Saturday 31 December 2022

Church Clock

Message from Chris Ayers.

Unfortunately Ruyton X1 Towns Church clock has stopped. The steel spring which
holds up the pendulum has broken and this can be replaced but might take some
time.  Let's hope it's not too long before it gets going again. 

Coffee morning at the Victoria Room

Message from Chris Ayers

COFFEE MORNING at the Victoria Room, Saturday 14th January 2023

See attached poster

Friday 30 December 2022

Village Hall Christmas Bingo

Message from Margaret Lycett

Village Hall re-scheduled Christmas Bingo 14th January 2023

Cliffe Garden Club January meeting

Message from Margaret Lycette, Cliffe Garden Club

The January Meeting on 5th January

Tuesday 27 December 2022

Kinoculture January films

Message from Kinikulture, Oswestry`s independent cinema.

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Seasons Greetings!

With another year almost over we want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of our lovely customers, The BFI Film Audience Network teams at Film Hub Midlands and Film Hub Wales, our film festival partners and our wonderful team of volunteers.

We have some great films coming up in January which are are all on sale so please do visit the website to find out what's coming to our screen in the New Year and look out for the full January newsletter coming soon!

On our website you can view trailers and information on each film by clicking on the image or film title. 
If you already know which film & date you want to book just click on the
Book Now button.

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We look forward to seeing you at 'Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical' next week if you are booked in or in The New Year
With thanks and wishing you all a very Happy Christmas & New Year!

Ruth & Ian xxx

January Highlights
Looking forward to the New Year we have some lovely films coming up in January including 'A Love Song' a very low-key treasure of a movie that has as much to say in its long silences as it does in authentic-sounding dialogue between two would-be lovers who reunite after not seeing each other for decades. starring veteran actors Dale Dickey and Wes Studi this looks set for picking up some major award nominations.

We also see Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong in 'Armageddon Time' a deeply personal coming-of-age story about the strength of family and the generational pursuit of the American Dream from acclaimed director James Gray and the award winning debut feature from Scottish filmmaker Charlotte Wells 'Aftersun' a stylistically daring, emotionally piercing and beautifully understated tale of love and loss.

Also coming up in January is the gorgeous, eye catching and tragic epic "Corsage' Starring Vicky Krieps as Empress Elizabeth of Austria and the latest film from Luca Guadagnino 'Bones and All' with Timothy Chalomet & Taylor Russell. " Luca Guadagnino has surpassed himself with this poetic horror balancing threat, humour and emotional weight" ***** - Wendy Ide The Guardian

For those of you missed out on our French Film Festival UK Preview screening of 'Peter Von Kant' (cancelled due to a collapse of our screen) we are have rescheduled this for 1st February and tickets are on sale.

Our January films are all on sale soon so Please keep checking our website for updates.


Please help us to continue offering a diverse choice of films by taking this short survey

We are thrilled to be supported by Film Hub Midlands through the BFI Film Audience Network with funds from The National Lottery. The aim of this support is to give everyone in the UK the opportunity to enjoy a diverse range of British & international independent films and without this support we would not be able to offer such a wide range of independent & world cinema.

From time to time the BFI ask us to survey a sample of our audience so that they can continue to improve their offer and support for independent cinemas and their audiences.

If you have visited kinokulture over the past few months we hope you will spare a few minutes to take this short online survey and help us to continue bringing a diverse film programme to Oswestry audiences.


With Grateful Thanks!

Important COVID-19 Safety Update

Keeping Our Customers & Staff Safe

Keeping our customers & staff safe is an ongoing priority

The Government have now relaxed all Covid-19 safety rules in England but as we all know the virus has not gone away.
For the ongoing safety of our staff, visitors & customers we will keep in place the majority of our Covid-19 safety measures which include:
a one way system, hand sanitising stations and increased ventilation, cleaning and fogging after each screening.

Out of courtesy for others we strongly encourage our customers to continue to wear face coverings when entering and moving around the building. 

These measures will be under constant review.

