COLEORTON NEWS & EVENTS
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On Sunday 12th November, a service of remembrance will be held at the Coleorton War Memorial with wreaths laid by representatives of St. Mary’s Church and Coleorton Parish Council. There will be a church service at Viscount Beaumont’s primary school starting at 9.45 a.m. followed by the remembrance ceremony at the war memorial from 10.45 a.m. There is an open invitation to return to the school after the ceremony for warm refreshments. We hope you can join us.
Here we are again – soon be Xmas! Its only October but it won’t be long. The musicians have had their first rehearsal (with a big thank you to Karen Hughes for bringing together such a talented group of players). This year they’ve composed special arrangements for you to enjoy!
We have planted a baby Xmas tree on Beaumont Green, very kindly donated by Gelsmoor Christmas Tree Farm. Its looking strong and healthy and hopefully over the years will grow up with the children of the village who will one day bring their children to the event. We’ll do our very best to look after it to ensure we won’t have to cut down any more trees for our Xmas celebrations.
Look forward to seeing you there (can’t promise snow again but who knows!).
Richard and Jack from Robert Lewis Signs (Swadlincote) installing a lovely new information board at Coleorton Wood. The parish council secured a small grant to fund the new signage and together with the Coleorton and New Lount Volunteer Group designed the new board. The children of Viscount Beaumont’s primary school were asked to get involved and name the rides – the grassy trails that twist and turn through the wood – and you will see their chosen names on the map. The volunteer group will shortly be creating some rustic signs to install on the rides so you know where you are!
A reminder that the closing time will revert to 4.00 p.m. on 30th September. As the nights draw in, the wood is getting closed progressively earlier until the 30th so please ensure you have vacated before it gets dark. We hope everyone has enjoyed some lovely summer evening walks this year.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the September meeting has been moved from 6th to 13th.
On 21st August for about 10 days the play equipment will be unavailable. Sadly it has come to the end of its life and the parish council has decided to go for a total replacement which should serve for many years to come. The new equipment is very environmentally friendly, produced from reclaimed ocean plastic waste and will be in a fenced area including a bench for you to rest and watch the young ones enjoying themselves. During the installation, the rest of the field will be available and although the construction team will have fenced off the play area, please exercise caution when walking by the site. We will post again when the site is open.
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