Sponsored Walk: following a very miserable week of wet weather at the end of September, the biennial sponsored walk at Rossett School did take place as planned. 1500 pupils took to the road for a 20km walk from the school to Norwood Village Hall, then back in the countryside through Haverah Park. The weather was kind, the pupils and staff at the school enthusiastic and a great day was had all round with the majority of pupils completing the course. Thanks to those of you who supported the event, some by actually giving money on the day. The money raised from the walk will be divided between school extras and charity giving.
Resident’s Association: the AGM of the Harlow and Pannal Ash Resident’s Association will take place on Thursday, October 11 at 7pm at the Green Hut, Harlow Community Centre on Harlow Avenue. I have no more details for you but the meeting is usually very informative and your support is encouraged.
Harlow Hill Club: thanks to Helen McCallum for getting in touch with me about the programme of events organised at the club on College Street. The committee has listened to local feedback and has received positive comments along with many ideas that have been considered. New members have been achieved and a warm welcome is extended to all who have joined. On Sunday nights at 8pm popular cash bingo continues. The function room is available for free hire and is ideal to host parties for all occasions and also meetings. Please contact steward Paul to check availability stewardess Carol is always happy to help with catering requirements. On Saturday, October 13 the Turnarounds will be visiting with their blues souled rock and roll ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Harlow Men’s Forum: meetings of the forum take place each Tuesday morning commencing with coffee and 10am followed by the meeting. On Tuesday, October 16 Brian Currin will talk about the experience of a white boy growing up in Africa. On Tuesday, October 23 Tony Burkitt has as the title of his talk, RBS, the credit crunch and me. Programme secretary John Taylor has been busy putting together an excellent variety of talks for the new season. All men are welcome to come along to regular meetings which run through until May 2013. For further details or information please contact secretary Neil Ramshaw on 879535 or email email@example.com
Harlow Friendship Club: with a new season now well underway at this club for the over 50’s based at the Green Hut, Harlow Community Centre, the next meeting on Wednesday, October 17 will feature John Gillegan talking on Transylvanian tales. This is followed on Wednesday, October 24 by a popular musical interlude featuring a quiz of music from the 1950’s and 1960’s. Meeting of the club commence at 2.30pm and all are welcome. For more details please contact Pat Wormald on 508867. Pat has asked me to remind all Harlow Hill residents that the Green Hut is an excellent local facility with a well equipped kitchen, lawned area outside and is on our local bus route. For more information about hiring the hut, call 568344 for full details.
Table tennis: a new table tennis club has been started at the Green Hut, the Harlow Community Centre on Harlow Avenue. If you would like to join, just come along on any Friday evening to the hut between 7–9pm.
Coffee morning: the next fund-raising event for the 20th Harrogate Scout Group based at Twenden on St Mary’s Walk, will be a coffee morning from 10am–noon at Harlow Hill Methodist Church to which you are warmly invited. Members of the group have now raised over £32,000 towards the development of the new scout hut but there is still a long way to go. Your support would be much appreciated. The AGM of the scout group will take place on Tuesday, November 6 from 6.30–7.30pm at Twenden. If you have a child who attends the unit, please try and come along.
Rossett Nature Reserve: thanks to Sue Craven for getting in touch with me about the forthcoming open evening of the reserve to be held on Saturday, October 20 from 6.30–8.30pm at Rossett Acre primary school on Pannal Ash Road. There will be speakers on bats, dragonflies and life as a warden together with refreshments. Entry is free and accompanied children are especially welcome. There will also be an opportunity to join the Nature Reserve Group and help with future decisions about the upkeep of the reserve.
RHS Harlow Carr: keep the autumn blues at bay by joining in with the great variety of events happening at Harlow Carr, right on our doorstep. During the weekend of Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 a grow your own autumn festival will be celebrated. Come along this weekend for lots of advice and information about what you can do during autumn in your garden. The harvest will be celebrated with cookery demonstrations and tastings, interesting displays, demonstrations and advice to help you get the most from the autumn season. On Sunday, October 21 James Wong offers a light-hearted, dynamic and innovative alternative to conventional gardening talks. James will reveal that growing your own can be much more cutting edge than you might think. From saffron and wasabi to sweet potatoes and even homegrown green tea, discover some incredible edibles that can be grown extremely easily in the UK climate. This event takes place from 2.30-3.30pm and there is a charge involved. To book, please ring 08456121253. Also during the same weekend, garden advisors will be on hand to answer any of your questions.
Harlow News: thanks to everyone who has got in touch with me about local events. I know there are lots more. If you are connected with any society or group and would like your event publicised, contact me either by phone or email as above. If you have any special event you would like a mention for, then I am always delighted to receive the details and let others know too.