Events

May
7
Mon
Plant Sale and Open Day @ Holy Trinity, Minsterley
May 7 @ 10:49 am – 11:49 am
May
9
Wed
Well.Com Lunch @ Pontesbury Congregational Church Hall
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Rea Valley Probus Club @ The White Horse, Pulverbatch
May 9 @ 12:30 pm
May
10
Thu
Library Book Club @ Pontesbury Library
May 10 @ 6:30 pm

This is an informal and friendly group, meeting on the second Thursday of the month.

May
12
Sat
Three ‘Round and About’ Walks: Bishop’s Castle
May 12 all-day

Three ‘Round & About’ Walks
Saturday, 12 May
Plans are well under way for this annual Bishops Castle event, which collected a total of £7,935 for blood cancer research in 2017. Both walkers and volunteer helpers are welcome, to enjoy the day and support this cause.
There are three walks:
Ramble – 22.5 miles over the rolling Shropshire hills from and back to Bishop’s Castle, via Offa’s Dyke, Shropshire Way, Walcot Estate and Bury Ditches, with a welcome hot vegetarian lunch at Clun.
Scramble – 13 miles, leaving Bishop’s Castle to climb up to Offa’s Dyke from Mainstone and enjoy views along the Cefns before dropping down to Clun, past the castle, for lunch and transport back to Bishop’s Castle.
Amble – 9.5 miles. Transport is provided from Bishop’s Castle to Clun for lunch, before an undulating stroll to Bury Ditches, then through the Walcot Estate and over Oakeley Mynd to Bishop’s Castle.
The Route, while sometimes remote, is quite safe, as we provide clear signage, written instructions and helpful marshals.
Entry fee online £18 (£19 by post) to include instructions, refreshments, lunch, transport as needed, and a certificate.
For details and to enter visit: www.bloodwise.org.uk/round-and-about
To volunteer, contact jeanshirley@btinternet.com
The closing date for applications is Monday 7 May.
Jean Shirley

May
14
Mon
Pontesbury WI
May 14 @ 2:00 pm

Mon 12  Pontesbury Public Hall 2:00.
Visitors welcome.

Lea Cross WI @ Cruckton Village Hall
May 14 @ 7:15 pm

 Visitors welcome.

May
17
Thu
Spring into the Garden @ Pontesbury Public Hall
May 17 @ 7:30 pm

‘Spring in to the Garden’ will be held again on the evening of Thursday 17 May in the Public Hall opening at 7.30 pm with plant sales and some new attractions.

May
19
Sat
Garden open for National Garden Scheme
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Chris and Bill Neil, Edge Villa, Edge, Yockleton, SY5 9PY. Home-made teas and plants.
Adm £4, children free. 2:00 – 5:00. Also by arrangement 01743 821651. Group 10+.

May
21
Mon
Tea and Memories @ Pontesbury Library
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Tea and Memories
To mark Dementia Action Week, Pontesbury Library will host a special Tea and Memories event for those living with dementia and their families and carers. Taking place on Monday 21 May from 2:00 – 3:30, the relaxed afternoon will feature a chance to reminisce with library staff on the theme of Seaside and tea, coffee and cakes will be served by the Friends of Pontesbury Library.
For more information about this free event, call the library on 01743 791171 or email pontesbury.library@shropshire.gov.uk