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Colne Engaine Parish Magazine
for all the people who live here
March 2015
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IN THE PARISH OF COLNE ENGAINE
COLNE ENGAINE PARISH MAGAZINE MARCH 2015
EDITORIAL
THE PARISHES
Editor: Michael Estcourt
2 Brickhouse Road, CO6 2HL
Tel/Fax: 01787 220049
[email protected]
All copy should be sent to Michael.
Colne Engaine, Earls Colne and White Colne
parishes are cared for by the Team Vicar
and Team Curate. To arrange Baptisms,
Weddings, Funerals, other services or
use of the Church contact:
Advertising: Terry Hawthorn
6 High Croft, CO6 2HE. T: 01787 223140
[email protected]
All advertising should be sent to Terry.
Team Vicar: The Reverend Peter Allen
St Andrew’s Rectory, 5 Shut Lane, Earls Colne
T: 01787 220347 [email protected]
Design: Juliet Townsend
14 Oddcroft, CO6 2ET. T: 01787 222459.
[email protected]
PARISH COUNCIL
Parish Clerk: Terry Rootsey
Buntings Green Cottage, Halstead Road,
Colne Engaine CO6 2JG.
T: 07946 096331
[email protected]
Team Curate: The Reverend Hugh Mothersole
Curate Halstead Area Team,
10 Park Lane, Earls Colne CO6 2RJ
T: 01787 222211 M: 07803 699268
[email protected]
Church Warden: Mr Desmond Shine
4 Brickhouse Road CO6 2HL
T: 01787 223378 [email protected]
PCC Secretary: Mrs Rita Prior
21 Church Street, Colne Engaine CO6 2EX
T: 01787 223867 [email protected]
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WELCOME FROM THE EDITOR
I have been asked by many people what is happening on June 20 th in
the village this year. Words like “CONEO” and “Independence Day”
have been bandied around and few people know what it is all about.
Spike Townsend, Chairman of the War Memorial Committee,
explains in more detail on page 33 the progress that is being made
to raise funds for this community project. So I won’t steal his
thunder other than to say that the “CONEO” will be the official
currency in the village on June 20th and to ask you all to put June
th
20 in your diaries so that as many of you as possible can enjoy the attractions coming
to the village on that day. Something for everyone I am told.
My thanks to Terry Hawthorn for standing in as Acting Editor during my absence in
December. My son-in-law landed a job in Barbados and I couldn’t stay away. A great
place with a character all of its own. If you are thinking of going there be warned that it
is an expensive holiday resort.
Grace Carey has been running our Toddlers Group on Wednesday mornings for three
years and participating for eight years. Now her youngest son is starting school shortly
she is looking for someone to take over from her. Grace explains more on page 32. So,
volunteers please. You know you will love it. I am sure that all the Mums who have seen
Grace’s commitment and efficiency would like to thank her for looking after their
children on Wednesday mornings.
Finally may I draw your attention to the fact that Bible Reading Fellowship has changed
its name to “Seekers” so as to give it more relevance in today’s society. See page 5 for
more details.
Michael Estcourt, Editor
T/F: 01787 220049
E: [email protected]
FOUR COLNES MAGAZINE, MARCH 1915
Colne Engaine:
Among the latest announced casualties in the war, occur the names of Pte Scott
Fairbank, killed in action on January 26th. He formerly lived in this parish with his parents
at Elm Hall; and also of Lieut. Louis Courtauld, RAMC, wounded, a nephew of Mr George
Courtauld, JP, of Cut Hedge.
The Roll of Honour in the Church Porch now contains 42 names from this parish.
Contributed by Neville Bird
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LETTER FROM THE REVEREND HUGH MOTHERSOLE
I am not very observant: I can often walk past something and not notice it.
Car keys may be on the table but when asked if I have seen them, I have to
go looking for them: when asked to look for one thing, I often don’t notice
another - my concentration is on what I have as a priority at that time.
Peter last month talked about the Lent journey and our self-inspection being
part of that journey; and in The Month for February Bishop Roger, in his
Thought for Lent, talks about seeing the world in a new light. He quotes our
former Archbishop, Rowan Williams, as saying that the journey in Lent is
about recognising the tap on the shoulder from Jesus and turning around: ‘You are not looking
at where it is really happening. If you turn around you would see that you really do belong.
Turn around and you’d see that you are welcome. Look at me. Trust me. Believe me.’
My concern is that I don’t notice the tap on the shoulder.
I may come to a crossroads on the journey and not recognise the path I need to travel - I may
in fact miss the crossroads altogether if my concentration, my priorities, are on other things.
Crossroads on our journey are important. In the book of Jeremiah:
‘This is what the Lord says: ‘Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk it, and you will find rest for your souls.’’
I miss the opportunity to travel the good way because I am not concentrating, I am not
noticing the gentle tap on the shoulder - my priorities are on other things.
Of course we have many things we need to do, but what are the really big things that are my
priority - and where does God fit in this?
A story that has been around for many years is about a talk given to young people joining a
business by an older manager. The older manager walked into the room and placed a large
glass jar on the table saying that this represented each day and that the jar would now be
filled up as we fill each day. She picked up a bucket of large stones and fitted in the three or
four that reached to the top of the jar so that no more would go in. She then asked the
audience if they thought that the jar was full. They confidently said ‘yes’. She then picked up a
bucket with gravel in it and poured that into the jar, filling in the spaces. She asked the
audience again if they thought that the jar was full. They were much less confident. She then
poured sand into the jar filling up more spaces. The audience were silent. She then poured
water into the jar.
The manager asked the audience what this demonstrated, and the reply was that it is always
possible to squeeze more into a jar that seems to be full. She replied that this is true, but we
all know that we can squeeze more in if we try. However, the real meaning is that if we don’t
put the big stones in first, we will never get them in. If we don’t put our
key priorities into the space that is our day, they won’t get the attention
that they should - they will only fill in a few spare spaces.
As we journey through life the challenge is to make sure that we fit God in
as a priority so that, as we find ourselves at crossroads, we may
‘ask where the good way is, and walk it’.
We will then be able to respond to the tap on the shoulder, to the gentle
voice and be set free each day to walk with confidence with our Lord.
Best wishes, Hugh
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Lent Groups: Magnificent Jesus
In this Lent study guide, Wendy Virgo explores the rich images in John's Gospel which
reveal Jesus as the magnificent Saviour who meets all our needs. We follow Jesus' ministry
as His encounters with ordinary people unfold new aspects of His character. The course
books costs £5 and can be obtained from Peter or Hugh.
Evening Group
Mondays 7.30–9pm
Earls Colne Baptist Church,
Halstead Road.
2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd March
Contact Rev Peter Allen
01787 220347 or [email protected]
Day Group
Tuesdays 10–11.30am
10 Park Lane, Earls Colne
3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th March
Contact Rev Hugh Mothersole
01787 222211 or
[email protected]
Lent Soup & Bread Lunch Tuesdays 11.45 am
The members of the Lent group are welcome to stay and do please join us even
if you are not able to join the Lent group. There is no charge, but you may like to
contribute to our collection for a Lent charity. To assist with catering, please let me
know if you’d like to come, preferably by the Friday before – thank you. Hugh
Prayers for the Parishes
9-9.30am Thursdays All Welcome
March 5th & 19th
Colne Engaine Church
March 12th & 26th
5, Shut Lane
The Bible Reading Fellowship group is now called Seekers.
Why ‘Seekers’?
Jesus said, “. . . Ask, and you will receive; seek, and
you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks will receive, and he who seeks will
find, and the door will be opened to anyone who knocks”
(Luke 11:9-10).
Seekers
Whether we’ve been Christians for 50 years or five minutes, we’re all seeking to draw
closer to God. An important way of doing this is through reading the Bible, discussing
what we’ve read and then seeking to apply those insights in our everyday lives.
The Christian life is a journey full of joys and sorrows, faith and doubt, peace and troubled
times. Group members seek to support each other as they travel and as each person seeks
God’s will for their lives.
We’re all ‘seekers’ - no-one has all the answers!
If you’d like to join us on our journey you’d be very welcome at our next meeting:
Thursday 19th March ● 10am at 5 Swallow Field, Earls Colne
Future meetings:
16th April at 12 Gardener’s Row, Coggeshall; 21st May at 19 Church Street, Colne Engaine.
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SERVICES & READINGS IN MARCH 2015
Sunday 1st March
Colne Engaine
8 am
Holy Communion BCP
Colne Engaine
10 am
All Age Service
Earls Colne
10 am
Morning Worship
White Colne
10.30 am
Holy Communion BCP
Earls Colne
5 pm
Evening Prayers
Readings
Gen 17:1-7,15-16, Mark 8:31-38
th
Sunday 8 March
Earls Colne
8 am
Holy Communion CW
Colne Engaine
10 am
Morning Worship
Earls Colne
10 am
All Age Service
Readings
1 Cor 1:18-25, John 2:13-22
Sunday 15th March
Colne Engaine
8 am
Holy Communion BCP
Colne Engaine
10 am
Mothering Sunday Celebration Service
Earls Colne
10 am
Holy Communion
White Colne
10.30 am
Morning Worship
Readings
1 Sam 1:20-28, Luke 2:33-35
Wednesday 22nd March
Earls Colne
8 am
Holy Communion CW
Colne Engaine
10 am
Holy Communion CW
Earls Colne
10 am
Morning Worship
Readings
Heb 5:5- 10, John 12:20-33
Sunday 29th March PALM SUNDAY JOINT SERVICE
Colne Engaine
10 am
Family Communion CW
No other services on this day
FROM THE REGISTERS
Funerals
th
15 January: Burial at Colne Engaine
Nobby (Edward) Clarke
22nd January: Burial of Ashes at Earls Colne
Charles Cordington
PASTORAL CARE
Would you or a friend like a visit from a
member of our pastoral care team?
Mrs. Ann Norris
01787 222015
Mrs. Beryl Amy
01787 223486
Mr. Terry Hawthorn
01787 223140
The Rev Hugh Mothersole 01787 222211
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COLCHESTER AREA VOCATIONS DAY
“My soul, my life, my all..”
The word “vocation” simply means to be called or
summoned. God has called each of us by name and therefore
we each have a vocation.
To be a follower of Jesus is a vocation to live distinctively for
Him 24/7. It involves understanding who He has made us to
be and what we believe He is calling us to do in His name.
And it applies to every area of our lives – home, workplace, community, school and
church!
If you want to think more about how you are living distinctively for God then come to
the Annual Colchester Area Vocations day on Saturday 21st March, 10:00 to 16:00 at
the John Owen Barn at Fordham, near Colchester.
The day offers input and information about vocation in the widest sense, and also
vocation to more specific authorised and licensed ministries in the church. It will give
you time and space to think and pray about your own direction in life, workshops, and
an opportunity to meet and talk with fellow explorers. This year the day offers
opportunities for young people to also explore what God has in store for them.
You can register by email or post using the flyer available in church or at the Area
webpage where you can also see a YouTube invite from Bishop Roger
http://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/areas-and-bishops/colchester-area-team/events
YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU
We are looking for a Churchwarden to join
our current Churchwarden, Des Shine.
This is a voluntary role with responsibility for
overseeing the maintenance of the church, the
fabric of the church, all fixtures and fittings and
the churchyard.
AN AUDIENCE WITH...
The Bishop of Colchester,
The Right Reverend Roger Morris
The role means you would become a member
of the Parochial Church Council, reporting on
the church (with the other churchwarden) at
6 meetings a year.
Bishop Roger was ordained and consecrated
Bishop of Colchester on 25th July 2014 at
St Paul's Cathedral and was installed on 7th
September 2014 at Chelmsford Cathedral.
He joins us in The Colnes for an evening at
which he will be sharing about his life and
role, be open to questions, and generally
available to meet and to chat with.
Any expenses incurred undertaking this role
will be covered.
From 7.30pm onwards
Tuesday 17th March 2015
If you are interested in helping in your
community please contact Rita Prior,
PCC Secretary, on 01787 223867.
at The Five Bells
Colne Engaine
All Welcome
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JUNIOR CHURCH
Junior Church has been busy learning about "Daniel & The
Lions", they made some amazing masks as you can see!
Please join us for the All Age Service in March when we will
be having loads of fun. See you there!
Alison McKeown & Ginny Jeggo
NOTICE OF ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING
Parish of St Andrew’s Colne Engaine: The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be
held in the Courtauld Memorial Hall on 12th day of March 2015 at 7.45pm
For the election of Parochial representatives of the laity as follows:

To the Parochial Church, 4 (Four) Council representatives.

For the appointment of Sidesmen and the Independent Examiner or Auditor.

For the consideration of:
 A Report on changes in the roll since the annual parochial church meeting;
 An Annual Report of the proceedings of the parochial church council and the
activities of the parish generally;
 The Financial Statements of the Council for the year ending on the 31st December
immediately preceding the meeting audited or independently examined;
 A Report on the fabric, goods and ornaments of the church or churches of the parish;
 A Report on the proceedings of the Deanery Synod;
and other matters of parochial or general Church interest.
If you are interested in joining the PCC, are a member of the Church Electoral Roll or live in
Colne Engaine and are interested in the church community then you are most welcome.
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VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE VILLAGE
JOINT CHURCHWARDEN, St Andrews Church, Colne Engaine
We are looking for a Churchwarden to join our current Churchwarden, Des Shine. This is a
voluntary role with responsibility for overseeing the maintenance of the church, the fabric of the
church, all fixtures and fittings and the churchyard. The role means you would become a
member of the Parochial Church Council, reporting on the church (with the other churchwarden)
at 6 meetings a year. Any expenses incurred undertaking this role will be covered. If you are
interested please contact Rita Prior, PCC Secretary, on 01787 223867.
TREASURER, Colne Engaine Youth Club
We are looking for a new Volunteer Treasurer as unfortunately
Jane Lewis, our Treasurer since Summer 2013 , is not
able to continue in the role. If you can use a
spreadsheet you can do this job, which involves about
20 minutes a week to manage the club funds and
report at 4 meetings a year. Jane is very happy to
support the new volunteer until they’re comfortable
and the club will pay for some training if desired.
Please contact Juliet Townsend, Acting Chairman, on
07984 794004 [email protected]
LEADER, Colne Engaine Toddler Group
Due to an ever worsening back problem I sadly may
have to give up running our local Toddlers Group. I’ve no idea how long the
village has had this group but I’m pretty sure it’s a lot of years. 40? 50?
I don’t know. It’s a wonderful place; children can have fun, learn, play
and socialise, adults can form new friendships, get support from fellow
parents and enjoy a slice of cake and a cuppa. I bet there are still many
friendships in the village that were originally forged at the group.
I know I have lots. It really is such a valuable place.
It is an entirely voluntary role. There is an amount of lifting to set up all the tables, chairs and
toys which I’m now finding I’m struggling with, so I’m looking for someone to take over from me.
