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1 The Parish M A G A Z I N E NOVEMBER 2018 ST PETER S, FRESHFORD ST MARY S, LIMPLEY STOKE ST JOHN S, HINTON CHARTERHOUSE FREE

2 Contacts & Local Groups Welcome from Revd Mike Taylor WEDDINGS, FUNERALS AND BAPTISMS - ARRANGEMENTS Priest in Charge: Revd Mike Taylor ( ) Day Off Fridays. Website: Facebook: freshfordlimpleyhintonchurches/ PARISH TREASURER Malcolm Chatwin ( ) PARISH OFFICE/OLD BAKERY BOOKINGS Contact: ( ) CHURCHWARDENS St Peter s: Rachel Moore ( ) Penny Murray ( ) St Mary s: Kathy Tucker ( ) David Sibley ( ) St John s: Liz Wordsworth ( ) Karen Grattage ( ) ROMAN CATHOLICS St Benedict s Stratton on the Fosse service times - Saturday Mass 5.00pm, Sunday 9.00am, 11.00am, and 6.00pm At The Abbey Sunday 10.00am all enquires to Mary Martin ( ). MAGAZINE SECRETARIES Limpley Stoke: Anne Jarrett ( ) Hinton Charterhouse: Mavis Bennett ( ) MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION Ann Deighton: 6, The Firs, Limpley Stoke ( ) For a PDF version, MAGAZINE EDITOR Contact: 2 MAGAZINE DESIGN Contact: MAGAZINE ADVERTISING Contact: FRESHFORD CHURCH SCHOOL Head Teacher, Andrew Wishart ( ) FRESHFORD PRE-SCHOOL Mon, Tues, Wed 9.00am pm, Thurs Forest School 9.00am pm. Freshford Memorial Hall BABY & TODDLER GROUPS The Old Bakery every Thursday 10.00am am. Contact: Alison Sellers Hinton Charterhouse every Wednesday 10.30am noon at the Memorial Hall 15TH BATH SCOUTS (FRESHFORD): Beavers, Cubs and Scouts sections: Thursday 6.00pm pm, Freshford Memorial Hall Contact: Group Scout Leader (Sam Lascelles) VISIT VILLAGE WEB SITES AT SUBMISSIONS FOR NEXT MONTH, PLEASE NOTE - NO LATER THAN: 8 TH NOVEMBER 2018 Ghika Savva-Coyle Dear friends, For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6 verse 21 have been away recently on a I residential core module for a course I am undertaking and though full on with teaching and seminars I had moments to think and in coming away to reflect. So I was surprised when my thinking all came together as I read the above verse from the Bible the day after I returned. It has left me with a question about treasure. What is it that I treasure and that I would indeed even sacrifice my life for? What is the main thing? We spend most of our time and energy focussing and working for a treasure that is very temporary. It is with us for a time then it is not. Money, objects and even status are some of these. Money has a habit of getting spent, like the woman who managed to spend 16,000,000 in Harrods recently revealed on the news. Objects wear out, however much we value our new car or TV, or computer; it very quickly needs maintenance or even replacing. Being a Christian is not about how we do things but put simply about how we relate to God and to each other following the pattern of Jesus 3 Status can come and go, a wrong decision or a word in the wrong ear: just watch The Apprentice TV series to see that. Yet these things occupy most of our striving and therefore our attention and time and are the treasures we hope to obtain. So, what did Jesus actually mean by this? What is it that I treasure and that I would indeed even sacrifice my life for? It has to be those things that endure beyond this mortal life we are all living. So that could be things such as a memory left for others to appreciate and remember you by, a character trait you showed and was valued by many, or indeed simply a legacy left that makes a genuine difference. Maybe some art form or achievement or dare I say what we now invest in our eternal existence beyond death. That cannot be money, objects or status because none of these will survive our death. It can only be something that is relational with the one who lives eternally. As a Christian the answer is simple get to know God through his human representation, Jesus, and to learn now how to live in relationship with him, investing in that relationship, enjoying the stability it brings, until that day when we meet him ourselves. Being a

