January 2019

January 2000

Dates to Remember

Fri 11 Jan Preston Village Society – Christmas Party – Village Hall – 7.00pm
Wed 16 Jan Parish Council Meeting – Village Hall – 8.00pm
Fri 18 Jan Community Book Swap – Village Hall – 10.30-11.00am
Sun 20 Jan Deadline for the February 2019 newsletter

NHDC Local Plan Main Modifications Consultation

Preston Parish Council would like to inform residents that the consultation on the Main Modifications to the NHDC Local Plan will be held between Thursday 3 January and Thursday 14 February. The Main Modifications are amendments to the plan suggested by the Inspector following the hearings which took place last year.

The Consultation can be found on the NHDC website: www.north-herts.gov.uk/localplan, then follow the links to Main Modifications and the Consultation. All North Hertfordshire residents are welcome to respond to the consultation, regardless of whether they have responded to previous consultations on the Local Plan.

Preston Open Gardens

Meta, Liz and I would like a volunteer or two to join us at our meetings when we start to organise the open gardens for 2019.

We 3 will be retiring from the organisation of this event after the open gardens day in 2020.

In order to keep this popular event continuing, this would be an opportunity for someone new to see exactly what is done before the event.

We usually only have 2 meetings early in the year and 1 after the open day. Please contact either Meta 456567, Liz 433859 or Pam 422315 if you would like to get involved.

Preston Village Society

Please make a note in your diary for our Christmas Party which will be held on Friday 11 January at 7.00pm in the Village Hall. Details will be sent on a flier.

St Martin’s Church And All Saints’ Church Services

January Service Sidesman Reader
6th10.00amEpiphanyLiz HunterCarolyn Graham
   Isaiah 60:1-6, RCL p. 38 Gospel:Matthew 2:1-12
Intercessions: Meta Reeves   Chalice: Liz Hunter
13th9.30amMalcolm LowleAnna Lawson
   Isaiah 43:1-7, RCL p.773 Gospel: Luke 3:15-17,21-22
Intercessions: Hugh Reeves   Chalice: Di Blockley
11.00amHoly Communion at All Saints’
20th8amHoly Communion (BCP) at All Saints’
9.30amAndy ColePaul Constantinidi
   Isaiah 62:1-5, RCL p.776 Gospel: John 2:1-11
Intercessions: Doreen Sansom   Chalice: Meta Reeves
11.00amFamily Service at All Saints’
27th9.30amRichard BlockleyHugh Reeves
   Nehemiah 8:1-3,5-6,8-10 RCLp.779 Gospel:Luke 4:14-21
Intercessions: Meta Reeves   Chalice: Carolyn Hill
11.00amHoly Communion at All Saints’
February
3rd10.00amCandlemasRichard GillJenny Mason
   Malachi 3:1-5 RCL p.60 Gospel: Luke 2:22-40
Intercessions: Hugh Reeves   Chalice: Dawn Jenkins
All services are at St. Martin's unless stated otherwise

NB From November 2018 until March 2019 inclusive the service on the first Sunday in the month will be held at St Martin’s Preston at 10.00am. There will be NO SERVICE AT ALL SAINTS’.

Weekday services in Whitwell:

Alternate Wednesdays 9.30am Holy Communion Lime Tree House
9th, 23rd January

Stagenhoe – 23rd January 11.00am Holy Communion

St Martin’s Church 120 Club

For the December draw in the 2018/19 120 Club there is an extra winner drawn from members who have not won in the past 5 years.  The winners (£30 each) were:

No. 10 Mrs H C Constantinidi
No. 117 Mr T Hunter
No. 18 Mrs M T Drumm

A Letter From a Member of The St Martin’s Congregation

Church Cleaning

The church is cleaned on the first Tuesday of every month starting at 4.00pm. Anyone wishing to assist please contact Margaret Cashin 420073

Neighbourhood Watch

The number to contact at North Herts Police for all non-emergencies (including witnessing of fly-tipping) is  101 or 01707 354000.

For removal of fly tipping which has already occurred, call NHDC 01462 474000 or online at www.north-herts.gov.uk, then follow the links to Transport and Streets, Street Cleaning and Fly Tipping where there is a form to complete to report the details.

PC Matt Jenkins and PCSO Heather Burrows can be contacted regarding local community issues. Their contact details are as follows:

PC Matt Jenkins: 07736 225349 or 01438 757604

PCSO Heather Burrows: 07847 364955 or 01438 757604 or heather.burrows@herts.pnn.police.uk

In the event of an emergency or if you witness a crime taking place please call 999.

Community Book Swap

For a trial period from January to March 2019, the Community Book Swap will be held on the first and third Fridays of the month from 10.30 to 11.00 in the village hall. There are plenty of books so it is not essential to bring a book to swap.

Carols At The Red Lion

Thank you to everyone who supported the carols at the Red Lion on 21 December 2018. £200 was raised for the Garden House Hospice.

Promises, Promises

The Advent/post Christmas study course continues

Come and join us for a fun and lively discussion, as over four weeks on a Wednesday afternoon from 2-3pm, we dig deeper into four promises with traditional Advent and post Christmas themes that were either realised in the coming of Christ or that await fulfilment in his coming again.

January 9th A personal promise @ 50 Hornhill, Whitwell
January 16th A surprising promise @ Crunnells Green House, Preston
January 23rd An enduring promise @ 50 Hornhill, Whitwell
January 30th An answered promise @ Crunnells Green House, Preston

A Traditional Burns Supper In Whitwell

Come and celebrate the genius of Robert Burns on Saturday 26 January at the New Fellowship Hall in Whitwell. Piper, Band, Supper, Dancing and Entertainment plus a complimentary dram to those who don highland dress!

Tickets £25 available from Whitwell Post Office and Stores.

December 2018

Christmas Tree Lights Switch On
Preston village Voices – Christmas Celebration
Promises, Promises, – The Advent study course continues
Hitchin Foodbank
PHC Mud Assault is Back !!
The 2018 Autumn Litter Pick Up – Saturday 27th October

Dates To Remember
St Martin’s Church And All Saints’ Church Services
A Letter From The Reader of our Parish
St Martin’s Church 120 Club
Neighbourhood Watch … … Read More

November 2018

Preston Parish Council – Planning Applications, Facebook
Fireworks At The Red Lion – Please note this will now be on Friday 2 November from 6.30pm
Letter From Elizabeth
Promises Promises – An Advent study course
Preston Village Voices – Christmas Celebration

Dates To Remember
St Martin’s Church And All Saints’ Church Services
A Letter From Our Team Vicar
St Martin’s Church 120 Club
Neighbourhood Watch … Read More

October 2018

Preston Neighbourhood Plan
Preston Village Society
The Red Lion – Events
Harvest Supper
First Aid Training
Beds & Herts Bike ‘n’ Hike
Save The Date – Preston Village Voices
The 2018 Autumn Litter Pick Up

Dates To Remember
St Martin’s Church And All Saints’ Church Services
A Letter From Our Team Vicar
St Martin’s Church 120 Club
Neighbourhood Watch… Read More

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