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.
Ladies Club meets next on the first Tuesday in November (2nd) 2.30-4pm. 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.
Wookey Hole Ladies Club started as a church group of ladies, run by the then vicar’s wife, in the early 70s. Meetings were held in the evenings in church. These days we meet in the village community hall, although we no longer have a connection with the church. We still have some founder members living in the village. Subscription is £3 per year and £2 per meeting, this covers the village hall rent, fees for speakers and members’ refreshments.
We normally meet on the first Tuesday of the month, from 2.30-4pm; in July we have our annual outing and in August we meet in a member’s garden for tea and cakes. In December we have our annual Christmas lunch in a nearby pub.
The committee meets at members’ homes three times a year to discuss forthcoming events and set the programme for the next year, which coincides with the academic year, September to September. We currently have 23 members and new members are always welcome, including ladies from outside Wookey Hole. We have speakers on subjects such as avoiding scams, local history, bats and equestrian experiences. Our next meeting is on November 2nd at the Wookey Hole community hall, when we will be making decorations with the expert help of our local artist. We would love to see new ladies there.
Linda Danson, Secretary, Wookey Hole Ladies Club.