Sunday, 6 May 2012

Village News | 6 May 2012

Councilor Jessie Milne held a question time session at the club on Thursday afternoon. Asking question about what members liked or disliked in the village and what they would like to happen in the village.

This exercise was towards starting a neighborhood plan to put before all levels of councils due to the localism bill, to give more power to the people. Mrs Milne said this plan was imperative to the areas where lives can be difficult.

Many ideas came forward and these will be put forward at the next Fossdyke meeting, which the parish is in.

Several members were glad to help in producing this plan.

Prior to the talk, a minutes silence was held for past member, Mrs Alice Patrick, whose funeral was in the morning.

The 190th anniversary of the Upton Methodist Chapel was celebrated in style at the weekend of April 28th 29th.

A flower festival was held with arrangements done by organisations who use the Chapel schoolroom for meetings, these were The Trentside Singers, Horticultural Society, Friendship Club, Art Goup, Womens Institute, Parish Council and Chapel members. Also an arrangement won at Flower club and donated to the Chapel. During the day, Mrs Jenny Fotheringham played an organ marathon, playing all the hymns in the Methodist Hymn Book. Startin at 7.30a.m. through to 5.45, when she broke off to play for the Songs of Praise. The top ten of hymns requested were sung at this service with the help of the Trentside Singers.  On Sunday the service was led by the Rev. P. Macdonald, with soloist Mrs M.Pockington, who sang, Now Thank we all our God and For the Beauty of the Earth. During this service and in the presence of family a pedestal and vase was dedicated in memory of Janette and Colin Hutchinson.

Steve and Vicky Challis of the outreach post office, held in the village hall raised £370.00 at two coffee mornings.

They also ran the London Marathon in 6 hours, raising altogether £1,300.00 for Children with Cancer.

The Upton parish meeting attracted only one member of the public on Tuesday evening.

Chair, Peter Rushton gave a brief outline of councils work during the past year, with planning being controversial, Reports from village organisations were read out, with all progressing well but more support needed.

The council is supporting the village hall committee for the Queens diamond Jubilee celebrations.

A coffee and drinks evening will be held at 17, Main Street, (Rushtons) on May 25th from 7p.m.

The proceeds, including a raffle is for Church funds and Macmillan Cancer Care.

This Sunday's church service is Morning Prayer starting at 9-30pm.

Last week's quiz was for the open gardens, the winners were The Youngsters and the Oblong Table. £100 was raised this week's quiz will be decided on the night, any raffle prizes would be welcome.