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									      Your Local
                                                                                                   THRUSSINGTON LIFE
   Timber Merchant
    Welcome to Soar Valley Timber your number 1 local, friendly timber
 merchants. We provide a wide range of timber and associated products to
     tradesmen, contractors and the general public. We have our own
 collection centre The Wood Shop on site at our head office in Sileby. We
 are open 6 days a week, for your convenience, with extensive parking, or
     why not exploit our free, reliable delivery service around the East
 Midlands. We also have 2 other local branches in Melton and in Stamford.

          Softwoods & Hardwoods
           Sheet Materials, MDF’s                       Sawing, Planing
            Skirting, Architrave &                 Onsite VAC/VAC Treatment
                Windowboard                                 Tanalising
        Fencing, Decking & Flooring                      Free Estimation
             Windows & Doors                       Free onsite survey for roof
       Ironmongery, Tools & Fixings                      trusses & stairs
       Trusses & Engineered Beams                   Bespoke Joinery Services
             Stairs & Stair Parts                            Delivery
            FSC & PEFC Timbers

           Sileby                    The Wood Shop                 Rear of Garden Centre,
 Unit 4, Manor Drive, Sileby,   Unit 3, Manor Drive, Sileby,   Casterton Hill, Nr Stamford, PE9
     Leicester, LE12 7RZ            Leicester, LE12 7RZ               T: 01780 765764

                                                                                                         NOVEMBER 2008
                                                                      F: 01780 765766
       T:01509 814104               T:01509 813886                         Melton
       F:01509 814204               F:01509 816688               Unit 5, Digby Drive, Melton E:woodshop@soarvalleytimber.         Mowbray, LE12 0RQ
                                                                      T: 01664 560400
                                                       F: 01664 560441
                 Trust Your Local
          Plumbing Expert To Deal With It!
 Wilkinson             Heating and Plumbing Engineers
       For all your domestic plumbing & central heating services

Full Bathroom Installations
Central Heating Installations
Boiler / Combi Changes
Friendly Professional Service
Leicestershire & Nottinghamshire
                         Tel: 01664 562005
                              Fax: 01664 562004

54 Snow Hill Industrial Estate, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 1PH
                                                             Thrussington Life
   PARKERS                                                                 Volume 16 11-08

MOTOR SERVICES                                                        November 2008
  Fosseway Roundabout       52 Wanlip Road, Syston
                                                              Liam Tailby - 8 Back Lane. Tel: 424603
         PETROL / SPARES/ ACCESSORIES                    Michael Patterson - 44 Old Gate Road. Tel: 424471
            Telephone: 0116 260 0625                             Email:

  PETROL: 6.30am – 11.00pm Monday – Saturday            Website:
          7.30am – 11.00pm Sunday
   PARTS: 6.30am – 8.00pm Monday – Friday                            Reg Morgan - Tel: 424540
          8.00am – 7.30pm Saturday & Sunday
           **Tyres at Super Discounts**                             Mike Harrison - Tel: 424527
                 **MOT Testing**

**Dedicated website for camping & leisure products at           Thrussington Life is a free magazine
  **                       supported by advertising and the Parish Council
                                                                 and delivered to over two hundred
              **Servicing & Repairs**                             local households by volunteers –
                                                                   to whom we are always grateful
            **Air-Con Service Centre**

           Workshop open 8.00a.m – 6.00pm               The views expressed in this magazine, and contents of
                  Monday – Friday                       contributions, are those of the contributors and do not
              Telephone: 0116 264 5930                      necessarily represent the views of the Editors.

                          A Note from the Editors                                                              List Of Thrussington Promises
Crunch – what crunch?
                                                                                          One Cash donation of £2
Aren’t we fortunate to be living in Thrussington? According to the Parish Plan we
                                                                                          From Cathie Needham.
have a 3% crime rate compared with the national average of 24% of people who
have been victims of crime in the last twelve months. Only one in ten villagers           13 Estelle House Melton Road Thurmaston.
felt unsafe in any part of the village, and there is little vandalism. A glance at our
‘Dates for Your Diary’ will remind you of how much is going on here each month.           A Birthday Cake
Perhaps this is why, if you check on the informative website,          Jayne Montgomery Stuart
you will find that house prices in Thrussington have fallen much less than the            The Hollies 1 Seagrave Road Thrussington.
national average. From November 2007 to September 2008 the average fall was
2.9%, and bigger four-bedroom houses actually rose in value. Smaller one-                 An evening’s babysitting
bedroom houses fell the most, but even these rose a whopping 33% from Au-                 Jo Johnston
gust to September of this year. Yes, we are lucky, but let us not be complacent.
                                                                                          28 Church Lane Thrussington.
Let’s keep our village the kind of place where people will continue to want to live.
Let’s pick up litter (yes, that includes you dog-owners), support local initiatives,
                                                                                          3 course dinner for two delivered to your door
and give a friendly smile to people you meet on the street. Who knows? You
may want to sell them your house one day.                                                 Liz Iliffe
                                                                                          22 Church Lane Thrussington
           Average House Prices in Thrussington, Leicestershire
                                Nov 2007             Sep 2008                             A piece of contemporary artwork based on your garden
                                 £272,000             £264,000      -2.9%
                                                                                          Jemma Bagley
                                                                                          Charnwood Arts

                                                                                          A pair of hand knitted wool socks. Knitted to your requirements. Choice of
 beds                           Aug 2008             Sep 2008
                                                                                          colours and weight of wool
   1                              £54,000              £72,000    +33.3%                  Mary Leeson      Reserve price £10.

