JUNE 2018

Please see overleaf for more details. Lots of people are involved in the day. Do come along and bring your friends. County Councillor John Cottee will do the official opening at 11.00am.

There will be music in church at 12noon and at 2.00pm and a flower arranging demonstration at 2.45pm at the home of John and Brenda Birch (2a Millers Lane).

There will be an exhibition about Costock at the time of the Great War in church. If you have favourite hymn that you would like have included in Songs of Praise at 5.00pm please contact Kath Owen (852974)

Programmes (£2) will be available from various places on the day.Refreshments in the village hall and barbecue and games at the Old Rectory.

Costock Parish Council has joined the Volunteer Emergency Telephone System ( VETS scheme ) .  This provides a number for residents to call should someone need a defibrillator in the event of a cardiac arrest and no-one is available to collect it from it’s position on the wall of the Generous Briton Pub.  If a heart attack is suspected 999 must always be called.  If a defibrillator is required and no one is available to collect it dial 01509 323707 and it will be brought to you. 
                                   ALWAYS DIAL 999 FIRST.
                       Please keep the number by or in your phone.

We have just heard that  the OVO Energy Tour of Britain cycle race will be passing through Costock on September 8th. Further information will follow a we learn more details.

Afternoon Tea – Thursday 19th July 2.30 – 4.00
This event which is to raise money for Breast Cancer Care will take place at 35 Main Street. There will be a Bring and Buy Cake Stall.
Christmas in Costock

Dates for your diary:

December 16th and 17th – Christmas Tree Festival
December 17th – 4.00pm – Christmas Carol Service
December 24th – Christmas Eve Float
December 24th – Midnight Service in Church
December 25th – 11.00am Family Service in Church
December 26th – 11.00am - Boxing Day Football

Christmas Tree Festival – St Giles’ Church, Costock
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th - 11.00 – 4.00 each day
Come and see our display of Christmas trees and vote for your favourite. Tea/coffee and mince pies available.
Admission £1 (children free)
East Leake hand bell ringers will be performing on Saturday at mid day.

There may still be time for you to enter a tree, contact Kath Owen 852974.
Winners to be announced at our Family Carol Service at 4.00pm on the Sunday.

Christmas Eve Float
Sunday 24th December
Starting from the Generous Briton at about 6.30pm, the float will visit the larger roads in the village. Mulled wine and refreshments will be available in the pub car park. Listen out for the float and join in this Costock tradition.

First Communion of Christmas – St Giles’ Church
Sunday 24th December – 11.30pm
Everyone is welcome at this traditional service.

Christmas Day Morning Worship – St Giles’ Church
11.00am – a brief family service, everyone welcome

Boxing Day football
Tuesday 26th December – 11.00 kick off
A fun game of football for all ages.
Coffee and mince pies will be available in the Village Hall. If you are able to provide some mince pies please contact Kath 852974.

Other information:
If you wish to comment on anything in the village:
Street lights not working
Excessive mud on the road
< >< >< > then use the Contact Us form
phone 0300 500 8080

It is a good idea to copy your comments to our local County Councillor, John Cottee. E-mail [email protected]

Thank you to everyone who has supported village events during 2017. The Church Coffee Morning raised £470 and the Village Hall Quiz raised £340. There is likely to be another village litter pick in March, further information to follow.

We look forward to your continuing support for the events listed above and for activities in 2018.
With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year from your Parish Council.
Councillor Everard Robinson - Role as a Tree Warden

The Tree Council Tree Wardens Scheme is a national force of local volunteers dedicated to their community's trees in town, city and countryside across the UK.

The Tree Warden scheme gives people who feel that trees matter as opportunity to :
  • champion their local trees and woods
  • play an active role in protecting and improving them
  • involve their neighbours in tree projects
  • get together with like-minded people for trsining, field trips and practical activities

The Tree Council, which launched the Tree Warden scheme in 1990, co-ordinates its partnership with the National Grid and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, working with local authorities, voluntary organisations, parish councils and Tree Warden networks.

Web address for the tree council :
Address : The Tree Council, 71 Newcomen Street, London. SE1 1YT
Phone : 020 7407 9992                Email : [email protected]
Costock Parish News July 2017

Costock Parish News February 2017