30 days hath Sept....

Here's a small selection of some of the things happening right here and further afield:

Tues 5th Sept - 4pm and 6pm: Overbury Village Hall.  SMART WATER roll out for Overbury and Conderton parish - learn more and register for your smart water kit, sponsored by Overbury Enterprises. https://www.smartwater.com/  Call Reception on 01386 725111 for more information or to register.

Sat 9th Sept: Ragley Hall National Fireworks Championships: http://www.fireworkchampions.co.uk/our-events/ragley-hall/

Sat 9th Sept: Tour of England Bike stage 7 comes through the area, ending in Cheltenham: http://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stages/stage-seven/

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Sun 10th Sept - 10am - 4pm Broadway Food festival on the Village Green http://www.broadway-cotswolds.co.uk/food-festival/

Sun 17th Sept - Classic car rally at Sudeley Castle http://www.sudeleycastle.co.uk/visit-us/events/

Sat 23rd Sept - Owl evening at Cotswold Falconry Centre: http://www.cotswold-falconry.co.uk/experiences/271-owl-evening

Sat 23rd - Sun 24th Sept: Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine(Cheltenham Racecourse, Winchcombe and Toddington): https://www.cotswolds.com/whats-on/day-out-with-thomas-the-tank-engine-at-gwr-p2177203

Fri 29th Sept - 10.30am - 12 noon: Coffee morning at Beckford Church, in aid of Macmillan Cancer research.


Events in June

With so much going on in the area, we thought it was time to do a little recap.  There's no excuse to be bored in this area with all of this to look forward to!

Tues 6 - Sun 11 June: Cheltenham Science Festival  http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/

Sat 10 June - Sun 11 June: Ashton Open Gardens 40th Anniversary event https://www.ashtonopengardens.co.uk/

Sat 10 June - Sun 18 June: Cheltenham Open Studios - Alex Churchill http://alexandrachurchill.co.uk

Sun 11 June 2017: Open Farm Sunday National Info: https://farmsunday.org/ Overbury Farm: http://www.overburyfarms.co.uk/events.html

Fri 16 Jun - Sun 18 June: Royal Flush fund - flower festival and concert http://www.overbury.org/st-faiths-royal-flush-fund

Fri 16 - Sun 18 June: Royal Three Counties Show https://www.threecounties.co.uk/

Spring has sprung

After a sunny Overbury Lambing Live day, hosted from the Village Hall in Overbury we wanted to thank the visitors and community for their ongoing support.  Money from the trailer rides to go towards community educational resources and projects and the money raised from the Village Hall refreshments goes to the continual upgrade and improvements to facilities in the Hall for the community.

The event is always a lovely way to engage with both residents and visitors alike and we are so lucky to have so many helpers who give their time and good humour to help, from car parking and ticket sales through to making teas and help clearing up.

Our Children's quiz winners were the sisters pictures below and shared an Allison's Book Voucher.  A lucky photo competition winner will be awarded with a farm experience that money can't buy.

Our next Community Event will be the COCO (Community Orchard) member's picnic on Saturday 6th May (weather permitting).  See the calendar for more information and if you have not joined yet do contact COCO for membership information here.

Conderton & Overbury Community Orchard

Conderton & Overbury Community Orchard

And let's not forget the Annual Street Market on Saturday 8th July 2017 from 10am-12 noon.

If you have any community events you would like added to the calendar or have a topic you think the community would like to hear about please do email us to share it on this site.

Autumn arrives

With the turning of the leaves and the cooling weather we welcome the beautiful colours and change to scenery that autumn brings.  On our Friends of St Faith page you will find information about how to join the friends and support the maintenance of the church.  The date and time for the Bonfire and fireworks are found in our Calendar.  There is an updated Village Hall Page dedicated to the development work and news from the Hall.


Following the wonderfully fun Roving Crows event at the end of September which raised over £1000 for the Village Hall development, we are still very keen to hear ideas back from the community about how to use the hall and what community functions they think could work well there.  And if you would like to volunteer to host and organise something even better.  Contact the Estate Office Reception on 01386 725111.

Finally thanks to all who turned out for the COCO juicing day.  It was wonderful fun, lots of fruit picking and juice produced courtesy of Kemerton Press.  Even the weather was kind, with blue skies for the most part.



