News & Events October 2016

Ufford Quiz Night
Friday 21st October, 7.30pm: Following the last successful and competitive quiz night, there will be another quiz night in the village hall. Tickets are £10 per head which includes ploughman’s platter, and bring your own drinks. Tickets available only in advance, please contact Emma on 07769 587742.
Bainton Harvest Festival Celebration
Please come along as we celebrate Harvest in Bainton Parish Church on Sunday 2nd October at 5 o’clock
Followed by refreshments
If you would like to, please bring along donations to our food bank appeal, non-perishable items only thank you
See you there

The winners for August are:
24    Pat Gyles    £25
10    John Innes    £15
59    Paul Buckley    £10

And for September:

20    Margaret Andrews    £25
14    Sue Chowings    £15
11    Sue MacKay    £10

On Wednesday 7th September, the ladies of Buttercross were treated to a most entertaining talk from Hambleton Bakery.
The talk was given by Rob, who is responsible  for sales and Julian, the baker. The business was started 8 years ago, by the owner of Hambleton Hall hotel and Julian with a view to supplying all the bakery needs of the hotel.
From two employees, they now have seven vans, six shops and 96 members of staff! They also have the accolades of Britain’s best Bakery and Julian being baker if the year. This probably due to the fact they use only the freshest local ingredients with no preservatives,baked in wood fired ovens and the fact that anything not sold on the day of baking is fed to the local farm animals.
At the end of the evening the ladies were given samples of the beautiful products to take home.
The next Buttercross meeting will be the Harvest Supper on Wednesday 5th October. Tickets are £10 each to include a two course meal and a glass of wine. Everyone is welcome to attend this wonderful annual village event. Tickets are available from committee members.
The November meeting, on the 2nd, will be a craft evening, where all materials will be supplied (maybe a small cost involved)  to create something lovely to take home.

Barnack Carpet Bowls Club
The new season of Carpet Bowls has started.  We meet in the Village Hall on Tuesday afternoons  2 - 4pm
and Thursday evenings from 7 - 9pm.   Very sociable meetings and suitable for all ages.  Please join us for a cup of tea and a chat.
Pat 01780 762538

Little Lambs
Little Lambs Toddler Group takes place every Tuesday (in term time) at Barnack Village Hall from 10am-12pm.  Little Lambs meets on 4th, 11th and 18th October.
Little Lambs is for mums, dads, grandparents and carers with babies and toddlers from birth to 4 years.  Each session starts off with the hall set out with toys and games, a home play corner, tunnel and slide and rugs to sit on.  There’s always a great craft activity to share and a jigsaw puzzle table. Midway through the morning, tea, coffee and cakes are served around a long table, with a tasty snack of fruit and small cake or biscuit for the children.
This is followed by a bible story and song time, which the children all seem to really enjoy.  Then, with the hall cleared, there is 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 a lovely, welcoming place to meet new people, catch up with friends and watch the children discover the fun of playing together.  To find out more about Little Lambs please contact Julie Stanton 749123.
Little Lambs is run by Barnack Church.

The Coffee Stop – Weds mornings
Coffee Stop is held in Barnack Village Hall from 10.30am to 12.30pm, in the side room which is all set out like a proper coffee shop.  We serve cafetière coffee, lovely homemade cakes, scones and toasted teacakes all at very reasonable prices.   We have a play corner for little ones who come with mums, dads and grandparents.   It is a good place to meet up with friends and to make new friends or for a break when out for a walk - just drop in whenever suits you. 
Open to everyone - we look forward to welcoming you.    Please ring Anita Clark 740841 or 07880604186 if you want to find out more. 
Coffee Stop is run by Barnack Church.

Men’s Breakfast
The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday 8th October in Barnack Village Hall at 8.30am.  We would be really pleased for you to join us for a full English breakfast cooked by Rob.     After the food there is usually a talk on something of local interest.    You can just come along on the day but a quick call to Rob Porter 740663 beforehand helps to ensure there are plenty of sausages and bacon for everyone! 
Men’s Breakfast is run by Barnack Church.

2nd Wittering Scout Sections 
We have spaces and something for all ages from 6 – 14.5 – Boys and Girls!!!!!               
Beavers – Monday Nights – 1815 hrs – 2000 hrs 6 to 8 years - Boys and Girls
Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They usually meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities.
They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.
Cubs – Wednesday Night – 1815 hrs – 2015 hrs 8 to 10.5 years - Boys and Girls
Our Cub Scout Pack can have up to 36 Cub Scouts and is split into smaller groups called Sixes. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors.
Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for Cubs.
Scouts – Friday Night – 1815 hrs – 2015 hrs 10.5 to 14 years - Boys and Girls
Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp.
Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, photography and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to.
All Scouting Meetings are held in ‘The After School Club’ at Wittering Primary School, Church Road, Wittering.
Assistant Leaders and Occasional Volunteer’s also required - If you cannot commit to one night each week we are also looking for ‘Handypeople’ to help with some general DIY and Housekeeping/Landscaping of our site at Shacklewell, in-between Stamford and Oakham, all help gratefully received whether its every weekend in November or a couple of hours here and there. If you would like any further information for any of the above please email the Group Secretary and your details will be passed on to the relevant group Leader.  Thank you. Gillian Amos  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Barnack Flower Arranging Group.
On Wednesday 5th October at 2pm in Barnack Village Hall our Tutor will be Pat Symonds for a workshop entitled “Harvest Home”. Details of requirements will be distributed as usual  or may be obtained from Ann Butland (740121) or Joan  Laycock (740267).  New members are always welcome.
Helpers for decorating the church for Harvest 6th October at 9.00am would be most welcome. See details on p12.
Advance Notice: Christmas Open Evening in Barnack Village Hall on Monday 5th of December at 7.30pm. Tickets will be available in November.

