Ilmington - A Cotswold Village
Ilmington Village

 

Parish Council
The Parish Council have commissioned a brand new section of the Village Website to show all things related to the Council including minutes, agendas, finance and latest news. To access this section of the website click here or select 'Parish Council' from the drop down menu.

Ilmington Morris Men
The season is upon us once more and the Ilmington Morris Men are starting to perform throughout the region. For details of their performances please click here.

To Hear a Nightingale
This is the title of the recently published book, written by John Cooke.  It gives a fascinating insight into life in  Ilmington during the 1930s and 40s and is about John’s life growing up here.  The book is priced at £10.45 and can be purchased from John direct (Tel 01608 682559) or from his daughter, Julia (Tel 01608 682157) who is our local Post Lady and for those of you living in Ilmington, she will also deliver it to you!

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St. Mary's Church
The 'Week in the Benefice' is updated each week by Reverend Chris Goble and can be found on the St. Mary's page.

Would you like to keep bees?
A lot of people keep bees because they produce honey, one of the healthiest and most natural foods and a substance which has been valued by man since prehistory as a sweetener and medicament. Others keep bees because they are interested in the study of bees and of their habits; bees are fascinating creatures and there is always something new to learn about them. With no means of dealing with the ubiquitous varroa mite that is now present in all UK honey bee colonies, a feral honey bee nest is unlikely to remain viable for more than a couple of seasons; it is only managed colonies that can survive to carry out the essential pollination our food crops. Beekeeping is an enjoyable open air hobby bringing you in contact with people from all walks of life. Bees can be kept by almost everyone except a very small minority who are allergic to bee stings.
In accordance with our Charitable Objects of promoting and following the craft of Beekeeping and advancing the education of the public in the importance of Bees in the environment, Shipston Beekeepers are holding an “Introduction to Beekeeping” day on Saturday 16th April at Stretton-on-Fosse Village Hall, GL56 9QX.  The day will deal with the basics of beekeeping for the complete beginner or those with very limited experience of this craft.  Arrive at 09.30 for coffee / tea prior to a prompt 10.00 start.  Refreshments, a light lunch and, to see if you are comfortable handling bees, a practical session the next day at The Gate Apiary, Brailes OX15 5AX are included in the price of £50 / £80 per couple.  The Saturday event is scheduled to finish at 15.30 approx.
Contact Douglas Nethercleft on 07850 352905 or djn0001@aol.com to book your place. Numbers are limited.

Diary of Events.

Parish Council Notifications
For notifications, agendas and minutes of meetings click here.

Lates News from Shipston SNT
Click here for the latest newsletter.

Business Startup Advice. Click here.
Information about Dementia Awareness Week. Click here.

Information about Stratford District Council Parish Partners & Friends. Click here.
The latest newsletter from Shipston SNT. Click here.
For information about the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Consultation. Click here.

Revised bus timetable - click here.

Help and Advice to reduce Fuel Bills is available by clicking here.

Ilmington Cinema Group
Our village cinema group's 'Screen on the Green' showings for the local community in our Village Hall, start at 7.30pm and the doors open at 7pm on the dates shown in the Diary of Events.
There are refreshments, a fully licensed bar and ice creams. Everybody welcome. Tickets available from The Red Lion or Outreach Post Office or, if available, at the door.

The Shipston Link
'The Shipston Link' community Bus Service has been running to and from Shipston-on-Stour for over 25 years, "bringing Shipston and the rural communities together".

We now have a new website www.shipstonlink.co.uk which, in addition to general information, and our ongoing appeal for volunteer drivers, has comprehensive Time-Table information of each of our Services to the villages and towns in our area.

Local Walks
The Cotswolds Wardens have recently created a new stile free walk in the Ilmington area. To view the route and to get directions follow the link.