Twiddlemuffs

A huge Thankyou from the staff, patients and relatives at Yeovil District Hospital for the Twiddlemuffs. A great big Thankyou to all the lovely, kind people who have donated wool, beads, buttons , ribbon etc, and to the crafters who have knitted and crocheted the twiddlemuffs. So far a total of 52 have been sent to the hospital, and they have brought tremendous comfort to those receiving them. We are still making them , and sending them, if anyone would like pattern , they are welcome to email me on Debbie200@aol.com and I will email the pattern back.

Again, Thankyou to so many kind people
Debbie

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PILTON CHRISTMAS FAYRE?

Glastonbury has its Frost Fayre and Croscombe its Christmas Charter Market. Should Pilton organise its own Christmas Fayre this winter? If you are interested in exploring this possibility join me, Christine Butler, in the Village Hall on 24th May at 7.30pm.

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ROGATION PICNIC on SUNDAY, 21ST MAY.

Rogation Sunday is on 21st May this year. Traditionally it was a time when people beat the bounds. This year we are going to have a Benefice picnic with games and a short service so please put the date in your diary and come and join us. Details as to the location and times will be on the website and in Churches nearer the time.

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Farewell and every future success to Rvd. Elaine Brightwell

Elaine is moving on to pastures new as she takes up her new role as Team Vicar in the Nadder Valley in Salisbury Diocese. Her final service is on 30th April in Croscombe.
Our thoughts and prayers go with her, together with our grateful thanks for everything she has shared with us all.
Her licensing will be on 6th June, further details to follow.

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Christian Aid Week

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 14th – 20th May
CAWeekThis year marks the 70th anniversary of their work to help others and the focus is helping refugees, which is where their work began. There will be events in each of the villages to support the work of Christian Aid.

Saturday 6th May Soups, puddings and talk
7.00pm in Dinder Village Hall

Sunday 14th May Cream teas and plant sale
from 3.00pm in North Wootton Village Hall

Thursday 18th May Coffee evening
from 7.00pm at Ruth Eavis’, Hazelmount, Pilton

Saturday 20th May Coffee morning
10.30am – 12.30pm at Jan Hodge’s, 1 Poundfield,Croscombe

We would welcome any people willing to collect during Christian Aid Week.If you feel you are able to help please contact Hilary Austin on 890561
Envelopes will be in all the churches and can be returned to any church member.

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CARING FOR OUR CHURCHES

All our Church Buildings require regular maintenance work to keep them in good, safe condition. Many visitors enjoy looking round our well-cared for and peaceful churches. Local people, too, appreciate the presence of the church at the heart of our villages.

At the moment a considerable amount of work is being undertaken and investigated in all the churches. Ways to develop our buildings are constantly considered and we are very grateful to the many people who carry out the preparatory work, complete the numerous forms and attend many meetings as part of this care.

It is hoped that the bells at Dinder will be able to be rung again before too long.
Croscombe clock continues to pose many problems and planning work to repair the leaks in the roof is underway.

At Pilton repair work taking place and grants to repair stained glass windows are being investigated.
We ask all our village residents to be vigilant in caring for our churches. Please contact the police or any of our churchwardens if you see anything suspicious so that we all continue to benefit from this rich and beautiful amenity of village life.

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Festival Information for Villagers

Access to Festival Site

From Tuesday 2nd May the festival site (Worthy Farm) becomes a designated construction site. With the work that will commence and the large amount of machinery moving and working it will be a hazardous area. Under rules enforced by the HSE (Health & Safety Executive) we are obliged to keep members of the public clear of the area. We therefore ask that you do not enter the festival site or walk your dogs on the site. Notices will be displayed and the relevant orders to close footpaths have been obtained. It might be that, at times, some areas might still be accessible so if you do come onto the site please keep away from areas of operation and please respect any request to move away from areas where work is taking place.

Clearway/parking Enforcement in Pilton Village

You may be aware that during the festival the main route through Pilton to the Green/Village car park is a temporary Clearway, that means no parking by any vehicle is permitted. This route includes Parsons Bach, St Mary’s, Cumhill, Bread Street and Pylle Road. In the past, this clearway was not strictly enforced and the police allowed us to issue exemption passes to some residents as agreed with the Parish Council, Police and Somerset Council. In line with the Parish Council’s wishes this Clearway will again be strictly enforced this year. Somerset Highways have agreed to have enforcement officers regularly patrolling the area and issuing fixed penalty tickets where needed. Somerset County Council Traffic Dept. have advised us that no clearway exemption passes will be issued this year.
I will speak to residents of Bread Street regarding parking and possible alternative solutions.

Dick Hamilton
Village Liaison Manager
Email: villageliaison@glastonburyfestivals.co.uk
Tel: 01749899631

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Christian Aid Week – 14th – 20th May

There will be events in each of the villages during the week.

Saturday 13th May – soups, puddings and entertainment in Dinder Village Hall
Sunday 14th May –cream teas and plant sale in North Wootton Village Hall

Thursday 18th May – coffee evening at Ruth Eavis’, Pilton
Saturday 20th May – coffee morning at Jan Hodge’s, Croscombe (More details in the May Roundabout.)
We are always looking for people willing to collect during Christian Aid Week and if you feel you are able to help please contact Hilary Austin on: 01749 890561CAWeek

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BHOPAL MEDICAL APPEAL

The Jumble Sale in aid of the Bhopal Medical Appeal was a resounding success and raised well in excess of £1200! My sincere thanks to Pete at the Club, to everyone who helped on the day, who donated goods, money, storage, and to all who supported us at the sale. It was a lovely event and, as a visitor so correctly said, this must be a lovely village to live. If more funds are forthcoming I’ll let you know the final outcome. My thanks again for your generous support.

Fiona Case 899125

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Fairtrade

Thank you to everyone who supported Fairtrade Fortnight and my Open House on 17th March. I still have a large quantity of items in stock so if you were unable to come it is not too late to give me an order. You can look at items online or ask me for a catalogue.
Phone: 890561 or e-mail: hilary.austin2@btinternet.com for any enquiries.
Thank you also for the extra money you gave towards the Somalia Famine Appeal, which with some additional donations made it possible to send £50. Hilary Austin

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