Village FaceBook Group

There is a very active Stawell and Sutton Mallet FaceBook group. You may apply to join, and if you live in Stawell or Sutton Mallet and are willing to follow the group rules you will be admitted. As the group is getting rather large now we have decided to restrict members who are not villagers to those who have something significant to offer the group or who have a genuine interest in the community. If you just want to know what is going on then everything is posted here, on the website.

What's On in July?

Denise Rogers, the leader of the Youth Club has written a report on the club’s recent activities. It can be found under the “Organisations/Stawell Youth Club” menu.

The minutes of the July Parish Council Meeting are now published here. 

advert for Euro FInal on Sunday 14 at 8pm
Hog Roast 6 July poster

The agenda for the Parish Council Meeting on 3 July is now available under the “Organisations/Parish Council” menu.

This month’s social events kick off with the Hog Roast. If you don’t know, this is always a great event and very popular so make sure you get your tickets sorted soon. It is a fundraiser on behalf of the church.

The following weekend we get to enjoy another HUB Cafe. Those, and there are lots of us, who are regulars know what an enjoyable event this is. Do go along and spend time with friends and neighbours while partaking in a proper cup of coffee and a bacon butty (or whatever else takes your fancy). The same day sees the fab film, Elvis,  being screened. This covers his early years with a focus on his relationship with his manager Col. Tom Parker. We’ve seen it, loved it, and will be back to enjoy it again. 

The HUB Pub opens its doors on July 19th at 7pm. We had a lovely time there at the June Pub session and but it’d be good to see more there in July – think of it as being like the Hub Cafe but with more alcohol and crisps!

hub cafe poster
film night - Elvis

The popular games afternoons continue and  we will next meet on the afternoon of 15 July.

The ever popular Coffee Morning will be hosted this month by those wonderful and talented folk at Willow Cottage. Come along from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday 27 July for chat, coffee and cake. All welcome but don’t forget to drop a donation into the pot to support the local church. 

Hub Pub 19 July

What's On in June

advertfor hub pub 21 June

Parish Council Meeting:  the agenda for the June meeting of the Parish Council is now available under the “Organisations” menu. Please Note that the meetings now begin at 7:30 pm and the usual day has moved to the first Wednesday of the month.  There are also five new documents relating to the finance and accounting of the Parish Council now available under the “Parish Council Documents” menu.

Late Notice: The June PC meeting has been postponed to Wednesday 12 June at 7:30pm

wicked little lies film poster

Another busy month. The events begin on 1 June with the film night when there is a showing of the absolutely fabulous “Wicked Little Letters”.  Featuring Olivia Colman and Timothy Spall this was always going to be a must see film. Yes, its sweary (very) but a brilliant and funny film nonetheless.  Don’t miss it.  Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start. 

The June HUB Cafe will take place on Saturday 8 June.  Doors open at 10:30am and they will be serving great coffee and the usual array of bacon, sausage and egg sarnies plus lots of fab cakes until 1:00pm.

On Friday 14 June the Youth Club will be doing a Sponsored Bike Ride around Stawell and Sutton Mallet. Money raised will help to support their visits and activities. Do sponsor generously if you can if you get a knock on the door.

Youth Club Sponsored Bike Ride poster

Saturday 15 June brings the return of the Safari Supper. The organisation of this event involves moving around several different local homes to partake in each course. As you’ll appreciate the number taking part is critical to ensure a balance between chefs and guests. Places are pretty much full but I understand that if you are willing to cook a course there may still be a chance to join in.

The June Games Afternoon will be on 17 June and will run from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Refreshments available.

The June Coffee Morning will be hosted by Morag and Jim Thorley at Old Manor Farmhouse on 29 June. Get along for coffee, cake and good company

Poster for band night in May to raise funds for charity and Peace Garden

Moving into May

The Minutes of the May Village Hall Committee Meeting are now published here. Also posted a couple of new or revised policy documents for them as well. All are under the “Organisations/Village Hall menu. There is also a revised set of minutes for the April PC meeting – they now include an additional sentence at item 1729 (a).

games afternoon
games afternoon 20 may

Village Hall events kick off with the first of two Games afternoons on 6 May.  The following Saturday brings us to the HUB Cafe. Check out the posters above for details of these two events. 

The details of the second Games Afternoon  are, spookily, similar to the first one apart from the date, which is 20 May!

