Jazz in Abbots Bromley

Guests will be entertained by The Ben Holder Quartet (Jazz violin, guitar, bass and drums) on Saturday 18th October in The Thompson Hall, Abbots Bromley School.

There will be a licensed bar, with real ale, wine and soft drinks throughout the evening.

Doors open at 7.00 for 7.45 start. Tickets £10 (child £5). For reservations and tickets contact:
Peter Livesey
07972 571893 Liveseypj@aol.com
4 Preedys Close, Abbots Bromley, WS15 3EE

Ben Holder is one of the most gifted and exciting young jazz violinists in the UK.
Brought up in Burton on Trent and taught classical violin from the age of 6, Ben
has been a professional jazz musician since leaving the Birmingham Conservatoire.

Ben, who also performs on keyboard and vocals, will be joined by Oxford’s amazing Jez Cook on guitar, Dave Wilkes on drums and Paul Jeffries, the founder of the Oxford Jazz Festival, on double bass.

We look forward to welcoming one and all.
Martin Godfrey

Funds for local projects – October 2014

Numerous new and improved facilities within Abbots Bromley have been made possible by the provision of financial grants. Examples like the Village Hall, playgrounds and sports facilities spring to mind.

While there are always oportunities to seek funds, at the present time there are two specific examples each with a local focus that could help any project you are considering.

Firstly, the East Staffordshire Neighbourhood Forum will be meeting in November and there is an opportunity to put forward projects to be considered for delivery in the 2015/2016 financial year.

Secondly, the Parish Council will be starting work on preparation of a budget for the 2015/2016 and would like to hear of any village projects that should be considered for inclusion.

To make a proposal in either context, you need to provide information to the Parish Council (via the Parish Clerk parish.council@abbotsbromley.com) in time for it to be discussed at the October meeting. That is by Wednesday 23rd October 2014.

Abbots Bromley – Best Kept Village winner for 2014

Abbots Bromley is one of the few villages in the county that has consistently participated in the Best Kept Village competition for the fifty-plus years it has been running.

Over the years Abbots Bromley has been a winner on many occasions and various trees around the village, including the Red Oak and Western Red Cedar on the village green, commemorate these successes.

In 2014 Abbots Bromley achieved the honour of Best Kept Large Village in East Staffordshire but the overall prize of Best Kept Village in the area eluded us.

A big “thank you” to all those who contributed to the win by their consistent efforts to keep the village clean and tidy.

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