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View from the Road to
Lindisfarne
November 2014
It's hard to quantify what it is that you feel you are leaving
behind when you prepare to walk out on a pilgrimage. All I know
is that you have to let go. The rather abrupt release of our daily
rituals that we feel keep us safe; the certain way that we rise, wash,
work, socialise, eat, sleep and communicate; all our daily habits that
become our daily rituals; our means of survival in our worlds and
communities - that well-trodden path of comfort is abandoned for
the unknown. Satish Kumar says "I walk to regain my spirit" and
this I can relate to. The slow defining of who I truly am and what I
truly want becomes silenced by too much activity, people and noise.
As I sit in the North transept in the comfort of this beautiful
Abbey café I spy, above the tree-like pillars of the main aisle, "the
box". I am reminded of Martin Palmer’s talk and how many of
these pilgrims would have been rather dishevelled types. This
perfectly crafted stone box high on the south transept housed a
monk to watch over the pilgrims whilst they slept. The guardian of
the pilgrims’ souls? - more likely ensuring the safety of the relics! I
feel like nicking the pamphlet on the Abbey, but I don't in case
there's a monk in there watching! We have been welcomed as
known pilgrims - I wonder if the welcome would extend so
generously to the stranger?
Something else springs to mind - this is not an easy walk for
women. Any women walking would have been toughened by the
road and probably would have needed to cultivate a good left hook
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to keep themselves safe. I'm astonished how much easier it is for Burial of Ashes
Matt, Phil and Gerald the Bull...
Thomas and Kathleen Bunce 7 October West Overton
7 October Winterbourne Bassett
The second day I began to burn. By the time 6.30 arrived I Lisa Barnes
thought I had been burned from the inside out and was in
excruciating pain. As I sit beneath this watch box seeking refuge Funeral
14 October
Winterbourne Bassett
and comfort, I realise how important the slightest smile or gestures Jeffrey Charles Skinner
Roger
John
Smith
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October
Broad Hinton
of hospitality would have been to these pilgrims. How deep the
physical burn is after 25 miles, Matt must be made of iron.
I also realise that it's not in the walking but in the resting we
hear our God or Great Spirit. He/she/it/unknown is not in the object
you are walking to, but rests within these liminal spaces of peace,
momentarily felt in a breath of wind that rustles the trees, in the
play of a foal, in the hearts of the souls we encounter on our This past year Sandra and I plus a loyal band of helpers
journey. I wonder if I should leave a mark? Take out a dagger and (without them we couldn’t function) have held our “Teas for
carve the walls…
Tourists” in Church and consequently managed to improve the
My question is: are many of us too busy to hear God? Are we Church fundraising coffers by around £2000. None of this
too busy to receive possibly one of the first walking pilgrims in would have been possible without the cakes, and you have all
over 500 years? Are we too busy rushing to the next thing to been marvellous producing them without even a small
connect with God? Could we hear if called or are we too busy?
grumble!!
Am I closer to God, Goddess or Great Spirit? Undoubtedly.
Thank you all for making it such a team effort.
Is it worth the psychological difficulty and physical pain? Yes.
Helen and Sandra.
Thank you Claire for your warmth & blessing, Glynis for the
mega week long picnic bundle (Matt is still eating it!) (as we are at
the rectory), Gerald for the strong lead that nearly killed me!
Martin & Clare for the dream shower…Phil for the gentleness.
Much love to all.
Pilgrim Petra
Finally this was on the menu in the Abbey Café:
Please note that there will be no January 2015 edition of the
Don't forget to entertain strangers; by doing so some people have
UKN as production and distribution makes this impractical this
entertained angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2
year. The January edition has always been difficult with
Christmas and New Year playing havoc with the process. This
year it is even more difficult so I have decided, for the first
Left behind after the Fête
time in my memory, to not produce the January edition this
at West Overton in August
time. I will be producing a bumper December edition and will
be happy to take extra material that you would have wanted in
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Child’s dark grey hoody with football logos on it
January if you wish. Normal deadlines for the December
•
Round black loose-based cake tin without its base
edition apply with the closing date Friday 21st November.
Please contact the Benefice Office to arrange return
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AVEBURY CHURCH
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Upper Kennet News
December 2014 and
January 2015
UPPER KENNET CHURCHES SERVICES
St Nicholas
FYFIELD
St Michael &
All Angels
WEST
OVERTON
1 November
All Souls
St James
AVEBURY
St Mary
Magdalene
WINTERBOU
RNE
MONKTON
St Katherine
& St Peter
WINTERB
OURNE
BASSETT
St Peter ad
Vincula
BROAD
HINTON
10.00 am
11.15 am
9.45 am
Informal
Service
Holy
Communion
Holy
Communion
10.00 am
Service of
Remembrance
10.50 am
Service of
Remembrance
7.00 pm
All Souls
Service
2 November
All Saints’ Day
Env week 44
8.00 am
Prayer
Book
Communion
9 November
Remembrance
Sunday
Env week 45
9.45 am
Service of
Remembrance
16 November
2nd Sunday
before Advent
Env week 46
23 November
Christ the
King
Env week 47
Christ Church
EAST
KENNETT
10. 50 am
Service of
Remembrance
8.00 am
Holy
Communion
With Act of
Remembrance
10.50 am
Service of
Remembrance
10.30 am
Service of
Remembrance
10.30 AM—BENEFICE SERVICE – COMMUNION—WINTERBOURNE BASSETT
10.00 am
Benefice
Holy
Communion
11.45 am
Wells Baptism
4.00 pm
Williams
Baptism
6.00 pm
Evening
Prayer
11.15 am
6.00 pm
No Service
Evensong
10.00 am
Café Church
For Advent
Sunday
(in church)
30 November
Advent Sunday
Env week 48
Morning
Prayer
4.00 pm
Benefice
Communion
for Advent
Sunday with
families &tea
6.00 pm
Sung
Evensong
Wednesday Communion Services
will take place at 10.00 am at 9, The Beeches, Winterbourne Monkton. Clergy will attend on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.
