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LOCAL: Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday, 20th September at 7.30pm

on Wed, 20/09/2017 - 7:30pm

SPARSHOLT PARISH COUNCIL

There will be a meeting of the Sparsholt Parish Council on Wednesday, 20th September at 7.30pm at the Griffin Memorial Hall

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 Sparsholt Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday 19th July 2017.
    2. Approve the Minutes of the Planning Meeting of Sparsholt Parish Council held on Tuesday 22nd August 2017.
  4. Matters Arising:
    1. B4507 – update Cllr Comyn.
    2. Cemetery Rules – update Cllr Comyn.
    3. Westcot Farmhouse Village Green – update Cllrs Brown and Comyn.
    4. Notice Board – update Cllr Comyn.
    5. Cemetery Hedge – update Cllr Brown.
    6. Hedge at Eastmanton Corner – update Clerk.
    7. Mrs Frost’s Trees – update Clerk.
    8. Cemetery compost and litter bins – update Cllr Brown.
    9. Brown bin for the Cemetery – update the Clerk.
    10. Litter bin overflowing – update Cllr Barnes.
    11. Re-painting of the bus shelter by Guy Mendonca – update Cllr Comyn and the Clerk.
  5. Finance:
    1. Approval of the Finance Report to 31st July.
    2. Approval of the Finance Report to 31st August 2017 and the listing of payments to be made.
    3. Any other finance matters.
  6. Planning Updates:
    1. P15/V2600/PAR Westcot Farm, Westcot, OX12 9QA:  Conversion of agricultural buildings to form three n. C3 dwelling houses.  Fully Discharged.
    2. P17/V1299/FUL Days House, Westcot, OX12 9QB:  Demolition of bungalow/pool house (not Days House) Dividing site and erection of new house.
    3. P17/V2092/FUL Days House, Westcot, OX12 9QB:  Demolition of bungalow/pool house (not Days House) to divide site and construct new house to replace bungalow in different position similar to that approved 4/3/16 but with two minor additions.
    4. P17/V2090/AG Broadleaze Farm, Westcot, OX12 9PZ:  Erection of polytunnel for lambing.
  7. New Applications:

    a)   P17/V2344/HH 3 St.Johns, Sparsholt, OX12 9PW:  Single storey rear extension.

  8. Highways.
  9. Oxfordshire Together.
  10. Cemetery and Cemetery Rail.
  11. Correspondence sheet.
  12. Any Other Business.
  13. Date of Next Meetings – Wednesday 18th October, 15th November, 13th December 2017 and 17th January, 21st February, 21st march, 18th April and the AGM 16th May 2018 all starting at 7.30pm at the Griffin Memorial Hall.

Mrs D Lewis-Pryde, Parish Clerk

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Zelda's Jazz Room - The Delta Six - Wednesday, 20th September from 8pm

on Wed, 20/09/2017 - 8:00pm

Vintage transport & models event, Letcombe Regis - Sunday, 24th Sept 10am-4pm

on Sun, 24/09/2017 - 1:30pm

Richmond Letcombe Regis, South Street, Letcombe Regis, Oxfordshire, OX12 9RG

Old Berks Hunt Show - Sunday, 24 September

on Sun, 24/09/2017 - 3:27pm

The OBH Open Show preparation is now in full swing.  The Committee are planning that this years show will be fabulous, with lots of variety, show jumping , working hunters, children’s classes, ridden and in hand showing.

The Old Berks Hounds will be parading at lunchtime.

New for this year will be Equifest qualifiers, so competitors will have the opportunity to qualify for the 2018 championships.

  • Sower Hill Farm, Uffington, SN7 7QH

Introduction to Upholstery - starts Weds, 27th September, 9.30am - 2.30pm

on Wed, 27/09/2017 - 9:30am

Cinema at The Beacon - Their Finest (12A) - Friday, 29th September at 7.30pm

on Fri, 29/09/2017 - 7:30pm

Relax with a movie at The Beacon in #Wantage.