The group is held on a Wednesday and is set up at 9.30, open 10-12. We provide a craft table
with some form of painting, colouring, sticking or creating project. At 11 we provide teas, coffees
and some cake or biscuits for the adults. Drinks, biscuits and some fruit for the children. Then
there’s some (hopefully shared) tidying up and washing up. Finally, the collective is usually very
good at helping pack everything away at
the end of the session. We get a wildly varying amount of families attending. At its quietest we
may have just 4 or 5 adults and their children. At its busiest we’ve had 25! People come from
Colne Engaine, Halstead, all the Colne’s, Pebmarsh, even Colchester outskirts. 2 other local
groups have within the last couple of years closed so there is increased need locally for these
types of groups.
If you have a love of children, family support and for our village, and a few hours spare on a
Wednesday morning I would love for you to consider helping out. In an ideal world it’s best if 2
people can jointly run the group, or a few on a rota basis. I myself have been attending the group
regularly and helping out for 8 years and have been running it for nearly 3. My youngest son is
due to start school later this year. For me it will be the end of an era and I’ll miss it.
If you can help please do get in touch - I’d love to hear from you and I’d be so sad to see our
group have to close.
Please contact Grace Carey, Toddlers Leader, on 01787 220219 [email protected]
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MOTHER, BABY &
TODDLER GROUP
in the Village Hall every
Wednesday morning 10 – 12noon
(term time only). £2 per family.
Drinks and biscuits
for the littlies.
Fun, play, art and
craft projects and
friendly chatter.
QUIZ NIGHT
You are invited to a quiz night in aid
of The Children’s Society!
14th March at 7.30pm
Colne Engaine Village Hall
Tickets cost £6 each, teams of 6.
Please bring your own drinks
and nibbles.
Tickets are available from
Rita Prior on 01787 223867.
Tea, coffee, biscuits
and the occasional
cake for grown-ups.
Contact: Grace Carey, 6 The Green
34 Brook Street, Colne Engaine,
Colchester, Essex CO6 2TE
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COLNE ENGAINE WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
Next meeting:
Thursday 19th March
Speaker: Peter Parker.
His subject is
“My Stroke - from
wheelchair to wind surfing.”
Competition:
A walking stick
Registered child minder
in Colne Engaine
Contact Jayne on 01787 221864
Email: [email protected]
Member of NCMA - CRB checked
Insured - Paediatric first aid trained
Meetings are held on the third Thursday
of each month at 7.30pm in Colne Engaine
Village Hall.
The WI offers opportunities for all women
to enjoy friendship, to learn, to widen
their horizons and together influence
local, national and international affairs.
Visitors welcome.
Olive Green 01787 222150
Dog Grooming Services
All breeds of dog welcome
Free Puppy Introductory Visits
Collection and Delivery Service available
Easy Free Parking
Caring, Friendly and Professional
Fully Insured
Bathing, clipping, hand stripping, nails
Loyalty scheme with discount offers available
01787 267888
www.k9cuts.eu
Cooks Cottage, Twinstead Road, Pebmarsh CO9 2PB
***MICROCHIPPING NOW AVAILABLE***
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OUR PARISH COUNCILLORS
Members of the Council work hard to make sure that Colne Engaine remains a beautiful and
tranquil place to live. So if you have any comments or suggestions please feel free to contact them.
Members of the Council
Chairman:
Cllr. Darran Lingley
Vice-Chair:
Cllr. Patricia Taylor
Members:
Cllr. Alan Barnard
Cllr. Richard Jones
Cllr. Stuart Rust
Cllr. Tim Everitt
Cllr. Lucy Orrow
01787 224166
01787 224876
01787 224709
01787 220163
01787 224434
01787 223612
01787 224786
Roles & Responsibilities for the Members & Clerk
ESSEX ASSOC OF LOCAL COUNCILS: CLLR TAYLOR & THE CLERK
FESTIVAL COMMITTEE LIAISON: CLLR BARNARD
FINANCIAL CONTROL: CLLRs BARNARD & EVERITT
FOOTBALL CLUB LIAISON: CLLRs LINGLEY & RUST
FOOTPATHS & TREE WARDEN: CLLRs TAYLOR & LINGLEY
TOWNLAND TRUST: CLLRs LINGLEY & EVERITT
FUNDING FOR VILLAGE PROJECTS: CLLR LINGLEY & THE CLERK
RECREATION GROUND: CLLR LINGLEY
PLANNING LIAISON: CLLRs TAYLOR & RUST
VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE LIAISON: CLLR JONES
VILLAGE SCHOOL COUNCIL LIAISON : CLLRs LINGLEY & JONES
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]@colne-engaine.org.uk
Clerk (part-time): Terry Rootsey
3 Box Mill Cottages, Box Mill Lane,
Halstead CO9 2DR
t: 07946 096331
[email protected]
www.colne-engaine.org.uk
ALLOTMENTS: CLLRs BARNARD & EVERITT
YOUTH CLUB: CLLR JONES
WEBSITE: CLLRs JONES & ORROW
Colne Engaine Parish Council meets at 8pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month, except
August, in the Jubilee Annexe of the Village Hall. Public and press are welcome to attend and at
the beginning of each meeting a 15 minute Public Session is held for non-members to address
Council on items specified on the agenda. Please feel free to e-mail, telephone or post a note
through the Parish Office post box about any items you would like added to the Agenda and/
or noticeboard, or anything you would like to report to the Parish Council.
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NOTES FROM THE PARISH COUNCIL
As I write these notes there is snow on the ground. I hope by the time you read them it
is all gone and there are some signs of spring in our gardens.
I summarise below some of the highlights from the January Parish Council meeting. The
full minutes for the meeting can be seen on the website www.colne-engaine.org.uk
Mi Community Scheme
District Councillor Gabrielle Spray addressed the
meeting and updated members about the two
schemes put forward by organisations in our village
that had been passed to the next round. The project has £162,000 to distribute and
there are applications going to the next round totalling £181,000 so clearly some
schemes will not be successful.
Planning Application: Erection of 3 bedroom house
with attached garage for no. 23 Crossways.
Some concerns were raised that the property was being “shoehorned” into a small
space with narrow access. The matter was put to the vote and it was resolved that the
Parish Council should offer no objections.
Appeal to planning inspectorate re: refused planning application for change of use of
land to site three yurts for use as tourist accommodation and erection of ancillary utility
building at Nightingales Farm, Brickhouse Road CO6 2HJ.
Members saw no new information or comment to support this Appeal and it was
resolved that the Clerk should advise the appropriate authority of this and that the
Parish Council stands by the representations made in its letters of 10 th January 2014 and
11th April 2014. Copies of which were forwarded to them in the pack of papers from
Braintree District Council.
2015/16 BUDGET AND PRECEPT REQUEST
The budget was approved and the Precept application was signed at the meeting by the
presiding Chairman and the Responsible Financial Officer.
Roll on summer.
Regards to all,
Terry
Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Colne Engaine Parish Council
3 Box Mill Cottages, Box Mill Lane, Halstead CO9 2DR
t: 07946 096331 [email protected]
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‘Mother’s Day, Sunday 15th March
Please join us to celebrate Mothering Sunday
with your loved ones!
We will be offering a fabulous menu,
please book your table as early as possible
to avoid disappointment as it’s one
of our busiest Sundays of the year!
St Patrick’s Day, Tuesday 17th March
We will be celebrating St Paddy’s Day in style
at the Bells, there will be plenty of Guinness, Irish food
& other beverages available!
National Pie Week, 2nd – 6th March
Please message us on Facebook with your favourite pie
& our kitchen team will strive to have this on the menu
during this week. You can be sure that our legendary
Chicken & Ham pie will be making an appearance!
