The Noble Haggis is warming up…(on gas mark 6!)

Wootton Courtenay’s inaugural Burns Night is nearly upon us Thank you to those who have purchased tickets to attend the celebration meal and entertainment on Friday. A few quick reminders: We start at 6pm, with sit down and formalities beginning at 6.30pm. This is a dress-up opportunity with a ‘touch of tartan’.   There are some clan … Continue reading The Noble Haggis is warming up…(on gas mark 6!)

All Saints’ Redecoration

A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped clear the church on Monday morning.  The response was absolutely amazing!  With the benefit of hindsight, I may have over-estimated the amount of shifting that was required, but the willingness of people in Wootton Courtenay to lend a hand is simply outstanding. The church is now ready … Continue reading All Saints’ Redecoration

All Saints’ Redecoration

The church redecoration is scheduled to start on Monday 28th January and we are currently clearing the church in advance of the contractor’s arrival. The church is just about the most difficult building in the village in terms of access, but George Burnell is very kindly providing us with storage space in his garage.  This … Continue reading All Saints’ Redecoration

Wootton Courtenay Post Box Removal

As many of you will have found out, on Tuesday the post box that was located in the wall opposite the village shop (adjacent to Fernlea), was removed by a Royal Mail contractor without any forewarning, and without a replacement box being installed first. I have been in email correspondence with Royal Mail and understand … Continue reading Wootton Courtenay Post Box Removal

Film Night – Mon 21st Jan – Phantom Thread

The 2019 Season will begin with what Daniel Day-Lewis is calling his last film, Phantom Thread. Rated as the Number 2 film for 2018 by The Guardian, set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants … Continue reading Film Night – Mon 21st Jan – Phantom Thread

Water Pollution in Somerset

A Somerset farmer has recently been ordered to pay nearly £4,000 in fines and costs for polluting a stream with contaminated water.  The incident, near Stoke St Gregory, was picked up during a routine Environment Agency visit.  Water from a roofing drain had become contaminated by sileage discharge.  It emptied into a watercourse within a … Continue reading Water Pollution in Somerset