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UCKINGTON & ELMSTONE HARDWICKE
» village Uckington hall today, Parish October Council 3, meet at 7.30pm. at the There is an opportunity during the meeting for members of the public to ask questions about the parish.
» Rhe church service at St Mary Magdalene, Elmstone Hardwicke on Sunday October 6, at 10.45am, will be Harvest Thanksgiving Holy Communion.
» The next afternoon whist drive in the village hall is on Tuesday, October 15, 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 10.30am, 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: curry evening, December 8 at village hall, Uckington; Christmas lunch December 8, at village hall, Uckington. » Anne Griffiths 01242 680602 APPERLEY & DEERHURST
» Deerhurst parish has a Neighbourhood Plan which covers Deerhurst, Apperley, Lower Apperley, Walton Hill, Deerhurst Walton and Hoo Lane.
This is a planning document which will represent the views of the parish, stating what type and size of development is felt to be suitable for our area.
Visit ourparishplan.co.uk for further information.
» Holy Trinity Church Apperley is open during trhe day for private prayer and contemplation.
The church has a second hand book stall.
You are welcome to buy books (leaving payment in the box as directed) and you can also leave any unwanted books which are in good condition. All proceeds will go to church funds.
» There will be a service of Holy Communion at Deerhurst Church on Sunday October 6 at 8am and at Holy Trinity Church Apperley at 11am. All are very welcome.
» If you know of anyone who has recently moved into the parish the Ministry Group would like to give them a welcome pack.
will Emmanuel be open tomorrow Kitchen Community from Cafe 11.45am-1.30pm There are no charges serving but light donations lunches. would All are be gratefully welcome to accepted. come along for a chat and to socialise with others in your community.
» The Mayor’s Charity Auction with auctioneer Nicholas Granger is at Sacred Hearts Church hall tomorrow evening.
It promises to be a good fun evening and you don’t have to be an ‘auction buff’ to enjoy the evening.
Tickets are £10 each including a buffet supper, details from jennie. in[email protected]tenham.gov.uk or 01242 264108.
» The Leckhampton Players are presenting “Wild, Wild Women” a tuneful, foot stomping outrageously funny musical romp set in the wild west each evening until Saturday until 7.30pm in the Village Hall, Church Road.
Tickets cost £10 to include a cheese board and biscuits. Book via 07867 884985 or via leckhamptonplayers. com/priority
» Sue Ryder volunteers are holding a Coffee Morning at the Day Centre, Leckhampton Court on Saturday with fresh ground coffee and delicious homemade cakes. This is to help raise vital funds for our local Sue Ryder Hospice.
» Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra conducted by Timothy Carey is giving a concert of music by Holst, Mozart and Vaughan Williams on Saturday at St Andrews Church, Montpellier to celebrate Holst’s birthday.
Tickets cost £16 (under 16’s free) from The Playhouse, The Wilson or at the door on the night.
» If you enjoy swimming and enjoy a challenge why not sign up for the Devil’s Aquathon at the Lido from 8 to 11am on Sunday and raise funds for Cobalt.
This is a tough swimming and running challenge.
The event starts with 400m or 2k swim in the 50m main pool followed by a 10k run to Devil’s Chimney on Leckhampton Hill before returning to finish in the Lido grounds
.Sign up at sandfordparkslido.org.uk
» There will be a meeting of the Parish Council Planning Committee will be held on Monday at 7.30pm in the Stanton Room, next to the Library.
All members of the public are welcome.
» Southfield WI meet at 7.30pm on Tuesday in Emmanuel Church rooms for a talk by Sadia Hameed “Honour Crimes”.
Visitors and new members are very welcome.
» Emmanuel Ladies Club meet from 10am on Wednesday in Emmanuel Church rooms.
Di Whittaker will give her talk “That’s Life Kid”. Contact the Secretary on 01242 262042 if you are interested in joining this friendly club or just come along to visit and give it a try. » The Regency Probus club for men
meet from 10am on Wednesday at Cheltenham Bowling Club.
Pippa Roberts will read Poems from her “Grandmother’s Humerous Books”.
Contact Geoff Harmsworth on 01242 672409 for information on how to join this friendly club.
» Cheltenham Horticultural Society meet at 7.30pm on Thursday, October 10, at Century Hall, Bishops Road, Shurdington.
Reg Moule will give a talk entitled “Another Evening With”.
» As part of Cobalt’s charitable partnership with local auctioneers Chorley’s they are running an amazing auction of promises in October with some very special prizes.
Bidding for the prizes has now opened and the live auction will be held on Friday October 11 from 11am at Prinknash Abbey.
Prizes include a ski lesson with Eddie the Eagle, a Boeing 737 flight simulation, a years’ worth of free hairdressing at Stuart Holmes salon, a day in the studio for two people with a renowned local artist, signed Joanna Trollope books, a commissioned pet portrait and lots, lots more!
Further details on the bidding process can be found from the Cobalt website.
Everyone is welcome to go along to the auction itself where there will be drinks and nibbles.
» Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra is performing a concert of music by Weber, Tchaikovsky and Brahms at 7.30pm on Saturday October 12 in the Pump Room.
