Our local village shop, Rushmore Stores, re-opened in May and sells:
- newspapers and magazines (feel free to order to ensure supply)
- hot and cold drinks
- cakes and sandwiches
- ice cream
- greetings cards
- general groceries including organic, vegan and gluten-free options
Opening hours are
- Mon 7.30 am – 6.30 pm
- Tues 7.30 am – 6.30 pm
- Wed 7.30 am – 1 pm
- Thurs 7.30 am – 6.30 pm
- Fri 7.30 am – 6.30 pm
- Sat 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
- Sun 8.30 am – 1 pm
After 14 years of ministry to Pratts Bottom, our associate vicar Canon Penny Avann and our evangelist Thema Jones will be leaving the village. Penny is retiring and they will be moving away. Their last weekend here will be mid July.
There will be a Farewell Event for them on Saturday 16 July in the Village Hall from 2.30 to 5pm. This will be a “drop in” style afternoon tea. For an idea of numbers please let Brenda Johnson know by email to lancejohnson100 (at) hotmail.com or phone 858840.
Watch out for these suspicious chaps on a motor scooter. They rang my doorbell and waited to see if anyone was in. When I answered the door they shot off. Note the pillion passenger is not wearing a helmet. I reported this yesterday to the police by calling 101. If you see them you should do the same.
Tony Lavelle, Webmaster.
I know many of you in the village are busy making and creating. This year my friend Sue and I are opening with the annual South East Open Studios.
We both work in textiles and fused glass.
Find out more about us and other artists in the area at SEOS website: www.seos-art.org
Sue and I will be open at 13 Broke Farm Drive, BR6 7SH on:
4th/5th June, 12th June and 18/19th June between 11 and 4 each day, and Friday 10th June 6 to 8 pm.
We would love to see you! Refreshments in aid of Macmillan.
If you would like a special memento of Pratts Bottom, then you must have one of the new, high quality, shopping bags! They are only £6 each (2 for £11) and are available from Jackie Gibbs, 12 Foxwood Grove (jackiegibbs1 (at) hotmail.co.uk)
Father-of-three Alan Dimbleby, 62, died from his injuries after being thrown from the sprayer at Warren Barn Farm in Woldingham on 24 July last year.
More than 40 tractor drivers formed a cortege in tribute to the popular agricultural worker when his funeral was held.
At the inquest into Alan’s death, jurors heard how he was spraying crops on land used for pheasant and partridge shooting.
The fete will start at 11.30 with a procession from the Broke Farm Recreation Ground with the May Queen and others in fancy dress.
The traditional village fete will feature a May Queen, tug-of war, horsey hopper derby, pot of gold, lob the loo roll, fun dog show and much else. The Model Railway Society will have an exhibition in the village hall and a full steam loco on the green.
Please note that Rushmore Hill will be closed to traffic for about 30 minutes from 11.30 am. Then there will be normal two-way traffic but please observe the temporary NO PARKING signs. If the weather is fair (no rain for previous 48 hours) you can park at the Broke Farm Recreation Ground.
If you want to lend a hand, please turn up to the village green at 8 am. For any further information please contact Lesley Jones on 01689 854204 or lesleynigel (at) yahoo.co.uk