This weeks local news

Copy for issue dated Wednesday 17th May 2017

LLANDUDNO OUTING: The Eccleshall Trust annual outing to Llandudno takes place on Thursday June 8 and bookings are now being taken. Senior citizens will receive the booking form through the letter box. There will be a stall outside the library this Friday May 19 between 10am and 1pm when you can hand in your booking form and fee to a member of the Trust. For further details contact the secretary Sharon Lynch on 07870 133 271.

BOVIS PILE DRIVING: A number of complaints have been received from residents in the Badgers Croft area following the starting of pile driving by the developers on the new estate off the Stafford Road last week.

DR WHO: Dr Becky Daniels joins the team at the Crown Surgery starting on Tuesday June 6. She replaces Dr Bland who retired recently.

HOSPICE QUIZ: Katharine House Hospice Eccleshall Support Group organised a Quiz with Quiz Master Peter Jones helped by his wife Joy on Friday May 5 at Eccleshall Community Centre. The evening was a great success and raised £525 to help with all the services provided by Katharine House for the local community. Manapes (man-size canapés) were enjoyed during the interval and there was a superb raffle. Prize money was generously donated and the runners up kindly returned their prize money. Many thanks to all who helped make the evening such a success.

JOB VACANCY: There is a vacancy for a Parochial Church Council / Administrative Assistant to the Parish at Holy Trinity Church. A copy of the job description and person specification together with details of the attractive fees offered can be obtained from David Beswick (co-chair PCC) on 01785 850622 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PARISH COUNCIL: The next meeting of the parish council takes place at the community centre tonight Wednesday May 17 starting at 7.30pm and followed by a meeting of the planning committee. Members of the public are invited to attend and observe the meetings.

ARNOLD BENNETT: The theme for poems at the poetry group's next meeting on Thursday May 18 will be the works of Arnold Bennett and his contemporaries. The session in the upstairs room at the library which is open to poetry lovers starts at 2pm until 4pm.

LUNCH CLUB: The Ecclian Lunch club meets at the Stone House, Stone today Wednesday May 17 at 12 noon. To join the group contact David Pownall on 01785 851018 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

FASHION SHOW: Tickets at £5 each are available for the fashion show by Dressy and Sarah Willard in the Holy Trinity Church next Wednesday May 24 starting at 7.30pm. Get your tickets from Dressy and Kate Griffiths on 01785 850948.

CURRY DINNER: The local conservative association is holding its annual dinner at the London House on June 12 and tickets at £15 are available from Susie Guild on 01785 850473. The event is usually very well supported by local people and a n enjoyable evening is had by all.

CIVIC AMENITY: The bi monthly visit of the special refuse collection vehicle takes place on Saturday May 20 when it will be parked in the Stone Road in the lay by opposite the Methodist Church between 9am and 11am. The vehicle will take all types of domestic rubbish, including furniture, carpets etc. The Parish Council pays for the visit.

SHOW VOLUNTEERS: The 70th annual Eccleshall Show is appealing for volunteer helpers for on the day September 2 or on the build up to the show at Sugnall. If you can help please get in touch with Sheila Kettle on 01785 284880.

ROGATION SERVICE: On Sunday May 21 there will be a special service at Aspley farm starting at 11.30am until 12.30pm. Everyone is welcome to take part.

CHEBSEY

QUIZ & CHIPS: The ever-popular Quiz Night in the Chebsey parish hall this Friday May 19 starting at 7.30pm. Maximum six persons per team £6 per ticket including a fish and chips. Tickets available from Derek Morris on 01785 760660. Deadline for booking tickets is today May 17.

CROXTON

GARDEN GUILD: Members of the Croxton & Broughton Garden Guild will gather on Wednesday May 24 at the Broughton parish room starting at 8pm. The guest speaker is Kevin Reynolds on the subject of "Devil's darning needles" an introduction to dragonflies.