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LOCAL: Book Club "Death in Venice” by Thomas Mann - Mon, 6th April, 8pm

on Mon, 06/04/2020 - 9:00pm

The next meeting of the book club will be on Monday April 6th at 8pm.

The book this month is "Death in Venice” by Thomas Mann, available from Hive (click link to visit).

Because of CVD19, book club will be sharing views and opinions via e-mail for the meantime.  If you would like to join in the discussion whilst the group is virtual, you're very welcome to do so, on the understanding that once the crisis is over, we’ll have to revert to our rule of no new members.  People’s houses just aren’t big enough!

To join the group, get in touch with Barbara.

Contact Barbara W for further information:-


Submitted by Barbara W.

 

LOCAL: The Star Bridge Club

on Tue, 14/04/2020 - 7:00pm

 

The Star Bridge Club usually meets once a month for bridge, food and a social at The Star Inn, Sparsholt.

In current circumstances, Jane, Clare & Charles wanted to let you know that they are working on bringing an online game to the group.

More here asap.

LOCAL: Parish Council Planning Meeting - Wednesday, 15th April at 7pm

on Wed, 15/04/2020 - 8:00pm

*** This meeting will be run in an online Zoom group chat ***

The Zoom online meeting ID & link will be posted here on the day & in the village Whatsapp group

Watch a short video on how to Join a Zoom meeting <here> (click)

 

 

 


SPARSHOLT PARISH COUNCIL

Agenda of the Parish Council meeting to be held on Wednesday 15th April 2020 at 7.00pm
in the Griffin Memorial Hall, Sparsholt

ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WELCOME

Open Forum, to include addresses from the public, District & County Councillors

  1. tbc
  1. Date of Next Meeting – AGM Wednesday 13th May 2020 starting at 7.00pm at the Griffin Memorial Hall.

Mrs D Lewis-Pryde, Parish Clerk

Tel: 751923

 

Wantage Farmers' Market - Saturday, 25th April from 9am

on Sat, 25/04/2020 - 8:30am

Wantage Farmers Market is in the Market Square, usually on the last Saturday of every month from 9am.

Smaller markets can be found in the same place in Wantage on Wednesdays and other Saturdays.

 

Telephone: 01235 763459

May bank holiday 2020 moved from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May

on Mon, 04/05/2020 - 10:35am

The early May bank holiday in 2020 will move from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

More info here:-

Give Blood - Thursday, 7th May

on Thu, 07/05/2020 - 2:00pm

96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood - don't leave it to someone else. If you’re generally healthy and aged between 17 and 65, you can probably donate.

The next donation session at The Beacon, Wantage (click <here> for a map) is on Thursday, 7th May between 13.15 & 19.15.

Parking at The Beacon, Wantage is free for the first 2 hours (with a free 'pay & display' ticket). For your trouble, you'll enjoy a complimentary cup of tea and selection of biscuits, alongside the satisfaction of knowing that you're actively helping others.

Can you give blood?

Most people can give blood, but before the NHS can accept your blood they need to ensure there's no risk of harming you or the patients who will receive it. Use the below links to the Give Blood website to see if you are eligible to give blood:-

From February 2012, male blood donors can increase frequency of donating to a maximum of 4 times in 12 months at an interval of not less than 12 weeks.

Register as a blood donor:-

Giving blood is quick, easy and most importantly, it saves lives. Simply fill in the form by clicking <here> to register your interest in becoming a blood donor or to come along to a session near you.

Learn more by visiting the Blood Donation service website:-

  • www.blood.co.uk
  • or by calling 0300-123-23-23 (calls are normally charged at your providers (eg BT) local rate).

Are you an existing blood donor?

If so, you can jump to your own secure Blood Donor login page here:-

 

LOCAL: Annual Parish & Council Meetings - Wednesday, 13th May at 7pm

on Wed, 13/05/2020 - 7:00pm

*** Likely to be held in an online web chat meeting ***

*** Details here nearer the time ***

 

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING in SPARSHOLT

Will be held at Griffin Memorial Hall, Sparsholt on Wednesday, 13th May 2020 starting at 7pm 

SPARSHOLT PARISH COUNCIL

Annual Parish Council meeting to be held on Wednesday, 13th May 2020 at approximately 7.30pm in the Griffin Memorial Hall, Sparsholt (meeting follows Annual Parish Meeting)

ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WELCOME

Open Forum, including reports from District & County Councillors & public participation

 

SPARSHOLT ANNUAL PARISH MEETING AGENDA

1. Apologies.

2. Sparsholt Parish Council Chairman’s report.

3. District and County Councillor Report.

4. Any Other Business.                                                                                                

ANNUAL MEETING OF SPARSHOLT PARISH COUNCIL

1.         tbc

 

Mrs D Lewis-Pryde, Parish Clerk

Tel: 

Uffington Farmers Market - Sunday, 24th May, 10am - 12.30pm

on Sun, 24/05/2020 - 10:00am

Local food producers offering meat, cheese, preserves, fruit, vegetables, pies and pastries, vintage tea room and much more!

The market (usually) runs every third Sunday of the month in the car park of the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington. SN7 7SB.

10am to 12.30pm.

  • No market in April.
  • 24th May
  • 21st June
  • 19th July
  • No market in August.
  • 20th September
  • 18th October
  • 15th November
  • 13th December, (Christmas Market.)

Established in 2015, the Uffington Farmers Market is a non-profit community market organised by village residents. 

Contact:-

White Horse Gardening Club - Thursday, 3rd September at 7.30pm

on Thu, 03/09/2020 - 8:30pm

Meetings in the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington, Faringdon, SN7 7RA

Meetings held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated.

Membership £10 per year. Visitors £2.50 per meeting.

Find out more:-


WHITE HORSE GARDEN CLUB PROGRAMME 2020

  • Suspended due to CVD19 until 3/9/20
     
  • THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 
    • AGM +TALK:  MICHAELMAS DAISIES
    • Bob Brown from Cotswold Garden Flowers.  www.cgf.net     
       
  • SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 
    • VISIT to RHS WISLEY Flower Show with Barnes Coaches.  Depart 9am return 6pm
    • £21 members.  £23 visitors.   Includes entry and coach.
       
  • THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER
    • TALK:  THE CARE AND PRUNING OF FRUIT TREES AND BUSHES.
    • Christopher Lanczak from Waterperry.     
       
  • THURSDAY 5 NOVEMBER
    • TALK:  FLORA AND LANDSCAPES OF SICILY
    • Nick Wray, Curator of Bristol Botanic Garden           
                   
  • THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER
    • TALK:   STAY GROUNDED.  By Jane Rennells
    • Samples of coffee and festive refreshments.