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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Made in Burton Green 2016

This selection of photos shows some highlights of Made in Burton Green 2016. The event was organised in collaboration with Warwickshire Open Arts and the Coventry Arts Trail.

Art and Crafts in the Village Hall

The Sculpture Trail

The sculpture trail ran through the National Grid Wood. This is the Green Man...

Many of the sculptures were based on the theme of Mr McGregor and Peter Rabbit, from Beatrix Potter.

This is Mr McGregor.

Scarecrows on the Greenway

Shown below are just five of the twenty scarecrows which were displayed along the Greenway.

Yarn Bombing Along Red Lane

Residents of Red Lane had created a yarn bombing display along much of Red Lane. A small sample is shown below.

Burton Green Village Choir

Burton Green Village Choir performed in the Village Hall. The video just below is a YouTube playlist, which runs through the five songs performed. Alternatively, you can watch the playlist on YouTube here.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Retired of Burton Green Celebration Lunch

All who meet the critera are welcome


To celebrate the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty our Queen 

FRIDAY 15T" JULY 12.45 FOR 1.00 







Wine with meal 



£7.00 PER HEAD.

Please book 02476 471669 

Monday, 27 June 2016

Burton Green Village Choir

Burton Green Village Choir performed at the Made in Burton Green event at the Village Hall on Sunday 26th June. The choir director is Seb Farrell.

For the benefit of anyone who has not seen the village choir performing, you can watch their performance here.

If you play the videos on a laptop using the laptop's built-in speakers then the sound reproduction will be poor . The videos will sound much better if you can play them through a connected TV with independent speakers, or listen using stereo headphones plugged into a laptop.

The video just below is a YouTube playlist, which runs through the five songs performed. Alternatively, you can watch the playlist on YouTube here.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Aviva Women's Tour Coming Through Westwood Heath

It was a big shame that the weather was so poor on Thursday.

The Aviva Women's Tour coming down Westwood Heath Road

The video just below shows a few minutes of the Aviva Women's Tour and entourage coming down Westwood Heath Road.

As you can see (photo at the top of this page) the cyclists were all together as they came down the top of Westwood Heath Road. By the time they had reached the bottom of Westwood Heath Road, they were strung out. The picture, below, which shows them turning into Gibbet Hill Road, is from the ITV4 coverage:

The video just below was taken at Berkswell, by Mark Taylor:

Just below is the complete ITV4 program showing highlights of Thursday's race. The program shows the race from the end of Westwood Heath Road through the University and through Kenilworth, at 10 minutes into the progam:

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

MBE awarded to Janet Hickinbottom

You can read a full report in the Kenilworth Weekly News:

This had also announced at the event at Burton Green School on Sunday.

Lost/Found Rabbit

If anyone owns this rabbit, could they please contact Derek Lawrence, 191 Cromwell Lane (dereklawrence365@gmail.com)...

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Berkswell Open Gardens 26th June 2016

Sunday 26th June (11am - 5pm). 
Combined admission £5.00, child free. 

Light refreshments at
 Yew Tree Barn, Holly Oak, The Tower House & Eardley Cottage. 

To see more details of each garden (including a photo of some), click on the NGS icons on the map, or on the NGS website link below. 

There is a detailed report at the Coventry Telegraph, here:

There is a list of the individual gardens, and links to a webpage for each garden, at the NGS website, here:

Monday, 13 June 2016

Burton Green Scarecrow Competition 2016

We need your help to fill the Greenway between Cromwell Lane Bridge (towards Berkswell) to the National Grid Wood entrance. It may be the last year we will be able to do this. We have had some great scarecrows in 2012 and 2014. We hope you will help us make 2016 our very best.

Registration is on June 18th, 10am-12 am at the Village Hall. You can then take your crow to your chosen spot.

Any problems or help required email madeinburtongreen@me.com or drop into stitch group at the village hall Thurs. 7.30pm-9.30pm.

We look forward to your entries.


All of the entries from previous competitions can be seen on these pages:
2014 Competition
2012 Competition

Guidelines for Scarecrow Competition Entries

Maximum height of scarecrow is 2 metres.

Your scarecrow should show resourcefulness and creativity!  Try to incorporate natural materials and / or recycled or found objects.

