Volunteers needed for Evolution Plants’ open day, May 10th

Helen Bailey would like to hear from anyone who could volunteer help during Evolution Plants’ open day on May 10th. 

Iris sari

Iris sari

South Wraxall residents are encouraged to come and have a look at the nursery, as the gate will be open for guided tours by the owner, Tom Mitchell, at 10.30am and 4pm. It is a rare chance to see what has been happening here over the last 5 years and pick Tom’s brains on the rare plants on show.


Arisaema sikokianum

Help  is need to keep an eye on the plants, serve tea and coffee,  show guests where things are, and maybe carry plants. Helen would also like to hear from volunteers with a car who may be able to bring some people through Cumberwell Golf Course to the nursery. The golf course has allowed the use of its car park and road for the day, and Rosie at Cherry Orchard has also agreed to allow her drive to be used as a direct route to the nursery.


Arisaema ringens

Helen needs 3 or 4 people, between the hours of 10am and 4pm or 5pm. As a token of of gratitude, each volunteer will receive plants from the nursery to the value of £30.

If anyone is interested in giving a hand, please email Helen@evolution-plants.com.

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Consultation on solar farm proposal for Little Chalfield Farm

Thanks to Nigel Gill for this information:

The exhibition relating to a forthcoming planning application for a solar farm at Little Chalfield Farm will be held on Tuesday 15th April, from 2.00pm to 7.00pm at Broughton Gifford Village Hall. More details here.

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Free firewood offered

From Bob Dunn:

Free to collect: old softwood beams in lengths between 3m and 5m, stacked outside Wrocc Barn (next to Misons Farm). The wood is full of nails, so please be careful.

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South Wraxall Club to re-open on Easter Monday

Following a period of closure to allow for a bit of decorating and for re-jigging of the opening times, the organising Committee are pleased to announce the re-opening of the South Wraxall Club on Easter Bank Holiday Monday, from 12.00 midday until close.  There will be a fully stocked bar, BBQ (weather permitting), afternoon teas with homemade cakes, games in the garden (again weather permitting) and a general party atmosphere.  Everybody in the village and surrounding areas will be made more than welcome and new or prospective members can come along to see what they are missing.

The regular opening times will be Fridays 7.00-11.00, Sundays 12.00-3.00 and Mondays 7.00-11.00.  These times will be expanded as time and support from members allows.  There is a rapidly filling programme of social events which includes a pop-up cafe, book swap area, gin night, curry nights, local historical lectures, pool/darts matches and pie nights, to name but a few.

 Please come along on Easter Monday to have some fun, and see what has been done to what is - or could be if you’re not yet a member - your Club, for you.

A few committee changes have been made: Nick Anderson is the new chairman, Zoe Freeman is now treasurer, and Gina Godridge and Kelvin Hancock have become committee members.

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Limited edition South Wraxall print for sale


Dan Higgs has been in touch to say that he has a limited edition print of a South Wraxall painting by Charles Cundall for sale. The print was commissioned by the Avon Rubber Company in 1975. If you’d like a closer look, I am told there is already one in the Longs Arms. Dan is asking £75 plus £15 delivery for the print. He can be contacted on 01264 553662 or by email.

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Reminder: clocks go forward this weekend

Clock’s go forward by one hour on Saturday night as we move into British Summer Time.

This means that mum’s don’t get an extra half-hour in bed if they attend the Mothering Sunday Service at St. James’ Church.

The service starts at 10am, BST.

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Invitation to a meeting at South Wraxall Club on 27th March, 7pm

Members, ex-members and prospective members are invited to a meeting at The Club on Thursday 27th March at 7 pm to talk about plans for its future. There will be refreshments and drink available.

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