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APPERLEY & DEERHURST
The Severnside Lunch Club meets on the first Tuesday of every month in Apperley Village Hall.
The club provides a friendly meeting place and a hot, home cooked lunch for around 25 senior citizens.
The group is looking for volunteers to help with the catering which will about seven hours of your time, once a month.
If you feel you could help or for more information, call Sue and Pete on 01452 780610.
Deerhurst Church is looking for more helpers to join the rota for strimming the churchyard once a fortnight in the growing season.
Contact Jim Burrows on 01452 780516 if you are able to help.
The cricket season is underway and Apperley CC have played a number of friendlies.
On Saturday, May 4 the second XI host their Stroud counterparts, starting at 1pm. Spectators will be very welcome.
You will always be welcome at the cricket ground to watch and enjoy a drink at the bar.
As well as the senior sides, the club has Under-11 boys and girls and an Under-13s team in the Leadon Vale Youth League. Ann Wiseman [email protected]men.co.uk
The Annual Tidy Up Winchcombe Day takes place on Saturday, May 4, starting at 9am on Abbey Terrace.
Please come along and help keep our town tidy.
Bring along any equipment you may have – brooms, dustpan and brushes, hoes, scissors.
» Due to the local elections, the next meeting of Winchcombe Town Council will take place on Wednesday, May 15, starting at 7.30pm.
All residents of Winchcombe and Greet are welcome.
» Come along to a car boot sale on Saturday, May 25, from 10am–2pm in Winchcombe Library car park.
All proceeds will go to Winchcombe Day Centre.
As well as the car boot sale there will be face painting, children’s games, candy floss, doughnuts, coffee, burgers, smoothies and luxury milk shakes.
Book your pitch today. Car boot admission is £6 (please bring your own tables) and buyers’ entry is 20p.
UCKINGTON & ELMSTONE HARDWICKE
The church service at St Mary Magdalene, Elmstone Hardwicke on Sunday, May 5, at 10.45am will be Holy Communion from The Book of Common Prayer.
The Uckington & Elmstone Hardwicke Women’s Institute meets in the village hall on Thursday, May 9, at 7.30pm. This will be members’ night with a craft demonstration and the competition is a spray posey.
The next afternoon whist drive held in the village hall will be on Tuesday, May 14, at 2pm. Entrance, raffle, refreshments and prizes only £1. Come along and enjoy a friendly game of cards
There will be a coffee morning on Saturday, May 18, from 10am-noon at the Uckington & Elmstone Hardwike Village Hall.
Raffle, jarbola, cakes and books all on offer. Proceeds in aid of Women’s Institute.
The 12th annual Save The Countryside walk will take place on Sunday, May 19 at 2pm.
Every Tuesday from 10.30am-noon, Chatterbox coffee drop is held in St Lawrence Church, Swindon Village. Join us for a chat, company, cuppa and cake.
» Every Thursday at 10.30am, the singing group Go Vocal meets at the village hall.
Led by Linda Corcoran, they sing old and new, rock and pop.
New members are welcome, there is no need to read music and no audition to join.
For details call 07833 510 565 or [email protected]ocal.co.uk » Anne Griffiths 01242 680602
The Hillview Community Centre, Hulbert Crescent, has a country and western night on May 11, 7pm-late, tickets £7.
The Warden Hill Ladies Group will be holding a fundraising musical evening on Wednesday, May 8, at St Christopher’s Church Hall, Lincoln Avenue at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 and all monies raised will go to The Pied Piper Appeal.
There is a vacancy on the parish council to represent Warden Hill.
Anyone interested or who would like more information, contact the clerk Arlene Deane 0n 01242 465762. The meetings are monthly.
The children’s table tennis free coaching session takes place on Tuesdays at 4.30- 5.30pm in the Salisbury Avenue Play area.
Encourage your young people to take the opportunity to enjoy this great sport.
This is supported by the Leckhampton and Warden Hill Parish Council.
Messy Church takes place on the second Sunday of each month at the URC Centre, Salisbury Avenue, 3.305.30pm.
Come along and enjoy crafts, prayer, food and a story.
Drop-in dates with the PCSOS at Sadars Cafe Salisbury Avenue are Tuesday May 14 and Monday June 3, both 2-3pm. The Youth Group for eight-13 year olds meets every Friday afternoon, 4-6pm, at The Brizen Young People’s Centre off Up Hatherley Way. Entrance fee £1. Run by qualified youth leaders.
All are very welcome at our weekly Sunday Service at St All are welcome at the weekly Sunday Service at St Christopher’s Church, Lincoln Avenue at 10.30am, followed by refreshments.
