Dodington Parish Council has drawn together a wide range of events run by local organisations into a new programme “Discover Dodington 2017”. A leaflet will be delivered to every address in the parish, and copies can also be collected from the Tourist Information Centre in Chipping Sodbury or from the council itself. Details of the events are on the Dodington Parish Council website “Discover Dodington” page www.dodingtonpc.org.uk/discover

“People often say that there’s not much happening here” said Cllr Paul Hulbert, who put the programme together. “But between June and November this year there are 35 special events, plus another 7 events that run regularly every month. They include nature walks, talks, playschemes, sports training, community events and work sessions”

“All the activities are free of charge, but there are age restrictions on some of them. Also some of the activities are on a first come, first served basis – people can contact the Parish Council on 01454 866546 to find out more”

Dodington Parish Clerk Hannah Saunders said “We thought Discover Dodington would be a good way to promote and celebrate the wide variety of events that are being put on by 16 different local organisations”

“We’re hoping that we can get more people actively involved in our very lively community, especially families – there’s something for everyone in this programme. The message is to get out and about, and discover what’s on in Dodington Parish and nearby areas”

The Parish of Dodington is a mixture of town and country. The urban part covers the area between Shire Way and Rodford Way and the ‘Birds’ estates on either side of Heron Way. The rural part runs from the railway line south to the M4 motorway and includes the hamlets of Codrington, Dodington and Wapley.