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Horse RacingRace Night at the Anchor. Fancy a night at the Races then this is your opportunity for a good night out.

7.30 pm

Saturday 5th October

Race Cards £2.50 (including ploughman’s) from the Anchor, Post Office and committee members

New Footpath Open

New Steart Footpath 14 6 13For the last few weeks the new footpath from the track at Combwich opposite the Common has remained closed to the public as the work to finish it at the Steart end continued. But today without fanfare the path was opened to walkers, cyclists and horse riders as far as the Stert Drove. Local artist Tom Jacobs is reputed to be the first to use it (from East to West) but throughout the day many other locals found their way too.

OPRA Walk to Steart this Sunday 19th May

A walk along the river bank to Steart has been organised for this Sunday starting from the Anchor Inn Combwich at 10am. As you will know the River Parrett will be breached later in the summer to form the new wetland habitat and it will no longer be possible to walk the whole of this route (an alternative route will be open soon.)

Our walk on Sunday may be the last organised walk to Steart but will afford the opportunity to view the developments as we go, including the site of the 200meter breach in the river bank.
This is an easy flat walk, suitable for all the family of about three miles out to Steart village and three miles back by road. For those not wanting to walk both ways it may be possible to arrange for cars to be parked in Steart village car park for the return journey. If you need assistance with these arrangements please ring 652399.
As always walking boots and a waterproof jacket together with a drink are recommended.

COMBWICH WILDFLOWER PROJECT

PLEASE JOIN US AT 11AM THIS SATURDAY 6 APRIL FOR THE WILDFLOWER SEED SOWING AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE VILLAGE BY THE BUS STOP.

THIS IS YOUR WILDFLOWER MEADOW AND ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND SCATTER A HANDFUL OF SEED TO GET THE MEADOW OFF TO A GOOD START.

FAMILIES ESPECIALLY WELCOME……BRING THE CHILDREN BUT NOT THE DOG.

PLEASE JOIN US IN THIS NEW VILLAGE VENTURE

Senior Citizen’s Christmas Dinner


The social highlight of the year” was how many attendees at the Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner in the village hall described the event this year. An annual three course Christmas Dinner with coffee and mints to follow and supplemented by copious amounts of wine was organised by the OPRA Committee and assisted by many volunteers.

Our thanks to Matt at the Anchor who cooked the turkey and roast potatoes; the vegetables were cooked by members of the committee and the home made soup and bread rolls prepared by Jacki Sparks. All brought together by “Chef” Ray Bollen.

Entertainment was provided by the Combwich Choir with renditions of popular music led by Nicole Wigley and earlier in the evening we heard from guitarist David Gardener. A raffle raised £154.

This event was one of many organised by the OPRA team throughout year the with the help of willing volunteers to whom we are very grateful.

Take a look at some more photographs from the evening.

Combwich Christmas Tree

Start the Christmas festivities by joining us for the grand switch on of the Christmas tree lights in Combwich by none other than Helen Jowett. Helen is renowned for the tremendous amount of work she does for people and organisations in the parish and we are delighted she has agreed to do this for us.

The switching on of the lights will be immediately after the 4pm Christingle Service at St Peters Church at around 5pm this Sunday 2nd December. We look forward to seeing you.

Local Archaeology – Tuesday 27th November

Chris Ellis of Wessex Archaeology will be giving a talk at the Village Hall in Combwich on Tuesday 27th November at 7.30pm. The talk will focus on the archaeological finds in the area and in particular at Steart during in the recent works to create the new wetland habitat project.

Come along for a fascinating look at our heritage

New Multi-User Path

The new footpath leading from the track by Combwich Common is arousing lots of interest and we hoped it would be available for walkers very soon. Unfortunately there is still a significant amount of work that is required to bring the bridleway and associated works, adjacent to it, to a standard that the developers feel would be safe to allow members of the public to walk. There is also a need for the formal diversion order to be approved. Continue reading New Multi-User Path