BYG Autumn Term – Activities & Events

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BYG LogoBYG Autumn Term Calendar

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:

20th September Rugby ballRugby World Cup – Touch Rugby.
4th October Athletes runningWorld Athletics Championships.
18th October Normal Activities + Dodgeball.Dodgeball
1st November Fancy DressHalloween Fancy Dress & Games.
15th November PudseyChildren in Need – Special fundraising activities with Donations to Pudsey.
29th November Paper chainChristmas Cards & Decoration Making.
13th December Father Xmas & TreeChristmas Disco – cost £3 including free food.


Friends of St Mary’s Trattoria Italiana

Last Orders for Trattoria Italiana

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.

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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.

The Menu offers a choice of: Continue reading “Friends of St Mary’s Trattoria Italiana”

Entries Surge for Fete & Produce Show

Poster for Village Fete & Produce Show

Poster for Village Fete & Produce ShowNot too late for entries to Produce Show

The Fete & Produce Show will be held in the Orpen Hall & Lorkin Daniell Field from 12-4pm on Sat Sept 9th.

Produce Show in Orpen Hall

Over 350 entries have already been received; it’s not too late for late entries but 1st September is the last day; entry forms available at the Allotment Stall.

There will be certificates for Continue reading “Entries Surge for Fete & Produce Show”

Best Village of the Year

Chris Stevenson (centre) receiving the award last night.

Best Village of the Year

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.

RCCE Website

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BYG AGM 2015

BYG AGM 12th November 2015BYG AGM 2015

The Bergholt Youth Group AGM takes place next Thursday, 12th November, at the Church Hall in New Church Road.  The meeting starts at 7:30pm and all members and parents are invited to attend.


  1. Apologies for absence.
  2. Minutes of last AGM 20th November 2014.
  3. Matters arising.
  4. Election of Officers for forthcoming year.
  • Club Leader.
  • Chairman.
  • Secretary.
  • Treasurer.
  • Membership Secretary.
  • Child Welfare Officer.
  1. Confirmation of Management Committee.
  2. Confirmation of Youth Committee.
  3. Treasurer’s Report.
  4. Membership Secretary’s Report.
  5. Review of Club events November 2014 to October 2015.
  6. Chairman’s and Secretary’s notes.
  7. Future Events.
  8. A.O.B.
  9. Date, time and place of next management committee meeting.

Sports, Heritage & Apples

Sports, Heritage & Apples

Sports, Heritage & Apples are the subject of recent leisure-time news from Colchester Borough Council:

Summer Sports FestivalSummer Sports Festival at Highwoods

Taking place on Sunday 30th August at Leisure World, there is an opportunity for all the family to join in with a range of FREE sports activities including:

  • Football – with Colchester United Football in the Community,
  • Parkour – with Team Traceur,
  • Volleyball – with Volleyball England,
  • Netball – with KATS Netball Club, and
  • Tennis – free hire of tennis courts at Leisure World Highwoods.



Heritage Open DaysHeritage Open Days

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:

  • firstsite,
  • Roman Circus,
  • St. Helen’s Chapel,
  • St. Peter’s Church,
  • Quaker Meeting House (St. Mary’s House),
  • Mersea Barrow,
  • Roman Theatre,
  • Castle Museum,
  • Town Hall,
  • Sparlings Solicitors,
  • Audley Chapel,
  • St Martin’s Church,
  • St John’s Abbey Gatehouse,
  • Trinity Street,
  • Bourne Mill,
  • Super Home,
  • St. James the less & St. Helen’s Church,
  • Holy Trinity Church,
  • Peake’s House,
  • Colchester Cemetery,
  • War Memorial,
  • St. Mary at the Walls Church (Arts Centre), and
  • Colne Light Ship.

More details and opening times are available at

Celebrate Heritage fun day{Colchester Presents} Celebrate Heritage

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 DayApple 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.

Details of these and many more activities are on the Colchester website.

Summer Events at Beth Chatto Gardens

Summer Events at Beth Chatto Gardens

The Beth Chatto Gardens have recently been in touch with a summer offer:

Beth Chatto Water Garden
The Beth Chatto Water Garden

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:

More events are listed on their website at:

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:

Elmstead Market
Nr Colchester
Essex CO7 7DB

Contacts & links are: