Village News: Partney

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LUNCH - A Spring Ploughman’s Lunch was held in the Victory Hall in Partney last Saturday, organised by the Victory Hall Committee and friends.

Almost 100 customers enjoyed a delicious meal of cooked ham, home-made salads, pickles, coleslaw and jacket potatoes. They were also served with a fine selection of home-made puddings which were followed by tea or coffee.

The organisers also welcomed new volunteers on board the crew of willing helpers at the event.

“John Hudson thanked Ann Lovelock and her magnificent team for putting on such a wonderful meal,” said a spokesperson.

“Some of the housebound villagers were served by a meals on wheels service.

“The whole idea of the luncheon provides a wonderful opportunity for people to meet, have a chat and talk over old times and get all the latest news.

“A very essential social element that is sometimes missing in today’s busy lifestyle.

“The profits raised from the luncheon will bring in much needed funds to keep the Hall going for the village.”

They added that it was “essential” to the future of such village activities that the committee keep taking on board new members willing to serve the community.

JUBILEE - Arrangements to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee in Partney are taking shape.

There will be a joint concert featuring the Partney School Choir and the Partney Choir under the direction of Margaret White in the Victory Hall on Saturday, May 26.

And on Saturday, June 2 there will be a “Tea at the Ritz” party in the afternoon, again in the Victory Hall, followed by a dance in the evening to “The Hoochies Live” from 8 to late.

On Sunday, June 3 a “Song’s of Praise” will be held in Partney Church with the programme made up of villagers’ favourite hymns.

And finally, in the evening of Monday, June 4 the village will be joining the national beacon lighting programme, together with fireworks and a lighting display.

Full details will be circulated nearer the time.

CHARITY FIELD – Tenders are invited by March 31 for summer grazing on the Parish Charity field; a total of 2.9 acres.

Contact John Oliver on 01790 752395.