Wednesday 30 June 2021

Meeting of Ruyton XI Towns Parish Council 6.7.21

Dear Blogger

Message from Lydia Bardsley, Ruyton XI Towns Parish Clerk.

Ruyton XI Towns Parish Council,

Next meeting 6th July 2021 at 6.30pm, at Ruyton XI Towns Village Hall (not Victoria Room).

Now that remote meetings are no longer lawful, Council meetings must now be held in person, and unfortunately there are still restrictions on public attendance. Please see attached meeting notice and check our previous news post about public attendance. The agenda is attached here and can also be found on the Council's agenda and minutes page of the website. To raise questions or matters for Parish Council consideration, please email/phone the clerk asap (01691 674742, office hours only please). If you feel you need to attend this meeting in-person, please contact the clerk as soon as possible to discuss how we can accommodate you safely, as there will be strict limits on capacity in the hall (latest guidance is only 6 members of the public besides Council and staff). The safety of the local community is of utmost importance, so we hope you will all understand the steps we are having to take to comply with both Local Government legislation as well as covid-19 restrictions. 

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Kind regards,

Lydia Bardsley
Clerk to Ruyton XI Towns Parish Council
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Monday 28 June 2021

NGS Gardens open this week

Dear Blogger

Message from National Gardens Scheme, Shropshire.   Remember, Brownhill House Garden is open by arrangement until the end of July - just drop me an email to arrange a visit.

This garden has the WOW factor!
We challenge you not to use this word when you first see this garden - 48 Bramble Ridge, Bridgnorth, has to be seen to be believed!  On almost the vertical, this demonstrates how a beautifully designed and planted garden can be created in the most difficult of situations.  Open on Saturday 3rd July, plus additional days on Sunday 4th, Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th July, from 12-5pm each day, come along and see one of Bridgnorth's wonders!  Visitors should buy a ticket in advance to this garden: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/31626 (Not suitable for less mobile visitors).
Neighbouring gardens in Plealey open this Friday 2nd July
Combined opening of the very popular neighbouring gardens at Plealey, south of Shrewsbury - Avocet & Cheriton - open by pre-booked ticket only please - on Friday 2nd July, 10-4.30.  Beautiful gardens, scrummy cake and loads of plants for sale!  Details at: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/31618
Romantic garden near Shrewsbury open on Saturday 3rd July
The ever popular Cruckfield House at Ford, nr Shrewsbury open on Saturday 3rd July (2-5pm) for National Garden Scheme visitors to enjoy its romantic lake, deep, well planted borders, plus plant sale.  Tickets to this opening can be purchased in advance, but it is not essential as visitors can pay on the gate on the day: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/14085
Clun Village welcomes National Garden Scheme visitors
Sunday 4th July (1-5pm) sees a welcome return of the Clun Village openings for the National Garden Scheme.  Eight of the village's gardens - all different in style, shape and size - even a model tram railway (pictured below) will be open during the afternoon, a wonderful indulgence of garden visiting!  Tickets can be purchased in advance but it is not essential as visitors can pay on the gate on the day: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/34484  
Beautiful cottage garden set on wild Catherton Common
Upper Marshes, (pictured below) open on Sunday 4th July (12-5pm) is in a beautiful location on the edge of one of Shropshire's wildest places - Catherton Common.  Classic cottage garden, wildlife & wildflowers, four-legged friends and fruit 'n veg complete the picture! Plant sale & other stalls.  Tickets are available in advance but this is not essential as visitors can pay on the gate on the day: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/35862

Additional opening on Saturday 3rd July: Kinton Grove
Kinton Grove, Kinton, nr Shrewsbury; additional "pop-up" opening on Saturday 3rd July (1-5pm); beautiful planting, lovely views and delicious teas! Tickets are available in advance, but this is not essential, as visitors can pay on the gate on the day: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/35847
Group Visits
Many of our Shropshire gardens are open for group visits now, so just click on the left to see all the gardens offering group visits, then just contact the owner directly to make your arrangements - all proceeds to NGS charities.

Cancelled Gardens

We're sorry to say that the following gardens, which appear in our leaflet and in the Yellow Book, will be unable to open this year:
Kingslow Hall, Sun 4th July
Goldstone Hall: Wed 15th Sept
The National Garden Scheme raises money for caring and nursing charities including Macmillan, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Parkinson's UK, The Queens Nursing Institute, Horatio's Garden, Maggie's Centres, The Carers' Trust and MIND, the mental health charity.  The National Garden Scheme also supports gardening apprenticeships and community garden schemes
https://www.ngs.org.uk/who-we-are/beneficiaries

Friday 25 June 2021

Brownhill House Garden OPEN tomorrow, Saturday

Dear Blogger

After the rain to freshen up the garden, the weather is looking dry for tomorrow.

For those who could not visit on a Tuesday, we have engineered a Saturday opening.

Either book on line  https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/8581 or walk or cycle and pay at the gate.

See a surprise round every corner.

This is the last official opening for the NGS but we are open By Arrangement until the end of July, all proceeds to the charities supported by the National Gardens Scheme

We look forward to seeing you at Brownhill House Garden,

Regards from Yoland and Roger



Tuesday 22 June 2021

Corona vaccination walk in clinic

Dear Blogger

Message forwarded by Lydia Bardsley, Ruyton XI Towns Parish Clerk.  See attached poster.

