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NOTICE BOARD - LOCAL NEWS

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust & New Leaf CIC Notice
QUEENSWOOD COUNTRY PARK - REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS


Hello,

As someone committed to help the partnership running Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, I would like to ask for your help.

We are in the process of applying for both a Heritage Lottery Fund and an EU government grant to support upgrades to the visitor facilities and public facing signage/interpretation at Queenswood. Vital to this process is evidence from the visitors themselves that they would like upgrades to facilities – without this, we won’t get the funding!

If you could volunteer at least one hour of your time over the coming weeks, to step outside with a clip board and help encourage the public to fill in a questionnaire, this would be great.

I have scheduled 1 hour slots over the next three weeks, and all you need to do is click the link below to the ‘Sign Up Genius’ website, and fill in the slot(s) that you are able to cover:

‘Sign Up Genius’ will let me know the time(s) you have pledged, so no need for you to reply to this.

Blank questionnaires will be available from the visitor centre when you arrive, or upstairs in the office if the visitor centre is not open (i.e. Mondays).

Many thanks in advance!

John

John Clark
Development Director
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

Date posted: 13/10/2017
Link: Click here for more details

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Bodenham Open Spaces Project Notice
BODENHAM OPEN SPACES PROJECT –

Bodenham War Memorial Garden

Final Planting on Saturday, 28 October at 10.30am


Many people have supported the Bodenham Open Spaces War Memorial Garden Project in various ways. The final phase will take place on Saturday, 28 October when all the bulbs for Spring flowering will be planted.

If you are free and would like to help, please be at the Bodenham War Memorial at 10.30am with your trowel or hand fork. With lots of help, it will not take very long.

There will be tea, coffee, hot chocolate and of course lots of cake and biscuits for all those who come along to help us. If you are unable to dig, but would like to come and give us your support, then please do come along anyway and join us afterwards for refreshments.

Babs Mitcheson
Project Co-ordinator


Date posted: 13/10/2017
Contact Name: Babs Mitcheson
Contact Tel: 01568-797170
Email Address: babsmitcheson@aol.com

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Lugg Valley Friends Cancer Research UK Notice
ADVANCE NOTICE - CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING



LUGG VALLEY GROUP OF FRIENDS –
CANCER RESEARCH UK

Invite you to join us at our

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING

On

WEDNESDAY, 8TH NOVEMBER 2017

At

SIWARD JAMES CENTRE, BODENHAM
From 10.00 AM TO 12.00 NOON


RAFFLE - TOMBOLA - CHRISTMAS CARDS

CAKE STALL

BRIC-A-BRAC - BOOKS AND JIGSAW PUZZLES


Date posted: 03/10/2017

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Bodenham Parish Hall Notice
PARISH HALL NEWS (OCTOBER 2017)


We hope you like our new water heaters in the loo’s. Please take care when using them - the water is rather HOT !

We are still looking for a new Flicks coordinator, so if you’re a film lover why not think about taking on this role - it’s a great way to meet new people.


Parish Hall Management Committee

Anyone wishing to get involved in the running of the Hall - new or old residents - can speak to any member of the Committee (listed under the ‘Committee’ link in the ‘Parish Hall’ section in the left-hand column on this page) or email laurajones10@hotmail.com.


HOURLY RATES

  • Main Hall £9.50 (Minimum Charge £12.00)

  • Committee Room £5.00 (Minimum Charge £6.00)

  • Stage Only £5.00 (Minimum Charge £5.50)

  • Store/Back Room £8.00 (per evening)

  • Party/Dance/Disco £120.00 (£100 deposit)

  • Concerts/Musical Evenings £60.00

  • Quiz Nights £30.00

  • Bingo £30.00

  • Children’s Party (Under 14 years old) £25.00

  • Jumble Sale £45.00

  • Weddings Afternoon Only (Clear by 6.00 p.m.) £150.00, All Day £200.00, Previous day at hourly rate


  • BODENHAM PARISH HALL REGULAR ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE

    For the schedule of Clubs & Societies meetings at the Hall and the regular weekly activities there please click on the link below.

    TO BOOK THE HALL RING IDA – 01568-797333

    Date posted: 03/10/2017
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Bodenham Bowling Club Notice
    BOWLING CLUB NEWS (OCTOBER 2017)


    The outdoor season for bowling has drawn to a close here in Bodenham. The final Saturday was a happy occasion enjoyed by 16 members.... a medley...rinks, triples and pairs or singles. A delicious tea followed the close of play this, being supplied by the players.

    Now the indoor season is gearing up under the care of Derek Stockton.

    The AGM for the club will take place on Sunday 22nd October from 15.00 – 17.00 at the centre at Siward James. As has become our custom, Wine and Cheese will be available at the close of the AGM.

    The Annual Dinner is to be held at The Railway Inn on the evening of Friday 17th November and I look forward to seeing many of the members there.

    Please return your menu choice to our Treasurer at the AGM if possible so that the choices can be passed on the The Railway Inn.

    Looking forward to seeing members old and new in 2018.

    Barbara Gibson (Hon Sec)
    01568-797643 (call minder)

    Date posted: 03/10/2017

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    Bodenham Leisure Club Notice
    LEISURE CLUB NEWS (OCTOBER 2017)


    A big ‘thank you’ to all who took part and helped to make our Competition event such a success. What a wealth of talents we have in the membership. Congratulation to all, especially the winners.

    The Coach Trip to the Millennium Memorial Park will have taken place. This seems to be a popular choice; hope the weather will be good
    .

    October 9th will be a Lunch Meeting in the Parish Hall at 1 pm. Again Dorothy would appreciate it if you would inform her if you hope to attend; this will assist with catering, etc.

    October 23rd will see the return, at popular request, of Mr Will Anderson, Keyboard Musician. This meeting will take place at the Parish Hall at 2.30pm.

    A warm welcome to any visitors and guests who would like to join us on either occasion.

    For any further information call Nan Murdoch, Programme Secretary 01568-797595

    Date posted: 02/10/2017
    Contact Name: Nan Murdoch (Programme Secretary)
    Contact Tel: 01568-797595
    Email Address: bobmurdoch234@outlook.com

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    Marden Guides and Senior Section Notice
    GIRLGUIDING NEWS (OCTOBER 2017)


    1st Marden Guides & Senior Section are looking forward to an exciting term. We are trying out some new activities from Girlguiding’s new programme, which will be launched next year.

    After a suggestion from Stan Gyford, we are now raising money for Hereford Visual Links, which is a local charity supporting visually impaired people in Herefordshire. We are looking forward to a visit from a guide dog, trying out special glasses to see what it is like to have a visual impairment, and learning some Braille.

    Later in the term we will be supporting Parliament week by having an election, and doing lots of Christmas crafts!

    New members are always welcome in Brownies, Guides and Senior Section. Why not come along to a meeting to find out more about us?

    For Brownies (Age 7-10 years) contact Trish on 01432-880859

    For Guides (Age 10 – 14 years) and Senior Section (Age 14-18 years ) contact Alison on 01432-880094 or email mardenguides@outlook.com

    Guiding is fun for adults too! – if you would like to join us as a volunteer leader or helper we would love to hear from you.

    Alison Thomas – Guide Leader

    Date posted: 02/10/2017
    Contact Name: See above
    Contact Tel: See above

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      Notice
    COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITIES


    Bodenham has always been a very caring community to live in but despite this there are people who are lonely, possibly isolated by long term illness or bereavement, distant from their family and in need. Loneliness can have the same effect on life expectancy as smoking 15 cigarettes a day!

    This autumn we are piloting a scheme called Compassionate Communities (Co-Co for short) joining the Bodenham Surgery with St Michael’s Hospice and the Diocese of Hereford. The practice will highlight patients in need and refer them to the volunteers; the Hospice will do an 8 hour training for the volunteers in communication and listening skills; and the Diocese is involved with facilitating DRB checks and safeguarding.

    If anyone is interested and wants more information please contact Karilyn Collins on 01568-797434 or karilynandrichard@googlemail.com.

    This is a community venture open to anyone who wants to get involved.

    Date posted: 02/10/2017
    Contact Name: See above
    Contact Tel: See above
    Email Address: See above

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      Notice
    HEREFORDSHIRE RURAL HUB NEWSLETTER (OCT 2017)


    To see/ download the October edition of the Herefordshire Rural Hub Newsletter please click on the link below or go to http://www.herefordshireruralhub.co.uk/newsletter-library/ (where past copies of the Newsletter are also available).

    Date posted: 30/09/2017
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Herefordshire Archives and Record Centre (HARC) Notice
    ADVANCE NOTICE - EVENTS IN OCTOBER/ NOVEMBER 2017


    HARC are running the following events in October and November:

  • Dating Photographs workshop – Saturday 14th October.


  • House History course – Monday 16th October.


  • Performance of “My Dearest Girls” – Thursday 9th November.

  • For details please click on the link below.

    Date posted: 30/09/2017
    Link: Click here for more details
    Contact Tel: 01432-260750
    Email Address: email archives@herefordshire.gov.uk

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    Bodenham Ramblers Notice
    WINTER WALKS PROGRAMME 2017/18


    To see the Programme please click on the link below.

    Date posted: 29/09/2017
    Link: Click here for more details
    Contact Name: Brenda Richardson
    Contact Tel: 01568-797035

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    Bodenham Women's Group Notice
    BWg CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE!


    The cost is £7.00 and all proceeds will be divided between St Michael’s Hospice and The Haven.

    To order your copy email bodinbuff@hotmail.com or telephone Brenda Carter on 01568-797008. (For a sneak preview click on the link below).

    Date posted: 22/09/2017
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Herefordshire Wildlife Trust & New Leaf CIC Notice
    ADVANCE NOTICE - UPCOMING EVENTS


    An Introduction to Pruning Workshop with Orchard Origins

    Wednesday 13 September
    10am-12.30pm


    Join Orchard Origins for an introduction to fruit tree pruning with Q&A. Both summer and winter pruning will be covered with a practical demonstration and the chance to have a go.

    Venue: Bodenham Lake Nature Reserve, Bodenham, Herefordshire, HR1 3JT

    Cost: £20 (includes light refreshments)

    Booking: Book your place online at www.herefordshirewt.co.uk or call 01432-356872


    Wild Food Foraging (part of Living Well project)

    Saturday 16 September
    10.00am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4.00pm


    Foraging for your own food in the wild is both enlightening and delicious. Join expert forager Adele for a stroll round Queenswood Country Park and even make your own pot of jam to take home. Autumn is a great time for wild foods and Adele will show you what, and what not, to eat.

    Venue: Queenswood Country Park & Arboretum, Nr. Leominster, HR6 0PY

    Cost: For those who can afford it there will be a small charge and normal car parking charges apply.

    Booking: Booking essential: Contact Tim Kaye by phone 01981-550043/ 07980 863577 or email tim@clan-cic.org for further information and to book a place.

    This event is suitable for all ages.

    Visit the Queenswood and Bodenham Lake website at www.queesnwoodandbodenhamlake.org.


    Bodenham Lake Work Party

    Wednesday, 20 September

    9.00am - 1.00pm

    If you want to get outdoors and get active, join us coppicing alder at Bodenham Lake.

    This work is part of the Heritage Lottery funded Lugg Wetland Gem project to improve Bodenham Lake for wildlife.

    All necessary tools will be provided - along with tea & biscuits!

    Please note, there are no toilets or handwashing facilities at this reserve. No dogs please.

    Booking.This is a free event though places are limited; please book using the online form.

    For more information go to www.herefordshirewt.org or contact Sophie Cowling on 01432-356872 or at s.cowling@herefordshirewt.co.uk .


    Community Orchards (part of Living Well project)

    Saturday, 23 September
    10.00am-12.00pm & 1.00pm-3.00pm


    Join the Orchard Origins team for a lively day of apple related activities. You will discover ways to manage orchards including pruning and maintenance and more importantly how to juice the apples. All participants will go home with some excellent homemade apple juice!

    Venue: Bodenham Lake Nature Reserve, Bodenham, HR1 3JT

    Cost: For those who can afford it there will be a small charge and normal car parking charges apply.

    Booking: Booking essential: Contact Tim Kaye by phone 01981-550043/ 07980-863577 or email tim@clan-cic.org for further information and to book a place.

    This event is suitable for all ages.

    Visit the Queenswood and Bodenham Lake website at www.queesnwoodandbodenhamlake.org.


    An Introduction to Pruning Workshop with Orchard Origins

    Wednesday 27 September
    10am -12.30pm


    Join Orchard Origins for an introduction to fruit tree pruning with Q&A. Both summer and winter pruning will be covered with a practical demonstration and the chance to have a go.

