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Barnack Flower Arranging Group.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 30th November 2011 at the Village Hall at 2.00pm - 3.30pm. Sheila Bratley and Marjorie Coups will be  doing the demonstration, They will let us know what we need to bring nearer the time. Joan M Laycock 740267.

Ufford Village Bike Ride Thanks
Thanks to everyone from Ufford, who supported local resident, Lewis Coleman, and colleague Annabell Watham, with their 170 miles bike ride for Local Charities.. The Teenage Cancer Trust and Parkinsons Uk. over a period of 3 days, on the 16th 17th 18th Augus. The pair cycled from `Morcambe to Bridlington and raised a total of £450. The money will be added to various fundraising  efforts of the staff at Homebase, Stamford. Further contributions will be made through the sale of tickets from Homebase, Stamford,from a prize raffle.  Prizes include 40 pounds worth of `Meal vouchers`kindly donated by THE WHITE HART, Ufford.For further details of the raffle, please contact Homebase, Stamford.

The Good News Van
Thiswill be returning to Barnack on Tuesday November 15th. It will be at the home of Mike and Pam Mills 17 Bishops Walk Barnack from 10.30 until 12noon. The little blue van will be full of books, DVD’s and CD’s for you to borrow free of charge for as long as you want. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided for you to enjoy while you chat to old friends and make some new ones. Do come, as everyone is most welcome.

Christmas Charity Coffee Morning
The Acres and Little Northfields Christmas Charity Coffee Morning on Tuesday 22nd November at 10am.There will also be a raffle and tombola.

Thanks from Huckerby Family
The Huckerby family would like to thank all who attended Dorothy’s funeral and for all the support, cards and messages of sympathy.

Joules Catalogue Returns Sale
The Kings School ~ Park Road ~ Peterborough on Friday 4th Nov  3pm ~ 7pm & Saturday 5th Nov  10am ~ 1pm. £2 entrance.
All proceeds to Kings School Charities & Peterborough Cathedral Choir

Barnack Methodist Chapel
We had a well attended and very enjoyable Harvest Festival on 25 September and as a result will be sending £101 to Smile and we also took along  produce which had been brought to the Service to Evergreen.
Thank you for helping us to raise £110.70 at our October Coffee Morning and Cake Stall and we look forward to you joining us again on Saturday, 5 November at the usual time of 10 am to 11 am.  For those of you who are new to the village we always have a good selection of home-made jams, chutneys, marmalade and cakes and we’re right in the centre  of the village.

Barnack Bowls 200 Club
The Winners for October were:
29    Diane Lunn        £25
26    Mrs J Honour        £15
21    Christine Goodwin        £10

The Buttercross Club
The harvest supper in Bainton Reading Room on the 5th October was a happy occasion and thanks go to everyone who contributed to its success. The food was prepared by members of the Buttercross Club and the potatoes we used for baking were from Bainton allotments. The Reading Room looked really colourful. The walls were festooned with the small paper and bamboo kites that were provided by our speaker who gave a very amusing and extremely interesting talk on Indian fighting kites.  Those of us who had read ‘Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini or seen the film already knew something of the skills involved in kite running. Stafford Wallis from Uppingham, who is Anglo-Indian, told us how he gave up a job with Leicester City Council to focus on his passion for Indian kite flying. He gave up a good salary for a precarious but much more exciting living which has taken him all over the world to competitions and exhibitions and has made him a happy man!
Indian kites are quite unlike the kites we can buy. They are cheaply made from paper and bamboo, come in a multitude of colours and can bear symbols which are significant to the flier. They are made for combat in mid-air. The average life span of an Indian kite is a matter of minutes! A special cutting line is used to bring down a competitor’s kite and the most skilful can do this very quickly. Originally the sport was much favoured by the poor because the outlay is small, although it now has a much wider appeal. It is not just a sport for wide open spaces either. It can be carried out in cities by flying the kites from rooftops. The winner is the participant whose kite is left flying. There are other ‘winners’ too however. The children gather up the downed kites and the cut lines and sell them back to the kite fliers! Stafford gave us an amusing and very informative insight into an unusual and surprisingly competitive sport..
Diary Dates: The next meeting on Wednesday, November 2nd is an open meeting. We have a speaker from the charity ‘Help for Heroes’. There is a modest entrance fee of £1 for non-members. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided. There will also be a raffle.

The meeting on Wednesday, December 7th will include a demonstration of the various ways of folding napkins – especially useful knowledge for Christmas dining tables! More details to follow.
St John the Baptist Church Family Carol Service
This will be held on Sunday December 18th at 4pm. Children and toddlers are welcome to dress up as Kings,  Shepherds and Angels to help us tell the story. Light refreshments will be served after the service.

