We will be ‘In the Spirit’ in St Esprit Church enjoying guitar-led worship.
Join us from 6pm for tea, coffee and cake. Worship will start at 6.30pm.
Children from Knightlow School have published a book of short stories and poems inspired by local heritage, including many curious objects from Marton Museum of Country Bygones. Working together as authors and illustrators, pupils aged between 4 and 11 made the pocket-sized book to send to children in some of the poorest regions of the world.
Objects from the museum were loaned to the school to help children use local stories and history as a basis for their creative writing. The results include time travel adventures, unexpected discoveries in old suitcases and even marriage thanks to a dusty hat.
The paperback is being sold – at £6 per book – to pay for copies to be gifted to children globally, with an emphasis on sending them to under-resourced schools in developing nations. Appropriately titled ‘Knightlow to the World’, it has already been sent to schools in four continents.
This is the fifth year in a row Knightlow pupils have worked with the charity STORIES4SCHOOLS but is the first time every child in the school has contributed to one book. To celebrate this achievement, the whole school organised a special book launch, attended by Cllr Sally Bragg, Mayor of Rugby, and representatives from Marton Museum.
Copies of ‘Knightlow to the World’ are available from www.stories4schools.com or from Faye at 13 North Street. Profits from each £6 sale will support the charity’s work to promote reading, creative writing and global education.
Sadly, but not unexpectedly, Marton is losing its post office—a facility that was established in the village more than 160 years ago. Zena Richards, the current postmistress, is giving up running the facility after more than 26 years. Her last day will be Friday 10 June.
After much publicity was given to find another site in the village, there was nobody prepared to give over part of their house and commit to the hours and poor remuneration as Zena has. These days, to be viable, village post offices need to be part of a broader business. Fortunately the Princethorpe Service Station has taken on the responsibility and they will open their post office on Monday 13 June. Although this will mean a journey of a mile outside the village, the alternatives would even further afield now that Long Itchington Post Office has closed
There is no doubt that many villagers will miss the friendship and support that has been offered by Zena over the years. It has gone above and beyond what was required and the post office offered a daily social hub. Many will hope that Zena will enjoy the freedom that not being tied to the post office will offer. However, it should not be forgotten than she will continue to provide newspapers for her customers in the village.
MARTON PARISH COUNCIL
Ms S Turner 9 Drummond Road
Clerk to the Parish Council Cawston
Home: 01788 310113 Rugby
Email: email@example.com CV22 7TN
- OPEN FORUM
- MINUTES OF PREVIOUS PARISH COUNCIL
To approve the Minutes of previous Meeting held on Tuesday 12 January 2016
- DECLARATION OF INTEREST IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
- POLICE ISSUES
- Crime Report – From Rugby Borough Council
- Any other police issue
- COUNTY COUNCILLOR ISSUES
- PLANNING MATTERS
- R15/1270, Wybeech 22 Birdingbury Road, Erection of a part first floor part two storey side extension, single storey rear and front extensions and a detached garage. No Decision.
- R16/0376, Land North of Marton Road Marton Road Birdingbury Warwickshire, Proposed farm welfare unit. (Comes under Birdingbury Parish)
- VILLAGE ISSUES
- Flood Alleviation – Cllr Fry
- Update on Planned Assessment
- Feedback on £5,000 Grant
- Traffic Issues
- A423 any additional developments
- Birdingbury Road, Traffic Calming – Cllr Hitchman
- Good Neighbour Scheme – Cllr Koch
- Parish Plan – Cllr Fry
- Dog Warden Role
- VILLAGE MAINTENANCE
- Progress on state of A423 – Cllr Hitchman
- Village Grass Cutting – Cllr Hitchman
- Salt Box, Church Street
- Playing Field Committee issues – Cllr Hitchman
- General issues
- Pavilion renovation update and grant application
- Village Notice Boards
- Village Website Issue – Cllr Fry/Koch
- Street Lighting –
- New LED lamppost – Progress – Cllr Hitchman
- Telephone Box Maintenance
- On waiting list – work due between March – October 2016
- Litter Pick
- WARWICKSHIRE ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL COUNCILS (RUGBY AREA)
- DUNCHURCH DIVISION COMMUNITY FORUM
- Next meeting, Wednesday 9 March 2016, from 7pm at Dunchurch Village Hall.
- As of Bank statement dated 15th February 2016
Current Account £15,057.89
Deposit Account £0.00
(Includes 819.00 grant money for table and chairs for the Pavilion and £3,257.11 of payments made but not cleared)
- To ratify that the following bills were paid between meetings:
|16/01/16||1068||C A Mills||£ 140.00|
|27/01/16||1069||WCC – Street Lighting||£ 261.19|
|27/01/16||1070||RBC – Election Costs||£ 848.30|
|31/01/16||1071||Clerk – Jan 2016||£ 122.54|
|31/01/16||1072||HM Revenue and Customs (Jan 16)||£ 30.60|
|14/02/16||1073||JBA Consulting (Flood Assessment)||£ 1,440.00|
|14/02/16||1074||Eon – Pavillion||£ 55.88|
|14/02/16||1075||Noticeboard – Greenbarnes||£ 1,497.49|
|25/02/16||1076||MGS – Barrie Mitchell||£ 80.00|
|29/0216||1077||Clerk Feb16||£ 122.54|
|29/02/16||1078||HM Revenue and Customs Feb16||£ 30.60|
Any bills that arrive between now and the meeting
- DATE OF NEXT MEETING
12 April 2016
10 May 2016