Nigel Harper

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Don’t miss Scotton Feast: on Saturday, June 15 on the playing field opposite the village hall starting at 1.30pm. Fun for all the family with fancy dress; bouncy castle, face painting, beat- the- goalie, wellie-wanging, tug-of -war, races, stalls, traction engine, ice creams, cake stall and teas in the village hall. This year’s theme is Myths and Legends, All fancy dress contestants to meet on the field at 1.30pm and judging of the children’s painting competition will be at 2pm (all entries to the village hall by 1.30pm). Also look out for the exhibition by the Claro Community Archaeology Group and their plans to research the rich history of Scotton.

Save the Guy Fawkes: it’s all gone very quiet recently, but just this week two sources independently confirmed that the sale of the pub is still proceeding and that the new owners plan to be open by mid-July. So watch the press for further announcements.

Raise the Roof Campaign: the observant will have seen the planning notice which has gone up outside the village hall. However this doesn’t mean that we have raised enough money to have the new roof installed just yet. Detailed plans and specifications for the new Kingspan roof and permeable surface car park have to be approved by HBC planners before the work can be put out to tender which will then enable the committee to apply for matching grant funding. The work is likely to be undertaken in two phases, and at some future point, depending on funding and more fund-raising we may also have solar panels on the new roof which will generate income for the village hall as well as reduce the electricity bills.

Coffee in the Garden: on Saturday 1st June the sun shone for Margaret and Malcolm Smith’s coffee in the garden, in Havikil Lane, which raised over £200 for St Thomas Church. Thank you to Margaret and Malcolm for hosting this event, to those who baked cakes and gave raffle prizes, and to all those friends who supported this very pleasant event.

Church Services: for Sunday, June 16, 3rd after Trinity, 8.30am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) at St Thomas and 10am at the Methodist Church.