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Milwich Toddlers

Come and join us every Tuesday Morning (term time only) 10am to 12pm at All Saints’ Village Hall, Milwich.

Tea, Coffee and hot chocolate available for parents/carers

Juice/water and toast for children.

For details contact: Heather 07817 660881, Helen 07814 311604, Niki 07855 016419

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Next Quiz Night will be on Tuesday 19th November

8.00 for 8.30pm start
Four players per team £2.00 per player
Prizes for winning team
Light refreshments provided
Good evening’s entertainment


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June News

Milwich & District Produce Guild

On April 25th, we welcomed Carl Woodward, The Maple Man, who gave us an interesting talk on acers.  He brought several varieties of plants, and also lots of seeds. We all took some of the seeds to try and germinate ourselves.  It should be interesting to see how we go on.  We might have some interesting maple trees for sale one day!

June 27th sees a return visit from Derek Higgott, who will talk on Proper Pruning Practices, and Propagation.

July 25th  is the day we pay a visit to Idlerocks Farm, Spot Acre.  We’re meeting at 7pm at Idlerocks.

Our meetings are usually held in All Saints” Village Hall on the fourth Thursday of the month, but in the summer, we go on outings, which are always advertised in Compass.

For further details, please contact Mike Baggaley on 01889 270161, or M_baggaley@btinternet.com

Milwich and Sandon Parish Councils

Community Link Shopper Bus Service from Milwich and Sandon to Stafford

Wednesday 19th June

From Milwich Village Hall 10.00am

Pickup at Pump Square on Hilderstone Road, Sandon 10.10am

Return from Stafford at 1.30pm

£2.50 Return Fare

Contact the Parish Clerk, Brian Boughey, 01889 502757 for further details and to book a seat on the Mini-bus if you have not travelled on the service before.

Milwich Village Hall

Next Mobile Library visit – MONDAYS 3rd and 17th June, from 1.45-2.05pm

Please note change of time and day.

Why not call into the Village Hall for a chat when you have finished in the Library bus? You will be surprised to see who is there!

Green Lea Nursery and wraparound care

Well I really can’t believe we are now in our last half term of the academic year, and we are starting preparations on our annual leavers’ graduation (date to be confirmed) and this half term we are looking back at our leavers’ time in nursery, the friends everybody made, the fun we have all had and all the different things we have learnt. This half term our nursery leavers have been having  some learning and play sessions in class one, in readiness for September. We are hoping this will make the transition into school even easier, as we all know it can be a very unsettling and sometimes scary time, so the more familiar we can make the children with their new class the better.

This year we will be joining the reception class for our Summer trip, and we have various workshops booked at the potteries museum and art gallery (date to be confirmed); the children are thoroughly looking forward to the outing, as we have such a creative group this year.

We are continuing with lots of outdoor activities this half term, especially making sure our newly potted plants are fed and watered. In forest school we are looking at the ancient Japanese art form Hapa-Zome, Hapa-Zome translated means “leaf dye” and the children will be pounding different plants to release their natural pigment on to cloth.

And finally nursery is now full on a Friday, and we only have very limited places on the other days, We would advise anybody who is interested in the nursery contact us as soon as possible to secure a place.

Green Lea Nursery offers the 30 hours funding (subject to criteria) we are also signed up to the tax free child care scheme, please see a member of staff for more information.

Green Lea Nursery runs Monday-Friday, sessions are 9.00am-1.30pm or 9.00am-3.00pm. Green Lea wraparound care sessions are 7.30am-9.00am and/or 3.00pm-5.45pm (term time only) for any further information please contact 07974719522 or 01889505309.

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At present, all new notices on the Milwich Website are automatically posted on the Milwich Facebook page.

As from 1st August, Facebook are turning off the facility which allows this to happen. Some information will still be posted manually to the Facebook page but as this will increase the workload, it cannot be guaranteed that everything will get copied.

If you are one of the many who only follow Milwich on Facebook, we would suggest that you subscribe to the Milwich Website so that you do not miss any important information. This can be done easily by going to the Milwich website http://www.milwich.com and clicking the Email Subscription “Sign me up” button, you will only receive emails from Milwich.com when new information is posted on the site. You will not receive spam as a result of this subscription due to our strict privacy policy.

