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2:20pm Tuesday 20th August 2013 in Villages
THE future of The Farmers Arms is still uncertain.
Hopefully, there will be good news in the next few months.
The latest edition of the Wellington Heath Parish Newsletter has been published and distributed to the villagers, thanks to Marc Low and the team. If you do not have one, please phone Marc on 01531 635345.
The quest to replace the water pipes on Horse Road and The Common continues.
There were a couple of hiccups recently when the gas mains were affected and a burst water pipe caused temporary havoc, but the work is progressing steadily as could be seen from the frenzy of activity last weekend.
Sheila Howell of Welsh Water reports that the transfer services on to the new pipe are now completed, as is the work between No 1 The Common and No 1 School Cottage.
She said: “Work will then commence from Draw Well Cottage up the hill towards number 1 School Cottage.
“This section of work should take approximately two weeks to complete.”
Villagers are again asked to look out for bus-passengers who may need a lift into town now that the 675 bus cannot access The Common.
Last week the Walking Group took a stroll up May Hill and enjoyed the views, along with The Belted Galloways who graze up there.
It is sad to know that the Corsican Pines, planted in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, will eventually have to be axed as they have been affected by Red Band Blight, a killer disease. It is hoped that they will be replaced by Scots Pines.
For all of us, the May Hill trees form a familiar landmark and their removal will alter the skyline.
Some residents stayed up late (or got up early!) and were fortunate enough to see the meteor phenomenon earlier in the week. Since Wellington Heath has no street lights, the stars are beautiful to behold.
You may want to note in your diary the date September 15, 2.30pm for the village cricket match on the Mackies’ field. Meanwhile, enjoy what’s left of the lovely summer.
VALERIE CLARK 01531 630257
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