Friends of Ware Priory

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 Firstly, apologies for the lack of updates recently.  One of the components required to access the website has been withdrawn from use and the website has not been available for editing.  Thankfully an interim work-around has been developed so we're getting back to normal!  


Ware Royal British Legion Centenary Event.

On Sunday 25th July, Kate Bellinis, Deputy Lieutenant Of Hertfordshire, unveiled “Tommy”, a silhouette installation in the Priory Grounds to celebrate the centenary of Ware Royal British Legion. The Friends have provided three Peace Roses to accompany “Tommy”, which will blossom in the coming years.

Some pictures from the event have been added to the Friends Flickr site and can be seen by clicking on the link above.


Berm revamp –  Update 29/07/21  - We are revisiting the Berm area now that the work done earlier has settled down.  There is a lot of Ground Elder in the beds in the area and we need to deal with this before replanting.  


On 12th May, the “Wednesday Volunteers” arrived to revamp the Berm planting.  The Berm is the area opposite the bridge to the Bowling Club under the Horse Chestnut trees.  We bought a selection of suitable plants, including Ragged Robin, Liguilaria, & Marsh Marigolds, which will establish over time and should provide some colour to the area.  The “volunteers” cleared some of the over-growing plants, tree saplings and general “debris” – including a broken child’s scooter!  They also cleared as much of the ground Elder from the adjacent borders and generally tidied the area.


We provided lunch for the team which went down well I am led to believe!


Thanks to Eric & the team for their hard work, it is very much appreciated. Some images taken on the day will be added to the Flickr gallery (link above).


Spears Bridge – the bridge has been repainted & the colour changed from red to black to match the bridge across the river to the performance /stage area.


The Swift nesting boxes on Fletchers Lea are open for Swifts, the call system, to encourage returning birds to the boxes, has been tested and is working.  Swifts are evident around the town.


If you do see any birds investigating the new nest boxes please do let me know by email to [email protected]  Here's hoping!  Ron Baber.


Useful links

Ware Town Council, home page  - you can view newsletters & news items from the Town Council  https://waretowncouncil.gov.uk/


NHS Vaccination Pod – Fletcher’s Lea  link to Town Council information about the vaccination pod at Fletchers Lea.

Please note that while the Pod is operating there will be NO PARKING at The Priory - with the exception of Blue Badge holders.



The Priory Grounds are open. Please respect government guidelines & keep social distancing in mind!


The Public Toilets and the Priory building will remain closed until further notice.


Ware Festival  July 2021

Unfortunately this years Ware Festival has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation.