Saturday, 15 June 2019

Thanks from Village Hall Committee

Carole Banks writes:

Maisemore Village Hall Committee would like to thank everyone who supported the open garden event on 9th June - in particular those who opened their gardens, donated cakes and plants, helped on the day and of course those who ‘did the grand tour’. The event raised £666, which will be used together with other funding to improve the children’s play area at the hall.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Open Garden - date correction

The dates when the Weir Reach - in The Rudge, Maisemore - will be open as part of the National Open Garden Scheme are Sunday 16th June and Wednesday 19th June from 11am to 5pm.

Monday, 10 June 2019

Open Gardens

If you missed the Village Hall's Open Gardens Event on Sunday, there is a chance to see one of them again as part of the National Garden Scheme.   Weir Reach - in The Rudge, Maisemore - will be open on Sunday 16th June and Wednesday 19th June from 11am to 5pm.  There is a charge in aid of charity of £4 for adults, children free.  Teas will be available and there will be plants for sale.

 There's more information about open gardens at

Andrew Cooley writes:
"I visited 8 of the 9 gardens open last Sunday in the Maisemore event organised by the Village Hall Committee and it was a very enjoyable and interesting experience.  Thanks to everyone who opened their garden to visitors and to those who worked at the Village Hall to provide tea and cakes".

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Should the "Pig Meal Shed" be preserved?

Jeremy Chamberlayne writes

"Most people in Maisemore today will not have even noticed the inconspicuous shed, that has stood for about 100 years, close to the School crossroads, outside the old school boundary fence. The story of the Pig and Poultry Club is clearly outlined, in a delightful book - “Pigs, Peas and Poetry - How a Gloucestershire village school gained international recognition”, by Fiona Mead, who died recently.

The book is an account of the inspirational head teacher, from 1915-1956, who set up the club, built the shed and organised the club for both the school and residents. There are four former pupils still in the village who had a part in this.

While it was formerly creosoted every year, it has been abandoned for many years and is becoming derelict. It is likely that there is no formal evidence of ownership and now some people would like see this somehow adopted as a heritage site, to keep alive the memory of the school and the club, particularly during WW2, when it boosted the self sufficiency of the village.

A restoration project could include some permanent interpretation and, possibly, some display.

Any comments would be welcome."

Maisemore Open Gardens

Don't forget that nine gardens in Maisemore will be open to view this Sunday.  The gardens are of varying sizes and there are some new gardens to see this year. 

Entry is £5 per adult, children free, and entrance tickets and map will be available from 1pm to 6pm at Maisemore Village Hall.  Teas will also be available there, where there is plenty of parking.  There will also be a plant sale.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

New Parish Council

Maisemore's new Parish Council met for the first time this evening (Thursday 16th May).

The new Chairman is Cllr. David Jones and the re-elected Vice-Chairman is Cllr. Debbie Burgess.

Full contact details of all Parish, Borough and County Councillors are in the Village Directory, accessed from the bar menu at the top of this page.

Fake Police scams

Please be aware the Police have had reports of victims receiving phone calls from people claiming to be Police Officers who say they have arrested someone possessing a cloned bank card in the victim's name. The caller will then ask the victim to withdraw cash, or ask the victim to move their money to a 'safe account'. These calls are fraudulent.

Neither the Police, nor your bank, will ever ask you to withdraw or move money, or to confirm your PIN number.

Message Sent By
Victoria Brinton (Police,
Cyber Protect Officer, Gloucestershire)