Tuesday, 12 November 2019

General Election Husting in Hayfield

News just in... the fifth (and, we believe, last) of the candidates nominated by political parties to stand for election as High Peak's MP has confirmed they will be attending our General Election Husting on Monday 25th November at The Royal Hotel, commencing at 7.30p.m. So we'll have a full line-up!

Sustainable Hayfield has organised such hustings previously, which have been polite, well-ordered, affairs, thanks to the contributions of a succession of candidates and you, the local electorate. We aim for that tradition to continue.

We're inviting questions to candidates to be submitted in advance. These, which should be brief and addressed equally to all candidates, should be sent to Pennie Roberts at iampennieroberts@gmail.com or at 15b Church Street, Hayfield, High Peak, SK22 2JE to arrive no later than Friday 22nd November. Questioners should be local High Peak residents. A selection will be made from these to ensure there is balance across a range of issues for candidates to consider, but there's a limit to the number of questions able to be asked, and answered, so some people will inevitably be disappointed.

So... think about what you'd like to ask: we look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Autumn Newsletter

A little delayed, I'm afraid, but here is your autumn newsletter, featuring a variety of pieces we hope will be of interest to you. As ever, if you've ideas for, or feedback on, the newsletter, do please get in contact. We'd love to hear from you!

In this issue...


Monday, 7 October 2019

Two Quite Different Offers and...

This Sunday, October 6th, the DCC Countryside Ranger service is running its annual Hayfield Woodland Festival around the Sett Valley Trail car parking area. It's a chance to check out on some woodland skills, some campfire cooking and some good chat. It runs most of the day. A poster's attached.

The Village Hall is offering its redundant compost bins to all-comers. it has four 330 litre black 'dalek' types, and three smaller cuboids. If you're needing more composting capacity, please contact Pete Webb (01663 743541 or 07815 133695) and he'll provide more info and sort out details with you. Thank you Village Hall and, thanks, Pete!

Our Apple Day is next Saturday, October 12th, 1- 4.30 p.m., again at the primary school. And we've never so many exhibitors/stallholders! Amongst those lately confirmed are kite-flying, Lymefield Garden Centre, facepainting for kids, and electric bikes and cars. There's almost an A-Z of attractions on offer, inside and out. Why not pop along and find out? It's a grand afternoon! We'll be reminding you...

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Help picking community orchard apples

This Saturday 14th September from 10.00 am, volunteers will be looking to harvest the fruit adorning that part of the community orchard in/around the skate park on the recreation ground. Most of the fruit will be gathered together to ensure a good supply for pressing at Apple Day, October 12th, following which you'll be able to sample the resulting fresh apple juice so locally-sourced!

Could you help for a while this Saturday? The more hands, the merrier, and the quicker the job is done. Do join the team at a time of your choosing.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Busy Times, Quiet Times...

Our local churches are places of quiet contemplation as well as organised service. It's appropriate to mention that St John's Church is open to all, for quiet reflection, Friday to Sunday each week 11-4.00p.m, and that St Matthew's is similarly guaranteed to be open for such purposes each Saturday and Sunday at the same times. If it's shelter from the........and space for your own thoughts amid silence, they are open for you, whether or not you have a prescribed faith.

Walkers are Welcome, a new village group with ambitions to both promote walking and welcome walkers from outside, are organising, as part of their launch, a series of timed and guided walks in the parish on Saturday 31st August. Walks range from 2-20 miles and have varied start times. All except the longest walk are free. Posters are out, giving the details. During the day, Walkers Are Welcome will have a display at the Village Hall, along with other local community groups, including Sustainable Hayfield. In the evening, there's a music event at the Royal Hotel featuring hot folk stompers the Gally Canters plus local rock covers band Recover, and a raffle. Tickets are just £5 each but are strictly limited, and are available from The Royal, so be quick...

And news is out that Hayfield Allotment Society's annual Summer Show, featuring classes for fruit and veg, home produce, crafts and more, is confirmed for Saturday September 7th. Look out for schedules in the usual places, and.....consider entering!