PTA Quiz 1 February 2019

PTA Quiz Night – Friday 1st February

The annual PTA Quiz night is taking place on Friday 1st February in the Monxton Village Hall, from 7.30pm to 11pm.

Tickets are £12.50 and include a delicious meal, a mind-puzzling and fun quiz and a great raffle. Plus there’s a pay bar all night.

You can either organise a table of 8 people, or we can help put one together for you.

A brilliant evening and school fundraiser, please book your tickets now by emailing annaduvoisin@gmail.com 

Messy Church

A free family-friendly event that marks the beginning of Advent

Our Christmas Messy Church takes place

in Monxton & Amport Village Hall

between 4pm and 6pm

on Sunday December 2nd

Bring your children and have lots of fun with them

 making Christmas crafts

with plenty Christmas sparkle guaranteed!

Food and refreshments included

 

For further information please contact Charmian on 710221, Jane on 710641 or Valerie on 772030

Flashlight Hats and Village Hall Funding

There is a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping and help with the funding of the Village Hall.

A new, local Hampshire Business called Bright Eyes Hats, run by Jon Marquis who is a friend of several people in Monxton, has designed a great new product for kids. These are animal hats in the form of Racoon, Cat, Unicorn and Panda with powerful LED lights in the eyes allowing them to be used as a head torch and keep kids safe on dark winter nights.

Jon has launched a funding campaign on Kickstarter.com to raise money to fund marketing and new designs for the business and has promised to give 10% of the funds pledged, by everyone in the villages. Villagers making a pledge (minimum £12) will get a reward of a Bright Eyes hat(s), which will be delivered in time for Christmas. 

Jon has kindly said that if anyone in the Monxton, Amport or surrounding areas wants to make a pledge (and if he is able to reach the target) he will give 10% of the monies pledged by local residents to the Village Hall Fund.

The village hall team need funds for the project for a new building and every contribution helps and creates a win, win, win situation. Please also forward this link to friends, relations and co-workers

On Kickstarter Jon is promising that the first 500 pledges will receive their hats before Christmas, so if you would like to take part in this campaign, which helps to raise funds for the Village Hall fund please use the link below and go on and make a pledge.

Also please email the link to all your friends as well and post the link on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc, to ensure this campaign goes viral, because it will only be if Jon makes his target that we will get the funds we need.

Check out the video on the website which tells you everything you need in 15 seconds.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/821890802/bright-eyes-kids-animal-hats-with-led-lights

Monxton Parish Council Meeting & Village Hall Consultation: Tuesday 16 October

MONXTON PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE OF PARISH MEETING

THE MONXTON PARISH COUNCIL MEETING IS TO BE HELD

ON TUESDAY 16th OCTOBER 2018 IN THE VILLAGE HALL AT 7.30PM

AGENDA

At 7.30pm there will be a presentation of the survey results for the Monxton & Amport Village Hall consultation, and a discussion with Q&As from anyone present with regards to the future of our community spaces.

The Parish Council meeting will commence afterwards, hopefully at about 8pm.

  1. Welcome and Apologies
  2. Parish Council Vacancy – Co-option
  3. Declaration of Interests
  4. Members of the Public (Pre-booked slots if requested)
  5. Minutes of the previous meeting – sign that they are correct
  6. Planning
  7. Reports:
  • Environment & Footpaths
  • Traffic
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Sunnybank
  • Financial Report
  • Village Hall Up-date and CIL Funding.
  1. HCC and TVBC reports (if provided)
  2. Correspondence
  3. Close of the meeting

Date of next meeting – To be confirmed

Equinox Rocks Amport

On 29th September Amport Green was the stunning backdrop for an evening of dinner, music and dancing to raise money for the Monxton and Amport Village Hall fund.

Equinox Rocks was organised and run by a committee of 10 from Amport, Monxton, Fox Amport and Weyhill. A large, dressed and beautifully lit marquee hosted 25 tables of ten people from around the villages plus friends and family. Guests were invited to decorate their tables in the afternoon, returning at 7pm for drinks, dinner, an auction, music and dancing.

In advance of the event, guests were asked to come up with a decoration theme for their tables, to organise a picnic supper (hot or cold, simple or lavish – and we had it all!) and to find an outfit that would make them want to hit the dance floor. They did not disappoint! Table themes ranged from “All at Sea” which featured a hand-made model yacht as a centrepiece (Covill table) to “In the Pink” which took pinkness to a whole new level (Upjohn table) to “Happiest in Water” which had illuminated balloons reaching towards the ceiling, adorned with swimmers and dolphins (Staines table). Outfits included the classic, black tie and long dresses, and the outrageous – pink wigs,
sequinned jackets and boots that weren’t made for dancing!

Music for the evening opened with the dramatic Allegretto, played by professional violinist Sarah Mallock. Fellow musicians singer Renn Washington and DJ Kwame Knight then joined her, electrifying and filling dance floor for the remainder of the evening.

Funds were raised through a combination of the auction, £10 envelopes with prizes, Heads and Tails and the Equinox bar. An incredible £16, 270 was raised all of which will go towards the improvement of the Monxton and Amport village hall provision.

The Equinox Rocks and village hall committees would like to thank all of the people, guests and helpers, who contributed to the evening’s success, perfectly summed up by visiting singer, Renn: “I can’t believe the community spirit of this place….”

Monxton & Amport Village Hall Survey: Your community needs your opinion…….

This is the final call for the Monxton & Amport Village Hall survey which has been open since the start of July 2018. It will officially close in just over 3 weeks on Tuesday 16th October (over 3 1/2 months of consultation using the Parish News, Facebook, village websites, stand at the Amport & Monxton Village Fete in July, Hall consultations…)

We have had nearly 170 responses and the results so far have been summarised in the link here – Monxton Amport Village Hall Survey results – so far…

If you have not already done so, please spare 5 minutes of your time to complete the survey

Thank you for your opinion.

The Village Hall Committee

Click here to see the Monxton Amport Village Hall Survey results – so far…

Monxton Harvest Festival

St.Mary’s Church

Sunday Sept 9th  at 11.00am

Followed by

Ploughman’s Lunch and Pudding

in the Village Hall

We hope you can come to the lunch

There will be no charge

But donations will be welcome

For catering, please let us know you are coming

Ring Valerie on 772030

St Mary’s Monxton supports the Andover Foodbank throughout the year and especially at Harvest time when we try to make an extra effort to help those in our area who are in need.

There is a collection box at the west end of the church and donations of non-perishable food such as tinned meat, fish, fruit or vegetables, long-life milk or fruit juice and pasta are always welcome. The box is checked every day. Alternatively, we will gladly collect items from you if that is more convenient.