Marton Village, Warwickshire

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.

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!