Wednesday 31 August 2022

Agenda for September Ruyton Parish Council Meeting

Message from Lydia Bardsley, Ruyton XI Towns Parish Clerk.    


Ruyton XI Towns Parish Council Meeting.

 Tues 6th Sept, 6.30pm

to be held in St John's School.

    The agenda is attached and can also be found on the Council's agenda and minutes page of the website. Amongst other items, we will be considering applications to fill the final Council vacancy, and discussing the cost of living crisis and how to welcome Ukrainian refugees staying in the parish, war memorial maintenance, potential parish boundary amendments, the Twenty's Plenty Campaign, and information from the SALC solar farm forum. We will also be considering SC's Empty Homes Strategy and a new planning application on Church Street, as well as receiving the external auditor's report for 2021-22.

Kind regards,

Mrs Lydia Bardsley
Clerk to Ruyton XI Towns Parish Council
11 High Fawr Close, Oswestry, SY11 1TE
01691 674742


Yesterday we had a visit from a charming lady from the Council.  It seems someone has complained about a bonfire at Brownhill House.

If anyone has a problem it is better to email, or telephone, 01939 261 121, rather than make a complaint.  For example, a couple of weeks ago we stopped adding to a bonfire because a neighbour told us they were sitting in their garden with friends.

As you know, this garden covers 2 acres and opening it to the public has raised many thousands of pounds for charity.  It creates way more rubbish than the brown dustbin can cope with but we do not burn plastic or anything similar, just garden rubbish and some paper from the office.

Roger and Yoland
We hope to see you next year when the garden is open for the National Gardens Scheme for the 40th year


RATS Panto 2022 - get involved

Message from Claire Trickett of RATS.



Do you fancy being involved in the 2022 RATS panto....

Goldilocks & The Three Bears

If you do, then come to the

Victoria Rooms in Ruyton Xl Towns on

Sunday 4th September at 7pm.

There are plenty of speaking and non speaking roles available. You'll not be asked to do anything specific except join in reading the script aloud, if you wish. If you decided to be in the panto then please make sure that you are free for the

5 pantomime  performance dates which are

Wednesday 30th November 2022 to Saturday 3rd December 2022.

(Four in the evening and a Saturday matinee).

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday......


Entertaining the community for over 40 years


Tuesday 30 August 2022

Coming films at Kinokulture

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Coming to Our Screen This Week & Into September!

As the summer holidays draw to a close we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has visited the cinema over the summer ... but it is not over yet!

The last chance to hop aboard on another big railway adventure with 'The Railway Children Return' is This Tuesday 23rd August at 1:30pm. In this lovely family friendly film Jenny Agutter reprises her role as Bobbie, now a grandmother and also looking after three evacuee children during World War II.

Olivia Colman returns to our screen in Irish drama 'Joyride'.

Over the weekend of 26th - 28th August we have our mini BEACON FILM FESTIVAL TAKEOVER ... a great opportunity for young people aged 16-30 to learn all about film programming through a fun afternoon of workshops and to join our programming team for the full Beacon Film Festival in October.

We also have three brilliant but very different films programmed by our current Young Film Programmers screening over Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Our final film for August is the Iranian delight 'Hit The Road' a tender & comedic family road trip acclaimed by critics and hailed as "A Persian Little Miss Sunshine".

Coming up in September

Oswestry Film Society start their next season on Tuesday 6th September with Hollywood action comedy 'The Lost City' starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum & Daniel Radcliffe followed up by the multi award winning Irish language drama 'The Quiet Girl' on Tuesday 20th September.

Find out more about Oswestry Film Society & book tickets for their screenings HERE

Our own Summer Of Queer Cinema Season comes to a close with the sparkling French romantic comedy '
Anaïs In Love' and the street smart, vibrant Kenyan drama 'Rafiki' and our Africa Focus Season begins with the Brooklyn set drama 'Queen Of Glory'.

National Theatre Live Return to our screen with a brand new production of Shakespeare's rom-com of sun, sea, and mistaken identity 'Much Ado about Nothing' and we also have a star studded recording of the ' Tubular Bells 50th Anniversary' Concert.

We have a few tickets left for our screening of ' Where the Crawdads Sing' on Sunday 4th September (all other screenings on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd & Wednesday 7th are now sold out).

And 'Fisherman's Friend's: One And All' sees a welcome return to the Cornish Sea Shanty singers as we follow them on their next adventure.

Our September Programme is on sale

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.

View Our Website Here

Please scroll down to find out more about our
films this week. 

We look forward to seeing you
 Thank you!



kinokulture cinema

Monday 29 August 2022

NGS gardens open this week

Message from Shropshire NGS publicity.

As the seasons begin to change, our gardens are now clothed in late summer colour.  We have two very different gardens open next weekend; both are packed with an enormous variety of plants, one is well established and the other a restoration work in progress - we think you will find both of them inspirational.
WINDY RIDGE, Church Lane, Little Wenlock, TF6 5BB will be open on Saturday 3rd September and Sunday 4th September from 12 noon to 5 pm on both days.  Admission for adults £6.  2m S of Wellington.
Follow signs for Little Wenlock from N (J7, M54) or E (off A5223 at Horsehay). Parking signed. Do not rely on SatNav.

Frequently described an 'stunning', 'inspirational' or 'my kind of garden' by visitors from all around the world, this 2/3 acre village garden could truly claim to have something for everyone! Children love exploring the winding paths and marvelling at the Wrekin Giant's wellingtons, while there are plenty of seats in quiet corners for the not-so-young to rest and enjoy the view. Those redesigning their own garden will find many ideas to adapt, particularly in the newer grass and perennial gravel garden, and plantsmen will enjoy having a plant list to tick off their favourite plants. Over the years we have received a lot of positive feedback, winning several major awards including the Daily Mail National Garden Competition. Tamsin Westhorpe, editor-at-large of 'The English Garden', described us as 'pure perfection' and 'a must-visit garden', so come and visit on one of our four annual open days or in a group by arrangement, and see if you agree!
Wheelchair accessible.  Home made teas in aid of local charities.
A welcome addition to our gardens this year, not in the yellow book or the county leaflet:
BURFORD HOUSE GARDENS, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire WR15 8HQ will be open for the first time in several years on Saturday 3rd September and Sunday 4th September from 10 am to 4.30 pm on both days.  Admission £5 for adults 1m W of Tenbury Wells on A456
The garden is currently being restored by the Garden Angels (volunteers) under the leadership of the newly appointed Head Gardener. 4 acres of sweeping lawns bordered by the river Teme and serpentine borders, set in the beautiful Teme Valley, around an elegant Georgian House (open for teas). Designed by the late, great plantsman, John Treasure and featuring over 100 varieties of clematis in addition to a myriad of plants in wonderful combinations and colours. Garden centre offers a comprehensive range of plants, gifts and outdoor leisure. Well behaved dogs on leads welcomed.
Many of our gardens take payment by card reader as well as cash.  However, it is sometimes difficult to connect to 4G or Wifi in our rural areas so please be understanding if old-fashioned cash is the only way to pay on the day.
Children are admitted for free to all Shropshire NGS gardens.
Don't forget that many of our gardens, and more besides, are open by arrangement throughout the season.  Find out more here.
More dates for your diary:
The gardens at WOLLERTON OLD HALL, Wollerton, Market Drayton TF9 3N will be opening for the NGS on Wednesday 7th September from 11 am to 5 pm.
You can find out more about all the gardens on our website here.

Saturday 27 August 2022

Booka Bookshop, An evening with Laurence Llewelyn Bowen

Message from Booka Bookshop

Booka Bookshop Presents...


Join interior designer and TV personality Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen as he visits Booka to talk about and sign copies of his new book More More More.

Let master of Maximalism Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen show you how to create and curate a space that you can truly love spending time in.

Changing Rooms' flamboyant lead designer has made a great living out of being himself, having spent his entire career encouraging people to reject decorative modesty. More More More is a rejection of so-called "good taste" that leaves people being so in control of their own home that even life feels out of place within it, and instead celebrates exuberance, lavish living, and individuality.

With this book, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen will not only show you how to adopt maximalism in the home, but promises to change your outlook on living happily in it. There are no rules, no scientific solution. Instead, it's all about giving yourself the confidence you lack by curating your own perfect haven of chaos, so that you can live and love your stuff – in surroundings that are anything but beige.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has been a regular fixture on our TV screens for 20 years with his trademark opulent style . We look forward to welcoming him to Booka to celebrate the publication of More More More, out on 15th September. Don't miss this opportunity to see and meet him!

Tickets: £20 (Admits One & includes a signed copy of More More More)

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Friday 26 August 2022

Booka - an evening with Sali Hughes

Message from Booka Bookshop

Booka Bookshop Presents...


Join us for an evening with  journalist, broadcaster and bestselling author Sali Hughes as she talk about her brand new book 'Everything Is Washable and Other Life Lessons' – a smart guide to help us all navigate the pitfalls of modern life.

How to buy jeans that fit. Thirty-seven things to have in your kitchen cupboard. Tiny acts for mental health. How to support a friend going through IVF. Why bad boys are an absolute waste of your time. How to cope with working mum guilt

This smart guide will help you navigate modern life, enabling you to save money and time. Sali Hughes offers striking good sense on: home; food and drink, fashion; health and beauty; life and finances; friends, relationships and family.

From useful, everyday tips such as how to cut your own fringe and how to buy great second-hand clothing, to the less talked about, agonising questions like how to split finances with your partner and how to grieve, Guardian beauty editor Sali Hughes has advice on the big and the small, and everything in between.


Further Information
01691 662244 | | Message via social media

Dogwestry welcome dogs

Message from Oswestry Tourism - You don`t have to be a tourist to enjoy the Dog`s Welcome in Oswestry

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Visit 'Dogwestry'!

Oswestry new Dog video
The latest video to promote Oswestry and the Borderlands is now on YouTube. 
With finance from the last ARG grant from Covid, Oswestry Borderland Tourism and Painted Life productions have created a video showcasing some of the best places to go dog walking in and around Oswestry.
It has been a fun project with lots of volunteer dogs and their owners and Aaron from Painted Life has done his magic to showcase Oswestry and the Borderlands. 
Follow our doggie models as they go for a walk around Oswestry, onto the Hillfort and around the racecourse then a take a canoe ride and finally a train ride at Welshpool. 
A big thank you to all the people who took part and especially Karen and Ruth who coordinated the filming (and appear in the film too!)
There are long and short versions of the film and also individual mini videos of each location which we will use to encourage visitors and their dogs to come to Oswestry and stay longer. The videos and still images are available for members to use too. 
Watch the video on Youtube.
Click here to see the latest web pages for dog friendly places to walk, stay, eat and drink.
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