We can also provide home communion any time for those that are housebound. Please contact the Benefice Office— (01672 861786) or one of the Lay Pastoral
Assistants to request this. (Claire Stiles – 01793 731620 or Graham Kitchen – 01672 861349.)
Readings for month
Sunday 2 November – Gold/White
All Saints Day
Revelation 7. 9 – end
Psalm 34. 1 – 10
1 John 4. 1 – 3
Matthew 5. 1 – 12
Sunday 23rd November – Red/White
Christ the King
Ezekiel 34. 11 – 16, 20 – 24
Psalm 95. 1 – 7
Ephesians 1. 15 – end
Matthew 25. 31 – end
Sunday 9th November – Red/Green
Remembrance Sunday
Wisdom 6. 12 – 16 or Amos 5. 18 – 24
Canticle: Wisdom 6. 17 – 20 or Psalm 70
1 Thessalonians 4. 13 – end
Matthew 25. 1 – 13
Sunday 30 November – Purple
Advent Sunday
Isaiah 64. 1 – 9
Psalm 80. 1 – 8, 18 – 20 [or 80 1 – 8]
1 Corinthians 1. 3 – 9
Mark 13. 24 - end
Sunday 16th November – Red/Green
2nd Sunday before Advent
Zephaniah 1. 7, 12 – end
Psalm 90. 1 – 8[9 – 11] 12 [or 90. 1 – 8]
1 Thessalonians 5. 1 – 11
Matthew 25. 14 – 30
Sunday 7th December—Purple
2nd Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 40. 1—11
Psalm 85. 1—2, 8—end [or 85. 8- end]
2 Peter 3. 8—15a
Mark 1. 1—8
nd
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Kennet Valley Lottery Club
October draw winners
£100 Number 76
£75 Number 26 Ray Manley
£50 Number 19 William Gibbs
(Some winners would prefer that their names were
not published, in which case we will just state the
winning number)
We still have a few tickets available.
David Snape on 01672 861267 for a brochure – or email
[email protected]
Another way to support our churches at
West Overton, Fyfield and East Kennett
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St Peter Ad Vincula
Broad Hinton
YOUNG SINGERS
NEEDED FOR
CHRISTMAS!
Do your children love to sing?
Would you like to Sing with them?
Our New Choir Director and Organist Lisa Williams is looking
to find local talent to help sing at St Peter‘s for our
9 Lessons and Carols Service
Sunday 21st December at 6pm.
If you are interested, why not try a taster session on
Saturday 8th November
10:30-12:00 in Church
Come and have fun, sing and stay for a cup of tea and cake!
No experience necessary, all you need is lots of energy, and like making
music!
Session is completely free, run by experienced, qualified teacher, with full
CRB clearance.
Junior Choir Practices are every MONDAY EVENING, 7:30-8:00PM
For more information, please call Lisa Williams, details below.
Mrs Lisa Williams LTCL
Tel:- 01793 854071
Mobile:- 07989 834120
Email:- [email protected]
East Kennett Literary Evening.
Tuesday 7th October saw the third successful Literary Evening in East
Kennett Church. It was wonderful to see this beautiful building, which lies in
the heart of the village, enjoyed by the local community.
Where else would one hear the zany humour of Spike Milligan closely
followed by an Ancient Gaelic song. The proceedings began with the
youngest member present, a Miss Phoebe Wirick, playing three beautiful
pieces on the recorder. A flow of readings both diverse and fascinating were
peppered with musical interludes. Wine and delicious nibbles during the
interval were a part of an evening in which we listened to DH Lawrence; C J
Sansom; Barbara Kingsolver and Alistair McCall Smith; witty poems by
Brian Patten and Steve Turner and an insightful exploration of Einstein’s
thinking all combined to make a unique, cultural experience. The evening
raised £162 towards the maintenance of the Church.
The next evening will be in the Spring of 2015 (date to be confirmed). We
look forward to your company - come and listen or give a reading of your
choice.
Charity
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Bridge Day
The Rector Recommends
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reception, funeral wake or any other social event or
celebration?
Adam Hearn has been playing guitar for over 30
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Open mic Night in Church at Avebury. He started
learning as a child in Spain and has continued
developing his passion for classical, flamenco and
folk guitar styles. In recent years Adam has
performed at weddings and events all over the world.
His performances include playing and singing a
variety of pieces such as Pachelbel’s Canon in D,
Schubert’s A ve Maria, and Bach’s Jesu, Joy of
Man’s Desiring, and are decided beforehand with
the bride and groom. Packages are tailored to each
event and a typical package would include a total of
90 minutes of music, with a choice of several pieces
to be played during the ceremony and some to be
played during the reception. For more information
contact Adam on [email protected] or 07875
505634.
Piper Tony Hurst was a God-send. He became
involved in the Commemoration of Outbreak of War
service at St James, Avebury, at the last minute,
stepping up to help in an emergency, and was a real
asset to the Church. A traditional highland piper will
always add that special touch to an event. With
several years experience piping, mentored by former
Scots Guards Pipe Major (Dixie) Ingram, Tony has
recently been appointed Honorary Piper to the
Swindon & District Caledonian Society and the
Warrant Officers’ & Sergeants’ Mess, The Defence
Academy of the United Kingdom in Wiltshire.
