We have installed a Lyonshall in Bloom Community Christmas Tree on the wild flower meadow. This has been provided by the in bloom team and sponsored by Lyonshall Parish Council, Patrick & Veronica Edwards and Peter Burgoyne.There will be an official switch on (by a local child selected by draw on the day) along with mulled wine, mince pies and carol singing on Sunday 22nd December at 4pm on the wild flower meadow, all villagers will be welcome. If anyone knows one of our elderly residents who is not so mobile, it would be nice to help them along.
With Best wishes to everyone for the festive season
Chairman Lyonshall In Bloom
The Lyonshall Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group
would like to thank all those who completed the first questionnaire as
well as the 200 people who took the trouble to complete and send in
their 2nd Questionnaires.
The information we received will be invaluable when we start
drafting the Neighbourhood Development Plan and we will keep you
informed on progress.
Please note that the Draft Development Plan will not be able to be
completed until Herefordshire Council’s Core Strategy has received
Government approval. This may be as late as mid-summer next year.
If you did not keep the Booklet you were sent with the Questionnaire
you can find it on the Lyonshall Website at www.lyonshall.net
The Website is regularly updated on NDP matters so do visit it from
time to time to keep up with progress.
Winners of the Prize Draw for those who completed the 2nd
Questionnaire - Mrs Kathryn Lloyd and Mrs Valerie Gill
There is free entry to this Holiday Roadshow organised by The Courtyard in associatioin with the Jactito Theatre, taking place on Wednesday 30th October in the Lyonshall Memorial Hall from 2pm to 4pm.
Discover the world of pantomime and puppetry as the stories of Cinderella and Rapunzel are explored.
The event includes storytelling, puppet shows, arts & crafts, goody bags and prizes and Panto theatre games.
The “Field of Remembrance” at The Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels will be open in the ‘Garden of Remembrance’, to the west of the Main Door of the church, from Saturday 2nd of November until Saturday 16th November 2013. This is in line with the “Fields of Remembrance” throughout the whole Country (see link below) and is located here by permission of our Parochial Church Council.
As was done last year, The Field will consist of an ‘18 inch’ wreath of Flanders Poppies and “In Remembrance” Crosses, which can be obtained from local British Legion Representatives, some shops and most Hotels and Pubs in the County. The Field will be instigated by crosses remembering all those men and women of The Parish who gave their lives in the Wars of 1914-19, 1939-45 and other Wars and ‘Emergencies’, from the Anglo-Burmese War of 1852 to The Cyprus Emergency of 1956. This amounts currently to some 26 individuals.
In line with Royal British Legion policy you are encouraged to add your own ‘family crosses’ and crosses to commemorate friends, comrades and loved ones who have made “the supreme sacrifice” on our behalves. They do not have to be related to The Parish of Lyonshall or to The Church. It is open to all.
The Royal British Legion normally hopes for a charitable donation of about £1:50p for each cross / star / crescent and Major (retd) John Quinton-Adams of “The Old Station”, Lyonshall, has obtained a small supply of crosses should you be unable to source them elsewhere.
Having entered the "Big Bug Hotel" event (which takes place on Sunday 27th October at midday), Lyonshall In Bloom is pleased to announce that we have been given 500 Crocus bulbs by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
The planting of this large number of crocus bulbs will take place on Saturday 26th October starting at 10.30am, and they will be located on the bank by Lyonshall Memorial Hall.
This is all part of the RHS "Wild About Gardens" week which they are co-sponsoring with The Wildlife Trusts - see link for more information.
See details in news item on 8th October.
Any problems ring Peter Broadbent on 01544 340215. He is really keen to get a good number returned and will help you in any way he can.
You Can Still Send in Your Questionnaire
Although the deadline for handing in the Questionnaires has passed, it is appreciated that there may be
people, particularly those who may have been away on holiday or might have inadvertently mislaid the papers, that would still like to hand them in. Peter Broadbent at The Ovals and Ron Addis at The Farm would be very happy to receive them during the next two weeks. The more completed Questionnaires we receive, the better the Neighbourhood Plan will reflect the views of our community.
You should all have received your second questionnaire from the Lyonshall Neighbourhood Development Plan team. They should be returned by tomorrow (Monday) but the deadline will be extended for a few days.
Please complete your questionnaire and return it. Thanks to all of you who have already done so.
If you have any problems contact Peter Broadbent on 340215