News and Events July 2010

During the interregnum, the church wardens are your first point of contact for all church matters. Please feel free to contact them:

Barnack June Woollard 740276 and Petrina McCarey 740854
Ufford Peter Hudson 740475 and Pam Chance
Bainton Michael Bratley 740269 and John Wreford 40362

17th JULY 2010 Saturday
2 pm ~ 4pm
To be opened by Mr Mike Leggett Chief Executive Cross Keys Homes
Face Painting, Sweets in the Jar,
Guess the Weight of the Cake,
Lucky Dip, CAKE STALL, Refreshments.
Please come along with the Family
and enjoy the afternoon

Christian Aid, Ufford
Many thanks to the collectors: Joan B, Lisa, Marion, Helen, Mary, Jan and Chris, who kindly gave up their time and to the people who gave so generously to create a total of £223.62.

Race for Life
Wendy and Charlotte did the Race for Life at Burghley and have raised £245.00. They thank everyone who sponsored them.

Bainton Buttercross Club – June Meeting
This months meeting was a ‘Bridge Evening’ led by Tony Ross. Tony has been playing bridge for 30 years. He also teaches bridge and performs the role of Director at bridge tournaments. We started with a quick Q&A session then quickly moved to playing the hands. Tony soon had even the most inexperienced members enjoying playing ‘mini bridge’.
Our next outing is a theatre trip to the Shoestring production of ‘On the Razzle’ on June 23rd. We will meet at the Reading Room at 7 pm. July’s meeting on Wednesday July 7th will be a trip to Easton Walled Garden We will meet at the Reading Room at 5.50 pm and need to leave promptly at 6 pm. The tour of the garden will be at 6.45 pm. The cost is £11.75 which includes the tour plus tea/coffee and cake. Please note comfortable walking shoes are recommended!
The Bainton Buttercross Boules Tournament will take place on August 4th at Bainton House. Ro thanked everyone for making cakes and helping at the Edwardian Tea, which was part of the Bainton Literary Festival. The Buttercross Ladies will, as usual, be providing cakes and produce for the stall at the Bainton Family Day on Sunday July 4th. MC

Barnack Memories of World War 2.
Inspired by the recent 70th anniversary of the evacuation of Dunkirk, several members of Barnack W.I, are getting together to produce individual memories of this period., with the hope that a written record can eventually be published. If there are any local residents from the surrounding villages who would like to contribute to this, we would be pleased to hear from you. Sheila Berrill 01780 740482, Adrienne Collins 01780 740124

British Red Cross week
A big thank you to everyone in Pilsgate who supported our annual collection . A great total of £80.19 was raised which will help to give hope to people in crisis in the UK and overseas. Ria Sutcliffe

“Quiet Lanes, Ashton”
Just a reminder to all who use the roads through Ashton that it is an officially designated “Quiet Lanes” area. Quiet Lanes are designed to allow the road to be used safely by all groups including walkers, horse riders, cyclists and car drivers and give equal rights to ALL road users.
With summer now with us and the school holidays approaching you are likely to meet many people out enjoying their leisure. Please be aware there is only a single track road through the village and if you are driving a car PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY for everyone’s sake.

Barnack Flower Group
There will be no meeting in July or August. Meetings will resume on September 24th with a demonstration and work shop in Barnack church.Cynthia 740 418

A Message from Barnack School: Goodbye to Mrs Doran.
At the end of this term we will be saying goodbye to Mrs Doran. Diana has been a teacher at Barnack School for 19 years during which time many generations of children have passed through her care. To mark the occasion we will be holding a special Open Afternoon on Tuesday 20th July which will end with a Presentation Assembly at about 2.45pm. We would like to invite any past pupils or village friends to join us on this occasion if they so wish. For more information, please contact the School-01780 740265

Bainton “Pub” Eve - Holiday Break
Please note that there will be no social evenings on the second Friday of each month during July, August and September due to holidays and other village events. We will, however, be resuming on Friday 8th October and every second Friday in the month thereafter.
Usual time - 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Usual venue - the Granary (by kind permission of Michael and Sheila Bratley)
Usual format - bring your own preferred tipple and glass. All residents of Bainton and Ashton welcome.