He has also piped for:
The Rt Hon David Cameron MP
Lt Gen Sir John Kiszely KCB MC (Scots
Guards) on retirement
The Joint Service Staff and Command
College, Shrivenham
Malmesbury Abbey
Various military functions
Tony lives near Swindon but will travel anywhere to
offer services for weddings, birthdays, special
occasions, New Year Burns suppers, corporate
events/openings, funerals. Travel costs are very fair.
Tony also provides a full military or mini band of
Highland Pipes and Drums as required.
Contact Tony on 01793 780217 or 07877 836871 or
his website www.wiltshirepiper.co.uk
The Charity Bridge day held at Kennet Valley Hall on 13th October was a
huge success.
Our grateful thanks to all who helped organise this enjoyable day and
provided such superb lunches; and our thanks to those local businesses and
others who provided a host of excellent and original prizes for the raffle.
We raised £812 for our churches at West Overton, Fyfield and East
Kennett.
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Coffee Morning & Autumn
Bazaar
at
WEST OVERTON CHURCH
on
Saturday 15th November
10.00 am – 12.30 pm
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Refreshments and delicious homemade
cakes and biscuits
Children’s activities
Raffle and second-hand book stall
White elephant stand
Homemade produce and bottle stall
Christmas cards in aid of Prospect Hospice
and Wiltshire Air Ambulance
Proceeds (excluding the charities’ money) will go towards
keeping West Overton, East Kennett and Fyfield churches
open
Please support our Bazaar by coming on the day – and we
would also be very grateful for contributions of bottles and
toiletries, items for the white elephant stand, second hand
books, and home-made cakes, jams, pickles and other items
for the produce stall.
We can collect anything you might wish to give
if you ring 01672 861786 or 861798, or you
can leave items at East Kennett church, West
Overton church, Anne Robinson’s house (leave
in porch at 2 The Grange, West Overton,) or at
the church of)ice at the Garden Room, 62
Lockeridge – or give them to any church
warden.
If you are able to help on the day, please
contact Anne Robinson on 861786
There will be an
THANK YOU
Avebury Churchyard Clearing
Team
A heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to
the Team of 17 people who
turned out to give Avebury
Churchyard a ‘trim and
tidy’ before winter sets in.
We were blessed with
fabulous weather, great
banter, Niell and Julie’s
Safety Watch, fantastic
cake (Helen’s lemon) and
choccie crispy buns (Lizzy
and
Michael
‘Daley’s
dozen’), Rob’s tractor ‘n’
trailer,
the
ENTIRE
Farthing
Brigade
who
tackled the ivy on the walls,
Bob-the-Lumberjack (who
did indeed lumber jack –
eventually,
once
Phil
subdued the chainsaw), Brian ‘Dig for Victory’ Vickers and little
Georgina and her Dad, hauling branches, sweeping the road and
cleaning the mud to reveal the beauty of the Pitchen stones
beneath. All under the watchful eye of our wonderful church
wardens who are always such a big part of anything we do. Long
after most of us had disappeared Helen No.2 appeared on the
scene and carried on the good work into the afternoon – we miss
nothing, Helen!
But the prize of the day has to go to Trish. It takes a brave woman
indeed to unearth a pair of neatly folded underpants from under
the overgrown box. We hope that anyone wishing to claim them
will contact us. It will take a brave man indeed to run the gauntlet
of sniggering from the team when he does so!
Well done everyone. See you in the spring. Watch this space for
our next Churchyard clearing date. ALL WELCOME!
The Rector
Avebury and District
Christmas Bazaar
On Saturday 1 November
Saturday 29th November
in the Social Centre
in aid of the
(opposite the Church)
Red Cross Ebola Appeal
Cakes, Bottle Stall, Gifts and Raffles
St James’ Church, Avebury
Doors open 1 p.m.
Organ Marathon
from 9am - 4pm
For more information, please contact Maureen
Dixon, Churchwarden
Tel 01672 539690
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Entrance 50p Under 14s free
Refreshments available
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Mustard Seed
Author Event
LIVE SAT 8TH NOVEMBER
Avebury Club, SN8 1RD
Back by popular demand the four
piece 24-7 playing a selection of
rock, pop, light jazz and rat pack
style music, a night for your
enjoyment and to get you dancing.
Admission by ticket which also
includes a Ploughman’s lunch.
Tickets Call 07879 486905 or
email: [email protected]
Do come and hear Ann Widdecombe,
former Conservative politician and notable
contestant on Strictly Come Dancing who
will be talking about her autobiography
Strictly Ann at 12.30pm on Thursday 6th
November in St Mary’s Church,
Marlborough. Tickets £10 (including
sandwiches, teas and coffees) available
from Mustard Seed, Telephone 01672
511611
Mustard Seed, The Old Boathouse,
Hillier’s Yard,
Marlborough, SN8 1BE
£7.50 Members and
£ 10.00 Non-Members
Avebury & District Club News & Events
Cabbage Sunday – We were once again grateful to be
involved in this super event, it was a lot of fun and raised a
tremendous amount for good local causes, thank you for those
who put so much hard work into it and we look forward to
being able to continue our assistance.
Sports – The winter season has now started with for our darts
and skittles teams and it is terrific that we will now have two
darts teams on Thursdays, one on Fridays and the skittles
team continuing to play on Fridays as well. Please look at our
website, or fixture sheets in the club to see when they are at
home. Please remember that we also have excellent snooker
and pool tables for use.
