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22/03

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Mount Pleasant Village Hall needs YOU ...

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16/11

The Trustees are actively looking for local residents who may be interested in volunteering themselves to help out in the management of the Hall.

If you may be interested please phone Steve on 07968 496840, or email steve@meacham.co.uk

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16/11

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Fred Cooper's 100th birthday

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18/05

Wishing you a glorious day Fred, and hoping you enjoy the party being held in your honour in the Village Hall tonight.

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New Website Layout Launched

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09/01

A new and improved website layout for all Your-Community sites has been built and tested and is today (9-1-08) fully operational.

The old layout used "Frames", so that each window was made up of four "pages" or frames: the Header, Navigation Bar, Footer and the Main section. This allowed, for example, the Main section to be scrolled whilst the Header, Navigation Bar and the Footer remain on display in the window.

The new layout is a no-frames version and, as with most websites, does not use frames. The Header, Navigation Bar, Footer and the Main section are all on one page. Furthermore, it does not use pop-up flying menus (which we know some people found a little confusing). When clicking a button in the Navigation Bar, the menu appears below the button clicked (an in-line menu). If an item is clicked in this menu and a new page is displayed, the menu remains on display on the new page and the button that was clicked is highlighted. So, you can easily see where you are in the site, without having to remember which route you followed to get there!

The ‘old’ website layout will still remain available - every visitor can choose which layout they want to use and swap from the new layout (no-frames) to the old (frames) by clicking on the links: "Back to old layout" or "Try our new layout". There will also be a message at the top of the main home page of the new layout, summarising the change and referring to this information in the Help pages.

Search engines cannot index information that is in the pages of a framed website. A major advantage of the new no-frames layout, therefore, is that all the public information on your website can be indexed by search engines. This is irrespective of whether visitors opt to use the old or the new layout.

We hope you enjoy the new layout –your feedback is welcomed.

Roger Withnell

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New Village Hall now open for bookings

(published by: Village Hall info and forms)

12/10

Village Hall
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Our new Hall provides an exciting new venue for meetings and events. To make a booking, download the Booking Pack.

Village Hall Booking Pack

Website: www.hwrcc.org.uk/viewitem.asp?item=98

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Village hall will run on solar power and geothermal energy

(published by: Village Hall info and forms)

27/08

The village hall will shortly be run almost entirely on renewable energy and will be the first community hall in the District to use three sources of integrated renewable energy technology.

Website: www.greenpeace.org.uk/climate/solutions/renewable-energy

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Village hall displays historical documents, photos permanently

(published by: Village Hall info and forms)

27/08

Millington House
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Several historical black and white photos and a copy of an old newspaper are now on permanent display in the Village Hall.

This display is a result of the Village Hall Management Committee's archive program, says Nancy Walsh, a board member.

"The committee has been working on this idea for two years, developing ideas of what to do," she says.

The photos depict life in the early years of the hall including the original malthouse, owned by George Elliot and the first village hall, she says.

"There are 18 photos (in the permanent display) dating back as early as the 1900s" Peets says. A number of the photos came from a collection owned by Elizabeth Elliot, George Elliot's great grand daughter.

The photos are on display during village business hours.

Other photos in the display show the vast carrot fields that were here, early automobiles, a meeting scene with all men that included the local school board and mining representatives.

The committee is seeking additional photos of the local area.

"Anyone with historical photos of that would like to send them to us, we will copy and return," Walsh says.

"Our archive project aims to help people preserve historical photos. Preservation is so important."

"People often let them just lay around and do not know what to do with them," she says.

Please contact the committee if you have any relevant photos that would add to the archive as they would be of great interest to our local community.

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New Friends Scheme for Village Hall

(published by: Village Hall info and forms)

27/08

Ever wanted to help out at the Village Hall? Why not join the New Friends Scheme and become someone who would be willing to help out but doesn’t want to commit to monthly meetings.

Or if you want to be more involved, join the committee.

To find out more, come along to a monthly meeting and share your ideas for future events.

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Hero of Education!

(published by: St Mary's Primary School)

24/08

Mr Collins receiving his award
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St Mary's Primary School is proud to announce that Year 6 teacher, Mr Collins, has received a 'distinction' in the regional 'BT Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School' competition.

Website: www.teachingawards.com/winners/

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Have your say about our roads

(published by: Parish Council)

23/08

Proposal to widen the B1108
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Take part in our online survey and tell the Parish Council what you think about some proposed changes to the roads in the area. Once the Planning Committee has analysed the results of this survey, there will be a public meeting at which you will be able to discuss them.

When you have submitted your completed survey, you will be entered into a prize draw. First prize wins £30.00, second £20.00 and third £10.00. This questionnaire will be available for you to complete during the whole of September. Please make sure your questionnaire has been completed by 30 September.

The Parish Council welcomes the involvement of the whole community. Please tell your friends and neighbours about this survey, the more people who have their say about the future of our community, the better.

To complete a survey, you need to be a registered user (go to Community Services>Register and follow instructions). Once you have received your User ID and Password (by email), come back to te site and Log on, then go to Parish Council>Adult Survey.

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Congratulations us! Our parish wins Quality Parish status.

(published by: Parish Council)

04/04

In January of this year our Parish Council was accredited with Quality Status, which officially puts us in the top 200 out of 10,000 town and parish councils throughout England and Wales and 9th out of 204 active Parish and Town Councils in our shire.

This was almost entirely due to the hard work of our Parish Clerk, once again underlining what an excellent job she does for the Parish. The award was presented to the Parish Council at its meeting in March 2007 by the Chairman of the Accreditation Panel.

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Carbon Footprinting launched on Community Website

(published by: Environment Group)

04/04

The Carbon Footprint is a facility on our Community Website, which:

· Displays a carbon footprint after completing a questionnaire.

· Compares it to the community’s footprint, derived from the summation of the individual footprints.

· Compares it to a county’s footprint, manually entered or derived from several community footprints.

· Compares it to UK and World footprints, manually entered.

· Compares community footprints to each other.

· Allows individuals to save up to five footprint snapshots over time to show trends.

· Provides a facility to download footprints for off-line storage or processing.

· News items published by individuals, who reduce their footprints over time to tell the community how they achieved the reduction.

· Go to Environment Group>Carbon Footprint

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Council addresses fly tipping

(published by: Parish Council)

04/04

In response to a request from the Parish Council, the County Council has promised to pursue the matter of fly tipping in North Street and to identify the perpetrators.

See link below to Home Office website which gives further information about fly-tipping and the law.

Website: www.crimereduction.homeoffice.gov.uk/flytipping01.htm

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Young painting success

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12/09

Ludwig van Beethoven
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A Herefordshire youngster has turned his back on technology with a painting of clothes on a washing line.

The work - "Nature's Tumble Dryer" - has earned eight-year-old Charlie Flockton, from Westhope, the chance to win a family holiday in an environmental competition.

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