Your scarecrow should be freestanding, so that it can be staged along the Greenway without disturbing the vegetation and wildlife.  It could be upright or sitting down or be perched in a tree – you will be able to choose how it is displayed and the location.

You may use props or accessories to enhance your Scarecrow, but the organisers cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage or theft of these items, or of the Scarecrows themselves.

Your scarecrow should be inoffensive and designed in good taste and decency for a family audience.

Entries should be brought to the Village Hall for registration on Saturday 18 June between 10 am and 12 noon.  You will then be given an entry number and you can then install your scarecrow on the Greenway ready for the exhibition. Cromwell Lane Bridge – National Grid Wood entrance along the Greenway. Scarecrows should be be collected  from their positions after 5 pm on Sunday 10 July.  Any scarecrows uncollected after 6 pm on Monday 11th July will be removed to the front garden of 293 Cromwell Lane for collection & subsequent recycling.    

The Made in Burton Green group reserves the right to photograph entries for promotionalpurposes, and the photographs will belong to the group.          

If a scarecrow is deemed unsafe in any way, the organisers reserve the right to remove it.      

You will be asked to give your scarecrow a name for the exhibition, so use your imagination to bring him/her to life and have fun getting creative!

Competition Voting slips & sculptural trail maps will be available  at the Village Hall  25th June, 12 noon -5pm  & 26th June, 10am-4pm. Results announced at 4.45pm at the Hall.

For more details or if you would like to help, please contact Deirdre on 02476 464188 or email : madeinburtongreen@me.com

Making Your Scarecrow

You can click on these images to enlarge them:

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Aviva Women's Tour Passing Along Cromwell Lane and Westwood Heath Road

Updated (Thursday 16th)

The Aviva Women's Tour coming down Westwood Heath Road

The video just below shows a few minutes of the Aviva Women's Tour and entourage coming down Westwood Heath Road, on Thursday 16th June.

The Aviva Women's Tour

The Aviva Women's Tour forms part of the British leg of the UCI Women's World Tour. On the morning of Thursday, 16th June, the race will  pass along Cromwell Lane (Coventry section) and down Westwood Heath Road. Those roads will be temporarily closed from around 10.35am.

Teams and Riders

There are 16 teams each consisting of 6 riders. These include the world's top 10 racing teams. There is the Great Britain national team led by Emma Pooley (Olympic Silver medalist); their performance will help to determine the selection of the team for Rio. There is also a second entirely British team, Drops Cycling. Confusingly, some other top British riders will be also be racing, but for other commercial teams. Lizzie Armitstead (2012 Silver medalist and top British hope for Rio) is racing for Boels Dolmans, a Dutch team. Dani King (2012 Gold medalist) is racing for Wiggle HIGH5, a commercial team which has riders from various nationalities. The complete list of teams and riders is here:

Police outriders, coming down Duggins Lane from Berkswell, are expected to arrive at Cromwell Lane/Westwood corner, at around 10.37am. The cyclists are expected to arrive between 10.49 and 10.56. The route then passes down Westwood Heath Road, Gibbet Hill Road, through the University, then past Kenilworth Castle, then to Warwick Castle, Leamington, Edge Hill and on to Stratford. There is a map showing part of the route below.

You can click on the image below to enlarge it...

The map below shows the detail of the route between Meriden and Kenilworth.

Highlights will be shown on ITV4, 9pm to 10pm, Thursday 16th June.

Coverage in Coventry Telegraph (includes timing details):

Kenilworth Weekly News:

More news and information about the race:
Aviva Women's Tour

Ascot Ladies Day - Thursday 16th June

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration

Assistance Required

If anyone could give a hand at the school on either Friday 4.30pm to help put up the marquee; or on Sunday morning (10am) to set up the stalls; or on Sunday afternoon to help - even just to give a short break to whoever is manning a stall ( 2 – 6); or at the end to carry items back into school and/or help take down the marquee, we would be very grateful.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Bugle June 2016

The June 2016 edition of the Bugle has been published.

Just below are thumbnails of the page images. To enlarge any page image, click on the thumbnail below. Once you have the individual page, you may also need to click on the magnifying glass in your browser, where you can view the page at its original size...

The text of the Chair's Report has also been added to the Residents' Association page,

The archive of back issues of the Bugle is here: Bugle Archive.