3 Christian is not about how we do things but put simply about how we relate to God and to each other following the pattern of Jesus. Anything less than this is probably not Christian behaviour. If your experience of a Christian is less than one who follows these principles of a healthy relationship with God living in the pattern of Jesus as much as we are able; then please don t assume that is Christianity that is just weak humanity. It takes a life time to achieve and not one of us is there yet. I wish it was that simple, but it takes a life time to achieve and not one of us is there yet. The church is indeed, as someone once said, a hospital for those who know they are sick not a place where the righteous gather. I am so far from this ideal myself, but I know it is to where I must aspire. That is where my treasure is and that is worth pursuing. Autumn has now come and the days are getting shorter in our gathering in of autumn give yourself a chance also to think about where your treasure truly is and are you putting too much effort into something that is not truly treasure at all? Revd Mike Taylor (Day-off Fridays) Where are our Parish Churches? St Peter s, Freshford - BA2 7TX St Mary s, Limpley Stoke - BA2 7GH From the Registers We offer our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Peter Cycowski whose funeral was held at St Peter s Church, Freshford on Thursday 27th September. We also offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Honor Jameson whose ashes were buried on the same day at St Mary s, Church in Limpley Stoke. (Note: Register items published in this Magazine include events up to 11th October 2018, which is when this Magazine edition was compiled. Events after this date will be published in the next edition.) September Serenade Those who came along to St Peter s Church on a very wet evening on Saturday, 22nd September, were treated to yet another wonderful concert by Lisa s Ladies, the Hilperton Recorder Group, Gill Clarke (mezzo soprano), and poetry reading by Ruth Gwynn. Thanks are due to Michael Rogers, ably assisted by Anne Jarrett, for organising the refreshments, Debs for posters and programmes, Nanneke for her delightful flower arrangements, and those who were unable to come on the night, but gave a donation. Most of all, A BIG THANK YOU to Margaret Dodge for organising the event in aid of our refurbishment project at St Peter s. A total of 425 was raised, which is amazing. Congratulations to all involved! Rachel and Penny St John s, Hinton Charterhouse - BA2 7TJ The Old Bakery (Church rooms), Freshford - BA2 7WF HINTON CHARTERHOUSE FETE AGM The AGM will be held on 6th November at 8.00pm at the Memorial Hall, Hinton Charterhouse. Are you interested in our Fete? Do you have any ideas for next year? Would you like to help in any way? Please join us when we analyse the good, bad and indifferent from this year s fete, and start planning for Just turn up, or contact Anne at 4 5

4 November Parish Calendar In Our Community This Month Date Event COFFEE DRIVING SCHEMES 1st All Saints WEEKLY MORNING COFFEE THE RIDINGS 5th BANES and Wiltshire Schools Term 2 begins 5th 11th 25th Freshford School Remembrance Sunday Christ the King Local Governing Board Meeting at 4.00pm 100th Anniversary of Signing of Armistice at 11.00am, 1918, ending WW1 A full list of all church services this month can be found on the rear cover of this magazine, on the notice boards of each church as well as on the Parish Church website ANY ADVERTISEMENT CONTAINED IN THE PARISH MAGAZINE DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT OR PROMOTION OF THE CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES BY THE EDITOR OR THE PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL THE AGM OF THE LIMPLEY STOKE AND FRESHFORD TRANSPORT LINK will take place at 4.00pm on Thursday 29th November in The Old Bakery, Freshford Come and hear how this vital service to the community is faring There will be tea, coffee, Mulled wine and Christmas delicacies Everyone is welcome At The Old Bakery, Freshford Mondays 10.30am noon. All welcome. COFFEE & CHAT Coffee and Chat at the home of Val Culff, The Old School House, Green Lane, Hinton Charterhouse, from 10.30am on FRIDAY 16th November. All welcome. LUNCH CLUBS GALLERIES GOLDEN GOURMETS For Retired People of Freshford and Limpley Stoke The Galleries Café Wednesday 14th November (Second Wednesday of the month) 12.30pm Booking essential by the prior Monday. OVER 60 S LUNCH Meet at 12.15pm for 12.30pm start on Wednesday 21st November (Third Wednesday of the month) at THE STAG, HINTON CHARTERHOUSE If unable to make the lunch date then please inform Caroline or Mavis by the previous Tuesday. Contact Caroline Banks ( ) or Mavis Bennett ( ) Please note cost is now 7.50 pp. NEW MEMBERS VERY WELCOME. The Ridings is a volunteer driving scheme serving Norton St Philip, Hinton Charterhouse and the outlying villages. Are you someone who needs transport, perhaps to visit the doctor or hospital and finds using buses difficult? To book, a ride call : ( ) LIMPLEY STOKE & FRESHFORD LINK CAR SCHEME We are a community based voluntary service Contactable on Our Co-ordinator will endeavour to meet your transport needs with 48 hours notice * Supported by donations * 6 7

5 Magazine Submissions NEW! DATES FOR 2018 We always welcome new contributions to the Parish Magazine. Please Final Submission Dates: Magazine Month Submission Date Magazine Month Submission Date December 8th November January th December 2018 Please send your Diary Date entries to the Magazine Secretaries by the above deadlines: Freshford / Limpley Stoke Entries : Anne Jarrett ( ) Hinton Charterhouse Entries: Mavis Bennett ( ) your news and events to AN INFORMAL CAFÉ STYLE EVENING OF WORSHIP AND PRAISE At Beckington Village Hall, Beckington, Somerset. BA11 6SJ EVERY SECOND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7.30PM - 8TH NOVEMBER 2018 You can be sure of a warm welcome! For more information contact the Administrator: Mrs Amanda Gilmer Mobile: Tel or visit PARISH PLAY GROUPS HINTON BABY & TODDLER Hinton Charterhouse Memorial Hall 10.30AM - 12 NOON EVERY WEDNESDAY. FRESHFORD AND LIMPLEY STOKE BABY & TODDLER The Old Bakery, Freshford 10.00AM AM EVERY THURSDAY. 8 9

6 Forty Years Ago this Month - November 1978 LEN LAMBERT The Queen opened the new session of Parliament on the last day of the month A bakers strike began on the 7th The 8th saw a day of disasters on the A36. The road was blocked for seven hours at Codford when two lorries crashed and a car and a lorry crashed head-on at Standerwick, resulting in one death The North of England was hit by storm force winds on the 14th, when 100mph gusts were recorded In Scotland, the 15th wasn t much better as severe gales continued in the same area with torrential rain, fallen trees and debris blocking roads Miss Argentina won the Miss World title on the 16th Now here s a funny thing, as Max Miller used to say: the Government announced it was intending to do away with the Road Fund Tax saying this on the 21st, but not actually implementing it Miners put in for a 40% pay increase and a four-day week on the 25th this prompted the weather to take a turn for the worse as the first cold snap arrived: winter showed its teeth with frost and snow We needed to be prepared: there was worse to come. Was there a white Xmas on the cards? Find out after the Break. On Sale Now! HINTON RACE NIGHT SATURDAY 24th NOVEMBER Come and enjoy an evening of racing, food and fun! Watch 8 races on the big screen, with a chance to own individual horses, and buy tote tickets to bet on the outcome of each race. Light supper included in ticket price Bar Half the prize money goes to winners Remaining proceeds support the village hall HINTON CHARTERHOUSE MEMORIAL HALL 6.30pm for 7.00pm start Tickets 10 from Hinton Charterhouse Post Office Limited numbers, buy before 15th November The Freshford and Limpley Stoke Calendar is now on sale in the Galleries Shop, priced 5.00 for A5 size and 7.50 for full page. It will make an ideal Christmas present. Profits will go to the Galleries Shop and the Freshford & District Horticultural Society

7 Freshford & District Local History Society The Royal British Legion Freshford Branch CHRIS OSBORNE Membership Secretary ( ) PROFESSOR BARRY GILBERTSON: World Heritage - its importance to Bath In this talk, Barry Gilbertson will discuss the history of World Heritage and how Bath s Inscription on the world list in 1987 makes it one of only two cities in Europe with a citywide World Heritage Site (WHS) designation. He will explain the five aspects of Outstanding Universal Value attributed to the City of Bath in the UNESCO Inscription and why the Inscription is so valuable to Bath s future and to our economy. Barry is very aware of the importance and relevance of the setting to Bath s World Heritage inscription. He will talk about the setting but is very interested to hear the perspective of members of our Local History Society. WEDNESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER PM FRESHFORD VILLAGE MEMORIAL HALL A Chartered Surveyor by background, the 123rd President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2004/5, a member of the Georgian Group for more than 30 years, a former Trustee (and still a Volunteer Guide) with the Bath Preservation Trust, Professor Barry Gilbertson was appointed as the new Chairman of the City of Bath UNESCO World Heritage Site in July The World Heritage Site Advisory Board, which Barry chairs, has a clear interest in the preservation and enhancement of our city s heritage and setting. MEMBERS FREE VISITORS 2.00 EVERYONE WELCOME he Branch will have held its 96th T Annual General Meeting by the time this Magazine has been distributed and we very much hope that there was a good turn-out and an interesting and informative talk from the evening s speaker. Our membership is holding its own with some new faces with more recent military service behind them. Being a small branch always means active members are also in the minority which is why we have had to curtail our fund raising, garden parties, etc and we are looking ahead to endeavour to spread our boundariesd. That the Royal British Legion is in a good place has been shown by the example of The Great Pilgrimage GP90: this being a visit to the battlefields of the Western Front by members from across the UK and abroad; representing over 1000 branches with even more Standards. The march past the Menin Gate and on past the saluting dais was the largest march past of Standards ever seen. Our National Chairman said it was the proudest moment of his chairmanship and rightly so. At 11.00am on Sunday 11th November we will remember the moment 100 years ago when the guns fell silent along the Western Front after four and a half years of unimaginable carnage. We will be commemorating the Armistice within the broader context of Remembrance, commencing with a Parish Remembrance Service in St Peter s Church, Freshford at 10.30am. This will incorporate the two minute silence at 11.00am. Following this Service members of the Freshford Branch of the Royal British Legion will walk to the war memorials in Freshford and Middle Stoke where we will remember particularly the First World War fallen of each village. All are welcome to attend these commemorations, which will commence at 12.00noon. There will be an additional Service at St Mary s Limpley Stoke, commencing at 5.00pm. THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION FRESHFORD will be holding an Evening Meeting and the Annual General Meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday 1st November at the Limpley Stoke Hotel

8 Zumba Gold classes Freshford Village Memorial Hall Weekly on Thursday 3.00pm to 4.00pm 5 per class An easy-to-follow movement class using latin, ballroom and rock n' roll rhythms. It is tailored to age 60+, though anyone is welcome! (Children/ grandchildren join for free!) Any questions, do get in touch: Jolanthe de Koning:

