Concert to Raise Awareness of Arctic Warming

Dear Villagers, I’ve been studying climate change for over two years.  Even after all the alarming recent climate events, the world’s governments are still woefully reluctant to wake up. I’m hoping to hold a special concert to raise awareness and funds to help projects working towards a solution.  The concert will include pieces from 'Incredible … Continue reading Concert to Raise Awareness of Arctic Warming

Village Compost Orders

Wootton Courtenay has, in recent times, ordered compost in bulk from Dalesfoot, which has proved to be a good peat-free compost, delivered at a reasonable price.  Dalesfoot have changed their pricing so that now, in order to obtain the best price of about £5.00 per 40 litre bag (delivered), we would have to order 3 … Continue reading Village Compost Orders

Hospital League of Friends AGM

Thursday 14th March at 12.00 noon The Annual General Meeting of The League of Friends for Minehead Hospital will be held in Exmoor Ward Day Room at Minehead Hospital. The speaker will be Dr Ed Ford, who is the Chair of Somerset Commissioning Group. Come and hear about future plans for our community hospital and … Continue reading Hospital League of Friends AGM

Welcome to Guardian Readers

Last week The Guardian newspaper ran this story: 10 amazing ancient ruins in Britain with great views  Number 2 on the list was Dunkery Beacon, with a link to this village website. Visitors should know that the walk up to the Beacon is relatively easy, the shortest route being from parking spots on the road … Continue reading Welcome to Guardian Readers

Village Hall Winter Talks

Monday 25th March at 7.30pm An Illustrated Talk by Patrick Hoyte: Life Below Stairs Entrance free Based on Patrick’s research into Dunster Castle, this lecture charts the decline in the status of servants, from the generally amicable cohabitation or shared household familiarity of the medieval period, through to the stifling social repression of the Victorian era and beyond. … Continue reading Village Hall Winter Talks

Look Out for the Asian Hornet

Asian hornets are a significant threat to honeybees and other pollinators.  If they become established in the UK, it is predicted they will have a devastating impact on our insect population.  Asian hornets have been spotted in the UK, and some nests destroyed, but we fear numbers will inevitably increase.  It is expected that it … Continue reading Look Out for the Asian Hornet