We are nearly out of Apple Juice

We’re nearly out of apple juice! Although we made 2500 bottles of juice last autumn you’ve all been guzzling it and now it’s nearly all gone. The new harvest will start at the end of August and lasts until well into November so new apple juice won’t be around before early September. Meanwhile we’ve got lots of cider vinegar and cider for you to enjoy, but not a substitute for apple Juice!!

New groups settling in – Do you fancy a crafts group?

As some of you know we have a couple of new groups which have started to settle in at the Old Saw Mill.

BRO’s, a men’s peer support group, is now settled in well with a few regular attendees who are always looking for new members to come and talk about absolutely anything and everything over a cuppa.

The women’s wellbeing and support group, organised by Collette from Healthbox, have had their first few sessions and are settling in well. If you’d like to join them for the next session or would like some further information, please follow the link below.

And soon an antenatal teach in class…

Volunteers at the Old Saw Mill are proposing we start a crafts group. This would be a very informal group that would meet once a week, maybe Wednesday at around 3:30pm-5:30pm, to do any form of arts and crafts they choose in the company of like-minded people.

 Although this is not set in stone and is still a very rough idea, we are extremely open to other suggestions and would love to hear if anyone would be interested in such a group.

Volunteer Open Day – Saturday June 18th

We are looking for new volunteers to join our Old Saw Mill team…
We are hosting a volunteer open day at the Old Saw Mill, from 3pm till 4:30pm Saturday June 18th.
Complimentary tea, coffee and sweet treats will be available at the event!
So, if you’re interested in finding out more about some of our volunteering opportunities here at the Old Saw Mill come on down to chat with some of our happy volunteers.

We have two upcoming events

Over the next few weeks, we have two events coming up…

So, firstly a Bonkers Bingo evening on Friday 17th June, 6.30pm for 7pm: dress up, be in good voice and expect bingo with a crazy twist and wonderful prizes! Food will be an evening buffet and an Old Saw Mill cocktail as you arrive, price £15, £12 for members.

And then the first Film Night with John Lindley 6.30pm for 7pm on the 1st July! Come and enjoy John’s mystery choice of classic film with themed food and drink, price £15, £12 for members.

We would welcome your suggestions for further film nights

12 Months since we re-opened

Doesn’t time fly!! It’s been 12 months since we opened our doors again since COVID!
We’d like to take the time to thank each and every one of our returning and new customers for your continuing support.
If you’d like to know more about the plans for the Old Saw Mill over the NEXT 12 months, come down to the AGM on Friday 24th of June at 4:30pm – we’d love the input of our community.

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)


Mediterranean vegetable and chickpea Chasseur (no allergens)

New potatoes


Lemon drizzle cake

(Allergens gluten, eggs)

Friday 13th May

 Roast Pork with stuffing (allergens gluten)


Nut roast allergens (gluten,nuts)

Roast potatoes





(Allergens milk, gluten)

Friday 20th May

Chicken enchiladas (Allergens gluten, milk)


Vegetable enchiladas (Allergens gluten, milk)

Savoury rice


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