Christmas – We are holding our very popular Children’s
Christmas Party on the afternoon of Saturday 13th December,
please get your tickets early as there is great demand for this
fun party. We are holding our Grand Christmas Draw that
evening and there will be a host of prizes to be won.
There will also be Christmas bingo’s on Tuesday 2nd, 9th and
16th December.
Avebury Club is available to hire, contact Alan –
Secretary on 07879 486905 or 01672 539349 or Avebury
Club (when open) on 01672 539258 or visit the website to
check availability. www.Avebury-Club.co.uk
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Avebury & District W.I. Craft Group
The Craft Group holds a meeting on the afternoon of the first
Wednesday of every month at the Social Centre, Avebury from 2 4pm.
All are welcome. You do not need to be a W.I. member to attend.
The cost is £3 per session. There are quilting courses and a
variety of other crafts.
For further details call Margaret on 539184 or Julie on 539072.
Avebury and District WI
Advance Notice
The Christmas Lunch is on
Thursday 11th December
at The Hourglass, Devizes Marina
at 12.15pm for 12.30pm
Don't forget your Santa's Secret Gift
Christmas Carol
Concert
at St. James Church Avebury
by The Avebury Vocal Ensemble
on
Sunday 7th December at
7.30pm
Conductor Sir Peter Beale
Tickets £8 at the door - under 18's free
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Avebury and District WI
Members and a large number of visitors attend our
October open meeting to hear an excellent talk given by
Steve Williams on a “Soldier’s life in the Trenches”. A
realistic reconstruction of a WW1 trench with a range of
equipment and artillery formed the back drop to an
informative, entertaining and at times, brutally frank
description of the day to day existence on the front line. We
were taken on a journey of the recruit most of whom were
only 5ft 7 inches and under 10 stones and had only ever
travelled less than 5 miles from their village or town, who
signed up for 12 old pence per day pay, often in groups, be
they tram drivers or miners. Kitchener’s poster, originally a
magazine cover, attracted 100,000 recruits in its’ first
week! The construction of the trench, the use of the bucket,
the type of barbed wire, the use of rifles, machine guns,
grenades, and hand knives were ably explained and
demonstrated. The horrors recounted of trench foot,
gangrene and gas poisoning along with huge rats living off
human flesh made many of us cringe in our seats, while the
use of soldier’s urine and letters from loved ones
demonstrated the ingenuity and practicality of the everyday
soldier. Many urban myths were dispelled; officers were
not miles away but in fact had the highest death rate on the
front and you did not pull out the pin from a hand grenade
by your teeth – else you would lose them! One double
edged outcome from WW1 was the introduction of free
school milk; this was in an effort to improve the general
fitness of the average British male - in anticipation of the
next war…
Our next meeting is on November 13th at 7.30pm in the
Social Centre and continues the War theme entitled
The Organisers of this year’s Cabbage Sunday Charity Auction are very
“Evacuation – from London to Wales aged 5yrs”
Judith Farthing pleased to announce that
£1,375.00
was raised on September 28th when the event was again held at Avebury
Club. This was the highest amount raised for the last 5 years.
£1260.00 was raised from the Auction & Raffles & £115.00 was raised by
A huge thank you to everyone who kindly supported the Sale of Barbequed Burgers & Hot Dogs. The Barbeque was run by
the Dance on Saturday 27 September in aid of the members of Avebury Club, & the so the £115.00 raised from this will go
churches at West Overton, Fyfield and East Kennett and to Club Funds.
to all who gave their time in helping to make this a very
In addition to the Auction, 3 Raffles took place, the money from which
successful event and to those who kindly donated raffle was added to that made from the Auction. The contents of a Drinks
prizes.
Hamper were kindly donated by numerous residents of Winterbourne
A special mention must to be made of the band Catch Monkton, and this was raffled along with Food Hampers which were
22 who provided us with such fantastic music for the kindly donated by The Avebury Over 60’s Club & Avebury Community
Shop.
evening.
In these continuingly tough economic times it was great to receive
I am delighted to report we have made a profit of
Donations from the following Businesses: Avebury Club, The Three
£296.19.
Once again thank you all so much for your support and Magpies Pub (Sells Green, Devizes), The Waggon & Horses Pub
(Beckhampton), The White Horse Inn (Winterbourne Bassett), and Walter
making the evening so successful and enjoyable.
Jean Clements Rose Butchers (Devizes).
We also want to thank all those individuals (too numerous to name)
who donated items to be sold or who made Cash Donations. We also want
News from Berwick Bassett and
to thank everyone from Winterbourne Monkton & Avebury who helped
by selling Raffle Tickets or with the Auction itself, and Shirley Bunce
Winterbourne Monkton
who yet again acted as Cashier.
Update on Connect 2 Service
Finally we want to thank the very large number of people who attended,
We have been advised that the new limited service will
for coming. We hope to see you all next year.
not now commence until January 2015. In the meantime
The money raised from the Raffles & Auction has been distributed to
the telephone booking service continues. Please continue
the following Charities:
to use the service. Timetables are in the noticeboards. The
Prospect Hospice, Wroughton.
bus currently comes into both villages providing an almost
The Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust
door to door service.
The Avebury & District Over 60’s Club.
Janice Pattison Clerk [email protected] Organisers: Nigel Fielder (Auctioneer). Stephen & Thelma Fulford.
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ROOM FOR NEW
MEMBERS
Avebury Over 60s are seeking
new members to join us on the
First Wednesday every month
at the Avebury Social Centre
opposite the church. We’re a
lively bunch of grey heads.
