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.
Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: 9am - 12 Noon
Change of hours notice: In order to deal with an increasing number of orders, pick ups and deliveries efficiently, we will now be closed weekdays as from 3pm. Weekend hours remain the same.
Save the date….this year’s Show is planned for Saturday 5th September. It would be such a shame not to be able to celebrate all the hard work that is being put into the many allotments, veg plots, gardens, and home crafting activities, so watch this space and hope that gatherings will be permitted and the Show Will Go On!
Please Support Takeaway at The Butcher's Arms!
We must begin by thanking everyone in the village for the continued support throughout these difficult times. We are constantly tweaking the menu to try and add a little variety (please see our website for the latest at www.butchersarmsoakridge.co.uk) and we are also serving takeaway drinks! We have recently begun to stock Tom Long Bitter from Stroud Brewery together with wines and local cider. We do have some takeaway containers but advise you to supply your own bottle. Empty milk bottles are a favourite, however, we have one regular from Far Oakridge who brought in a large teapot which when filled contained over four pints! (I'll let you guess who - answers on a postcard).
Whilst on the subject of takeaways - is there any demand for Sunday Roasts during this fine weather? We keep considering it but can't decide! If you have an opinion, or any ideas, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our facebook page. But, hopefully, when we reach stage three of the governments' 'road to recovery' we will be able to open in some shape or form. This could happen as early as the beginning of July and to celebrate we will be having a Sunday afternoon barbecue in the garden. See you all there!
Greg & Bev
Call 01285 760 390 to order! Weekly Specials!
Please see our facebook page, new website, or call for the latest menu
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I am reseaching the career of someone (a designer) who once lived in Tunley, Sapperton. Does anyone remember Andrew Denham Maclaren who lived in Tunley House (part of Tunley Farm) between 1937 and about 1965. If you have memories of him, please contact Duane at email@example.com.
Oakridge Players in Lockdown
The Players have been busy meeting virtually during lockdown. We've had a marketing meeting to plan enabling audiences to buy tickets online, they will still be available from the shop but for convenience through a ticketing website as well. We had an online Quiz evening with four teams of five members which went really well and we plan more in the future.
We’ve had to postpone the June production, but plan an online show sometime over the summer - A Bit of a Do! - like we’ve done before - via Zoom. We still expect to stage Faulty Towers during the winter of 2020 and news about that will follow. We've even planned virtual rehearsals via Zoom which should be very interesting!
It's our 100th year as a drama group and we were going to have a party this June but this is postponed. We hope to do something to mark over one-hundred years of drama in Oakridge Lynch sometime in the season.
We hope everyone is making the best of these difficult times, and assure our loyal audiences that we will be back on the Oakridge Village Hall stage in the not too distant future!! With all good wishes from The Players.
Tim Toghill, Chair
From The Ground
Oakridge Parochial School Allotment Project
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Tel: 07983 65414 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bisley-With-Lypiatt Parish Council
Please see the Parish Council website for Ward information and minutes of Council meetings. www.bisley-with-lypiatt.gov.uk.
The Parish Council (PC) is busy with the project to develop a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) as an addition to Stroud District Council’s Local Plan to plan how the area will progress over the next 10 years.
Consultations are under way with Village Hall meetings in the 3 constituent Wards to canvas opinion with ALL residents – so any ideas you have on the way YOU want YOUR area to develop would be happily received.
Feel free to contact us if you want to share ideas about our future in Oakridge Ward.
Ward Councillors - Tony Martin (email@example.com – 07710 800290), Mike Bell, Roger Budgeon, Dennis Robbins Clerk - Debbie Meredith 01452 771089 firstname.lastname@example.org
A lot is happening - find out more from 'What's On'!
Did You Know?
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.
Hire Our Village Hall
Why not hire our Village hall?
Garden Club - Local Links
Oakridge Events Diary
If you would you like us to add an event - please get in touch through the Contact Us page.
Full calendar and "What's On" available here.
"What's On" Newsletter
We protect your information and privacy strictly in accordance with all legal requirements and we do not share your personal information with any third party.
What's On Editors: Victoria Beard Tel: 01285 760339 Email: email@example.com and Gill Davis Tel: 01285 760354 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 :