Roving Crows coming to Overbury on Friday 30th September 2016

We are delighted to welcome the Roving Crows to Overbury Village Hall in September 2016.  If you have not received an email about how to buy tickets contact the office on 01386 725111.

The fantastic Roving Crows (www.rovingcrows.com) will be playing at Overbury Village Hall on Friday 30th September 2016 from 7.45pm to raise funds for its improvements and upgrades. It is also a wonderful opportunity to showcase our unique hall and generate ideas on how best it can be used going forward for the maximum value to villagers.  The Roving Crows are an award winning must-see act, with roots in Folk and Celtic music. Renowned for their high-energy live performance, their shows pull together funked up traditional tunes and catchy original song.

Countryside awareness week

National Countryside Week 2016

National Countryside Week is The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s annual awareness week and takes place from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th July. This year it aims to:

  • Raise awareness and celebrate the value of the British countryside
  • Highlight a number of issues including food security, sustainable farming, support for family farms and the local producer, seasonal food and British produce.
  • Encourage people to come together and celebrate by having a picnic to appreciate everything that is special about the countryside and the important role it plays in all our lives.



Here at Overbury we enjoy being part of a working farm and harvesting has started in earnest with the Overbury Enterprises farming team working hard to get crops cut during this wonderful sunshine.  So please don't forget to keep an eye out for large machinery and please be considerate with your parking to allow the combines and tractor access.



Overbury 38th Street Market report

Street Market Report 2016

Despite early morning showers a large crowd of our regulars and new visitors arrived for the Street Market, chasing away the last remnants of rain.  Opening at 10am, announced by five strikes on the ‘five minute’ church bell, tolled by young Alex Randles.

 A huge thanks to all the stall holders, including:

·         Bacon & Veggy Butties

·         Katie Hough Art

·         Raffle

·         Overbury Lamb

·         Anne’s Pantry

·         Going for a Song

·         Corn Dollies

·         The Book Stall

·         Toys

·         Bottle Stall

·         Plant stand

·         Kitchen stall

·         Gelert Dog Behaviour

·         Shampooch

Refreshments were on offer in Berkeley House garden, and this year visitors were serenaded by Mike Weaver with his guitar and melodic songs. Across the road, in Whitcombe Garden, the Overbury School and Grasshoppers Nursery entertained the youngsters.

At noon the tidy up began, ensuring that by 1.30pm the street was cleared, banners packed away for another year and all furniture returned to the Village Hall.  Another magnificent effort, on the part of so many, has raised in excess of £3500 towards the village charities.  Thank you to everyone.


Summer events

Summer has finally arrived!!  If you are looking for fun things to do with the family or your friends don't forget to check out all the things in the immediate area and close by!  We have a lot of local talent and fun events!

Sat 11 - Sun 12 June: Ashton Open Gardens (1pm-6pm each day)  http://www.ashtonopengardens.co.uk/

Sun 12 June: Bredon Picnic in the Park (12-4pm Bredon Playing Fields) to celebrate Queen's Birthday

CANCELLED!!  Fri 17 June: Overbury Bowling Club Open evening & try out. (6pm-8pm).  Bar open, nibbles provided.  Sadly this event is cancelled.

Fri 17 - Sun 19 June: Three Counties Show - near Malvern. http://www.threecounties.co.uk/threecounties/

Sat 2 July: The Live Experience festival 1pm - 10.30pm.  Many local acts, including our own children from the villages who train with our local musician Max Roache and Christina Kulunkundishttp://theliveexperiencefestival.com/ to book tickets (£10)

Sat 9 July Overbury Street Market (from 10am - 12 noon).  Lots of stalls, refreshments and live music from our own local talent Mike Weaver


Rural workspace - Overbury's Old Village Shop

That frustrating afternoon when you need to upload huge numbers of photographs, or the day you could use some quiet space out of the house to work on documents, or the morning you need a meeting with clients in an impressive space.... where do you go?  

Why not use the Old Village Shop in Overbury.  With beautiful decor, superfast fibre optic broadband to premises, free parking, a fantastic kitchen and a wood burning stove for those cosy winter days the Old Village Shop, Overbury has it all.  

Currently a favourite with local businesses for training workshops, craft days, interviews and board meetings, there are 2 fantastic sized rooms with all the amenities you would expect from city serviced work space with the added charm of a stunning rural setting, plenty of greenery and personal service.