Barnack Pre-School
Barnack Pre-School now has a website where you can find out more about the great things the Pre-School has to offer.
Registrations are being taken for the coming academic year in September. If you have a child aged 2 ½ to 4 years (or who will turn 2 ½ in the coming year or beyond) contact our bookings secretary Val Haines-Eynon on 740017.
You would be very welcome to come and visit the Pre-School with your child to experience how the children spend their morning and meet the teaching staff. Children aged three and four receive full funding for fifteen hours each week. The Pre-School is open in term time, Monday to Friday from 9am to 12 noon and is situated in a lovely garden in the school grounds.

Appeal for Second Hand Clothing
Barnack Pre-School is collecting for ‘Bags2School’ in an effort to raise funds. If you can donate any second hand but usable clothes, paired shoes, handbags, belts, bedding, curtains and soft toys we would be very grateful indeed. You can drop off donations (in bin bags please) at the Pre-School between 9am and 12 noon between Monday 5th and Wednesday 7th July or we can arrange to collect them. Please call Sophie on 740 010.

Barnack Methodist Chapel
Our June Coffee Morning and Cake Stall on Saturday, 5 June raised the sum of £118.40 and we thank you warmly for your support. Our July Coffee Morning will be held on Saturday 3 July at the usual time of 10 am to 11 am and we look forward to seeing you then.

Auction of Promises at Bainton Family Day - July 4th
We shall be having a written Auction of Promises and Goods at Family Day again this year. Over the last three years we have had some wonderful donations (baby sitting, taxi service, dinner for friends, b & b, watercolour painting, beauty treatments, cakes, tickets for cricket matches and a fly fishing day to name just a few) so please, if you can donate a promise this year or have an item you would like to give, please ring Helen Fancourt on 740091

Afternoon Tea Party in aid of EACH
Ruth and Ann invite you to Afternoon Tea at 6 Canon Drive, Barnack on Saturday 17 July between 2.30 and 5.30 pm £5.00 per person. East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices give care and support to life-threatened children and their families. The event will celebrate 21 years since the foundation of the Milton Hospice and we hope to raise a significant sum to mark this milestone. Forget the waistline, ladies and gentlemen, for one day!
EACH relies on public support for the majority of its income - so your help will be much appreciated.
Contact Ruth Hackett, 6 Canon Drive, Barnack (01780) 740844 or Ann Butland, 3 Saxon Road, Barnack (01780) 740121.

Barnack Gardens Open Day
In aid of the Pavilion Fund
Sunday July 11th 2.00 to 5.30pm
A variety of village Gardens open some with stalls. Vintage cars and teas at Close House Garden Tickets £2.50 including a map of participating Gardens may be purchased from any garden flying a red balloon
(Children under 12 free)
Please come and enjoy the gardens and support this village project.

Bainton & Ashton Allotment Association
Congratulations to the winners of the May 100 Club draw:
£50 - No 43
£25 - No 66
£10 - No 53
£10 - No 79
£ 5 - No 50
Progress on the allotments is continuing apace with the first sighting of a strawberry! Hopefully there will be more to come!

Barnack Baptist Church
Following a series of consultative meetings, Barnack Baptist Church is delighted to announce that Graham Dunn has been formally invited to be the full time Minister when he completes his training in June 2011. Until this time Graham will be continue to be Minister on a part-time / training basis.
This appointment will complete Graham’s formal 3 year training/formation programme which he has been doing on a 50:50 basis with 3 days each week studying at Oxford University, and 3 days each week working as the Minister within Barnack Baptist Church. Graham is looking forward to focussing more of his energies within the church and the local community when he completes his training next year. Graham will continue to be encouraged by the church to develop his mission work in Uganda, he leaves for Uganda on Sunday 27th June for three and a half weeks during which time he will be leading a series of business training conferences in the northern part of the country. He will also be visiting a the small village church on the border of Uganda and Congo which is being partnered by Barnack Baptist Church.
On Saturday 12 June Barnack Baptist Church enjoyed their Annual All-Age Sunday School Trip to Hunstanton. The weather remained fine and everyone enjoyed a great day, chilling out, building a huge sandcastle, swimming and generally enjoying themselves. We finished the day with fish and chips returning home just in time to watch England play USA in the world cup.
On Sunday 25 July we will be starting our Summer programme. For 6 weeks we shall be meeting in the Village Hall at 9-30 am for a series of all-age cafe style services. These services are very informal starting with breakfast followed by a family service. We move back to the School Hall on Sun 05 Sept.

