This autumn, Malmesbury-based Tracklements, the award-winning condiment-maker, is appealing for locals to donate their unwanted medlar fruit which may otherwise go to waste – give yourself a buzzy boost and give British bees a helping hand in the process!
Tracklements will transform all medlar fruit donated into scrumptious Aromatic Medlar Jelly (sensational with roast meats or a good, strong Cheddar!). Available nationwide, 25p from the sale of every jar is dedicated to purchasing bee-friendly medlar trees which are not only noted for their beautiful blossom but their ability to attract the nation’s much-loved buzzing insects. Another 25p from each jar will be donated Friends of the Earth, an International environmental charity who help protect the planet and are currently campaigning to save the bee.
If you have any medlars you won’t be using and you would like to donate them to help save the bees, all you need to do is drop them off at Tracklements (SN16 0RD) from now until 21st November. For full details on the project and on how to win a tree, visit www.tracklements.co.uk.
We regret to announce that the 2020 Sherston Boules Festival is cancelled.
The committee delayed making this decision for as long as possible but, with the Government continuing to emphasise the “long-haul” nature of the Covid-19 public health restrictions and the recent cancellation of numerous other national and regional summer events, we have reached the conclusion that cancelling this year’s festival was in the best interests of the people of Sherston. All competition entry fees will be automatically refunded.
We will continue to monitor the situation in the hope, however slight, that social distancing/gathering restrictions will be lifted enough to enable us to safely provide the village with some form of a celebratory event on July 11th albeit on a much-reduced scale.
Due to the current circumstances we are putting off
the event until later in the year……
HAVE YOU EVER………………?
Danced in the Village Hall……….?
Seen a play or concert in the Village Hall……….?
Attended a meeting in the Village Hall……….?
Taken your children to a party or Craft Club or Guides in the Village Hall……….?
Joined in an exercise class in the Village Hall……….?
Played badminton, bowls or whist in the Village Hall……….?
Please come to The Village Hall on April 4th to support “The Butterfly Fund “– set up to raise money to improve Our very much loved and utilised meeting place, right in the heart of Our Vibrant Village of Sherston.
For donations Bank details are – Lloyds Bank 30 12 04 01406463
Over the course of the last year, Craig Henry has lost the ability to walk, been addicted to opiate pain killers, had spinal surgery, suffered depression and spent 34 nights living inside a hospital. Craig, who is from Sherston, has experienced a journey through public and private healthcare systems and has noted it all down in a new book.
What started as a twinge in his leg, turned into paralysing him and confining Henry to a hospital bed. The world inside the plain walls of healthcare institutions are a bizarre one, from patients smoking inside the ward to people being told they have days left to live in an amplified fishbowl of pain, confusion and fear. The Cared For gives an insight into the NHS and private healthcare systems from the perspective of the hospital bed and through a patient’s vision.
Whilst recovering from his spinal operation Craig began writing his book at home in Sherston. Having witnessed the mounting pressure on the NHS, he wanted the story to do something positive. In this, he chose to donate 50% of proceeds of the book to the hospital ward that took such excellent care of him in a hope that the money can help future patient care in that hospital.
‘The Cared For is a tale of hope in an all hating world.’
The book is available to buy from Amazon, Link Below.
Did you know that there is an excellent meeting place for businesses right in the heart of Our Village? After the successful kitchen makeover, The Village Small Hall has been decorated and now has new flooring – It can accommodate 40 seated comfortably. With the benefit of the kitchen and cloakroom facilities next door it is the perfect venue to hold meetings or seminars, with an hourly rate of only £8. Contact Tony Weedon on 01666 841 377 for more details