Thursday, November 27, 2008

Pie and Mash Evening

There will be a 'festive' pie and mash supper in the village hall on Saturday 6 December.
Tickets are £8 per person, under 16's from Norton Bavant eat free.

All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Village Hall and Memorial Field.

Numbers are limited - advance bookings only.

To book a place at the supper and/or donate a pie or dessert, please contact Pat Frost on 840433.

All donations of festive raffle prizes welcome.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It has been a long time!

It has been a long time since the last 'Bavant Blog'.

There was a very successful curry night on September 27th, a village meeting on October 8th (Rowena Lane took on the mantle of neighbourhood watch coordinator, no uniform provided - or even a mantle).

August and September saw small swarms of villagers regularly cycling to Corton to support their own particular worthy cause. The principal beneficiaries seemed to be Stowford Press Ciders and Britvic. The dark evenings have put paid to this, but hopefully the spring will see a rebirth.

Don't forget the pie and mash evening on Saturday 6 December.......

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Moira Powley

As all in the village will know Moira passed away on July 5th. She will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends but has left us with many great memories. I have pasted in the introductory paragraph to Moira's website.

Please visit the site
to find out more about a project to remember Moira or to add your condolences

Moira Powley passed away on Saturday, July 5th 2008. She will be greatly missed by her husband Miles, daughter Karen and their respective families, as well as her many friends. Please join us in celebrating her life at All Saints Church at 3pm on Wednesday, July 16th.

As you know Moira was a colourful person so no black please!

There will be a reception after the service.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Don't Pick the Wild Flowers

Every year an outstanding specimen fragrant orchid grows near the path just above the woods on Cotley Hill. For the last four years, no sooner has the orchid reached perfection than it has been picked.

True, there are thousands of orchids on the hillside, but that's where they belong.

To pick one (or more) is completely inconsiderate as it deprives others of an opportunity to enjoy the flower and prevents the plant from increasing numbers next year.

The area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, we are incredibly privileged as a village to have it 'on our doorstep' and to have access to it, please treat it with respect.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Norton Bavant Field Day, 7 June 2008 - CANCELLATION

Indications are that a considerable number of people will be away from the village
on Saturday and the event will not be viable. The decision has been made, regrettably, that the ‘Field Day’ must be cancelled.

Wild Orchids on Cotley Hill

After a month away, a walk up Cotley Hill in the sunshine was a delight. The hillside is festooned with wild orchids.

Today I saw large numbers of spotted orchids and fragrant orchids as well as some bee orchids and twayblades. There are white helleborines and twayblades in the woods.

They won't be there for very long, so get yourselves up there.

Race for Life

Well, we did it!

On what was a pretty miserable morning in Marlborough the Norton Bavant Harriers got round the course in record time, 33 minutes and raised over £400 for Cancer Research in the process, we were supported by the usual suspects Jasper, David & Martin along with Marcia’s parents. Thank you for sponsoring us and it’s not too late to add to the funds. Please make your cheques payable to Race for Life.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Race For Life, 1 June 2008

The ladies of Norton Bavant’s running club will be taking part in the 5K Race for Life in Marlborough on 1st June 2008 to raise money for Cancer Research. We’ve been training since February and we have managed to dodge the rain, the boy racers speeding along the road to Sutton Veny and we’ve tried really hard to keep up with the boys in the running club. We’ve suffered many niggles such as bad knees, bad hips, bad neck, bad toes and yet we are still coming back for more!

Anyway, we have a couple of weeks to go before the race so if you would like to sponsor us, you can contact Marcia, Fiona or Angela.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Neighbourhood Watch - Volunteer Required...

At the recent village meeting, after a long tenure, Pat Frost formally tendered her resignation as Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator for Norton Bavant. No volunteers were immediately forthcoming, so the purpose of this blog is to publicise the vacancy.

Anyone prepared to take on this role in the community should contact Pat on 840433, or reply using the comment link on the blog and we will pass it on.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

St George's Day Celebration

There will be a St George's Day celebration in the village hall, Norton Bavant on the evening of Saturday 19th April, commencing 7.30pm.
The evening will celebrate traditional English food; bangers and mash (a variety of mashes will be on offer) followed by a traditional English pudding (kindly provided by our friends at the 'Pudding Club' in the Cotswolds).

The price is £8 per person for main course and pudding (under 16's from Norton Bavant eat free).

The festivities will be fuelled, no doubt, by traditional English ales and ciders as well as wines from many of England's colonies (past and present) such as Australia, New Zealand, USA and France!!!!

The evening will be equally suitable to non-English participants.

Enter into the spirit - wear red and white, bring a dragon along.

More details will appear on the Norton Bavant website.