Overbury & Conderton Events (Click on events for full info)
The annual summer campfire, BBQ and camp out is a popular event for all the members and their families. Plenty of food, fire and laughter. If you are not a member do join up and come along to meet everyone and have a lovely evening in the Orchard. If the weather is terrible we will move the date.
Now moved to Friday 28th July. Please note:
We'll have a campfire, please bring food and drink to eat and share. Something to sit on, things to wrap yourself and your family up in or keep dry (hopefully it won't come to that). If you'd like to camp too, you can set up during the afternoon. However, please be aware that facilities are extremely limited - this is why it is better kept to members who mostly live locally. Those who are in it for the long haul, bring breakfast for the fire in the morning.
Who is coming?
All COCO members are invited. Feel free to bring a friend but please hold off inviting the 'whole gang' - for reasons explained above we don't have facilities to host a festival! It is literally a small bunch of people, enjoying a barbeque and the orchard - not an 'organised event' as such. Having said that, if you know people who are interested in coming with a view to joining COCO then of course we would be delighted to accept their form and joining fee. See Simon S or Emma Tor the estate office for details.
The ever popular annual street market falls on Sat 8th July 2017. Come along to enjoy craft stalls, ice cream, refreshments, entertainment and catch up with your neighbours.
To offer any help on setting up or clearing up, or for information on running a stall contact Andrew John on 01386 725229
St Faith’s Festival of Flowers with Open Gardens and Teas in Overbury village hall
from midday until 5pm on the Saturday and Sunday
Entrance £5 - Tickets & map from the car park, the village hall and St Faith’s
(No charge at either event for children under 16 years)
There will be two tractor and trailer rides running: 9am and 11am.
PLACES ARE LIMITED. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.
Call 01386 725111 or email email@example.com for more information and to book.
The farm tour will take visitors around Overbury Enterprises with talks from experts about various areas including Overbury Stallions, Overbury Grasshoppers (Day Nursery), arable and sheep farming.
Find out where your food comes from. http://www.overburyfarms.co.uk/events.html
Annual picnic in the Conderton & Overbury Community Orchard for members and those who wish to join. Further information and timings will be sent out to members but if you would like to join do visit the COCO page for more information. We will re-schedule if the weather is terrible.
Come and join us at Overbury Village Hall on Sunday 9th April from 4pm till 8pm to do some Easter "making":
table centre pieces...
All welcome. Admission only £5 for adults and £2 for children.
Tickets are limited so book yours now to be sure of your place. Book via eventbrite
Lambing Live tours will be run again to visit the lambing sheds at Overbury Farm and see the lambs being born, learn more from Reg the Shepherd and Farmer Jake, enjoy activities for all the family and have tea and cake at the Village Hall.
Follow us on www.overburyfarms.co.uk or on facebook for up to date information. We also always run an instagram competition for the best photo so do follow us on Instragram @OverburyEnterprises and use the hashtag #overburylambinglive and #lambinglive
Parking is free. Children under 16 are free (must be accompanied by an adult) and adult tickets are priced at £7. Tickets available from Overbury Village Hall on the day. No set times, tractor and trailers will depart once each ride is full.
Pregnant ladies can enjoy the village hall activities and refreshments but sadly cannot go to the lambing sheds due to health and safety guidelines from the government.
Don't forget your wellies for the foot dip! Do ring us on 01386 725111 if you need to discuss disabled access.
A jumble sale will take place at the Overbury Village Hall to raise funds for flowers for an Overbury St Faiths Church charity event in June.
If you have any jumble to add (no electrical items please) please contact Angelina Rooney on 01386 725585 and she can discuss storage of them.
County Councils are very strict about admission deadlines so please ensure your options are registered before this date. Any applications received after 15 Jan are classed as late.
Perfect opportunity to clear out unused toys. Event run by sundial class and enjoyed by the children. This is NOT OPEN to visitors or public but they would very much welcome any toys or donations to the sale. please drop them into the school office before Friday 13th Jan 2017.
