End of May update
Plans are now well in hand for the Picnic in the Park which takes place on Sunday July 14th, sponsored by Companion Care Vets. This is an opportunity for the local community to come to the Woods, bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of music and entertainment with friends and family. Events start at 1pm, when the music begins and the stalls open. The Dog Show is at 2 pm and registration for this starts at 1 pm. There are lots of different categories in the show—so you should find one to suit your dog. As usual there will be lots of stalls run by local groups, and WWCT will have a tent with information about the Trust and how you can get involved. The Trust is also looking for prizes for the tombola, and books for the bookstall so if you can assist with anything for these stalls please drop it in to the office or shop at the Pavilion as soon as possible. Also if there are any face painters out there who would be willing to give up an hour or two of their time at the Picnic please ring Kathy in the office (420 1061) – she’ll be delighted to hear from you. And finally—if you’d be willing to help generally on the day please let Kathy know.
Before the Picnic, however, we have our Open Air Theatre Production—Alice an Amazing Adventure. This is on Sunday afternoon, June 16th and the play starts at 3 pm. The arena in the meadow will be open from 2 pm for those who want to bring a picnic and arrive early. Tickets are available from the shop at the Pavilion or online here Once again Heartbreak Productions will be performing, and the event is sponsored by Derek Spires. Tickets are £12 for adults, £8 for children and £35 for a family ticket-2 adults and 2 children.
Every year we have a volunteer night to say thank you to our volunteers. Luckily we have lots of volunteers, but it does mean that the refreshment costs go up each year. If you would like to say thank you to the volunteers who keep Warley Woods looking so good and who organise the events in the Park, then could you donate a bottle of wine for their evening on June 5th? Donations can be left in the shop and would be really well received.
Many thanks to the volunteers who have retiled the fountain with cedar shingles. The bad weather stopped work for a while, but now it is finished and it looks really good. If you’ve not been over that way recently, do go and have a look—another example of the great work done by volunteers.
Talking of which, volunteers have recently redecorated the Padgham Room and cleared out the clutter that was in there. It now looks much more roomy and attractive, and is available for booking. Ring the office (420 1061) if you’re interested and need more details.
Our annual Green Flag inspection takes place on Friday June 7th, when 2 independent judges will come and meet staff and volunteers and have a look round the park. We get the results a few weeks later and it’s important that we know what the judges think we do well and where we can make improvements.
Watch out in the local press for our golf summer promotion. From June 1st we will be offering Twilight Golf: £6 for 9 holes after 6 pm.
As usual the half term Junior Golf Camp will be taking place during half term. For 4-9 year olds there are 2 sessions from 10 am to 12 noon on Wednesday 29th and Friday 31st, cost £10 each session. For 9-16 year olds the session is from 12.30 to 3.30 pm on Wednesday afternoon, May 29th. This is a longer session and the cost is £15. All the training is done by Greg Lynch, our golf professional based here. Ring the shop on 429 2440 to book a place.
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