In & Around Hornton

Cribbage
Card Sharp

It's time to dust off the peg board for a friendly game of crib or cribbage. Never played, or only as a distant memory at your grandparent's knee? Not a problem.

The next crib night is next Wednesday, October 10th at The Dun Cow. New players are more than welcome. Just come along!


Harvest Supper
Harvest Supper

Hornton’s Harvest Supper takes place in the pavilion at 7.30pm on Friday, October 19th – but you can buy tickets already.

There will be a bar, entertainment and a raffle and you can buy a £10 ticket now by calling Isabelle Harris on 670304 or Julie Stanley on 670507.


Pop Up Sale
Pop Up Sale

Pop Up sale at Copse Cap Barn in Eastgate on Saturday, October 20th from 10.30am until 5pm.

Entry is £5 and includes a glass of wine. Coffee and tea will also be available. For full details visit the Pop-Up-To-Us website.


Remember, Remember the 4th of November

Norman Britton has said that he won't be able to host the Hornton Fireworks Bonfire this year but Felix Francis has stepped into the breached and agreed to host it instead, so continuing a great Hornton tradition!

"It will be lit at 5.30pm on Sunday 4th November - not the 5th - in the field behind the Manor House, with access via the footpath at the end of Pages Lane," says Felix. "I will provide a few fireworks but everyone is invited to bring along their own - to be set off by the providers - together with any drink, food, etc that they may wish to consume. I might do some mulled wine, especially if it’s cold!!"

Bonfire

Parking Problems

Errant parkers in Hornton beware! Hornton School head Matt Green has reminded parents in the past not to park on the yellow lines in the road outside but it’s fallen on deaf ears.

“Please do not park on the yellow lines, it is dangerous for your children,” he tells parents. “I will be ‘on patrol’ at pick up time to record the number plates of offenders and will be reporting them to our Local Community Support Officer. I appreciate the village is busy, but I will not allow the safety of our children to be put at risk by people flouting the rules.”

Parking Problems

Hornton History Group
On Display

Hornton History Group goes from strength to strength. They’ve now installed a permanent display cabinet in the Methodist Church, which will contain a series of exhibits.

The first is about “families of Hornton”, with the Burden family taking centre stage. Pop in any time to find about this prominent Hornton family, their local roots and village homes.



Slow Down
Slow Down

Primary school head teacher Matt Green has made a plea for parents to slow down when driving through Hornton.

“We have received a complaint about the speed with which parents are driving in to the village,” he tells parents. “Please can everyone ensure, particularly with the amount of building works and associated vehicles which are around at the moment, that you drive slowly and carefully through the our village. “We have the safety of your children in mind. Thank you.”


Scoop The Poop

School administrator Jenny Bowes says the caretaker has been finding dog mess in the grass area of the playground.

"Obviously this is an area where the children play and the above presents a health and safety issue," writes Jenny. "Please can we ask that if any dogs do stray in to this area owners double check that they haven’t left any nasty surprises for the children."

Scoop The Poop

100 Club
100 Club

The first prize in the St John the Baptist Church 100 Club is now more than £100.

But you’ve got to be in it to win it, so please get in touch with Andrew Overton on 678920 if you’re not and book your place in the next draw.

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