Ufford Playground Update:
There has been a small delay on delivery of the playground equipment and the installation will now commence during week beginning 19th September. During this one week period the whole field will need to be closed, and we apologise for the inconvenience this may cause, but it is essential for safety and for the correct installation of the equipment. The equipment will be available for use as soon as the installation is complete.
We are trying to organise a volunteer party to paint the football goals and renovate the existing bench so that the whole area looks smart when the new equipment is installed - if you can offer time/ skills/ outdoor paint or varnish please contact Karen on 749 581.
There will be an official opening event NOW ON Saturday 22nd October at 2pm at the playground, followed by tea and cakes at the Village Hall. Please note the change of date due to the delay above.  More details to follow.
Finally we would like to request that dog owners please clear up after your pet. There have been reports of fouling on the playground which can pass on parasites and illness to children using the area as well as being really unpleasant. There is a dog waste bin located near the entrance for owners to use.

Quiz Night Friday 21st Oct, 7.30pm
Following the last successful and competitive quiz night, there will be another quiz night in the village hall.
Tickets are £10 per head which includes ploughman’s platter, and bring your own drinks. Tickets available only in advance, please contact Emma on 07769 587742.

Village Hall Appeal
Our village hall is a valuable resource available for all to hire, and currently offers a great range of activities through the week as well as a calendar of social events through the year. The Hall gets no funding from the local or city councils and therefore must cover all its own costs via hire and fundraising events. Unfortunately there are some repairs required to the roof and door, so the Committee are forced to make an appeal for donations. We will be delivering envelopes in the near future, and will greatly appreciate any support to keep our village hall in good repair.

IN MEMORIAM  (October 1916)
Private John Berridge  2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment was killed in action on the Somme on October 25th, 1916 aged 26. He was the last of the four local men who perished in the Battle of the Somme, which came to an end on November 18th.  He was killed near Gueudecourt and is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial. He was a farm labourer and lived in Barnack with his parents Charles and Harriet Berridge.
Private Ephraim Aldis 3rd Battalion London Regiment died on October 31st 1916 aged 22 of tetanus. He is buried in Wakerley churchyard and is not commemorated in Barnack. His unit served in the Salonika campaign and it is possible he was on leave when he died. His parents, Ephraim, who was a coachman, and Emma Aldis, lived at 4, The Terrace, Barnack.
By October 1916 the country had been at war for just over two years. Twenty five men from Barnack and district had been killed in the fighting. Then there were no further fatalities from our villages until July 1917. 

Village Ladies Group
Our Luncheon venue for this month is The Six Bells, Witham on the Hill, on 12 Oct at 12.30pm.
Please let Joan know by 7 Oct if you would like to come.  (740 396)
Christmas Coffee Morning
Sat 19th November - 10-12noon.
Barnack Church
Coffee, cake, gifts, raffle, Christmas cards.

Barnack Youth Club
We welcome all young people in school years 7-11 who live in Barnack, Bainton, Ashton, Southorpe, Ufford, Pilsgate and Wothorpe. There are plenty of activities to suit all; table tennis, pool/snooker, table football, air hockey table, craft activities and tuck shop, the evening usually ends with team games. It’s £1 to get in + a bit extra for the tuck shop.
New Year 7’s are very welcome, please ensure you bring along completed membership forms, alternatively a parent can complete one when you come along to the first session.
Youth Club Calendar Dates for 2016-17 school year are as follows:- September 9th & 23rd, October 7th & 21st, November 11th & 25th, December 9th, January 6th & 20th, February 3rd & 17th, March 3rd,17th & 31st, April 28th, May 12th & 26th, June 9th & 23rd and July 7th & 21st.
For further information or a membership form please call Kerrie Garner on 01780 740118.

Barnack Women’s Institute .
Over the summer we visited Helpston Garden Centre which we thoroughly enjoyed. Mr Broadhead told us what we should be doing to get the best out of flowering bulbs ie. agapanthus and feeding for next year.
We then had our picnic across the road at Torpel Manor site with Frieda Gosling and Mike Clatworthy telling us about recent finds around the site.
Our September meeting was Chris Rippinton who gave us “Exercises to  keep us going “ which was great fun doing our excercises to popular music in the 70’s and 80’s.
Our next months meeting on 11th October will be a return visit from Eve Marshall who last year gave us a really hilarious evening when we made felt flower, not sure what she will be demonstrating this time but I’m sure we will have a good evening.

Coffee Morning Saturday 15th October 2016 10.30am – 12 noon.
St John the Baptist Church would like to invite you to join us on each third Saturday of the month, 10.30am – 12 noon. You can enjoy tea/coffee and biscuits. We also have home-made cakes, scones, lemon curd etc. on sale to tempt you! We enjoy time for a chat with friends and for making new ones. Do come along and join us!

Our Christmas Coffee Morning
is on Sat 19th November - 10-12noon.
Coffee, cake, gifts, raffle, Christmas cards.
Do come along and join us for this too!
Barnack Church Harvest Festival
Barnack Church Harvest Festival  will  take place at 9 0’clock at Barnack Church on 9th  October 2016. As usual we would like as many helpers as possible on 6th October at 9.00am .Could helpers please let Joan Laycock or Ann Butland know who is available by 24th September.

Local Pupil wins Bishop’s award for Religious Education
The Bishop’s award for Religious Education is awarded annually to the Year 6 pupil in a church school who achieves most highly in this subject.
This year it was won by Sophie Wright and she was presented with the award by the Bishop at Barnack School.