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» The mo­bile li­brary will be visit­ing to­mor­row and will be in Ap­per­ley (near the school) from 2.20-3.50pm and in Deer­hurst (road lead­ing to Odda’s Chapel) from 4.05-4.35pm.

It’s free to join the li­brary and the mo­bile li­brary has a good se­lec­tion of books for adults and chil­dren.

» Ap­per­ley will be play­ing Red­mar­ley in the Glouces­ter­shire County Cricket League Divi­sion One on Satur­day, June 1.

The match starts at 1pm and spec­ta­tors will be very wel­come.

» Tthe Ap­per­ley and Deer­hurst Fete takes place on Sun­day, July 14 at Ap­per­ley Cricket Ground, start­ing at 1pm.

There will be plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties for all the fam­ily in­clud­ing a birds of prey flying dis­play, a climb­ing wall, lots of stalls and games, cream teas and a bar. » Ann Wise­man [email protected]­men.co.uk


» More than 50 vil­lagers and vis­i­tors en­joyed the Save the Coun­try­side 12th an­nual cir­cu­lar walk from Swin­don Vil­lage via Elmstone Hard­wicke along well-main­tained parish foot­paths.

Do­nated re­fresh­ments were en­joyed at the mid­way point an fi­nal des­ti­na­tion.

Many thanks to farmer David Wall for al­low­ing safe ac­cess through the fields.

» The church ser­vice at St Mary Mag­da­lene, Elmstone Hard­wicke on Sun­day, June 2 at 10.45am will be Holy Com­mu­nion.

» The next meet­ing of Uckington Parish Coun­cil at the Uckington and Elmstone Hard­wicke Vil­lage Hall will be on Thurs­day, June 6 at 7.30pm.

» The next af­ter­noon whist drive at the vil­lage hall at 2pm. En­trance, raf­fle, re­fresh­ments and prizes only £1. Come along and en­joy a friendly game of cards

» Go Vo­cal singing group meets at the vil­lage hall every Thurs­day at 10.30am.

Led by Linda Cor­co­ran, new mem­bers are wel­come and there is no need to read mu­sic and no au­di­tion to join.

Call 07833 510565 or email [email protected] gov­o­cal.co.uk.

» On Sun­day, June 9 at 7pm, Go Vo­cal and Spa-ke­les En­sem­ble will be per­form­ing a mu­si­cal evening at St Mary Mag­da­lene Church.

Tick­ets £10 (in­clud­ing wine & cheese), con­tact She­lagh on 01242 680952.

» Every Tues­day, from 10.30am-noon, Chat­ter­box cof­fee drop-in takes place at St Lawrence Church, Swin­don Vil­lage.

Join us for a chat, com­pany, cuppa and cake. » Anne Grif­fiths 01242 680602 grif­fith­[email protected]­mail.co.uk


» There is a quiz night at St Mar­garet’s Hall, Con­is­ton Road, on Fri­day, June 14 in aid of the Mayor of Chel­tenham’s char­ity ap­peal.

Tick­ets are £8 per per­son, to in­clude a light sup­per.

Cash bar, max­i­mum of six peo­ple per team. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and tick­ets con­tact Pam on 01242 695387 or Clive on 01242 373146.

» The next meet­ing of the Red­dings Ladies’ Group is on June 4 fea­tur­ing The Great Train Rob­bery with Ian Bos­kett.

Meet­ings are held at the Red­dings Com­mu­nity Centre, North Road West on al­ter­nate Tues­days at 8pm.

The group wel­comes all ladies and their friends.

If your group has been dis­banded and you’re look­ing for a friendly evening get to­gether, then please con­tact Kathy Ursell on 01452 714240 for more in­for­ma­tion about this year’s ex­cit­ing pro­gramme, or just pop along and join in the fun. » Ca­role Why­born car­ole­why­[email protected]­mail.com


» A farm­ers’ mar­ket will be held to­mor­row from 9am-2pm on the pedes­tri­anised part of the Prom­e­nade opposite Cavendish House, sell­ing a wide va­ri­ety of lo­cally pro­duced veg­eta­bles, meat and other items.

