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3:20pm Thursday 3rd October 2013
POWER LINK - A team of green-fingered volunteers has been sparked into life by some much needed funds. Having spent two years trying to raise the necessary money to get connected to the National Grid, Colwall Orchard Group received two-thirds of its target in the form of grants. Some £4,500 came from the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s sustainable development fund and a similar amount was provided by the European Union and Defra through the Vital Herefordshire Leader programme. As a result members have been able to install an electricity line to the old apple packing shed at the community orchard at Colwall Village Garden after raising the final third themselves.
10:56am Friday 9th August 2013
FUN DAY - A family day will be held at Colwall Cricket Club on Sunday in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research and Beating Bowel Cancer. There will be a wide variety of entertainment for both children and adults, including a bouncy castle, cake stall, children’s games, bar and other refreshments such as ice cream.
10:50am Friday 22nd March 2013
GARDENING - Author, editor and broadcaster Geoff Hodge entertained upwards of 100 visitors and members of Wyche and Colwall Horticultural Society with his presentation Pruning – Make it Simple. Visitors are always welcome on the first Monday of the month at Colwall village hall at 7.30pm. On April 8, Charles Dowding presents Growing Vegetables Without Digging.
11:38am Thursday 17th January 2013
WASSAIL - After a poor harvest in 2012, Colwall Orchard Group needs even more people to come wassailing on Saturday to wake up the spirits of the orchards. Wassailing is a traditional festivity designed to encourage the trees to bear a good crop in the coming year. Wassailers are asked to gather at Colwall Green from 6pm for a torchlit procession with drums and horns from the green to Cummins Orchard starting at 6.30pm.
10:20am Thursday 15th March 2012
FINANCIAL ADVICE - Churches are set to run free sessions to help people in Colwall get on top of their household finances. Members of Christians Together in Colwall wanted to help their local community to best handle the economic climate so underwent specialised training from UK charity Christians Against Poverty.
8:00am Thursday 23rd September 2010
FUN EVENING - Parishioners from Ledbury deanery’s 22 parishes are invited to a social evening of poetry, prose and music at 7.30pm on October 1, at Colwall Village Hall. The theme of the event is As Summer Welcomes Autumn and organisers also plan to offer pints and Pimm’s. As well as experienced readers it is hoped that Cradley and Much Marcle schools will be taking part. Readings have been chosen from works by John Arlott, Alan Bennett, John Betjeman, Wendy Cope, Carol Ann Duffy, Matt Harvey (poet in residence at this year’s All England tennis championships), Seamus Heaney, Phoebe Hesketh, Ted Hughes, Laurie Lee, John Masefield, Sylvia Plath, William Shakespeare and many more. Admission is free, though donations will be invited.
12:00pm Thursday 12th August 2010
SHOW - Wyche and Colwall Horticutural Society annual show is at the village hall from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday. As well as the usual exhibits there will be a plant stall, teas and cakes, ice creams, produce stall, greeting cards, raffle, tombola and secondhand books.
8:00am Thursday 20th May 2010
FOLK MUSIC WORKSHOP – A new regular folk music workshop is starting on the third Friday of the month at the Ale House from 7.30pm. Suitable for all instruments, beginners and improvers, and there will be a bring and share supper. First meeting will be tomorrow (Friday). For more details, ring Vernon and Linda Webb on 01531 635374.
1:55pm Thursday 18th February 2010
HALF TERM FUN - There is a family coffee morning and children’s fair, 9.30am to 11.30am tomorrow (Friday), at Colwall Village Hall in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Nearly-new toys, books, clothes, children’s tombola, games. Sell your computer games, musical books/instruments and bikes and we will take 25 per cent commission for Macmillan. Entry, including a free drink, is £1 adults, 50p children.
1:52pm Thursday 1st October 2009
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY - The next meeting of the Wyche and Colwall Horticultural Society will be on Monday at Colwall Village Hall. The lecture this year is going to be given by Sir Roddy Llewellyn, entitled Imaginative Ideas and Colour Combinations. Funds raised will be for the Percy Picton Memorial Fund, which gives grants to students studying horticulture at Pershore College. Tickets are £10 to include a glass of wine and nibbles.
11:42am Thursday 3rd September 2009
WYCHE AND COLWALL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY – The next meeting of the Wyche and Colwall Horticultural Society will be on Monday, September 7. Confessions of a Plant Freak is the topic to be given by Nick Macer. Nick, from Pan Global Plants in Gloucester, will introduce us to plants he has collected from South Africa, Mexico, Chile and Vietnam. The meeting will be at Colwall Village Hall, with refreshments available from 7pm.
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