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Next Quiz Night will be on Tuesday 20th February

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
ALL ARE WELCOME

 

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February News

Milwich W I  Report                                                              January 2018

Christmas preparations began at the December meeting when Lynn Eaton once again encouraged members to create a Christmas decoration, a “Snowman”.  Everyone completed the task very successfully and were very pleased with the result. Refreshments were “bring and share” which were enjoyed with a glass of mulled wine! We all wished each other season’s greetings and a safe journey home, however when we left the Village Hall we found at least 4” of snow! Everyone did arrive home safely if somewhat slowly.

January is traditionally a members’ evening, and certainly we were not disappointed. There were a number of anecdotes – some a little bit naughty, one recalling school life in the 1950’s which brought back many  memories(how life has changed), another describing the W I – known then as the “Institute” – during the World War 1 and how members could help the war effort, one suggestion being that ladies should skin rabbits and use the skins to make gloves. One of the members brought her beautiful quilts which she had made, and the evening finished with four members singing to the tune “All things Bright and Beautiful” a song called “Four Girls, Bright and Beautiful, looking for a Man”. Members enjoyed a good laugh in a very relaxed atmosphere.

Members look forward to welcoming Katie Hill, who will talk about the work of a Paramedic on February 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

February’s meeting is on 22nd when it is the annual hyacinth show and social evening. For more information, please contact the Chairman, Mike Baggaley  on 01889 270161. Meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of each month, at All Saints’ Village Hall, beginning at 8pm.  Visitors always welcome.

Milwich Pre-School Newsletter

All at preschool would like to welcome our two new children that started with us at the beginning of term, and have settled in fantastically, as have all our returning children after the Christmas break, we have had lots of lovely Christmas memories shared at circle time.

This term we have been looking at “people who help us” we have lots of activities planned as well as visitors from our local and preschool community, We have a parent who will be visiting us to tell us all about her work at the dentist, an Aunt who will be telling us what its like to be a paramedic and how they can help us, and what we can do in an emergency.  Our hairdressers role play area is proving very popular, and we must say a big thank you to our local hairstylist  Lynne Pamment who donated lots of equipment for our preschool salon. if there are any other members of the local community that would like to come and tell us how they help us and others, please get in touch to arrange a visit.

We have lots of fun and exciting plans to fill the coming year, and preschool will be sharing these with you all through the Compass magazine every month, so keep checking back throughout the year to see what we are all up to.

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  07974 719522.

Milwich Village Hall

COFFEE SHOP

Meeting in February

on Friday 16th February from 11-11.40am

Hot drinks always available

Garden produce, Plants and Crafts when available

Change your books at the Mobile Library from 11-11.40am

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The Milwich with Fradswell Parish Council Meeting will take place at Milwich Village Hall on Wednesday 17th January 2018  at 7.30pm.

The Agenda for the meeting can be seen by clicking here

Draft Minutes of the previous meeting are available by clicking here.

A full list of all our councillors can be seen by clicking here. Contact them if you wish to raise issues relating to the Parish. Dr. Malcolm Calhaem and Mr. Fergus Cameron represent Fradswell, the remaining Councillors represent Milwich parishioners.

If you want to find out more about the role and responsibilities of the Parish Council and its Councillors then click on this link to take you to the Communities, Parishes and Local Councils website.

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Next Quiz Night will be on Tuesday 19th December

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
ALL ARE WELCOME

January Quiz Night will be Tuesday 16th January

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June News

Milwich WI

On 10th May, Milwich WI welcomed Helen Mancy and Verity Connor (County W I Advisors) to the 90th Annual Meeting.

After singing Jerusalem, annual reports were given by the Treasurer, Secretary and President. Milwich W I had, as usual, a very busy and successful year with many interesting speakers and were able to support a chosen charity. The committee will remain as it was and Sue Lloyd will be President for a further year.

Verity Connor took the opportunity to discuss the two proposed Resolutions with the members. After every W I nationally has voted on the Resolutions they are then discussed at the National Annual meeting which takes place in June. Milwich agreed that the representative will have discretional votes for both resolutions.

Members now look forward to the 90th Birthday Meal Celebration at The Parks, Uttoxeter which the County President, Helen Newman, is attending.

Milwich & District Produce Guild

On April 27th, we welcomed Sheligh Teahan, who gave us a very interesting talk, with slides, on the History of Sugnall Walled Gardens, which gave members an insight on what to expect when we pay a visit to the Garden in July.

On June 22nd, our speaker, Ron Rock, will encourage us to get our gardens “Fit For Bees”, an essential part of pollination and food production, as we all know.

Show Schedules for the Show on September 2nd are now available from the Green Man, and any committee member.

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

Milwich Village Hall

COFFEE SHOP

Opening Fridays 9th and 30th June  

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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May News

Milwich W I Report

There were many surprises when Ruth Williams came to Milwich W I to tell us the many Gems to be found in Staffordshire. Ruth bought herself a simple camera having tried to use a more complicated one left to her by her late husband, and has used it in the best conceivable way.

The slides were amazing, showing members over forty areas of interest – historic and naturalist. Ruth started in the South of the County and finished in the North, featuring Churches, Graveyards, cemeteries, Canals, Rivers, Meadows, Marshes, Museums and a number of famous faces from the past to the present. The cuckoo can still be heard at Mottey Meadows and Kingfishers seen at Wolseley Centre. Well dressing can also be seen at Endon, Newborough and Croxton with Morris Men performing at Abbots Bromley. Staffordshire is definitely an interesting and beautiful county.

The Annual Meeting takes place on May 10th when Members will welcome the County President, Helen Mancy.

Milwich & District Produce Guild

Our March speaker, Ruth Williams, gave a fascinating talk, with slides, on “The Hidden Gems of Staffordshire”.  She covered the whole area, from the Roaches to Kinver, highlighting places many of us knew nothing about.

On June 22nd, we welcome Ron Rock, who will talk on “A Garden Fit For Bees”.  We all know how much the bee population is struggling, and this talk should interest most of our members.

Our July meeting will be a visit to Sugnall Walled Garden- travel details later.

Our meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of the month, at All Saints’ Village Hall, starting at 8pm.  For further information, please contact Mike Baggaley on 01889 270161 or m_baggaley@btinternet.com

Pre-School Newsletter

Firstly Milwich Pre-School would like to apologise for their error in grammar/spelling that was pointed out by ‘The Grumpy Old Man’ (his words not ours) in the last edition of the Compass. After working a 10 hour day, with children as young as 2 years old, and all staff having our their own families to care for on top of that, we hope you understand that sometimes mistakes creep in. Normally the editor of the Compass picks these errors up and corrects them for us, and we thank them for that, but we would presume he also has other commitments in his own time, and is also only human and this one “slipped through the net” as they say. So please accept our heartfelt apologises.

This half term we are looking at numbers and how we use numbers in our daily routine. We will also be looking at different mathematical vocabulary. We have lots of activities planned form measuring sand to weighing ingredients for baking. This half term our role play will be changed each week from shops with tills, to cafes with menus, all helping with our number skills.

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 07974 719522.

Milwich Village Hall

COFFEE SHOP

Opening Friday 19th May

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

Please note change of time for library availability.

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