy weather but now it is in the 80s with sun every day. It has been a good time to add to our landscaping. We planted three crabapple trees and had two crimsom maples. Two holly bushes and three peonies planted. The various perennials that we planted when Susan's Mom and Dad were here are growing great. Some of the apple trees we had planted last fall have apples.
The nice weather is perfect for grilling and sitting on our deck and watching the sun go down. We have lots of birds at our feeders which are always a joy to watch. I have been walking regularly at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The forest trails are very lush now. The does have had their fawns and we often spot them while we are walking, turtles are abundant. We usually can find several on a log basking in the sun. I recently completed walking 200 miles at Beaver Lake and got the appropriate T–shirt.
Susan has just started her work as a volunteer tutor with Literacy Volunteers. We both belong to Dollars for Scholars which raises money to provide scholarships to local college bound students. This year we were able to give 10 $500 scholarships. I continue to serve on the Library Board of Trustees and am currently its Vice President and I am also a volunteer at Beaver Lake. Susan remains very busy with her very satisfying job with the American Red Cross. All in all we keep very busy but it is great.
The big holiday in July is the 4th of July where we celebrate becoming and independent country. There will be lots of parades, BBQs and fireworks. Later in the month Susan and are having a three day “Staycation”. That's where you stay at or near home and do some of the attractions in your own area. We are going to Ithaca which is only about 45 minutes from Hannibal. It is in the heart of the Finger Lakes and a very beautiful part of New York State. It will be wonderful to have a few days together away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Considering everything life is good at “Popes' Little Acre” and we are very happy here. We hope all of you have a great summer and all of you are healthy and happy.
ABBA Tribute Night
Saturday 26th September.
Pencil in your diaries for an ABBA Tribute Night with Planet ABBA See posters or come back here soon!
The Mead Social Club Quiz Night
is held every Thursday evening starting at around 8pm. The quiz is suitable for all ages and talents with a starter, general knowledge quiz and a music section. The evenings are extremely popular with the members. At a mere 50p per player, it's a cheap night out. Guests need to be signed in.
St James Church in the centre of town, is opening its doors on Saturday July 4th from 10am until 5pm. You are invited to stop by and see the Seasons of the Church laid out in flowers, talk to people in the church and learn some of the history:– The Crabbe Memorial, Acelina's Tomb, The Baptistry and the Helliker tomb in the churchyard. Thomas Helliker, who was thought to be the leader of riots that broke out with the coming of the power loom and was executed in 1803, aged only 19.
Refreshments will be on sale all day.
On Saturday 11th July 2009, we are pleased to host a performance of “The Little Red Hen” by Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company.
Making bread is hard work, but it would be a lot easier if the lazy farmyard animals got off their reclining sofas and lent a hand. This timeless folktale is re-told, re–recorded and re–animated by the unswervingly energetic Stuff and Nonsense.
The Little Red Hen is suitable for ages 3 and up, with no scary bits whatsoever and lots and lots of laughter.
“Kids of all ages were hanging on the back of their seats, laughing and participating...mesmerised” – Venue Magazine.
The performance starts at 5:00pm in the Community Centre. Tickets are priced at £4 per person. Tickets can be reserved by calling 01225 781406 or 07962 160231. Alternatively click here to fill out a booking form.
Tacked onto the Mead School Fête, this will round off a wonderful day. Refreshments will be available.
Come along to our fair for a great afternoon of entertainment with over 70 great stalls giving you the opportunity to shop and have fun!
Entertainment and live music from Starburstz Academy, Trowbridge Youth Band and Circus Entertainer, Juan. We also have local sci-fi author David Johnson and a chance to meet the Daleks and other Dr Who Characters.
Other attractions include Larkrise Farm and Devizes Bowmen along with all the usual fun of the fair – bouncy castles, BBQ, ice cream, cream teas and so much more!
Organisers are Friends of the Mead School and all proceeds go towards supporting the continuing development of the school grounds. If you would like to support the fair with a donation or to advertise in the summer fair programme please contact us on email@example.com.
The Trowbridge Walking Forum walks are designed to provide gentle and sociable exercise and are suitable for all ages and abilities.
