Water fountain & Peace garden update.
As you may know last year we received a £500.00 grant from Wessex Watermark towards the water fountain and Peace’s garden project. This was added to by a £100.00 grant from the Polden Post and also a £100.00 private donation. I am very pleased to announce that following a rather substantial donation from Bill & Christina Togni over the weekend the VHC has now been able to order the said fountain.
Following a site visit from a Wessex water inspector last week the original fountain was found not to be WRAS approved so another was sourced and fortunately found to be cheaper as well. The kind water inspector then decided to give the VH a full free inspection on ALL water related matters inside the VH! ( how nice I thought?) which has resulted in semi minor repairs to be made but the hall can still be used pending his return and subsequent inspection again in the very near future.
It is anticipated that following the laying of a small patio area to site the fountain on at the front of the VH and with only minor plumbing the fountain with the integrated bottle filler will be up and flowing within the next few weeks. Benches and fences re the garden area still temporarily pending.
Many thanks to all for supporting the project and to Bill & Christina for putting the ‘icing on the cake’
8/9 June will be the next Open Gardens weekend. This is a very popular event, giving people the chance to visit some wonderful local gardens. This year the weekend will include a Sculpture Walk with pieces designed and built by villagers being exhibited around the various gardens. Details are given above.
The HUB Cafe is scheduled for 15 June and on the same day there is a Film Night STOP PRESS – FILM NIGHT POSTPONED. in the evening. The film will be Stan and Ollie, released earlier this year to widespread acclaim. Laurel and Hardy — the world’s greatest comedy team — face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy’s failing health start to threaten their precious partnership.
This gentle, sweet story of two of cinema’s most legendary comics is a small delight, a warm hug of a movie with superb, spot-on performances, some big laughs, and genuinely touching moments. Inspired by — and focusing on — the duo’s late-career theatrical tour, Stan & Ollie changes the timeline a bit but succeeds by staying focused on the characters and their love for one another.
The two leads are almost shockingly good; they look and sound just like the real thing and have amazing chemistry together.
Church Coffee Morning will be on 29 June (location tbc)
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Painting and Drawing
An art class for beginners. Meet every Thursday evening in the village. New members are very welcome.
A group of local folk, of all standards, meet on Sunday mornings for a run (or walk) around the local lanes.
Valerie Rowe-Clark has been teaching Yoga for over 25 years and leads classes on Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings
On the last Saturday of the month, the Church organises a get together in someone's house for a hot drink, cake and a chat.
The HUB Cafe opens from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm on a Saturday in the middle of the month. A very popular get together event.
The monthly Village Cinema shows current movie and some all time classics. The bar is usually open before the curtains go up.....
HIIT is High Intensity Interval Training. Work out on a Monday evening to one of Joe Wicks's exercise videos.
Short Mat Bowling
The Short Mat Bowlers meet every Wednesday and Friday evening for some sociable fun and exercise in the village hall
Village Hall Club
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