Strawberry Cream Teas Success – Mmm..

£312 profit to help print your Packington Post ..

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During the afternoon of Sunday 28th June 2015,  approx 220 scones were baked, in 27 batches, using 6 whole bags of flour.

About 70 cream teas were served,  and just under 80 take-aways were provided, with another order received for 30 scones on Tuesday!

After costs of the ingredients – strawberries from Cattows Farm, where Pick Your Own is in full swing, and the cost of hiring the village hall, we have a wonderful £312 towards keeping your Packington Post in print.  Thank you, everyone!

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Sunday June 28th, Strawberry cream tea fundraiser


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The Packington Post team would like to invite you to come along and enjoy a delicious strawberry cream tea  at  Packington Memorial Hall on   Sunday 28th June 2015 from 3- 5  pm.  


Freshly baked scones warm from the oven served with strawberries, cream & jam.  tea or coffee. £4 / person.  Pimms £2.50 / glass. Childrens cake & squash £1.

Scones will also be on sale to take-away (or can be delivered locally around Packington!) 50p / scone or 80p with butter, strawberry jam & whipped cream (discount for larger orders.)  We would appreciate orders in advance for take-aways – just to help plan the baking but it’s not essential.

Grand Raffle, prizes include bottles of spirits, 6 bottles of wine, tickets to Twin Lakes and much more.

First batch of scones out of the oven 3 pm.

Scones to take away order form:


Cream tea order form

Contact:  Packington Post team Judith Wilson 01530 412658


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Will they Fund our Packington Post ? – Decision Today, Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Will they continue to fund Packington Post?


5 of our 6 Parish Councillors are pictured above with their Council Clerk at their first meeting in May 2015, when they decided to hold their June monthly meeting today, Tuesday 2nd June 2015, and to decide today whether to continue to fund the Packington Post – or not.

You may want to make your voice heard – if so, pop along to Memorial Hall Meeting Room for 7pm, prior to the Parish Council meeting at 7:15. Members of the public are welcome to be present at all Parish Council Meetings, and to speak before them.

Councillors will no doubt be considering the two letters below among the others sent to them: Continue reading ‘Will they Fund our Packington Post ? – Decision Today, Tuesday 2nd June 2015’ »

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Paddington on the big screen: This Saturday, the 18th April 2015

All Packington residents are invited to watch a FILM on the big screen at Packington Memorial Hall on Saturday 18th April **FREE OF CHARGE** to celebrate it’s 5th anniversary since refurbishment.  


6.00 for a 6.30 pm  start

The film is: Paddington.     Ticket prices £nil – It’s free! but tickets are limited so must be booked in advance.

Ring Mike Coke on 560430 or
you need to advise how many tickets you require together with your address.

Packington Memorial Hall committee is proud to invite Packington residents to a watch Paddington at the Memorial Hall on 18th April for free to celebrate it’s 5th anniversary since the refurbishment. The picture and sound quality of the projection and sound equipment is amazing. Should it prove popular then the village hall is looking to establish a film club.

packington4 PVH2  film

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Vista Sight-loss Charity in Packington 10am Monday 20th April 2015

Screen Shot 2015-04-10 at 17.54.40On Monday 20th April 2015 the Vista Van will be in the car park of Packington Memorial Hall, offering free eye health checks, from 10 am – noon.

“Vista” is the Royal Leicestershire, Rutland & Wycliffe Society for the Blind, a charity established in 1858. More details here:

From a specially adapted vehicle, Vista’s services go ‘on the road’ and engage with older people in pre-existing community groups, GP surgeries, and places of worship to deliver our message of preventative eye health.

Vista’s priority target group for the outreach programme is older people in the community who have sight loss or are at risk of developing a sight loss condition, particularly those individuals who live in rural areas of the county and are susceptible to suffering from social isolation and loneliness.

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Are you in this group, of  older people who are already experiencing sight loss, or at risk of it ? Come along and find out about an early prevention programme for your future.

By providing preventative information and raising awareness of the range of services and new technologies that can support people with sight loss, the programme helps to limit the negative impact that a diagnosis has on peoples’ lives.

The bus is booked for Packington Memorial Hall car park from 10.00am – 12 noon on Monday 20th April 2015

Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 11.25.42We understand that a charity collection facility will be available concurrently for you to dispose of your unwanted items, to help VistaBlind with their new charity-shops initiative.

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Night Taxi Rank trial for Ashby Market Street from 8th May 2015

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On Friday 8th May 2015, for 6 months
Every Friday and Saturday Night, 10pm to 3am
In consulting with Ashby Town Council, Ashby Civic Society, North West Leicestershire District Council and Taxi operators, Leicestershire County Council are implementing on a six month trial period a part-time taxi rank which is to be installed in Ashby for use on Friday and Saturday nights. The rank will operate between 10pm and 3am in Market Street to make it easier, and safer, for people returning home after a night in the town. The rank will be clearly defined so people know where they can safely get a taxi after a night out and where taxis can park in a queue.”

Continue reading ‘Night Taxi Rank trial for Ashby Market Street from 8th May 2015’ »

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