Times to be confirmed but the annual children's caroling will take place on Monday 12th December. If you live in the village and would like to come along to watch the children sing at the Court please keep an eye on this space for confirmation of timings.
Overbury First School (GL20 7NT) will be holding their annual Christmas Fayre from 10am - 1pm.
Adults 50p entry, children free. face painting by Snap Dragon.
Come along to buy lots of local crafts, including jewellery, glassware and gifts for Christmas. Children's games and activities and decorations to make and a Santa's grotto. Raffle, refreshments and tombola.
See more on facebook by following @FriendsofOverburySchool
School Lane, Overbury
The annual Overbury & Conderton Fireworks and Bonfire will take place at 6pm on Sunday 6th November 2016 in the usual site at School Lane, Overbury.
Refreshments will be provided by Friends of Overbury Shcool.
Entry: £2.50 for adults. All proceeds from entry fees to Overbury Village Hall
COCO Juicing Day Sunday 23rd October
Please make sure this date is in your diary to come along and pick, juice and bottle the fruits of this wonderful orchard. Juicing will happen between 2.00-4.00pm in the afternoon. Feel free to gather your fruits beforehand, otherwise there are usually plenty of helpers and buckets on the day. There should be masses of pears and lots of apples.
In the meantime please collect bottles (plastic is good for freezing, but not milk containers). So water, juice or squash bottles are all ideal. We hire the equipment from Kemerton Orchard Workers so there is a charge to cover this cost - 50p a litre of juice for members.£1 for non-members.
See you on the 23rd!
Roving Crows are playing at Overbury Village Hall to raise funds for continued works to maintenance and improvement of village hall facilities for community.
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.
This event is now fully sold out. Thanks for all the generous donations and ticket purchases. More information to follow for those who have purchased tickets.
Planning meeting at Overbury village hall to consider Manor Farm, Grafton GL20 7AT and proposed care village north of Carrant Brook Farm, Ashton Road)
Open farm Sunday - more information on timings to follow. To read more about the theme this year from LEAF visit: http://www.farmsunday.org/resources/001/135/906/NEWS__LEAF_calls_on_farmers_to_Share_Your_Story_FINAL.pdf
Bookings for trailer rides will be essential. Keep an eye on the website or become a friend on facebook for opportunities to find out first when bookings open! http://www.overburyfarms.co.uk/events/open-farm-sunday-2016/
Lambing Day is taking place at Overbury Farms on Sunday 3rd April 2016.
Tickets will cost £5 per adult and children free. There will opportunities for tours up to the lambing sheds, quizzes, photograph competitions and learning events, with light refreshments available.
This is a unique and fun experience to see the work, dedication and technology that goes into a working sheep farm and to enjoy the exciting time of the lambing season.
Further details will follow and do check our Farms Facebook page for up to the moment announcements: https://www.facebook.com/overburyfarms/
*No pregnant ladies in the lambing sheds for Health & Safety reasons
The last batch of trees are ready to be planted..
Help Needed To Plant The Last Batch of Trees - Sunday 7th February
It's the last year of planting new trees (for a while anyway), Derek and Gordon are leading the job starting at 8am. Please come along armed with with gloves and a spade (if you have one). Wrap up well. Even if you can come for an hour during the morning it would be helpful.
Hope to see you then!
Overbury Village Hall on Saturday 30th Jan 2016 will see a Burn's night supper and scottish dancing. Call Chris Clark for tickets: 01386 725405
If you can spare an hour or so this Sunday morning 10th January from 9am, we'll be doing some much-needed pruning of the younger trees in the orchard. John Clark from Kemerton Orchard Workers has kindly offered his help again to make sure we're on the right track. Bring gloves and secateurs if you have them.
St Faiths of Overbury will hold Christmas Day informal service focused on the Christmas story and plenty of carols. Details in parish magazine
Come along and help to decorate the church at 10am on Sat 19th Dec. Decorating the tree and church. All very welcome.