    Venue: Bodenham Lake Nature Reserve, Bodenham, Herefordshire, HR1 3JT

    Cost: £20 (includes light refreshments)

    Booking: Book your place online at www.herefordshirewt.co.uk or call 01432-356872


    Walk for Wildlife

    Saturday 30 September
    9.00am-4.00pm or later


    Our inaugural Walk for Wildlife - raising money for Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s Reserves Appeal on a walk through beautiful Herefordshire countryside. The walk will run through the heart of Herefordshire from the historic Lugg Meadow on the outskirts of Hereford city following the picturesque River Lugg north through riverside pastures to finish at Queenswood Country Park & Arboretum.

    The walk will cover 12.5 miles and will follow public footpaths as well as routes across private land, opened exclusively for this event. We suggest it is only suitable for older children (or very young children in slings or baby carriers) and all children must be accompanied by an adult. The route will not be suitable for push chairs, wheelchairs or mobility scooters. The route will include some rough ground, some steep climbs and no doubt mud!
    Dogs welcome but must be on leads at all times.

    Venue: Starting from Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Lower House Farm, Ledbury Road, Hereford HR1 1UT

    Cost: Registration fee £12; Under 14s free; additional sponsorship welcome and the entrant who raises the most money will win a hamper of Wildlife Trust Goodies!

    Transport: Both the start and finish points are easily accessible by public transport - details are available on the website.

    Registration: To register and pay online visit http://www.herefordshirewt.org/events/2017/04/06/walk-wildlife?instance=0.
    Alternatively, print off a paper copy of the registration and optional sponsorship forms from the website and post to us with a cheque for your registration fee, payable to Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.


    Wildlife Watch Club: Autumn Antics
    Autumn & Hibernation - Exploring Autumn Colours at Queenswood.

    Sunday, 1 October
    12.30pm - 2.30pm


    Monthly nature club for young enthusiasts aged 7 to 14 years. Meets first Sunday of every month.

    Venue: Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY.

    Cost: £2.

    Booking: Booking is essential. Please use the online form.

    For more information go to www.herefordshirewt.org or contact Sophie Cowling on 01432-356872 or at s.cowling@herefordshirewt.co.uk .


    UK Fungus Day @ Queenswood

    Saturday, 7 October
    10.00am - 3.30pm


    UK Fungus Day is a celebration of all things mycological and we'll be celebrating in style at Queenswood with the Herefordshire Fungus Survey Group.

    There will be a rolling programme of fungus forays into the woods throughout the day as well as a display of weird and wonderful fungi, presentations and talks.

    People can also bring in fungus specimens for identification from the experts.

    The forays will cover no more than one mile on easy terrain. Participants should dress warmly and, if possible, bring a magnifying glass with them (a lens of x5 or x10 is ideal.)

    Drop-in any time during the day; no need to book.

    Venue: Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY.

    For more information go to www.herefordshirewt.org or contact Sophie Cowling on 01432-356872 or at s.cowling@herefordshirewt.co.uk .


    RODIS Training
    (On-line recording of sightings)

    Thursday, 12 October
    6.30pm - 8.00pm


    A free RODiS training workshop for beginners.

    Support Herefordshire Wildlife Trust's conservation work by learning how to submit your wildlife sightings through RODIS, an online recording system. Records submitted through RODiS are sent to local Records Centres and the National Biodiversity Network's Gateway and are therefore a vital tool for supporting the UK’s conservation work.

    Venue: Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY.

    Booking: Booking is essential.

    For more information go to www.herefordshirewt.org or contact Sophie Cowling on 01432-356872 or at s.cowling@herefordshirewt.co.uk .


    New Leaf 5k Fun Run
    in support of Hope Spring

    Saturday, 14 October
    10.00am-11.30am


    An opportunity to participate in a Fun Run at Queenswood in support of Hope Spring, a water-focused sustainable development charity and learn about water sustainability issues. This event hopes to attract up to 150 running enthusiasts introducing them to biodiversity and other issues relating to wildlife and sustainability.

    Venue: Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum. Collect your Race Number at the Jubilee building.

    Cost: £12.

    Booking: Contact Temi Odurinde by phone 07939-276451 / 01981-540470 or email temi@haabaamail.com for further information and to book a place.

    All children must be accompanied by an adult.


    Celebrity talk by Nick Baker -
    Building a Naturalist

    Wednesday, 18 October
    5.45pm-10.00pm


    Following Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s AGM, naturalist and TV presenter Nick Baker will give a talk which will be part autobiography and part a hard hitting call to action. Building a naturalist is a journey through the development of a life-long biophile. Expect a journey that spans the last 44 years and zings all over the planet - connecting via experiences - familiar UK habitats to stories from more exotic shores.

    Nick will touch on subjects as broad as how keeping caterpillars in a jam jar lead to working with Britain’s rarest butterfly, how playing with grass-snakes helped Nick tackle a cobra, the similarities between Badgers and Black Rhino and how the most endangered species in the world is a child playing free in nature. This talk explores why this is and suggests how we go about rewinding a young generation and in doing so - save the world.

    Doors open at 5.30pm for those members attending the Trust’s AGM which will run from 6pm to 7pm.

    Orchard Origins will be running a bar throughout the evening from 6.30pm onwards, with all profits invested in wildlife conservation and the sustainable management of traditional orchards in Herefordshire.

    The talk will start at 7.45pm.

    Venue: The Kindle Centre, Belmont Court, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 7JE.

    Cost: £12 (plus £1.50 online booking fee).

    Booking: Booking is essential. Book online at www.herefordshirewt.org or call 01432-356872.


    Things that go bump in the night!

    Friday, 20 October
    4.45pm-6.45pm


    Join Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s WildPlay team for a spooky night walk with fun evening games. Suitable for children aged 5 to 8.

    Venue: Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY

    Cost: £3 per child.

    Booking: Book your place online at www.queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org or call 01432-356872.


    Guided Bird Walk Around Bodenham Lake

    Saturday, 21 October
    9.00am - 11.00am


    A guided bird walk around Bodenham Lake including exclusive access to the 'restricted section.' The walk will provide an insight into the species and ecology of the site, including exciting plans to enhance habitat.

    The walk covers approximately 3 km on flat terrain.

    Please note, there are no toilets or handwashing facilities at this reserve.

    Booking.This is a free event but places are limited - please book using the online form.

    For more information go to www.herefordshirewt.org or contact Sophie Cowling on 01432-356872 or at s.cowling@herefordshirewt.co.uk .


    Adventure Club – Autumn Antics!

