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Launcells Parish Council

Community Café

April Community Café

Food on a table  People sitting around a table eating  People sitting around a table eating

The Community Café usually takes place on the first Monday of each month.  More information can be found in the Launcells Parish News and on the Launcells Community Facebook page.

Another successful community café was held at Launcells Parish Hall in Grimscott on Monday 3rd April when approximately 35 guests enjoyed a choice between Chicken and Vegetable Pie and Macaroni Cheese – another new one for our repertoire - along with a selection of delicious hot and cold desserts. A marvellous profit of £178 was made which will go to a local charity.

Please note that the café is open to everyone, not just those who reside in Launcells.

There will not be a regular café on Monday 1st May as there will be a Coronation Lunch at the Hall on the 8th May at 12.30pm. The menu choices will be ‘Crown Roast Beef Dinner’ (in a large Yorkshire pudding) and Coronation Chicken, Jacket potato and salad, plus a range of desserts. We also cater for vegan and gluten free diets.

To ensure that we can cater for everyone sufficiently, please book places with Alison on 07753-181660.

Coronation mug  Coronation mug

The Parish Hall Committee are also presenting Coronation Mugs, which are available free of charge, to all children aged 16 and under who live in the Parish of Launcells. They can be collected on Monday 8th May between 2 and 3 pm from the hall. If people are unable to come on that day, let us know (Alison 07753 181660) and we will arrange to deliver them at a later date.

Alison Butler

March Community Café

Cottage pieOur March café was very well attended with a hall full of people and 40 meals being served.Bread and butter pudding

The choice this time was between Cottage Pie and Fishcakes. We added bread and butter pudding to our dessert repertoire and it was so popular the whole dish sold out.  Judging by the clean plates that came back to the kitchen, everyone enjoyed their food. It was an especially sociable event and there was a lively buzz of conversation throughout the session with some new faces and many people were observed chatting to different groups, which was great to see. Unfortunately, we were all too busy chatting to remember to take any photos! After expenses, a healthy profit £164 was made which will be donated to local charities.

Forthcoming Events

Our next café will be on Monday 3rd April at 12.30pm, when the menu choices will be between Chicken & vegetable pie and Macaroni cheese with ham & garlic bread. As usual we will also provide a vegan option and a delicious range of sweets.

Coronation flagOn Monday 8th May, we will be holding a Coronation Themed Lunch. Our menu is yet to be decided so look out for more information in the next magazine.

The Village Hall Committee will be providing souvenir Coronation mugs to children (up to & including 16years) who live in the Parish. We have the list of children who received Jubilee mugs, but please let the committee know if there are any other children in the Parish who would like one.

Alison Butler

February Community Lunch

CasserolePuddingWe held our first cafe of the year on the 6th February which was well attended. Our menu was chicken casserole, beef stew or a vegetable option which was enjoyed by all. The selection of homemade desserts were enjoyed as well.

Look forward to seeing you all at the March café.

People sitting eating lunch and looking at the camera

Launcells Village Christmas Lunch

On Monday 5th December, Launcells Village Hall was abuzz with anticipation as approximately 50 guests arrived for the annual Christmas lunch. The hall and tables had been decorated for the occasion and Christmas music accompanied the chatter as many friends gathered and found their places.

Guests were offered fruit juice before a full Turkey Roast (plus a vegan option) which was prepared and served by our group of café volunteers. A choice of delicious deserts followed, including of course traditional Christmas pudding. It was pleasing to see some new faces this year. Everyone had a good time and many commented how much they had enjoyed the food (even the sprouts) and the event as a whole.

Well done to all involved and thank you to everyone who supported this and other events at our hall.

Thanks also to Bridgmans who donated the potatoes for the lunch, to Mole Valley Farmers who made a donation and to Stratton Stores who support our events.

Our next community café lunch will be on Monday February 6th at 12.30pm.

Alison Butler

People sitting at table

Mince pies

People eating Christmas lunchPeople eating Christmas lunch

Person wearing a Christmas jumper

Food on table

Thanks to Alison Butler and Sandy Cheshire for the photos.

November Community Café

A new recipe of pork in apple and cider proved popular at the November café. Also on offer were tomato soup with fresh crusty bread, a tasty fish pie and tomato & vegetable pie, as well as our usual wide variety of deserts – all homemade from scratch. Approximately 20 guests enjoyed a delicious lunch at a cost of £7 for two courses and tea/coffee.

Many guests took notice of the advert for our Christmas lunch to the extent that we have now sold out! As we will need a rest immediately after the  Christmas festivities, our next café will be on Monday February 6th.

Alison Butler

Here is a photo of a past christmas lunch club dinner......

Here are the lunch club team...

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