The village playing fields lottery begins on 1st July. There’s still time to buy a ticket if you’d like to join in. £12 gives you 12 monthly draws with first prize £25 and second prize £10 each month. Contact Anna Willey on 07758 253104 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are raising funds to repair the roof, fire alarm and showers in the pavilion.
Sunday 30th June
13.45 – 1600 hrs
Meet at Wilby Park Playing Field (Main Road Wilby)
Dylan’s Dawdle followed by a Pet Service in St. Marys Church (friends and children welcome)
Meet in the playing field car park and join me and my dog Dylan for this special afternoon. The walk is in the fields behind the park, open countryside, no livestock.
The dictionary definition of dawdle is ‘a leisurely walk’ ‘take one’s time and proceed slowly’ and ‘amble or stroll’.
Join Dylan and me to do just the above for approx 1 hour and then attend the pet service at St. Marys held inside the church at 3pm. This is a wonderful service and all dogs whatever shapes and sizes are welcome. The highlight will be the blessing of all pets individually at the Alter. There will be an opportunity for photos of a really special afternoon of fun, faith and fellowship. The church held its first ever pet service last year and it was a huge success. The church was full with people of all agers. The service was fun but also makes the point about how pets make a tremendous contribution to our lives. It was a memorial to my dog Riley.
You don’t need to be a church goer to take part – it’s a community event.
Wilby Playing Fields Trust is running a charity lottery to raise funds for the playing fields and pavilion. Tickets are on sale now priced £12 each. Each ticket covers 12 monthly draws starting from 1 July 2019 with monthly prizes of £25 and £10. Players must be over 16. To get your tickets, call Anna on 07758 253104 or email email@example.com. Or ask any member of the playing fields committee (Judith and Barbara Thompson, Peter Gordon, Robert Bainbridge, Anthony Foreman, Sandy Taylor, Helene Vancliff, Elaine O’Leary, Felicity Rokni or Anna Willey).
On Saturday afternoon 5pm (4th May) on Main Road, Wilby, near the junction with Church Lane, a white transit van with three people inside slowed down to deliberately take photos of dogs being walked through the village. The police have been informed and have advised that this is probably linked to dogs being stolen to order. They have told us to ideally avoid walking along the main road and asked us to report the vehicle to the police if anyone sees it happening again.
As you know, Wilby’s playing fields and pavilion are cared for by Wilby volunteers. We receive a grant from the Parish Council which contributes to grounds maintenance, but we rely heavily on fundraising to pay for building maintenance, repairs and new facilities. In 2018 we purchased the popular outdoor gym equipment and also replaced our old tractor which is essential for keeping the grass properly mown. We are now raising money to repair the leaking porch roof and replace the fire alarm system in the pavilion, and we have obtained a licence from the council to run a small lottery.
The lottery will launch on 1 July 2019. Tickets will cost £12 each and will be valid for 12 monthly draws with a first prize of £25 and a second prize of £10 every month. They will be available from mid May from any playing fields committee member. If you are interested in joining in and helping us raise funds for our lovely park, please email Anna Willey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/ text 07758 253104.
We will post again on the website in a few weeks’ time when tickets become available and we hope lots of you will want to support our fundraising efforts.
There have been a number of burglaries in Earls Barton and Great Doddington over the last week, please check your out buildings, make sure they are secure and that you have locked your main property when you are at home or away and set the alarm if you have one . Leave your house lights on and a car on the drive making it look like there is someone home.
Report any suspicious activity to 101 or if you feel a crime is in progress call 999.