    Tuesday, 24 October
    9.00am-4.00pm or 10.00am-3.00pm


    Join Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s WildPlay team for Autumn themed activities: whittling, games, campfire treats and seasonal tea too during autumn half term at Queenswood.

    Venue: Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY.

    Cost: £24 (9.00am-4.00pm session), £15 (10.00am-3.00pm session) plus £1 online booking fee. For ages 7+.

    Booking: Book your place online at www.queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org or call 01432-356872.


    WildPlay - Get Crafty and Play

    Wednesday, 25 October
    1.30pm - 3.30pm


    Drop in WildPlay play session with seasonal crafts and nature themed activities for families during autumn half term at Queenswood.

    Venue: Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY.

    Cost: £2 per child, children under 2 years free.

    Booking: Booking not required.


    Fungi are Fun!

    Tuesday, 5 November
    10.15am - 2.30pm


    A fantastic opportunity to join members of the Herefordshire Fungus Survey Group on a journey into the fungal kingdom! You will foray around the beautiful surroundings of Queenswood with their help and then after lunch discuss the finds and learn more about mushrooms.

    The day will run as follows:

  • 10.15am Tea & Coffee
  • 10.25am Welcome and introductions
  • 10.30am Forays set off!
  • 12.45pm Lunch
  • 1.45pm Presentation and discussion of the morning's finds plus Q&A.

  • No previous experience or knowledge are necessary.

    Venue: Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY.

    Cost: £6.

    Booking: Booking is essential. Please use the online form.

    For more information go to www.herefordshirewt.org or contact Sophie Cowling on 01432-356872 or at s.cowling@herefordshirewt.co.uk .


    Wildlife Watch Club: Fungi Foray

    Tuesday, 5 November
    12.30pm - 2.30pm


    Monthly nature club for young enthusiasts aged 7 to 14 years. Meets first Sunday of every month.

    Venue: Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY.

    Cost: £2.

    Booking: Booking is essential. Please use the online form.

    For more information go to www.herefordshirewt.org or contact Sophie Cowling on 01432-356872 or at s.cowling@herefordshirewt.co.uk .


    Wildlife Watch Club: Christmas Crafts

    Sunday, 3 December
    12.30pm - 2.30pm



    Monthly nature club for young enthusiasts aged 7 to 14 years. Meets first Sunday of every month.

    Venue: Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY.

    Cost: £2.

    Booking: Booking is essential. Please use the online form.

    For more information go to www.herefordshirewt.org or contact Sophie Cowling on 01432-356872 or at s.cowling@herefordshirewt.co.uk .


    Date posted: 03/09/2017

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    Bodenham Open Village and Gardens Event Team Notice
    THANK YOU!



    Bodenham Open Village and Gardens Event
    15/16 July


    The organising committee would like to thank everybody who helped and contributed in any way over the Open Gardens Weekend.

    The event was a great success and enjoyed by all who came to it. It raised a wonderful £3,900 which will help considerably with the financial burden of keeping St Michael’s running.

    This couldn’t have been achieved without so many people coming forward, giving their full commitment and also giving up so much of their time.

    Thank you also to all those who came to the event and created such a happy atmosphere in our village ever the two days, in spite of the inclement weather on the Sunday – Bodenham, it would appear, being the only place in Hereford the rain targeted!

    We are all very appreciative of your generosity.

    Date posted: 02/09/2017

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    Bodenham Parish Hall Notice
    FLICKS IN THE STICKS - AUTUMN PROGRAMME


    Friday, 8 September at the Parish Hall

    LION

    A drama/biography starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara.

    Director: Garth Davis.


    Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

    PG - Running Time 114 minutes

    To see the trailer copy:
    http://www.artsalive.co.uk/ViewTrailer.aspx?Name=Lion&cert=PG&VideoId=-RNI9o06vqo
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    Friday, 13 October at the Parish Hall

    THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS

    A drama/romance starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz.

    Director: Derek Cianfrance.


    This breath-taking story is set to remind us all of the infinite power of love, the overwhelming fear of loss and the complexities of human nature that bind the two. When lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) and his adored wife Isabel (Alicia Vikander) discover a baby adrift in a boat off the remote coast off western Australia, they must make a choice. When they decide to raise the child as their own, the shattering consequences of this choice will change their lives forever.

    12A - Running Time 133 minutes

    To see the trailer copy:
    http://www.artsalive.co.uk/ViewTrailer.aspx?Name=The+Light+Between+Oceans&cert=12a&VideoId=lk7yw00a4fs
    to your browser.

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    Friday, 10 November at the Parish Hall

    DENIAL

    A biography/drama starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall.

    Director: Mick Jackson.


    Based on the acclaimed book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier," DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt's legal battle for historical truth against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system in Defamation, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.

    12A - Running Time 109 minutes

    To see the trailer copy:
    http://www.artsalive.co.uk/ViewTrailer.aspx?Name=Denial&cert=12a&VideoId=Ssf3a7Fp-f4
    to your browser.

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    Friday, 8 December at the Parish Hall

    ME BEFORE YOU

    A drama starring Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Charles Dance.

    Director: Thea Sharrock.


    Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change each other for all time.

    12A - Running Time 110 minutes

    To see the trailer copy:
    http://www.artsalive.co.uk/ViewTrailer.aspx?Name=Me+Before+You&cert=12a&VideoId=Eh993__rOxA
    to your browser.

    *********************************************************

    The time for each showing is 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Admission is £4.00 (Pay at the door) and there will be a raffle and refreshments available during the interval.

    WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU - THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

    Any suggestions for future films are always welcome.


    Date posted: 01/09/2017
    Contact Name: Linda Creaton
    Contact Tel: 01568-797473

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    Lugg Valley Friends Cancer Research UK Notice
    AN APPEAL


    The LUGG VALLEY GROUP OF FRIENDS OF CANCER RESEARCH UK was formed just over 30 years ago and has raised £235,000+ during this time. If you would like to join us, please contact Jenny Nicolson on 01568-797280 or Thelma Butcher on01568-797557.
    We will be pleased to hear from you.

    Our next event will be:

    CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING

    On

    WEDNESDAY, 8TH NOVEMBER 2017

    At

    SIWARD JAMES CENTRE, BODENHAM
    From 10 AM TO 12 NO0N


    Why not make a note in your diary to join us?


