Haughton Village News

Haughton Village News

A little bit of fame!

The official newsletter of the Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers was used as the guest publication in this week 'Have I got News For You'  The Episode can be view via the YouTube clip below.

Please be aware that 'Have I got News For You' is aired on BBC 1 after 9pm and contains strong language, and is not suitable for younger audiences.

Jo Brand who appears on Paul Merton's team used to be a church bell ringer, anyone from any walk of life can be, or at least have ago at bell ringing.  'unless you try you don't know what you are missing!'  

During the episode the missing caption is 'rope' time, something all bell ringers have lacked of late due to the pandemic.  It is true all bell ringers will say, 'you need as much time on the end of a rope that you can get!' Hopefully it won't be too long until we are back in the tower and are brushing up on our skills.

Haughton Parish Council Survey

The closing date for the Haughton's Village Survey has been extended to 23rd May.

Please see our original post for more details:


Haughton Plant Sale


We would like to thank everyone who braved the rain to come and support our plant sale in aid of the Stafford Branch of Parkinson’s UK on the 5th May.  We set out our stalls at 14 Ash Drive and 4 Meadow Drive and thanks to your generosity, were able to send the sum of £500 to this worthwhile Charity.

In a letter of thanks received from the Parkinson’s group their Treasurer wrote:

‘Your very generous donation is most gratefully received and will be carefully spent for the benefit of people with Parkinson’s in Stafford and District’

Many thanks to everyone and we hope you enjoy your plants.

Jocelyne Lock

Peter Skelson

Haughton Gardening Guild

Subject to Government guidelines, it is hoped that Garden Guild will be able to re-start in June. In order that the Committee will be to make the  necessary arrangements with regard to seating, would anyone interested please telephone Sue Edwards on Stafford: 780921 or email to  sje46(at)hotmail.co.uk.  (Replace (at) with @

Many Thanks

Sue Edwards

Haughton Parish Council Village Survey

Thanks to everyone who has filled in the Haughton Parish Council village survey that was posted through the letterboxes. If you are yet to do so then the closing date is Monday 17th May 2021 there is a box in the newsagents for completed surveys.  The results not only helps the parish to see the needs of the villagers it also gives the council greater authority when asking Borough and county councils to do things. The survey form is available from the link below: