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» The Friends of St Peter’s, Winch­combe, will hold their au­tumn lec­ture on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 11, 7pm for 7.30pm at Abbey Fields Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Adrian Bar­low, an ex­pert on stained glass win­dows, will talk about Thomas Denny, a con­tem­po­rary British painter and stained-glass artist.

He is one of the few peo­ple left in Britain who still makes stained glass for churches.

Tick­ets are avail­able from St Peter’s Cen­tre and the Coven­try Build­ing So­ci­ety cost­ing £8 for mem­bers of the Friends and £10 for non-mem­bers.

If you are not yet a mem­ber you can ben­e­fit im­me­di­ately from the re­duced price by join­ing now.

You can join for £7.50 per an­num, (£12 joint mem­ber­ship and £15 fam­ily) and ap­pli­ca­tion forms can be found art St Peter’s Church and the Coven­try Build­ing So­ci­ety.

» Wil­lans Solic­i­tors are hold­ing a cof­fee morn­ing at the of­fices of R T Fi­nan­cial Plan­ners, Mer­cia House, 6 High Street, Winch­combe on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 3.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to drop in for an in­for­mal one-to-one, no obli­ga­tion, chat about plan­ning for the fu­ture, be­tween 10am and 1pm. Cof­fee and cake will be avail­able. » Sue Stur­geon sue.stur­[email protected]­


» Mu­si­cians from Pates Gram­mar School are per­form­ing Holst’s early comic opera Lans­down Cas­tle, also known as The Sor­cerer of Tewkes­bury, tonight at 7pm in the Recital room at Pate’s Gram­mar School (GL51 OHG) and again on Sat­ur­day (Septem­ber 21) at 3pm in St An­drew’s Church, Mont­pel­lier. Ad­mis­sion to both per­for­mances is free with a re­tir­ing col­lec­tion.

» Em­manuel Kitchen Com­mu­nity Cafe will be open to­mor­row from 11.45am-1.30pm serv­ing light lunches. There are no charge but do­na­tions would be ac­cepted. All are wel­come to join for a chat and to so­cialise with oth­ers in your com­mu­nity.

» Charl­ton Kings Friend­ship group meet from 10am at Holy Apos­tles Church to­mor­row. Di Alexan­der will give mem­bers an in­ter­est­ing talk en­ti­tled “That’s Life Kid” a light­hearted and humer­ous ac­count of life in the 1940s and 50s. Any­one over the age of 55 is wel­come to see if you would like to join this friendly group. There is a speaker at each meet­ing and an op­por­tu­nity to browse the books, jig­saws and jew­ellery stalls or sign up for an out­ing or so­cial event. Meet­ings usu­ally fin­ish soon af­ter 11.30am.

» A BI­CY­CLE se­cu­rity mark­ing event will be held again on Sat­ur­day (Septem­ber 21) at East Glos Ten­nis Club, Old Bath Road, Leck­hamp­ton from 10am-2pm.

» At the Ba­con Theatre on Sun­day at 7.30pm, Jimmy Tar­buck shares 50 years of Mem­o­ries.

On Thurs­day a Na­tional Theatre live show­ing of “One Man, Two Gu­vnors”. Tick­ets from 01242 258002 or on­line

Plan­ning » Charl­ton com­mit­tee Kings Parish meet Coun­cil at 7.30pm on Mon­day in the Stan­ton Rooms. All wel­come.

» The Re­gency Probus club for men meet from 10am on Wed­nes­day (Septem­ber 25) at Chel­tenham Bowl­ing Club. Mike Bot­tom­ley will give a talk about The Life and Works of Rud­yard Ki­pling. Con­tact Rod Rus­sell on 01242 523690 for in­for­ma­tion on how to join this club.

» Charl­ton Kings Lo­cal and Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety meet at 7.30pm on Tues­day (Septem­ber 24) in the Bap­tist Church for a talk by Andy Mel­lor about The Glosters at Water­loo.

» Em­manuel Ladies Probus club meet from 10am on Wed­nes­day in Em­manuel Church rooms. He­len Plumb will give a talk en­ti­tled Just Gems. Vis­i­tors and new mem­bers wel­come.

» Brid­get Ward is host­ing a Macmil­lan Cof­fee Morn­ing on Fri­day Septem­ber 27 at Charl­ton Kings club, Church Street from 9.15am-11.30am with cof­fee and tea and stalls sell­ing cakes, books, bric a brac, puz­zles and a raf­fle and tombola. Do­na­tions of cakes would be wel­come.