9 School Scribblings ENERGY SAVING PROJECTS AT FRESHFORD SCHOOL Since September 2017, Freshford School pupils have been participating in Energy Sparks, an exciting project teaching pupils about energy, and empowering pupils, staff, and parents to take action to make their schools more energy efficient. Energy Sparks innovative website ( takes data from schools Smart Meters and produces publicly accessible charts and reports that present gas and electricity usage data in ways that are easy to explore. Energy Sparks also provides a recommended set of over 70 tailored energy related activities that guide pupils through an energy saving programme, a means of recording energy saving and monitoring activities to help build up a permanent record of the pupils energy saving activities, and a gamification element with points awarded for completed activities. This encourages competition amongst schools, and an incentive to maintain energy saving interventions. Last school year, Sparks team members at Freshford School monitored lights and appliances left on when classrooms were empty, encouraging pupils and staff to switch off. They also checked classroom temperatures, and encouraged staff to keep radiators set no higher than 18C. They learnt about why it is important to save energy, and ran assemblies spreading the energy saving message. Through regularly recording their energy related activities on the Energy Sparks website, Freshford was one of the highest scoring schools in the last academic year, which meant that the School was awarded 200 towards an energy saving improvement of their choice. The prize money was used to contribute towards the upgrade of much of the School s dilapidated lighting to new LED tubes during the summer holidays. This has resulted in an energy saving of at least 30% and has significantly improved lighting levels across the School. A new energy team has been established for this school year, and already they have been investigating what uses electricity in the holidays, and calculating how much money the School could save if an energy guzzling faulty freezer was replaced in the School kitchens. At the same time, a team of parents is developing a proposal to add solar PV panels to the School roof. In recognition of the work with Energy Sparks, the School will be welcoming, the Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State in the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Department for a visit to learn about the programme and our energy saving activities on 18th October

10 Freshford Pre-School 15th Bath (Freshford) Scouts A HIVE OF ACTIVITY Freshford Pre-school has been a hive of activity this term so far, and the children are having such fun exploring. With such wonderful weather, the garden has been hugely popular, and the wildlife have been well looked after. A hedgehog home has been created by the children, with them being able to use real tools in a safe manner. We are excited that a new bird table will be constructed soon to entice birds into the garden as well. AMAZING ME The children have been thinking about their families, within the successful topic Amazing Me! This has enabled them to notice similarities and differences, with engaging small group activities focused on the children feeling a real sense of belonging within the setting. They are so proud to see their amazing artwork up on display, and the Pre-school feels so welcoming because of it. being enjoyed, including courgette bread, soup, cheese scones and a great session with Riverford where the children created their very own rainbow salads! SUPPORTING CHILDREN IN AFRICA We felt so proud as a setting to be able to support the Hippo Pools Trust, which supports families in Africa by donating baby clothes. The children have also been thinking about Harvest, and will be donating to the local food bank, following a Harvest celebration with parents. Coming up in the following term; we are looking forward to our first outing to Victoria Art Gallery, and a yoga workshop, where parents will be invited to join the children. We will also be beginning to think about our magical nativity show for Christmas. What a lovely busy time! Debbie Giles NEW SCOUTING YEAR We launched into our new scouting year, with old members and new getting acquainted amidst the hilarity of a range of water balloon games. Aside from sheer fun, we know activities like these inspire friendship and teamwork, paving the way to adventure, challenge and self-confidence. We are excited about where activities indoors and out over the coming year will take us. Already, Beavers and Cubs have enjoyed creating hex bugs and preparing sushi. Our Scouts are busy developing the practical skill of map reading. NEW SCOUT TROOP We are so thrilled to have started a Scout Troop this year. This means we now offer Scouting in Freshford from the age of six up to fourteen years old. Please get in touch if you are keen to join us. COME AND JOIN US Needless to say, our success depends on the enthusiastic support of volunteers. You don t need to have been a Scout to help out. Nor is age a barrier. If you have some time, energy and passion to support our local children and young people, we d love to hear from you. In particular, we need a Beaver leader and a Quarter Master. Yours in scouting, Sam GSL 15th Bath (Freshford) Scout Group CREATIVE COOKERY Another favourite pastime and one they have fully embraced is becoming minichefs, with a variety of cooking activities Prayer trees at Christmas Once again each of our three churches will be hosting a prayer tree leading up to Christmas - you can put the name of a lost loved one or simply a prayer. Look out for them - more in the December edition. Revd Mike Taylor 18 19

