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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Pet Service news

Photo of pets at Pet church service

Thank you to St Andrew’s for welcoming and blessing our pets.  A wonderful selection of 10 dogs, 3 rabbits, 2 cats, a tortoise and a Shetland pony as well as many children filled the church.

Village Produce Show Cup Winners:

Photo of Beetroot at produce Show

Many congratulations to the cup winners at the 2019 Village Produce Show and thanks to all entrants for the very high quality of entries this year.

David Rickeard  -The Community Cup

The Egg Cup – Michelle Bowden

Children’s Cup – Alice Stephenson

Outstanding Entry in Children’s category -Evie Virgo

Flower arranging Cup – Denise Horswell

Produce Cup – Helen & Charles Stutley

Kenyon Baking Cup – Annabel Ainger

Craft Cup – Malcolm Brownsword and Annabel Ainger (jointly)

Newcomers Cup – Jim and Vikki

Curry Cup – David Brewer

Speedwatch Forum

As all residents of East Hagbourne are aware, the amount of traffic through our village has increased dramatically over the past 12 months or more. New Housing in the area, poor traffic infra structure in neighbouring towns and villages and Hagbourne becoming a ‘rat run’ have all contributed to our roads becoming increasingly busy. This has led to increased and inappropriate traffic speeds, and the inherent dangers these bring to residents.

With the support of East Hagbourne Parish Council(EHPC) and Thames Valley Police(TVP) it is proposed to set up a village speed-watch forum which will enable residents to effectively monitor traffic speeds and, where necessary, report excessive speeding by motorists to the appropriate authorities. To this end, I am looking for volunteers to assist me so that together we can make East Hagbourne a safer community. I am intending to hold a meeting mid September and then, all being well , starting the speed-watch campaign in October/November. If you are interested in assisting, please contact me on 07595 747644 or e-mail me on .

Roger Bartlett

Speed watch Co-ordinator

Hagbourne School Swimming Pool – Volunteers needed

School pool

Volunteers needed to help ensure that the pool stays open. All offers of help are welcome and in particular a Chairman and Treasurer on the pool committee are needed. Full details in parish magazine.

New bunting needed for 2019 St Andrew’s Church Christmas Tree

It has been suggested that it would be nice to make new bunting for our 2019 St Andrew’s Church Christmas Tree and other Festivities and we would love you to put your name forward to help in this task.

We have produced an instruction sheet and a template to ensure
uniformity of size etc and would be very pleased to provide these and some material for anyone wishing to help make our bunting at home, which avoids having to take sewing machines, materials and an ironing board etc into church.  Bunting instructions.jpg

We are also seeking materials, reels of thread and any other
sewing/embroidery notions you may wish to donate.  Maybe too you have ideas for designs etc as we hope our bunting will be displayed and enjoyed for many years to come by everyone who loves and visits our beautiful church at this special time of the year.

If you would like to help, perhaps you would kindly contact as soon as possible Rosie Jackson-Kilham 01235 818020, 07942826282, or Sylvia Wilcox 01235 814648, and we will deliver the instruction sheet, material and template to you.  Thank you.

Hagbourne Village Show at Village Hall – Sunday 15th September

Image of produce show vegetables

Bring along your entries to the Village Show!  Proudly showcasing garden produce, home produce, crafts, flower arranging and childrens categories, and this year a special curry category! Teas, cakes, cream teas, and Prosecco on sale. Kids lucky dip and biscuit decorating activities. Staging of entries 9-11am, show opens 2pm, raffle, prizes at 3pm and auction of produce at 3.15pm. Show sponsored by the Village Shop and the Fleur de Lys. Download and complete your entry forms and leave them at the shop. Schedules with entry forms also available from the shop now and at the Show on the day.

Hagbourne Village Show schedule 2019.pdf

Entry form 2019

A Murder Mystery Comedy, called the “The Young and the Bold . . and the Murdered”.

The Phoenix Drama Group are performing a murder mystery comedy, THE BOLD, THE YOUNG AND THE MURDERED in Hagbourne Village Hall on Saturday, 14th September at 7.30pm with a bar opening at 7.00pm.  They have chosen to support SEASAW (grief support for children and young people in Oxfordshire)
Tickets are £10 (£8 full-time education) and are available in Hagbourne Post Office (during PO hours).  Tickets can also be bought through Wegottickets but a booking fee applies.
Hagbourne Action Group are also supporting this event and tickets can be bought or reserved through members:  Di Duff, Mary Harrison, Doug Amos, Susan Proctor, Marian Varnom, Alice Smith or Viv Stocks.