Marton Village, Warwickshire

Marton Cinema

We are delighted to be showing The Duke starring Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren on Friday August 5th

Doors will open at 7 30pm with the film starting at 8pm

Tickets : £3

Paradise and Thorns event held on 6th May

Ashley Hutchings with Blair Dunlop and Becky Mills

We were beautifully entertained on 6th May by folk-rock pioneer Ashley Hutchings of Fairport Convention fame and the fabulous melodic vocalist Becky Mills. Their Paradise and Thorns performance was a wonderful mix of traditional and modern folk, new songs and old, dramatic readings, sonnets, diary excerpts, and superb lyrics and musicianship. Ashley’s son Blair Dunlop also joined them and it was lovely to welcome him back following his great performance in the hall last October.

Local History Group: April 2022 Update

The next meeting of the Marton Local History Group is on Monday 25th April at 7.30 in the village hall. This will consist of the AGM, covering the time since 2019 when we last had an AGM, followed by a talk on the history of The Elms. This house has a fascinating history from its origins as a couple of cottages in the eighteenth century. As with past AGMs there is no entry charge but you still receive a complementary glass of wine. All welcome.

This is the last meeting at the hall for this season. In May there is a guided walk around historic Brinklow on Monday 16th.

Local History Group: March 2022 Update

The Bower

Many thanks yet again to David Fry for giving the final part of the talk on “A Short Guide to Marton’s History” at the end of February. This part covered Eathorpe Coach Drive, High Street to Chapel End and Fields Farm Lane

The next event will be on Sunday 27th March: meeting at Birdingbury Church at 3pm for a guided tour of the church followed by tea at “The Club”.  Please book beforehand with David Fry if you wish to attend.

The next meeting at the hall will be at the end of April.

Local History Group: February 2022 Update

Many thanks to David Fry for giving Part 3 of the talk on “A Short Guide to Marton’s History” at the end of January. This part covered the triangle of Shepherd St, North St and Church St..

The next meeting will be on Monday 28th February, 7.30pm in the village hall, when Part 4 the talk will be given, starting from where Part 3 ended.

As usual, all are welcome, entrance fee £3, including a glass of wine or soft drink.

Marton 200 Club – 2022

New Year – New 200 Club

The 2022 Marton 200 Club is up and running and it’s easy to take part.

Becoming a member costs £12 per annum for each number purchased.
Membership will provide opportunities throughout the year for you to win cash prizes up to £40.
It also provides vital support for the maintenance of our village hall.

The 2022 Marton 200 Club has monthly draws providing cash prizes of £40, £20 and 2 x £10 that can be won for just £12 per annum.

How does it work?
The 200 Club has been running successfully for many years. Villagers have purchased numbers between 1 and 200 and these have been entered into monthly draws resulting in cash prizes.
The balance between tickets sold and prize money goes to the vital upkeep and maintenance of our village hall. This has been particularly important during the pandemic period when, due to enforced closure, the hall has been unable to generate income through the events that would normally have been held.

Current members
We hope that current 200 Club members are happy to keep their existing numbers and we thank them for their continuing support.

New members
Marton has welcomed many new residents lately and we would like to encourage them to get involved.
Please contact Dy Hewett at The Cottage Garden, North Street, dyanh@btinternet.com or 01926 633243 about available numbers.

Payment can be made using the bank details below. Please reference your payment “200 Club” plus surname.
200 Club bank details
Account name: Marton War Memorial Hall
Account type: Business
SORT: 40-27-06
Account no: 02551047

Alternate arrangements can be made if online banking is a problem.

Happy New Year from the Village Hall Committee – Good luck everyone

Recycling EXTRA

Marton’s extra recycling scheme is about to launch!

Did you know medicine blister packets, toothpaste tubes and make-up containers can be recycled with specialist processing? They can’t go into Rugby’s normal recycling bins and instead go to landfill, where decomposing takes a minimum of 450 years (and much, much longer for some plastics).

So, a few residents have volunteered to start a scheme collecting this hard-to-recycle waste. The parish council has supported the idea, using part of an environmental improvement grant from Severn Trent to buy a bin store and signage. Collection containers will soon be in the store, located alongside the playground fence, so please don’t throw the following into landfill:

• Used medicine/vitamin blister packs (remove personal data and any remaining medication)
• Toothbrushes & toothpaste tubes (including packaging and electric brush tops)
• Make-up containers (any brand)
• Foil balloons and banners (including packaging)

A village email will confirm when the containers are ready for you to drop off all collected items. In the meantime, if you’re interested in being involved in any way please contact us through the newsletter or website. We’d specifically like help with the following and are also keen to hear new ideas you might have for helping:

  • Donations of weather-proof lidded collection containers
  • Volunteers who regularly/occasionally go to Tesco Warwick or Clifton Primary School

If we get a few more volunteers the scheme can grow to save more items from landfill, like hand-wash pumps and laundry packaging.

More complete guidance on what can and can’t be recycled (in Marton or elsewhere) is on: https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/brigades

Thanks very much!

Recycling from home with prepaid envelopes

There are also some hard-to-recycle schemes you can do at home, by sending for prepaid envelopes. These have been suggested or used by residents (so are not affiliated to the village in any way). More can be added if you hear of other useful schemes:

Item to recycle (A-Z) Where to order envelopes
Coffee pods (aluminium) www.collectplus.yodel.co.uk/podback-aluminium or www.nespresso.com
Ink cartridges (any brand) www.emptiesplease.com/bag-requests
Ink cartridges (Epson only) https://epson-recycling.cycleon.eu/en/epson-inkjet
Mobile phones hubbub.org.uk
Razors and razorblades https://www.gillette.co.uk/recycle.list

Local History Group: December 2021 Update

Thanks to David Fry for giving Part 2 of the talk on “A Short Guide to Marton’s History”. This part covered the remainder of the main road, Birdingbury Road and North Street and there was quite a lot of useful audience input along the way.

The next meeting will be on Monday 31st January, 7.30pm in the village hall, when Part 3 the talk will be given, starting from where Part 2 ended. (Note: as usual, there is no December meeting).

As usual, all are welcome, entrance fee £3, including a glass of wine or soft drink.