WHERE I LIVE
Your guide to everything that’s going on in your area
APPERLEY & DEERHURST
» 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
UCKINGTON & ELMSTONE HARDWICKE
» 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
UP HATHERLEY & THE REDDINGS
» 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
LECKHAMPTON & CHARLTON KINGS
» 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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