Another Excellent Christmas lunch!

Another Excellent Christmas lunch!

A huge thank you to everyone who came along and made this year’s Christmas lunch such a success. We’re so glad so many of you could make it. A big thank you to Pip Weaver, Jon Gore and David Stares from the Orchestra of Everything for their festive entertainment.

Thank you also to Dave for his mulling expertise – the mulled wine and cider was very popular.

We made a wonderful £111 from the raffle, which will help to fund future Widcombewest events. Well done to the children who diligently sold tickets and announced the winning numbers!

A special thanks to Annette for organising us all, printing the leaflets, purchasing the supplies needed and hosting our planning meeting at her house.

There’s plenty of space at St Mark’s Community Centre so we hope even more of you can make it next year. If you’d like to get involved in organising future Widcombewest events, please do get in touch.

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Structural Changes to widcombewest

Until February 2018 widcombewest was an officially constituted community group. Because we held a bank account, we were required to elect officers and hold an annual AGM. This year instead of the AGM we held an Extraordinary General Meeting to address issues concerning widcombewest continuing in its official capacity.

Purpose of Extraordinary General Meeting

The meeting was held primarily to deal with the proposal to discontinue widcombewest as a formal organisation with a constitution, elected officers and an audited bank account, due to the difficulty in finding local residents willing to stand for office and fulfill the requirements of the constitution.
It was also proposed that the widcombewest bank account should be closed and the cash funds held by former treasurer Annette on trust, provided that an annual reconciliation of funds be informally presented to supporters.
These proposals were passed unanimously, so widcombewest is now simply an informal group of local residents who are happy to get together for social events and for helping to keep our area of Bath looking good.

Join the widcombewest Community Group

We don’t charge subscriptions or have official membership. Interested residents can enroll on our mailing list for regular updates, and anyone is welcome to join in our activities. The modest funds needed for publications, printing costs and so on are raised by the occasional raffle at social events.

The core widcombewest team hasn’t changed but now we no longer hold any official constitutional roles.

For more information visit widcombewest.uk/who-we-are

or email us on info@widcombewest

Autumn Social Event

Made in Widcombe Dinner

Friday, 27th October 2017 at 7:30pm, Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill

This year our autumn social event will be joining the Widcombe Association for a celebration of local food and enjoy an evening of dining and dancing at the Widcombe Social Club. Tickets are on sale now, at only £25 per head, which includes a three course buffet meal, all provided by our local cafes and restaurants and a complementary glass of prosecco on arrival. Junction 18 will be providing the after dinner entertainment and Lady Margaret will be in attendance as our Mistress of ceremonies for the evening.

Unfortunately we cannot make a group booking, so those of you who wish to attend must BOOK YOUR OWN TICKET in advance. This will be a very popular social event and tickets are selling fast so we recommend early booking. Please let us know if you will be attending so we can keep track of who to look out for on the night. As seating appears to be on a first-come-first-served basis prompt or early arrival is important.

To book tickets CLICK HERE!

More information on this and other events can be found on the Widcombe Association website.

Summer Barbecue Success

Many thanks to all who attended the widcombewest community barbecue on Sunday, and special thanks to volunteers who worked hard to make the potential washout a great success. In spite of the weather, over 30 people attended and we raised £58 on the raffle. Uncertain to begin with: Annette, Helen, Gordon, and David standing under the gazebo in the pouring rain, trying to keep warm from the BBQ flames!

Then gradually they all came as the weather improved, including Mayor Ian Gilchrist and our new MP Wera Hobhouse who not only brought wine and a raffle prize donation but also helped out and luckily won a prize too. Another successful event!

Community Barbecue

Sunday July 23rd from 5pm

Once again this year widcombewest residents are organising a summer social event in the garden of St Mark’s Community Centre. Everyone is welcome and entrance is free!
Please bring some food for the barbecue and whatever you like to drink. Any extras for sharing eg salads, nibbles, will always much appreciated.
Some live music will be provided, and a raffle will be held for charity. Above all, this will be a great opportunity to relax, socialise and meet your neighbours.
Donations for the raffle will be welcome! Please bring on the day or contact Helen at 28 St Mark’s Road hpeterwidcombe@gmail.com.
Any other queries regarding this event please contact Gordon gordon@penbryn.com at 4 St Mark’s Road or Annette vanmaurik54@gmail.com at 4 Lyncombe Hill.

See you there….!

Summer Barbecue 2015

Open Garden Event 2017

This year’s Open Garden Event was a huge success. Eight local residents within widcombewest kindly allowed us to see how small town gardens can be made attractive, colourful and a pleasure to be in.

Many thanks to you all for kindly inviting widcombewest supporters and local residents to view your gardens, take some refreshment and have a thoroughly enjoyable evening in such lovely weather. Your participation is much appreciated by all the visitors, who numbered over 40 this year. If the trend continues we shall need larger gardens next time!

Special thanks to Ruth for hosting everyone at the end of the tour and into the late evening, despite her crack of dawn start the next day.

 

Cycle Shelter Build

Cycle Shelter Build – Day 1

Many thanks to everyone who turned out for Day 1 in March to help kick start the cycle shelter project. We had a really successful weekend of clearing and making the site ready for a secure community bike store at St Marks Community Centre. Day 2 of the bike store build is this weekend 8/9th April. The main build will be on Saturday with Sunday currently penciled in should we overrun.

We need willing volunteers that can help for a couple of hours, especially any with electric screwdrivers. There will be some lifting, possibly more ground clearing and the decking to construct so there’s plenty of work for all abilities! We are also planning a BBQ, refreshments for all and guaranteed sunshine!

Look forward to seeing you all on the day – we will be starting around 10:00 am.