» A de­fib­ril­la­tor aware­ness ses­sion will be held at 5pm on Mon­day, June 3 at Stan­ton Hall, Church Piece.

The ses­sion will be led by a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the South West­ern Am­bu­lance Ser­vice who will ex­plain how to use the new de­fib­ril­la­tor on the ex­te­rior wall of Stan­ton Hall.

All in­ter­ested res­i­dents are in­vited to at­tend the ses­sion.

» The parish coun­cil plan­ning com­mit­tee meets at 7.30pm on Mon­day, June 3 at Stan­ton Hall.

» Chel­tenham Science Fes­ti­val runs from June 4-9 with many events at the Town Hall and other lo­cal venues.

» Trin­ity Ladies Probus Club meets from 10am on Wed­nes­day, June 5 at St Mary’s Parish Centre.

Celia Boyd will give a talk en­ti­tled The Rea­sons for the English Civil War. Vis­i­tors are al­ways wel­come.

» The Re­gency Probus Club for men meets from 10am on Wed­nes­day, June 5, at Chel­tenham Bowl­ing Club for their An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing.

Con­tact Rod Russell on 01242 523690 for in­for­ma­tion on how to join this friendly club.

» The Ba­con The­atre has an RSC live show­ing of Shake­speare’s The Tam­ing of the Shrew on Wed­nes­day, June 5 at 7pm.

Tick­ets from the Box Of­fice on 01242 258002.

» Sa­cred Hearts Church Sum­mer Fete takes place from noon-3pm on Satur­day, June 8.

En­ter­tain­ment will in­clude Ukes Anon, a bar­be­cue, stalls, a bouncy cas­tle, the Mu­sic Man, re­fresh­ments and chil­drens’ games

» The Three Coun­ties cy­cle ride takes place on Sun­day, June 9, start­ing and fin­ish­ing at Tewkes­bury Rugby and

rais­ing money for Linc.

The ride can be 32km or 64km around Glouces­ter­shire, Here­ford­shire and Worces­ter­shire.

En­try fee if booked in ad­vance is adults £15 and un­der-16s £10.

Con­tact Linc to regis­ter on 0300422442­2, email [email protected] net or visit linc­fund.org.

» The Ride for Ry­der cy­cling event takes place on Sun­day, June 23 where you can choose to cy­cle ei­ther 40km, 90km or 130km to raise money for our lo­cal Sue Ry­der hospice.

To sign up vis­it­suery­der.org/ride­for ry­der, call 01242 246162 or email leck­hamp­[email protected]­der.org.

» Linc is or­gan­is­ing a golf day at Cotswold Hills on Wed­nes­day, July 3. with teams of four with full hand­i­cap, best three scores on any hole to count.

Cof­fee and ba­con rolls on ar­rival and a run­ning buf­fet af­ter the golf.

To re­serve a place call 0300 422 4422 or email [email protected]

Pro­ceeds will go to help peo­ple suf­fer­ing from blood cancer.

» There is a sum­mer sol­stice sky­dive for Linc is on June 23. Con­tact 0300 422 4422 or linc­fund.org for de­tails on how to take part.

» Charl­ton Kings Sum­mer Fayre is on Satur­day, June 15 from 1pm-5pm in Grange Field.

There will be a va­ri­ety of stalls, en­ter­tain­ment pro­vided by lo­cal groups, re­fresh­ments to suit every taste and fam­ily fun for all ages.

If you are in­ter­ested in tak­ing a stall at this year’s fayre, con­tact Deb­bie on ad­[email protected]­tonk­ings parish­coun­cil.gov.uk.

» Resur­fac­ing work on Ham Road will con­tinue un­til Mon­day, Septem­ber 30.

