Visit the newly launched "Cotswold Room" at Ollie's Shop for a fantastic range of lovingly made local products and unique gifts from the Cotswolds such as scrumptious smoked fish from reknown Severn and Wye smokery, award winning jams and sauces, curious meats and Cotswold chorizos, Stroud handmade candles and Cotswold lavender lotions and much, much more!"
Oakridge Village Shop and Post Office carries an extensive range of products from household essentials to award-winning organic foods and the very best local delicacies from all over the Cotswolds. Off road parking and a weekly order service and delivery are also available. Open 7 days a week.
The Oakridge History Group
Turnpikes and improvements to roads in Georgian Gloucestershire
Speaker: Dr Nick Herbert
Nick Herbert is a past editor of the Victorian County History of Gloucestershire and author of a book on road travel and transport in Georgian Gloucestershire.
Wednesday 24th April 2019
at 7.30 pm
in Oakridge Village Hall
The cost is £1 per meeting for members of the Oakridge History Group and £2 for non members.
Following the success of the Bag2School clothing collection last November, we are again appealing for donations of good quality clothing. Please leave bagged items outside school by 9.00 am on Friday 3rd May. Collection bags will be available from school from 23rd April, but any clean bag is suitable.
The famous May Revels will be taking place on Saturday 18th May from 1-4pm. This year the theme is Traditional Country Fair. The event will open with the crowning of the May Queen. Expect tractor tyre races, welly wanging, cabbage throwing, worm racing, a well-stocked bar, BBQ, ever popular raffle, live music and much, much more! Guaranteed fun for everyone.
Any donations for the stalls including tombola, books, toys, cakes, plants, or raffle prizes, would be very gratefully received at the school.
Bisley & District Theater Club
Non-members are very welcome to join us on our trips to see a wide variety of shows. Upcoming trips include:
Seasons in Our World – Peter and the Wolf, Birmingham Royal Ballet at the Festival Theatre, Malvern - Wednesday 22nd May
The Butterfly Lion at The Barn, Cirencester - Wednesday 1st May
For details see the events Calendar below.
Queries to Tessa Allen 01452 770073 or email@example.com
Anyone for Tennis?
Did you know that there is an all-weather tennis court in Oakridge?
Family membership costs £20.00 a year and is open to all residents of Bisley-with-Lypiatt Parish. Booking forms are available at the court. The annual subscription is payable to the Parish Clerk at the beginning of April. This seems remarkably good value for those of you who enjoy a game of tennis.
To join, contact Mrs D Meredith, Alderly, 2 Brockley Acres, Eastcombe, Glos GL6 7DU. Tel 01452 771 089.
Vive L’Entente Cordiale!
Want a taste of the French way of life? Come along and join us in our annual twinning exchange with our Breton friends! This year we will be staying in Plessala, France from the 22nd to 26th August 2019. Open to all, young and not-so-young, fluent in French or dusty memories from school, this is sure to be an exciting weekend!
More details from Muriel Brooks 01452 770346.
The Oakridge Players Present
“Last Summer at Ferrars Court”
Friday and Saturday 17th and 18th May at 7.30pm, Tickets £8 from Ollie’s Shop, Oakridge Lynch
Radio Oakridge is back!
Following our hugely successful production of “Welcome to el Paradiso” as a radio play performed to a live audience, the Players are now bringing you:
“Last Summer at Ferrars Court”.
First, take an abandoned old house with hidden secrets. Second, have four artists in search of peace and quiet – but are they all what they seem? Third, enter two unexpected arrivals - why have they come? Fourth, comes a beautiful girl claiming to be a refugee – but is she?
Put them all together and the result is intrigue, humour, suspense and drama!
Written by Biz White
Directed by Seb Newton
Oakridge School Allotment
'From The Ground'
From The Ground is a new allotment project by Oakridge Parochial School.
There’s been much progress on the allotment over the last month and plenty planned for the coming season. The children were very excited when local MP David Drew came to visit. They enjoyed planting seed potatoes with him and look forward to welcoming him back in the Autumn.
Regular meet ups happen once a month, the next one will be on Saturday 6th April. The key task for that day will be erecting the fence to make the pond area safe. It will also provide an opportunity to chat and gather with friends. There will be hot drinks and a BBQ.
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OAT (Oakridge Allotment Team)
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The Oakridge – London Express Coach Service 15th June 2019
Enjoy a day out in London travelling in the comfort of a luxury coach from Oakridge village.
To reserve tickets please put your name down on the list in Ollie’s shop, or send an email to email@example.com
Tickets are £25 for adults, £15 for children
The coach will be departing from the Butchers Arms carpark at 8.30am, arriving at St James’ Park around 11am, Pick-up will be from St James’ Park at 7pm
St James’s Park is accessible by foot to major historical landmarks, tourist attractions and galleries.
This event is being organised by the Oakridge School
Association with all proceeds going towards learning resources
Did You Know?
Hire Our Village Hall
Siccaridge Wood is one of the few places in the Cotswolds in which the hazel dormouse makes its home, numbers of which are closely monitored as part of a national scheme, while wood ant nests can be found on the ground and silver washed fritillary and comma butterflies flit around the open rides.
The Arts and Crafts Movement
Oakridge was a hub of the Arts and Crafts Movement and famous painters, furniture makers, poets and other interesting people have lived here. Find out more at our Oakridge History Archive.
Just beyond Siccaridge Wood lies Daneway Banks, where the steep sides have almost lunar like bumps made by generations of yellow meadow ants. A classic example of limestone grassland, it is also home to the large blue butterfly which has been recently re-introduced after being extinct in the UK for several decades.
Why not hire our Village hall?
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Oakridge Events Diary
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Out and About
Chalford Sports & Social Club
From time to time events and courses at the Chalford Sports & Social Club are included in 'Whats On' which you can download above or visit their website at chalford-ssc.co.uk
Bisley "Well Dressing"
Bisley's famous "Well Dressing" custom, dating from 1863, is held every Ascention day - Find out more.
Artists and Artisans In Residence
Country and Wildlife
Delve into the Archive at oakridgearchives.omeka.net
And buy the Book!
You can buy this beautiful 175 page fully illustrated hardback 'Oakridge a History' for just £12 from Ollie's Shop or by mail from John Loosely, Email :
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