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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Don't forget our photo competition

If you haven't already done so, why not take some photos around the village for our competition?

Links to the competition rules are in the left hand margin, along with details of where to send your entries.

You have until 28th August to get your photos to us. Only three per person please.

There will be a prize for the overall winner. The winning entry, plus the runners up, will feature in our 2017 calendar that will go on sale sometime in December.

Our next litter pick - this Sunday, 10th July

Usual time, usual place - 10.00am at the bus stop at the end of Walnut Lane.

The weather forecast is looking good for a change.

We provide everything you need. No need to inform us in advance. Just turn up.

Hope to see you there. 

Saturday, 11 June 2016


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  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. 

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  

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.