    Date posted: 31/08/2017
    Contact Name: See above
    Contact Tel: See above

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    Bodenham Ladies Bible Study Notice
    LADIES BIBLE STUDY PROGRAMME (SEP 17 - FEB 18)



    BODENHAM LADIES BIBLE STUDY

    September 2017- February 2018

    FREE FOR ALL - Studies in Galatians

    At Bodenham Chapel on Tuesday mornings from 10am to 11.30am:

    September 19th
    October 3rd & 17th
    November 7th & 21st
    January 23rd
    February 6th

    For more information contact Margaret Seccombe 01568-797094


    Date posted: 20/08/2017

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    Bodenham Women's Group Notice
    UPDATE - BWG EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER


    For women from Bodenham and surrounding areas


    SEPTEMBER

    Blackpool Lights
    Two days Sunday, 3rd September

    £87.00 Single Sup. £20.00 through G.B. Tours.

    For further details contact Linda Creaton on 01568-797743.


    OCTOBER

    Cybercrime
    17th October 7.00 for 7.30pm at the Chapel.

    PCSO Steph Annette will be giving a talk to make us aware of the problems arising from cybercrime, and ways to combat it. There will be no charge for this meeting.


    If any lady or group would like to organise an event for the 2017/18 calendar, please contact Lyn on 01568-797228 for the details to be included in the monthly newsletter and on the parish website.

    For membership details phone our Treasurer, Anita Griffiths on 01568-797929. Subscriptions are now 50 pence per annum.


    Date posted: 19/08/2017
    Contact Name: See above
    Contact Tel: See above

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    Travels With A Camera Notice
    TRAVELS WITH A CAMERA - AUTUMN PROGRAMME


    The Autumn 2017 Programme is now available. To see/ download it please click on the link below.

    Date posted: 07/08/2017
    Link: Click here for more details
    Contact Name: Dave or Jenny Hill
    Contact Tel: 01568-797531

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    Welsh Water Notice
    PLANNED MAJOR WORKS BY WELSH WATER IN HEREFORD


    Welsh Water is planning to carry out some work in Hereford, which may have an effect on traffic around Hereford city.

    The work, which they hope to start in September/ October this year, will involve construction of a new, large diameter water main between Bewdley Bank Reservoir and Hereford City. They expect the work to take around 18 months in total to complete. The work will help Welsh Water to ensure security of supply to the area as well as alleviate issues that some customers are experiencing with low water pressure. The work will also help to ensure that Welsh Water can continue to meet the growing demand for water in the area.

    To see Welsh Water’s newsletter, including a map of the affected area, please click on the link below.

    Welsh Water will be arranging opportunities for customers to speak to them and these, as well as updates on the scheme, will be advertised on their website once the scheme is up and running.

    Date posted: 26/07/2017
    Link: Click here for more details

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      Notice
    BODENHAM ART GROUP


    MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY IN THE CHAPEL on CHAPEL LANE

    from 10am, to 12.30pm.

    ALL AGES AND ABILITY.

    NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION contact
    Vic or Jenny 01568-797545.


    Date posted: 05/06/2017
    Contact Name: See above
    Contact Tel: See above

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      Notice
    POETRY GROUP


    I’m still trying to get this thing started, but I need your assistance. I’m not Larkin around, I really do want to get this in Motion.

    The important thing is to enjoy the English language in all its facets. It won’t be all Shakespear or Shelly, we would be equally at home with comedy from, Ayres, Milligan, Lear or Holloway, or the unforgettable futility of War from Brooke, Owen, Sassoon or Grenfell.

    Bring your favourite poetry along. If you are shy about reading out loud, don’t worry, one of us will read for you.

    “Poetry is prose bewitched,
    A music, made of visual thoughts,
    The sound of an idea” Loy.

    Date posted: 05/06/2017
    Contact Name: Vic
    Contact Tel: 01568-797545

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      Notice
    COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITIES


    The Compassionate Community scheme has volunteers trained by St Michael’s Hospice and the Diocese of Hereford, who then work with the general practice to help with the issues of loneliness in the community.

    Please come to Bodenham Chapel at 7.00pm on Tuesday, May 23rd and find out how we as a village can become a Compassionate Community.

    Further information available from Karilyn Collins (01568-797434).

    Everyone welcome.

    Date posted: 01/05/2017

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    Bodenham Romania Support Group Notice
    CLOSURE OF THE BODENHAM ROMANIA SUPPORT GROUP


    It is with regret that we have taken the decision to wind up this Group after 28 years and we would very much like to thank everyone who has supported the Group and Bodenham’s twinned village of Enlaka in Romania.

    Over the years several people have made visits to the Village and visits have been made by people from Enlaka to Bodenham – mostly funded by a grant from The Know-How Fund. Thanks to the generosity of Bodenham residents who have supported the quizzes, Buttermarket stalls and car boot sales, it has also been possible to make financial contributions to various initiatives in Enlaka which have helped to set up small businesses and create a thriving Social Centre from a derelict bowling alley.

    Even such limited financial help as we have been able to offer from Bodenham has enabled the villagers to obtain ‘match funding’ from Caritas Foundation which has supported what we termed ‘The Social Project’. This has greatly improved the lives of the elderly population in terms of access to domiciliary support, medicines and transport to the doctor or hospital when needed. In the early days we also funded English lessons which has helped the villagers’ communication in their tourist industry.

    Special thanks go to the Bodenham Gardening Club who have enabled us to send a large quantity of seeds each year to enable villagers to grow their own food for themselves and families.

    It has been very heartening to have such committed support from Bodenham residents and on behalf of the Committee I would like to thank you all.

    If anyone is interested in seeing photos or more information about the Group’s activities over the years we would be delighted to share this with you. Please contact me, Pat Horrigan, on 797044 or Margaret on 797096. You could also see Enlaka’s website www.atid.ro/index.php/villages/enlaka .

    Date posted: 01/05/2017
    Contact Name: Pat Horrigan (Chairman)
    Contact Tel: 01568-797044

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    Bodenham Open Village and Gardens Event Team Notice
    BODENHAM OPEN SPACES PROJECT 2017

    Sponsored by Herefordshire Council Public Green Spaces Community Grant Scheme

    On Tuesday 28 March work began on the new War Memorial Perpetual Garden with the help of the garden designer, Tricia Jackson, and volunteers, Dennis Jackson, Pat and Jim Crane, Heather Davies, Sandra and Richard Moule, Derek Pritchard, and Babs and Tony Mitcheson. With help from Derek’s mini-digger the area was enlarged, cleared and levelled. The volunteers then weeded the site ready for planting.

