Lawley and Overdale Parish Council
Winter 2020 Newsletter
What’s happened this year?
Lockdown and support for the NHS
Lockdown has brought a number of challenges to us all this year, however, despite all the restrictions that this placed upon our community, people have remained strong, supported the vulnerable where possible and kept their spirits up.
This has certainly been evidenced with some of the amazing creations from Parish residents, paintings in the windows, and handmade gifts for residents to collect on their daily walk. Amazing efforts bringing a smile to everyone’s faces.
The Parish also came together on a regular basis to provide their support to NHS and all the key workers, by joining in with the weekly clap. It was great to hear the noise that was generated at 8.00pm across all parts of the Parish.
Best Garden Competition
During Lockdown people across the Parish found their gardens to be a source of comfort, helping to keep themselves busy, and to many people gardening has become a newfound passion.
It was great to see so many lovely gardens being entered into our Best Garden Competition, which made it extremely difficult for our judges to pick their favourites.
There were four categories, and the winners were:
- Best Front Garden – Dan Lewis
- Best Back Garden – John & Angela Moloney
- Most Creative Use Of Space – Lorraine Rownes
- Best Young Gardner – Ruben
The popular fairy woods in Lawley have also provided families with a place to visit during lockdown. They are filled with tiny doors and magical decorations to entertain children.
Shaun and Kelly Parkes along with their children began the project and have encouraged children to be creative and have continued to add their own creations to the woods. It’s become a place for children to visit and get lost in the magic. They have been visited from across the Parish and also from outside, including receiving a special Fairy message from Fairy Rose Sparkle!
Halloween – Overdale Ghost Hunt
Overdale resident Ellen Powell did not want kids to miss out on enjoying Halloween so she organised a Halloween Ghost Hunt that children in Overdale could do safely. Ellen received support and donations from the Parish, local stores/businesses and also residents to enable this to be a success for kids who took part.
With us not being able to put on any Easter events, we asked residents across the Parish to get involved by being creative in other ways through home arts & crafts. Here’s some of our young residents who were all smiles when receiving a small gift to thank them for their creative efforts!
We were sad that this year’s Summer Fest event was unable to take place, but we will be back bigger and better than ever to hold Summer Fest 2021 on Saturday 10 July 2021.
We look forward to seeing you from your Summer Fest Team at LOPC and BVT in Lawley Village.