Kingsland Millennium Green Trust AGM – 18th May – All Welcome.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN FOR THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE KINGSLAND MILLENNIUM GREEN TRUST TO BE HELD ON SAT 18TH MAY 2019 AT 10AM IN THE CORONATION HALL.

This will be followed by the usual open management meeting of the Trustees. Please feel free to come along and if you would like coffee beforehand, that will be available from 9.30am.

AGENDA OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

  1. Chairman’s welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on Sat 12th May 2018
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Chairman’s Report
  6. Treasurer’s Report
    1. Presentation of accounts to 5th April 2019
    2. Report on review of financial controls and agree next review date
    3. Adoption of Accounts
  7. Annual Review of KMGT Policy Documents
  8. Election of Trustees –  (expiry of 4 year period )
  9. Election of Officers
    1. Chairman
    2. Vice – Chairman
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. Financial Officers (two required)
  10. Any other business
  • To confirm the withdrawal of the resolution, passed at the last three AGM (2016, 2017, and 2018) regarding the change of constitution to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).
  • Approval of Trustees Annual Report for year to 5th April 2019
  • Approval of Trustees Fund Raising Checklist for year to 5th April 2020
  • Approval to continue agreement with Kingsland School re use of Green for a further year

Copies of the Open Meeting agenda can be obtained by emailing kmgtsecretary@outlook.com or calling the telephone number below.

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 – Hon Sec

Tel 708592

Registered Charity No 1070085

What a Load of Rubbish! – Litter Pick News

PARISH LITTER PICK

Once again we had a great turn out of volunteers, 25 on Saturday 30th and 10 on Sunday 31st March. Fortunately it was a fine weekend which certainly made the job more ‘enjoyable!’  We covered all the roads and almost all the footpaths. Many people felt that the amount of rubbish wasn’t as great as in previous years but even so we amassed a huge pile in the Coronation Hall car park (see photo on website).

Well done and ‘thank you’ to everyone who took part. And ‘thank you’ to Cllr. Sebastian Bowen who provided the equipment and arranged for the spoils to be collected and disposed of. It is good to think that our footpaths, ditches and verges are free of cans, bottles and hub-caps etc. for a few days at least!

Teddy Trust Auction of Promises

A SPECTACULAR AUCTION OF PROMISES!

STOP PRESS!!

The Teddy Trust is delighted to announce that they are holding an AUCTION OF PROMISES on Friday April 5TH 2019,  at Kingsland Village Hall, Herefordshire HR6 9QS  from 7.00.

Tickets £10.00 to include cheese and wine supper.

An exciting range of lots will be offered ranging from a 2 night stay near Hay on Wye with guided walks, a luxurious pamper session, salmon fishing on the Wye, a day at the races for four and a personal tour of BBC Radio Studios (Worcs) and many more!

ALL WELCOME!

Tickets & Catalogues from Kingsland PO or call 01544 327835 for reservations

Unable to attend the auction?…..Make a commission bid before noon on April 5th on-line by at www.teddytrust.org or email teddytrust@gmail.com

All money raised will go to help support the Teddy Trust shipping costs

Please watch this space for further information and a full catalogue of lots on offer

Millennium Green Trustees Meeting

Kingsland Millennium Green Trust (KMGT)

There is an open meeting of the Trustees of KMGT in the Coronation Hall on Sat 16th Feb at 10am. Please feel free to come along and if you would like coffee beforehand, that will be available from 9.30am.

Copies of the agenda can be obtained by emailing kmgtsecretary@outlook.com or calling the telephone number below.

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 – Hon Sec

Tel 708592

SMAAAK Events News

Edinburgh Fringe 2018 award winners Bowjangles, are appearing in Kingsland Coronation Hall, on Saturday the 19th January at 7:30pm.

Bowjangles are presenting the Legend of Excalibow – a theatrical musical journey through myths, folklore, and legends in a quest to find the most priceless relic of them all – a magical violin bow known as Excalibow. These are four very funny performers and musicians, with tales of pure fantasy, monsters, ancient gods, and historical figures in an action packed show full of comedy, energy and panache.

WARNING: may contain traces of Abba.

Suitable for all ages. Tickets £12 children £8, tickets available from Kingsland Stores and Post Office, 01568-708171, www.artsalive.co.uk

Secondly, for ages 3 to 7,

The Garlic Theatre Company – with their production of Three Little Piggies Tails. Set in Paris, the story is about a grumpy old wolf chef who wants some piggie tails for his soup. Can the three little piggies outwit the big bad wolf? Can they build their house in time??

This to be at the Methodist Chapel on Feb 9th 2.30pm, running time 45 minutes. Tickets £5 from the  Kingsland Shop and Post Office, or from Peter King on 01568-782399.

