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LOCAL: Childrey & Sparsholt WI Events - next on Tuesday, 19th October

on Tue, 19/10/2021 - 7:30pm

Monthly WI meeting - Tuesday 19th October

We have our October Childrey & Sparsholt WI meeting on Tuesday 19th October at 7.30pm at Childrey village hall with a 'wellness' theme for the evening.  Lucy Gilroy will be leading a self-hypnosis session and Alison Hepburn will be demonstrating a Sleep Recovery evening yoga practice.  We will have some yoga mats available for those who'd like to join the practice but please do bring your own if you one.  Refreshments will be served and we'll beholding our usual WI raffle.

Fund-raiser - Cantorist Beef evening - Friday 29th October

We shall be hosting a Cantorist Beef evening to raise funds for Childrey & Sparsholt WI on Friday 29th October from 6.30 - 9.30pm, starting with a short talk by Dan Stevens about his pasture-fed beef.  We'll then be serving beef and red wine casserole made using Dan's beef and we'll have a cash bar and raffle.  Tickets are limited and priced £10 each - please email [email protected] for availability.

More details on the Childrey & Sparsholt WI <here>.


Faringdon Cinema Blockbuster - Nomadland - Friday, 22nd October, 7pm

on Fri, 22/10/2021 - 7:00pm

More details <here>.

Film at Didcot Film Club: Kind Hearts & Coronets - Weds, 27th October at 7.30pm

on Wed, 27/10/2021 - 7:32pm


For further information:-

Clocks go back - Sunday, 31st October

on Sun, 31/10/2021 - 2:00am

Don't forget that the clocks go back one hour at 2am on Sunday, 31st October.

Monthly Craft Night - First Tuesday of the month (2/11), 7-9.30pm

on Tue, 02/11/2021 - 6:00pm

LOCAL: Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday, 3rd November at 7.30pm

on Wed, 03/11/2021 - 7:30pm


Agenda of the Parish Council meeting to be held on LOCAL: Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday, 3rd November, 2021 at 7.30pm
at Griffin Memorial Hall, Sparsholt

All members of the public welcome

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


  1. tbc

Mrs D Lewis-Pryde, Parish Clerk

Tel: 751923

White Horse Gardening Club - Thursday, 4th November

on Thu, 04/11/2021 - 6:00pm

Meetings are usually 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.

Contact Pamela P to find out more:-




Repair Cafe at The Mix - First Saturday each month (6/11), 10am-1pm

on Sat, 06/11/2021 - 9:00am

Childrey Bonfire Night (+ load the bonfire) - Saturday, 6th November from 6.30pm

on Sat, 06/11/2021 - 7:00pm

This year’s Childrey Bonfire Night extravaganza will take place on Saturday, November 6th – fire lighting at 6:30 pm with the firework display at 7 pm. 

Enjoy a fantastic family firework display that helps to raise funds for the on-going running of Childrey playground, pavilion and playing field - facilities which are available to everyone in the local area.

Please note: entry by the usual cash donation on the gates (cash only please)

BBQ, bar and mulled wine – so please come along and support the event in your usual generous way. Please note that the bar & bbq are also cash only.

For anyone wishing to drop off material for the fire, the gates to the playing field will be open between 12 and 2pm on the three preceding Sundays (17th, 24th & 31st October - no dropping of material before 17/10 please). Please ensure wood and garden waste only for the fire.

Please - only suitable and safe combustible materials - no household rubbish, metal, plastics or rubber please!

Cafe Scientifique: - 2nd Tues (9/11)

on Tue, 09/11/2021 - 7:30pm


Join us by zoom (click) at 7.15pm for prompt 7.30pm start.

  • Recordings of our recent zoom talks can be seen <here>.

Future talks at Wantage Cafe Sci...

  • Please watch this space for info on future talks. Sadly the Beacon is no longer able to accommodate us but we hope to be going live - possibly on Wednesdays, tbc - in an alternative venue for our November talk on Renewable Energy.

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

More details:-

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



Quiz Night at The Blowing Stone - Second Wednesdays (next 10/11)

on Wed, 10/11/2021 - 6:11pm

Contact details:

Uffington Farmers Market - Sunday, 14th Nov, 10am - 12.30pm

on Sun, 14/11/2021 - 9:00am

COVID19 allowing...

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.

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


LOCAL: Celebrate Revd Leonora’s time as our Rector - Sunday, 28th Nov at 4pm

on Sun, 28/11/2021 - 3:01pm

Reverend Leonora is retiring at the end of November after nine years as Rector of the Ridgeway Benefice.  Her last service will be the Advent Carol Service at The Church of the Holy Rood, Sparsholt on Sunday 28th November at 6pm.

You are cordially invited to a tea to celebrate Leonora’s time as our Rector at the Griffin Hall, Sparsholt from 4pm on that day after which it is hoped that many will join her for her last service as our Rector.

Your Churchwarden will be collating numbers for the tea, so please do contact them if you are able to attend.


RSVP to [email protected] if you are able to attend by the 19th November so we can have some idea of numbers.

Concert - Kanda Bongo Man - Wednesday, 22nd December

on Wed, 22/12/2021 - 6:08pm

Sorry to say that the Kanda Bongo Man show set for the hall on September 10th has been postponed as Kanda has had to have an operation. Nothing serious but he will be out of action for 6 weeks.

The good news is that it has been re arranged for Wednesday 22nd December. A Cow Muck Congo Kanda Christmas Party.

This time he will bringing with him, for a launch party, his brand new CD which is a live recording of his previous visit to Uffington. If you were there you will remember what a fine night it was and to have it captured on record to listen to again is a real treat. You might even be able to hear yourself cheering between songs.

If you don't know who Kanda is, he gave the world the kwasa kwasa dance and popularised the African dance music known as soukous. He has played all over the globe and is a hero throughout the continent of Africa.

Tickets are £17 each from 820282 or the Cow Muck Promotions page on Facebook (click). Also available from Uffington Stores.

Bank holiday waste collections 2021/22

on Sun, 26/12/2021 - 3:30pm