St Giles Churchyard closed for retiling works Friday 1st February

(Posted on behalf of Diana Day)

This coming Friday 1st February, there will be men in the churchyard replacing tiles on the roof. The churchyard will be closed for about 2 hours around lunchtime. This is to protect both the workmen and the public from any accident or mishap. Diana will be putting up “men at work” signs and will be around to redirect any visitors.

Looking for volunteer tree surveyors

The Woodland Trust is looking for volunteers to take part in the Observatree project which aims to protect the UK’s trees, woods and forests from new pests and diseases.

Volunteers receive training to enable them to correctly identify signs and symptoms of Observatree’s 22 priority pests and diseases as well as carry out effective site surveys

if you are interested, you can find out more at https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/opportunities/tree-health-surveyor-various-locations/

Celebrating our Village Hall

Village Halls Week logo

National Village Halls Week takes place from 22nd-28th January 2019

To mark the occasion and to publicise our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 29th January at 7pm, Dallington Old School  Management Committee members have produced a newsletter showing what’s been going on at the hall over the last twelve months thanks to a small team of dedicated volunteers . We hope it will encourage people to come along to some of our events, including the increasingly popular Library Cafe held every Monday afternoon from 2-4pm and perhaps offer support to help enable this vital community asset to flourish for another 150 years.   Copies of the newsletter will be distributed during the week, or you can download it directly by clicking the link below.

Old School News January 2019

Dallington News for February

(posted on behalf of Bobbie Steel)

Church Services in February

  • Sunday 3rd.            11am.                   Service of The Word
  • Sunday 10th           6.30pm.              Evensong
  • Sunday 17th.          11am.                  Holy Communion
  • Sunday 24th.         9.30am.             Holy Communion

The church was a busy, happy place over Christmas. The floodlights were on for all of the services and we were blessed with the bells being rung before the Carol Service, Christmas Eve Midnight and to ring in the New Year. The Christmas tree was in place for the children’s end of term service and was also admired by all of the adult visitors. We have been very lucky for so many years to have the gift of a beautiful tree from Peter and Rita Atkinson, and, once again, it took six strong chaps to lift it into position. Decorating morning is always rounded off with lunch from Pam and John. A happy church family celebration of the saviour ‘s birth.

Womens Institute  The WI Christmas luncheon followed its usual pattern, with everyone contributing to the delicious spread and puzzling  over the quiz. The hon. postmen did a sterling job with the dozens of cards and the baskets of presents were handed round.
At our February meeting we are looking forward to a talk from our neighbour and friend, Robin Taylor. Everyone will be welcomed on February 21st at 2.15pm to hear Robin’s talk, entitled ‘Elizabeth Bishop’s Childhood in Novia Scotia.
Before that, on Friday, February 15th, there will be the WI annual beetle drive. In the village hall, 7 for 7.30pm. There will be refreshments, please bring your own drinks. Call  Bobbie on 01435 830811 for more info.

The first Flower Club of the year will be on Thursday February 7th at 2pm in the Old School Village Hall. The subject, ‘An Arrangement in a Dustpan.

Art Club will take place every Monday morning from 10-12 in the Old School Village Hall. New members always welcome – drop in any Monday or call Pauline on 01435 830152

Library Cafe will hold its monthly morning opening on Saturday February 2nd from 10-12 in the Old School Village Hall, and will also be open as usual every Monday afternoon from 2-4pm.

The  Old School Village Hall management committee holds its AGM on Tuesday 29th January at 7pm. All welcome. We have also just  published a newsletter showing some of the exciting things that have been happening to the hall in the last 12 months. You can download the newsletter here