On Tuesday 23 March at noon there will be a minute’s silence and the church bells in Kingscote will toll. This is to mark one year on from the first Covid19 lockdown and provides a chance to reflect on the changes that have affected us all over the past 12 months, to remember those who have died, and to look forward in hopefulness.
We will gather at the war memorial in Kingscote by 11.50am for some short prayers before the tolling of the bells.
This National Reflection Day is organised by Marie Curie Cancer Care. People are also being encouraged to light up their doorsteps/ windows with candles/ lanterns at 8pm on the evening of 23rd March.
February and March is a good time of year to pick up litter from the roadside verges and hedges of the parish before the vegetation starts to grow and the Parish Council is therefore inviting volunteers to help with litter picking over the next few weeks. We have negotiated the donation of five sets of litter picking equipment from Ubico, the company that runs recycling in Gloucestershire. Due to the Covid regulations we cannot organise communal litter picking sessions, so volunteers will need to litter pick alone or with their household members. Litter picking will be limited to the lanes in the parish, NOT the main roads. We have divided the parish into the following nine sections:
Hunter’s Hall to Windy Corner
A4135 Junction to Windy Corner past Barnhill Farm
Windy Corner to Scrubbetts Farm
Vipers Lane: past Newington Bagpath Church through farm to Newington Barn
Windmill Lane: post box to T-junction at end of lane
Hunter’s Hall to village hall
Village hall to trig point via Lower Hazlecote
Trig point to Tipputs Inn
Trig point to A46 via Upper Hazlecote
If you wish to volunteer, please note the following:
– You should take all reasonable safety precautions and always be aware of road traffic – Ideally wear some high visibility clothing so that you are easily visible to road users – Dress in weather-appropriate clothing (hats, gloves, warm coat, etc) – Do not pick up anything dangerous or hazardous (broken glass, needles, dog mess, etc) – Contact Sebastian Cooper via email or telephone 01453 860811 to let him know which of the above sections you wish to cover and arrange collection of your litter picking equipment.
Villagers are very welcome to make use of our driveway to park during the course of these works while their own access to the roadway may be blocked or restricted. No need to pre-book!
Godfrey & Vivienne, Kingscote House.
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