Milverton, Somerset
21/06/2024

JOIN YOUR LOCAL CLUB!

Ash Park Rangers Football Club are looking for new players to join the team for the upcoming ‘Somerset Sunday Football League 2024-25 season. Open training sessions start on Sunday 23rd June. 10:30 am at Milverton Recreational Ground, the home of Ash Park Rangers. There will then be a week’s break before a full month’s training every Sunday until August. starting 7th July. Some sessions in July will be held in Taunton. Contact Mark: 07720 749 834 or Dave: 07577 050 800

Ash Park Rangers FC (Somerset Sunday Football League Division Two Champions 2023-24)

Wellington Choral Society March concert

Wellington Choral Society will be performing a concert of music for Faith, Hope and Love on Saturday 23 March 2024 at 7pm at St John the Baptist Church, Wellington TA21 8SD.

The programme includes

  • Mass in D by Dvorak
  • Requiem by Matthew Coleridge
  • Love Divine by Howard Goodall
  • Peace I leave with you by Amy Beech

This is a new programme of music for the Society and we are very excited to be singing such moving and melodic pieces. Matthew Coleridge’s Requiem was first published in 2016 in response to becoming a father and is uplifting and life affirming. The Dvorak Mass in D includes gentle tunes as well as dynamic movements.

We do hope new singers will come and join us to sing this wonderful music. We rehearse at 7.30pm on Wednesdays at Wellington Prep School Hall. We also hope people will put the date in their diary for the concert in March. Tickets will be available shortly on Wellington Choral Society or from members and on the door.

Wivey Folk Dancing

Wivey Folk Dancing look forward to welcoming our regulars and anyone who would like to join us for an enjoyable evening of dancing to great music with experienced callers. There is always a good range of dances to suit all. No experience or partner needed. You will find us in Wiveliscombe Community Centre, TA4 2JP. There is free car parking Croft Way Car Park. We meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 8pm to 10.30pm. Entry is £4 per person and includes refreshments.
  • 12 December Christmas Party Night with Jane Thomas and Tight Squeeze
  • 9 January Robert Blackborow with his own music
  • 23 January Zena Roberts and Brian Graham
For further information contact Colin Savage on 07536 175509

Tai Chi in Milverton

We are very fortunate to have a Tai Chi class in Milverton at the Victoria Rooms every Wednesday, 10.30am to 11.30am costing £5 per class. This class is sponsored by Age UK and is for people over 55.

Tai Chi helps with posture, breathing and balance. Each individual (male and female) is encouraged to work at their own pace, standing or chair-based. Gill, our instructor, is very gentle and informative.

I recommend that you come along and give it a try.

Jean Ainsworth-Smith

Garden Club July update

I hope your gardens are surviving during this spell of dry and fine weather, we will all be grumbling when it breaks (we are never satisfied). The Garden Club have arranged a visit to Montacute on Thursday 10 August, the cost of coach travel is £17, entry is free to National Trust members and £15.20 for non-members. The visit is open to everyone. If you would like to be included, please call me on 01823 400127 or email ruthbeaumont@btconnect.com.

The Flower Show schedules are available from the shop and the post office, classes for all the family are included. If you have an award from last years show, please return it to me by the first week of July. Included in the schedule is the Window Box competition, it is free to enter and you could win!

The committee would be very grateful if you feel able to help set up for the Flower Show on Friday 14 July.

Ruth Beaumont
Email ruthbeaumont@btconnect.com

Things are changing at The Globe

After 17 years in the village, Mark and Adele have decided that it is time for them to move on but they are keen to secure the future of The Globe as a village pub. One option they are considering is to offer it to the village as a community buy-out, along similar lines adopted for the New Inn, Halse.

Mark and Adele have asked us about the possibility of The Globe being owned by the community and we have agreed to establish if there is support for this. We are therefore asking anyone who is interested in actively supporting this proposal and/or helping to provide the necessary financial support, to complete a short questionnaire. The closing date is 30 June 2023. It is important that this provides an accurate picture so reliable and considered responses to the survey are critical please.

Following the survey, we will meet with all interested parties to see if a decision can be taken on whether to pursue the community owned option. If there is not enough interest, the business will go on the open market, which could result in Milverton having a pub with a less certain future. In the meantime, Mark and Adele will continue to run the pub until a buyer is found.

Bev Blackmore, Rod Burton, Trevor Phelps, Gary Whittaker and Gwil Wren.

Lister House Patient Participation Group

The Patient Participation Group (PPG) is an essential and valued part of the Lister House practice and helps us to understand what the patient experience is really like, and what we can improve. Our Patient Group is open to new members.

The role of the patient group is to:

  • Be a critical friend to the practice
  • Advise the practice on the patient perspective and provide insight into the responsiveness and quality of services
  • Encourage patients to take greater responsibility for their own and their family’s health
  • Carry out research into the views of those who use the service
  • Provide regular communication with the patient population
    (Source: The Patients Association)

The Patient Group meets every two months. The minutes for our recent meetings are available under ‘Meeting Minutes’.

The Patient Group works best when it reflects the whole practice population – we would particularly be interested to welcome younger patients or those with recent experience of the practice.

If you have any feedback or would like to participate in the Group, please contact Peter Berman on 01984 623712 or email pberman@btinternet.com.