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News from Smeeton Westerby October 2022

17th October 2022 | Community, News

Now that the nights are closing in and autumn has truly arrived, it was time to celebrate Harvest here in Smeeton Westerby. Firstly, on 30 September we held our Harvest Supper in the Village Hall. The whole place looked really welcoming, with soft lighting and beautiful flower displays on each table. We welcomed nearly 50 guests to a delicious meal of carbonara, salad and French bread. Followed by a wonderful selection of desserts donated by some of our guests.

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The Long Queue

17th October 2022 | News

On Friday 16 September my friend Barbara Beattie and I set off for London to see The Queen Lying in State. We took the 9.35am train from Rugby to Euston. On arrival at Euston we hailed a Black Cab to take us to the end of the Queue. The driver told us that the Queue was closed, but that she would take us to see the flowers. We insisted that she took us to Southwark Park. At 11.00am, after walking across the Park, we found the end of the queue for the Queue. 

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News from Smeeton Westerby

19th September 2022 | News

What a glorious summer we have all had. The weather was certainly kind for our last two village events, Brass on the Grass and the Barn Dance. Once again the former was one of the highlights in our Smeeton social calendar. So many people, both locally and from further afield, joined us to listen as The Oddfellows Brass Band entertained us once again. With refreshments being served, the evening proved to be a resounding success. All of the donations going to GEMS in memory of Kelvin Capell, a much loved member of our community.

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Bluebells - 9 Interesting Facts

23rd May 2022 | News

In the United Kingdom, the British Bluebell is a protected species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. It is a criminal offence to uproot the wild common bluebell from land on which it naturally grows. Any trade in wild common bluebell bulbs or seeds is also an offence, carrying fines of up to £5000 per bulb.

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In the News

21st February 2022 | News

The local branch of the Central Midlands Co-op bade a fond good-bye to their manager Donna Rood on Sunday 6 February. Donna has, very much, been a team player in our community over the last few years. And, even more so during the pandemic. We wish her every success in her next appointment and welcome Suni to Kibworth.

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Action Fraud

27th December 2021 | Community, News

Enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) is the single most important thing you can do to improve the security of your online accounts.

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Good news for Christmas – What COP26 Achieved

20th December 2021 | Community, News

The good news about COP26 is that we’re on the way to reaching a safer limit to global warming. We still need to speed up and give far more help to the poorer nations suffering the worst effects of climate change and the pandemic. So not exactly a COP out! The countries have agreed to meet again next year in Egypt to get closer to the target temperature. 

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