Stoke Bruerne has a full service at St Mary the Virgin Church commencing 9.30am on the second Sunday of every month Children's Sunday club is on the third Sunday commencing 10am at the same location
A Church service is held at the Shutlanger chapel on the first Sunday of every month at 9.30am Sunday club for children takes place at the same time and place.
There is a Book Club at Stoke Bruerne Village Hall every Tuesday afternoon 2.00pm till 4.00pm ALL are welcome Tea/coffee & biscuit 50p with FREE book borrowing and magazines available to borrowing or purchase.
Shutlanger & Stoke Bruerne Flower club takes place in Roade village hall every 2nd Wednesday of each month at 8.00pm
Further Items of interest
A Free health walk lasting approx 45 mins, takes place every 2 weeks at 10am from the Navigation car park in Stoke Bruerne. All are welcome, just turn up and a guide will walk you round.
Stoke Bruerne Parents and children social group
We are a friendly bunch of parents living in the village and we meet every so often for a chance for us and our children to get to know one another better. So, if you are new to the village or would like to make new friends in our community (no matter how old your children are) then come along to one of the meets below:
Saturday 31st March at The Navigation Pub 11.30 for lunch time drinks and/or food
Saturday 28th April at Stoke Bruerne Village Hall 10-12 for coffee and chat
Join new weekly bike rides for free in South Northants
Free weekly leisure rides will be starting this weekend in Helmdon and
Bugbrooke for people who want to join regular bike rides and enjoy the
South Northamptonshire countryside.
Delivered by qualified ride leaders, the rides are suitable for all
abilities, on safety-assessed routes around the district, for around an
hour every weekend.
Rides start in Helmdon on Saturdays from 29 October, outside The Bell
public house on Church Street from 10.00am to 11.00am, and in Bugbrooke
on Sundays from 30 October, at the green opposite the community primary
school, also from 10.00am to 11.00am.
The rides are free of charge and there is no need to book, just turn up
on the day. For more information email ACE@southnorthants.gov.uk or call
ACE cycling coach, Mark McVitty on 07834 264948.
Northants Carers Group
We are always happy to attend any groups to give an update on the work
that we do with Carers and how we work with other organisations to best
support Carers across Northamptonshire.
If you would like us to attend an established interested group, please
get in touch.
Here is our Newslettter
It’s a pleasure to be able to write an entry for the Stoke Bruerne Newsletter and I am hoping to do so on a more regular basis in future.
I am really delighted to hear that Stoke Bruerne has been awarded £67,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to improve the experience for visitors to the canals in Stoke Bruerne. The money will go towards funding family activity packs, training volunteers to give guided tours and work with local groups and schools on a film and photography project to record local people’s memories of the waterways. It is great news that the Canal and River Trust have been awarded this money to ensure that others continue to enjoy their visits to our beautiful area.
Stoke Bruerne is a very special village and I have enjoyed many visits with my family, including a summer holiday on a narrow boat when we passed through the village, enjoying lunch at the Navigation Inn! I've also visited the Morris Dancing festival in the village, as well as the superb 'Village at War' event.
I very much enjoy spending time in the constituency and visiting schools, museums and local businesses. It’s great to hear all the good news stories and the excellent work that is going on. As we steam towards 2014, I’m hoping there will be plenty more opportunities including another visit to Stoke Bruerne again soon.
As well as keeping busy in the constituency, I am also working on several projects in Parliament. For two years now I have led the Fresh Start Project which has the support of many MPs, as we look in detail at powers the UK can get back from the European Union. I am also fully behind the Prime Minister’s plans to give the British people a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. It has been too long and the public deserves a say.
I am a member of the Treasury Select Committee and we regularly question key people from the Chancellor to the Governor of the Bank of England about monetary policy, fiscal measures and economic progress. Ever since I was elected I have been leading a campaign to promote ‘Full Bank Account Number Portability’ which would mean customers could change their bank account as easily as they change their mobile phone provider taking their bank account number with them. This would increase competition and choice for customers, and I’m glad to say the Government is listening and we are moving in the right direction.
Perhaps my greatest passion, though, is to give all babies the best start in life. Secure early relationships are vitally important for the emotional development of a baby. NORPIP (the Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership) has now been going for two years, providing Northants families who are struggling to cope with a new baby with desperately needed help. I have also recently launched the 1001 Critical Days Manifesto which is a cross party campaign that presents my vision for the earliest years. I hope that the 1001 Critical Days Manifesto will be the catalyst to bring about much needed change in how we support babies and their families to achieve the best start in life.
Recently, I have also been appointed to the Number 10 Policy Board which is a group of MPs tasked with looking at policy proposals and coming up with ideas for the next election in 2015. This is an exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to developing some ideas – I’m hoping I might be able to get some of my own into the manifesto for 2015 too. If you have particular ideas you want to put forward, do contact me, or look out for my new ‘Conservative Policy Forum’ that I am launching this November.
As ever if you think I may be able to help you with an issue and you would like to get in touch with me, do not hesitate to do so. There are many ways you can contact me;
- You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Write to me at House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA or;
- Come and see me at one of my advice surgeries or ‘drop-in’ surgeries – details can be found on my website at www.andrealeadsom.com or by calling my constituency office on 01604 859721.
Do get in touch if I can help or you would like my views on a certain issue. I look forward to hearing from you.
With best wishes