Monthly Archives: August 2018

Happy 10th Birthday Wigmore Shop

 Last weekend about 60 people came together at the Wigmore Village Shop to celebrate its 10th anniversary.Three of the original founders were there to cut a huge number 10-shaped cake to applause from friends, customers, suppliers and volunteers past and present. 

Alvin Smith kicked off proceedings and, in a brief speech, Bryan Casbourne noted that also there in the party was Vanessa Spedding whom he thanked her for her initial enthusiasm in 2007 which started Inspired Wigmore – an initiative that led to the shop’s development and from which it has never looked back.

Wigmore Shop relies on its volunteers and always welcomes new recruits. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the manager, Alison, in the shop.



Wigmore Village Show 2018

The 4th Village Show was held in Wigmore Village hall on 18 August where a near capacity audience came to examine a wide range of garden and home produce.

Over 30 adult entrants and some 40 children produced nearly 200 individual exhibits which made for some moments of concentration for our seven judges and a very entertaining afternoon for our visitors.


We also had a number of stalls, live music performed by “Puffer”, owls and sheep to look at: we were very grateful to our twenty one local sponsors for their contribution to this now firmly fixed village show.


We gave a thought to our founding chairman Ken Wade now recovering from serious leg surgery and wished him well. Ken’s successor as team leader, Hannah Mason, was presented with a flower bouquet and a promissory note for a traditional Shepherd’s crook – which has now actually arrived from the manufacturer.

Our trophy winners were presented with their prizes by our County Councillor Carole Gandy and these champions are listed below. We would like to thank all our exhibitors for their enthusiasm and diligence in bringing the show to us and hope to see them all next year.

Our thanks go to all our sponsors, performers and stall holders.

Teme Valley Tractors The Oak, Wigmore Lane Cottage Produce
Clun Forest Sheep Breeders SocietyDavid Bufton Stonework and
Masons, Lower House Farm
Mortimers Cross Inn Tesco LudlowDavid Parry & Co
Castle Garage Philpotts NurseryHereford Owl Rescue
Griffiths Garages Wynnes of DinmoreCathy and Ivan Jones
Radnor HillsHeidi Mellings Kelsmor Dairies
PufferLyonshall NurseriesMark Stevens
D&G Scaffolding Wigmore Shop
Matthew Bourne J H Vintage Living



West Mercia Police – Local Community Police Surgeries

Pcso Steph Annette 6440 from Leominster Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team will be hosting police surgeries in our community, where you can come along and meet a member of the team.

These surgeries will enable you to raise any local policing concerns you have or you can come along just to say hi!

The surgery dates/times are as follows:

  • 20th August 2018 Wigmore Community Shop 1400-1500hrs
  • 21st August 2018 Leintwardine Library 1100-1200hrs
  • 22nd August 2018 St Leonards Church Café, Yarpole 1100-1200hrs
  • 23rd August 2018 Community Village Hall, Brimfield 1100-1200hrs

There will be other venues in other villages added to the list in due course and if all goes to plan, these surgeries will then be held every five weeks from the dates given, so the next set of surgeries will be:

  • 24th September 2018 Wigmore Community Shop 1400-1500hrs
  • 25th September 2018 Leintwardine Library 1100-1200hrs
  • 26th September 2018 St Leonards Church Café, Yarpole 1100-1200hrs
  • 27th September 2018 Community Village Hall, Brimfield 1100-1200hrs

If you have any questions regarding any of the above, please don’t hesitate to get in touch: Leominster.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk you can also follow us on twitter @LeominsterCops
All the details will also be on our website: www.westmercia.police.uk under my area
Kind regards, Pcso Annette, Leominster Safer Neighbourhood team.

NDP Regulation 16 Consultation – 14 August to 9 October 2018

The Wigmore Group’s NDP has now been passed to Herefordshire Council for the next stage in the NDP process – Regulation 16 Consultation.

This consultation will take place between 14 August to 9 October 2018. During this consultation period the plan can be viewed at The Hereford Customer Centre, Blueschool Street, Hereford and in Wigmore at the village hall, village shop, St James Church and The Oak. It is also available electronically at any Customer Service Centre and Library within the county.

The Regulation 16 Consultation document, and its supporting documents, are available online on Herefordshire Council’s Neighbourhood Development Plan website: 


The direct web-link to the Plan itself is: 


If you wish to make comments or representations you can do so by contacting Herefordshire Council and this can be done by:

Wigmore Gardens Open for Charity

During September there will be two garden openings for charity in Wigmore. The first, on Sunday 16th from 2-5pm is in support of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS). The two gardens to open are 2, Bury Court Park the home of Cathy & Ivan Jones, in conjunction with Ivan’s excellent pastel art exhibition during hArt week; and Bury Court Farmhouse garden nearby, Margaret & Les. Barclay’s home. Combined entrance £7, children free. Plants and teas on sale in Bury Court 

Farmhouse. All proceeds to NGS.


In addition, on the following Sunday 23rd September Bury Court Farmhouse will be open in support of St. Michael’s Hospice, Bartestree, also from 2-5pm. Entrance £4, under 12s free. Plants and teas for sale. 

All proceeds to St. Michael’s.

CONTACTS: Cathy/Ivan 01568 770808: Margaret/Les. on 01568 770618.