Civic Trust News 2002
Rollestonian - New Production Arrangements
For general contributions, society news, announcements - please contact Tom & Sylvia Martin, 43 The Lawns (Tel 813320). For all advertising please contact Mrs Clare Norman, Southview, Cross Lane (Tel. 520796).
Civic Trust Spring Programme
Weds 15th January, Spread Eagle, 8.00pm
A CONSERVATION PROJECT IN HONDURAS
Miss Clare Taylor
Sunday 26th January, 12.00noon. Ticket Event.
MULLED WINE MORNING at Appleacres, Knowles Hill, by kind permission of Helen & Simon Richardson.
Weds 19th February, Spread Eagle, 8.00pm
THE CHINESE NEW YEAR
Mrs Joy Killick
Saturday 1st March, 2.00pm
PANCAKE RACES at BROOKSIDE
With St Mary’s Church, in aid of Church Funds
See Village Notice Board for Details
Weds 19th March, Spread Eagle, 8.00pm
LITERARY ASSOCIATIONS OF NATIONAL TRUST HOUSES
Mrs Sylvia Martin
Rolleston Gardens 2000
In addition to the recent Garden Sunday event, this summer has seen the re-vamped Civic Trust Front Garden Award and a new Back Garden Competition – the Village having felt it time to take a fresh look at these events. New judges would be engaged who might take a different perspective to things for this year.
- The Shelly Cup is to be awarded to Mr & Mrs A Starkey of 13 Knowles Hill (The judges commented: “All-year round colour – well tended conifers in shapes balancing height with the heathers.”)
- 2nd: Mr & Mrs D J Willis of Cherry Trees, 18 Church Road (“mixed planting and pond. An area for wildlife and all-year round interest.”)
- 3rd: Mr & Mrs P Gould of 10 Marston Lane (“immaculate, well thought-out planting of bedding and baskets, creating a riot of colour.”)
These results bring an interesting variation to those of previous years. Judges Sue Davies and Judy Clarke of Hilton congratulated Rolleston “for an exciting couple of days of visual delights and to the other twenty-odd gardens which were on our short-list.”
For those who entered the Back Garden Competition, judges Karin Kay and Bill Carnell commented on their “diversity in nature – each one having its own individual character. This made judging quite a difficult but very pleasurable exercise”:
- Winner of the Forest Shield in this first year of the Competition is Mrs M Wardleworth, 2 Walford Road. “The garden had a strong interesting layout, particularly near to the house. The layout and the planting would make it attractive all year round. There was some very good bold planting and many lovely and unusual plants. Tasteful and elegant artefacts made focal points. It was generally very well maintained. However, 1 or 2 old trees needed some work.”
- Joint runners-up in this first year are the gardens of Angie Gillespie, 3 Church Road, and of John and Sue Underhill, 72 Meadow View.
It is hoped that the judges will be further challenged next year with the addition of more entrants. Awarding of the Cup and Shield are to take place at the next meeting of Rolleston Civic Trust on Wednesday, 18 September.
Civic Trust Programme
Weds 18th September, Spread Eagle, 8.00pm
DERBYSHIRE WATER MILLS - Mr Alan Gifford
Weds 16th October, Spread Eagle, 8.00pm
THE PRISON SERVICE IN THE 50’s & 60’s. - Mr Don Watson
Weds 20th November, Spread Eagle, 8.00pm
NATURE CONSERVATION IN STAFFORDSHIRE & DERBYSHIRE - Dr David Gibbons
Friday 6th December, Ticket Event
ANNUAL DINNER - Melbourne Hall Tea Rooms
Civic Trust Programme
Wed 19th June - Evening Tour of Melbourne & Supper at Melbourne Hall Tea Rooms - Ticket event, £7.50.
Saturday 13th July - Cheese and Wine Evening at the Old Hall by kind permission of Paul & Heather Taylor - Ticket event
Tickets for both events available from committee members
Wed 18th September - Derbyshire Water Mills, Mr Alan Gifford - Spread Eagle 8.00pm
St Mary’s Pancake Races
Many thanks to all Rollestonians who supported the 22 village teams running this year on a fine February afternoon in Brookside. There were good entries for Senior, Junior and Infant sections, but the new class for family teams produced only one family bold enough to put themselves on the line.
The Senior event and Cup was won by the Billing/Cook group. Guides Team No.1 won the Junior and one of the four Pre-School teams won the Infants races.
The Street Collection raised £56 for St Mary’s Fabric Fund. The Pre-School Parents post race pancakes in the Church Room were well supported and £75 proceeds split between Pre-School and Church funds.
Civic Trust Programme
*Wed 20th March
RESTORATION OF CLAY MILLS PUMPING STATION - Mr Graham Clamp
Followed by ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
*Wed 17th April
LIVING IN GHANA AS A VSO
Mrs June Walker
Wed 29th May, Ticket event
THE MELLSTOCK BAND
Civic Trust sponsored concert in St Mary’s Church as part of Rolleston’s Jubilee Festival
Wed 19th June, Ticket event
EVENING GUIDED TOUR OF MELBOURNE & SUPPER AT MELBOURNE HALL TEA ROOMS
Own transport, details to be announced.
* Meetings 8.00pm at the Spread Eagle.
BROOKHOLLOWS - VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED
Rolleston’s collaboration with East Staffordshire Borough Council, via the Civic Trust, is very important in maintaining the lake and spinney as a recreational amenity for the village. Demonstration of local commitment to the area is a major factor in persuading the Borough council to provide the capital expenditure necessary to conserve the watercourse and woodland.
Probably our most visual role is in mowing and strimming the area between Burnside/The Lawns and the waterfall. The volunteers who have carried out this job for many years are getting older and fewer.
We urgently need local residents who would assist us with mowing for one to one and a half hours on a rota basis during the season. If you can help, or would like further information, please contact John Carlton (813447) or Tom Martin (813320).
SPRING WORKING PARTY
Sunday 17th March, 9.30am – 12.30pm. Please spare some time during the morning.
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