11 Recipe of the month Freshford & District Horticultural Society MAUREEN WHITE SMOKED HADDOCK IN CREAM An easy to prepare starter much of it can be done in advance, and put in the oven at the last minute. Warming for this time of year. Ingredients 12oz/350g smoked haddock Milk 8fl oz/225ml double cream Ground black pepper 4oz/110g Gruyère cheese (or similar) Method 1. Place the haddock in a shallow dish with a little milk. 2. Cover with Clingfilm and microwave for a few minutes until just cooked (or cook gently in a saucepan). 3. Drain, remove any skin and flake the fish. 4. Mix with enough cream to make a velvety mixture and season with black pepper. 5. Divide amongst six ramekin dishes and top each with a little grated cheese. 6. Cook in the oven Gas Mark 6/200C, for 10 minutes, until bubbling. 7. Serve with plenty of good brown bread to mop up the juices. ROGER TURNER: Amaze the Neighbours! Large and Unusual Perennials WEDNESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER PM AUTUMN SUPPER CLUB AT LIMPLEY STOKE VILLAGE HALL Saturday 24th November 2018, 7.00pm 11.00pm Come along and enjoy another fun evening at our Autumn Supper and a film. This event has always been very popular so please buy your tickets early. Canapes and a complementary glass of wine on arrival Wine bar selling wines by the glass or bottle A two-course supper will be served during the film interval Tickets (to include the supper, film and first glass of wine) are available now. Contact: Pamela Catcheside ( ) or Barbara Osborne ( ) FRESHFORD VILLAGE MEMORIAL HALL Roger Turner is a British garden designer and writer of gardening-related non-fiction books. He trained as an architect, and now practises as a garden designer in Gloucestershire. He lectures widely on garden subjects, and is the author of several gardening books. He has given talks in the UK, Ireland and the US on a wide range of gardening subjects, specialising in perennials of all kinds, garden design and garden history. He is a knowledgeable plantsman, active in the Hardy Plant Society, and a founding member of the Gloucestershire group of the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens. MEMBERS FREE VISITORS 3.00 EVERYONE WELCOME All proceeds go towards the running costs of the Village Hall. Adults only

12 A Message from the Right Reverend Peter Hancock, Bishop of Bath and Wells Corvus Corone perched on the new Antiference XGIOEWF When you ve been installing satellite and aerial equipment as long as we have, you get to know the locals pretty well. It s one of the things that sets us apart. Our engineers specialise in both commercial and domestic installations across the southwest region, everything from wideband television aerials, Sky, Freesat and foreign satellite to multi-occupancy and listed buildings. Fully RDI accredited, we offer the complete installation package. We think that s something worth crowing about. OF BATH 45 St James's Parade, Bath, BA1 1UQ Telephone: Facebook: Moss of Bath Instagram: mossofbath Sound & Vision Custom Installation Television & Audio Satellite & Aerial Service & Repair Home Delivery SOMERSET REMEMBERS Over this last year I have been hearing about the different ways our communities have been coming together to mark the 100 year anniversary of Armistice. Remembrance Sunday is always a poignant time and it will have a particular resonance this year as Remembrance Sunday falls on the centenary of Armistice Day, 11 November We will remember them. We must not forget. As Bishop Tim Thornton says in the special Remembrance issue of our diocesan Manna magazine, Re membering does not mean going through an intellectual exercise. It means doing everything we possibly can to bring back into the reality of today the horrors of the past so that we do not make the same mistakes again. I ve been moved to hear the stories of how our church communities have used this landmark as an opportunity to research their own Tommies, to rededicate memorials, make spectacular poppy displays or install the Perspex Tommies of the charity, Remembered. And how communities have really come together across the generations through these acts, large and small. Re-membering does not mean going through an intellectual exercise. It means doing everything we possibly can to bring back into the reality of today the horrors of the past so that we do not make the same mistakes again. Wells Cathedral s Book of Remembrance contains around 11,300 names. These are the people from Somerset and beyond, listed by community, who gave their lives in the service of their country. We will remember them. The Right Revd Peter Hancock, Bishop of Bath and Wells 22 23

13 Drew s Garage (Bath) Ltd ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GARAGE YOU CAN TRUST? Charterhouse Works, Green Lane, Hinton Charterhouse, Bath, BA2 7TL We aim to give the best customer service possible, please call for any quotes or advice, we offer a courtesy vehicle and a pick up and drop off service. Please ask if these are available at booking. All Mechanical Work Servicing Exhausts Tyres ValeQng Arranged MOT TesQng Timing Belts DiagnosQcs BaTeries Clutches

14 DO YOU WANT TO ADVERTISE IN THE PARISH MAGAZINE? CONTACT US ON Nicola Smith FOR LATEST RATES November comes And November goes, With the last red berries And the first white snows. With night coming early, And dawn coming late, And ice in the bucket And frost by the gate. The fires burn And the kettles sing, And earth sinks to rest Until next spring. LIMPLEY STOKE VILLAGE HALL For information & booking contact Barbara Osborne on FRESHFORD VILLAGE MEMORIAL HALL For information: HINTON CHARTERHOUSE VILLAGE HALL For information: or contact Mavis Bennett on Contact: Holly Stephenson, Booking Secretary, between 9.30am to 3.00pm on weekdays only. Please use the online booking form where possible. Clyde Watson Enjoying your Parish Magazine? I m a freelance web and graphic designer in Limpley Stoke, and I designed your Parish Magazine this month! If you run a small or solo business, I may be able to help you too. RHIANNON DESIGNS Creative web & print design

