Warton Crag WI are pleased to host a Charity Social Evening at the Village Hall on Friday 8th November 2019. Hot Pot Supper (Bring Your Own drinks). Live Music by Cragside, Quiz and Raffle. Doors Open 07:30pm (please do not come before). Tickets £8 available from either WI Committee Members or the Village Post Office. All welcome

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Nearly New Sale Saturday 2nd November 10am till 2pm @ Warton Methodist Church.

We are organising a Nearly New Sale for The Childrens Society. It will be held on Saturday 2nd November 10am to 12pm at The Warton Methodist Church. Please contact Della Langman on 078946 69714 if you would like a code to sell your items. You will receive 75% of your price and The Childrens Society will receive 25%. Clearly label all items with your code and price. Drop off of items to sell will be Friday 1st November 5pm to 6pm. Collection of unsold items and money will be 2pm to 3pm on the day of the sale.

Cragside are a Warton Village based Folk Rock band comprising of some 9 musicians. We play a variety of songs with a mixture of instruments including Guitars, Ukelele's, Banjo, Harmonica, Bongos, Congas and other percussion instruments along with a lead vocalist. We mainly do covers of popular folk/light rock songs originally composed and sung by the likes of Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Eagles, Van Morisson, The Band, Green Day to name but a few. We are all amateur musicians but enjoy performing as a group. We are now able to play at Local Venues, such as Weddings, Parties and other Village Events. To find out more contact 07715297036 or send your enquiry via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gardening Club Events 2019

12th Sept - 'Keep your Garden Buzzing' - a talk by Maureen Little

10th October - Woodland Garden Plants - a talk by Neil Huntley, Alston Nursery

14th November - AGM plus seasonal demo

Notes from a Warton Garden – September 2019

As regular as clockwork, I’ve reached the stage in the year when I want to fit more plants in to my garden.   I’m hatching a plan to dig up more lawn to make more flowerbeds (again).   I’ve visited quite a few gardens new to me this year and am slowly adding ideas to a notebook I carry with me so I don’t forget the plants I’ve seen and want to add to my space. Even if it doesn’t happen just yet, I do love planning and gathering ideas.

In the garden I’ll be collecting seeds this month, sowing them and hoping for some new plants ready for next year.   Hellebores and astrantia are good candidates.   I want to try growing some ornamental grasses from seed too, and might have a go at taking root cuttings from the Japanese anemones this autumn as well.   Who knows if it will work but it’s worth a go.

I’ve been enjoying sitting in the garden over the summer, watching the bees and butterflies as well as a few dragonflies who are in search of water.   I’ve also had a bit of unexpected wildlife with a rabbit visiting for a feed – luckily he seems happy with the grass and hasn’t munched any seedlings so far.   At the Gardening Club in September we’re welcoming Maureen Little, author of several books on gardening, to speak to us on ‘Bee Friendly Gardening’.   She’s sure to suggest ideas that everyone can have a go at and spark some discussion amongst us over tea and biscuits afterwards.   Hope to see you there.

Emma Parsons


Warton Church Hall - The Main Hall is a spacious venue for private parties, groups or classes with private kitchen and toilet area. The venue is available for hire at £10 per hour during the day or evening. Meeting/Consultation Room – Available to hire for small meetings with drinks and toilet facilities at a reasonable cost of £7.00 per hour.  For Main Hall & Meeting Room bookings please call - 01524 732091

Our village-run community well-being centre is also located within Warton Church Hall.  Fitness Room - A compact but well-equipped village gym with high quality professional standard equipment where you can enjoy the experience of exercise in a friendly community run environment. The gym is now accessible throughout the day from 6am -10pm. We have a growing membership of all ages and levels of fitness due to the variety of equipment available, including a brand-new Treadmill and the popular Ultim8 which is a low impact machine that works through vibration. All members will be provided with an initial induction with Dr Mark Mullineaux, a professional fitness specialist, who can also provide 1-1 or small group sessions at a reasonable additional cost, giving a more detailed look into equipment and training.

Membership prices - £35 for 3months, £55 for 6months, £85 for 12months
Discount prices for Senior and Junior (14yrs +) members
Fitness Room enquiries & Membership call - 07985 618674

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