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Halls of delight
By The Editorial Team

Notwithstanding the recently discussed acoustics issue, we are fortunate in having a well-furbished parish hall in the village which holds a wide variety of events throughout the year. We also have the Scout Hut and, at Ballinger, there is the Memorial Hall which will be familiar to many readers. But how many of us can honestly say we know what goes on in all these places every day of the week? Below we summarise the regular activities on each site and provide up-to-date contacts.

newlsettersParish Hall and Scout Hut
Leeside Nursery – pre-school nursery during term-time for 2-5 year olds. Contact: Melissa Woodford-Smith 07843 732861. More details at:

Missenden Wine Circle – meetings every other month for tastings, presentations and discussions. Contact: Judith Watsham on 01494 774557 or

The Lee Village Choir – meets Monday evenings at 7:45 pm in the Scout Hut for practice and performs seasonal concerts. Contact: Jeannette Batten on 837450 or Pat Chinnery on 837564.

The Lee Scout Group – Scouts, Cubs and Beavers. Contacts (respectively): Chris Nevill 864881; Hayley Farrelly 837068 and Fiona Jones 868645.

The Lee Parish Council – meets every other month, normally in the evening on the second Tuesday.

CR(HS2)AG – monthly meetings to discuss developments in the plans for and impact of HS2. Meeting dates on:

Pilates – regular classes at 4:30 pm. Contact: Sally-Anne Hoyle by email at or telephone 01494 758932.

Upholstery – every Wednesday from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Contact: Stephen Moody 07887 601403 or e-mail

Shop @ The Lee – A community shop attached to the Parish Hall, financed and run by the village. Contact: 837195.

Ballinger Memorial Hall
newlsettersBATS playgroup – one morning a week during term time. Details from or

Ballinger Women’s Institute – meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 pm. Contact: Anne Ellis on 837247.

Ballinger Horticultural Society – monthly meetings, discussions and shows. Contact: Chairperson Brenda Gover or 837391.

Decorative and Fine Arts Society (DFAS) – normally the last Thursday of the month: lectures, occasional visits. Contact: or

Yoga – regular sessions on Monday evenings and Thursday afternoons. Contact: Russell May 01844 214900.

Pilates – regular sessions on Monday evenings (men only), Thursday and Friday day-time. Contact: Karen Wood 07790 081670. Short Mat Bowls – Wednesday evenings. Contact: Valerie Edwards 837468.

Ballinger Players – amateur dramatics; seasonal performances. Contact: Jo Bridges 01494 771097. The

Pantomime – alternate years.

If we have any out-of-date contact details or there are other groups meeting regularly at these venues please let us know by email at .

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