Ivychurch Mowers

As a village we take great pride in keeping our churchyard, green and verges cut and tidy throughout the year. A small group of volunteers meet regularly during the spring, summer, and autumn months to strim and mow all public areas through the village. We typically meet on a Sunday morning around once a month, although we keep in close contact by WhatsApp, and frequently individuals or small groups meet up in between as required to keep on top of the growth.

We are always looking for new faces to join the team. We do not have any equipment owned by the village currently, so we typically require people to come along with their mower, strimmer, or shears – but everyone is welcome no matter what you have – there is always a job that need doing. We do have a small fund from which we can reimburse you for petrol and repairs.

The mowers are a friendly bunch, and alongside having fun on the job, typically hold a few socials during the year – an annual Christmas dinner at the pub, a table at the harvest supper, and now lockdown is coming to an end… more frequent trips to the pub!

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Alan Martin – email alan.martin999@yahoo.co.uk or telephone 01797 342064.

Your Speedwatch Needs YOU !

Due to Coronavirus restrictions, speedwatch sessions were suspended at the start of 2020. Sessions have now resumed, but we need more observers.

If you are concerned by the speed at which a significant number of drivers continue to pass through the village, then you might like to offer some time to help at our occasional roadside speed monitoring sessions. Days and times to suit – if you could spare an hour or two a month then you would be very welcome to join the team – free training is provided, and you can choose whichever sessions you wish to assist.

Want to get involved?

If you can spare an hour or two each month, come and get involved, training given.

Contact parishclerk@ivychurch.org.uk for details.

If you wish to know more about the national Community Speed Watch initiative, visit the Community Speedwatch website.

Meanwhile, you may be interested to see some of the statistics gathered before sessions were paused. Scroll the image to the right for the November 2019 report.

Two speedwatch sessions were held in November, none were held in December due to the short daylight hours and the lack of volunteers. If you would like to see more action being taken then do volunteer, help is needed with counting vehicles, recording vehicle details and monitoring speeds. You can find out more at Community Speedwatch UK

Speed Watch Needs You
Speedwatch Nov Dec 2019