Monthly Archives: June 2017
The Pop Up Shop & Coffee morning held in St Chad’s in June was a great success. We have had 3 successful Coffee Cake and Shop mornings at St Chads church on the A41 at Tushingham with over 20 visitors each time and several children, locals get to meet up and chat and we have had people drop in from Lancashire and West Midlands. Veronica our Vicar gets to network and the shop has nearly new clothes, bric a brac plus hand made cards, gifts and currently some rather nice plants. The morning of Tuesday 1st of August has the special childrens attraction of ‘Storytime’ for the under 10s. All welcome to browse around the church or sales area or just enjoy cake and catch up with others in our café style area, from 10 till 12 noon July 4th and August 1st. Details
The Whitewell Parish Rooms’ bid for a £1500 grant to solve the damp problem in the toilets was well supported by no less than ten of us at the Bronington Participatory Budgeting meeting on 21st June. The decision to award funding is made on the night by public vote, and our strong support ensured we swamped the vote and gained 100% of our required funding. Other funding claims were from The Tybroughton Trust, Bumblebees Pre-School, and Bronington Primary School. The total amount of funds requested was around £4300 vs a budget of £3000 set by Bronington Community Council. My grateful thanks to all those who came along to support our successful bid.
President Beryl Fletcher welcomed over 30 members and guests to the June meeting and members were reminded that Marbury WI will be celebrating its 90th birthday with an Afternoon Tea in the Village Hall on Saturday 24th June (tickets £5). Meetings in July include the Craft Group on the 4th, Lunch Club on 5th, Art Group on 6th, Book Club on 11th, Bridge Beginners Group on 17th. The Walk on 27th June will be centred on Peckforton. Details were given of the outing to Llandudno on 17th August and a visit to the Iron Works at Oswestry on 28thSeptember.
Our speaker was Zdenek Valkoun-Walker, Head Gardener at The Dorothy Clive Gardens. The two principal areas – the Quarry Garden and the Hillside Garden – are contained within a beautiful 12 acre site on the Staffordshire/Cheshire/Shropshire borders, and was started in 1939. Best known for its rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias, the garden is at its best from April to mid-May with over 40% of visitors coming during that 6-week period, although spring bulbs and the traditional cottage garden style in the Hillside Garden maintain interest throughout the year. Zdenek’s illustrated talk showed the garden in all seasons, and he described how the 2½ full-time members of staff are helped by a team of volunteers to maintain and improve the planting. The vote of thanks for Zdenek’s entertaining and interesting talk was given by Bev Tanner. The competition was won by Lynn Horton and the raffle by Sheila Steele.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday 11th July – for information please contact Beryl Fletcher (01948 664889).
Veronica has asked me to let you know, following the tragic events in Manchester and on London Bridge a book of condolence has been set up in St. Michael’s Church…
Marbury WI invites you to
To Celebrate Marbury WI
Saturday 24th June 2017
at 2-30pm till 4.30pm
The venue: MARBURY VILLAGE HALL
TICKETS £5.00 Includes Afternoon Tea
All welcome, for further details or tickets,
from any Marbury WI member or please call
Lynn Horton ( 01948 663990
Some of you may be aware of the proposed changes to the bus service in the area; if not, the details can be found at: http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/council_information/consultations/cheshire-east-bus-service-review.aspx
You may not use the bus service, but maybe your neighbours do, and they may find the service a vital lifeline. Please contact them if you think they may be affected by the proposed cuts.
The Parish Council can also make representation on behalf of residents; please speak to your local councillor.
Comments must be made by Wednesday, 26th July.
13th & 14th May saw the 38th annual Marbury Merry Days which featured the American Civil War Society as the main event for the weekend among many other attractions!
Marbury Merry Days is a two-day traditional country fair that takes place every May in the field next to St. Michael’s Parish Church and Marbury Big Mere.
It reflects the established traditions of village life and demonstrates the close ties between church and village. By its central and prominent position in the village, the church stands as the focal point in the lives of many of the residents and the proceeds from Merry Days goes towards its upkeep and maintenance for future generations.