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Eleanor Sugrue (01/03/2018 21:06:45)


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13/07/2018 20:44:39Post reply
Name
Lissie Steward   Email
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The groundsman of the cricket field has to leave the sprinkler on at times, I know you think you are being helpful but he does know its on please do not turn it off. Thank you for trying to be helpful but the water is needed to be on to stop the loam on the pitch from cracking and to grow new grass. Thank for understanding but it is left on on purpose
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12/07/2018 10:51:32Post reply
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Gail Harvey  Email
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Single divan bed and mattress with pine headboard, in good condition hardly used. Free to whoever can collect. Phone Gail 01189 845689
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08/07/2018 07:53:04Post reply
Name
Eleanor Sugrue  Email
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Anyone have any use for 24 sheets of polystyrene? Some new furniture cam with an obscene amount of packaging. I hear it can be useful for pots...
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08/07/2018 07:49:46Post reply
Name
Eleanor Sugrue  Email
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Our 9 year old niece is coming to stay in August and we’d like to take her and my (almost) 4 year old daughter for a pony ride. Neither are riders so am looking for recommendations of where to go. I know there’s a place in checkendon... any other tips please? Thanks!
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13/07/2018 08:28:25Post reply
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Kate Dyer  Email
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I can thoroughly recommend Hall Place Equestrian Centre at the top of Sulham Hill. They're great for children's lessons or perhaps a sedate woodland walk to start your girls off, all on the lead rein. Hats and boots can be hired for a nominal charge. Tel 01189 426938. Hope that helps.
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06/07/2018 15:12:19Post reply
Name
Hilary Jensen  Email
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Thank you Leslie and MOWS for the great display of flowers in the new flower bed and the boat, they look really good!
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25/06/2018 16:25:01Post reply
Name
David Green  Email
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I have received post for Mark Huxtable, does anyone know his address?
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25/06/2018 19:09:40Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
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Lynda and Roger Huxtable were members of the WTC. The last email address I had for them was lynda.rogerhux@gmail.com. They moved to Hartley Witney
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20/06/2018 12:53:41Post reply
Name
Alexandra Reeve  Email
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Can anyone recommend a good local cleaner please?
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17/06/2018 16:45:05Post reply
Name
Frances Parkes  Email
Comments
Large Pine Welsh dresser now surplus to requirements free to a good home. Age unknown, but been in our house for at least 40 years! Height: 242cm, Width: 158cm, Depth 69cm. Three shelves, with hooks for cups, 4 drawers, 2 single and 1 double and 2 cupboards with one shelf in each. Viewing welcome in the evenings call Frances 0786 7009614.
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17/06/2018 10:07:17Post reply
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Annaliese Kemp, on behalf of Whitchurch Pre School  Email
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An enormous thank you to Lizzie Stewart from Whitchurch Pre School! The children, staff and parents of Whitchurch Pre School would like to say a massive thank you to Lizzie Stewart, and members of the community, for the incredibly generous donation we received following the Royal Wedding event held on the Village Green. Lizzie was so very kind to hand us over £150 which was collected in the tea room on the day. Many of our children enjoyed a fabulous afternoon of playing, balloon making and music at the Wedding party, and now thanks to this generosity they will also have a fun filled and educational visit from Zoo Lab. This donation has covered the costs of our upcoming Zoo Lab Rainforest workshop, where the children will get to see and handle a range of creatures that they have been learning about that live in rainforests, from stick insects to tree frogs, snakes and tarantulas! Needless to say everybody is very excited about this visit and we are all so very grateful to have received this donation - so thank you very much!
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18/06/2018 19:15:00Post reply
Name
Annaliese Kemp  Email
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Apologies for spelling Lissie's name incorrectly - it is Lissie Steward that the pre school would like thank.
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12/06/2018 14:28:23Post reply
Name
Neil  Email
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FREE CAR BIKE RACK - BOLT MISSING Please could the person who took the free bike rack, return to my house as a bolt was dropped on the grass verge. It is needed to enable the rack to be placed on the car. Thanks.
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11/06/2018 15:45:37Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
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Hi everyone - have you completed the on-line survey the the Village Plan update? The survey closes 24th June and the link is here: link Every family member should complete a survey, but there is only one response allowed per computer. Or let me know if you would like a hard copy version Please have your say in the future of our village!
