Village News

Repair to St Andrew’s Church Stonework

Repair to St Andrew’s Church Stonework The PCC of St Andrew’s, Hagbourne is pleased to announce that the stonework repairs to the exterior of the church has started and, given fine weather, will be completed in 9 weeks.

Scaffolding has been erected which will necessitate a slight deviation of the path through the churchyard, but the right-of-way will remain open. The building site will be fenced off but caution should be exercised in the area. If anyone has any concerns about this work as it progresses please discuss them with me as I am the

Client point-of-contact for this contract:

John Allen Jones, Churchwarden, 01235 813326,  jajones@dsl.pipex.com

Football in East Hagbourne

Hagbourne United Football Club are looking for new players to play in the North Berks league division 4 & 5.

The Club currently fields two men’s teams for age 16+, but will be pleased to hear from payers of all ages and abilities.

Contact Trevor Davies at

trever.davies500@ntlworld.com or tel 07505 991 688.

Bus Service in East Hagbourne – Update

A Wallingford Market Bus operates every Friday leaving the village at 10:15 and returning at 13:55. This is a replacement for the old 131 service.

It is a Community Bus and you need to be a member to ride – to register email DVTGbus@gmail.com  or contact a Parish Councillor. The bus now serves Wallingford Hospital as well as the town centre and continues into Didcot on its return.

Car Park Consultation – Update

Thank you to all those who responded and commented on the survey on taking a loan to fund the Pavilion car park improvements.

You can read all the comments together with answers to the questions raised in the report to the Parish Council at the link below:

Car_Park_Survey_Report_to_EHPC_20160701

A decision on applying for a loan will be taken at the Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting on Thursday 7th July, 7:30pm in East Hagbourne Pavilion. The public are cordially invited to attend.

Thanks & Regards,
David J Rickeard
Chairman, East Hagbourne Parish Council

Church Fete thank you

Thank you to every one, who made yesterday’s church fete a success. We are still awaiting a grand total, we are very luck to have such supportive East and West hagbourne villagers.

See you next year when we do it again.

The fete committee

Scarecrow results – 2016

  • 1st Andy and Beth Barmer. Mindeth ye olde Green Gap.
  • 2nd Rowan, Cecily and Theadora Smith. The Witches.
  • 3rd. Manor Farm and Old Stables Children. Romeo and Juliet.

Congratulations to them and a huge Thank You to all the entrants.

Final total of the money raised for St.Anne’s Hospital, Liuli Tanzania should be known next week.

Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way. Full write up in July Parish Magazine.

Hagbourne Action Group

Funding of the Pavillion car park

There is an important decision over a loan for the funding of the Pavillion car park at this week’s Parish Council Meeting (Thursday at the Pavillion at 19:30).

Please see the June Agenda and if you have any concerns then please contact a Councillor.

Planned repair to St Andrew’s Church Stonework

The PCC of St Andrew’s, Hagbourne is pleased to announce that the stonework repairs to the exterior of the church will go ahead from 6th June and, given fine weather, will be completed in 9 weeks.

Scaffolding will be erected which will necessitate a slight deviation of the path through the churchyard, but the right-of-way will remain open. The building site will be fenced off but caution should be exercised in the area. If anyone has any concerns about this work as it progresses please discuss them with me as I am the Client point-of-contact for this contract.

John Allen Jones, Churchwarden, 01235 813326,  jajones@dsl.pipex.com

Bowls for the over 60’s

Learn to Bowl in East Hagbourne. Hagbourne Bowling Club are delighted to be part of the GO for GOLD activities and will be running a ‘Learn to Bowl’ course for the over 60’s.

Starts 1st June 2016 for 4 weeks, 11am to 12noon, price £2 at Hagbourne Bowling Club, The Croft, East Hagbourne.

For more information and to book please contact Conor Grogan on 07717 326660 or Conor.Grogan@southandvale.gov.uk

See the May parish magazine for details of the local GO for GOLD acitivities.

Fun Run / Walk – 2016 Results

The 2016 Hagbourne Fun Run was once again a great event, and the Committee have received loads of complimentary feedback. It seemed like everyone from the village was there or working behind the scenes. Thanks to all the participants, all the many helpers, and to our sponsors The Fleur-de-Lys.

We will be publishing a full report in a week or two, when we have had time to finalise details of amounts raised for our two charities, Cancer Research UK and the East & West Hagbourne Village Fund – all of the Committee have full-time jobs, so we need a bit of time to catch our breath!

This year was a pilot for our new electronic results system, so we have delayed the full list of times until we had double-checked them.  There may be one or two glitches we haven’t ironed out (for example where the entry forms were unclear), but we hope next year will be even better.

Top 10
PositionNameRace No.Time
1Jack Shayler12326.08
2Ben Claridge15326.38
3Alexander Pennington3428.08
4Rich Stone18528.50
5Elias Lawton18028.57
6Martin Mitchell21330.10
7John Harvey5130.24
8Daniel Sutton18330.28
9Daniel Stainthorp7430.30
10Makhai Bessasa-Grant3130.43

Gourmet Pies Coming to the Village Shop!

Image of a meat pie

In celebration of British Pie Week (yes, really!) the Village Shop is delighted to be able to announce that we will now be stocking a range of delicious pies to suit every taste.

Unfortunately we had a problem with Q Gardens providing us with a regular supply of their steak pies and therefore, for the last few months, we have been trying to source a good quality pie from an alternative local producer.  Finally, we have come up with a great product for you to try!

The pies are provided by Blackwoods, an Oxfordshire company based in Henley, which specialises in supplying delicatessens, farm shops and community shops.  The pies are accredited by the British Retail Consortium and have a great range of flavours.

Individual pies will be available in the following flavours priced at £2.15:

  • steak and ale
  • chicken and ham
  • lamb and rosemary

For a meat-free, vegetarian option there are the following options, priced at just £2.00:

  •  cheddar, Stilton and onion
  • sweet potato, spinach and goats cheese

There will also be a large family steak pie priced at £5.20 and a large chicken and ham pie priced at £4.45.

We will be officially launching our pies with our very own Hagbourne Pie Week soon but the first delivery of new pies will arrive this week (7th March)  – please do pop in and pick one up to try – we think they taste great and offer excellent value!

We would love to hear what you think so please feed back your thoughts to the volunteer on duty in the shop or via this email address.