Remembrance Sunday(from Rev Kier Dow)
There has been much confusion surrounding the impact that the national lock down will have on remembrance eventsand services. To clarify the plans for a remembrance event please see below:
1. All residents of Easton on the Hill are encouraged to mark the occasion at home. This can be done in a number of ways including doorstep silence at 11:00, donations to the British Legion and watching the remembrance online service (www.Eastononthehill.church), or leaving a poppy at the virtual field (https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/remember-a-loved-one/virtual-fields-of-remembrance)
2. A very small number of people will represent the village at a short act of remembrance at the War Memorial. Rev Keir Dow, two wreath layers and one reader will attend a shortened service to mark remembrance Sunday. 3. Residents are encouraged to visit the war memorial between Sunday afternoon and Armistice Day. Each person who wishes to can individually pay their respects between Sunday and Wednesday at a time that suits them.
Help on the Hill
I am just checking the volunteer list from March but am confident that around 50 village volunteers will be available to help other villagers out with practical tasks such as errands, deliveries from the shop and the pub, and prescription collections etc as needed.
The village shop and post office are open as normal and the Blue Bell's opening hours for takeaways are in their new menu, posted below.
If you need help, or know someone who does, ask at the shop or the pub, (they will have copies of the volunteer list) or contact me and I'll connect you with someone on the list.
Volunteers should have received an email from me confirming they are happy to stay on the list.
If you or anyone you know would benefit from some pastoral or spiritual support then our curate Kier Dow is happy to make contact, whether you are a churchgoer or not. Kier's email is firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 01780 753283.
Weekly church services are shared online from the new church website http://www.eastononthehill.church and if you are on the "Friends of the Church" sub-group of this main village email list then you should receive a weekly written Benefice Letter including the collect and reflection. If you do not receive this and would like to, contact me and I'll update your details.
Due to the Government Covid restrictions our Village Hall is now closed and hopefully reopening on Wednesday 2nd December subject to Government updates and guidelines.
The Hall hosts many activities including exercise classes, art and craft clubs, children’s birthday parties, village society events, meetings, yoga and much more.
Why not plan ahead and book an event at the Hall for December or 2021?
- A party for your child’s birthday in 2021
- Local societies looking for a venue for meetings
- A social evening to celebrate an event
- Are you a yoga or Pilates teacher or a fitness instructor looking for a new venue to hold classes?
- More ideas for village activities – book clubs, quiz nights, charity events, clothes swaps, coffee mornings, afternoon teas ……
Our Hall is an adaptable space and can be used for a wide range of activities and events
Please talk to us about your requirements and scan the QR code to reach our website and Hallmaster booking system
Our full terms and conditions are available on our website http://www.eastononthehill.com/village-life/village-hall.html
Churchyard Clearout(From the Friends of the Church)
The Autumn Clearout planned for Saturday 14th November will not now take place as an organised event.
However if volunteers would like to spend some of their exercise time raking leaves and generally tidying up as weather permits over the next month or so, please feel free. All at your own risk, and please use your own tools etc. If you need guidance please contact Jeff Davies or Tim Nicol. We plan to post a list of "jobs" on the old tin mower shed in due course, but when in doubt, rake leaves and put them on the leaf stacks.
Play Areas The government’s general guidance on the new national restrictions from 5 November 2020 published at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november states that “Playgrounds can remain open” and that people can “visit outdoor public places [including parks, public gardens and playgrounds] with the people you live with, your support bubble, or 1 person from another household (children under school age, as well as those dependent on round-the-clock care, such as those with severe disabilities, who are with their parents will not count towards the limit on two people meeting outside).
Note that play equipment and the new outdoor gym items are not sanitised and are used at your own risk.
Take your own precautions or choose not to use.
Local Information The county council web site is the place to go for information on infection rates in Northamptonshire, how to book a test for Coronavirus, details of support for individuals and businesses, and more. See www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates