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Gnosall Parish Council

(Including the wards of Moreton and Knightley)

Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in the Parish of Gnosall and those who visit it.

 

 

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Gnosall Heritage Group Open Day

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The Heritage Group is maintained under the umbrella of the Parish Council. The next open day is 17th November 2018.

 

A Message for the Young People of Gnosall, Moreton and Knightley

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The Cartwright & Hudson Foundation is a charity run by trustees, some of whom are Gnosall Parish Councillors.

Are you at college or university, about to go to college or university this year, enrolled on or about to start an Apprenticeship?

If you are and are under 25, the Cartwright & Hudson Foundation can provide financial assistance to help with the purchase of books, tools, equipment (including clothing).

Contact Mrs D. Stiles on 01785 841314 or email harry.stiles@btinternet.com for an application form.

 

 

 

 

 

Knightley Scarecrow Festival

<imgThis kind of event is increasingly popular and really allows a community to come together and show its individuality.  This is exactly what we found at Knightley! At the Church, quite a number of residents had come together to add their own contribution and make a wonderful display.

The Famous Five (no names, no pack drill but you know who you are!) wrought havoc in the churchyard trying to put up bunting, herd sheep and clear up the leaves! A well-known local character was depicted on the bench outside reading to one of the children while inside the church, a baptism was taking place with a scary-looking vicar holding forth in the pulpit. I can’t think who that might represent!!

 

Two of the impressive displays

 

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There were displays throughout the village and tractor and trailer rides took visitors from the Village Hall on a route which included both Knightley and High Offley Church - where Noah’s Ark and the animals had come to rest in the churchyard.

An enormous cow sitting on the triangle near the school, which was made of large round bales, won the prize for the favourite display (see front cover).

All in all, this was a great event and there's no doubt that the process of creating and displaying the scarecrows was just as enjoyable and rewarding as the sense of pride when it was all done.

Congratulations to everyone involved!