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Middle Herrington Methodist Church is holding its usual monthly coffee morning tomorrow from 10am-11.30am in aid of Christian Aid. Everyone is welcome to to go along for a friendly chat and a cuppa with scones and cake.

Holy Rosary Church, Farringdon, hosts a number of activities throughout the week including: Monday, sugar craft from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, contact Carolyn on 5368353 for more details; karate from 5pm- 6pm, contact Paula on 07906441778 for details. Tuesday, card making 7pm-9pm, contact Hazel on 07780116045 for more information; Salsa from 7pm-11pm, contact Colin on 07725402141. Wednesday: Slimming World, contact Angela on 07765920807; Sugar craft 7pm-9pm, contact Carolyn on 5368353. Thursday: Bushier jujitsu 6pm-7pm, contact Chris 07884424363.Friday, Saturday and Sunday is available for bookings such as children’s parties, weddings discos and baptisms. For more details about book the venue, ring 07976185179.

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.