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August News


Is on Sunday 23rd September led by

Rev’d Pauline Salter. At 11.15am.

Please come and join us, enjoy the Harvest displays

Light refreshments to follow.


Monday 24th September at 7pm for 7.15pm

Our fun night Harvest Supper and Auction.

First Class Meal- Lots of Bargains to be had

And fun, fun, fun.

Book your tickets early with Elaine 01889 505414


Thank You from All Saints’ Milwich

A good number braved the very hot weather at our Church and Church Yard Tidy and more have been since or are doing gutter cleaning etc. and some go every week

We really appreciate your help.


Join Milwich W I


“A Cuppa for Care”

To raise money for

Katharine House Hospice

On Wednesday August 15th

at 7.30pm at

All Saints’ Village Hall




Milwich W I Report                                                      July 2018                                                               

Beautiful Faberge Eggs were created by members under the guidance of Stella Heritage. During the evening Stella also showed the method of folding old books into hedgehogs, little houses and even angels. Everyone was delighted to take their eggs home.

Milwich W I will be supporting the Duck Race on Saturday July 21st during the afternoon with a Tombola and Stall. Look forward to seeing you there.

Please note

The August meeting will now take place on Wednesday August 15th at 7.30pm  at the All Saints Village Hall when everyone – members, partners and friends will be welcomed to an evening for a “Cuppa for Care” – this is to support Katherine Hospice for all their care – there will also be cakes and a raffle. Please support us!

September is for those with an interest in “Sweets” as Mr Simms from Eccleshall will be talking on the subject when there will be tasty treats for all.

Visitors are always welcome to very happy and interesting meetings held on the second Wednesday of the month. For further information please ring Helen Hocknell on 01889 505717.

Milwich & District Produce Guild

In June, we welcomed Mr. Geoff Bates, who gave us a brilliant slide show and talk on “Herbaceous Plants and Borders”.  We visited, on screen, several well known national gardens, showing the splendour of their colourful borders and gardens.

Our August meeting on the 23rd will be a talk on “The Great Wall of China for Parkinsons,” by Mrs. Margaret Bullock.  –  Sounds intriguing.

On September 27th, we welcome Mr. Bryon Lewis, whose talk is entitled   “Autumn Plant Showcase”. – An evening to look forward to.

Our meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of the month, at All Saints’ Village Hall, beginning at 8pm.  Visitors always welcome, there is no charge, but we do have a raffle.

For further information, please contact Mike Baggaley on 01889 270161, or m_baggaley@btinternet.com

Pre-School Newsletter

WOW, can’t quite believe we are already at the end of another school year, and how time flies when you’re having fun. We have had a very busy year and the last half term definitely hasn’t been an exception. Everybody that attended the summer trip this year to the Emma Bridgewater factory had a wonderful day. We all learnt about the history of pottery at the factory and saw how it was made, before designing and painting our own plates, and what wonderful plates we produced. Both staff and Visitors to the factory complimented all the children on their behaviour, which again was impeccable, it really does make the staff proud when we can pass compliments like this on the children’s parents.

Preschool graduation was again an emotional time for pupils, parents and staff, it never gets any easier saying goodbye, but it’s also a day to celebrate the closing of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. We hope you all enjoyed the day, Good luck and best wishes to all the children who will be moving on to big school in September, you will all be fantastic.

It is also a new chapter in preschool and Lollipops wraparound care’s history, as in September we become fully integrated in the school and go from being a charity run preschool to a governor led preschool. This is a great step forward for the future of the preschool giving us more stability and security, as well as being able access lots of new and different sources to enhance the curriculum. A big thank you must go to Mrs Wilson who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this happen.

Last but by no means least a HUGE thank you must go to all the Green Lea staff, preschool/Lollipops parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, friend and the wider local community for all their unwavering support again this year, we really do appreciate everything you do for preschool and Lollipops wraparound care. Thank you to the staff whose dedication and commitment makes preschool the wonderful, caring and fun place it is. They always go above and beyond and I know that preschool and Lollipops means more to them than just a job, which was shown recently when staff Claire and Andrea took on the 3 preschool challenge (Stone raft race, climbed up and down Snowdon and the fastest zip wire in Europe) and I am delighted to say they completed it, raising at the moment nearly £600. Well done ladies, preschool is so proud of you, if you haven’t already sponsored them, there is still time – please see a member of staff to do so. Keep your eyes peeled for the next challenge!! And finally a BIG thank you to all the children who attend preschool, you really are all fabulous.

