Village News June 2024


It’s our first summer issue of 2024 and we mark the end of spring with the last of the bluebells - as featured on our cover. Many thanks to Alison for this wonderful, colourful photograph.

With the weather now much warmer and more settled we hope you’re all getting out and about and enjoying the community and its surroundings. To take advantage of our CB9 bus service to get you to your various destinations then see page 7 for more info.

Our local area is rich with history and if you’re interested in learning more then you may wish to pop along to the History Fair at Clent Parish Hall. It’s taking place on Saturday 15 June and being hosted by Clent History Society for more details of this event and the other societies taking part then please see page 9.

You may be hearing the sound of church bells in Hagley and Clent on Monday and Wednesday evenings. These are the bell ringers practising their ancient craft. Back in 2023 the two towers of St John’s and St Leonard’s merged to form one band of ringers and together they are now known as “Clangley Bells”. Dedicated Tower Captains Martin and Richard are wholly committed to keeping the bells ringing in our communities. If you would like to know more and perhaps be a part of this very English and beautiful tradition then head over to page 37 for further details.

And finally - we’d like to say a fond farewell to Richard Newton, Rector of Hagley and Clent. He is retiring this month and will be leading his last service on the 30 June. We wish him and Kathy all the best for a long and peaceful retirement.

Happy reading folks - we do hope you enjoy this June issue and we’ll look forward to catching up with you all again in July

Events in Hagley

Monday 24 June

10.00 am Active Seniors at Hagley Community Centre

2.00 pm Hagley Country Dancers at The Free Church Hall

10.00 am Bounce & Rhyme for Babies at Hagley Library

2.15 pm Active Tots at Hagley Library

Wanted an Editor

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