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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.

Now in their ninth year, the Footpath team is still going strong. So far this year they have replaced 3 finger posts and repaired 5 stile steps. Yesterday, they replaced their 42nd stile since starting. A dog gate was installed at the same time. Milwich are one of the few areas that install dog gates whenever they can.

The stile near the Red Lion was in a very poor state of repair. So on a lovely spring morning the team were out working.

After just a couple of hours work it was looking significantly better and should be good for a few years.

Well done to the team of Jeff, Peter and Richard, plus Paul who took the picture.

if anyone wants to join the team, they would be very welcome. Contact us at mac@milwich.com.

March News

Milwich WI

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 Village Hall

COFFEE SHOP

Meeting in March

on Friday 1st from 10.30 – 11.30am

Hot drinks always available

Garden produce, Plants and Crafts when available

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

              

Good homes for young cats wanted 

They are 6 months old and home reared. White or dark grey, male and female available, neutered.  Can be adopted in pairs or singly. Donation appreciated. If you are interested, please ring June on 01889 404505

 

Milwich & District Produce Guild

On 28th March, we welcome back Graham & Judy White, who will talk on  “God’s Many Gardens”

Mr Paul Woodward will visit us on 25th April, to give a talk on “The Maple Man.  Acers”

On 23rd May, we visit The Garth, at Milford.  Will members please meet at 7pm.  Cost is £5 each, including refreshments.

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

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

February News

Milwich and Sandon Parish Councils

Community Link Shopper Bus Service from Milwich and Sandon to Stafford

Wednesday 27th February

Wednesday 27th 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 W I Report

Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Christmas came early to Milwich when members celebrated by joining the “Milwich Male Voice”, six gallant gentlemen, who sang favourite carols and by listening to Christmas texts and poems read by members. Refreshments supplied by members, with a glass or two of mulled wine, encouraged the evening to go with good Christmas cheer.

For the January meeting members once again entertained each other with funny stories and poems. Thanks to all who helped with these two meetings.

On February 13th Mr Brian Morris will be telling members about “A Childs Life in Victorian Era”

We welcome visitors to happy informative evenings, further information is available from Helen Hocknell on 01889 505717

Green Lea Nursery and wraparound care

What a great start to the new year and our new term, all the children, both new and returning have settled back into the nursery routine with ease. This term our theme is the rain forest, and the first half term we will be learning about the climate and plants that grow within the rain forest, especially the coco bean which is an ingredient in chocolate…YUM!! We have lots of chocolatey goodies to make in our cookery sessions, as well as more healthy recipes using the abundance of fruit and spices that also grow in there. We will be making rain gauges and measuring the rain fall here in Milwich and comparing that with rain fall in the rain forest, which is a great way for all the children to use numbers, measurement and maths. Our children have also been making rainmakers, which we have been using both at song time as well as music and movement sessions. Our hope is that the children learn how important the rain forest is to the whole world, and in a child friendly way we can start to teach the children about ways we can all do our little bit to help protect the lovely plants and animals that live there.

Not all our time will be taken up by the rain forest, we also will be celebrating Chinese new year, which this year is the year of the pig, I am sure we will have lots of lovely Chinese food to taste and possible be cooking some of our own, as well as trying out chopsticks and learning the lion dance, which is a traditional Chinese dance performed on special occasions. We also have lots of crafts planned for Valentine’s Day, so we can show the people closest to us just how much we love them.

February half term is Monday 18th – Friday 22nd, we return back to nursery on Monday 25th February 2019.

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 07974 719522

Milwich & District Produce Guild

Our new programme started with the Christmas Party in December, a very enjoyable evening, with good food, good company, and live entertainment.

Members are reminded to keep checking their hyacinth bulbs.  They should be in full growth now, showing a good flower head.  They need light and heat now, to bring them into full flower for the Hyacinth Bulb Show on 28th February,

On 28th March, we welcome back Graham and Judy White, who will talk on “God’s Many Gardens”

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 Village Hall – COFFEE SHOP

Meeting in February

on Friday 8th February from 10.30 -11.30am

Hot drinks always available

Garden produce, Plants and Crafts when available

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

December News

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT ALL SAINTS’ MILWICH.

Young and Old welcome to dress up

Sunday December 9th at 4pm Nativity around the Village.

Meet at Church we then process to the INN

And with a bit of luck at least a horse for Mary

And a little Jesus at the Stable (Village Hall)

Punch and Mince pies after.

Sunday December 16th 4pm Carols with Greenlea School and Guests

A real tear jerking service this one with our Greenlea Children and

Guests but especially for you to sing carols and get really in the mood.

