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December News

Community Link Shopper Bus Service from Milwich and Sandon to Stafford

Wednesday 8th January 2020

Wednesday 5th February

Wednesday 4th March

From Milwich Village Hall 10.00am

Pickup at Pump Square on Hilderstone Road, Sandon 10.10am

Return from The Gatehouse Theatre 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.

Milwich & District Produce Guild

At our AGM, in October, the committee was re-elected, with Ruth Pett taking over from Frances Evans as programme secretary. After the official business, members enjoyed the usual social evening.

Tickets for the Christmas Party, (December 13th) are now available from Celia Vaughan on 01889 505783.

There will be no meeting in January 2020, but members are reminded to keep checking their bulbs in readiness for the Bulb Show on 27th February.

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

Mobile Library visits Milwich on Mondays – Dec 2nd, 16th and 30th and in Jan 2020 on 13th and 7th

Change your library books at the library from 1.45 – 2.05pm

Coffee/tea shop has had to be suspended for the time being as Mondays are not ideal for many people to visit the Library.

 Milwich Post Office opening times:

MONDAY & TUESDAY: 9.00 to 12.30 am and 1.00 to 4.00 pm

WEDNESDAY: CLOSED (Papers only)

THURSDAY & FRIDAY: 9.00 to 12.30 am and 1.00 to 4.00 pm

CLOSED SATURDAY & SUNDAY

All Post Offices are examined regularly. Our Post Office is open at the moment. However –

PLEASE REMEMBER –

(This is important)

PLEASE USE IT OR LOSE IT!

Royal Mail’s latest recommended posting dates for delivery in the UK in 2019 are:

  • Wednesday, December 18 for second class mail
  • Friday, December 20 for first class mail
  • Monday, December 23 for special delivery

Christmas Quiz Night will be on Tuesday December 17th with raffle and proceeds towards cancer charity

First Quiz night in 2020 will be Tuesday Jan 21st with raffle

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

 

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

November News

Mobile Library visiting on MONDAYS 4th and 18th November From 1.45 – 2.05pm

Coffee/tea shop has had to be suspended for the time being as Mondays are not ideal for many people to visit the Library.

Milwich and Sandon Parish Councils Community Link Shopper Bus Service from Milwich and Sandon to Stafford.

Wednesdays 6th November and 4th December.

Leaving Milwich Village Hall at 10.00am returning from Stafford at 1.30pm.

Return Fare – £2.50

Please contact the Parish Clerk, Brian Boughey, 01889 502757, to book a seat on the mini-bus if you have not used the service before.

News about the Play Area

Milwich Play Area has now been transferred from Stafford Borough Council to Milwich with Fradswell Parish Council.

If you have any issues with the Play Area or its boundaries then please contact the Clerk or any of the Parish Councillors.

Contact details can be found here

Milwich & District Produce Guild

On 26th September, we welcomed Darren Rudge who gave members a fascinating talk on ‘Tea-bags, Bras and Tights.’ We were told how everyday household products – ie, aspirin, Epsom salts, baking soda, lard, eggs etc. all have various benefits in the garden. We were also shown how to make marrow rum and given a small taste to enjoy.

On 28th November, Mr Steve Booth will talk on ‘Staffordshire Hoards’ 1831-2012. Steve is a retired history teacher and treasurer of Stone Historical Society and has written two books on Stone and the Great War. We look forward to welcoming him to Milwich.

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

Green Lea Nursery and Wraparound Care

We have had a very hectic first half term, putting our own mark on our new area, and even if I do say so myself, it’s looking great. The theme this term is Kings and Queens, and the children have loved our castle role play area, we have witnessed lots of imaginary play, everything from what you would expect like Queens, Kings, Princes and Princesses to Jack, his cow Daisy, his beanstalks and giants. It’s been a pleasure just watching and hearing the children bringing their castle area to life.

The staff are working hard to get the small room finished ready for next half term, we are hoping to have a calming, sensory area, where the children can go and relax, while still having their senses simulated. This is going to be a real asset to the nursery, especially for the younger children who do get tired and overwhelmed, but it will be able to be used by the whole school if needed.

We are very excited about our Christmas panto this year “oh no you’re not” “ohhhhhh yes we are” for nursery and reception. We are actually having the performance come to us at school, they will be performing Aladdin, doing it this way gives a very child friendly, interactive way of seeing a pantomime, where the children get to meet the characters, ask questions and see what it is like to be an actor.

We are also planning our Christmas party, and nativity, dates and information will be given to parents and guardians as soon as everything is finalised.

And finally I must say a big thank you to the nursery staff, who have been working extra hard to make our new area special, exciting and fun for the children, with it only being a temporary area, it has been challenging, but with all the hard work it’s feeling and looking fantastic.

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 01889 505309.

October News

Mobile Library visiting on MONDAYS 7th and 21st October From 1.45 – 2.05pm

Coffee/tea shop has had to be suspended for the time being

as Mondays are not ideal for many people to visit the Library.

