WOMAD have set a date for the first wave of artists for this year’s fabulous festival here at the Estate, so put midday on Wednesday 22nd February in your diaries.clicking here to visit their website! We cannot wait to welcome the WOMAD family back to our parkland for some real summer vibes.WOMAD 2023 is set to be an inspiring, uplifting weekend full of sounds from around the world, as well as acts you’ll already know and love. There will be a full programme of FREE workshops, talks, an incredible children’s area to keep families busy and so much more. If you haven’t got your tickets already, get in there quick by
The Estate Office will be closed from 3pm on the 23rd of December until 10am on 3rd January.
For commercial or residential tenants, we hope you won’t need to but in the event of an emergency, please follow details issued on email during the festive period.
If you have any general enquiries, please do feel free to email the office, or contact our social pages, so that we may help with your enquiry on our return to the office in January.
We hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
Malthouse Nursery School Are Hiring.
The nursery, located in the Parkland of the Estate, are looking for amazing people to join their team! The Nursery are looking for full or part time members of staff to join their fantastic team. Malthouse Nursery are a small independent nursery school for children aged 1 to 4-years-old.
Can you sing ‘Let It Go’ (or anything from Frozen) at the top of your voice?
Can you be a superhero, a fairy, a shop keeper, a policeman, a vet or a doctor.
Can you laugh at jokes even if they are not funny?
Are you qualified to drive a racing car or a bus?
Can you fly a plane or a space rocket?
Do you have endless hugs to share?
If so, the team at Malthouse Nursery would love to hear from you! Hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm, term time only. Level 2/3 preferred although training can be given for the right person. A DBS check will need to be completed
Please contact Allie via email at email@example.com with a copy of your CV.
WOMAD’s World of Children 2023 are Looking for New providers.
This year’s theme is WONDERS OF THE WORLD! We wonder what you’ll come up with? WOMAD are welcoming themed proposals and art and craft workshops of all shapes and sizes. From large-scale processional structures and costumes to small handheld pieces, as well as storytelling, mask making, face painting, song, dance, and percussion workshops. Ancient or modern, natural, or man-made wonders of the world, WOMAD are looking forward to hearing from you – the world is your playground! The festival will be at the Estate from 27th to the 30th of July 2023.
Annual Horse Riding Pass Scheme Renewals Due
To promote equestrianism and equestrian access for riders, approximately 20km of off-road riding routes in the countryside around Hankerton, Brokenborough and Charlton villages were first made available at the start of 2022. The routes span the 4,500 acres of the Estate, with suggested parking (to be used at the discretion of the permit holder) and has been well subscribed by the local equestrian community.
An annual permit is £120, with the fee remaining the same for 2023 and lasts from the date of issue to the 31st December of that year. Half-year passes may be offered later in 2023 at the discretion of the Estate Office, day passes are not available, and permits are per horse with up to 3 named riders.
The routes will change from summer to winter and may be closed or amended without prior notice but, where possible changes will be communicated in advance to permit holders. This will allow the Estate to tailor routes alongside seasonal events and allow works around the Estate to be carried safely. You can purchase your permit through our online shop by clicking here.
Annual Christmas Hamper Giveaway Entry Details
This year our Estate Gardening Team have decorated some of the Christmas trees in our nursery to be part of the competition. To enter our giveaway you will need to visit our Christmas Tree Shop in the Charlton Park Estate Business Park, which opens on the 26th of November, hunt down one of our decorated trees in the walled garden (or the nursery behind) take a selfie and post on either Twitter, your Instagram feed or on your Facebook page tagging Charlton Park Estate and like our page or profile.
Entries must be made before 9am on the 23rd of December and the prize will be awarded to a randomly selected winner who has entered on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Please click here to view the full T’s and C’s.
Will you be out exploring the delights of autumn with your family members (of the two legs or furry-four legged variety)?
Here on the Estate we have a selection of activities and facilities that could fill up your weekend!
Ash Dieback felling works at Charlton Park Estate
Arboreal works are currently underway as part of Charlton Park Estates management plan on the roadside woodlands and woodlands within the grounds of the estate. Conservation is a key part of the day-to-day management of the Estate but sadly many of our trees suffer from Ash dieback and therefore more aggressive felling and management is needed.
We appreciate that carrying out these works may cause some minimal disruption on the rounds surrounding the estate which, is regrettable and we thank you in advance for your patience. However, the removal of infected trees along these roads and within the body of the Estate are to manage the risk of diseased trees falling in the public highway or within areas of the Estate enjoyed by activities. The works will be carried out by specialist contractors supported by our own Estate team over the forthcoming weeks.
We plan to replant these areas with native species to further support the natural habitats and local wildlife needs.
About Ash dieback
According to the Woodland Trust up to 80% of the UK’s Ash population will suffer from this disease and be lost. Ash dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) is a fungus which originated in Asia. It doesn’t cause much damage on its native hosts of the Manchurian ash (Fraxinus mandshurica) and the Chinese ash (Fraxinus chinensis) in its native range. However, its introduction to Europe about 30 years ago has devastated the European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) because our native ash species did not evolve with the fungus and this means it has no natural defence against it. For more information visit the Trust Website by clicking here. (https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/tree-pests-and-diseases/key-tree-pests-and-diseases/ash-dieback/)
Stage Coaches through the Cotswolds, Burford to Badminton
Coach Horns Echoed by the Stable Yard at Charlton Park Estate Once Again
On Friday 14th October the old stable yard at Charlton Park Estate welcomed two 19th Century style horse-drawn stage coaches as part of a four-day charity drive. A once regular site here on the Estate, coaches would have come and gone throughout the day and the Coach Horns heard once again, announced the arrival and departure of our visiting guests today.
These coaches stopped to meet some of our Park residents and staff as part of a charity drive from Burford to Badminton.
Both coaches are privately owned, the “Nimrod” will be drawn by four, powerful, bay Gelderlander horses and the “Monarch” by a team of home-bred British Hackneys from a stud in Staffordshire. The 65-mile journey winding through East Leach Martin. Lechlade, Kempsford, Cricklade and Malmesbury will take four days, arriving at Badminton on Saturday 15th.
As the coaches pass through towns and villages, bucket collections will be made raising funds for Cancer charities . In previous years the two coaches have travelled from Windsor Castle to Warwick Castle, London to Portsmouth , and through the Snowdonia National Park on similar fund- raising ventures.
For further information please contact the Estate Office.