Clubs and Societies, July 10, 2014

PUBLISHED: 11:07 11 July 2014 | UPDATED: 11:07 11 July 2014

Wrington Vale

Wrington Vale



The July meeting was a talk entitled ‘How we used to live’, given by Mike Boulton.

We had a lovely evening of nostalgia with slides of all the things we loved but no longer see or do.

Notices were given of theatre trips and future events. Our next meeting is on August 5 at Weston Social Club, Devonshire Road.


The association has been awarded The Caterham Cup in recognition of its fundraising for the Royal Artillery Charitable Fund during 2013.

The trophy is to be presented to the chairman and members at their meeting on July 22, 11.30am at the Royal Air Forces Association Club, Alexandra Parade, Weston.


What a fabulous afternoon in Grove Park and what a crowd of people. Many thanks to all our supporters and we hope you enjoyed the afternoon

Some amazing solos from the trumpet section and saxophone section added to the high class performance.

If you did miss the band at the weekend, it will be back on July 20. For more information see our website


On July 1 the new Knoll Ward Branch of the Wells Conservative Association was launched at The Clocktower at Rossholme, East Brent. This brings together the parishes of Brent Knoll, Burnham Without, East Brent and Lympsham in to a single branch.

The evening was a great success, it was attended by residents from across the ward who enjoyed a light buffet and refreshments and met and chatted with James Heappey, Prospective Conservative MP for Wells, Michael Hall, Chairman of the Wells Association, Judy Webb and local councillors Bob Filmer and Andrew Gilling.

If you would like to come to future events to meet and discuss any issues or would like more information about the party, please contact Judy Webb at 01278 760219 or Bob Filmer at or 01278 760760.


Well known local businessman Terry Gilbert has taken over the Presidency of Weston Rotary Club. At our lunchtime meeting outgoing President Stewart Evans handed over the chain of office.

For 10 years Terry has been the Area Manager for North Somerset Enterprise Agency helping the self employed in Weston to realise their potential. Away from work Terry has always been a strong supporter of many local charitable organisations, is a Princes Trust mentor and a director of Weston Town Centre Partnership. Terry’s wife Rose also supports local charities and is an active member of Inner Wheel.

For more information about Rotary activities and membership see and or telephone secretary Bernard Land on 07970 184301.


The club will be holding a summer barbecue evening on Saturday, a perfect chance to socialise with other members.

Other upcoming social events are displayed on the club notice board and a programme of planned events over the next three months is featured on our website

A representative from SSAFA Forces Help is also available for advice and guidance in the club on a Wednesday between 10am and 12noon.


On July 27, weather permitting it will be our first concert in Grove Park of 2014. Not on the bandstand, however John the café owner has been making provision for all bands appearing this year to have cover, which is much appreciated by all the performers.

We have a few more vacancies for competent players; you don’t have to be ex forces to join. Please visit our website for further information.

Future engagements include: July 27, Grove Park – 2.30 – 4.30pm; August 27, Grove Park; 2.30-4.30pm; September 6, Concert at Memorial Theatre, Frome; October 4, Concert, Blakehay Theatre, Weston.


The next social meeting will be on Monday at 2pm, St Saviours Hall, Locking Road. The entertainers will be Keynotes from Bristol. New members are welcome whether they have arthritis or not. Arthritis Care exists to help, advise and support all people with arthritis.

Arthritis Care helpline free phone, Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm, 0808 800 4050. The local contact is Sandy on 01934 622808 or 07803746323.


Weston Youth Orchestra rehearse at the Boulevard United Reformed Church in

Weston every Friday throughout the year. Our junior orchestra members rehearse from 6-7pm and our senior orchestra from 7-9pm. We perform a number of concerts each year at a variety of venues and we are always keen to welcome new members. If you are a young musician aged 21 or under and are interested to join an orchestra we would love to hear from you. Visit our website at to find out more about us, or contact director Dennis Cole on 01934 623787 or 07787 520230 to arrange to come along to one of our rehearsals.


Sidmouth does not normally feature in the engagement diary of Weston Brass, but the concert in Connaught Gardens was very well received by an audience well used to seeing bands play in this beautiful location. Sidmouth Town Band has been performing weekly throughout the summer at this venue and has been doing so for the last 60 years. Consequently audiences are drawn from all over the UK to listen to the bands.

In the evening both bands got together for a social and a good time was had by all.

The next engagement for the band is Portishead Lake Grounds on the July 20 followed by Clevedon bandstand on August 10. If you are a brass player and would like to join a friendly band, have an instrument and uniform supplied; visit our website for details.


President Pauline Carr presided over her first meeting this week. She asked the club to approve her choice of charities for the year, namely Marie Curie and Macmillan nurses, which members agreed.

The speaker for the evening was Mr Sweet from the chocolate factory in Cheddar who as well as giving a very interesting talk supplied members with lots of delicious chocolate samples. The first fundraising event will be a coffee morning on July 26 from 9.30 to 11am at Shipham Village Hall with cakes and cookery books for sale.

Each year the club challenges the Wrington Vale Rotary Club to a skittles match. This year it was held at the The Woodborough Inn and was won by the men. The highest scoring man was Tony Carter and the lady with the highest score was Sandra Newton.


The presentation by Ash Jones on July 2 was extremely well received. ‘Our vulnerable elderly – targets of criminals’ was his subject during which he disclosed many concerns he, and his team, are encountering on a daily basis.

Ash is a serving police officer but in his spare time, is a member of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team. The team provides older adults to benefit from crime prevention advice, victim aftercare services and social inclusion events. They also produce a very informative magazine which can be viewed at any public library or by visiting WWW.SCLT.US

Sunday will be a super day for all traditional jazz enthusiasts when the Panama Jazz Band will be providing the entertainment in one of Thatchers apple orchards between 12noon and 3.30pm. The event is being provided by the Wrington Vale Rotary Club and, for this special occasion, the tickets are priced at £6 for adults and £3 for children between two and 12 years of age.

The event is being staged at the Orchard, Sandmead Road, Sandford and tickets can be purchased at Thatchers Cider Shop or you can pay at the gate.

For further information call 842551.

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