Warwick District


In Memoriam

Monday 4th March - this is the date for the next quiz - full details on the Events page

5th June - Trip to Highgrove for lunch and garden tour - full details on the Events page

Attenborough Nature Reserve Monday June 17th 2019
If you would be interested in this trip, please see the Natural History Group page.

Now or Never - click here if you are interested in helping to clear litter where you live.

It is some time since we had a trip to London to see a musical and I wondered if there was any interest. I know that Pam used to regularly arrange them. I’ve checked prices and it is a bit more expensive now - tickets for a show are around £45, lunch is probably in the region of £20-£25 and coach will cost around £20. There are a number of new musicals opening this year. I have asked about WAITRESS. It may be that if I arrange something at short notice I would be able to get the theatre tickets cheaper.

I would like to organise a visit to Highgrove House this spring, probably May. As yet, dates and prices have not been released but I was thinking that to have lunch there and then a guided visit of the gardens would be good.

A visit to Lichfield and a guided tour. Not too far for us and an interesting city. I’m still waiting for details of price and availability. We would have a Green Badge guide for the tour and hopefully time to ourselves to explore.

A visit to Wrest Park in Bedfordshire. This has been on my list for some time. Wrest Park is an English Heritage site and most interest is in the gardens but there are also State Rooms to explore. Free to members, concessions can be arranged for non-members.

If you are interested and to find out more, contact Maggie Watts. Tel 01926 814953 or email maggiewatts.excursions@gmail.com

Claim a Power of Attorney refund
Did you know that if you have set up a Power of Attorney you may be able to claim a refund of part of your application fee? You are eligible for a refund if you applied to register a power of attorney from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017.

This applies to lasting powers of attorney (LPA) and enduring powers of attorney (EPA).
You must claim your refund by 1 February 2021.

For more information please look at https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund.

The Arts Society Leamington Spa

Music to my ears - click here to find out more about the guide to music in Warwick, Leamington and beyond.

British Heart Foundation appeal for help

Tools with a Mission
Are you getting rid of old garden tools? Then click on the link, and see how you can give them a very useful second life.

Action 21 volunteers needed
Action 21 runs a recycling shop in Court Street in South Leamington. The charity is looking for volunteers to help in the shop, particularly at weekends. Anyone interested in finding out more about this should contact Martin Smith, on manager@action21.co.uk.

== Group News ==

Garden Group 2 is looking for new members
Leader Dee Broquard (Phone no. in Info)
We are an established group (started 15 years ago) but welcome new members who like to visit gardens near and far, share gardening tips and ideas, swap plants and seeds, learn about plants and design, and enjoy sociable lunches out in members' gardens or at a restaurant. We meet fortnightly on Wednesdays: sometimes for just a morning trip car sharing, or on occasion a full day out by coach.
If you would like to come along on Wednesday February 20th at 10.30 to meet us and see what we will be doing in 2019 please give me a ring.

Handbell Ringing Group
If anyone is interested in joining a proposed handbell ringing group, or knows of a set of handbells available to borrow in the first instance, please contact Sheena Harris 257119