Whitchurch Folk Club presents Peter Knight & John Spiers

Peter Knight (Ex-Steeleye Span) & John Spiers (Ex-Bellowhead)

“There can be no doubting that both performers are amongst the most, if not the most, talented of their peers. I was probably not the only person to leave the venue in awe at having witnessed something very special”

Fatea Magazine

National Walkers are Welcome Clear That Litter Day

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Clear That Litter Day Saturday 28th March


On March 28th Whitchurch will be joining forces with other Walkers are Welcome towns from around the country for the first National Walkers are Welcome Clear That Litter Day.

We would like to encourage as many residents as possible to get involved, even if you only have a few minutes to spare. We are one of the smallest communities taking part, but let’s see if we can get the most people involved!

Our aim is to clear litter from as many of the paths and open green spaces in and around Whitchurch during the morning of Saturday 28th March and generally give the town a bit of a spring clean.

LitterBe A Litter Hero – What to do

  • Gather together a team of friends, family or business colleagues and think of a great team name; if you prefer to work on your own that’s also great.
  • If you need a litter picker a limited supply will be available from the Gill Nethercott Centre on Thursday 26th March between 10am and 11am and Friday 27th March between 09.30 and 13.00; you will need to sign for them. B&DBC black sacks will also be available.
  • Choose your own location and start time, but please stay away from the A34 slip roads and do not enter private property without prior permission.
  • Please take selfies and share these with Walkers are Welcome (see contact details below).
  • Please return your bags/sacks of litter to the GNC car park no later than 1pm.
  • We would like to know how many hours your team worked, how many bags/sacks of litter you collected and what the most unusual/bizarre item was that you found (see contact details below).

litter logoRemember – Keep Safe

Some good advice to help you keep safe……..

  • Stay away from the A34 slip roads.
  • Look and listen out for traffic at all times, particularly if you have chosen one of the country lanes.
  • Avoid picking up ‘sharps’ i.e. broken glass.
  • If a container has liquid in it, DON’T open it.
  • Only pick up discarded dog poo bags with a litter picker, NEVER by hand.
  • Wear gloves

Spring Clean

If Saturday is inconvenient and/or you’re unable to help clear litter, could you instead help Spring Clean the town? Here are just a few suggestions….

  • Clean your street sign
  • Remove weeds growing from the sides of bridges and buildings
  • Clean the bridge railings
  • Clean the glass on the town’s information boards

DON’T FORGET to please send your photographs, sack numbers and team hours to walkersarewelcome@whitchurchassociation.org.uk   or message us on   Facebook 

Any questions please email Jackie or Barry at walkersarewelcome@whitchurchassociation.org.uk

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Whitchurch Folk Club presents Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne

Best known for work with BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominees Granny’s Attic, Cohen is a singer and instrumentalist with a love of English music. Cohen plays melodeons and anglo concertina as well as being a well-respected singer; in 2014 he won the Bromyard Folk Festival future of young folk award for singing. Expect traditional English folk songs and tunes along with a few original numbers.

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