| School Update - May 2013 The buildings are now looking brighter as a fresh coat of paint in the school colours (blue and white) is being applied to windows and doors.Inside there are also further improvements. The juniors classroom is getting a new interactive white board (a bit like the old blackboard, but this connects to the internet and will do a whole range of amazing things!) and also some new computers - thanks to some Capital Funding. There will be Wi-Fi available throughout the school, giving internet connection for lap-top computers too. The following is a response to some of the points/suggestions made in the Plan Survey.There were several suggestions related to the network of footpaths; that they needed to be increased (especially to the east).The route to Little Dilwyn DW17 to the East has been opened up after a long period of disuse. There are two footbridges that have deteriorated badly and a work order has been placed to have one renewed along with a finger post; this will be placed so as to mark the specified route of the public rights of way (PROW) footpath. THE 'NEW' CROWN INN: The First Year Birthday Celebration
The 'birthday' was duly celebrated, as planned, on 11th April (not exactly a year, but close enough...!!). The painters, under the leadership of Dave Thomas, had been busy beforehand on the frontage of the Crown and, despite the weather – which was 'testing' at the best – what a splendid job they have been doing. Anthology of Poems by the Residents of Dilwyn! Now available to buy for £3.00 from the Crown Inn and The Forge Craft Centre & Tea Room.Proceeds in aid of Dilwyn SchoolAlso available to buy at the Dilwyn Show, 6th May, at the WI in the Raffle Tent or phone Julie on 318 579 Dilwyn parish plan survey results (April 2013)
THANK YOU to everyone who filled in a parish plan questionnaire. You can view the full results online (CLICK HERE) or contact us for a paper copy (see below). Here are the headlines: NEWSLETTER: St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Established 1845Friday 22nd March 2013
Red Nose Day Success The children had lots of fun at school on Red Nose Day dressing up and raising funds. The children started the day lining up for the bell dressed in their 'sports themed' clothes. Then, Mr Peter Kyles, led them in dressed in his cricket whites. During the course of the day they had a cake sale (with cakes they had brought in) and ate a 'red themed' lunch made by the school caterers, the local community pub The Crown Inn. In total the children raised £78.83, which was a magnificent achievement.
It seems incredible that the first anniversary of the community acquisition of the Crown is fast approaching. I am sure that everyone will remember the sad sight, at this time a year ago, of our village pub with metal shutters on the windows, and rejoice that we now have a facility of which we can all be proud, thanks to the efforts of so many people, not least those of Gayna and John, who have established themselves very positively as our 'hosts'. Dilwyn School (letter submitted to the Hereford Times)
Being the County Councillor for Golden Cross with Weobley, the ward encompassing Dilwyn and the school, I found Cllr Graham Powell’s recent public comments [within the Hereford Times] about Dilwyn School to be disappointing, inappropriate and above all, misjudged.