Village News

Badby and District Film Society

Thursday 31st January:  Some Like It Hot (1959) 
Set in 1929, when two jazz musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in…  Classic rom-com directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in drag, and George Raft.  Voted best comedy of all time in a 2017 poll conducted by the BBC.
[121 mins, B&W, PG certificate]
Doors open at 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start
Friday 1st Feb:  The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
In WWII aftermath, a writer forms an unexpected bond with Guernsey residents when she decides to write a book about their wartime experiences; directed by Mike Newell; stars Lily James, Tom Courtenay, Penelope Wilton.  “…. comfort food for fans of period drama”
(124 mins)
Doors open at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start
Thursday 21st February: Cold War (2018)
Period drama directed by Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski, inspired by his parents’ lives.  Set against 1950s Cold War background, a passionate love story of two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, but fatefully mismatched.  Universally acclaimed by critics: Cannes Film Festival Best Director award.
(85 mins)
Doors open at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start
Friday 22nd February: The Children Act (2017) 
Adaptation of Ian McEwan’s 2014 novel about a judge in a crumbling marriage who must decide a case involving a teenage boy refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.  Directed by Richard Eyre, starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Fionn Whitehead.  “The two central performances could hardly be better… another powerful performance from Emma Thompson… [who] works here with remarkable subtlety.”
[105 mins, 12A certificate].
Doors open at 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start
Please book in advance as usual  – either by emailing to this email address ( or by phoning me, evenings only, on 01327 312158.  Or if you prefer contact your Staverton rep Bill Dove (01327 311 832). We look forward to seeing you soon.

November 24th – Christmas Craft Fair and Mulled Wine

November the 24th will see our annual Christmas Craft Fair with Mulled Wine available at the Village hall

Saturday, 24th November, 10am – 4pm

Come and buy an early Christmas present. This event is even bigger and better than last year with 28 stalls for you to choose that special gift. The stalls have been selected so that each one offers something different. There is even something for your dog.

If we are very lucky, Father Christmas may even pay us a visit. He is expected to arrive at the barn at 2pm. The event is on two sites, the village hall and also the barn at the Manor House. Don’t miss it!


Staverton Village Hall Events – 2018

Staverton Village Hall Events – 2018

March 3rd   –   Quiz and Fish & Chip supper

March 24th   –   Staverton Vintage Market

April 1st   –   Easter Sunday – Egg Rolling

July 4th   –   AGM – 19.30

August 25th – Bank Holiday   –   Flower and Produce Show

October 13th   –   Quiz and Curry Night

November 24th   –   Christmas Craft Fair and Mulled Wine

December 7th   –   Staverton Village Get Together


The Staverton Playing Field Rejuvenation Project

The Staverton Playing Field Rejuvenation Project

has bagged a share of a £11.5million carrier bag charge fund.

We are delighted to announce we have bagged £12,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

The supermarket teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative, which saw grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and greenspace projects.

Eight million shoppers voted in stores up and down the country. And it can now be revealed Staverton Playing Field Rejuvenation Project has been awarded £12,000.

The results have been announced and we will now begin work on bringing our project to life.

Staverton Parish Council intends to replace some of the well used (and much loved) playground equipment on it’s Braunston Lane playing field. In addition, they will be adding some new fun apparatus and will be landscaping the surrounding areas.

This will make a big difference to the young people in the village. The Parish Council would like to thank the Tesco Bags of Help team and especially to all those who voted for us in store.

Caroline Silke, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “Bags of Help has been a fantastic success.

“We have been overwhelmed by the response of our customers and the feedback has been brilliant.

“We can’t wait to see the money being put to use bringing these projects to life.

“Nominations for the next round of the initiative will open in April and we look forward to helping a further round of groups and projects bag their share of the bag charge fund.”

Voting ran in store from 27 February until 6 March – with customers choosing which group they’d like to get the top award using a token given to them at the check-out in store.

Tesco estimated that around eight million votes were cast in stores across the UK.

Groundwork’s national chief executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “We have been delighted to have been involved in the Bags of Help project.

“It has been wonderful to follow the projects through the application process to the final announcement.

“This is money which will go directly back into the communities up and down the country creating places to meet people, be active, play or simply relax. This initiative is really putting something back into the local environment, transforming greenspaces and helping the community at a grass-roots level.”

Nominations and applications for the next round of Bags of Help funding will open on April 18. As well as applying direct, suggestions for projects can also be nominated by people living locally.