Flower Arranging for Christmas.
Open evening on Wednesday 7th December at 7.30pm in Barnack Church.
Floral Art tutor Pat Symonds will be giving a demonstration of the wonders of seasonal flower arranging.  Her sparkling festive arrangements will be raffled off at the end of the evening.
A warm welcome – with a glass of mulled wine – is assured to all. Entrance is £3

Britain “Wings Appeal”
We are delighted to report that the Royal Air Force Association Battle  of Britain “Wings Appeal” 2011 collection in Bainton in September made £159.31 and the collection in Ashton raised £68.78.
These donations will help maintain the RAFA volunteer Welfare Officers’ support to RAF veterans and their families in times of need and is much appreciated.  Thank you to everyone who contributed.  We also  want to thank Sheila Dalton for all her collections in previous years

Charity Lunch Thanks
I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone that supported the September Charity Lunch in aid of Sue Ryder Care, Thorpe Hall. We raised a total of £1065.00. A record, thank you. Judy Francis.
Friends of Barnack Church 200 Club
Recent winners were as follows:
£20   No.11    Mrs. Lewin
£10   No.196  Mrs. J. Elwood
£5     No.176  Miss L. Huckerby
£20   No.168  Mr. R. Graham
£10   No.136  Mr. D. Gilbert
£5     No. 6     Mr. D. Dennis

Barnack C of E Primary School
October has been a month of exciting new developments within our IT work at school, sport fixtures starting, class visits to local places of worship, our celebration of Harvest and our recent Diocese Inspection.
I am delighted to share with you that we received our Diocese Inspection Report a few weeks ago and our school was graded as ‘outstanding’ in all categories.  The inspector commented,  ‘Very high expectations are placed on all staff and pupils, which have been enthusiastically embraced by the whole school community with a very positive impact on standards of achievement, welfare, and moral and spiritual development.’  Barnack CE has ‘confident pupils who are enthusiastic learners clearly motivated by the school’s Christian ethos and vision’.  The school has ‘excellent and mutually supportive links with parents, the local church and the local community’
Our Harvest Festival in Church celebrated the choices we have and how we should choose to think of others at this time of year.  It was good to see some of you join us for the service.  We hope to see many of you at our Harvest Service in school on Friday 21st at 9.15am.  May I also welcome you to our weekly coffee morning here at school, every Thursday at 9am.  This is an open forum for parents and the community to share a cup of tea or coffee and talk about the school, what is happening locally and to meet and talk with others in the community.  It would be lovely to welcome you.
The children have all been enjoying our recent curriculum developments by contributing to our class online blogs where they have been commenting on their learning and parents have been able to see what the children have been learning at school by logging on at home.  We are now introducing I Pads into school and using the e-books application amongst others to enhance the learning for all.
Our 2 Y5/6 football teams played Northborough earlier in the month with one team winning and 1 losing.  The children all played in our brand new kits that have been kindly sponsored by Hegarty Solicitors and were all awarded with Barnack Ambassador Awards.  Our sincere thanks to Martin Bloom and everyone at Hegartys for their generosity and support of sport at the school.  We have some girls football matches planned for November against a Rutland school and will be looking forward to some netball fixtures too.
Miss. Baldry’s and Miss. Longfoot’s class visited Peterborough Cathedral and Miss. Cracknell’s and Mrs. Green’s class have visited the Hindu Temple in Peterborough this month.    We are all looking forward to our themed Diwali Day on Tuesday 1st November where we have lots of fun activities planned for the day. 
Soon after will be our Winter Fayre on Saturday 12th November from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. There will be various stalls including a cake stall, chocolate tombola, christmas stockings, toys, books, games etc. Hot and cold drinks will be available and we will also be serving soup. The Art Competition ‘A Christmas Scene’ which is open to all local primary school aged children will be on display and the winners will be announced at the Fayre, your entries need to be handed in by 9.00am on 10th November 2011. We hope you will be able to join us and look forward to seeing you there. If you have any items that you would like to donate that would be suitable for the above stalls please leave them at the school office from 3rd November 2011 onwards.

Barnack Baptist Church Ordination Service.
On Sunday 2nd October Graham Dunn was ordained as a Minister of the church and inducted into to the pastorate of Barnack Baptist Church.  This was a very special occasion, 180 people were in the school hall for the service, this was followed by a hog roast at Laburnum Cottage.  We would like to thank all those who attended and those who sent messages of support.  We now look forward to Graham’s ordained ministry as he allocates more of his time and energy to Barnack Baptist Church and the local community. We are beginning to make plans for our 10th Anniversary celebrations which will be happening in the spring.  Watch this space!

Barnack W.I.
The speaker at our October meeting was Sue Arnold whose subject was “I wish I’d looked after my feet” with apologies of course to Pam Ayres. Sue is an experienced podiatrist and spoke in an entertaining way about the importance of good foot care. This applies to everyone but particularly to people with other medical conditions, notably diabetes. Not surprisingly there were many questions, especially from those among us who find difficulty in locating comfortable shoes of the right size and fit. Liz Young proposed a vote of thanks.
The subject of our next meeting, on Tuesday, November 8th, is “Peterborough Street Pastors”. The committee felt that this might be of general interest, particularly as Street Pastors are now at work in Stamford, and so have decided to make this an open meeting. Should you wish to attend please speak to me or to our President, Sue Chowings, or to any WI member who can put you in touch with one of us. Liz Young (740347)

