Yalding Church Preservation Society

an independent charitable trust Charity No:1075662


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Phew….

Cover v4It has been a hectic couple of weeks with the Outside Edge performances in Parsonage Farmhouse Gardens followed closely by the second tower dinner with Hari Covert…

We were challenged by the weather for the play performances and sadly had to abandon the Saturday night performance as the weather was so bad.

The Sunday matinee saw the sun shine as some 80 people tittered, guffawed and generally thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The Cricketers Cream Tea seemed to go down well and the final performance on the Sunday evening started well but rain came down once again but the merry band of thespians continue bravely to complete it all.

Tower Dinner Winners...Then last Saturday saw our second Tower Dinner… the first in 2012 was a hit and whilst this one was not so hotly contested there were 40 plus attendees who gathered for the dinner of freshly cooked paella prepared by Hari Covert and then three lucky couples were drawn from the attendees to partake of their dinner on the roof!

Following tapas nibbles in the churchyard washed down with Sangria the roof winners climbed the staircase to the top whilst the others all sat down at one big table placed under the church bell tower and duly tucked in.

It was a great night and for us was the culmination of a busy fundraising period that overall we hope once all expenses have been covered will add circa £2,500 to our funds to continue supporting the church in their upkeep. The focal point for so many in the village means we need ever increasing sums of money on hand to fund projects to maintain the church.

Thank you to all those who helped in whatever way – we felt both events provided something very different for our community and we look forward to welcoming new and old faces to our next fundraising event… the second teddy parachute jump at the church fete on September 10th… watch this space for more details!!!

Was still a bit windy... Winners Bacon, Sully & Munro enjoy the views!

Was still a bit windy…
Winners Munro, Sully & Bacon enjoy the views!


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YCPS 2016 Calendars…Now on Sale

In March 2014 we launched a photographic competition to find a selection of photos that could be used to produce a charity calendar to help boost YCPS funds.

We then extended the deadline through to April 2015 and we have now finally chosen the winning photos and it is currently with the printers. We expect the calendar to be available for purchase by late October 2015. 

Photographs supplied by the following entrants will feature

J. Chapman

T. Chapman

R. Durrant

P. Filmer

G. Johnson

M. Johnson

A. Robertson

J. Wakeford

P. Waring

One person has the cover photograph as well and all will be revealed once the calendar goes on sale.

If you should wish to purchase the calendar it will be on sale at the following outlets.

Post Office and at the Village Tea Rooms – each calendar will cost £7.50 and all profits from their sale will go to YCPS funds

You will also be able to purchase them at the Yalding Yuletide Market on Saturday 5th December from our stall inside the church. 

We are also hoping to be able to offer the calendars for sale via the YCPS web site as well.

You can also reserve your copies here as well by just completing the form below and we will add reserve your copies for payment and collection at your desired venue. 

Please also spread the word…

 


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YCPS Photographic Competition… last few weeks

Please note you have only till Friday 10th April– just three weeks before the competition closes.

We are happy to still accept photographs from all those willing to donate the £1 entry fee per photograph via our Virgin Money Fundraising Page

Alternatively Tim Chapman the village Post Master in the Post Office is happy to take a hard copy and your entry fee. Please do ensure you let us have your contact name, email address and phone number as well.

We now have over 50 entrants and are keen to have a few more for the judging panel to be able to make a great selection from that will then be used in our 2016 Calendar that will be published later in the year.

Please also spread the word and also watch out for our other plans for later in the year.

Cheers

YCPS Trustees


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Tick Tock… the clock is ticking

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Clock cog wheels

One of the most familiar sights in Yalding is the church clock which is nearly 300 years old. The  lovely sound of the clock striking can be heard all over the village. Some will remember that the clock fell silent for about twenty years from the 1970s to the 90s after the bells were re-hung. Also, very recently the clock developed a fault that meant it struck only once on the hour, regardless of the time.

Yalding Parish Council has, in the past, very generously supported repairs to the clock mechanism. On this occasion, however, financial constraints made this impossible. The church (PCC) therefore appealed to the YCPS to help on this occasion.

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Clock Face

YCPS Trustees met in July and agreed to offer support towards the cost of these repairs. In the past the Parish Council has paid the full cost of repairs and maintenance of the clock on the grounds  of its being considered a ‘historic village amenity’.

More recently it has paid half of the cost of repairs. YCPS has agreed to fill the gap on this occasion as it shares the Council’s view that the clock has a historic as well as a public value to the village.

We have therefore agreed to pay close to £1000 towards the repair on this occasion, hoping, nevertheless, that the Parish Council will once again be able to help at some time in the future.

The clock is also ticking on our photo competition, we have extended the deadline till after Easter 2015 – entries are still being welcomed.


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Photo Competition deadline extended…

We have decided to extend the deadline for our photo competition to Friday April 10th 2015 as we need loads more entries…

Please spread the word amongst your family, friends and networks as we would like to make our charity calendar something quite special.

It is very simple to enter

Under 12’s – Children at Yalding, Ladddingford, Collier Street and Hunton Primary Schools can enter with their photographs free of charge

Over 12’s – Anyone can enter this, but to qualify then each photograph submitted will require a £1 donation made to us via our dedicated Virgin Money Giving Fundraising Page. Click here to make your donation to enter and just follow the instructions given on the page.

We are looking for the best seasonal photographs of the village of Yalding and the surrounding area, it can be buildings, gardens, characters, landmarks or village events in fact anything that best depicts our village life… just let your imagination run riot!

Rules of Entry:

Send your photo via an email to ycpstrustees@yahoo.co.uk making sure you provide us with your contact details. If in the over 12’s Class then a £1 donation per photo submitted for judging will need to be made via the Fundraising VMG page

If in the under 12’s class your name and details of which school you attend will need to be provided.

If you wish to submit a printed copy then this will need to be handed into Postmaster Tim Chapman at Yalding Post Office and where applicable with your donation.

Please ensure your name and contact details are clearly written on the back of the photo.

N.B. Hard copy photos cannot be returned to you.

All entries will be judged by a panel of YCPS Trustees chaired by our Head Judge Dave King a local resident and professional photographer www.davekingphotography.com

There will six winning photographs chosen from each class that will then be used in the YCPS 2016 Charity Calendar plus one of these will also be judged overall for the cover photo.

The closing date for photo submission is Friday April 10th 2015.

The calendar will then be launched at an event sometime in autumn 2015 and the calendar will then go on sale for all to purchase… more details later!

So please just get snapping and remember we are looking for some imaginative and different shots that depict our village and surroundings!

YCPS Trustees


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Make it snappy…

We are still looking for many more photos for our Photographic Competition that is currently running till October 2014… Perhaps some great Summer local scenes would make it into our Charity Calendar being launched later in the year.

Please check out our web site here for full details and do share with all !

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Get Snapping…

 

Photo Comp Poster Ad

Our Photographic Competition is under way and if you have a picture of Yalding, Collier Streeet, Laddingford or Hunton that you think would make a worthy entry then please go to the following page for details on terms of entry…

Please do also spread the word about this competition as we would like a wide selection of photographs to judge and use in the 2015 YCPS Calendar.

Good luck and get snapping!