News and Events Aug 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


Barnack Church Grand Draw
Sat 28th June 2010 Prizewinners
1. Case of Wine Dusty Miller
2. £25 John Lewis Voucher Geoff Bell
3. Bottle of Tia Maria Cath Clarke
4. Jigsaw Puzzle Philip Groom
5. Bottle of Champagne Judy Francis
6. Bag for Laptop John Ward
7. Bottle of Red Wine Susan Wiles
8. Set of six Wine Glasses Dawn Alvey
9. Bottle of White Port Cath Clarke
10. £25 M&S Voucher Cath Clarke
11. Bottle of Whisky T Parker
12. Meal for 2 @ Millstone A Alexander
13. Bottle of White Wine John Sutcliffe
14. Watercolour of Bainton Church
by local artist Maurice Egglestone
15. Bottle of Gin Margaret Croft
16. Giftwrapped Prize Alan Rice
17. Bottle of Red Wine Michael Perkins
18. Nigella Lawson Cook Book S Jones
19. Bottle of Red Wine Lynn Huckerby
20 Tana Ramsay Cook Book J Woollard
21. Watercolour of Tickencote Mill
Mr Culley
22. Bottle of Red Wine Mary Browne
23. Bottle of Red Wine Maureen Groom
Bainton “Pub” Eve - Holiday Break
Please note that there will be no social evenings on the second Friday of each month during August and September due to holidays and other village events. We will 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.
With Thanks from Sally Hutchins ...
I would like to thank the kind people of Barnack especially the bowls club and W.I for all of the support and kind wishes I received on the sad and unexpected death of Pete. Many thanks Sally Hutchins
Barnack Bowls Club
The winners of the June draw were:
No 69 Marie Harris £50
No 9 Peggy Sindall £30
No 62 Ken MacKellar £20
No 58 Sylvia Logue £10
And for July:
No 22 Peter Sharman £25
No 41 Tom Elwood £15
No 51 Peter Sindall £10


Bainton Buttercross Club – July
21 Buttercross Ladies and 3 husbands went for a guided tour of Easton Walled Garden for our July meeting. The weather was absolutely perfect – warm, clear and still. These gardens have existed since 1592 making them over 400 years old.
The house was requisitioned at the start of the Second World War and was left in such a state it was never used as a family home again. It was demolished in 1951 and for a few years after this date the gardens survived as a market garden. By 2000 the gardens were derelict and covered in brambles, elder and sycamore trees up to 25 feet high! It took men with tractors and chain saws to clear the top growth followed by a 16 tonne excavator to take out the tree stumps. The garden is being slowly restored. You can now walk over the stone bridge and through the yew tunnel, which was planted in 1852. Over 10,000 bulbs have been planted.
There are over 100 varieties of daffodil and over 100 different of plants for cutting in the Pickery. The wonderful sweet peas were the highlight plants of our visit – each one lovingly grown, planted out and maintained – not planted 6 in a clump like most of us do!! We finished off by sitting out, looking over the gardens sipping tea and eating very good cake. I’m so glad we didn’t go this week when we would have been sitting in our raincoats under umbrellas!
The next meeting is the Annual Bainton House Boules event on Wednesday 4th August.


Boules At Bainton House
Please come along to join us for Boules at Bainton House. This is a Buttercross sponsored annual event. All are welcome – men, women, children, young, old, fit, not so fit, experienced players, beginners – everyone!! Please bring as many sets of boules as you have. Starts at 6.30 on Wednesday 4th August.


