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Parish News July/August 2013

Appleby Magna Parish Council News

You may have noticed signs from Leicester County Highways stating that they are implementing changes to street lighting within the Parish.  This will include some switch off and some part-night lighting, saving £2,346 per annum and a total carbon saving of 12 tons pa.  There are 266 lights in the Parish that currently cost £11,051 pa to run.

Please pick up after your dog, the problem of dog waste is becoming a nuisance and is a health and safety hazard – it is illegal not to pick up after your dog.

If you see or hear of any suspicious or anti-social behaviour, please report to the Police using 101, 0116 2222222 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.  Police Sergeant Mark Watson 531,

The Parish Council meeting will be held on August 1st 2013 @ 7.30pm – in the Stables Community Room, Sir John Moore School – all are welcome to attend. 

Lindsay Swinfield, Clerk to the Council – 01530 273421
  applebymagnapc @

 Appleby Magna Welcome Club

We meet on Wednesday 3rd July at the Church Hall 2.30pm start. If we have no speaker, members will share their happy memories of yesteryear. Hostesses are Hilda and Jack.

Our summer meeting on Wednesday 7th August is at the Church Hall 2.30pm start. We have a speaker. Beryl & Jack are hostesses.

Please note that the September outing is on Wednesday 4th September. Details to follow.

Jack Mills 270244

Appleby Film Society

Appleby Film Society shows 8 films a year between September and April. We are currently on our summer break.

Last season's programme is still available to download on the village web site ( in the Community – Village Groups section).

Contact: Marilyn Dunkelman: email, or Sonia Liff: 01530 272327

St Michael's Church

Celebration Service: Sunday July 7th at 6 p.m.

It’s time to celebrate the completion of Appleby church building repair project: the tower and spire are safe and repaired; the cockerel is gleaming on his high perch and lots of other stonework repairs have taken place. And it feels good! Many thanks to all who’ve worked hard to bring this project to completion – so now is celebration time. Ven. David Newman, the Archdeacon of Loughborough, is coming to join us and we will hopefully be joined by our architect and the builders who’ve worked so hard as well as other representatives of grant making bodies.  And we hope all those locally who have supported this project will come along. It will be open house – let’s make it a real village celebration.

Flower Festival

There will be a meeting in church on Wednesday 7th August 2013 at 11. am for every one involved in the flower festival   in any way please come along is you can if not please ring me on 270054 Margaret Ward.

Coffee Morning/Bring & Buy

The July Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy is on Wednesday 17th July at the home of Phil & Jane Huntley, Peel House, 21 Measham Road. 10.30am—noon. £1 coffee/tea & biscuits. Proceeds to church funds.

The August Coffee Morning/Bring and Buy is on Wednesday 14th August at the home of Margaret Selby, 19 Measham Road. 10.30am—noon. £1 coffee/tea and biscuits. Proceeds to church funds.

More news and details of all services on the Church pages

Women's Institute

Our next meeting is on Thursday 11th July and is an evening outing for a meal.  Details will follow after the Committee meeting on 4th July.

Margaret Dennett

Appleby Art Group

Appleby Magna Art Group will be exhibiting their work as part of the Sir John Moore Foundation 'Grass Roots Festival' weekend' 5th to 7th July 2013.

The art exhibition will be in the Hall of the main Sir John Moore School building,  Appleby Magna,  on Saturday, 6th July from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The majority of the paintings on show will be for sale.

Reine Plumpton

Happy Hedgehogs

Happy Hedgehogs Pre School has had a very busy term so far, we have welcomed an Artist into the group and been invited to Sir John Moore School for a picnic and enjoying transition days into school for the children leaving us.

If you would like your child to be involved in our group we meet every morning in Appleby Church Hall from 9.15 until 12.15pm. We take from 2 years until school age and follow the EYFS all staff are highly trained.

If interested please phone Chris on 07803 962795 for further details and a prospectus.

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