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May 2014

Dear Residents of White Colne,

My brother and I have recently set up an events company and are now in our second year of supplying equipment for outdoor events. This year we intend to extend the business by hosting no more than ten weddings throughout the summer, from May 3rd until September 13th, at our lake in White Colne (Aldham Rally site).

Due to the close proximity of the lake to peoples homes, we would like to assure you that we will do our utmost to make sure that each wedding has as little impact on yourselves as possible. Amplified music will strictly be reduced in volume by 11 pm and switched off at midnight.

We are confident that these weddings will have no impact upon you but please do not hesitate to ring us if you are disturbed at any point and we will be on hand to solve any issues that may arise.

Currently the Weddings are on the following dates;


3rd May

19th July

26th July

9th August

23rd August

6th September

13th September



There are plenty of work opportunities at each event with helping  to set up and take down and so it would be hugely appreciated if you knew of anyone looking for holiday work.


If there is anything else you need to know then please give us a call.


Best regards,


Nat and Archie Browning

07866483027

Email: info@browningbros.co.uk

www.browningbros.co.uk



Letter to Neighbours

Dear Residents


This year our annual electors' meeting will be held on Tuesday May 20th and will be immediately followed by the AGM of the Council and our regular May meeting.  The annual electors' meeting is your chance to have your say about any village issues, and to be included in any discussions. Do please come along. The agendas can be found on pages 3& 4.


Also in this Newsletter, on page 4, you will find the official notice of a parish councillor vacancy. Our very busy and hard working councillor, Sarah Adlem, has decided to step down to allow her more time for her other interests, especially her position as Chairman of Governors at a local school. Sarah has led some very successful projects and events in the village, and she will be sorely missed. We will have the opportunity to thank her properly at the annual electors meeting, so there's another reason to put the date in your diary.


If no election is called,the Council will be allowed to co-opt a member at our July meeting. If you have an interest in becoming a councillor, then please do get in touch. New residents are especially welcome. A breath of fresh air and new brooms comes to mind!


Looking forward to seeing you on May 20th.


Jane Taylor Chair, White Colne Parish Council



Please note that, because of a clash of dates with the Aldham Rally, the date of the next Stationmaster’s Arms event has changed to June 14th.

In Brief…


Recent Events… White Colne 50 Club


Quiz Night, 25th April...


Villagers were joined by fellow ‘quizzers’ from Halstead, Earls Colne, Greenstead Green and further afield, 64 in all.  Runners up were the Green Earls with 110 and the winners Legs 11 with 119  (out of a possible 145 points).  Well done to them and thank you to everyone who came - we hope you enjoyed yourselves.  Eight teams have already booked for the next quiz… very encouraging for the quizmaster!  The evening raised nearly £400, which will be donated to The Teenage Cancer Trust and White Colne 50 Club.


Well done and thanks to Chris and Rita for all their hard work


The next Quiz Night will be on Friday 7th November at 7.30 pm.  Details will be circulated nearer the time but if you’d like to book now, please telephone 221919 or email: chrisandritap@tiscali.co.uk


Many thanks to OPI Nail Bar (new to White Colne at AK Haircutters, Fox & Pheasant Centre), Colne Valley Golf Club and Barrett & Coe Photographers, Coggeshall for sponsoring the raffle.


Stationmaster’s Arms, 29th March …


Another enjoyable pub night supported by about 60 people.  The Curry Pub Nights are always popular and we are very grateful to Hamed and his staff at Riverside for providing us with another delicious curry.  Thank you also to Sarah for cooking the alternative menu choice, bangers & mash, which went down equally well.  Supper was finished off with Hadley’s ice cream and our thanks to them too.


As usual there were plenty of entrants for the pub games.  Well done to team Osborn for winning the table-top quiz, Ian Smith for winning the £1 Drop and the darts, and Bill Kenneally& Brian Dobedoe - joint winners of the shuffleboard.  


It’s been four years since we started transforming the Village Hall into a pub, albeit for one night only, four or five times a year!  Starting up would have been far more difficult without the help we received from Mitch Adams at The Thatcher’s Arms.  As you may know, Mitch has now left The Thatcher’s and the Events Committee have extended a huge ‘thank you’ to him for all the help, advice and support (and patience!) he has given us over the last four years.  He’ll be missed and we wish him good luck in his new ventures.   


If you haven’t tried the ‘Stationmaster’s Arms’ yet, why not come along to the next one.  Please note the date has changed to 14th June.


The Bird Walk & Brunch was well attended with over 20 enjoying a gentle stroll over The Meadows, along the river and on footpaths around the parish.  The weather was good, although a little overcast and breezy for the serious birders in the group.  It had been

perfect at 5.30 am apparently!  Glen Moore and Mike Grealydid their best to identify and educate us lesser watchers to recognise different birds by sight and sound.  


Glen recorded 38 different species seen and two more heard.  These ranged from the garden birds we all know to the more rarely seen birds such as the Little Egret and Reed Bunting.


Appetites whetted by our walk, we all enjoyed an excellentbrunch at the hall, prepared by Sarah and Mark Adlem.  Many thanks to them, to Glen for leading the walk, and to all the others who helped serving teas, coffees and washing up.



The Bird Walk & Brunch was well attended with over 20 enjoying a gentle stroll over The Meadows, along the river and on footpaths around the parish.  The weather was good, although a little overcast and breezy for the serious birders in the group.  It had been

perfect at 5.30 am apparently!  Glen Moore and Mike Grealydid their best to identify and educate us lesser watchers to recognise different birds by sight and sound.  


Glen recorded 38 different species seen and two more heard.  These ranged from the garden birds we all know to the more rarely seen birds such as the Little Egret and Reed Bunting.


Appetites whetted by our walk, we all enjoyed an excellentbrunch at the hall, prepared by Sarah and Mark Adlem.  Many thanks to them, to Glen for leading the walk, and to all the others who helped serving teas, coffees and washing up.