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Monk's House car park - update
28 Feb'14: The long awaited extension to the Monk's House car park began on Monday 27 January. The main construction work is now done and more information will follow when available.
Mike Bray & Jim Roberts - blogging from northern India
10 Feb'14: Mike Bray & Jim Roberts are teaching at a free school for poor children in Bihar, northern India, until 6 March. This is part of Mike's annual visit to work for "Privilege Sharing" (an organisation that works to help poor people in India by encouraging professional people to come to share their privileges by making their skills available).
Mike & Jim are keeping a blog about their time in India - see: www.privilegesharing.org.uk
Rodmell Parish Council minutes
The Minutes from the RPC meeting held on Monday 6 January are now available for all to read - see Groups & Activities.
Donations to Village Organisations
2 January 2014, Paul Denerley writes:
Following the Concert given by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and her rising opera stars on 16 December, the total ticket money (£1,785) has been distributed in equal amounts to:
* The Rodmell Parent & Toddler Group
* The 1st Rodmell & Northease Cub Group
* The Rodmell Coffee Club, and to
* St Peter's Church for kindly hosting the magical evening.
Carol Singing in Rodmell
20 December: Pauline Burnaby-Davies writes
Many thanks to all who turned out for Carol Singing this week, and to those who generously donated both money and snacks! With a good turn out from the singers, despite heavy rain on Thursday for the upper part of Rodmell, we raised £265 for Demelza Children's Hospice. I know they will be very grateful.
Dame Kiri te Kanawa - concert in Rodmell Church
19 December 2013, Paul Denerley writes:
One crisp Autumn morning, whilst walking on the Downs, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa asked me whether I thought that the villagers of Rodmell would be interested if she presented a concert featuring herself and some young opera singers, in aid of Village funds. There could only be one answer...
Paul's full report for this wonderful evening can be read on the NoticeBoard
Monk's House car park
September: The archaeologists working on the site of the extension for the car park for Monk's House have now finished their excavations. To read about the work by the archaeologists, see Notice Board.
Work on extending Monk's House car park is expected to start soon, and should take at least 6 weeks. For more information, please contact Alli Pritchard, Property Manager at Monk's House on 01273 474 760.
See also the Minutes from the Rodmell Parish Council meeting held on 1 July 2013 in Groups & Activities.
Rodmell to Southease - Egrets Way
Natural England has announced funding of £117,000 from the Paths for Communities scheme for construction of a new bridleway running alongside the River Ouse linking the villages of Rodmell and Southease - another link in the chain of The Egrets Way. To read all about this, see Links with Rodmell.
Problem dogs on The Drove
Rodmell Parish Council continues to try to find a solution to this problem (see Minutes of Parish Council Meetings Groups & Activities).
Please could everyone who experiences any problems going past the smallholding - such as feeling intimidated or having their dog attacked - inform the Clerk to the Parish Council (see Groups & Activities for contact details), so that she can keep a record. This will help with future resolutions of this problem.
Rodmell Parish Council: Minutes of previous meetings
The dates of RPC meetings, plus Minutes & Agendas, can be seen in Groups & Activities
WHAT'S ON this month in RODMELL ?
Services in St Peter's Church, Rodmell
For details of all the church services in St Peter's this month, see About Rodmell and in the Parish Magazine (copies available in Church).
Village Hall bookings
For information about booking Rodmell village hall, and to see the list of bookings made for this month, see Diary & Events
Abergavenny Arms pub
Our local pub is now run by Lucie and Jon, and they welcome everyone to our village pub for their exciting programme of great food, special offers, live music, and lots of activities - see About Rodmell for details.
To book a table, phone 01273 472 416, or see About Rodmell and www.abergavennyarms.com
Monk's House & garden
Monk’s House and garden are now closed for the winter.
To find out more about meetings for the following groups, please contact the organisers for each:
- Rodmell Camera Club
- Rodmell Sewing Group
Tuesday 4 March
- Parent & Toddler Group meets in the Village Hall, 9.30am-11.30am. See Diary & Events for details.
Wednesday 5 March
- Rodmell Bridge Club meets every Wednesday evening in the Village Hall from 7.30pm–9.30pm in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere - All welcome. See Diary & Events for details.
Thursday 6 March
- 1st Rodmell & Northease Cubs/Scouts meet every Thursday evening during termtime: 6.30pm at the Village Hall. See Diary & Events for details.
Friday 14 March
- A play reading: "The Man Born To Be King", 4.00pm at Number 1, Rodmell House. All welcome. See Diary & Events for details.
Tuesday 18 March
- Rodmell & Southease WI Meeting 7.30pm in the Village Hall - all welcome. See Diary & Events for details. Please note the earlier start this time - 7.30pm.
Monday 24 March
- Book Group meets 8pm in the Abergavenny Arms - see Diary & Events for details.
Wednesday 26 March
- Rodmell Coffee Club 11.00am-12.30pm, in the Village Hall - all welcome!
Friday 28 March
- Scottish Country Dancing in the Village Hall, 7.30pm-9.30pm - all welcome! see Diary & Events for details.
Sunday 30 March
- Mothering Sunday - Family Service in St Peter's Church, 11.00am. All welcome.
- Clocks go forward one hour to British Summer Time.
See Diary & Events for more about all these events, and also for those happening in the months to come.
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