Events & latest news

Events

All events at the hall are advertised on our Facebook site. The management committee encourages everyone to use the hall’s facilities and are organising various events throughout the year. We have quiz nights, look out for our weekly and pop up markets and plans are afoot for a Summer Festival.

Latest news

July 17th 2021

An interesting read for everyone involved with our village

July 16th 2021

Hilderstone Big Village Party – July 31, 2021

On Saturday July 31 there will be a series of events in the village at the Church, the Village Hall, and The Roebuck pub.

It would be great to see everyone after a difficult 18 months.

Timetable

The Church

10h30 to 12h30                 Flower Festival and Church Tours

14h00 to 16h00                 Flower Festival and Church Tours

Village Field

10h30 to 12h30                 Kids’ activities (weather dependent)

The Village Hall

09h30 to 13h30                 Arts & Crafts Market

15h00                                Re-opening of the Village Hall by Mrs. P. Shelley

15h15 to 17h00                 WI afternoon tea

17h00 to 20h00                 BBQ & Pop-Up Pup & live music

The Roebuck

14h00 to 21h00                 Buck Fest – live music festival

16h00 to 20h00                 Posh Burger Van

On Sunday August 1 there will be a Celebration of Community Said Communion Service in the church starting at 11h15 and the church will be open in the afternoon from 14h00 to 16h00 for the Flower Festival and Church Tours.

May 10th 2021

Goodness we have busy these last few weeks!

This week’s news

  • The Market’s back to normal!
  • Pop-Up Pub Friday 7 May
  • The Roebuck Inn reopens Monday 17 May
  • HVH Quiz Night Friday 4 June 

Fresh Produce Market Thursday 13 May 09:30 to 12:30

We’re back to normal this week.  Turnout was low last Wednesday.  Obviously, people prefer Thursdays.

The “Pop-Up Pub” last Friday, 7 May

What a fantastic turnout last Friday. We had 127 customers.  It was a lovely, chatty, relaxed atmosphere.  Thanks for all your support.  There was lots of hard work behind the scenes as well so my sincere thanks to all the volunteers who helped in the run-up and the aftermath!  You don’t have to be on the committee to help.  If you want to be involved at HVH without the commitment of being a committee member, please get in touch. 

The Roebuck Inn reopens Monday 17 May

After a long lockdown, Emma Westwood will reopen The Roebuck Inn next Monday.  She’s redecorated inside and the place looks lovely!  Some of us will be getting together there on Saturday 15 May at 10:00 to give her a hand with last-minute outside preparations for Monday, so please join us if you can.  She says the lawn needs cutting!

Opening times are: 

Monday to Friday 18:00 to 23:00 (6pm to 11pm)

Saturday and Sunday 14:00 to 23:30 (2pm to 11:30pm)

HVH Quiz Night Friday 4 June 19:30 (7:30pm)

It should be safe to run a Quiz Night on 4 June in the Village Hall.  We were over-subscribed the last time we tried to run one and then the regulations changed so we had to abandon it.  We’re hoping for better luck this time.  

We can have 60 people at this one in teams of 4-6.  The cost is £5 per team and this has to be paid upfront to secure your team’s place – first come, first served.  We also hope to continue this on the first Friday of every month so if you miss out this time, you’ll be prioritised for the next one.  We will run a bar with drinks and bar snacks, so there’ll be no ‘bring your own booze’ at this event.

To enter a team, please contact the Quizmaster, Sam Handley, on samuel.handley@btinternet.com  

Bank details for payment are Hilderstone Village Hall 30-95-19 01045426

Our usual market stalls on Thursday are:

Barbara Griffiths – Milk4Life – dairy, hot takeaway home-made oatcakes filled with bacon and cheese, tea and coffee – 07857 671160 or email barbara.griffiths@dairylink-uk.org – Milk4Life milk round deliveries to Hilderstone are on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Stone and other areas Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)

Michelle Walker – Lee Walker Family Butcher –  07939 057972,  01785 812809, or email lee@leewalkerfamilybutcher.co.uk

Dave Austen – Parkside Bakery – 07399 532985 (text only), 01785 247331, or email sales@parksidebakery.co.uk

Sean Taylor – Mint Fruit and Veg – 07593 813935 – sales@mintcommercialsltd.com – Sean will deliver orders or prepare them for you to collect on a Thursday.  

Camilla Gibson – The Herb & Spice Co – 07773 066048 – 01538 269740 – info@herbandspiceco.co.ukwww.herbandspiceco.co.uk 

Debbie and Colin Hodgkinson – Staffordshire Savoury Scotch Eggs – 07974 939033 – info@ssseuk.com – find him on Facebook @ssseuk

HVH Beer and Cider Stall  We’re selling (under our new premises licence) Lymestone Beer from the brewery in Stone, Hurst View Traditional Cider from Ivetsey Bank in South Staffs, and an increasing variety of other local beers from Walsall and Allbrighton.  Coming soon – Freedom Lager from Rugeley.

