Posted by Sarah on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 at 19:21:03
Filed under: Events, Lymm, Festivals, Lymm Festival, Village centre
The Maple Lodge Art Group are holding their annual art exhibition in the Lymm Village Hall on Saturday 27th June as part of the Lymm Festival.
The exhibition is open from 10 am until 4 pm and all are welcome.
There will be light refreshments available and entry is FREE!
More About The Maple Lodge Art Group
The group is for people who are interested in art and enjoy a demonstration or a workshop about every 2 months. Each week the group does its "own thing. There are currently 24 members and there is a small waiting list to join.
Tags: art, exhibition, maple, lodge, lymm, festival
Posted by Neil on Monday, 17 March 2014 at 19:05:37
Filed under: Announcements, Festivals, Lymm Festival
Press Release via Alison Aldridge (Secretary)
A sizzling summer of success to follow some wonderful Winter Warmers is the aim of organisers of the Lymm Festival 2014.
From June 19th to 29th you can be certain that venues in the village will be offering a great range of events under sunny skies (less certain).
The star attraction will be Stuart Maconie, co-host of the BBC Radio 6 Music Show. Hopefully, his colleague Mark Radcliffe will have told him of the great Lymm welcome he got last year. Stuart will perform at the Statham Lodge Hotel on June 23rd.
Musical treats abound, Little Jo and the Misfits and Jon Brindley, who was at the Lymm Folk Club last month, will be returning on June 21st. There's a Sixties Night at the Lymm Hotel on June 19th and Blues Night at the Golf Club the following evening. Local singing talent will be in full voice at the Big Sing Night on June 24th.
Outdoors, Lymm Hall will be the delightful setting for a new innovation, an Edwardian Garden party on June 21st whilst the following day the popular Open Gardens returns.
Lymm will ring with laughter because, in addition to the, always popular Comedy Night, Simon Plumb is staging highlights from last winter's Rugby Club panto’ – ‘Scrooged.’
The Lymm Festival is increasingly a year round event. All four Winter Warmers were sell outs. Grateful thanks go to the appreciative audiences and the volunteers who put on memorable occasions, from Robert Powell and Gabrielle Drake ‘Celebrating Jane Austen’ and Stephen Hough's magical piano recital in St Peter's Church; to the Blues Night and film shows featuring ‘Frozen’ and ‘Philomena’ in a packed United Reformed Church on Brookfield Road.
All this augurs well for a great summer Lymm Festival and you can keep up to date with event and ticket information by going to the website.
If you are planning an event to be part of this year's festival, you haven't got long to make your application. Friday March 21st is the deadline for these to be returned. Forms are available from the Artistic Director Jacquie Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tags: lymm festival
Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 at 15:23:50
Filed under: Announcements, Entertainment, Charity, Fundraising, Landmarks, Surrounding areas, Village centre
Scouts are set to get a new H.Q in Warrington
Building work is due to begin on a new community centre for Scouts and Guides in Warrington.
The £295,000 project will replace existing Scout and Guide huts on Pepper Street in Lymm. One complete, the new building will become the headquarters for 17th Warrington East (3rd Lymm) Scouts and Lymm District Guides.
The existing huts will be demolished, as they are no longer fit for purpose. The new building, which will keep the name of the current Guide hut Maple Lodge, will feature two halls, a meeting room and a kitchen. It will provide facilities for Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies, Cubs, Guides, Scouts and Explorers, as well as other community groups.
Funding for the project has come from several sources including Lymm Round Table and Lymm Parish Council. WREN and The Veolia Environmental Trust also awarded grants of £70,000 and £35,000 respectively through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Building work began on February 24th and is expected to be completed by July. James Hurrell, 3rd Lymm Scouts leader, said: "The new building will not only benefit the Scouts and Guides, but also the wider community.
"The village hall, youth club and Oughtrington Community Centre are all fully booked and have had to turn away enquiries. We have already heard from groups expressing an interest in using the new building. The new HQ will provide a modern, accessible meeting place within 100 metres of the centre of Lymm that can be booked by community groups and individuals. We cannot wait to see it complete and in use."
Paul Taylor, executive director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, said:
"We have awarded over £642,192 to community and environmental projects in Cheshire over the last five years and it is always great to hear when one is getting under way. I look forward to hearing about the project's development over the coming months."
Article courtesy of ITV.
Tags: scouts, warrington
Posted by Neil on Thursday, 10 October 2013 at 16:09:13
Filed under: Announcements, Lymm, Political, Surrounding areas
Nursery plan turned down amid 'traveller fear'
Plans for accommodation at a plant nursery were turned down in a split decision during a heated meeting amid claims the site would eventually be used by travellers.
Warrington Borough Council rejected an application for an office to be used as a dwelling at Caddicks Clematis Nursery off Lymm Road. Former leader Clr Ian Marks (Lymm LD) had warned against approval, expressing concerns over ‘future intentions’ for the site.
Speaking against the application at the Town Hall meeting last Wednesday, he said: “For years there has been rumours of a gipsy community settling here.
“A few weeks ago there were reports of a large number of caravans here, which worsens that rumour.”
Clr Marks also criticised a failure to notify Lymm Parish Council about the application, and said it was unsuitable for green belt land.
Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council and Statham Lodge Riding Centre, which neighbours the site, also opposed it over ‘illegal tipping’ that has taken place at the nursery before.
An agent acting on behalf of applicant Mr Clayton said problems had been down to a previous tenant, and that ‘progress’ since enforcement action by Warrington Borough Council saw a £10,000 fine imposed would continue.
Clr Bob Barr (Lymm LD), sitting on the development control committee, reacted angrily to proposals, citing ‘flagrant, appalling, illegal actions’ and ‘appalling breaches of planning regulations.
He said an application to build a dwelling at the nursery ‘wouldn’t stand a cat in hell’s chance’ of approval, and that the change of use to a dwelling should be treated the same.
“It stretches incredulity to apply for an existing building to be used as a dwelling in that respect,” added Clr Barr.
The application was turned down by three votes to two. Clr Barr, Clr Sheila Woodyatt (Lymm CON) moved against it.
For it were Clr Laurence Murphy (Stockton Heath LAB) and Jeff Richards (Bewsey and Whitecross LAB).
Clr Tony McCarthy (Rixton and Woolston LAB), chairman of the committee, cast the deciding vote against.
Article courtesy of This Is Cheshire.
Tags: travellers, nursery, planning