Any queries con­tact Glouces­ter­shire County Coun­cil on 0800 514514 or email struc­tural­main­te­[email protected] glouces­ter­shire.gov.uk.

» There is a parish coun­cil­lor va­cancy at Charl­ton Kings Parish Coun­cil.

If you are in­ter­ested in ap­ply­ing to be­come a coun­cil­lor or would like to learn more about the role, con­tact Joanna Noles on [email protected]­ton kingsparis­h­coun­cil.gov.uk or 01242 250087. » Rose Ash­ton 01242 262042 ash­[email protected]­in­ter­net.com


» Winch­combe Town Coun­cil is two mem­bers short so if you would like to be part of de­ci­sion mak­ing for the town, con­sider be­ing co-opted.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and a nom­i­na­tion form con­tact the town clerk Terry Wil­lett or as­sis­tant clerk Marie Horne on 01242 604 087 or email [email protected]­com­be­town­coun­cil.co.uk.

The two co-op­tions will be con­sid­ered at the next coun­cil meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, June 5.

» Come along to Winch­combe Guide Hall on Wed­nes­day, June 5, be­tween noon–1.30pm for a se­lec­tion of sal­ads, a cuppa and cake which only costs £5.

This event is hosted by Be­so­cial and will raise money for SWAST sup­port­ing Winch­combe First Re­spon­ders. Please help make a dif­fer­ence! » Sue Stur­geon sue.stur­[email protected]­gonet.co.uk


» The next com­mu­nity film show is on Satur­day, June 22, at 2.30pm in the URC Centre, Sal­is­bury Avenue. Free en­try, re­fresh­ments avail­able.

» There is a gen­tle Get Ac­tive Fit­ness avail­able on Thurs­day af­ter­noons at 2pm in St Christo­pher’s Hall Lincoln Avenue, War­den Hill.

» Arts and crafts af­ter­noons are held at Sadar’s Cafe Sal­is­bury Avenue, 1pm-3pm, June 12-26. Bring your own project. All wel­come

» There will be a ta­ble ten­nis tour­na­ment for chil­dren and par­ents at the Sal­is­bury Avenue MUGA on Satur­day, June 8, from 10am–1pm. There are two ta­bles at the MUGA so there will be sep­a­rate com­pe­ti­tions for chil­dren and par­ents.

The tour­na­ment is be­ing or­gan­ised by ta­ble ten­nis coach Gemma Mckay, who is run­ning the ju­nior ta­ble ten­nis coach­ing ses­sions on Mon­day af­ter­noons.

En­try is free, but places are lim­ited so if you want to take part, please con­tact Gemma on 0787173312­8 or by email at gem­mamm­[email protected]­mail.com to book your place.

» Don’t miss the fam­ily fun day on June 8 from 11am-4pm at Ran­dall & Payne Char­grove House, Shur­d­ing­ton Road.

The event will be in aid of In aid of Scoo-b-doo Neona­tal Care.

There will be food stalls, a penalty shootout and a craft area etc.

» Leck­hamp­ton with War­den Hill Parish Coun­cil has elected a new chair­man in Coun­cil­lor Chris Nel­son.

The next meet­ing will take place at the Leck­hamp­ton Vil­lage Hall on June 9 at 7.30pm.

» There is a fam­ily fun day in War­den Hill on Satur­day, June 8, from 11am-2.30pm at St Christo­pher’s Church Hall. Stalls ac­tiv­i­ties, face paint­ing and re­fresh­ments.

» Free chil­dren’s ta­ble ten­nis free coach­ing ses­sions take place on Tues­days from 4.30-5.30pm at the Sal­is­bury Avenue play area.

This is sup­ported by the Leck­hamp­ton and War­den Hill Parish Coun­cil.

» The Ride for Ry­der event sup­port­ing Sue Ry­der Hospice, Leck­hamp­ton Court, takes place on Sun­day, June 23.

