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If you are 40-74, learn more about your free NHS Health Check

on Mon, 22/01/2018 - 8:48pm

As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease or type 2 diabetes.

Your free NHS Health Check can spot early signs and help prevent these happening to you, which means you'll be more likely to enjoy life for longer.

The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia.

If you're in the 40-74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you can expect to receive a letter from your GP or local authority inviting


Planning for 5 West Street, Sparsholt to be considered at Planning Committee

on Mon, 22/01/2018 - 8:20pm

Planning application P17/V2713/HH, for development work at 5 West Street Sparsholt WANTAGE (click), is due to be considered at Planning Committee on Wednesday 31st January 2018.

The application is for: Proposed two storey rear extension.

You can see details of the committee report on our website by clicking this link (click).

You see details of the application here:-

Wildwood Kitchen - Film Club Listings including half-term & Sunday film club

on Mon, 22/01/2018 - 10:05am

Updated 22/1/18

Current listings for the cinema room at Wildwood Kitchen in Wantage.

A movie and a three course meal from their set menu (see below) costs £19.95 per person or £9.95 for children (for children's films), which includes a kids menu, popcorn and a drink. 

The cinema room is also available for private hire. It seats approximately 35 people in comfort and is available for parties & functions, with costs from £150. For further details contact Wildwood Kitchen:-

Current films:-

For full


The Ridgeway National Trail - Winter 2017 Newsletter

on Fri, 19/01/2018 - 3:16pm

Click the image for a PDF.


Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize 2018

on Fri, 19/01/2018 - 3:09pm


Could you volunteer and become a School Governor?

on Fri, 19/01/2018 - 1:40pm


25 Year Celebrations of the Wantage German Twinning Association

on Thu, 18/01/2018 - 7:29pm

This year on Saturday 18th August (2018) the German Twin Town of Seesen in the Harz Mountains will be marking and celebrating the 25 years Twinning Association link with the people and community of Wantage, Grove and surrounding district.

The weekend celebrations in Seesen will be marked by a concert of classical music  in St Andreas’ Church (Seesen Parish Church) by musicians from both Seesen and Wantage , Graham Blyth and Jim Mitchell from Wantage and Claudia Scharer from Seesen.


Report on B4507 speed limit by Cllr Yvonne Constance, December 2017

on Thu, 18/01/2018 - 1:32pm


Members of the Parish Councils from villages along the B4507 met at end November 2017 to discuss concerns about the speed limit on this road in the light of the number of accidents and some fatalities.  As County Councillor for the Division of Shrivenham and District Councillor for some of the villages in the Ridgeway Ward, I chaired the meeting.  It was attended by 19 residents from Childrey, Kingston Lisle and Fawler, Sparsholt and Westcot and West Challow.


Parish Council Minutes - Wednesday, 6th December 2017

on Thu, 18/01/2018 - 1:29pm


Minutes of Meeting of Sparsholt Parish Council held on

Wednesday 6th December 2017 at Griffin Memorial Hall starting at 7.30pm


Present: Councillors Brown (Chairman of the meeting), Downie and Williams, the Clerk and 6 parishioners.






Apologies:  Cllrs Barnes and Comyn, DC & CC Constance and the RFO.



Declaration of Acceptance of Office, Declarations of Interest & Reminder of the Code of Conduct:  Cllr Brown declared a non-prejudicial interest in the Days House planning application on account of his sister in law, Sandy Humphreys living

Sparsholt Fashion Show - needs your unwanted clothes, shoes and accessories

on Tue, 16/01/2018 - 7:45pm

Image: from the St. Mary’s CE Primary School websiteThe Sparsholt Fashion Show is taking a break in 2018, but we are still collecting good quality 2nd hand clothes and accessories for a show in 2019. 

So if you are having a Spring Sort Out, please contact Angie (751210) or Barbara (751617) and we’ll arrange collection or drop off. 

Also, if you have enjoyed coming along to the show, have a flair for fashion plus some time to spare, please consider lending a hand with preparation and organisation for next year.  New ideas are always welcome!

Submitted by Barbara W