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The Hagbournes & Upton Group for Sustainability (HUGS) was set up in 2020 to support local nature and encourage us all to live more sustainable lives.

The group covers the three parishes of East Hagbourne, West Hagbourne and Upton.

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Book Groups

There are two book groups in East Hagbourne, which meet regularly to share and discuss the books we read.

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Contact: Alice Smith (Book Group 1)

  • 01235 813393

Contact: Alison Chadwick (Book Group 2)

  • 01235 511730

Didcot Plus

Didcot Plus provides a wide range of activities for people aged 18 – 35 through both our events and those of other groups. We are a member of the National Federation of Plus Areas, a nationwide organisation of around 40 groups.

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Contact: Adrian Barnard

Environment Group

Hagbourne Environment Group was set up in 1997 with the objective to look after the natural areas in the parish and try to improve them where possible, both for wildlife and for local people. From 2021, the group has been absorbed into the Hagbournes and Upton Group for Sustainability - please refer to the HUGS entry for more details.

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Garden Club

Welcomes both 'new shoots' and 'old perennials'! You don't have to be a whizz at gardening to enjoy our meetings, held in East Hagbourne Pavilion.

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Contact: Sally Barksfield

Hagbourne Times

Village history: raising money for the village.

Contact: Willie Pereira

  • 01235 816179

Parish Magazine

The Parish Magazine is published monthly and has everything in it to keep you up-to-date with what's going on in both East and West Hagbourne villages; from village events, Church details, to local information like the bus timetable, as well as guidance on things happening in the surrounding areas.

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Contact: Joy Napper


Contact: John Napper

  • 01235 818853