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10/06/2018 08:29:31Post reply
Name
Abi Goodwin  Email
Comments
Hello Can anyone recommend a good joiner? We need to fit some new doors and build some bespoke shelving/cupboards. Thanks Abi
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29/05/2018 08:17:27Post reply
Name
Simon  Email
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Anyone recommend a local conservatory fitter? We have an old Amdega one that needs the frame/glass/roof replacing. The national advertisers have quoted ridiculous sums based on our postcode.
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30/05/2018 08:20:10Post reply
Name
John  Email
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Simon, mailed you a contact. john
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29/05/2018 06:20:52Post reply
Name
Jean Bull  Email
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The 'Walkway through the Trees’ was my idea and I still think that is the best solution because it takes pedestrians away from the traffic and allows for the roadway to be widened without the major construction and disruption of widening the embankment, and it would also be a positive asset and feature welcoming people onto the bridge. Why is it that in this day and age, not only in Whitchurch, but in general, that a serious accident has to happen before anything is done about it? Surely, it is better to prevent any tragedy in the first place? Jean Bull - who has also been hit by a wing mirror on the approach to the bridge
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29/05/2018 11:30:56Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir - Whitchurch Bridge Company  Email
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I too thought this was the best solution initially, but when we and our engineering consultants looked at it in more detail we concluded that it was not the best solution. It would have a significant impact on the cluster of trees which is not on our land and which the Planning authority is keen to protect. We have no reason to think that the medical practice would not sell the land to us at a fair price, but this would add to the construction costs which already exceed those of our preferred solution C2. We have not abandoned work on widening the Pangbourne approach road, but we have to address the Planning and cost issues before we take it further. The traffic calming scheme should slow traffic down and help people feel safer. After the railings have been repainted we will arrange for the vegetation (which is not ours) to be kept well back behind them, which will help people keep away from the kerbside.
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30/05/2018 14:18:42Post reply
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Liz Robinson  Email
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Hi Jean - I too have been clipped on the wrist by a wing mirror - the lady in the toll booth was most helpful and was able to see on the camcorder which car it was. If it had been a child's head that had come into contact with the wing mirror.......
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31/05/2018 16:33:10Post reply
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Laura Lucas  Email
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I was terrified of my son being hit by a wing mirror as a baby when he was in the sling/carrier: the perfect height for a van/lorry wing mirror (and they protrude so far onto the pavement at times). The possible consequences made me a nervous wreck when crossing the bridge. A friend once witnessed a bus mounting the pavement. I'm very worried that it's only a matter of time before a terrible accident too.
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28/05/2018 17:46:31Post reply
Name
Monica Willett  Email
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Can anyone recommend a good local cleaner, for an elderly resident?
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29/05/2018 18:31:14Post reply
Name
Jon steward  Email
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Ginny tubbs galley, she is great if you want her number just email me she does a great job for us
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25/05/2018 20:36:00Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
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One spare ticket for Sherlock Holmes - The Final Curtain. Oxford Playhouse - Thursday, 14th June, Cost £40. Coach departs 10.30am. Ashmolean Museum has an exhibition on on O'Keeffe and Hopper.
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22/05/2018 10:32:07Post reply
Name
Andy Black
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Workmen who are advertising there services via Door Step knocking should in my view be smiling happy to talk and selling there business, so it took me by surprise to be confronted by a rude, ignorant and aggressive chap trying to advertise his Land Scape and Tree Surgeon business this morning, you might also of got a Leaflet through your door, but hopefully unlike me you didn't have to put up with his extremely poor attitude . I won't be using him 100%
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21/05/2018 17:31:01Post reply
Name
Leslie Maynerd  Email
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If anyone would like to help planting up tubs etc to go in the Boat I shall be doing this on Saturday 26th May from 9.30 am at the Boat Would be lovely to have some helpers if you can give an hour or so Thanks Leslie
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21/05/2018 15:55:40Post reply
Name
Graham Dednum  Email
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It is really good news to hear of the progress being made by the team working collectively to try and establish a Community Choir within Whitchurch and Whitchurch Hill (and likely beyond these boundaries). Utilising the two churches within the villages as venues for rehearsal is a great use of these assets, utilising their acoustic value and tuneful accompaniment facilities to full advantage, without the venues restricting the choice of songs that may be rehearsed. I am a firm believer that the multi functional use of churches needs to be encouraged in many respects. I’m really looking forward to lending my voice to this choir, bad it may be, and would encourage all who have a voice, good bad or otherwise, just to come along and give this venture a chance and the support it deserves.
