The Barlaston Community Group was formed in 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 19th February 9:30am-7:30pm Travelling Library Bus in Barlaston Village
Tuesday 19th February midday to 4pm Paint a Pebble for Polio at Barlaston Village Hall
Thurs 21st - Sun 24th February Barlaston Cricket Club Beer and Gin Festival
Sunday 10th March 10am-4pm Artisan Market at World of Wedgwood
Sunday 10th March 10am-3pm Spring Wedding Fayre at The Upper House Hotel
Tuesday 5th March 9:30am-7:30pm Travelling Library Bus in Barlaston Village
Wednesday 13th March 2pm-3:30pm Tea and Talk at St John the Baptish Church
Friday 15th March 7pm-8:30pm Introduction to Social Media at Barlaston Village Hall
Tuesday 19th March 9:30am-7:30pm Travelling Library Bus in Barlaston Village
Thursday 21st March 7pm-8:30pm Barlaston Local History Group meet at St John's Church
Saturday 30th March 10am-12noon Barlaston Market at Barlaston Village Hall
Saturday 6th April 7:30pm Barlaston Film Night showing Bohemian Rhapsody at Barlaston Village Hall
Sunday 7th April 8am-12noon Dougie Mac 5K at World of Wedgwood
Wednesday 10th April 2pm-3:30pm Tea and Talk at St John the Baptist Church
Sunday 14th April 10am-4pm Artisan Market at World of Wedgwood
Wednesday 8th May 2pm-3:30pm Tea and Talk at St John the Baptist Church
Fri 24th - Mon 27th May Wedgwood Festival at Wedgwood Cricket Club
Thursday 6th June 7pm-8:30pm Barlaston Local History Group, venue tba
Wednesday 12th June 2pm-3:30pm Tea and Talk at St John the Baptist Church
Sat & Sun 13th & 14th July 10am-5pm Barlaston Open Gardens