MOGGERHANGER & CHALTON VILLAGE
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PLEASE TAKE NOTE
FORMER METHODIST CHAPEL
Your Parish clerk has asked for the Application below to be included on our Village Website. As you will see it refers to demolition of the former Methodist Chapel in St. John’s Road, Moggerhanger. Apart from the obvious religious nature of the building it does represent another part of our history that has become part of the scene in our village. You may feel it would be unfortunate to see yet another premises being converted or replaced by yet another house. Perhaps you may also feel that if it were to become a dwelling the façade could be incorporated in that building as has been done in many other parts of the country. It is perhaps a contentious topic but should anyone feel strongly on this proposal they would be advised to write to the Central Beds Council stating their objection or not. It is important to state any reasons for objection. Do not forget to include the reference number.
Moggerhanger Parish Council
FOLK NIGHT – 1st WEDNESDAY each month. Next date 3rd October.
Each month we enjoy an excellent attendance; last month there were some new (to us) musicians and an enthusiastic audience. Every player has the chance to play two or three numbers and Home Brew usually opens and finishes the evening with some rousing songs.
Now we look forward to welcoming you all to the next Folk Night. Doors open at Moggerhanger Village Hall as usual at 7 pm and music starts about 8 pm. You have the chance to come early, get yourself a drink and chat to friends. So please come along—all are welcome to sing, play, listen—or all three. Entrance is free and there will be a raffle.
Pictures from recent Folk Nights can be found on the Events pages of the village hall website.
MEETING PLACE AT ST JOHN’S CHURCH
Coral’s Afternoon Teas: Thursday 18th October in the church. From 2:30 to 4:00pm. Come and make friends, enjoy tea or coffee and some wonderful home made cakes. Open to all. A small cost of £2.50 per person. Proceeds go equally to church upkeep funds and to St John’s Hospice.
Lunch Club: Thursday 11th October. Call Ali to book your place – 640647.
Coffee Morning: 2nd October in the church. The meeting place are also holding a coffee morning in the church on the 30th October when plans for the next 12 months will be shared and suggestions for other activities can be offered. All are welcome.
MOGGERHANGER SONGS OF PRAISE – Harvest: 21st October 6:00 at the church. If you want to stay for the Harvest Supper please contact Mel on 641485 or Ali on 640647 ASAP so they can arrange catering.
MUMS AND DADS COFFEE BREAK – Every Wednesday except school holidays (9.00-10.00 and later in the church). We look forward to seeing you there. Bring your little ones with you, toys are available – the group is open also to Mums and Dads who haven’t yet got any children at school.
KNIT AND NATTER – The group meets on the 4th Tuesday each month; next meeting will be on 23rd October from 10:00 in the church. If you would like information on current projects, please call Jane on 641501.
GET FIT – KEEP FIT – Restarted on 22nd June with a new fully qualified and experienced leader. It is going very well and is very beneficial to those who attend regularly. Get fit, stay motivated, make friends and have fun. Every Friday morning at 9-30 to 10-30 in the Village Hall. Just £5 per person. More information from Tony and Judith Mooney 640124.
GARDENING CLUB – Next meeting: Wednesday 17th October 7-30pm at the Village Hall. All are welcome. Julia Hart will be giving an illustrated talk about her recent trip to Svalbard, sailing there on a small boat from Norway. She will tell us about the flora and fauna of the arctic. All this including tea/coffee and cakes for a small fee of £3.
WALKING GROUP – This new group has proved to be very successful and caters for most abilities from brisk walking to a leisurely stroll. Next walk: 25th October start 10:00am from the church; plan to walk the Tempsford to Blunham section of the Ringers walk.
Please see the village magazine for more details or contact Jo Hollington (641184) or Dorothy Bashford (640242).
ADVANCE NOTICE- Country & Western evening at the village hall on Saturday 17th November. Lots of wild west fun guaranteed. Tickets price £15, including refreshments, from Dorothy 640242 or Pat 640848.
COUNCILLOR SURGERIES IN MOGGERHANGER
Next surgery on the 13th October 10-00 to 11-00 am.
Frank Firth, our elected Councillor holds regular surgeries in the playing field Pavilion for parishioners to come and chat, ask questions or just pass on their village concerns. These are held on the second Saturday each month. Just turn up at the door for a chat. If you intend to go but have limited time or would like to meet outside the published time perhaps you could inform me by email or phone message so that I can help Frank fix an alternative time.
Chris (Vice chair) 640242 Or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Webmaster is Roger Smith who can be contacted via the “Contact” page on this website.
A new site format and web address was completed on 17th December 2015. All material, updates, links, etc., are now available on this new website and domain. The old domain name is no longer in use so please change any references you may have to this new address: moggerhanger.uk/village/
Tony Mooney, the first Webmaster, put much time and effort into developing and running the original website. Thank you Tony for all your work in setting up the original site, obtaining and collating a large amount of material, maintaining the old site over the last 3 years, and ensuring a smooth changeover.