VILLAGE GRAPEVINE 2016
- Tom Starbuck’s 100 Mile Bike Ride
- Station Open Weekend July 2016
- Rolleston Springwatch
- 8th Rolleston Transport Festival
- Midlands Rural Housing
- Rollestonian of the Year
- Church Christmas Quiz 2015 Winner Announced
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Tom Starbuck’s 100 Mile Bike Ride
On July 31st 2016 he shall be riding the Prudential “RIDE LONDON” bike ride.
This is a 100 mile ride starting at the Olympic Park and then riding through
closed roads in London and Surrey and finishing (hopefully) at the Mall.
This year he is raising money through sponsorship, with half the money going to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where his now 7 year old, Evie, spent the first 5 months of her life. The other half of the money raised will be going to FOJORPS, the parent fund-raising arm of John of Rolleston School, to go towards children’s education and development. If you wish to sponsor him, you can do so at the shop, or it will shortly be able to donate on the Virgin money giving website.
Station Open Weekend July 2016
Mother nature never ceases to amaze. There were only three of the original six chicks still to fly the nest this morning. Then there were none at 4.45pm (12 June)
8th Rolleston Transport Festival
This year's Transport Festival was the biggest and best yet according to feedback received. Exhibitors say that it is the friendliest show they go to. The amount of money raised for charity was the most we have made to date, the number and quality of exhibits was better than ever and the number of people coming to see the event was also a record. The use of the Scouts' front car park and field went very well – the Jaguar Owner's Club have specifically asked to be allocated to the Scouts field again next year.
All this success is due in very large part to the management committee and the helpers on the day, both of whom put in an awful lot of work both beforehand and on the day. A big 'thank you' to everyone who helped. All the helpers should have received a commemorative coaster as a thank you. If you helped and have not got yours yet please contact me, John Morris on 814181.
The event raised £12 000 for charity and this was split between St Giles Hospice, the Midlands Air Ambulance, the Mayor's Charities and the Brook Hollows project. The Brook Hollows Project donation is to go towards the matched funding needed to de-silt the lake.
My personal thanks go to everyone who supported the day in any way at all. (John Morris).
Pictures of the 4.30pm parade can be seen here
Midlands Rural Housing
Some local residents received a letter and survey from Midlands Rural Housing. Rolleston Parish Council issued a warning that it was not written by them, nor did they consult with them over its contents and they have many concerns over the content and information being requested. Further details can be read in the Parish Council advice letter here.
Rollestonian of the Year
Congratulations to Delia Wyers who was voted by members of the Parish Council as your Rollestonian of the year 2016 for working tirelessly on projects which enhance the life of our community. She is pictured receiving her award from Parish Council Chairman Steve Sanderson.
Church Christmas Quiz 2015 Winner Announced
Robin Skinner’s quiz on Law & Order proved a real challenge this year. The quiz is widely circulated and some of the highest scorers were from as far afield as Scotland, Kent, Dorset, Grimsby and London. Karen Hailstone of Rolleston won the prize scoring an amazing 99, 2nd was Lesley Beer with 98.5 and 3rd was Pat Smith 97.5.
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Last updated: 26 September 2016