Your guide to everything that’s going on in your area
» 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]gonet.co.uk
LECKHAMPTON & CHARLTON KINGS
» 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. cheltenhamchoralsociety.org.uk
» 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. leckhamptonplayers.com/priority
» 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 jennie.in[email protected] cheltenham.gov.uk 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] gmail.com
» 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]internet.com
APPERLEY AND DEERHURST
» 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. apperley-deerhurst.co.uk 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.
UCKINGTON & ELMSTONE HARDWICKE
» 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] govocal.co.uk.
» 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 bacontheatre.co.uk » 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
Email Sally Newbury on sall. new[email protected], phone 01242 317276, for more information or go to gotheringtonsingers.co.uk
» 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: facebook.com/transitioncleeve
» 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] minchmike.plus.com.
» 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 gwowi.org.uk
» 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]mail.com 01242 702573