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Lead Theft

Just as we were gong to press, news came through that thieves had stolen led from the church roof in Fenny Compton. The severe rain the following morning threatened the interior of the church but the roof was quickly covered.
Fenny Compton is not the only church in the area to have suffered this despicable act. Many in this district and in South Northamptonshire have suffered equally.
Insurance will cover some of the expense of replacement but probably not all of the costs. Insurers of churches are finding theft of lead an increasing problem and premiums will, no doubt, be rising further.
The Church, our oldest building, belongs to us all and it will need our help to cover these costs. If you have any inventive ideas to raise funds please contact The Chronicle comptonchronicle@yahoo.co.uk or the churchwardens, contact details in The Directory on the back page.

Rural Cinema

This month's film will be King of Thieves on Saturday 16th February at 4pm, doors open at 3:45pm, and there will be a second showing at 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm. Therefore, when booking please specify the time and number of seats required.
Please email cinema@fcvh.org.uk or text 07850 630 401 if you would like to reserve seats. The normal ticket price is still just £3. By joining our email list you have an opportunity to suggest and vote for your preferred films. See fcvhevents.blogspot.co.uk for full details.

Fenny In Flower

Welcome to Fenny in Flower Open Gardens and Village Show 2019
Friday June 21st (evening only) Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd 11.00-5pm

On the evening of Friday 21st June we are delighted to open the weekend with our very own version of Gardeners' Question Time. We have some excellent panellists to answer your horticultural queries, the ubiquitous village hall bar and of course a raffle. Tickets cost £5 and will be on sale nearer the time.

Saturday 22nd June sees the Open Garden and Front Garden Trail kick off proper, and this year we're mixing it up a bit and introducing the Village Show. Categories will be announced in the spring but rest assured there will be something for everyone to enter. Refreshments will be plentiful and there will be another raffle; food and tickets available from the village hall.

On Sunday 23rd the Open Gardens and Front Garden Trail will still be going strong, and the village hall will be serving a strawberry tea. Yum.

?A children's treasure hunt will take place on Saturday and Sunday, and each child who enters will win a prize.

For more information please visit https://fennyinflower.weebly.com/

Fenny Compton Church

Church Roof: If you would like to make a contribution towards the cost of the new church roof over the internet the Avon Dassett and Fenny Compton PCC has set up a mydonate website http://mydonate.bt.com/charities/stpeterstclarefennycompton.
There is also an account at http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stpeterstclare which you can join and they will gather contributions from companies with whom you do any internet shopping. This does not cost you anything at all.

Fenny Compton Methodist Church

Coffee Mornings: Coffee Mornings are held each Friday 10:15am-12noon with lots of fun upstairs for Mums and Toddlers. We would be pleased to see you at our Church services or Coffee Mornings - there is always a great welcome at the Chapel.

Messy Church

No current update.

Just a Bite

Just a Bite will be on Monday 24th February from 12 noon until 1:30pm in Fenny Compton Village Hall. A light lunch of homemade soup, roll and cheese costs £3.50 with tea, coffee and homemade cakes also available. Everyone welcome.

Fenny In Flower & Open Gardens 2019

Plans are already coming together to make this year's Fenny in Flower & Open Gardens a stupendous event. The weekend will start on Friday 21st June with our own version of Gardeners' Question Time in the Village Hall, followed by the Open Gardens weekend on Saturday 22nd/Sunday 23rd June.
This year will also see the launch of the Fenny In Flower Village Show on Saturday 22nd in the barn at Contone House on Bridge Street. The show will have several competitive classes for all ages to enter. We are also putting together a Treasure Hunt Trail for children. If you have young children and can help with the design and structure of the trail we would love to hear your ideas. Details of all events will come in the following months via The Compton Chronicle and the Fenny Compton Nextdoor pages.
As it is winter, we are doing the groundwork for what hopes to be a really enjoyable weekend. We are seeking volunteers to help make bunting, hanging baskets or flower planters, those who would like to grow plants for the planters or the plant sale or who would like to help us in any other way. If you think you will be able to help on the day as parking stewards or manning the plant stall for an hour for example, please contact Cherie on 770 101 or email cheriesls@me.com for more information .

The Dassett CofE Primary School

Bingo: The Friends of the Dassett School have organised a Bingo evening from 6pm on Friday 1st February. First Friends event of the year. Pizza and Bar. Come have a fun night and support your school.
New Headteacher: Suzanne Corry has been appointed headteacher.

The Village Violin School

The Village Violin School meets every Tuesday afternoon at Fenny Compton Village Hall and we welcome all string players.
There are three classes all of which are free of charge:
Beginners (violinists only) 3:30pm–4:10pm
Improvers 4:15pm–5:15pm
Seniors 5:30pm–6:30pm
The groups play a variety of string and chamber music whilst learning and developing technical skills led by professional violinist Veronique Matarasso. Some violins are available to borrow for learners. Please contact Veronique for details: 07899 927 642

Tots and Toddlers

We meet every Wednesday at Fenny Compton Village Hall 9:45am-11:45am. Come along and join in the fun. £2 entry and 50p for each additional child. Call Jodie 07880 435 648 or Ali 07884 444 981 for more details.


