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The ancient beech tree (by some estimates, around 150 years old) which dominated the gardens of Linton Village Hall, blew down in a storm that hit Linton in late August. Such is the drama which the fall of a great tree generates that it has has been the inspiration for poets. Howard Simon, in his lovely poem “A Fallen Tree” asks, “Who will dance with the wind now you’re really gone?” Maya Angelou in her poem “When Great Trees Fall”; Alfred Castner King who penned “The Fallen Tree”; and Andrew Young in his poem also called “The Fallen Tree”, articulated their feelings equally movingly. Roger Davies captured some of that drama in this photograph:

Were due to return but due to the new restrictions they have had to be postponed. Watch out for updates in next months edition of The Chimes, 

Following receipt of the government’s latest guidelines, Linton Village Hall Management Committee has put in place risk assessments and mitigating measures to enable us to re-open the hall, as a Covid- secure environment. These measures include establishing a one-way system in and out of the hall, displays of information, hand sanitisers, and social-distancing guidelines on the floors. These measures have different implications for our groups, and whilst we have been able to welcome some of our users back, unsurprisingly some of our groups are unable to meet under these conditions. Therefore, not all activities have resumed in the same way as pre lock-down. 
Please check our website for information, and stay safe.

Regular Groups At The Hall
Please contact the organiser for more information.

For up-to-date news on St Mary's Church please go to the website
Our September All-age was entitled 'The Workers in the Vineyard ' and we unpicked this curious story to see what it taught us about the unlimited love and justice of God.

The next All-age is on Sunday 18th October at 11 am where we be holding a village Harvest Festival.  Unless the embargo on singing is relaxed by then we will listen to a few of the old Harvest hymns and give thanks to the Lord of the Harvest.  We will have a special collection of tinned and dry items suitable for the Ross larder. 
As the nights draw in, people from ancient times would remember those whom we have loved and lost awhile.  Our annual Remembering Service will be at 5:30 on Sunday 25th October. If you have a loved one whose death you would like remembered by prayers and the lighting of a candle please let one of the Church Wardens know or sign up on the sheet at the back of church.  If you are able to attend, you are invited to light a candle and place it beside the yew tree when their name is read out.
The annual Remembrance Service will be on Sunday 8th November.  Due to the current restrictions it is likely to all be held in the churchyard: so come prepared!

The Assembly Cross, also known as the Preacher’s Cross in St Mary’s church yard has recently been repaired by Simon Hudson, the stone mason of Hereford Cathedral. It is an important mediaeval monument with a Saxon base.  It is now in a sound condition for the future.  The repair work was facilitated by Ernst Zillekens and financial support was provided by VoLT. Roger Davies photographed the masons at work and also the restored Cross.

100 CLUB
Each year, with a full 100 subscriptions, we raise £500 for the village hall funds which is much appreciated by the committee who can, in turn, invest it in the hall for the benefit of the village. For further information please contact Denise click here to contact.

£25 40 Kath Collis £10 70 Sandra Hampson £5 65 Bob Smallwood 

LEAP (Linton Emergency Action Plan)

Living in a rural community with no public transport can be a serious problem for those people unable to drive.  If you need help to get to the dentist or doctor or some other medical appointment or other emergency, please contact the coordinators below and be put in touch with an available driver Please also get in touch if you would like to be a volunteer driver. Russell Denbigh or Jane Vines click here to contact available driver at a cost to you of 45p per mile.

(Covering Bromsash, Gorsley & Linton)

CONTACT click here to contact

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Complete Minutes and Agenda of all meetings are published on the website & the News Update section will contain information and links on events, meetings, consultations, etc. that Parishioners may be interested in or in attending. 
E-NEWS bulletins may be received if you complete the subscription form on line

 As I write we are preparing for the September meeting, which as usual has a packed agenda.    As you know, halls are limited in the numbers they can admit under Covid restrictions.   Since we are not able to anticipate the number of attendees (you are all most welcome to attend the meetings) we continue to meet virtually using the Zoom meeting facility.
You need Councillors!  They are your voice and support in the first tier of Government.  Find out more about joining the Parish Council by contacting the Clerk.  We have a Roads group who are busy working with the Parish and County Council on potential road safety improvements.  Our Climate Group is very active and the allotments are full and always appreciate Councillor representation.  Perhaps there is an area of parish life you feel needs support, so do consider joining.
There has been some theft of produce from the allotments.  And we are even more dismayed to find that the main target of this is little Abi Smith who grows all her produce for St Michaels Hospice.  If you see any suspicious activity, please report it. 
The Council’s response to applications covered in the August meeting are available to see on the website.  In summary Councillors returned no objection to 6 applications and provided detailed comments on their objection to a further 3 applications.
An Inspector has been appointed and we understand she will be commencing her review shortly.
The group continue to update subscribers and you can find a lot of useful ideas for Reducing, Re-using and Recycling on the Parish Council website. 
LENGTHSMAN – C and U Roads
Don’t forget to let us know if you have an issue on the lanes that needs our Lengthsman to look at. 
Don’t forget to contact the Clerk if you would like printed copies of Parish meeting documents.  You can write to the Clerk at Michaelchurch Cottage, St Owen’s Cross, HR2 8LD.  

Copy deadline for November edition - Saturday 10th October