Mill Lane, Colne Engaine, CO6 2HY · 01787 224166 · fivebells.net · @The_FiveBells
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TAP, TAP, TAP
Walking through the woods as February wears on there
are definitely signs of spring to be seen – and heard. A
sound that dominates is the rhythmic drumming of the
Great spotted woodpecker, a fast repetitive burst, the
pneumatic drill of the animal kingdom. If you hear it you
can often pinpoint where the bird is; follow the sound
and look for a tall dead tree- somewhere near the top
you may see the little black and white bird, with red
feathers on the bottom. The male also has a patch of
red on the back of his neck. They are about the size of a
blackbird and will usually be clinging in a very upright
position to the tree. The Great spotted woodpecker also has a very distinctive flight
pattern, dipping up and down as it flies, so you can spot it even if you can’t see the
markings. Whilst flying it also often gives a loud “chick, chick, chick” call.
The reason for the drilling on the dead trees is a display, aiming to attract members of
the opposite sex. It is not just the males that drum, the females do too. Whilst the rapid
drumming, that can be heard up to half a mile away, is nothing to do with finding food,
the woodpeckers also use their strong bills to prise open dead wood and remove bark
to find the insects below. Woodpeckers have very sticky tongues which they use to
grab their food. They can also excavate their own holes in dead trees to nest and roost
in, but like most creatures, if there’s a ready made nest they’ll save themselves the
effort and take that!
You will have noticed by now standing dead trees are crucial to the Great spots life
cycle. There has been a tendency for people to over tidy our woodlands, for aesthetic
and perceived safety considerations, but this is actually very damaging for many
species. Decaying wood is a home for so many insects which form a really important
part of the food chain. If they are left to decay they will also return their nutrients to
the soil.
Another species of woodpecker has become incredibly difficult to see. The Lesser
spotted woodpecker is the Great spot’s little cousin, the same size as a sparrow. It has
higher pitched sounding drum, which is now rarely heard. When I started birdwatching
as a child there were places we knew we could go to see them, but no longer. There is
some discussion that Lesser spots favoured Elm trees, so the epidemic of Dutch Elm
disease hit them very hard. Their population has reduced by more than
60% since 1968.
Look out for these striking birds this spring, I’ve seen Great spots down by
the Colne below the church, and if you find a Lesser spot tell me where!
Hannah Elkington
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WALKING THE GREENS
Some may like to walk the wastes of Greenland, but others take their exercise in the
gentler landscape of valleys, woods and fields around Colne Engaine! In the winter you
may not want to heave on heavy boots to traipse through mud, but it’s possible to
enjoy a pleasant walk along the lanes, taking in some of the nine old greens.
From The Green (Prior’s Green), walk through the church yard and down Station Road,
or, if you prefer, cut through the Rec and skirt
round the field (not officially a public footpath,
but used as one).
At Jubilee Corner, the junction with Elms Hall Road
(and I would love to know at what Jubilee that was
given its name), is the next green, Gallifants Green;
Gallifants lived in Brook Farm in the 19th century.
1. Prior’s Green
2. Gallifants Green
SAY IT WITH FLOWERS THIS EASTER
The Lily Fund
If you want to remember a special someone at
Easter, perhaps you would like to donate £1.50
to The Lily Fund by depositing the money in the
donations hole on the wall at the back of the
church. I will be very happy to arrange these
lovely flowers on Easter Saturday ready to
celebrate the day on Easter Sunday.
Mothering Sunday Posies
Daffodils for the posies for Mothering Sunday
will be organised at a later date, information
will be at the back of the church soon.
Janie Estcourt 01787 220049
Please support
The Lily Fund
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Follow Elms Hall Road along, almost parallel to the river; if you
turn round as you reach the top of a gradual rise, you can enjoy an
excellent view of the village, tumbling down the hillside from the
church, with the pub tucked in behind. At the end of Elms Hall
Road is still a significantly-sized green, Ansteys Green.
3. Ansteys Green
Climb up Goldingtons Hill and cross the main road at Buntings
Green (named after Richard Buntynge, 1523), now traversed by
the road, and continue along with Knights Farm on your right
hand side.
When you come to a fork in the lane, take the left hand fork to
arrive at a crossroads on Pebmarsh Road. There is now no sign
here of Potmans Green (called Tolmans Green on a copy of a 19th
century OS map we have), though when we moved here 30 years
ago, there was still a scrap of grass at the Brickhouse Road side of
the junction.
Turn right down Pebmarsh Road to arrive at what must be the
largest green in the village, Booses, named after the Bousers who
were there in 1494.
4. Buntings Green
You should be able to get back to the (village) Green within an
hour but, as with all walks round Colne Engaine, how long it takes
depends on how many people you stop to chat with. If you want a
longer walk, you could do an extra loop up Over Hall Hill to
Countess Green and then right to Lawshalls at the end of Mill
Lane. If you’re counting, you’ll have reached eight greens. The
ninth was Street Green, which used to be on Brook Street, at the
site now occupied by Colne Heights. I have taken this information
about the Greens from a wonderfully detailed booklet on Colne
Engaine Village Church and Parish by Vernon Clarke, © 1986.
Cate Gunn
5. Potmans Green
6. Booseys Green
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POPPY BOOK CLUB
The Poppy Book Club has been
running for a number of years
and meets approximately once
every six weeks on a
Wednesday evening, generally
at the Five Bells. We all bring a
choice of a book and vote as to
which one we read then review
at the next meeting. It is all
very informal and we generally
have a meal (optional), chat
over the book and have a
general gossip!
If you would like to join us, we always look forward to welcoming new members.
The next meeting will be on 4th March at 7pm (for meal) or 7.45pm for book review at
The Five Bells. If you want to come prepared, the book we are currently reading is “All
Cheeses Great & Small” by Alex James.
For further information please contact Rita on 01787 223867.
PEARTREE
BED & BREAKFAST
Jill & Chris warmly welcome you to
their 17th Century cottage in Colne
Engaine.
2 double bedrooms plus cosy sitting
room and private facilities.
Countryside views & walks.
English or
Continental
breakfast.
T: 01787 223348
M: 07919 200646
www.peartreebedandbreakfast.co.uk
COLNES FOOTPATH ASSOCIATION
March Walk: Sible Hedingham area
Date/Time: Sunday 1st March 2pm
Meet at: Car park behind the Co-op
in Sible Hedingham
Details: Andy & Astrid 01376 552028
EARLS COLNE LIBRARY
Opens on Tuesday & Friday, 1-5pm and
Thursday & Saturday: 9am-1pm.
38 High Street, Earls Colne. 01787 223565
MOBILE LIBRARY
Thursdays: Mar 12th & 26th at the Primary
School at 11am for half an hour.
Fridays: Mar 13th & 27th on The Green
at 11.55am then on Brook Street from
12.30-12.45pm.
Don’t be caught without a good book!
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COLNE ENGAINE DRAMATIC SOCIETY
Watch this space for Colne Engaine Dramatic Society's next production which will be
one of our popular 'Supper Evenings' in early June. For those new to these events we
will be putting on a selection of short plays and then serving a lasagne supper during
the interval. Prices and dates to be advised.
GARAGE & SHED SECURITY
Whilst most houses have adequate security, what is often neglected is the shed or
garage. “Nothing much in there,” I hear you say, “just a garden spade and fork.” But
these are perfect tools for a burglar to use to get in your house. Adds insult to injury
when the tool used to break into your house is your own - so give it some attention.
