‘The Chalk Giants’ puppet show comes to Hurst Green

50th fete - This year will be the 50th Hurst Green fete and the organisers want it to be a really good event. They are asking anyone with a good idea or spare pair of hands to get in touch to help make 2011 fete one to remember. The organisers stress that getting involved this year does not mean you have to do it every year. Phone Kath 826898 or Gill 826378.

Puppets - The rural touring network are supporting a performance of “The Chalk Giants” in Hurst Green Memorial Hall on Thursday, at 7 p.m. This is a puppet show suitable for families and children over five. Jack is the hero of the show and he travels across England to rid the country of giants. Tickets are £6 adults, £3 children and are available on the door or contact Kath 826898 for details.

Over-65s party - Advance notice of the over-65s party on Friday, March 25th, at 7-30 p.m. This will be a meal and entertainment with good company guaranteed, phone Agnes Bland 826599 or Gill MacDonnell 826378 to reserve a place.

Parish council - Hurst Green Parish Council is taking over the maintenance of the garden area at the front of Bilsbury Cottages, it is thought this will be turned into a flower bed to attract more birds, bees and butterflies. Gardening work will start as soon as the weather improves. Donations of plants would be gratefully accepted, contact Frances Aherne on 827084. There has also been discussions with St Joseph’s School and the parish council is to approach the authorities to obtain a SPID (speed indicator device) for the main road. Finally there are still discussions taking place with LCC about having double yellow lines in areas in the village.