October & November Tours for September 2022 Starters
Heathlands C of E Primary School in West Bergholt would like to invite families with children starting school in September 2022 to one of their school tours. Contact the school office on 01206 240288 for further details and to book a place. Please book your tour in advance.
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- Tuesday 19th October at 9.30 am,
- Wednesday 20th October at 1.45 pm,
- Tuesday 16th November at 1.45 pm,
- Friday 19th November at 9.30 am.
Was language an obstacle to fully enjoying your last holiday?
It’s fair to say that many of us aren’t blessed with a second language which is a shame. A shame because speaking the language helps you to have a richer experience when travelling. Rachel Brown has been teaching two of the most popular ‘holiday languages’, French & Spanish, for some years now and has now launched her new business – Bergholt Languages.
Supported by her colleague, Claudia Jenner, Bergholt Languages offer 4 levels of class:
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The local WEA was formed 40 years ago this year
A group of locals formed the WEA West Bergholt Branch nearly 40 years ago on Tuesday 20th October 1981. They launched their first ‘season’ of lectures in spring 1982 on the topic of “The Citizen and the Law – criminal, family, and consumer”; local lawyers presented the course.
They started their most recent series on “Imperial China: Land and People” in spring 2021 was curtailed because of the Covid 19 lockdown 1; they did manage to complete nine of the ten weeks of this excellently presented subject though.
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Sutton Hoo in Local History Group’s Resumption Plans
Although West Bergholt is a substantial still growing village, it has an interesting history. Members of the active Local History Group continue to investigate, research and document it. They usually meet at the Orpen Hall on the second Wednesday of each month from September through to April, except December. In the months of May through to August they try to arrange group visits to places of local historical interest.
As with most groups, the COVID-19 Pandemic interrupted group activities since March 2020 but, hopefully, that is now changing.
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We’ll start with the fundraiser but other stories include:
Year 6 Leavers Fundraiser
Help raise money to give Heathlands’ Year 6 leavers a good send-off this year. Kelly, who runs regular High-Intensity Interval Training classes in the village, is running a special Zoom fundraising session on Monday 7th June at 7:30 pm. Kelly describes her HIIT sessions as:
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Today the Parish Council resumes in-person meetings. You can find out what they’ll be talking about in detail on the Parish Council Agenda Page. In summary they will appoint Vice Chairs, Responsible Finance Officer and standing committees and other representatives. Committees & CBC Councillors will be giving updates, Audit report and other financial documents will be reviewed. Planning looks at 3 applications and receives an update on the NEEB appeal.
If a member of the public or press wishes to attend this meeting, please email the Clerk as soon as possible so that suitable Covid-secure arrangements can be made. A zoom link will also be made available for those who prefer to attend remotely.
Seeing Red with an Illegal & Problem Parking Blight
The Parish Council are seeing red about illegal parking around the Zebra Crossing on Chapel Road and have placed 2 huge red banners to remind illegal parkers not to do so.
Continue reading “Seeing Red & Other Council News”
Environment & Highways Meeting Held on 13th May 2021
The Environment & Highways Committee of West Bergholt Parish Council met on 13th May 2021 with topics including:
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- Election of officers,
- Handymen activities,
- Maintaining ponds including a call for volunteers,
- Trees on the Heath,
- Litter at Ash’s, &
- Strategic Environmental Planning.
Full Time Site Manager Required
Heathlands Primary School would like to appoint a full-time School Site Manager to start in
They are seeking a friendly, enthusiastic, pro-active individual who possesses
the skills, experience and confidence to manage the upkeep, maintenance and development of the school site to meet the School’s high standards.
Their staff are friendly and approachable and take a pride in their environment.
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Your Help is Needed to Raise Funds
Like most schools today, fundraising is essential to Heathlands. Whilst they have done well despite COVID-19 (see their end-of-year update), the PTA needs your help once again and it couldn’t be at a more convenient time.
Perfect Time for a Clear Out
As we are easing out of Lockdown the time is perfect for you to be checking your wardrobe to make sure you are ready to be set free. Heathlands PTA have arranged for a Bag2School collection on Thursday 13th May. So, with rain forecast this weekend, why not get out your plastic sacks and fill them with:
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In this 2020 roundup, Heathlands PTA reveals that, despite the impact of COVID-19, they have managed to raise an amazing total of £3,918.61. This was through:
- Sale of:
- T-Towels designed by the kids for Easter (£600),
- Xmas cards (£250), and
- Water Bottles,
- Xmas wishes (£750),
- Santa Dash (£2,000) and
- Bag for Schools (£300).
What they did with it:
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