Wiltshire Bee & Honey show unveils speaker line up for October event

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The Wiltshire Bee and Honey show organisers have revealed their programme of speakers and exhibitors for this years’ day long festival of all things associated with bees in the region.  As well as learning how to start your own hive on a budget, visitors to the October 5th show in Devizes will learn all about how bees make their honey as well as communicate with each other. Entry is free for everyone.

Amongst those giving free lectures is local Bee Keeper, Richard Rickets, training officer for Melksham and District Beekeeper’s Association and Deputy Editor of one of the UK’s most popular Bee Magazines, Bee Craft. He will be explaining how to get into Bee Keeping, the trials, tribulations and excitement of harvesting your own honey and answering questions on everything from the cost of setting up your own hive to coping with bee stings.

He will be joined by Lynfa Davis, a Master Beekeeper who will explain how bees communicate with each other as well as the importance of comb production. Another of the keynote speakers is Norman Carreck a beekeeper for nearly 40 years, as well as being a bee research scientist at the University of Sussex’.  He will be talking about the future for local bees in Wiltshire and the whole UK.

Wessex Water headline supporters of the show will be explaining how visiting green spaces can help improve your health and wellbeing and the many ways to can take part and enjoy the beautiful sites across our region, together with goodies to bring wildlife to your garden.

There are a number of exhibitors including Walworth’s Brewers from Devizes, who have developed a special ale for the show and visitors can sample the new honey flavoured Beer. There will also be mead, for those that want a taste. They will be joined by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, CPRE Wiltshire, Woodland Trust and Bumble Bee Conservation Trust.

Visitors are promised hands-on experiences from Candle Rolling to exploring inside a virtual hive as well learning all about where and when they can find flora, fauna and open spaces in Wiltshire that are home to many varieties of insects.

Saturday, 5 October 2019 – Entry is free to all.

Corn Exchange, The Market Place, Devizes SN10 1HS



Contact the organiser: wiltshoneyday@gmail.com

Parish Council Meeting Minutes, 9th July 2019

Please see below minutes from the July Parish Council Meeting approved at the meeting held in August 2019.   The August minutes will be published after the September meeting. 

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Tilshead Parish Council Policies and Procedures

The following Tilshead Parish Council policies and procedures have been updated.

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Tilshead Village Breakfasts

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I am pleased to announce that the Village Breakfasts will be starting up again from September onwards. The breakfasts will be served on the first Saturday of each month, in this case the 7th September, from 8:30 until 11:00. We will be serving a traditional breakfast, small or large, and can cater for a vegetarian or a gluten free option. Breakfasts are served with the option of orange juice, toast and tea or coffee, cooked and served by willing volunteers! 

On the subject of volunteers: if you would like to give us a helping hand on the occasional Saturday then please let us know. The aim is to have enough people to ensure that there is plenty of flexibility and helpers do not have to commit to every month. If you can offer to help out now and again then just let one of the following know: Cath Caesar, Pella Williams-Duff or Sally Kyte.

The primary aim of the breakfasts is to provide a sociable place to meet and chat on a Saturday morning but we also hope to raise some funds for the village. The plan is to raise funds for the Village Hall and Playing Field Committee and we suggest that if you have ideas on how those funds might be spent to let us know on a Saturday morning or let the committee know directly. It may be that you would like to see a barbeque area on the playing fields, new marquees for use at events such as the Summer fete, or you might like an annual street party! Put your thinking caps on and let us know.

We look forward to seeing you on 7th September in the Village Hall from 8.30am onwards.

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Parish Council Meeting Minutes, 18th June 2019

Please see below minutes from the June Parish Council Meeting approved at the meeting held in July 2019.   The July minutes will be published after the August meeting. 

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