Your local calendar for 2022

Cover Photo by James Russell

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.

For further information email churchstrettonlibrary@outlook.com

QUIZ EVENING, The Parish Centre, 7.30pm

Booking early is advised

Quizmaster Ben Warren will test your quiz skills with his usual mixture of fun and thought-provoking questions.

  • Cost £5.00 per head – all proceeds go to supporting our wonderful local library
  • Teams of up to 6 people
  • Please feel free to bring your own drinks / nibbles
  • Please book in advance so we know numbers  – for the event to run safely this year we will limit numbers in order to increase social distancing between teams
  • To reserve a table please email churchstrettonlibrary@outlook.com

Annual Report & AGM 30th June, 7 to 8pm (via zoom)

We hope you enjoy reading our Annual Report for 2020/21

At our AGM you will hear about:

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 churchstrettonlibrary@outlook.com 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.

Attracting Birds to your garden – Resource Materials

An On-line talk by John Arnfield, Chair of Shropshire Ornithological Society

This Thursday 10th June, 7.30pm–8.30pm (via Zoom)

You can download a useful summary written by John on ‘Attracting Birds to your garden ‘ here

You will also find links there to the Resource material referenced in John’s talk

If you have not already booked please do so by Wed 9th June at the latest,

by emailing churchstrettonlibrary@outlook.com.

Goldcrest (Regulus regulus). Peel Wyke, Church Stretton, Shropshire.

Attracting birds to your garden

An On-line talk by Dr John Arnfield

Thursday 10th June, 7.30pm–8.30pm (via Zoom)

Goldcrest (Regulus regulus). Peel Wyke, Church Stretton, Shropshire.

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.

To book a place: email churchstrettonlibrary@outlook.com

Admission is free but donations appreciated

Geology of Church Stretton – the Jewel in the Crown

Thursday 6 May, 7.30pm–8.30pm (via Zoom)

an online talk by Dr Peter Toghill


Local resident and geologist, Dr Peter Toghill
will give an introductory talk about the geological history
of our local area. 

There will be an opportunity to submit questions to the speaker.

To book a place: email churchstrettonlibrary@outlook.com

Admission is free but donations appreciated

 

 

Collect your rapid coronavirus tests at the library

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

Restoring a Wetland Flower Meadow in Church Stretton

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.

To book a place: email churchstrettonlibrary@outlook.com

Admission is free but donations appreciated