Artists in residence Debi & Jono Retallick usually host a ‘monthly make’ fundraising event at the chapel in Ash Vale to support the Chapel project and help us keep doing what we do. Due to the coronavirus situation we are now doing the “Monthly Makes” via ‘zoom’ online. The sessions are suitable for people 7 yrs and above. Book now to join in!
October Monthly Make: Your own needle felted penguin!
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Not so long ago we were celebrating when the national church made a huge and challenging commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030. This is a deadly serious endeavour to help preserve our precious planet for future generations. Every church needs to do their bit. So how are we doing?
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Mike and Jan moved to Ash Vale in 1977. Sons Steve and Dave were brought up to enjoy where they lived and the outdoors. Camping, canoeing, swimming, scouting, it was all there for them and the young people in and around the area. The house and garden became known as “Toad Hall”, a show garden often open to the public and an enchanted haven for adventure for his two sons growing up.
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Back in March, when we entered into lockdown, little did I know that seven months later we would still be in such unprecedented times. Our little shop in Ash is one of 19 Charity shops that Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice rely on heavily to maintain the daily running of our Hospice and our Beacon Hill Centre.
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During the uncertainty caused by Covid-19 many of us have spent much time (and money) trying to keep sane by “doing” the garden or window box. Personally I have completed many of the small tasks that had been put “on the back burner”. But as autumn approaches the remaining jobs are much bigger and require much more effort, and as I have jams and pickles to make for CHRISTMAS (it’s not far away) gardening has to take a bit of a back seat to processing the produce.
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Here are some of the useful numbers you may need if you need support in Ash Vale. If you think we are missing a number please let us know.
St Mary’s, Ash Vale – 07863 311165 (Parish Administrator’s Mobile)
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*** Weekly what’s on ***
Sunday services 10am: Weekly church service (in person or on Zoom) at St Mary’s. Email email@example.com for the link or text 07730609446
Monday Coffee Zoom 11am: Join the #ChapelKids and #LittleLambsLibrary parents & carers for a coffee chat online via zoom. No agenda just a chance to chat, offload, and share a laugh. Text Alex for the link 07730 609446
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Lately I’ve been trying to work out what ‘community’ actually means to me. I’ve obviously had my own views, just as others have theirs, but what I think relates best to the Ash, Ash Vale and Ash Green Coronavirus Support Group and is two-fold. Firstly, we have INTEREST, being a group of people who share the same interest and passion. Secondly we have ACTION, where we have a group of people trying to bring about change.
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Last month I signed up to Universal Credit for the first time, after I was made redundant. I am looking for a new job but I’m not sure if there’s anything more I need to do to ensure I keep getting Universal Credit?
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Time for a cosy autumn tea-break & wordsearch… enjoy!
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