The News and Events for September 2012
Since moving to the village I have reported and successfully seen resolution within seven days to three incidents of fly tipping. Peterborough city council sent the “street cleaning” team and an email to confirm.
The basis of the site is that issues are flagged until you go back to confirm the issue is resolved. There are league tables on local authorities to show how many actions are closed out. It makes the response times very effective !!!
Items you should see results with are graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs, pot holes and street lighting, broken glass, blocked footpaths, overflowing bins etc..... The list goes on. So for those villagers with no time to write letters or be held in a call queue to the council I strongly recommend this method of getting results for our local area.

‘Bring Me Sunshine!’
Sunshine has been a rare event this summer but we can guarantee some of it on Saturday 24 November when Eric Morecambe’s daughter Gail is the speaker at The Friends of Rutland Sailability annual dinner.  Gail will entertain us with stories about ‘My Life with my Father - Eric Morecambe!’ including the irresistible duo ‘Morecambe and  Wise.’  This is a night not to be missed!
A three course dinner with coffee for £22.50, at Greetham Valley Golf Club & Hotel, with a raffle to support Rutland Sailability - your local charity providing sailing for people with disabilities.
Tickets are already flying off the table, and numbers will be limited to ensure space for everybody to enjoy themselves.
If you would like to join us on 24 November, bring friends to make up a table of from eight to 12 people.
Contact Mike Baumber T: 01780-740289  E: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Buttercross Club
The Boules evening on Wednesday, 1st August, was a great success. The weather was kind to us – the promised rain didn’t happen thank goodness! Attendance was good and it was great to see so many children participating.  Taking our lead from the Olympics, the winners, the Jay Birds, were rewarded with gold medals and a prize. Thanks must go to the Hon. Mrs. Mary Birkbeck for allowing the Buttercross to use the lovely gardens of Bainton House, to Steve Beresford and Chris Harrison-Smith for keeping the scores and to Andy Totten in absentia for providing the equipment and the wherewithal to do the scoring (whilst he was attending the real Olympics!)

Buttercross Diary dates
The next Buttercross meeting is on Wednesday,  September 5th, when Stuart Porter from Stuart Porter Antiques in Stamford will be our speaker.
The Harvest Supper will be on Wednesday, 3rd October. John Deane from Rutland Sailability will be the guest speaker.

Friends of Barnack Church 200 Club.
The winners for July and August were as follows.
£20  No. 41   Miss A. Young.
£10  No. 151 Mrs. A. Collins.
£5    No. 4     Mrs. G. Elwood.
£20  No. 33   Mrs. L. Brassey.
£10  No. 66   Mr. J. Ward.
£5    No. 55   Mrs. B. Hooper.

Elizabeth Snowball is moving
Elizabeth wishes it to be known that after many happy years in Bainton, she is moving to No 1, The Alms Houses, Helpston. We wish her every happiness in her new home.

“Hound Racing”
Come for an amazing afternoon of sport and fun ! Saturday 22nd September ~ 3.30pm
in Milton Park. Choose your hound, have a flutter then enjoy a hog roast with a drink from the bar! The most amazing fun for all ages. All are very welcome to join us
Free entry ~ free parking. For more info call Jane Franks ~ 0771 9580024

Tour of Barnack Church
Come and discover the history of our beautiful ancient church.
Steven Hart of Men of Stone is leading the tour, followed by refreshments, for the Friends of Barnack Church on Saturday 22nd September at 5.30 pm for 6pm.
Donation tickets from £6 available from
Liz Young 740347 Anne Addison 740414
or from Peter at Barnack Post Office

Messy Church with Barnack Baptist Church
In July we had our very first Messy Church with our own Barnack Decathlon - lots of crazy sporty challenges and a medal presentation!  Messy Church will be back again in September, first in Barnack Village Hall on Tuesday 4th September at 11am(which is the day before the schools go back) and then again on Sunday 9th September at 4pm in Barnack School Hall.  Messy Church is for all the family, it’s very informal with lots of fun activities to do together and a short bible talk.  After the Sunday afternoon Messy Church we’ll be having a barbecue. We look forward to welcoming you to Messy Church.  To find out more please contact Val Haines-Eynon 740017 or Karen Dunn 749198.