We ask everyone visiting or working in kinokulture to be aware of the latest advice from the UK Government on COVID-19, and to follow that advice to minimise the risk of the virus spreading.

If you or anyone you live with has symptoms of Covid-19 please stay home and arrange for a PCR test.

Visit The Govt Website for updated news on Coronavirus Here

Thank you for helping us all to keep safe.


We have  reduced the regular concession ticket price for 16-30's, students, jobseekers & NHS workers to £6.00 and the under 16 ticket price to £4.00. (this does not apply to Event Cinema as these prices are set by the distributors).

Although we encourage online booking where possible there may be tickets available on the door (doors open 30 minutes before the screening time).

Gift Vouchers & CEA Cards

To order Gift Vouchers for your cinema loving family & friends please email or call us to place an order.

The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA).

The Card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.

If you have a CEA card and require a complimentary ticket for your carer or if you have been given a kinokulture Gift Voucher please contact us on 01691 238167 to reserve your tickets or email us:


We would like to say a huge thank you to the BFI and DCMS for their support through the Cultural Recovery Fund, to BFI Film Hub Midlands & Film Hub Wales for their continuing support through the FAN Film Audience Network: Cinema & Exhibition funds and to everyone for all the wonderful kind words of support and donations.

Ruth & Ian
and the kinokulture team

Please visit our website for up to date Information & bookings

Monday 26 December 2022

News from Ruyton XI Towns Parish Council

Message from Lydia, Ruyton Parish Clerk - my apolagies as this should have been sent out on Christmas Eve.


First Consultation ends 30.01.2023

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is currently reviewing Shropshire's Electoral Divisions, and the first public consultation will end on 30th Jan 2023. Ruyton XI Towns parish is within the Electoral Division of Ruyton & Baschurch (which also encompasses Hordley and Weston Lullingfields). The Electoral Division review ONLY looks at:

  • No. of Shropshire councillors (proposal is 74, same as before)
  • No. of Electoral Divisions
  • Boundaries between Electoral Divisions
  • Names of Electoral Divisions
  • No of Shropshire Cllrs elected to each Electoral Division

The 3 legal criteria which will form the basis of the BCE's recommendations are:

  • Elector equality (no. of electors per Shropshire Cllr)
  • Community identities and interests
  • Effective and convenient local government

The BCE are very keen to hear from as many people as possible so please do take a look at the Shropshire interactive map, and the Shropshire BCE Review webpage (scroll down to Latest information, and Initial Consultation for more info), and share your views with the BCE before 30.01.2023. Please also share your thoughts with the Council if you would like us to take them into consideration at the January meeting (03.01.2022)

There will be a second consultation in Spring 2023 on the draft proposals, so there will be at least one more opportunity to have your say.

NB. At a recent briefing (15.12.2022) the BCE emphasised that they have no power to abolish, merge, or create Parish Councils, nor can they change Parish Council boundaries. There will only be an impact on Parish Councils if changing an Electoral Division boundary results in a Parish being divided, in which case those areas divided by the new Electoral Division boundary become wards of that Parish Council.

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Police – Free Bike Marking Event Oswestry 16.12.2022
Waste collection over Christmas and New Year
Casual vacancy update
Cliffe harrowing – Volunteers needed!
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Friday 23 December 2022

Plug in torches come on when the power goes off

I have never heard of these before (I lead a very sheltered life) but very useful infromation has come from Colleen, of West Felton Newsletter

My best things are PLUG IN TORCHES

torches that come on when the power drops out. I have always had three or four dotted around the house. The torches can be found on Amazon etc. see attached. They get better all the time. These latest ones have motion sensor, so when you walk into a dark room/landing they give out just enough light to be safe and if a fuse blows, the torch comes on, so you know you have a problem. The torch can be carried around for use as a normal torch, reading meters, and all the other handy uses as we get less and less young!

See attached

Thursday 22 December 2022

Christmas at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Have a Christmas outing to


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A graphic of a brick building with a Christmas market in front

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you for all your support this year.

We are still open until 3pm Christmas Eve, so come and have a hot chocolate (made with melted chocolate chips!), do a bit of last minute shopping and enjoy the family-friendly festive trail across the site.

