The March 2019 edition of the Bride Valley News can be readHERE
BRIDE VALLEY NEWS
The deadline for copy for any month’s issue is mid-day of the second Thursday of the preceding month. All material for publication must be sent to the Village Correspondent. For Litton Cheney this is:John Firrell, Tel: 01308 482313 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are reading this courtesy of volunteers who deliver the magazines throughout the village. A big thank you to them and especially to Bella Spurrier who receives the 230 copies each month from the printers and sorts them into six packages for delivery.For many years Alison and Archie Dunbar and John, Tess and Kieran Mulhall have been a valuable part of the delivery team and have now retired – we offer them very many thanks for their service. If you would like to join the delivery team please contact Freddie Spicer (482617).
If on occasion you come across a band of local residents cleaning and tidying up areas of the village that have become somewhat unkempt then you have met the Premier Crew, a group of volunteers of both genders who lend themselves to smartening up our village when required. Huge grateful thanks for all their past, present and future efforts. Many thanks also to the unknown lady who was seen with a bulging black bag of litter that she had removed from Whiteway. The Premier Crew have no objections if local residents on discovering an area/item that requires attention deprive the “crew” of a few hours work by completing the task themselves.The ever growing Premier Crew are, in no particular order:- John Bloom, Jillie & Neil Blincow, Ron Davidson, Freddie Spicer, Andy King, Hugh Lantos, Graham & Madeleine Hickling, Andy & Ruth Price, Bill Orchard, Harry Berry, Pete & Beverly Dennis, Steve Kourik and John Firrell. This is not an exclusive club either by age or numbers so if you would like to join us please contact John Firrell whose contact details are shown at the beginning of the Litton Cheney section of the BVN.
On Thursday 21st February a group of 12 villagers from Litton Cheney and West Bexington met at Litton and Thorner’s Community Hall to learn the basics of CPR and how to use a defibrillator.The training was given by James Irvine and Paul Barker of the Royal Life Saving Society. The evening taught us, or refreshed our knowledge of, CPR as well as giving us hands on training in the use of a defibrillator, which was very re-assuring should we ever be called upon to use one.As most local villages have a defibrillator it is essential that as many people as possible are familiar with it. Having some training and familiarity with the machine hopefully will allay some of our fears on its use. The training lasts around 2 hours and is free. If anyone would like to attend a future course in April or May please contact Bev Robbins on 01308 482497 or email email@example.com and get yourself on the list.This offer is open to anyone in the Bride Valley or beyond, but if you wish to set up a session in your village please contact James Irvine at firstname.lastname@example.org James will also teach a course on Paediatric First Aid if required.
Along with many other villages and towns in the UK we are joining the Spring Clean campaign supported by Keep Britain Tidy, the intent being to litter pick through the entire village over a number of days and we’d like your help to achieve this. During April in the lead-up to the Easter holidays we will be leafletting houses in the village informing local residents of plans to clean up a particular section of the village, and if you are able join us on what will be a mammoth community effort to rid the village of unwanted debris along our highways and byways that would be wonderful. All the details will be in the leaflet coming through your door in April, and on the village website – please join in.