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HEREFRDSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST
Are going to be on the telly!
Don't forget to watch them on BBC Countryfile Sunday evening 29th March 7pm BBC1. Much of the show is planned to feature the Lower Lugg Valley which lies in the heart of Herefordshire and is where some of the Trust's key projects are currently taking place.
Presenter Ellie Harrison joined the Lugg Valley Living Landscapes Officer, Sophie Cowling, at Bodenham Lake on our toad patrols before catching up with some of the volunteers who are creating a Forest Garden, with Engagement Officer Karen Roberts, at Queenswood Country Park & Arboretum. Ellie also visited the Artist-in-Residence for a windswept outdoor painting session!
ON THURSDAY 26TH MARCH AT 8PM PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY WILL BE SHOWING THEIR APPRECIATION AND SUPPORT OUR NHS STAFF WHO CONTINUE TO WORK IN THE FACE OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS TO SAVE LIVES.
IF ABLE WHEREVER YOU ARE AND WHATEVER YOUR DOING PLEASE UNITE AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY OPENING A WINDOW OR DOOR AND GIVING THEM A ROUND OF APPLAUSE TOO.
And a little bit of humour......
Home Schooling Update...grapevine reports two pupils fined for fighting and one teacher reprimanded for drinking on the job!
What do you get for hanging off a tree........
BELOW LINK TO LATEST GOVERNMENT ADVICE
BELOW LINK TO LATEST HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL ADVICE
Worried about your car? - below received from Automobile Association
HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL TAX INCREASE
Council agrees budget setting and council tax rates 2020/2021 set to increase by 3.9%
The NEW polymer £20 note is due out on 20th of February; apparently indestructible along with key security features, this one is made to last. The new note features British artist JMW Turner. You will still be able to use the old £20 note; a six month period of notice will be given before it's finally withdrawn.
RESIDENTS URGED TO RETURN UNWANTED MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FOR REUSE
STAMP CHARGE INCREASE
1st class 70p to 76p and
2nd class 61p to 65p for standard letters. Large letter etc. post will also rise.
Due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic all regular Lingen Village events have been cancelled until further notice this includes Art Classes
and their summer workshops, Coffee Mornings, Garden Club including any summer garden visits and Needling Along and Lingen Stitchers sessions.
Carpet Bowls now takes its usual break for the lambing season.
FLIX finished its autumn/winter season last month and AAI wishes to thank all those that came along and supported their screenings.
‘lingenweb’ (www.lingen.org.uk) is currently still on-line.
Stay safe everyone! 04/2020
It was thought that future issues of the parish magazine would have to be postponed until further notice however, editor Roger has come up trumps and put together an April edition in text format which can be printed off or read on-line!
Click on link below to read and please forward on if wished...
You can't keep a good magazine or editor down!
These daffs were planted by villagers (under licence) in 2006 to brighten up the verges beside our village nameplates. The daffodils were purchased for this purpose by the local group ‘Lingen Arts All Inclusive’ (LAAI) with the majority of the forerunning snowdrops being donated by residents from their gardens.
The full story can be seen on the Lingen Arts All Inclusive web page https://lingen.org.uk/arts-all-inclusive
Our daffodils are Narcissus Pseudnarcissus; the wild Tenby daffodil. Of these in the late 16th century John Gerard wrote that wild daffodils grew almost everywhere in England. Since then they’ve become increasingly rare due to agricultural intensification.
These spring flowers have been given many names across the ages and counties, for example ‘fairy bells’ in Dorset and ‘lenty cups’ in Somerset.
In folklore, they are considered lucky and not to be stepped on. In giving a loved one a bunch of daffs, you are sending them good luck.