Colchester Borough Council is giving residents and groups who’d like to green-up their gardens a helping hand, with its annual ‘Trees for Years’ giveaway on Saturday, 2 February. Turn up at Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Road between 10 am – 1 pm and you can take home up to 3 plants per resident (or 15 per school/community group or parish council). Arrive Continue reading “Trees for Years 2019”
Meeting monthly in the Orpen Hall, the Colne Valley Flower Club invite you to attend their upcoming floral art demonstrations. These start at 7:30 pm and guests are always welcomed for a £6 visitor fee (apart from October where free entry is offered). If you are interested in Floral Art don’t miss the following:
Imposed Demonstration – 16th May
No, nothing will be forced on you, this will see Continue reading “Floral Art Demonstrations with Colne Valley Flower Club”
Allotments Excel at Fundraising in 2017
The recent Allotment Committee meeting minutes disclose lots of news but none as staggering as their fundraising efforts. Through their charity stall they have so far raised £4,250, nearly £2,000 more than last year! There is still time to add to the total since the stall remains open until first frost.
The agreed recipients were confirmed as: Continue reading “Allotments Excel at Fundraising in 2017”
Not too late for entries to Produce Show
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”
This will take place on Saturday 9th September between 12noon and 4pm at the Orpen Hall & Lorkin Daniell Field. What we hope will become an annual event, this is intended for all the family to enjoy and to help build community bonds.
In the Orpen and John Lampon Halls, with exhibitions of Continue reading “Village Fete & Produce Show”
Janie Pirie SBA, Botanical Artist, is giving a talk and demonstration of her work to West Bergholt Gardeners on Monday 21st November. The talk takes place in the Orpen Hall starting at 7:30pm. There will also be a raffle and tea/coffee available (50p).
Janie specialises in floral and botanical art using coloured pencils. Her meticulously drawn and striking compositions have immensely accurate detail and great depth and intensity of colour.
Janie is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists and is also a tutor on their Distance Learning Course. In 2008 Janie won a Silver-Gilt Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society and Gold in 2009 and 2014. She is also a member of the UKCPS and shows her work at their annual exhibitions. Recently she has been awarded Best In Show, Runner-up Best in Show and Best Botanical.
If you would like to find out more about Janie and the course she runs, many in the Colchester area, visit her website.
Membership and Entry to Talks
Members can renew their membership, which runs from September to August each year, for £10. Non-members are welcome to attend the talk on Monday for £3. Any enquiries to [antibot mailto-“[email protected]”] or call 241256.
The Premises & Recreation Sub-Committee of West Bergholt Parish Council met on 4th July when, among other items, they discussed Health & Safety, Scouts, Social Club, Youth Football, Flower Club, Orpen Players & Orpen Hall toilets.
Premises & Recreation Minutes
Sub-committee meeting held on Monday 4thJuly 2016 in the John Lampon Hall
St Mary’s News Update – Aug/Sep 2016
The latest edition of Good News, St Mary’s Parish Magazine is reproduced below (together with additional material from most recent notices), use the links to the various stories & news items.
- Rest for the Weary,
- Wired Youth Club,
- Harvest Festival,
- Home Communion,
- Prayer for Healing,
- Dates for Your Diary (Including Services),
- Sunday Gospel Readings – August & September,
- Regular Events,
St Mary’s Update – 24th May
Congratulations to Mark & Gill on the birth of James, and also to Gemma & Andy on the safe arrival of Samuel!
The following dates listing services and events up to the end of June, have been advised to us by St Mary’s, note italicised services are not in the village. Continue reading “St Mary’s Update – 24th May”
St Mary’s Update – 10th May
The following dates listing services and events up to the end of June, have been advised to us by St Mary’s, note italicised services are not in the village. Don’t forget – the collection on a Sunday morning is now being taken during the service just before communion. Continue reading “St Mary’s Update – 10th May”