    The planting will be in three phases:

  • Phase 1. This was begun on 28 March and is to form the basic structure of the garden, which includes roses, heuchera, rosemary, miniature conifers and primroses. Once the new pavement and stepping stones have been set in place Phase 1 will have been completed.

  • Phase 2. Around the pavement will be planted thyme. Like all the plants in the garden, thyme has a meaning relevant to the War Memorial, because, appropriately, it stands for courage. Also planted at this stage will be the snowdrops and English bluebells which have been donated by residents so they are very local. The addition of anemone “Wild Swan” will complete Phase 2.

  • Phase 3. Because we did not hear that we had been given the Grant from Herefordshire Council in time, we were not able to buy the native daffodil “Narcissus Pseudonarcissus” or the tulips “Magestic”. However, this will be done over Autumn/Winter 2017 and they will be planted as soon as they arrive.


  • Whilst the majority of the planting will be complete by the end of summer 2017, the aim is that the garden will be at its best for 2018. This is especially important as it will be the Centenary of the end of the First World War which will be celebrated on Remembrance Sunday, 11 November 2018.

    We have had a great deal of interest in this Project and it has therefore been agreed that an information board showing the planting design and the meaning behind the plants should be placed near the War Memorial in time for the Centenary event. A folder will also be kept in the Church for residents and public alike to see the planting design, the meaning of the plants, photographs of the new garden being made, and the names of all those who have kindly donated to the Project.

    If you would like to know more about the Bodenham Open Spaces Project, there will be updates at the Bodenham Open Village and Gardens Event (BOVAGE) meetings. The next meeting will be held at the Siward James Centre on Thursday 20 April 2017 starting at 6pm. As ever, all are welcome to come along to it.


    Babs Mitcheson
    Project Co-ordinator

    Date posted: 30/03/2017
    Contact Name: Babs Mitcheson (Project Coordinator)
    Contact Tel: 01568-797170
    Email Address: babsmitcheson@aol.com

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    Bodenham Open Spaces Project Notice
    THANK YOU!!


    Thank you very much indeed to everyone who supported the War Memorial Perpetual Garden fund-raising Coffee Morning on Saturday, 18 March at Millcroft Farm. It was very kind of you to come along and give so generously to help take this Project forward.

    The event was a huge success and we have now raised £335 for the War Memorial’s Perpetual Garden.

    We will start work to clear the site on the morning of Tuesday, 28 March and planting will begin in the afternoon and continue on Wednesday, 29 March.

    Thank you again for all your support and to those who gave donations, but were unable to attend. I should also like to thank everyone who has very kindly donated snowdrops and primroses for the Project.

    Babs Mitcheson


    Date posted: 18/03/2017
    Contact Name: Babs Mitcheson (Project Coordinator)
    Contact Tel: 01568-797170
    Email Address: bodenhamopengardens@gmail.com

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    Herefordshire Wildlife Trust & New Leaf CIC Notice
    QUEENSWOOD & BODENHAM LAKE VOLUNTEERS WANTED!


    Volunteers are needed for Queenswood & Bodenham Lake. These sites aren now managed by a partnership of local charities. Your help in mnaging these sites for people and wildlife is greatly valued.

    If you think you might be able to help with practical work, events and activities, wildlife monitoring, or assist in the shop and information centre, then please contact:
    info @queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org or telephone 01432-530088.

    To see the poster please click on the link below.

    Date posted: 03/03/2017
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Bodenham Gardening Club Notice
    GARDEN CLUB PROGRAMME 2017


    3 January Malcolm Edwards - “Kenchurch Water Gardens”.

    7 February Robert Champion – “Fuchsias and their Care”.

    7 March Margaret Thrower – “Three Generations of Gardeners”.

    4 April Daffodil Show and Dr Lawrence Benner – “Care of your Backs”.

    2 May David's Plant Sale.

    6 June Richard Fishbourne - "A Worm’s Eye View".

    4 July Summer Party.

    8 August Tamsin Westhorpe – “Life as a Garden Magazine Editor”.

    5 September Tim James-Moore – “The Houghton Project”.

    3 October AGM and Babs Mitcheson and Frankie Devereaux - “Making a Garden from Scratch”.

    7 November Leila Jackson - "My Journey to Chelsea".


    Date posted: 04/02/2017
    Contact Name: Ann Hartfield (Programme Secretary)
    Email Address: a.hartfield@virgin.net

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      Notice
    BODENHAM OPEN SPACES PROJECT 2017


    In 2016 the Bodenham Open Spaces Project was given a grant from Herefordshire Council to make a memorial garden around the Bodenham War Memorial and to enhance the area around the sculpture of the “Huddle of Bullocks” on the village green.

    A planting design for the War Memorial has been agreed by Herefordshire Council and planting by volunteers of the War Memorial Project Team will start once the soil is warm. A folder with the story of the War Memorial and background to the grant application with the planting design will be available to be viewed in the Church once all the work has been completed.

    Work on the area around the “Huddle of Bullocks” on the village green will start from April. Once the work is completed there will be an information board giving the history of the sculpture and the work of the project team near the site.

    Further details will be published as the Project progresses. There will also be updates at the Bodenham Open Village and Gardens Event (BOVAGE) meetings being held at the Siward James Centre, the next being on Saturday, 11 February at 10.30 am, where there will be free refreshments for those attending.


    Babs Mitcheson
    Project Co-ordinator

    Date posted: 28/01/2017

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    West Mercia Police Notice
    NEW SAFER WEST MERCIA PLAN


    The new Safer West Mercia Plan has been issued by the Police and Crime Commissioner. To see it please click on the link below.

    Date posted: 28/10/2016
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Bodenham Parish Council Notice
    NEW 427 BUS SERVICE TO/ FROM LEOMINSTER


    Starting on Friday, 2 September 2016 a minibus linking Bodenham, Risbury, Stoke Prior and Steen’s Bridge with Leominster will run on Fridays to the old 427 timetable.

    This is an initiative which has been set up between the Parish Councils and Leominster Town Council, and is a new way of providing vital transport for rural areas. The minibus service will operate as a club for members, and will be run by Community Wheels in Leominster, using a 16-seater disabled-accessible minibus with a volunteer driver.

    To use the service you must join as a member of the ‘427 Club’, which costs £12.50 for the first six months, and must book a seat. Although the minibus will run to the old 427 timetable, you must book your journeys in advance, although you will be able to make a regular advance booking for Fridays.

    Fares are £5 return from Bodenham, £3 return from Risbury, and £2 return from Stoke Prior or Steen’s Bridge, payable on the bus.