The Cheltenham Big Band Society meets monthly at Up Hatherley Village Hall on the last Friday every month at 2.30pm, £2 entry including refreshments.
The Break charity shop in Salisbury Ave will open on Sundays from 10am4pm. Please support this great children’s charity.
The Hatherley Health Walks meet at 10.15am for a 10.30am start every Wednesday in front of the Hillview Centre/hatherley Library, all welcome.
» The Brizen Centre off Up Hatherley Way is available to hire. Only £14 per hour, including use of the kitchen. Check the calendar for bookings at thebrizenyoungpeoplescentre.org.uk. » Anne Regan annere[email protected]
Emmanuel Kitchen Community Cafe is open from 11.45am-1.30pm tomorrow serving light lunches.
This is an opportunity for people in the local community to meet and socialise and enjoy a light lunch.
There is no charge for refreshments but donations to cover the costs are always appreciated.
Cobalt are having their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday from 10am to 1pm at Linton House, Thirlestaine Road.
Local Greenway Nurseries are supporting this event with great quality plants including hanging baskets, fruit trees, bedding plants and shrubs.
Enjoy a cuppa and a slice of homemade cake whilst browsing the plants.
Profits from the event will help to fund the Charity’s work for local cancer and dementia patients.
Sue Ryder Hospice volunteers hold their monthly Coffee Morning from 10.30am on Saturday in the Day Centre. Fresh ground coffee and homemade cakes will be served. Everyone is welcome.
At the Bacon Theatre on Tuesday, May 7, there is a showing of the film Free Solo, 7pm.
This documentary follows Alex Honnold as he became the first person to climb solo Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall with no ropes or safety gear.
On Thursday at 7pm there is an RSC live performance of Shakespeare’s As You Like It.
Emmanuel Ladies Probus Club meets from 10am on Wednesday in Emmanuel Church rooms.
Rose Hewlett will give a talk called Living on the Edge - Communities along the Severn Estuary.
New members and visitors are always welcome. Contact the secretary on 01242 262042.
The Regency Probus Club for men meet sfrom 10am on Wednesday, May 8, at Cheltenham Bowling Club.
Philip Bowen will give the talk Britain in the ’50s - The Optimistic Decade”.
Contact Malcolm Howes on 01242 515998 for information on how to join this friendly club.
There will be a member of our local policing team available for questions at the Parish Council Office on Thursday, May 9 from 1-2pm, unless there is a local emergency.
Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts runs from May 7-9 at the Town Hall.
There will be a variety of events each day including dancing, poetry, singing and piano recitals from 9am-7pm and admission is £4 with under-18s free.
The Horticultural Society meets at 7.30pm on Thursday, May 9, in Century Hall, Bishops Road, Shurdington.
Roger Umpleby will advise how to controls pests and disease without chemicals.
There will be a craft fair on Saturday, May 11 from 1-4pm at Emmanuel Church.
If you are a craft maker and would like to book a stall please email jane. fazackar[email protected] or telephone 07960 361433.
Stalls cost £10 for the first fair. Artists and local businesses are welcome too.
Coffee, tea and cakes and a raffle in aid of a local charity.
Are you involved in a local charity or project which benefits people living in Charlton Kings parish?
If so you may be interested in applying for a small grant from the Charlton Kings Parish Council’s community grant scheme.
The parish council sets aside a sum of money each year to support community projects and applications for grants may be submitted anytime between April and November.
Further information and an application form can be obtained from the parish office (01242 250087 or email [email protected]tonkings parishcouncil.gov.uk).
An application form and scheme rules can be downloaded from Community Grants page on the Parish Council website.
The Parish Council and Community Open Meeting will take place from 7pm on Monday, May 13 in the Stanton Hall, Church Piece.
Refreshments will be served from 6.30pm and all residents of the parish are warmly invited to attend.
Chairman Rob Williams will make an annual report on the progress of the Charlton Kings Parish Plan and major upcomingprojects.
Presentations will be made to last year’s recipients of the parish council’s community grants.
There will also be an opportunity for you to raise anything you feel is relevant to our parish and particularly to contribute your thoughts and opinions on loneliness and vulnerability.
The meeting will hear the report on the working group’s progress since the last open meeting in October and seek your views on recent work with the
Following the declaration of a climate emergency by Cheltenham Borough Council views are welcomed while the council explore setting up am environmental group.
There are ambitious plans to rejuvenate the Kings Hall and Grange Field as community assets.
A number of focus groups are being set up so ideas can be fed into their plans.
