Thursday, 20 November 2014

Nocton Doodle

November Issue

The following email was received earlier today:

"Hi Everyone

Please find attached the November Doodle and Extra Jottings.


Jilly B

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Village Hall

Agendas and Minutes

You might like to know that a backlog of documents has now been uploaded to the Parish Council website. The Agendas and Minutes for the Village Hall Management Committee meetings can be found on the links below:



The Doodle

The following email was received yesterday:

"Hi Everyone

I’m looking for someone to deliver 40 copies of “the Doodle”.  Just Wellhead Lane, 1-10 Ten Row and then the rest of the left hand side (not the OAPs bungalows).

I can drop “the Doodles” off to you, or let you know when you can pick them up from “the Doodle” box by my garage.

Thank you

Jilly B
The Doodle"

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Stephen Phillips MP

POLITICS: I am delighted that Government has seen sense on war pensions

'An issue I have been consistently contacted about during my time as an MP has been that of pensions for war widows.'

War widows pension penalty ditched

'David Cameron says will close a loophole that punishes war widows for "finding happiness with someone else" '

Military widows who remarry will no longer lose their pensions as David Cameron announces closing of 'absolutely wrong' loophole

'For decades the wives of fallen servicemen have had to choose between finding new love and financial stability under a complex scheme introduced in 1975 that stopped the pensions of military widows who remarried or cohabited with someone after the death of their spouse.'

War Widow(er) Pension Guide

'You may be entitled to a War Widow’s or Widower’s Pension if your wife, husband or civil partner died as a result of their service in Her Majesty’s (HM) Armed Forces or during a time of war.'

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Forthcoming Events

Events: Village Hall, Main Street, Nocton

21st November [19.00 hrs] - Cricket Club Quiz

Teams of 4 - £10

Tickets from David Glew (Tel: 01526 321756) or Richard Free (Tel: 01526 321558)

29th November - Xmas Fayre

All the usual attractions/stalls.

For more information: Tel 01526 322902 or 322323

4th December [19.30 - 21.30hrs] - Aloe Vera Product/Talk Evening

Lets raise some money for the Village Hall Refurbishment! Bar open, tea, coffee and nibbles available. Free entry and 60 day Money Back Guarantee on any products purchased.


31st December - New Year's Eve Party

Live music. Fish and chip supper, glass of fizz at midnight. All welcome.


24th January 2015 - Wine Tasting Gourmet evening

Friday, 14 November 2014

Nocton Youth Club


There have been four meetings in all since the inauguration of the Youth Club, with numbers increasing from 8 to 16, then 20 and at the latest count 22!  However as indicated below, the continuing success very much depends on volunteers coming forward from the community. If you are interested in joining the team, helping out the six volunteers already in place, then please contact Vicky (Youth Club Leader) via email:

This is the latest report from the Youth Club Leader:

"Following on from the success of the youth club taster sessions, we are now officially open! All children aged 8 upwards are welcome to join us from 6.30 - 8.30 pm every Wednesday at 50p per week. 

All activities have been very popular so far including biscuit decorating, nail art and not forgetting the well stocked tuck shop.  We also have table football, loom band making, juke box, card games, giant Jenga, Twister and arts & crafts.

The young people can socialise in a fun, safe environment with myself and volunteers overseeing all activities.  This is a great opportunity for the young people of Nocton, and we hope the youth club continues to grow. To enable higher numbers to attend we need the continued support of volunteers so that the ratios can remain safe, so please do get in contact if you are interested in joining us."

Councillor Ian Goldsworthy commented:

"A Youth Club was seen as a very high priority by residents and was included in our Parish Plan. It is funded from monies raised by the 200 Club."