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Allotments - Accessibility

The Coven Heath Allotments Association continues to be pro-active in identfying ways of further enhancing the allotments in Ball Lane. Discussions are currently in progress with Members of Brewood and Coven Parish Council with Bishops Wood and Coven Heath to consider the availability of allotments for re-allocation and the requirement for raised beds that could provide access for the disabled and smaller than usual taster plots for those new to allotments and young people who want to 'give it a try'.

As the tenancy renewals for 2012/2013 are finalised hopefully more news will be available soon. If you are interested in the possibility of a taster plot or an allotment that supports access for the disabled please use 'Contact Us' above.


Bishops Wood Best Kept Village Poster Competitions

Calling all Bishops Wood children  -  posters are still required for the 5 to 7 and 8 to 11 year old children’s poster competition and to add to the display of posters around the village. You can submit more than one entry so don’t hold back! Posters need to be A4 and should showyour awareness of and involvement in the competition. An A4 template can be obtained from Tony Sloane by phoning 01902 840003 and completed posters should be dropped off to number 17 Tong Road in Bishops Wood. Once again Brewood and Coven Parish Council with Bishops Wood and Coven Heath is sponsoring the children's poster competition in all the villages in the Parish and a total of £25 in prizes will be available to lucky winners in Bishops Wood. The best poster in each age group will also be entered in to the County Competition, run by the Community Council of Staffordshire.

Details are also now available for the 11 to 16 year olds poster competition which this year has a theme “In Remembrance” and can be in the form of a poem, picture, essay, drawing etc or a combination. The “In Remembrance” competition is sponsored on behalf of The National Memorial Arboretum and will be judged the Community Council of Staffordshire’s Best Kept Village Competition Working Group and a representative from the National Memorial Arboretum. All entries must be submitted by 24 June 2012 and a prize of £30 will be awarded to the winner. Entry details will be available from the Bishops Wood Youth Club on Wednesday evenings.


New Exercise Class for the Over-60s

A new exercise class is starting at Brewood Middle School on the 16th April.

The classes are run by a fully trained instructor and will be one of four new classes starting in the district in April to join the eight already up and running.

"It’s a gentle exercise class, targeting over-60s men and women. We will do a variety of different exercises, using resistance bands, balls etc, and even get the parachute out on occasions to keep the variety up."

Starting at 9.30, with free refreshments afterwards, the cost per class is just £2.

Should anyone need any further information, ring Lisa Embrey on 01902 696683 or 0777 332 6373.


Bishops Wood Play Park Committee

Bishops Wood Play Park Committee are inviting residents to be involved with the continuing improvements to our facilities.

The Committee was first formed in 2010 to review the requirement to redevelop the play park. Comprising of members of the community, the Committee has now completed the first phase to replace and add to the equipment at the site. They are now looking to what further enhancements can be made to enable all members of the local community to access the park.

If you are interested in getting involved with future developments at the site please contact the Clerk to Brewood and Coven Parish Council on 01902 850809 who will in-turn put you in contact with the Chair of the Committee.

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