The May 2021 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
Want to contribute to the well-being of Litton? Why not join the Premier Crew, a group of well-intentioned citizens of our village who clean and tidy up areas when they need a little bit of care and attention. Your ability to help will undoubtedly depend on your availability and you are not expected to turn up everytime there is a call to arms. Gender equality is alive and well, as is the bonhomie or bonfemme on offer whenever we meet. With enough volunteers we could even become the Grand Crew! If you would like to join us, please contact John Firrell on 01308 482313.
For all those interested in having Ultra-Fast Broadband brought directly into their home or business, and capitalising on earlier bulletins in the BVN, a new scheme was launched on 8th April confirming various grants available for those putting their names forward. The good news is that, as before, if enough local residents get involved, the cost of Ultra-Fast Fibre installation could be covered by the grants. We already have an initial offer from Openreach which we think will be reactivated. Further discussions are ongoing with Openreach, and we have now secured the active support of our constituency MP, Chris Loder. More details will be available shortly either in the BVN, village websites and Facebook pages. If you are interested in participating in this scheme, and dwell in the Bride Valley, look out for updates and be ready to apply for your voucher as soon as the process is open.
The Litton Cheney Trust was formed in 1992, combining several historic charities in the Parish. While its formal purpose is to relieve “either generally or individually persons resident in the Parish of Litton Cheney who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress by making grants of money”, the trustees have more recently also made grants towards projects which benefit the village generally.In 2020, grants were made to young people in higher and further education, and as Christmas gifts to older residents on limited means or who live alone. Grants were also made for the renewal of the turnstiles and gates in The Rocks, and to Thorner’s School and the White Horse to support them during Covid-19 restrictions.The current trustees are Freddie Spicer (Secretary - 482617), Richard Jones (Treasurer), Penny Dewar and Lyn Lacey. The trustees welcome enquiries and grant applications, which should be made to the Secretary.