Posts by Pam

This month in the garden – September

September  …   blow soft,

till the fruit’s in the loft

 

This month in the garden – August

High Summer … holiday time …

Summer Holidays by the Sea

Give it a go,
with sandcastles.

NB This article appeared in the summer issue of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) magazine – Lifeboat – the Charity that is manned by volunteers, for saving lives at sea.

Contact details:
www.rnli.org.uk, tel: 0300 300 9990, by post: RNLI HQ, West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HZ

Flower Festival 2019

THE FLOWER FESTIVAL 2019
–  ARTISTIC FLAIR

Plenty of Artistic Flair could be found in the church of St Mary Magdalene during the week-end of 6th and 7th July. The chosen theme was well demonstrated by a wide variety of wonderful floral interpretations of art, artists, fashion, music and even home decorating. Where else would you see a floral tin of emulsion?

All the flower arrangers and everyone who helped with the show are to be congratulated for their enthusiasm and tremendous efforts to make the church look beautiful.

A major highlight of the week-end was the concert on Saturday evening. Organised by Chris Hills, our church director of music, he and Frances Hynes together with her talented family and friends, entertained the audience with a delightful range of music for flute, piano and organ, cleverly based on the flower festival theme. It was their ninth concert performance for us and they are to be commended for their musical flair and their continued support. It really is a lovely evening, to be able to listen to fine live music with a glass of wine in such a wonderful historic setting surrounded by top class floral displays.

We are grateful for the kind compliments received during the week-end and we wish to convey sincere thanks to everyone who came along and supported our festival. We are pleased to say that you helped us to raise over £1600 towards church funds, a princely sum.

There are more events coming up, especially the annual Christmas Tree Festival and we hope that you will continue to come along and enjoy the festivities. Everyone is always welcome, not only as visitors but we are always looking for new participants and support behind the scenes at our various functions.

Geddington.net is also extremely grateful for this floristic report, complete with wonderful floriated images (well, I had to find something appropriate!) thank you.

The Flower Festival for next year is already programmed in so everyone, please take note:

SAVE THE DATE!!

THE 2020 FLOWER FESTIVAL WILL BE ON THE WEEK-END
OF SATURDAY 4th & SUNDAY 5th JULY

If you would like to contact us about any of our functions, we can usually be found at the coffee mornings in the church held on the last Saturday of every month from 10.00am until 12 noon. So, why not come along for a chat, have a cuppa and even enjoy a slice of cake or two. You do not have to be a church member, and we emphasise again that everyone is welcome.

Vic Crouse & Margaret Leaton

Gardening Tips for July

Make the most of long fine days . . .

 

 

 

 

 

March for Men 15 July 2019

Below is a message, and plea, from the Chairman of our Parish Council.
Good to see at least one politician doing something good for the population.

Dear All,
Continuing a theme of recent exertion, on Saturday 15th June, this weekend coming, the day before Father’s Day, I am joining my team to take part in March for Men in London.
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This aims to raise money for, and awareness of, Prostate Cancer – the number one killer of men in the UK, and what has now overtaken breast cancer as the third biggest killer in the UK.
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It disproportionately affects the demograph in which I work, so I am leading a campaign with my colleagues to encourage men to get tested as early as possible, and raise money to support Prostate Cancer UK.
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If you are able to support I and the team with a very small donation, I would be very much obliged if you could click on the link below and follow the simple steps.  This can remain anonymous if you wish, and/or you may also opt for an encouraging message.
Thank you for your time.
Kindest regards,
Nick

Gardening Tips for June

Days of wine and roses . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May Day 2019

Another glorious day,
Another glorious May Day celebration,

May Day started with the children delivering posies of flowers
to the senior citizens in the village. Also d
uring the morning, chairs were placed around the Cross for the benefit of the children, their families and village residents, all of whom had gathered to watch the familiar and traditional proceedings.

All the school pupils, led by their teachers, and all in wonderful Victorian dress, walked across Wood Street, through the churchyard to the church gate.  Then May Queen, Felicity Eyre, and her Consort, Henry Brandrick, led their attendants and the school to the Eleanor Cross.  After a short intermission to get everyone in place, the May Queen Felicity was crowned by Richard Paragreen. Richard has been a school Governor and volunteer reader for many years.

Starting with the youngest members of school, the traditional dances around the Maypole began.

A huge thank you must be given to the teachers, who had been practicing, with the traditional music in the schoolyard for a couple of weeks. Thanks also to them and all the parents who had produced the costumes. Thank you also Richard, a job well done, dressed all in black, in a sweltering May afternoon. And finally thank you to head teacher, Martin Adamson, for continuing a well-loved village tradition.

No 8 bus service saved!

Congratulations to the

Lets Gedd Going Transport Group

The NCC have confirmed that the No 8 bus service will continue, albeit at a reduced service from the current one.

The new timetable should come into effect at the end of July and should run until March 2020.  The service will include an (approximately) 8am bus, which will serve schools, the college and the town centre, returning at approximately 4pm.

However, it still needs to be signed off by the Traffic Commissioners, but the service is 98% certain. The Group would like to thank James Loader, the officer at Northants County Council who, with the Group’s colleagues and Centrebus, has worked hard to find this solution.

Many, many thanks also go to those extra passengers who have used the bus recently, the increase in numbers is one of the reasons why the service was looked on favourably. The Group stress that continued use can only help in the long term, whether it is free-paying over 65s or the younger public. Everyone helps: everyone gains.

It is good news as, if the service had been lost completely, it would have been almost impossible to have got it back.

Current timetable:

Annual Parish (Village) Meeting

Parish of Geddington, Newton & Lt Oakley

Notice of the Annual Parish Meeting

(Annual Village Meeting)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN  that the ANNUAL PARISH (VILLAGE) MEETING of Local Government Electors (all those eligible to vote) for the above-named Parish will be held at the Village Hall, Geddington, in the Lounge on:

Monday 13th May 2019, commencing at 6.30pm

under the chairmanship of Nick Batchelor,
Chairman of the Parish Council.

The Annual Village Meeting is your opportunity to put forward ideas for discussion.

Mr N Batchelor
Chairman of the Parish Council

Please note: there are 3 meetings this evening, held consecutively:
1. Annual Parish Meeting ~ 6.30 – 7pm
2. Parish Council AGM ~ 7 – 7.30pm
3. Monthly Parish Council Meeting ~ 7.30 – 9pm

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