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23/05/2018 13:53:01Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
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Thanks for your support on the Graham! This really is an exciting new group. I've been hearing a lot of buzz about this as a number of people are very interested in participating. I am looking forward to hearing the results.
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21/05/2018 11:33:38Post reply
Name
Leslie P  Email
Comments
The Maze is at its beautiful best, thanks to the hard work of Sally and Peter. A perfect spot for a Picnic
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23/05/2018 07:45:40Post reply
Name
Laura Lucas  Email
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Totally agree Leslie! It looks absolutely wonderful!
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23/05/2018 13:50:12Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
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I agreed as well, and don't forget to contact Leslie P if you are interested in getting your name on a maze brick as Leslie has generously volunteered to organise its refurbishment.
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18/05/2018 19:28:58Post reply
Name
Chris Martin  Email
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May is too late in the year for herons to be breeding. And if there were eggs they may well have been taken by magpies, red kites, squirrels etc.
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17/05/2018 18:13:08Post reply
Name
Geoff   Email
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What has happened to the herons nest? This morning, Thursday 17th May, when I walked over the toll bridge, I could see a bird, possibly a chick, in the nest in the nearest tree on the island. When I came home from work this afternoon and crossed the bridge, the nest and contents had gone. Three or four of the high branches of the tree had been sawn off - the new cuts were clearly visible. I thought it was illegal to disturb nesting birds?
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18/05/2018 09:11:11Post reply
Name
Kate Dyer  Email
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I too noticed this, this morning Fri 18th. Shocked and angry that someone has deliberately climbed up, taken a chainsaw and cut those 3 branches and destroyed an active nest (the female was on eggs). So sad to see the remnants of that nest dumped in the water directly beneath and an adult bird, obviously distraught, flying round and round. Does anyone know who owns that island? I would genuinely like to understand the rationale for doing that. Thanks.
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18/05/2018 12:17:00Post reply
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chris martin  Email
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It is probable that the chick has flown the nest. There was quite a strong wind on Wednesday so the nest may have then been blown away. It is unlikely that the tree men would have frightened the herons.
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18/05/2018 13:48:12Post reply
Name
Kate Dyer  Email
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Not the case, Chris. This was the latest, third nest which was only built in the last couple of weeks or so. The female was on eggs. You're right though, there is another nest which has been successful in that one chick has fledged, the other is about to go. Those eggs were laid back in February.
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18/05/2018 16:23:44Post reply
Name
James G  Email
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The branches were definitely felled at some point yesterday and this must have been carried out by a tree surgeon due to the height and location over water. It is an offence to disturb nesting birds and whoever carried out the works has a duty of care to inspect any potential for nest sites before removing branches.
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18/05/2018 21:30:54Post reply
Name
Nikki  Email
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I too was shocked this morning on my way to work to see one of the herons nest had been destroyed. I work at the Environment Agency and raised this as an incident when I got in. The incident team called me this afternoon to let me know they had investigated this internally and none of the EA teams (waterways, operations or fisheries) have undertaken any tree works on the island recently. They did also say that although they own some of the island, part of it is privately owned. They advised me that as it is a breach of the wildlife and countryside act that it was a matter for the police. I therefore reported this to the police and it has been referred to their wildlife crime officer. I was reassured that they would respond to me on Monday. I'll keep you updated.
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19/05/2018 09:09:25Post reply
Name
Kate Dyer  Email
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Thanks Nikki, great that you've made progress in getting this investigated. I too have made a report to the TVP Wildlife Officer for S.Oxon and also to the RSPB as a wild bird crime.
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19/05/2018 09:24:30Post reply
Name
Kate Dyer  Email
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Chris, grey herons start to return to the nesting sites, that they use every year, in February. Some herons will be much later and will not lay their first eggs until May. There will be only one brood per pair. There was definitely a female on that nest and whether there were eggs or not, a wildlife crime has been committed by the wilful destruction of that nest. It is obvious that the branch with the nest, plus 2 others, was cut.
