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Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved in village life in Barlaston, take a look below at some of the ways to get involved.

Barlaston Womblers

Three residents litterpicking in Barlaston

The Barlaston Womblers are a group of people who care about the environment and want to live in a village which is clean, tidy and free from litter.

 

The aim of the group is to increase awareness of the huge impact that rubbish has on wildlife and to encourage a sense of pride in our surroundings.  Recent studies show that living and working in a clean and tidy environment encourages an overall sense of happiness and wellbeing and leads to good mental health.  Litter-picking is therefore a win-win situation – you are doing your bit for the community but it’s also good for you! 

 

Please come along and give it a try, we have converted many residents to the joys of litter-picking and the Womblers are a diverse and friendly bunch.  We will also be supplying tea/coffee and probably a cake or two at the end!

 

We will supply picks, bags and high viz jackets where necessary.  Look out for more information on our Facebook page and on our website or telephone Michala Black on 01782 373554 for more details.

Pop-up Supper & Parties

The Barlaston Community Group have several pop-up suppers through the year & would welcome ideas for occasions & themes as well as help on the night. If you’d like to organise one and/or help with the catering, please let us know!

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Resident cleaning the Barlaston Road sign

'Clean a Road Sign' Weekend

1st- 4th May was ‘Clean a Road Sign’ weekend and we encouraged all Barlaston residents to take a bucket of hot soapy water outside and clean a sign near their house. Look at the wonderful effort they put in!

Community Working Parties

Barlaston Community Group organise various working parties to clear undergrowth and tidy up our village, these are usually accompanied by tea and cake! If you would like to join one of our working parties please get in contact.

Residents cleaning an alley in Barlaston
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Christmas shopping trips have taken place to Liverpool & Chester over the last couple of years & as interest grows the BCG will consider summer trips too. They have been great fun with mulled wine & a mince pie on the return journey followed by a sing-along of popular tunes & carols!

Bus Trips

Cake at Barlaston Village Show

Barlaston Village Show

The Barlaston Village Show Committee is having a break at the moment after organising some very large-scale events over the last few years! They hope that everyone who attended the 2019 Show and Fete had a really good time & ideas are being considered for Post COVID. Watch this space for updates.

 www.barlastonvillageshow.co.uk

Open Garden & Garden Club

BVOG is an annual Open Gardens Event in July with around 25 gardens open to the public.  Along with a brand new Garden Club which includes talks from expert speakers, garden trips, workshops & quizzes.  A very friendly group of people brought together by a shared love of gardening & the outdoors.  The group welcomes complete beginners to those who are more knowledgeable & experienced.
Contact Indy Johal if you’d like to join or get involved: 07475 512323  bvgclub@outlook.com
www.BVGClub.co.uk

www.facebook.com/BVOGJuly

Tender Shoots Garden Club Network

A collective of independent Garden Clubs working together, sharing resources, joint Zoom club meetings & events.  Anyone can participate FREE in the on-line garden club meetings & talks – all they require is that you consider joining your local independent club (BVOGClub for Barlaston) soon!

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Help keep Barlaston Clean, Tidy & Litter Free! 

Fly tipping, dropping litter, dog fouling, graffiti, fly posting and vandalism are all dealt with by the Streetscene Team at Stafford Borough Council.  Reporting is easy - telephone the Streetscene department direct on 01785 619401 or email info@staffordbc.gov.uk.   Providing as much information as possible regarding the nature of the problem as well as the location and if possible the postcode, will help Streetscene allocate the appropriate resources. If members of the team are in the area the information will be responded to immediately, or within 2-3 days depending on the issue.  Stafford Borough Council cover approximately 230 square miles and predominantly rely on members of the public to highlight local problems - help them to help us!

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