The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration - 11th June 2016
|Play a musical instrument?|
|If so, please contact me or Jean Fisher as we are part of the team organising the Queen’s 90th party in June.|
|We are planning an event in the village so please lend a hand to make it a memorable weekend and one to be proud of.|
|Please contact us if you can contribute to the fun|
|John Sime on 280828 / 07521 64347 or Jean Fisher on 280401 / 07772 553913|
Warmington Cinema - Woman in Gold - Friday 12th February 2016
|Warmington Cinema is a voluntary, not for profit, monthly cinema run by village people. It is open to all, usually on the second Friday of the dark evening months. The films are screened in the Village Hall with the doors opening at 7:30pm and screenings starting at 8:00pm. Wine, juice and hot beverages are sold at the bar before the programme starts and during the interval. The evenings are widely seen as a friendly local social event. For the current season titles and more details on the Woman in Gold visit the Warmington Cinema page. Admission is £5 with the limited premier seating avalable at £5.50.|
Brooks Williams - 21st May 2016 in St Mary's Church, Warmington, PE8 6TE - Back by public demand!
|Brooks Williams is an American acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter. His style combines root, jazz, blues, classical and folk. He has released over 20 albums featuring his beautifully crafted songs as well as his wonderful instrumental guitar music. Most recently, his albums have featured blues music. He tours extensively both in the US and the UK.|
Advanced tickets £12.50 (£15.00 booked after 19th May) Payment by cash, cheque or Paypal.
No reserved seating. Doors open 6.45pm. Licenced Bar.
Proceeds to St Mary's Church and Prostate Cancer UK
Volunteers Needed to Overwinter Hedgehogs
If you have a spare corner in your garage/shed and can spare a little time to muck out and feed a rescued hedgehog please contact us and we will forward your interest to Stef Graves. Cages and food will be provided.
A New Vicar for the Warmington Benefice.
The Reverend Anne Hindle, currently Rector of Clifton & Southill in the Diocese of St Albans, has accepted Bishop Donald’s invitation to become Vicar of the Benefice of Warmington, Tansor & Cotterstock & Fotheringhay & Southwick and will be instituted by Bishop Donald in St Mary the Blessed Virgin Warmington on Saturday 23 January 2016 at 3.00 pm.
Bishop Donald and Archdeacon Gordon are very grateful to all who helped with the preparation of the benefice profile, all the arrangements for the interview day and for the continuing and encouraging ministry of the parishes in the service of Christ during the vacancy. We ask for your prayers for Anne and Bob as they prepare for their move.
Hedgehogs in January by Kay Bullen
In theory this should be a very quiet time for hedgehogs and indeed those who look after hedgehogs. In the wild, unless it is a very mild January, all those hedgehogs that are able to, should be hibernating.
For those hedgehogs in care some will be sleeping but some will still be awake, munching their way through tins and packets of food. In the summer when litters of hoglets come into rescue centres they can be kept together with litter mates or even other hoglets of the same size and age (providing they are well enough). However at this time of year the larger over wintering hedgehogs are so big and healthy that they think spring is in the air and unwelcomed pregnancies may happen. So to avoid this they have to be kept apart which means there are even more cages to be cleaned out.
It is likely that any hedgehogs out and about at this time of year will need rescuing – unless they are regular visitors and you are monitoring them. If you think you may have them visiting or if you think they might be hibernating in your garden it may be an idea to keep a dishes of food available for them should they still be awake or wake early. Use a dry type of food as this will not go off. Protect the food and any feeding hedgehogs, from adverse weather conditions.
When I see pictures of people with their homes flooded it is so sad especially last month when Christmas was around the corner. It is also sad to think of all the wildlife that will have perished. Whilst hedgehogs are likely to keep away from damp areas ie near rivers they cannot fore see the far reaching waters that these severe floods bring and many will perish. Even those that wake in time and do not drown will be left with damp soggy bedding and large areas where their natural food will have drowned. Just one of many reasons why our hedgehog population is in decline and needs help.
We can all do our bit whether it is feeding those that come our way, helping them when they are sick or injured or spreading the word about how we can help them when they visit our gardens.
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 you can contact. Contact them on 01584 890801.
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.
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.
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 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.