About Bleadon WI

Welcome to the Bleadon WI blog where we will be able to keep you up to date with all the news and events going on at Bleadon WI

You will just need to log in regularly to catch up with us, and if you would like any stories, photos or events added just email the Bleadon WI committee at bleadonwi@hotmail.co.uk

Bleadon WI meets at the Coronation Hall, Coronation Road, Bleadon at 7.30pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month, all are welcome.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our Bleadon WI members. After yet another super Christmas party here are some photos of us enjoying our wreath making, buffet etc ....

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Bleadon WI Christmas Party

This Thursday is one of the highlights of our year - the Bleadon WI Christmas Party and a fun packed evening is planned for you this Thursday 13th December 2012 at the Coronation Hall from 7.30pm.

Bring with you ......................
a £1 Secret Santa - wrapped
A donation of any toiletries for the local Womens Project for families fleeing domestic violence
A plate of food for the buffet
Wear something red
Any donations for the produce table, bottle tops, used stamps or old ink cartridges for South Weston Childrens Hospice and donations of food for the local food bank
Events ................................
There will be a wreath making demo
A glass of fizz
Christmas Carols
Escape salons (Tracy's) jewellary stall
Phoenix Card Stall
Produce Table
See you Thursday for a great Evening - well Wednesday for carol singing in the pub see next email .............

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Bleadon WI Carol Singing

Bleadon WI sang carols at the Queens Arms, Bleadon to raise money for local charities. It was a cold night but the mulled wine & mince pies warmed everyone up

Bath Carol Concert Details

Evening Ladies

Tomorrow (Wednesday 5th December) is our trip to Bath for carol singing. 

If you are lunching then the table is booked for 12 noon at Hall & Woodhouse directly behind Jollies in Bath, Veronica has your list of choices and you will need to pay your final balance depending on your choices on the day. If you have not yet chosen that is fine you can do it when we get there.

We will then walk down to the concert which starts at 2.30pm if you are not lunching we will see you at the Church.

A direct train will be leaving Weston-super-Mare train station at 09:37am arriving in Bath at 10:17am if anyone would like to travel together and then there will be time to look around the Christmas market etc..... If we travel in groups of 4 there is a discount so if anyone want to meet at the train station before 9.30am 

A member is also leaving WsM at 10am and driving if you would like to lift share let us know asap

Friday, 9 November 2012

Committee members stepping down

The Bleadon WI committee was sad to loose three of its members this month after they decided to step down to allow new members to join - thank you so much for you hard work Jane Derrick; Veronica Hoare & Katrina Plaister

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Thursday is WI Night

This Thursday is Bleadon WI night please come along to the Coronation Hall at 7.30pm for what is sure to be a very interesting evening with a very special speaker , Damian Peach, Astro Photographer and the winner of Astro Photographer of the Year 2011 with his photographs of Jupiter and several of its moons.


The produce table will be open so please bring along your donations for the table all proceeds go to Bleadon WI, Bleadon WI bags will also be on sale great for Christmas presents. 

 Also we are still collecting non-perishable food for the local Food Bank, milk bottle tops and old printer cartridges for South West Childrens Hospice. 

Rememberance day service is Sunday 11 nov at the church in bleadon at 1015. All members would be REALLY welcome.(we do lay a wreath)

 We need donations for the raffle table and also for the Xmas hamper.

 The carol singing is booked for wed 12 dec@7pm at the queens 
See you Thursday night

Meal before Carol Concert in Bath

The Social committee have booked for all those who indicated that they wanted to eat at the Hall & Woodhouse in Bath at 12 noon on Wednesday 5th December 2012 before the carol concert but they have requested a £5 deposit be paid therefore if you attending the meal please can you bring your £5 deposit in a cheque made payable to "Bleadon WI" this Thursday to the WI meeting so that we can post off the deposit asap.

You will also need to choose your menu options in advance the menus will be available this Thursday before and after our speaker If you cannot make this weeks meeting just let me know and we will arrange a copy of the menu for you and where to drop your cheque


Monday, 8 October 2012

Thursday 11th October is WI Night in Bleadon

This Thursday is your Bleadon WI meeting, it is our AGM so we will be voting in our new committee and president then we have an exciting night planned for you.

Dont forget to bring along with you ...........

  • The "Produce Table" will be open so any donations you have would be gratefully received as this time of Year we struggle with plants, fruit & veg but anything you have in your garden we would love, or any baking you have done, chutneys, jams etc and Im told our "regular" chickens are not laying so if anyone else has some spare eggs they are always really popular
  • £3.00 cheque made payable to "Bleadon WI" for your programme for the WI Carol Concert in Bath on Wednesday 5th December 2012 - and let us know if you are                having lunch with us at the Hall & Wood House Bar & Restaurant 
  • Check it out at http://hall-woodhousebath.co.uk/
  •   Any bottle tops, stamps or ink cartridges for Childrens Hospice South Wes
  •  Any donations of dry type food (pasta, jars, dried milk etc) - see previous emails for Food Bank Donations
  • Our lovely Bleadon WI bags will also be on sale

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Queen Tribute - Ticket available for 3rd October

A ticket has become available for tomorrow nights performance of the Queen Tribute act at the Playhouse in WsM
The ticket cost £17.50 and there are 14 people going from around the village so you will not alone !