Allotments are available at Charlton Kings, Ryeworth, Haver, Croft and Sappercombe.
Telephone 01242 250087 or email ad[email protected]tonkingsparishcouncil.gov. uk to apply or for more information.
» Resurfacing work on Ham Road has begun and will continue until Monday September 30. Any queries contact Gloucestershire County Council on 0800 514514 or email structural mainte[email protected]tershire.gov.uk » Rose Ashton 01242 262042 ash[email protected]internet.com
Bishops Cleeve Street Fair will be held on June 9.
The Street Fair Committee have decided that the theme will be a celebration of 50 years since the space landing.
The hope is this will encourage engagement across the whole of our community - a wonderful opportunity for fancy dress.
Looking back to 21 years ago, when the community had the first street fair, we had an amazing carnival procession.
It would make the Street Fair a fitting celebration of 21 years, if we could mark the occasion with a procession.
Most importantly we are on the hunt for anyone out there who has the name Neil Armstrong, and who would be willing to open the street fair.
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Gotherington Singers, a local women’s choir, are recruiting new members.
No experience necessary. Email Sally Newbury on sall.new[email protected], phone 01242 317276, for more information or go to gotherington singers.co.uk
The Bishop’s Cleeve U3A rock and blues band MU3AC will be perfoming a summer gig, supported by the Skiffleites, on Friday, May 17 at Cheltenham Rugby Club Newlands Park, Southam Lane.
The concert is in aid of the James Hopkins Trust with donations collected at the gig. Free tickets from 01242 675748.
Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church celebrates its 60th anniversary on May 4-5.
On the Saturday there is an open afternoon from 2.30-5pm with a ukulele welcome band, concert at 3pm by Cleeve Harmony, plus exhibition of photographs, memory board, children’s activities, refreshments.
On the Sunday at 10.30am, there will worship led by Rev Dr Jonathan Pye, chairman of the Bristol District and 6pm worship led by Rev Dr James Tebbutt, Superintendent of the Gloucestershire Circuit.
Parking is available at Bishop’s Cleeve Primary Academy.
St Michael’s Holiday Club will host special sessions on the theme of Treasure Island in Woodmancote School, Station Road.
This scheme which offers a range of play opportunities will run from August 12-16, 8.30am-2.30pm for one-seven year olds. Breakfast and lunch included.
For more information and to book a place contact stmichaelsholiday[email protected] gmail.com or phone 07941 676161.
Cleeve Chorale’s Summer Concert will take place at Grangefield School, Bishop’s Cleeve on Saturday, July 6 at 5pm, performing alongside children from Grangefield School.
The Bard & Beyond will feature songs and sonnets by jazz legend George Shearing, Elizabethan madrigals and songs inspired by poets.
Susie Mcguire has formed a new social group aimed at people aged 60 and over in the area.
The idea is to meet for cinema, theatre, meals out and general get togethers.
If you are interested, please contact Susie on 07887713156 or email susie. [email protected]look.com.
Come and join – your ideas could make a difference.
There will be a spring plant sale to mark the start of Christian Aid Week as the main feature of the Methodist Church coffee morning on Saturday, May 11, 10am-noon.
There will also be a Traidcraft stall and an extensive exhibition of Christian Aid work across the world.
Cleeve Ladies Probus Club meetings take place at Bishop’s Cleeve Tithe Barn at 9.45am
May 14, Outing - details later. May 28. To be confirmed. June 11, Tim Blackmore. Topic to be confirmed. June 25, the story of a Wimbledon linesman, speaker Brian Partridge.
Bishop Cleeve Methodist Church Wednesday Fellowship welcomes new members both men and women to all meetings which take place in the Church Hall at 2pm. May 8, The Nelson Trust. May 22, Members own.
Cleeve Carers and Friendship group, this group reaches out to those in the community who may not be carers but are home alone or would simply like to meet with others for friendship.
Meetings at 2pm in St. Michael’s Hall. May 14, Wiltshire farm foods and demo with Susie Mawer.
This group is looking for an organizer to run their monthly Mini Bus trips.
Anyone interested in taking on this post, please contact 672029.
The Bishop’s Cleeve WI meet monthly in the Tithe Barn, Bishop’s Cleeve, on Tuesday evenings at 7.15pm. May 21, Resolutions - followed by Mindsong.
Gotherington, Woolstone and Oxenton WI meets at 7.30pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month in Gotherington Village Hall.
As well as a wide range of speakers, there is a weekly art group, monthly lunches, craft groups and workshops, tai chi and social events. Visitors and new members are always welcome.