15 Wildlife Diary AWARD 2: ACTION ON LIGHT POLLUTION AT FRESHFORD STATION. COMMUNITY BIODIVERSITY CHAMPION AWARDS 2018 Each year FLEWG look out for positive initiatives by people in our area who help protect and enhance local biodiversity. This year it was decided by our members to reward the following two initiatives: AWARD 1: BALSAM BE GONE Himalayan Balsam has rapidly spread along the banks of our local rivers and streams. The Balsam was first brought from the Himalayas by well-meaning plant hunters, not realising the negative implications for our native species and habitats. The aggressive seed dispersal by Balsam allows it to out-compete native plants and it also promotes river bank erosion due to the plant dying back over winter and leaving the bank unprotected from flooding. In this way Balsam reduces native species. Sue Field of Westwood decided to recruit a group of friends to do something about the impact of Balsam on our environment. The end result was a team of 20 people recruited from Bradford on Avon, Westwood and Freshford clearing Balsam along the river Avon from Freshford Mill to the Avon and thence on up to Avoncliff. The problem looked somewhat overwhelming, but in the spirit of Mark 11:23 if anyone says to this mountain the plants were duly removed (gently but firmly so as to take the entire root with them). The town of Frome has also started to address this problem this summer: and on 16th September the BBC One Show promoted the idea on a national scale. No-one is kidding themselves that this has now solved our local problem, but a highly significant start has been made this year. The photo shows some of the team assembled and also inset is Jonelle Daniels of Freshford asked by Sue to pick up the award on behalf of the team. Jonelle was the team s press officer and is photographed in front of the Galleries shop to say a big Thank you to FLISCA for financial support for this initiative. The Freshford Inn and Cross Guns at Avoncliff also provided support. A group of concerned Murhill residents started a constructive dialogue with Network Rail about light pollution issues as part of the Freshford station platform extension. The local MP covering Murhill is Michelle Donelan, who attended a meeting at the station and was highly supportive of this local environmental cause. The timing was interesting given we at FLEWG had just completed our film about light pollution in partnership with the William Herschel Society and the commission for Dark Skies. We joined the meeting and passed the film on to Network Rail. (The film provides best practice guidance for designers, developers and property owners and interviews expert speakers. You can see the film LIGHT POLLUTION - Starlit Skies - Biodiversity - Human Health on your computer at FLEWG members were extremely impressed by the research and analysis that the Murhill representatives had undertaken and the constructive dialogue that then resulted due to their diligent and positive approach. Network Rail then produced a list of revisions and improvements to their plans. The award therefore goes to Each year FLEWG look out for positive initiatives by people in our area who help protect and enhance local biodiversity. the Murhill team with some credit to Network Rail for the positive response. The photo shows FLEWG members Penny (our film voice over), Maryann who attended the station meeting along with Tom our Chair having just handed over the award to Andrew Barrs one of the Murhill leaders. The FLEWG Annual Meeting is due on Tuesday 13th November at 8.00pm at Limpley Stoke. All welcome. To book a place and to get directions to the venue please send an to These meetings are usually a relaxed group chat with a cup of tea or coffee reflecting on this year s progress and looking ahead. You can also send ideas or suggestions for consideration if you wish. See for more information about FLEWG

16 MUSIC LESSONS IN YOUR OWN HOME! PIANO LESSONS FOR BEGINNER ADULTS Have you ever wanted to play the piano or had lessons as a child and want to restart? Weekly, or frequency to suit you. THEORY OF MUSIC TUITION available for all ages at your own pace. Courses to reach Grade 5 (required for higher grade pracqcal exams) a speciality. Crash courses available! PRACTICAL EXAM PREPARATION also offered. Short/medium courses in Aural, Sight-reading and Scales offered any instrument, any age. CHURCH ORGAN LESSONS also available for competent pianists (Grade 4+). ReQred school Director of Music and current Musical Director of Bath AllComers Orchestra offers lessons in your own home in Freshford, Limpley Stoke, Hinton Charterhouse and surrounding area. Ring David on or THE OLD BAKERY ROOM BOOKINGS All bookings for The Old Bakery should be made through Debs in the Parish Office who is contactable on: ( ) LOCAL EVENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY? TELL US WHAT S GOING ON IN YOUR COMMUNITY GROUP, THE EDITOR: 30 31

17 Keep Active with Physiotherapy Alison Rossiter MCSP, HPC Chartered Physiotherapist 30 years experience in physiotherapy specialising in the treatment of muscle and joint problems, helping people to improve their health and fitness through treatment, exercise and advice. Home visits can be arranged. Daytime and evening appointments are available Contact Beckington Physiotherapy Landscape Gardener ~ Master Gardener ~ Gardens ~ Hardscape ~ Planting ~ ~ Pruning ~ Turf ~ Garden Design ~ Call James on: DAVID J AITCHISON Quality interior and exterior painting, also wall repointing undertaken. With over 40 years experience locally / fully insured Call: T. JACKSON PLASTERWORK For a full, reliable and friendly service...call / DO YOU WANT TO ADVERTISE HERE? IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADVERTISE IN THE PARISH MAGAZINE, NICOLA SMITH CAN BE CONTACTED AT: - see rates on

