Following another enjoyable walk around our local area we have decided to change the date of all our forthcoming walks to be on the first Tuesday of every month. That way you will be able to mark it up as a definite date each month till the end of the year. We will still send out reminders to everyone on our walking group contact list but by sticking to specific dates it should make it easier to plan ahead. Just turn up on the day, everyone welcome. Walks are a leisurely three miles so easy going for most abilities.
Local Miller’s Dale Resident Amélie Puddicombe is fund raising for a charitable expedition to Sri Lanka. She has a Facebook Page (Amélie’s Expedition) and is holding an Easter Fair in the North Miller’s Dale Community Hall on Good Friday 30th March. Please go along and support her if you can. She wrote:
In the summer of 2019 I will be joining a team in partnership with World Challenge in Sri Lanka. While there we will work on various community projects such as renovating a local school. I will be doing lots of jobs and activities to help me fundraise the £3200 needed for the trip. My Facebook page will keep you updated on my progress and any upcoming events.
Thank you, Amélie
After the bitterly cold weather and the snow we were wondering how popular our first outing of the North Millers Dale Walking Group would be, but thankfully the temperature rose and the snow disappeared. Twelve hardy residents turned up to take part in a three mile local walk taking in some of Valley Park’s lesser known footpaths. For the time being it was decided to keep off the muddier routes in favour of tarmac but I think many people found themselves in some unfamiliar places. It was agreed to try and make the walks a monthly event and the walkers seemed keen to repeat the experience.
Thirty four contestants made up nine teams to brave a cold Saturday evening for a very enjoyable Quiz Night in the community hall. The evening was hosted by Inquizitor Phil Heller and ably assisted by Bernice keeping the scores.
The top prize was won by the ‘Heller’s Angels’ team who scored a massive 150 points, and the evening was rounded off with a raffle. Everyone seemed to go home with a smile on their faces although maybe the beer, wine and nibbles that the contestants brought along helped with that. The general view was that is was a successful and agreeable evening and more of the same should be put into the calendar.
The survey highlighted that people would like some organised events to take place on North Millers Dale. One of the activities that people were interested in was a walking group. We plan to hold a walk around the local area on Tuesday 6th March.
We will meet on the green in front of the Hiltonbury Farmhouse at 10.30am.
The walk that we are proposing will be about 3 miles and take approximately one and a half hours. People may like to finish off with lunch or a drink in the pub. If you are interested you could email firstname.lastname@example.org or just turn up on the day. This will be a nice way to meet your neighbours.
Saturday 24th February
8 o-clock in the Hall
Inquisitor Phil Heller
£10 for a team of 4
No mobile phones or Googling please
Bring your own nibbles and drinks
Book your places with Doreen
02380 268 562
We’ve had a good response so far to our survey which helps us get a better idea of the demographic of North Miller Dale and enables us to plan how to best serve our community. One of the items of interest that lots of you have mentioned is ‘Local Walks’ and given the great area that we live that is understandable. We plan to start a walking group in the new year and hope we get the support to make it successful. We’d be interested to hear from you the types of walk that would most appeal. Is it a two or three mile stroll to get a bit of fresh air and exercise or something more ambitious? Please add your comments to let us know.