Which just leaves me to say have a wonderful summer break, stay safe, have fun and see you in September. (Tuesday 4th 2018 term starts)

Pre-school will be offering the 30 hours funding from September (subject to criteria). Please see a member of staff for more details.

Milwich Pre-school is now open 5 days a week (subject to numbers), Monday – Friday. Sessions are 9:00am – 1:30pm or 9:00am – 3:00pm. Also available lollipops wraparound care. Sessions from 7:30am – 9:00am and/or 3:00pm – 5:45pm (term time only). For any further information please contact  07974719522.


Opening Fridays Aug 3rd and 24th and Sept 14th in the Village Hall

from 10.30 – 11.30am                          

Hot drinks always available

Garden produce, Plants and Crafts when available

Change your library books at the Mobile Library 11 – 11.40am


Cleaner required, 10 hrs per week at Green Lea School

Please contact Mrs Daryl Hodson 01889 505309 for details


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July News

Milwich W I Report       June 2018

91st Birthday Meal

Delicious evening meals were enjoyed by members, husbands and friends at Riverside Restaurant, Stafford College. There was a choice for each course and the students, under the guidance of their Restaurant Manager, cooked, presented and served excellent meals. As it was the  last evening service of the year for the students, everyone was happy and members wished them well.

Stella Heritage will be demonstrating Crafts and presumably members will take part at the meeting on July 11th 2018 being held at All Saints Village Hall, Milwich at 7.30pm.

On July 21st at the Milwich Music Festival and Duck Race the Milwich WI will be joining in the fun with a Tombola and Stall.

For further information please ring Helen Hocknell on 01889 505717 or May Yates on 01889 505518.

Milwich & District Produce Guild.

Our May meeting was a visit to the gardens of Fiona Horwath and Carol Shanahan, at 22 & 29 St John’s Road, Stafford.  Thirteen members spent a very enjoyable evening admiring the two beautiful gardens and afterwards, enjoying the very welcome tea and cakes.

Our next trip will be on July 26th, when we meet up with Derek Higgott at the Secret Garden, in Little Haywood.

On 23rd August, we welcome Mrs. Margaret Bullock, whose talk entitled “The Great Wall of China for Parkinsons”  sounds fascinating.

Our meetings are usually held at Milwich village hall on the fourth Thursday of each month, beginning at 8.00pm.  For further information, please contact Mike Baggaley on 01889 270161 or m_baggaley@btinternet.com


Pre-School Newsletter

Wow, cannot quite believe we are into our last half-term of the school year. We have had a busy, but amazing year and the last half-term will be no different. The Pre-School children joined Green Lea children for the annual sports day. All the children tried their hardest and the sportsmanship that was showed by everybody was incredible. Everybody cheered and supported each other, and all the children were extremely well behaved. Both School and Pre-School staff were very proud, well done everyone.

The Pre-School children who attended the annual summer trip to Emma Bridgewater thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We had a tour of the factory to see how the pottery is made. We then got creative painting our plates before enjoying a lovely afternoon lunch. We cannot wait to collect our finished pieces and see the results. The staff at Emma Bridgewater were very complimentary on the behaviour of all the children considering their ages, so again well done all.

Preparations for the Pre-School graduation are underway. This year’s graduation ceremony will be held at Green Lea School on the 13th of July 2018, starting at 2 p.m. prompt. We are all looking forward to giving our older children a great send-off as they take on their next adventure at big school. It is always an emotional time, but all the staff and children want to wish all of them the very best of luck as they continue their educational journey.

This year’s Green Lea Summer Fair will be a little bit different as we are having the premier showing of Green Lea School’s very own film. This is a ticket only event, please contact the school for details regarding tickets etc. The summer fair is open to all, starting at 5 p.m. on the 6th of July 2018. So please come along and enjoy all the fun of the fair.