Not Just Coffee
This is a friendship group which meets every Thursday morning in Barnack Village Hall between 10.30 am and 12 noon. It’s all very informal and friendly, with men and women of all ages coming along.  
Before coffee we have a good chat and laugh together, playing scrabble and other board games, puzzling over a jigsaw or doing some crafts.   We usually have out table tennis but we also have a pool table and a Wii for computer games. 
Everyone is very welcome, arrive whenever it suits you, but it would be best to come before 11.30 am which is when we have the tea, coffee and cakes.  If you’ve not been before do come and give it a go.  It’s only £1 a week including the drinks and cake, which goes towards the hire of the hall.  Not Just Coffee is run by Barnack Baptist Church, for further information please contact Julie Stanton 749123.

Ufford  Village  Christmas  Party
A Christmas Party will be held on Tuesday, 6th December in the Village Hall.  Ufford residents can see full details on the insert sheet in their magazines. Please be sure to obtain your tickets by 30th November.

Zumba Classes
Barnack Village Hall. Wednesdays 9.30-10.45am Call Dani 07904326725

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A  Once In A Lifetime Moment
The start of the 2 minute silence on Remembrance Day  will be such a time.
On October 29th our local volunteers started their house -to-house collection for the annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and the static collecting boxes and poppies appeared in the shops and pubs. within our area. This year is the 90th Anniversary of The Poppy Appeal. In 1921 , the first Appeal raised £106,000. At the present time £200,000 is spent every single day in care and support
The Royal British Legion works in so many ways to give help to members of our Armed Forces and their families financial  aid, advice on legal and monetary matters, respite care homes to name only a few and is always available to give support at difficult times. Currently, The Royal British Legion is committing £50million to The Armed Forces Recovery Capability Programme. This is aimed at helping wounded, sick and injured  Armed Forces personnel regain their fitness and return to duty, or reskill and make a successful transition to civilian life.
May  I ask you, once again, to support this essential charity. Thank you.  J. Morrice

Village  Ladies’  Group
The Plant Bring & Buy Sale took place at Ufford Village Hall on 8th October, when £200 was raised in aid of the charity Help for Heroes.  Thanks to all those who supported this event, organised by Joan Waller.
26th October:  St. Martin’s Trail & Quiz, followed by afternoon tea.  Ring Elaine on 756012 if you are taking part.
16th November:  join us at 3pm for afternoon tea at The William Cecil Hotel, St. Martin’s, Stamford. Please ring Jan on 740440 by the 14th if you will be coming along.
18th January 2012:  A limited number of places have been booked for lunch at Stamford College. 12.15 p.m.  Cost £11.50.  Please ring Joan on 740396 for more details and to reserve your place.

Little Lambs Toddler Group
Little lambs has started the new term with a flourish, our ‘flock’ of lambs is growing and we are pleased to welcome many new mum’s and babies.  Little Lambs provides a safe and relaxed environment for carers and toddlers to meet new people and to enjoy a time of fun, activities and friendship.  Little Lambs meets in the Village hall every Tuesday in term time from 10-00 am to 12-00, it is run by Barnack Baptist Church Please contact Val Haines-Eynon 740017

Youth Club for Years 7 to 11
This month there’ll be Youth Club on Friday the 18th November from 7.30 to 9 pm, (no youth club on the 4th November) with the usual tuck shop, table tennis, pool, Wii, craft activities and the new table football.  Youth Club is open to all young people in the villages who are in school years 7 to 11.  Towards the end of each session there’s a short talk, followed by some team games to end the evening.  It’s 50p to get in and you’ll need some extra money for the tuck shop and if you want to do the craft activities.  If you’ve never been to the Youth Club or haven’t been for a while, why not come along this month and check it out.  The Youth Club is run by Barnack Baptist Church, for more information contact Rob Porter 740663.

Barnack Baptist Church
Over the first weekend in November Barnack Baptist Church is going on a church weekend away to the Frontier Centre near Irthlingborough in Northamptonshire.  We’re looking forward to hearing our guest speaker Simon Hammond, lots of fun-filled children’s sessions, going on a ‘mission impossible’, a camp-fire for bonfire night, ‘flying’ on the King-Swing, walks along the River Nene and around Stanwick lakes,  etc and just relaxing and enjoying each other’s company.  This means that there will not be a service in Barnack School Hall on the 6th Nov  but we will be back there for the family and friends afternoon service the following week.

Family and Friends Afternoon Service
Everyone is very welcome to come along to Barnack Baptist Church’s monthly afternoon service on Sunday 13th November at 4pm in Barnack School Hall. It will be a very family friendly time.  The service starts off with everyone together, and then the children go to separate activities within the school premises, with a crèche available for the very young.  After the service stay around to chat and meet people and enjoy a light meal.  This month, now the cold weather is upon us, we’ll be having homemade soup, with cheeses and bread, rounded off with cakes and fruit and tea or coffee. Sounds good! Details of our other services and midweek activities can be found on the inside front cover of this magazine.  Contact Graham and Karen Dunn 749198.