Category Archives: Village Activities

Whittington in Bloom

Good Morning All,

As the days get longer it is now quite noticeable how successful the bulb planting has been.  As the green stems are appearing it makes me smile and I am bursting with pride for all the work we did as a team and for those of you who also went it alone.  I cannot wait to see the daffodils bloom and to move onto our next project.

I am hoping to arrange a meeting soon (if I have the support) to have a village open garden event in late June or early July.  This will entail people of the Parish giving the paying public access to your garden.  No matter how big or how small throughout the Parish we will need about 20 in total.  If you would be prepared to open your garden for the day between the hours of 11 am and 4 pm will you please let me know.

I will be approaching the Village Hall to assist in providing afternoon tea and taking an entrance fee for a ticket.  Additionally, I hope to link in with the PCC to see if they can assist with supporting this event through the church.  At this time I have the support of the Parish Council.

Come on Whittington in Bloomers lets get our village on that floral map. 🌹🌻🌼🌷🌸💐🌺


V.E Day Advance Notice

The following message from Simon Raistrick. on behalf of the Village Hall Committee and Whittington Parish Council, echos a similar, email, message circulated by the Parish Council

” Friday 8th May 2020 is the 75th Anniversary of V.E. Day, Whittington PCC and  the Village Hall committee would like to mark the occasion with a special event held in the village, various ideas have been mooted but it is felt by both that such a special event requires consultation with the residents to discuss and then agree what you would like to happen on the day.

To that end an open meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11 February at the Village Hall where everyone can bring their ideas and a plan put together.

Anyone who can’t make the meeting can send their ideas to and I will put them forward on your behalf”

Simon Raistrck

Life Beyond Wagtail

It was announced in the December edition that Wagtail would only be publishing four times in 2020, but a few people have got together to try to keep it going as a monthly magazine

We have new volunteers for editor, for Arkholme correspondent, and for advertising manager. If you are interested in helping as a village or organisation correspondent, or as a distributor (distributors are needed in all three villages), or in any other role, please email, and we’ll be in touch.

Michael Hampson – Editor.
Whittingtons’ Solution

That stalwart supporter of village activities, Simon Raistrick, has offered himself for the role of Correspondent for Whittington, Personally, I am delighted. Since they moved to the village Caroline and Simon have contributed more of their time and effort to the benefit of the village, than anyone could expect.

In the role of Correspondent for Whittington Simon will be a superb champion of our affairs. Many thanks, Simon and more power to your elbow. I appeal to all villagers to contact Simon with their stories, info and the affairs of family and friends, etc, for inclusion in this revitalised Wagtail.

John Keegan

Whittington Christmas Party 2019

On behalf of the Parish Council may I say a great big thank you to everyone who set up, attended and enjoyed the Christmas Party on 15th December.   Thanks first to the Village Hall Committee for all their work in preparing the childrens’ party, the mince pies and mulled wine, to Father Christmas for breaking off from his busy schedule to attend and distribute early presents, to all who attended and brought baubles making a splendid show on the Christmas Tree.   Hopefully, this will become an annual occasion  and we look forward to our next village event in 2020.

A very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year to everyone.

Iain Sutherland