Coleshill WI August gathering.

At our August gathering, we organised a Pudding Evening and Social for members and visitors that proved hugely popular. Committee members provided more than a dozen mouth-watering home-made desserts, including chocolate roulade, traditional trifle, gooseberry fool, cream gateaux and red fruit cheesecake, plus a non-alcoholic fruit cocktail.  We all enjoyed sampling them, everyone agreeing that the puds on offer more than met the WI’s high culinary standards and there were few left-overs. Talented musician Jake Foster, grandson of Town Hall caretaker Deanna Baker, entertained us wonderfully throughout the evening with a medley of piano pieces. Our visitors included Anne Bufton-McCoy who chairs the Warwickshire WI Federation and members of her the county executive. Mrs Bufton-McCoy told us about the forthcoming events and activities to celebrate the remainder of the Warwickshire Federation’s centenary. She also showed us the county’s new centenary cookbook ‘Kitchen Wisdom’ of over 100 favourite Warwickshire recipes.

We remembered our lively and popular former President Marjorie Power who died on June 20th , two weeks before her 96th birthday.

On October 3rd, the Warwickshire Federation of WIs is organising a group walk at the Middleton Lakes Nature Reserve, old sand and gravel workings, which since 2011 have been s landscaped, creating different habitats and nesting areas for numerous animal and bird species, including bitterns. The walk is already attracting a lot of interest.

We are staging a fund-raising coffee morning on October 13th from 10am in the Town Hall in aid of the Air Ambulance.

At our next meeting  at 7.30pm on September 11th Jo Carter will be recounting ‘True Tales of a Tour Guide – what happens behind the scenes” and the competition is for an unusual paper-knife. Visitors welcome as always.

WI Aug Jake Foster WI Aug 18 Pud

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Beeline Community Transport is a charity that provides volunteer drivers to transport those in need of essential transport to hospitals, clinics, surgeries, day centres etc.  Volunteer drivers use their own cars.

Have you got a car?

Can you spare a few hours a week?

Do you want to meet new people and do something rewarding?

Do you want to help people in your community? 

 You choose the hours and days you work,

As little or as much as you like.

 For more details and to find out more about joining our happy team of volunteer drivers please telephone

Gemma on 01827 717074

Between 9 am & 1 pm (Mon to Fri)

Answer phone at all other times, if you leave a message we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Keeping Coleshill Clean


Thursday 5th July 2018, Coleshill Town Councillor, Richard Mason assisted the Streetscape Team from North Warwickshire Borough Council on their daily patrols of the Cole End Park area.

The focus today was on dog fouling and included the spraying of fresh signs advising dog walkers to ‘clean it up’