This page was last updated on 1st October 2016
There is a new suggestion box next to the village notice board. If anyone in the village has any suggestions, please leave a comment in the box and the Parish Council will discuss it at the next Parish Council meeting.
Parish Council meeting dates:
The Parish Council will be meeting at the Village Hall on the last Thursday of each alternate month. The dates are as follows:
- 24 November
- 26 January
- 30 March
- 25 May
- 27 July
- 28 September
- 30 November
All villagers are welcome to attend.
Village telephone box
The Parish Council are pleased to announce that the village telephone box will soon be converted into a village library. The Parish Council will be looking for book donations over the next few months...watch this space!
Welcome to Harlaston
River Mease River Wardens Trent Rivers Trust (TRT) are looking for volunteers to become River Wardens along the River Mease SSSI.
The invasive species Himalayan Balsam has been widespread among the banks of the river in recent years. It out competes the native flora of the bank side resulting in poor species diversity and increased erosion risk. It can spread very quickly, particularly along rivers and watercourses. TRT have removed large areas of Himalayan Balsam in recent years but now need help to locate any future plants and remove them. River Wardens will be introduced to landowners and allocated their own stretch of river to observe and monitor any changes, note wildlife and remove Himalayan Balsam. Training and support will be provided by TRT.
Important note: You must always have permission from the landowner before walking along a river bank and only remove plants if it is safe to do so. If you are interested please contact Alan Graham
Harlaston Womens Institute now meet at Harlaston Village Hall on 2nd Monday of each month
Harlaston Open Gardens on 20th and 21st June raised £5,539.50.
Proceeds have gone to the Church and the Village Hall both of which are progressing with planning substantial improvements.
Sunday 19th April Meet at The White Lion car park at 10:30 am for a community tidy up & litter pick.
See the village posters for more details.
An opportunity to view and discuss the plans will take place at the Village Hall between 7pm and 8 pm on Tuesday 19th May.
Come along and tell us what you think.
Complimentary drinks and nibbles will be provided.
Help us to shape the future of your Village Hall.
10 Gardens will be open to the public on Saturday 20th June and Sunday 21st June, from 12:00 noon until 6:00pm. £3.50 per adult, children free.
Entertainment includes a Prize draw with prizes on view at St. Matthew's Church. Top prize of £100.00. Light lunches, strawberries and cream teas, tombola & plant sales, QEMS Band and Strolling Players Saturday only. Books for sale, BBQ, cake stall and an I-Spy Competition; and on Sunday only "Switch on and Swing" band and Punch and Judy.
About 84 contestants attended the Quiz in Harlaston Village Hall on 21st March and it raised a profit of £1,014.58 which will go towards keeping the hall hire charge as low as possible or maybe towards the latest project of providing a new kitchen and new Hall entrance.
Many thanks to Mary Grice for setting the questions and running the quiz.
Also thanks to all the helpers, getting the room ready, preparing the food, keeping the scores, serving the drinks, washing up and clearing up after the event, in fact everybody who helped in any way.
Congratulations to team "Another glass of wine" -Alistair and Joanne Riches with friends, they were this years winners
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