Herringtons, Farringdon and Lakeside - Down Your Way

Councillors Stuart Porthouse, Gillian Galbraith and Darryl Dixon, who hold ward surgeries in Middle Herrington Methodist Chapel.
Councillors Stuart Porthouse, Gillian Galbraith and Darryl Dixon, who hold ward surgeries in Middle Herrington Methodist Chapel.
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The Herrington village show gardeners are having a plant sale on Saturday from 10am at the Strawberry Rose coffee shop, East Herrington.

On sale will be a variety of tomato plants including Tumbling Tom’, ideal for hanging baskets, and the yellow tomato, Golden Sunrise. There will be some giant onion plants and other vegetable plants garden ready. Spray chrysanthemum and dahlia plants can be purchased or ordered for later delivery. Two varieties of sunflowers and a special hardy perennial Echinops Ruthenicus, a striking architectural feature plant. Funds raised will go to the village show scheduled for September.

Councillors Stuart Porthouse, Gillian Galbraith and Darryl Dixon hold regular surgeries in Middle Herrington Methodist Church. Look out for dates and times in this column.

The herd has returned to its summer grazing in West Park. The cattle have been a sight in Herrington for generations. Dog walkers who use the grazing section in winter are advised to use other parts of the park while the young bullocks are in residency. The wild rabbits on Herrington Hill have descended and colonised West Herrington cemetery and the fields running along the B1286. They appear in their vast numbers to co-exist with the horses. The A19 appears to be a barrier to their eastward expansion into Middle Herrington unless they discover the Bridle track bridge over the road.

The Herrington grey Heron is back in the Parkside/Meadow Lane area and looking for opportunities to raid ornamental fishponds.

Ladies are wanted to attend a new adult colouring class to take place in Middle Herrington Methodist Church either Monday from 1pm-3pm or Friday from 1pm-3pm. Adult colouring is a proven therapy which soothes the mind, helps with mental health issues, confidence and improving social skills. Sessions will cost £2.50 to cover costs of the church hall and refreshments. About 12 ladies are needed to cover costs. Anyone interested, contact Sandra on 0191 528 7107 or email picfrankie13@hotmail.co.uk

A craft class, including card making, meets in Middle Herrington Methodist Church in Crow Lane on Thursdays from 10am to noon. Beginners are welcome. On Wednesdays a knit and natter and patchwork group meets from 10am to noon. For more information, ring Mary on 0191 520 0835.

A sugarcraft and cake decorating class takes place in Middle Herrington Methodist Church, Crow Lane, every Tuesday from noon-2pm. Beginners are welcome to this very friendly session. Ring Carolyn on 0191 536 8353.