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The Poet’s Trail

18th October 2020 at St Andrews 2:30 to 4:30pm.

We are launching our latest Poet’s Trail on the Four Seasons with poems from many local people.
It will be an afternoon of music and words and hopefully refreshments. More information to follow.

Hagbourne Garden Club – next meeting

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.

Shirley Goss.

Village Hall Reopening

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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.


East Hagbourne Pavilion & Recreation Ground – re-opening updates

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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.


Harvest Service at Hagbourne church

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.

Village Produce Show

The Show will go on!


Sunday 13th September 2020

Hagbourne Village Hall Carpark 2pm

Prize for Best in Class for each category

Overall Prize for Best in Show


(lockdown projects include: photos, art, models, crafts, anything you have made during lockdown)


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.





Village Produce Show poster 2020

Restoration of Metal Benches in East Hagbourne Spring 2020

Image of a bench painted by Linda Benton
Artwork © Linda Benton

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.

Metal Benches restoration.pdf

Playground is now Open

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Welcome back – this play area is now open again!

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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

To report anti-social behaviour – call 101.

Playground Risk Assessment_final_20200712

St Andrew’s church re-opening

Poster for church

Hagbourne Church – we’re unlocked!

St Andrew’s Church will be open for private prayer from 1st July on:

Wednesdays from 10am-12 noon & Saturdays from 2-4pm

Please observe social distancing.

Everyone welcome.

Hagbourne Garden Club – Plant Sale update

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As we are unable to hold our annual Plant Sale, Hagbourne Garden Club will be offering plants for sale on various tables around the village from Monday 18th May – 1st June.  Tables will be located at The Gables, 20 Main Rd, 5 Higgs Close and outside the village shop.  If anyone has plants they would like to donate, please leave at The Gables, 20 Main Rd from 16th May.  If you have problems delivering your plants, call Sally on 01235 352275 There will be honesty boxes located on the tables.  Please make sure you obey the social distancing required.