When and where we meet:

Every 2nd Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, Leigh on Mendip

Visitors welcome!

For more details contact Mary Mears

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Leigh on Mendip Community Coffee Mornings.

1st Monday of the month in the Memorial Hall from 9.45 to 10.45am.

Come along for a coffee and a chat! Everyone welcome.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Food & Farming explained!

Last night's meeting proved to be a great success!
Thanks to our excellent speaker, James Small, the Chairman of Somerset County NFU who farms near Priddy. He gave us a very informative and interesting talk about farming and food. He covered many angles, from the Common Agricultural Policy, the environment and the food we choose to buy as well as the high standards of animal welfare practised by British farmers today. We need to think globally and about the future of farming if it is to meet the needs of the growing population as well as realising how we, as consumers, can affect what is produced.
I think it's safe to say that he explained all of the issues we raised at our resolutions meeting back in May; there were plenty of questions and discussion, making it a very lively evening.

We rounded it off with some tasty scones, local home made jams and a generous helping of Cornish clotted cream - our Alternative Jam Festival in recognition of the National WI jam festival which took place over the weekend at Denman College.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Alternative Jam Festival at Leigh on Mendip W.I.!

Yes, it's true! As we cannot attend the Real Jam Festival at the W.I Denman College this weekend, we will be holding our very own alternative jam festival at the next meeting! (Monday 10th October)

Instead of our usual tea & biscuits we shall devour scones, clotted cream and home made jam as supplied by our members! Plenty to taste and savour....mmmm I'm looking forward to it!

We'll be having a very interesting meeting all about farming and the future of our food - what better way to end the evening than with good, traditional English food?

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Facebook Workshop

After a very successful first workshop we've decided to hold another one! We even put a message on the W.I. National wall!
Everyone is welcome!
Monday 31st October at 10 am at my house.
Val, Ann, Jean & Sparks

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Theatre trip on Tuesday 4th October

Would anyone like to use a spare ticket for Tuesday's theatre trip? One has become available - including transport!
We're going to see 'Austen's Women' at the Strode Theatre in Street.
Let me know if you are interested!