Another Great Night in the Village Hall

Another Cuckoo Ale please! Great night at the Village Hall last night. Not very graceful but a lot of fun and a laughter. The Cuckoo Ale Band served us well with a brilliant caller who had us all on the floor enjoying every minute.

We must say a BIG Thank You to the amazing volunteers who set up, opened up and served up without whom these events just wouldn’t happen.

We have received the following message from the band this morning:

“Many thanks for booking The Cuckoo Ale Band for your village hop. 

We had a great time – delightful hall, great dance floor but most of all lovely audience. We can’t do it without the audience!
Also many thanks for supper. Much appreciated.
Best Wishes
Bev &  Band”
For one of the more chaotic dances check out the video below:

Video and pictures by Marius

Last Minute Ticket Sales for the Ceilidh

Saturday the 18th is upon us – wowsers! This is an appeal to any of you who are planning to buy tickets at the door, on the night. We’re asking you to give us a clue because we are serving a simple ploughman but we need to get quantities right. If you’re coming but haven’t got your ticket yet (and there are very few remaining) just drop us a quick comment on the Facebook page or give us a call on 01630 695862 to let us know.

Parish Council Documents Now Available

Some of you will remember that our Parish Clerk, Jane, has been beavering away re-organising our Parish Council Documents. It’s taken a while but they’re about ready. You can now access all documents electronically going back to 2014 by clicking on the Parish Council tab then going to Historic Documents.

This has been a gargantuan effort of finding, sorting, scanning and publishing so we hope you find it useful.


My name is Ryan and I’m on the casting team at Ricochet TV part of warner bros TV production UK

We are making a new television show for BBC2 called “The repair shop”; the show looks into repairing beloved and interesting possessions for people who would like to see them restored or repaired back to their original working order.  The kind of items we have come across so far have ranged from inherited pocket watches to grandfather clocks, from rocking horses to drawn carriages, even from toy cars to VW campers. We have a team of experts who cover all trades such as blacksmithing, ceramics, clockmakers, upholsterers and carpenters

I am wondering if you might to be able to help spread the word amongst your parishes, networks and communities to see if anyone has an items that might be suitable they’d like to put forwards?

Additionally, as well as sentimental/interesting items belonging to individuals….we’d really love to feature and repair a few items in the show  that have a community value, something treasured or something essential to communities that has fallen into disrepair, perhaps has an interesting story and purpose to the village/town that can be restored.

For example some towns, villages and communities have certain items that are important to them; they could be memorial plaques,  eroded statues, snapped weather vanes, broken sun dials, cracked gargoyles,   fading carvings, or maybe the paint is peeling on your local pub’s swing sign.

Please note that although a lot of things can be moved, items would need to not be permanently stuck in situ, for example some larger statues or water fountains are grand logistically feats to move. The item would be repaired at our repair shop (a barn outfitted for our experts) and given back to the community at no expense to the owner – additionally there would be broadcasted tv coverage from start to finish of the item, in the work shop and also when the item is revealed to the owner or community.

Please also note that we are receiving a lot of items and interest across the country, and sometimes they can be too big and take too long to fix, so please don’t be disheartened if we can’t repair it this time

If you’re happy to please share this information amongst your community that would be appreciated greatly.

If perhaps you might have something you’d love to be repaired, then please get back in touch with us at or call us on 01273 224800 , I’ve attached a flyer with information.

repair shop flyer