next up: RACE Night on Saturday 1st April
Don't miss it! Get your tickets from the Village Hall Committee - last chance: - by end of 26th March
And so, the 2017 Combrook ducks raced on Sunday 19th ...it was a lovely spring day.... the sun was out..... the stream was flowing........ AND there was a bit of a breeze...
so the ducks floated off ... and the wind blew ... and for much of the course it was level pegging! they came down bunched together and with a lot of help ...... Finally, making a sprint over the last few metres, or capsizing into the banks awaiting a rescue And the 2017 WINNER was ..... Duck No. 84 ... ...Congratulations Aiden!
(in the wrong direction! )
Parish Precept ....Parish Precept... did you read your Council Tax Demand?
Parish Precept ....Parish Precept.... So has Combroke Parish Council actually increased the precept by 7.4% in 2017?
No, not exactly! Think of it like this:
now if you look back at the 2016 Council Tax, the Parish tax was showing a change of - 4.8%
and the 2017 demand is now showing a change of .... + 7.4%
so over the two years, 2016 & 2017, the change is + 2.6%
or equivalent to just 1.3% each year !! ... not so bad after all ?
We will post a proper explanation on the Parish Council Pages soon.....
~ The Altar Frontal ~ ......on Sunday 29 January 2017 ........
Combrook is very proud ......
extract from side panel
Altar Frontal Dedication Service at Combroke ChurchThe Altar Frontal has been a design and make hand embroidery project by members of the Combroke Arts and Crafts Group. The design and coordination of the project has been led by Louise Greenway.
This is a unique and beautiful artwork and its dedication was an historic moment. The design symbolises the Four Seasons with the front and rear panels representing the seasons and reflecting the form of the four stained glass windows overlooking the south aisle. Patterns from the floor tiles and organ pipes complete the setting. The two side panels incoporate stunning 'leaf sunburst' designs that record the process and people who made it happen.
Everyone in the village was invited to attend the Service and afterwards for Celebratory Refreshments at the Village Hall. It was a glorious and inspirational event. THANK YOU to everyone involved in creating this wonderful artwork with special mention to Jo Price and Louise Greenway.
History note: the dedication and first public display of the Altar Frontal falls in the year in which we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the rebuilding of the Church in 1867.
Thursday Mornings @ the Village Hall
If you are around on any Thursday mornings why not walk along to our Village Hall? .......We’ll have some tea/coffee /biscuits /fruit juice …… pop in for a few minutes!….or stay for a chat! ….
if you are caring for children /grandchildren bring them along -we have a toy box, play rug & highchair …. ALL welcome!…
.......NEXT will be
March 30th @ 11.00- 12.15
Combrook Apple Pressing !
We are leaving the 2016 video on the front page. THANKS as always to Jim for bringing the kit together NOW watch the video!
Apple Pressing -the video
BROADBAND UPDATE !
~ ~ still keeping all fingers crossed ~ ~
The Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire (CSW) Superfast Broadband Project Newsletter for April 2016 tells us that contract 2 of the project to bring superfast to rural areas is making good progress across Warwickshire villages ... but not yet Combrook...... However we are coloured "yellow " on the CSW Project map which means we are "under investigation" ............
you can check it out here: http://www.cswbroadband.org.uk/your-area/broadband-checker/
Seven Minute Stories
One of Combrook's two bookgroups has been involved in an exciting initiative set up by the West Midlands Readers' Network. The group was one of six reading groups in the West Midlands selected to work with an author; each to produce a short story. Combrook was fortunate to be paired with William Gallagher. William put together a brilliant story entitled ' The Book Groups '.