As always, our first newsletter of the new year is full of the events to come in and around the village. It was good to see so many of our newer residents join events last year and over Christmas, we hope to see even more people (new and not so new) in 2020...
Annual Village Litter Pick
Sunday 15th March - 11am - Village Hall
Meet at the village hall where pickers, bags and hi-vis will be provided and routes allocated. Wellies or sturdy boots and gloves essential. We usually finish by 12.30 when bacon sandwiches will be served and the usual de-brief on “most unusual item found” takes place. Thank you to those villagers who regularly pick up litter when they’re out and about walking, it’s appreciated and helps Easenhall look its best throughout the year.
Thursday 19th March - 10am - 12pm
In aid of Air Ambulance at All Saints Church, Harborough Magna. Offers of cakes can be made to Norman on 832009.
Friday 20th March - 7:30pm
O7.30pm prompt start in the village hall. Our resident quizmaster David Danger will again put us through our paces with a general knowledge quiz with a splash of humour! Teams of 4 but no need to be in teams before booking. Tickets are £8 per person to include a light supper (veggie option available, mention when booking). Bring your own drinks. Offers of traybake puddings welcomed. Book with Jane Danger or email email@example.com Tickets are limited and sold out quickly last year so book early to avoid disappointment!
Sunday 29th March
At Newnham Paddox, Monks Kirby. See Round the Revel for full details.
Sunday 3rd May - 11am
Gather at the village hall and bring along a few of your own gardening tools. We’ll be gardening both greens, tidying up around the hall and sprucing the village up for the year ahead. No skills needed for 1.5 hours of activity followed by lunch which we hope will tempt you to join in.
May Plant Sale
Saturday 16th May
You might remember that Norman and Chris used to organise an annual sale on the green, tempting villagers and passers-by with lovely displays of plants for sale. Well for one year only the plant sale is back with profits going to Christian Aid week. There’ll also be teas and a village donations table where you can contribute spare seedlings, cuttings, divided plants etc. More details to follow but advance notice now to sow a few extra of everything this year so you have spare to donate!
Saturday 11th July - 7pm
Nicky Main is taking bookings or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For those unfamiliar with the progressive dinner, it’s a fantastic night moving around different homes in the village course by course before all meeting up together at the end at a surprise location. Each home entertains 6 other people for one course. Lack of dining space, culinary inspiration or even a home can all be overcome so don’t let that stop you from taking part. A night to meet up with neighbours and enjoy the warm hospitality on offer.
Village Fete, Horticultural and Novelty Dog Show
Saturday 5th September
Watch this space...
Thank you to everyone (and there were quite a few of you) who helped in any way with the planning and organising of the village events over Christmas. Norman & Chris for decorating the hall and running the wreath workshop (again!), Carole for organising the village party, Sam and Rebecca for the Carol Service, everyone who went round the village carol singing (great turn out this year) and Martin Owen for hosting the post carol-singing donations count. Thanks also to Helen and George for the village walk which was unfortunately cancelled for the first time ever at the 11th hour due to the wet weather and ground, and to all the committee for generally supporting and helping along the way. £175 was raised for Hope4 from the wreath-making and carol service, £258 from the carol singing and village party raffle for Parkinson’s UK and £50 for Rugby Foodbank. Thank you, a fantastic donation total especially given the size of our village.
Welcome back to Easenhall, Town Thorns to be precise, to Pam Webster who lived previously in Cord Lane with her family until moving to Devon in retirement. We hope Pam will enjoy living at Town Thorns and hope we may see her at a village 'do' before too long.
Welcome also to John and Sylv Bayliss who have moved into Town Thorns Lodge. We hope Sylv and John will enjoy their new home and that they will join us at a village event before too long. Farewell to Sue and Simon who moved from Town Thorns Lodge to Staffordshire at the beginning of December
And a further welcome to Elaine who moved into The Green shortly before Christmas and joined us at the Christmas Party. The Green is still fondly known to many residents as “Albert’s Cottage” if that helps explain anything Elaine!
Get well soon to Ann Jevons, who had an operation or two recently. We understand Ann is recovering well and it’s good to see her getting out and about again.
Dog Fouling - residents have noticed an increase in dog fouling in the village, in particular along Main Street pavements, across the old 'Bonfire Field' on the way to the Railway Bridge and up Cord Lane. This is unpleasant and it is an offence not to clean up after your dog. Please bag and dispose of properly (there are special bins on the village green and at the gate to the Cricket Field) and mention to other dog walkers coming through the village if you spot they’re not doing the right thing.
Fireworks - thank you to a resident who advised us of a firework display in November so we were able to alert pet owners via the village Facebook page. This was well-received advance notice as owners were able to prepare. If you’re planning to let off fireworks in the village Contact us and we’ll share a courtesy notice on Facebook.
Neighbourhood Watch following the vehicle theft in Cord Lane after the October Social, we are sorry to report 2 more similar incidents in the village. Please be aware and take extra care of your property and report anything suspicious to the Police with details of cars seen nearby and so on. Carole Lakey is our Neighbourhood Watch coordinator on 832454.
Village 200 Club December winner Jane Danger, Sunnyside. January winner Jim Austin, The Golden Lion.
The village 200 club supports the maintenance of the village including greens, trees and verges. This is a monthly draw with cash prizes. Numbers cost £5 each per year, most participants hold 5 numbers for a donation of £25 per year. If you don’t already participate Christal Worth will be happy to provide you with details email@example.com
Any queries or messages: firstname.lastname@example.org