Arkesden Village Hooley – 2nd October

The village committees have organised an Arkesden village Harvet / end of lockdown party on Saturday 2nd October. There will be a fabulous live band, food trucks and cash bar at the beautiful barn at Newlands End…details attached! Any proceeds will be shared amongst the village committees to support our lovely village! We look forward to seeing you at the knees up on Saturday 2nd!

Tickets from: Debbie May <debsmay@btinternet.com> or Amanda Crabb <amandacrabb@btinternet.com>

 

Butterfly Count Friday 16 July – Sunday 8 August 2021

Big Butterfly Count

Wildlife lovers are being urged to take part in the annual Big Butterfly Count to help assess the state of nature in UK gardens this summer.

 What is the Big Butterfly count?

The Big Butterfly Count is the world’s largest butterfly survey. Butterfly scientists will use the data gained over a three week period to assess where conservation efforts should be targeted in the future. The data is crucial to butterfly specialists wanting to learn more about the population and habits of various butterflies.

 

Please view these websites for further information.

https://bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/

https://www.countryfile.com/wildlife/big-butterfly-count-why-its-important-and-how-you-can-take-part/

Help for Arkesden Church

Dear Residents,
We need your help. We all appreciate the beauty and calm of the church and its grounds but over past couple of years or so the number of volunteers looking after the churchyard has reduced and we now need more help. The work principally involves mowing and strimming from April through to October, with some weeding and general tidying. We also organise a more general tidy-up in the Spring and Autumn – cutting hedges, trimming trees and shrubs, leaf collection etc.

If you can help in any way, please get in touch – either by email to stephenelvidge@hotmail.co.uk or by calling me on 550204.

I’m proposing we have a WhatsApp group to help organise who’s available to do what and when.

Many thanks
Steve Elvidge for Arkesden Parochial Church Council

SUMMER CAMP OUT – CANCELLED

WE ARE VERY SORRY TO INFORM YOU THAT THE CAMP OUT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO GOVERNMENT COVID RESTRICTIONS.

PLEASE DO LOOK AT THE EVENTS TAB TO SEE MORE COMMUNITY DATES FOR THE DIARY

FUND RAISING FOR ARKESDEN CHURCH

Susan Erb will be doing a sponsored cycle ride in early June to raise money for church maintenance.

The plan is to cycle the Way of the Roses from Morecambe to Bridlington (over those terrifying Yorkshire hills..). If you would like to donate the Just Giving link is; https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/susan-erb1.

Thank you and good luck Susan!

 

 

ROAD CLOSURE

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1)
Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Church Hill, Arkesden
Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=121611585 to find details of the intended closure of Church Hill, due to commence on 27th May 2021 for 6 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Affinity Water undertakes prove to boundary works.

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1)
Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Church Hill, Arkesden
Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=121950705 to find details of the intended closure of Church Hill, due to commence on 7th June 2021 for 15 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes protecting the public and the workforce while scaffolding is in the road.

Easter Egg Hunt

The recent Easter Egg hunt organised by Amanda Crabb was a great success, thank you for organising!

Village Litter Pick

Thank you to everyone who turned out to the Village Litter Pick, about 25 people turned up to help, thank you to you all!

The Annual Village Meeting

The Annual Village Meeting will be held via zoom on Wednesday 28th April 2021.

Please see events calendar for zoom details.