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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Scarecrow Winners announced

Scarecrow of ET

Scarecrow winner results:

1st      E.T.   The Extra Terrestrial

2nd     Knitwitch

3rd      Tin Man

A new Action Group cup was also given to Fieldside for their wonderful Yellow Brick Road.

Sat 29th June Ridgeway event: Follow in the footsteps of famous artists, writers and photographers…

Ridgeway creative forum 2019 v3.pdf

You would be welcome to join in to get creative on The Ridgeway on Saturday 29th June 2019 at St Dunstan’s church, Monks Risborough, Bucks.

See attached flyer or website for details and booking tickets –


Follow in the footsteps of famous artists, writers and photographers who were inspired by what they found along The Ridgeway, including Robert Macfarlane, Thomas Hardy, Eric Ravilious, Clare Leighton, Fay Godwin and others.


  • You can look forward to a morning of talks from Anna Dillon, landscape artist, about her Ridgeway series and the famous Nash brothers, and also from James Crowden about his Wessex Ridgeway poems and memories of the Chilterns Ridgeway in the 1970s. Mike Pringle will be telling us about Richard Jefferies, a great nature writer who loved The Ridgeway and whose influences can be seen in today’s writers.
  • There are afternoon workshops on nearby Whiteleaf Hill, famous for its chalk cross, exploring outdoor sketchbooking, photography and poetry. Alternatively, there is a tour of the church and historic village.
  • There will be a small exhibition of creative work inspired by The Ridgeway as part of the Swire Ridgeway Art Prize competitions.
  • A BBQ lunch is being provided by Orchard View Farm.


This event is for beginner and professional artists, writers, photographers and others interested in exploring the creative inspiration that can be found in the countryside. We want to raise awareness of The Ridgeway National Trail and encourage people to enjoy the Trail and contribute to its creative heritage.

A34/M4 Junction 13 Chieveley (West Berkshire) – Surface Reconstruction

This is a reminder that starting next week, work will be taking place to remove and replace the road surface and its foundations, and renew the road markings around the entire A34/M4 junction 13 roundabout at Chieveley.

We are led by the safety of road users and our workers when we plan roadworks. As this section of road is busy and we need time for materials to harden, we will be closing the entire roundabout at the junction on the following times and dates:

  10pm on Friday 7 June through to 6am on Monday 10 June

  10pm on Friday 14 June through to 6am on Monday 17 June

  10pm on Friday 21 June through to 6am on Monday 24 June

  10pm on Friday 28 June through to 6am on Monday 1 July

  10pm on Friday 5 July through to 6am on Monday 8 July

  10pm on Friday 12 July through to 6am on Monday 15 July

  10pm on Friday 26 July through to 6am on Monday 29 July (Contingency weekend subject to change)

We apologise for any inconvenience or disruption caused during our work. If you have anyquestions, or if you’d like to know about our work please contact us on 0300 123 5000 or .