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December News

Milwich W I

Members were very pleased to welcome Elaine Hocknell, one of our own members, to demonstrate and talk about Good Food and Nutrition. Elaine explained that she had trained many years ago at Elizabeth Gaskell College in Manchester, and had retired from teaching fifteen years ago. She taught at Meaford Pre -School, Graham Balfour and Stafford College, the age group of her pupils being from three to seventy three!

The aim of her demonstration was healthy eating with quick dishes – she prepared and cooked two fish dishes, a chicken dish and completed with a fruit pavlova – all within an hour (using a microwave). Elaine encouraged the need to use brightly coloured fruit and vegetables such as Parsley, Lemons, Peppers, Broccoli and Blueberries within the diet. Each dish being very delicious after being tasted by a very willing audience.

Lynn Eaton, another local lady, will be joining members on 13th December to demonstrate Christmas Crafts. Refreshments are “bring and share” to make the evening very special. Members welcome visitors to very happy and interesting meetings held on the second Wednesday of the month at All Saints Village Hall at 7.30pm. For further information ring Sue Lloyd on 01889 505470 or May Yates on 01889 505518

The January meeting will be held on 10th January when the members will be organising the procedures!

Happy Christmas and best wishes for a Good and Healthy New Year.

 

Milwich Village Hall

COFFEE SHOP

Opening on Fridays 15th December, 5th and 26th 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

 

Milwich & District Produce Guild

The October meeting was the AGM, where the Chairman and officers were re-elected.  After the main business, we all enjoyed a social evening.

December 14th is the Members’ Christmas Party.  Tickets are available from Celia – Tel 01889 505783.

In January, we welcome Ruth Williams, who will talk about the “Hidden Gems of Staffordshire”. (Part 2).

Members are reminded to keep checking those hyacinth bulbs  which hopefully have  been planted for the show on February 22nd.

Our meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of each month, at All Saints’ Village Hall, beginning at 8pm.  Visitors always welcome.  Further information from the Chairman, Mike Baggaley 01889 270161.

Milwich Pre-School Newsletter 

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in 2018, we have just enough time to squeeze in some exciting things. December is always a busy month at preschool and to start the month off with a bang we will be holding our much loved nativity performance on 4th December starting at 2.00pm, mulled wine and mince pies will be served while you take your seats. We then head off for our annual Christmas trip to the Gate house theatre, Stafford to see Robin Hood…”oh no we don’t, oh yes we do”. A big thank you to staff member Claire who always organises this trip for us to enjoy. The children are also very excited about joining forces with the staff and pupils at Green Lea for the Christmas party, we have lots of fun and games, a delicious buffet lunch that is provided and served by the lovely ladies from the W.I, and if we are all really good there may even be a guest appearance by a very special visitor dressed in red!!!

After our Christmas break our theme for the next half term will be ‘people who help us.’ We are hoping to have lots of visitors from the local and wider community coming in to talk to us about their jobs and how we as a preschool can help others in lots of different ways. We will also be celebrating the year of the dog for Chinese new year, with lots of crafts, food tasting and we will also be learning a Chinese lion dance in our music and movement session.

Preschool will be closing on 19th December 2017 at 5.45pm and we will return from our Christmas break on 4th January 2018 at 7.30am.

All the preschool staff would like to wish everybody a very merry Christmas have a safe and prosperous New Year, and finally all at preschool want to take this opportunity to thank every parent, grandparents, family, friends and the community for their continuing support throughout 2017. Preschool has gone from strength to strength this year and that is down to the fantastic staff who work tirelessly to give all the children the best start in their educational journey, but also down to all of you, who also support us tirelessly.

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.

November News

Milwich & District Produce Guild

November’s meeting is on 23rd November and is intriguingly entitled “Marigolds and Butterlamps.”  It is about the festivals of the Cathmandu Valley.

Our meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of the month at The Village Hall, Milwich, beginning at 8pm.  Visitors always welcome.

