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).

CAROLS ON THE DOORSTEP WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16TH, 6PM

SING ALONG WITH THE RADIO!

Join us on your doorsteps across the nation this Christmas to sing carols together and spread some much-needed cheer! Carols on the Doorstep started in Shropshire but is spreading far and wide as more local radio stations come on board. See if we’re in your area yet! If not, why not become a street co-ordinator and help us bring it to you?

Use this link to find out more: Doorstep Carols

TICKENHAM FLOWER SHOW AGM – Wednesday 11 November 2020 at 7.30pm (using ZOOM)

Following the declaration of the latest COVID-19 lockdown between Thursday 5 November 2020 and Wednesday 2 December 2020, the Tickenham Flower Show AGM will be held “remotely” using the ZOOM app on Wednesday 11th November starting at 7.30pm.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE MEETING, PLEASE CONTACT MICHELLE CROCKER on

The AGM reviews the last 12 months of Flower Show Committee Business and appoints Officers and Committee members for the forthcoming year. It is your show so please have your say; the Committee always welcome suggestions for how to make Show Day even better! We hope that the Committee can once again be busy in putting on your Flower Show on Saturday 21st August 2021.

VILLAGE FIELD and PLAYGROUND

Boules Court edging/seating and seat

Work has been continuing on several projects during the autumn. Not helped by the early October monsoon we have completed the boules court edging/seating – and are indebted to Avril’s Fencing for very kindly donating the timbers. We have also installed an additional picnic table for the playground and a seat in the lower field.

On Friday 4 December the new (and mature, its already 3-4m high) oak tree is being planted in the lower field. Should the prevailing pandemic restrictions allow then in conjunction with the village school we will be holding a short ceremony at the tree – to welcome it to the field and village! We would like anyone who is interested to attend this should they wish, so look out for notices/emails around the village much nearer the time stating whether we are able to run this event.

Walking Footy was running on Sundays at 10:30AM – please contact Alan Hooley should you wish to join once the current Lockdown has been lifted.

Congratulations to this month’s lottery winner – Andrew Hirst. If you would like to join please contact Bob Beale or Dave Ellison 07791-748967 /