Following last year’s success, we have printed a new calendar for 2022. This year the photos have been kindly donated by six local photographers: Yvonne Beaumont, Penny Hayward, Andrew Fusek Peters, James Russell, Geoff Taylor and Sandra Whitlock
All twelve photos will form an exhibition on display in the Visitor Information Centre in October.
This calendar will make a wonderful present for friends and family, as well as a treat for yourself.
Each photograph is A4 in size and we have improved the quality of the paper and envelope after customer feedback from last year.
Calendars are £8.00 and can be purchased in Church Stretton, Library, Jemima’s Kitchen, The Outdoor Depot, Peppers, Rural Charity Shop and Stretton Print and Supplies. (cash only please)
If you cannot get into town we can arrange local delivery but postage would have to be added if delivered outside the Strettons area.
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New library Strategy – Rawden Parsloe from Shropshire Library Services will be there to tell us about the new library strategy being developed by Shropshire Council . We are not sure what impact this might have for Church Stretton library at the moment .
Library improvements – We will be telling you how we might spend some of the money raised on the library and want to hear your thoughts on this.
Trustees – we will be formally electing our Board of Trustees – you can find out who they are here.
To attend – Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you intend to attend so we can send you the zoom link.
NB We had hoped to run the AGM as a face to face event but unfortunately this would mean restricting the number of people who could attend if we were to maintain social distancing.
Dr John Arnfield, Chair of Shropshire Ornithological Society, will explain how any size of garden can be designed to attract more bird species and wildlife – he will advise on bird food, watering and nesting.
There will be an opportunity to submit questions to the speaker.
Everyone in England is now able to access two rapid coronavirus tests a week from 9th April, under an extension of the government’s testing programme. Regular testing for people without symptoms is an important tool, alongside hands, face, space, vaccinations and fresh air in allowing us to move safely forward as we ease out of lockdown.
The lateral flow kits, which can provide results in around 30 minutes, will be available to collect for free at the various locations including Church Stretton Library
Click here for details of other locations in Shropshire
Friends of Church Stretton Library are delighted that Dr Isabel Carter of the Stretton Wetlands Interest Group has offered to give our first Zoom slide talk. We will be hosting more zoom events in May and June.
Wednesday 14th April, 7.30pm–8.30pm (via Zoom)
Earlier this year, the Middle Marches Community Land Trust, in collaboration with Stretton Wetlands Interest Group, purchased a 3-acre wetlands site located to the South of Church Stretton.
Dr Isabel Carter of the Stretton Wetlands Interest Group, will describe the history of the area, finding from surveys and future aims for the site include the restoration of a wetland flower meadow – one of the UK’s most threatened habitats. There will be an opportunity to submit questions to the speaker.