Breakfast in the Village Hall this Sunday

Don’t forget Full English Breakfasts are being served in the South Wraxall Village Hall this Sunday from 9am until at least 11.30am.

We are using local produce where possible – Adam Tucker’s pork sausages, organic free range eggs (donated by the Walker family) and black pudding made and donated by Rob from The Longs Arms.


Do come and enjoy fantastic food and good company in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere! All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of St James’s church so you are asked to be as generous as possible. For the ‘Full English Breakfast’ you are asked to donate a minimum of £6 (children half price).

You are welcome to take pot luck and turn up on the day but it does help us to know how many to expect so if possible please reserve your table by emailing , or ring Georgina Parker on 01225 860976.

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Tracy raises £480 for Jamie’s Farm charity

From Tracy Branson in the Lower Village:

Following the appeal made on this site on 1st September, on Sat 26th September I completed the Ironman Mallorca in 13 hours 53 mins. The event involved a 2.5 mile swim in 1.18 hours, 112 mile bike in 7.20 hours and 26 mile run in 5 hours.

A big thank you for all your support in the village and generous charity donations to Jamie’s Farm which in total raised £480.

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Himalayan Balsam problem

The invasion by Himalayan Balsam plants has started in the village!

You can see it flowering now at Kingsdown en masse, but it has also been spotted in the upper village (on the verge opposite the Old Vicarage – Laura Lodge alerted me). It is in the Environment Agency’s top 10 most destructive and costly invasive species list.  ‘Nip it in the bud’ springs to mind!

himalayan_balsamIt is an offence to introduce or allow it to spread in the wild. I have information and a brochure from organisations in Wales that have been successfully tackling the problem. I am keen to eradicate it from the village and help other areas (from which it has spread). If you would like to help or know more, do get in touch.
Most importantly, if you see any other outbreaks of it in the village do let me/the Parish Council know.
Warning: don’t touch the seedpods as they explode seed up to 5m!

Gilly Strawford
4 Churchfields

More information in the next (paper) newsletter.

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Would anyone like a free filing cabinet?

From George & Laura Lodge:

Four drawer metal filing cabinet now surplus to our requirements. Excellent condition, with keys.

filing cabinet

Free to any villager who would like to collect it.

Phone George or Laura: 01225 864325

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Sunday Times, 20th September – sports section wanted!

If anyone has a copy of the sports section of last Sunday’s Sunday Times, Jane Shanklin would be very grateful for it as it features an article written by her son, Tom. If you have a copy to spare, please drop it off with Jane or contact Sally Jones on 01225 867121, who will see that it’s passed on to Jane.

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Harvest Festival at St. James’s Church, 27th September

From Jean Atkin:

Our Harvest Festival service will be this coming Sunday, 27th September at 11 o’clock (please note the later start time). Our flower team will be decorating the church for this celebration. Please bring gifts for Alabaré, the local charity working with vulnerable and marginalised people including the homeless, those with learning disabilities and mental health issues. Groceries such as cereals and tinned goods are very acceptable, as well as toiletries. The collection will also go to this cause.

The service will be followed by a “Bring and Share” lunch in the village hall at about 12 noon. Do join us for lunch if you are unable to get to the service.

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Part-time job in Keynsham

From Angela Clarence:

An acquaintance needs someone to help with assembly of glass door canopies. Someone practical with engineering or handyman skills for 1 to 2 days per week. Fairly strong as sometimes involves lifting glass. Flexible hours. Would suit retired engineering or tradesperson or maybe a practical lad who is at college part time with transport to Keynsham, Bristol.  Contact (mention Angela Clarence from South Wraxall).

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