May I draw the attention of residents and any other interested parties to the fact that the second round of consultation by the Church Commissioners on the closure of St.Andrew’s is now underway.
I have posted a copy of the Commissioners’ notice on the church door as required and have also placed a copy on the Parish Council notice-board outside the Village Hall.
A copy of the Pastoral Scheme, of which the closure is part, can be found on the table inside the church.
If anyone wishes to register an objection then the procedure and contacts can be found on the notices. The closing date for doing so is midnight on 18 August.
If anyone wishes to discuss this matter then please contact either the churchwardens, Peter Hudson (740475) and Pam Chance (740569),
or me (740679). KEITH LIEVESLEY
Secretary, Ufford Parochial Church Council


Thanks from Bainton Day
We would like to thank all Buttercross members for the wonderful cakes made to sell on the Produce stall on Bainton Day, They sold like ‘Hot Cakes’, also the cakes made for the Teas, which were (scoffed) enthusiastically. Especial thanks to Laura and Jill who worked like Trojans. RY&PV


Bainton & Ashton Allotment Association
The results of the100 Club June Draw
£50 No16, £25 No 7, £10 No 72, £10 No 21, £5 No 61
Congratulations to the winners and thank you for supporting the Association.
The Allotmenteers are now reaping the rewards of all their hard labour and harvesting many of their crops which are now producing in abundance. It may be a good idea to have an empty carrier bag to hand when visiting!!


Barnack Methodist Chapel
Our July Coffee Morning and Cake Stall on Saturday, 3July raised the sum of £92.20 and we thank you warmly for your support. Our August Coffee Morning will be held on Saturday 7 August at the usual time of 10 am to 11 am and we look forward to seeing you then.


Barnack Carpet Bowls Club.
The new season of Carpet Bowls commences on Thursday 16th September at 7.30pm - 9.30pm and the following Tuesday, 21st September - 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Easy game for all ages and abilities. Enjoy good company and tea/coffee and biscuits all for £1 per session - Barnack Village Hall.
Any queries - Ray (01780 740844) or Pat (01780 762538


Barnack Church Fete
With glorious sunshine and great support from everyone who joined us, an enjoyable afternoon was had by all. A total of £1569 was raised. Many thanks go to everyone involved in the organising and the taking part.
Barnack PCC
Friends of Barnack Church
The “200” club winners for May and June were as follows,
May: £20 No. 136 Gilbert
£10 No. 41 A. Young
£5 No. 126 A. Knight
June: £20 No. 66 J. Ward
£10 No. 37 M. Groom
£5 No. 97 R. Wright


Brass At Bainton House
Britain’s leading youth brass band, Youth Brass 2000, is once again delighted to be playing in Mary’s picturesque garden on Bank Holiday Monday, 30th Aug 2010, 5pm.
This talented youth band will be playing a mix of contemporary music and brass band classics with specially requested audience participation numbers!!!
They have yet again had an extremely successful year, retaining the National Mineworkers Youth Championship 2010, winning the Tameside Brass Band Festival, including Best Euphonium, Best Trombone & Best Percussionist and just recently at the Music for Youth Festival at the Birmingham Symphony Hall they were the only brass band to receive a coveted Outstanding Award.
For another wonderful evening of entertainment by this dynamic youth band please bring your own rug or seating.
The very popular BBQ and Pimms will be available or bring your own picnic.
Tickets for the concert are available from Barnack Post Office, Stamford Music Shop, Music & More Oakham or 01780 749278.
Adults £7.00,
Child £3.00,
Family 2+2 £15.00.
Registered Charity No.1068459.

Barnack W.I.
We have continued to enjoy a varied programme this year. In June we had a fascinating talk and demonstration of the art of “Tai Chi”, while in July we had an inspiring and moving talk given by Roger Fuggle on the subject of “Disability Cricket”. He told us just how much it meant to youngsters with physical disabilities or learning difficulties to play cricket for their country. He showed us the types of ball used by blind and partially sighted cricketers and how table cricket is played. There were many questions after which he was thanked by Cynthia Dailey.
Members are reminded of two events in August. On Tuesday, August 10th, we are meeting in Burghley Park for a picnic, at 4.0pm. Those who were at our last meeting will know of the arrangements. However if you were not there and are hoping to come please speak to me or any committee member.
Also, on Sunday, August 22nd, we are serving teas at the Horticultural Show which is this year on the Barnack Cricket Field. If you are able to help, either with cakes or help on the day, but have not yet volunteered please speak to me, Barbara Knights, or any committee member. Elizabeth Young. (740347)