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.
Oakridge Village Show 2019
Saturday 7th September
1 - 4pm
Hello Oakridge! Here is a last call out for willing helpers at this year’s show, we still need people to run the following!!
Bric a brac stall, raffle, bottle tombola, BBQ. We always need lots of help with setting up and clearing away as well!
1.00pm show opens (Frankie Salmon May Queen) followed by music from the Jaybirds
1.45 to 2.45pm music by Mike Bees
who will be performing in the Butcher's Arms from 5pm
2.15 to 3.00pm dog show
3.00pm presentation of prizes
4.30pm close and all hands on deck for the big clear up !!!
Please contact Mark Barnett (762818), Andrew Davison, Vicky Beard (760339) or John Loosley (760460) if you can help (Friday 6th from 4pm is setting up time so again many hands make light work)
Donations for stalls much appreciated, which include cakes, books, raffle, plants, bric a brac, bottles
Oakridge Parish Church
Harvest Festival & More
Harvest Supper is on Saturday 12th October in Oakridge Village Hall and the service is Sunday 13th.
We must congratulate our Vicar, Sue, on her appointment as Area Dean from September, a recognition of her qualities but yet more work for her!
A particularly warm welcome to the Revd.
Helen Caine when she comes in September to assist Sue. She will be with us until Easter 2020.
We say goodbye to Mr Williams who has been the temporary Head Teacher at the School this past year, and welcome Mr Jonathan Preston who joins us in September.
Oakridge History Group
Our new programme is now printed and has been added to the programme below. We hope members old and new will support the various talks and visits. The first item on the programme is a talk by Leone Lockwood on “Brimscombe Port, present and future” on 25th September at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Do come and join us. Kay Rhodes
Oakridge Parochial School
MIDDAY SUPERVISOR REQUIRED
from September 2019
12.15 p.m. – 1.15 p.m.
5 days - Monday to Friday (inclusive)
(would consider job share or 2/3 days a week)
Term Time only
For more details contact Oakridge Parochial School
Oakridge Lynch, Stroud, GL6 7NR
Tel: 01285 760269
Oakridge Pamper Evening
Thursday 19th September
7.00 – 10.00 pm, Village Hall
Beauty Therapists providing fabulous treatments for your head, hands and feet
Raffle - Refreshments
£3 per ticket, on sale mid-August in Ollie’s Shop
All money raised will go towards improving the village hall’s facilities
Because you’re worth it……
The John Taylor Foundation
This is a charity that helps apprentices and students who live in the ancient parish of Bisley, with the cost of tools and books etc.
If you are starting an apprenticeship or going to University / College, have not previously applied and are under the age of 25, and would be interested in applying for a grant, please apply in writing to Mrs P Bashford, Eskdale, Vanderbreen St, Bisley, GL67BN, stating name, age, college/course or employer, before September.
We are happy to announce we’ve been the only village shop around to receive a 5 star food and hygiene rating in 2019, that’s 3 years in a row for us!
Also please note that we will be closed from Tuesday 30th July ‘til Wednesday 14th August. Back open on Thursday 15th August. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Happy summer holidays to you all!
Laura & Oscar
'From The Ground'
is a new allotment project by
Oakridge Parochial School
Read The Update Here ...
OAT (Oakridge Allotment Team)
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Bisley-With-Lypiatt Parish Council
Neighbourhood Plan, Climate Change, Ash die back, Footpath access, Oakridge Pavilion ....
Public Consultation Meeting - Your Parish Needs You!
Housing – Transport – Energy – Wildlife - Employment
And …… is it still the elephant in the room?...... Climate Change
A lot is happening - find out more from 'What's On'!
Kissing Gate Appeal
Bisley-with-Lypiatt Parish Council have agreed to ‘Fund Match’ any donations raised in this appeal.
Residents of Oakridge who have had Hip replacements, arthritis or similar difficulties are disadvantaged in being able to go on country walks. They are discouraged from doing so because of the difficulty in getting over the stiles. Surgeons place a 90 degree movement restriction on people who have Hip replacement operations in order to prevent dislocation.
As a trial the Parish Council has approved a scheme to replace stiles, on a circular walk down ‘Strawberry Bank’ (Part of Wysis Way) with Kissing Gates.
We are seeking donations towards the cost of between £300-£400 for each gate (2 gates of this type are required) and between £200-£300 for each of the other 4 gates. We therefore need to raise a contribution of £100 towards the cost. Bisley-with-Lypiatt Parish Council will fund match any contribution and it is hoped that the County Council will assist with Planning and Installation.
Anyone wishing to make Remembrance donations matching the total gate cost may have that gate named in memory (forenames only).
Donations should be sent to the Clerk at Bisley-with-Lypiatt Parish Council marked ‘Kissing Gate Appeal’.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
When: Friday 27th September, 10.30-12.30
Where: Garden Cottage, Oakridge
RSVP: Ali Mills 07795 116878
Please bring a mug. There will be a raffle.
Bisley & District Theatre Club
GIRL ON THE TRAIN at Festival Hall, Malvern
Wednesday 23rd October 2019, Performance begins 7.30pm
Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack and Oliver Farnworth, this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.
Queries to Tessa Allen
tel: 01452 770073 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dark Skies in Bisley-With-Lypiatt
As you might already know, the 4th Astronomer Royal, Nathaniel Bliss, was born in Bisley in 1700. Not only that, Charles Mason, surveyor and astronomer, of Mason-Dixon line fame, was born in Oakridge Lynch, he lived at Wherr Farm, now Weir Farm. Both worked at the Royal Greenwich Observatory. So the parish has some pretty solid astronomical heritage to build on!
The Parish Council is considering a commitment to the Dark Skies Community with the aim of reducing the night sky light pollution.
Read more in '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
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"What's On" Newsletter
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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 :
Interactive Map Showing the Location of The Village Hall & Recreation Ground
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