Village Meeting in the Village Hall - 7.30pm 23rd November 2015
Carol Singing Warmington Wednesday 2nd December
Last December a group of carollers sang round the village and collected an amazing £500 for our nominated charity, Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust.
Our date this year is to be Wednesday, 2nd December and we will be collecting for Neuroendocrine cancer, the NET Patient Foundation (Charity No.1092386).
The aims of the charity are to train more GPs and other health professionals to reduce the incidence of misdiagnosis (90% of patients with NETs cannot be cured due to late diagnosis), to expand the nurse helpline and to invest in more research to find new treatments.
If you would like to sing, or rattle a collection box, please join us. We will meet on Wednesday 2nd December at the Red Lion carpark at 6pm, sing our way round the village, and return to the Red Lion for sausage rolls and mince pies (Tim & Richard's generous donation to this fundraiser), and a glass of port (thanks to John Wilkinson) at about 9pm.
Carol sheets etc will be provided, you will just need to bring a torch or similar. The wearing of twinkly lights/Christmas hats is encouraged! Children are very welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult.
Warmington Retired Residents' Christmas Party - Wednesday 9th December 5.30pm
Wednesday 9th December 5.30pm - Warmington Village Hall.
For Warmington residents over the state retirement age.
Please complete your invitation slip at Glebe Store by Monday 23rd November.
Local Children's ActivitiesFollowing a request on the Warmington Web Facebook page by a parent moving to the village, I have compiled a list of children's activities in the surrounding area, although I appreciate that there may be others that I am not aware of. Please note that this is a work in progress and feel free to make any changes/additions as necessary. Thanks, Gillian.
Chocolate and Sweets Quiz
Quiz sheets are now on sale at the Red Lion, Warmington, at Warmington village shop and after services in Warmington church. They cost only £1 for a lot of fun and the chance to win a prize. The Red Lion has kindly donated the prizes which are for vouchers of £30, £20 and £10 to spend at the Red Lion. All money raised is going to St Mary’s church, Warmington.
Warmington Almshouses - One Bedroomed House Available for Long Term Occupation
One of the Warmington almshouses will become available at the beginning of November. The house has a bedroom, lounge/kitchen, wet room and small utility area and will be fully redecorated. The house is part of a period building containing 3 separate almshouses surrounded by gardens in the middle of the village. The almshouses are maintained by the Warmington Almshouses Charitable Trust and the Trustees welcome applications from anyone. Priority will be given to long term residents of Warmington and surrounding villages and the successful applicant will pay a monthly contribution (similar to rent) which is generally lower than equivalent private rentals in this area.
If you, or someone you know, would like to live in this house then please contact the Trustees who will be able to provide detailed information on facilities and costs.
General information about these almshouses is also available on the village website at www.warmington.org in the Warmington Community section.
Warmington Facebook page
The parish council has recently set up a Facebook page to enable updates and links to the website to be proactive.
A feed from the Facebook page has been embedded on the left hand side of the website under the menu.
Why not have a look. Please give us a like if you do by clicking the like button in the feed.
Warmington Joggers has been created!
Thanks to everyone who has emailed in their interest for running.
Warmington Joggers has been created!
The first run was on Wed 26 Aug 6:30pm from the Red Lion pub Warmington.
A 3.5 - 4.0 miles slow jog social run to Fotheringhay and back, across the fields. Followed by a quick chat and a cheeky squash too!
Thank you, Claire (Claire Maxted - 07817 465939)
Warmington Broadband Update - 29th July 2015
The new fibre optic broadband uptake has been so successful that the cabinet has run out of capacity......
Openreach's response is "We appreciate that this is frustrating but unfortunately, this cabinet has run out of space for more customers which we are looking to resolve as quickly as possible. Please keep an eye on our website from the mid of August 2015 for an update. It’s where we publish the very latest fibre coverage information and we update it weekly. This is when we would estimate that you should be able to place your order, all being well."
There are also issues with the speeds available. It appears that some areas of the village could get speeds of nearly 80 Mbits/sec. Other areas of the village may only get speeds of 17-24 Mbits/sec.
Whilst this disparity is disappointing, it is still a massive leap forward from the previous provision. Find out more about the SuperFast Broadband roll-out planned for Warmington.
If you are unhappy with your current superfast broadband, please click here to complete the Ultrafast Broadband Survey.
A New Vicar for the Warmington Benefice- where we are now.
Prior to Brian Rogers' actual retirement, representatives of the five parishes had met in February with the Archdeacon of Oakham and the Rural Dean to discuss his replacement. The Archdeacon said then that to be able to finance the appointment of a full time vicar, it would be necessary to add another parish to the Benefice, and that an approach would be made to Elton to ask if the patron and Parochial Church Council would be willing to make such a move. At a further meeting held on the 16th of June Benefice representatives were told that Elton had declined to join the Warmington group, and that the only option available would be the appointment of a part time vicar, working three days, including Sunday, during each week.
