John Keegan has forwarded a message from David Mantle who wanted to let people know that Gerry is in St. Wilfrids Hall Nursing Home in Halton and his wife Vera is a nursing home in Slyne (I’m assuming the Hillcroft Nursing Home). Gerry is described as very alert, with an active mind, but his legs and lungs are not quite what they were.
In addition, John has done an interesting piece about Gerry on his blog.
On Friday 17th November about 40 people gathered to taste a fine selection of Italian wines from a new Lancaster based wine importer – Provino. We tasted 6 different wines, ate lots of cheese and had lots of good conversation. A very enjoyable evening!
Winners of this month’s village hall draw are:
134 Jackie Sharp £20
111 Duncan Foster £10
77 Christopher Atkinson £5
The weekly bar service run by the village hall every Tuesday evening will be taking a break over the Christmas period. Please note, we will be closed on the 19th & 26th December, and the 2nd January. The bar reopens on the 9th January.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
Lancashire County Council has a pot of money each year to allocate to local groups, to help support initiatives in their locality.
The grant cannot be given to Parish/Town Councils – but it can be given to community groups that meet the following criteria:
- have a constitution, set of rules, or articles of association in place
- have a group bank account
- be a not-for-profit organisation
If you would like to know more, please visit the Lancashire County Council Local member grants website.
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.
Whittington Church Service on Sunday 12th at 10:30am, followed by wreath laying at 11:00am.
Lancashire County Council have produced a winter leaflet containing tips on how best to prepare for, and cope with, winter weather. You can also find up-to-date information on winter travel at the Winter in Lancashire website.
To celebrate the siting of the new dog waste bin, Colin Hall has very kindly offered a prize for the best Limerick. First prize will be a bottle of Champagne, or something more appropriate for a junior winner.
To enter, please complete the following and submit via the Contact form, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
There was a dog walker in Whittington
Update: Laura’s Fitness Pilates class is no longer being taught at Arkholme, as the Caton class is proving much more popular – full details can be viewed by clicking on the poster below. You can contact Laura for more details at email@example.com.