Further information may be obtained by the Chairman, Mike Baggaley on 01889 270161, or m_baggaley@btinternet.com

Milwich W I 2017                                                        11th October 2017

Whilst Diane Scott created some beautiful Flower Arrangements using Autumn Flowers, which were raffled at the end of the evening, she told members about her wonderful Granddaughter who at the age of two suffered a brain haemorrhage resulting with frequent epileptic fits. She is now nineteen and has received exceptional care over the years and has depended on her Seizure Alert Dog, a Golden Retriever. The dog remains with her, night and day and can sense when a fit is about to occur and able to alert a carer who will look after the patient. Diane and her husband Ivor, who also attended the meeting, have worked hard to raise money for the training of these wonderful dogs to help other sufferers, by giving talks and demonstrating Flower Arranging.

Next month on Wednesday November 8th at 7.30pm at Milwich Village Hall, Elaine Hocknell (one of our own members) will be discussing Good Food and Nutrition with Members. Visitors are always welcome to our friendly W I.

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Milwich Village Hall

COFFEE SHOP

Opening Fridays 3rd and 24th November

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

Three new aerial pictures of Milwich have been added to the site. These were taken in early September, just prior to the Milwich Show.

We are grateful to Steve Banner for supplying these pictures. Steve runs a Roofing Company which comes highly recommended by at least one of our residents.

The pictures can be found by clicking here.

Steve’s roofing company can be found at:

www.thehappyroofcompany.co.uk

October News

The members of Milwich PCC would sincerely like to thank all those people who supported the recent Churchyard working party. There was a good turnout and it was a case of “Many hands making light work”.  Much was achieved during the day, at the end of which the improvement was clear for all to see.

Milwich Pre-School Newsletter

Pre-school would like to welcome back all of the children, we hope you all had a fantastic summer holiday with lots of fun.

We will start this term by looking at dinosaurs. The role play area will be a new and wonderful ‘dinoland’ with lots of different lands of the dinosaurs. There will be fossil hunting, and lots of baking. This will be a roaring start to our term.

At the end of term we will be going all out with all things Halloween, as we will be on the half-term holidays when it is Halloween.

Upcoming events; Bonfire Night party.

Pre-school are very proud of how well all of last year’s older pre-schoolers went to school on their first day. Well done from us all.

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 07974 719522

Milwich & District Produce Guild

On August 24th, we welcomed Mrs. Margaret Bullock who gave us a very interesting talk, with slides, on The National Memorial Arboretum.  The area has changed quite a lot since our visit a few years ago.

On September 2nd, we held our 30th, and last Annual Show.   It was very well supported by exhibitors and visitors alike.  68 Adults, and 8 children entered a total of 475 exhibits.  There were more than 200 visitors in the afternoon, come to admire the entries, and enjoy an afternoon tea and cakes in the tea room.

As it was our last show, many of the trophies were presented by the original donors, or family members.  Of particular mention were the trophies donated by the Guild’s former chairman and founder member, the late Mr. John Babb, proudly presented by his daughter, Julie Henderson.

Altogether a very successful last show which will leave us with fond memories in years to come.

October 26th is our AGM/ Finger Buffet evening.

Our meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of the month at The Village Hall, Milwich, beginning at 8pm.  Visitors always welcome.

Further information may be obtained by the Chairman, Mike Baggaley on 01889 270161, or m_baggaley@btinternet.com

Milwich W I, 2017                                                                          13th September 2017

Maggie Palmer was welcomed to Milwich W I along with her partner Barry, who came to help display her work. Maggie has always enjoyed craft and in the 1990’s began a quilting course, her enthusiasm for quilting remains to the present day. She brought with her probably at least twenty samples of her work, ranging from king sized quilts, single quilts, mats, bags and exquisite wall hangings. The definition of quilts is that they are made from three layers of material, the top and bottom pieces of material sandwiching the wadding in the middle. The first few quilts she showed members Maggie had quilted all of them by hand, however now she takes them to be mechanically quilted, making the backs of the quilts as pretty as the fronts. She designs her own work and chooses different techniques for each one. The larger quilts had taken her two to three years to complete and all the quilts are washable. It was a delight to see so many pieces of wonderful work.

Next month on Wednesday October 11th at 7.30pm at Milwich Village Hall, Diane Scott will be joining us for a Flower Demonstration featuring Autumn Flowers. This will be an Open Meeting and there will be a Sales Table. Friends and family will be very welcome

Milwich Village Hall

COFFEE SHOP

Opening Friday 13th October

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

July News

Milwich & District Produce Guild

On June 22nd we welcomed Mr. Ron Rock whose talk entitled “A Garden Fit For Bees” gave members an insight on the many varieties of bees, and what to plant to entice them into our gardens and meadows.