   2                             £152,000             £158,000     +3.9%                  Story Telling and Games for a children’s party
   3                             £210,000             £210,000
                                                                                          Samantha Heselton      Reserve price ₤15.00

   4                             £362,000             £393,000     +8.6%                  A custom written haiku poem. For your loved one? A special occasion?
                                                                                          Steve Carroll   £2
Michael.                                                                                  A golf lesson
                                                                                          Ian Procter -Blain
Please remember we want to hear from you with your views and thoughts on village
                                                                                          A dinner for two people
life. The magazine cannot thrive without your input.
                                                                                          The Star pub
I am organising a Poker Evening to raise funds for Thrussington Primary school PTFA
on Saturday 22nd November. All are invited whether beginners or old pro’s, tickets are    Two hour lesson on Bridge and/or German and/or Beginner;’s Spanish
£10 from myself or The Star.                                                              Michael Patterson
We are also looking to run a raffle during the event and are looking for kind donations
for this, if you can donate a bottle, box of chocolates or anything else please contact

Liam (424603).
                 OTHER VILLAGE NEWS CONT’D
                                                                                                                      ARE YOU FEELING TIRED OR STRESSED?
              …..STOP press Stop press…..                                                                           WOULD YOU LIKE TO FEEL RELAXED
AUCTION OF PROMISES…..fancy not having to cook for an evening or                                                       AND MORE CONFIDENT?
need your car washing or even desperate for a baby sitter then look no
further…..                                                                              Tranquil Therapies based in Old Dalby offer a range of complementary therapies in
 So that we are able to develop more Arts related festivals, workshops and             comfortable, relaxed surroundings:-
performances in Thrussington, an Auction of Promises has been devised to help
raise money for Thrussington Parish Plan group.                                                 × Reiki                                                      × Reflexology
                                                                                                × Indian Head Massage                                       ×  Hopi Ear Candles
 The following pledges have been made by local people and people who participated               × Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)                          × Crystal Healing
in the ‘Legend of the Odd Sock Monster’ project. If you would like to help raise
money for the Arts in Thrussington and the Parish Plan group then please place your                 For further information or to discuss your individual requirements
bids in a sealed envelope and then drop them in the box provided at The Star. Some                                        contact Gill Riley on:-
pledges have reserve prices, these being the lowest amount the donator thinks the
pledge is worth.                                                                                                     Telephone: 07804 708171
All of the money raised will go to Thrussington parish plan group. The money will                            E-mail:
help to fund further art projects for the village. Charnwood Arts will again help to                          Website:
coordinate the work and secure the extra funding needed.
                                                                                        Member of the Association of Reflexologists, British Register of Complementary
Deadline for your pledges is Friday 21st November.                                      Practitioners, NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners and
How to bid (you just need a piece of paper and an envelope that can be sealed)               Certified Practitioner of the Association of Meridian Energy Therapies.
   ensure your name and contact details are included
   which pledge you are bidding for
   the amount that you wish to bid for
   hand your bids in at The Star by 21st November 2008.
                                                                                                                             Established 1908
Shortly after the 21st November you will be contacted by Gemma Bagley from
Charnwood Arts and notified if you have been successful in your bid.                          ALBERT FRENCH & SON
Thank you for your interest and support.                                                                  Plumbing and Heating Engineers
Happy bidding.
                                                                                             2 BROOK STREET, REARSBY, LEICESTER LE7 4YA
                                                                                                                  Telephone: 01664 424226
A number of villagers have brought the following scam to our attention
- it has been confirmed by Royal Mail. The Trading Standards Office are
making people aware of it:
                                                                                         Computer                      Have you thought of buying a computer or
                                                                                                                         laptop but don't know where to start?
A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel
                                                                                         Training                 Would you like your home computer to be wireless?
Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel
and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a premium rate                        and                 Would you like to learn more about the Internet or increase your
                                                                                                                      existing knowledge of windows packages?
number). DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating
from Belize .                                                                            Advice                   We provide advice and training in the comfort of your
                                                                                                                     home and adjust it to your pace of learning.

If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you
                                                                                          For further information please phone 01664 840658 or email:
will already have been billed £15 for the phone call.

                                                                   OTHER VILLAGE NEWS
                                                        AFFORDABLE HOUSING SURVEY – REMINDER
                                           If you have not completed and returned the survey which was delivered to you last
                                           month, there is still time to do so.
                                           Richard Windley, the Rural Housing Enabler, has reported a reasonable response, so
                                           far, but more replies are needed to give an accurate picture of the housing needs of
                                           this village.
                                           PLEASE, if you have not completed your survey, do so now! If you have mislaid/lost
                                           the survey, please contact me for another – I have a limited number of spare copies.
                                           Even if you do not need affordable housing, please complete and return the
                                           questionnaire – it will help with the statistics!
TINA BELDERBOS                             Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation!
                                           Janet Heath
                                           Clerk to Thrussington Parish Council
Celebration Cakes                          01664 424454
                                           October 2008
                                           Marshalling Leicester Marathon
36, Ratcliffe Road, Thrussington, Leics.
    Telephone: 01664 424853                In its second revival year, competitors in the full 26.2 mile Leicester Marathon ran, jogged or
                                           walked through the village on Sunday 19th October. The weather was cool, bright and breezy.

                                           At 9.00am, the local volunteer marshals, namely Linda and Steve Watson, James Richmond,
                                           Mike and Maggie Harrison joined local organiser David Collingham and a slightly bemused
                                           John Kearns who had been recruited only 20 minutes earlier, for our marshals’ briefing on the
                                           village green. Day glow jackets, emergency thermal blankets for runners in distress and
                                           contact details in case of emergency were issued. We then dispersed to our control points on
                                           the route: the river bridge, Rearsby Road and Ratcliffe Road towards Ratcliffe.

                                           The first runner appeared just after 10.30am and was well received by continuous applause
                                           from the many well-wishers from the village who had turned out in support of this charity
                                           event. A steady flow of athletes then followed, a precursor to the more amateur runners who
                                           were then to pass through in various stages of exhaustion, the thirteen mile halfway mark
                                           being on Ratcliffe Road. The runners were in good heart for the most part, including Kerry
                                           Dunkley who ran past us carrying a 26 kilogram sack of cement on his back! Light hearted
                                           banter seemed to raise the spirits of the runners, who were most polite in acknowledging our
                                           efforts as marshals and the supporters lining the route.

