RECYCLING! Come and find out all about it. Sulgrave Church Hall. Tuesday 22nd November

October 15th, 2016


Sulgrave Parish Council in Association with Sulgrave Women’s Activities Group.

What should we be putting in our bins, where does it go, how do they sort it and what happens to it?

Come and find out at Sulgrave Church Hall on Tuesday 22nd November at 7.30 pm.

Harvest Fayre at Sulgrave Manor

October 3rd, 2016


The Annual Sulgrave Harvest Fayre took place at the Manor on Sunday 25th September in beautiful early autumn/late summer weather. More photos on the next page.

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Vintage Ploughing Match at Sulgrave

September 28th, 2016


On Sunday 25th September 2016 at Dial House Farm, Sulgrave, early rain was eventually replaced by bright sunshine for a vintage ploughing match. Tractors and ploughs, some more than 80 years old, were seen and heard to be  running perfectly and still able to plough a straight furrow in the hands of their experienced owners.

Pictures and videos on the following page.

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Where have all the Sulgrave butterflies gone?

September 25th, 2016
Common Blue Butterfly (female) Photo: Chris Behan

Common Blue Butterfly (female)
Photo: Chris Behan

Chris Behan writes:

I have always appreciated butterflies in the garden. Margaret and I once had a garden with a large buddleia shrub, which in summer was covered with a blanket of colour. Butterflies.

I think I could recognise a red admiral and a cabbage white (was it a small one or a large one?) and that was it. Then, about three years ago, Martin (a friend for the past 30 years and a butterfly expert amongst other things) decided that he would introduce me to butterflies on our walks through “Midsomer”. Thanks to Martin I can now recognise a common blue, both male and female.

Since coming to live in Sulgrave I have walked the local footpaths and bridleways and in summer photographed the views, the flowers, the bees and the butterflies. But this year there has been an absence of butterflies. I’ve only seen two red admirals, one common blue (male) and one meadow brown in our garden. Strangely though, there are a considerable number of whites, great and small, this year.

Can anyone explain? Is this another example of climate change or the wet winters we have had in recent years?

Hopefully they will be back next summer but, in the meantime, here is a photographic record, taken over the past two years, of what we may have missed this summer.

See next page for the photographs.

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Village Shop Newsletter – September 2016

September 24th, 2016


Sulgrave’s Second Annual Car Show at Sulgrave Manor. Sunday 4th September 2016

September 16th, 2016
Photo:Chris Behan

Photo:Chris Behan

Sulgrave’s second annual Car Show took place at Sulgrave Manor on Sunday 4th September 2016. A huge range of cars, vans, motor cycles and tractors attracted the attention of the many visitors. The event was held in aid of the Church of St James the Less and Sulgrave Manor.

More pictures on the next page.

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All the results from Sulgrave Produce Show 2016.

September 3rd, 2016


For the first time in several years the annual village Produce Show did not take place in the best of weather. However, those attending enjoyed their time in the Church Hall, viewing the entries, congratulating the winners, taking part in the raffle and sampling the delicious cakes and teas. Many thanks are due to organisers Janet Smith and Maureen Jeffries. See photos of all prize winning entries on the next page.

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High Speed Rail. Ground Investigation work near Thorpe Mandeville.

September 3rd, 2016


Helmdon Stuchbury and Greatworth Windfarm Action Group disbanded

August 16th, 2016
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How the turbines would have appeared from the Sulgrave Windmill footpath

Following the demise of the proposal to erect five 125 metre high wind turbines in the countryside between Helmdon, Greatworth and Sulgrave, the Helmdon Stuchbury and Greatworth Windfarm Action Group has now been disbanded. The following statement has been received from the former Chairman of the Action Group, Keith Jones from Helmdon:

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