The bar is open throughout and in the tradition of great cinema, they have an interval with hot dogs, ice cream and popcorn.

For every cinema visit to The Beacon, Wantage Loyalty Card holders can enjoy a free serving of popcorn to enjoy with the film.

  • Their Finest (12A) - Friday, 29th September at 7.30pm

For further details:-

Relaxing Evenings

Enjoy a relaxing trip to the movies for a blockbuster Friday evening!

All tickets cost £6.00

Films start at 7.30pm

Easy Mornings

Entertain the kids with a Saturday morning movie.

All tickets cost £2.00

Films start at 11am

Priscilla Queen of Popcorn

No trip to the cinema is complete without popcorn, made by our very own Priscilla Queen of Popcorn!

Booking

Tickets can be booked in person at Reception at The Beacon or via telephone on 01235 763456.

No booking fees

 

Wantage Farmers' Market - Saturday, 30th August from 8.30am

on Sat, 30/09/2017 - 8:30am

#Wantage Farmers Market is in the Market Square, usually on the last Saturday of every month from 8.30am 'til 1pm.

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

 

Telephone: 01235 763459

Children's Cinema at Beacon - Smurfs: The Lost Village - Sat, 30th Sept, 11am

on Sat, 30/09/2017 - 11:00am

Saturday mornings at The Beacon in #Wantage are reserved for the children with Movies 4 Kids shown at 11am.

Relax and enjoy snacks and a coffee whilst the whole family is entertained with an on-screen adventure.

For every cinema visit to The Beacon, Wantage Loyalty Card holders can enjoy a free serving of popcorn to enjoy with the film.

  • Smurfs: The Lost Village (PG) - Sat, 30th September, 11am 
For further details:-

 

Relaxing Evenings

Enjoy a relaxing trip to the movies for a blockbuster Friday evening!

All tickets cost £6.00

Films start at 7.30pm

 

 

Easy Mornings

Entertain the kids with a Saturday morning movie.

All tickets cost £2.00

Films start at 11am

 

Priscilla Queen of Popcorn

No trip to the cinema is complete without popcorn, made by our very own Priscilla Queen of Popcorn!

Booking

Tickets can be booked in person at Reception at The Beacon or via telephone on 01235 763456.

No booking fees

 

 

FFF&B Ploughing & Country Show - Saturday, 30th September

on Sat, 30/09/2017 - 6:00pm

69th Annual Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Championships and Country Show.

The 2017 Ploughing Match and Country Show will be held on Saturday 30th September at Lemhill Farm, Lechlade.

Location

  • Lemhill Farm, Hambidge Lane, Lechlade, Gloscestershire, GL7 3EA

Google Maps link: click <here>

Entry prices last year were £9 Adults £5 Children and Seniors (children under 12 Free). Sorry but cash only on the gate.

The show is open to the public from 8.30am. Ploughing and Hedgelaying competitions start at 9am with most of the competitions ending at 2.30pm but displays by steam, horses and main ring carrying on until approximately 4pm.

Please be aware that this is a ploughing match and country show on fields so the ground may be rough and difficult going especially if it is wet.

Finally, dogs are welcome to the day (especially Terriers).

Find out more on the FFF&B website here:-

 

Comedy - Jeremy Hardy - Saturday, 30th September at 8.00pm

on Sat, 30/09/2017 - 7:32pm

Saturday 30 Sep | 8.00pm  | Bar open from 7.00pm
Tickets: £14 Standard | £5 Unwaged (available via Box Office only upon proof of eligibility)
Age Suitability: 14+ (Parental Guidance) - likelihood of strong language and adult content.

Jeremy Hardy is one of the UK’s foremost and respected stand-up comedians. His live work has included Just 4 Laughs, (Montreal Comedy Festival), the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he won the prestigious Perrier Award and numerous sell out tours of the UK and Ireland. Jeremy is an essential member of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and is a regular guest on I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and Just a Minute.

