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.
Ladies' Evenings Restart
Next meeting - Wed 29th Jan 2020, 8pm onwards at the Butcher's Arms. More details here.
Please join us at the Village Hall for a Pancake Lunch on Tuesday 25th February 12 noon until 2pm.
Homemade Soups – Cheese Ploughmans
Pancakes – Pancakes – Pancakes
Please help us to maintain your Village Hall
Martin passes on the Garden Club bell
At the annual Garden Club Christmas Social Martin Wyatt the retiring Chairman hands over the bell to Gill Wimperis. The Garden Club wishes to thank Martin for his excellent Chairmanship and welcomes Gill to her new role.
New Headteacher - Oakridge Parochial School
It is a great privilege to be taking on the role of Headteacher at Oakridge Parochial School.
The school and community have been very welcoming, and I would like to thank everyone who has said hello and introduced themselves over my first few weeks.
I am very much looking forward to working alongside everyone to ensure we have the best possible educational opportunities for the children at the school.
We have organised an Open Day to take place on Tuesday 5th November for people to come and look around the school. I will be around during that day and would very much like to meet you. If you are not available, then please feel free to make an appointment to meet with me or come along at the start/end of the school day to say hello.
Best wishes, Jonathan Preston, Headteacher
Bisley with Lypiatt Twinning Association
Twenty five people, the youngest just five years old, visited our twin commune of Plessala in Brittany, staying with local residents over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
The club gives members and supporters of various ages the chance to make new friends, attend social events here throughout the year, and if they wish, get involved with the annual exchange with Plessala.
Find out more from 'What's On'!
The Oakridge Players Plan for the Next Two Years!
The Oakridge Players held their AGM in the back room of The Butchers Arms in late January and thrashed out a plan for the next two years.
In June they will present "Cider with Rosie" one of the most beautiful autobiographical novels by Laurie Lee and set in the Slad Valley.
In September they will present a Variety Show along the lines of "Oakridge has Talent" which will involve the whole Village in a memorable one night extravaganza.
In late November that huge favourite "Fawlty Towers" will fill the stage of the Oakridge Village Hall with all your favourite characters!
In 2021 Oakridge Players will present a classic comedy such as Coward’s "Hayfever" or Wilde’s "The Importance of being Earnest " and in November, following the success of Cinderella which played to packed houses in 2019, the Pantomime will round off the year in style!
Thanks from The Butcher's Arms
6 weeks ago today Bev and I took over The Butcher's Arms. In a new area, knowing no one. Fast forward to today, as we sit beside the fire we reflect upon the last 6 weeks. Trying to put our stamp on the pub, creating that cosy, friendly atmosphere, good food and drink and spreading the word. It’s been a lot of hard work, late nights and worry. However, all this has been made easier, by the amazing community, the locals, the regulars and those travelling from afar.
We feel proud, lucky and privileged to be part of such a supportive, friendly community.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank each and everyone of you.
Here’s to 2020, onwards and upwards “The Butcher's Arms”.
From The Ground
Oakridge Parochial School Allotment Project
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OAT (Oakridge Allotment Team)
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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?
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?
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
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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 :