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19/05/2018 09:28:27Post reply
Name
Geoff   Email
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I have also filled in a Wildlife Crime report on the RSPB website. Does anyone have ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos of that nest?
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13/05/2018 17:14:07Post reply
Name
Lissie Steward  Email
Comments
Getting close to the Royal wedding tea party I still need volunteers assap to help put up a marque and help serve tea and coffee in 30 minute shifts please call me on 07751789107
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14/05/2018 10:59:02Post reply
Name
Sarah Hanfrey  Email
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Hi Lissie, I am happy to help for part of the day. Tim should have passed you my details, Regards, Sarah
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08/05/2018 17:25:46Post reply
Name
Fiona witts  Email
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Can anybody tell me the date of the Whitchurch fete ithis year, many thanks
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09/05/2018 08:30:11Post reply
Name
Mel Taylor  Email
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Hi. Due to unforeseen circumstances the preschool are having to postpone the Fete. We are currently looking at May 2019 but nothing is confirmed yet. As soon as we know, following our AGM next week, information will be sent out.
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30/04/2018 21:22:04Post reply
Name
Leslie Maynerd  Email
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Does anyone have any rectangular planters or large pots they could give/loan to go in The Boat to be planted up Thanks Leslie
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23/04/2018 21:38:09Post reply
Name
Angela Sidhu  Email
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Hi Does anyone in Whitchurch keep bees and have local honey? I’m hoping to find some to try and help my son's hay fever. Thanks .
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24/04/2018 15:57:47Post reply
Name
Andy 2 Know   Email
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Alan does in Manor Road I think he is at number 11 ?
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13/04/2018 10:05:24Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
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One spare ticket for the Festival Hall tomorrow. Coach departs 4.00pm. Cost £61. The Planets and Elgar's Cello Concerto are included in the concert.
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09/04/2018 10:14:46Post reply
Name
Alexa Duckworth-Briggs  Email
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Hi everyone, I'm new to Whitchurch and I work as a running coach, sports massage therapist and outdoor leader. I have set up a running group, meeting at the Adventure Dolphin Car Park just across the river, starting on Monday 16th April at 9am. I'd love to meet some of you there. link If there is anything else I can do to help you, your sport or aches and pains with coaching or massage just let me know! Alexa
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03/04/2018 17:48:34Post reply
Name
John Gray  Email
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Whitchurch Hill Fete - a date for your diary! Saturday, May 26th. 2-5pm at the Recreation Ground, Whitchurch Hill.
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17/04/2018 17:52:43Post reply
Name
Fiona Witts   Email
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Who do I contact about having a table at the Whitchurch Hill fete
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18/04/2018 08:04:35Post reply
Name
Sally Woolhouse  Email
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John Gray is the organiser of the Whitchurch Hill fete and you can get in touch with him at whitchurchhillfete@gmail.com or phone 01189 841093.
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19/04/2018 11:51:58Post reply
Name
Fiona Witts   Email
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Thank you Sally 😀
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03/04/2018 15:25:15Post reply
Name
Hilary Jensen  Email
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The current course of Wednesday Keep-Fit/Circuits classes, run by Jo in the Village Hall, will finish on April 25th, so still chance to come - we are a small group and have a good work-out. Jo would like to continue this class starting again on May 23rd, and will be open to all ages, as long as there are enough of us! It is so convenient and we all enjoy ourselves there; Jo caters for all our levels of fitness!
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04/04/2018 14:35:47Post reply
Name
Ben Gosling  Email
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Hi. What time do these classes take place?
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05/04/2018 10:30:29Post reply
Name
Hilary  Email
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Hello! Class starts at 10:00am and finishes at 11:00am.