18 BATH SAILING CLUB The Bath Sailing Club is a small friendly cruising club affiliated to the RYA, which holds meetings and a series of talks during the off season. Anyone interested in sailing, especially cruising will be welcomed. General information about the club activities can be found on the club website The club was formed 35 years ago and has been meeting in various centres around Bath. In addition to our series of meetings and talks in Bath we hold a rally for members where novices can join boat owners to gain experience. The club also supports members in external seminars such as, first aid, use of radio and radar. This is the third year that the club has held its meetings in Bathford Village Club. BATH SOMERSET NATURAL BURIAL MEADOW The meetings are held on the second Monday of every month between September and March when the sailing season starts. The meetings and talks start at 7.45pm and they are open to anyone interested, initially as guests. The talks are not always related to sailing and navigation, however, and may include other adventure topics. The speaker at the November meeting is the leader of the Ice Maidens Antarctic Expedition. Major Nicola Wetherill RAMC has kindly agreed to talk to us about this most amazing feat by six women in early 2018 to walk unsupported across the Antarctic ice shelf. Further talks are included in the programme for the year which can be viewed on the website. We would look forward to seeing you. Simple, natural and beautiful Please contact Sally to arrange a visit

19 November Diary Dates Date Event Other Info THU 1st FRI 2nd MON 5th TUE 6th WED 7th THU 8th PILATES WILTSHIRE MOBILE LIBRARY FRESHFORD AND LIMPLEY STOKE BABY & TODDLER GROUP HINTON ART GROUP ZUMBA THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION FRESHFORD PILATES COFFEE TIME LIMPLEY STOKE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING FRESHFORD ART GROUP HINTON CHARTERHOUSE FETE AGM HINTON BABY & TODDLER GROUP ALPHA COURSE FRESHFORD & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 9.00am am, Memorial Hall, Hinton Charterhouse. All abilities welcome. Contact Lindsey visits Uplands Close, Midford Lane, 10.00am 10.25am am am, The Old Bakery, Freshford every Thursday. 2.00pm pm, Memorial Hall, Hinton Charterhouse. All abilities welcome. Contact Viv Jackson Gold (tailored 60+) 3.00pm pm, Freshford Village Memorial Hall. Contact Jolanthe Evening Meeting and AGM, 7.30pm, Limpley Stoke Hotel. 9.00am am, Memorial Hall, Hinton Charterhouse. All abilities welcome. Contact Lindsey am noon at The Old Bakery, Freshford. All welcome. 7.00pm in Limpley Stoke Village Hall. Chairman: Peter Wyatt, Visitors welcome. 9.45am pm, meet in Limpley Stoke Village Hall. Contact Ann Chapman pm, Memorial Hall, Hinton Charterhouse. Contact Anne at 10.30am noon, Memorial Hall, Hinton Charterhouse. 7.00pm, Rose and Crown in Hinton Charterhouse, meal followed by a 30-minute talk, and small group discussion exploring life s essential questions. for more information. Amaze The Neighbours! Large and Unusual Perennials, Roger Turner, 7.30pm, Freshford Village Memorial Hall. MAGAZINE SUBMISSION DEADLINE (copy for DECEMBER edition). Date Event Other Info THU 8th FRI 9th MON 12th TUE 13th WED 14th PILATES FRESHFORD AND LIMPLEY STOKE BABY & TODDLER GROUP HINTON ART GROUP BANES MOBILE LIBRARY ZUMBA THE FILLING STATION PILATES COFFEE TIME FRESHFORD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING FRESHFORD ART GROUP FLEWG ANNUAL MEETING HINTON BABY & TODDLER GROUP GALLERIES GOLDEN GOURMETS ALPHA COURSE 9.00am am, Memorial Hall, Hinton Lindsey am am, The Old Bakery, Freshford every Thursday. 2.00pm pm, Memorial Hall, Hinton Viv Jackson am pm Freshford Village Memorial Hall, 2.35pm pm Cricket Club Car Park, Hinton Charterhouse. Gold (tailored 60+), 3.00pm pm, Freshford Village Memorial Hall. Contact Jolanthe An informal café style evening of Worship and Praise, Beckington Village Hall, 7.30pm every second Thursday of the month. 9.00am am, Memorial Hall, Hinton Lindsey am noon at The Old Bakery, Freshford. All welcome. 7.00pm pm, Freshford Village Memorial Hall. 9.45am pm, meet in Limpley Stoke Village Hall. Contact Ann Chapman pm, in Limpley Stoke. All welcome. To book a place and to get directions to the venue please send an to me.com. These meetings are usually a relaxed group chat with a cup of tea or coffee reflecting on this year s progress and looking ahead. You can also send ideas or suggestions for consideration if you wish am noon, Memorial Hall, Hinton Charterhouse. for Retired People of Freshford and Limpley Stoke The Galleries Café at 12.30pm. Booking essential by the prior Monday. 7.00pm, Rose and Crown in Hinton Charterhouse, meal followed by a 30-minute talk, and small group discussion exploring life s essential questions. for more information

