Saturday 26th November 2022 at 2pm
A walk around village looking at the trees that were planted in 2000 and thinking about where to plant some more. After the walk tea and home made cakes at the Club along with an opportunity to see some pictures and photos of Wookey Hole in times gone by.
The tree planting event that had been scheduled for 3rd December has been postponed until next year. Once we’ve got a new date we’ll let you know.
Are there any ladies who would be interested in helping with flower arranging for St Mary Magdalene Church, Wookey Hole. It would entail being on the rota once or twice a year depending on how much time you could spare. We are a small friendly team and we do meet to decorate the church for Christmas , Easter , Patronal Festival and harvest. You don’t need to have any experience but we would be very happy to welcome and help anyone who would like to join us. Please contact Lyn 0749 671912 or email
The Community Hall has closed What Next?
Very sadly, the Community Hall which has served the village well for the past decade has now closed. Sincere thanks to Jenny and Alec Lewis and the Hall Committee who have put in much time and effort in managing this valuable village resource for all these years and also to the Caves who allowed and have supported its transformation from the Bowling Hut to the Community Hall. An assessment of the amount it would cost financially to fix the building led to the conclusion that it was not financially viable. Would you be interested in getting together with others in the Village to explore ideas of a new village space? If so email Jo Plimmer
Thank you to those who ventured out on a wet windy night last Thursday to attend the WHRF AGM. The minutes of the meeting will follow in due course but a couple of things that we wanted to flag up now are:-
Wookey Hole Residents’ Forum Low Carbon Competition
At the WHRF AGM Joanna Davey suggested an idea for a competition to encourage villagers to reduce their carbon footprint.
At an early stage the broad idea is to run a competition seeking ideas for reducing our use of carbon either individually, or collectively, in our local area. There would be a cash prize to put the winning idea into action.
We are all aware of the damage human activity is having on our world; reducing bio diversity, increasing environmental degradation, and adverse climate change. All leading to a world that is more hostile to life; plant, animal and human.
We each have a part to play in finding solutions so we can live in greater harmony with our world. Many positive things are already happening; increasing use of renewable energy, (some generated by individuals and community groups) more bio-degradable packaging, more recycling, shifting to electric vehicles. There is much more we can do and the purpose of this competition would be to encourage us to do a little more by raising awareness, sharing ideas, and supporting everyone to play their part.
To put this idea into action WHRF is setting up a working group and we are seeking volunteers to help make it happen. We think this is a positive response to the challenges we face and expect broad support from our villagers. To find out more or volunteer to work on putting this into action, please contact Joanna Davey -
Items needed for Wells Food Bank
We continue to collect items for Wells Foodbank. The need is still great and all that is donated is very gratefully received. See list below of things most needed currently. There is a box in the porch at church so you can put things in there at any time. Sandy and David then take these gifts to the Food Bank on the last Wednesday of the month.
The Real Big Olive Podcasters Charlie & Kieran visit Sarah Davies at Wookey goat farm then ride on to Roger Wilkins at Wilkins cider farm.
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The Real Big Olive Podcasters Charlie & Kieran meet with the Wookey Hole based Pizza supremo Ed Martin of Soul Dough Pizza.
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Dates for your diary
Tuesday 2nd November 2.30-4pm
Ladies Club - We will be making decorations under the guidance of our lovely Sue Williams. She sells her own cards in Wells and is great with getting us non-artists making amazing decorations.
Thursday 18th November
Wookey Hole Residents’ Forum (WHRF) AGM
Saturday 22nd January
WHRF Bring and Share Supper
Grant available for Environmental Improvement to our village
St Cuthbert (Out) Parish Council are offering Environmental Grants of up to £500 to each of 4 villages, 1 per ward.
Tree planting, rewilding, renewable energy projects, repair workshops and improving footpath and cycle links are all examples of what could attract parish council funding.
Easton, Wookey Hole, Coxley, Polsham, Dulcote, Dinder and The Horringtons all lie within St. Cuthbert (Out) and the Council would like to award a £500 grant in each of its four wards. The closing date for applications is 30th November 2021.
For further information visit St Cuthbert (Out) Parish Council - contact us
Trouts Bend Footpath
Melitta has decided to step down from the role of looking into the possibility of reinstating the Trout’s Bend footpath. If anyone else thinks they might be interested do let us know. Melitta has gathered quite a lot of information that she would be happy to pass on to anyone else who might like to take this on.
Food Bank Donations
A year ago, following last years Harvest Festival, we started monthly collections to donate to Wells Food Bank. Thanks to everyone who has supported this over the last year. Our donations are still needed. There is a box in the church porch and donations can be left at any time throughout the month and will be taken to the Food Bank on the last Wednesday of the month. All gifts are welcome but things that are always needed are tinned meat, tinned meals, Fray Bentos pies , tinned fruit, coffee, cereals. laundry pods, toothpaste, shampoo and shower gel. Undamaged egg boxes are also very useful.