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.

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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.”

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Village Mobile Library returns on Thursday 23rd April 2015 11am – noon

Next appearance – Thursday 23rd April 2015; then 4-weekly

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 22.14.55The Mobile Library service restarted in Packington on Thursday 26th February 2015 , with a friendly welcome to users from librarian, John Townsend, seen at right, and a new up-to-date selection of books and audio-books for borrowing.

Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 23.36.06The vehicle is seen parked on High Street by No 40, nearly opposite The Grange.  Everyone is welcome to pop in; you can join on the spot; you can borrow books and audio-books; you can of course also make use of the nearby static libraries at Ashby North Street and at Coalville.
The next Packington visit will be on Thursday 23rd April 2015, at 11am till 12 noon, by 40 High Street opposite The Grange, then at four-weekly intervals:

Thursdays 11am - noon
23rd April 2015;
21st May 2015; 
18th June 2015; 
16th July 2015;

To read more about the mobile library service, click here, or contact Coalville Library on 0116 305 3565

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Toblerone to be won

**WIN** A giant 4.5 kg Toblerone bar. Raffle tickets £2 **WIN**
Tomorrow only at the Great Bake-Off 2015.
Tickets on sale from 9am, raffle drawn 4.30pm.







Other raffle prizes include a bottle of whisky, family ticket to Conkers, gift vouchers, Champneys gift sets.


Programme of events

12.00 – 2.00pm Bake off entries accepted
 2.00 – 5.00pm Hall opens to public.
 2.00 – 3.00pm Judging of the Technical Challenge, Professional bakes, Junior bakes  and Show stopper Bakes.
 3.00 – 4.30pm Public voting for Signature bakes by tasting these bakes. Voting is by public vote, each person can vote for their favourite bake in each of the four categories.
3.30pm Cake decorating demonstration
2.00 – 4.00pm Take part in the Packington half mile.
4.30 pm Winners announced & Prize giving
12.00 – 5.00pm Tea, coffee & cakes sold in the Bake off Café.


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Great Bake-Off Saturday March 21st

bakeoff showstopperTo clarify, Category 11, the Movie or Book challenge is open to both Amateur and Professional bakers. Entries will be booked in as either class 11 A (Amateur) or class 11 P (Professional).

Professional is someone who makes and sells cakes (or has in the past made & sold cakes) as a living/for money.

There are rosettes and a prize to be won for both the amateur and professional categories.  Judith




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Scout Coffee morning 22nd March 2015

Scouts coffee morning on Sunday 22nd March at Packington Memorial Hall – Would anyone like to have a stall at the coffee morning to sell anything? eg, crafts, phoenix cards, Jamie at home, plants, books. Only £5 / table. It’s the day of the Ashby20 and Packington is a great place to support the Ashby20 runners as the 20 mile course loops a couple of times through Packington.s
The scouts will be serving nice hot cups of tea & coffee, slices of toast and jam, delicious homemade cakes to raise funds for their trip to Jersey this summer. 10.30 am – 1.30 pm. contact Judith 01530 412658 .scout logo

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Great Bake-Off 2015 Saturday 21st March 2015

Will you win one of these coveted winners rosettes at the Great Bake-Off 2015 this year? They are rather special!! Saturday 21st March 12pm to 5pm atPackington Memorial Hall.  Click here to go to website.










Scout Coffee Morning

Sunday March 22nd 2015 Packington Memorial Hall: 10.30 am – 1.30pm. The 4th Ashby Scouts are having a coffee morning with craft stalls to raise funds for their scout trip to Jersey in the summer.  Pop along for a nice cup of tea, coffee and slice of cake.  Packington is a great place to support the Ashby20 runners as the 20 mile course loops a couple of times through Packington.

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Contact Judith Wilson 01530 412658 if you would like a table at the coffee morning for just £5 / table.

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Packington Book Group 2015 – New Members Welcome! Programme

book Group logo 2013w500Packington Book Group 2015 Programme

Packington Book Group meets at 7.30 pm in the Meeting Room at the Memorial Hall on the 4th Wednesday of every month (except December – 3rd Wednesday!).

Do join us if you would like to, or contact Kate Mongredien on 01530 564613 or at for more details.

We have planned to read the following books in 2015:

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Packington W I – 2015 Programme

WI-new-logo-june-2011w245h186_7k First Thursday monthly - 7:30pm

at the Memorial Hall, High Street, Packington. Visitors always welcome.

President - Margaret Stalker 411602
Vice-President: Margaret Aspinall 563122
Secretary: Sue Talbot 461080

Next Meeting: Thursday 2nd April 2015 – Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 12.34.43Talk on “Things you might not know about Mrs W Simpson..”

Thursday 7th May: Resolutions and Craft Show
Thursday 4th June: Images of Japan
Thursday 2nd July: My Life as a Tiller Girl, by Margaret Hudson
Saturday 1st August: Coffee Morning
Thursday 3rd September:A Nice Cup of Tea & History of Tea, by Sandy Long
Thursday 1st October: Anniversary Tea
Thursday 5th November: Annual General Meeting
Saturday 28th November: Christmas Coffee Morning
Thursday 3rd December: Christmas Party

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Another Solar Farm.. Public Consultation Thur 12 March 2015

Public Consultation for proposed solar farm near Packington, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Press Release dated 25th February 2015 from Solstice Renewables, who are building the Babelake Street Solar Farm: Local residents, councillors and other members of the community have been invited to a public consultation for a proposed solar farm at land near Park Farm, Willesley Woodside, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 2UN. Solstice Renewables Logow575h104
The consultation will be held on Thursday 12th March from 4 pm to 8 pm at The Packington Memorial Hall, High Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 1WJ and will provide an opportunity for local people and councillors to view the proposals, provide feedback and meet the developers. Continue reading ‘Another Solar Farm.. Public Consultation Thur 12 March 2015’ »

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