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Forestry Thinning at Iscoyd

I thought it sensible to let you know about some timber operations on the estate at Iscoyd Park, in case the Community Council receive any queries. This is a thinning scheme, and affects the woodlands which adjoin Footpath No 10, which runs from the Redbrook to Higher Wych Road, just north of Iscoyd Cottages, Mannings Green, then along the Eastern boundary of the park until it crosses the Red Brook into England on Bubney Moor. It will also affect the woodland to the East of Footpath No 10a between the SE corner of the Park and the A525 at Redbrook.
The thinning is authorised under a Forestry Commission Licence, and the contractors are fully aware of the existence of the Public Rights of Way. The aim is to disturb the actual rights of way as little as possible, although inevitably there will be some mess, rutting etc on the adjoining extraction routes and stacking areas. This will all be made good on completion of the scheme.
The Forestry Commission Licence includes for further work, in due course, in Iscoyd Wood (also known as Big Wood), adjoining Footpath No 24 to the South of the Kiln Green to Foxholes lane. It also includes felling/thinning adjoining the Byway Open to All Traffic No 25 between The Gatehouse on the Redbrook to Higher Wych Road, and Wolvesacre Hall. and Footpath No 12 to the East of Wolvesacre Hall.
I have copied this email to the Rights of Way department at Wrexham in case anyone contacts them.
If you do have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Yours sincerely,
Philip Godsal
Iscoyd Estate Office
Whitchurch
Shropshire SY13 3AT

Yoga Classes

Yoga by Sally Toosey

We are starting a new mixed ability (beginners welcome) Yoga class in Marbury Village Hall on a Friday 9.30am, starting on 1st February 2019.

Benefits of yoga include:

  • increased flexibility
  • increased muscle strength and tone
  • improved respiration, energy and vitality
  • maintaining a balanced metabolism
  • weight reduction
  • cardio and circulatory health
  • improved athletic performance
  • protection from injury
  • relaxation

All you will need to bring is a yoga mat and wear non-restrictive clothing.

The cost is £7 per session drop in rate and £6 for concessions.

So we can get an idea of numbers please email hannahowenuk@aol.com to express your interest.

World Vision & Pumpkin Heroes at Marbury

World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity, working to bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places. And we do it all as a sign of God’s unconditional love.

Poverty, conflict and disaster leave millions of children living in fear. Fear of hunger and disease. Fear of violence, conflict and exploitation. Fear that robs them of a childhood.

World Vision provide their ‘Pumpkin Heroes’ packs to churches and children’s groups as an alternative to Halloween. This years pack included a storybook about Patch the Pumpkin, a young pumpkin who sets out on an adventure to discover how sharing our light and love keeps us all warm as we head towards the dark winter nights. It celebrates light rather than darkness as we traditionally do at Halloween.

Rebecca used the pack for our October Storytime session. After listening to the story the children made paper pumpkin lanterns, which are currently on display in St Michaels, and Pumpkin hearts. World Vision were kind enough to share our efforts on their Facebook page

Opera Gala St Alkmunds

What a treat for opera buffs !  Peter Edge is organising an Autumn Evening of Opera on Saturday 28th October  at 7:30.

The programme includes arias and ensembles from Mozart’s Magic Flute & Figaro, Verdi’s La Traviata, Puccini’s La Boheme, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and many more!
Please do come along, everyone would be more than welcome!
OPERA GALA 3

Confirmation Service

You are INVITED by Veronica to attend a joint celebration of Confirmation at St Chad’s, Tushingham at 11:00am on 29th October.  The confirmation service will be presided over by Bishop Keith Sinclair, The Bishop of Birkenhead. Refreshments afterwards.  Please do come and make a good show for the Bishop.  This will be especially appreciated by Veronica, and the candidates will appreciate your support as we welcome them into the family of the church.