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LOCAL: Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday, 27th March at 7.30pm

on Wed, 27/03/2019 - 7:30pm

SPARSHOLT PARISH COUNCIL

Agenda of the Parish Council meeting to be held on Wednesday, 27th March 2019 at 7.30pm
in the Griffin Memorial Hall, Sparsholt

ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WELCOME

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

  1. Apologies.
  2. Declarations of Interest & Reminder of the Code of Conduct.
  3. Minutes for Approval:
    1. Approve the Minutes of the Sparsholt Parish Council held on Wednesday 27th February 2019.
  4. Matters Arising:
    1. B4507 – update Cllr Comyn.
    2. Westcot Village Green Notice Board and Litter bin – update Cllrs Brown and Downie.
    3. The Old Vicarage Yew Tree – update Cllr Williams.
    4. Clerks Contract – update Cllr Barnes.
    5. Land Registry number for the cemetery – update Cllr Comyn.
    6. Phone Box Exchange – update Cllr Barnes.
    7. Defibrillator training – update Cllrs Barnes.
    8. Triangle woods – update Cllr Comyn.
    9. Cemetery extension land – update Cllr Comyn.
    10. Westcot Village Green – update Cllr Comyn.
    11. Local Plan 2031 part 2 – update Cllr Comyn.
    12. Lonsdale Estates contact details – update Cllr Comyn.
  5. Finance:
    1. Finance reports up to the 28th February 2019.
    2. Approval of any payments to be made.
    3. Any other finance matters.
  6. Planning:
  7.         Decisions:

    P18/V2371/HH & P18/V2372/LB Sparsholt Manor, OX12 9PT:  Refurbishment and extension of Sparsholt Manor within its associated parkland, with the demolition and replacement of a stable yard and remodeling of parts of the parkland with the provision of a new walled kitchen garden and structures.  No decision. 

    P19/V3100/HH Home farm, Watery Lane, Sparsholt, OX12 9PL:  Proposed extension to create utility and kids room and garage with a bedroom and en suite above in roof space and internal alterations.  No decision.

    P19/V0302/FUL Humber barn, Westcot, OX12 9QA:  Construct riding ménage within the confines of a pony paddock to the rear of Humber Barn.  No decision.

  8. Cemetery.
  9. Correspondence sheet.
  10. Any Other Business.
  11. Date of Next Meetings – Wednesday 24th April 2019 starting at 7.30pm at the Griffin Memorial Hall.

Mrs D Lewis-Pryde, Parish Clerk

Tel: 751923

Cornerstone Film Club "Edie" (UK 2017) - Wednesday, 27th March, 8pm

on Wed, 27/03/2019 - 8:00pm

The next Didcot Cornerstone Film Club film is "Edie" (UK 2017) - Wednesday, 27th March at 8pm.

Trailer:-

 

The Didcot Cornerstone Film Club meets monthly, usually on the last Wednesday of the month at 8pm (plus some Saturday Matinees). Films are shown on a large screen in the main hall and there's a bar afterwards.

Annual membership costs £5 and is available from Cornerstone or Didcot Civic Hall. Please fill in & bring a membership form with you if you're not already a member (click <here> for the form).
 
Tickets for members and their guest are now £6 and members can buy up to 2 tickets for each film (so no need for couples to both join). Tickets for non-members are £8. Tickets are available through the normal Cornerstone booking procedures: on-line, by phone or in person at the box office.

  • Admission is £6-8 per person
  • 8pm start (Each film follows a short introduction)
  • Unreserved seating

Forthcoming screenings:-

  • Wednesday 27 Mar – Edie (UK 2017)
  • Wednesday 24 Apr - Top Hat (1935)
  • Wednesday 29 May - Shoplifters (Japan 2018)
  • Wednesday 26 Jun - A Private War (2018)

The Cornerstone Film Club shows the sort of films you probably won't see in mainstream cinemas:-

  • Hollywood Classics
  • Foreign Language
  • New British Independents

For further information, see the Didcot Cornerstone Film Club's own page in 'Groups':-

 

Wantage Farmers' Market - Saturday, 30th March from 9am

on Sat, 30/03/2019 - 7:30am

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

Talk by Arctic Explorer Al Sylvester MBE - Saturday, 30th March, 2pm & 7pm

on Sat, 30/03/2019 - 2:00pm

New Church Organ Celebration at Kingston Lisle - Saturday, 30th March, 6-7pm

on Sat, 30/03/2019 - 6:00pm


We have great pleasure in inviting you to join us for our Organ Celebration at Kingston Lisle, at 6-7pm on Saturday 30 March. 

