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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Defibrillator Training

Image of the village defibrillator

An additional Defibrillator training session has been arranged for Friday 8th March, starting at 7.30pm at the Pavilion.
This is a free session and the feedback from previous sessions has been very positive.
To book a space please contact:

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum: Important update, Roadworks on New Road

On the day of the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum, New Road will be closed for roadworks just north of Great Mead and direct access by car to the Pavilion will not be possible for those houses on New Road to the north of Great Mead including Bishop’s Orchard, The Crescent and Little Langlands.

If you would find it difficult to get to the polling station, you can apply for a postal or proxy vote.

You will need to complete an application form and send it to the Electoral Registration Officer to arrive by 5pm on Wednesday 27 February 2019 at Electoral Services, South Oxfordshire District Council, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, OX14 4SB or email to .

Postal vote application forms are available here.

Alternatively, you can call the SODC helpline on 01235 422528 or email to request one.

The referendum will take place on Thursday 14 March 2019.

The Polling Station is at East Hagbourne Pavilion.

Voting hours are from 7am until 10pm.

The next HAMS production will be Our Town by Thornton Wilder on 20th, 22nd and 23rd of March 2019.

Poster for Hams production 'Our Town'

The next HAMS production will be Our Town by Thornton Wilder on 20th, 22nd and 23rd of March 2019.

Ticket prices are £9.50 for Friday & Saturday nights.
The Performance on Wednesday 20th is reduced to £7.00 as it’s the Preview.
Bar opens at 6.45pm  / performance at 7.30pm.
Tickets are available from:
        * Village Post Office (during Post Office hours),
        *  / 01235 815344
        *On line booking : tickets here


It’s only a few weeks now until Hagbourne Village Hall is lovingly transformed into Small-town New Hampshire, and we all drift back to life as it was in the early years of the last century. You won’t hear American accents but you WILL witness a homely tale of love, life and beyond in a community which, although distant in time and place, remains endearingly familiar.

It is 100 years since the famous three-act play Our Town was first presented in the United States. Its ground-breaking style and staging has kept it relevant and performed almost continuously in the USA ever since, and it remains a favourite of US drama societies, large and small.

In comparison, Our Town is seldom staged in the UK, so HAMS are particularly proud to present it as our 10th annual production.

  • Box Office: 01235 815344 or online via the HAMS Facebook page (search HAMSdrama )
  • Bar opens 6:45pm, curtain-up at 7:30pm (Note: there are three acts/two intervals).
  • Preview performance on Wednesday 20th March (reduced price).
  • Presented in Association with Samuel French, London.

Age note: There is no age limit, but Our Town may not be fully appreciated by young children.

East Hagbourne Neighbourhood Plan Referendum – 14th March

Following the independent examination of the East Hagbourne neighbourhood plan, South Oxfordshire District Council has agreed that the plan should now proceed to referendum.

The referendum will take place on Thursday 14 March 2019. The Polling Station is at East Hagbourne Pavilion and voting hours are from 7am until 10pm.

To vote you must be registered to vote in local elections by Tuesday 26 February 2019 and live in the referendum area, i.e. East Hagbourne parish. Make sure you Register to Vote if you haven’t already.

The Referendum will ask:

“Do you want South Oxfordshire District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for East Hagbourne Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

The Neighbourhood Plan contains policies covering the following topics:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Village Character
  • Housing
  • Infrastructure and Community Facilities
  • Transport and Access
  • Green Space and Environment

Full details can be found on the SODC website here.

A paper copy of the report is available to view in St Andrew’s Church.


The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

Fairtrade Fortnight (25th Feb) – come & visit our Shop

Image of village shop exterior

The Shop supports Fairtrade Fortnight by having a special display of products grown by farmers and workers in developing countries. In fact it’s perhaps surprising how many of our regular items come into the Fairtrade category. Please show your support for this campaign by buying Fairtrade during this special event. Mary’s really tasty marmalade sold for another good cause (Christian Aid) is made with Seville oranges and Fairtrade sugar. This is available throughout the year and it makes a great gift.