Jill Jarrett, Henley Down Cottage

Don’t forget tomorrow evening’s Quiz in the Village Hall at 7.30pm to raise funds for the Catsfield Stoolball Club. The cost will be £15 for teams of six, bring your own food and drink. Raffle with great prizes. Teams of up to six, £15 per team. Call Scott Lavocah to book your team on 07808572310. Scott says that ideally, three more teams are needed, so why not gather a few friends together and have a fun evening at the quiz?

Next Saturday 13th April is the Horticultural Society’s annual Spring Show in the Village Hall from 2-4pm, entrance 50p, children free. Schedules are available in the shop and entry forms and money should handed in by 7pm on Wednesday 10th April to one of the committee members as shown on the schedule. Please do make the effort and enter as many classes as possible, so that this show is a huge success and thus prove to Vanessa and the committee that we DO appreciate their efforts and that we want these shows to continue! There will be a raffle, plant and cake stalls and teas will be available.

On Monday 15th April at 7.30pm the Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place in parish church of St Laurence. This meeting will begin with the election of Church Wardens, the oldest democratic office in the country and will be followed by the accounts, the Rector’s report, reports from other parish groups and the election of members of the Parochial Church Council.

Tickets are available in the Village Shop for the Victorian Magic Lantern Show on Thursday 18th April at 7pm for 7.30pm in the Village Hall. This is sponsored by the WI and tickets cost £5 to include a glass of wine. The slides were taken between 1895 and 1906 from the book published by Lady Annie Brassey of her family’s voyage around the world on their yacht, The Sunbeam. The evening is open to all and there will be a special raffle to raise money for the WI charity Demelza House Children’s Hospice. There will also be an exhibition staged by the local History Group in association with the voyage.

The next fundraising event for the parish church of St Laurence will be a Jumble Sale on Saturday 20th April from 9am in the Village Hall. Admission will be 50p and refreshments will be available. All contributions of jumble gratefully received in the hall from 8am.