Withybrook Villager of the Year Named
Fifteen villagers got together at the Pheasant to see the New Year in, but it was the landlord Derek Guy who was the centre of attention. Richard Dunn, Chairman of the village hall committee announced Derek as Villager of the Year and presented him with the village plate. Derek was given the award for his outstanding support to the village hall over the last year and for his long term support to the youngsters of the village. There can't be many youngsters in ther village who haven't worked at the Pheasant and had their first taste of a real job.
Withybrook Lottery Launched
Withybrook Village Hall has launched its own Lottery to raise funds towards upgrading the village hall, together with essential maintenance, to secure the hall's future.
It's 25 years since the villagers came together and completed a major rebuild of the hall. The Committee have decided that now is the time to embark on a renovation and updating of the hall to give it a new modern look and make it more energy efficient. You can click here to find out more.
The Lottery is open to anyone over the age of 18 years. There's an annual payment of £15 per number, with draws being made at each of the Village Hall's 2017 events (see What's On), There's a signing on evening in the village hall on Friday 13th January at 7.30 pm, click here for more details.
Village Hall Ends Year on High and Launches 2017 Events
Withybrook Village Hall finished their 2016 season on a high with another successful skittles evening, and launched their 2017 season of events. The year kicks off with a race evening on January 28th. As well as the ever popular Skittles Evenings throughout the year, there's a Barn Dance in March, a Tribute Band in May, a Halloween Quiz in October and a Murder Mystery evening in November. July and August will focus on using the superb facilities on the playing field for games and BBQ's. There's also the impromptu Friday evenings when the bar is opened for a drink, a natter, a game of darts, and a take away fish and chips if you're hungry. It's all on the What's On page, and if you're on the village hall email list then you'll get reminders through in good time as well.
Rugby is Growing
Rugby Borough Council is preparing for the next 20 years of development in the Borough. They have prepared a Preferred Option Local Plan which explains their proposals and they are now asking for comments from those living in the Borough. The Plan shows Withybrook still swathed in the Green Belt and therefore any developments here are restricted. The Borough Council have arranged a series of events around the Borough over the next few weeks to enable you to look at the Plan in more detail. You can click here for more information.
Latest Information - A drop-in session to look at the plan and talk to the Development Strategy Team has been organised for Monday September 26th, 6.30pm - 8.00pm, at Wolvey Baptist Church, School Lane Wolvey.
Roaming in the Village
Everyone enjoys a walk around the village, but as Warwickshire County Council point out, there's no right to roam. We have plenty of public footpaths but these must be kept to unless you have the express permission of the farmer to walk across any of his fields. Just recently a gate between two fields was left open by walkers, resulting in two flocks of sheep becoming mixed up and the farmer having to spend many hours separating them.
So enjoy the walks but make sure you close any gates.
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