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02/04/2018 09:27:05Post reply
Name
Leslie Maynerd  Email
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Boat Clearing Sat April 7th - I am going to be clearing out all the debris from 'The Boat' next Saturday from about 9.15am - if anyone would like to come and give a hand it would be much appreciated Message to 'The Artist' - You are obviously a very good artist - are you also artistic with plants as would be glad to have some ideas for planting the Boat up in an attractive way Thanks, Leslie
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31/03/2018 10:30:05Post reply
Name
Kate Preston  Email
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Thinking about piano lessons? I have four after-school vacancies and one 8am vacancy available from the summer term - do contact me if you'd like to know more. For those of you who don't know me, I'm a friendly, fun and supportive teacher in Whitchurch (I also teach at Elstree School) with 10 years' experience and a 100% ABRSM pass rate, mostly with Merits and Distinctions. Tel: 0780 969 6304.
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26/03/2018 18:06:17Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
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The Theatre Club has a trip going to the RHS Malvern Spring Show on Thursday, 10th May. Cost £49. Coach departs 10.00am. Deadline 20th April.
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17/03/2018 17:20:00Post reply
Name
jon steward  Email
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Some brilliant decisions are being made by the council recently WELL DONE! -:) I wont mention what but we have a council making good decisions and the future looks bright BRILLIANT!
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17/03/2018 11:48:17Post reply
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Hilary Jensen  Email
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I have a really nice Mamas and Papas oak (beech?) cot, used for the odd visit by grandchildren, but not required now. We have travel cots instead. I am happy to give this away to someone in Whitchurch if they require a cot for their family's use.
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10/03/2018 09:31:29Post reply
Name
Melanie Hardwick  Email
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We have a good quality brown leather armchair bought from House of Fraser that we no longer need. It's in very good condition and free to anyone willing to collect.
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06/03/2018 09:19:59Post reply
Name
Sarah Hanfrey  Email
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Any questions or comments for Majesticare regarding their plan to demolish and replace Eastfield House from anyone who cannot attend in person? I will be going to see them at the village hall exhibition on Thursday. Any questions or comments for the Parish Council? Feel free to contact me here or email me at sarah_hanfrey@hotmail.com.
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03/03/2018 10:27:17Post reply
Name
Abi Goodwin   Email
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Hi We've recently moved into the village and have quite a few removal flat pack boxes left over in most sizes including the wardrobe ones. Free to anyone who is happy to collect. We're just off the High Street near the Greyhound pub. Thanks Abi
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01/03/2018 21:06:45Post reply
Name
Eleanor Sugrue  Email
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Wanted to say a public THANK YOU to our lovely neighbour Jim Donahue who was out first thing this morning gritting Hillside. You made it a piece of cake to get out and about today.
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03/03/2018 10:51:44Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
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My pleasure Ellie! I know a number of people had problems on Hardwick Road on "the hill" leading up to the narrows - BMWs in particular ;-) It would be great if one or more people could be designated as volunteers to shovel grit from the bin that is located near there. I'm not sure if people are aware that the salt and grit bins are there for us villagers to use as we see fit. They get filled up automatically every year by OCC so may as well use them. If you'd like to volunteer, I can make a note of it, or just do it when you feel it needs it.
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27/02/2018 15:03:07Post reply
Name
Anna  Email
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Come and join the Senior Circuit sessions, Wednesdays, from 10am to 11am at Whitchurch village hall at only £3.50 per session. Work out at your own pace, to improve bone density, balance and fitness.
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20/02/2018 12:06:02Post reply
Name
Peter Ferguson  Email
Comments
CALL FOR HANDBELL RINGERS We are calling for anyone interested to ring handbells. We meet on Friday evenings at 21 Swanston Field, Whitchurch on Thames, RG8 7HP. Practices last for about an hour and a half. If you are a beginner please don’t worry. We usually ring with two bells each and from music, but if you have never rung before or cannot read music that is no problem. We encourage all ages including children. These bells were fabricated by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London and are of three octaves although we presently play with 12 bells to start off with. We are currently practising Christmas carols for next Christmas! But will enlarge our repertoire. If you require further information, please call Peter Ferguson: 07557 383634.
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17/02/2018 16:39:35Post reply
Name
Helen  Email
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If anyone with rabbits/guinea pigs/chickens can make use of a bag of clean straw (used for a nativity scene at Christmas) please get in touch and we can arrange a convenient time for you to collect it.
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16/02/2018 12:54:22Post reply
Name
David Green  Email
Comments
Can anyone recommend a good reliable window cleaner.
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17/02/2018 13:47:46Post reply
Name
Arthur Sleep
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Use a White Wine Vinegar spray - it doesn’t smear.
