LINTON & BROMSASH NEWS
LINTON VILLAGE HALL
VILLAGE HALL AGM
Saturday 27th January at 10.30am. Everyone welcome, fresh coffee and tea!
THE LINTON LUNCH CLUB
The Linton Lunch Club will meet on Thursday February 14th for Lunch. To book your place please call Detail on PDF copy on home page. Everyone welcome! Booking essential.
MUSIC NIGHT WITH THE WHISKEY RIVER TRIO - Friday 23rd February 7pm
The Whiskey River Trio are Martin Blake, Aidan Sheehan and Alan Cooper, three members of the 5-piece electric swamp-rocking band Whiskey River. Between them, they play a dazzling variety of instruments including guitar, fiddle, Cajun accordion, harmonica, mandolin, banjo, penny whistle and various percussion instruments. In this acoustic trio, they play a wide variety of material, much of it from the Southern states of America, incorporating Swamp blues, Cajun, Zydeco, folk and country with a spattering of traditional Irish thrown in for good measure, all delivered with harmony vocals and a real sense of fun and enjoyment. A dynamic combination. Email: LVH@lintonvillage.com for further information. Tickets are £10 adult, £6 under 18.
SWING FROM PARIS: Parisian-flavoured Jazz and Gypsy Swing - Friday 22nd March, 7.30pm Linton Village Hall
An evening of Parisian-flavoured jazz and gypsy swing - Often described as ‘the finest gypsy jazz in the Cotswolds’, Swing from Paris is a UK quartet of violin, guitars and double bass. Inspired by the great swing bands of the 1930s and ‘40s, they present their own versions of music by Gershwin, Piazzolla, John Lewis, Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and the Hot Club of France. Expect stylish jazz and vintage swing. (Doors and bar open from 7pm).
Tickets £15 from Detail on PDF copy on home page
For more information about the Swing from Paris quartet, see their website: swingfromparis.co.uk
LINTON VILLAGE HALL NEWSLETTER
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HALL FOR HIRE
Linton Village Hall is available for hire for family parties, classes, business meetings and charity events. The Hall accommodates up to 70 people seated, 120 standing . Skittle Alley, crockery, glasses, and various equipment are available to hire for outside events. Email LVH@lintonvillage.com
THINKING OF STARTING A NEW GROUP OR ACTIVITY AND NEED A SUITABLE VENUE?
Linton Village Hall may be able to accommodate you. If you would like to discuss your requirements please call Carol Detail on PDF copy on home page
LINTON VILLAGE HALL 100 CLUB DRAW
£5 Tony Crosbie, £10 Branwen Tyler, £25 Paul Farr
£5 Joyce Anderson, £10 Carol Wood, £25 David Page
£5 Claire Dale, £10 Suzanne Hemingway, £25 Clair Hodgson, £100 Carol Wood
5th ALMA SANTA RUN - DECEMBER 2023
Despite atrocious weather conditions, a fine field of fancy dressed fun-runners assembled at The Alma Inn for the now traditional Christmas Santa run. Teenager Max Evans was the first male runner to cross the finishing line closely followed by Adam Davis. Ben Watkins led the under 16s home and Melody Cook was the first female runner. Very well done to everyone who completed the course. A post-race collection raised £139.53 for the Ross Community Larder. The organisers wish to send a big thank you to all the marshals who braved the elements on the day. This year’s event will be held on Sunday 8th December. Please make a note in your diary now!
VILLAGE OF LINTON TRUST (VoLT)
COFFEE MORNING AND PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
It was lovely to see so many of you at our coffee morning and photography exhibition at the start of January. The pictures highlighted just how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful location. Please continue to take and send us your photographs for inclusion in next year’s calendar and exhibition.
The photographs of Linton, taken during 2023, including coverage of the King's coronation tea and the Linton Festival, were on display. This was accompanied by some fine professional portraits of Linton residents photographed by Sander Jurkiewicz. A big "thank you" is owed to Sander for so generously undertaking this work. All is not lost for those who missed the photographs in the village hall as they are now on display in St Mary's Church. Thank you to everyone who came and supported this event.
