What’s on in January

Unwanted bikes are wanted!

If you’ve been given a new bike for Christmas and need to get rid of the old one, then Tarporley Rotary Club is appealing for two-wheeled donations.
Rotary has linked up with the “Margaret Carey Foundation” who are looking for unwanted bikes. MCF has set up prison workshops where offenders clean, adjust and repair old bicycles (and
wheelchairs) to a high standard. They then donate the refurbished goods to communities in need, both in the UK and in developing countries, making life easier and better for disadvantaged people.
Tarporley Rotary is holding a bike collection on Saturday 10th January, at Beeston Market from 9am to 1pm.
Please bring along and donate your unwanted bikes (of any size or condition) to this worthy cause.

Christmas tree collection

Have your Christmas tree collected by the Just Helping and the Hospice collection team for a small donation to your local hospice.

They are in this area on Saturday 10th January and will come and collect your old tree: No queueing at the tip; No mess in your car; Green recycling
Online registration is at – wwwcharityxmastreecollection.com

Friday 9th January

Huxley Film Night, 7.30pm: ‘What we did on our Holiday’. Admission £5. Wine, tea/coffee, and ice cream on sale. Information 01829 781294 or 781573

Saturday 17th January

Tattenhall Tennis Club are holding a “Hop & Haggis Night” @ The Barbour Institute, 7.30pm. The best haggis will be served, together with traditional Scottish Ceilidh Dancing. This is a fun evening, catering not only for the Scottish traditionalists, but everyone who wants a good time.

Saturday 24th January

Burns Night Ceilidh: Tarporley Scouts are holding their annual Burns Night Ceilidh on Saturday
24th January at Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open 7.30pm.  Come and dance the night away to The Crofters Ceilidh Band and enjoy a quality two course sit down meal.  There will also be the traditional addressing and toasting of the haggis.  Tickets are still only £15 each available from
Catharine Line  01829 733697

Friday 30th & Saturday 31st January

It’s that time of year again folks! The Tarporley CE Primary School PTA Beer Festival preparations are almost complete. This year’s event will be held at Tarporley Community Centre. Alongside the Primary sctarporley beer festival tarphool beneficiaries this year are Tarporley War Memorial Hospital and Tarporley Baptist Methodist Chapel Refurbishment Fund. Tickets available from 7th January from the Primary School office, The Forester’s Arms or by telephoning 01829 730921. For further details and sponsorship opportunities follow us on Facebook & Twitter.


Musical events at Tarporley

THE Music Department will be celebrating the arrival of a new Grand Piano by holding a short concert featuring the school’s many talented pianists on Tuesday 27th January at the school hall. Tickets will be available on the door and will cost £3 for adults, £1.50 for concessions.

On Tuesday 3rd February there will be an opportunity to see Year 11 and Year 13 students perform in the Recital concert, which will feature students performing pieces of music that they will be performing as part of their GCSE and A level course. Tickets for this event are free.

Finally, on Saturday 14th February a number of students will be performing at the Royal Northern College of Music, in a musical event in association with Neston High School, Bishop Heber High and Christleton High school. Tickets for this event will be available from the RNCM box office in the new year.


West Cheshire Rural U3A

Come and join us for the next meeting on Thursday 15th January at the Barbour Institute in Tattenhall. Jean Hancox will give a talk on “What’s Your Poison ?” at 2.30pm. Refreshments will be available from 2pm. For further information on membership and forthcoming events please contact either Hilary Scarratt 01829 770516 Hilary@Scarratt.com or Pete Brunton 01829 741824 Peter@brunton.name
Tattenhall WI

Come and join us for a Fun Quiz on Friday 16th January at 7.30pm in the Barbour Institute.  Teams of up to four.  Tickets £10 each to include good food and wine with a ‘French Theme’ are available from the Post Office, Complement and Judith on 01829 771088


Kelsall Flower Club

Wednesday 21st January – Kelsall Flower Club Annual General Meeting & Hot Pot.  Members and visitors welcome so please come and join us and see our exciting programme for 2015.  For more information call 01829 752694


Peckforton and Beeston WI

 We were introduced to the world of cruising in December when Hazel Griffiths a Cruise Ship Speaker, transported us, with the help of her many slides, to places such as Antarctica, Ephesus, Norwegian Fjords, Greenland, Greek and Cape Verde Islands, Venice, Lisbon and many more wonderful places. Voluntary redundancy allowed Helen to start cruising and a chance encounter with someone who gave ‘Port Talks’ set her on her new course. She obtained an agent and has rubbed shoulders with many famous speakers in her new life. Three or four cruises a year mean many weeks of research to gain the facts to give detailed talks and to answer any questions which may be thrown at her. Although unpaid it seems a marvellous way of following a cruisaholics dream. Christmas is fast approaching with our party and lunch then it is on to the WI 100th Anniversary Year and more exciting speakers. We would welcome any new members/visitors and their ideas for future activities, do join us.


Tiverton District Garden Club

Tuesday 6th January at 7.30pm (note new time), Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49). Prepare for a New Year of gardening by finding out all about “The honey bee and flowering plants” by Mr Chris Pownall. Entry £1.50 (members), £2 (visitors) including raffle and refreshments. All are welcome.


Tattenhall Gardening Society

We will see the New Year in with our combined TWiG and TGS meeting with an illustrated talk entitled ‘Conservation on the Verge’ by Mark Watson-Jones on Wednesday 14th January at 7.45pm in the Barbour Institute. Mark will be talking about wildlife on our highways and is probably best known as the organiser of the Conwy Community Orchard Group.

Also a little reminder to stock up on sunflower seeds, as we will be featuring sunflowers in our Annual Show 2015. TWiG members free!

Visitors are always welcome to attend the meetings. Yearly membership costs £12.– for single and £17.– for joint membership. Visitors £3, Tattenhall Allotment Association members £2.