Red Lion Charity Buffet Night - 25th June 2015
This months buffet night is in aid of Spinal Research and will be held on Thursday 25th June at 7.00pm for 7.30pm.
On offer will be the usual selection of tasty main courses (as much and as many as you would like) followed by one of our delicious home made desserts.
The supper is £15.95 per head with £3.00 per head going to the charity.
There will also be a raffle, please help support this very worthwhile cause.
Warmington Annual Village Garden and Craft Show 2015
The Warmington Annual Garden and Craft Show takes place this year on Saturday 25th July 2015 in Warmington Village Hall. The hall will be open for exhibitors to bring along their entries from 8.00am until 10.30am. The hall will then be closed for judging. The show will be open to visitors at 2.30pm - admission is just £1 with no charge for children, this includes light refreshments. A raffle will be held after the cups and certificates have been presented to the winners.
Download a web version of the schedule for further information and for details of the various vegetable, flower, fruit, flower arranging, cookery and craft classes – (download here). A printed copy of the schedule, which includes adverts from our supporters, is in the process of being delivered to Warmington Horticultural Society members.
Good luck and we look forward to seeing you at the show!
Warmington Broadband Update - Tue 9th June 2015
IT'S NOW POSSIBLE TO ORDER SUPERFAST BROADBAND IN WARMINGTON!
This week Warmington residents have started ordering superfast broadband.
However, there is an issue 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.
Warmington Benifice - June Services
|Sunday 5th||8.30 am||Holy Communion||Warmington|
|Sunday 12th||10.00 am||Family Communion||Warmington|
|11.15 am||Family Service||Southwick|
|Sunday 19th||10.00 am||Holy Communion||Fotheringhay|
|Sunday 26th||10.00 am||Eucharist||Warmington|
|11.00 am||Eucharist (with hymns)||Cotterstock|
|11.15 am||Songs of Praise||Southwick|
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.
Brian Roger's Boat
As many of you will be aware, Brain Rogers our vicar for 17 years, has now retired to a cottage in Ireland. Many collections were taken within the villages of the benefice to show our appreciation. Brian has now put these gifts towards the purchase of 'Calypso'.
Happy fishing Brian or should that be taut lines!
Brooks Williams in Concert - Saturday 20th June
A big thank you to John & Sherryl Sime for organising another Great Concert at St. Mary's Church, Warmington.
Ranked as one of the top 100 acoustic guitarists, Brook Williams is one of the most versatile and entertaining performers on the acoustic roots music scene today and on Saturday he showed us why.
Hedgehogs in June
This really is the start of the hoglet season, many females will either be pregnant or have suckling youngsters.
If you see a dead hedgehog, and it is safe to do so, have a look and a listen to check for any hoglets. Over the next few days or even a week it is worth returning to the area to check for any orphans. The hoglets make a distress call like a baby bird but it is very loud and at ground level. If you have a placid dog let them join in the search on a lead and if you find one hoglet don’t rest on your laurels but search for more as there can be 4 – 5 in a litter. Sometimes abandoned hoglets will be attacked by some of the larger birds so if you see birds, in the locality, getting excited and chattering see what has caught their interest. Cats are very inquisitive, so they may also be attracted to the hoglets, but are more likely just to observe, unless the hoglets are very small or perhaps injured.
If you have a hedgehog visitor that does not stay around it is probably a male. At this time of year the males are more nomadic in their search for mates. Females, however, have a small home patch. This will be large enough to support her and her current family. She will not be able to travel far as her hoglets will not leave the nest until they are around 4 weeks old. At this age they will be able to follow her on her nightly forages. When about 8 weeks old they will start to disperse.
If you are lucky enough to have a female nesting in your garden do not be tempted to look into the nest as there may be hoglets there. If a female is disturbed she may abandon her hoglets or in some cases they have been known to kill their young. Be patient and perhaps you will be lucky enough to see a little line of hoglets following mum one evening.
If you find a hoglet or 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 more general information about hedgehogs and how to help them visit the BHPS web site at www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk
Just Friends Community Ladies Choir
Just Friends Community Ladies choir meets every Thursday evening in Warmington School from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm for an evening of singing and socialising.
New members are always welcome. Contact Jean Fisher on 01832 280401 for more details and see more about the choir here.
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.
Ultrafast Broadband Survey
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