Sunday, 30 September 2012

Friday Club @ the Club

Just a quick note to say that Friday club @ the Club has been cancelled. To find out what's going on at the club, visit their website

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Blackmore boys win tennis tournament

Two local boys, Samuel Andrews and Joseph Stevens, both from Nine Ashes Road, Blackmore, won their respective group tournaments at Mountnessing Tennis Club last weekend. The "Baker Challenge" has been running for many years and is open to all Mountnessing Tennis Club members. Well done boys, Wimbledon stars in the making!

For more details on Mountnessing Tennis Club visit their website at

Sam Andrews
Joe Stevens with organiser Ash Baker

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Fantastic turn out for great cause!

Well done to the lovely ladies (and lovely 'young' ladies) who took part in the race for life on Sunday.

The weather was perfect and the atmosphere was fantastic, everyone had a great time and raised money for a very worthy cause.

Village Fayre 2013... plans in motion

The next Blackmore Village Fayre will take place from Friday 24th to Monday 27th May 2013.

Chairman, Heather Eltham says, "Get your thinking caps on for those all-important costumes as I can anticipate: space, aliens, stars, sci-fi, galaxies, etc. In fact the list is endless. The headline charity that we will be supporting is Brainwave which offers home-based therapy to children with development delay and disabilities such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and autism. Of course we are always on the lookout for volunteers and helpers at the fayre. So, if you do want to get involved, then please give me a call on 01277 821824 or email me at (please make the subject heading as BVF 2013).

We all look forward to the Fayre every two years, but most don't realise how much hard work goes into organising it, so please contact Heather on the above details, you will get a lot of job satisfaction and make new friends.

Check out the official Village Fayre website:

Monday, 17 September 2012

Scout walking fun

Well another Scout walk over and a mighty fine one at that. It was great to see so many people turn up and the weather doing its job correctly for a change. The half way stop (campsite) is truly welcome, with the hog roast, Pauls infamous vegetarian stew, bread pudding and enough mulled wine to see one through the remainder of the walk.

A big thank you goes out to the scouts and their helpers, some who camp overnight. A lot of hard work is put it, I should know, i've been there and done that. But these guys keep doing it year after year... Well done!

A motley crew enjoying the half way break

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Village Girls running in memory of Lisa!

A group of ladies from the village are running the Race for Life this coming Sunday. The girls will be running in memory of their friend Lisa Farthing, who tragically lost her battle against cancer in February. The Hylands park race was postponed in July due to bad weather - forecast for this Sunday is looking perfect - good luck girls!!!!