Clive and Polly Stewart – Westart Apiaries – honey and bee products – 07907 729136 or email westart10@btinternet.com

Rachel English – Home-made ready meals – 07530 524945 or email rachel.english85@yahoo.com 

Zara Hutson – The Draycott Arms – part-cooked pies – 01782 911030 or email Info@thedraycottarms.co.uk 

The following stalls won’t be open this week but if you want something from them, get in touch directly.

Baytree Fudge by Sandie and Craig – 07885 632298 – baytreefudge97@gmail.com

Please follow all our Covid-19 safety regulations – Hands – Face – Space!

April 24th 2021

We have had a very busy few days and would like to thank everyone for supporting the events at the hall this week.

On Thursday we held the weekly fresh produce market.

On Friday we held a very well attended Pop Up Pub event: it was great to see so many of the village present after 12 months of lockdown. Well done to Tim H, Iain B, Debbie B, Sam H, Millie D, Rory D, Mike S for working so hard to make the event a success.

On Saturday we held the monthly craft market followed by a village litter pick.

It is quite incredible, and equally disappointing, to see the amount of rubbish that was found in the hedgerows in and around the village. The team did a sterling job and have made a positive impact on the village environment.

April 21st 2021

Following the AGM last night please find relevant documents below

April 20th 2021

Big week coming up!

Thursday HVH Fresh Produce Market 22 April

Friday Pop-Up Pub 23 April

Saturday Market 24 April

Saturday Litter Pick 24 April

Election Week Market 5 May

Weekly Fresh Produce Market

Our popular weekly market is open as usual this week with all the usual stallholders (except Clive and Polly from Westart Apiaries).

Pop-Up Pub Friday 23 April

What better way to celebrate St George’s Day than to enjoy a pint or three of proper Staffordshire real ales and ciders (and some Australian wine)? We’re holding a Covid-safe Pop-Up pub outside at HVH from 6 to 9 pm (18:00 to 21:00). We’ve bought some picnic benches and some movable posts and chains so we can safely host you in our outside seating area at the back of the hall. For those of you with an interest in ecology and conservation, we’ve been tidying up the area around our ‘secret’ pond and we hope to turn it from a rubbish dump into a beauty spot over the next year. So why not pop down, enjoy a drink and a chat, and see how things are going at the Village Hall?

We will operate a Challenge 25 policy. If you look younger than 25, you’ll have to prove you’re over 18 to buy a drink. It won’t affect me. It’s well over 25 years ago that I looked younger than 25……

Saturday Market 24 April 09:30 to 13:30

Now that non-essential retail can open from midnight tonight, we can restart our monthly Saturday markets. You’ll see some old friends and some new arrivals at this market and you can enjoy take-away refreshments in our outside seating area.

Saturday Litter Pick 24 April 14:00 to 16:00

After the monthly market we will be holding a village litter pick from 2pm to 4pm.

We are looking for volunteers to help out. Volunteers are asked to please meet at the hall at 2pm where we will split the village into sections. Safety is paramount so if people have Hi-Viz vests / clothing it is recommended that they wear them. We will be able to provide nitrile gloves but if people would like to wear their own gloves that will be fine too. We will also provide bags for litter collection. Many thanks in advance.

Election Week Fresh Produce Market Wednesday 5 May 09:30 to 12:30

When the election is held on Thursday 6 May, HVH will be a Polling Station. I know it’s boring but it’s quite an important election locally because not only are we electing our County Councillor, but we’re also electing a new Fire, Police, and Crime Commissioner. AND you get the chance to see the newly-painted hall!

Because the election is on a Thursday, we can’t hold the market that day. So we’re moving it for one week only to the Wednesday – 5 May. All the usual stallholders will be there except for Mint Fruit and Veg. If you need a fruit and veg order for that week, speak to Sean and he’ll sort you out a delivery or collection.

We’re in Tier 5 now so don’t forget to follow all our Covid-19 safety regulations – Hands – Face – Space!

April 7th 2021

HVH Fresh Produce Market – Every Thursday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Greetings All,

This week’s notices are:

  • Saturday Market 24 April 09:30 to 13:30
  • Watch your Fivers (again and again and again)
  • Elections on 6 May 
  • HVH AGM Tuesday 20 April 19:30

Saturday Market 24 April 09:30 to 13:30

We’re restarting the monthly Saturday Markets on 24 April from 09:30 to 13:30.  We can do this because non-essential retail reopens on 12 April.  We’ve asked all our old friends to come back with their stalls and we’ve had some positive responses immediately!  So we’re on!

Watch your Fivers!

I’ve had some email correspondence from Chief Inspector Giles Parson – the Commander for the Stafford Borough Neighbourhood Policing Teams.  He says that if a customer ‘utters’ a forged fiver, the stallholder should keep it and report it to the police either through 101 or (if the customer becomes aggressive) through 999.  I might have a few more people to help this week so we can probably centralise this function and deal with it as a management committee.  