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15/02/2018 15:51:25Post reply
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Graham Morfey  Email
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Dear Sir, We are very concerned at the way the village is changing, which to us illustrates a severe decline in the quality of the village. First we had a boat installed at the entrance to the church. Could I remind the perpetrators that boats are for carrying goods and people on the water, not to act as flower pots. For some of us this action is sacrilege. This has now been followed by a sign “The Love Boat”. Perhaps the editor of the Bulletin could arrange for a dog to sit in the boat and be interviewed, to discover its views! Yours sincerely Margaret and Graham Morfey
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16/02/2018 08:18:20Post reply
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Richard Williams  Email
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Highly appropriate as it is year of the Dog.
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16/02/2018 14:15:49Post reply
Name
David
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Graham, As you can see below, part of the "Make Our Whitchurch Special (MOWS)" Requested the boat below and one was donated to Whitchurch on Thames for the very reason. Perhaps you should make your views heard directly to the "Group formed in the summer of 2016 with the aim of making Whitchurch a more attractive and tidy village, primarily by weeding and planting in public areas." David 26/07/2017 15:57:16Post reply Name Leslie Maynerd Email Comments If anyone wants some parsley for cooking there are some healthy clumps in the LH raised bed next to the church entrance Also does anyone have an old rowing boat they would like to donate for the next Mows project to be planted up with herbs/plants Thanks, Leslie
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17/02/2018 08:55:05Post reply
Name
Mary Kernan  Email
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I think that the planting in front of the church is a vast improvement on the weed-infested waste ground that preceded it. I was initially sceptical of the black plastic and railway sleepers, but that scepticism was unfounded. I'm willing to wait and see how the boat develops before passing judgement.
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17/02/2018 18:20:51Post reply
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Liz  Email
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Graham - I have to agree - I was not impressed with "Love Boat" and hope that the sign has gone now we are past the 14th. Presumably a juvenile prank ? It would be nice to have plants in the boat, and the other raised bed, that created a visual impact - which sadly is not achieved by a 'one of everything' planting - block planting can be very effective.
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18/02/2018 08:18:30Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
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I'd like to post my support for the work David and Leslie Maynerd are doing for the Village as part of MOWS. They have formed a group a villagers who are passionate about the look of our High Street to do something about it to make improvements. They are aware that not everyone is a fan of the boat, but I understand that they are open minded to potentially removing it if it doesn't work after the first season. But lets give it a chance as it clear isn't finished yet. Please contact them or another MOWS member directly with any feedback.
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18/02/2018 19:37:37Post reply
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Eleanor Sugrue  Email
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I echo Jim’s comments. I think it’s lovely what MOWS are trying to do and I’m looking forward to seeing the effect when the boat is planted up (I’m no gardener but I assume it’s not great planting season right now). If we don’t try new things then we’ll never know...
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26/02/2018 15:02:06Post reply
Name
Kate Dyer  Email
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I think people may have missed the point of the ‘The Love Boat’ Valentine’s message and balloon, along with Theresa May’s ‘Strong and Stable’ message before it. Could both of these have been installations by the mischievous and anonymous artist, Impro? Either way, they made me smile.
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09/02/2018 22:38:13Post reply
Name
Ajmal  Email
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Hello fellow villagers, I have a couple of things needing a good home. Wicker trunk Small wicker basket Brand new bicycle wicker basket with additional support bracket Dulux paint pod (used once and paint brush missing but everything else present and still in box with instructions) Free to a good home and can be collected from Hillside. Thanks
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29/01/2018 18:04:58Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
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The Club has a trip organised to go to Northumbria for five days, 19-23 June. This will include Hadrians Wall, Durham, Newcastle, Chester's Roman Fort, LIndisfarne Castle etc. If interested please contact Chris at the above email address. Coach will depart from Pangbourne.
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27/01/2018 18:17:12Post reply
Name
Shelley Jones  Email
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Hi please could I put on advert on your message board as I have started my own cleaning business and started a clean in Whitchurch every week. We have a couple of satisfied customers already in Whitchurch and would like to see if anybody else would like a cleaner. My company is called Shimmer & Shine and my number is 07585800962. Kind regards Shelley Jones Shimmer & Shine
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25/01/2018 18:49:37Post reply
Name
James  Email
Comments
Can anyone recommend a good local electrician to identify and fix an electrical fault? Thanks
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31/01/2018 07:21:45Post reply
Name
Claire Jury  Email
Comments
I can thoroughly recommend link Very knowledgeable, reliable and efficient.
