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'To foster community spirit by participating in activities that enhance the environment and encourage neighbourliness within the village of Barlaston'. 

Barlaston Community Group, based in Barlaston, Staffordshire, UK

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A Taste of Thailand

Posted on September 8, 2017 at 5:35 AM

Thai Pop-up resturant at Barlaston Village Hall

£16.00 per head, BYOB, doors open 7pm, serving from 7.30pm.

To view the full menu please visit our Facebook Page or Website. Alternatively, you can telephone Michala on 01782 373554 or 07970 593910. Payment can be left with Wendy at Kitson’s Chemist

The 'B' Festival

Posted on July 21, 2017 at 7:30 AM

Just a fews days now until the Barlaston 'B' Festival. Have you got your tickets yet? Just £5 per person in advance or £7.50 on the day, grab a bargin and get yours today from Kitsons, One Stop, The Duke of York and Barlaston Cricket Club.

Village Show Catergories

Posted on July 17, 2017 at 10:00 PM

The categories for Barlaston Village Show 2017 have been announced! Take a look and decide what you might enter:

Barlaston Open Gardens

Posted on July 17, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Well the sun is setting on our 2nd Barlaston Open Gardens event so we'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved ... garden openers, garden visitors and all those in the Community Group for their contribution to the organisation of the event. We have had so many positive comments on the weekend.

The Mount doorstep sales

Posted on July 2, 2017 at 4:55 AM

The Mount is offering fruit and veg throughout the summer in exchange for donations to Cancer Research. They currently have rhubarb and herbs but there will hopefully be raspberries, currants, plums, figs, courgettes and apples over the coming weeks. Please pop by during weekends to see what we have to offer.

Open Gardens Tickets now available!

Posted on June 30, 2017 at 7:00 AM

It's not long now until Barlaston Open Gardens.  At just £2 per person tickets are great value and will give you access to 18 gardens over the open gardens' weekend.  You can enjoy browsing the wide variety of gardens, sit and relax with tea and cake and even purchase some plants to take home. Full details of the gardens that are open and a map to help you find them easily are contained in the ticket brochure which can be purchased from Kitson's the chemist in Orchard Place, Barlaston.

Midsummers Party

Posted on June 28, 2017 at 5:15 AM

The Plume of Feathers are holding their annual Midsummers party this Saturday, let's hope the sun shines!

Wellbeing Workshop

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 5:15 AM

Wellbeing Workshop Saturday 1st July

'The types of hat I wear'

Saturday’s workshop explores the different ways in which we engage in life, using creative multi-sensory fun methods we shall focus on aspects of ourselves. Please bring magazines to cut up for the collage activity and a hat of your own to work with (no harm will come to any hats during the workshop!)

This is a small and friendly group led by Sara in this Experiential Workshop, using all the senses to relax, re energise and motivate yourself positively within your daily life. Sara is a medically trained Clinical Hypnotist, and Person Centered Counsellor (MSc), and holds Advanced Certificates in Person Centered Expressive Arts Therapy (PCEAT).

A bring and share lunch will be welcomed but homemade soup will be provided, alongside fruit and bread and is included in the price. Refreshments also provided.

There are a handful of places still available on this Wellbeing Workshop being held in the Ruth Dickson room to the rear of Barlaston Village Hall. Cost is £55 including materials, lunch, and refreshments.

Please contact Sara if you would like to book a place on 07707 240 895

Theft from Barlaston Scout Hut

Posted on June 25, 2017 at 5:20 AM

The Barlaston Scout Hut has been broken into, some time between Thursday evening (22nd June) and Sunday morning (25th June) If anybody noticed anything during those times, could you get in touch.

Not much was taken, but they have thrown lots of paint around which has damaged some items. They are missing an army style camouflage net, which is very bulky and difficult to move, and some iron brands in the shape of the Scout fleur-de-lis and another which has our Stone District badge on. I think it's likely that these things may have just been dumped somewhere, so if anybody spots anything similar around the village, please let us know!

The police have been informed. Be vigilant of your own properties.

Fantasywire at Barlaston Herons

Posted on June 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM

If you have ever visited Trentham Gardens and seen the amazing wire fairies you must have wondered how they were made and who was behind it. Well, Barlaston Herons WI had all their questions answered as they spent a fascinating evening with Robin Wight from Fantasy Wire, the man behind those thought provoking designs.

Robin took the ladies through a journey of the fairies from beginnings to a glimpse of the future! Robin started his career as a maintenance fitter and moved onto software manufacturing but all through his life had been creative with various materials. On family holidays with his kids he would spend hours making sand sculptures. His inspiration for the fairies came when the family moved into the countryside and were surrounded by beautiful nature. Robin was mending a fence when the thought of sculpting with it emerged. This started a journey of many adaptations till Robin was satisfied with the material, proportions, gravity and density. Robin spoke with fondness of each fairy and showed breath-taking images. Even the names were inspiration including Watcher, Tree Hugger and Balance.

The fairies are stunning and are placed all around the world now. Robin has worked with a range of organisations from the Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Gardeners World and, of course, Trentham Gardens. Many people have enjoyed the challenge of a ‘fairy trail’. Robin admitted that social media has given him an opportunity to share his work with the wider world.

In recent years Robin has introduced the intricate wire dandelions and has combined these with his fairies and the result is just spectacular! His goal is to have the fairy named ‘Dancing with Dandelions’ made as large as the Angel of the North and the Barlaston Herons WI will be waiting to see such a special event!