                                           At noon, the last runner having passed by, the village returned to its habitual peace, the
                                           marshals having retreated to the Blue Lion for refreshment. A repeat Marathon is promised
                                           for next year – watch this space.

                                           Mike Harrison

                                                                              THRUSSINGTON C OF E (AIDED) PRIMARY SCHOOL PTFA
                      PARISH COUNCIL NEWS                                                        PRESENT...

1.   Parking                                                                                   FOR COMPLETE
      In last month’s magazine there was an item on parking in the                             BEGINNERS TO
      village. This is a thorny and perennial problem for this village,                          SEASONED
      which was built long before the invention of the combustion                                PLAYERS...
      engine. The article gave excellent information on the parking
      rules from the Highway Code, and, if these rules were obeyed,
      there would be fewer parking problems in the village. However,
      the Parish Council does not believe that painting double yellow
      lines in strategic places would be helpful to residents or visitors.
                                                                             A FUN POKER EVENING
      Think about it! If the main thoroughfares of the village had            SATURDAY 22ND NOVEMBER
      double yellow lines all down one side, many residents would                    7.30PM ARRIVAL FOR 8PM START
      have nowhere to park; and visitors – much needed for                        UPSTAIRS FUNCTION ROOM, THE STAR
      business at the Star and Gingers – would be deterred from
      coming here. And where WOULD those without driveways                                  £10 PER TICKET
      park? There is no spare land in the village for a public car                            INCLUDES:
      park, so this village, once so welcoming, would suddenly                ENTRY, EXPERT POKER TUITION, GAME CHIPS &
      become isolated and insular. That, surely, is not what
                                                                              A BUCKET OF CHIPS TO EAT AT THE INTERVAL.
      Thrussington wants, or needs?
                                                                                            PLAY FROM 8 - 11PM
2.   Ball Games on the Green
                                                                                 ALSO A ‘CHIP SHOP’ WILL BE AVAILABLE TO
      The Youth page last month asked how people feel about the no
                                                                                   PURCHASE ADDITIONAL POKER CHIPS
      ball games rule on the Green. The No Ball Games on the
                                                                                   WITH UNLIMITED RE-BUY UNTIL 9PM.
      Green rule is a Parish Bye-law, established for very good
      safety reasons. The Green is surrounded on three sides by
                                                                             THE PERSON WITH THE MOST CHIPS AT 11PM WILL BE
      roads and if ball games were allowed, accidents could occur
                                                                                  PRESENTED WITH THE WINNERS TROPHY.
      from people (usually children) running into the road in pursuit of
      a ball and colliding with on-coming traffic. Balls can also cause              FOR TICKETS PLEASE CONTACT EITHER:
      damage to property – as has happened (car and house                                  THE STAR - 01664 424220, OR
                                                                                      LIAM TAILBY - 01664 424603 / 07989 561373
      windows smashed) and balls bounced against walls constitute
                                                                                        EMAIL: LIAMTAILBY@LINEONE.NET
      a nuisance to nearby residents.
      The Parish Council would be failing in their duty of care to the           THERE IS A MAXIMUM OF 50 PLACES AVAILABLE
      community if they permitted such a practice on the Green and                       PRE-BOOKED TICKETS ONLY.
      for this reason this Bye-Law was passed many years ago.
                                                                              SMART DRESS IS
      (perhaps a play area for the children/youth of the village would be     OPTIONAL...BUT
      nice! - Ed)                                                              WOULD LOOK
              VILLAGE HALL NEWS                               BLUE LION                                       Thrussington
                                                                       CAMRA VILLAGE PUB OF THE YEAR 2006
PRESENT IN ASSOCIATION WITH CENTRE SCREEN PRODUCTIONS                                    Beer garden and patio
                                                                                         Lunches and Evening Meals
                                                                                         Closed Wednesday Lunchtime

                                                                Telephone: BOB and MANDY                                  01664 424266

                                                                          METRO WINES
                                                              1286 Melton Road, Syston, Leicester. Tel: 0116 2602388 Fax: 0116 260 0868
                                                               WINES AND SPIRITS SPECIALIST – LARGE PARTY ORDERS
                                                                        CATERED FOR, FREE GLASS LOAN
                                                                        AVAILABLE ON SALE OR RETURN
                                                                      LARGE CUSTOMER CARPARK AT REAR OF SHOP
                                                                                OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
                                                                    Monday-Saturday 9.00-6.00pm Sunday 12.00-2.00pm

                                                                                                 Established 1899

         BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID                                                   K. BAILEY
                  IN THE VILLAGE HALL ON                                            High-Class Family Butchers
             Saturday November 15th at 7.30pm
   TICKETS ON THE DOOR £3.00 EACH Adults, Children £2.00                     Pork Pies, Sausages, Home-Made Specialities
               Bring your own wine and nibbles                                            And Cooked Meats
                   Tea and Coffee available                                      Visits Thrussington Tuesdays & Fridays
              Bring your own cushion if you want.                           Asfordby, Melton Mowbray, Leicecester. LE14 3SA
                                                                                        Telephone: 01664 812205
                                 Who killed Bjorn Agen?
                             Only those attending The Mama
                             Mia Murder Mystery Show in the
                                                                                     RICH & CARR
                                     Village Hall on                           1172 Melton Road, Syston, Leicester LE7 2HB
                               Saturday, 8th November, at                      Telephone: 0116 2426053 – Fax: 0166 2640655
                                7.30 pm will ever find out.                    e-mail:
                                Pre-booking essential with               Branches at Birstall, Blaby, Oadby, Syston and Leicester.
                               Michael Patterson on 01664
                                       424471 or                                             Mrs. Nicola Smith LLB
                                                                              Solicitor Personal Injury Law at the Leicester Office
                                                                                                         THRUSSINGTON VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE
         THRUSSINGTON VILLAGE                                                                                             BILL BROOKMANS

                 HALL                                                                                     CINDERELLA IN A SUITCASE
                                                                                                                           A puppet panto.

