News & Events April 2018

Barnack Community Association

On Saturday April 28th, a quiz night is being held in the Village Hall at 7:30. Tickets are £10.00 which incudes sausage and bacon baps and a glass of wine. You are of course welcome to bring your own drink to last you through the evening. 

Tickets are available from committee members and all funds raised will go towards the much needed replacement storage shed that will be erected this year.

A further date for the diary is to note that the Community Association AGM will be held in the Village Hall at 7:30, Tuesday 15th May. All are welcome.


The Fun Run is fast approaching!  All finishers will get a medal and there is a new course for the 5k distance.   It’s a great community event and if you’d like to be involved but don’t want to run, we still need a few more volunteer marshals out on the course.   

Get your entry forms from or collect from the School Office.  They can be returned in person, by post or emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   Payment can be made by cash, cheque or BACS.

There will also be FREE fitness training on Tuesday 3rd, 10th and 17th April.   Meet at 7pm outside School Gates.   Email/call Sereena Davey on 01780 740630 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions about the fitness training, to volunteer for marshalling or for more details on the races.  

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. 

Remaining Youth Club Calendar Dates for this school year in 2018 are as follows:-  March 23rd, April 27th, May 11th & 25th, June 8th & 22nd and July 6th & 20th.

For further information or a membership form please call Kerrie Garner on 07786417036.

Thanks from the Daileys

Cynthia and Brian Dailey would like to express their thanks for the many cards and messages they and Anna have received from their friends in Barnack, following the death of their son, Jonathan.

Jonathan’s funeral was in our church in Salisbury: a moving and uplifting experience commemorating his life.

Bainton and Ashton pub night. 

The next Bainton and Ashton pub night is on Friday 13th April at Number 1,  Bainton gardens, Tallington road, Bainton, courtesy of Tony and Mary.  All welcome. 7.30- 9.30. Normal B & A pub rules apply. The rest of the year looks like this.

May 11th- Pete & Ally- Ashton

June 8th - Rob & Pam, Bainton

July 13th - Martin & Susie, Ashton 

August 10th - Graham & Su

September 14th - Host required

October 12th - Host required

November 9th - Host required

December 14th - Martin & Susie

If you would like any information on attending or hosting a pub night, contact Rob on 01780 740709

Village Ladies

Our luncheon venue for this month is The Slater, Collyweston, on 11 April at 12.30 pm.

Barnack WI

Our speaker for March was Alan Grey’, You Cannot be Serious.’

Tales of a Wimbledon Umpire. In fact this was just one of the hats that Alan wore. He was also a Line Judge , and taught ball girls and boys among other jobs in his long career.

He  retired in 2012 after 25 consecutive Wimbledon’s only to find that the leaving perk (5 years of free Wimbledon tickets) had been withdrawn that year. 

As well as entertaining us with stories of past players ,such as John McEnroe’s outbursts .Alan recalled some past facts,such as being able to watch the evening play for three shillings and sixpence (35 pence) and being able to occupy free standing room on centre court .Wimbledon is now so famous it is televised in a hundred and eighty countries ,the prize money is vast ,a far cry from 1961 when the ladies prize was a twenty pound gift voucher to be spent in Lillie Whites department store.

Our next meeting is April 10th, the speaker Colin Ray -Talking Machines.

The Buttercross Club 

We were fortunate that by the day of our meeting on Wednesday, 7th March, the weather had changed for the better and the bitter cold and piles of snow had all but disappeared. However, we were disappointed when the lady from Stamford Heavenly Chocolates cancelled through ill health at 6pm when the meeting was due to begin at 7:45pm. 

Undaunted, Janette Abbott Donnelly on the Buttercross Committee came up with an alternative plan. She organised a Beetle Drive, and our Chairman, Sheila Bratley, provided two prizes, one for the overall winner and one for the person who achieved the lowest score! The result was a very convivial evening. There was an excellent turn out – the promise of chocolate perhaps – but our members took it in good part as this really was an unusual occurrence for the Buttercross. 

Diary Dates:-

On March 21st is the annual Daffodil Walk in the South Gardens at Burghley. We are meeting at the gates nearest to Burghley Gift Shop at 11am. We have asked members to arrange lifts between themselves or make their own way there as the car park at the Reading Room may well be too full because of renovation work etc.

On April 4th Councillor Irene Walsh, who lives in Ashton, is speaking to us on community cohesion. Councillor Walsh currently represents Hargate and Hempsted Ward. She is a member of Peterborough City Council’s Cabinet and holds the portfolio of Communities and Environment Capital. This will be an open meeting and non-members are warmly invited to attend. The cost for non-members is £2 to cover light refreshments.

Barnack Flower Club

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday  25th March at 9.30am in the Church.  We will be doing the flowers for Easter and welcome greenery (in the tower please) and helpers as usual. Any contributions to the cost of the flowers can be given to Joan Laycock or Ann Butland (in cash preferably)

The next meeting is on April 18th at 2pm in the Village Hall . Details of requirements will be e-mailed to everyone in the usual way nearer the time.

Saturday 14th April: Friends of Barnack Hills and Holes and Langdyke Countryside Trust event

This year, the Friends of Barnack Hills and Holes have decided to join forces with the Langdyke Countryside Trust and become their fourth local group, covering the countryside to the west of the Langdyke area, around Barnack and Ufford and over towards the A1 and Stamford. As a new group we add to their existing three groups which already cover Maxey, Etton and Glinton (Langdyke East), Helpston and Bainton (Langdyke West) and Langdyke South, covering Castor, Ailsworth,  Sutton and the area around Castor Hanglands.  Today the Trust has over 170 household members, manages nearly 160 acres of land across five nature reserves and owns its own flock of 104 sheep. It has a very clear vision for the future of the countryside between Peterborough, Stamford and the Rivers Nene and Welland. To enable you to find out more about the Langdyke Countryside Trust (  we are holding an event on 14th April at Barnack Village Hall.