We are open again on Wednesday 28 December, and don't forget to book your tickets to the Mill exhibition where kids go free until Saturday 31 December.

We look forward to seeing you all in the new year.

Find out full details of Christmas and New Year opening times.

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Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, Spring Gardens, Shrewsbury, SY1 2SZ

Power cuts - be prepared

Some very useful information, put together by West Felton WI.

Many thanks to the WI and to Colleen Hughes, editor of West Felton newsletter, for permission to send the advice out to the Ruyton and District Mailing List.


from Sue Ozagir

Changes in our weather patterns and political situations means that the possibility of power cuts is very real so it is a good idea to be prepared with regard to:

(a) lighting, (b) keeping warm and (c) keeping in touch


Having a couple of wax candles is not the best way of providing lighting when the electricity goes off. First of all, they do not provide a great deal of light, they burn out and it is dangerous to walk round the house carrying a lit candle

Consider keeping good sized torches somewhere easy to get to, downstairs (kitchen drawer) and upstairs (bedside cabinet). Make sure they work and have a supply of spare batteries for them. LED torches provide better light – the higher the Lumens the brighter the torch will be.

Consider buying LED work lights to replace old torches as these are ultrabright and provide a wider area of light and can be suspended or stood on a surface

Head torches are also good to have to hand as they provide superbright focussed strong light to enable you to read, knit or crochet. They also leave your hands free if you have to cook or carry things around the house in a power cut. Long lasting batteries that can be charged using a USB cable. Available from camping sports/camping shops or online at around £10.

You can also get battery operated LED table lamps; and battery lights that look like ordinary switches - great for the bottom and top of the stairs.


Not everyone is lucky enough to have an Aga and/or a wood burner so how else can we keep warm?

Hot drinks and hot water bottles are a great way to keep warm. Consider investing in a little Calor gas stove/ring found in camping shops or online. This can be used to heat up liquids for drinks and hot water bottles and even warm up foods. Make sure you buy extra cartridges – pack of 4 = £10.

Consider buying throws to have handy in the lounge for when you sit down at night – available for as little as £4.

Many stores and supermarkets now stock lounge wear or night wear in snuggly fabrics as well as bedding in fleece, brushed cotton and even 'teddy' bedding, which are much warmer to sleep in than cotton.

Heating – if we are in for long periods without electricity you could even buy a Calor gas heater.


Being in the dark with no TV is very isolating. Make sure you can stay in touch.

Make sure your neighbours and friends have your phone/mobile number so they can check in on you. Keep your mobile fully charged and consider buying a POWER BANK so that you can still charge your phone even if the electricity has gone off.

A battery operated radio or even a rechargeable radio will provide company and keep you in touch with the news.

Register for the Priority Services Register with your energy providers if you are retired and or vulnerable to ensure you get priority support in case of power cuts.

Wednesday 21 December 2022

Park Hall gift ideas

Message from Farmer Richard at Park Hall Farm Experience.

Give the gift of an experience this Christmas...

It's been great seeing so many of you enjoying your time at Park Hall farm, we love seeing your smiling faces and all the photos you tag us in on social media!

So, why don't you treat your friends and loved ones to an exciting day out in 2023? Or better yet, purchase a membership so they can come back and enjoy Park Hall as often as they like!?

Gift Vouchers

A Park Hall gift voucher will provide an unforgettable family day out with non-stop activities, adorable farm animals, brilliant play areas, interesting museums, and tractor rides!  
All of our gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, so there will be plenty of time to put them to good use!

Buy Gift Vouchers

Park Hall Membership

Or, why don't you gift a whole year of fun to your friends and loved ones?

Park Hall membership includes free entry to Park Hall for 12 months from the first use, as well as admission to our events throughout the year, so you're gifting a whole year of fun for the whole family! 

(Free membership admission for events excludes our Santa Experience, which will be heavily discounted for members.)

Buy Park Hall Membership
Merry Christmas,
Farmer Richard, the farm team and all the animals ??????????????