                                      Offers an excellent dance floor,                       Music, magic, songs and jokes – in an exquisite and beautiful re-telling of
                                                                                                          this story, but full of originality and invention.
                                      newly refitted kitchen and
                                      ample car parking.                                                        TUESDAY 2ND DECEMBER AT 6PM
                                                                                             Those who can to Jack and the Beanstalk 2 years ago will remember this
                                                                                            panto that included all the children and had all the adults in tucks of laughter
                                                                                                                     as well. Highly recommended.
  Available for Private Functions and Wedding Receptions
                                                                                                         Tickets £5 adults, £3 children from Bev Kearns
                                                                                                                         or on the door.
     For full details, availability and all general enquiries contact the
           Bookings Secretary, Mrs Beverley Kearns on 424430                                          THRUSSINGTON VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE
                                                                                             PRESENT IN ASSOCIATION WITH CENTRE SCREEN PRODUCTIONS

                         HAIR & BEAUTY STUDIO
                      40, The Green, Thrussington. ( 01664 424802
 Specialising in all aspects of hairdressing including long hair, styling and putting up.
        Multi-colour effects achieved using the latest techniques and products.
                         Wella and Paul Mitchell approved salon.
Beauty services include waxing, manicures, pedicures, facials, back massage, full body
                           massage and Indian head massage.
   Our new vertical sun-tanning unit provides tanning in easy 10 minute sessions.                         The original 1946 film remastered in 2007
                                                                                                           Guaranteed to make you cry and laugh.
                              EAR PIERCING - £15.00
                              All this and much, much more!                                                      IN THE VILLAGE HALL ON
                                                                                                             Saturday December 6th at 7.30pm
                             *Look out for special offers*
                                                                                                  TICKETS ON THE DOOR £3.00 EACH Adults, Children £2.00
  WHY NOT DROP INTO THE SALON FOR A LEAFLET OR TELE-                                                          Bring your own wine and nibbles
                PHONE US ON 01664 424802                                                                          Tea and Coffee available
                                                                                                             Bring your own cushion if you want.
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           R.H.Ball & Company                                                                         Just 4 Fun
              Accountants & Tax Consultants                                            The answers to the October Issue were 1. sterling; 2. Seoul; 3. fusion; 4.
                                                                                       shunting; 5. ringtone; 6. hustler; 7. gluten; 8. trout fishing; 9. stern; 10.
               • Full Accountancy service whether you are a                              littering; 11. ghost; 12. hugo; 13. trifle; 14. strings; 15. silent night
                 Sole Trader or a Business with Employees
               • Self Assessment Returns                                                    With the US elections taking place in November, this month’s quiz is
               • Free initial consultation                                                  simply a matter of re-arranging the following anagrams to form past
               • Free on-site parking                                                                   Presidents of the United States of America.
               • Friendly approach
                                                                                      1.      L.N.TONIC
                                                                                      2.      IN NO X
         Tel: 0116 2697222              
                                                                                      3.      NOISE, WHERE?
                                                                                      4.      OVER OH!
              Braemar Court, 1317 Melton Road Syston
                                                                                      5.      DICE LOGO
                                                                                      6.      EAR NAG
                                                                                      7.      LOVER’S TOE
                                                                                      8.      OWL SIN
          Your local Pharmacist says:                                                 9.      MY NICKLE
“Tired Of Queuing For Your Prescriptions?”                                            10.     ARM NUT
                                                                                      11.     T.R. RACE
Join our Free Prescription Collection Service and let us relieve you of the monthly   12.     HUBS
or bi-monthly headache of ordering your regular, repeat medicines from your GP at
                     East Goscote or at Syston Health Centre
                                                                                               ANSWERS IN NEXT MONTH’S THRUSSINGTON LIFE
            * Free parking at East Goscote shopping precinct.

            * Avoid parking charges at Syston Health Centre.
                                                                                                               News hot off the press…
                                                                                      Thrussington Mill Bridge
            * We can liaise between you, your carer, or your relative                 The latest information from Paul Wilcox at Charnwood Countryside
              and the GP to sort out medication problems.                             Services regarding the bridge is as follows:

Remember to qualify for your personalised Prescription Collection service you must    "I am pleased to say that I have secured funding for the replacement of the said
              register with us. Ask for details at the Pharmacy                       bridge. I am awaiting some further quotations and specifications from contractors,
                                                                                      but I would hope that the work will be carried out this financial year. Obviously
   East Goscote Pharmacy, 10, Merchants Common                                        with such a complicated project, problems can arise but all being well, the route
                                                                                      should be open again soon."
          East Goscote Tel: 0116 2606734
                                       8                                                                                25
              Parishes of Rearsby & Thrussington with
                    Ratcliffe and Queniborough


2nd November         9.30 am          11.00 am    6.30pm        9.00 am
                                       Parish    “Songs of     Said Comn
 ALL SAINTS      Family Service*     Communion    Praise”
                                                                11.00 am
                                                             Children’s Service

9th November         9.30 am          11.00 am    6.30 pm       11.00 am
                       Parish          Parish     Evening        Parish
REMEMBRANCE         Communion        Communion     Prayer      Communion
    DAY         11.00 am The Green

16th November       9.30 am           11.00 am                 11.00 am
  2nd before          Holy             Parish                Family Service
   ADVENT        Communion BCP       Communion
23rd November       9.30 am           11.00 am    6.30 pm       11.00 am
 CHRIST THE          Parish            All Age      Holy         Parish
     KING          Communion          Worship    Communion     Communion                                 THE BEST START IN LIFE
30th November

