CORONAVIRUS DO YOU NEED HELP?

If you need assistance with anything Tickenham Parish Council is able to help We can assist with

  • Shopping
  • Collecting medications
  • Or just a phone chat if you’re feeling low Just ring one of the following:

John Banks 07778 519983 Pam Trenchard 856234 Ann Loader 07443 598877 Mike Perrott / Lesley Hudswell 854160 Vena Prater 07740 085015

and we will arrange for someone to contact you.

MARIE CURIE NATIONAL DAY OF REFLECTION

MARIE CURIE NATIONAL DAY OF REFLECTION

Tickenham Church will be taking part in the Marie Curie National Day of Reflection on March 23rd.  If you would like to remember someone who has died over this last terrible year, for whatever reason, there will be a space in front of the church porch gates for you to place a daffodil as a mark of remembrance or out of respect for those affected by Covid in any way this last year.

Tickenham Church ringing 100 times in memory of Sir Tom Moore

In common with over 60 church bell towers in our area, Tickenham Church Bell Tower will ring its tenor bell 100 times at midday on Saturday 27 February in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore. The tenor bell is the largest of the 6 bells in the tower weighing in at over 14 cwt (nearly 3/4 of a ton!) and is nearly 270 years old.

VILLAGE FIELD – BULB PLANTING PROJECT

Welcome to spring – and what a 12 months it has been since March 2020.

  • Along at the Village Field we have for several years been considering the idea of illuminating the entire bank between the main lower field and the sports pitch with an array of colour. With a carefully selected range of bulb species (we have experts on this topic in the village!) we have now developed a plan.
  • Please take a look at the attached plan which sets things out. In simple terms the idea is to have various ‘zones’ coloured in a variety of different flowers – planted to a layout which should ensure colour during as many months of the year as is possible.
  • Clearly a project of this detail has required some careful planning, will require procuring quality bulbs, has a level of preparation and then….a lot of planting! Followed by some careful cutting back at the right time following flowering.
  • The Field Committee are really keen to get this project going. Quite quickly if possible so that we can even enjoy some blooming displays this autumn!
  • But we need some help from those interested and able to assist – on two fronts in particular.
  • Firstly we would really appreciate donations to assist us in buying the bulbs and to help pay for bank preparation in readiness for the planting – as well as its subsequent upkeep.
  • Secondly we will need to hold various ‘planting parties’ (compliant with whatever Covid-19 constraints are in force at that time) to sink the hundreds of bulbs into the ground.
  • Therefore this is an open invitation to you to support this village project, which we think will really enhance what we have developed over the last 10 years.
  • Please register your interest in supporting this (financial and/or planting time pledges) – by in the first instance emailing:
  • Or if you have would like to discuss the project further then please contact any of the committee; John Banks, Bob Beale, Chris Clarke, Dave Ellison, Alan Hooley, John Purcell.

Kind regards, Dave Ellison (07791-748967)


Donations to the planting scheme can be made by bank transfer to:

Account: Tickenham Field Committee Account No.: 71455028 Sort Code: 40 17 50

Add your surname and amount to the reference: Smith£20 and we would like you to email us: telling us you made the donation so we can properly thank you.


Tickenham Community Library

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Message from Ann Loader:

I am writing to let you know that, by kind permission of the Hall Management Committee, and in line with current legislation, the library will be open this Friday 8th January from 10am until 12 noon.

Place:     Committee Room at back of Hall

Items available:    Secondhand Books, DVDs and Jigsaws

New guidelines to ensure the facility is Covid 19 secure:

  • One browser at a time
  • Wear a mask
  • Use hand sanitiser
  • Please be patient if someone is already in the room and wait outside
  • Record what you borrow

I will be on site but will meet anyone coming to use the library in the car park. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~