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

Wootton Courtenay Village Hall 100 Club

Invitations to join the 100 Club in support of the Village Hall for 2019 have been delivered to each household in the village; we look forward to receiving your completed forms. These can be returned to the Village Shop, Hilary at ‘Woodpeckers’ or Lesley at ‘Silvertrees’. Thanks to you who have replied so promptly. Additional … Continue reading Wootton Courtenay Village Hall 100 Club

How to access the Internet at the Village Hall

The installation of Internet access at the Village Hall was completed this week. A WiFi point now exists high on the wall behind the stage, providing a signal within the hall for everyone to use. The Committee has created a policy for using the service to cover various risks and eventualities. In practise, access is … Continue reading How to access the Internet at the Village Hall