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17/01/2018 15:14:31Post reply
Name
graham streak  Email
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For sale 2 bags of Multi mortar sand cement mix 25kg per bag £10 o.n.o. Proceeds to go to Macmillan Cancer Trust contact 0118 984 2053 or above email
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17/01/2018 16:47:48Post reply
Name
Andy Black   Email
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Hi Graham if not already gone I will collect them for £10 ? Thanks Andy
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16/01/2018 11:24:42Post reply
Name
Nick Brazil  Email
Comments
I would like to warmly congratulate Gerry Huxtable on his Oscar. The whole of Whitchurch must be very proud to have such a talented winner of one of the most historic and prestigious motion picture awards in our midst.
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16/01/2018 19:21:52Post reply
Name
Jean Bull  Email
Comments
Hear! Hear! A fantastic achievement!
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17/01/2018 17:51:20Post reply
Name
Adrian Dixon
Comments
Indeed - well done Gerry! Very impressive, and all involved are to be congratulated. You can see a show reel of work done using Nuke here: link
Date
15/01/2018 12:21:34Post reply
Name
Harriet Daniels  Email
Comments
Please let me know if this is OK to post as it is business related: Tigermoth Lighting is looking for local talent! Visit link for more information.
Date
14/01/2018 08:48:51Post reply
Name
Claire Jury  Email
Comments
Posted on behalf of Peter Hawley: Secretarial/administrative support required for a couple of hours, one day a week/every other week, on a casual basis. Tasks include taking dictation, formatting documents (MS Word), research, tweaking images and occasionally (not too techy) IT support. If you know the Hawleys, please do speak with them in the first instance. Or email me and I will pass your details on.
Date
12/01/2018 12:33:11Post reply
Name
alex  Email
Comments
New ink cartridges available for free. 3 boxes each containing black (E-T1281), Cyan (E-T1282), Magenta (E-T1283), Yellow (E-T1284). Fits many different (mainly Epson) printers. Worth checking if they fit your printer to save the landfill.
Date
11/01/2018 20:34:24Post reply
Name
Beth Baxter  Email
Comments
If anybody has a garage they’d like to rent I’d be interested- please give me a call on 07871 598162 or email me beth.baxterggm@gmail.com. Thanks!
Date
07/01/2018 15:30:57Post reply
Name
Jean Bull  Email
Comments
Re: The beech hedge that got away. What a shame! I'll miss walking past the lovely trees.
Date
07/01/2018 09:12:14Post reply
Name
Leslie Prater  Email
Comments
A child's Mini Scooter has been left near the top of Muddy Lane
Date
04/01/2018 19:34:39Post reply
Name
Graham Dednum  Email
Comments
We have a permanent part time staff vacancy available to assist in the bar and restaurant service at The Ferryboat from Tuesday -Friday each week from noon until 3pm. Anyone interested should make contact either in person or calling into The Ferryboat for more information. 0118 984 2161
Date
30/12/2017 13:01:06Post reply
Name
Anna  Email
Comments
Ladies purple framed glasses (Karen Millen brand name), found at the entrance to Manor Road. If you have lost them please ring 9841234.
Date
29/12/2017 17:52:01Post reply
Name
Donna Thomson  Email
Comments
Hi. I have an appointment with Harriet Daniels this evening but have unfortunately mislaid her number and am unable to confirm which house she lives at. I think she lives in Hardwick Road but I need to know the house. Is anyone able to help? My number is 07956 256189 if you prefer to pass my number on to her. She’s expecting me at 7. Thank you.
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22/12/2017 07:55:56Post reply
Name
Alison  Email
Comments
Does anyone know Emily, Liam and Evelyn in Swanston Field? I have received a card for them without a surname, and would love to deliver it to the correct address.
Date
23/12/2017 12:05:34Post reply
Name
Alex  Email
Comments
They live at no 3.