Hopefully, the children enjoyed the break and they are all back and raring to go. Our first fundraiser has taken place, the ever-popular Duck Race. The amount we raised was not available at the time of writing, but we will update in the next edition. Thank you as always to everybody involved who make these events possible, also to Steve Smith for the use of his field and the firemen who helped on the day too. Thank you to Carpenters Farm Shop for their donation of meat for the BBQ. A real community occasion!
Abacus is filling up fast, so if you have not registered or been to see us yet please come along and see us or give us a call, we look forward to seeing you.

Avon Dassett Gardening Club

No current updates.

Over 60s

In December members enjoyed a lovely Christmas Lunch at The Merrie Lion. There was no meeting in January. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th February in Fenny Compton Village Hall at 2:30pm when there will be a Bring and Buy Sale in aid of The Air Ambulance.
New Members are always welcome, an afternoon tea of sandwiches and homemade cakes will be available.

Fenny Compton & District WI

December seems a long time ago but before we begin our new year I would just like to thank the Village Violin School for making our Afternoon Tea such a brilliant event. We also had an enjoyable Christmas Party with Boddington WI.
We have a varied programme for the coming year of talks, learning new skills and activities, but all of them will include friendship and fun. Our first meeting of the year got off to a good start. Steven Bruce entertained us with a talk on ‘Buying and Selling at Auction' with many examples of the fashions in antiques and what to expect if we wanted to sell at auction.
Our next meeting is a Supper and Quiz to celebrate Chinese New Year. Deborah's quizzes are legendary so we are all looking forward to that.
The next couple of months include Mosaic Coaster making and our first tea and cakes afternoon will take place in April.
Our Craft Group continues to meet on Wednesday mornings with plenty of chat to accompany our work.
New members and visitors are always welcome at our meetings, a small charge of £5 is made for refreshments and a raffle ticket. Any further information can be obtained from our secretary Deborah Lea on 770 652.

Fenny Compton Scout Group

We begin 2019 with over 90 young people in our group and over 20 adults supporting the programme – we are one of the most successful groups in the district. Here is a brief overview of our activities:
Fenny Compton Beavers have recently enjoyed a Roald Dahl inspired evening, made armpit fudge, which has to be seen to be believed!. and are due to visit the police station and Pets at Home.
The Cub pack is now up to 21 members, which is fantastic! They have been putting their pioneering skills to the test, having built stretchers and a trebuchet. They have also been out and about on incident hikes, bowling, kayaking and sailing at the end of last year. There is a busy year ahead, with camps and events in the diary.
Prior to Christmas, each of the Scout Leaders led a different badge with the Scouts, choosing from the mechanic, DIY, chef, electronics, artist, and meteorologist awards. It was great to be able to offer a highly individualised programme for the young people. We are currently working on their rock-climbing activity badge. Scouts have been learning how to check equipment for safe use, necessary knots, as well as the art of belaying. They will be putting their skills to the test in February when we are off climbing for the day!
Explorers, aged 14½ -18 are continuing to grow as a section. They will be supporting the programme elsewhere in the group as part of the #YouthShapedScouting project. They are preparing activities on Chinese New Year for later this term, and Issy, Sam and Lily will be running further Join-in-Jamboree activities for the rest of the group – as part of their World Jamboree build-up to the summer.

The Compton Chronicle

Georgina Runnicles has moved on to pastures new. We wish her well and thank her for all the work she has done for The Chronicle over many years. We welcome to the team Jason Wise and Michele Gill who will be working on the Diary and Club News.
It would be helpful if articles and news of clubs and societies could be sent in by the 12th of the month. As I am sure you appreciate, it takes some time to pull the magazine together and any delay in sending in copy makes this more difficult. The printer also needs sufficient time to produce the magazine.
February sees both Valentine's Day and the Chinese New Year which will be celebrated in grand style in Birmingham. This year is the Year of the Pig and on the Children's Pages there is an explanation the characteristics and good traits of those born in the Year of the Pig.

The Village Hall

Village Hall Sign: The Village Hall needs to be more visible and the trustees are running a competition for the most innovative and striking design for a new sign at the front of the building. Please consider the practicalities and likely cost of your idea along with the other requirements. Note that this is not an art competition, ideas are wanted that can be implemented to improve the image of the Hall. There will be a small prize and a big "Thank you" for the idea chosen so please get thinking and send in your ideas by Thursday 28th February. You can submit by email to sec@fcvh.org.uk or through the letterbox at the front of the Hall.

Easy Fundraising: Another way to support the Hall is Easyfundraising. This gives the Hall a small payment whenever you shop online at certain retailers. There is no cost to you and there is even a browser add-on to remind you when the option is available. Just go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk and search for Fenny Compton Village Hall. Thank you.

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