Jeremy’s perhaps best remembered as a much younger man, but there is nothing he can do about that now. Still alive and able to speak unaided for lengthy periods, this show will be not so much be a one-man show as an under-staffed cavalcade.

He has written columns for The Guardian and Red Pepper and has written three books: When Did You Last See Your Father, a spoof childcare guide; Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation, based on the radio series; and My Family and Other Strangers, an examination of his lacklustre ancestry, published last year.

‘Hilarious, detailed, gently self-deprecating act from a stand-up comic in complete control’ – The Independent

“In an ideal world, Jeremy Hardy would be extremely famous, but an ideal world would leave him without most of his best material.” - The Guardian

‘Comedians often get stuck looking for new material, but only Jeremy would get himself shot at… well done’ – Mark Steel

LOCAL: Sparsholt & Westcot Footpath Walk - Sunday, 1st October at 11am

on Sun, 01/10/2017 - 11:00am

Planned Sparsholt & Westcot Footpath Walks are listed below - everyone welcome!

  • Sunday 1st October - John B
  • Sunday 5th November - TBC
  • Boxing Day - Barbara

Contact Ian on  07880 331331 or [email protected] for further details.

See also the Footpath Walkers dedicated page on this site Groups > Footpath Walkers













 

LOCAL: Book Club "The Shipping News" by Annie Proulx - Monday, 2nd Oct at 8pm

on Mon, 02/10/2017 - 9:00pm

The next meeting of the book club will be on Monday, 2nd October at 8pm.

The book this month is The Shipping News" by Annie Proulx, available from Amazon (click link to visit Amazon).

Contact Barbara W for further information:-


Submitted by Barbara W.

Craft Night - First Tuesday (3/10), 7.00-9.30pm

on Tue, 03/10/2017 - 7:00pm

Upholstery - next on Wednesday,4th October, 9.30am - 2.30pm

on Wed, 04/10/2017 - 9:30am

NT Live at The Beacon - Hamlet - Friday, 6th October at 7pm

on Fri, 06/10/2017 - 7:09pm

National Theatre Live: Hamlet
Friday 6 Oct | 7.00pm
Tickets: £15 
(joint offer only available via Box Office)
Running Time: tbc (including intervals)

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph).

Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.

Wantage Tower & Teas - Saturday, 7th October, 1.30pm - 4pm

on Sat, 07/10/2017 - 1:30pm

Maasai Warriors - Sunday, 8th October at 3.30pm

on Sun, 08/10/2017 - 3:48pm

White Horse Gardening Club - Thursday, 5th October at 7.30pm

on Sun, 08/10/2017 - 7:30pm

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

7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Membership per annum £10. Visitors £2.50.

CLUB PROGRAMME

Thursday 5th October

  • ‘The A – Z of Roses’ by Simon White, Garden Centre Manager at Peter Beales Roses.
  • Plants for Sale.  www.peterbealesroses.com 

Thursday 2nd November

  • ‘Digging deeper - a gentle look at garden science as it relates to soil and plant growth’.
  •  A talk by Paul Williams, Head Gardener at Whichford Pottery.  www.pw-horticulture.com 

Thursday 7th December

  • AGM,
  • followed by ‘Gin - distilling and botanicals’, with gins to sample.  
  • A talk by Majestic Wine.    Seasonal refreshments included. Visitors £3.

​Please do come along and bring your friends, neighbours and relatives. Membership cards will be available at this meeting - JOIN US.

To download the 2017 programme, please click link below

White Horse Gardening Club 2017 programme
Garden_Club_2017.pdf 
Adobe Acrobat document [435.9 KB]

Find out more:-

Pub Quiz at The Greyhound – Sunday, 8th October at 8pm

on Sun, 08/10/2017 - 8:00pm

Join us 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: The Samaritans

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

A special pre-quiz menu is served from 6:30-7:30pm, 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 tbc.

The Greyhound, Letcombe Regis (click)

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