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"Welcome to Orleton Village" Booklet

Orleton Parish Council has produced a booklet with lots of useful information for newcomers to the village. It can be picked up from the shop or, if you wish, you can print it on-line here.

Orleton Scarecrow Trail

The Annual Scarecrow Trail was held from 6th - 9th September. Prizes were awarded at the Village Fun Day of Sunday 9th September held at the Recreation Ground with teas in the Village Hall. The Fun Day included a bar, barbeque, dog show, side shows and stalls. All proceeds were in support of Orleton Village Hall.

Prizes for the winning scarecrows were presented by the Chairman of Herefordshire Council, Cllr Brian Wilcox.

The Boot Inn

The Boot Inn has operated as a thriving pub at the heart of Orleton village for many years. Unfortunately the pub was closed in 2017 and is now at risk of being sold for residential development.

The community has formed a Community Benefit Society and is in the process of putting together a bid to purchase the Boot Inn and reopen it as a business in the village. If successful, this would safeguard the future of the Boot Inn as a community facility for many years to come.

For more information go and have a look at the Community Benefit Society's website and FaceBook pages.

Litter Picking

The Parish Council is arranging to do a litter pick around the village on the first Saturday of each month.

If you are able to help please contact either Richard Hewitt, Clerk of the Parish Council and he will put you in touch with the organiser or Sara Burnham (01568 780848).

Generally the village does not suffer from a serious litter problem but the litter pick will help to improve the village even more.

Orleton Good Neighbour Scheme

The Parish Council has arranged the Orleton Good Neighbour Scheme.

This is a free service supporting people in our community and it is run entirely by local volunteers.

If you are in need of help then call 07825 484 289 and there will be someone to help you.

Orleton and District Gardening Club meetings in the Village Hall.

Tuesday, 25th September

"Gardens of the UK" - A talk by celebrity speaker Christine Walkden.

Christine is a well know broadcaster and author. This event is open to both members and non-members. Tickets are available from the Orleton Stores and cost £12 for non-members.

The talk starts at 8pm. Free refreshments served from 7:30pm.

More information here

Power Cut? - Dial 105

Do you know whom to contact if you have a power cut?

105 is the new number to call.

Household Recycling

Herefordshire Council have recently issued new guidelines for recycling. Read the guidelines.

Herefordshire council have just published a document about the recycling facility in Leominster. Read it.

Garden Bonfires

There have been numerous complaints this year about garden bonfires causing problems because the smoke has been enveloping houses.

Read the advice from the Parish Council.

Would you like to support St. George's Church?  Join the 100 Club!

Orleton PCC currently runs a "100 Club". There is a maximum of 100 members and currently there are some vacancies. If you wish to take up some of these please contact Christine Berry on 01568 782321.

Membership costs £26 pa. There is a regular draw and winners receive a cash prize. All monies collected, after the draw payments have been made, will then be used to support St. George's Church.

Oil / LPG Fuel Buying Scheme

Do you want to get cheaper heating oil or LPG?

Orleton is part of the Shropshire RCC Fuel Buying scheme. Your local co-ordinator is Eddie Clanzy-Hodge.

Should you wish to join the scheme, please visit the scheme's website.

There is a charge of £24 p.a. and membership runs for the full year after joining. This covers the administrative costs of the Shropshire RCC but you will easily recover this with reduced costs for your heating oil over the year. The Shropshire RCC take monthly orders from members across Shropshire and get the best bulk price that they can every month.

The prices are normally below the best quoted prices elsewhere and the admin is all sorted out for you. All you have to do is tell us how much oil you need (minimum of 500 litres) and we will do the rest. Normally, payment is after delivery.

Advice on flying drones and other unmanned model aircraft in and around Orleton

Drones are becoming increasingly more popular and we have some guidance here on their safe and legal use.

No doubt you have seen press reports about drones endangering full size aircraft and intruding on peoples privacy. Both the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) have produced guidelines for the safe and legal operation of drones and other unmanned model aircraft.

Read a summary of the legal position and recommendations from the BMFA.

Please be aware that some household insurance policies are now excluding drones from the cover. This not only includes cover for theft but also 3rd party liability in the case of an accident.