    To join the 427 Club and book your journeys, please telephone Community Wheels on 01568 617722 or email linda.jones@hvoss.org.uk

    We hope that local people will use the service to ensure it is viable, and perhaps even might be extended to a second weekday. Leominster Town Council, Humber Ford & Stoke Prior Parish Council and Bodenham Parish Council have agreed jointly to underwrite the scheme to ensure it gets off the ground, but a sustainable service will be self-funding with little or no local council subsidy.

    Philip Brown
    Clerk to Humber, Ford & Stoke Prior Group Parish Council
    Great Marston Farmhouse, Risbury HR6 0NJ
    01885 400696 ~~~~~~~~ clerk@hfspgroup.org.uk


    To see the poster/ flyer which includes the bus timetable please click on the link below.

    Date posted: 21/08/2016
    Link: Click here for more details

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    Bodenham Community Charity Notice
    BODENHAM COMMUNITY CHARITY


    Bodenham Community Charity welcomes applications from any individuals and organisations in the Parish of Bodenham. The Trustees have a wide remit and can make grants towards a range of items, services and facilities. Applications are not means tested and are always treated in confidence.

    The Trustees of the Charity are Dr Carolyn Knight, Mr Stan Davis, Mrs Louise Layton, Mr Rowland Hunt and Mrs Susan Hack.

    For further information please contact Mrs S. Hack, Peas Green Cottage, Bodenham, Herefordshire HR1 3JU (01568-797848: e-mail sue@peasgreen.co.uk) or speak to any of the Trustees.

    Date posted: 03/06/2016

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    Herefordshire Wildlife Trust & New Leaf CIC Notice
    BODENHAM LAKES AND QUEENSWOOD


    The management of iconic Herefordshire beauty spots, Queenswood and Bodenham Lake, transferred from Herefordshire Council to a partnership between local “not for profit organisations” Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and New Leaf Sustainable Development Ltd. on 15th March.

    The partnership, which has a 99 year lease from Herefordshire Council, intends to form a Community Interest Company (CIC) to oversee the running of the sites and will seek external funding for much needed investment in both sites. Plans include improved visitor facilities at Queenswood, where it also wants to initiate an environmental education programme whilst developing the current woodland management for the benefit of both people and wildlife. All of this will be done whilst retaining the essence of this high-profile site.

    Meanwhile, Bodenham Lake will continue to be managed as a nature reserve, ensuring the site retains its status as a wildlife haven. The reserve is 44.5 hectares (110 acres) in size, and contains a variety of habitats including the largest area of open water in the County, riverside meadows, veteran and newly planted community orchards, plus wet woodland. It is an important site for overwintering and breeding birds. The public hide allows you to enjoy views of the wildlife and surrounding areas. There is no prospect of housing developments or the sale of land within the sites.

    As there will be no funding from Herefordshire Council, parking charges have been introduced at Queenswood to fund the running of both sites. Charges will be £1 for an hour, £2 for 2 hours and £3 for over two hours. Visits of 20 minutes or less are free. Visitors can become Friends of Queenswood and Bodenham Lake for £40 a year, which provides free parking for one vehicle, plus discounted entry to events, and updates. There are no plans to introduce parking charges at Bodenham. The former visitor centre at Queenswood will be reopened, to sell local produce and gifts, plus providing visitor information about the sites.

    Local communities will be able to contribute to the management of both sites through site-specific management groups. It is envisaged that each group will have representatives from the community, Parish Council, user groups, e.g. Sailing Club, and representatives from New Leaf and HWT. Each site management group will have a community member on the CIC Board.

    A variety of volunteers is needed at both sites and anyone interested can get more information from Rachel Hicks, Visitor Experience Officer.
    r.hicks@queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org 01432 356872

    Date posted: 02/04/2016

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      Notice
    MENSSA - MEN's SOCIAL ACTIVITIES - 1st MEETING


    Thursday 14th April 7.30pm at England’s Gate. For all interested gentlemen this will be our inaugural meeting to discuss what activities or interests we would like to pursue. Also a chance to get to know other men in the village who are interested in getting this venture off the ground. Please come along and bring your ideas with you – all will be welcome. If you want further information, please ring me on 01568-797228 or email me at jeff.pollard46@btinternet.com

    Jeff Pollard

    Date posted: 19/03/2016
    Contact Tel: 01568-797228 /Mob: 07971-073343
    Email Address: jeff.pollard46@btinternet.com

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      Notice
    BELL RINGERS


    Fancy a new challenge in 2016? You could learn to ring church bells!

    Practices are on Wednesdays, 7.30pm-9.00pm.

    Children (aged 11 or older) and adults are welcome.

    For more information please contact Jo Beavan (797903) or Sue Hack (797848).

    Date posted: 05/02/2016

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      Notice
    DEFIBRILLATORS ARE GO!!


    Thanks to the generous contributions of many local residents and businesses and the hard work of Margaret James, Rhian Powell and others, the Parish now has two defibrillators ready for use in an emergency.

    You can find them at:

  • Bodenham GP Surgery in Brockington Road. The defibrillator is on the outside wall to the left of the entrance
  • .

  • Bodenham School in Church Road. The defibrillator is on the outside wall of the classroom to the right of the main school entrance
  • .

    Each defibrillator box is protected by an alarm, but obviously in an emergency that should simply be ignored.

    To see what a defibrillator looks like, or to download/ print a copy of these notes please click on the link below.

    Twenty-two residents recently attended a very helpful training session. However, anyone can use a defibrillator in an emergency – no training is required. The defibrillator itself gives you step by step instructions on what to do. Also, the first action you should take is to dial 999 and so the Ambulance Service will also be there to guide you by telephone until an ambulance arrives.

    The defibrillator is for use only if there is no movement or response from the casualty and the casualty is not breathing.

    You can’t do any harm to a casualty by using the defibrillator – it will only deliver a shock if it assesses that the casualty needs one.

