Desk spaces available for small businesses

From Angela Clarence:

The Glove Factory Studios in Holt has released 20 new 1-6 person work spaces for rent. More information is available here.

Sam’s Kitchen at the Glove Factory provides breakfast and lunch there from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday; 9am to 5pm on Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.


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More details of the Village Fete, Saturday 6th June at 2pm

South Wraxall Village Fete 6th June 2015 at 2pm followed by
Village Party 7.30 – 11.30pm

Plans are well advanced for the fete which will open at 2pm on 6th June in the Minters’ field opposite the Village Hall.

You can look forward to lots of exciting things to do. This year, as in 2013, we are holding the popular ‘Bake Off’, and you can try a hand or foot massage, or hair braiding and nail art. For children, there will be games and face painting, we are hoping to get some animal visitors, and we will be holding a dog agility competition plus a prize for the best dressed dog. Of course, this will all be rounded off with an Upper versus Lower Tug of War!

As well as the thing to do we will have all the popular stalls:

  • Books
  • Tombola
  • Toys
  • Antiques and Vintage Clothing
  • Raffle
  • Lucky Dip
  • Traditional Games

To keep your strength up during the afternoon we will be serving hot dogs and burgers, cream teas, ice creams and popcorn, which can be washed down with a nice cup of tea, a glass of Pimms, or your favourite tipple from the bar, which is kindly being run throughout the afternoon and evening by the South Wraxall Club.

Following this traditional afternoon there will be a village party in the evening in the marquee.  There will be music and Line Dancing (led by John and Joy Hirt who had the whole village dancing in 2013!). Supper of chilli and baked potato are included in the price of £7.50 (under 18s £2.50 under 5s free). Vegetarian chilli will also be available and of course refreshments from the bar.

Tickets for the afternoon are £1 for adults (under 18s free). We will visit each house prior to the 6th June to give you the opportunity to buy your lucky numbered fete entry ticket, your party tickets and raffle tickets. At the beginning of the fete we will draw the lucky number who will win Sunday lunch for two at the Longs Arms. It helps greatly with catering if tickets for the party can be bought in advance but of course tickets for both the fete and the party will be available on the door.

The proceeds from the fete will be split between St James Church and the Village Hall and a donation will also be made to the South Wraxall Club for their help providing the bar. It should be a fantastic day so please do come along and enjoy yourselves and support these beautiful buildings which are both in need to a bit of attention!

If you can provide items for any of the stalls please contact the stall holder direct:

Toys – Jane Griffiths 07894 082992

Tombola – Hilary and David Townsend 01225 864852

Books – Vanessa Parker 01225 863200

Antiques and Vintage Clothing – Margaret Gill 01225 868069

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Loan of clothes rails needed for Village Fete

From Richard Stanton:

We need 2 or 3 clothes rails for the vintage clothing stall at the Village Fete. If you have one or more you could loan to us, please get in touch.

Richard and Claire: 01225 867589

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Duckling emergency! (Home now found – thanks)

From Mark Le Sueur:

Does anyone have the facilities and/or expertise to adopt a couple of small ducklings? They were abandoned by their mother and need to be looked after. Do please contact us urgently if you can either home them or know someone who may be able to help. Thanks.

Tel: 01225 867645 or 07855 038 604

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Fighting for food education – a message from Jamie Oliver

From Angela Clarence:

Click here for a message from Jamie Oliver on a subject dear to all our hearts…real food for children and getting them to plant seeds to get involved in growing their own food.

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Invitation to South Wraxall Golf Day, 12th June

From Bob Dunn:

Venue: Cumberwell Park, Bradford-on-Avon
Date: Friday 12th June 2015
Time: 3pm (1st T off)

Cost: Members of Golf Club at their own rate
Non members: 18 hole £25 (golf only)

Players of all abilities are welcome. To boost numbers please bring a friend along. Format to be decided on the day when numbers are known.

19th hole at South Wraxall Club

To book your place please e-mail:

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Warning about doorstep ‘salesmen’

Thanks to George Lodge for passing on this message from Wiltshire Police:

Message sent by

Andrew MacLachlan (Police, Community Support Officer, Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Policing Team)

Beware! A team of Nottingham Knockers have been reported in the Woolley Street area of Bradford on Avon this afternoon. These are the callers at your door usually with a large black bag on their back trying to sell you household items. They do not possess a valid pedlars license, despite the ID they show you (which is fake), so our advice is not to buy anything from them and politely close the door and call 101 to report them to us, noting their direction of travel if possible. Please share this post particularly to friends who live in the Bradford on Avon town and villages area.

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