Presteigne Freegle, Norton show, community draw, open gardens, festival and more (From Hereford Times)
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Presteigne Freegle, Norton show, community draw, open gardens, festival and more
11:11am Thursday 9th August 2012 in Presteigne
FREEGLE - Presteigne Freecycle has cut its links with the Freecycle Network and is now affiliated with the rapidly expanding Freegle national network, joining the other Freegle community groups in the area – Hereford, Ludlow and Leominster ; Llandrindod, Brecon and Hay; and Welshpool, Newtown and Montgomery. With well over 1,000 members, Presteigne Freegle is a vibrant online community dedicated to keeping useable “stuff”
out of landfill. Whatever it is you need to get rid of, it seems someone else can make use of it – including items as diverse as leftover building materials, lawnmowers, children’s clothing, toys, DIY tools, TVs and printers, sofas, even coat-hangers and cardboard boxes for removals. Freegle members reckon it is also a great way to find things, and there are usually as many items wanted as there are offered. So if you’re thinking of throwing something away, stop. Join your local Freegle group and offer your reusable items to other group members. Keep it out of landfill by giving it away to someone who can reuse it. The basic rules are simple: All items must be offered and requested for free; all items must be legal to give away; no swaps or loans. If you live within 15 miles of Presteigne, visit freegle.in/presteigne and join the recycling community.
NORTON SHOW - On Saturday the annual Norton Show and fun day will be held at Home Farm, Norton, by permission of the Lloyd family. At the event there will be horse, pony and dog shows, showjumping, horticulture, cookery, home-grown produce, handicrafts and a floral art marquee. There will also be a vintage vehicle display and tractor run, grand raffle, potatoes-in-the-bucket competition, car boot sale, tea tent, sheep shearing, ferret racing and lots of sideshows and stalls. The day starts at 10am with the staging of exhibits, and the official opening is at 1pm. Entry £2.50, children under 16 free.
COMMUNITY DRAW - The winners of the Presteigne and Norton Community Support draw for July were: £20 Mrs L Owens, £15 Mrs B Inskip and £12 Mrs B Masterson. The winning numbers were drawn by Rowlly Broadstock.
OPEN GARDENS - The garden at Stapleton Castle Court will be open over the bank holiday weekend from August 24-28, from 2pm- 5pm each day. Refreshments will be available.
There will be a guided walk around the castle each day at 3pm. Admission will be £3.50. Just follow the signs for the castle from Presteigne.
FESTIVAL - As featured on this week’s Hereford Times Time Out front page, The 30th annual Presteigne Festival will run from August 23-28, in various venues around town. For tickets, contact the box
office at the Assembly Rooms, Monday-Saturday 11am-2pm, telephone 267800 or book on line at presteignefestival.com. A list of events can be found in the Post Office window.
NO MEETINGS - There will be no meetings in
August for Byton, Combe, Kinsham and
Stapleton History Group, Presteigne and
Borders Floral Arts Society or Women
Together. Normal service will resume in
HALL BOOKINGS - The new bookings secretary
for St Andrew’s Church hall is Mary
Corbett. To book, or for more information on
the hall, please call her on 262106.
BELLY DANCING - Do you want to learn how
to belly dance? If so, Alanya is starting classes
in September at St Andrew’s Church Hall.
For more, details call her on 07962 161081.
MUSIC - The Charlottes Webb are playing in
The Farmers Inn on August 25, from 9pm.
They play 60s, 70s country and pop.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
PLAYGROUP DAY CARE - Presteigne Little
People’s Playgroup now offers day care and
a playgroup for children aged two to five
years during term time only. The breakfast
club is from 8am-9am and costs £3. The
morning playgroup is from 9am-11.30am
and costs £6.
The lunchtime club is £5 and runs from
11.30am-1pm. The afternoon playgroup is
from 1pm-3.30pm and costs £6 and the after
school club runs from 3.30pm-5.30pm and
costs £6. On Wednesday morning from
9.30am-11.30am there is a parent and toddler
session. The price of this session varies
depending on the child’s age. For more information,
call 262130 or for the holiday answer
phone service call 07890 654901.
MUSIC - Five-piece folk band The Rhythm
Thieves will be playing at The Wine Bar on
August 17, from 9pm. Admission is £3 and
everyone is welcome.
CIDER FESTIVAL - The annual Duke’s Arms
Cider Festival takes place on Sunday from
2pm until dusk. There will be live music in
the beer garden. All are welcome.
YOGA - There are yoga classes starting in
town at the Memorial Hall on Thursdays. To
book a place or for more information, call
Jenny on 267451.
LIVE MUSIC - Rue Royal will be playing a
sheep music gig at the Duke’s Arms on
Wednesday from 8.30pm. Admission will be
£4 at the door.
OPEN MIC - Stevie Yeomans will be having
an open mic evening at the Wine Bar on
Wednesday from 8.30pm. Just turn up and
sing or play. Everyone is welcome.
FUN DAY - There is a fun day at Presteigne
Football Club on August 26, from 2pm.
There will be lots going including a funfair,
barbecue, junior football, sidestalls, inflatables,
over-40s football, duck drop and many
beers and ciders to try. There will be live
music in the bar throughout the afternoon
and live music outside from 6pm including
The Lone Wolves, The Flok and The Stalkers.
Everyone is welcome. For more details, call