Your Mile Your Way – Friday 18th May 2018

Public Health, Lancashire County Council is leading a health week/day ‘Your Mile Your Way’ event on Friday 18th May 2018. As part of an initiative to get everybody up and active, the challenge for the citizens of Lancashire is to walk, run, swim, dance, bounce, bike, skate, row, cartwheel, skip or jump around the world in a day (this equates to 24,901 miles).

We want to encourage children, young people, adults, older people and families to help reach the target of 24,901 mile in one day. Pledges to walk a mile in any way can be made in the Your Mile Your Way website (http://www.yourmileyourway.co.uk) which also has a list of exciting activities taking place in your area during the week commencing 14th May 2018.

The Your Mile Your Way health event is to ultimately promote the uptake of physical activity in any shape or form. The health benefits in taking up physical activity has multiple benefits. Some of these include:

  • Reduces risk of major illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50%
  • Improves the chances to live longer
  • Improves physical, mental health and mood
  • Improves ability to do daily activities and prevents falls

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Hira Miah, Public Health Practitioner, Lancashire County Council

Sri Lanka Slideshow & Talk

Friday 11th May at 7:30 pm at Whittington Village Hall£3.00, with all proceeds going to Whittington Village Hall
 
During a six week visit to Sri Lanka earlier this year I tried to trace my father’s time there during World War II through a series of old black and white photos and postcards.
 
Throughout that journey Virginia and I explored the country’s wildlife sanctuaries, cave temples, ancient monuments, tea plantations, colonial heritage, war graves and (of course) its beaches. We met survivors of the 2004 Tsunami and the 25 year civil war that raged in that country.
 
I hope this talk will give a good insight in to Sri Lanka’s cultural history, wildlife and visitor attractions. Failing that there should be some artistic merit in some of the photography.
 
It would be great if you could make it to this fundraiser for the village hall. If you are likely to come could you let me know (it will help to decide how many seats to put out) by email to robinpritchard57@gmail.com
 
Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Robin Pritchard

Annual Litter Pick

As many of you will know, Mike Redmond has successfully organised a litter pick in the parish for the last two years.

Unfortunately, Mike is unable to do so this year but, coincidentally, we have been approached by ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ who are running a similar National incentive in March.

Bin bags have been ordered in anticipation of the event but what is really needed is someone to organise it. Obviously this is a big ask, as Mike did such a great job, although hopefully someone will be interested in taking on the role. If you’d like more information, please get in touch, or speak to Colin Hall.

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Whittington Parish Council – Colin Hall

Pancake Party

The annual Pancake Party will be in the Village Hall on Tuesday 13th February, starting at 6pm till around 7:30pm. This is a free event and normally proves to be very popular.

Mmm… lovely!

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Colin Hall

Wine Tasting Evening Update

Please note, the date has changed from the 25th.

The Village Hall Committee is organising a Wine Tasting Evening on Friday 17th November.  Tickets will be on sale shortly.

Come along to taste some great wines from local importers and learn about food matching.

Bonfire Night

Caroline Raistrick has submitted the following:

There will be a bonfire at Low Hall on Sunday 5th November 2017.

Many thanks to Rob and Helen for facilitating this on behalf of the village.

Harvest Supper

Friday 29th September at 7:30pm at Whittington Village Hall

Tickets are £5 and include unlimited locally made meat and potato pie, vegetarian option and a choice of trifles, sponges, gateaux and puddings.

Residents of primary age only have to pay £2.50 per ticket and pre-primary including babes in arms don’t have to pay anything!

The grand finale of the evening is of course the Annual Whittington Garden Competition Prize Presentation

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM MEMBERS OF PCC