Coronation Hall Fundraising Appeal for Tennis Court Resurfacing

Dear Parishioners,

Fundraising project to resurface Kingsland Coronation Hall tennis courts

We are writing on behalf of Kingsland Coronation Hall committee to ask for your support for a project we are undertaking early next year. We are looking to resurface the double tennis courts with a multi-purpose surface. The current surface is not fit for use at the moment as there is a lot of loose stone that makes the whole area slippy and unsafe.  The refurbished courts would be lined for tennis and netball but would also incorporate basketball hoops either side of the court.

The Coronation Hall was built in 1953 for the purpose of housing as many local groups and events as possible. It is home to the local  Pre-school who use it every day between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm and also Kingsland C of E school who also use it daily, whether it be for clubs after school, the playing fields for sports activities or the courts for tennis and wet play. The tennis courts were added to the hall grounds in the 1970’s to accommodate the need for a sporting facility in the village. They have been resurfaced once but other than that are original. They are free to use and are all inclusive.

The total project costs are £30,900 (inc VAT) plus a contingency fund of £4,100.00 for maintenance over the next 5 years

We have been lucky to secure 106 money totaling £15,000 to go towards the project, and we have also been granted £10,000 through the Awards for all.

Therefore we are looking to raise the final £10,000 through local donations and wondered if you would consider donating to achieve this goal. This is a project that will benefit the whole community for many years and I am sure will get a lot of positive publicity in the months ahead.

If you feel you could support us in any way please send cheques to Mr David Sowerbutts (Treasurer of Kingsland Coronation Hall), Bell House, Kingsland, HR6 9RU or for any further information ring Lisa on 07970952088.

Thank you in anticipation

Kingsland Coronation Hall Committee

SMAAAK News

Standing in Line was an incredibly moving and thought provoking event, bringing songs, poems and images from the Great War and one man’s story of going to Passendale and not coming home.

We were fortunate to host such professionals as Lester Simpson, a singer, songwriter, musician and broadcaster who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company amongst many others.  The story came about when Lester researched his Great Uncle’s fate in the Great War, and was commissioned  by the Peace Concerts Passendale.  Mike Battison is a singer and musician, currently developing musical sessions with dementia patients as well as researching the history of folk music.  Nigel Corbett is a classical musician who has worked with many orchestras and folk groups.  Piet Chielens, the narrator, is the co-ordinator of the In Flanders Field Museum in Belgium.

Coming together, they led us into the human story behind the Great War, and then into the world of the young soldiers and the war graves in an around Belgium and France.  A very interesting evening, made special by such a professional performance.

SMAAAK would like to thank everyone who supported this event and made it possible to bring first class performers to Kingsland, as well as raising funds to benefit the church building.

The next SMAAAK event will take place on Saturday 19th January 2019, when Bowjangles will be performing the Legend of Excalibow. 

Kingsland Oral History Project

An awful lot has changed in Kingsland and the parish since the 1930s and so we thought it would be interesting and useful to gather the memories of those who were born, lived or worked in the village and parish in the 1930s/40s and/or the 1950s/60s, so that those memories and experiences are preserved for future generations.

We’d like to give people the opportunity to tell their stories about their life in and around Kingsland and we would record the interview and store them on the community website KingslandLife and in the Herefordshire Archives, so that others can listen to them in the future.  The people we talk to would also have a copy so that their families and descendants can hear them telling their stories too.

So, we have a couple of questions…

  1. Would you like to tell us about your life here? What was growing up in and around Kingsland like? What memories have you of the school, the businesses, people, the pubs, the shops, agriculture, food, housing, social activities, getting around, …. and anything else!

The interview is just a very informal conversation and can be as long or as short as you want it to be.

If you’d like to take part and tell us your stories, or would like to know more about what’s involved, please call Jackie or Sally and we can tell you more about it.

  1. Would you like to help us do this project by e.g. doing some interviewing (we will have some training materials and can lend equipment), or helping do some admin and/or summaries of interviews afterwards? If so, please give us a call.

If anyone has any other thoughts on this project, please feel free to call us as well. Thanks very much!

Jackie Markham (01568 708281) and Sally Deakin (01568 708839)

SMAAAK AGM and Informal Parish Meeting

SMAAAK Informal Parish Meeting and AGM

Tuesday 13th November 2018, 7.00 pm The Corners Inn, Kingsland

All are cordially invited to express views, thoughts, ideas for future events to be arranged by SMAAAK for community interest and to assist raising funds for St Michael And All Angels Fabric Fund and to follow SMAAAK AGM.

Enquiries: David Thompsom  d.thompson@sunderlands.co.uk