Church News and Services: the recent harvest supper in Staveley was a big success and everyone enjoyed the delicious food prepared by various village residents. The promises auction was very entertaining and raised about £700 for church funds. Thanks to everyone who participated and contributed promises.

Church services: this Sunday (October 20) are Village Service at 9.30am in Staveley and Matins in Copgrove at 11am.

Village Hall Plant Sale: the recent plant sale raised over £450 for hall funds. Thanks are due to everyone who helped, particularly to Ken with his excellent selection of plants.

Macmillan Coffee Morning: Staveley’s contribution to the biggest coffee morning in the world hosted by Catriona Lloyd Davies achieved an excellent sum of £225.

Table Tennis at the village hall: the weekly table tennis sessions start at 7pm on Wednesday 30 October through to the end of March 2014. All are welcome and new members should call Ken Barker on 01423 340293 for more details. The table tennis marathon which Ken has organised for many years will be on November 23 and 24.