Ice cream parlour visit

PUPILS from Broomfields Junior School, on Bridge Lane, swapped the classroom for a Stockton Heath ice cream parlour last week.

Children made their way to Pure Indulgence, on London Road, over Wednesday and Thursday to get an insight of how the business runs.

The trip also linked in with the pupils' current Mediterranean class theme.

Festival fever builds

STOCKTON Heath Festival organisers are putting the finishing touches to preparations for the event with just one week to go.

The first scarecrow for the event has arrived in the village and the plans have been confirmed.

The festival will commence with a story telling session in Stockton Heath Library, followed by a concert celebrating gospel music at Hill Cliffe Baptist Church.

Over the the weekend there will be a host of activities to keep families entertained, including a production of Alice in Wonderland.

Face painting, sports taster sessions, drama workshops, pottery painting and a dog show will also take place.

The festival will run from July 2 to July 5.

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Student award

A TALENTED Bridgewater High School pupil has been recognised for his acting ability by Warrington and District Arts Council (WADAC).

Harry Laing, aged 15, received a student award at the Town Hall from treasurer Norman Cutter.

He was recommended by arts council member Celia Jordan, who saw him play the Mad Hatter in a school production of Alice in Wonderland.

She said: “He was absolutely brilliant and brought the house down.”

Harry is determined to act professionally and has already been accepted bt the National Youth Theatre.

Memorial service

THE mayor attended the 27th annual HMS Blackcap service of commemoration at St Cross Church in Appleton Thorn on June 7.

Since 1987 a service has been held to pay its respects to all men and women who served at the airfield – both in the service or as a civilian.

Residents and veterans joined together to pay their respects, along with mayor Cllr Geoff Settle.

The service included hymns, prayers and the laying of wreaths at the nearby cenotaph, as well as a one-minute silence.

Parking problems

AN Appleton PCSO is hopeful that parking issues on St Monica's Close will be resolved.

A resident voiced his frustration at the situation in April at Appleton Parish Council's monthly meeting but PCSO Dave Mahon is keeping an eye on the matter.

He has visited the road, which is close to St Monica's Catholic Primary School, to assess the problem.

He has since been in contact with the head teacher of the school and handed over a map displaying where visitors should park.