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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.
Stories and Images of the Great War
This is an excellent and informative display and well worth visiting. There is information on the men of our villages who volunteered to go and fight and give their lives for us today. There are also many enlistment posters encouraging citizens to join up.
St. Margaret’s church any afternoon this week (July 14th – 18th)
from 2PM to 4PM
Details here
On behalf of all members of Brandon, Bretford and Wolston History Group
we thank all our members (two in particular - they know who they are !)
who have worked so hard and researched all of the information displayed
in the church on World War 1.

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.
Click here for pictures.
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 ...
 Wolston Garden Club - Outing to Rousham Gardens
This year the outing was to Rousham Gardens, near Oxford. The gardens were originally designed and laid out by William Kent in the early 1700s, and have remained almost unchanged since then. more ...
Lots of Pictures here !
Brandon Bretford and Wolston History Group
23rd June 2014
The History Group was absolutely and completely enchanted last night by a musician ! Tom Watson worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-on –Avon for 42 years ... more
 War Memorial - Repairs
The contractors have completed the repairs to the stonework at the base of the momorial and the Parish Council are preparing to remove, clean and relay all the surrounding slabs and provide means for disabled access.
Our volunteer gardeners have already started work to completely refresh the surrounding gardens, with plans for a lot of new planting. Are you able to volunteer a few hours to help with this work ? Please call the PC Clerk on 024 7654 5515.

Pictures of the stone work in progress High Res or
Low Res
 Grass Cutting - Update from Wolston Parish Council
Amenity Verge cutting – cutting the grassed areas around the village - is something that the Parish Council has done for a number of years on behalf of Rugby Borough Council (RBC). The Borough Council is paid to get the work done by the County Council, and the figure paid has remained the same for the last few years, despite requests by the Parish Council for the rate to increase. Originally the Parish Council was contracted to cut the grass throughout the village up to fourteen times in the growing season e.g. from April to the end of September. We have borne the additional expense  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.
More ....
 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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Sunday 13th to Friday 18th July
BBW History Group presents:
Stories and images of the men from Brandon and Bretford and Wolston who fought and risked their lives for us in the Great War.
Details here
Every Monday at 6.30PM
Weight Watchers
Wolston Leisure & Community Centre
Every Monday at 6:30pm.

Thursday 7th August
Wolston Parish Council meeting
Wolston Village Hall at 7.15 PM Details
Thursday 14th August
Wolston WI
Wolston Village Hall at 8 PM
Saturday 6th September
Wolston and Brandon
Allotments and Gardens Association
Annual 'Open Show' Details here