Ride + Stride

From Diane Aderyn:

Calling all walkers, cyclists, horseriders and mobility scooterists! Saturday 9th September is this year’s Ride+Stride event, an excellent opportunity to walk, cycle, ride a horse or scoot around the churches and chapels of Wiltshire to raise money for St. James and the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust.

Half of all money raised goes to St. James, and the other half is used by the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust to award grants to churches with special maintenance needs.

Last year Ride+Stride raised £50,000 for Wiltshire’s churches, and our church has received grants from the Trust in the past to help with maintenance and repairs.

You don’t have to be young and super-fit: just strolling between one church and another can constitute participation in Ride+Stride, and most sponsors are generous enough to reward even the shortest of journeys. For the more competitive, however, there are cash prizes for the best achievers, including several for under 16-year-olds, and parishes which mobilise large numbers of participants can compete for the Brooke Cup (plus £500) and Junior Group Cup for the under-18s (plus £100).

How about another Club strollathon to Monkton Farleigh, or even further afield?

Anyone can join in on September 9th.. To get ideas for routes visit:

http://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/things-to-do/activities/cycling or http://www.wiltshirehistoricchurchestrust.org.uk/our-churches .

For more information, contact Diane Aderyn (diane.walnuts@gmail.com) or visit http://www.wiltshirehistoricchurchestrust.org.uk

We will be opening St. James to welcome Ride+Stride participants so if you are able to volunteer to serve some refreshments (which will be provided) and stamp sponsorship forms for an hour or so, please let Diane know.

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Comedy Night

From Tracy Dunn:

If anybody fancies coming to a comedy night, please contact Tracy Dunn. Dunn.branson@gmail.com.

A friend of mine is starting a new venture with a comedy club in keynsham, a few of us are going, currently getting a train direct from BOA or a possibility of a taxi/ minibus.


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SW Parish Council Notices

From Margaret Carey:

Councillor Nigel Gill of South Wraxall Council has registered a new Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation interest for approval:
Member:  Nigel Gill Consultancy Limited  – Director

Councillor Nigel Gill of South Wraxall Council has registered a new Land interest for approval:
Member:  27 Lower South Wraxall, Bradford on Avon, BA15 2RZ

Councillor Nigel Gill of South Wraxall Council has registered a new Other Interests as specified in your Council’s Code of Conduct or that you wish to register voluntarily interest for approval:
Member:  South Wraxall Club – Secretary

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Lost Cat

From Steve Slater:

A cat called “Boy” went missing from Ellbridge Quail Farm last week.  Can you please check sheds or other outbuildings.

If anybody has any information then please contact Julia on 07825 250 634



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South Wraxall Parish Council Meeting

From Margaret Carey:

There will be a meeting of the South Wraxall Parish Council to be held at the Village Hall on Wednesday 9th August 2017 at 7.00 p.m. to consider the following Agenda:

1.         To receive any apologies for absence

2.         Public Question Time

3.         Declarations of Interests and Chairman’s announcements

4.         To consider the following planning applications:

16/10139/FUL           Fairfield Piggeries, Leigh Road
Change of use of existing buildings from agriculture to mixed use, including light industrial and storage/distribution, incorporating new access arrangement, parking and a café

17/06714/VAR          Land rear of Turnpike Cottage, Upper South Wraxall
Variation of condition 7 of planning permission 14/07989/FUL to allow limited commercial use of the manege

17/07003/CLE          The Lodge, 19 Cherry Orchard Farm,
Certificate of lawfulness for continued use of the Lodge as a self contained residential unit

5.         Lower Village Speed Limit – discussion

6.         Items of report and future agenda items

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Afternoon Teas at St James’s

From Jean Atkin:

On Thursday we served our last Afternoon Tea of the summer and welcomed a large number of villagers and visitors. By mid-afternoon all the tables were taken and it was then a case of ‘picnic-in-the-pews’.

The weather was rather too blustery for tables outside, but it hadn’t discouraged people from joining us. We entertained friends from Bathford, Winsley, Bradford etc, as well passers-by just out for a walk or a drive. Villagers came to ‘catch-up’ with old friends and share the latest gossip.

Again, our regular bakers provided a delicious array of cakes, quiche and sandwiches – we couldn’t manage without them. As a result of everyone’s generosity we made £350 during the afternoon for church funds.

This year we have held Teas on four afternoons plus an All-day Election Special, resulting in a profit of over £1000.  Our thanks go to everyone for their continued support.

From The Tea Team

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Jane Shanklin Leaving Party – 2nd August

Please note that Jane’s Leaving Party is on Wednesday 2nd August, not the 3rd as incorrectly indicated in the last post.  My apologies for the confusion.

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