Tuesday 4th Aug Good Companions
Thursday 6th Aug Women's Institute meeting 2.00 pm, includes a demonstration of watercolour
painting. Visitors welcome.
Thursday 6th Aug Evening Football event.
Saturday 8th Aug Cricket fixture
Tuesday 11th Aug Women's Institute Tea for visiting WI from Combe Down, Bath. 2 – 4 pm
Sunday 6th Aug Private party
Saturday 22nd Aug Cricket fixture
Friday 28th August
Saturday 29th Aug Breakfast Morning 9.00 am – 11.am. Come and enjoy a full English breakfast.
BINGO nights are held weekly on a Tuesday starting at 7.30 pm. Come along and have some fun and friendly chat, with a chance to be a lucky winner.
FILM NIGHT The June screening of Shaun the Sheep was changed from Friday to Saturday to accommodate children from Great Wishford school, who otherwise were involved with their Sports Event on the Friday evening. Sadly, the event was not well supported despite being well advertised; nevertheless takings on the night amounted to £52, so thanks to those who did come along to support it.
BREAKFAST MORNING Saturday, June 27th. Janet Hailstone and her team of helpers worked hard again in the kitchen to serve hearty breakfasts with cheery waitress service from Dawn, raising a total of £102.50 for the Hall Extension Fund.
VALLEY ART GROUP During June some of the group visited Jane Elliot's lovely cottage and garden in Great Wishford overlooking the river Wylye to draw and paint. Surrounded by beautiful plants and with the air perfumed with roses, it was difficult to choose a subject with such inspirational subject matter on offer. Thank you to Jane for offering us this location. On a beautiful sunny morning at the beginning of July six of us went to Stapleford, some working around the church whilst, thanks to Vicky Archer, others painted views from her 'paddock'. The meetings in the hall will resume again on Friday, September 4th, but in the meantime if anybody would like to join us on our outdoor painting trips, please contact Loraine on 743577.
SIX A SIDE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT This was held over the weekend of June 20th/21st with boys and girls teams travelling from all over the area. The annual event was a great success receiving a very good full page write up in the Salisbury Journal. A lot of hard work is involved both inside the hall and outside on the field in setting up the event and ensuring its smooth running so thanks to everybody who gave up their time to help.
SOUTH NEWTON & WISHFORD VILLAGE HALL & ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH FETE AND DOG SHOW
The sun again shone on this annual community event providing a happy atmosphere as families from our closely situated villages came along to enjoy all the attractions on offer. The dog show proved popular again with dog owners and brought in people from other areas. A lot of hard work goes into preparing for the fete, so it was rewarding to learn that an amount of over £1,800 was made to be shared between the hall and the church. The first prize Raffle of £100 was won by Pip Dewey and a full list of winners can be seen on the village hall notice board.
Grateful thanks to everybody who helped one way or another to keep this event an important part of the villages' calendar. Organising for the fete begins well in advance so you may wish to consider taking up a stall for next year, and in particular help is always gratefully accepted for the setting up/clearing up.
DOG FOULING This has become a problem again on pavements and grass verges, particularly in the St Andrews Rd and Hillside Rd areas. Please remember that dog mess is unpleasant if stepped in and a health hazard, particularly to children if touched. So if you are one of the guilty ones, please PICK IT UP. If other dog owners can do it, then so can you.