To find out more about rates, availability and see pictures of the space visit the website here: Old Village Shop, Overbury

Thank you to community for supporting another fantastic Overbury Lambing Live

Sunday saw over 650 people turn out to visit Overbury's community village hall to enjoy cake, refreshments and a trip up the hill to the lambing sheds to see the new lamb arrivals and hear more about life on the farm.

As always there were lots of volunteers and cake donations thanks the wonderful work of all involved.

There are plenty of photos to be seen on the @overburyenterprises instagram #overburylambinglive and you can see some on the Overbury Farms Facebook page.

Thank you again to all who came and took part, supported and volunteered.  Another great example of why it's so great to live and work here in Overbury!  If any of our visitors are interested in joining the thriving community there are property details of some upcoming lets via this link: Overbury Estate

Spring events in Overbury

The clocks have changed, the daffodils are out and there is plenty to look forward to in the Overbury & Conderton area over the Easter school holidays and beyond.

Sunday 3rd April sees Lambing Live at Overbury Farms.  Everything starts from the Village Hall in Overbury from 10am-3pm and tickets are just £5 per adult, children free and free parking!  No booking required. Info on the website: http://www.overburyfarms.co.uk/events/lambing-live-2016/ or visit the Facebook page  (unfortunately pregnant ladies are not allowed into the lambing sheds)

On Sunday 5th June 2016 we have Open Farm Sunday which is a free event (although you will need to book your space), as part of the wider LEAF initiative across the UK.  http://www.overburyfarms.co.uk/events/open-farm-sunday-2016/

Ashton Open Gardens is on 11th and 12th June: http://www.ashtonopengardens.co.uk/

Overbury's annual street market is taking place on Saturday 9th July from 10am - 12 noon.  More information will be available over the coming weeks and months.


Community events - call for volunteers and support

We are excited to share some key dates for events in Overbury and see who might be able to offer some occasional help in support of them.  One of the most special things which makes Overbury/Conderton such a fantastic area to live in is the community involvement.   There are all sorts of ways you can help from cake baking to jobs such as car parking or covering breaks in the village hall on the refreshment counter or even selling raffle tickets or helping on one of the many stalls during the street market.

The next annual event will be Overbury Farms Lambing Day, which will take place this year on Sunday 3rd April.  The Overbury Pantry are a community group who run the refreshment stand at the village hall during the lambing day to raise funds for improvements and essential works to the Village hall.  Terry and Angelina coordinate this effort in selling cakes, flapjacks, jars of chutneys and any other goodies you kindly bake for sale.  If you are able to contribute something please email Terry on: terrydennison033@gmail.com or you can email pa@overburyestate.co.uk and Becky will pass your details on to her to contact.

If you would like to volunteer to help on the actual day (Sunday 3rd April) with any of the other jobs or covering breaks for short periods please do contact Becky by email (pa@overburyestate.co.uk) or call to chat on 01386 725119.  We will create a list and then divide up jobs in the coming period to create a schedule.  There is no obligation to be available for future events, we appreciate your time in whatever way you can give it.  Below are the provisional dates for 2 other events that you might like to get involved with so please do contact Becky or the Estate office if you would:

Following events:

Confirmed date for Overbury Street Market: Saturday 9th July 2016 from 10am – 12 noon  - help always appreciated on the various stands, raffle, set up and clear up.

There will be more information on the Lambing Day activities on our farms website, facebook and overbury.org as we draw nearer so if you are planning to come along and visit and bring others do keep an eye on social media and the websites.

We hope to see you there, whether as visitors or helpers.


Happy New Year

As 2015 comes to a close we can look ahead to some of the village events that have dates confirmed now for 2016.  The year kicks off with a Burn's Night celebration in the Overbury Village Hall on Saturday 30th January.  Lambing day will take place on Sunday 3rd April, followed by Open Farm Sunday on 5th June 2016 and Overbury Street Market on Sat 9th July 2016.

As always, there is plenty going on in the village around these dates as well, from weekly pilates and yoga classes in both the village hall and primary school through to a variety of events run by the Overbury Cricket and Overbury Bowling clubs, Friends of Overbury First school, Conderton and Overbury Community Orchard, Friends of St Faiths Church and much more.  Keep an eye on the village noticeboards for information and we will endeavour to keep the calendar on this site updated with events as we hear about them.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2016.