    The procedure is:

    1. Dial 999 for the ambulance service as soon as you realise the casualty is seriously unwell. The ambulance service will talk you through the following steps as you do them.
    2. Make sure the casualty is not lying on a wet surface.
    3. Take the defibrillator out of its carrying case and make sure the Adult/Child selection switch (top left) is in the correct position to match the casualty – i.e. an adult or child under 8 years old.
    4. Press the green button to start. Follow the voice prompts.
    5. Quickly remove clothing from chest and stomach – cut or tear if necessary. There are scissors in the accessory pack inside the carrying case.
    6. Pull the pads out of the right side of the machine by pulling tab.
    7. Tear open the pads packaging and look closely at the picture on each pad.
    8. Peel off the pads and position according to the picture – upper right and lower left chest
    9. Press the pads firmly in place. If there is a lot of chest hair which might prevent the pad from staying in place, quickly shave the hair. There is a razor in the accessory pack.
    10. Listen carefully to the voice prompts to determine if a shock is necessary.
    11. If a shock is needed make sure no-one is touching the casualty, press the orange button and stand clear.
    ON NO ACCOUNT TOUCH THE CASUALTY
    12. If no shock is needed the voice prompt will tell you.
    13. Listen for the voice prompts to begin CPR.
    14. Continue to follow the voice prompts until medical help arrives and they have taken over from you.


    Date posted: 25/07/2015
    Link: Click here for more details

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    1st Marden and District Scout Group Notice
    1ST MARDEN AND DISTRICT SCOUT GROUP


    We currently have two sections for girls and boys running at Marden

    CUBS and SCOUTS

    We are hoping to open a BEAVERS colony for the younger children aged 6 – 8 soon, if you think you would like to help with this, please do get in touch.

    Cubs are aged between 8 and 10½, although we can take them as young as 7½ and we meet at our Scout hut in Marden every Wednesday during term time from 6.30pm – 8.00pm.

    Scouts are aged between 10½ and 14 and meet at our Scout hut in Marden every Friday during term time from 7.15pm – 8.30pm.

    If your child would like to join the adventure, please do get in touch. We have children in our group from a wide variety of local schools and local areas including Marden, Sutton St Nicholas, Bodenham, Burley Gate, Westhide, Lyde, Shelwick, Munstone & Crosskeys.


    To see our poster please click on the link below and feel free to contact me.

    Date posted: 24/02/2015
    Link: Click here for more details
    Contact Name: Mrs. Caroline Larratt (Cub Scout Leader and GSL)
    Contact Tel: 07512-970154/ 01432-880009
    Email Address: caroline285@btinternet.com

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    Bodenham Parish Hall Notice
    DONATION TO THE VILLAGE


    When Mary & Simon Nickols moved from Bodenham they left an ordnance survey map for the Village. This has now been framed and donated to the Parish Hall where it has been hung in the Committee Room.

    Please do have a look at the map when you are next in the Parish Hall. It is really attractive and my grateful thanks, and I am sure yours, go to them for this very kind and thoughtful donation.

    Gwenllian Bowden, Parish Hall Secretary

    Date posted: 31/05/2014

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      Notice
    BODENHAM HISTORY – THE ANTHEA BRIAN ARCHIVE


    Many of you will remember Dr Anthea Brian who lived in Bodenham from the mid-1970s until her death in 2007. During her life here she collected an enormous amount of historical information relating to Bodenham. Whilst some of her work was published during her lifetime e.g. her book on the history of houses in the Township of Bodenham Devereux there remains much unpublished material in her archive of considerable historical interest.

    The Archive includes:

  • a draft for a second companion volume to her published book which covers Bowley, the Moor and the Maunds

  • personal accounts of life in Bodenham in the early years of the 20th century

  • records relating to St Michael’s church

  • In addition, there are numerous old maps, more than a thousand photographs, detailed indexes with information about surnames, field names, etc, copies of old wills, and so on.

    Since 2007 I have housed the Archive and dealt with incoming enquiries relating to it. I am unable to continue to do this and have been discussing with the Hereford Record Office the possibility of depositing the Archive with them as ‘The Anthea Brian Archive’.

    The Parish Council have been consulted and are broadly supportive but have asked that sufficient time is given to enable them to identify and copy material of interest with a view to posting this on their website.

    It seemed a good idea to extend this to all interested people in the village, so this note is to ask you to contact me if there is anything you would be interested in following up yourself. If enough people are interested in a particular aspect, we could arrange some informal group events. I should be delighted to hear your thoughts and suggestions about the Archive.
    Margaret Andrews (01568-797215) cepheus@btinternet.com

    Date posted: 11/02/2014

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    St Michael and All Angels Church Bodenham Notice
    SUPPORTING THE CHURCH


    ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS CHURCH
    BODENHAM


    Dear Parishioners

    I think it would be fair to say the majority of people living in Bodenham value the fact we have a parish church in our midst. Although a large percentage don’t attend the church on a regular basis, many like to come and join in the worship for special Easter and Christmas services, and if you don’t come to these, you may have attended the church to celebrate a family event, such as a christening, wedding or funeral service.

    Unfortunately it is becoming ever increasingly difficult to meet the costs involved to keep the church running, something in the region of £80 per day. To assist with this financial burden it is becoming more essential to organize fund raising events.

    Do you have some time and talents you would be prepared to offer to become part of a fund raising committee? Maybe you are an “ideas” person, or you have organizational skills, or are able to offer support by way of “lending a bit of muscle” which is sometimes needed to help set events up. If you feel you could help in any way at all, please would you contact me on 01568 797 228 and give me details of your name and telephone number and I will get a meeting set up in the near future.

    You don’t need to be a church-goer to be involved with this. But if you care about having a parish church in our midst I would be very pleased to hear from you. St Michael’s has stood here for eight hundred years or so and it would be tragic to risk losing its presence within our community.

    Many thanks


    Lyn Pollard

    Date posted: 02/02/2014

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    Bodenham Ramblers Notice
    FITNESS AND FUN



    BODENHAM RAMBLERS would welcome new members to join their walking group.

    We operate on a 10-day cycle, alternate Sundays and Wednesdays. Winter walks average 5 miles with a pub lunch afterwards where possible. Summer walks are around 7 miles with a picnic lunch allowing every opportunity to appreciate some wonderful scenery and locations. Walking boots, stout shoes or “wellies” are recommended.

    Do come and join us – we very much look forward to seeing you.

    Should you require any further details or information of Bodenham Ramblers please contact the Secretary, Brenda Richardson on 01568-797035 or the Chairman, Eddie Phillips on 01432-266994.


    Date posted: 20/03/2013

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    Bodenham Community Plan Steering Group Notice
    ORDERING REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS BY E-MAIL


    Did you know - that you can order your prescriptions at the Bodenham pharmacy by email – here’s how:

    1. Click on the link below.

    2. Complete details (medication, name, etcetera).

    3. Click on arrow next to Select a Chemist optionand use the drop down menu to select Bodenham.

    4. Click on Send / Submit.

    Date posted: 01/12/2011
    Link: Click here for more details

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