BYG started their Autumn term last night and welcome all in school years 6 -10 to join them. The costs are only £3 for the school year plus 50p each night attended. Activities for the rest of this term are:
The West Bergholt Baby & Toddler group’s Autumn schedule includes a wide range of activities from Apple Picking to Divali. The full list is shown below, please be aware that some events may change at short notice. There are 2 opportunities for a local trader/business/advisor to attend, Continue reading “Baby & Toddler Group Autumn Schedule”
After being postponed due to the snow this event will now take place on Saturday 14th April. The doors to the Orpen Hall will open at 12.15pm. We look forward to welcoming everyone who bought or reserved tickets. After some cancellations there are still a few tickets available.
The Friends‘ latest fundraiser involves recreating a “Trattoria Italiana” in the Orpen Hall. You are invited to join them for a taste of Italy on Saturday 3rd March at 12:30 pm, there are still a few tickets available.
Every Year the Rural Community Council of Essex holds a competition to determine the best Village of the Year. The award is based on the activities and work of the community as a whole, not just the Parish Council:
This is the only competition of its kind in Essex that focuses on the whole community rather than on the work of the Parish Council or one particular organisation or amenity. We will be looking to reward villages of all sizes that are doing most to enhance the quality of life for their inhabitants.
Cricket Fest 2016 is a regular annual event from West Bergholt Cricket Club at their ground in Manor Road. Celebrating all things cricket from 6th – 10th July, the Festival features its Family Fun Day on 9th July.
This year’s Heritage Open Days takes place across the weekend of Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September 2015. You can discover Colchester’s heritage in a weekend of FREE activities and entry to more than 20 historic properties:
On Saturday 12th September, between 9am and 5pm, the clock will be turned back as you stroll through the High Street and Upper Castle Park.
Enjoy a stroll down the High Street (closed to traffic) and take time to admire the wonderful architecture of the many fascinating buildings which adorn the High Street, from the Town Hall to to the Red Lion Hotel. Watch out for historical characters that you pass along your way, you may bump into Marcus Favonius!
Soak up the sounds of the historic music, dance and drama and enjoy some story telling and the iconic British Punch and Judy Show. Colchester has it’s very own Mr Punch living at Hollytrees Museum, take a visit and see this very special puppet, dating from 1945.
Take a wander through Colchester’s Charter market, dating back to 1189 and you will find stalls selling everything from artisan bread to clothes. There will be plenty of food stalls to fill your appetite.
Step back in time to the award-winning Castle Park which will be hosting historic market stalls, traditional side shows, puppet theatre,talks and demonstrations, all within the backdrop of Colchester Castle which will be open for free.
Apple Day at the BIG Garden, High Woods Country Park
Taking place on Saturday 26th September you can drop in at any time between 12pm & 3pm (donation requested). Come and celebrate the local apple harvest! Enjoy tasting some heritage fruit varieties and try your hand at crushing and pressing local apples to make delicious juice. Family games, crafts and apple cakes and bakes to sample.
The Beth Chatto Gardens have recently been in touch with a summer offer:
We’ve come to realise that a lot of the local community have never visited the Beth Chatto Gardens before and so we’re offering free entry to the garden for children under 14, throughout the summer holidays (3 children per paying adult at £6.95), and we’d also like to invite you to a FREE evening of music and art on the 20th September.
It would be lovely to welcome members of your parish to the gardens and if you’d like to sign up for the events newsletter, please do here: http://eepurl.com/bmfHyb.
Beth Chatto Gardens are based on the ecological and creative principles of their founder. They aim to provide an inspirational and sustainable, quality experience for all visitors. Education and enjoyment underpin the gardens’ philosophy. They are located at: