Monthly Archives: April 2022

Enter the best decorated competition for the jubilee and cheer up the village!

Enter your house, garden, gate or even tree in the ‘best decorated’ competition.

Theme is ‘red, white and blue’ – let your imagination go wild!

The competition is free to enter but please let Liz Hirst (07811 343 556) know by 15 May if you are entering so we can create a map of the decorated houses and know what/where to judge.

Judging will be before midday on Friday 3rd June.


First prize: £50

Second prize: £30

Third prize: £20

Avon Dassett Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations



Thursday 2nd June

1730: Sing along at The Yew Tree: Songs from every decade of the Queen’s reign. Film Quiz with prizes

2030: Lighting of beacon on Burton Dassett Hills

Friday 3rd June

Morning: Judging best decorated house competition

1400-1600: Vintage Teas in the Reading Room and Village Treasure Hunt with prizes. Free Frellies ice cream for all participants

Band at The Yew Tree

Saturday 4th June

1830 til late: Jubilee party at Bitham Hall, sit down three course meal and disco

Sunday 5th June

1600-1800: Sports afternoon and picnic at Avon Carrow

Other celebrations to come: commemorative pottery installation and tree planting

For more details contact Liz Hirst (07811 343 556)

Mental Health Support from Sky Blues in the Community

MENtalk takes place:

  • In Warwick on Tuesdays from 12 till 2pm at St Nicholas’ Park Leisure Centre (CV34 4QY)
  • In Rugby on Wednesdays from 10am till 12pm at Rugby School Sports Centre (CV22 5DJ)
  • In Coventry on Thursdays from 12 till 2pm at Moat House Leisure Centre (CV2 1EA)
  • In Nuneaton on Fridays from 2 till 4pm at Jubilee Sports Centre (CV10 7EZ)

WOMENtalk takes place:

  • In Warwick on Tuesdays from 10am till 12 at St Nicholas’ Park Leisure Centre (CV34 4QY)
  • In Nuneaton on Fridays from 12 till 1.30pm at Jubilee Sports Centre (CV10 7EZ)

Paul’s story

Here’s a case study from Paul, one of our recent MENtalk beneficiaries who’s been able to return to work following our support and regular attendance at Coventry sessions:

“When I first joined MENtalk I wasn’t in a great place mentally. Even after my first session I was still undecided, but I went back and was very glad I did. Both Sky Blues in the Community coaches were really approachable and made me feel welcome; as did all the other guys who were involved. I really enjoyed each session and they really helped me with my mental health, so I started to look forward to going every week. I’ve made friends and also completed a leadership qualification while I was involved. Even though I’m now back in work, I really miss the Thursday sessions. MENtalk has helped me a great deal and really helped me through a tough time.”

Partnership – online update event – Thursday 28th April from 10-11am

We’d like to invite you to an online session where we’ll provide our latest news, developments and answer questions about our work. We hope you can make it. Please register here if you’d like to attend:

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Mental Health Co-ordinator position

We’re looking for a new team member to support our mental health work and are currently recruiting, so please let your networks know about this exciting new role. See below for more details:

The post holder will deliver our mental health work with a focus on developing our children and young people’s offer across Coventry and Warwickshire. This will involve planning and delivering our mental wellbeing intervention which includes mental wellbeing courses, 1-2-1 support and physical activity support networks. The deadline for applications is Friday 29th April.