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Childrey & Sparsholt Newsletter - October 2022

on Thu, 29/09/2022 - 4:27pm

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The energy price guarantee – Martin Lewis' 15 quick need-to-knows

on Wed, 28/09/2022 - 4:17pm

Energy bills will be capped at £2,500 a year for a typical household from 1 October 2022 for the next two winters, Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced. A £400 energy rebate will also continue to be paid as planned from October. Here's founder Martin Lewis' round-up.

  1. The new price guarantee starts 1 October, and for someone on typical use will be £2,500 a year and it will last for two years.
  2. The current price cap is £1,971 a year at typical use, and was due to rise to £3,549 a year (and likely £5,400 a year in January). It was £1,277 a year last winter.
  3. This will be a

Aged 40 – 74? Find out more about the free NHS Health Check

on Wed, 28/09/2022 - 3:53pm

If you are aged between 40-74 years, your NHS Health Check is available free of charge.

Even though you might be feeling great, if you’re over 40, you may be at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes or dementia.

A free NHS Health Check with your GP Practice can help you reduce these risks and make sure that you stay healthy.

When you attend your appointment, you'll receive personalised lifestyle advice: all in less than 30 minutes.

Take action now and enjoy a healthier life for longer.


Signpost & Church services - October 2022

on Tue, 27/09/2022 - 1:00pm

Download a PDF copy of 'Signpost' at the link below.

Revd. Mary Harwood
[email protected]
Tel: 01235 76925
Mobile: 07721 437316

Dear Friends,

At this time of national transition in our lives, I have been inspired to reflect on the words from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (N.L.T.)

‘For everything there is a season,
A time for every activity under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die’.

Following the death of our late Queen Elizabeth II we have recently joined in mourning and thanksgiving for her life and the rich legacy harvested from her long and loyal time of devoted service.

‘A time to


B4507 closed Ashbury to Knighton Hill/Compton Beauchamp - 26/9 to 2/11

on Mon, 26/09/2022 - 12:17pm

The B4507 will be closed from 26 September to 2 November, between Ashbury village and the crossroads with Knighton Hill at Compton Beauchamp.


Please don't leave your engine idling - turn it off or face a fine

on Tue, 20/09/2022 - 2:19pm


'Hi Mum and Dad' scam spreads from WhatsApp to text message

on Fri, 16/09/2022 - 2:34pm

Action Fraud and Which? are warning of the spread of the 'Hi Mum and Dad' scam.

Scammers impersonating your family members, particularly adult children, in order to ask you for money are now targeting you through text messages.

Earlier this year, Action Fraud warned that it had received 1,235 reports of criminals posing as loved ones in need on WhatsApp between 3 February and 21 June this year, amounting to a total financial loss of £1.5m.

Don't fall for it.

More here:-


Blowing Stone Inn - Sunday lunch - children eat free + bottomless roasties & y-pud

on Fri, 16/09/2022 - 2:07pm

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David Johnston MP - October 2022

on Thu, 15/09/2022 - 6:44pm

When the announcement was made that Her Majesty had passed away, I cried in the way I do when told someone I am close to has passed away, even though she was not someone I had ever met. It felt like we had lost our anchor, the person who has seemingly always been there to help get us through whatever troubles the country has been facing, most recently Covid.

Parliament does not usually sit on Fridays or Saturdays, but it did so both days in order that MPs could give their tributes.


Help for Households - the Energy Price Guarantee

on Thu, 08/09/2022 - 6:57pm

From 1 October 2022, a new ‘Energy Price Guarantee‘ will mean a typical UK household will pay no more than £2,500 a year on their energy bill for the next two years.

Countries around the world are facing rising goods and energy prices, inflation and cost of living pressures after the pandemic and Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

We know people are worried so the government is offering help for households. See what cost of living support you could be eligible for.

Visit the Help for Households website (click), for more information on:-

  • Income support
  • Help with energy bills
  • Help with childcare