                     10.30 am
                Joint Syston Team
                                                                                                                FOR YOUR CHILD
                      Service                                                            Come and see the difference Montessori can make for your child.
                    Village Hall                                                  Let them become well balanced and confident by learning the Montessori way.
                                                                                          Practical Life Sensorial Mathematics Language Cultural
Thrussington                                                                       BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL AND HOLIDAY CARE ALSO PROVIDED
* Family Services on the first Sunday in the month are non-communion.
                                                                                             Fun activities and trips out for children of 4 years and over
  Everyone is invited to come - join with us in a cup of coffee after the
                                                                                     Over 95% of new parents who visit our nurseries book a place for their children.
  service.                                                                        So we urge you to visit us before deciding on the most appropriate nursery care for your
                                                                                         child. We are confident that you and your children will be happy with us.
9th November - Remembrance Day Services
                                                                                            ANSTEY                                        GLENFIELD
For Church bookings please contact:                                                     0116 236 5353                                    0116 232 1319
Reg Morgan 424540 or Rev Lorna Brabin-Smith 424962
                                                                                        WHETSTONE                                         COALVILLE
                                                                                        0116 286 7761                                     01530 815888
                                                                                                  LEICESTER FOREST EAST
                                                                                                               0116 239 4912
                                                                                                           A Word from the Vicar
Derek and Jane Holloway have decided to hang up the haggis so to
speak and hand over the Burns Night to others from January onwards
and we would like to thank them both for the hours of hard work they
                                                                              The Autumn leaves are turning
have put into this fabulous event.                                            Autumn is a time for remembering and for giving thanks.

 They have raised money for the Oncology unit at the LRI, Dove House          But what if, when your mind turns back to the past, you find it full of regret
Hospice and our own village church over the years and I know that             rather than thanksgiving? What if your mind keeps turning over what you might
although they are retiring they will be joining in to ‘Reel’ along with the   have said, what you wish you’d done. What if you grieve for what you did say
                                                                              or do, and now wish so much that you hadn’t. You could have done things
rest of us.
                                                                              differently: the chance was there - but you did not take it.
Anyone wanting to book tickets can call the numbers below – but
                                                                              The song from the soundtrack from the Thomas Crown Affair expresses that
please book early as this event is always a sell out.                         sense of regret very well: ‘Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel,
                                                                              never ending or beginning, on an ever spinning wheel. As the images unwind,

Burns Night                                                                   like the circles that you find, in the windmills of your mind.’

                                                                              It’s an autumn song, full of a deep sense of melancholy and regret. Although
Saturday 24th January 2009                                                    regret in itself may not be a bad thing, for some it becomes so all-pervading
7.00pm                                                                        that it spoils the present and blights the future. And for some the apprehension
Thrussington Village Hall                                                     of living with regret tomorrow makes arriving at a decision today very difficult,
                                                                              sometimes impossible.
 Scottish Dancing to Reel Easy with Haggis, Neeps, Tatties, &                 We know what to do about guilt - we can seek forgiveness and reconciliation.
Scotch                                                                        But what should we do about regret? It’s not necessarily that we said or did
                                                                              something wrong - just that we wish it had been different. But maybe we can
£15.00                                                                        learn to let our regrets go, and to learn from them. Maybe we can use the
                                                                              experience to make better decisions in the future, and maybe we can discover
Tickets from: Jayne 424599, Jo 424193 & Liz 420199                            that something good can come from the most unlikely situations.

                                                                              So perhaps the image of falling leaves is helpful. Leaves turn colour because
                                                                              trees put into them the toxins they don’t need, and because they withdraw from
                                                                              them the healthy chemicals they do need. And then they let them go. They fall
            DEREK A. BURNHAM                                                  to the ground - but they’re not wasted. The fallen leaves of autumn decompose,
                                                                              they turn into compost and release nutrients to feed the tree next year. And
                         SOLICITOR                                            soon it will be springtime again.
    If you require a professional but friendly legal service
          Please contact by telephone: 01664 424517                           Rev’d Lorna
                       Or by writing to:
        2A Fernley Rise, Thrussington, Leics. LE7 4UA                         PS I’ve only had one phone call about MOT’s - but a spiritual MOT isn’t a bad
        to arrange a mutually convenient appointment