On May 22, Allan Wells will give a talk entitled The Sting in the Tale as part of a resolutions evening.
Bishop’s Cleeve Library Club which meets on the third Tuesday of the month can meet your needs as transport can be provided for more information contact 01242 672217.
Citizen’s Advice service sessions take place in the parish office on Mondays from 10am-2pm.
The library can also offer access to the service via Skype, to book a session contact the library staff or ring 0845 235420.
St Michael’s Hall hosts North Cotswold Foodbank sessions every Friday from 9.45am to 11.15am.
Donations to the food bank can be left at Bishop’s Cleeve Parish Council office, hours of opening Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9am-3pm, Wednesdays 10am-3pm.
Woodmancote Probus Club meetings take place on Tuesdays at Woodmancote New Village Hall, starting at 9.30am with refreshments followed by the talk at 10.30am.
May 7 no meeting; May 14 Robert Dudley, Elizabeth I and Kenilworth Entertainment of 1575, speaker Dr Gillian White.
Woodmancote WI meets at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month in Woodmancote Village Hall.
May 16, WI Resolutions will be followed by A Day in the Life of a Vet with Brad Cooper.
For more information about future meetings contact 01242 672791.
Join us for refreshments in the Link Room of the Community Centre, Shurdington on Friday 17 May from 3.30-5pm. This is a very special occasion to name the Link Room ‘Sobey Suite’. Mrs Jo Sobey has been involved in the Social Centre, now re-named Community Centre, since it was built in the late 1980s. Everyone welcome.
Looking forward to St Paul’s Summer Fete,on June 2. In the Community Centre & Village Green 2-4.30pm including grand summer draw, bottles, cakes, plants, stalls, bric-a-brac, tug o’ war, kid’s games, skittles, coconut shy, cream teas, barbeque, cider bar, bouncy castle, face painting and much more.
Preschool are having an Open Day on the weekend of May 18. Do attend and see the work that is done by their staff almost every week
I do hope those eligible have received their Poll Card for the coming borough, and parish council elections.
This is taking place in the Century Hall of our Community Centre today May 2, from 7am-10pm.
For this reason, the usual Keep Fit class on moved to tomorrow morning.
We also have Montpellier Quilters meeting tonight and they too have been moved to Millennium Hall.
We also have the European Elections scheduled for May 23, in the Century Hall. Yet another move for Keep Fit to the following Friday, to whom apologies.
The next monthly drop-in coffee morning in the Link Room from 10am to noon is due on Tuesday, May 7. It’s all free thanks to Clare Stewart. All senior citizens are invited to join us for a coffee and a chat.
The NHS have started a ten Tuesday session of parenting classes in Millennium Hall. » Mock Tests for many school children are back in both halls this Saturday in the morning. This is by invitation only and has been held here for several years. » Paul Calleja-gera 07770 480272 [email protected]dington.org
Moveitorlosit offers easy to follow classes for older people to keep trim, strong and steady. Standing or seated exercises are tailored to individual needs. Classes with Angie are on Tuesdays 10.30am-11.30pm and Thursdays 2-3pm at Salem Baptist Church Hall, St George’s Road opposite Jenner Court and Sandfields Care Home. Car parking available and it is on the A,D,E and F bus routes. The first class is free. Contact Angie on 01242 244682 or 07900 488 533.
Third Sector Services provide a doorto-door service for anyone who struggles to walk to a bus or has difficulty accessing public transport. You can book 24 hours ahead or as far in advance as two weeks. There is a small registration fee and each trip is charged individually.
The service operates 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Call 0345 680 5029 email communityconnxtions.org.uk or visit Third Sector Services.
Want to make new friends? Seniors Coffee each Tuesday at The National Hunt. Go along anytime from 10am and leave when you wish or stay for lunch as others regularly do. There will always be someone there to welcome you.
Cheltenham Health Walk has a walk each Wednesday - meet 10.15am outside Hatherley Library (behind Morrisons petrol station). If you cannot make this day there are other walks in other areas which you can also join. Monday: P3 Navigator Shop No 1 Prestbury Road 10.30am: Tuesday 10.30am JT’S Corner Cafe, Hester’s Way Resource Centre; Wednesday 2pm The Par5k Campus main Reception, University of Gloucestershire; 2pm Maggies, The Lodge, College Baths Road; Thursdays: 10.30am The Plaisterers Arms, Winchcombe; Friday 10.30am The Library Precinct, Church Street, Charlton Kings; 2pm The Royal Oak garden area, The Burgage, Prestbury.
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