November events 2015

As the days shorten there are still things to look forward to this autumn.

November sees several events (see calendar) from the Bonfire and Fireworks display in Old School Lane on Sunday 8th November at 6pm through to various open mornings at Grasshoppers Nursery and First School on 20th November and then St Faith's churchyard clear up on Sat 28th November.

So grab your mittens or gardening gloves and come and join everyone.  To keep an eye on what's coming up in the village remember to check out the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/overburyestate/


Overbury Street Market 11th July 2015.. fast approaching

The street market will be held as usual from 10am until 12 noon. There will be opportunities to pick up unusually high quality bargains as well as a range of delicious Overbury Farm lamb and home produced cakes and goodies at Anne’s pantry. Stalls this year will include a bulging ‘Going for a Song’, Books, Toys, CDs and computer games, our popular local artists plus cards and hand-made jewellery.

Our local potter Toff Milway will be inviting all ages to ‘throw a pot’ on his wheel. and in addition there will be live music in Berkeley House Garden, provided this year by The Clarion Players from Malvern  The Friends of Overbury School are arranging fun activities for the children in Whitcombe Garden (a member of the National Gardens Scheme) which is also open for wandering and relaxation; As usual there are magnificent Raffle prizes to be won – not to mention a range of refreshments, starting with mouth-watering Bacon Butties followed by ‘elevenses’ in Berkeley House garden

Come and join us for our annual extravaganza!

Car parking and entry are both free

If wet, the market will take place in the Village Hall.

For further details please contact Andrew John (01386) 725229 or Overbury Estate Office (01386) 725111.

Overbury Village Update

On Saturday April 12th the dedicated St Faiths team are having a Spring Clean in the Churchyard from 9:30am until 11:30am. Bring yourself, some gardening utensils and a smile!


On Sunday April 13th we have our annual lambing day starting at 10am, with the last trailer ride up to Park Farm at 3:30pm. Children go free, adults are £5 each. All proceeds from the refreshments and the raffle to go to Overbury Village Hall kitchen fund so please come and support if you can, even if you don’t have time to visit the lambs. If you are keen to get your apron bake then all cakes for sale are gratefully received.


There will also be a donations box for the Somerset Farmers that have been affected by the floods (organised through RABI) More details can be found on http://www.overburyfarms.co.uk/events/lambingday2014/. If you can spare half an hour to help then please let us know in the Estate Office on 01386 725111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 01386 725111 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting.


Also Jude Dayne, Overburys ultra marathon runner, has been out and about raising awareness of her run and the great charity she is running for, Maggies Cancer Caring Centres. Last week she has made the local press with an article in the Evesham Journalhttp://www.eveshamjournal.co.uk/news/11117860.Malvern_Ultra_Marathon_Runner/


Judes also gave an interview to BBC Gloucester, the interview was broadcast on Saturday 5th April 2014 and you can listen again using the following link, but be quick it will only be available until Friday 11th April 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01vs (go to 1hr 20mins).


Hope to see you over the weekend,

Jude's Latest Blog Update.

In the last month Jude has run a total of 134 miles, combining road and hill training around Bredon Hill.  The longest runs have been between 16-20 miles, Jude is getting used to how much food and fluids she needs consume on each run.   She is also trialling which trainers she will use needing to ensure that the shoes give her plenty of support but also allow her feet to move with the terrain.


Over the next few weeks Jude will be increasing her intake of carbohydrates building the energy reserves and taking longer slow runs over the different terrains. Jude has been spotted in the Bredon Hill area wearing her Maggies vest so when you see Jude, please give her a wave. 


Lots of local residents have kindly been donating via envelopes and Jude’s my donate page https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/judedayne.  We have a target of £1000 and little by little we are getting closer to achieving this.  Local business support is gaining, The Nutrition Centre in Tewkesbury, the Crown Pub in Kemerton, the Yew Tree in Conderton and the Royal Oak in Bredon, Kemerton Stores and Beckford Stores have all kindly agreed to display posters or have a collection tins.


On Sunday 27th April 2014, you will have your chance to join Jude and many others in a training run or walk from The Yew Tree Pub in Conderton to Sundial Barn located on the Overbury Estate starting at 10.30am.  There will be two routes which you can take and refreshments will be available at Sundial Barn.  More details to follow.