West Bergholt is a large rural Essex village lying near the border of the English counties of Essex and Suffolk. It is situated just outside and to the North-west of Colchester – Britain’s Oldest Recorded town. The village:
has a population of around 3,500 consisting of about 1,400 households,
October – December 2021 Schedule for Baby & Toddler Group
The West Bergholt Baby & Toddler group’s schedule for October – December 2021 includes a wide range of activities from handmade kids clothes to professional photography The full list is shown below, please be aware that some events may change at short notice.
You can follow the group’s activities on their secure Facebook or WhatsApp Groups.
Nay-Nay Makes (handmade baby and children’s wear)
Sally Parkinson Photography (offering 5 minute mini photo shoots of your child)
Eleven teams vied for the Village Quiz Challenge Cup last week and raised £310 towards the cost of a new Friendly Bench from Plastecowood – that’s well over half way!
Quizmaster Mike Morrisey, with support from Anita & Pauline, delivered a quiz with 10 rounds of 10 questions and a bonus picture round of 45 famous places (like Angel Falls). The halfway point was time for the Raffle which contributed £90 to the overall sum raised. The rounds were:
October & November Tours for September 2022 Starters
Heathlands C of E Primary School in West Bergholt would like to invite families with children starting school in September 2022 to one of their school tours. Contact the school office on 01206 240288 for further details and to book a place. Please book your tour in advance.
In the case of Jacks, just off the High Street, builders dug six shafts to create foundations to stabilise this 17th century building. This gave the Trust 6 windows on the past; find out what they found in Shaft C at Jacks.
The Parish Council co-opted Joel as a councillor in July 2021 & he has joined the Planning Committee. He has lived in West Bergholt with his wife and son since 2017.
He is a Director and Partner of a PR and consultation agency which specialises in the built environment. Prior to working in this sector, he spent several years working in Parliament in Westminster and similar work with District Councils.
Fairfields Farms Tractors and Other Vehicles on the Roads and Lanes
Fairfields Farms are now starting to harvest their potatoes and maize. This means that you will be seeing an increase in agricultural vehicles on local roads for the next month. Operations will typically be underway between 7 am – 8 pm (or a little later if weather pressures demand it).
This erstwhile annual quiz event returns after a four-year ‘hiatus’ and offers the opportunity to test your knowledge against fellow villagers. The winning team will be walking away with the ‘prestigious‘ West Bergholt Local Organisations Challenge Cup. Everybody, though, will have the satisfaction of knowing that they have helped towards securing another Friendly Bench for the village.