Marton Village, Warwickshire

Local History Group: November 2021 Update

In October there was a talk entitled “Know Your Marton” (Part 1) given by David Fry (pictured). After information about the historical significance of Marton’s location, the talk took us through a photographic history of the buildings from the bridge over the Leam, passed the old garage, blacksmiths and Black Horse, to one of Marton’s many old Post Offices.

The November talk “Know Your Marton” (Part 2), will pick up from where Part 1 ended. This will be given at 7.30 pm on Monday November 29th in the village hall.

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

Pig Club v2

Field Preparation (1)

Members of the Pig Club gathered at the field last Saturday, 6th November, to start the preparation of the field for the next piggy intake. Thank you so much to those who were able to join us. You have made a huge difference already – see the before and after comparison photos below. There are also other photos of the field as made ready now.

Refreshments, including special home-made cakes and biscuits, were served.

The next stage will be repairing the perimeter fence, and the pig shelter. Please look out for an invitation to join the next working party! We will arrange this before winter sets in, so that the ground is still soft enough to work with. 

Thanks to Judy Frodsham for the photo of the piggy cakes. Other photos by Marton Pig Club organisers.

Didn’t quite get the panorama origins the same, but you get the idea! Spot the trailer in the undergrowth!

Some fenceposts along this line will need replacing in the next working party.

Local History Group: October 2021 Update

The Group meetings are back after its Covid shutdown. For the time being events will be announced month-by-month but will generally be held on the last Monday of each month until April, excluding December. The new season opens on Monday 25th October at 7.30pm in the village hall. At this meeting there will be a talk entitled “Know Your Marton” (Part 1) given by Group members. The talk will use Images, mainly more than a century old, to highlight what we know of the built environment and some of the characters who lived here. Part 1 will cover the main road..

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

Pig Club v2

The Resurrection

Marton pig

Marton Pig Club will be back soon! We anticipate starting the new rearing season in the Spring of 2022. Under new stewardship, we are currently looking for expressions of interest from those wishing to take part. If you haven’t already done so, please send your name and email address to sausages.marton -at- gmail.com.

We will be making a presentation in the Village Hall on Friday 15th October, starting at 7:00pm. All villagers will be welcome. Come along and find out how the club will be organised and run, including cost per pig, how that cost is determined and how the income will be spent. You will be able to ask questions which you may have and, for new members, meet folks who have taken part in previous pig club seasons and hear their experiences.

The bar will be open, for you to purchase your choice of refreshment!

Finally, don’t forget the vote for the name of the new Piggy Baton! Send your suggestions to sausages.marton -at- gmail.com before the village hall evening. On the night, cast your vote from the full list of suggestions. No prizes for the winner except the honour of having named the Piggy Baton!

Upcoming Fixtures

Marton Village  Cricket Club Communication 

All home fixtures are at Marton Playing fields, do come along enjoy an afternoon tea with your friends and family and support your local village cricket club, you will be made most welcome, look forward to seeing you there.

For more information about our fixtures and the club visit our website.

Marton Parish Council Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2020/2021

Notice of Public Rights 2020_2021
MPC Expenditure 2020_2021
MPC Receipts 2020_2021
MPC Summary of Receipts & Payments 2020_2021
MPC Clerk Salary year ending 31.03.2021
AGAR Certificate of Exemption 2020_2021
AGAR Accounting Statement 2020_2021
AGAR Annual Governance Statement 2020_2021
AGAR Annual Internal Audit Report 2020_2021
AGAR MPC Variation 2020_2021
MPC Variation Explanation 2020_2021 – Box 3
MPC Variation Explanation 2020_2021 – Box 4
MPC Assets year ending 31.03.2021