» Betheseda Scouts are hav­ing an Au­tumn Bar­gain Books and Bric a Brac Sale at Betheseda Church, Great Nor­wood Street on Sat­ur­day Septem­ber 27, 10am-noon

» Chel­tenham Choral So­ci­ety is re­cruit­ing new mem­bers . Re­hearsals are on Wed­nes­days, 7.30-9.30pm in the hall at Bethesda Methodist Church, Great Nor­wood Street, GL50 2AP. The So­ci­ety have a new con­duc­tor, Alexan­der Thacker, and a new ac­com­pa­nist, Ali­son How­ell. Re­hearsals are for their next con­cert when they will sing mu­sic by Vi­valdi, Mozart and Cheru­bini. More in­for­ma­tion from www. chel­tenham­choral­so­ci­

» The Leck­hamp­ton Play­ers are pre­sent­ing Wild, Wild Women a funny mu­si­cal romp set in the wild west from Tues­day Oc­to­ber 1-Sat­ur­day Oc­to­ber 5. 7.30pm each nigh­tat the Village Hall, Church Road. Tick­ets cost £10 to in­clude a cheese board and bis­cuits. Book via 07867 884985 or via www. leck­hamp­ton­play­­or­ity

» There are a few tick­ets left for the Mayor’s Char­ity Auc­tion at Sa­cred Hearts Church hall on Fri­day Oc­to­ber 4. Tick­ets are £10 each in­clud­ing a buf­fet sup­per, de­tails from jen­­[email protected] chel­ or 01242 264108. You can also pay on-line through the Chel­tenham bor­ough web­site.

» Chel­tenham Cham­ber Orches­tra, con­ducted by Ti­mothy Carey, is giv­ing a con­cert of mu­sic by Holst, Mozart and Vaughan Wil­liams on Sat­ur­day Oc­to­ber 5 at St An­drews Church, Mont­pel­lier to cel­e­brate Holst’s birth­day. Tick­ets cost £16 (un­der 16s free) from The Play­house, The Wil­son or at the door.

» Em­manuel Fes­ti­val of Dec­o­rated Chist­mas Trees is held from De­cem­ber 6-8 in the Church. En­tries are in­vited

from groups or in­di­vid­u­als. En­try forms from Sharon Walling­ton on 01242 570075 or email of­ficeem­manuelchur­chchel­[email protected]

» If you buy milk in plas­tic bot­tles you can save the coloured plas­tic tops for Linc. They are able to re­cy­cle them and raise money for the char­ity which helps peo­ple di­ag­nosed with blood can­cers. Please re­move any foil in­serts or stick­ers and drop them off at the Ed­ward Jen­ner Unit at Glouces­ter Royal Hospi­tal or the LINC of­fice, LINC Out­pa­tients at Chel­tenham Gen­eral Hospi­tal. » Rose Ash­ton 01242 262042 ash­[email protected]­in­ter­


» There will be a Cof­fee Morn­ing on Fri­day, Septem­ber 27, at Holy Trin­ity Church Ap­per­ley from 10.30am-noon.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to come along and en­joy a cup of tea or cof­fee and a chat.

» Watch out for de­tails of a service which will be held in mid Oc­to­ber to mark the com­ple­tion of the Open to the Fu­ture project which has in­volved mak­ing a num­ber of im­prove­ments to Deerhurst Church over the last ten years.

See the Oc­to­ber Sev­ern-sider parish mag­a­zine and the com­mu­nity web­site. ap­per­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

» One of the monthly Coun­try Danc­ing ses­sions will take place in Ap­per­ley Village Hall on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 26.

The ses­sion starts at 2pm and should fin­ish by 4pm.

The cost is £3 per per­son and in­cludes a cup of tea or cof­fee.

You don’t need to be an ex­pert and you don’t need to book.

For more in­for­ma­tion call Astrid on 01452 780401 or email [email protected] pe­ter­ » Ann Wise­man [email protected]­


» David’s trips to his rain gauge have been spas­modic with 16 days with­out rain in Au­gust.

The wettest day was 8th Au­gust when he recorded 15mm.

The year to date rain­fall is 464mm and only two years have recorded more, 2016 with 525mm and 2014 with 610mm.

Av­er­age night tem­per­a­tures were 12.8°C and this was slightly higher than other Au­gusts, but he did record only 6.0°C on Au­gust 30. Sunshine lev­els for Au­gust was not any­thing spe­cial this year. Quite a mixed bag al­to­gether.

» Tge West Chel­tenham Strate­gic Mas­ter­plan Con­sul­ta­tion will be held at at Chel­tenham West Com­mu­nity Fire Sta­tion, Tewkes­bury Road. To­day, Septem­ber 19, 1-3.30pm

» The church service at St Mary Mag­da­lene, Elmstone Hard­wicke this Sun­day, Septem­ber 22, at 10.45am, will be Holy Com­mu­nion.

