Bears and Easter Eggs hunt in the village

We’ve had two suggestions for things to liven up walks with children that are being done elsewhere in the country. Please feel free to participate, especially if you have a house facing the road from Shrublands to Luctonians, up Lugg Green Road, from the Corners crossroad to The Arbour.  Please suggest the activities to other children and people you know.  PS – adults are allowed to put their bears and draw eggs to put in their windows/garden too. You don’t have to have kids to participate!

Bears in Windows – just put a bear in your window for children to spot and if you’re out walking with children get them to look for them.

Easter Egg Hunt  – as there is no Easter Rabbit on the green this year here’s another idea – get your children/grandchildren to create a picture of an Easter egg and pin in your window, on your door or on trees in your garden (if you want to make more then one ask friends to put them up in their garden). When out for a walk you can then hunt the Easter Eggs.

Millennium Green playground now closed

Further to the announcement by Herefordshire Council that all public play areas will be closed until further notice due to the threat of Covid-19, the trustees of Kingsland Millennium Green have no option but to close the children’s play area. Other areas of the Green are still open, however, please follow government advice by avoiding gatherings and maintaining social distancing. Thank you for your cooperation.

The relevant link is https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/coronavirus and the announcement was made at 1245 today.

New Coronavirus Help and Information page

We have a new page with help and services available in the parish during this pandemic,  as well as information on eg event cancellations, government info links etc. There is also a call for volunteers to help those in self isolation and the vulnerable.

To see our new page please click here

If you have any updates or information please let us know via info@kingslandlife.com

Thanks to all who’ve contributed and please keep us updated with new services, changes to business hours and other information – and keep safe everyone!

New dog warden for the Millennium Green

K.M.G.T.

Dog Warden

The Millennium Green Trust is delighted that Philip Christopher has volunteered to be our dog warden! He has taken on the responsibility of topping up the supply of poo bags kept in the bird boxes attached to the three gates, and of disposing of and renewing the black bin bag. We are really grateful to have his help.

Philip often walks his dog Meg, a very friendly and well behaved pale yellow retriever, on the Green and round the village.

We are always anxious to keep the Green a pleasant and safe place for everyone to enjoy and have notices on all three gates asking dog walkers to clean up after their dogs. The bags in the bird boxes are generously donated by a kind villager and are really intended for use if you have forgotten to bring your own!

Maintenance of the Green is financed entirely by voluntary contributions and fund raising activities. A great way of helping towards our costs is to take part in our quarterly prize draw, please contact me for details.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Jackie Markham

Vice-Chairman K.M.G.T.  Charity number 1070085

Results of the Parish Litter Pick

PARISH LITTER PICK

A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who took part in the litter pick on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March.

Only a year since the last pick we still collected a huge amount of assorted rubbish from the verges, pavements and ditches. Notably this year though there were hardly any discarded cigarette packets, so some habits must be changing!

We covered almost the whole of the parish, only missing out the Knapp to Eyton and the majority of the footpaths across the fields. We are really confident that the Knapp route is regularly tidied by dog walkers but if anyone could check the field footpaths it would be wonderful!

An especial ‘thank you’ must go to Cllr Sebastian Bowen. Not only did he provide us with beautiful new kits and then take them off with him to be used again by Richards Castle but he joined us on both days doing a total of six hours back-breaking work!

So thank you all again! 

L.J. and J.M.

12/03/2020

P.S. The national litter pick is taking place from March 20th to April 13th.