Website Improvements

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The number of posts on the News and Events Page has been reduced. To see all posts in a particular topic, eg. all the Neighbourhood Watch notices, select “Neighbourhood Watch” in the Category box on the Right Hand Side of the page. To see all Posts, select “News” in the Category Box, there may be more than one page of News.

Missing Person Reappeal

Dear Watch Member,

Staffordshire Police is continuing to appeal for the public to report any sightings of a missing teenage boy.

Farhan Khan, 15, was reported missing from the Stafford area on Thursday 11 June.

It is believed Farhan caught the 3.51pm train from Stafford, arriving at Birmingham New Street at 4.30pm on Wednesday 10 June.

CCTV shows him leaving the station via the Navigation Street exit.

He is described as Asian, 5ft 8in tall with a slim build and short, black spiked hair.

It is believed Farhan is wearing a brown coat, white t-shirt, black pumps and light blue jeans.

Officers are continuing to make inquiries to locate Farhan as he is believed to be vulnerable and concern is growing for his welfare.

Anyone who has seen him or has any information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 181 of June 11.

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If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: ronnie.turner

Ronnie Turner
Community Engagement Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
Email: ronnie.turner

PreSchool logoFor our final half-term we will be celebrating our leaver’s time with us. The children will be drawing pictures of themselves and we will be looking back at how they have all changed during their time here at pre-school.

Our Graduation date is confirmed as Thursday 16th July.

For our trip this year we will be visiting the Monkey Forest at Trentham and enjoying a picnic lunch afterwards. We will also be going to check how our trees have grown at Mrs Berrisford’s and enjoying a play at the park.

-Summer fair at Green Lea First School, Friday 10th July from 6pm.

-The holiday club will be running (subject to demand) from Monday 20th July – Friday 31st July. We have lots of fun activities planned, whatever the weather!

Finally we would like to wish all the children moving on to pastures new good luck and hope your futures are filled with happiness.

Milwich Coffee Shop

Milwich All Saints’ Village Hall

Opening next on 

Opening Wednesdays 1st and 22nd July 2015

from 10.30-11.30am

Hot drinks always available

Garden produce, Plants and Crafts when available

Change your library books at the Mobile Library 10.45am – 11.25am

Sounds of laughter came from Milwich Village Hall as Members were entertained by this month’s Speaker Mr Ken Gilks, who brought us some of his Odes to Life & Laughter.   All of his odes were based on some of his life experiences – all were very amusing and varied.  He covered such topics as a large Cherry tree in his garden which had to be felled with one or two unfortunate results, Nurses and being married to one, cruises, modern technology, Teasmaids, ladies’ handbags and the contents thereof, children’s pets, coach trips and many others.   A most amusing speaker who had us all laughing throughout his talk.

It was agreed to hold our usual stall at the village Duck Race in July and also to run a Tombola stand.    In September in conjunction with All Saints Church we will be holding a Flower Festival over the Harvest Festival weekend.

The winner of the Centenary fundraising Quiz was Mrs Nicholls who will receive the £10. prize.

July’s meeting will be on July 8 when the Speaker will be Kay Jackson who is giving a Silk Painting Demonstration – visitors are always welcome at our meetings.

Further information available from Mary Bull on 01889 505678.

At our May meeting, we welcomed Susan & John Weston who gave a very interesting talk on the History of the National Garden Scheme.  They opened their own garden “Birch Trees” at Eccleshall, in 1999, Susan became County Organiser in Staffordshire in 2007.  Susan and John have been assessing gardens whose owners wish to join the National Garden Scheme.  They gave us details of the many charities helped by the scheme, including donations totalling £2,637,000 in 2015.

A reminder to members and friends to meet at Ivy Cottage on July 4th at 4pm for the Summer Event.  This may be our last event at this venue, as Ivy Cottage is up for sale, so let’s make it a good one.

On July 23rd we welcome Justin Harrison who will talk on “Summer Planting”.

The Annual Show & Classic Car Display is on September 5th at Beechcroft, and schedules are available from the Green Man, or Mike Baggaley.

Our meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of most months, beginning at 8pm.

Further information may be obtained from Mike Baggaley on 01889 270161, or m_baggaley@btinternet.com


Green Man Quiz Night

The next Quiz Night at The Green Man will be on Tuesday 14th July.

8.00 for 8.30 pm start
Four players per team, £2 per player
Prizes for winning team
Light refreshments provided


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This is a great example of the church and community working together. It is our major fund raising initiative for the year and we hope will be widely supported over the weekend.

This year the music festival and duck race will be hosted over three days the 17th -19th July. This is a major development and we are excited to include the addition of chill out Sunday which will start with an open air communion service at 10.30am, optional lunch at the Green Man and chill out music in the afternoon. We are excited and delighted to announce that Philippa Hanna will be joining us to perform at the morning open air communion service. The service will be led by the Rural Dean the Reverend Phillip Daniels.

Since the independent release of her debut album Watching Me in 2007, Philippa Hanna has grown from her roots in the Gospel scene to be one of the most engaging and inspiring songwriters in the UK.

Since a young age, Philippa knew that making music was all she wanted to do. As a child she would join her Irish folk singer father Pat on stage, and her musical family includes bassist Stuart Zender (Jamiroquai, Mark Ronson). Her songwriting frequently draws on her turbulent youth, and the Christian faith she found in 2004.

A tireless performer, her own tours take in over 150 dates each year. In 2012 she supported Lionel Richie on his UK arena tour, a feat she repeated opening for Wet Wet Wet in December 2013. She toured in 2014 on both her own headline tour and a support slot with X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson.

Her third studio album, the country-influenced Through the Woods was recorded at the legendary Steelworks Studios in Sheffield, and was released in July 2013 to critical acclaim and five-star reviews. She subsequently appeared on Good Morning Sunday with presenter Clare Balding, playing live on air. Tracks from the album have also been championed by BBC heavyweights Janice Long, Paul O’Grady and Hardeep Singh Kohli.

Songs like I Am Amazing and Raggedy Doll have seen Philippa campaign for self-esteem in young people, and she is an advocate for children’s charity Compassion. Philippa has published two autobiographical books: More (2008) charts her adolescence, and Following the Breadcrumbs (2013) traces the “everyday miracles” of her faith.

Philippa’s newest venture is as the flagship artist for Rocket Fuel: A new crowd-sourcing initiative that allows her fans to support Philippa financially, get early access to her new material and share in her journey. She kicked off 2015 with a trip to Nashville, writing with some of the biggest names in US country music. Philippa then returned home to start a 31-date stint opening up the Britain’s Got Talent Winners’ Tour, with Collabro and Lucy Kay. She has latterly appeared at Spring Harvest and recorded live for TBN UK.

It will be a great morning so please do join us; bring the whole family as everyone is genuinely welcome.


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