Village News

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 .

Faster Broadband being installed – west end of the village

Better Broadband van

Faster Broadband is to be activated for 105 houses at the west end of the village.  You will see Openreach vans around and some digging up of the road/paths over the next few weeks. Completion is at the end of June.

This has been fully funded by 3 separate grants.

These are the houses who will receive the faster broadband:

East Hag Ultra Fast list

For more information you can see these weblinks:

Better Broadband



Annual Scarecrow Competition

Image of a scarecrow lying down

The Annual Scarecrow Trail in East Hagbourne – Saturday, 25th May to Sunday, 9th June.

The theme this year: Characters from Science Fiction and Fantasy.

£5 to enter.

Tea and Cakes in St Andrew’s Church on 26th May, 2nd and9th June.

Buy a map at the Community Shop or The Fleur to follow the trail and vote for your favourite scarecrow. A fun event with profits going to St Anne’s Hospital, Liuli in Tanzania.

Details in the parish magazine together with an entry form.

Success for Hagbourne United FC Reserves

Hagbourne football team

Congratulations to Hagbourne United Football Club Reserves Team on a very successful season.

– Winners of the 2018-19 Division 4 title in the North Berks League by a margin of 12 points.

– 100 goals scored, the highest in the whole league.

– Winners of the League Cup which is for North Berks League Division 4 sides, beating close rivals Harwell & Appleford by one goal to nil after extra time in the final played at Milton FC.

But the icing on the cake must be in winning the A. G. Kingham Cup, which is open to all reserve sides, where they beat East Hendred Reserves, a very successful side playing 2 divisions higher, by 3 goals to nil at Abingdon United FC. Well Done lads!

Credit to the Herald

Extra Garden Waste Week – 20th May

Image of garden waste brown bin

Residents across southern Oxfordshire, who are signed up for brown bin collections, can put out twice as much garden waste during the extra garden waste weeks in May.

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are giving those who are part of the paid-for service the opportunity to put out the equivalent of one extra bin’s worth of garden waste (around three large 80 litre bin bags) in the week commencing 20 May.

Residents should leave their extra garden waste out in bin liners or sacks beside their brown bins on their usual collection day during these weeks.  Trade waste bags will not be accepted., however you can re-use old compost bags.

The garden waste is taken to a recycling plant in Oxfordshire where it is used to make compost, which goes to local farmers, allotment holders and an annual compost giveaway.

Hagbourne Fun Run Winners!

Hagbourne Fun Run 2019 – Winners

Men’s Results 2019






Josh Beech



Alex Pennington



Kie Francis



Alex Pennington



Phil Hayward



Robbie Gallagher



Connor Morgan



Tim Krabben

Ladies’ Results 2019






Vicky Cronin



Rachel Pearce



Susan Francis



Rosie Stainthorp



Rachel Pearce



Becky Brown



Helen Krabben



Lauren Hunt


Men’s full results

Ladies full results

Litter Pick – a windy success!

Photo of people on litter pick

Thank you to those who helped make our village sparkle at the annual Litter Pick on Saturday!

If you couldn’t make it, then please look outside your own doorstep and check for litter, or even dig out a few weeds.

It’s Not Worth the Risk – Oxfordshire County Council Fire & Rescue Service have put together some top tips :

OCC poster of man on mobile phone when driving

Do you know that 95% of collisions are due to human error? Distraction, speeding, not wearing a seatbelt and driving under the influence of drink or drugs are the big fatal four on our county’s roads.

Could you?

  • put your phone in your glove compartment or set your phone to do not disturb before you start your journey
  • adjust your speed and make sure you have time to react to the unexpected
  • make sure everyone is wearing their seatbelt before you set off
  • get a taxi, the bus or be the designated driver on a night out
  • make sure you’re safe to drive the morning after, you could still be over the drink drive limit, even if you feel fine


Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service have put together top tips to help you avoid the fatal four, and have created an handy ‘don’t get caught out the morning after’ guide