News & Events for November 2017

Fish & Chip Van, Barnack

Fantastic quality, great value and freshly cooked to order fish and chips. Now with newly refurbished vehicle. Every Tuesday evening from 6pm at various points of Barnack village finishing at Uffington Road from about 6:30pm. 

Bainton and Ashton pub night 

The next pub night is on  Friday 10th November at 21 church lane, Bainton, hosted by Colm and Mary. normal Bainton and Ashton pub night rules apply.  

Our December pub night is on Friday 8th December at Gamekeepers cottage, Ashton, hosted by Martin and Susie.

Next years pub night calendar is starting to fill nicely with the dates in  January, April, June, July now have hosts. All other dates are still available .


A very big THANK YOU to all who gave so generously at St. Mary’s Harvest  Festival Service recently.

Several large boxes of produce were delivered to the Stamford Foodbank to help local families in need, and were gratefully received. MG

Mark Towle Plumbing Services

Mark and Jess would like to thank all their friends, neighbours and local customers for the cards, kind wishes and messages of support following Mark’s accident in June. Mark is recovering well and hopes to be back to work, initially on a part time basis, from early November.

The Buttercross Club

On Wednesday, 4th October  the Buttercross Club held its Harvest Supper in Bainton Reading Room. It is an annual event and this year was no exception in that it was very well attended. We had 48 tickets to sell at £10 each and we sold all of them very quickly! The evening was an opportunity to chat with friends and neighbours whilst enjoying a meal prepared and served by the Buttercross Committee. The room looked very festive with floral decorations on each of the tables. There was a raffle and also a table quiz – the winners each receiving a small prize. Any profits made from the event will be distributed to charities after the AGM in the New Year. 

Diary Dates: On Wednesday, 1st November,  there will be a craft evening run by Beryl Burrows in the Reading Room.  It begins at the usual time of 7:45 pm.

The Buttercross year, which seems to have sped by, will end on Wednesday,  6th December, with our annual Christmas celebrations – more details at the November meeting and in next month’s magazine.

Barnack & District Branch, Royal British Legion 

At a recent meeting the Branch Committee voted to re-name our annual Winter Lecture as The Charles Clark Memorial Lecture (CCML), in honour of our highly respected and much-missed Chairman. The inaugural CCML will take place in Barnack Village Hall on Monday 20 NOV, 1900 for 1930. Branch member Brian Palmer will give a talk on “The New Zealand Wars” (often erroneously referred to as the Maori Wars). Tickets are £5 a head, which includes a welcome drink, all profits to Branch funds. Places may be booked with me. . All welcome - members, friends, families and non-members

Max Sawyer, Branch Secretary  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01780 765507 

Barnack Youth Club

We welcome all young people in school years 7-11 who live in Barnack, Bainton, Ashton, Southorpe, Ufford, Pilsgate and Wothorpe. There are plenty of activities to suit all; table tennis, pool/snooker, table football, air hockey table, craft activities and tuck shop, the evening usually ends with team games. It’s £1 to get in + a bit extra for the tuck shop. 

Remaining Youth Club Calendar Dates for 2017-18 school year are as follows:- October 20th, November 3rd & 17th & 25th, December 1st & 15th, January 12th & 26th, February 9th & 23rd, March 9th & 23rd, April 27th, May 11th & 25th, June 8th & 22nd and July 6th & 20th.

For further information or a membership form please call Kerrie Garner on 07786417036.

Ufford Bonfire Sunday 5th November

Please join us at North Lodge for the Ufford Bonfire on Sunday 5th November at 6pm. There will be a bbq, bar, and bonfire. BYO sparklers, please note there will be no fireworks. 


Thirty-six members enjoyed a two-course meal prepared by Allisons Kitchens in the Village Hall on Saturday, 7 October.  The cups for the 2017 Internal Club Competitions were presented and this was preceded by the October Draw and a short novelty quiz.

The winners of the October Draw were:

11£25Sue MacKay

 2£15Ann Butland

 8£10Phil Collins

Members are reminded that the Annual General Meeting will take place in the Village Hall on Monday, 6 November at 7.30 pm and it is hoped that as many members as possible will attend.

