●● A GROUP of musician friends are planning to launch a new live music night.
New band The Teggs Nose Pickas, which are named in honour of the local landmark, are the organisers of new acoustic events set to take place at the St Dunstan Inn pub in Langley later this year.
Music will include a mix of Americana, bluegrass, country and folk songs.
Teggs Nose Pickas’ double bass player, Steve Wright, said: “We have decided to start a regular acoustic night as there is virtually nowhere locally to play.
“The evening is all about playing some good music and most importantly, having fun.
“We know there are plenty of great local musicians out there in the community so we would encourage them to come along and join in, as well as performing some of their own songs.
“Equally anyone who just enjoys a pub with live music are more than welcome to just turn up on the night.”
The first event is likely to take place in late September or early October, and then each month. ●● DISOBEDIENT dogs will be trained against chasing livestock at an upcoming event.
Animal behaviourist Jez Frith is running one-to-one training sessions teaching owners how to prevent their dogs chasing livestock, something which is becoming more of a problem in and around the parish.
Jez says that livestock chasing can be exciting for dogs but it is traumatic for the animal and has bad financial and emotional impact for farmers.
The sessions will take place at Sutton Hall Farm on Saturday, September 19.
To learn more about the sessions or to book contact jez. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07712 134525.
Advance booking is required on the course.