To contact the committee, book the hall, or hire equipment please email or call click here to contact Visit our website  for information, photos and reviews of past events. You can also follow us on Facebook. For tickets to events at the Hall, please email as before or call click here to contact

Lost Item

Lost - On Linton top and bottom ridge circuit on Saturday 27 June, small black square 'Blink' security camera (3 inches square).  If found or picked up for safe keeping, please contact Andy click here to contact

Following receipt of the government's guidelines covering the reopening of village halls, and in line with the response received from our regular user groups, Linton Village Hall Management Committee has decided to postpone the opening of the Village Hall until September. We do hope to be able to offer coffee mornings between now and the beginning of September so please keep an eye on our website for news.

Many thanks to the voluntary group in Linton who, in lock-down, delivered meals, quizzes, books, and more besides, to those who were self-isolating and/or were of mature years. Thanks also to Dan and Gemma from The Alma for the variety of wholesome food that was distributed on Wednesdays. Friday take away fish and chips has also been much appreciated.

As from July 22nd we will once again be walking; we will of course be adhering to the government guidelines that are in operation at that time so, depending on numbers we will divide into smaller groups to do various walks.
We are unable to use Linton Hall car park so we will be meeting in the car park behind Gorsley Baptist Church at the usual time of 10am.  Unfortunately tea and coffee will be something that we will have to look forward to for the future.
For any further information please contact Claire click here to contact

Linton WI will not be meeting until later in the year, but we will always welcome new members to join us as and when we resume.  Contact the Secretary, Jonquil Dodd click here to contact  We look forward to seeing you in the autumn!

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
July 2020 Winners
£25 70 Sandra Hampson £10 4 Branwen Tyler £5 97 Jim Walmsley 


VoLT have a number of handmade, re-usable fabric facemasks available free to members. The masks have been produced by VoLT supporters and trustees and are available on a first come basis from Carole Smallwood. Please call click here to contact or call the VoLT hotline 07555 785 295
Due to the continued Covid-19 situation, VoLT  will be reviewing its plans for events this summer and details of forthcoming events will be notified in Chimes.

July was an exciting month at St Mary's.  We returned to worship inside the church on 5th July.  All a bit different with social distancing and no singing but still good to meet 'in the flesh', as St Paul would have said.

If all goes according to plan we will have a similar pattern of services in August but please check the Instagram or Facebook account to confirm.

 (Instagram: stmaryslinton    Facebook: St Mary's Church, Linton NB.  Punctuation must be exact.)

The church has a lovely display of lock-down photos from The Linton Times thanks to Roger Davies.  Do pop in and view them - hand sanitizer is available.

Every church has a patron saint with ours obviously being dedicated to St Mary.  It is traditional to have a patronal festival although with Mary there is a choice of dates.  The PCC have chosen 15th August, so the Informal Mattins on the 16th August will be a special service to celebrate Mary. 
As some people will have already noticed, in July the various stones, thought to have been acquired by Rev Palin, have now been mounted securely on the nave wall.  Many thanks to all those who contributed to the fund raising for this.  There will be a blessing of the stones during the patronal festival service on Sunday16th August.

One of the casualties of the lock-down was the traditional quiz and pudding evening that was booked for May.  It is hoped we can replace this with a Zoom Quiz later in the year.  More details to follow.
During lock-down people have been generous with their contributions to the Ross Food Bank.  This has been greatly appreciated.  The basket has now been moved into the church and will be taken to Ross regularly.  Also many thanks for all who have helped to keep the churchyard in good order this year and to the Yew Tree group who are investigating necessary pruning to the yew tree.

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

NEXT MEETING(S)The next is on Monday 8th June.  The Zoom “room” will be open from 7.15pm and we look forward to seeing you there.

Molly Casson writes:

“The Linton Parish Council Climate Change Working Group has started a monthly eco newsletter. To keep informed on the climate crisis and what you can do to make change, as well as delicious seasonal planet saving recipes, email your name to

Our last newsletter featured a scrumptious potato cake, lentils and hummus recipe. Sign up for more food inspiration. We can also forward you the last newsletter so you don't miss out!
Let's go greener together, we would love to have you with us.”

The Group has been looking at plastic recycling and is keen to share some information about this subject

Every plastic bottle and container has a recycling symbol. The symbol is a number from 1 to 7 in a triangle. Research says very few in the UK know what the numbers mean. This issue is becoming of increasing environmental importance as not all plastic is recyclable. Indeed, much is ecologically harmful and a vast amount goes to landfill. The symbols are as follows:

If purchasing a plastic bottle or container which recycling numbers should you avoid and which ones are the ‘safest'? Many will say it's best to avoid plastics altogether but as a guideline please:
    Look for recycling symbols 2, 4, and 5 as these plastics are considered the safest in terms of human and animal consumption.
    Avoid packaging with the recycling symbols 3,6 and 7. Although Number 1 is considered safe, its use should also be avoided.
For more information please read "Your guide to Plastic Recycling Symbols" available online at:

If you are concerned about environmental issues and would like to join the local Linton Climate Group please email: .

The parish council is the first tier of local government. Linton Parish Council represents the villages of Bromsash, Gorsley and Linton. It meets regularly to consider matters relating to our community and much of its work is detailed on its website. This encompasses such matters as council minutes, accounts, records of the annual parish meetings, information on the Neighbourhood Development Plan and planning applications.

A more recent development has been the establishment of a Climate Working Group which is a valuable source of information on such matters as home energy, transport, recycling and events in relation to this theme. There are even some delicious recipe ideas to try.

Other useful and interesting items include information about the history of the area, the role of Linton Quarry as an Area of Special Scientific Interest and a map of the three villages.

Very practical matters are dealt with too including information on the availability of allotments, local road works and how to report problems about pot holes, fly tipping, footpaths and rights of way, concerns about trees and hedges, signage defects, worn road markings and road problems.

That is a very impressive list and is a reminder that the quiet work of the Parish Council never stops and contributes significantly to the quality of all our lives and helps us to maintain our three villages as lovely places in which to live

Copy deadline for July edition - Saturday 8th August