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The Community 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 was at risk of being sold for residential development.

The community has formed a Community Benefit Society and has been 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.

  • Success is in sight; the secure future of The Boot Inn is within our grasp!
  • Time to turn plans into reality and pledges into investments.
  • Help us to make The Boot Inn “more than just a pub” to the benefit of us all.

Prospectus and application form available here.

if you have any questions please contact John Alderman on 01568 780566.

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

Opening of the new kitchen in the Village Hall

On the 6th November well known actor and TV star John Challis formally opened the new kitchen at Orleton Village Hall.

The new kitchen costing almost £40.000 will make the venue an ideal choice for those looking for a venue for a wedding, family party or other event where quality catering is important.

A spokesman for the Village Hall said that the Hall could cater for up to 130 guests with all the facilities needed for a successful event.

The kitchen was also available for anyone starting their own baking business who had need of a quality facility for a few hours each week.

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An evening of Comedy and Music - 1st December

The Village Hall committee has arranged an evening of Comedy and Music in the village Hall on Saturday 1st December - 7pm. You can get tickets at the Village Stores. Tickets cost £7 and this includes a Hot Pork Bap. Bring your own drinks and glasses.

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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.

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.

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.