Brain Gym News

Our next ‘Gym’ session will be on Tuesday 10th May 3:30pm-4:30pm.

Why not come along for some ‘brain exercise’ and also bring along a brain teaser of your own for us to solve.

Two to keep you going…

“A man pushes his car to a hotel and tells the owner he’s bankrupt why? “

“I left my tent and walked South for 3 miles. Then I turned East and walked three more miles, then went north for three miles. I ended up back at my tent where a bear was eating my food. What colour was the bear? “

We hope to see you at the next session!

Old Saw Mill Lunch Club April

After much debate, we have agreed to call our Friday meal delivery service, ‘The Old Saw Mill Lunch Club’.  We are still successfully delivering around 80+ meals per week to individuals in Congleton and will continue to do so… 

Below please find a copy of May’s Old Saw Mill Lunch Club menu:

Friday 6th May

Chicken Chasseur (no allergens)

or

Mediterranean vegetable and chickpea Chasseur (no allergens)

New potatoes

Broccoli

Lemon drizzle cake

(Allergens gluten, eggs)

Friday 13th May

 Roast Pork with stuffing (allergens gluten)

Or

Nut roast allergens (gluten,nuts)

Roast potatoes

Carrots

Cauliflower

Gravy

 Cheesecake

(Allergens milk, gluten)

Friday 20th May

Chicken enchiladas (Allergens gluten, milk)

Or

Vegetable enchiladas (Allergens gluten, milk)

Savoury rice

Sweetcorn

Peach and raspberry traybake

 (Allergens gluten, eggs, almonds, milk)

Friday 27th May

Cheese and onion quiche with new potatoes and salad

 (Allergens gluten,eggs,milk)

Scone with homemade jam and whipped cream

 (Allergens gluten, eggs, milk)

Annual Meeting 2022

Our Annual Meeting will be held on Friday 20th May at 4:30pm in the OSM.

Everyone is invited to attend and contribute to the meeting, but only shareholders will be able to vote and elect members, and others, of the management board.

We will report on what we have been doing and also want to share with everyone our plans for the future. We have some important decisions to make to ensure the OSM will be sustainable through what will be a difficult period.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Best Wishes from,

The staff and directors of the OSM

Ukrainians coming to Congleton updates: donations and joining us in knitting for Ukraine

Last month we mentioned Ukrainian’s coming to Congleton, and that the Old Saw Mill would be involved in welcoming them to the town …

Now we are asking for help with donations to help support the Ukrainian’s, as and when they come and join us in the town. Below you’ll find a list of items collection points in Congleton are desperate to collect in anticipation for their arrival.

Sanitary Products
Toothpaste
Shower Gel
Nappies
Wipes
Clothes in very good condition
Only clothes for women and children are needed at this time
NEW colouring books and crayons/pencils
Nail polish for children
Makeup for children
School uniform for any school – (IN ANTICIPATION THAT IT MAY BE NEEDED)
Our Knit and Natter group are about to begin knitting items of clothing to donate and sell in aid of helping and welcoming Ukrainians in the town. We have been donated lots of wool here at the OSM so we are trying to put it to good use.

So…

If you’re a knitter and want to either…

Join the group knitting for Ukraine in the café 2-3pm Tuesday’s
Collect some wool and knit some items to bring back and donate or sell
Collection of the Wool can be done Tuesday 3rd May 2-3pm
If you have any other queries, please pop down to the Old Saw Mill 2-3 to chat to the knit and natter group.

The Repair Cafe at The Old Saw Mill

Another great event

A brilliantly busy one last month! Lots of fixes, new volunteers, community groups coming together and loads of lovely people! Nice one Congleton ✊

Had some great stuff in at the last repair cafe, a lot brimming with sentimental value:

A wind up musical marching man
A Blastoise plushie teddy
A tartan clad clock
A child’s chair
LOADS of bikes (a donation of rhubarb for one of them! Amazing!)
The next event will be Saturday May 28th, 10am-2pm @ The Old Saw Mill 

Hope to see you there, lets get repairing!

Updates on groups at the Old Saw Mill

As promised there are some updates on groups starting and continuing to gather at the Old Saw Mill…

FREE Women’s Wellbeing Support Group
Welcome Wondrous Women! This Peer Support group is open to all Women aged 18+ and will be taking place, in person at The Old Saw Mill. This group provides a safe space for Women to gather, feel free, connect, share, listen, uplift and support one another. A community of women supporting women, promoting good mental health and wellbeing.

Supported by a community of like-minded women, this is a space where you can celebrate and embrace your inner strength and individuality. Share your hopes, dreams and struggles with the aim of healing, inspiring, uplifting and growing.

Where?

The Old Saw Mill, Back River St. Congleton, CW12 1HJ

When?

Every other Monday, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Starting: Monday 9th May

Monday 23rd May

Monday 6th June

Monday 20th June

Monday 4th July

Monday 18th July

Spaces are limited and advanced booking is essential. Follow the link below to book your space.

https://shophealthboxcic.com/products/womens-wellbeing-support-group

Community Yoga and Mindfulness sessions – The Old Saw Mill, Congleton, 11.30am – 1.00pm
Classes will now take place on the last Monday of each month on the following dates:

30th May
27th June
25th July
29th August
26th September
31st October
Free of charge and complimentary lite brunch included.

Places are limited and must be reserved prior to attending.  To book, please contact truekellymason@gmail.com

Are you looking for room or venue hire in or around Congleton?

The Old Saw Mill offers rooms of different sizes, or the entire venue for between 2 and 60 people!

We have daily availability for:

Private Meeting Room Hire for business
Room Hire for clubs or associations
Room Hire for charities
Room or Venue Hire for private functions including all forms of parties
P.s the OSM has a license to sell alcohol 
As of May 1st the price of our room hire is changing; room hire will now be available from…

£10 per hour for ‘The Bramley’
Our smallest meeting room – ideal space for 1 to 1 sessions, consultations and meetings for up to four people.
£12 per hour for the ‘Scarlet Pearmain’
perfect for training sessions and meetings for up to ten people seated comfortably.
£15 per hour for ‘The Lord Derby’
great for parties, events, classes and meetings for up to twenty-five people seated with tables and up to 40 seated theatre style.
Please contact us if you would like to view the rooms or make a room booking

Email: info@theoldsawmill.org or call us on 01260 277658.

(Please note the Old Saw Mill is a not-for-profit community benefit society so all funds raised are reinvested into local community projects).

Would you like afternoon tea for the Queen’s Jubilee?

Our afternoon teas are great to eat in or take-away here at the Old Saw Mill available at £12.50 per person!

But would you fancy takeaway afternoon teas for the Queens Jubilee during the bank holiday weekend in June? Perfect for street parties with friends and family… Date to be confirmed soon

 Afternoon teas include (per person):

A selection of sandwiches and cakes
A scone with homemade jam and cream
Mini Quiche or Sausage roll
Please contact us if you’re interested or would like to know more…

Email: info@theoldsawmill.org or Call us on 01260 277658.

(PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MINIMUM ORDER REQUIRED IS FOR TWO PERSONS)

Energy Costs

We’re all thinking about energy costs…

Pre-Covid the Saw Mill was spending £370 a month on electricity. You’ll all know that there is no gas supply to the Old Saw Mill. Last month including VAT we spent £1117 on electricity – roughly £40 a day! Clearly, we need to do something clever to reduce our energy bill – all wild and wonderful ideas welcome and will be greatly appreciated.