Anything New?!

It’s only a couple of weeks to the Cilcain Show 2018!

If you have any unwanted gifts, toiletries or crafts you could donate to our Anything New stall, please could you contact Diane on 01352 740761.

Thank you!

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Cilcain for the NGS 2019 – would you like to take part?

Would you like to include your garden in next year’s Group Opening of the Cilcain Village Gardens under the National Garden Scheme?

Whether your garden is big or small, if you think it has quality, character and interest, why not share it for one day and help to raise vital funds?

The NGS is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in England & Wales.

Registration starts in mid August so please don’t delay.

If you are interested please phone Val Higgins on 01352 375385.

For information about the NGS visit their website:  www.ngs.org.uk

 

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‘Buddies’

Here in Cilcain we are very lucky to boast that we have our own resident sculptor, Nick Eames!
Having graduated with a degree in sculpture from Maidstone College of Art in 1982 (under the tutelage, amongst others, of Antony Gormley), Nick ran his own mould making, casting and restoration business in South London, before moving to Merseyside in 1991, where he worked from a city centre studio in Liverpool, as well as lecturing part-time in Fine Art and Sculpture at the Bolton Institute.
On deciding to relocate in 2002, Nick eventually settled in Cilcain with his wife Liz, and their two children, James and Lucy, after seeing and falling in love with the village and the surrounding countryside, and the children were enrolled into the local primary school, Ysgol-y-Foel.
Nick has been involved in the Old School Yard Community Garden conversion outside the village hall which has been taking place over the past year, and besides constructing the stone element of the fantastic bench in this garden, he has generously gifted one of his sculptures, ‘Buddies’, for this very special community space. 
When walking through the village on their way to visit St Mary’s Church or the millennium woods, the children of Ysgol-y-Foel are encouraged to ‘buddy up’, and this was the inspiration behind this work.
The sculpture bears the thumb prints of the staff and pupils who were present when James and Lucy were leaving the school and later, in 2016, extra thumb prints were added to represent the community (one of those is that of our much-missed David Johnson).
The sculpture was built in clay in Nick’s studio in Cilcain, and then moulded and cast in high alumina cement, thanks to a generous sponsorship from Hanson Cement of Padeswood.
It was finally installed in the Community Garden on Saturday 4th August 2018, by a team including Nick, Liz Eames, James and Lucy, Tim Johnson and Jon Bateson.
‘Buddies’ is a graceful and moving piece of sculpture which sits with a quiet presence in its space.
Thank you Nick, for this wonderful addition to our village.
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A thank you to Cilcain from the NGS!

Take a look at this lovely thank you notice from the local organisers of the National Garden Scheme!
The number of visitors (at over 322), and the amounts raised for the NGS & Village Hall Garden Conversion Scheme exceeded our expectations.
Hopefully, with a little bit of additional help and support, we will be able to achieve similar results next year and raise some more funds for worthwhile charities.

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Important Safety Notice

Please note this important information which has been passed on to me this afternoon:
There is a wasps’ nest on the corner of the Village Hall which must be dealt with to protect the public; this is especially important with the Summer Play Scheme currently taking place on the Waen Field. 
Flintshire County Council’s Pest Control will be coming along to deal with it after 2.00 pm on Monday when the Shop will be closed and the Play Scheme will be finished for the day.
PLEASE AVOID THE WAEN ON MONDAY AFTERNOON WHILE THIS WORK TAKES PLACE.  THANK YOU.
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Flintshire Summer Playscheme

Looking for something for the children to do in the summer holidays?

Annie and Abbie, play leaders for Flintshire Summer Playscheme, will be at the Waen Field in Cilcain (behind the Village Hall) every weekday from 10.30am – 12.30 pm, from July 23rd to 10th August.

There will be fun, games and competitions, face painting, treasure hunts, waterslides and much more!

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Yoga takes a holiday!

PLEASE NOTE!

There will be no yoga classes at the Hall now until Thursday August 30th, when it will be back to business as usual.

Enjoy your summer break, everyone!

 

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