Garages and sheds by the nature of their construction and position, especially when
away from the house, are always going to vulnerable. Quite often the supplied locks
provide just the barest minimum security and are easily overcome, so always consider
supplementing the existing locks with further locking systems both for the doors and
items within.
On garage doors this could be by adding locking bolts to both sides of the “up and over
door” or a garage door defender in the ground in front of the door. If you have a side
door, don’t forget this too. With sheds, coach-bolt and plate the padlock hasp sections
to the frame and door, using a good quality “Close Shackle” padlock. Don’t forget the
hinges - ensure they cannot be unscrewed. Consider using “Ground Anchors” or “Shed
Shackles” to chain larger items to (again good quality padlock and chain); keep chains
tight so that they are not in contact with a surface they can be struck against. Protect
windows with a wire mesh and fit a curtain or white wash the windows to prevent
prying eyes.
Visibly security mark your property with your post code and house number - this
reduces the value to the thief. You can even register serial numbers free of charge at
www.immobilise.com . There are also a number of commercially available security
marking systems available that are suitable for a wide range of products and others for
specific products. It is also worth fitting a shed alarm to the
shed or garage and adding security lighting. These are
relatively inexpensive and available from most DIY/hardware
stores. If siting a new shed where possible position it within
sight of rooms in the house routinely occupied. Products that
are fit for purpose can found by looking for the "Secured by
Design" or "Sold Secure" logos, or on their websites
http://www.securedbydesign.com/ or http://
www.soldsecure.com/ .
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FRIENDS AT COLNE ENGAINE SCHOOL (FACES)
Well we’ve kicked off this year’s Fundraising with a great fun Coin Trail. Inspired by the
learning topics this term the children created some huge images on the school hall
floor, made out of hundreds and hundreds of coins. The younger children are currently
learning all about the Tudors and so they worked on a huge crown. The older 2 classes’
topic is the ancient Egyptians. Their images were the words Colne Engaine School
spelled out in hieroglyphics and some pyramids (hastily added as we had so many
coins). An hour’s earnest counting later and we raised nearly £115! Not bad for lots of
handfuls of loose change. We’ve also held a Clothes Aid collection for which we’re
awaiting a total of the amount raised.
This month we’re looking forward to the first disco of the year.
You can also continue to help Colne Engaine School by doing your
online shopping via www.schoolfunds.co.uk
Grace Carey
FACES Secretary
[email protected]
T: 01787 220219
Oscar Lingley ready with his bags of coins
Connie Macdonald and Caitlin Teasdale
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COURTAULD MEMORIAL HALL & JUBILEE ANNEXE www.courtauldmemorialhall.co.uk
TRUSTEES:
Chairman: Stuart Rust 01787 224434
[email protected]
Treasurer: Ron Steele
01787 223852
[email protected]
Lindsay Lane
01787 223073
[email protected]
Geoff Marcoolyn
01787 222334
[email protected]
Alistair McMillan
07720 847883
Secretary: Valerie Trew 01787 222956
[email protected]
Hall Manager:
Rachel Owen
07969 354393
[email protected]
COURTAULD
MEMORIAL HALL
1 Station Road, Colne Engaine
FOR ALL YOUR
SOCIAL NEEDS
Receptions, Discos & Dances,
Children’s Parties,
Auctions, Exhibitions, Meetings
AMPLE CAR PARKING
For full details telephone
01787 223668
A POST CHRISTMAS POEM BY CEDRIC JANICUS
Christmas is over with wrapping piled high
One might consider a crisis is nigh
But no, we are saved year upon year
By the actions of persons who have not a peer.
These are teams who clean up our streets
They come early morning so not easy to meet,
They collect all our rubbish and recycling debris
So our streets and our gardens are a joy just to see.
These are the teams in your road called the Dustmen
Now Refuse Team is more normally their name
Add to their number the Recycling Team
And you have arrived at the crème de la crème.
To these brave men we take off our hats
Hold fast to our dogs and lock up our cats
To say to them all, thank you so much
For taking our rubbish with such stylist touch.
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Do you want to share your love of Singing with others?
The Kelvedon Singers, a Chamber Choir of between 20 and 25 voices
based on the Essex/Suffolk borders is seeking to recruit new members.
The Choir is conducted by Christopher Phelps, a renowned conductor,
composer, arranger and ex head of conducting at the Colchester Institute.
Rehearsals are accompanied by a professional pianist.
The Choir sings at least three programmes a year, ranging from the
liturgical canon, through baroque, classical and modern music to
lighthearted arrangements of jazz, country, pop and songs from the shows.
Performances take place in many different venues, including Churches,
are frequently in aid of Charities, and most frequently in the Essex and
Suffolk region. However, we regularly travel further afield and have sung
many times in SW France, in Ely Cathedral, Wimborne Minster, at Snape
Concert Hall, St Luke’s Church in Chelsea, the Menin Gate and many other
exciting places. This year we will be deputizing for Liverpool Cathedral choir
for the Sunday services on 24th May.
We are particularly looking for tenors and basses, but would be happy
to hear from all voices. We rehearse on Monday evenings in Coggeshall
and would ask for reasonable sight-reading ability. We do not audition,
but a period of ‘probation’ gives our director and new members a chance
for mutual assessment.
The choir hugely enjoys sharing their love of music,
and having fun while we do.
Come and join us.
Please contact Celia Edey: [email protected] or 01376 561288
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CEWM: COLNE ENGAINE WAR MEMORIAL: UPDATE
We have a lot to update you on the month about the project, including some major
events that we are planning.
The month of March saw 3 Colne Engaine men killed in WW1. Betram Bixey was killed
in France in 1917, Frank Wright was killed in Palestine in 1917, and George Boreham
was killed in France in 1918. Later in the year we will have the 100th anniversary of
Stanley Butcher, Killed in Gallipoli in 1915. It is around the events leading up to his
death that we will running our first fund raising event.
The Essex Jailbreak - 18th April 2015
This year, The Colne Engaine War Memorial Fund are again entering 2 teams to raise
funds for our cause and the Essex Boys and Girls Clubs. This is an event that also helps
fulfil our objective of helping young people. The aim is to get as far as possible in 15
hours without spending any money or breaking any laws. The objectives this year are:
Team 1 - Darn the Dardenelles:
To reach the Helles War Memorial on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey to lay a wreath
under the name of L/Cpl Stanley Butcher, 5th Suffolk Regt, a Colne Engaine man who
died in the campaign and is commemorated there. The
25th April 2015 is the 100th anniversary of the start of the
Gallipoli Campaign and in accordance with our motto
of remembrance and reconciliation we will also be laying
wreaths at the Australian and New Zealand Cemetery at
ANZAC cove and the main Turkish war memorial. The Team
members are: Spike Townsend, Darran Lingley, Alison Jones
and Gareth Jones.
Team members will be dressed in WW1 costume.
The 15 hour time limit is very tight and we can not afford
anything to go wrong to succeed !!
Team 2 - The Essex Pub Crawl
This team will try and visit as many pubs and venues in Essex as possible in the time
limit. They will be doing this in WW2 costume and will be aided by a WW2 truck. They
will also be collecting in Chelmsford, Marks Tey and Stanway. The team members are:
Duncan Clark, Jane Roach, Mike Estcourt, Nigel Warwick, Des Shine
Neither team would be able to achieve either objective without the help of our
sponsors and special friends who include: Adnams Brewery, The St Arnold Group,
ISR(UK) Consultancy Ltd, MGH Garage, Mark Walsh, Betty The WW2 Truck, Popular
Nursery Marks Tey, Sainsbury Stanway.
