Farnham Herald - Thursday, 6 June 2019 - Emergency Services
ANYBODY passing Hale Community Centre last Friday (31st May) afternoon may have noticed emergency response vehicles, fire engines, uniformed staff and dogs at the Fire Outdoors event.
With the summer holidays fast approaching, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, along with other agencies and blue-light colleagues, visited the centre to urge people to take extra care following a rise in the number of outdoor fires they’ve been called to.
They offered advice and support to the community on how to keep themselves and the countryside safe from fire.
Blue Watch Farnham Commander Chrissie Cooper said the event was organised to inform and educate the public about reducing the number of outdoor fires – both deliberate and accidental – the service attends in the warmer months.
She said: “We want everyone to have fun and enjoy the nice weather, but it is important to stay fire aware when out and about to ensure we can minimise the risk of fire.
“Basic precautions can make a big difference, such as taking your rubbish home with you as glass bottles and cigarette ends can easily start fires.
“We’d also like to encourage people not to have garden bonfires until the hot, dry weather has passed. We attend too many incidents where a small garden bonfire spreads to the whole garden and causes severe damage.”
Fire Outdoors was held just days before Farnham Fire Station took to Facebook to raise awareness of bonfires at Bourne Woods.
The online post stated that last Sunday morning both wildfire appliances had attended “another bonfire in the open this morning at Bourne Woods in Tilford.
“This is the third time this week in the same spot we have attended,” it said.
Hale WI will meet on Wednesday, 12th June for a talk by Claire Fecher about Decorative Ribbons. The group meets at the Village Institute at 1:45 pm and everyone is welcome. If you are not a member, there is a small charge of £4 at the door.
For more details, call 01252 714363 or 01252 722817
St John's Church in Hale will be celebrating their 175th anniversary with an arts and crafts exhibition on Saturday 22nd June (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) and Sunday 23rd June (12:00 noon to 4:00 pm).
Exhibits are all from local groups, schools, artists and craftspeople. Visitors can enjoy live music throughout the day and refreshments. Admission £1.
To submit an entry, call the church on 01252 820537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers' Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.
It takes place 1-7 June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity.
We are so grateful for all the help and support our volunteers give us at Hale Community Centre - from IT to weeding and watering, they help us maintain and run this community facility for the benefit of local people. Thank you each and every one - it is a real pleasure working with you. Cathy
Check out #VolunteersWeek on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VolunteersWeek
Lots of visitors at the Centre this afternoon when Surrey Fire & Rescue hosted their "Fires Outdoor" Event - offering free advice and support on how to keep ourselves and our countryside free from fire.
The Event included attendances from other agencies and blue light colleagues, so there was lots of things to see and do!
Hale Singalong is at the Community Centre
on Friday 31st May from 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Refreshments from 5:45 pm. Everyone Welcome!
The refit of the wooden boat "The Tudor Rose" is underway courtesy of the Women in Sandy Hill – WISH.
Batten down the hatches, ladies, you are doing a marvellous job!
The month of May is the best month in the gardening calendar; our volunteer gardeners took advantage this week of the warmer temperatures to “carry on gardening” at the Community Centre.
May is the month that gardening kicks up a gear; vegetable and flower plants can be planted outdoors into their final growing place; the annual lawn mowing regime begins and the pesky weeds need a firm hand!
When you are next at the Centre, check out the variety of vegetables growing in the community garden and what produce we have for sale – there’s sure to be something as the season progresses to tempt you!
And if you want to try growing something yourself, we often have plants for sale; at the moment strawberry plants and tomatoes are available…
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