Page 27 - Herald December 2023
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              DECEMBER 2023
I am sad to announce the death of Ray Watson who was the Parish Council's groundsman for a number of years.
He trained me and humoured me from 1984. He then had to retire to look after his wife Muriel who had dementia.
Ray was born and grew up in Kent where he worked until he moved to Leicestershire. He worked as a miner in Coalville. He then worked for Avery who specialised in weighing scales.
He then started working for the Parish Council in 1984 together with me and the Clerk Josie Adcock.
Towards the end of his life he returned to Kent and he suffered terrible health problems. He died just short of his 90th birthday.
  Gary Hanna
Commbus continues to offer our members a very personal service at a very affordable price, picking up door to door and visiting local destinations on our timetable from all the villages on specific days.
Special Friday trips are proving very popular and visit places such as:
Market Harborough or Farndon Fields, Stratford-on-Avon, Cherry Lane Garden Centre, Countesthorpe, Armstrong Mills shopping outlet Shepshed, Thurmaston shopping Park, Rugby Town or Elliotts Fields, Oakham Town, Foxton Locks, Lutterworth, Staunton Harold Home and Garden Centre and Ferrers Arts and Craft Centre, Loughborough Town, Blue Diamond Garden Centre, East Bridgford Notts and anywhere else within reasonable distance so as members are not travelling on the buses too long.
We have a special trip on Sunday 26th November to Stamford Christmas Market which proves popular each year and all
three buses, with Driver and Escort for your convenience, will be available if you phone the office on 2866116 between the hours of 10am – 12 noon weekdays and ask for your area of pick-up please so that you know which bus will collect you.
These trips are open to existing members, but if you would like to become a member, registration is free, please phone our office for a pack complete with timetable.
News just in. Our long awaited New Transit Mini Bus has arrived and now in full operation on our trips along with our existing fleet of 3 at present. The bus is very comfortable and easy to get on and off.
We hope to get delivery of another similar bus before Christmas.
As always, we need drivers and escorts to volunteer their free time to help run this valuable service. You will be welcome and given full training in all aspects. We are a very friendly bunch and you won’t regret volunteering as the rewards for helping others keeps us motivated.
Supporting the work of Christian Aid Your local charity shop Selling: good as new clothes, Books, bric-à-brac, gifts, toys, cards for all occasions, DVDs, fairly traded goods, Wholefoods, Environmentally friendly products
We also offer hot and cold drinks Try our useful Information Point!
Monday to Friday 10am to 12noon Mon Tues Weds Thurs 2-4pm Saturday 10am - 1pm
1 Main Street Countesthorpe
Opposite the Co-op and part of 'the Bridge' Access to the shop is via
the entrance to the Bridge.

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