FOOD AND CRAFT FAIR
FIELD BARN, EVESHAM ROAD
CLEEVE PRIOR. WR11 8JX
1.00PM TO 5.00PM
SATURDAY 2nd JUNE 2018
LOCAL FOOD AND CRAFTS IN THE BARN COMPLEX AND WALLED GARDEN
Tombola - Raffle - Bar - BBQ
Mini Beer Festival - Strawberry Cream Teas
Fun dog show, £1 entry with prizes for most handsome dog, prettiest bitch, waggiest tail, best veteran over 8yrs Dogs must be over 6 months old
FREE CAR PARKING
ENTRANCE ADULTS £1 CHIL
COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN AND EXPLORE THE BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS AND HERITAGE ORCHARDS
The Cleeve Prior Heritage Trust looks after 27acres (11 ha) of old pasture, traditional orchards, woodland and ponds that have been acquired by the village over the years.
A Charitable Trust started in 1997, it is based in the Grade ll listed Field Barn. Local volunteers meet every Tuesday from 10.00am until 1.00pm. During that time we carry out a wide variety of jobs depending on the time of the year. From time to time we also undertake projects in order to maintain and develop the asset’s.
We also organise events at specific times of the year to raise funds whilst at the same time bringing our local community together.
April ended wet but since then we have had it warm and dry and the grass has made up for the slow start, we have been mowing and strimming for three weeks. The Forest School area had to be mowed twice! We sowed a wild flower /grass area on the 24thof April, and needless to say nothing has come up.
The orchards have looked great with all the blossom coming together with the Cowslips, but it was soon over this year. Some apple varieties , mainly Cider, seem to have hardly any blossom this year, but the plums and pears have set well.
At long last we have heard that our application for a stewardship grant from Natural England has been accepted This five year contract, for looking after the orchards , buildings, ponds and Millenium Green, will bring in some much needed revenue over the next five years. This grant will pay for the maintenance of the Trust’s property and help fund improvement projects.
So now the hard work starts, we want to plant up a new orchard, drain wet spots on the Millenium Green, put in a pond dipping platform, and replace the fence on the Earl’s Lane Orchard. This is in addition to building a wood store and restyling the Well area – a project that is already underway.
Out and About.
The swallows were late back this year but we now have four pairs at Field Barn and they make a grand sight swooping in and out of the open wing and the main barn. I joined Peter Howe on his early morning bird walk and it was fascinating seeing and hearing such a variety of birdlife, we really are lucky living in such a richly endowed area.
Projects.The gate onto the Millenium Green has been strengthened and rehung.
The oven donated last month is now housed and connected in the kitchen, and John Arkell and team have been busy helping Ian clear the Cleeve Mill site in preparation for the midsummer event.
If you are new to Cleeve Prior or have time on your hands why not come along on a Tuesday morning and give a hand. There are always a range of tasks to be done and a very warm welcome. If you would like to know more contact Brian Taylor [Trustee] 01789 773075
Cleeve Prior Heritage Trust Calendar, 2018
Featuring twelve beautiful new photographs of the village taken over the past 12 months, it will be launched at the Memorial Hall on Saturday 9 December, when Cleeve Prior prepares for Christmas. £5 per copy, also available from the Farm Shop. Mail order, at £6, from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plum Pick Day – 26 August
Thanks to all who came to pick plums and enjoy a lovely afternoon in the Community Garden at Field Barn. The weather was kind, there were still plenty of plums, and without many maggots!!
The Garden comes alive when there is a good crowd eating and drinking and chatting as if we have not seen each other for a year. We all enjoyed the evening event entertained right royally by Facta 5, playing their hearts out until 11 pm.
I am sure you will all be pleased to hear that when all the beer had been drunk [by the following Friday] and all monies counted, the Trust made over £1,700!
So thanks to all the volunteers and everyone who worked so hard to make it a memorable day. We were all packed up by midnight, so we are getting quite slick at dismantling the marquee and putting things away. Mind you we spent most of the next Tuesday getting back to normal!!
We are a non-profit organisation and welcome any kind of support. If you would like to support us, please check out the support us page for more information or select from the donation options below.
Cleeve Prior Heritage Trust