This follows the installation of our new pipe organ, the final stage of the restoration of the church. As you’ll recall from our updates (attached), this is a Walker Type C direct electric action organ dating from 1971, originally located in a church in London. It has been reconfigured, enhanced and recased to fit the small space and budget available to us. We think it looks and sounds fabulous: what will you think?

Our opening recital (poster attached) will be given by Barry Williams, Organ Adviser to the Diocese of Oxford, and Joe Barber, Senior Organ Scholar at Balliol College Oxford. Barry and Joe will play a selection of organ classics by Bach, Vierne, Widor and others, as well as explaining how an organ works and how people of all ages can learn to play. Our organ builder, David Stalley of the Village Workshop, will also be with us. Admission is free, all are welcome and we will provide refreshments afterwards. 

Please can you email [email protected] to reserve tickets.

We do hope that you’ll be able to join us as we celebrate the end of our restoration and thank all our wonderful supporters. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Best wishes
Arthur & Angus
Churchwardens

Comedian Seann Walsh - Saturday, 30th March at 8pm

on Sat, 30/03/2019 - 6:43pm

Seann Walsh: After This One, I'm Going Home
Saturday 30 March | 8.00pm | Bar open from 7.00pm
£15 tickets
Support Act: TBC
14+ (Parental Guidance) Likely to be swearing and adult content
Box Office: 01235 763 456

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and the self-dubbed “Lie-In King”, Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation" (The Guardian).  

Returning from his run in America, where he made his USA television debut appearance on Conan, Seann Walsh is back on tour in the UK.

This disheveled, fiery, animated, fiercely idle, millennial man child is one of best live comedians to have come out of the UK.

Team captain on Virtually Famous (Channel 4) and a regular on Play To The Whistle (ITV), other TV appearances include: One For The Road (BBC 3), Live At The Apollo (BBC 2), The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV), Tonight at The London Palladium (ITV), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Alan Carr’s Chatty Man (Channel 4) and Russell Howards Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) 

Seann can currently be heard hosting his weekly radio show News-Ish on Fubar Radio.

  • ‘A cracking good show’ - The Telegraph
  • ‘One of comedy’s hottest properties...very talented, very funny’ - London Evening Standard
  • 'He remains one of the most entertaining observational comics on the block' - The Independent

Clocks go forward - Sunday, 31st March

on Sun, 31/03/2019 - 3:30am

Don't forget that the clocks go forward one hour at 1am on Sunday, 31st March.

Don't forget: Mother's Day - Sunday, 31st March

on Sun, 31/03/2019 - 11:09am

LOCAL: The Star Inn, Sparsholt - Mother's Day - Sunday, 31st March 2019

on Sun, 31/03/2019 - 12:52pm

Looking for somewhere to treat Mum on Mothers day?

The Star Inn, Sparsholt are running a special Sunday lunch menu 2 courses for £25.50 or 3 courses for £29.95 with a complimentary glass of fizz for Mum. They also have a special childrens menu for the day. See both menus below.

For further info. on The Star, click <here>.

Contact details:



Childrey and District Tuesday Club Events - next on Tuesday, 2nd April

on Tue, 02/04/2019 - 3:30pm

Childrey & District Tuesday Club is a club for the over 60s, meeting on the first Tuesday of each month in Childrey Village Hall.

The club is very popular due to the friendliness of its members who live not only in Childrey, but in all the local villages, the Challows, the Letcombes, Kingston Lisle, Sparsholt, Wantage, Charlton and Grove and a warm welcome awaits all prospective members.

  • Apr 2nd - Maj Gen His Hon Gordon Risius Army Lawyer and Judge
  • May 7th - Summer Social
  • June 4th - Coach trip to Weston Super Mare
  • July 2nd - Coach trip tba
  • Aug 6th - No meeting
  • Sept 3rd - Coach trip tba
  • Oct 1st - Hazel Townesend Travels in Gambia
  • Nov 5th - Roger Humphries Tales of Old Wantage (tba)
  • Dec 10th (nb 2nd Tuesday) Christmas lunch at The Bear Hotel, Wantage (members only)
  • Jan 7th 2020 (nb 2nd Tuesday)  New year quiz

For further information, please click <here>.

White Horse Gardening Club - Thursday, 4th April at 7.30pm

on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 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 2019 

     DATE

DAY

TIME

TALK/VISIT

TITLE & SPEAKER

         

04-Apr

THURSDAY

7.30

TALK

THE BENEFITS OF WILD FLOWER GARDENING

       

Nick Field, Landscape Gardener

11-May

SATURDAY

2.30 - 4.00

SALE

FUND RAISING PLANT SALE - please bring plants for sale

       

Label and price each plant.