In May, the Coffee Morning is scheduled for 25 May when our hosts will be Annie and Terry Holder at Fry’s Cottage (///obstinate.query.commander). Starting at 10:00am until 12:00pm this lovely event allows us to spend time with friends and neighbours over coffee and cakes. 

The big event of the month is the Fund Raising Event on 25 May with music from “Beat Routes” with the Glastonbury Wood Fired Pizza in attendance.  The poster for this is at the top of the page. Should be a fabulous evening.

The next Film Night will be on 1 June when the absolutely brilliantly funny film “Wicked Little Little Lies” will be showing. More details nearer the date but we have already seen this but we will definitely be back for a repeat treat. 

April 'appenings

This month’s social events kick off with a first for the village…an “Elvis Night”. Details are in the poster and tickets can be booked by emailing stawellandsuttonmalletvhc@gmail.com

The Parish Council meeting is on 8 April this month. The agenda is posted under the “Organisations/Parish Council” menu. Two documents: Stawell Annual Governance Statement 2023-2024. and  Stawell Receipts and Payments year ended 31st March 2024 are available under the Organisations/Parish Council/Parish Council Documents menu. Please note, the PC meetings now start at 7.30 pm

The Table Tennis, Games and Cards afternoons continue in April with two dates scheduled in April, first one is on 9 April with another on 22 April. These sessions run from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and refreshments will be available.

The April HUB Cafe will be on 13 April from 10:00am to 1:00pm. This is always a busy event so, if you haven’t come along before please do come and join friends and neighbours for coffee, cakes and bacon, sausage and egg sandwiches. 

advert poster for film night Oppenheimer

The next Film Night will be a showing of “Oppenheimer”, the film that swept the board at the recent Oscars ceremony. 

We caught this film at the cinema recently and there can be little doubt about why it has gathered so many accolades – if you haven’t seen it you really should. 

The doors open on 13 April at 6:30pm (earlier than usual – this is a longer film) for a 7:00pm start. Refreshments will be available. 

The monthly Coffee Morning, another lovely chance to chat with friends and neighbours over coffee and cake, will take place on 27 April from 10:am to 12:00pm. Your host is Denise Rogers of Holly Tree House. 

Later on 27 April there will be a Pub Night in the village hall.  Bar is open from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.

It can't be March already?

Palm Sunday Service: Contrary to information in the March edition of MOMSS, the Palm Sunday service at Stawell Church will begin at 10:00am and there will be no breakfast or walk to the church beforehand.

The digital edition of MOMSS for March is now available under the “Organisations/Church” menu. Apologies for the delay, it ended up in my junk mail for some reason!

The Village Hall Committee met this month. The minutes are available under the “Organisations/Village Hall” menu. 

Parish Council: The minutes of the March meeting of the Parish Council are now posted under the “Organisations/Parish Council” menu. 

Yesterday I posted a list of dates for Parish Council meetings for the year, all scheduled to be on Wednesdays. Apparently, this is only a draft idea so for the time being at least PC meetings will continue to be on Mondays

Lent Lunch Advert for 2 March
Advert for Easter Bingo March 23

March starts with the annual Lent Lunch on 2 March. Details in the poster above.  

Parish Council: The March meeting takes place on Monday 4 March at 7:00pm in the Village Hall. The agenda has been published under the “Organisations/Parish Council” menu.

The next HUB Cafe is on Saturday 9 March from 10:00am-1:00pm. Always a great event; if you haven’t been do give it a try and enjoy a warm welcome plus good coffee and food in the company of friends and neighbours.

Last month saw the inauguration of an afternoon Table Tennis, Games and Cards event. This month the dates for your diary are 11 and 25 March with the doors open from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Refreshments will be available. This month Jim will be going along to show folk how the game of whist is played. 

games after noon poster

Tickets are selling well for a March event when we see the return of the celebrated Music and Curry Night hosted by the Centre of Somerset Music Club aka COSMIC. Tickets can be reserved via email (check out the poster) .

The annual Easter Bingo is always a popular event, taking place this year on Saturday 23 March. Doors open at 7:00pm. Details in the poster above or on the calendar.

Saturday 30 March begins with the monthly Coffee Morning. Hosts this month are Di and Chris Forrester-Brown at Ivy Cottage.

