UPTON BISHOP NEWS
MILLENNIUM HALL If you would like to be involved with the running of the Millennium Hall, co-opted members would be very welcome to help with maintenance jobs, bookings and setting up the Community Hub. Thank you and welcome to those of you who have so far come forward offering to help. There is still space for more and we would love to hear from you.
There will be some disruption in kitchen in May for renovation work but hirers will be kept informed. Renovation and maintenance work to the outside of the Hall, aimed at making it more energy efficient, will be carried out over the coming months.
WHAT’S ON AT THE MILLENNIUM HALL:
W.I. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 10th May at 7.30 for a talk by Fiona Morison entitled ‘The Coronation Robes of Elizabeth II’. Visitors are most welcome, there is a small charge. If you would like to come to any of the meetings just turn up on the night or obtain further information from Clare Bell the secretary click here to contact.
We do hope you will join us for our monthly get together on the third Monday every month. Our May meeting is on the 16th between 2 and 4pm. We enjoy a natter over a cup of tea and home-made cake. Please call in, it would be lovely to see you.
ROSS QUILTERS is recruiting! We meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Find out more from Sue Jones click here to contact
For information on regular events and classes, see The Chimes Directory. Documents such as the Booking Form, Risks Assessments and Minutes, are on the notice board in the entrance hall and the Millennium Hall section of the Upton Bishop website. The Millennium Hall committee's job is to maintain the Hall in good condition and to manage bookings. Anyone in the village can book the Hall for any activities you wish to organise.
FOR MILLENNIUM HALL BOOKINGS and for any other MILLENNIUM HALL CORRESPONDENCE please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
Friday 3rd June Garden Party at the Millennium Hall between 12pm - 5pm, including “The Great Queen’s Jubilee Bake Off”, a traditional Sports Day for all ages, Treasure Hunt, British themed Art and Crafts and various other commemorative happenings. Please join us in celebrating this unique occasion where there will be something for everyone, fun for the family and a great opportunity to get to know more or new members of the village and the surrounding areas. This special event is open to all and everyone is welcome to attend.
If you would like to volunteer in assisting to organise/ help out at this event then please email email@example.com
Saturday 4th June Flower Festival in the church. This is a Tribute to Her Majesty's Long and Glorious Reign: each flower arrangement will reflect a different part of the Queen’s reign. Refreshments will be available on Saturday 10.30am-12 noon and 2.30-4.30pm.
Sunday 5th June The Flower Festival continues with refreshments in the afternoon between 2.30-4.30pm. Gardens and other properties will be open for A Different View of the village: a chance to see some of the corners of the village you don’t normally see. Maps showing the different places to visit will be in the church, in the telephone kiosk and on the village noticeboards.
200 CLUB – DRAW FOR MARCH £20 Julia Thomas - £10 Marjorie Davies - £5 Charlotte Crosbie. Our monthly draw is open to new members. If you would like to participate, please contact Angela at click here to contact. Your details are protected under the data protection act.
WELCOME A very warm welcome to Mrs and Mrs Hillier who have recently moved to Hilltop.
CHRISTIAN AID PLANT SALE Turn hunger into hope around the world from 15th to 21st May. If you have a favourite flower, showy shrub or heritage herb that you’d love to share with other gardeners; OR, you’re after an unusual onion, toothsome tomato or particularly sweet corn, then please BRING and/or BUY that week. Location, pick-ups and any other information, phone Linda on click here to contact
SUNFLOWER CHALLENGE Who can grow the tallest this summer? Seedling will be on sale at the Christian Aid Plant Sale.
ALLOTMENTS A vacancy has come up for an allotment. Interested in growing your own fruit, veg and flowers? Contact Chris on click here to contact
NEWS FROM UPTON BISHOP CHURCH All are very welcome.
Vicar - David Howell click here to contact, Church Warden - Jane Ayres click here to contact
1st Sunday 10.30 Family Service
2nd Sunday 10.30 Morning Worship – form varies
3rd Sunday 10.30 Parish Communion
4th Sunday 10.30 Matins
Evensong is said every Tuesday at 5.30pm in the church. A quiet and peaceful way to end your day.
Midweek BPC Communion - We are trialling a monthly said BPC Communion on a Wednesday morning at 8am, for those who enjoy a quiet traditional service.