» » Jazz and Blues Club re­turns af­ter the sum­mer break to the Civil Ser­vices Club on Sun­day, Septem­ber 29.

This month we will be en­ter­tained by The Syn­co­pa­tors a six piece Dix­i­land jazz band who will be play­ing favourites from trad jazz and more un­usual mu­sic from the golden era of jazz.

All for only £5 . Doors open 12.30pm, mu­sic from 1- 3pm. Bar open and hot food avail­able

» The next Af­ter­noon Whist Drive will be held on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 1, in the village hall at 2pm. En­trance, raf­fle, re­fresh­ments and prizes only £1.

Come along and en­joy a friendly game of cards.

» Ev­ery Tues­day from 10.30am-noon, there is a Chat­ter­box cof­fee drop-in at St Lawrence Church, Swin­don Village

» Singing group Go Vo­cal meets at the village hall ev­ery Thurs­day at 10.30 am led by Linda Cor­co­ran.

New mem­bers are wel­come, there is no need to read mu­sic and no au­di­tion.

Call 07833 510565 or email [email protected] gov­o­

» St. Mary Mag­da­lene, Elmstone Hard­wicke – village events for your Di­ary: Songs Of Praise, Sun­day Septem­ber 29, 6.30pm; Har­vest Sup­per, Sat­ur­day, Oc­to­ber 5 Oct, 6.30 pm. in church. En­try £10 adults, £5 chil­dren. Con­tact Ian on 07771 792 865. » Anne Grif­fiths 01242 680602


» On Sat­ur­day Septem­ber 21, there is a cycle se­cu­rity mark­ing event be­ing held at The East Glos Ten­nis Club, Old Bath Road, Chel­tenham from 10am-2pm.

It is free and each cycle marked will be held on the Na­tional Cycle Data Base.

This is an ex­cel­lent chance to foren­si­cally mark your cycle and a Crime Pre­ven­tion method.

» *Want to make new friends? Cof­fee Morn­ings for Se­niors are held ev­ery Tues­day Morn­ing at The Na­tional Hunt Pub, Benhall Av­enue.

Go along on your own, with a friend, hus­band, wife, or part­ner.

There will be some­one there to wel­come you. Ev­ery­one wel­come.

Men es­pe­cially wel­come to join the men who come reg­u­larly. You may wish to stay for lunch with your new friends.

» » Holst Birth­day Con­cert - Sat­ur­day, Oc­toner 5, at St An­drew’s church, Mont­pel­lier, Chel­tenham GL50 1SP. Con­duc­tor Ti­mothy Carey, Vi­ola Ann Teresa Alves Mozart: Over­ture Don Giovanni; Holst: Fu­gal Con­certo, Song No 1, and Lyric Move­ment; Vaughan Wil­liams: Ro­mance from Sere­anade A Mi­nor; Mozart: Sym­phony No 39 in Eb Ma­jor Next con­cert Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 3.

» Moveitor­lo­seit of­fers easy to fol­low classes for older peo­ple to keep trim, strong and steady.

Stand­ing or seated ex­er­cises are tai­lored to fit in­di­vid­ual needs.

Classes with Angie are on Tuesdays 10-30- 11.30am and Thurs­days 203pm at Salem Bap­tist Church Hall, St Ge­orge’s Road op­po­site Jen­ner Court and Sand­fields Care Home.

Glo­ri­ous Glouces­ter­shire John F Rus­sell took this pic­ture of the war me­mo­rial in Southam

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

» There is a new so­cial group aimed at peo­ple 60 plus with plans to meets for the cinema, theatre, meals out and gen­eral get-to­geth­ers. Con­tact Susie on 0788 7713156

» The Ba­con Theatre Sun­day, Septem­ber 22, 7.30pm. Shar­ing 50 Years of Mem­o­ries with Jimmy Tar­buck OBE. Tarby will be us­ing pho­tos and videos to take au­di­ences on a trip down mem­ory lane with a wealth of hugely funny sto­ries and anec­dotes rang­ing from be­ing at school and in the same class as John Len­non to play­ing golf with Bing Crosby.

For tick­ets call 0242 258058 or visit ba­con­the­ » Jan Fe­bery jan-dave-fe­[email protected]


» The lat­est draw for the St. Michael’s Cen­tre 100 Club took place last week, with the num­bers se­lected by Iain Brown.

The win­ners were 1, Jean Mans­field, 2 Tony Les­lie, 3 Mar­jorie Chart.

If you want to join the 100 Club or would like to pur­chase ad­di­tional num­bers (just £12 per year each), sim­ply call in at the Church Of­fice and leave your name and con­tact de­tails.

Some­one from the 100 Club team will be in touch.

The more peo­ple who join, the greater the prize money!

