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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

LUNCHEON CLUB PICNIC
The Harringworth Luncheon Club have organised their Summer Picnic on Thursday 11th August from 12.30pm in Drakes Barn Orchard, off Gretton Road.  Please bring your own picnic and wine. Coffee and Tea will be supplied by Maggie Hill.

HARRINGWORTH APPEALS FUND
The Appeals Committee plans for later this year are coming together with more information next month. Do save the dates:

  • Pop-up-Pub with home-cooked Tagine on Friday 16th September
  • Car Boot Sale on Sunday 9th October
  • Christmas Bazaar on Saturday 19th November in the church. Donations from anyone who enjoys making jams, chutneys, etc. or crafting will be welcomed nearer the date 

HARRINGWORTH LASSIES GROUP
Are you interested in meeting once a month for a social get together with other Harringworth Lassies from September?  You can express your interest by emailing harringworthvillage@gmail.com or watch for a message on the WhatsApp Group. If you have not signed up to the ‘Lassies WhatsApp’ and would like to,  please email or message Philippa on 07858 504568.

BULWICK ANNUAL HORTICULTURAL SHOW
Running over August Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 27 August and Sunday 28 August in the Bulwick Church with stalls, teas, etc. in the village centre. Are you planning an entry?

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE RIDE & STRIDE
Plan your day out supporting our local Church by walking or cycling in the local area on 10th September. See below for details.

HARRINGWORTH VILLAGE HALL
Regular activities from September:

  • Table Tennis on a Tuesday from 2.30pm – 4.30pm
  • PureStretch on a Tuesday at 6.30pm
  • Yoga on a Wednesday at 2.00pm
  • Pilate-a-Cise on a Thursday at 10.00am
  • Table Tennis on a Thursday from 5.00pm – 7.00pm

FAMILY SERVICE ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
With Coffee served from 10.30am the family friendly Service starts at 10.45am in St John the Baptist Church in Harringworth with the next on Sunday 7 August. Details of all Services are published in the Benefice News.  Everyone is welcome.

THE JUBILEE GREEN

Thanks to dedicated watering and dead heading of plants by the Harringworth Gardening Group the Jubilee Green is looking great and a splendid feature in the village.

Can you identify these plants in the planted trough?

  • Choisya x d ‘Aztec Pearl’
  • Rosa ‘Queen’s Jubilee’
  • Lavandula ‘Elegance Purple’
  • Penstemon ‘Windsor Red’
  • Salvia farina ‘White’ & ‘Deep Blue’
  • Dianthus ‘Memories’
  • Arenaria ‘Blizzard Compact’
  • Helichrysum ‘Silver Mist’
  • Muscari ‘Double Beauty’ & ‘ White Magic’
  • Narcissi ‘Tête-à-tête ‘
Jubilee Green

FOOD BANK DONATIONS

“Foodbank calls for donations over fears children going without food during summer holidays”  

The Trussell Trust who seeded our local Corby Food Bank have written about their concern for children and appeal for support in the local area. Donations for the Corby Foodbank are always welcomed and you can place your donation in the Children’s Play area in the Church for collection by Bernadette Oakey once a week or contact Bernadette by email direct to drop off with her.

TWENTY’S PLENTY

At the Parish Open Meeting at the end of April, those who were there will remember that we discussed using Twenty’s Plenty self-adhesive labels on the side of your bins as a way to help encourage drivers to reduce their speed when driving through Harringworth.

The labels will provide a weekly reminder to drivers that we would like them to only drive at 20mph. They can be used on any side on either of the wheelie bins that you have and I would suggest that you may wish to apply them to the side facing the traffic coming into the village.

These stickers are now available from Cllr. Simon McLean and to obtain you sticker please contact him on 747755 or via email simonandjanemclean@btinternet.com

Initially there will be a limit of one sticker per household but based on demand it may be possible to subsequently provide those who want one with a second sticker.

20's plenty

SUPPER CLUB

The Supper Club is looking for new members this Autumn and with so many new families in the village we think you might find this an excellent way of  meeting others in Harringworth.

The participants meet in pre-determined, different groups of six each month – October to April (not December), when the host of each group provides a simple main course with drinks at their home. One of the other couples provides a starter/pudding and the third couple has a free evening. So during the season you will host two meals, provide a starter/pudding twice and have two absolutely free evenings!

Dates are determined by each group. The idea is to meet others in the village over a simple meal.

Many of our participants have been in the Club for years but always look forward to meeting new villagers. So why not think about joining us this autumn.

For further information or to join the club please contact Bev Dolman, Long Barn, Wakerley Road. 
Tel: 01572 747385 or email bevdolman@hotmail.com 

ANNUAL HORTICULTURAL SHOW IN BULWICK

(INCLUDING HARRINGWORTH VILLAGE)

Are you getting ready for the Bulwick Show on August Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 27 August and Sunday 28 August)?

