Society News

Summer Parties

The weather forecast was right! The rain cleared late in the afternoon so guests were able to enjoy the gardens at The Old Vicarage in sunshine again. Over one hundred signed up for the party and we welcomed several new residents, who had come to meet the 'locals'.

The marquee was up to house the Bar, which as usual, did a good trade and lots of canapés were eaten with enthusiasm. We were pleased to see so many children this year and they made good use of the space and table-tennis table.

Kate made a presentation to our Treasurer, Bob Whiffen, and thanked him for all his hard work on the committee. We are sorry to see him leaving Leigh Woods.

Our thanks go to Michael and Lynne Bothamley for allowing us to share their delightful home again (as they hosted the 2014 Summer Party too) and being such helpful, welcoming hosts.

See separate pages for photos Summer Party 2015.

Christmas Parties

For two years the Boss family invited us to their festive and spacious home for the Christmas Party. They provided a warm welcome and the children added a wonderful dimension to the festivities by enthusiastically serving mince pies whilst the bar was well manned providing plenty of libations for the company. The 2013 Christmas Party was hosted by Jane and David Worthington. The 2014 Christmas Party was hosted again by Anna and Jonny Boss and was well attended and very enjoyable. The 30’ Xmas tree dominated the hall and the extended space allowed everyone to socialise easily. Xmas Party 2014


Annual Spring Clean

Each Spring a band of cheerful volunteers have cleared litter and debris from the pavements, hedges and verges in Leigh Woods. This year, the ‘Spring-clean’ took place on Saturday 11 April 2015. 18 people turned up at the Vestry for coffee then armed with litter pickers volunteered to clear particular roads. This year we collected 14 bags in total. Many thanks to those who turned out and worked so hard while chatting, and to Jane Worthington who organised it all and to Gregg Brake, our North Somerset Area Officer, who provided bags and litter pickers.

Litter Pick Apr 2015a

The Leigh Woods Society Committee meets regularly to discuss current issues of concern to Residents and to plan events of interest. The list of Committee members is shown on the Contacts Page Contacts. The minutes of the meetings can be obtained through the following links: LWS Minutes June 2015; LWS Minutes May 2014; LWS Minutes January 2015LWS Minutes Sept 2014

This year’s AGM was held on Wednesday 25th March 2015 at St, Mary;’s Church. A copy of the various papers were e-mailed to LWS members this year. You can download the papers through this link: Chairman’s Report 2015;   Treasurer’s Report Year 2014; Open Forum Notes 2015.

There is always something happening with the Clifton Suspension Bridge so there is a separate page of points and interest for Leigh Woods residents: Clifton Suspension Bridge .

Another area of interest to people in Leigh Woods relates to planning applications and other related issues. The list of applications for 2014/15 and their status can be found on the following page: Leigh Woods Planning.


The photo to the side is Peter Popert with Chris Buss admiring the memorial to Peter's uncle midshipman Edwin Peter Popert Royal Indian Navy who died on Crete 2/12/1940 aged 19 following injury on HMS Liverpool on 14/10 /1940. His parents lived in 6 Clanage Road Bower Ashton in the 1960s and his father (Peter's grandfather) was commission conservator for the forestry commission.


Chris Buss & Peter Popert
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