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
Our next screening will be The Bookshop on Monday 18th at 7 for 7:30. England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop. I will also have news about further screenings, opera and live TV. Bring a cushion!
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
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
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
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
There will be a ‘Songs of Praise’ Service in the village hall on Sunday, 10th March at 11am. A community-led service and a chance to sing your favourite hymn. Followed by coffee.
At Jan Waters' very enjoyable talk recently, she mentioned the 'No Dig' policy. Charles Dowding, who is the main mover behind this method, is relatively local to this area, having a farm near to Castle Cary. He will be hosting an open day at his farm on Sunday May 19th, and a number of members … Continue reading Gardening Club Update
Thank you to everyone who came for pancakes on Tuesday. We raised a tasty £265 for church funds - much needed and very much appreciated. Amanda Elliott
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