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Welcome to the Yarpole Parish website - get information on events, facilities within the Parish, social groups, Yarpole Community Shop, The Bell Inn, volunteering opportunities, the Parish Council and the PCC and more.
The Gallery Café is now open upstairs in the church, outside seating is also avaliable. See the Gallery café page for details.
Note: The café will be closed on the following days: 13th, 16th, 23rd October
If you are organising an event and you'd like it to appear on the website calendar and in the regular 'what's on' email, Facebook and in The Parishioner, please use the on-line form.
St Leonard’s Heating installation emergency—can you help? We need to raise £15,000 by the end of October.
The project to improve facilities in the church has ground to a halt because we haven’t been able to raise enough money. The recent Community Hub survey revealed the importance of St Leonard’s as the centre of the community, and the work we need to do will benefit everyone who uses the building.
The project includes:
• installing an air source heat pump. This will provide reliable heating without the frequent breakdowns we used to get with the pellet boiler. If we buy an oil-fired boiler it will be polluting and unsustainable, and we
are likely to lose our Silver Eco-Church status.
• upgrading the electricity supply coming into the building so that users will no longer experience problems when too many things are plugged in. We are still £15,000 short and we can’t proceed. We currently have an old oil-fired boiler, installed temporarily in a shed, that won’t last much longer.
We need a new heating source before the really cold weather sets in. CAN YOU HELP? If we can raise £15,000 by the end of October we can go ahead and get the work done. Please, please consider whether you can donate to this vital project.
The PCC is helping us by receiving donations and claiming gift aid on behalf of the St Leonard's Management Board.
There are three ways in which you can donate to this emergency project:
Firstly by using the donation button below. Golden Giving will not only pass on your donation to the PCC but will also claim the Gift Aid and add it to the sum you donate. The online form is simple to complete. In the comments box at the bottom of the form, please state that your donation is for the Church Heating project.
We use Golden Giving, a charitable website which ensures that we receive more of your donation to us. Sites such as JustGiving charge a fee of 5% on each donation as well as a monthly fee. This clearly reduces the value of any donations to us.
If you are happy to make your donation using a cheque or BACS we receive the whole amount. This can be done using the information below or via Golden Giving by selecting 'Alternatively, you can compare and choose an alternative payment method, including PayPal, bank transfer and cheque' at the top of the webpage. Golden Giving will claim any Gift Aid on our behalf.
Secondly by making a BACS transfer to the PCC account. The details are as follows: Account: Croft with Yarpole and Lucton PCC, Bank: CAF Bank, Sort Code: 40-52-40, Account: 00013394
In the Reference please put Heating Appeal.
Thirdly you can make out a cheque payable to Croft with Yarpole and Lucton PCC. Please write on the back of the cheque Heating Appeal. You can hand the cheque in at the Shop.
If you need more details or want a Gift Aid form then visit the Appeal website at www.stleonardsyarpole.com.
County Coronavirus update.
Case numbers in Herefordshire have stabilised over the past weeks but are still at high levels and exceed the UK average. There were 882 new cases in Herefordshire; up from 841 the previous week. Currently about a quarter of new cases in Herefordshire are in people over the age of 60; case numbers in the over 60's are rising. There were 38 new cases in Leominster; similar to the the week previously. There were 15 admissions to Hereford County Hospital, down from 28 the week previously. There were 2 new Coronavirus related deaths. The graph is updated every Tuesday. For up to date information visit the Government website.
Yarpole nestles deep in the Herefordshire countryside, roughly midway between the market towns of Leominster & Ludlow. There has been a community recorded here for over 2000 years. The village is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. The Anglo-Saxon meaning of Yarpole (Iarpol or Yarpol) is fish pool or dam for containing fish. The original fish pool has long since been abandoned; the remains of the dam are still visible today.
The Parish has a population of 700 and comprises of the villages of Bircher and Lucton, the community on Bircher Common and the hamlet of Bicton.
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