Offchurch Open Gardens 2014

OFFCHURCH OPEN GARDENS

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 28 / 29 JUNE, 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm

We cordially invite you to visit us during our Open Gardens weekend – come and enjoy a stroll round 9 beautiful country gardens in our lovely village. See below for a sample of just one of the lovely gardens which will be open …..

There are many other attractions, including: tea and home-made cakes, musical entertainments, plant stall, book stall, storytelling, children’s treasure hunt / games, croquet on the village field, festival of vintage cars and much more!  The local craft exhibition in the Village Hall will feature our first attempt at Yarn Bombing –  see below:

yarnbomb 1

The attractive ladies surrounding the bike are some of the members of the Offchurch Arts & Crafts Group.

The entrance fee is £5.00 for adults, children under 16, FREE. On-site car park.

Offchurch Open Gardens will coincide with the start of Warwickshire Open Studios fortnight, with a group of local artists displaying their work in the 900 year old St Gregory’s Church.

Something for everyone – do hope you can make it. We look forward to seeing you!

Warwickshire Community Oil/LPG Syndicate – February 2014

January saw another great oil price for both our kerosene and red diesel members.

A saving of £54.50 per 1000 litres against the average market price was made by members ordering kerosene, paying just 52.95pence per litre, whilst our members who use red diesel saved a massive 9pence per litre.

We are still able to provide bulk LPG at just 43pence per litre with an introductory £100 fuel discount and our LPG cylinders remain very competitively priced.

For more information email oil@wrccrural.org.uk call 01789 472611 or visit www.ruralwarwickshire.org.uk/oil

Public Meeting in Weston RE HS2 – 17th January 2014

Weston Parish Council have asked Jeremy Wright to come to our village and tell us how his government justifies the expenditure of HS2, given the poor economic case for it, the appalling level of damage to our local economy and environment and the complete lack of any benefits for people living between Solihull and London.

We welcome residents from Offchurch at this meeting which is at 6:00pm on Friday, 17th January at the village hall, Sabin Drive, Weston.

Thinking of keeping honeybees?

Warwick & Leamington Beekeepers are running a six week course to help you get started. This course suits those who are planning to keep their own bees, giving you all the information you need to keep them safely and enjoy them with confidence. Places are limited, so please book your place as early as possible.

  • Start date: Tuesday January 7th 2014
  • Time: 7.00pm to 9.30 pm
  • Venue: National Beekeeping Centre Stoneleigh Park, near Kenilworth
  • Cost of course: £55

For further details and a booking form:

  • www.warleambees.com
  • or contact: Val Dillon T: 02476 417374; Email: val.dillon@outlook.com

Warwick & Leamington Beekeepers are a Branch of Warwickshire Beekeepers Association (a registered charity)

The History of Offchurch: 1840 – 2000

Research is currently being undertaken for a book
on the history of the village – particularly the social history
of how people lived, socialised and worked through the years.

If any memories (however small) and/or photographs of life in the village
have been passed down through the generations of your family
please contact:

Sue Lyne (01926) 332892 or sue@4newcottages.co.uk
who would be delighted to speak with you.
Thank you.