July/August 2019

4 pictures added 13 July, more to follow …

Dates to Remember

Sat 6 July Preston Village Day and Scarecrows
Wed 10 July Preston Village Society – Bramley Hedge – 8.00pm
Thu 11 July Parish Council – Village Hall 8.00pm
Sat 20 July Police Surgery – Village Hall 10.00 to 12.00 noon.

Village Day and Scarecrows – 6 July, starting at 12:30

Scarecrow Guides, BBQ and Classic Cars will all be available from 12:30, with games and stalls open by 13:00. See website, flyers, PNS and posters for detailed timings of Maypole Dancing, Dog Show, Birds of Prey and other attractions. The OSCAREcrowS awards will be announced in the Red Lion garden around 18:45 and 19:00 SG4 take to the stage.

Parking – Please help us to keep the area around The Green free of parked vehicles. The pub car park will be hosting a number of the classic vehicles. The Fire Service are planning on joining us and obviously they will need clear routes out if they have to leave in a hurry. PHC are kindly granting us FREE PARKING a short walk (past scarecrows) to The Green.

Preston Village Society

The meeting on Wednesday 10 July will be a Barbecue at Lynda Woodward, Bramley Hedge, Chequers Lane at 7 p.m. A flier will be sent with the details.

Wednesday 21 August is the Tea Afternoon and Bring and Buy Sale at Margaret Trinder’s, Offley Holes Farm at 2.30 p.m.

St Martin’s Church 120 Club Draw 2019/2020

The winners of the June draw in the 2019/20 120 Club (£30 each) were:

No. 70 Mr & Mrs R Gill
No. 123 Mrs C Cornell

Open Gardens Day Thank You

Thank You to all you kind and generous people who gave your time and efforts to the Open Gardens Day on 26th May. On that perfect day we had the largest number of visitors we have ever had, who much enjoyed visiting our village and gardens. The most welcome sum of £6,725 was raised for our little village church.

Pam, Liz and Meta

St Martin’s Church And All Saints’ Church Services

July Service Sidesman Reader
7thNo Service at St Martin’s
11.00amFamily Communion at All Saints’
14th9.30amMalcolm LowleSue Griffiths
   Colossians 1:1-14, RCL p.939 Gospel: Luke 10:25-37
Intercessions: Alec Dickinson   Chalice: Alec Dickinson
11.00amHoly Communion at All Saints’
21st8.00amHoly Communion, BCP, at All Saints’
9.30amLiz HunterPaul Constantinidi
   Colossians 1:15-28, RCL p. 945 Gospel: Luke 10:38-end *
Intercessions: Meta Reeves   Chalice: Liz Hunter
11.00amFamily Praise at All Saints’
28th9.30amMike KellardRichard Blockley
   Colossians 2:6-15, RCL p.951 Gospel: Luke 11:1-13
Intercessions: Dawn Jenkins   Chalice: Dawn Jenkins
11.00amHoly Communion at All Saints’
4thNo Service at St Martin’s
11.00amFamily Communion at All Saints’
11th9.30amRichard BlockleyHugh Reeves
   Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, RCL p. 962 Gospel: Luke 12:32-40
Intercessions: Alec Dickinson   Chalice: Alec Dickinson
11.00amHoly Communion at All Saints’
18th8.00amHoly Communion, BCP, at All Saints’
9.30amMalcolm LowleLiz Hunter
   Hebrews 11:29-12:2, RCL p.968 Gospel Luke 12:49-56
Intercessions: Dawn Jenkins   Chalice: Dawn Jenkins
11.00amSunday Praise at All Saints’
25th9.30amAndy ColePaul Constantinidi
   Hebrews 12:18-end, RCL p.973 Gospel: Luke 13:10-17
Intercessions: Doreen Sansom   Chalice: Carolyn Hill
11.00amHoly Communion at All Saints’
All services are at St. Martin's unless stated otherwise

* A baptism will take place during this service

Weekday services in Whitwell:

Alternate Wednesdays 9.30am. Holy Communion at Lime Tree House –
10th July, 24th July, 7th August, 21st August

Stagenhoe: 11.00am Holy Communion
24th July, 21st August

A Letter from Canon Stephen Fielding

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.

Police Surgery – Village Hall – Saturday 20 July

There will be a Police Surgery in Preston Village Hall on 20 July from 10.00am – 12 noon.

PCSO Heather Burrows from our Safer Neighbourhood Team will be happy to discuss any concerns you may have.

The Preston Trust: ‘Beating The Bounds’ of our parish, 2019

Years ago, the clergy and laity of each parish used to walk along the boundary of their parish. This enabled everyone to know the extent of their rights and responsibilities as parishioners. This tradition was known as ‘Beating the Bounds’, and took place on Rogation Sunday in May.

The Preston Trust committee thought it might be interesting for our present day parishioners to have 3 ‘Boundary Walks and Talks’ this summer/autumn. Our small patch of the Chiltern landscape has different habitats, gentle slopes and really splendid views! We will be walking on footpaths, bridleways, and, for short stretches, on the lanes.

All 3 Walks will start and finish on The Green, and will last for c. 2 hours; the 3rd will be nearer to 3 hours. We would like the group to be not less than 10 people and not more than 25. Accompanied youngsters over 10 years are very welcome. Fit and well behaved dogs on their leads are also welcome. There are no public toilets near to the line of the boundary; hedges may have to suffice, if needed. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Dates and times are as follows:

  1.  JULY 20th, 10.00am – 12 noon: The Eastern Boundary Walk
  2.  AUGUST 17th , 10.00am – 12 noon: The Southern and Western Boundary Walk
  3.  SEPTEMBER 14th, 9.30am – c.12.30pm: The Northern Boundary Walk

The Eastern Boundary Walk: the route will be The Green – Wain Wood – Harkness Hall- Poynders End – Ladygrove – then across the PHC park and back to The Green. We have now been granted permission, for this day only, by three local farmers to walk across short stretches of their land, so that we may keep as close as possible to the line of the parish boundary.

Booking to take part is essential. Please drop a note into my letterbox at Rose Cottage, or email me on elizabethhunter671@btinternet.com, to say which Walk/s you would like to join.

Many thanks.

Liz Hunter, Preston Trust committee member

June 2019

Village Day – Saturday 6 July
— The Scarecrows are coming…
— Scarecrow Hotels
—What’s On
The Preston Trust Looking at the coming months
Tim Liddell, Churchwarden, All Saints’ Writes
Parish Council Bottle Tombola
Preston Village Society
Albany Bassets Open Day Sunday 2 June

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

May 2019

Preston Open Gardens 26 May, 12.30pm – 5.00pm.
— Plants for the Plant Stall
— Homemade Preserves
The Scarecrows Are Coming… Village Day – Saturday 6 July
Preston Village Society
The Preston Trust AGM 19 May, 11.30am
The Great Easter Egg Hunt – Thank you all!

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

April 2019

Parish Council Elections
Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan Second Submission: Regulation 16 Consultation
Open Gardens And Tea: St Pauls Waldenbury: Sunday 7 April 2.00 -5.00 pm
The Red Lion – CAMRA North Herts Pub of the Year for the 3rd year running
Lent Course – Who is the Christ? / Lent Lunches
Preston Village Society
A Big Thank You To All The Litter Pickers
What Can You Do To Help Save Our Planet?
Open Gardens Day – Sunday 26 May – The 27th Year!

Dates To Remember
A Letter From A Member Of The Congregation At St Martin’s
A Letter From the Reader of our Parish
St Martin’s Church 120 Club
Neighbourhood Watch
Read More

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