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Fairfield Players On Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June, Fairfield Players will be performing a play, a whodunnit, entitled “Deadlier Still”. . . The play, written by Claire Jones, is set at a County WI Federation meeting - in the side room of a large hall. The ladies are setting up some stalls in the side room, but the chairman and the county treasurer keep trying to interfere.  Long-forgotten passions surface when the speaker finally arrives and other secrets are uncovered. During the interval, a fish and chip supper will be served, after which the audience will have the opportunity to question characters in order to solve the case. There will be a prize for the winning table. The performance will take place at the Memorial Hall, Hallworth Drive, Stotfold, SG5 4HR and starts at 7.45pm. Bring your own alcohol. Entry is by ticket only. Tickets cost £10, and can be obtained from Cards and Crafts in Stotfold or by contacting the box office on 01767 631265 / Email: derek-walker@tiscali.co.uk St Peter’s Church Font St Peter’s Church has a magnificent 14th century font which has eight carved stone panels illustrating the ‘salvation history’ of the Christian Faith. Over the years the stone has become worn and damaged and the original vibrant paint has disappeared. This makes it difficult to see what the images originally illustrated. We asked the art department of Etonbury Academy to create eight paintings that will help us imagine  these panels in their original splendour, and help visitors to understand their message. The project was completed in time for Easter 2015 and everyone is very pleased with the result. Anyone is welcome to come and look at the pictures when the church is open – we have a coffee morning on Tuesdays at 10am to which everyone is invited. St Peter’s Font The Green Team A group of young people have signed up to improve local green spaces and their job prospects at the same time. They will make up the Green Team, a 12-week employment training scheme that mixes practical work with classroom-based sessions, with the young volunteers picking up real-life work skills along the way. It is being run by Central Bedfordshire Council and community charity Groundwork Hertfordshire, and is the ninth time the training scheme has taken place in Bedfordshire. The Green Team will get to grips with general maintenance at Millennium Green in Shefford, as well as building a pergola, laying paving and constructing raised beds for the residents of Dunstable’s Downside Sheltered Housing Scheme to enjoy. They will then really put their skills to the test at the Academy of Central Bedfordshire in Stotfold by creating a horticultural centre and a small farm, as well as taking part in a team-building day with construction firm Willmott Dixon. The team will work towards City & Guilds qualifications in land-based studies and employability skills as well as a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card – crucial for work in the construction industry. And they will also aim to boost their job prospects by improving their maths and English through Functional Skills qualifications. Sue Harrison, the Council’s Director of Children’s Services, said: “I hope all of the young people involved in the Green Team get as much out of it as previous participants have done. “Schemes like this really do help to transform young people’s lives by offering them vital skills and work experience, as well as a direction in life when they may have previously been wondering what to do with themselves. “I wish them all the best and hope that they get as much out of the Green Team as they possibly can.” 12 | June 2015 | The font is believed to date from the 14th century and has eight decorative panels around the basin. These contain carved images telling the traditional salvation history. The story starts with the creation of the world and the perfect garden of Eden, in which God creates Adam and Eve. But when Adam and Eve disobey God and eat the forbidden fruit, they are banished from the garden. And the judgement is passed on to all their children – ‘original sin’ The last two panels show the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus God’s offering o