I have a large supply (over purchased) of stagnem moss used for hanging baskets if anyone would like some can these please pop down and help themselves (found in the large black plastic bag in the greenhouse).
The Rous Lench Village Hall trustees, management committee members, and all residents and users of the hall who are interested in its continued improvement are delighted that Wychavon District Council has confirmed approval of a £1,500 grant from the New Homes Bonus scheme to purchase an insulated heavy duty storage shed at the hall.
The lack of storage space within the hall has long been an issue that has hampered its usage and flexibility due to the need to store tables, chairs, stage sections and electronic kit, among other items, in publicly accessible and exposed parts of the hall. A weather tight, insulated shed will make it possible to store many, if not all, of these items in a secure and protected area where they can be accessed on an as-needed basis.
A very big thank you to Wychavon District Council for the grant, and to our local Parish Council for its support on the request.
"A Time to Remember" - A talk by David Smith on the Gallipoli campaign 1915-1916 - 7pm Wednesday 11 November 2015
David Smith provided a thoroughly researched, informative and fascinating talk on the Gallipoli campaign of 1915-1916. It was also well attended by over 40 people.
Rous Lench Village Hall thanks David and the Lenches' World War 1 Commemoration Group for organising it and for holding it in our hall, which of course was already in existence at the time of the Great War.
We had a very successful quiz night and pumpkin carving competition this year, with nearly 60 people turning up on the evening to participate and enjoy a delicious hot dog supper together. Also see our Facebook page.
For those who fancied live comedy that’s a bit different to regular stand-up the satirical sketch show From Here to Absurdity pushed every button.
The show lasted for about 90 minutes and comprised about 30 sketches and songs, written and assembled by Richard Kelly –a politics lecturer at Manchester Grammar School and a freelance contributor to Private Eye and the Spectator. The material focused on the assorted idiocies of modern life, targeting (for example) political correctness, prattish ramblers, rapacious estate agents, irritating telephone salesmen, oily counsellors, brutal gynaecologists, sad round-robin writers, deaf parents, two-faced career women, men who can’t cook, men who can’t speak, birth, marriage, divorce and death, to name a few.
Following its success at the Edinburgh Fringe, Buxton, Chester and York comedy festivals as well as numerous pubs, clubs and theatres across the country, it has now had a resounding success in The Lenches! Turnout for the evening was excellent, and feedback has been extremely positive from all attendees.
A big thank you to all of the organisers (Fran Herdman, Corrine White and Caroline Moysey in particular), and of course also to our chef extraordinaire David Moysey who whipped another of his specialities for our very hungry crowd.
Gordon Giltrap, the world-famous and magnificently accomplished guitarist came to Rous Lench village hall for a sell-out show on Sat 14th March.
It was the only gig that Gordon played in Worcestershire on his current tour, so given his popularity among fans it was wonderful to welcome many new and first-time visitors to our lovely hall. There were of course many lucky local people who also managed to procure tickets.
Gordon Giltrap’s most famous piece of music will be remembered as the theme to the BBC ‘s “Holiday” programme but he has written many more wonderful pieces. The evening was a mix of music and anecdotes from about his touring and playing with other great bands and musicians.
A Fladbury pie and pea supper was served in the interval, and word has it that the folks at the Fladbury kitchen truly outdid themselves for us.
The bar was open all night, helping to make it a fantastic evening.
We feel really proud to have been able to host such a great performer in our village and hope that we acquired many new fans of our venue who will come along and enjoy future shows and events.
A black Labrador was found today (2 March) on the Wychavon Way between Rous Lench and Abberton. He is fit and well if a little dirty. If you think you may know where he calls home, please call Corrine on 01386 793438.
Last night at 2:30am (27 Feb) a Land Rover Defender was stolen from the drive in front of a house in Rous Lench (Blacksmith's Cottage). The police were called and arrived 15 minutes later. The promptness of the police is reassuring.
The stolen Defender is a long wheelbase version, T reg, dark metallic green with a bright orange print on the spare wheel cover. Please keep a look-out for it.
A few years ago there was another incident in which a car was stolen from someone's drive in Rous Lench, but it was perpetrated in broad daylight. One of the criminals distracted the car's owner by knocking on their door and claiming to have had an accident which damaged a part of their property wall. There was no discernible damage. Apparently, while the owner was examining the supposedly damaged wall, another criminal entered their momentarily unattended house and found the car keys inside. Shortly afterwards the car's owner discovered that the car had been stolen.
Please remain vigilant.
Luigi, Riccardo and Maurizio, aka Spaghetti Swing, wowed The Lenches Tuesday evening, 27 Jan, with their magical show combining great Italian jazz and easy listening music with a cooking lesson. Yes, that's right, a cooking lesson! Or to me more precise, a brief lesson in how to prepare two traditional Italian spaghetti dishes the results of which were shared liberally with the audience. A truly delicious evening.
They also managed to give a haircut and shave to one fortunate spectator, briefly had most of the audience engage in passionate kissing, got nearly everyone up dancing at one point, and throughout the evening had most of the ladies swooning at their dulcet tones.
Spaghetti Swing tour the UK for 10 days every year, and next year we hope to get them back for a Friday or Saturday night so that more people can come out and enjoy this taste of some authentic Italian entertainment.