Improved access to Brockhall Quarry, Stretton Sugwas

For those of you who already enjoy the delights of Brockhall Quarry at Stretton Sugwas, access has often involved clambering over gates or a very awkward stile, which may have prevented some people from even attempting it. However, this has all changed and the Duchy has very kindly installed a kissing gate at the main entrance (see below).

This will certainly be a vast improvement, especially to the Walking for Health group from Wyevale, who explore the Quarry every second Thursday of the month and support the coffee morning afterwards.

We are extremely fortunate to have such a beautiful spot right on our doorstep and its popularity has gradually been increasing, especially over the last year or two. However,  some people are not as responsible or caring about the countryside as others, resulting in more litter and dog waste.  If you are accessing the Quarry from the main entrance, there’s a bin (plus dog bin) opposite the church.

Local history talks from Dorstone History Society

If anyone is suffering withdrawal symptoms from the break in our Local History Evenings over the summer then here are a few from the Dorstone History Society.

To be held in conjunction with the new 2017 summer excavations on Dorstone Hill.

Wednesday 28th June -– ‘Previous discoveries on Dorstone Hill & an introduction to Causewayed Enclosures’ – Professor Julian Thomas

Wednesday 5th July – ‘Hilltop Enclosures from the Cotswold Scarp to Radnorshire’ – Dr. Keith Ray

Wednesday 12th July – Dr. Nick Overton (subject to be confirmed)­­­­

Wednesday 19th July – ‘Results of the latest excavations on Dorstone Hill’ – Professor Julian Thomas

Dorstone Village Hall – 7.30p.m.
Admission £1 for everyone – to cover costs of Hall hire.


Application for defibrillator is successful

The application to the British Heart Foundation for a free defibrillator has been successful.

As part of the package we will initially be running 3 free training courses on CPR with instruction on how to use the defibrillator. These will be held at the New Bridge Community Centre, Bridge Sollars on the following dates.

3rd May 2:30pm
8th May 7:30pm
9th May 7:30pm

Anyone who would like to attend a course, please ring John on 01981590620 we are limited to ten persons per course.

The defibrillator will be fitd into the Parish Councils Kiosk, located in the centre of Bishopstone during the week commencing 15th May where it will be accessible 24/7.

Florence Foster Jenkins

At the New Bridge Community Centre, doors open 7pm, film starts 7.15pm, admission £5 to include coffee and biscuits.

Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant

Our film on Saturday (1st) is Florence Foster Jenkins, a biography comedy drama.

Meryl Streep plays the New York society heiress who became a (very bad) opera singer with Hugh Grant as her husband and manager.