02 10, 2020
18 09, 2020
The Parish Council is working on a strategy to address the needs expressed by the community, included those raised in the Neighbourhood Plan Community Survey.A draft document has been prepared which is intended as an information resource for the evaluation of future community projects within the parish of East Hagbourne.Some of the topics included are long-standing and have been the subject of on-going efforts over the years. Others are new, reflecting the perspectives and priorities of our changing world.Our task over the coming months is to identify priorities and strategies for the coming years. The Parish Council will take the lead and welcomes written comments. Please contact the Clerk if you have any feedback/views you would like to share. We hope that conditions will allow an Annual Parish Meeting to be held in the Spring where more detailed proposals can be presented and discussed by residents.
A review of wildlife and landscape assets in East Hagbourne has also been prepared and can be read here:
25 09, 2020
|Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,
Nominate a neighbour that goes above and beyond for your community for the Neighbour of the Year Award 2020
For the third year running, we’re excited to launch the nationwide search in partnership with our friends at Co-op Insurance to find and celebrate some of the UK’s best neighbours.
Our members have told us that to be a great neighbour people share some clear qualities: a willingness to look out for others; being sociable and friendly; offering practical help; and being kind, caring and respectful.
In addition to our Neighbour of the Year Award, this year we have a brand-new category, Co-op’s Young Neighbour of the Year. This award will celebrate someone aged 18-24 who has gone above and beyond to help enhance their community and has brought people, young and old, together.
If you’ve got someone who ticks all these boxes and more in either category, tell us all about them and how they go above and beyond.
Click here to be taken to our nomination form, where you can share your stories of great neighbourly activities and acts of kindness.
The deadline to nominate is 27th October.
Making more good things happen in your community
A message from our partners, Co-op Insurance
That’s why our partnership with Neighbourhood Watch is so important to us. We know that active neighbourhoods, where people talk to their neighbours, check in on them and keep a look out for each other are far less likely to be a target for crime and are better places to live. Together we’re working to make communities safer – that’s what we do.
|Message Sent By
Deborah Waller (NWN, Senior Digital and Communications Manager, England and Wales)
12 09, 2020
24th October to 1st November 2020
Decorate your house, carve your pumpkins and join the half-term fun! Who will have the creepiest creations??
To have your house included on the trail map (it’s free!) please email your name and address to:
Laura Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle Bowden at email@example.com
Closing Date for Trail Entries: Friday 16th October.
Maps will be made available on the village websites and Facebook groups from Friday 23rd October.
Please enjoy the trail and remember that social distancing rules must be followed at all times!
30 08, 2020
Hagbourne Garden Club are planning to hold our next
meeting on Thursday, September 24th at the Pavilion, when Ray Broughton.
will be giving us a talk on ‘Growing Soft Fruits’ (including new varieties). The talk will commence at 7.30 but due to government restrictions, will only be open to club members.
Obviously, we will be adhering to the restrictions and distancing as currently laid down and members will receive information in September prior to the meeting, to advise you how this will be implemented.
For further information please contact Sally on 01235 352275.
28 08, 2020
Following the lockdown due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, the Village Hall is now able to reopen.
Because the virus is still amongst us, there are several changes which have had to be made, to try to keep us all safe.
We have installed a sanitiser gel dispenser at the entrance to the hall, as well as providing soap, paper towels and bins for each of the sinks in the hall designated for hand washing. There are also signs reminding everyone how to properly wash their hands.
As of 8th August, it is a requirement for everyone entering the hall to wear a face covering. The advice is specifically: –
On entering a village hall, you will be required to wear a face covering, unless you are covered under a “reasonable excuse”. This could be for a gym class, if you need to eat or drink something, or if you have a health or disability reason to not wear one.
When a booking is made, the person must also provide a risk assessment, to show that their groups specific risks have been considered, and steps taken to minimise the risks as far as is reasonably practical.
The hirer must also provide, if asked to do so, contact details for everyone who has entered the hall in the event a case of the virus is identified.
The kitchen facilities will not be available for use at the present time, although there is soap and paper towels provided by the handwashing sink.
25 08, 2020
Following a thorough risk assessment and installation of sanitiser and other cleanliness features the Pavilion will reopen from 1st September for regular users only, where those activities are permitted and can be adapted to operate safely.
We regret that at this time we are not able to take any casual bookings.
We are still in uncertain times and have put special booking conditions in place. In particular, all users will need to take some responsibility for cleaning before, during and after use to minimise the risk of infection.
Please see the main webpage for booking details.
We will post new information on the web site as it becomes available.
21 08, 2020
Join others for a short service of thanksgiving
Sunday 27th September, 3-4 pm
in the churchyard if fine
Everyone invited to celebrate God’s goodness during difficult times.
You may be required to wear a mask.
Seating will be set up to allow social distancing.
People will be asked to follow national guidelines – which can change.
11 08, 2020
The Show will go on!
LOCKDOWN VILLAGE SHOW
Sunday 13th September 2020
Hagbourne Village Hall Carpark 2pm
Prize for Best in Class for each category
Overall Prize for Best in Show
5 CATEGORIES ONLY: FLOWERS, PLANTS, FRUIT, VEGETABLES, LOCKDOWN PROJECTS
(lockdown projects include: photos, art, models, crafts, anything you have made during lockdown)
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ENTRIES PER CATEGORY: 5
ENTRY: Entrants must be resident in the Hagbournes, children (& their families) attending Hagbourne School, members of Hagbourne Garden Club, anyone who gardens an allotment in the Hagbourne Parish.
Special prizes for children.
Staging from 9-11am. The show will open from 2pm-4pm. Tea & cakes.
Entry is free. No entry forms needed. Just bring your produce or exhibits on the day!
Social distancing will be observed.
Government guidelines in operation at the time of the show will followed.
CARD PAYMENTS ONLY WILL BE ACCEPTED (raffle/teas)
WITH GRATEFUL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:
THE VILLAGE SHOP, THE FLEUR DE LYS,
CLAIRE COOPER HEALTH & SAFETY
30 07, 2020
14 07, 2020
You may have noticed that our village benches have all been given a new sparkle! thanks to a grant gained by the Parish Council and Carolyn Shaikh’s commitment. Thanks too, to Jason of J Capone Property Maintenance for his hard work in restoring and painting them.
The wooden benches will hopefully get a face-lift in due course too.
13 07, 2020
Welcome back – this play area is now open again!
Before you enter – please read the following changes:
Access is for supervised children up to 12 years old only.
Maximum 3 families / 12 people at any one time, maximum one adult per child.
Do not enter if children are clinically vulnerable or if you or any household member has coronavirus symptoms, or are self-isolating.
Please bring wipes and sanitiser from home for personal hygiene and to wipe down frequent contact areas.
Encourage children to avoid touching their faces particularly after touching shared surfaces.
No food or drink anywhere in the playground area. Maintain social distancing of 2 metres from other families.
See full safety instructions for more information
We hope you enjoy your time here, but if you do notice any issues please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org
To report anti-social behaviour – call 101.