Ryton Community Minibus Lottery

Because of the current Coronavirus restrictions, the monthly draw has had to be suspended.
When the restrictions are lifted there will be a ‘super draw’ when all the outstanding months draws will be drawn on one night.
Notification of the ‘super draw’ date will be circulated when it is know.

Local Groups Awarded Grants

Ryton Star FC and Ryton Conservation Trust have both been awarded grants from the County Councillors grant fund.
The Warwickshire County Council Councillors’ Grant Fund is aimed at community and voluntary organisations. It provides each of the 57 Councillors with a pot of £6,000 to support small-scale projects within their division
Cllr. Howard Roberts who previously supported grants for Ryton Stars in 16/17 and 17/18 for football equipment has supported them again this year. A grant has also been given to Ryton Conservation Trust to pay for a replacement finishing mower.

Annual Parish Meeting 2019

Village Annual Meeting (not the Annual meeting of the Parish Council)

24th April 2019 From 7.30pm in the Village Hall

The meeting is open to all residents of the Parish.

There will be a report from the Parish Council and other organisations from the village. Members of the Village are encouraged to come along and ask questions.

Know Your History

Ryton on Dunsmore has its very own history group, why not pop along and get to know more about where you live.
Ryton History Groups diary for the 1st six months of 2019 as follows:-
March 22nd AGM – Speaker to be confirmed
April 26th Anne Langley, secretary of the Stretton on Dunsmore History Society, author of Victorian Village Life, Brandon Silk Mill, Warwick County Asylum and Joseph Ashby’s Victorian Warwickshire, will be showing us early photographs of Rugby and surrounding villages (ca 1900)
May 15th Trip Duke of Buccleuch’s residence Boughton House is a country house, in Kettering, Northamptonshire. Part of an estate of 11,000 acres, it is one of the seats of the Duke of Buccleuch, and famed for its beauty, its collections, and the fact it has survived virtually unchanged since the 17th century. While possessing a medieval core, its exterior evokes an opulent French chateau, causing it to be termed The English Versailles. Only open to members of the History Group.
May 24th Workshop for School & Church exhibition.
June 7th School Fete
June 28th David Fry Author of numerous pictorial books including Victorian and Edwardian photographic postcards, studied at Leicester University in Historical Studies. Talks about Coventry Top Shops. Watchmakers and Ribbon Weavers
June 29th Church Fete
We hope you will join us this year and help support your history group, preserving Ryton’s rich and historical heritage. For more information, contact Steve Garrett, on 07587699234 or email carrotfromryton@gmail.com
Admission £15 per annum or £2.00 on the night.

Ryton-on-Dunsmore Wassail 2019

Over 70 volunteers and villagers attended this years successful Wassail which took place at the orchard yesterday evening.
Wassailing refers to a traditional ceremony that involves singing and drinking to the health of trees on Twelfth Night in the hope that they might better thrive. The purpose of wassailing is to awaken the apple trees and to scare away evil spirits to ensure a good harvest of fruit in the Autumn.
Local people brought torches and dressed up in top hats, bowler hats or hats decorated with ivy or mistletoe. Children used saucepan lid’s, spoons, rattles, drums, bells, whistles etc to make loud noises in order to help chase the evil spirits out of the orchard.
Too see a video of the event and many photos, please visit the village Facebook site at www.facebook.com/rytonondunsmore/
To learn about the tradition please visit; www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Wassailing/

Twirls April Meeting, Thursday 19th

The next meeting of the Twirls WI on Thursday April 19th at St Leonards Church Hall, Church Road, Ryton at 7.30pm all welcome.


In the last few weeks there have regrettably been a couple of incidents of vandalism in Steetley Meadows, when for example, picnic benches and coppiced timbers have been thrown into the lake and ditches.
Not only does this prevent visitors from using the seats to rest and enjoy the views it disturbs the wildlife and undoes all the hard work of our trustees and volunteers.
Everyone is welcome to enjoy Steetley Meadows but please be mindful that it is primarily a Conservation area (administered by Ryton Conservation Trust) so please treat it with respect.
The Police are aware of this vandalism and they are now making regular visits to the area.
Ryton Conservation Trust

Ryton History Group

Ryton History Group meet every fourth Friday of the month, 7.30pm at the Village Hall. We have talks and trips throughout the year. Yearly membership is only £20 or £2.50 on the night. Contact Steve Garrett either email:carrotfromryton@talktalk.net or Tel: 024 76 639 228 or ‘like’ the Ryton History Group on Facebook for updates.

Members have fun attending the Kelham Island Museum 1940’s Wartime Weekend & Vintage Fayre

Members have fun attending the Kelham Island Museum 1940’s Wartime Weekend & Vintage Fayre



The Twirls meet every third Thursday of the month at St. Leonards Church Centre, Church Road, between 7.30pm- 9.30pm. New members always welcome, to find out more details please contact Sam 07854 002931
This year, the Twirls have a full list of events:-
Feb 16th – Warwickshire Search and Rescue
March 16th – Zumba night
April 20th – Beekeeping Adventures in Uganda with Bees Abroad.
May 18th – Stockpot – themed evening
June 15th – Mindfulness
July 20th – Sing a long a Sound of Music in the Village Hall
Aug 17th – Social Games in the Malt
Sept 21 – Tax, Care and Toy Boys (Finances)
Oct 19th – AGM & Cocktail lesson
Nov 16th – Women and empowerment
Dec 21st – Xmas party night

Village Mini Bus Hire

The seventeen seated mini bus is available to hire by anyone or any community group in the village.
For availability, booking details and current prices, please contact Dougie on 02476 306895.

use it or lose it

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