Starting from the Village Hall at 10 am with a guided walk around the Hills and Holes entering via the Main Car Park if you wish to park there. 

There will then be a talk by Carry Akroyd (Painter and Printmaker -  starting at 11:30 am in Barnack Village Hall.

Finally before lunch there will be a brief introduction to Langdyke Countryside Trust followed by an opportunity over lunch to find out more about not just the Hills and Holes but the other reserves in the Langdyke area.

So we can cater appropriately please do let us know by e-mailing either This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to join us for lunch.

Bainton & Ashton Cider & Apple Day

Save The Date: 16th September 2018

Due to the outstanding success of our Cider & Apple Day last October we are already putting plans together to repeat the event this year.  Bringing the date forward to ensure we once again have beautiful sunshine.  Thank you for your support and we look forward to another wonderful day.  Cider, food, games and market stalls.  What’s not to love.

Bainton & Ashton Family Day 2018 - Save the Date: 8th July 2018

Date for your diaries - one and all.  The second Sunday in July will once again see our Bainton & Ashton Family day being held at Bainton House very kindly once more hosted by the Saint-Johns.

Second date for your diaries is the kick off meeting to be held in the Reading Room for all volunteers new and old to come along and once more offer of your time and talents.

Bainton & Ashton Family Day

Kick off Meeting

Wednesday 9th May. 

Look forward to seeing you all.


On Saturday 19 May A Concert by St. Peter’s Singers: “Music for a Royal Occasion”

At 7.30pm in St. Andrew’s Church

Tickets(including a glass of wine)

£10-00 adults, £5-00 children under 12

Are available from Keith Lievesley

Tel : 01780-740679

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Bainton & Ashton Allotment Association

On Saturday May 26th members of the association are pleased to open their allotments to visitors. From 10.30am to 12noon there will be refreshments, coffee, tea, cakes and a raffle, coupled with a garden plant stall. Root crops and early spring vegetables should be available. Do come along and bring a friend too.

Ample parking

Ufford Barn dance

*Save the Date* - Saturday 23rd June 2018 , 7.30pm– Ufford Village Barn Dance featuring The Wagon Load of Monkeys Band and refreshments. More details to follow.

Coffee Morning 

Saturday 21st April 2018 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 enjoy time for a chat with friends and for making new ones. Do come along and join us!   


Little Lambs will be taking a break over the Easter School holidays, and be back again on Tuesday 17th April.  Little Lambs is a lovely, friendly, popular toddler group which takes place each Tuesday during Barnack School term times from 10am -12noon, in Barnack Village Hall.  It‘s for mums, dads, grandparents and carers with babies and toddlers from birth to 4 years, great for getting out of the house to catch up with friends and meet new people and for little ones to discover the fun of playing with, and alongside, other children. 

Little Lambs starts off with the hall set out with all sorts of toys, a slide, home play corner and carpeted area with cushions and bouncy chairs for babies.  Each week we have a craft activity for little hands and sometimes we have messy play activities.  We all help clear everything away at 11 o’clock and we sit down for coffee and cakes, with fruit and a biscuit or mini cake for the children.  

Afterwards we have a very short bible story and lots of songs and rhymes with Rev Dave leading on guitar, then a quick whizz round on trikes and ride-ons before going home. Just £1.50 for a family.  A very warm welcome to everyone - we look forward to seeing you.  Little Lambs is run by Barnack Church for everyone in our village communities. 

To find out more please ring Julie Stanton 749123 or 07885563128.


As the Sunday for the April Messy Church falls in the middle of the school holidays, the next Messy Church will be on May 13th at 4.00pm in Barnack Village Hall, with all the usual fun, crafts and activities, bible story, lively worship songs and food. See the next issue of the Parish Magazine or Facebook at @Barnack Church, for all the details. We look forward to seeing you in May.

In the meantime you may like to come along to the Informal Family Service in Barnack Church at 11.00am on 22nd April, coffee is served from 10.30am. You can also ring Rev Dave Maylor 740234 or Julie Stanton 749123 to find out more.


Coffee Stop meets every Wednesday and is held in Barnack Village Hall from 10.30am to 12.00 noon 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.   Lifts are available if required. 

Please ring Carol (740438) if you want to find out more.  

Coffee Stop is run by Barnack Church


Rob Porter has been ‘Head Chef’ at Men’s Breakfast for many years and thanks are expressed to Rob as he is now moving to Bourne and will no longer be involved.  We wish him, Tracy and Jack every good wish as they settle into their new home.

The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday 28th April at 8.30am in Barnack Village Hall.  We would be really pleased for you to join us for a full English breakfast.  You can just come along on the day but a quick call to Mike Mills (740285) or David Laycock (740267) beforehand helps to ensure there are plenty of sausages and bacon for everyone!  Lifts are available if needed.

Men’s Breakfast is run by Barnack Church


The winners of the February Draw were:

99£25Patrick Knights

52£15Trevor Goodwin

28£10Joan Thompson

And for March

28£25Joan Thompson

12£15Chris Stead

90£10Reg Thompson

The first social event of the season will be a Fish and Chip Supper and Quiz in the Village Hall on Saturday, 21 April at 7 pm.  If you wish to come, please contact Phil Collins (740124), Roy Chowings (740755) or Margaret Broadbelt (740133) as we need to know the numbers in order to order the fish and chips.

The rinks will also open on Sunday, 22 April and so let’s hope the weather will be kind.