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Subject: Walk-in Vaccination - Oswestry
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 08:30:10 +0000
From: Dianne Dorrell <dianne.dorrell@shropshire.gov.uk>

       

Dear Oswestry, North Shropshire & Shrewsbury Area Clerks…. Please help to promote:

Hi All,

  The  walk-in vaccination clinics for people aged 18-39 are continuing this week at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital in Oswestry. These are first dose appointments only and no appointment is needed; they can just turn up whenever is convenient for them during the opening times. The dates and times are below:
  • Tuesday, 22nd June, 8am to 5.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer (age 18-39)
  • Wednesday, 23rd June, 8am to 5.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer (age 18-39)
  • Thursday, 24th June, 8am to 5.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer (age 18-39)
  • Friday, 25th June, 8am to 5.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer (age 18-39)
  • Saturday, 26th June, 8am to 5.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer (age 18-39)
  • Sunday, 27th June, 8am to 5.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer (age 18-39)
  • Wednesday, 30th June, 8am to 5.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer (age 18-39)
  • Thursday, 1st July, 8am to 5.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer (age 18-39)
  • Friday, 2nd July, 8am to 5.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer (age 18-39)
  • Saturday, 3rd July, 8am to 5.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer (age 18-39)
  • Sunday, 4th July, 8am to 5.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer (age 18-39)
  • Monday, 5th July, 8am to 5.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer (age 18-39)
  • Tuesday, 6th July, 8am to 5.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer (age 18-39)
  • Wednesday, 7th July, 8am to 5.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer (age 18-39)
  • Thursday, 8th July, 8am to 5.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer (age 18-39)
  • Friday, 9th July, 8am to 5.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer (age 18-39)
  • Saturday, 10th July, 8am to 5.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer (age 18-39)
  • Sunday, 11th July, 8am to 5.30pm. Vaccine available: Pfizer (age 18-39)

Any help you can give in promoting these sessions through your networks would be much appreciated.

          Kind regards,           Louisa


Monday 21 June 2021

LADS Play reading for frustrated actors

Dear Blogger

Message from LADS for frustrated actors.

CALLING ALL FRUSTRATED ACTORS TO OUR NEXT PLAY READING, 8pm this Tuesday at Llanymynech Village Hall!
Join us for a fun evening reading our very own Cynthia Hilton's Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs of Islington. This is definitely going to be some very silly fun. The sun is shining and we will be outside. Lots of exciting plans in the pipeline too, so come along and chat to our committee members to get some inside information.

Looking forward to seeing you there. 


BROWNHILL HOUSE GARDEN OPEN ON SATURDAY

Dear Blogger

Last scheduled NGS Brownhill House garden opening this year

BROWNHILL HOUSE GARDEN OPEN

This coming Saturday, 26th June 10am to 4pm

If you are coming by car, please book your visit https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/8581

If you are walking or cycling, we would also love you to visit the garden - it is the car parking which is the problem.

It is all so different from the spring garden, with the perennials in flower and the roses looking wonderful.

Remember, we are also open by arrangement until the end of July so if Saturday is not convenient, or you have visitors, do please drop me an email to arrange a visit.

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Saturday 19 June 2021

Filmmaking workshops at Qube, Oswestry

Dear Blogger

Message from Qube, Oswestry forwarded by Ingrid of Oswestry Net.


NEW Intermediate Filmmaking Workshops

A series of two 2-hour Zoom workshops developing your filmmaking skills.
Tuesdays 29th June & 6th July, 10.30am-12.30pm (last day for bookings 22nd June)

Each participant will also have a 40-minute remote one-to-one support session following the workshops. This will be an opportunity to address individual questions / projects in more detail. 

Outline of the workshops

You've shot and edited your first short film(s). Use different filmmakers' viewpoints to learn how to make more professional pieces. The workshops will look at how to:

Think like a creative producer — Consider the content, style, and tone of the film you're making.
Who is it for? What budget and resources do you have?

Think like a director — What's the story? How can you tell it to your audience creatively? Plan how you'll approach the audio and visual storytelling, using the locations and resources you have.

Think like a camera operator / sound operator — What are the technical challenges you might encounter with the kit you have and where you'll be working? Plan your shoots, recording sessions, and set-ups taking these into account.

Think like an editor — How can you fulfil the brief, and realise the director's plan, with the media you've got? What editing tools do you have to improve on the visuals and sound?

The sessions will include practical time for you to try things out, and plenty of time for questions.

About the workshop leaders

Nick (she/her) and Mike (he/him) are award-winning filmmakers. Their work has screened at international festivals and been broadcast on TV. They've delivered diverse commissions for local and national charities, museums, and arts, community, and heritage organisations, to help raise awareness and promote inspiring projects. They deliver workshops and projects on every aspect of the filmmaking process, from introductory to advanced, and offer bespoke training and support to individuals and organisations.

To book your space call us on 01691 656882 or book online here: https://qube-oca.org.uk/product/intermediate-filmmaking-2-week-workshop-starts-29th-june/



Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry, SY11 1RB | 01691 656882 | art@qube-oca.org.uk | www.qube-oca.org.uk

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Live Music in Cae Glas Park Oswestry

Dear Blogger

Message forwarded by Ingrid of Oswestry net.


Just a reminder! As part of Make Music Day UK, Cantiones is delighted to be singing on the bandstand in Cae Glas Park at 7.30pm on Monday 21st June.  There is no charge so come along, bring chairs, bring family and enjoy some of the first Live Music since lockdown.  There will be a lovely selection of Spring and Summer music and Cantiones would love to share it with you.