18-May

SATURDAY

9.00 - 6.00

VISIT

EXBURY GARDENS, SOUTHAMPTON SO45 1AZ

       

 £25 each includes coach and entrance.

       

www.exbury.co.uk

06-Jun

THURSDAY

6.00

VISIT

30th ANNIVERSARY GARDEN PARTY

       

AT BARCOTE  GARDEN, BUCKLAND SN7 8PP

       

Courtesy of Mr and Mrs C Smith.

       

£15 inc supper and drinks.

11-Jul

THURSDAY

2.00 - 4.00

VISIT

JEKKA MCVICAR'S HERBETUM, Shellards Lane, Alveston,

       

BRISTOL BS35 5SY.   £15 Tour and Refreshments. 

       

Max 30 people

18-Jul

THURSDAY

2.00

VISIT

HASELEY COURT, Little Haseley OX44 7LL

       

£7 inc tour and refreshments

05-Sep

THURSDAY

7.30

TALK

THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF GROWING VEGETABLES

       

Victoria Logue,Whitehall Farmhouse Plants. 

       

www.wfplants.co.uk

03-Oct

THURSDAY

7.30

TALK

THE VICTORIAN GARDEN - a picture of how life was pre WW1

       

Dr Francis Burroughs

07-Nov

THURSDAY

7.30

TALK

DAVID AUSTIN ROSES - Growing the Best Roses

       

Michael Marriott.   Roses for sale.

       

www.davidaustinroses.com

05-Dec

THURSDAY

7.00

TALK

30th ANNIVERSARY TALK - GROW GREAT VEG AND HAVE FUN

       

PIPPA GREENWOOD.   www.pippagreenwood.com

       

Tickets £5 members.  Visitors £10. Seasonal refreshments inc.

Pub Quiz at The Greyhound – Sunday, 14th April at 8pm

on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 9:00pm

Join us at The Greyhound, Letcombe, for our very popular and challenging monthly quiz.

Entry is £2.00 with half going into the Jackpot Prize round and half to our nominated charity for this month: Caring Cancer Trust.

There are prizes every round and teams of any size are allowed.

A special pre-quiz menu is served from 6:00-7:30pm, with £1 for each main course sold donated to the chosen charity. Booking is essential as places are always limited!

Save the date: the next quiz will be on Sunday 12th May.

The Greyhound, Letcombe Regis (click)

Holiday activity ideas for children and families

on Sat, 06/04/2019 - 10:00am

Some web links with ideas for holiday activities for children and families (in alphabetical order):-

Let me know if you know of any more - use the 'Feedback' tab on the left.

Restart & Repair Cafe - 1st Saturday of month (6/4), 10am-1pm

on Sat, 06/04/2019 - 11:00am

Pallet Upcycling Workshop - 1st Saturday of month (6/4), 2-5pm

on Sat, 06/04/2019 - 2:00pm

Scoop Zero Waste Pop-Up - 1st Sunday of every month (7/4), 10am - 2pm

on Sun, 07/04/2019 - 11:00am

Cafe Scientifique - Automotive vehicles - 2nd Tues (9/4), 7.30pm

on Tue, 09/04/2019 - 7:30pm


Join us for this FREE event - doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start!

Coming up at Wantage Café Sci:

  • 9th April: Automotive vehicles

More details:-

  • Entrance limited to seating capacity
  • When: Second Tuesday of the month, doors open at 7 for 7:30pm start.
  • Where: The Beacon Cafe, Wantage, OX12 9BX
  • www.facebook.com/WantageCafeSci (click)

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

 

     

Letcombe Film Club - "Viceroys House" - Wednesday, 10th April at 7.30pm

on Wed, 10/04/2019 - 8:30pm

Letcombe Film Club, Wednesday 10 April: Viceroys House

We look forward to seeing you  - come early and enjoy pre-film refreshments.

Doors open 7.30pm; film starts at 8pm.

Future Films:

  • 10 April: Viceroys House

Details:

  • Tickets £5
  • Doors open at 7.30pm, film starts at 8pm.
  • Letcombe Regis Village Hall, Bassett Rd, OX12 9LJ (click <here> for a map)

AmiEgos present "The 39 Steps" - 11th - 13th April

on Thu, 11/04/2019 - 7:08pm

NT Live - All About Eve - Thursday, 11th April at 7pm

on Thu, 11/04/2019 - 8:00pm

National Theatre Live: All About Eve
Thursday 11 April | 7pm | £15
Please note this a filmed recording not a live performance.
Box Office: 01235 763 456

By Joseph L Mankiewicz

Adapted and directed for the stage by Ivo van Hove

Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve.

Photographs: Gillian Anderson by Pari Dukovic and Lily James by Perou. Design: Bob King Creative

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