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The Glaston Gazette

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Glaston Gazette July 2019 Issue

  Published: Monday,1st Jul, 2019


The VH meeting took place on Monday 1st July together with the final fete planning meeting. It was great to see so many people at the meeting and the VH Committee are enormously grateful for all the help and support they have been given in planning for the fete. A report of the day appears below.

Geoff has measured the kitchen window and has the wood and will be fixing this shortly. Geoff has also fixed the village hall sign, many thanks.

There was little to report in respect of village finances. The money from the sale of raffle tickets is being banked as and when and, of course, when the fete is over we will circulate the amount of money raised which is being split between raising funds for the Church Roof Appeal and for village hall funds.

Next village meeting

As is traditional, the village hall meeting will be having a summer break so there will be no meeting in August and, consequently, no gazette will be produced. If there is any news this will be sent out by e-mail distribution. If you have an e-mail address and would like to be added to the distribution list then please contact Steph Talbot on

The next village meeting will be on Monday, 2nd September at 8pm.






What a fantastic fete: the weather gods smiled on us, visitors from both village and further afield enjoyed everything that was on offer; the dog show was a great success. At the time of the gazette going to press we did not have the results of the various dog classes but there were 114 entries and 12 different class winners – watch out Crufts!  And all the other attractions, be they BBQ, teas, cakes, plants, pimms, games, bric a brac, individual stalls, treasure hunt – the list goes on – were well supported. So, a huge thank you from the VH Committee to everyone who contributed in any way – large or small – to the success of the fete and dog show. There are too many individuals to thank here but, suffice to say, we are extremely grateful for everyone joining in and pulling together to make this fete so fantastic. The amount of money banked was £2944.50! There may be some final expenses to be covered but, as you can see, a final figure of nearly £3,000 has been achieved which is amazing. This figure will be split between the Church Roof Appeal Fund and the VH funds.

As always, the raffle raised a good chunk of cash so thanks to everyone who bought – and sold – tickets. The list of prizewinners is below:

Hamper - Steve Sands; £25 Garden Voucher - Mr Shelton; Smithers Voucher - Stephen Botfield; Old Pheasant Meal - Audrey Simpson; Oliver’s Voucher - David Richardson; Hanging Basket - Alan Breeze; Old Pheasant Meal Voucher - Steve Simons; Whisky - Imogen Turvey; Gin - C Lammie; Nene Valley Voucher - Geoff Willson; Wine - Mr Philby; Panettone - Liz Allen; Chocolates - P King; Sweets -Robbie and Sheila Rudge.

So, again a massive thanks to all for helping make this a fete to remember!





Urgent request for assistance

By September the PCC will be in urgent need of a treasurer/ accountant. Anna Kennedy is kindly continuing in her role as treasurer despite having moved out of the village but will be finishing in September. So, the PCC are looking for someone who can step into this role. In fact, whoever takes this on does not need to become a member of the PCC itself, they can be entirely independent. A rudimentary knowledge of accounting/book-keeping would be helpful. If you are able to assist, then please contact either Dave Lee (823576) or Rev. Jane Baxter (822717) as soon as possible.

Jazz & Soul Concert at Uppingham Church

On Saturday, 27th July at 7.30pm in Uppingham Church, Uppingham Jazz and Soul Band will be performing what will surely be an amazing summer event. The concert details appear also in the Parish Newsletter and there are posters around the village. It will also be advertised in the local papers and on Rutland Radio. Tickets will be £10 but there will be reduction for school-age children.

Ticket requests by e-mail are preferred as Sue is more likely to pick up e-mail messages and the answerphone can be a little temperamental! Booked tickets can be collected in Glaston, Uppingham or on the door. The ticket price will include a glass of wine and nibbles. The proceeds from this concert will go to the Church Roof Fund. It is advised to get your tickets early for this event as a capacity audience is expected based on previous experience.

Impressionism – A Journey in Words & Music – Friday, 11th October at 7.30pm

Another fundraising concert for the Church Roof Fund will be on Friday, 11th October at 7.30pm in Barn Hill Methodist Church, Stamford. Stephanie Talbot, Dave Lee and friends will be repeating and extending a concert of songs and readings around the theme of impressionism. The concert is advertised in the Stamford Arts Centre brochure and tickets are now on sale from the Box Office, 27 St. Mary’s Street, Stamford, Lincs PE9 2DL, telephone no: 01780 763203, The link to the website for the concert is https: //

Rutland Ride & Stride - Saturday, September 14th 2019

Bikers and walkers of Glaston unite! Could you do a sponsored walk or ride to some of Rutland’s churches on this day? If you don’t want to walk or bike, could you help Sue organise the event?   This year it is particularly important that Glaston is involved because the PCC shall definitely be approaching Rutland Historic Churches Preservation Fund for a grant towards the church roof. More information on and  



The team at the Old Pheasant look forward to welcoming villagers to the pub throughout the summer – so why not make the most of the long summer evenings! Don’t forget Fish & Chip night (£18 for 2 people) every Friday from 6.30pm (see flyer distributed with this gazette). Also, just in case you are having withdrawal symptoms from quizzing, Old Pheasant are having a Quiz Night on Sunday, 28th July at 6.30pm. The entry fee is £8 for a team of 4 and this includes nibbles. Again, see the separate flyer distributed with this gazette.



After the summer break we will be gearing up for the Autumn/ Winter events programme.


The Glaston Village Quiz will re-commence on Friday, 6th September when both question master and quizzers will be raring to go. We are always glad to welcome new recruits to our number. The evening kicks off at 7.30pm for 7.45pm start and an entrance fee of £4 is charged which includes a light supper. So put the date in your diary now.

Harvest event

David Lee is away during September but Alex and Nipsy may organise a harvest supper/lunch. This will be discussed further at September’s village meeting so please look at for further details.


There will be a thanksgiving meal in late November but the date is still to be confirmed. Again, watch this space.





The bonus ball winners for June are: 1st June – Ian Balmer; 8th June – Alex & Nipsy Cross; 15th June – No winner; 22nd June – Di Payne; 29 June – Andy and Sarah Medley



Saturday, 27th July at 7.30pm in Uppingham Church Uppingham Jazz and Soul Band concert. Tickets at £10 (to include drink and nibbles).

Sunday, 28th July at 6.30pm at the Old Pheasant. Quiz night - £8 for a team of 4.

Monday, 2nd September at 8pm – Village Hall meeting.

Friday, 6th September at 7.30pm for 7.45pm – Glaston Village quiz.

Friday, 11th October at 7.30pm at Stamford Methodist Church – Impressionism – A Journey Through Words and Music – concert in aid of Church Roof Appeal Fund



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