There’s a regular speaker, tea
& sandwiches and a Christmas
party each year.
Do come along.
You will be
very welcome.
Len Adams
MONKTON
WELCOMED BHADS
'VOICES FROM THE
GREAT WAR'
We enjoyed an excellent evening of
professional
entertainment
by
BHADs in October - our grateful
thanks to BHADs for including our
church as a venue on their tour! The
evening raised £120 of which £80
has gone to Combat Stress and £80 to
church funds. Many thanks to all
those who came to support and those
who produced excellent canapes and
our cheerful bar staff!
Babies, Bumps
and Toddlers
Avebury Social Centre
High Street Avebury
(Opposite The Church)
Wednesday 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Term Time Only
Friendly Group for parents and Carers
Includes healthy snack and craft
for the Children
Coffee, Tea and Chat for the Adults
Only £3.50 per session
All Welcome
‘Pebbles Play Group Avebury’
Charity No. 299677
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Avebury Shop
Avebury Parish Council
Planning Applications
Shop Phone Number: 01672 539200
We ratified the earlier decisions not to comment on
Shop Opening Hours:
applications for works to trees at The Potteries, Green
Monday- Fridays 9am - 5pm
Street and at Bannings, Bray Street.
Saturdays, Sundays 10.30am - 4.30pm
Flood Group
Apple Day/Community Orchard
Since the Flood Group was formed, both Thames
Thanks to those who supported Apple
Water and Wiltshire Council have visited and drains and
Day. Unfortunately it was a wet day, but
culverts have been inspected. Video inspection of drains
this did not dampen the enthusiasm of
in Bray Street revealed a blockage on the pipe towards
those who took part.
the river and this is due for clearing the first week of
The community orchard is located in the
November.
It is hoped that this will stop the discharge of
sports field next to the pavilion and is run
sewage during periods of heavy rain.
be a separate community group.
Work has been undertaken in Avebury and
Garden Produce
Beckhampton
to improve water courses and drainage and
If you have any surplus garden produce
the Parish Council is very grateful to the owners of the
you would like to donate, please bring it
land for carrying out this work as it should improve the
into the shop and we will offer it to our
situation should we have another wet winter. We are still
customers in exchange for a donation to
pressing Wiltshire Council for help with clearing the
our charity box (Radcan which is a local
silted up culvert under the northern end of the lane in
charity raising money for a radiotherapy
Beckhampton following the removal of a tree stump that
unit at Basingstoke).
had been wedged there.
Volunteers/Volunteer Party
The Parish is subscribing to a new Wiltshire Council
Thank you to all our loyal volunteers who
initiative
called PEAS – Parish Emergency Assistance
provide such a brilliant service to the
Scheme – which provides ‘self help’ measures to
community and visitors alike.
parishes. This will mainly consist of gel sacs which
inflate when soaked in water and which act like sandbags
This has left some gaps in our rota, so we are
in diverting water and preventing it entering property. It
looking for more volunteers to help in the
is hoped that delivery will be made soon so that these can
shop, or to help with baking, stocking
be stored at suitable locations in the parish.
shelves or gardening It is a really good
Mrs Lewis is convening another meeting of the Flood
chance to get out and meet people, as
Group
to review what has been achieved and identify
well as catching up on gossip and
what needs to be done in the future. If anyone would like
drinking tea! The volunteers really are
to attend who isn’t already on the emailing list, please
the life blood of the shop and without
contact her at [email protected] or call 539607.
them we could not continue to operate.
Bus
shelters
If you would like to know more, please
Wiltshire Council is in the process of sourcing a new
contact Lyn at the shop (telephone
shelter for the route 49 bus stop on the Devizes Road and
number 01672 539200)
will remove the damaged one before the new shelter is
installed. Due to the bus stop being within the World
Every year we hold 2 social events for our
Heritage Site the sourcing of a new shelter may take
valued volunteers. The Christmas party
some time due to a specific design being required.
this year takes place in Avebury Social
The condition of the bus shelter on the A4 has been
Centre. If you are a volunteer please
deteriorating
for some time and at our meeting we
check in the shop for details of the party.
decided to accept a quote for repairs to it. The work will
be carried out shortly.
Trussell Trust Food Bank
Future of the URC Chapel
Thank you to everyone who has donated
As the United Reformed Church feels that the role of
food items to the Trussell Trust box in the
the
chapel as a place of worship is coming to an end, the
shop. Please continue to donate to this
future of the chapel is under review and suggestions for
vital cause – the box will remain in the
its future use are being invited. To make a suggestion or
shop. At this time of year there is an
to sign up for a newsletter please email
upsurge in need so please do all you can
[email protected]
to support this charity.
Second Vice Chairman
Shop Newsletter
Due to Vice Chairman, Mike Bedford’s, busy work
Claire, our merchandise manager, has
schedule
the Council had previously considered
produced a newsletter with lots more
appointing a second Deputy Chairman and the meeting
news about the shop, please call in and
unanimously appointed Mrs Maggie Lewis to fill this
ask for a copy of the latest newsletter.
role.
Home Deliveries
Play area at Avebury Trusloe
We offer a home delivery service for
The play area at Avebury Trusloe was inspected by
anyone who is unable to get to the shop
RoSPA in September and received a low risk rating.
for age or health reasons. We deliver to
There are a few minor works to be carried out in the near
Avebury, Avebury Trusloe,
future but the Council felt that any major works should
Beckhampton, West and East Kennet,
be deferred until a decision has been made about parking
Winterbourne Monkton and Berwick
in Trusloe
Bassett. If you would like to have a
home delivery please telephone the shop
Date of next meeting 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 4th
on 01672 539200 and ask for Lyn or
November.