Barnack WI

Our speaker for October was Matthew Hetten who came to talk to us about Medical detection dogs who can detect illness such  as cancer or diabeties.  We had a very interesting talk from Matthew as most of us had never heard of the work which they can do.

These dogs are trained from birth to  live in with a family until they are able to go along to school from 9am to  4pm and then go back to a family . When they are sufficently ready to join their  partner they are taken along to meet  them and they are helped to  understand how the dog works and after about  2 weeks  they are allowed to go back home with them. If the person has diabetes the dog can then detect this and goes to get a kit which will treat the person so they do not have to go to hospital.

 Dogs can be taught to detect cancer  by smell, so they are introduced in a laboratory and then the results are  sent  back to be analysed and the treatment can begin much sooner.

 Our next meeting will be on November 14th when we will have Dorothy Dewdrop who will speak to us “ At the drop of a Hat”.

Newcomers are always welcome.

Barnack Flower Group

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 2pm in Barnack Village Hall. We will be creating a table centre wreath for the Festive Season. Details of requirements will be circulated as usual. 

Please let Ann Butlandknow if you will be attending (01780 740121 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Our Christmas Open Evening is on 4th December 2017  in Barnack Village Hall. ‘TIS THE SEASON is the title of Pam Ingham’s demonstration.

Tickets £5 to include Mulled Wine and Mince Pies are available now from Lyn Huckerby (01780 740342) or JoanLaycock (01780 740267).

Join us for a relaxing evening with flowers and take away ideas for your own seasonal decorations. 

Friends of Barnack Church

200 club winners this summer were:


£20  No.155  A. Alexander

£10  No.198  M. Perkins

£5    No.12    A. Knight


£20  No.134  B. Witmond

£10  No.195  L.Harley

£5    No.101  I.Jackson  

Winners in September and October are as follows:


£20    No. 107    A. Viney

£10    No. 194    A. Butland

£5      No. 189    P. Hudson


£20    No.  75     D. Walsh

£10    No.  93     R. Hackett

£5      No.  198   M. Perkins

Village Ladies

Our venue this month is the Stamford College on 15 Nov at 12 noon..  They would like our menu requirements.  If you haven’t already done so please ring me by Fri 9 Nov (Joan 740 396).

Ufford Urchins

Please join us for our new baby & toddler group at Ufford Village Hall. We meet on Wednesday mornings 9.30 - 11.30am during term time.

Everyone welcome! Please visit the Ufford Village Facebook page (@uffordvillage) for updates or to contact us.

Barnack Church Christmas Coffee Morning

Saturday 18th November 2017 10.00am to 12noon. Just a reminder to invite you to come to the Barnack Church Christmas Coffee Morning. 

Various stalls will be offering cakes, Christmas gifts, and greeting cards. 

Tea, coffee and mince pies will be there for you to enjoy and give you a chance to meet with friends. There will also be a Raffle.

Bainton & Ashton Neighbourhood Watch

Bainton and Ashton Parish Council would like to encourage as many residents as possible to join the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.  The scheme helps look out for any suspicious or criminal activity that is happening in Bainton and Ashton. 

You may already be aware of who lives in your neighbourhood, who are the regular callers and visitors, cars parked nearby and which car belongs to whom. All this local knowledge comes in useful because you are most likely to notice when things are different and out of place. Your Watch is part of the longest standing national voluntary organisation with a formal relationship with the police.

Every part of Bainton and Ashton has their own co-ordinator, who informs residents of any new prevention schemes that are put in force by the police. The Co-ordinators are also there for you to report any problems to after contacting the police.  Any ongoing incidents should be reported as soon as possible to the police on 999 before contacting the Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator.  Any other incidents should be reported to the police on 101.

Please contact Cliff Stanton (01780 749123) for details of the scheme in Bainton and Ashton and to be put in touch with your street co-ordinator.  Anyone wishing to volunteer as a Co-ordinator is most welcome to contact Cliff.

