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Tuesday December 18, 2018

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Many thanks to those who turned out for the Sessay Spring Clean on March 21st. Although once again not overwhelmed with volunteers, the enthusiasm of the team that showed up was brilliant and between us we collected a whopping 44 large sacks full of litter - a really outstanding effort.

Sessay Village Hall is proud to welcome Phoenix Dance for a performance of their latest dance programme 'ReFined' on Thursday 16th April at 7.30 pm. This is a real first for the village, and it is amazing to have such world class performers in Sessay

To launch the new season, Sessay Bowls Club will be holding three events in April. Boston Bowls will hold a sales day on 11th April, and there are open days on the following 2 weekends for anyone interested in trying out the sport.  

You will already be only too aware that Thursday 7th May is the date of the General Election.  But it is also the date for selecting your local parish council - and your opportunity to particpate.

The first 'Crafty Saturday' of 2015 was a great success. A large group of children, parents and helpers had a wonderful time creating snowflakes and snowmen in lots of different ways. There was a lot of mess - but lots of happy faces - as you can see from the photos.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions are delighted to announce the winner in the Sessay Hub Competition as Sutherland Hussey Architects with Gross Max Landscape Architects.

The school was pleased to start the term with a letter from the Minister of State for Schools, David Laws MP, congratulating us on our KS2 test results. The school was one of only 149 in the country to achieve level 4B or above in reading and mathematics and level 4 in writing.

A select judging panel including designer and architect Wayne Hemingway MBE assembled in Sessay on 8th January to select the winning design for the new Village Hub from the four finalists.  The winner will be announced by RIBA next week.

The annual Sports Quiz will take place in the Bar on 9th January, starting at 7.30 pm.  Get together a team (maximum 6 people) and come along to test your knowledge and enjoy a good night out.  Supper is included in the price of your ticket.

The competition to design our new Community Hall and Sports Pavilion is in its final stages. Residents of Sessay and Hutton Sessay, children at Sessay CE Primary School and current users of the Village Hall and Cricket Club, are being asked to vote on their preferred option.

After a year's break Sessay Panto rides again, this year in a new version of Cinderella. The Panto has always been a village institution and the drama group is thrilled the Panto is back.

Four designs have been shortlisted in an international competition to create a new £1.5m community hub for Sessay and Hutton Sessay. And over Christmas, people living in and around the villages will be able to vote on which of them they like best – and want to see transform their community.  Those votes will be used as one of the factors in the final choice.

John MacPherson joined the Walk on Wednesday 24th September led by Chris and Rose Bax of 'Taste the Wild', and learned some tricks of the trade on food foraging and enjoying Nature.

An international competition to design a new 'hub' for Sessay has been launched.  There was a press release from RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) to accompany the launch and this has been featured in numerous publications.  

Ahead of the launch of the official competition to design a new community hub, the children of Sessay School have put down their own plans for the facility.

At 10pm on the evening of the 4th August 2014 about 40 people gathered around the old village cross in the churchyard at St. Cuthbert’s Church in Sessay. It was a beautiful summers evening, with a clear sky, balmy atmosphere and owls hooting quietly overhead.

The roof to the lych-gate at St Cuthbert's church, Sessay has now been restored to its full glory.

Sessay CC won a dramatic final-run victory against the trophy holders to advance to the next round of the National Village Knockout competition.  Opponents Cleator (in Cumbria) had defeated us heavily at their own ground last season, and gone on to lift the national title at Lords, so the expectation was for a difficult test.

Residents of Sessay and Hutton Sessay attended a design workshop recently to consider what new facilities are needed in the community for sports and recreation in the future.

On 26th April Sessay's 1st Responder team held a successful Open Day at the Village Hall.  Lots of limbs were bandaged, and the Heimlich Manoeuvre was practised with great gusto !  It was all part of an ongoing effort to make everyone aware of what these fantastc volunteers can offer, and to encourage new people to join.  

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