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A45 / A46 Toll Bar Island - Major Changes
There will be major lane closures and diversions over the coming weeks. Updated with new info
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CAUTION: Car Thieves
Car thieves are operating in Wolston, with several thefts reported in the last few days. Make sure that you don't leave anything of value in your car, as they appear to be opening the doors with some kind of remote key. 
Dressmaking Skills Course
Would you li
ke to find out how to create your own garments? Then this is the course for you!
Please come and join us for this six session course which starts at Wolston Community Center on
Monday 15th September 10.30 - 12.30

We promise you will have lots of fun while finding out how to make items with a personal twist. For more information look here or contact the Adult and Community Learning on 01788 55 29 33 or email rugbyacl@warwickshire.gov.uk

Local photographs needed !
Are you an amateur photographer ? Do you have any
images that capture the look, feel or natural world of Wolston ? The Wolston Village website is having a major refresh with new operating software and as part of this new look we want to include (about 16, but could be more) images that capture the essence of where we live. If you have an image that you would like included then please contact the webmaster@wolston.me.uk with details - no need to send the images yet ! The pictures will be used as small headers for the main pages with (if you wish) a click through to a higher resolution image and full credits.
If you would like to discuss please call 024 7654 4015.

Wolston Post Office - Major Changes

The Post Office (PO) are proposing major changes to the way that PO services are provided at Wolston. It is proposed that the
existing dedicated PO counter be closed and that all services be transferred to a till on the retail counter. The PO have invited comments on these proposals but the comment period allowed is very short so the Parish Council have requested that this be extended. The full letter from the PO proposing the changes is here.
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Wolston Library needs your help !
Warwickshire library service are looking for a
'Publicity and Promotion Volunteer'
to help by ensuring that activities and events held in Wolston library are promoted within the local community.

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Do you want an allotment ?
Only a few spaces left so if you have ever considered
growing your own fruit and veg but don't have the space
at home call Tony Howes now on 024 7654 3690
to reserve your plot !

Free Courses For Carers
Run by Guideposts Carer Support Services at Wolston Leisure Center.
Do you care for an adult with an illness or disability ? Would you like to learn more about your caring role ?
Wednesdays 6th, 13th and 20th August - 1.30 to 4 PM

 Look here for details
or call 02476 385888 to book your place.
You may also be interested in looking at  Warwickshire Partners in Care

Jubilee Tree Guard and Time Capsule
On a wonderfully sunny Saturday morning of 12th July about 40 people gathered around the Jubilee Tree, planted in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Victoria) to mark the dedication of a memorial tree guard to further commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II on 6th February 2012 and also the 60th anniversary of her Coronation on 2nd June 2013. During the same simple ceremony a Time Capsule was buried, with the hope that it may be opened in 70 years time and that children currently studying at St Margaret's School may remember being present when it was buried.
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Second Phase of CSW Broadband Rollout announced
Work is progressing well on Phase One of the CSW Broadband rollout programme. At the time of writing a total of 40 cabinets have gone live. Phase one is almost a testing phase as we get to grips with the contract management requirements that are laid down by BDUK, and with the numerous other considerations that need to be worked through before a cabinet can be stood and made live.  more ...
Evacuees in Wolston
The local History Group was recently approached by an eighty year old Suffolk resident, Mr. Clifford Gollner, who came to Wolston as an evacuee in 1940. He was only six
at the time and stayed for just six months, from June to December. He was placed with Mrs. Postlethwaite at 6 Stretton Road and attended the local school. He visited Wolston earlier this year and was pleased to be able to verify his few memories of the village.
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 Community Speed Watch – Volunteers needed !
Are you fed up with the sometimes insane speed that cars travel through Wolston and Brandon ? Did you know that there is a group of volunteers that operate a Community Speed Watch (CSW) scheme in both villages that monitors vehicles speed with a police approved speed monitoring device ?
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Open Church
The ancient parish church of St. Margaret’s, Wolston, is open to visitors every afternoon between 2PM and 4PM Monday to Friday, from Easter Monday until the 26th September 2014. Stewards are on duty to welcome visitors and to chat with them about the building, its history and what goes on there nowadays. Alternatively visitors may just wish to spend time quietly in this special place. The first Vicar of this parish (which now serves Wolston, Brandon and Bretford) was installed in 1216 and a small section of the original church building remains with additions and alterations made over the centuries up to recent times. It is a fascinating and peaceful place and it’s rural setting makes it an attractive place to visit.
Arrangements can be made for small parties to be given a conducted tour of the church outside the weekday opening hours - those wishing to arrange this kind of visit can do so through the Parish Office which is open weekday mornings. The phone number is 02476 542722.
Tae kwon do
The Wolston Tae kwon do club is now looking for new members. The club is led by Chris Mutton, a double world chamnpion and 2nd Dan instructor. The Wolston club is part of TST UK, which in 2013 was voted Coventry and Warwickshire sports team of the year.
Classes are held on Wednesday evenings at St Margaret's school, juniors age 4-13 from 6.30 till 7.15 and seniors age 14+ from 7.30 till 8.30. For more information call Jon Tizick on 07910 252901
Silver Surfers
Are you over 50 and would like to be able to use the internet or send an email? Wolston Library have just the thing for you on Monday afternoons between 3-5 PM. Look here for details.
Report that pothole!
Have you seen a fault in the road or a pothole that needs fixing? If it's in Wolston just click here and enter the details. For potholes anywhere else click here.
Become a Blood Donor
The next visit of the National Blood Service donation team to Wolston is on Saturday 13th September 2014,
from 0945 - 1530.
Call 0300 123 23 23 to make an appointment. ... more

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Every Monday at 6.30PM
Weight Watchers
Wolston Leisure & Community Centre
Every Monday at 6:30pm.

 Thursday 18th September
Wolston Garden Club
‘Gertrude Jekyll; Artist, Gardener and Craftswoman’ by Twigs Way.
See 'Whats On ?' for more details
Thursday 18th September
A Musical Evening
Featuring amongst others the
Coventry & Warwickshire Gospel Choir

In support of
St Margaret’s Building Fund

at St Margaret's Church, Wolston

Saturday, 18 October, 2014 at
7.30 pm
Admission £5.00
Full details here

                     Friday 19th September
WI Quiz Night !
Wolston Village Hall 7.30 PM
£5 a head, includes supper.
Full details here

Monday 22nd September
Brandon Bretford and Wolston History Group at Brandon Club

AGM at 7 PM
Followed at 7.30 PM by Brian Burninham on Flint Identification.
Flints have been used as tools for many thousands of years, and sometimes it is difficult to distinguish weathered flint from man made ones. Come and learn more about this fascinating topic.
Saturday 27th September
'Ladies Splendid'  Breakfast
9AM St Margaret's Church Rooms

£7.50, concessions £6
Tickets: Melissa on 07521 049327
Details here
Saturday 27th September

Macmillan Coffee Morning
Come for coffee and cake !
Manor Estate, from 11 AM
All welcome
Thursday 2nd October

Wolston Parish Council

Thursday 16th October
Wolston Garden Club
Garden Quiz
See 'Whats On ?' for more details
Thursday 20th November
Wolston Garden Club
‘Medicinal Herbs’ by Sally Cunningham
See 'Whats On ?' for more details