Lots to check out these next few months. Please let me know if you hear of anything that would fit nicely into this page.
Scarecrow Trail – The Admiral Rodney is running its second Scarecrow Trail in September. There are posters around the village: why not take part? Application forms are from The Rodney and cost £5. Scarecrows should be displayed from 15th – 22nd September and judging will take place on 22nd September. A trophy will be presented to the winner and all proceeds will be presented to a local charity.
Hedgehog signs – everyone loves to see wildlife living in harmony with us humans. We all love to see hedgehogs in our gardens but they are becoming a rare sighting these days. We are hoping to put hedgehog signs in the village to make people aware of the number of hedgehogs being killed on the roads. Please take care of your speed when driving through the village and report any sightings of hedgehogs on the road and in the garden so we know where they are and can place the signs appropriately.
Dog fouling – has reared its ugly head again. The HVRA decided to try the dog stencils again as the problem seemed to lessen last time it was done. If you witness anyone failing to clear up after their dog please pass the information to the Safer Neighbourhood Wardens.SDDC 01283 595943 email@example.com or report it via our website – firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Hartshorne Hero!’ – Good Neighbour Award Thank you for all the nominations for the award. The winner is a well worthy person who makes a difference to the village. The award winner – Bill the warden at Church was presented at the AGM with the perfect prize of £25 voucher from Bretby Nurseries. I hope he enjoys using the voucher as we appreciate all he does for Hartshorne Church.
Film Nights at the Dethick Hall – tickets available from Alan 01283 310996 Erica 07960 688280 Mark 01283 212166. Film nights are usually every month so look at the notice board and our website for details.
Recycling in the Village – Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the “non-recyclable.” .This recycling programme is funded by brands, manufacturers and retailers to help collect and recycle hard to recycle waste. Items can be recycled and left at the drop off point located within the old telephone box. Look at the recycle, book swap and info kiosk page for full details.
GRANTS for conversion from soliud fuel to Oil/LPG
MARK WARING from the County Council has funding for a project to fully pay for the conversion for people who are struggling to maintain their heating due to ill health or disability. As long as they qualify (which sounds very straightforward) he can get the conversion progressing quickly in time for winter. The project works well in Hartshorne as it is considered “off grid” due to the lack of gas supply.