Milwich and Sandon Parish Councils Community Link Shopper Bus Service from Milwich and Sandon to Stafford.

Wednesday 9th October, 6th November and 4th December. Leaving Milwich Village Hall at 10.00am returning from Stafford at 1.30pm.

Return Fare – £2.50

Please contact the Parish Clerk, Brian Boughey, 01889 502757, to book a seat on the mini-bus if you have not used the service before.

News about the Play Area

Milwich Play Area has now been transferred from Stafford Borough Council to Milwich with
Fradswell Parish Council.

If you have any issues with the Play Area or its boundaries then please contact the Clerk
or any of the Parish Councillors.

Contact details are on the Milwich Village Hall Notice Board.

Milwich & District Produce Guild 

Our July meeting was a visit to Idlerocks Farm at Spot Acre, where we all enjoyed the garden and shrubbery, filled with interesting plants  After our explorations, we all went indoors to enjoy tea, coffee and beautiful cakes, supplied by our hostess, Mrs Barbara Dixon.

In August, our speaker was unable to attend, so we had an informal meeting, consisting of early tea, coffee and biscuits, and a good gossip and lots of jokes and laughter.  It turned out to be a most enjoyable evening.

The October meeting will be the Annual General with cheese and wine.  If anyone feels able to join the committee, please let us know. The date is October 24th at 8pm.

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

Green Lea Nursery and wraparound care

Firstly, I would like to welcome everybody back after the summer break; I hope everyone had an enjoyable time. All the staff at Green Lea Nursery would like to say a big thank you for all the gifts and cards we received at the end of last term, they were so beautiful and very much appreciated.

The staff have been working hard over summer to make lots of changes to the school set up, and as most of you are now aware we have moved classes for the time being, we are now operating alongside the reception class. It’s very early days, but we are definitely benefiting from having the experience and knowledge of Mrs Masters, a qualified teacher. It has also been lovely for us to see how our “old” nursery children have settled in and what they are all up to in their new class, and I have to say they are doing us proud. We now use the middle doors to gain entry, there is a door bell at this door for nursery and Green Lea wraparound care, can I please politely ask if you have any other business, or are a visitor to the school you use the main reception entrance where the office manager will be happy to help.

All the nursery children will still be doing forest schools on a Friday morning, and now the weather is becoming colder it is very important that all the children have warm clothing and wellies, waterproofs preferable if you have them. Miss Swingewood has lots of exciting things planned for our forest school lessons.

Our plans are well under way for our pantomime trip and our nativity, as well as our Christmas party, so watch this space for more information.

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 01889 505309.

August/September News

Milwich & District Produce Guild

On 27th June, we welcomed back Derek Higgott who talked on “Proper Pruning and Propagation”.  Derek brought a bucketful of live material, and showed members the correct procedure for pruning the many varieties of trees, shrubs, and climbing plants.  It was a fascinating and enjoyable talk, and there were many questions asked [especially about the wisteria].

On 22nd August, Geoff Smith will talk on Fuchsias.  On 28th September we welcome Darren Rudge, whose talk entitled “Tea Bags, Bras and Tights”  sounds very interesting.

Our meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of each month, at All Saints’ Village Hall, beginning at 8pm.

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

Milwich All Saints’ Village Hall

Mobile Library visiting on MONDAYS 12th August and 9th, 23rd Sept.

From 1.45 – 2.05pm

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 can’t really believe that the school year is over, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, friends and the local community for all the help and support they have given the nursery this year. I hope everybody enjoyed the graduation party, and found the church venue fitting for the occasion, I personally thought it was lovely, and very emotional.

It has been a year of change and challenges, going from a charitable, committee run preschool to a governor led nursery, which is fully integrated into the school. We all believe it’s been such a positive move for the nursery, we have a secure future, which in the economic climate is a huge bonus to both the children and staff, but more importantly we have access to a wealth of knowledge on the EYFS curriculum which is really enhancing the children’s early educational journey. A big thank you must go to all Green Lea staff, and especially Mrs Wilson the head teacher, whose hard work tends to be in the back ground, and goes unnoticed. We have more changes in the pipe line for the new school year, and all the staff are very excited about what the next academic year has in store, watch this space!

And finally on behalf of all the nursery staff, I would like to say a big thank you for all the gifts we received at the end of term, we are all most grateful and appreciate your thoughtfulness. All the staff hope the older children enjoy the next chapter in their educational journey, I am sure you will all fly at Green Lea, and remember “always dream big, and chase those dreams” and to the younger ones, we look forward to seeing you back in September. Have a great summer, have fun, stay safe and enjoy your holiday.

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 01889 505309.

The equestrian members of the Milwich community will find the only Bridleway in the Parish a little easier to use after the rotten gate post was replaced yesterday by the Milwich Footpath Maintenance Group. It should now be possible to open the gate on horseback. It was warm work in the heat though!