What a lovely day we had for our Open Gardens Event on 11th August! The weather was gorgeous, ideal for a lovely stroll around the village to visit the gardens and stalls. We had a large number of people visit the gardens and participate in the games, competitions etc. Quite a few children entered the Spot the Bird Competition, and the winner was Fred Casson – well done Fred! Enjoy your birdwatching kit and the family day out to the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary at Stonham Barns in Suffolk. Alice Hames won the Duck Game – clever girl Alice! Hope you enjoyed your chocolate cake! We raised the magnificent sum of £1,440.80 for our two chosen charities – Clic Sargent (who will receive £757.97) and Mind UK( who will receive £682.82) and this money will be forwarded to them shortly. Many thanks to everyone who opened their gardens and to all our families, friends and helpers who made this event a runaway success. We couldn’t have done it without you! We would also like to thank everyone who donated prizes for the competitions and raffle, with special mention to:
Farm Foods, Forestry Commission, Marks & Spencer, Iceland, Mundford Fish Bar, Roys of Wroxham, Sainburys, Village Hair, Suffolk Owl Sanctuary (Stanham Barns), Thursford Collection, The Wellington (Feltwell).
Once again – thank you everybody
On 8th August 2018, two coaches with 108 residents from Mundford and the surrounding area were treated to a tour of the Stanford Training Area (STANTA). This was a rare opportunity to see the area that was evacuated in 1942 to be dedicated to military exercises. It includes replicas of North European and Afghan villages which are used to prepare personnel for deployment to those and similar destinations.
Funds were raised from ticket sales and voluntary donations. Having deducted the cost of the coaches, £374 has been donated to Stanta Central Bank which will be shared between the following charities: the Army Benevolent Fund, Help for Heroes, the Soldiers, Sailors and Air Force Association and the Battle Area Churches Restoration Fund.
Thanks to Pauline Angus, Parish Clerk for organising the tour.
AN INVITATION TO ALL RESIDENTS TO SPONSOR THE MUNDFORD VILLAGE GREEN CHRISTMAS TREE WHICH WILL BE LIT ON
SATURDAY THE 1st DECEMBER
This year there will again be a beautiful big Christmas tree with hundreds of festive bright lights to light up our village green during Christmas and New Year.
Further to this announcement the Parish Council would like to ask if any residents would like to donate towards our tree perhaps in remembrance of a friend or loved one that has passed on or you may have a special anniversary or birthday to celebrate.
Donations for any amount big or small along with your details will be gratefully accepted at the Parish Office (address as the foot of the page). CHEQUES ONLY please made payable to ‘Mundford Parish Council’. Please do not post/put cash through the letter box of the office.
Your Remembrance notices will appear in the December/January Connect plus small temporary plaques /baubles with your messages will be attached to the bottom of the tree.
MUNDFORD PARISH COUNCIL
PARISH CLERK / RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mundford Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to take on the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.
The post is initially for 10 hours per week and includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings (up to 12 in a year) and responsibility for the finances of the Council and its risk management. Candidates should have book keeping skills, communication, IT and organisational skills. Pay will be in line with NALC guidelines and according to experience and qualifications. Support and training will be provided. For further information please contact the Chairman of the Council email@example.com 07973 959217
Applicants should send a CV to the Chairman by the closing date 24th September 2018.
Mundford Recreation Ground and Village Hall Trust calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund
Mundford Village Hall is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. They are hoping to replace the old plastic chairs with more comfortable padded chairs and new storage trolleys.
Mundford Village Hall is one of three projects on the current shortlist. Please cast your vote for them using the token given to you at the check-out each time you shop at the Tesco store in Brandon. Voting is open until 31st August 2018.
Read more about the Tesco community funding scheme here.
Due to recent resignations, there are now two vacancies in the office of Parish Councillor. Please read the attached official notices about the process of filling these posts:
The editor of Connect has published a notice about the status of its publication. In summary, it will be available by email or to collect from local venues. If you would like an email copy, then send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org or 07747 561784. To read the whole notice, click the image below.
Note that the Connect newsletter an independent publication, not under the control of the Parish Council.
On the 25th July in very hot weather a sturdy bunch of our volunteers came along and collected over 16 bags of rubbish. The Parish Council and Mundford residents would like to say a huge thank you for their help and time given on that day.
We meet approximately every 6 – 8 weeks so if you have an hour or so to spare and would like to join our team please contact the Parish Clerk.
Please be vigilant as unfortunately it has been reported that there has been a burglary in Mundford in Malsters Close, the residents lost some garden furniture.
A small white van was seen in the area on that day and the driver was in his late 50’s.
Local resident, Barry Ellis, has written a book ‘Mundford – The Village and its People’. The book is available from the Parish Office, A4 hardback £20.00. To obtain your copy, contact the Parish Clerk.
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