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Sunday Teas 2018

posted by Letton Village

SUNDAY TEAS 2018 
St. John the Baptist Church 
LETTON 
EACH SUNDAY 
22nd July - 2nd September 
2pm - 4.30pm 
Usual delights - delicious teas, 
Books, bric a brac etc 
Come and enjoy our ancient church 
Everyone Welcome

Letton Open Space

posted 15 Jun 2018, 00:13 by Letton Village

Letton Open Space

could be a small park area

CALLING DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS

Two years ago Kinnersley Group Action Committee was offered for free an area off the A438 in
Letton. The site is bounded by 4 dwellings but the rest of Letton is well spread out, and divided
down the middle by the boundary between Kinnersley Group Parish Council and Staunton Parish
Council.

The site contains a number of unusual trees, probably planted by the Hereford sculptor,
Walenty Pytel. The site has been cleared and the trees named and listed by the Kinnersley Tree
Warden. The site was surveyed by Mr. John. Warman who drew up preliminary plans for liaison
with the Hereford Council.

The purpose of the park was not intended primarily as a children’s play area, but as a part
woodland and part open area with broad tarmac paths and seating aimed at all ages and where
the infirm could walk safely and smoothly with their aids and wheelchairs and safely improve
their mobility whether following an orthopaedic operation or to cope with a chronic condition.
It was planned to have a play area for younger children and an outdoor gym for adults.
Part of the area would be designated a separate car park and one could walk in the park daily as
part of a planned rehabilitation. Anyone who lives in rural Hereford with mobility issues knows
how hard it is to find somewhere to walk safely alongside the traffic, when there are so few
villages with pavements.

Needless to say the preliminary discussions have thrown up a number of issues which need to be
mitigated, before further progress can be made.

1. Highways: the A438 is designated a main road with a speed limit of 50mph, (though the
villagers have requested a lower speed limit as there is no pavement and no lighting). Access
to the proposed site is, as ever, questionable.

2. The Staunton on Wye Neighbourhood Development Plan, while being supportive of providing
open space and recreation with a natural feel suggest the focus of such sites should be within
the village of Staunton on Wye.

3. Difficulties for pedestrian or cycling access could be improved by slightly diverting current
footpaths (to landowners benefit) to give safer pedestrian access.

4. This site was offered to Kinnersley Group Action Plan Group who are responsible for some of
Letton, but not the half holding the site.
(The preliminary report from the council’s Principal Leisure, Recreation and Countryside Officer is
available)
Before we finally ‘chuck’ this back into the long grass we need to know if there are a group of
residents locally, who value the idea of a safe area to walk and play, who are willing to commit to a
long term community project, possibly against all the odds.
Any one interested in putting their head above the parapet a please contact Derys Maddox for
further information.

Letton PCC Meeting & AGM - Monday 30 April

posted 27 Apr 2018, 05:58 by Letton Village   [ updated 27 Apr 2018, 05:59 ]

Letton Parochial Church Council Meeting and AGM - Monday, 30th April 

All Letton residents are welcome and entitled to attend Letton Parochial Church Council Meeting and AGM on Monday, 30th April at 6.30pm at Letton Church.  

The meeting is an occasion to consider not only the past year, but also how best to organise our local church in a way that maintains its future and maximises benefit to the local community. Hope you can come.

Further details from Derys Maddox
Tel: 01544 327268 or email: dm.maddox@btinternet.com 

Christmas Fayre 2nd December

posted 18 Oct 2017, 23:49 by Letton Village

St. John the Baptist Church, Letton. (A438)
Invite you to the Annual Christmas Fayre
held in the church
Saturday, 2 December, 2017
10.00 a.m - 2.00 p.m
ALL THE USUAL DELIGHTS
Home made cakes, Refrshments, Gifts, books, bric a brac,
jams, pickles, games
Annual raffle drawn 2 p.m

INCLUSIVE CHURCH

posted 14 Sep 2017, 23:26 by Letton Village   [ updated 14 Sep 2017, 23:27 ]

INCLUSIVE CHURCH
LETTON

St John-the- Baptist Church, Letton, is joining other churches in the Weobley and Staunton Group of Parishes in declaring itself an Inclusive Church.

An Inclusive Church is a church that does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race, ethnicity, age, marital status or sexuality.

At Letton Church we believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people.

......faith, hope and love and the greatest of these is love.
Corinthians:1: 13.13

Guinea Service - 29 Oct 2017

posted 14 Sep 2017, 06:51 by Letton Village

St John the Baptist Church, LETTON
GUINEA SERVICE
In 2016 the Rev. Sean Semple revived the wishes of
Mrs. Elizabeth Freeman, as expressed in her last will and testament
Dated 1810 and as reproduced on the
Letton Church Commemorative Mugs.
“....... and to pay The Minister of Letton Church, one Guinea for a sermon In The
Church on the 29th October yearly, forever.” Elizabeth Freeman 1810
The Rev. Semple gave a sermon and the congregation then voted
anonymously as to whether he had earned his guinea. I am pleased to
report that he was awarded his guinea and the afternoon ended with tea
and cakes.This year October 30th falls on a Sunday and coincidentally it
is the Sunday for a Group service in Letton.
The service will be held at 10.30 am on Sunday October 29th
in Letton Church
with a secret ballot to establish if the guinea has been earned.
If .... the Rev. Semple has done it again he will be presented with
The Letton Guinea Trophy
Everyone Welcome - come and judge the vicar’s sermon
And enjoy the free refreshments

Letton Park

posted 19 Aug 2017, 00:27 by Letton Village

Do you need somewhere smooth underfoot and safe from traffic to WALK


MEETING IN THE  COMMUNITY  ROOM,  LETTON  CHURCH

7.00p.m. Tuesday, 26th September, 2017


You may have read previously about the possibility of developing a small park area in Letton. 

A meeting has been arranged by the Kinnersley Group Parish Plan Action Committee in line with Objective 6 to consider with residents how best to proceed with this project.  The land has  begun to be  cleared and there are a number of interesting and established trees that enhance the environment.  The primary purpose is to provide a safe area for  walking away from traffic.  Plans necessary  for a planning application are being developed and we will need to establish a committee of local volunteers to take the project to the next stage.  


PLEASE COME TO EXPRESS YOUR VIEWS


Derys Maddox 01544 327268    dm.maddox@btinternet.com

SUNDAY TEAS

posted 16 Aug 2017, 23:30 by Letton Village

St. John the Baptist Church

LETTON

EACH SUNDAY

23rd July - 3rd September

2.30pm -  5pm

Usual delights - delicious teas,

Books, bric a brac etc

Come and enjoy our ancient church

Everyone Welcome

Letton Church Harvest Festival

posted 16 Aug 2017, 23:29 by Letton Village

HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICE
11a.m Sunday 17th September, 2017
St. John the Baptist Church, Letton
Rev. Sean Semple
Followed by  lunch  - free for all
Donations for Hereford Food Bank gratefully received
Special invitation for those to whom we need to be 
grateful for the production of our foods.

No community Lunch at Portway in August

posted 14 Jul 2017, 08:51 by Letton Village

Reminder No community Lunch at Portway in August

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