» Christ Church choir conducted by Timothy Ingold and accompanied by organist Dr David Ponsford are giving a Coffee Concert at 10.30am on Saturday October 19 at Christ Church, Malvern Road.
The choir is singing choral works by composers including Faure, Duruffle, Sumsion and many others in Christ Church, Malvern Road.
Coffee and cakes will be served. Admission is by donation to the Fabric Fund.
» The local charity Linc has A Grand Charity Auction at The Wilson Gallery at 7pm on Friday, October 25. Tickets cost is £25 and include drinks and canapes.
There will be many exciting prizes and one-off experiences.
Contact lincfund.org of telephone 03004224422 for more information » Rose Ashton 01242 262042 ash[email protected]internet.com WARDEN HILL
» The Police PCSO officers will be in Saddar’s Café Salisbury Avenue on Friday October 11, at 2.30pm to listen to any concerns you may have.
» Also meeting again on Wednesday, November 20 at 2pm.
» The Community Film Show will be held on Saturday October 7, at 2.30pm at the URC Centre in Salisbury Avenue. Entry is Free! Bring along a friend. » The Warden Hill Ladies Group next meeting is on Wednesday October 9, at
7.30 with a talk entitled “My Life as a Butler”. New members welcome.
» The Warden Hill Gardening Club will meet again on October 31 with a “Harvest Supper”. New members welcome.
» St Christopher’s Church will be holding a “Harvest Festival” service on Sunday October 6, at 10.30am. All are welcome.
» The Brizen Young Peoples Centre is available to hire at £14 per hour.
Modern room will hold 50 with kitchen. It is set in beautiful green surroundings and has a good car park.
Suitable for children’s parties, meetings etc.
Contact brizenyoungpeoplescentre. org.uk for all booking details.
» Cheltenham Big Band Society meet monthly at the Village Hall Up Hatherley.
» Take this opportunityto listen to some of the best of the big bands on the last Friday every month at 2.30pm - £2 entry including refreshments » Anne Regan 01242 255556 annere[email protected] PITTVILLE TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD
» For our September meeting we had a talk by Phil Collins – “History of Cheltenham in Postcards”.
Phil is a local man who is perhaps better known as Professor Collywobbles the Punch and Judy man.
For our meeting he was wearing his local historian hat and gave an interesting talk on the history of Cheltenham.
To illustrate the topic Phil showed slides of old postcards depicting scenes in history and the people who lived in these times.
As well as seeing the pictures on the cards we were able to read the messages written on the back.
These can either be very mundane, for example “I am having a lovely time” or they can be amusing.
One such message told the recipient to “buck up”.
Also, some of the pictures were cartoons.
One such was a row of Georgian people queuing outside the toilet cubicle. The title of the cartoon was “The rapid effects of the Cheltenham waters”.
Phil’s talk took us to all the important and well known places in Cheltenham: The Minster, Pittville Park, The Rotunda in Montpelier, The Winter Gardens, Leckhampton Quarry and so many more.
At each stop Phil had a story to tell and some interesting facts to tell us.
Those in the group not born in Cheltenham found it very helpful in understanding Cheltenham life and history.
For Cheltonians it was a very welcome trip down memory lane and the chance to learn something new about their hometown.
Our next meeting is on Wednesday October 23 and will include a talk, “Citizen Science” by one of our favourites, David Fletcher.
David has spent 40 years in the Polar regions leading expeditions and now spends a lot of time educating the
younger generation. Visitors are more than welcome. For further information see https://www.the-tg.com/. » Dot Ward BISHOP’S CLEEVE
» Gotherington Singers, local women’s choir, is recruiting for new members.
If you enjoy singing, maybe consider joining the choir. No experience necessary.
Email Sally Newbury on sall. new[email protected] or phone 01242 317276 for more information or go to gotheringtonsingers.co.uk
» The next coffee morning at the Methodist Church in Bishop’s Close will be on Saturday October 12, from 10am to noon.
The morning will be an introduction to this years One World Week and its theme ‘Climate Changes Everything’. We invite any who wish to do so to bring a donation in kind for the local food bank.
Particular needs are tins of fish (tuna/salmon), tins of rice pudding, long life milk, long life fruit juice, crumble mix, biscuits, rice (pouches), chocolate, ketchup and mayonnaise
» 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 October 9, it is getting to know your speaker with the Rev Rachel Leather.
» 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 8pm to 10pm.
Come along as a visitor and enjoy the speaker, tea/coffee and cake for only £3. Make friends and have a giggle.
On October 3, Motivation and inspiration from Pink Sky Design in Cheltenham.
» 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.
» Cleeve Ladies Probus club meetings take place in Bishop’s Cleeve Tithe Barn at 9.45am.
On October 15, the talk will be about A history of spies.
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.
On October 8, the subject will becard making for the Cobalt Unit by Jenny Miuer.
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
Tuesdays 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.
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.
On October 23, the talk will be called Gloucestershire’s Queen – Katherine Parr, with speaker Mike Bottomley.
» 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