Ride 40, 90km or 103km, start­ing at Dean Close School, call 01242 246162 for de­tails.

» The youth group for ages eight-13 meets every Fri­day af­ter­noon at The Brizen Young Peo­ple’s Centre, from 4-6pm. En­trance £1, run by qual­i­fied youth lead­ers.

» All are wel­come at the weekly Sun­day Ser­vice at St Christo­pher’s Church, Lincoln Avenue at 10.30am. Re­fresh­ments af­ter the ser­vice to chat and make friends

» Chel­tenham Big Band So­ci­ety meets

on the last Fri­day of every month at Up Hatherley Vil­lage Hall, 2.30pm.

Lis­ten to some of the best of the big bands, £2 en­try in­clud­ing re­fresh­ments.

» The Brizen Centre off Up Hatherley Way is avail­able to hire.

Only £14 per hour, in­clud­ing use of kitchen.

Check the calendar for book­ings. the­brizeny­oung­peo­ples­cen­tre.org.uk. » Anne Re­gan 01242 255556 an­nere­[email protected]


» The cof­fee morn­ing at the Na­tional Hunt raised £150 for Macmil­lan.

A BIG thank you to all who con­trib­uted cakes and raf­fle prizes and bought cof­fee and cakes (and the cost of the cof­fee which was do­nated by The Na­tional Hunt) and to ev­ery­one who went along.

Cof­fee morn­ings are held each Tues­day at The Na­tional Hunt Pub, Benhall Avenue. Ev­ery­one is wel­come from 10am-noon.

» The next Sun­day Walk for Health will be on Sun­day, meet opposite The Kilkenny Inn at 2.15pm.

» St Mark’s School Sum­mer Fair will be held on Satur­day, June 22 from noon-3pm.

Tea and cakes, face paint­ing, Chel­tenham Sil­ver Band, bouncy cas­tle, mor­ris dancers, archery, beer tent, po­lice horse, beat the goalie.

Adults £1, over 11s 50p, chil­dren go free. En­trance through Benhall In­fants School main play­ground.

» Chel­tenham Re­gen­er­a­tion and Re­pair Cafe’s next fix is on Satur­day, June 1, from 10am-1pm at St An­drew’s Church Mont­pel­lier Street.

Re­pairs are free but do­na­tions are en­cour­aged to keep the project go­ing. All helpers and volunteers are very wel­come.

Ev­ery­thing from vac­uum clean­ers and toast­ers to cloth­ing can be re­paired. » Jan Fe­bery jan-dave-fe­[email protected]


» Bish­ops Cleeve Street Fair will be held on June 9.

The theme will be a cel­e­bra­tion of 50 years since the space land­ing and the com­mit­tee is on the hunt for any­one called Neil Armstrong who would be will­ing to open the street fair.

Con­tact pss.bad­[email protected] bad­ham­phar­macy.co.uk

» Court Farm Open Farm Sun­day takes place on Sun­day, June 9 from 10am4pm for a chance for ev­ery­one young and old, to ex­pe­ri­ence the sights, sounds and smells of the farm.

Free en­try, no need to book, plenty of park­ing in one of the fields.

» 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 gother­ing­ton­singers.co.uk

» 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 will be in­cluded in the club.

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.

» There will be a ta­ble top sale at Denley Hall, Bishop’s Cleeve on the first Satur­day of the month from 10-11am. En­trance is free.

» Lloyds’ mo­bile bank is based in the car park on the Green, Bishop’s Cleeve, is now avail­able on Tues­days and Thurs­days 10am-12.15pm and 1-2.45pm.

» Susie Mcguire has formed a new So­cial Group aimed at those aged 60+ in the area.

The idea is to meet for cinema, the­atre, meals out and gen­eral get to­geth­ers.

If in­ter­ested con­tact Susie on 07887 713 156 or email [email protected]­look. com.