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                                 CHURCH NEWS                                                         The Odd Sock Monster Of Thrussington Project
                                                                                                               Ever wondered where all of your odd socks go?
                        CHURCHWARDEN’S NOTES
                                                                                       Charnwood Arts and Thrussington parish plan group worked over summer 2008 with local residents and school
The year moves on… the church has its own seasons. We are just moving                 children to write a modern monster legend for Thrussington. The Rural Community Council had advised the
from the long mid-season of Trinity into Advent , the last before Christmas.          Parish plan group to develop more arts activities in the village.
Advent Sunday being on the 30th November and so into the Carol season. You
                                                                                       The project started in Thrussington primary school in July. Recycling artist Clare Bull spent two days in school.
will note from the Services page, that Ratcliffe have an Advent Carol Service         She gave a talk about recycling and using weaving techniques, and using other materials and scrap items the
on that Sunday at 6.00pm.                                                             children made a sock collecting bag for the Odd Sock Monster.
       You will also probably note that earlier that day at 10.30 am
                                                                                       Knitter Mary Leeson ran a knitting workshop and members of Thrussington village history group gave an
Thrussington are hosting the Joint Team Service. This is usually attended by
                                                                                      assembly about the history of the cottage industries of knitting in the village. The aim was to teach children basic
some 150/160 people, from all the parishes in the Team, too many to fit into the      knitting skills and give them an idea of how knitting and textiles was an important local industry. Mary Leeson
church, but rather than miss Thrussington’s “turn” it was felt that maybe the         has offered to run a knitting club at Thrussington C of E school as she is determined to pass on her skills to the
Village Hall (with its catering facilities) would be a better venue ? It will be an   next generation. About the project Mary said, “I learnt to knit as a child and I am aware that nowadays knitting
interesting Logistical exercise !!!!                                                  and other textile skills are being picked up by fewer young people.”
       Last month at our Deanery meeting we heard Bishop Tim’s thoughts               During the first two weeks of the summer holidays Charnwood Arts ran a free holiday project for local residents
after being at the Lambeth Conference. The media expected debates,                    and children who attend Thrussington Primary School. The sessions were held at Thrussington Village Hall and
arguments, splits in the Anglican Communion resulting from controversies              were designed to create a written legend of the Odd Sock Monster and put flesh on his bones by making a
between American and African Bishops etc. But it wasn’t like that; there was          monster prop that could be used for a performance.
more discussion, listening to the other point of view and realising how our            Over six days local residents worked with Prop maker Elsa Bua, textile artist Donya Coward, writer Lindsey
actions could affect other people, other nations on the other side of the world.      Warnes Carroll and Charnwood Arts dance coach Jo Mee. Participants designed the monster, worked out his
Do not necessarily give up your own view but understand the others. He told           characteristics and features, how he moved and sounded and why on earth he needed all those socks!
stories of the African Bishop whose transport (an old van) broke down in
                                                                                      New skills were learnt and shared between the participants, artists and volunteers working on the project,
terrorist country side and walked the 30 miles to his parish; another priest who      amongst which, metres of finger knitting was produced. The monster grew very large and fat, we had to put him
had not been paid for two years, and one who could hardly afford the fare             on a diet to get him out of the village hall and up the stairs of The Star pub for the event on the 27th September.
home ! - and we think we have problems ?
           But they had faith and they survive. There are a lot of problems in the     Lindsey Warnes Carroll visited the school again and rehearsed two groups of children to help perform the
                                                                                      legend. The actual monster himself was revealed during the performance to gasps from the crowd. Performance
financial markets, talk of recession world wide and in this country but we must       poet Steve Carroll followed this with some of his own poetry including pieces written about his own childhood
have faith and move forward.                                                          and a topical piece about conkers which involved the audience shouting out CONKERS and BONKERS. At the
                            Dates for your Diary                                      event the Village Green was host to a Punch and Judy stall and puppet making workshops provided by Roger
                                                                                      the puppet man. Members of the band Khaotic-us? Supplied wandering music and performed a set before the
                A Concert in church with the Cantamici Choir
                                                                                      two renditions of the Odd Sock Monster performances.
         Saturday 29th November at 7.30pm Tickets £8.00 incl. buffet
                 The Annual Christmas Market in the village Hall                       We intended that the Odd Sock Monster project would mark the start of the development of an annual arts
                  Saturday 6th December 10.00 – 12.30am                               festival for Thrussington and the surrounding area as a focus for work with rural communities. Developments of
                                                                                      this initiative will create more legends for other villages and develop other performance based work.
All these occasions are hopefully to raise much needed funds for the church           The Legend of the Odd Sock Monster is available is available in two versions, one for performance and one to
but also to enjoy ourselves, so please come along.                                    be read out loud, they are both available by email from
       Remembrance Day Service will, as usual, be held on the Green at
10.45/11.00 am Sunday 9th November.                                                   I would like to thank the Thrussington residents, Thrussington primary school, Thrussington Life village
                                                                                      magazine and all of the volunteers and sessional workers who made this project such a success. With special
        “Fear knocked at the door, Faith answered – no one was there!”                mention to Samantha Heselton, Mary Leeson and Tahlita Sinfield.
God bless,
Reg Morgan - Churchwarden                                                                     The project was funded by Charnwood Arts and The Rural Community Council.
9, Back Lane ( 01664 424 540 )

                               Forthcoming Events Not to be missed
Rearsby Gift Fair
To be held in Thrussington Village Hall on Saturday November 1st from
                                                                                                 Reginald L Morgan
11 - 4pm. An opportunity to buy presents and cards for all the family                           Chartered Certified Accountants
(including the dog) and friends. Refreshments will be available all day and          A complete Financial Service for all company businesses
admission is 50p. Proceeds are for Rearsby church.                                              Tax Advice for Self Assessment
Asere Cuban Band
Saturday 1st November , 7.30pm in the village hall. Tickets £7.50 from Bev               12, Church Lane, Thrussington, Leics. LE7 4TE
Kearns or The Blue Lion.                                                                  Telephone: 01664 424140 Fax: 01664 424119
Fireworks Extravaganza - Belvoir Castle                                                       e-mail:
Saturday 8th November £10 for a family tickets. Gates open at 5.30pm,
bonfire lit at 7.30 and fireworks from 8pm. All proceeds to LOROS. For
tickets telephone LOROS on 0116 2318484                                                YVONNE’S ALTERATIONS
Fun Poker Evening                                                                              *LADIES’ & GENTLEMEN’S CLOTHING
Thrussington School PTFA are presenting the above event on Saturday 22nd                         *WEDDING & EVENING GOWNS
November in the “Star Pub” Upstairs Function Room, arrival 7.30 for playing                       *CURTAINS MADE TO ORDER
from 8.00 – 11.00pm. Admission £10 per ticket which includes entry,
expert poker tuition, game chips and also a portion of chips to eat at the                       Collection & Delivery Service
interval. For tickets please contact “The Star” 424220 or Liam Tailby 424603.
Items donated for the raffle would be kindly received.                                                Telephone: 0116 2640648

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                         Village Clubs and Societies
                                     Thursday 27th November
                                       7.45 pm Village Hall
                                      Leicestershire Murders
                         While we may seem relatively crime-free today, our county has had
                    its share of notorious murders through the ages. Come along and hear
        David Bell recount tales of violence and mystery. Non-members welcome (Fee £1)

