October 2021

A Note from Sue

You will see a text box above with an important message regarding Covid guidance. I am sure you all appreciate that the Committee spends a lot of time discussing how we can offer the best possible experience to our Members, whilst conducting meetings face-to-face during the ongoing Pandemic. Your compliance and understanding in these matters is very much appreciated.

We are proud to have started a recent tradition of laying Remembrance wreaths at the Memorials at St. Paul's and St. John's Churches. More recently, in addition to the President and Vice President laying a wreath, we have invited members with connections to both Memorials and Churches to take it in turn. If you would like to lay a wreath at this year's Remembrance Service, please let me know. There will be a donations box to cover the cost on the sign-up table at the monthly meeting. Thank you.

October is the month when members are invited to consider joining our Committee. If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Take care and stay safe.

With very best wishes,


Important message re groups-In order to keep the newsletter and handbook up to date could leaders of the groups please ensure they contact Linda McD, to let her know of any changes, no matter what it is? Members should contact Linda in the first instance so she can process and disseminate the information to the committee and the rest of the membership.

Birthday Greetings

Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in October

Angela B., Sally, Kate Y., Anna, Angela S., Lesley, Janet L., Ann Mines, Rebecca W.

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, 21st October


Speaker-Adrian Palmer, “A Ghost Story for Halloween”. Adrian is a professional actor and gifted storyteller, who weaves his spell as he gives a dramatized reading, transporting his audience into the world of the story

Competition-A Halloween figure in any medium

Rota Volunteers: Refreshments-Janet L., Esther, Tiff Door-Kate Y. Raffle- Ann M., Helen Cups-Janet H.

Meet & Greet-Angela, Linda McD.

Heatons WI News

Tuesday, 26th October-New Members' Coffee and Chat at 2pm at the Moor Club. This is also open to all existing members. Come along and meet our new members and have a drink and a chat.

Tuesday, 9th November-Ginspiring Women are having a Hot Gin Night at 7.30pm. If anyone would like to join the group, or would like further information please contact Angela.

Wednesday, December 8th –Christmas Meal at the Wycliffe, 12.30pm. A sign-up sheet will be available at the October meeting. The cost will be £28, with a £10 deposit required on sign-up. Please contact Karen.

Sports Club lighting-We do not envisage the problems with the lighting being resolved any time soon. The Club have this in hand, but it is not a priority for them at the moment as we are the only group who hold formal meetings in the evening. If you have an LED craft lamp could you please bring it along to the October meeting? Please put a sticker underneath with your name on it.

Wanted! Enthusiastic WI members to join our choir. Singing ability optional- we have been told by our choirmaster everyone can sing. Come along on Saturday 6th November for a taster session. We meet on the first and third Saturday of the month at Heaton Moor United Church on Stanley Road from 2.00pm-4.00pm Come and find out how much fun, joy and happiness you can get from meeting together and singing. Please contact Karen or Sue for more information.

Rota-The rota for the coming months is available on the sign up table. Please add your name to a slot.

Handbook-Please refer to your handbook for venues and times of meetings. Please note that not all groups are back to meeting in person as yet. For more information contact the organiser of the group or a member of the committee.

Raffle Prizes-Many thanks to those of you who donated prizes for the raffle. If you still have some items to donate please either contact a member of the committee or bring them along to the monthly meeting.

Exercise certificates-We are nearing the end of our challenge, only just over two months to go, and hope you have managed to keep a tally of what you have been doing over the year. Your end result will be needed in January and certificates will be awarded.

Emails-Sally and Sue have had a few email messages bouncing back when they have sent out a mass mailing. Please ensure that Sally’s, Sue’s and Linda McD’s email addresses are added to your safe senders and to check your junk/spam boxes regularly in case something has slipped through the cracks.

North East Cheshire Group News

If anybody is interested in any NEC Group activities please contact Karen

Monday, 29th November-Coaches will leave from Hazel Grove Park and Ride and Woodford at 9.30am. The coach will be leaving Harrogate at 4.00pm , arriving back at approximately 6.00pm , depending on traffic. Cost is £16, including a tip for the driver. Please place money in an envelope with your name and the name of the trip and hand it to Karen.

Monday, 6th December- Christmas Celebration 7.30pm at Woodford Community Centre, Chester Road, Woodford. More details to follow.

Future events planned are

Spring Meeting 6th April 2022- Lesley Smith

75th Birthday - 22nd April 2022

Summer outing to the National Memorial Arboretum next year

Details to follow nearer the time for all these events

Member’s Notice Board

If you have a notice you would like to be included in the Members’ Notice Board section of the newsletter, or know of any local events other members might be interested in please send details to Linda

Saturday, 30 October-Barbara Humpage is holding a coffee morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. It will be from 10.00 am until 12 noon at the United Church, Heaton Moor. All are welcome but please note this is not a WI event. More details to follow.

St Martin’s Foodbank-1st Wednesday of the month. Please drop off at Kate J’s house. There will be a box for donations on the drive if the weather is dry or in the porch if wet, from 10am until the evening.

The Friends of Heaton Moor Park are looking to borrow a gazebo on Saturday, 23rd October. If anybody has one they could lend to them please contact Kate Y.