Mountains of Rubbish Collected by the Litter Pickers!

We had 30 volunteers over the two days and again borrowed very good equipment from Herefordshire Council.

Only three small sections of the parish were not covered and here is a typical report by a volunteer. ‘ We did not get back to the Hall until about 2.45 pm having got ten bags of assorted rubbish including hub caps, various other car parts, beer cans,  a sofa cushion, cycle parts and one trainer from both sides of the Mortimer’s  Cross Straight !’

Thanks to everyone

Missing Cat – please let us know if you see him….

We’ve re-located another cat from our previous home (the neighbours couldn’t feed him any more).He’s a feral cat, but was living in our garden for over 2 years with his mother (she was our previous cat that went missing. She’s settled in well here and we thought we would bring the other one along, too).

Unfortunately he’s disappeared . I’ve put his details on national lost pet registers. I think he’s probably moved off, but it’s worth a try. He might be appearing in someone’s garden in Kingsland.

He’s a very fluffy cat, long haired with a VERY BUSHY tail. Mainly white face and brown/white/grey coat. He’s very nervous of humans, so we’ve not got very good photos of him

If you see him please call Debbie on 01568 709226  or  07719 605347

Wheatfield, Kingsland HR6 9QT (main road)

Many thanks!

SMAAAK – Windborne at the Coronation Hall 5th May

WINDBORNE  5th May, Coronation Hall, Kingsland.

A superb four piece Folk band currently touring the USA, Windborne are appearing at the Coronation Hall on the 5th May, as part of their UK engagements. Follow their progress at www.windbornesingers.com

Internationally acclaimed folk band Windborne is a group of vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music within the same concert. Their musical knowledge spans many continents and cultures, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions. Praised for “the purity of their voices, strength of their material, and attention to detail in their arrangements,” Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage – their connection to each other and to the music clearly evident. They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing.

Kingsland Coronation Hall

Saturday 5th May, 7.30pm

Tickets – Adult £12, Child £5

Kingsland Post Office, www.artsalive.co.uk, 07774 681403

Postlady Jane’s Big Birthday Party

SAVE THE DATE – SUNDAY 3rd JUNE … Our POSTLADY JANES birthday party

Our lovely postie Jane is celebrating a big birthday in May and we are going to hold a village party to celebrate. We are having a tea party at the Coronation Hall, which we would like to invite EVERYONE to, on SUNDAY 3rd June 2pm – 4pm. If anyone is able to make a cake for the day we would be very grateful, and if anyone would like to help on the day please give either Sarah, Jane’s daughter, a ring on 07813652289 or let Lisa know at Markhams Garage.

Lets make this a celebration Jane will not forget!!

Lisa & Sara

Kingsland’s going to Pot

Following Alison Parker-Morgan’s letter in Kingsland News and on our Village Talk page about the North Road potholes, please take the time to write or email our Councillor Sebastian Bowen to give him some ammunition to get the road resurfaced.  You can also report potholes to Herefordshire Council by clicking here so please report others such as those between the Corners and Boarsfield, along Longford and from Shrublands to Cobnash, or anywhere else in the parish for that matter!

 

SMAAAK News and event dates for 2018

Friends of St. Michael & All Angels, Kingsland (SMAAAK) is a non-religious charity raising funds for the restoration of Kingsland Parish Church, a Grade I listed building dating from the 12th century.

Danuta & Jim, who have been very active in ensuring the success of SMAAAK over the past 4 years, moved from Kingsland at Christmas 2017.  The trustees of SMAAAK are David Thompson, Peter King and Gail Scott, and Carol Sawyers, together with Chris & Rhian Fear have newly joined the fundraising team.

Events planned for 2018 include:

Sunday 18th February – Jack and the Beans Talk

2.30 pm in the Methodist Church – a puppet theatre production by Garlic Theatre, aimed at audience age 3-7 years.

Tickets costing £5 available from Kingsland Post Office and 07774 681403.

Saturday 5th May – Windborne

Vocal harmonies from Windborne, four singers from America present Song on the Times, presenting different forms of folk singing with a powerful difference.  The group, who have been singing together for a while,  was catapulted to fame when a clip of them singing protest songs outside Trump Tower in New York went viral.   They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the various elements of the traditions in which they sing.

Coronation Hall, tickets will cost £12 Adult and £5 Child.

Saturday 14th July – Pop Up Opera

For the 4th year, SMAAAK presents Pop Up Opera, an innovative touring opera company which aims to broaden the appeal of opera and to challenge the way opera is performed.  They aim to reach those who are hesitant about opera, as well as dedicated opera lovers.  This has become a very successful and entertaining event on the calendar for Kingsland.

7.30 pm in the Church.  Tickets will cost £25 Adult and £12 Child

Sunday 9th September to Saturday 16th September – H.Art

Herefordshire’s premier at and sculpture event held across the entire county.  Kingsland Church is the largest of all available venues, and each year is packed with art and sculpture presented by the artists themselves.  All the items on show will be available for purchase, or just visit and be amazed at the talent, skill and breadth of work being produced by local artists.

Admission free

Saturday 7th October – Arcadia Music Festival

A mesmerising evening of classical music, presented by a hugely talented ensemble, the Arcadia Music Festival has become one of the most highly acclaimed festivals in Herefordshire.  Details of this year’s programme will be available soon.

For more information on any of these events, ticket availability or any other SMAAAK productions, phone 07774 681403 or some details can be seen on line at www.artsalive.co.uk.  Tickets will be available before each event from Kingsland Post Office.

Requiem Mass Sunday 25th March – would you like to sing?

Requiem Mass by Gabriel Faure 

Kingsland Church on Palm Sunday 25th March at 6.30pm

If anyone would like to come and join in then please come to rehearse at about 7.30 pm on a Thursday evening in the choir vestry at the back of church.  Give Julie or David Noon (01568 798672) a ring if you would like to come along or just turn up !

Open Meeting of the Millennium Green Trustees – 17th February

There is an open meeting of the Trustees of KMGT in the Coronation Hall on Sat 17th Feb at 10am. Please feel free to come along and if you would like coffee beforehand, that will be available from 9.30am. If you would like a copy of the agenda prior to the meeting, please email the Honorary Secretary at kmgtsecretary@outlook.com and one will be sent to you.

It should be noted that the maintenance of the Green is totally funded by voluntary contributions received from within the Community. No funding is received from either the Parish Council or Herefordshire Council in respect of ongoing maintenance. The Trustees are extremely grateful for the continued support for the Green from the residents of Kingsland and the surrounding area.

Andrew Parsons : Honorary Secretary – Kingsland Millennium Green Trust

Registered Charity No 1070085