THIS IS NO MORE !This has now been sealed shut !At the time of writing, Royal Mail have DECOMMISSIONED the post box in the middle of the village … without the courtesy of prior notification or consultation.The nearest places to mail your mail are - BRIER HILL - and THE FOX - or THE POST OFFICE @ Rowberry’s.Carole urges us to “Do Something !” 1.E.mail our MP [Mark Garnier] at email@example.com and also 2.copy-in’ the Parish Council’s Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org and 3.go to this page https://www.postoffice.co.uk/contact-us-complaint on their website and complete the ‘Complaint Form’.1 .. 2 .. 3 …. ‘Simples’O.K. Carole ?
Gardeners’ ClubReg Moule, BBC Hereford and Worcester’s gardening expert has been part of the team at Rowberry’s since July 2016. Afterworkingfulltimeinthehorticulturaltradefor51yearsRegisnowtakingitabiteasierandheistheretohelpsolveyourgardeningproblems for three days per week: Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, during normal opening hours.RegalsogivesamonthlygardeningtalkinthefunctionsroomabovetherestaurantonthefirstTuesdayofeverymonth-exceptforJanuarywhenit is slightly later. These are currently suspended due to the ongoing COVID restrictions.Top jobs this month:1Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds2Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas3Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes4Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes5Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside6Mow lawns at least once a week7Plant out summer bedding8Stake tall or floppy plants9Prune many spring-flowering shrubs10Shade greenhouses to keep them cool and preventscorchRHS adviceJune21isthelongestdayoftheyear,andtheextralightandwarmthencouragesthegardentoputonanexuberantburstof growth.Butthisextralightandwarmthalsomeansweedswillsproutupfromseeminglynowhere.Keepontopofthembyhoeing regularly in dry conditions.____________________________________
“Thank You, Susie”
After six years, Susie will be retiring as church warden at the end of this month, having shared these responsibilities for three years with Beth and then three years with Clare Stockford. She followed her father, William Page who was warden between 1970 and 1974.Her family helped found ‘Friends of Saint Cassian’ and she will continue in post as Chair of the Friends.During her time she has helped raise £120,000 and rebuilt the organ, added a new footpath to the churchyard, replaced all the church lights with energy-saving LED ones and the electrics re-wired. All this on top of the usual round of fetes and fund-raisers, coffee mornings and quiz nights.Susie has been a blessing on the parish and of benefit to us all. Thank you, Susie, for all you have done for us.
Mon. 14th JuneZoom Book Club8pm reviewing “Where the Crawdads sing”Wed. 7th JulyMorton Hall gardens visit (with afternoon tea)2pmWed. 14th July“ “ “ (with light lunch)11am
BROCKENCOTE W. I.
It is hoped to arrange outdoor meetings - 3rd Wednesdays - in July & August; with meetings
back in the Village Hall from September.
Roni Pardoe on 777 338
Apparently, there’s folks in Chaddesley who’ve forgotten their 2nd yr geography, and are ‘stumped’ by various o.s. marks - particularly those which relate to surveying heights _there’s the ‘bench mark’ - often inscribed into stonework at or near a church (since they’re permanent structures which have been proven to last centuries) _there’s the ‘trig point mark (otherwise known as the ‘triangulation station’) firmly attached to a concrete pillar on which a surveyor’s theodolite (or laser) can be set _and there are (plastic) signs which can be fixed to poles
Hardy walkers often “collect” trig points (‘tag’ them) and set themselves the challenge of scaling the highest points along their route. One such (the ‘Shropshire Peaks’) involves smacking your hand on the following - Callow Hill - Nick Knolls - Stiperstones (Castle Ring) & Oak Hill - Long Mynd - Caer Caradoc - Hope Bowdler - Wenlock Edge - Brown Clee - Titterstone Clee .. and all in one continuous walk.And just so there’s no further confusion in Chaddesley, here’s the present day list [Landranger series] .. can you ‘spot’ the ‘trig’ ?