The month’s events are completed by  a welcome return of the HUB Pub nights. On 30 March the hall will be open for a HUB Pub and Pizza event. Freshly made pizzas will be available from Iain of Glastonbury Wood-Fired Pizza fame and a great range of drinks will be served by the fabulous Village Hall crew. 

HUB Pub event with Glastonbury Pizzas 30th March

Lots Going On in February!

Advert for table tennis, cardsand games afternoon 22 February 2pm

Parish Council Meeting: 5 February at 7:00pm in the Village Hall. The agenda is available under the “Organisations” menu.

There is a concert by St Peter’s Choir from Geneva, USA on 17 February at St Mary’s, Moorlinch

The minutes of the February Parish Council Meeting are available via the “Organisations”/Parish Council” menu.

Parish Council Planning Meeting: this meeting will take place on 20 February at 6:00pm. Agenda is published under the Organisations/Parish Council menu

After the Village Hall Committee Meeting and the very well-attended AGM last month there are several events this month so check out the details below. 

The first social event of the month is the HUB Cafe. All the details are in the poster. Do note the revised timing of the cafe, starting a little later at 10:30am.

On 21 February Terry Matthews will be running a First Aid “Learn and Refresh” evening. All the details are in the ad below. 

After being requested at the recent VH AGM there will be a Table Tennis, Cards and Games Afternoon on 22  February from 2:00pm to 4:30pm. The target audience are the “More Mature” members of the village!

The monthly Coffee Morning, which raises money for St Francis’ Church, is on 24 February from 10:00am -12:00pm. The host this month is Denise Rogers at Holly Tree House in the middle of Stawell (///duck.silver.unimpeded). NOTE – This is a change from the previously advertised hosting. If you haven’t been to a coffee morning before do go along, they are lovely, friendly events where you can meet up with friends and neighbours for a good chat plus coffee and cakes, Don’t forget to drop a donation in the box before you go home.

On the evening of 24 February, there will be a Film Night with a showing of the Tom Hanks film, A Man Called Otto. Check out the poster below.

Not until March but tickets are already on sale, there is a COSMiC Music and Curry Night. Details and how to get tickets are in the advert further down the page. i

Poster for a Film Night - A Man Called Otto starring Tom Hamks

January 2024

Parish Council: The agenda for the February meeting of the Parish Council is now available under the “Organisations/Parish Council” menu.

Village Hall News

The VH Committee held a committee meeting recently. Among the news from the meeting are a change in HUB Café timing; they will open the doors a little later in future, at 10:30am but still go on to 1:00pm. The February HUB Cafe will be on 10 February.

The Village Club Card is being revived and someone will be calling on you selling cards to those who want to join. The cost is £12 for the year and the monthly draw will have three prizes of £15, £10 and £5. The image on the card is by Kay McDonald. 

Tickets are already selling well for a March event when we see the return of the celebrated Music and Curry Night hosted by the Centre of Somerset Music Club aka COSMIC

Tickets can be reserved via email (check out the poster) or will also be for sale at the February HUB Cafe on February 10t

Trivial Pursuit Quiz Night

20 January is the date for a quiz night to raise funds for the RNLI. 

Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start. Teams of up to 4 people – if you haven’t got a team, don’t worry, you’ll be able to join up on the night.

Tickets £3.00 per person. Bring your own drinks and glasses. There will be a Prize Raffle during the evening   

HUB Cafe

The first HUB Cafe of 2024 will take place on 13 January. The Village Hall doors will be open from 10:00am to 1:00pm to welcome everyone in. 

As always, there will be plenty of great food – sausage, bacon, egg sandwiches and rolls as well as a variety of homemade cakes.  Teas and a range of coffees for drinks.

If you haven’t been before then do come along, its a great way to get together and chat with friends and neighbours.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Village Hall: Annual General Meeting

Village Hall Club

There will be an open Annual General Meeting of the Village Hall Committee on:-

Wednesday 31 January at 7:00pm

The meeting will, of course, be held in the Stawell and Sutton Mallet Village Hall, TA7 9AD (///chess.hitters.animate)

Please do your best to attend in order to show your support for the committee and contribute ideas. If you are interested in joining the committee and helping organise and run the events which are so important to the social life of the villages.

Stawell Youth Club

The latest Stawell Youth Club Newsletter can be found here. 

Stawell Youth Club Newsletter January 2024

There is also a copy archived on the Youth Club page under the “organisations” menu