295 BILLION pieces of plastic are thrown away every year. The underwater scenes from Blue Planet 2 show both the ocean' beautiful sea life and its distressing plastic bag pollution.
Supermarkets form a large part of our food purchases.
There's always something to be doing in the garden, whether it's pruning, tidying or sowing, so we've put together our top gardening tasks for January.
Another fabulous Christmas event for the MVP Lunch Club. The staff of BMW picked up 30 people, dressed In their finery, from their homes in their cars and took them down to Wokefield Park where the staff were waiting to greet them. With light music provided by the grandson of one of our lunch club regulars as a surprise, we all tucked into our turkey dinner.
If the applause was anything to go by, the audience of Farnham Maltings' production of Brilliance in St. John's Hall last Saturday (8th December) enjoyed every minute. The plot about thwarted love and equally thwarted ambitions to bring electricity to a remote village could have been trite and succumbed to caricature.
The first Christmas party of the year was held for the members of the MVP lunch club today,- 6th December. Our lunch guests were delighted to be entertained as they arrived by the lovely choir of Mortimer St John's School with a selection of Christmas carols. Thereafter followed our Christmas feast.
The governors of St. John and St. Mary's schools have announced the start of a consultation to include parents, staff, the local community, local authority and diocese regarding the possible federation of the two schools.
The aim of this page is to collect information about all local recycling opportunities, whether just good ways of disposing of things locally or where a group is collecting something to raise funds. Please use the Contact Us form to send us details of any recycling opportunities you know about which aren't listed.
Recycling for Fund Raising
We use our Twitter feed to tweet and retweet useful local information. All of the day's events from our calendar are tweeted each morning at 8am, and then each event has a reminder tweet one hour before the event start time.
Please follow @VillageMortimer if you want to get quick updates on village events from the MVP.
MVP was formed in 2008/2009 by a group of villagers wanting to fulfil some of the requests expressed by the village in the second Parish Plan – more things going on locally for young families, more things going on locally for the older generation, and better communications, for example. You can see the Parish Plan on the SMPC website with the actions we set off to try and do.