Mothering Sunday at Upton Bishop church featured teacups designed by the children and Volodymyr teddies, knitted in aid of Ukraine
WHAT’S COMING UP?
Upton Bishop Church APCM May 8th after the 10.30 Morning Service.
This is your chance to…
Come and hear what’s been happening over the last year
Come and find out about our reordering plans
Come and have your say on how we go forward
Come and vote for next year’s PCC
Come and thank your PCC for all their hard work
This is YOUR CHURCH - Everyone is welcome
If you feel you would like to become more involved, please let us know and consider putting yourself forward for election. We have vacancies for a secretary and treasurer. click here to contact
16th - 21st May Church Spring Cleaning Week- let’s make the building smell of polish for the Bishop’s visit.
22nd May at 10.30am The Bishop of Hereford, Rt Rev Richard Jackson will be taking Parish communion in our church. We will take the opportunity to put on a display of the changes we are planning in the church. Come and meet the Bishop on Sunday or see our display at any time over the weekend and beyond.
25th June Upton Bishop Fete at the Millennium Hall
BENEFICE CHOIR- The Choir is back in business. Based on UB church, singers from all parishes are welcome. Rehearsal dates and times vary so please ring if you’d like to join us. click here to contact
THE SUNDAY, FUNDAY GROUP meets on the first Saturday of the month and all children are welcome. A session of crafts and games linked to the theme of the month’s Family Service. Times and venues vary so if you’d like to join us, ring Jane for more info on click here to contact
PRAYER GROUP meets at the church on the first Wednesday in the month at 2pm. Contact Doreen for details, click here to contact. All welcome.
BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 4pm. All welcome. Venue varies so please ring Graham (click here to contact) for more details.
UPTON BISHOP PARISH EMERGENCY PLAN (PEP) The PEP enables the parish community to respond to a local level incident and emergency. The PEP is resourced by volunteers and is led and coordinated by a Parish Emergency Committee (PEC) team. If you need help in an emergency or wish volunteer to help, please contact the PEC representative for your area:
Mark Rusby - Main Co-ordinator
Tony Chudziak- Area West rep
Jake Simpson - Area Crow Hill
Tom Blandford - Area Crews
Mike Tyres - Area Tanhouse
A full copy of the PEP can be found on the village website
UPTON BISHOP PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE: http://uptonbishop.org/parish-council
UPTON BISHOP PARISH COUNCIL Complete Minutes and Agenda of all meetings are published on the website: www.uptonbishop.gov.uk Contact the Parish Council Clerk at the new address: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPTON BISHOP WEBSITE ADDRESS: https://uptonbishop.gov.uk/
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING NOTES for the meeting on April 5th 2022: Seven councillors, the ward councillor and 32 members of the public attended. One Councillor resigned prior to the meeting.
Ward councillor’s report: the council tax rebate available for bands A-D council tax payers, the latest covid news from Herefordshire, support for Ukraine, phosphates in the river Lugg, countryside grants, children’s services and the introduction of the tip summer timetables were all covered. Herefordshire Council is consulting on its supplementary planning document and residents are encouraged to respond. Herefordshire Council has taken the management of traffic regulation orders and public rights of way in-house. The full report is on the website: https://uptonbishop.gov.uk/agendas/
Planning applications: Councillors had no objections to the applications for four dwellings on land off C1286 at Crow Hill and a certificate of lawfulness for Woodhouse Cottage. An application for storage units at Move It was received after the agenda had been published and the council will ask for an extension until after its next meeting to enable to Council’s view to be submitted.
The Neighbourhood Development Plan has been submitted.
Minutes: there are no minutes of the March 1st council meeting. The minutes of the confidential part of the March 1st meeting and the meeting on March 17th were agreed and will be published on the website.
The public session of the meeting concentrated on the appointment process for the clerk. This is ongoing and there is no current clerk in post. The ward councillor offered to help the Parish Council during this time.
The payments to the lengthsman and the appointment of the internal auditor were agreed. It was agreed to support the village’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations with a grant of £200.
Due to the current lack of a clerk, it was agreed the council should rejoin the Herefordshire Association of Local Councils (HALC) for a further year.
Just before the end of the meeting the Chairman resigned. In his absence, the meeting was closed by a temporary chairman.