And finally, Claire and Andrea have challenged themselves to what they are calling ‘The Three Pre-School Challenge’. The ladies have already completed the first challenge which was competing in the Stone Carnival Raft Race where they came a commendable 6th place. However, the next two challenges are going to really push the ladies out of their comfort zone as they are climbing Mt. Snowdon and doing the fastest zip-line in the world. And as both are not great with heights, it could be interesting! But please if you could spare a few pennies and support the girls by donating it would be very much appreciated. Donations can be made direct to Green Lea, Pre-School or the ladies personally. It is also possible to donate via the go-fund me page ‘The Three Pre-School Challenge’. All money raised will be going to Pre-School and Lollipops Wrap-around Care to provide much needed equipment, especially more in the forest school area.

Pre-School is offering the 30 hours funding (subject to criteria). We are also signed up to the tax-free child care scheme, please see a member of staff for much information.

Pre-School runs Monday-Friday, sessions are 9.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. or 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. Lollipops Wrap-around care sessions are 7.30 a.m. – 9.00 p.m. and/or 3.00 p.m. 5.45 p.m. (term time only). For any further information please contact 07974 719522

Milwich Village Hall



Opening Friday 13th July

from 10.30 – 11.30am                     

Hot drinks always available

Garden produce, Plants and Crafts when available

Change your library books at the Mobile Library 11 – 11.40am

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March News

Milwich W I  Report                                 February 2018

Paramedic Katie Hill had always wanted to work with people who needed help with health issues and with care. As a youngster she joined the Saint John’s Ambulance Brigade, so after school she became a student paramedic going to University to take a 30 week intensive course after which she went on placement to have her skills signed off. She qualified in 2017 and now is a full time paramedic based in Stafford, however she may be called to Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Cannock or New Cross Hospitals. She has many duties, from taking patients to hospital for appointments, taking patients after they are discharged, to driving at 90mph on the motor way to help at an accident. Her shifts are usually 12 hours long during the day and night which may be extended if a situation needs more time. Katie answered many questions and members were all very proud of a young person who is so enthusiastic about her career and hoping to remain with the service until she retires.

Doug Bradbury will be telling members “Tales of a Master Farrier” on March 14th at 7.30pm at All Saints Village Hall.

Visitors are always welcome to very happy and interesting meetings held on the second Wednesday of the month. For further information please ring Sue Lloyd on 01889 505470 or May Yates on 01889 505518


Milwich & District Produce Guild

In January we welcomed back Ruth Williams, who gave us an interesting talk, with slides, on the Hidden Gems of Staffordshire (part two).  She took us across the county, showing us some historical, and colourful places of interest.

On March 20th, Geoff Smith will take us Behind the Scenes at Chelsea Flower Show,- an area we don’t normally get to see.  Sounds interesting.

Our meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of the month, at All Saints’ Village hall, beginning at 8pm.  Visitors always welcome.  For further information, please contact Michael Baggaley on 01889 270161. Or –          m_baggaley@btinternet.com


Milwich Pre-School Newsletter

We have had a fantastic start to the new year, the first half-term has flown by. A big thank you must go to our preschool/local community who came into school to tell us all about their jobs, and how they help us, so with that thought in mind we turn our attention to our mummies, we all know how much our mummies help us everyday, so we will be surprising them on Mothering Sunday, with hand made cards and gifts.

This half-term our theme is “under the sea” we will be exploring lots of different sea activities, as well as seeing how we can help to keep the sea waters clean and pollution free, fingers crossed we can fit in a trip to the aquarium.

As well as all our under water activities, we will be celebrating Easter, we have lots of crafts planned, and our annual Easter egg hunt, we will also be asking the parents and children to get crafty at home for our bonnet parade, which has become something of a preschool tradition.

Next half term we will be joining the Green Lea reception class for yoga, this activity will take place on a Friday morning as part of our music and movement session, we already have very excited children.

And finally we would like to wish Miss Swingewood our forest school teacher all the best as she goes on maternity leave, we are looking forward to meeting the new arrival.

Preschool is offering the 30 hours funding (subject to criteria) we are also signed up to the tax free child care scheme, please see a member of staff for more information.

Preschool runs Monday-Friday, sessions are 9.00am-1.30pm or 9.00am-3.00pm. Lollipops wraparound care sessions are 7.30am-9.00am and/or 3.00pm-5.45pm (term time only) for any further information please contact 07974719522.



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