Rural Living Show This Weekend

Wootton Courtenay jeweller Sarah Fox will have a stall in the in The Theatre Room at the Rural Living Show at King's Hall School in Taunton this coming weekend. If you're heading to Taunton to do some Christmas shopping, why not drop in and find something handmade and original for your nearest and dearest? Hosting … Continue reading Rural Living Show This Weekend

Improvements to Recycling Plastics

For those who may not be aware, Tesco has recently extended the type of soft plastic items that can be accepted for recycling in their store. Previously, only soft, stretchy plastic items such as carrier bags, bread bags and toilet roll packaging could be recycled in their store. They will now also accept non-stretchy soft … Continue reading Improvements to Recycling Plastics

Gardening Club Talk Next Tuesday

Tuesday 30th November 7.30pm at Wootton Courtenay Village Hall Christine Skelmersdale - Creative Gardening with Bulbs Free admission for Gardening Club members Non-members welcome: £3 People often think of daffodils and tulips when bulbs are mentioned. However, there are many bulbs which can provide interest beyond the spring, and when you consider that they are … Continue reading Gardening Club Talk Next Tuesday

Corrected Date for Clean Up

The wrong date was given on yesterday's message about the Village Clean Up: it will be held on Saturday 4th December, not the 3rd. We'll be meeting in the village hall at 9.45am for coffee and bacon butties before heading out in groups to our allocated areas. The Clean Up helps prevent flooding caused by … Continue reading Corrected Date for Clean Up

Pop-Up Christmas Shop and Wreath-Making

Lydia Cywinski is running a pop-up Christmas shop and festive floristry sessions in Allerford this December. Lydia ran a successful flower shop and wedding business in Edinburgh before moving to Minehead to follow her dream of growing her own flowers to use in arrangements. She also runs Heirloom Silk, a business specialising in hand dyeing … Continue reading Pop-Up Christmas Shop and Wreath-Making

Desmond Meikle OBE and a Prison Competition

Thanks to the quiet legacy of Desmond Meikle of Kew Gardens and Wootton Courtenay, people in prisons have been able to achieve a great deal in this turbulent year of Covid–19. Thousands of prisoners and detainees have created and entered artistic work in the competitive Koestler Awards, despite lockdown restrictions in secure settings. In the … Continue reading Desmond Meikle OBE and a Prison Competition