Coffee Mornings at the Acres

Scheme Manager’s Coffee Mornings at The Acres and Little Northfields Community Centre, The Acres, Uffington Road, Barnack

Thursday 9th November 2017                                                            10:30am

Scheme Manager’s coffee morning and demonstration and samples from Wiltshire Farm Foods.

Thursday 14th December 2017                                              10:00am

Scheme Manager’s coffee morning and talk by Simon Hanna, Clinical Exercise Specialist from the Falls Prevention Service, on how to stay active and independent in later life.

These coffee mornings are open to all in the community so please join me for a friendly coffee and chat.

Wittering Church

There is a new Station Chaplain at the RAF base in Wittering, namely the Reverend (Sqn Ldr) Stewart J Shaw.  He very kindly assisted at the Harvest service we had earlier in the month and in November he is to take the Remembrance service to be held in Wittering church.  

All welcome.


Little Lambs is a lovely, welcoming toddler group which takes place each Tuesday during Barnack School term time, from 10am -12noon, in Barnack Village Hall.  You are welcome to arrive whenever suits you and your children but best to arrive by 11am (see below).InNovember we will be there every Tuesday morning. 

Little Lambs is for mums, dads, grandparents and carers with babies and toddlers from birth to 4 years.  It is really popular, over the weeks since the beginning of September 32 local families have been to Little Lambs, with about 15 families on average each week.It’s a really nice way to meet new people and to catch up with friends. 

Each session starts off with the hall set out with a home play corner, tunnel and slide, train-set or cars and dressing-up, and an area with rugs and cushions for mums and babies. We always have a craft activity – perfect for creative little hands - and a jigsaw or playdough table.  At least once a half-term we have a sensory play area.

Just before 11am we all help clear away the toys, and sit down at a long table for tea, fresh coffee and cakes for the adults and a snack bowl of fruit and a biscuit for the children.  Delicious cakes made by the mums and dads, make coffee time extra special!  

Story and song-time follows, a short bible story andlots of songs with actions led by Rev Dave on his guitar – lots more fun. Afterwards, with the hall cleared, there’s ten minutes or so for the toddlers to let off a bit of steam whizzing round on cars and trikes before going home for a well-earned rest. 

We look forward to meeting you.  Little Lambs is run by Barnack Church – to find out more please contact Julie Stanton 07885563128.


Messy Church in Barnack Village Hall

Messy Church will be on Sunday 12th November starting at 4pm inBarnack Village Hall .  The theme this month will be ‘peace and comfort’, with lots of creative, ‘sciency’/messy/fun things to do to help us think about God’s Holy Spirit.

The activity time lasts about 45 minutes, then we gather together for a short very family friendly service with the bible story and short message thinking about what the bible story means, some lively songs and a prayer.  Then everyone is invited to stay for a tea-time meal and a chat, all finished by about 6pm.  Usually the meal is nice bread and fillings for make your own sandwiches, plus fresh fruit and cake.  Messy Church is great for children with their families and all who are young at heart.

Everyone is very welcome to come along to Messy Church with BarnackChurch, we look forward to meeting you.   To find out more please contact Julie Stanton 749123 or Rev Dave Maylor 740234.  The next Messy Church will be on Sunday 10th December.


Coffee Stop meets every Wednesday and is held in Barnack Village Hall from 10.30am to 12.00 pmin the side room which is all set out like a proper coffee shop.  We serve cafetière coffee, lovely homemade cakes, scones and toasted teacakes all at very reasonable prices.   We have a play corner for little ones who come with mums, dads and grandparents.   It is a good place to meet up with friends and to make new friends or for a break when out for a walk - just drop in whenever suits you.  Open to everyone - we look forward to welcoming you.   Lifts are available if required.

Please ring Carol (740438) or Anita (740841) if you want to find out more.  

Coffee Stop is run by Barnack Church


The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday 25th November in Barnack Village Hall at 8.30am.  This month there will be a short topical video with plenty of time to chat.

We would be really pleased for you to join us for a full English breakfast.  You can just come along on the day but a quick call to Rob Porter (740663), Mike Mills (740285) or David Laycock (740267) beforehand helps to ensure there are plenty of sausages and bacon for everyone!  

Men’s Breakfast is run by Barnack Church