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AGM Village Association

Dear Friends,

Just a note to remind you that the first AGM of the Village Association will be on Thursday 3 May at 6.30pm at Brackenfield Church Hall. After the formal part of the meeting there will be opportunity to chat over a drink and share ideas and we hope you will be able to join us.

All Registered Members are entitled to stand for office and to vote in elections. If you are interested in joining the committee it would be helpful if you could let Christine Ewards know as soon as possible.

Hope to see you on 3 May.

The Plough Inn under new Management

Steve Brough and his wife Amira, have a clear vision for their new family venture, moving into the Plough with their son Josh (Head Chef), daughter-in-law Laurel (front of house) and their three grandchildren (aged 1, 2, and 4) early this year. Steve told us that he loves the area, which shares the peace and tranquility of rural Scotland, even though only 3 miles from Alfreton. With a 20-year lease, they have many ideas to develop the business and have already attracted widespread support from the friendly, local community, including snow clearing in the car park by a neighbouring farmer. Steve has introduced a range of real ales such as Old Golden Hen, Abbots and a bespoke beer, The Plough Inn Ale, on sale at £2.50 per pint. Speciality flavoured gins are available at the “Gin O'Clock” bar. Josh has a lifelong passion for cooking and since training as a chef has worked at the Hurt Arms, Charles Cotton Hotel and a range of top flight London restaurants. Fresh homemade food and sauces, using locally sourced, high quality produce is the aim, already proving so popular that booking is essential for Thursday Grill Nights and Sunday lunch. Suppliers include Crich Butchers (who make a special sausage using Plough Inn Ale) and bread from the Loaf. Steve plans to start a vegetable garden to supplement veg from Matlock. We visited on a Wednesday lunchtime and the restaurant was busy, with a really good atmosphere, keeping the two full-time chefs and staff on their toes. The family have made an impressive start in a few short weeks and are keen to be part of the Brackenfield community. We wish them well.

Easter Ring - Fun had by all......

Thank you Gilly and David, for another fun and sociable workshop. This Easter themed welcome ring is really cute - we may even get birds nesting in it.......Let's hope this heralds the start of some real spring weather!

The First Pudding Club Night.......

There was a real buzz in the Church Hall last night, where thirty local people, friends and family gathered to enjoy coversation over Laura Kay's delicious fayre. Warming tomato soup and home baked bread was followed with a wide selection of cheeses and pate after which we were entertained by Laura's engaging demonstration of Old Fashioned Banana Bread and Chocolate Muffins with an Easter twist. A range of puds which Laura had made earlier, including Key Lime Pie, were consumed with gusto and many folk took away the recipes, enthusiastic to have a go at home. Thanks to Laura and all the people who helped and enjoyed the evening. Remember our AGM on Thursday 3rd May at 6.30pm.

Pudding Club night postponed

Due to the weather this week the Pudding Club night has been postponed until Thursday 15th March. A few tickets are still available if anyone not already booked is interested - please call Christine.

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