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Saturday, 11 June 2016

OUR NEXT WALK - WEAVER NAVIGATION AND MARSHALL'S ARM - ALL WELCOMED

More details on our next walk:
Come and join us for a leisurely circular river walk organised by the Civic Society, starting at Hartford Hall Hotel on School Lane and meandering through Marshall's Arm nature reserve and around the Weaver Navigation area before returning to Hartford Hall for a pub lunch or drink, if desired. The walk is a mixture of footpaths, bridleways and country lanes.

Meet at Hartford Hall Hotel car park at 09.30 am on Friday 17 June. Dogs welcomed, but on a lead. The walk is graded easy to medium and is approximately 6 miles in length. Boots required plus waterproofs, if the weather looks dubious!

Ring/ text/ email John Swaffield 07764 212000 jswaf@talktalk.net  if you intend coming. Or simply turn up on the day. But to make it a sociable occasion numbers restricted to 12 persons.

So lace up your boots! Hope to hear from you soon. 
John 

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Litter pick, this Sunday, 12th June

Our next litter pick will be at 10.00am on Sunday 12th June. As usual we will meet at the bus stop at the end of Walnut Lane.

Some showers have been forecast, so we will have to wait and see what the heavens dump on us - rain or sunshine. Dress accordingly. At least it shouldn't be cold.

Sunday is also the day of the BBQ on the Church Glebe land, to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. It starts at  12 noon, so after picking up the litter, why not join the rest of the village for some feasting and merriment?

Our next CIRCULAR WALK will take place on Friday 17th June 2016

Our previous (and first ever) circular walk took place on 10th May and saw a small group of 8 people taking part.

Our next walk will be on Friday 17th June, meeting at 9.30am in Hartford Hall's car park. John Swaffield will again lead the walk.

If you are interested, please contact John by phone, text or email on 07764 12000 or jswaf@talktalk.net  

To make it a sociable occasion, numbers are restricted to 12 persons, so make sure you get in early.

Combermere Abbey Trip - 17th May 2016 - Another success

Many apologies for the lateness of this post. My excuses are illness, holidays and too many other things to do.

Anyway, our second trip, again organised by Pat Hatfield, (thanks Pat), was another success. The Abbey is part family home, part wedding venue and a whole lot of history. It boasts the largest privately owned lake in England and some amazing architecture, along with beautiful walled gardens and a maze made out of fruit trees. have a look at the photos in the Gallery - see the left hand menu.

Our next trip is likely to be Bramhall Hall in October. More details will be announced here nearer the time, when arrangements have been finalised.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Our next litter pick is this Sunday, 8th May

We will meet at the usual place, (bus stop by Walnut Lane), at the usual time, (10.00am).

The weather is supposed to be good, so hope to see you then.

Why not take your cameras along too? You may get a good picture for our photo competition.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

SOMETHING NEW - CIRCULAR WALK

Come and join us for a leisurely circular walk organised by the Civic Society, starting at The Coachman, Chester Road, Hartford and meandering around the Gorstage area before returning to The Coachman for a pub lunch or drink, if desired. The walk is a mixture of footpaths, bridleways and country lanes.

Meet at The Coachman car park at 09.30am on Tuesday 10 May. Dogs welcome but on a lead. The walk is graded easy to medium and is approximately 5 miles in length. Boots required plus waterproofs, if the weather looks dubious!

Ring / text / email John Swaffield 07764 212000 jswaf@talktalk.net  if you intend to come along. Or simply turn up on the day. But to make it a sociable occasion numbers are restricted to 12 persons.
So lace up your boots! Hope to hear from you soon.


(We plan to organise monthly walks, except in the winter months.  When the days are longer, some could be in the evening.  If you can’t make this one, but would like to join us on a summer evening walk, let John know.)

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Five important reminders........


  • Our next litter pick is this Sunday, 10th April. Meeting at the bus stop at the end of Walnut Lane at 10.00am as usual. This time we will concentrate our efforts on the footpath and verge alongside the A556, which is still in Hartford, despite being outside the village. If you are interested in coming along and could bring your cars with you, we would be very grateful.
  • Voting for Hartford's Neighbourhood Plan takes place on Thursday 5th May. We do not wish to influence the way you vote, but would urge all of you to make the effort to cast a vote as this would give an idea of the scale of support (or otherwise) for the document.
  • Don't forget to get your cameras and phones out to take photos in and around Hartford for our calendar competition. You have until 28th August to get your photos to us and the weather is starting to improve.
  • A walk around the village is planned for 10th May, starting at 10.00am. It will be led by John Swaffield and more details will be available soon, so watch this space. 
  • Our planned coach trip to Combermere Abbey on 17th May is now fully subscribed, so I'm afraid we cannot take any further bookings.