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June 2019 Edition (published bi-monthly)




Bev and Karen

Bev Bingham  (Tel: 933 4212, E-mail: and Karen Cheetham (Tel: 933 2231,





June                                                                                                                      July

2nd        10.30 am              Holy Communion                                             7th         6.30 pm                Patronal Festival

16th       6.30 pm                Compline                                                             21st        6.30 pm                Compline

23rd       6.30 pm                Evensong                                                            28th       6.30 pm                Evensong




Our June speaker, on the 6th, is Patsy Rayner.  She’s visited us on several occasions to talk about various aspects of life in Japan.  The theme of her talk this time is Plants and Literature.  She’s an expert on both as well as a very entertaining speaker, so we’re looking forward to that.

In July we welcome a speaker on Mercy Ships and in August, instead of a speaker we’ll be walking either in the countryside or on a Newark Trail.

We meet in the Village Hall on the first Thursday of the month, at 7.30 pm.  Visitors are welcome: it’s only £5.00 which includes refreshments.

Hope you spotted our daffodils and crocuses around the Millennium Stone!

Look out for our posts on the Shelford WI Facebook page as well as the occasional tweet (@shelfordwi)



IKEA  "S" frame chair in faux suede fabric.  The chair is  no longer needed and needs a new home. Contact Gordon or Penny on  07775 835578, £30.00.



In June we will be open every Friday and Saturday 7pm - 10.30pm, every Sunday 3pm -6pm and every Monday 7pm - 9pm.

We are also opening on Thursday 13th June from 7pm - 9pm for our Quiz Night with the prize of a £10 Bar Voucher. The quiz starts at 7.30pm.

We are now in the 7th year for the Bar and our full On and Off sales license has enabled us to quench the thirst of thirsty Campers and Locals alike.

So feel free to pop in and meet the Campers!

For more information visit our Facebook page - The Bar at Shelford Nurseries Caravan Park.



16th June            Father's day serving normal Sunday lunch menu - £15.95 2 courses, £18.95 3 courses

18th June            Quiz Night 7.30pm

26th June            Vegan night, £14.50 2 courses, £17.50 3 courses (booking essential)

13th July              Summer Party -Kids party from 4pm - 6pm pizza oven, magician & bouncy castle

Adults party 6pm - 10pm live music at 7.30pm



There seems to be an increasing problem around the village concerning dogs, whether it be residents pets or people visiting the village for a walk with their dogs. There have been several incidents of dogs running loose in fields where there is livestock, particularly sheep and lambs, one of which ended with the pregnant ewe losing her lambs, this was dealt with by the Police.

We by no means wish to spoil peoples' enjoyment of our beautiful surroundings, but we must all act responsibly and keep animals under control, this also pertains to the increase in fouling which is unacceptable. Additional new dog bins are being put in place to make it easier to dispose of the waste, so please use them.

We have also been reinstated on the list for regular visits from the Dog Warden who may well stop and ask whether you have bags with you to pick up after your dog, so please be aware.



This year is the one day event for Shelford Feast, this will consist of the Horticultural Show in the Village Hall with children's and adults competitions and the Sports afternoon to take place on the Playing Field.

We are planning a Barn Dance and BBQ for the evening which will be held in Holly Farm yard by kind permission of Mr Roger Perrin.

Further details will follow shortly.

There will be an Events Committee meeting on Wednesday 5th June, 7pm at the Earl of Chesterfield, everybody is welcome.



Following on from our plans to rejuvenate the playing field, we are pleased to say that we have received £500 from Councillor Kay Cutts and £250 from Perfect Motion, who were the people behind the 20mile road race that came through the village, helped in no small way by Sue Whitehead and a team of volunteers that organised and manned drink stations on the day.

It's important that the Playing Field incorporates something for everyone so please contact me, Bev Bingham, with your requests and ideas for a better community area.



Thank you to everyone who attended our event on Sunday in the village hall.  The members of the Living History Group provided a fantastic array of memorabilia including photos, ration books, clothing and arms; they spent over two hours talking to people and answering innumerable questions.

There was plenty of tea/coffee flowing along with a beautiful selection of cakes, all of which were donated by residents, so thank you very much to one and all.  I must say a special thank you to Karen Cheetham who helped me all afternoon in the kitchen.

I'm extremely pleased to say that £145 was raised,  all of which is being donated to the Help for Heroes Charity.

Many thanks, Bev Bingham



As you may have noticed we now have 3 rather splendid wooden planters at either end of the Village filled with flowers that should give us a colourful display to welcome all.  There will be a fourth in place in due course.

These have been very kindly donated by Mr Andy Stephens.


Many thanks to all villagers who donated to the Christian Aid Week appeal.  A total of £163 was raised.



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Join us each Monday at Coffee Pot from 11am for The Silver Surfers Relaxation session!  Just a short session designed to leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed, ready to face whatever the week has in store.

The Silver Surfers Relaxation is free of charge to all aged 60+. For further details, contact Lesley Wells at Crossways on 0115 874 9274.


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Shelford Village Hall

Church Street

Shelford Nottingham

NG12 1EN


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