Milwich with Fradswell Parish Council
The Council will be meeting at 7.30pm on August 17th at Fradswell Village Hall and on September 21st at Green Lea School
Minutes and Agenda to follow when available.
Refuse Vehicle Visit
The refuse vehicle will visit the Village Hall car park on Sat 20th August from 9-10am to collect all refuse, especially bulky items
Milwich W I Report – July 2016
James Kaufman, a Police Dog Handler, explained how he became a Police Cadet for Staffordshire at the age of 18¾years, after 4 years he accepted the position of a Police Officer and after just 1 year he was seconded to the Dog Section and completed a 13 week course. After a further 5 years he became a Dog Handler Trainer and is now a Dog Legislation Officer, which means he deals with dangerous dogs and their problems which may affect the law.
James discussed with members the breeds of dogs the police use, which are usually German Shepherds, Dutch Herders, Belgium Malamars, Labradors and Spaniels. The first three breeds tend to be used for tracking to find people who are trapped or who are hiding, the Labradors and Spaniels are search dogs and used for Drugs, Firearms and Cash used by villains. Dogs smelling ability is up to 40K better than humans, their hearing is multi directional and their eye sight is very accurate. Police Forces tend to use breeding schemes to acquire their dogs as well as from suppliers who breed dogs for work. Dogs are usually 12 months old before training. In conclusion to his talk members were introduced the Ralph, his Golden Labrador who enjoyed playing with his ball as well as meeting the members!
On August 24th Members are meeting for afternoon tea at Marsh Farm, Abbotts Bromley and in September Mac Joseph’s talk is entitled “Birmingham Back to Backs”
Milwich W I is a friendly Institute and very welcoming. Please contact Sue on 01889 505470 or May on 01889 505518 for any further information.
Milwich & District Produce Guild
Our June meeting was postponed until July 7th, when we went on a trip to Denby Pottery, and then on to Felley Priory Gardens. We felt a bit disloyal, being Stoke on Trent born and bred, buying pottery from Derbyshire- but what can you do? The gardens at Felley Priory are quite simply stunning, and the weather was quite perfect for strolling around and sitting on strategically placed garden seats. Our thanks go to Frances Evans for organising the trip so efficiently. Can’t wait for the next one.
On August 25th, we welcome Mrs. Anita Wright, whose talk, entitled “Let’s Get Ready” will be useful to anyone preparing exhibits for the Annual Show. The Show this year will be on September 3rd, and all entries must be entered between 9am and 12 noon, on the day. You do not have to be a Produce Guild Member to enter the Show.
The meeting on September 22nd will see the return of Graham and Judy White, who will talk on “A Collector’s Dilemma”
Our meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of the month, at All Saints’ Village Hall, beginning at 8pm.
Further details may be obtained from Mike Baggaley on 01889 270161 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting in August on Friday 19th and in Sept on Fridays 9th and 30th from 11-11.40am
Hot drinks always available
Garden produce, Plants and Crafts when available
Change your books at the Mobile Library
The Green Man, Milwich
Tuesdays August 16th and September 6th
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