Archive for November, 2010

Winter Weather

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Please note that during the cold weather we aim to be open as usual. If in extreme conditions we need to close early, we will post a notice here.

Lunch Menus

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Lunch Menus:  Week 29th – 3rd December 2010 

Monday:            Tuna and spaghetti cheese bake, Tapioca with raspberry sauce

Tuesday:           Turkey and vegetable stew, Marmalade and ginger cake

Wednesday:      Beef and carrot plait with roasties, Grapes in jelly

Thursday:          Lamb and Vegetable rissoles, Cheesecake

Friday:              Cumberland pie topped with swede mash, Pear crumble

Time to act on Childcare Vouchers

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Childcare Vouchers are a great employee benefit for all sizes of company, yet many businesses haven’t found the time to get a scheme in place. With the Government planning to reduce the level of tax relief on Childcare Vouchers for higher and additional rate tax-payers who sign up after 6 April 2011, now is the perfect time to act!

The planned tax changes means some working parents could lose around 50% of the tax and NI savings that are available to them today and could potentially miss out on up to £1196 in tax and NI relief if they sign up to a voucher scheme after April*. If they sign up before April they will continue to save on their registered childcare costs at the current levels. 

Higher or Additional rate tax-payers
If you don’t belong to a Childcare Voucher scheme, look into it quickly! If the proposed changes come into effect, most parents would need to have placed a voucher order in their March 2011 payroll to ensure they meet the 6 April 2011 deadline.
If they start using vouchers before 6 April 2011, they would save at the current level of around £22 per week of tax relief, equating to a saving of up to £1,196* a year in tax and NI contributions. They would continue to save this amount after the proposed changes come into effect, providing they have registered before 6 April 2011.But if they register after 6 April 2011 they could see their tax and NI savings drop by up to 50%*.

Lunch Menus

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Lunch Menus:  Week 22nd – 26th November 2010 

Monday:   Turkey bolognaise with  noodles, Gooseberry pie with custard

Tuesday:  Irish Beef Stew and Dumplings, Fromage Frais

Wednesday:   Lamb and Spinach curry  with rice, Chocolate chip cake

Thursday:  Shepherds pie with cauliflower mash, Rice pudding and raspberry sauce

Friday:   Tuna pasta bake with green salad, Jam sponge

Lunch Menus

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Lunch Menus:  Week 15th – 19th November 2010 

Monday:            Cannelloni filled with Spinach and ricotta cheese, Blancmange

Tuesday:           Lamb and vegetable casserole, Treacle Sponge

Wednesday:      Lemon and Chive Turkey Bake, Lemon curd tart with custard

Thursday:          Captain’s Fish Pie with spring onion mash, Stewed Apple with natural yoghurt

Friday:              Steak and Mushroom Pie, Oaty peach crumble

Lunch Menus

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Lunch Menus:  Week 8th – 12th November 2010 

Monday:      Turkey and butter bean Chasseur, Apple Flapjack

Tuesday:     Cottage pie topped with carrot mash Roast, Pineapple Upside down pudding

Wednesday: Provencal lamb and lentils, Bakewell Tart

Thursday:     Salmon and Pasta Bake, Rice pudding

Friday:        Roast chicken stuffing and roast potatoes, Ginger Cake