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Court Meeting ~ Stafford ~ 11th June 2011

07 June 2011

We have received this communication from John Edwards, Warden for the North Midlands, concerning the arrangements for the forthcoming Court Meeting.

In order to make the event economical, it has been decided that the June Court will be held at John’s local village hall. It is not so grand a many of our venues, but does have the advantage of being in the middle of the country.
The venue is:
Church Eaton Village Institute
High Street
Church Eaton
ST20 0AG
Telephone number of the hall 01785 823160
(note that few mobile phone networks operate here)
John’s telephone number is 01785 823067
John’s e-mail is
The hall has been booked from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The proposed programme is:-
11.00  Executive meeting
12.00  Wardens Meeting
13.00  Buffet Lunch
14.00  Court Meeting
16.00  Close of Court
One of the Agenda Items for discussion will be the Constitutional Review, prepared by President, Alan Fallows, and recently circulated to all member Guilds/Gilds. You can read the proposals here;- 
John’s wife will be preparing the lunchtime refreshments and at present we are catering for 25 delegates. We would like to know whether you will be coming and how many people to expect, so an e-mail or a phone call would be much appreciated.
As this has had to be arranged at the last minute, it has not been announced in the journal but has been circulated by The President to all notified Guild Representatives.
You may also contact Ant Piddock – now Deputy Master of Stafford Guild.
His Home Number is 01785 603973, his mobile is 07948962957 and his e-mail is
There are also full details to be found on the Stafford Guild Web site  
The Church Eaton web site is at
o               For those coming by road from the South:
M6 junction 12 towards Telford
A5 for about 2 miles until you reach Stretton
Turn right for about 200 yards then turn left.
Follow this road to Church Eaton and the hall car park is on your left as you see the church.
o               From East or West follow the A5 to Stretton, then as above
o               For those coming by road from the North
M6 Junction 14 towards Stafford
Follow signs for Telford
Take A518 Westwards for 4 miles to Haughton
Turn Left for Church Eaton
After 2 ½ miles the Hall will be in front of you
Bear to the left and the car park is on the right.
o               Please note that for Sat-Nav users this postcode covers the whole street of 50 houses so do not go to the pub by mistake!
o               For anyone coming by train to Stafford, we will arrange transport to Church Eaton if you call us in advance.
o               For anyone coming by boat, the Shropshire Union canal is about 10 minutes walk.
I hope this covers the initial information.
John Edwards ~ Warden for North Midlands