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Plastic Free Calverton

First of all we would like to say a big thank you to everybody who has joined the Facebook page, shared their tips, knowledge and ideas – but most of all to those of you who have been taking items to our TerraCycle drop off points around the village!

We have had our first monthly committee meeting and sorted through all the drop off point collections. We had to remove some things that we unfortunately cannot recycle (e.g. fruit and veg packaging, yogurt wrappers, cereal bags) and boxed them up ready to send in to TerraCycle UK. In just over a month of having the drop off points in action we have saved 8 large boxes of waste from going to landfill. The two biggest boxes were filled to the brim with crisp packets and will both raise money for the Air Ambulance and be turned into park benches!

We also had a planning meeting about our upcoming Plastic Free Pop Up Shop, which will be on Sunday 1st September, 10.00am til 3.00pm at Calverton Village Hall. We have lots of stalls on board already, with more joining every day, offering plastic free alternative products and services. There will also be information stands, free kids activities, raffle and refreshments.
We are also busy creating a Plastic Free Recipe Book – which will be available to purchase at Pop Up Shop. It is jam packed with homemade alternatives to everyday household products from cleaning, to health and beauty, to kids play recipes.

We would like to share a couple of our favourite recipes from the book so far:

Multi-Purpose Cleaner
Slowly mix 1 litre of hot water with 75ml of white vinegar and 1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda. Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice and used the solution to refill a cleaning product spray bottle.

Window Cleaner
Mix together 60ml of white vinegar and 475ml warm water. Add 1 tbsp cornflour and mix well. Use to refill a plastic spray bottle. For best results try using newspaper instead of a cloth.

Happy recycling and we hope to see lots of you at the Pop Up Shop,

Jess, Vicki and Sandie xxx


Readers who have registered with us will have been emailed about the case of the bear that was found in Woodborough by a local walker.

Due to the coverage in the Woodborough Web, we have now heard that the lost bear has been reunited with it’s owner!

Make sure that you’re registered – see the home page.

St Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers

Sunday service ringing and our Thursday ringing practices have been curtailed by holidays in August and early September will be the same. Practices will re-commence on Thursday, September 19th, and regularly thereafter.

The practice sessions are from 7pm to 8pm, and we would welcome anyone interested in finding out more about the art of change ringing. Ringing is an attractive indoor exercise which keeps you in good shape, both mentally and physically. It is an activity which can be shared with others and brings a great sense of achievement as your skill develops.

For St Swithun’s to have regular ringing of all its bells for services and weddings, we need more ringers. We are a friendly band and would happily welcome anybody interested in taking up bell ringing. It’s much more fun with six people rather than four: we can ring all the bells at once for a start. Why not get in touch and discover what ringing is really about. Take up your phone and call or send me an email.

No previous experience is required as we can show you how it’s done in easy stages. Of course, if you have previously rung, you will be surprised how quickly your skills return.

We meet on Thursday evenings from 7.00 to 8.00pm and ring on Sundays at 9.00 or 9.30am. You will be most welcome to come and see what we do at these times. Please do get in touch; we need your support.

The silent clock will be silent for a while yet. The faculty papers have been submitted; but require a final PCC decision before repairs can be put into action, hopefully later this month.

Stephen Smith, Tower Captain
Tel 07817-979390

Woodborough Bridge Club

Established in 1986 – Affiliated to the EBU

Celebrating 30 years of Bridge

Woodborough Village Hall   –   Thurs 6.45pm for 7.00pm start.

An active club with a balance of experienced players willing to share their knowledge and intermediate  and less experienced  players keen to improve, you might want to come along and give it a go.

If you are a potential bridge player and possibly interested in joining a club, why not come along and give us a try?

We meet in Woodborough Village Hall on Thursday evenings at 6.45pm.

For more information get in touch or see our website (details below).

Please contact Jane (0115 9652595)  or