Dating back from the times when Harringworth was in the same Benefice as Bulwick the organisers hope keen crafters and gardeners – both children and adult will enter the Show.  It is open to residents of Bulwick, Blatherwycke, Deene, Deenethorpe, Harringworth and Laxton.

Further details and the entry form can be collected from Tracy Sharpe at the Old Bakehouse at the top of Seaton Road (01572 747591).

The organisers are looking forward to add new names to cups and trophies at the Bulwick Show

Awards include the Dolby Cup for Best in Show from the Fruit and Vegetable section, the Senior and Junior Conant Cup for an Art exhibit, the Queen’s Head Trophy for the best vegetable tray , the Novice Award in Fruit and Vegetable, the Singlehurst Cup for the highest points in Fruit and Vegetable section, the Glithero Trophy for the runner-up in Fruit and Vegetable section and the J Ireland Trophy highest number of points in the Floral section.  Also the Garden Trowel Award is for the highest number of points for external containers and garden, the Lambert Shield for photography, the Duffin Rose Bowl highest points in floral art, the E Simpson novice cup for floral art and the Howe Plate highest points in knitting .. and many more

Contact Tracy for your entry NOW!!

HARRINGWORTH LUNCHEON CLUB PICNIC

The annual Luncheon Club Picnic in Drakes Barn Orchard off Gretton Road (Maggie & John’s) has been set for Thursday 11th August from 12.30pm. Please bring your own picnic and wine. Coffee and Tea will be supplied by Maggie Hill.

New Luncheon Club members are always welcome, please contact Maggie Hill or Barbara Kedge to find out more.

From September the Club will meet once a month on a Thursday (rather than a Tuesday, as so many venues no longer serve food on that day).

INSTAGRAM JUNIOR EDITOR

The Village Hall and Appeals Committee are looking for an enthusiastic young Editor to take charge of the Harringworth Village Instagram Account with an optional link to the Facebook Page – Harringworth Village News.  Do you know anyone in the village who could take on this role for the summer and beyond? If so, contact the Village Correspondent Philippa Gasson via WhatsApp on 07858 504568.

HARRINGWORTH VILLAGE HALL

The Village Hall is available for booking over the Summer for get togethers – such as a party, children’s playtime, table tennis and much more.  Some exercise classes are having a summer break and returning in September – so you can always meet as a group for your own exercise or coffee. We now have a bundle of children’s games for hire which include Giant Jenga, rounders and hoop on cones etc. Email the Village Hall to enquire.

Regular activities from September:

  • Table Tennis on a Tuesday from 2.30pm – 4.30pm
  • PureStretch on a Tuesday at 6.30pm
  • Yoga on a Wednesday at 2.00pm
  • Pilate-a-Cise on a Thursday at 10.00am
  • Table Tennis on a Thursday from 5.00pm – 7.00pm

TABLE TENNIS – WHY NOT JOIN THE SUMMER SESSIONS
The Harringworth Table Tennis Group meet on a Tuesday (2.30pm – 4.30pm) and Thursday (5.00pm – 7.00pm) in the Village Hall.  They are looking for new players (young or old) over the Summer to boost numbers.  With many away over the summer numbers dip so why not give Table Tennis a go – all levels including beginners are made very welcome.

The Village Hall can be booked most days for a private Table Tennis Session (children wishing to play must be supervised by an Adult at all times) over the holidays – contact the Booking Secretary for more details.

SUMMER HOLIDAY PLANS
The Village Hall is available for Booking over the Summer for get togethers – such as a party, children’s playtime, table tennis and much more. We now have a bundle of children’s games for hire which include Giant Jenga, rounders and hoop on cones etc. 

Email the Village Hall to enquire.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE RIDE & STRIDE

10 SEPTEMBER 2022

Ride & Stride was ‘born’ in Suffolk in 1982 as a sponsored cycle ride or walk and is held annually, in virtually every county in England. It is the main fund-raising event for the county churches trusts. It is now a sponsored event for cyclists, joggers, walkers and horse riders. Any mode of transport can be used as long as sponsors are happy; a couple of people have used vintage cars! Money raised helps Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust to continue supporting our marvellous churches across the county with essential repairs and improvements. Ride and Stride is an opportunity to raise money not only for the Trust but for your own church, as 50% of the money is returned to our church.

Visit Ride & Stride for more information.

Ride & Stride

HELP SUPPORT OUR CHURCH

The Church has signed up to Ecclesiastical’s charitable Trust130 donation offer whereby if you take out a home insurance policy with Ecclesiastical (one of the UK’s most trusted home insurance providers) they will donate £130 to our Church.  More details can be found on their website or call 0800 7830 130 and quote TRUSTPST.

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