Monday evening December 24th at 11.30pm

Our Mid Night Christmas Service by Candlelight.

That special service which celebrates the birth of Jesus

Led this year by Reverend Geoff Smith.

and by candlelight it is epic.

2nd December Team Service 10am at Fradswell

30th December Team Service 10am at Gayton

We look forward to welcoming you.

Milwich W I Report                                                         November 2018

Milwich W I welcomed the Chartley Group to the meeting on October 29th when we were entertained by Maureen Taylor who was dressed in an authentic 16th Century outfit. Her talk was entitled “Garderobes, Grime and Leeches”, in other words toilets from the 16th Century and the disposing of their contents. Not a pleasant subject, however Maureen gave members many amusing anecdotes and it was unanimously agreed that life in the 21st Century is preferable in that everything is so much cleaner and more hygienic. Our lives now are greatly extended due to our health service and our general well-being,

Kath Reynolds delighted members with her talk “to Love and to Cherish”. She talked about weddings from the 1940’s to present day and how fashions have changed especially the dresses and bouquets. Many of the traditions and rhymes connected to the celebrations were compared and members giggled as memories were shared. Some of the celebrity photographs were very amusing and as members had brought their Wedding albums and photographs it was fun trying to recognise each other!

The December meeting on December 12th will be a Christmas celebration, friends and family being invited. There will be entertainment and refreshments being supplied by members.

January will also be in house with members organising the evening.

May I wish you all a very Happy and Healthy Christmas with very best wishes for the New Year.

For further information please ring Helen Hocknell on 01889 505717

All Saints’ Church

The members of Milwich Parochial Church Council would sincerely like to thank

Richard Jackson and Chris Lewis

for their continuing hard work in helping to maintain the grounds of All Saints’ Churchyard.

It is very much appreciated

Milwich & District Produce Guild

Our AGM in October was well supported.  All 7 officers were re-elected, along with two other committee members.  After the business was concluded, we enjoyed our usual social evening.  Hyacinth bulbs were available (FOC), to encourage new exhibitors to the Hyacinth Show in February.

The Christmas Party will be held in the Village Hall on December 13th.  Tickets are available from Celia on 01889 505783, at a special price of £10 each.  Marvellous value for such an entertaining evening.

On January 24th, we welcome Judy Hubble, who will talk on Shugborough Hall.

Members are reminded to keep checking their bulbs for the Hyacinth Show on February 28th.

Membership fees for the coming year are only £10, which works out at £1 per meeting, with free tea/coffee and biscuits included.  This is a one-off price, to encourage new members to join us for an exciting programme of speakers and outside visits planned for 2019.

Our meetings are usually held in All Saints’ 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

MILWICH POST OFFICE

Christmas is very near now, so we are all going to have many cards and gifts to post. So this is a reminder, that in Milwich and Fradswell, and in places all around, we are very lucky to have our very own Post Office:

MILWICH POST OFFICE at PROSPECT HOUSE,

COTON HILL, MILWICH, ST18 0EH, (01889 502 381).

There, Sue Maitland always greets us with a smile.

We know all the many POST OFFICE SERVICES that we may use.

However, also offered are:

PHONE TOP UPS – THE HEALTH LOTTERY

NATIONAL EXPRESS COACH TICKETS – PAPERS

I-TUNES – ONE FOR ALL GIFT VOUCHERS

and BANKING SERVICES

including

FREE CASH WITHDRAWALS

EURO CURRENCY (Other currencies by fast Pre-Order Service)

We may also buy a wide variety of

GIFT CARDS and GREETINGS CARDS,

SWEETS AND COLD DRINKS

So that we all know when our Milwich Post Office is open,

here are the 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!

Last posting dates before Christmas – 2nd class Tuesday 18th December and  1st class Thursday 20th December

Milwich All Saints’ Village Hall Hire.

Please contact 07805 569014 for rates and booking or email sharonlhodson@gmail.com

Milwich Village Hall – COFFEE SHOP

Opening on Fridays 7th & 28th December,

 18th January 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

Green lea Nursery and wraparound care

Firstly I would like to begin with a big heartfelt thank you to all the nursery, Green Lea pupils and their families for taking the time to decorate a pebble for remembrance, All the pebbles were on display at All Saints church, Milwich for the service on the 11th November. We had so, so many lovely compliments about our display, it made Claire and myself very proud to have been able to be a part of it.