If you would like to donate to this event and helps us support two worth causes please
visit our page at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CEWMGreatEscape
Thank you for helping us reach our target.
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Independence Day Quiz Night -19th June 2015, Marquee on Recreation Ground
This event will raise money not just for CEWM, but also for FACES, St Andrews Church
and the Festival Committee. Tickets will be £6pp and teams of up to 10 people are
encouraged. Stephen Hector has agreed to be the Master of Ceremonies for us – so fun
is guaranteed. Tickets will shortly be available from Pub, Shop or if you e-mail me [email protected] Please help us raise a load of money in aid of these worthy
village groups and charities. A licenced bar will be provided.
SAVE THE DATE 20thJune 2015
Colne Engaine
Independence Day
Colne Engaine Independence Day -20th June 2015
This is our major fundraiser and involves a day of events, displays and a full 1940’s state
banquet in the evening. We have already confirmed military vehicle displays, military
reenactors, 1940’s dancing lessons, stalls and other activities. Each village household
will be issued its own passport for free, with unrestricted travel to the UK, and we will
have our own currency. We are encouraging villagers to raise money for their own
charities on this day so if you want a stall (free of charge) please let us know asap.
The day will culminate in a 250 person 1940’s dinner/dance banquet, which will include
an auction of some unique items and an auction of promises for FACEs. Live music will
be provided by Fox, Wiggle and Sass and 1940’s dancing lead by A2 Jive. We will also be
announcing the Village Awards (more about this is later editions).
Dinner/dance Banquet Tickets are priced at £25pp including meal and entertainment.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!!
Save 10% on a table of 10 (£225 instead of £250) if purchased before 30 th May 2015.
Tickets are available from The Pub, Shop or by contacting me direct.
Book early to avoid disappointment.
Lastly, if you would like to help us with this project,
whether as a committee member, arranging events or
You can make a permanent
helping us on Independence Day (ever fancied manning
investment in the new
passport control checkpoints?), then please do not
War Memorial.
hesitate to contact me. This really is a community based
£5 will purchase a brick
project so your support and help is vital to us!
at The Village Shop,
Buy A Brick
Spike Townsend, CEWM Chairman
07782 105287 [email protected]
www.facebook.com/ColneEngaineWarMemorialProject
The Five Bells or contact
Spike Townsend on
07782 105287 or
[email protected]
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CHRIS HAZELL
CAR CARE
PATIOS
BRICKWORK
FENCING
DRIVEWAYS
DRAINAGE
FOUNDATIONS
ALL DIGGER WORK
WATER SERVICE POINT
INSTALLATION
& REPAIRS
All aspects of groundworks and hard
landscaping carried out to a very high
standard with all work guaranteed.
CONTACT: PAUL WHITTLE
01787829396 / 07773474325
[email protected]
ALL MECHANICAL WORK TO
ALL VEHICLES UNDERTAKEN
30 years experience
Servicing
MOT preparation and testing
General Vehicle Repairs
Collection and Delivery Service
07814 559583 / 01787 223348
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Have you got an
idea for a cover
for this
magazine?
Send your design to the Editor
and you may find yourself
a cover star!
The magazine is produced
in Microsoft Publisher,
so please submit designs
or ideas as .jpg, .png or
.pub format.
?
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Earls Colne
Tandoori Restaurant
& Takeaway
We welcome holders of the Gourmet Society Card and The Taste Card
Free bottle of wine
for a table of 4
(please mention when ordering)
Free home delivery on take-away orders over £15
110 High Street, Earls Colne
Tel: 01787 223380 / 222983
www.earlscolnetandoorirestaurant.co.uk
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WHIST DRIVES
In the Village Hall - 6.30 for a 7pm start on Friday March 27th.
A light hearted game of whist, coffee interval & raffle.
Everyone is welcome - we’re always looking for new faces.
Profits to the Village Hall Improvements Fund.
DO COME AND JOIN US
Ring Frances Simmons on 222872 for more information.
Future dates: April 24th.
School hall available
for evening or weekend lettings
If there are any local groups looking for somewhere to meet our school hall is available
from 4.30pm to 10pm each evening and also at weekends, term time only.
Mon - Fri before 6:00pm £13 per hour (plus 5% if heating required)
after 6:00pm £15.50 per hour (plus 5% if heating required)
Sat & Sun £15.50 per hour (plus 5% if heating required)
For more information please call Bev Coltart on 01787 222717
A.Birkin & Sons
FUNERAL DIRECTORS
In excess of 100 years of a caring service
for bereaved families.
Arrangements can be made in your own home,
independent family firm, 24 hour service.
Private Chapel of Rest
Memorials & Pre-payment plans, Woodland Burials
Market End, Coggeshall CO6 1NH
Telephone: (01376) 561316 or 561779 Fax: (01376) 561011
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MOTHERS UNION
March Activities
Firstly I must thank Carol Quinn, retiring
from her post as Treasurer (for many
years) for all the service she has given to
our MU branch, keeping the books in order! Thank you so much, Carol.
This is a busy month, beginning with the Women’s World Day of Prayer on Friday 6th
March. There will not be an official service that day; however, the church at Earls Colne
will be open to all from 10am to 12 noon to everyone for prayer and fellowship to mark
this special day.
International Women’s Day falls on Sunday 8th March.
Elizabeth Elliot, Christian author and evangelist” wrote, “The fact that I am a woman
does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian does
make me a different kind of woman”. Read this in our Families Worldwide Prayer Diary,
29th March.
We hold our Lent Communion this month in Earls Colne Church on Tuesday 10th March
at 2pm and on this occasion we welcome a new member who will be introduced and
admitted to our branch.
We also remember Lady Day, 25th March, the Feast of the Annunciation.
“Mary heard the word spoken in her inmost heart.
Mary bore the word and held him in her arms.”
Getting Together at Colne Place
We will meet at 10.30am on Tuesday 17th March for coffee and fellowship at Colne
Place. Please join us if you are able, all are welcome. Our get together in January was
most successful, with a good number of residents joining us for a chat.
We celebrate Mothering Sunday on Sunday 15th March. Make a Mother’s Day gifts may
be given as an alternative tribute to mothers and grandmothers, to support ‘another
mother’. Leaflets can be found at the back of the church. The collection from our Lent
Communion Service on Tuesday 10th March will be donated to ‘Make a Mother’s Day’,
so please give generously.
Heavenly Father,
You hold all possibilities in your hands and nothing is impossible with you.
Make known your will for each one of us, though we may ask, “Who, me?”
Take us as we are and accept all we have.
Let it be with us according to your word
Amen
Beryl Amy
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HALSTEAD & DISTRICT CHORAL SOCIETY
SCHUBERT AND FRIENDS
Schubert’s Mass in G along with works by Mendelssohn and Bruckner
Saturday 21st March 2015 · 7.45 pm
Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Halstead
Tickets: £10 in advance from Frank Smith & Sons and Bromleys,
both in Halstead High Street; and from Ziel in Earls Colne High Street;
or £12 on the door.
BARN DANCE
Saturday, March 7th (6.45for 7pm)
Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill, Halstead
Jacob’s Creek Ceilidh Band
Tickets (including a Ploughman’s Supper):
Adults £10, under-16s £5, under-3s free,
Family Ticket [2 adults & 2 children] £25.
Tickets available from:
David Ainge (473002) or Sue Bennett (478759),
Bromley’s, Halstead and Ziel’s, Earls Colne
(or Beryl, Mina, Liz and Margaret
at Earls Colne Church)
Bring your own Drinks.
PLEASE also invite your friends along - it's bound to be a great evening!