All are welcome to attend.
Claire.
Parish
Clerk:
Liz Moore (851424/[email protected])
Michele Lomas
Chair of Avebury Community Shop
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If you would like help with your cleaning or would like to chat
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Home-help / Gardener
Available for; Cleaning, cooking, gardening, driving and
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[email protected]
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Tel: 01793 633725
E-Mail: [email protected]
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Fyfield and West Overton Parish
Council
Parish Clerk Sophie Roberts 01672 861262
[email protected]
www.fwoparish.org.uk
Right of Way Leaflet. The leaflet of
our local footpaths is finalized and
available. Local volunteers are
needed to help keep the footpaths
clear, contact Ruth Lamdin on
861550 if you are interested in joining
a working party.
Community Market. This takes place
in Marlborough every month on the
first Sunday. There are lots of interesting stalls. Why not
put it on your calendar?
Traffic on the A4. The Traffic Group are in consultation
with CATG about the junctions along the A4 to our
villages. The first step is for them to monitor traffic speed
along our stretch of this busy road.
Planning Issues. Each month sees a number of planning
issues, on which the PC are asked to make comments and
recommendations. The public were encouraged to keep an
eye on their village noticeboard and put forward their
opinions. We encouraged our residents to write or e mail
Wiltshire Planning Department, so that their individual
views can be considered.
Local Car parking Strategy. After a large amount of
consultation over the whole of Wiltshire, this is now being
considered. To find out more go to www.wiltshire.gov.uk/
council and follow links to localtransprtplan3.
Proposed Changes to Connect2 in the Kennet Valley.
Time tables will be changed in line with the consultation. It
looks as though the are going to retain the 17.15 bus from
Marlborough to Winterbourne Monkton. A new timetable
will be available to view on www.travel.info/ and if you
have any questions contact Ian White on
[email protected]
The West Woods. There has been a lot of controversy
about the damaged caused by the logging allowed by the
Forestry Commission this year. We have received many
comments and decided to share some with you. You might
like to contact Tom Blythe of the Forestry Commission
and let him know your view.
‘By chance I met Tom Blythe from the Forestry
Commission in the West Woods and expressed my
concerns regarding the logging which took place last
spring and the damaged caused to the bluebells and the
amenity value of the forest environment.
He said there were plans to reinstate the deep muddy ruts
and clear the branches from the bridleways and
footpaths. When I mentioned the damage to the
bluebells, he told me ‘they avoided the bluebells’. When
I showed him photos of bluebells growing on either
sides of deep ruts and mentioned they were a protected
species, he strode off.
Why does the Forestry Commission seem to take no
responsibility for the care of this woodland, and seem
to be driven by purely economic concerns? Surely the
F.C. should outline the scope of the work and the
approaches required to protect the bluebells before
choosing the cheapest logging company?’
The Next Parish Council Meeting is at the Kennet Valley
Hall on
24th November at 7pm
Details will be on the Parish Notice Board of your Village
Kennet Valley Hall
Lockeridge
Friday December 12thth
Christmas
Bingo
Doors open at 7.00 p.m.
“Eyes Down” at 8.00
p.m.
*Lots of Hampers and other food
related Special Prizes to be won
*Large Raffle
*Teas & Coffee
Come and enjoy this annual event which
is now a major success due to the
generosity of the local Community and
Businesses.
Many local restaurants ,pubs and shops
are donating special prizes which will
add to the variety of Hampers assembled
from the House to House Collection .
“FRIENDS” OF
KENNET VALLEY
SCHOOL INVITE
YOU TO A
CURRY AND QUIZ
NIGHT
22ND NOV 7:30PM
KENNET VALLEY
HALL,
LOCKERIDGE.
(adults only)
£10 PER HEAD TO
INCLUDE CURRY
FOR BOOKING
INFO DOWNLOAD A
FORM FROM THE
SCHOOL WEBSITE
UNDER THE
“FRIENDS”
SECTION
Or contact suzy 07788
802209
www.kennetvalley.wilts.s
ch.uk/friends
NEWS FROM THE TOWER
2nd November
9.30am to 10am.
9th November
10.15am to 10.45am.
23rd November
5.30pm to 6pm.
22nd November Training
10am to 12 noon.
29th November QP Attempt 10am
Practice Nights:
Tuesdays, 7.30 - 9.00 pm.
‘Stays’ (not the corset type) are an essential part of the tower equipment
because they enable the bell to rest in an upside down position during a pause in
the ringing. Stays sometimes get broken which causes the bell to ring itself
down in an uncontrolled manner, this is the time that the ringer has to react
quickly and let go of the rope or be taken up to the ceiling with it! We were in
need of some more stays and were fortunate enough to hear of a bell ringer,
who is also a tree surgeon, who had recently cut down an ash tree and we were
able to purchase six ready cut stays. The stays are made of ash, because it is
more pliable and unlike most wood, doesn’t need to be seasoned.
The first week of November is the Guild’s Quarter Peal week and there may
be a QP attempt at Avebury during that week.
Our Branch Chairman, Ruth, is hoping to ring her first quarter peal of
Cambridge Surprise Major, which is not an easy method to ring; this will be on
Saturday, 29th November, starting at 10 am, at Avebury.
Mary Davidge Tel: 01672 513819
Belfry Correspondent..
Ringing Times:
Judith Woodget Communications
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Kennet Valley 60+ Club
A meeting of the Kennet Valley
60+ club took place on Thursday, 16
October at the Kennet Valley Hall.