We can now see how serious this situation is and it’s obviously very disappointing to find yourself in possession of one or more of these worthless forged notes.  Some stallholders will now not accept fivers because they’ve already been stung at least once.  If you’re bringing fivers to the market, please check that they’re OK by using the info below.

https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/counterfeit-banknotes/how-to-check-your-banknotes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uttering

Elections on 6 May

On Thursday 6 May, the Village Hall will become a temporary Polling Station for the local elections (including the Police, Crime, and Fire Commissioner election).  I have canvassed stallholders to see if moving the market that week to Tuesday 4 May will be possible.

HVH AGM Tuesday 20 April 19:30

The agenda and the Zoom link is below.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4519163707?pwd=SXdEWS9hWENUWGZnZTNRTmJ0SXZsUT09

Meeting ID: 451 916 3707

Passcode: n7G6QN

March 20th 2021

The Hilderstone Village Hall Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday April 20th 2021 starting at 7.30pm

February 27th 2021

The weekly fresh produce market has been gaining in popularity over the weeks and now we are seeing almost 90 customers coming through the doors each week. This is a recommendation of our stall holders who sell excellent produce.

On Thursday 25th of February we had a welcome visit from two local police officers – PC John White and PCSO Sarah Fordham. They were invited through the local Police Commander CI Giles Parsons. PC White is the Rural Crime Officer and PCSO Fordham is the PCSO for the Stone area.They had a look around the market and village hall as well as chatting to customers and stall holders and intend to pop in occasionally to keep in touch with the community so if you see hem, say ‘Hello’.

January 7th 2021

The weekly fresh produce markets resume this Thursday 7th January from 9am. See you there!

December 31st 2020

As you’ll most likely have heard by now STAFFORDSHIRE, (including Stoke-on-Trent), are now in TIER 4.

Please see the graphic below for some useful guidance on what you can and cannot do.

HANDS – FACE – SPACE

November 30th 2020

We are pleased to announce that the village hall has been granted a premises licence to serve and sell alcohol. Thanks got to Tim Handley and Iain Britton for all their hard work in order to obtain this licence.

November 28th 2020

What a miserable day – cold and wet!

But this might cheer you up and give you something to look forward to – we’ll be able to run two Pop-Up Saturday markets in December. The first will be on Saturday 5 December and the second on Saturday 19 December.

We’ll have takeaway mince pies and mulled wine along with Prosecco and Barbara’s home-made cheese and bacon oatcakes. We’re sorry you can’t sit in for these delights but they’ll be just as tasty outside.

We have your safety in mind so please make sure you’re wearing a mask, you sanitise your hands every time you can, you follow our one-way system, and you don’t group together – we can’t mix even in small groups unfortunately.

Our stall holders on 5 December will be:

Milk4Life -Dairy products and Barbara’s home-made oatcakes barbara.griffiths@dairylink-uk.org 07857 671160

Parkside Bakery Freshly baked bread and cakes sales@parksidebakery.co.uk 07399 532985

The Draycott Arms Home-made pies info@thedraycottarms.co.uk 01782 911030

Andy’s Plants Flowers, plants, and wreaths 07526 772405

Natural Soap by Rosie Hand-made soaps nicki.longmore@live.co.uk 07881 448594

Lakesedge Scents Perfumes, decorations, and gifts lakesedgescents-gifts@outlook.com

Tiny Head Candles Hand-made scented candles candles@tinyheadcandles.com

Hedgerow Creations Hand-painted pictures and art 07572 397861

Brian Shelley’s Toys Hand-made wooden toys 07934 691102

Donna-Louise Trust (Ann Evans) Preserves, Christmas decorations, wreaths, toys, grave-pots, and candle centres 01889 882498

Esther’s Crocheted Toys (Caroline Kitchen) Hand-made soft toys calkitchen@hotmail.co.uk

Material Gems by Jules bags, cushion covers, and knitted items Juless1924@gmail.com 07398 272 308

And last but not least……….Hilderstone Village Hall – Takeaway Lymestone Beer and Hurst View Traditional Cider (with the odd glass of Prosecco!) 07758 242642

Call or email any of the stallholders to place orders and don’t forget that Sean Taylor, our Thursday market fruit and veg stall holder, will take orders and drop them off for collection from Saturday markets. Call Sean on 07593 813935

Stay safe and we hope to see you there.

November 26th 2020 – very busy at the weekly fresh produce market today. Come on down next week and get yourself some great products!

November 5th 2020 – Clive and Polly Stewart of Westart Apiaries on our new fruit and veg stall.

November 2020 – due to the government announcement on lockdown until December 2nd, all planned events at the village hall will be cancelled. This includes the planned pop-up market on Saturday 21st November. However, the weekly village markets will continue as planned as they provide an essential service to the village. We still plan to hold our next pop-up market on Saturday December 5th.

September 2020 – The management committee would like to thank Councillor Ian Parry for his sponsorship of the new hand sanitiser which is in situ and in use at the entrance to the hall.

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