On Sunday 29th June St Cyr’s Church in Stinchcombe is holding its first ever Animal Service: a short and informal outdoor service to thank God for the animal kingdom in general and for our own pets and other animals in particular. Why not come along, bringing your animals with you: ponies, dogs, cats and small animals are all very welcome.
If you don’t own an animal, please still come and enjoy the occasion, which will take place in the church field just below St Cyr’s Church starting at 3.30pm. Dogs should be on leads, please, and small animals in cages or baskets to keep them safe. Homemade cakes and squash will be served after the service. If wet on the day, please check the church website: www.camandstinchcombe.org.uk
‘All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.’
Mrs Janet Bartlett joined the Parish Council in December 2013 to replace Mr Eric Collins who left as a councillor last year. At the Parish Council meeting in December Janet was officially co-opted as a councillor and welcomed by the other members of the Council.
Stinchcombe Village Players (RSVP) are back this year – bigger and better than ever! We are performing ‘Sleeping Beauty’ on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th March at 7:30pm, and on Saturday 8th March at both 2:00pm and 7:00pm (under 3s go free at the matinee).
The lead roles of Princess Aurora and Prince Valiant are taken by Luna Stephens and Sophia Smout, while King Basil and Queen Sybil are played by Sebastian Hamilton and Catherine Lloyd. They will need your support to defeat the wicked Zelda Blackadder, played by returning director Sarah Hopkins, while the Dame is portrayed by newcomer to the cast, but old hand to the stage, Daniel Johnson. There are many other faces, both returning and new, and the cast includes pupils from Rednock, KLB, Stroud High and North Nibley Schools.
As always the performances promise to be a highlight in the village year. Tickets are priced at £6 and will sell out fast for the popular nights – so get in early by ringing Nola Bradley on 544611, or you can buy them online (for the first time ever!) from www.stinchcombevillageplayers.org.uk.
The Parish Plan published in 2008 has come to the end of its planned five year life this year and, as agreed at the Village Assembly in 2012, the Parish Council has been working to update and refresh it. The original contributors to the plan have been consulted and the final draft of the refreshed plan is now ready for viewing by Stinchcombe residents as the last and main part of the consultation process. The draft has been placed on this website – click on Downloads, then Parish Council, Parish Plan and Draft Refresh 2013. If you do not have internet access you can request a paper copy by calling the Parish Clerk (Nola Bradley) on 544611. So that you can easily identify what has been refreshed the changes from the original 2008 Plan are highlighted in yellow on the Draft Refresh 2013 copy. This is your opportunity to submit any comments or suggestions on the draft to the Parish Clerk via email (email@example.com) or post (Hill House, Wick Lane) before a public meeting is held in the Village Hall. Please make sure that any comments or suggestions reach the Clerk by the end of October.
The public meeting in the Village Hall will be on Wednesday 20th November at 7.30pm and will include discussion of the comments and suggestions received on the draft in order to achieve final endorsement of the Parish Plan Refresh and agreement to its publication. Stinchcombe residents please make a note in your diary to come along.