Subs for next year will be collected
at January’s meeting and the charge
will be £6.00. As the summer flower
show was not held this year it was
suggested that the trophies should be
given to the winner at the skittles
evening. Broad Hinton 60+ club has
invited us to their hand bell ringing
meeting. Christmas lunch will be held
at the Bell at West Overton on the 11
December, at a cost of £5.00 each.
The speaker today was Charlotte
Popescu who gave us a really
interesting talk on chickens in the
garden. We learned a lot about the
different types of chickens and the
numerous types of egg they lay and
about feeding and housing them, plus
all their different character traits. It
was indeed a very unusual talk.
After our usual raffle and tea and
biscuits the meeting closed at 3.15
pm The next meeting will be held on
Thursday, 20 November at 2pm. New
members are always welcome.
Marlborough &
District
Embroiderers
Guild
For our October meeting member
Kath Danswan talk about her
background and experiences abroad.
In 2006 Kath self published a book
entitled “Beautiful bowls and
colourful creatures”. She told us
about her visits to California,
Australia and the Quilt Show at
Houston where she talked to groups
and organised workshops to teach her
bowl technique and her colourful
insects. She displayed a selection of
her work.
The next meeting of the Guild will be
held on Monday 3 November when
the speaker will be Jenny AdinChristie and her talk will be entitled
“Preserving the Past/Creating the
Future”. The doors will open at
13.30 and the meeting will start at
14.00. All are welcome and if you
require further details please contact
01249 750865 or visit our website:
http://
www.marlboroughembroiderers.org
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Kennet Valley School
www.kennetvalleyschool.org
Another busy term is in progress and by the time you are probably reading this,
we’ll be back at school after half term and beginning to think about Advent and
Christmas! Our new school website contains up to date information about the
school and events. Please do come and see us if your child will be starting school
next September …visitors are always very welcome to come and see us in action!
Call the school office on 01672 861643 or 01672 861202 if you would like to arrange a visit.
Music Firstly we would like to thank all those villagers in the valley who supported our school when
our fantastic school choir sang at Avebury Day back in September. The children created a brilliant sound
together after only 2 weeks back at school to rehearse and I know many were impressed by such young
children singing so beautifully in harmony and to such a large audience! It was a fabulous performance
including the lovely “Sing” by Gary Barlow that involved children performing from every year of the
school including reception. The choir then led a sing along which ended with a rousing rendition of Rule
Britannia to finish.
We thank Mrs Gudrun Osborn for volunteering and running the school choir and also the newly formed
school orchestra where she is helped by Mrs Sarah Till-Vattier. Their musical skills have quickly resulted
in the children making remarkable progress playing a range of instruments together for the first time and
the orchestra impressed children and parents at our Harvest service with the pieces they played.
We are delighted that the school choir will also be performing at the charity Christmas Carol Service at
Marlborough College again this year on 13th December for Hope and Homes for Children. They will be
combining with the Oare school choir this time - so some collaborative musical fun!
Sport Mr Boyer kindly volunteered to coach our years 3 and 4 to prepare for the annual football
tournament held on the Marlborough College astro turf - helping them to develop their football skills and
team work, resulting in a really good effort cheered on by an encouraging group of parents! The children
had a super time and performed really well with some great goal scoring especially by Henry and Tom.
Congratulations also go to the year 6 High Fives Netball team, who won their first small schools game
against Shalborne this term at St. John’s School. The final score was Kennet Valley 2 - Shalborne 1. A
special mention to Lexus for scoring the 2 goal - fantastic team work during the match and a result which
reflects all their hard work during recent practices. They can’t wait for the next match!
Maths Week After the success last year, we ran another Maths week for both the children & parents.
This included an evening workshop for parents where they were taught maths games and the opportunity
to come in and join the children for a maths lesson – learning together about shapes, space and measures.
Finally a maths games afternoon for parents, grandparents, carers and children to do fun maths together!
Out of school successes!
We have a scheme at school where children can share their success from out of school with me.
Recently we were thrilled to hear that Alicia Boyer [year 6] is doing exceptionally well in national ice
skating competitions. This is Alicia's 3rd year on the National Ice Skating Associations development
squad. She currently trains 6 days a week...before and after school! She has qualified for the British
Championships and with the minimum age being 10, she will be the youngest there. Fantastic!
Sammy Till-Vattier has recently started to learn the trombone and, as well as playing in our orchestra,
now plays with the junior section of the Aldbourne Brass Band!
Musical success for Seb Osborn who passed his Grade 3 Violin with Merit during the holidays
Alice & Olivia who passed their Grade 2 tap dancing exams also with Merit.
Brilliant achievements from all of you!
After School Dragon Club
This continues to be a fun place for our children where they can enjoy Crafty and Sporty dragon sessions,
cookery together and bingo with fish and chips! The Dragons were thrilled to come 3rd in the gardening
wheelbarrow competition at Woodborough Garden Centre last term! Their wheelbarrow was beautifully
created with bunting butterflies and plants galore!
Gardening Club – Morrisons vouchers!
We would really appreciate any Morrisons ‘Let’s Grow’ vouchers you may collect! Please just drop them into
the school office or give them to a child to bring into school. Thankyou!
Fundraising for MacMillan
A big thankyou to those of you who came to The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning [in the afternoon!] and
baked amazing cakes. Brilliantly organised by Charlotte Davies, we raised £183.68 which is a fantastic
amount in just over an hour!
The Friends of Kennet Valley invite you to join us for…
A fundraising Fun Quiz and Curry evening to be held at the Kennet Valley Hall on 22nd November in the
evening – do bring your friends, neighbours and family! See the advert in this KV News for more
details.
