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Music Event at the Village Hall - 24th February

The Village Hall committee has arranged an evening of quality musical entertainment on 24th February. There will be performance from the well-known instrumental trio, Whalebone. Whalebone’s music is impossible to classify as it is a eclectic blend of tradition folk from the British Isles with strands of rock, Americana and Eastern European influences. Samples of their musicianship and infectious rhythms can be found here.

As most people will have had a meal before attending the performance, the evening will be rounded off with a pudding. We will be offering guests a range of delicious desserts, succulent sweets, and pleasant puddings!

View the poster giving more details for your information.

Tickets cost £10.00 (£6.00 children) and they are available from the Village Shop and Post Office or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/whalebone.

"Hobson's Choice" - Sea Shanties at the Village Hall - 23rd March

"Europe's most inland Shanty Band" will be bringing Sea-Shanties, Ballads and Laughter to Orleton Village Hall.

23rd March 2018, 7 for 7:30pm. Ploughman's style supper included.

Tickets £10 from Orleton Shop or Alf Jenkins. In aid of St George's Church, Orleton

More information

Train to become an interpreter

Herefordshire Council’s language service, the Herefordshire Language Network, is offering more training for interpreters in April, and the application process is now open.

On Sunday 22 and Sunday 29 April 2018, a two-day unaccredited “foundation training” course will take place in Hereford city.

The training event is an excellent starting point for anyone who has ever considered trying out interpreting, and could lead to paid work. A very high level of fluency in English and one other language is required. While all languages are welcome, the Network is looking particularly for languages less commonly found in the county, such as Kurdish, Arabic, Filipino, Cantonese, and African and Indian languages. BSL is also welcome. Since 2009, the council has trained over 200 people in interpreting and translation skills, which allows them to work for the Herefordshire Language Network. The Network currently manages around 400 assignments every month for public services and voluntary organisations.

The deadline for applications is 26 March. To find out more about the criteria for applying, and to download an application form, please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/language, or call Harriet Yellin on 01432 260216.

Parish Council Christmas Newsletter

Read the Christmas newsletter from your Parish Council. This covers what the Parish Council has done in 2017 and what the plans are for 2018.

You may also wish to have a look at the Precept for 2018-19.

The Boot Inn

Read a statement by the Parish Council concerning the recent closure of The Boot Inn.

Power Cut? - Dial 105

Do you know whom to contact if you have a power cut?

105 is the new number to call.

Household Recycling

Herefordshire Council have recently issued new guidelines for recycling. Read the guidelines.

Herefordshire council have just published a document about the recycling facility in Leominster. Read it.

Scheduled Parish Council Meetings

Thursday, 15th February 2018 - 7:30pm
Thursday, 15th March 2018 - 7:30pm
Thursday, 19th April 2018 - 7:30pm

Garden Bonfires

There have been numerous complaints this year about garden bonfires causing problems because the smoke has been enveloping houses.

Read the advice from the Parish Council.

Would you like to support St. George's Church?  Join the 100 Club!

Orleton PCC currently runs a "100 Club". There is a maximum of 100 members and currently there are some vacancies. If you wish to take up some of these please contact Christine Berry on 01568 782321.

Membership costs £26 pa. There is a regular draw and winners receive a cash prize. All monies collected, after the draw payments have been made, will then be used to support St. George's Church.

Oil / LPG Fuel Buying Scheme

Do you want to get cheaper heating oil or LPG?

Orleton is part of the Shropshire RCC Fuel Buying scheme. Your local co-ordinator is Eddie Clanzy-Hodge.

Should you wish to join the scheme, please visit the scheme's website.

There is a charge of £24 p.a. and membership runs for the full year after joining. This covers the administrative costs of the Shropshire RCC but you will easily recover this with reduced costs for your heating oil over the year. The Shropshire RCC take monthly orders from members across Shropshire and get the best bulk price that they can every month.

The prices are normally below the best quoted prices elsewhere and the admin is all sorted out for you. All you have to do is tell us how much oil you need (minimum of 500 litres) and we will do the rest. Normally, payment is after delivery.

Advice on flying drones and other unmanned model aircraft in and around Orleton

Drones are becoming increasingly more popular and we have some guidance here on their safe and legal use.

No doubt you have seen press reports about drones endangering full size aircraft and intruding on peoples privacy. Both the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) have produced guidelines for the safe and legal operation of drones and other unmanned model aircraft.

Read a summary of the legal position and recommendations from the BMFA.

Please be aware that some household insurance policies are now excluding drones from the cover. This not only includes cover for theft but also 3rd party liability in the case of an accident.