Little Lambs
It’s a long time since the last Little Lambs session in July, so on Tuesday 4th September, just before the schools go back, we are having a Messy Church session in Barnack Village Hall.  There will be loads of activities to do with your children, suitable for pre-schoolers and school age children and a very short bible talk.  You are very welcome to come with toddlers and your older children to join in the fun.
Little Lambs Toddler Group will be back on Tuesday the 11th September for mums, dads and carers with babies and toddlers from birth to 4 years.  The hall will be laid out as usual with games, toys, slides, craft activities and rugs to sit on and midway through the morning tea, coffee and cakes will served with a tasty snack of fruit and small cake or biscuit for the children. This will be followed by a bible story and song time.  Then, with the hall cleared, there will be ten minutes or so for the toddlers to let off a bit of steam whizzing round on cars and trikes before going home for a well-earned rest, and hopefully an afternoon nap.  Little Lambs is very popular, it’s a really friendly place to meet new people, catch up with friends and watch the children explore the joy of playing together. Little Lambs is run by Barnack Baptist Church – for further details please contact Val Haines-Eynon 740017.

Youth Club
Youth Club starts up again after the summer holidays on Friday 7thSeptember in the Village Hall from 7-30 pm – 9pmand will be on every other Friday after that right up until the Christmas holidays. Youth Club is for all Secondary School Age young people who live in the local area, so for Year 7’s it’s time to start coming to Youth Club proper and it’s welcome back for everyone who has been before . 
Each club night there’s table tennis, pool, table football, Wii, craft activities and tuck shop and at the end of the session we usually have some team games.50p subs + a bit extra for the tuck shop and the craft activity.
Youth Club is run by Barnack Baptist Church.  For further information please call Rob Porter 740663 or Graham Dunn 749198.for all Secondary School Age young people who live in the local area, so for Year 7’s it’s time to start coming to Youth Club proper and it’s welcome back for everyone who has been before .  Each club night there’s table tennis, pool, table football, Wii, craft activities and tuck shop and at the end of the session we usually have some team games.50p subs + a bit extra for the tuck shop and the craft activity. Youth Club is run by Barnack Baptist Church.  For further information please call Rob Porter 740663 or Graham Dunn 749198.

Thank You from Margaret Hellings
MY family and I would like to thank everyone for all the sympathy and love following the recent death of Stuart.
Your help, support and kindness over the past few years has been beyond anything we could have imagined.
Everything that has been done has been a great comfort and solace to us all and has been truly appreciated
With many thanks    Margaret Hellings
Barnack Bowls 200 Club
The winners for July are:
55    Judy Francis    £25
96    Phil Symonds    £15
90    Barry Davies    £10

Barnack Methodist Chapel
Thank you for your support for our July Coffee Morning and Cake Stall which helped us to raise £87 for our funds. 
As usual, there will not be a Coffee Morning in September because of the problems with the traffic for the Horse Trials so the next one will be on Saturday, 6 October at the usual time of 10 am to 11 am and we look forward to seeing you then. 
September is the month for our Harvest Festival and this year it will be on 30 September at 2.45 pm and we are very pleased that the Rev Dave Maylor will be leading this service for us.  After the service there will be a harvest tea and everyone is invited to join us for both  these celebrations.

Barnack & District Royal British Legion
Summer Party - held at the Millstone, Barnack on Wed 8 Aug. Hog roast with choice of sherry trifle or fruit salad to follow. Nearly 70 Members and friends attended and enjoyed the meal, the company, the excellent guitar playing of Steve Bean and the good weather. The raffle raised £250 for the Royal British Legion Welfare Fund, with another £150 from the meal to be added in.
Autumn outing - Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Thurs 13 Sep. Given the high cost of coach hire and the uncertainty over numbers, it will be easier to travel by car and meet at Duxford for lunch. Good news for Daily Telegraph subscribers - the “two for one” offer applies to the Duxford entry fee.
Winter Lecture - on or around Mon 19 Nov. Likely to be a presentation by the Vulcan Maintenance and Preservation Society in the Courtroom of Stamford Town Hall. Cost approx £10 per ticket. Details to be confirmed. Max Sawyer Hon Sec   

