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Wolvey Summer festival
20th June 2009

Wolvey Parish Council and Wolvey St John the Baptist Church are working together to organise a Wolvey Summer Festival on Saturday 20th June. 

It is hoped that this will be a fun day for everyone, with a programme of events and activities taking place from 10am to 5pm at venues all around Wolvey.

At 11am, at the Wolvey “Old Cricket Field “Wetland Reserve, will be the official opening of a boardwalk through this special site. This will be carried out by Mr David Lowe, Warwickshire’s Principal Ecologist

This boardwalk, to provide access through the wet and boggy ground of the reserve, has been constructed of recycled plastic and built entirely by the efforts of the volunteers of the Wolvey Environment Group. This project has been funded by the BBC Breathing Places Big Lottery Fund and also the Rugby Borough Council Rural Development Fund.  

Another recent addition to the Wetland Reserve has been two wicker sculptures, of a cricket batsman and bowler. This has further enhanced the reserve, adding interest whilst serving as a reminder of the field’s previous history as the village cricket field.

The opening ceremony will be followed by a range of environmental activities at the wetland, including pond dipping, making bird boxes and feeders, log pile demo, wildlife surveys, competitions and prizes provided by the BBC Breathing Places, and lots more.

During this weekend, Wolvey Church is holding a flower festival and visitors are invited to view the wonderful display of flowers in the church. Other activities at the church will include refreshments all day, bell-ringing and tai chi demonstrations, a Silver Band and a Gospel Choir.

There will also be events taking place all around the village.  Activities will include stalls, displays, games, a fairground ride and candy floss, have-a –go at flat green bowling and cricket nets, a balloon race, face and henna painting.

People are invited to take a wander around Wolvey, to see all that it has to offer.

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