All prof­its go to­wards the up­keep of St Michael’s Cen­tre.

» Gother­ing­ton Singers, lo­cal women’s choir, is re­cruit­ing for new mem­bers. If you en­joy singing and maybe con­sider join­ing the choir. No

ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary.

Email Sally New­bury on sall. new­[email protected], phone 01242 317276, for more in­for­ma­tion or go to gother­ing­ton­

» Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church Wed­nes­day Fel­low­ship wel­comes new mem­bers both men and women to all meet­ings which take place in the Church Hall at 2pm. On Septem­ber 25 it is the AGM.

» Our an­nual ‘Big Squeeze’ ap­ple juic­ing day will be on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 6, be­tween noon-3pm and will again be at Court Farm Shop on Stoke Or­chard Road.

You are in­vited to bring your wind­falls for press­ing and take away a bot­tle or two of fresh ap­ple juice (bring your own con­tainer).

We will be har­vest­ing ap­ples at Grange­field Com­mu­nity Or­chard the pre­vi­ous day, Oc­to­ber 5, from 11am, all are wel­come to take part.

For more in­for­ma­tion email tran­si­[email protected], ring 01242 244785 or visit our face­book page: face­­si­tion­cleeve

» Bak­ing, Mak­ing Shak­ing WI is a fun group launched in 2015 which meets on the first Thurs­day of each month at Bishop’s Cleeve Foot­ball Club, Kayte Lane from 8–10pm.

Come along as a vis­i­tor and en­joy the speaker, tea/cof­fee and cake for only £3, make friends and have a gig­gle.

On Septem­ber 5, The Sev­ern Free­wheel­ers will visit to talk about their night time role.

» Susie Mcguire has formed a so­cial group aimed at peo­ple 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.

» The Sir Frank Whit­tle Pairs Chal­lenge is be­ing played at Cirences­ter Golf Club on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 1, and is open to ladies and gen­tle­men as part of fund rais­ing to fur­nish a new ex­hi­bi­tion hall and ed­u­ca­tion cen­tre at the Jet Age Mu­seum, the me­mo­rial to the im­por­tance and his­tory of aviation in Glouces­ter­shire.

It is en­tirely run by vol­un­teers with free ad­mis­sion and re­lies on do­na­tions.

It pro­vides fun and in­for­ma­tion for fam­i­lies and en­thu­si­asts alike.

This is an op­por­tu­nity for a day of en­joy­able, but not se­ri­ously com­pet­i­tive, golf for an ex­cel­lent cause in a beau­ti­ful lo­ca­tion. En­try £79 per pair.

For an en­try form, email [email protected] minch­

» There will be a Ta­ble Top Sale at Den­ley Hall, Bishop’s Cleeve on the first Sat­ur­day of the month from 10-11am.

Re­fresh­ments are avail­able and cakes are for sale. There is also a raf­fle. En­trance is free.

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

On Oc­to­ber 1, there will be a visit to the 3Choirs vine­yard.

New mem­bers al­ways wel­come, if you would like to join this group please con­tact 01242 529664.

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

Any­one in­ter­ested, con­tact 01242 672029.

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

The meet­ing on Oc­to­ber 15, will be on the His­tory of Teddy Bears, with speaker Dr Gil­lian White. The com­pe­ti­tion will be Your Favourite Teddy.

Other ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude, monthly walks on the first Tues­day of ev­ery month, book club, knit and nat­ter, craft work­shops, out­ings and theatre vis­its.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact 01242 677520.

» 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.

On Septem­ber 25 the sub­ject will Beauty in Ug­li­ness – the Books of John Moore, with speaker Simon Law­ton.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact 01242 317276 or go to

» Do you have dif­fi­culty get­ting to your lo­cal li­brary? 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.

» St Michael’s Hall hosts North Cotswold Food­bank ses­sions ev­ery Fri­day from 9.45-11.15am.

Do­na­tions to the food bank can be left at Bishop’s Cleeve Parish Coun­cil of­fice, Mon­days, Tuesdays, Thurs­days and Fri­days 9am-3pm, Wed­nes­days 10am-3pm.

» The In­de­pen­dence Trust rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the area is An­drew Wood, a men­tal health out­reach worker. Should you wish to con­tact An­drew di­rectly you can do so on 01242 51281


» 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.

On Septem­ber 24, the sub­ject will be Ed­ward Lear, with speaker Howard Robin­son

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

On Septem­ber 19, the talk will be called Kim Philby, Traitor, Gen­tle­man and Spy which will be given by Bob Skelt.

For in­for­ma­tion about fu­ture meet­ings con­tact 01242 672791. » Ann Lewis mag­[email protected]­ 01242 702573

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