Come and join us-your ideas could make a dif­fer­ence.

» Cleeve Ladies Probus Club meet­ings take place at Bishop’s Cleeve Tithe Barn at 9.45am

On June 11, the speaker is Tim

Blackmore and on June 25 it will be the story of a Wim­ble­don lines­man with Brian Par­tridge.

» Bishop Cleeve Methodist Church Wed­nes­day Fel­low­ship wel­comes new mem­bers to all meet­ings in the Church Hall at 2pm.

June 5, TBC. June 19, Mem­bers own. July 3, out­ing.

» Cleeve Car­ers and Friend­ship group reaches out to those in the com­mu­nity who may not be car­ers but are home alone or would like to meet with others for friend­ship.

Meet­ings at 2pm in St. Michael’s Hall and on June 11, the talk will be about su­per­sti­tions, with speaker Jan Ar­ney.

This group is look­ing for an or­gan­iser to run monthly min­i­nus trips.

Any­one in­ter­ested, con­tact 01242 672029.

» The Bishop’s Cleeve WI meet monthly in the Tithe Barn, Bishop’s Cleeve, on Tues­day evenings at 7.15pm.

June 18 is Cotswold Per­fumery and testers with Pam Slater. Com­pe­ti­tion: Name a New Per­fume, sales Ta­ble.

July 16, The Hollie Gaz­zard Trust, speaker Nick Gaz­zard. Com­pe­ti­tion: Words of 4 let­ters or more from Hollie Gaz­zard Trust.

» 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.

June 26, SS Great Britain: From Launch to Re-launch, Speaker Ian Caskie.

» 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.


» The Rev Dr Dee Bri­er­ley Jones is hold­ing the fol­low­ing An­i­mal Bless­ing Ser­vices in Wood­man­cote Vil­lage Hall, Bush­combe Lane.

The sum­mer gath­er­ing is Au­gust 4, 2pm and then, later in the year, a Christ­mas Carol gath­er­ing on Sun­day De­cem­ber 1, 2pm.

These two unusual non-church Pet Ser­vices are a lo­cal gath­er­ing of pet own­ers joined to­gether by the love of their pets, in a colour­ful and fun way, with mu­sic sup­plied by Chel­tenham Brass Band.

Ev­ery­one wel­come no en­try fee, park­ing avail­able.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact lifescel­e­bra­tions.co.uk

» Wood­man­cote Vil­lage Hall will host an exhibition of more than 100 quilts and other items on Satur­day, Au­gust 31 10am-5pm and Sun­day Septem­ber 1, 11am-4pm.

Vanessa’s Patch­work Jour­ney is in aid of two lo­cal char­i­ties, Mag­gie’s.

En­try fee £3 ac­com­pa­nied chil­dren free. Re­fresh­ments and park­ing avail­able.

» 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.

June 11, Hearing dogs for deaf peo­ple, speaker Mrs M. Watson.

June 18, the river Os­bourne, speaker Mike Lo­vatt.

June 25, His­tory of Films, 1870-1930, speaker Patrick Fur­ley.

» Wood­man­cote WI meets at 7.30pm on the third Thurs­day of the month in Wood­man­cote Vil­lage Hall.

June 20, Mid­wife, Herbal­ist, Sur­geon, Witch Women and Medicine in Tudor Eng­land by Kirsty Bingham. For more in­for­ma­tion about the club and fu­ture meet­ings con­tact 01242 672791.

» Wood­man­cote WI meets at 7-30pm on the third Thurs­day of the month in Wood­man­cote Vil­lage Hall.

June 20, Mid­wife, Herbal­ist, Sur­geon, Witch Women and Medicine in Tudor Eng­land by Kirsty Bingham.

July 18, My Years at the Lon­don Savoy Ho­tel by Bill Farnsworth. » Ann Lewis mag­[email protected]­mail.com 01242 702573

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