Upper Brailes, Lower Brailes & Surrounding Community - One Village.
Brailes Village Hall & Brailes Sports Pavilion
Hire either hall for Clubs & Events, see Diary & bookings.
To book call/email Lisa Bryan Tel: 01608 685 437 mobile: 07800 771368 email: email@example.com
Brailes Drama Club presents: PETER PAN
Our first Panto…. Oh yes it is
Saturday 8th Feb 7pm & Sunday 9th Feb 2pm
Adults £4 / Children £2 / Family (2 adults 2 kids) £10
Tickets available from Baldwins Newsagent in Brailes or Louise Appleton (01608 685076)
PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND COME AND SUPPORT OUR LOCAL CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS EXCITING PROJECT
Brailes Junior Youth Club
After 20 years as Youth Club Leader, Penny Whitesmith retired in October 2013 and handed over the running to Melissa O\’Neil.
Penny started in September 1993 when her own boys were young enough to attend and after completion of a Youth Workers Course with Stratford District Council became a qualified Youth Worker. Throughout Penny\’s 20 years there has been a regular attendance with children from the Brailes, Shipston and the surrounding area. Today the children of some of those original children are now members!
The Youth Club has covered many and varied activities both educational and recreational including trips to Laser Quest, Ice Skating, 10 Pin Bowling and a visit to a pottery at Witney where the children made and painted their own dragons or Teddy Bears. The children have participated in National Litter Picks; have regular indoor and outdoor activities including sporting events in the summer months. There were Halloween Dances, Disco Nights, Christmas Parties, Easter Egg Hunts, Pyjama Parties and family Barbecues with parents and children playing rounders. Other activities included baking, pizza making, cake icing, pool, table tennis, quizzes and competition nights. Throughout Penny\’s time as Leader the Junior Youth Club has been supported by Brailes Free School Foundation Trust and Brailes Pavilion Committee.
We hope you share in our thanks to Penny for all her time, passion & commitment over the last 20 years and wish her a long, happy (and peaceful!) retirement.
Time to Celebrate!
To mark Penny’s retirement the Sports Pavilion Committee, with support from the Parish Council, are hosting a ‘Thank You BBQ’ for Penny on Sunday 27th April for ALL past & present Youth Club members.
If you attended or know of anyone who attended Brailes Youth Club please contact Craig Wiggins (686025) or Steve Bryan (685437) and we’ll keep you informed of the BBQ plans.
BRAILES PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
AFTER 20 YEARS OF LOYAL HARDWORK AS CLERK TO THE PARISH COUNCIL MRS.MARGARET POGMORE IS TAKING WELL EARNED RETIREMENT FROM DUTIES AS CLERK. WE ALL WISH MRS.POGMORE ALL THE BEST AND MANY THANKS FOR ALL HER COMMITTMENT AND SERVICES TO BRAILES VILLAGE
The new Clerk is Mrs. Amanda Wasdell
Blenheim House, High Street, Lower Brailes, Banbury OX15 5HW
Tel: 07581 743403 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on logo to visit the new Women’s Institute page
CSW Broadband Project Gets Results A project that aims to improve broadband across Warwickshire has made improvements in some areas before a penny of the project budget is even spent. CSW Broadband has been gathering information from communities about the broadband challenges that they face and where the local infrastructure, such as communications cabinets, are located. As a result of the information received the project has been able to convince BT to upgrade cabinets at Coton Park in Rugby and at Warwick Gates so that those communities are now able to access superfast broadband.
Furthermore, as a result of information received from parishes around the county a further 45,000 properties are now to be included in the commercial broadband roll-out, meaning that the project funds can be utilised to help more communities in harder to reach areas.
Looking ahead, the contract should be awarded in May of this year, and then the work can start on the design of the network. The solution chosen will depend to a large extent on which bidder is successful as they use different technologies, but in any event roll-out should start this year and is due for completion by 2015.
CSW Broadband still needs businesses, individuals and community champions to engage with the project. There are areas where the levels of survey returns are quite low. This may be because there is little demand for faster broadband, or it may simply be that everyone is assuming that someone else is taking action. It will be easier to justify investing in those areas that show a high level of demand than in those were there appears to be little requirement. This has been evidenced by the fact that it is those areas that have been most active in completing the surveys that have now been included in the commercial roll-out. For more information about the project, including maps showing where surveys have been completed and the surveys themselves, please visit http://www.cswbroadband.org.uk/ A couple of minutes could make all the difference to our village getting superfast broadband!
