News from the Village of Essendine – Nov 2021

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING: Thank you to all those people the dropped in at the hall last month to support the fundraising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Care. It was lovely to see everyone and a magnificent £494.42 was raised! We are especially grateful to many of the local businesses that supported us, by buying our cakes and traybakes. The ladies who ran the coffee morning, were Kim Crichton, Linda Barker, Lisa Stubbs, Sue Smalley, Mary Foster and Adele Stainsby. They all came along with wonderful cakes to sell, generously donated out of their own pockets, so a big thank you! 

ESSENDINE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Why not take the opportunity to get involved with creating Christmas cheer by decorating your houses and adjacent village areas, such as the Village Green? Last year’s display was magical and helped to cheer up the area and bring a smile to villagers’ faces after a lockdown. 

The great Essendine switch on is planned to be on Sunday 12th December at 5pm. Plans are being made to decorate the village hall and surrounding trees. Why not get together with your neighbours and have a glass of mulled wine and mince pies? 

ESSENDINE VILLAGE HALL is now fully open again and taking bookings. We currently have Thursday and Friday evenings available for hire and slots during the days, particularly on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Our children’s party rates are a very attractive £35 for a 4 hour slot. Contact Adele Stainsby on 01780 751711, mobile 07939 132093 or email We are also looking to recruit new members for the village hall committee. We only meet once every couple of months, so it is not an arduous commitment. The future vibrancy of Essendine and its facilities such as the hall, play area and church depend on younger villagers stepping up to help. It is also a great way of meeting other villagers and making friends. 

BROWNIES AND GUIDES IN ESSENDINE: We have a very active unit in the hall on a Monday evening, with Rainbows, Brownies and Guides. There are vacancies for girls to join, especially with the Guide Unit. If you have a daughter who is interested, please contact Kath Kilby the leader by email 

DOG FOULING: Lockdown brought an influx of new dogs into families, which is lovely to see. However this has meant a huge increase in fouling of the public paths we all like to walk. Please ensure you clean up after your dog and dispose of the bags in the red dog bins and the black waste bins situated throughout the village. Many bags of waste are simply left discarded on the paths and sometimes thrown into trees and bushes. YOU, THE OWNER, NEED TO BE RESPONSIBLE, NOT THE DOG!