Latest News and What's On in Greystoke in December 2019 and Janaury 2020

Greystoke WI
At Greystoke WI’s November meeting, Christine Rose from Bolton showed us how to use beautifully carved wooden blocks from India to block print onto fabric. We were able to print either a Christmas tea towel or a tote bag. We were very pleased with the results.

Our meeting, starting at 7.00pm, on Thursday 5 December is an AGM followed by a shared supper. There will also be carols from Greystoke Hand bell ringers.

In January there will be no meeting as we will be having a New Year Party instead. It will be the first celebration in our centenary year.

If you would like to join WI please contact Hazel McGrath.


Greystoke Social Club
Our next meetings are:

  • Monday 2 December – Christmas Lunch – Roundthorn County Hotel
  • Monday 9 December – ANNUAL BRING AND BUY SALE – Greystoke Village hall at 2.00pm – admission £1 to include tea and biscuits – please support us!!
  • Monday 20 January – talk on Oxfam by Jane Shaw – Greystoke Village Hall, 2.00pm

Everyone is welcome to our meetings and on our trips. We hope that you will enjoy yourselves and eventually become a member.

John Danks (Chairman)


Carol Service 2019
Everyone is welcome to join us for the annual service of carols and readings in Greystoke Church at 6.00pm on Sunday 22 December, followed by tea and cake and the presentation of the prizes for the Christmas Tree Competition.

The collection at this service will be sent to the charity Crisis.

Come and hear again of the birth of our saviour Jesus Christ

PCC St Andrew’s


Christingle Service 2019
We shall once again build our Christingles at 3.00pm in St Andrew’s Church on Christmas Eve, and hear the way God healed his world through the nativity of Jesus Christ.

The collection for this service will go to the children’s charity, The Children’s Society.

This service is especially focussed on families.

PCC St Andrew’s


Christmas Tree Festival
Once again the church will be lit up by a forest of Christmas Trees from Saturday 21 December, all provided by individuals and organisations from our community.
Come and share in this Christmas spectacle.


St. Andrews Church Coffee Morning
Thank you to all the people who attended the Coffee Morning, held in Orchard Cottage, for the replacement of some very tired Kitchen Equipment.

We managed to raise £165. There were willing ladies helping with baking and serving the guests.

We were fortunate with the weather as well, making it a very pleasant morning.

Wendy


Greystoke Bingo Nights
Greystoke Bingo Nights will be held in the village hall on Fridays 6 December and 10 January 2020.

These bingo nights are our main fundraising activity of the year and can only take place thanks to the fantastic support we receive from our local community. There are great prizes to be won and everyone is welcome.

A huge thank you to everyone that has donated prizes and the dedicated village hall committee members who have collected those prizes.


Greystoke Village Hall – Soup & Puddings
The Soup & Puddings event that was held on Sunday 27 October was attended by around 80 people and raised the fantastic amount of £400, which will go towards the running costs of the hall.

Thank you to everyone who attended, contributed soups and puddings, and to everyone who helped out on the day.

We really do appreciate your support.


Christmas Wreath Making fundraising for Greystoke
There will be three identical wreath making classes at the old Cycle Café (2 – 2½ hours) run along similar lines to a Quirky Workshop wreath day with proceeds going to Greystoke Church, Swimming Pool and Village Hall.

  • Greystoke Swimming Pool – Sunday 8 December, 2.00pm
  • Greystoke Church – Thursday 12 December, 10.00am
  • Greystoke Village Hall – Thursday 12 December, 2.00pm

Cost £40 per place including all materials and drink, etc.

Please book via the Quirky Workshops’ website or call 017684 83984.

Feel free to bring some of your own foliage to personalise your wreath (we can send you list of what to look for). We’ll have a variety of extras /add-ons here like feathers, bows, etc., though if you have a certain colour/theme in mind you’re welcome to bring your own.


Greystoke Film Nights
The building work is progressing well but we still need to raise funds to kit out the cafe and kitchen so we hope you will support us in our efforts.

We have the following film nights scheduled for the autumn/ winter.

  • Saturday 18 January – Breakfast at Tiffany’s – staring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard
  • Saturday 29 February – Mrs Lowry and Son
  • Saturday 28 March – What We Did On Our Holidays

Tickets £12 (£8 under 16) include film, supper and ice cream. Licensed bar.

Available from Greystoke Post Office or Judith Aris.


Buy a Brick

Support the pool refurbishment by buying a brick and have your name on the wall of the new interior.

Please go to www.greystokepool.org.uk for further details, or contact Janice Weatherill directly for more information.


Greystoke Swimming Pool Volunteers Thank You Evening and AGM

If you have volunteered in any way over the past year with the pool please join us on Wednesday 11 December in the Oak Room at the Boot and Shoe, Greystoke from 8:30pm for a great social get-together, a glass of wine and a mince pie.

We will have a short AGM from 7:30pm that you are welcome to attend.


Swimming Pool Draw

Thank you to all who continue to give your support to the Swimming Pool Monthly Draw, supporting a worthwhile cause whilst being in with a chance of winning a cash prize; it’s a win/win!

November's Winners

  • 141 £20 – Beckie Molyneux
  • 72 £15 – Sarah Fawcett
  • 61 £10 – Graham & Cecelia Hewett
  • 7 £5 – Tim Nicol
  • 62 £5 – Christine Corner
  • 2 £5 – Hugh Taylor
  • 73 £5 – Eileen Monk

Greystoke Swimming Pool Draw runs January to December, with seven monthly cash prizes and a big Christmas draw with prizes up to £50. It’s £15 for the whole year and half of all monies received are given out in cash prizes and half goes to help run the pool.

2020 will see big changes at the pool as the refurbishment of the changing room and café gets underway – fundraising has enabled this to happen, so a big thank you to all of you who continue to support our amazing village amenity, which includes being in the monthly pool draw.

Payment for 2020 is due by mid-December so collectors will be visiting, or you can pay by BACS or standing order.

For more information contact Emma Nielsen or Sarah Dobinson. Also, see the Greystoke & District Swimming Pool facebook page or website.

Your generosity in supporting the pool is very much appreciated.


Swimming Pool Lifeguards for 2020

We welcome enquires from anyone who wishes to lifeguard at the pool over the summer in 2020.

The post is paid, training is provided and hours are flexible.

Our present lifeguards are all ages, so if you are interested please contact Moira Dudson.


Greystoke Parish Council

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Tuesday 28 January at 7:30pm in Greystoke Village Hall meeting room.

May I, on behalf of all my Parish Councillors, and Rachael Kelly our Clerk, wish you all A HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND ALL THE VERY BEST FOR THE NEW YEAR.

Roy Fisher (Chairman)


Clerk to Governors: Greystoke Primary School (BS5 £19171 Per Annum Pro Rata Permanent)

Our Governing Body is seeking the right person for the role of Clerk to Governors. The position is term time only – hours variable to include daytime and evenings. Approximately 2 hours per week on average.

To start immediately after appointment – time for handover. Visits to the school are welcome.

For further details or to book a visit please eMail Gill Fawcett, School Business Manager (tel. 017684 83 572)