newsban sep2020

The editors invite those within our community to contribute both with articles and the graphics - not photos - particularly for the header of the newsletter.  There's some guidance info here.   Items for the newsletter should be sent to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 15th of the month preceding that in which the newsletter is notionally published. 

Thanks to Helen Iles for sponsoring this edition of the Newsletter in memory of Tim (28/12/60-5/9/18).

Thanks also to all those who responded to Derek’s plea for help with the Newsletter finances. Your generosity means that we are now well placed at least for the next 6 months.

The Tim Iles Community Playground

We are delighted to announce that the playground is now open to enjoy, but please follow the Government guidance concerning Coronavirus in order that you keep safe. Signs have been put up at the entrance to the playground on the latest guidance. It was unfortunate that due to the pandemic we were unable to hold the official opening as planned but may we extend grateful thanks to everyone who helped make it happen?

200 Club Winners for June and July 2020

The winners for June were: Mr John Hanks £50, Miss Rose Van der Schee £25, Mr Tim Down £25
The winners for July were: Mr Greg McCann £20, Mrs Jane Monro £20

Lockerley and East Dean Harvest Supper

The Harvest Supper will sadly not be able to go ahead this year because of current restrictions. We look forward to being able to hold this popular celebration again in autumn 2021.

Thorngate Village Care Group

Thorngate Village Care Group, part of Good Neighbours Network, covers Lockerley, East Dean, East and West Tytherley. The Care Group has over 50 volunteers all DBS checked, insured and ready, willing, and able to help in so many ways. Just ring/email one of the coordinators below to arrange. We are back providing lifts for those unable to drive to doctors, hospitals, and other important appointments (Please remember to wear your face mask!). If you have a request for help, please contact one of the following coordinators:
Liz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 017 94 34 09 93, Peggy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 017 94 34 00 84, Fiona
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A huge thank you to all who have helped our community and neighbours in recent months - it might have been in some official capacity or just quietly for those living near you picking up medicines or shopping, walking dogs or delivering newspapers or this village newsletter. Both individuals and community enterprises such as shops, schools, churches, pubs and surgeries have changed their way of doing things and gone to huge trouble to ensure everyone has been connected and cared for. It has all been appreciated and brought us closer together.

Fair Trade

Can you imagine coping with Covid 19 in a country where there are no furlough schemes, little in the way of welfare benefits, no NHS and crowded and difficult living conditions? Fair-trade, rather than aid, keeps farmers and producers in business and able to survive and feed their families. There is a wide range of products including fair trade cotton face masks in a variety of colours and patterns - beautifully made in Vietnam for only £4. Can you have too many? Different styles, colours, some in the wash, spares in the car; order yours now. While you can support by buying some fair trade goods in the shops, a much wider range is available through  www.traidcraftshop.co.uk or I can deliver their goods to your door locally. Just email or phone me and I will let you have a stock list This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 017 94 34 09 93.

Make a Harvest Bag

to take to church or school harvest events. Make your harvest contributions doubly fair this year with a fair trade harvest bag which helps producers in developing countries and food banks here. Each bag contains a selection of suitable foods such as tea, coffee, cereal, pasta, biscuits, chocolate, jam, marmalade, honey, peanut butter costing £10, but worth more.

Lockerley and East Dean Memorial Hall

The village hall now has its own website at lockerleyvillagehall.org.uk where the hall facilities can be booked. Please be aware that bookings made during the current pandemic are subject to special conditions to ensure the safety of hall users. Full details are on the website. 

Lockerley and West Tytherley Schools

Our local schools should be open for all pupils from September. Please look out for guidance as to restrictions - staggered start times and different entrances. After a summer break all the children and staff (if not parents!) should return refreshed and ready for a year of great experiences and plenty of learning. If you have the chance do thank the adults (teachers and staff) for all that they have been doing for our communities.

East Dean Church

Through a generous grant it is likely that the Church in East Dean will be starting a major repair and restoration project this month. Better drainage is set to be put in and the walls and windows will be refurbished. Once the damp issues are sorted the inside will also be restored. An announcement about a Thanksgiving Event for the repairs and restoration will be made in 2021. Throughout the work normal Sunday Services will continue.

Exam Results

After so much confusion and anguish over the A-Level and GCSE exams there should be congratulations to everyone who has received results. All should have been awarded the grades that Teachers thought correct for the individual in that subject. Good luck to those moving on to their next step – education, training or work. And remember that if you live in Lockerley, East Dean or East Tytherley you can apply for a grant from the Sarah Rolle Education Trust.

Sarah Rolle Education Trust

The Sarah Rolle Trust was established by Sarah Rolle in 1731 to further the education of children of East Tytherley and Lockerley with East Dean parishes. The Trust can make grants to assist the educational needs of those (under the age of 25) living within the parishes, or those whose parents still reside within. Grants are made by the Trustees who meet twice a year in March and October.
Application forms can be downloaded from: www.lockerley.org.uk/sarah-rolle-trust. The completed application form should be sent or delivered to the Clerk to the Trustees, Mount View, East Dean Road, Lockerley, Romsey, SO51 0JO at least two weeks before the Trustees meet. Applications received less than one week before the meeting may be deferred until the following meeting.  The next meeting is 22nd October 2020