Wednesday walks are approximarely 2 to 3 miles and there is usually a choice of an easy, level walk and one that may include fields nd stiles. On Mondays, walks alternate between longer route of 4 to 5 miles with stiles and some hills, and shorter walks of less that 1.5 miles that are mostly on paved paths.
The programme for Summer 2009 is shown below:
|Day||Date||Type||Route Options||Starting Point||Grade|
|Wed||1-Jul||Moderate Walk||Broughton Gifford and Chalfield||Near The Bell on the Common, Broughton Gifford||S M|
|Mon||6-Jul||Short walk||Biss Meadows||Outside Civic Hall, Trowbridge||E
|Wed||8-Jul||Moderate walk||Rode and Tellisford||By the church in Rode Hill, Rode||E
|Mon||13-Jul||Longer walk||Bradford on Avon - Ashley long walk||Ashley Rd, BoA, near St Laurence School gates||S M
|Wed||15-Jul||Moderate walk||White Horse Business Park followed by BBQ at Silver Street Lane||B & Q car park, Bradley Road, Trowbridge||E
|Mon||20-Jul||Short walk||Broadmead||Studley Green community hall||E S
|Wed||22-Jul||Moderate walk||Bradford on Avon, Rowden Lane and Canal||Canal Car Park (down Baileys Barn, off Moulton Drive, next to canal bridge near Sainsburys)||S M s/c
|Mon||27-Jun||Longer walk||Heytesbury and Wylie Valley||In the cul-de-sac at the end of Heytesbury||E S M
|Wed||29-Jul||Moderate walk||Keevil to Steeple Ashton||Keevil, by the church||E
|Mon||3-Aug||Short walk||White Horse Business Park||B & Q car park, Bradley Road, Trowbridge||E
|Wed||5-Aug||Moderate walk||Norton St. Phillip||Near the church||S M P br />3m|
|Mon||10-Aug||Longer walk||Steeple Ashton “Coffin Trail”||Church Lane, or nearby. Steeple Ashton||S M
|Wed||12-Aug||Moderate walk||Southwick to Wingfield||Southwick Country Park CP||S M
|Mon||17-Aug||Short walk||Barton Farm Country Park||Canal Car Park (in Baileys Barn, off Moulton Dr, near Sainsburys)||E
|Wed||19-Aug||Moderate walk||Steeple Ashton and Mudmead Lane||Church Lane, or nearby. Steeple Ashton||S M
|Mon||24-Aug||Longer walk||Holt and Chalfield||Village Hall CP, Holt||S M
|Wed||26-Aug||Moderate walk||St Margarets and Canal||Canal Car Park (down Baileys Barn, off Moulton Drive, next to canal bridge near Sainsburys)||S M
|Mon||31-Aug||Short walk||Paxcroft Mead||Budgens Car park, Paxcroft Mead||E
|Wed||2-Sep||Moderate walk||Lacock||Lacock NT carpark||E S
|Walks start at 10:30AM|
Bus timetables are at www.traveline.org.uk
|Short Walks: approx 45 mins, no stiles, mostly paved paths.|
Moderate Walks: approx 60 to 75 mins, mostly field paths, usually stiles.
Longer Walks: up to 2 hours, stiles, some hills.
|Key: E: Easy walking. H: Moderate hills. S: Stiles. M: Can be muddy. P: Pub lunch possible. s/c: shorter route possible.|
On Saturday 15th Aug 2009 11:00 - 17:00 for one day only
Theme of “A Country Wedding 25 Years On”. Refreshments all day, also raffle, aisle of silver coins and the belfry will be open. Admission by suggested donation, adults £2 children £1. All proceeds to St Michael's Church.
On Sunday 16th August 2009 at 2PM for one day only at Hilperton village Hall, Whaddon Lane, Hilperton.
Display of entries and winners, with tombola, teas and cakes.
On Sunday 16th August 2009 from 10:00 - 12:00 as Part of Trowbridge Carnival events programme. Race your own purpose built Soap Box against the clock down Castle Street. Head protection and gloves must be worn. New class this year for over 18s. Enter on the day. Registration 10am, First Race 10.30am. If you don't want to race, just come along to Castle Street and join in the fun.
Call 01373 859899 (Nigel) for further details.
If you know of any events that would be of interest to the community, please drop me an email to – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous newsletters are available via the Paxcroft Mead Newsletter archive. To access the archive click here
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