Found Cat
A cat, often seen around our garden in the last couple of months, has recently ‘adopted’ us by following us around and meowing persistently.  We are looking after it at present but would like to return it to its rightful owners if we can.  It is a female grey tabby with four white paws and a white underbelly.  It also originally had a collar but unfortunately the contact details are missing. If you think this may be your cat please call Mary-Anne on 01780 740573.

Speedwatch scheme - Bainton, Barnack, Ufford
Volunteers are required to assist in operating the speedwatch equipment in Bainton, Barnack, and Ufford once a month. The scheme relies on the willingness of volunteers to enable us to monitor the speed of traffic going through the village, and is in danger of being lost if additional volunteers are not forthcoming. It takes a maximum of 1 to 2 hours commitment per month, which would enable us to do what we can to ensure the villages are as safe from speeding traffic as we can make them. Full training is given.
Phone your speedwatch coordinator:
Bainton-    Rob Mcneish     01780 740709
Barnack-    Eddie Barker     01780 740427
Ufford-    David King     01780 740928

Bainton pub night
The next Bainton pub night will be on Friday 14th September at the Blue Boar, Helpston road, Bainton. Everyone welcome. Normal Bainton pub rules apply which are bring your own drinks and glasses, and open 7.30-9.30pm. If you would like to host a pub night, ring rob on 01780 740709
Bainton neighbourhood watch
Bainton operates a neighbourhood watch scheme for all parts of the village which enables you to keep informed of what’s happening around the area in regard to crime, and keeps you better informed on how to protect your property and possessions. For more information contact rob McNeish on 01780 740709

Acoustic Café
This is a monthly get together for people in the Benefice at St Botolph’s Barn, Helpston. It’s a night of do it yourself entertainment, when musicians can turn up and sing/play a couple of songs. We supply a keyboard, congas and refreshments.
It’s held on the last Saturday each month and the next Acoustic Café will be on Saturday 25th at 7.30pm. Turn up to listen or sing. More information ring Rev Dave on 740234.

Benefice Services at St John the Baptist Church, Barnack
There are two benefice services in September. On the 16th Bishop Donald will be with us in Barnack and he will lead the service and confirm some of our younger church members. As 30th September is a fifth Sunday of the month, there will also be a united benefice service, this time in Bainton Church. All the congregations from Barnack with Ufford, Bainton, Wittering and Helpston are encouraged to come along. Of course, everyone from the villages is always welcome to all our services.

Barnack Carpet Bowls
The 2012/3 season of Carpet Bowls commences on Thursday evening, 13th September and Tuesday afternoon 18th September.
Evening sessions are 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm and afternoon sessions are 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm.  Carpet bowls are suitable for all ages. Come for a friendly chat and a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits.
Contacts - Pat Barton (762538) or Sue Jarman (740104) for more information.

Annual Wildlife Meeting
Speaker:  Phil Rudkin
Tuesday 18 September at Barnack Village Hall at 7 for 7.30pm
Please come along and join us for an update on progress and planning for the future. Wildlife conservation continues to be a crucially important subject for us all and for our countryside.  This is an opportunity to hear about the achievements of the parish councils in Barnack Ward in the past year and to discuss priorities for the coming year.  Experts will be there to answer your questions.
Refreshments will be free.  The meeting is sponsored by the parishes councils in Barnack ward.

Village  Ladies’  Group
The weather was kind for our picnic in the grounds at Tolethorpe before the performance of The Three Musketeers on 21st July.  Thanks to Joan for organising such good seats.
Members only visit on 26th September to the gardens at Abbot’s Barn, Southorpe (last house on the right going out of the village towards at A47).  We are meeting at 2 p.m.  Entrance: £5.00, to include a donation to charity plus tea and home-made cake.  Please contact Joan (740396) or Jan 740440) if you require any further details.