Youth Club
Youth Club will be meeting in the village Hall at 7-30 pm on Friday 25 June, 9th July and 23rd July. Youth Club will not be held during August but will start again on Friday 3rd September when we look forward to welcoming new members who will have just started secondary school for the first time.

Little Lambs Toddler Group
Little Lambs meets each Tuesday morning from 10-00 to 12-00 in Barnack Village Hall, carers and their children are all welcome. We have lots of toys, games and books and activities for the children. Home- made cakes and proper coffee (for the adults!) is served with something healthier for the children. We have a bible story time and then lots of fun as we clear the hall of toys and the older children whizz around on tiny trikes. It is a great opportunity for carers to meet and chat and for the children to begin to explore the joys and challenges of mixing with others. Little Lambs is great fun for everyone, all are welcome. Little Lambs is run by Barnack Baptist Church.

Baby Sitting / Gardening
Tom Trevarthen will be available for babysitting and general gardening duties evenings and weekends Tom is 16 and has experience in both areas. Please call on 01780 740 573

Barnack School Association Quiz Night
Saturday 10th of July is the date for the School quiz night. It will be in the school hall starting at 7.30. Tickets are £5 per person. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Teams of 8. Please let the school office know if you would like to bring a full team or if you would like to be put in a team on 01780 740265. Hope to see you there.

Barnack Cricket Club - Youth in Credit at the Bank!
Thanks to the youths of Barnack and the generous support of The Peterborough Youth Bank, Barnack Cricket Club has a new cricket cage and a new table tennis table.
Tom Trevarthen (17), who is a member of the Barnack Pavilion Fund Raising Committee, came up with the idea, and with the support of Jamie Hankins, Henry and Greg Dunn, completed the successful application.
The Peterborough Youth Bank is an innovative grant making initiative run by young people for young people and provides small grants to fund ideas to benefit communities.
The cricket cage was purchased from a local company, Durant Cricket, and has already had significant use by many youngsters. The table tennis table provides a new facility at the club and is in regular use.
Fund raising for the new pavilion is going well with in excess of £25,000 raised in the last year. In addition, coaching for under 8’s at Barnack Cricket Club on Friday evenings until 2nd July has been extremely popular and has been thoroughly enjoyed by the children and their parents alike.
We look forward to the future at the Club and we are doing our best to lay solid foundations, to build on them going forward and we thank all those, youngsters and adults alike, helping us to achieve that. William Armitage, Barnack Cricket Club

Not Just Coffee
Everything Thursday morning throughout July in Barnack Village Hall from 10.30 to 12noon.
It’s not just a coffee morning but a weekly time to meet for friendship and lots of chat, usually we also play board games or have a go at various craft activities, and for anyone feeling energetic we can set up table tennis, Wii Sports and even a dance mat! All activities are optional, just come in whenever you like and stay for as long as you like. Real filter coffee, tea and home-made cakes are served about 11.15am. All for £1 a week.
If its a lovely summer morning and you’re out for a walk, why not call in for a cup of coffee. Not Just Coffee is organized by Barnack Baptist Church. A warm, friendly welcome for everyone. Do please come along and give it a try. Lifts can usually be arranged if you find it difficult to get to the Hall, please call Julie Stanton on 749123.

Castor Hanglands
Have you explored the new way into Castor Hanglands from Southey Woods? Take the track opposite the car park for a short distance, follow the first drain on the left and walk through gate on your right. It is all waymarked and signposted. You will enter into a different, unspoiled countryside.
Cameron’s list of birds seen and heard there on a May evening
Blackbird, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, Cuckoo, Dunnock, Garden Warbler, Green Woodpecker, Nightingale, Robin, Rook, Song Thrush, Stock Dove, Swift, Turtle Dove, Willow Warbler, Wren, Yellowhammer.
The wild orchids in the wetland area are at their best now so don’t delay.

Ufford Park Cricket Club -
to-date the Hunts XI and Rutland League 1st XI have made a good start to the season with both teams in second place Unfortunately, the Rutland League 2nd XI have only won two of their league games. The Junior Section continues to go from strength to strength with U17, U15, U13,
U11 and U 9 teams playing in their respective leagues. Ufford Parish Council recently presented the Junior Section with a Portable Scoreboard.
The Draw for the ‘100’ Club took place at the White Hart.

Darby and Joan Club
At their recent meeting Members enjoyed a Tea Afternoon supplied and served by the Committee.
The Club would always welcome new Members at their fortnightly meetings held at the Acres.