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Temporary closure of the Recreation Ground car park from Monday 20 May to Friday 24 May (inclusive)
Please note that the Recreation Ground car park next to the children’s play area and Alleyfield will be closed from Monday 20 May to Friday 24 May (inclusive). This is to enable maintenance work to be carried out.

Maintenance work at the Ickleford Sports & Recreation Club from Wednesday 8 May
Scaffolding has been installed at the Club to enable repairs to be carried out to the roof of the building. This scaffolding will be in place for around two weeks. The Club will remain open as usual during this time.

Casual vacancy
A casual vacancy exists for a councillor on the Parish Council as an insufficient number of candidates were validly nominated at the election on 2 May 2019. We aim to fill this vacancy by co-option at the Parish Council meeting on Thursday 6 June 2019. If would like to apply, please complete and return the application and eligibility forms by Thursday 23 May 2019 to the Parish Clerk via the contact details on the forms. Further information about the co-option process can be found here.

Annual Parish Meeting 2019, Thursday 23 May, 7.30pm for 8pm start, Ickleford School
Doors open at 7.30pm for refreshments. The agenda can be found here.

Pig, Swig & Jig, Saturday 8 June, 7.30-11pm, Hitchin Lavender
Tickets are 20 including a hog roast, and can be purchased online. . The event poster can be found here.

National Children's Gardening Week: Monday 27 May - Sunday 2  June, Hitchin Lavender
To celebrate opening in National Children's Gardening Week, Hitchin Lavender is inviting children to collect a sunflower kit to grow at home and enter their competition to grow the tallest sunflower in Hitchin! Sunflower kits can be collected from Hitchin Lavender whilst stocks last. Further information can be found here.  

Requests from Ickleford School
- balance bikes or new rider bikes for the Reception class (age 4-5). Details about how you can donate a bike can be found here.

Wanted - local builder/landscaper to quote to lay a concrete slab: 8m x 4m to support wooden outside shelter.  Please click here for further details.

River Hiz Conservation Group (RHCG) – an update
Thank you to everyone who came to the meeting on 1 April. It was very encouraging to see so many interested local residents and to have the opportunity to hear experts from the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust talk about the chalk rivers in the Ickleford area. If you didn’t have a chance at the meeting to sign a consent form for the RHCG and/or you would like to do so now, please email

The Armistice Centenary Commemorations 2019
Photos taken during the Armistice Centenary Commemorations are on YouTube or Flickr. We are very grateful to David Leedham for acting as our official photographer, and for compiling this wonderful montage. The organisers of Ickleford Remembers would like to formally thank all those that provided support and advice for our Centenary Commemorations.

The Roll of Honour produced by Colin Gooch for the 2018 Armistice Centenary Commemorations in Ickleford can be viewed here.

Ickleford Pre-School - committee members request
Ickleford Pre-School is a Committee-run Charity, relying on volunteer Committee members to keep it operational and we are seeking members to join our Committee. Whilst a certain number of the Committee must be parents from the Pre-School,  we would welcome the skills and expertise of other members of the community.  Anyone can join, although we are particularly interested in hearing from people with experience and skills in: Marketing; Finance; People Management/HR;  Early Years Education; Fundraising and Community Engagement; and Grant and Funding applications. If you are interested or would like further information, please email or telephone: 07951 801574

Vacancy at Ickleford Pre-School
We are looking for a level 3 Early Years Practitioner to join our small and friendly team of staff based in Ickleford Village Hall.

Bank Workers, Ickleford Pre-School
We are
looking for bank workers to cover for staff absence. If you have a warm, caring and patient nature and the ability to work with 2-4 year olds, this could be the perfect role for you. Bank workers are paid and you do not have to have any childcare qualifications.

If you would like any further information about these roles, please contact Lucy Barnes, Pre-School Leader - email:,  telephone: 07951 801574.

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