Registered Charity No: 1072277
EARLS COLNE HERITAGE MUSEUM
www.echm.org.uk
Current Exhibition: 1914 Centenary
An exhibition to commemorate the start of World War 1 which
includes the village as it was, recruitment, village hall hospital,
losses, celebrating peace and the war memorial.
Opening Times: Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays, 2-4pm.
Admission free. The Old Water Tower, Massingham Drive, Earls Colne CO6 2SZ
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COLNE ENGAINE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Our KS1 children had a fabulous day out at Layer Marney Tower recently, as part of our
learning all about Kings and Queens, especially King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I.
Our children looked amazing! They were dressed in fine Tudor outfits, as they immersed
themselves in learning about what life might have been like for children at that time.
These are some of the facts they discovered:Did you know that if you
were over 7 years old
you were a grown up and that you would have
to work for nine or ten
hours a day?
(Otto)
Did you know that
ladies were sewn into
their dresses and
wore them for ages!
Poor people only had
one set of clothes!
(Bella)
These amazing drawings
were the result of lots of
‘Growth Mindset’ learning
where the artists worked
hard to develop and refine
their work – aren’t they
fantastic? Well done
Daisy and Finlay!
Glass was really
expensive so if people
moved house they
often took the window
glass with them!
(Lewis)
If you wrap a cheese in
stinging nettles and bury it
30cm under the ground, it
will stay fresh for months!
(George)
Did you know that when I stayed at
Layer Marney Tower, I hung my
clothes in the privy, where the smell
would scare the moths away!
(Jack)
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Colne Engaine Parish Magazine March 2015 / 45
Remaining Club Nights this term are 7-9pm on 6th, 13th & 20th March.
Contact: Juliet Townsend 07984 794004 [email protected]
TUTOR
GCSE KS4 MATHS
BOOKKEEPING/
ACCOUNTANCY
Tuition in your own home
on a one-to-one basis.
Many years experience. Reasonable
rates.
Accounting/Bookkeeping
Service also offered.
Contact Tony 01787 224589
SENIOR CITIZEN’S LUNCHES
WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO OUT TO
LUNCH EVERY FORTNIGHT?
Three ladies from
Crossways
Church
Fellowship cook
a 2-course meal
for up to 40
people at Earls Colne Village Hall
every other Tuesday at 12.30pm.
Sometimes a professional pianist
serenades the diners! Cost £3.50.
Free transport is available.
Next lunches:
March 3rd and 17th
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OPEN ALL WEEK 7am-7pm
Plus late night opening on Fridays & Saturdays until 10pm
Providing everything you need right here in the village
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BEERS, WINES, SPIRITS,
INCLUDING LOCAL SPECIALITIES
TINNED & FROZEN FOODS
NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES
CLEANING PRODUCTS, TOILETRIES, NAPPIES
& OTHER HOUSEHOLD ESSENTIALS
PLUS WE OFFER A DRY CLEANING SERVICE & LOCAL
EVENTS & SERVICES NOTICE BOARD
We’re a friendly, family business
so just drop in and say hello to
Richard, Wendy & Winnie the dog!
Want to know if we’ve got something?
Ring, email or tweet ahead and we’ll let you know...
t: 01787 220163 m: 07977 636624
[email protected]
www.colneengainevillageshop.co.uk
39 Church Street, Colne Engaine CO6 2EY
Colne Engaine Village Shop
@shopkeeperjones
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Reg & Elsie’s Playmates of the Month
Reg & Elsie are a bouncy ginger lurcher
and a speedy slate greyhound who look
after our designer. Nominate your pet as
their playmate by sending a photo and
details to [email protected]
MARCH:
Winnie Jones, the shop puppy.
A 7 month old Patterdale Terrier,
Winnie is lots of fun and a very good
girl! At the moment she mainly likes
playing with her toys and running
around chasing Sam and Max!!!
Her tiny poos are of course properly
picked up by the Jones clan.
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Halstead and surrounding villages.
All types of property continually
sought for buyers and tenants.
Competitive rates.
A personal, professional,
reliable service.
Established 1990.
Contact Jonathan White on
01787 476888
St Andrews Cottage, rear of 21,
Head Street, Halstead CO9 2AU
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Stephen Strelitz
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Barry Thompson
The Garage Door Man
from Earls Colne
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Electric conversions
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New springs, locks
and cables
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Replacement gear sets
High standards, prompt attention
and all work guaranteed
Tel: 01787 223264
Mob: 07973 754935
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THE GREAT BRITISH FISH & CHIP SUPPER—15TH MAY 2015
“Hold a Fish and Chip Supper to help spinal cord injured people rebuild lives after injury”
Want to eat Fish and Chips, while raising money for charity? Hold a fish and chip supper
on Friday 15th May 2015 whilst raising awareness of spinal cord injury and supporting
SIA’s vital services. You can hold a fish and chip supper in your own home, at work or
hold a larger supper at your local community centre. SIA will provide a fundraising pack
containing hints and tips, recipes, invitations and donation envelopes. By inviting 8
friends and asking them to donate an additional £5.00 means you will raise at least
£40.00 from your supper but we will also give you additional fundraising ideas to raise
even more money for SIA.
In 2015 we want to make the batter matter and raise £40,000 from everyone holding
suppers. Last year we raised £20,000 from the suppers. The money raised from the
suppers will help the Spinal Injuries Association offer support to individuals who become
paralysed and their families, from the moment a spinal injury occurs, and for the rest of
their lives by providing services and publications which enable and encourage paralysed
people to rebuild lives after spinal cord injury. Every year in the UK over 1,000 people
experience a spinal cord injury and there are an estimated 40,000 spinal cord injured
people in the UK alone.
For more information or to request a
fundraising pack call Elizabeth Wright
on 0845 071 4350 or email
[email protected]
or visit www.siafishandchips.co.uk
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WORD SEARCH
Hello everyone,
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a good New Year. The answer to the word
search in the December- January magazine was Jolly. This word search is based on St
Patricks Day. I hope you all enjoy looking for the words.
Bethany Salmon
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PUBLIC BUS
COLNE VALLEY COMMUNITY BUS
Colne Engaine to Colchester
No.83
Mon, Weds, Thurs & Sat.
From The Green.
9.17am arrives at Colchester Bus Station
at 10.10am
1.22pm arrives at Colchester Bus Station
at 2.15pm
EVERY MONDAY TO BRAINTREE
Colchester to Colne Engaine
No. 83
Mon, Weds, Thurs & Sat
From Town Centre, Head Street
12.18pm arrives at the Green at 1.20pm
Saturdays
4.20pm arrives at the Green at 5.15pm.
Colne Engaine to Halstead
No. 329
Fridays only. From the Green;
11.03am arrives on High St at 11.23am
and Butler Rd Car Park at 11.25am.
Halstead to Colne Engaine
No. 329
Fridays only.
2pm From Butler Rd Car Park and 2.02pm
High St; Arrives at the Green at 2.22pm.
Colne Engaine to Sudbury
No. 323
Thursdays only.
From Shellcroft or The Green;
9.35am (Shellcroft) or 9.36am (Green)
arrives at Sudbury Bus Station 10.24am
Sudbury to Colne Engaine
No. 323
Thursdays only from Sudbury Bus Station;
1.30pm arrives at the Green at 2.18pm and
Shellcroft at 2.19pm
Full details of all the above timetables,
including all stops, are available from
www.travelineeastanglia.org.uk
The service stops in the villages and in
Halstead and as long as it is safe to do so,
the bus will stop along the route within
the village when hailed.