Would You Like To Keep Bees?
A lot of people keep bees because they produce honey, one of the healthiest and most natural foods and one which has been valued by man since prehistory as a sweetener. Others keep bees because they are interested in the study of bees and of their habits; bees are fascinating creatures and there is always something new to learn about them. With no means of dealing with the varroa mite that is now present in all UK honey bee colonies, a feral honey bee nest is unlikely to remain viable for more than a couple of seasons. With the help of beekeepers it is only managed colonies that can survive to carry out the essential pollination our food crops. Beekeeping is an enjoyable open air hobby bringing you in contact with people from all walks of life. Bees can be kept by almost everyone except a very small minority who are allergic to bee stings. We can all, however, play our part in supporting the honeybee and other pollinating insects by planting bulbs, shrubs and trees in our gardens – especially varieties that flower early in the year.
Contact: Shipston Beekeepers 07850 352905
Monthly winter ordering is back in progress! Last winter the Brailes Oil Syndicate saved its members collectively over £17000!
With savings of up to 6p per litre can you afford to miss out?
Join now and start saving. Tell your friends & neighbours, the more people we have join …the bigger the orders …the bigger the savings! Did I mention it\’s FREE to join?
Regular orders so join today.
email orders to email@example.com/ phone orders taken by Margaret Pogmore (685260).
Love Food Hate Waste and Save up to £50 per month!
In the UK we waste 7.2 million tonnes of food and drink every year just from our homes. Most of this could have been eaten if only we had managed it better, whether through:
meal planning; better storage; understanding date labels; cooking just the right amount; or
knowing how to turn leftovers and forgotten foods into tasty meals and treats.
As we all start thinking about Christmas and how that will affect our pockets Love Food Hate Waste has some great tips and advice to help you make the most of the food you buy.
Watch this clip about meal planning and start thinking how else to spend the money you could save my preventing food waste in your home!
Katie Haycock, lives in Brailes, and can chat about this topic forever if you’ve got ideas!
GIRL GUIDES STARTING IN BRAILES
Meeting in the Pavilion 7.30 to 9.00 on Wednesdays term time. Any girls aged 10- 14 are welcome to join us. To get your name on the waiting list please call Tracy King on 07791 571266
\”GARDENING TIPS AND ADVICE\”
Dont forget to check out Stuart and Mick\’s tips all year long!
BRAILES GARDENING CLUB
We meet at 7.30 p.m. on the third Thursday in the month
During the year there are talks and in the warmer lighter months of the year we usually arrange some garden visits.
We are a small club needing to grow
New members and visitors are always welcome to our meetings
Please come along to see what it’s all about.
You do not need to be an accomplished gardener to benefit and enjoy our meetings
Contact. Julia Stirman 01608 686 776
Two coaches travelled from Warwick to Windsor in aid of \’Help for Heroes\’ and stopped at the George in Brailes for refreshments last Thursday morning at about 11.30. Quite a few locals turned out to see them.
by John Harding see the other photos, click here
STOUR VALLEY WILDLIFE ACTION GROUP WEBSITE www.stourvalleywildlifeactiongroup.org
PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIME OF 9.15AM – DROP THE KIDS AT SCHOOL AND JOIN THE PARTY EARLY!
\”DITCH THE WORKOUT AND JOIN THE PARTY\”
9.15am IN BRAILES VILLAGE HALL
FOR DETAILS CONTACT RACHEL TAME ON 01608 664424 or find us on facebook SHIPSTON ZUMBA for details of other classes available
The W C C Young People and Families Directorate are constantly trying new ways to recruit foster carers in order to meet the needs of children and young people who require support at different times in their lives.
If you feel you could help and want to know more telephone 01926 746956
Brailes History Group
Were you a member? Do you know anyone who was a member?
Follow this link to see what\’s being organised by the
Brailes Old Photographs
Thanks you for finding and sending in these wonderful images of Brailes
Please send your images to Jane@brailesvillage.co.uk or old photos in person to Jane Bennett to be copied/scanned & returned. For us all to enjoy Brailes & its past. Look at all our old pictures can you help us find more to add to this site? Brailes Old Photos
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