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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Wildlife activies on the Railway Embankment

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Sustrans has arranged a number of interesting wildlife activities over the Summer :

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th June Moth, Bat and Butterfly event:

– Join us trapping moths and listening to bats on Friday 29th from 9pm until late (starts at Chapel furlong, Upton)

– or the following morning to see what we found and look for butterflies (starts end of Lake Road, East Hagbourne)

Wednesday evenings between 20th June and 18th July:

– evening butterfly walks (7-9pm) meeting at Hagbourne Village Hall in East Hagbourne.

Hedgehog survey

– we are looking for volunteers to help run a hedgehog survey on the Sustrans route. This involves putting our camera traps and baited footprint collecting tunnels.

If we get sufficient volunteers the survey will run for 10 days from 23rd July to 3rd August. Volunteering would involve a training session then committing to walking the route to replenish the bait and paper at least two evenings during the survey period.

For information on any of these activities please contact

Village Scarecrow results

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Thank you to everyone for entering!

The total amount raised by you all was fantastic and will be summarised in the Parish Magazine. Well done to you all!

The final results are:-


Perseus, Medusa and Pegasus by the Manor Farm Laners


The Gruffalo by Paul, Nikki, Archie & Stevie Godding

Tied 3rd:

The Howlin Wolf by The Howlin Family

The Headless Horseman by The Lloyd Family

A Blessing of Unicorns by Rowan, Cecily & Theodora Smith

Hagbourne Summer Fete – this Saturday!

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The Hagbourne Summer Fete – Saturday, 23rd June 1pm at Hagbourne Recreation Ground and Pavilion. Fun Dog Show and Fancy Dress Parade. Decorated stalls and Blewbury Brass Band. Theme: Myths and Legends. Grand Draw with Williams Formula 1 Amazing Prize.