British Legion News


In Memoriam  It is with much regret that we record the death of Mrs Jean McKinley-Bourne. Although never a formal member, Jean was a loyal supporter of the Branch for many years until finally succumbing to the result of a stroke. At this time of writing (15th July) we have no details of funeral arrangements.

Memberships   We welcome Mr Philip Batty as a new member. The limitations placed on us by the Covid 19 lock-down have prevented us from giving him a formal welcome but we hope to do so soon, possibly!!

Some members have experienced difficulties in paying their renewals by DD. If you have a problem please contact Mrs Roberts or Mrs Fear a.s.a.p.

Forthcoming Event  The formal end of WW2 was VJ Day on 15th August 1945. I would ask individual members to remember the 75th anniversary in any way they see fit because the Branch, County and indeed National RBL are unable to do so.  If things improve over the next few months, we will hold our AGM in October. Watch this space.

Gordon Browne        Chairman

Millennium Green Playground now open

The trustees of Kingsland Millennium Green Trust are very pleased to announce that, following a relaxation of the Government guidelines, the children’s play area on the Green is open again. Please feel free to enjoy this village facility and stay safe as well.

Andrew Parsons

Honorary Secretary – Kingsland Millennium Green Trust Registered Charity No 1070085

The Corners Inn, The Angel and Post Office tearoom reopening

Welcome back to our wonderful village pubs and the tea room!!

The Tea Room is opening for inside and outside eating plus takeaways on Monday 6th July. Please see their Facebook page here for details on how this will operate.

The Angel is opening from midday on July 4th for drinks outside in the front and their newly refurbished garden at the back. Please see their Facebook page here for details on how this will operate.

The Corners Inn is opening from midday on Saturday July 4th for drinks and food and they have a new outdoor area.  Takeaways will also continue. Please see their Facebook page here for details on how this will operate.

CORRECTION! Church reopening for services this Sunday July 5th

CORRECTION! – the service is at 6.30 pm

The church is reopening for services but there will still be online services on the their page which will be published when available. This week there will also be a link to to a live service being held in Hereford Cathedral to license Katie Smith. Details of this week’s service below.

British Legion News

Although some of the more severe restrictions on assembly etc have been lifted, life is not back to any form of normality. Your Committee have decided that we will delay any meetings until September at the earliest.

Holding a meeting at 2 metre spacing would be a bit difficult and drinking a beer or eating fish and chips through a face mask is even harder.

We have received numerous Emails from London or County. Should any member wish to scan them, please contact Val Davis who will forward them to you.

Gordon Browne      Chairman

Kingsland Millennium Green Trust (KMGT) News

Kingsland Millennium Green Trust (KMGT) News – June 2020

The good news is that the Green has been open as usual during these difficult times, providing plenty of open space for exercise and dog walking, and being able to enjoy the fresh air and excellent weather, whilst keeping safe with social distancing.

At the time of writing, the children’s play area is still closed under the Herefordshire Council guidelines. It will be opened as soon as possible and the situation is being monitored closely. When the tape disappears, please feel free to use it and also ensure that hands are washed as soon as you return home.

You will be aware that the Annual General Meeting and the less formal open meeting, which was due to be held on 30th May, had to be postponed. As the lockdown eases it may be possible to hold it safely and the matter is due to be considered again at the end of June. The usual notices will be given when the meeting can be safely held.

New Treasurer Required

Following the resignation of our current Honorary Treasurer, after sterling work over the last few years, KMGT is looking for a new Honorary Treasurer. The role involves keeping the books and records of the registered charity, paying any bills when invoices are submitted and ensuring that funds received are accounted for. It is not an onerous task and will not take up a huge amount of time. In addition to keeping the books and records, a short report needs to be prepared for the meetings of the Trustees and interested parties (about 5 meetings per year) and ideally the Treasurer will be available to attend those meetings. A basic understanding of book-keeping is required in order that KMGT can fulfil its obligations to the Charity Commission.

Expressions of interest should be sent to the KMGT Chair – Sebastian Bowen on or call his mobile 07831 636537. Alternatively emails can be sent to and they will be passed on.

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


Message from Carol Davies –

I live on Orchard Close and this afternoon Monday, June 1 a brass key was dropped through my letterbox.  Who the key belongs to is a mystery. I am  concerned that it was delivered here by mistake and may be for someone who has promised to look after a friend’s house which might entail caring for pets.

If anyone has any knowledge of this please call me at 01568 708450 as soon as possible.

Carol Davies