Welcome to Orleton Village
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 formed a Community Benefit Society and has been successful in purchasing the Boot. It will now be refurbished and will re-open when the work has been done and a new tenant appointed.
if you have any questions about the next steps 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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Do you know whom to contact if you have a power cut?105 is the new number to call.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.