For help boarding or leaving the vehicle,
or with shopping bags, just speak to the
driver. The service is fully accessible, but
please would passengers in wheelchairs
phone ahead on 01376 557896.
FARES, payable on the bus
Adult
£2 (single or return)
5-16yrs
£1 (single or return)
Under 5s
Free
Concessionary bus passes must be shown
to receive free transport. Concessionary
bus passes are available from Braintree
District Council on 01376 551414.
Timetable
11.10 White Colne, Heatin’ & Eatin’,
Colchester Rd
11.13 White Colne, Village Green
11.14 Earls Colne, Tey Road, Lowefields
11.20 Earls Colne, Hillie Bunnies
11.23 Earls Colne, De Vere Road
11.26 Colne Engaine, The Green
11.31 Halstead, Market Hill
11.32 Halstead, Bridge Street
11.55 Braintree, Sainsburys
14.00 Braintree, Sainsburys
14.18 Halstead, Bridge Street
14.19 Halstead, Market Hill
14.24 Colne Engaine, The Green
14 27 Earls Colne, De Vere Road
14.30 Earls Colne, Hillie Bunnies
14.36 Earls Colne, Tey Road, Lowefields
14.37 White Colne, Village Green
14.40 White Colne, Heatin’ & Eatin’,
Colchester Rd
Does not operate on Bank Holidays.
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LIST OF DEFIBRILLATOR OPERATIVES
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT A HEART ATTACK
Should you suspect that a person you are with is suffering from a heart attack
or they have stopped breathing for whatever reason,
Call the Ambulance Service first on 999.
When, and only when you have taken this step, you may call any of the trained
defibrillator volunteers on this list who will attend with the AED (Automated
External Defibrillator) and assist you until the Ambulance Service arrive.
Name
First phone
Second phone
Darran Lingley
01787 224166 (5 Bells) 07715 991221 (Mob)
Richard Jones
07813 746717 (Mob)
01787 220163 (Shop)
01787 223666 (Home)
Brian Fleming
07967 949808 (Mob)
01787 224166 (5 Bells)
01787 222080 (Home)
Barbara & Geoffery Marcoolyn 01787 222334 (Home) 07771 950735 (Mob)
Jo Davidson
01787 223163 (Home) 07815 140568 (Mob)
Suzie & Adrian Gasser
01787 224983 (Home) 07714 647696 (Mobile)
PLEASE NOTE WE CAN ONLY ATTEND INCIDENTS WITHIN THE PARISH OF COLNE ENGAINE
24 Hour Call Out / All Work Guaranteed / Free Estimates & Advice
OFFICE: 01787 475855
41 Broton Drive, Halstead, Essex CO9 3LB
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EGYPTIAN DANCING
With SUZANNA
(As seen at the Colne Engaine Review.)
Have fun and socialise whilst you learn the beautiful art of Egyptian Dance.
Come along and join us at:
Colne Engaine Village Hall, Station Road,
Mondays from 7pm.
£ 5 per class.
Have Fun in a Supportive and Friendly atmosphere.
Wear loose comfortable clothing, a sense of humour and a smile.
For further information call Suzanna on: 07919 220807
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USEFUL NUMBERS
Church
St Andrews Church, Colne Engaine
01787 220347
Councils
Colne Engaine Parish Council 01787 220200
Braintree District Council 01376 552525
Colchester Borough Council 01206 282222
Doctors
The Elizabeth Courtauld Surgery, Halstead
01787 475944
The Pump House Surgery, Earls Colne
01787 222022
Schools
Colne Engaine C of E (Aided) Primary School
01787 222717
Honywood Community Science School,
Coggeshall 01376 561231
The Ramsey School, Halstead 01787 472481
Police
Halstead Police Station 0300 333 4444
Village Amenities
Colne Engaine Village Hall 01787 223668
Colne Engaine Village Shop 01787 220163
Earls Colne Post Office 01787 222258
Village Groups
Colne Engaine Village Archive 01787 222080
Youth Groups
Colne Engaine Youth Club 07984 794004
1st Earls Colne Brownies 01787 224175
1st Earls Colne Girl Guides 01787 220065
1st Earls Colne Rainbows 01787 224913
If you are an officer of a club or group in
Colne Engaine and would like to place
information about the group’s activities
and events in the magazine for free, please
contact the Editor (p3).
If you would like to advertise your business
in the magazine please see the inside front
cover for advertising rates.
INDEX OF ADVERTISERS
Accountancy
Bed & Breakfast
Bookkeeping
Builder
Car Care
Carpet & Floor Fitting
Chartered Surveyor
Childminder
Chimney Specialist
Computer Services
Dancing
Dog Grooming Services
Double Glazing
Electrician
Estate Agent
Fencing
Financial Services
Fireplaces
Funeral Directors
Garage Door Man
Garden Services
Gas Fitter
Groceries
Groundworks
Insurance
Landscaping
Luxury Toilets
Newspapers
Osteopathy
Oven Cleaning
Painting and Decorating
Physiotherapy
Plumber
Property Services
Pub
Removals
Restaurant
School Hall
Soft Furnishings
Solicitors
Swimming Pool
Tutor
Village Hall
Wood Burners
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COLNE ENGAINE VILLAGE DIARY: MARCH 2015
1
Sun
Colne Footpath Association (p26)
8am + 10am
2
Mon Bellringing Practice, Egyptian Dancing (p58), Evening Lent Group (p5)
3
Tue
4
Wed Mother, Baby & Toddler Group (p14), Poppy Book Club (p26)
5
Thu
Thursday Prayers (p5)
6
Fri
Mothers Union - World of Prayer (p39), Youth Club (p45)
7
Sat
Halstead & District Choral Society Barn Dance (p41), Over 30s Disco in Village Hall
8
Sun
International Women's Day (p39)
9
Mon Bellringing Practice, Egyptian Dancing (p58), Evening Lent Group (p5)
10
Tue
11
Wed Mother, Baby & Toddler Group (p14)
12
Thu
Thursday Prayers (p5), Seekers (p5), Mobile Library (p26), Annual Parochial Church
Meeting, Parish Council Meeting (p17)
13
Fri
Youth Club (p45), Mobile Library (p26)
14
Sat
Quiz Night (p14), Station Master Arms Race Night (p51)
15
Sun
Mothering Sunday (p7), Mothers Day at the Five Bells (p24)
16
Mon Bellringing Practice, Egyptian Dancing (p58), Evening Lent Group (p5)
17
Tue
18
Wed Mother, Baby & Toddler Group (p14)
19
Thu
Thursday Prayers (p5), Seekers (p5), WI Meeting (p39)
20
Fri
Youth Club (p45)
21
Sat
Colchester Area Vocations Day (p9), Halstead & District Choral Society (p41)
22
Sun
23
Mon Bellringing Practice, Egyptian Dancing (p58), Evening Lent Group (p5)
24
Tue
25
Wed Mother, Baby & Toddler Group (p14)
26
Thu
Thursday Prayers (p5), Mobile Library (p26)
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Fri
Whist Drive (p37), Mobile Library (p26)
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Sat
Daytime Lent Group (p5), Senior Citizens Lunch (p45)
10am
Daytime Lent Group (p5)
8am + 10am
Daytime Lent Group (p5), An Audience with Bishop Roger (p9),
St Patrick's Day at the Five Bells (p24), Mother's Union Getting Together (p39)
10am
Daytime Lent Group (p5)
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 18th April
Essex Jailbreak (p33)
Friday 19th June
Independence Day Quiz Night in the Marquee (p33)
Saturday 20th June
Colne Engaine Independence Day (p33)