As always December is a very busy month, we have lots of different crafts planned, and our cookery sessions will be taking on a Christmas theme. Forest schools will be continuing, but as the weather gets colder and wetter can I just remind you that warm clothing and waterproofs are needed. On Tuesday 11th December we will be attending Dick Whittington at the Gatehouse theatre in Stafford, Thursday 13th December we will be performing our lovely Nativity for our family and friends, this year we are holding this at 9.30am, then on 20th December we join the school for our annual Christmas lunch, Green Lea wraparound care will also be holding a disco which is open to the whole school and nursery, and then to top it all off our Christmas party, and if we are all really good, we might even get a special visitor!!

Our theme for next term is the rainforest and we are starting off by looking at the plants that grow there, especially the coco bean that is an ingredient in chocolate…Yummy. We will breaking up for our Christmas break on Friday 21st December which will be Christmas jumper day and everybody is encourage to wear a festive jumper/clothing we then return to school on Tuesday 8th January

So with all that said the staff would like to say a big thank you for all your fantastic support over the last 12 months, we really couldn’t ask for better parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, friends and local community.  We hope you have a wonderful Christmas period, have fun, stay safe and see you all ready for more fun in the New Year.

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

November News

Milwich WI Report, October 2018

Theresa Allen, one of our members, is a Specialist in Falls Prevention Service for North Staffordshire. She described her job which is within the North Staffordshire Trust.

When a patient has a fall with no apparent reason or has had a number of falls, he or she is referred to this team where they try to analyse the reason for the fall. Information regarding contributory risk factors, guidance on risk reduction measures and information on pathways for appropriate referrals to other services is given. There are many reasons for falling and some may be related to illnesses or conditions which need investigation. Patients are given guidance on how to prevent a fall by having low lighting or turning on lights before moving around at night and having clear pathways to prevent falling over something. Theresa also demonstrated the best ways of getting up from a fall and if unable to do so she explained the patient should be kept warm by using a coat, cushions and blankets. It was an extremely interesting and thought provoking talk.

Members now look forward to the Group Meeting which will be held on October 29th at All Saints Village Hall Milwich at 7.30pm when Maureen Taylor’s talk is entitled “Garderobes, Grime and Leeches”.

On November 14th Mrs Kath Reynolds will join us, her talk is entitled “To Love and to Cherish”

Visitors are always welcome, any further information please contact Helen Hocknell on 01889 505717.

Milwich & District Produce Guild

In September, we welcomed Mr. Bryon Lewis, from Lichfield Garden Centre, – a garden centre we’ve visited in the past.  His talk, entitled “Autumn Plant Showcase”, was supported by a selection of foliage plants.    Members were given information on siting, and planting, to get maximum benefit in the garden.

Mr. Lewis also stressed the importance of feeding our plants to promote healthy growth.  After many questions from the audience, members readily purchased his display plants.

On November 22nd, we welcome Gwen Johnson, who will talk on  “A Year in the Life of Stansby Wood,- a evening to look forward to.

Bulbs should now be planted for our Open Hyacinth Show, on February 28th 2019.  Schedules are available from Chris Bulman on 01889 505053.

Our Christmas Party this year is on December 13th.  Tickets will be available at the November meeting.

Our meetings are usually held in Milwich Village Hall on the fourth Thursday of the month.  We also arrange trips to interesting places during the summer months.  For further information, please contact Mike Baggaley on

01889 270161, or   e-mail to     m_baggaley@btinternet.com

 

Green Lea Nursery and wraparound care

 

Well what a busy term we are having so far, we can’t quite believe it’s November already! Over October half term holiday the children have been making special message pebbles for the armed forces to commemorate remembrance day, these will be displayed for the remembrance service held at All Saints’ Church, Milwich on the 11th November along with a window which has been designed by staff members Andrea and Claire then made by the children of Green Lea nursery,

Our space theme is proving very popular with our space station role play area, alien in underpants clay figures we made and glittery out of this world play dough. Our cookery sessions with Claire have also taken on a space theme with cosmic crumble, space rocket fruit kebabs and space rock cakes to name but a few.

Forest schools will continue on a Tuesday with Cathryn, until Miss Swingewood returns from Maternity leave after Christmas. The nursery children will also continue to join the school reception class for Fun-trition and Yoga.

We are just in the process of sorting out dates for our Christmas activities. Our proposed dates so far are…

Tuesday 11th December, pantomime trip to the Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford, 10.30am performance.

Thursday 13th December, Nurseries’ nativity performance, starting at 9.30am.

Thursday 20th December, Christmas school lunch.

Friday 21st December, Christmas jumper day (last day of term)

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

Milwich Village Hall COFFEE SHOP

Opening Friday Nov 16th

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