It must be accepted that for a number of years, the Benefice parish share paid to the Diocese has been subsidised by other churches in the Deanery, and that this situation is unfair and cannot continue at its present rate. The cost to the Benefice of a part time vicar will be in the order of £44000 per annum which includes housing and other Diocesan expenses.
The Rural Dean cited a number of cases where a part time priest, working with an elected Benefice Counsel had actively grown the local church community, and that such an appointment should not be seen as a means of just" keeping things going." There was general agreement that it should be the aim of the five parishes to work together to support a new part time incumbent to develop the level of church attendance and pastoral care.
The Bishop and Archdeacon will now begin the search for a suitable candidate, who will be offered to the parish representatives for their approval. We do not know how long this will take, but we must all hope and pray for an appointment to be made as quickly as possible.
Bill Peck, on behalf of the PCCs of the Benefice.
'Day of the Hedgehog' on 21st November
Join us to celebrate The Day of the Hedgehog on Saturday 21st November at Telford International Centre. The programme is jam packed with talks about a wide range of projects, most funded by Hedgehog Street (our partnership with People's Trust for Endangered Species) and will be a fascinating tour of the issues facing hedgehogs in 21st century Britain. For Tickets.
Hedgehogs in November
Hedgehogs will still be building up their weights for hibernation. When will they actually hibernate? The best answer to this question is - when they are ready. Some may even be in hibernation now, others not until next month. November seems to be the time when many will decide to hibernate.
I am sure you will remember from previous year’s publicity to take care when piling up leaves and garden waste ready for a bonfire – be it for Bonfire Night or just a general burn. It is always best to move the pile on the day it is to be burnt, unless you have a special bonfire cage or bin that hedgehogs cannot access.
If you still have any small hedgehogs regularly visiting your garden you could catch them and check their weights. Mark each one with a spot of nail varnish or quick drying paint on a few of their prickles (different hedgehogs can be marked in different places). Then 4-5 nights later catch again and weigh – it must be putting on weight, if not it will need to be rescued. Small hedgehogs will need help to get up to a hibernation weight. However the help can range from just continuing to feed and monitor weights in your garden to being taken indoors and cared for.
At the time of writing this I don’t know whether we are going to have an early cold winter or a mild one so it is difficult to give advice now on which hedgehogs need to be taken into care. Obviously those out in the day are in trouble and need help. For any other hedgehogs the best advice is to call a local hedgehog rehabilitator, they know the local conditions, but please, if possible, weigh the hedgehog before contacting a rescue centre as the weight helps them give the best advice.
It is not just the cold that is a problem for hedgehogs at this time of year but also the wet. They need a dry place to make their nests and dry bedding with which to make the nest. Providing dry bedding eg leaves – perhaps in a compost bag – will help them make a cosy nest. Also protecting their food with a feeding station means they can feed in the dry.
If you need advice or find a sick or injured hedgehog contact the British Hedgehog Preservation Society they can give general advice and perhaps details of a local hedgehog rehabilitator that you can contact. Contact them on 01584 890801. For information about helping hedgehogs at this time of year visit the BHPS web site at www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk and go to the Autumn Juvenile leaflet.
Warmington Greetings Card
Local artist Rosemary Coates has produced a beautiful illustration of St Mary’s, Warmington which is now available as a greetings card. It is suitable for Birthday, Wedding Anniversary, Congratulations, Thank You, Thinking of You, etc.
All money raised goes to the Church. A single card costs £1.00 but you can buy six for £5. The cards are available in the church, which is open every day. If you are unable to get to the church, please contact Kathryn and she will arrange to bring/post to you.
Northampton ACRE - Bulk Oil Scheme
Northamptonshire ACRE is expanding the Bulk Oil scheme and is now offering LPG in cylinders and for bulk tanks. Current prices are:
- 13kg Butane: £26.75
- 19kg Propane: £29.00
- 47kg Propane: £59.75
All prices include VAT and delivery.
LPG bulk tank supply: A 2 year deal, price fixed for 9 months at 41ppl.
There is no additional cost to ordering LPG, it is covered under the oil membership.
Here at Northants ACRE we use 47kg cylinders and just by switching suppliers with the help of our Energy Consultants we have saved over £10 a cylinder. We are also looking to install a bulk tank to secure further savings. If you would like to do the same or would like more information on this and ordering LPG, please give me a call on 01604 825 892, Will Dallimore (Rural Officer).
Oil and LPG Membership Form
Individual Oil Ordering Form
Summer is also the time to buy Oil with the price being at its lowest over the next couple of months, it certainly is the time to fill up. Currently, The price of heating OIL is around 15% lower than it was this month last year and two months ago it was 25% below the equivalent 2013 price.