Please let me  asap if you are interested


Friday, 31 August 2012

Calendar Girls at Weston Playhouse September 1st


If you are going to the Calendar Girls at the Playhouse tomorrow night (Saturday) Andrea will be outside the playhouse from 7pm with the tickets for you, performance starts at 7.30pm

We have one spare ticket if you would like to join us please just email or ring me - ticket is £14



Last Walk and Talk Tonight

Friday evening's walk (31st August) from Uphill Boatyard will be the last one in the 'Walk & Talk' summer programme. So, weather permitting, we'll be setting off from the boatyard at 7pm. Hope to see you there!

Friday, 10 August 2012

Garden Party what a success

Bleadon WI garden party took place last night in glorious sunshine with over 60 members attending. We had lovely food especially the homemade pizzas, great company & a few glasses of pimms!

Monday, 6 August 2012

Garden Party this Thursday 7.30pm

Ladies don't forget no meeting this month but our Summer Garden Party - lets hope the sun shines for us. 7.30 bring a small plate of food for the buffet, a picnic chair & a bottle of your preferred drink with a glass - check your emails for more details

Sunday, 29 July 2012


Well done to all those members who have returned their forms to Jo.

I am pleased to say that our running total as of 29th July is 1506.51 miles walked and 13.75 miles swum.
Very well done everyone who has contributed so far, this is a fantastic total. Please don't get complacent we could achieve so much more.

Thanks for all your support so far. The last arranged walk is this Wednesday We will leave Royal Sands at 7pm and walk to the Old Pier and back. As this is the last walk more support would be appreciated.

There is 6 weeks to go until the end of the competition so get walking and swimming.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Milk Price Cuts

Milk price cuts

WI members are backing dairy farmers.

In the past week, three of the main dairy processors responsible for supplying liquid milk into the UK market place have issued price reduction notices for 1 August 2012.  The move will have a direct impact on at least 27% of farmers.
The WI has a long-standing commitment to farming and we believe that the threats to the industry are a problem not just for the farming community but for every member of the public that uses dairy produce.  96 per cent of us regularly consume fresh milk, yet our farmers face price uncertainty and despite the high demand for dairy produce, many fear a bleak future.
WI members are well aware of the far-reaching impact that price reductions can have and the implications for the wider rural economy, the character of the countryside, longer-term investment in farms and the availability of high quality, locally produced and assured British food on shop and supermarket shelves.
Robert Wiseman Dairies, Arla Foods UK and Dairy Crest have announced cuts to their milk prices paid to farmers of 1.7 pence per litre, 2.0ppl and 1.65ppl respectively.  The planned cuts, which add to those already announced in recent months, will result in a massive exodus of farmers from the dairy industry with potentially disastrous repercussions.  Far too many farmers are simply not able to meet production costs.  All parts of the supply chain from farmer producers to suppliers and retailers stand to benefit from a healthy and profitable dairy industry, yet time and time again, we see the balance is wrong, weighted as it is, in favour of supermarkets and processors.
Urgent action is needed and the NFWI is calling on WI members to help get the wider public behind our farmers and ensure they are paid a fair price for their milk.

What can I do?

1. Get the message out
Pin up our Fair Deal for Dairy Farmers poster on notice boards in your community to help raise awareness of the dairy industry crisis and build public support to ensure that farmers are paid a fair price for their liquid milk and dairy produce.
2. Write to your local supermarket and use your purchasing power
We’re calling on WI members to shop with retailers that are doing the right thing by British dairy farmers and we would like members to encourage others to understand what a major issue the price cuts are for British consumers.  Use thetemplate letter to write to your local supermarket.
3. Hold an event
Protest events will be taking place up and down the country to help raise awareness.  Organise a public meeting or talk to your regional NFU office to find out what’s going on in your area.
4. Write to your MP
Call on your MP to ask the Government to ensure that the Groceries Code Adjudicator moves into legislation quickly and is able to ensure that farmers are able to get a fair deal.  Use the template letter to write to your MP.
5. Buy British dairy
The red tractor logo provides a guarantee you are buying high quality food that meets safety, welfare and environmental standards while being farmed, processed and packed in the UK.  Look out for the red tractor on processed dairy products such as butter and cheese.
For more infomation visit the NFU website or Facebook page.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Friday Night Walk Cancelled

Due to the day time walk in Kilve & the Olympic opening ceremony this weeks walk on Friday night has been cancelled

Back to normal next week 11am Monday & 7pm Friday from the Uphill Cafe

Friday, 20 July 2012

Bleadon Market Tomorrow - Saturday

Ladies don't forget to come along & support your local market in the Coronation Hall tomorrow 9.30 - 12.30

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Thursday, 5 July 2012

June's Meeting - Burlesque

We were fortunate in June to have the ladies from T&A Burlesque in Uphill attend your meeting, Andrea gave us an informative talk on the history of Burlesque then we were treated to demonstrations from her members ending in us all having a go