Tuesday 25 June 2019

Agenda for Parish Council meeting on 1st July

The agenda for the Parish Council meeting to be held next Monday (1st July) at 7.30pm in the committee room of the Village Hall has now been published and can be found here.

The minutes of the last meeting can be found here.  Previous agendas and minutes are listed on the Agendas and Minutes page of this site, accessed from the bar menu above.

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 ngs.org.uk.

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.