Longwood Village Group

Supporting A Vibrant Community


The Longwood Village Group hold a Coffee Morning at the Longwood Mechanics Hall from 10.00 am till 12 noon on the first Saturday of every month so come along and meet up with your old friends or come along and make some new ones.


The Coffee Mornings often have a theme appropriate to the time of year or some National or International event.  There is always a raffle and a cake stall. The Library is always open, where we sell second hand books for 50p each, there is always a good selection of childrens' books, paperback novels and reference books on a wide variety of subjects we also sell second hand Jigsaws and DVD,s.

The library also contains two computers with access to the internet and printing facilities, these are available for use by members of Longwood Village Group free of charge. 

If you have any Paper back books, jigsaws or DVDs that you no longer require we are always grateful for any donations to help us raise funds to support our many community projects.


The local councillors are usually in attendance at these coffee mornings so if you have any issues you would like to bring to their attention you are more than welcome to attend.


The Christmas Coffee Morning on the first Saturday in December is always special, we have carol singing led by the St Marks' junior players and the children can visit Father Christmas in his fantastic Grotto. There are a selection of stalls selling Christmas cards and gifts suitable for all the family.


All the money that is raised at the Coffee Mornings is used to further improve the facilities of the Mechanics Hall or to improve the environment in Longwood and the surrounding areas so as to enhance the quality of life and experience of local residents.



LVG Coffee Morning Saturday August 3rd 2019

We are having a silent auction  with many and varied items available including  wheelbarrows, wine and other drinks, paintings, builders mortar mixing board, clothes, stamps, build-a -bear doll, camping chairs, artists canvases and many other items.

There will still be all the usual attractions with tea, coffee and biscuits and delicious cakes on sale.

We will be open from 10.00 am till 12.00 noon.

Bring and buy baking with all proceeds to charities in memory of Brenda Hey.

The library will be open and the Ward Councillors will be present.

We will also be selling Jigsaws and Flowers.

LVG Coffee Morning Saturday 7th September 2019

Longwood Village Show

The return of the Horticulture and handcraft show

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The 2019 Longwood Village Horticulture & Handicrafts Show will be held on Saturday 7th September in the Longwood Mechanics Hall.


Entries to be received during the afternoon / evening of Friday 6th September between 4.00pm and 8.00 pm.


For 2019 the classes will be as follows:-


Overall Show Champion – to be presented with the Longwood Silver Cup.

Awarded to the person having accumulated the most points/placings in all classes


Horticulture Cup (& £20.00 cash) – Heaviest Trio of Potatoes

Handicrafts Cup (& £20.00 cash) – Individual Birthday Card


Horticulture classes                                  Handicraft classes

Impressive single veg / fruit                     Flavoured cake  

Display of 3 varieties of produce             Decorated cake

Basket of produce                                     3 fruit scones

Plate of fruit                                              Fruit preserve

Floral display – single variety                  Pickle or chutney

Floral display – multi varieties                Needlework

Wierdest looking fruit/vegetable              Knitting / crochet

                                                                   Other craft item

                                                                   Home brew wine / beer


Children under 7                              Children 8-13

Nature Drawing/Painting                        Nature Drawing/Painting

Collage                                                      Craft model

Decorated biscuit                                      Display of cup cakes


Entries 50p each.  Cash prizes for all categories.



More details will be distributed via the regular Longwood Village Group coffee mornings (1st Saturday of each month) and on the Longwood Village Group website or contact Raymond and Christine Collier on 01484 656389 or Gina Wescott on 07821739149.

LVG Coffee morning Saturday October 5th 2019


Come along to our coffee morning and see how you can start your family tree.

There will be the usual attractions of tea, coffee and biscuits.

The councillors will be present and we will be selling the usual books and jigsaws.

There will be the added attraction of BACON BUTTIES on sale.

LVG Christmas coffee morning Saturday 2nd November 2019

We will have a number of stalls selling Cards and Gifts ready for Christmas.

There will be all the usual attractions.

Teas and Coffees on sale as well as a cake stall, books and Jigsaws.

The Councillors will be present.

There will be the usual raffle with seasonal prizes on offer.

Come along and meet up with old friends or make some new ones.

LVG Coffee Morning Saturday 7th December 2019

Santa Clause is coming to Town

Bring your children to see Santa in his fabulous grotto.

There will also be some stalls selling seasonal cards and gifts so you can get those nearly forgotten last minute items.

All the usual coffee morning attractions (which I feel sure you are all well aware of if not just look at the previous months coffee mornings to find out what they are )

We have a library of over 2,000 paperback novels in good condition that we sell for only 50p each (far cheaper than most charity shops) come along and have a browse at our Saturday coffee mornings, the first Saturday of every month, from 10.00am till 12 noon.