Our Christmas Fair at school on Friday 5th December from 5.30pm where there will be all the usual variety of
stalls and refreshments provided by parents and children, carols with the school choir and we hope
Father Christmas will visit us again!
The Friends work hard to help raise funds for our school and create fun events for parents and children at the
same time. Last year they were able to support the building and furnishing of a new library, fund furniture for
a new classroom, a new AV system for the hall, a digital piano and smart new sports kit and choir tops.
Finally, many children have enjoyed an after school popcorn club and a Spooky Disco kindly provided by
The Friends this term.
Mrs Karen Venner .Headteacher
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What’s On At AVEBURY & DISTRICT CLUB
www.avebury-club.co.uk
Saturday 1st – Halloween Disco with Neil – Fancy Dress Optional – bring your own food.
Entrance Fee - Pay on Door £3 Members £4 Non members
Saturday 8th – Live Music with 24 7– entry by ticket ONLY
Tickets £7.50 Members, £10.00 Non Members which includes Ploughmans.
Saturday 15th – Quiz Night
Saturday 22nd – Darts for Cash
Saturday 29th – Skittles for Cash
Saturday 6th December - Auction of Promises – many varied lots, Everyone Welcome
all proceeds going to good local causes
Non Members and Guests £1 Sign in fee – 3 times maximum
Sunday Bingo 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th - Eyes down 8.00pm - ££ Cash prizes
Avebury Club is available to hire, contact Alan – Secretary on 07879 486905 or call Avebury Club (when open) on 01672
539258 or visit Avebury Club website to check availability. www.avebury-club.co.uk
ALL ENQUIRIES AND BOOKINGS ARE TO BE AGREED AND FINALISED WITH THE SECRETARY ONLY.
WHO’S WHO in the Upper Kennet Churches
RECTOR - REV’D MARIA SHEPHERDSON
01672 539643
The Rectory, 27 High Street, Avebury, SN8 1RF
email
[email protected]
If you require a priest in an emergency and are unable to contact Rev’d Maria please telephone one of the churchwardens.
LAY PASTORAL ASSISTANTS
Mrs Claire Stiles
Mr Graham Kitchen
01793 731620 [email protected] co.uk
01672 861349 [email protected]>
BENEFICE OFFICE: Ray Manley, Anne Robinson (Mon-Thurs, 10am-1pm)
Address: The Garden Room, 62 Lockeridge, SN8 4EL
01672 861786 e-mail: [email protected]
CHURCHWARDENS
AVEBURY
EAST KENNETT
WEST OVERTON
FYFIELD
WINTERBOURNE MONKTON
WINTERBOURNE BASSETT
BROAD HINTON
Benefice Council Lay Chairman
Mr David Davidge
Mrs Maureen Dixon
Mr Graham Kitchen
Mrs Jo Snape
Mrs Susan Rogers
Ms Vicky Evans
Ms Penny Gold
Mr Martin Knight
Mr Peter Barry
Mrs Jenni Moseling
Miss Sally Cartwright
01672 513819
01672 539690
01672 861349
01672 861267
01672 861374
01672 861622
01672 539158
01793 731764
01793 731589
01793 731629
01793 731050
Mr Mark Wightman
01793 731452 [email protected]
PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL SECRETARIES
AVEBURY
Mr David Davidge
EAST KENNETT, FYFIELD
& WEST OVERTON
Vacant
WINTERBOURNE MONKTON
Mr Bill Buxton
WINTERBOURNE BASSETT
Mrs Clare Knight
BROAD HINTON
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MAGAZINES
Final copy date 3rd Friday each month unless otherwise notified.
UPPER KENNET NEWS in Fyfield, West Overton, East & West Kennett, Beckhampton, Avebury Trusloe, Avebury, Winterbourne
Monkton & Berwick Bassett:
Editor David Throup, Longmynd, Lockeridge SN8 4ED
01672 861279 [email protected]
Please send all copy including advertising and payment to David Throup.
Cheques payable to “Upper Kennet News”
Final copy deadline is the 3rd Friday of each month.
LOCAL NEWS in Uffcott, Broad Hinton & Winterbourne Bassett:
Editor Tim Powell
Final copy date 20th of each month.
www.upperkennetnews.co.uk
01793 739083 [email protected]
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K
" ennet Singers
Christmas Concert
Kennet Valley Hall
5th/6th December at 7-30.
Salute to Heroes
Tickets: £4-50, concessions £2-50
Phone: 01672 513585 for
details and bookings
Children invited to ‘Be a chorister
for a day’ at Salisbury Cathedral
SALISBURY CATHEDRAL CHOIR’s annual open day ‘Be a
chorister for a day’ for boys and girls in school years 2, 3
and 4 will be held on Saturday 15 November. The day
includes rehearsing and singing alongside the cathedral choir
and is an informal and friendly way to find out about the
opportunities and fun offered by chorister life.
Any child in Years 2, 3 and 4 who would like to Be a
chorister for a day is welcome. For further details and an
application form please email:
[email protected] or telephone Kathy
Davies, Chorister Recruitment Officer on 07979 378 926.
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CONCERT - FRIDAY 7
NOVEMBER 2014 AT
MONKTON
Following the delightful concert last year we are
pleased to welcome back the Calne Baroque Players
and associated Choral Groups to a concert at
Winterbourne Monkton Church at 8pm on Friday 7
November. There will be a retiring collection in aid of
church funds and a donation bar. Come along for a
relaxed and entertaining evening!
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