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Brindley Ford Community Residents' Association

'Neighbours Helping the Neighbourhood'
 

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email: brindleyfordra@hotmail.co.uk
 

   

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Brindley Ford Methodist Church will be holding

a Service of Remembrance

Sunday 9th October at 10.45a.m.

Outclough Road, Brindley Ford (A527)

Meet by the cenotaph or join the fellowship in church prior to the wreath laying service.

 

 

 

 

Brindley Ford Community Residents' Association Meeting

On Tuesday 14th October  @ 7.00 p.m. 

This is your opportunity to meet the newly elected committee

 share your concerns about village issues and help us to try to improve the village we live in.

 

 


Supported by the hard work of Cross Heath Army Cadet and some volunteers the Residents' Association have completed another phase of our project to improve the QEII playing field.  400 whips (young trees) of various British varieties have been planted at the south end of the field.


Pot holes in the road - a problem to us all.

 Do you complain about pot holes in the road?

Have you ever reported them to someone who can actually arrange to get them repaired?

tel: 237061 or email highways.client@stoke.gov.uk  and report them.

 


 Youth Club in Brindley Ford

Why not give it a try...

 

Monday nights during term time young people come along to the Methodist Church here in Brindley Ford to enjoy time together and fun.  We have an active Junior Citizens' Club who meet Monday nights between 6.30 p.m. - 8.15 p.m. during term time.

Subs are 50p and they have a good tuck shop too. Ages range from 8-15 for more information contact brindleyfordra@hotmail.co.uk

 


Lest We Forget

On Remembrance Sunday there is a wreath laying service held by the cenotaph in the village.

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A brass plaque previously mounted in St. Chads Church (now Elementation)  is now held for safe keeping in our Methodist Church.  It reads...

1914 - 1918

TO THE GLORY of GOD

AND A LASTING MEMORIAL TO THE MEN OF THIS DISTRICT

WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

AND A THANK OFFERING FOR THOSE WHO RETURNED

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ERECTED BY THE CONGREGATION AND FRIENDS. 1922

visit www.midlandsheritage.co.uk/war-memorials/1472-brindley-ford.html  to clearly see the names listed on our Cenotaph.


Public Open Spaces

Brindley Ford can now boast that we have a  'Queen Elizabeth II Field in Trust' site. 

Our playground was in a very poor condition and the promised Playbuilder funding was withdraw by the then government.  The Residents Association committee in co-operation with Stoke on Trent City Council succeeded in securing alternative funding to provide new play equipment that was installed in 2012.  As part of our Queens Jubilee celebration the Residents Association approached Stoke on Trent City Council requesting that we apply to Fields in Trust to become a QEII site.  There is now a QEII plaque sited on the wall just inside the Fisher Street entrance to the recreation ground.  As many open spaces are being sold off and developed the GOOD NEWS for residents in Brindley Ford is that our recreation ground is now PROTECTED for the benefit of community use.

This year residents have planted over 300 wild flower plants in the site. Our original plans were to bring the whole field into use.  Possibly by creating a wooded area at the bottom end of the field drainage issues could be improved.  We have 2 oak tree saplings that have been grown from acorns from the Royal Estate ready to plant later this year.  We are constanly looking for alternative routes to access grants to continue improving the site.  Thanks to everyone who respects this site and keeps it litter free. 

 


 Gardeners Rest, 7 Fisher Street, Brindley Ford,

Come along to your friendly local community pub to enjoy a drink of Real Ale or Cider in front of a warm fire and when the weather gets warmer relax in our child friendly Beer Garden.

 


Our village church  is situated in the center of the village on Outclough Road (A527) opposite the war memorial.  Parking is available at the rear of the building. The members of Brindley Ford methodist church offer a warm welcome to join them.

 

Sunday Services

6.00p.m. on Sundays,

10.45a.m. on second Sunday in the month All Age Worship

 

'Snack and Chat'  meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays' of the month between 10.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.  While enjoying a cuppa and some toast or fruit loaf, relax and enjoy a social time chatting about the old school days (Irene was a cook at the village school for many years) or anything else that takes your fancy.  Donations of 50p are going towards purchasing some more chairs.   

There is also an active  Junior Citizens' Club  who meet Monday nights between 6.30 p.m. - 8.15 p.m. during term time. 

Subs are 50p and they have a good tuck shop too.  Ages range from 8-15 for more information contact brindleyfordra@hotmail.co.uk

 

 


 Remember to check your fire alarms?

 for a fun reminder check this out...

 

http://youtu.be/m0qOCBNwT-A


 Brindley Ford War Memorial

Lest We Forget 

‘The memorial was unveiled on Saturday 14th April 1923 by Private T. Harding, who had been severely wounded in the war, with the Mayor and Mayoress of Stoke-on-Trent, Cllr & Mrs F.T.H.Goodwin, amongst the large number of people attending the service of dedication.

 

A picture postcard commemorating the day shows the memorial garlanded with wreaths, the stone wall along the front as it is today but interestingly, iron railings along the left side and along the back of the site. The right hand side is not seen in the photograph. Presumably those railings were sacrificed during the 1939-41 war. This is a beautifully poignant memorial to the bravery of almost 200 men from Brindley Ford and I am pleased to have been instrumental in bringing back its iron railings'.

(captions taken from Brindley Ford RA Newsletter April 2011, article written by Peter Kent Baguley)

 

In 2002 Peter Kent-Baguley (then Councillor) with the support of fellow ward councillors, secured funding for the cleaning of the entire monument and the re-cutting and re-painting of the inscribed names, and in 2011 the privet hedge around the war memorial was removed and replaced by a kerb on which new attractive iron railings were fitted.  The memorial is now clearly visible from the road. On Remembrance Sunday members from the village church lead a time of remembrance at the monument, and wreaths are laid.

Anyone interested in reading the names on the monument can find them clearly displayed on pictures shown on www.midlandsheritage.co.uk/war-memorials/1472-brindley-ford.html.  These pictures show the hedge that has since been replaced by railings.


Streets included in Brindley Ford

Finch Street, Barmouth Grove, Outclough Road, Fisher Street, Bridge Street, , Bull Lane, Handley Drive, Lally Place, Finch Place, Hugh Bourne Place, Patrick Place, Terence Walk, Beatrice Walk.

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No cold calling zone:

Handley Drive, Lally Place, Finch Place, Hugh Bourne Place, Patrick Place, Terence Walk, Beatrice Walk.
 


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Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 9th September at 7.00 p.m.

With Chief Inspector Adrian Roberts.

 

This is your opportunity to share your opinions of  local policing with Chief Inspector Adrian Roberts.

There will be an opportunity for your question to be answered.

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A.G.M. Business

During the meeting  hear what the association has been doing during the last 12 months.

Put forward your ideas for future projects.

Represent your street so that the committee has a fuller repesentation of our community

The full committee resign and a new committee is elected.

 

Come along to the BrindleyFord village church (Outclough Rd)




























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