We are extremely fortunate that so far, the defibrillator in the old telephone box has never been used. You may not realise that the defibrillator is checked and
maintained by a VoLT member. There are quite significant costs to this as there are 2 sets of pads that have to be replaced every couple of years and a battery that also has to be replaced every 4 to 5 years. VoLT manages a specific fund to cover these costs as our constitution does not allow us to use the main VoLT fund. We are currently fund raising to top up this specific fund as we have just had to replace the battery at a cost of £280. Please support us in keeping this vital village resource working. Contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
NEWS FROM ST MARY’S CHURCH
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the various services over the Christmas Season. It was lovely to be able to welcome so many to the church. We were able to send substantial donations to the Children’s Society, Open Doors and Herefordshire Homestart. The Christmas Season ends with Candlemas on 2nd February when the crib will be packed away and Christmas wreaths removed from the churchyard
The next Bible Brunch will be on Sunday 11th February in the Village Hall. In this month’s session we will be looking at how Christians are called to be ambassadors and what being an ambassador looks like by looking at the example of Daniel. The session aims to be fun and relaxed, starting at around 10:30am with bacon rolls and pain-au-chocolate before moving on to the discussions and videos. Each session is stand-alone so don’t worry if you miss one. Contact Charlotte for more information
Lent starts unusually early this year. The Benefice Ash Wednesday Service on 14th February is at Weston. Traditionally Lent was a time of reflection, prayer and abstinence leading up to Easter. So why not mark it by reading a daily Bible passage, studying a Christian book or giving up something.
The All-Age in February will be on Sunday 18th looking either at Noah or the Temptation of Christ in the Wilderness.
Visitors to the church over Christmas may have noticed that the organ has moved nearer the congregation and the picture of Mary and Jesus moved to the South Aisle. Plans are underway to improve the heating further and pipe water into the church. Please pick up a leaflet from the church if you would like to know more.
For up-to-date news on St Mary's Church please go to the website
The ALMA SANTA RUN winners (left to right): Max Evans (first overall), Adam Davis (first adult), Ben Watkins (first <16) and Melody Cook (first lady) Photo: Clair Hodgson
LINTON (SOUTH) PARISH COUNCIL REPORT
The Linton Parish Council has welcomed three new Councillors through co-option in the last couple of months, bringing the total to nine. The new members are: Ellie Clark, Jonathan Hoyle, and Richard Williams, who all bring a wealth of varied experience to their roles. The Council also has a new Chair in Adrian Newton, formerly Vice-Chair. Mike Bertenshaw has replaced Adrian as Vice-Chair. The other members of the Council are: Annie Bates, Jackie Gough, Sander Jurkiewicz and Andy Price. There is still one vacancy on the Council if anyone is interested. If you’d like to know more, please contact the Parish Council Clerk, Rich Hunt, via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07763793695.
An advantage of Ellie Clark joining the Parish Council is that she is also leading the efforts of the group “Geardown For Gorsley” that has been formed to reduce the speed of traffic on the B4221 through the village which is increasingly dangerous and life-threatening. Ellie is ensuring that efforts inside and outside the Council are co-ordinated in a coherent manner. Media coverage highlighting the issue is an important element. Some of you may have heard an interview with Ellie on BBC Hereford & Worcester recently, and there should be a broadcast on the same platform from Gorsley School soon.
The Climate Change Working Group’s Monthly Recycling Cafes on the second Saturday of each month will alternate between Linton and Gorsley Village Halls from February 2024, hopefully making it easier for people across the parish to attend
LINTON PARISH COUNCIL CLIMATE CHANGE GROUP
Please do join us at the next Recycling Cafe on Saturday 10th February in Gorsley Village Hall from 10am -12noon. Please note that during 2024, we will be alternating our venue (but still 2nd Sat of the month):
January, March, May, July, September, November - Linton Village Hall
February, April, June, August, October - Gorsley Village Hall
For those who may not be familiar with the recycling café, as well as enjoying some coffee and cake you can bring those awkward items which can’t go in our green bins but which can, in principle, be recycled. Our friendly volunteers will then group the recycling together and take it to the appropriate recycling point. The items we collect are:
Pringles Tubes, Juice Cartons etc
Pens (Biros etc)
Cheese pouches, crisp packets.
LINTON PARISH COUNCIL CLIMATE CHANGE GROUP
In addition, following on from a similar exercise in Linton Village Hall before Christmas, we are holding a ‘consultation morning’ in Gorsley to gain feedback on what we have done so far and to garner ideas for what we should do next.
Established by the Parish Council in 2019, the Climate Change Group is very proud of the initiatives that we have launched to date, but we want to be absolutely sure that we are doing everything that we possibly can. The Earth continues to get hotter; pollution continues to increase whilst wildlife and plant diversity continue to decline. This is all happening on our watch. So, whilst we are realistic about what we can achieve, we also want to make sure that everything we can do is done.
So do please come along, dispose of that awkward recycling, enjoy some delicious coffee and cake and gives us your ideas.