Anyone who lives in the village knows that we have a defibrillator in the church porch. But how might it help if someone in the village collapsed and what would be the best thing you could do to help? With these questions in mind, two training sessions have been organised in the Lawson Hut on Friday May 20th and Saturday May 21st. Both sessions will be run by Paul Richardson, a very experienced First Responder. Each session should last about 2 hrs and will include free refreshments. The event is free but any donations, up to a total of £100, will be matched by Badsworth Parish Council and given to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place. But please note, there is a limit of 10 people per session.
Dates: Friday 20th and Saturday 21st May
Time: 10.00am - 12.00am
Venue: The Lawson Hut
Calendar Competition 2023
Thank you to everyone who bought the 2022 village calendar. We sold 90 copies which raised approximately £300 towards the funding of future village projects and activities.
We intend to produce a calendar for 2023 so we are asking residents to start sending in photos to be judged for inclusion. Ideally, we would like the photos to start in January and go month by month, ensuring the calendar reflects our ever changing landscape and snapshots of village life. All photos submitted should be landscape in format with a minimum file size of 2mb.
So please get snapping and send your photos to the editor of Our Badsworth Way, email@example.com. Your support is so welcome as all proceeds go towards funding future village projects and activities.
Wild Flower Planting
Last year’s wild flower planting project on Grove Lane was a well supported and much appreciated community event. Therefore, the Village Plan Committee is proposing that we go ahead with the project again this year but much help will be needed in order for this to happen. We need someone to lead and plan the venture and of course, we need plenty of volunteers on planting day. The leader would be responsible for liaising with the farmer, choosing the seed mix, setting out the area, organising the work and managing the volunteers on the day, together with monitoring and managing the project throughout the season. (A few pointers as to how it was done in 2021 can be given.)
Anyone interested in leading or being a part of the project should initially register their interest to firstname.lastname@example.org at the earliest opportunity as everything needs to be in place by the start of April 2022, if we are to take this forward. Note that it's important to register your interest because if the project does go forward, the decision when to sow the seed will be made at short notice because it is weather dependant. Contact with volunteers will then be made by email/phone so if you've not registered, you won't know when it's going to happen.
Hanging Baskets Joint Venture
Residents will have read in the February edition of our Badsworth Way (a copy of which can be found in the newsletter tab) that the Village Plan team is currently working with Badsworth Parish Council on a joint venture that will give interested Badsworth residents the chance to plant up this Summer’s hanging baskets. The Village Plan Committee will be organising the planting of around twenty baskets (we’ll plant up a few spares, just in case!) subject to Parish Council acquiring the appropriate licences.
It is anticipated that this activity will take place one Saturday morning, mid to late April at a venue within the Village. The baskets have already been purchased, the plants and compost will be provided on the day, so if you fancy a fun get together, similar to last year’s wild flower planting, then please register your initial interest to email@example.com. It will be a great way to get more involved with what’s happening in the Village
Village Fete and Scarecrow Competition 2022
We are really hoping that the Village Fete day can make a return this summer. It will be so nice to get back together after the last couple of years. The committee will be meeting mid-February, so we will update this page and the village Facebook page as soon as we more details from the organisers.
The Scarecrow competition is back and we’d love to see you all taking part again. Once we’ve spoken to the Scarecrow in Chief, we will share the theme and dates.