Also, here is an early notice of our annual party, to be held on Wednesday 28th January.
Numbers are limited, so get your request for tickets (£4 to members and £6 to non-
members) in early. We have decided on our theme, but this, and other details, will be
revealed later.
For further information contact :
Ian Procter-Blain (Secretary), Tel. 424060

                                          Yoga Class
There has been a yoga class in Thrussington village hall on Monday evenings 7.30 - 9pm for over
10 years. Ages vary from 16 - 75 or over. You have to be able to lie on the floor and get up from
the floor. Health problems can be catered for as long as the tutor knows of them.
The 1st lesson is free, after that :
Pay for the full or 1/2 term = number of weeks x £5, alternatively,
Pay each time you attend = £5.50 per session.
There are alternative venues at 7:30 - 9pm:
Tuesday - Gaddesby village hall
Wednesday - Samworth Centre, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray.
Why Yoga?
Most people come to yoga as one way to keep fit, but to really benefit you have to do 20 mins a
day. Its more than exercise, it requires concentration and involves movements and                               Cream                               Yogurt
coordination with your breath. It is the oldest system of personal development in the world,
encompassing the body, mind and spirit, though it has been adapted for the West and
modern life.
A class consists of warming up movements, breathing techniques, postures and their
preparatory movements, postures can be lying, kneeling, sitting, standing and balances. It tones up
the body, makes you more flexible and helps to prevent osteoporosis. You only take a                                      Dairy Products
posture as far as your body will let you, you do not push yourself into going further, you relax into the
posture. Hatha Yoga is done slowly, which is the type I teach, there are many different styles these        THE REARSBY HERD OF PEDIGREE FRIESIANS
For further details please contact me on 01664 424487 or                                   Thrussington Leicester Telephone: 01664 424772
Barbara Jackson.

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       Village Clubs and Societies (continued)                                                                                    Youth Page
                 The W.I met on October 9th for an evening of Games, Fun                                                      Embarrassing Parents
                 and Food. After wrestling with some teasing quizzes we were
                 entertained by the committee to a buffet supper.                             They all seem to think that they are young and hip and why should we
                 Members signed up for an outing to the Little Theatre on                    have to tell them any differently. Now most of us can manage to bear our
                 January 19th to see 'Funny Money'.                                          parents embarrassing habits within our own homes. However it is when
                                                                                             we have to accompany them in public that our patients seems to be
The President asked for volunteers/nominations for the committee- anyone                     tested to the limit. There can be many reasons for this:
interested contact Margaret Proud or Stephanie Morgan.                                       clothes/eating/dancing/jokes or any other mortifyingly embarrassing
The next meeting is on November 13th, the subject 'Christmas Icing'.                               Often the best way to avoid your parents committing these deadly
The coffee hostesses will be J Sandys, J Montgomery Stuart and M. Payne.                     sins is to confront them before these outings in public occur. However
                                                                                             there are some parents who you will never be able to change. To this I
                                                                                             can only say that you should attempt to limit the opportunities for your
                         THRUSSINGTON IN BLOOM NEWS
                                                                                             parents to embarrass you. Or just do your utmost to rise above it.
Firstly, just for clarification, Thrussington in Bloom is the name that the committee        Will Bourne
have chosen for our activities aimed at conserving, enhancing and improving the
character and attractiveness of Thrussington for all those who live, work or visit the
village. The East Midlands in Bloom competition is the regional arm of the Britain in
Bloom competition which we entered for the first time this year and potentially will                                                 Beavers
enter again in future years.
                                                                                             On Saturday 4th October the 1st Rearsby Beavers group joined many others, at the Scout
Many of you have commented how nice our planters and hanging baskets have been               camp in Oaks-in-Charnwood, for a day of fun and activities for all of the children aged from
over the last few months. Shortly we will be replacing the summer flowers with a winter      5 - 7. Here are a few of the things they got up to as written by Florence Ackerley, Evie Smith
planting scheme and move the red geraniums ready for Remembrance Sunday. Next                and John Tailby:
year we are looking to include other sites possibly at the bottom of Ferneley Rise, on
Seagrave Road, Old Gate Road and Ratcliffe Road.
                                                                                             Grass sledging - This was fun, luckily the sledges had brakes on so that we could slow down
Recently, several members of the committee and volunteers from the village joined a          if we wanted to. Beaver Jo was so busy trying to take photographs of Florrie that Florrie
group of Charnwood Conservation Volunteers, led by the Charnwood Wildlife                    actually crashed into her! We all thought this was really funny.
Development Officer, in cutting back and clearing the Wildlife Area on Hoby Road. In
the future we will continue to work with the Wildlife Officer to maintain and develop this   Jungle trail - The jungle trail was fun, there was a tricky obstacle where you had to climb over
area by creating sites to encourage insects and invertebrates, putting up nesting boxes      a wheel and then along swinging beams to get to the other side.
for birds and at some point planting wild flowers once the natural grassland has
re-established itself. Hopefully, by maintaining the area properly the pond may return,      Boulding wall - This was a climbing wall with lots of knobble stuck in the wall for us to climb
at least for the wetter months of the year, and we will have a feature which can be a        up. I loved this and I was so good at it that I climbed above the red line even when I wasn’t
benefit for all ages. All we need now is the Highways Department to cut back the             supposed to! I also managed to climb upside down without falling off.
vegetation along the verge on Hoby Road and we will have a project which, with a little
time and physical effort, can be one that the village can be proud of.
                                                                                             Beavers is for boys and girls from 5 - 7 years and we meet on a Wednesday evening in
Next Year we will have BBC Radio Leicester recording an edition of the ‘Down To              Thrussington village hall from 6 - 7pm. The Beaver leaders can be contacted for further details:
Earth’ programme in the Village Hall on Thursday 30th April and plans are developing         Nicky Smith - 424424
well for our Open Gardens Event on Sunday 5th July. This latter event will be one that       Jo Ackerley - 424408.
we hope will involve as many areas and aspects of the village as possible and will
raise funds for the Village as well as the Thrussington in Bloom programme.

