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» 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] gov­o­

» 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 our­parish­ 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.

Con­tact Roger Taylor on 01452 780561 or email roger­tay­[email protected] google­ » Ann Wise­man [email protected]­ LECK­HAMP­TON & CHARL­TON KINGS


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]­ 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 sand­ford­park­

» 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 linc­ of tele­phone 0300422442­2 for more in­for­ma­tion » Rose Ash­ton 01242 262042 ash­[email protected]­in­ter­ 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. 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 » 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 gother­ing­ton­

» 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

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