On 24th August we have a visit from Mrs. Margaret Bullock, who will talk on “The National Memorial Arboretum”. 

Our Annual Show will be held on September 2nd. Unfortunately, this will be the last show. It is an open show, and we would like to encourage everyone to take part, and try to win one of the many cups and trophies. Schedules are available from The Green Man, or our chairman, Mike Baggaley ( 01889 270161). 

On September 28th, we welcome Barbara Andrew, whose talk entitled “Grandma was a Suffragette” promises to be a very enjoyable evening.

Our meetings are usually held in All Saints” Village Hall on the fourth Thursday of each month, beginning at 8pm, Visitors are always welcome.

FREE for collection 

8 interlocking display screens approx: 8 foot by 4 foot. 

These will be available for collection after the Annual Show on September 2nd.

Details from Mike Baggaley on 01889 270161, or m_baggaley@btinternet.com

Pre-School Newsletter

Well it’s that time of year again when we all start to relax and enjoy our summer holidays, so Milwich Pre-School and Lollipops Wraparound Care would just like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the hard work and dedication from parents to grandparents, auntie and uncles, friends and the local community. Without your support we couldn’t run our small rural pre-school. A big thank you must also go to all the teachers at Green Lea School, who support and help us every day.

I think everybody involved in Pre-School and Lollipops Wraparound Care would like to extend their thanks to all the amazing staff, who always go above and beyond. And finally the biggest thank you must go to the children, who make Milwich Pre-School and Lollipops Wraparound Care the vibrant, fun and exciting place to be and work at.

We hope everybody has a wonderful summer, and we are already planning lots of great things for the new school year, which will hopefully include a forest school session. So stay safe and we will see you in September.

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 07974 719522

Milwich Village Hall

COFFEE SHOP 

Opening Fridays 11th Aug, 1st and 22nd Sept 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

July News

Milwich WI 90th Birthday

Members with husbands and friends celebrated Milwich WI’s 90th Birthday with a meal at the Parks Hotel, Uttoxeter which was enjoyed by everyone present. Helen Mancy, the WI County President, joined the party, giving her the opportunity to meet the members. A “Tree” with all the past and present Milwich WI presidents as well as the first Minutes Book were on show. Cupcakes and rose plants were given to everyone. A very happy evening with good company was had by all.

Milwich & District Produce Guild

In May, we welcomed Alan & Sylvia Williams whose talk and film show about Barn Owls in the Wild gave members a fascinating outlook on this wonderful bird.  With cameras inside the nesting boxes, we were able to see the whole life-cycle, from eggs to chicks, to fledglings.  A really great evening’s entertainment,

 

On July 27th, the Guild members are visiting Sugnall Walled Garden- details from Frances Evans on 01782 3395504.

On 24th August we welcome Mrs. Margaret Bullock, who will present a talk on the National Memorial Arboretum.

The Annual Show takes place on 2nd of September.  Schedules are available from the Green Man, or the Chairman, Mike Baggaley on 01889 270161.

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

It is that time of year when we are fast approaching our summer holidays. This last half-term we will be looking at different kinds of transports. We are looking at cars, boats, buses/coaches, trains, bikes/motorbikes and planes.

The role play area will now be replaced with a garage, with lots of different things in it to mend our cars and fill up with fuel.

The very last week will be our summer garden tea party, where we welcome all parents and grandparents in to see their children graduate and celebrate their time with us at pre-school before moving in September to big school.

During the last term, Forest School’s at Green Lea will be making a den for all pre-school staff to sleep in (or try to) overnight. More details to follow. The annual summer trip will also take place, dates to be confirmed.

Andrea and Claire would like to thank all parents, grandparents, family and friends for sponsoring them on this year’s Stone Raft Race. An extra big thank you goes to Glyn, the raft builder and modifier.

All the pre-school staff would like to take this opportunity to wish the children moving into school good luck and to thank all the parents for their on-going support. Have a good summer and stay safe.

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 079774719522.

Milwich Village Hall

COFFEE SHOP

Opening Friday 21st 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 

The Green Man, Milwich

Next quiz night will be in August, date to be notified

No quiz night in July

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

The Milwich Parish Assembly was held on 17th May. The notes from this can be read here.

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.