20 November Diary Dates Date Event Other Info THU 15th FRI 16th MON 19th TUE 20th WED 21st THU 22nd PILATES FRESHFORD AND LIMPLEY STOKE BABY & TODDLER GROUP HINTON ART GROUP ZUMBA PILATES COFFEE AND CHAT COFFEE TIME FRESHFORD ART GROUP HINTON CHARTERHOUSE PARISH COUNCIL HINTON BABY & TODDLER GROUP OVER 60S LUNCH CLUB HINTON CHARTERHOUSE ALPHA COURSE PILATES FRESHFORD AND LIMPLEY STOKE BABY & TODDLER GROUP HINTON ART GROUP 9.00am am, Memorial Hall, Hinton Lindsey am am, The Old Bakery, Freshford every Thursday. 2.00pm pm Memorial Hall, Hinton Viv Jackson Gold (tailored 60+) 3.00pm pm, Freshford Village Memorial Hall. Contact Jolanthe am am, Memorial Hall, Hinton Lindsey from 10.30am at the home of Val Culff, The Old School House, Green Lane, Hinton Charterhouse All welcome am noon at The Old Bakery, Freshford. All welcome. 9.45am pm, meet in Limpley Stoke Village Hall. Contact Ann Chapman pm, Memorial Hall, Hinton Charterhouse am noon, Memorial Hall, Hinton Charterhouse pm for 12.30pm, meet in the Stag Inn. Contact Caroline Banks or Mavis Bennett by the prior Tuesday if unable to make the lunch date. 7.00pm, Rose and Crown in Hinton Charterhouse, meal followed by a 30-minute talk, and small group discussion exploring life s essential questions. for more information. 9.00am am, Memorial Hall, Hinton Lindsey am am, The Old Bakery, Freshford every Thursday. 2.00pm pm Memorial Hall, Hinton Viv Jackson Date Event Other Info THU 22nd FRI 23rd SAT 24th MON 26th TUE 27th WED 28th THU 29th FRI 30th BANES MOBILE LIBRARY ZUMBA PILATES AUTUMN SUPPER CLUB COFFEE TIME FRESHFORD ART GROUP HINTON BABY & TODDLER GROUP ALPHA COURSE FRESHFORD & DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY PILATES FRESHFORD AND LIMPLEY STOKE BABY & TODDLER GROUP HINTON ART GROUP ZUMBA LINK AGM PILATES 11.15am pm Freshford Village Memorial Hall, 2.35pm pm Cricket Club Car Park, Hinton Charterhouse. Gold (tailored 60+), 3.00pm pm, Freshford Village Memorial Hall. Contact Jolanthe am am, Memorial Hall, Hinton Lindsey pm pm, Limpley Stoke Village Hall. Supper with a film, Wine bar. Tickets 21 from Pam Catcheside ( ) or Barbara Osborne ( ) am noon at The Old Bakery, Freshford. All welcome. 9.45am pm, meet in Limpley Stoke Village Hall. Contact Ann Chapman am noon, Memorial Hall, Hinton Charterhouse. 7.00pm, Rose and Crown in Hinton Charterhouse, meal followed by a 30-minute talk, and small group discussion exploring life s essential questions. for more information. Professor Barry Gilbertson: World Heritage Its Importance to Bath, 7.30pm, Freshford Village Memorial Hall 9.00am am, Memorial Hall, Hinton Lindsey am am, The Old Bakery, Freshford every Thursday. 2.00pm pm Memorial Hall, Hinton Viv Jackson Gold (tailored 60+), 3.00pm pm, Freshford Village Memorial Hall. Contact Jolanthe pm, The Old Bakery, AGM followed by refreshments. All welcome. If you need a lift, please ring the Link co-ordinator on am am, Memorial Hall, Hinton Lindsey

21 November Services 2018 Church Service Sunday 4th November - Trinity am St John s, Hinton Charterhouse Parish Communion 6.00pm St Peter s, Freshford Celtic Evening Service Sunday 11th - Trinity am 5.00pm St Peter s, Freshford St Mary s, Limpley Stoke Remembrance Day Service Evening Remembrance Service Sunday 18th - Trinity am St Mary s, Limpley Stoke Parish Communion 6.00pm St John s, Hinton Charterhouse Evening Worship Sunday 25th - Trinity am St John s, Hinton Charterhouse Family Focus 5.00pm St Mary s, Limpley Stoke Evening Communion Sunday 2nd December - Advent am St John s, Hinton Charterhouse Parish Communion flshc.co.uk THE PARISH MAGAZINE IS DISTRIBUTED FREE TO ALL THE HOMES IN THE PARISH Charity Number