The Barlaston Community Group was formed in December 2014 and gathered momentum when we held an Open Meeting asking residents three questions –
From the results of this meeting and the many suggestions received, we established a mission statement to 'To foster community spirit by participating in activities that enhance the environment and encourage neighbourliness within the village of Barlaston'. This can be achieved by looking out for our neighbours, engage with local events and help to keep our environment tidy and litter-free.
You can read about many of the successful activities and events that have already been held on the Get Involved section of the website. It would be great if more people got involved, so if you have a suggestion or feel strongly about a topic and would like to take it further then please let us know. We also have a very active Facebook page where people engage on a wide variety of topics including local events, problems with roads and traffic, sharing recommendations to calls for help with lost pets or keys! You don’t need to be on Facebook yourself to see our page – just put https://www.facebook.com/BarlastonCommunityGroup into your search engine.
There are many thriving groups in Barlaston and we are incorporating their activities on the website Village Diary as well as promoting them on the Facebook page. The intention of the BCG is to widen community participation by sharing information on all that's going on in the village as well as encouraging residents to join in with activities that improve the village and make it an even better place to live in and enjoy!
Tuesday 20th March 9:30am - 7:30pm Mobile Library Bus in the village
Sunday 25th March 9am Dougie Mac's 5K Event starting at World of Wedgwood
Thursday 29th March 7:00pm Maundy Thursday Holy Communion at St John the Baptist
Friday 30th March 10:00am Good Friday Easter Activities for the whole family, 2pm at the Cross of Christ at St John the Baptist
Sunday 1st April 10:30am Easter Day Holy Communion, 4:00pm Evensong at St John the Baptist
Tuesday 3rd April 9:30am - 7:30pm Mobile Library in the village
Sunday 8th April 10am -4pm Artisan Market at World of Wedgwood
Wednesday 11th April 2pm - 3:30pm Tea and Talk at St John the Baptist
Tuesday 17th April 9:30am - 7:30pm Mobile Library Bus in the village
Friday 27th April Comedy Evening at Wedgwood Cricket Club
Tuesday 1st May 9:30am - 7:30pm Mobile Library Bus in the village
Tuesday 15th May 9:30am - 7:30pm Mobile Library Bus in the village
Wed 16th - Sat 19th May 7pm Barlaston Procenium Players at Barlaston Village Hall
Fri 25th - Sun 27th May Beer Festival at Wedgwood Cricket Club
Tuesday 29th May 9:30am - 7:30pm Mobile Library Bus in the village
Saturday 14th July 10am - 12noon Barlaston Village Market at Barlaston Village Hall
Sunday 29th July 1pm - 8:30pm The 'B' Festival at Barlaston Cricket Club