Christian Aid Coffee Morning

christian-aid-logo2_8d5dab7d6bdf41241e90f30faef58b13There will be no envelope collections for Christian Aid this year in Stretton, instead a coffee morning is being held in the Village Hall from 10.30am – 12pm. So pop down on Saturday 4th May 2019 donate to this excellent charity while enjoying a cuppa and slice of cake.

Successful Litter Pick Morning

Thanks to all those who attended the Community Litter Pick on March 16th. 68 people of all ages helped to fill over 25 black bags with litter picked from all over the village. Multiple car parts and other debris were retrieved from the ditches on Fineacre Lane, Freeboard Lane and Rugby Lane and over 65 bacon batches were served from the Scout Hut in Plott Lane Park to those who had braved the windy weather all morning.

Special thanks to Nicki Haywood for arranging the event, and co-ordinating the volunteers on the day with Paul Gordon. Also thanks to Tim Bench for supplying the black bags and disposable gloves. Finally to Fiona Haden, Helen Stewart and Vicki Ledger for their help in preparing and cooking the bacon batches and to the Scouts for allowing the use of their facilities.

Quiz Night – 15th November

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Stretton on Dunsmore Village Hall
Thursday 15th November 2018 – 7.30pm for 7.45pm start

 The Trustees invite you to another cheerful and not too serious evening of quiz trivia.

Teams of up to 6 persons are invited at £3 per head.
Please feel free to bring your own refreshments.

Closing date 10th November

To reserve your table contact:
Mike Cooper, 28 School Lane, Stretton on Dunsmore
T: 02476 544192      M: 07770660304
Email: michael.cooper22@btopenworld.com

Community Engagement Event

At 7.30pm on Thursday 22nd November 2018, Warwickshire Police will be in the School Hall at Knightlow Primary to provide crime prevention advice, free property marking – bring along anything you wish, i.e. bicycles, power tools, IT equipment etc, chat to local officers about any issues or concerns and hear about the ‘Supported Villages Scheme’, funded by the Warwickshire Police & Crime Commissioner.

Village Fete Home Brew Competition

Home Brew competition to be held during the evening street party. At the start of the evening there will be an announcement for entrants to submit their entries. All home brews welcome – beer, cider, sloe gin etc.

Just £2 per person allows over 18’s to have a taste of all the entries and cast a vote for their favourite. Trophy for the winner and all proceeds go towards the village hall!

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Village Fete – 16th June

The village fete is always lots of fun for all ages, with the usual cake and craft stalls, tombolas, cream teas, BBQ, a bouncy castle, a treasure hunt, egg throwing competition and other fun games.

2.30pm Opening of the Fete & the Children’s Summer Bonnet Parade
2.40pm Bilton Silver Band
3.15pm Novelty Dog Show
4.00pm Bilton Silver Band
4.30pm Egg Throwing Competition

There really is something for everyone including our canine friends! This year the novelty dog show will be judged by Trisha Shaw of Rugby Paw Prints, and sponsored by Dunsmore Kennels. Register your dog on the day for one or more of the following categories (£1 each):

1. Most Handsome Boy Dog
2. Prettiest Girl Dog
3. Musical Sits
4. Most Appealing Eyes
5. Championships

There will also be a dog agility course for your pooch to burn off some of that excess energy!

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Duck Race 2018 – Winners!

All the prizes have been distributed, and the Duck Race Team have raised a whopping £1900 for 1st Stretton-on-Dunsmore Scouts Group.

Huge thanks to:

• Michelle & David Morris at the Oak for hosting Guess the Name of the Duck for selling tickets, promoting the event and donating prizes. The pizza van (arranged by The Oak) was so popular it sold out by 7pm!
• Vanessa & John Braithwaite for selling the tickets in Brookside Stores.
• Gillian Key-Vice for giving access to her property all afternoon.
• Brian Roberts for livening up the race with his commentary!
• Millie-Beth Green, Abbi Hoyle and Elena Ridges for giving up their Saturday afternoon to paint faces and tattoo arms. The girls worked so hard and efficiently together, and raised £125 on the day.
• Optera for sponsoring Guess the Name of the Duck which raised an incredible £85 this year. (The Duck name was selected randomly on the day ‘Jerry’ and won by Izzy Hoyle)
• Everyone who sold tickets, bought tickets, or manned a stall.

The prize list this year was incredible and donated mostly by local people without whom the duck race wouldn’t be able to go ahead.

We hope you agree it was a delight to see so many families lining our beautiful brook. and cheering along their little yellow ducks.

See you again next year!

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PARISH SOCIAL & AGM

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Drinks and Nibbles

Come along to the Parish Social chat to Parish Councillors, and peruse the displays prepared by village community groups while enjoying drinks and nibbles. The Parish Social starts at 6.30pm on 14th May 2018 in Knightlow School Hall and is followed by the Parish Council AGM at 7.30pm, and the ordinary monthly meeting at 8pm. During the AGM, the current chairman of the Parish Council will deliver his annual report, and the clerk will give an overview of the accounts. The Chair and Vice-Chair for the next 12 months, will also be elected. Reports will also be received from, the Village Hall Trustees, All Saints Church, Knightlow School Governing Body and Stretton Charities. The ordinary monthly meeting follows straight after, and includes a public forum at the beginning which is an opportunity for members of the public in attendance to comment on any business which has been raised in previous meetings, or raise matters for future consideration at subsequent meetings. Everyone is welcome at all three events, but you are not obliged to stay all evening, however all meetings will be concluded by 9.30pm. For catering purposes, please RSVP to the Parish Clerk.

Become a Parish Councillor

There are currently two vacancies on Stretton-on-Dunsmore Parish Council which need to be filled.

Anyone can be a Parish Councillor provided they are over the age of 18, are registered on the electoral for the parish, and have for the last twelve months been resident in Stretton, or owns land within the parish. Training is available on request, and some expenses can be claimed.

Your opportunity to make a real difference to your community.

Click here for further information.