What's happening in and around Meshaw

 

Are we a village?

 

Is Meshaw a village? Not according to The Guardian (4th September), where we have been demoted to a "lonely hamlet", albeit one that could field "30 scarecrows". Perhaps we can get a grant from somebody to help us cope with our newly acquired loneliness ...

Tour of Britain Stage 2

 

Pictures and videos are here. A drizzly day, but, hey, it's not every day an international race featuring the current holders of cycling's Big Three races (Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a Espana and Le Tour de France) comes through your own backyard. Welcome Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas! If you'd pulled over you could have had a bun :)

Meshaw Scarecrow Week

 

A big thank you to all involved in our Scarecrow Week and Sunday Cream Tea.

 

Well done to all Scarecrow Makers, Bunting and Flag Erectors and Cream Tea food-makers and helpers.

 

Jeff Souch

Meshaw Parish Meeting

 

Scarecrow Festival 2018

 

The Festival is in full swing and some excellent 'crows have appeared! See them all on our Gallery page. Plenty of time if you haven't yet made one :)

 

 

Village Noticeboard

 

The new noticeboard is now in place in The Square. Full details of who to see to get your notice put up are, of course, on the noticeboard! It does however look like only very tall people will be able to read the notices:)

2018 Church Fête

 

There's a report here, and pictures on the Gallery page.

Cycling Tour of Britain 2018

 

The Tour of Britain organisers have obviously decided that Meshaw is an important place in the world of international cycling, so much so that they've routed stage 2 of this year's tour through our village! Watch out for them on Monday 3rd September, around about 1PM.

 

To celebrate, we're going to have a scarecrow festival the week before, starting on Sunday 26th (that's the Bank Holiday weekend). On the next Sunday we'll have a cream tea in The Square, and maybe some games for the kids, and move the scarecrows onto bikes along the route ready for the race on Monday. We'll supply the bikes. If you've got time please make a scarecrow (or two!). Any size, any design. For more details contact the Parish Chairman Jeff Souch.

 

 

Meshaw Marigolds

It has been suggested that the Meshaw Marigolds Ladies Group be restarted. If you are interested in this, please let the parish Chairman know of your interest either via email or telephone. If there is sufficient interest things will be taken forward.

What a shock!

 

Earthquake rocks Meshaw! Well, shakes it a little bit. I was indoors at the time and things on my desk shook and rattled. My partner was outside and neither felt nor heard anything. This was at about 2:30 PM, Saturday 17/2/2018.

 

The British Geological Survey report that the earthquake measured 4.4 on the Richter scale. It's the biggest in our area for over a hundred years. I hope nothing was damaged anywhere. Initial reports on the BBC suggest not.

 

If you felt it, let the webmaster know and I'll collate our experiences and report back.

 

 

It's a mystery

 

Does anyone know why this sign for Meshaw has been blanked out?  Do you suppose someone thinks Meshaw doesn't exist?

 

Forthcoming events

 

If you have any suggestions for a "village" event please do let us know!

 

Now we have our own projector we're hoping to organise another Quiz Night, possibly at The Retreat at Romansleigh Park. If you're interested let the parish Chairman know.