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The sad loss of Mary Lamyman was felt across the whole village. An outstanding Christian lady, Mary was a friend and support to very many people and every community activity over the years. She is greatly missed.
Sue Stocksley (formerly Post Office Cottage, Middle Street) passed away on the 12th December. Cared for in Peterborough Hospital and then Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice with fantastic staff. Her partner reports they had fond memories of living in Dunston before moving to Oakham, Rutland; where they were happy together for all too short a time.
John Beadley resident of Back Lane passed away on 8th February. Previously from Orchard Close and before that The White Horse Park, John was a cheerful retired steelworker, a keen fisherman and Blades supporter..
Mag Wilford previously a resident of Dunston passed away in January aged 98. She lived most of her married life in Chapel Lane and was a regular visitor to the lunch club until recently. A popular lady who will be missed by many.
Dunston Parish Council DPC has a new Secretary. Contact details: Clerk to Dunston Parish Council – 18 Chapel Lane, Caythorpe, NG32 3EG – Tel. 01400 273742 / Mob. 07916 628673email: firstname.lastname@example.org We still have a vacancy on the Parish Council. If you think you might be interested in joining, please attend a PC meeting (1st Monday each month at 7.30pm Village Hall) and let us know. Or contact the Parish Clerk.
Neighbourhood Plan The six-week consultation of the draft plan has now ended. There will follow an analysis of responses, and a final draft will be passed to an inspector to ensure compliance, then put forward for a vote in a Parish referendum. The date is to be announced soon
Dunston Twinning Association The twinning association is now into its 27th year and many long term friendships have been made with members visiting their friends for family occasions outside of the twinning events.Subscription is £30 per family per year. This year we had a few new families to join us in France, and 3 new English families with children have joined for the French families visit in April 2016. They are still looking for more families to join as there are French families with children keen to join; so if you want to know more please telephone Geraldine Gunner, Membership Secretary on 01526 323576 Ros Treadwell has offered to host some relaxed evenings during which she will aim to develop conversational French skills at a beginner/intermediate level.These are not French lessons as such but are a way to improve your French.From Wed, 24th February, beginning at 7pm. At Ros’ home in Dunston.I you would like to attend please confirm directly to Ros on the email address below. email@example.com
Sewing Bee on Thursday evenings. New to sewing or haven’t picked up a needle for years we’d be happy to help, with sewing machines suitable for beginners, patterns and books for inspiration. A small friendly group, with a wide variety of experience who enjoy a chat, work on our own projects and help each other. £3 per session. For info. call Jean on 320810 or on www.dunstonvillagehall.co.uk
Pentecost Sunday (11am on 15th May at the Chapel) is a prominent feast in the Christian year commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the remaining 11 disciples after the Resurrection of Jesus. Also called Whit Sunday, Whitsun meaning fiftieth day celebrated 50 days after Easter Sunday.A joint fundraising event of A strawberry tea is planned by the Dunston Churches Together and San Damiano. The date to be confirmed.St Peters and the Chapel are jointly to support the Mite Fund which provides hydration sachets at 5p per sachet for babies at risk of dehydration.
Lunch Club – 3rd Friday each month - A popular event held at 12 noon, except for April, August and December - with 2 courses for £3.50. All are welcome to be in good company. Next meetings are 18th March, 20th May 2016.
Knit & natter - last Thursday each month except for December & August. A group of knitters and crochet’ers meet to make garments and blankets for the needy. A friendly (chatty) group would welcome any newcomers.
Mothers and Toddlers – each week on MondaysA group of Mums & Grandmas meets at 9am with their pre-school charges. A friendly and ever changing group welcomes new members for tea and chat. Contact Sarah Hastie 01526 321469 for more info.
Dunston Bowls Club – Regular matches Mon & Wed evenings, May to August. New members welcome! With membership for only £30 per year, it is good value and a relaxing activity for all ages. There will be 3 pre-season open days in APRIL on 10th, 17th & 24th at 2pm for members, visitors and potential members to practice and try out the green.These sessions are free with no obligation; only flat soled shoes are required, bowls can be borrowed on the day.
The Club needs a new groundsman: duties are mostly grass maintenance and some help will be given. There is a small remuneration and membership fee included. For further info. on any of the above contact: Arthur Plummer 321360, Richard Phillipson 321245 or Russ McLuckie 321919
Nocton Gardening Club - Meet at MAC Ltd Leisure Buildings in Nocton on the first Thursday evening of the month at 7pm till 9pm. 3 March - Gardening at the front 7th April - Growing Fuchsia 5th May - Design your garden from scratch or to add more wow factors
Litter Attack- Someone is regularly throwing fast food packaging, as they approach the village from the B1188, generally on a weekend night. Whoever you are please, please stop! Please just take it home and put it in your .bin
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