 Thrussington in Bloom Committee.
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                                                                                                             Thurs       13th 2:35 - 3:05pm                  Mobile Library             Seagrave Rd        0116 3056988
                 Dates for your diary, November 2008
                                                                                                             Fri     14th       6.30 / 7.30pm                Cubs / Scouts               Village Hall         As above
DAY & DATE        TIME                      EVENT                     VENUE             CONTACT
                                                                                                             Sat     15th           10am                        Ramblers                Village Green   Terry Freestone 424004
Sat     1st      11 - 4pm      Rearsby Gift Fair (admission 50p)    Thrussington       Rita 424696
                                                                     Village Hall                            Sat     15th          7.30 pm         Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid          Village Hall       Bev 424430
Sat     1st       10 am                    Ramblers                 Village Green   Terry Freestone 424004   Sun     16th          9.30am               Holy Communion BCP                 Church           Reg 424540

Sat     1st      7.30pm       ASERE Cuban Band - Tickets £7.50       Village Hall      Bev 424430            Mon         17th       9 - 12                 Watercolour class             Village Hall         As above
                                                                                                             Mon         17th     7.30 - 9pm                  Yoga Class                 Village Hall         As above
Sat     1st    6pm onwards       Annual Bonfire & Fireworks          Queniboro’               -
                                (King George V Playing Field)                                                Tues        18th     As above            Brownies/Gateway Group             Village Hall         As above
                                                                                                             Tues        18th      7.30pm               Parish Council Meeting           Village Hall    Janet Heath 424454
Sun     2nd      9.30am           Family Service - All Saints          Church          Reg 424540

Mon     3rd       9 - 12              Watercolour class              Village Hall      Lyn Armitage          Wed         19th     As above        Childrens’ Activity Club / Beavers     Village Hall         As above
                                                                                       1509 814768           Thurs       20th      7.15pm                    Bridge Group                Village Hall         As above
Mon     3rd     7.30 - 9pm                Yoga Class                 Village Hall    Barbara Jackson         Fri         21st   6.30 / 7.30pm                Cubs / Scouts               Village Hall         As above
                                                                                                             Sat     22nd           10 am                       Ramblers                Village Green         As above
Tues    4th     6 - 7.15pm                 Brownies                  Village Hall     Frances Rendall
                                                                                                             Sat     22nd          7.30pm                    Poker Evening                The Star         Liam 424603
                                                                                                             Sun     23rd          9.30am                 Parish Communion                 Church           Reg 424540
Tues    4th      7.30pm                Gateway Group                 Village Hall    Alison Steadman
                                                                                      0116 2606733           Mon         24th       9 - 12                 Watercolour class             Village Hall         As above
Wed     5th     1.30 - 3pm          Childrens’ Activity club         Village Hall   Penny Feasey 424743      Mon         24th     7.30 - 9pm                  Yoga Class                 Village Hall         As above

                                                                                    Nicky Smith 424424       Tues        25th     As above            Brownies/Gateway Group             Village Hall         As above
Wed     5th      6 - 7pm                   Beavers                   Village Hall
                                                                                                             Wed         26th     10.30 - 12             50s+ Coffee Morning             Village Hall         As above
Thurs    6th     7.15pm                  Bridge Group                Village Hall   Mike Clarke 424434
                                                                                         Jayne Beck          Wed         26th     As above        Childrens’ Activity Club / Beavers     Village Hall         As above
Fri      7th     6.30pm                      Cubs                    Village Hall
                                                                                        01509 814339
                                                                                                             Wed         26th      7.30pm          Village Hall Committee Meeting        Village Hall       Bev 424430
Fri      7th     7.30pm                     Scouts                   Village Hall   Mair Bourne 424849
                                                                                                             Thurs       27th 2:35 - 3:05pm                  Mobile Library             Seagrave Rd        0116 3056988
Sat      8th     7.30pm                Murder Mystery                Village Hall     Mike Patterson                                                                                                    Ian Procter-Blain 424060
                                                                                         424471              Thurs       27th      7.45pm           Local History Society Meeting        Village Hall

Sat      8th   Open 5:30pm     Fireworks Extravaganza - Belvoir        Belvoir           LOROS               Fri     28th       6.30 / 7.30pm                Cubs / Scouts               Village Hall         As above
               Bonfire 7.30        Castle (family tickets £10)         Castle          0116 2318484
                                                                                                             Sat     29th           10am                        Ramblers                Village Green   Terry Freestone 424004
Sun     9th      9.30 am              Parish Communion                 Church          Reg 424540
                                                                                                             Sat         29th      7.30pm                   Cantamici Choir                Church           Reg 424540
                11.00 am              Remembrance Day                The Green
                                                                                                             Sun     30th          10.30am        Joint Syston Team Communion Service    Village Hall       Reg 424540
Mon     10th      9 - 12              Watercolour class              Village Hall        As above
Mon     10th    7.30 - 9pm                Yoga Class                 Village Hall        As above                           Looking ahead to December...
Tues    11th    As above          Brownies/Gateway Group             Village Hall        As above             Tues 2nd           6 pm            Children’s Pantomime            Village Hall           Bev 424430
Wed     12th    10.30 - 12           50s+ Coffee Morning             Village Hall        As above              Sat 6th      10am - 12:30        Annual Christmas Market          Village Hall           Reg 424540
Wed     12th    As above       Childrens’ Activity Club / Beavers    Village Hall        As above
                                                                                                               Sat 6th          7.30 pm         ‘It’s a Wonderful life’ film     Village Hall           Bev 424430
Thurs   13th     7.30pm                      W.I.                    Village Hall     Stephanie Morgan
                                                                                           424540                                                                         17

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