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21/12/2017 15:31:41Post reply
Name
Jack Sparrow
Comments
I am an occasional visitor to your website (particularly at this time of year) and I was tickled pink to read about the “retired” dinghy being brought back to life as a floral centre piece for the village. Warm memories came flooding back to me of lazy summers spent splashing about with my friend Roger on the mill pond in a similar vessel. Festive Greetings from Chunda Bay, Queensland, Australia.
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23/12/2017 19:06:23Post reply
Name
Laura Lucas  Email
Comments
How lovely!
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24/12/2017 13:17:33Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
Comments
Amy relation to Captain Jack?
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28/12/2017 16:18:49Post reply
Name
Arthur Sleep
Comments
Captain Jack Sparrow is a fictional character, so highly unlikely.
Date
21/12/2017 13:10:25Post reply
Name
Trisha H  Email
Comments
Is there a Gran and Grandad in Swanston Field who have Grandchildren called Hannah And David,? They did remember to send a Christmas card! just wrote the wrong house number. I am looking after it til I find the correct Grandparents.
Date
20/12/2017 12:45:11Post reply
Name
Allan  Email
Comments
I have some soil spare if any is required for the boat planter. It wont fill it but could be some help.
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15/12/2017 11:17:36Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
Comments
The new 8 car electric trains start running from Pangbourne on Monday 1st January. There are some changes to train times particularly in the morning peak, so may be worth checking before travelling.
Date
12/12/2017 13:38:40Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
Comments
One spare ticket for Choral Christmas at the Cadogan Hall, SW1. Cost £50. Coach departs 4.00pm.
Date
08/12/2017 20:44:56Post reply
Name
Jane Horne  Email
Comments
I have a single mattress and single divan (2 drawer) too good to throw away, free if you can collect from Whitchurch, call 07921 362704 for more info.
Date
08/12/2017 12:22:23Post reply
Name
Lissie Steward  Email
Comments
Hi has anybody got a windows 7 reboot disk but not necessarily just a windows 7 disk as my computer has completely shut down and my son needs the computer to do and send in his college work desperate Thanks Lissie Xxx
Date
07/12/2017 18:14:20Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir - Bridge Company Secretary  Email
Comments
We've decided to dispense with the green and flashing red lights which came with the new barriers from our suppliers. We'll keep just the fixed red lights as a safety feature, and look into dimming them at night if they are perceived to be too bright. Hope everyone is happy with this.
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13/12/2017 10:52:57Post reply
Name
Carrie Leadbeater-Hart  Email
Comments
Hi Geoff, This seems a really good compromise....although I know most of my chums think the lights were very festive!
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18/12/2017 18:28:03Post reply
Name
Brian  Email
Comments
Good compromise on the barriers. Any chance that the Bridge Co could introduce contactless payment? You see so many people scrabbling for change. Could just tap and go with contactless terminals. And it would give one less reason for not paying the toll!
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19/12/2017 15:54:11Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir - Bridge Company Secretary  Email
Comments
Re barrier lights, the green lights have gone for good. The red lights are still flashing slowly as we’ve had 2 barrier drive-throughs which cost the driver (or their insurers) several hundred pounds, and if we stop the lights flashing such drivers could claim that we have removed a safety feature and thus incurred some liability. We’re still mulling over this. We’ve been pressing our suppliers for contactless payment and also for online top ups, as both would be good for drivers and ourselves. We need to have a system that involves the very minimum of keying by the Toll Collector - we don’t want drivers being charged 6p or £60. We sought a local developer a few months ago, but without success. We’re still open to proposals from local developers with expertise in contactless payment systems.
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06/12/2017 19:29:35Post reply
Name
Annie Jones  Email
Comments
The barrier lights are not in keeping with an AONB and are not appropriate for a conservation area. They could also cause issues for epileptics or others for whom they could trigger a seizure. In my view the lights should be turned off for the above reasons as well as for aesthetic reasons.
Date
05/12/2017 16:46:47Post reply
Name
Martin  Email
Comments
Barriers are a no from me, too but ok for Christmas! If you can't see a red and a white boom, then you shouldn't be driving. I don't think that's the issue though, it's impatience not visibility. Swipe > Look > and > move S.L.A.M., not Swipe > Move
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05/12/2017 14:14:49Post reply
Name
Claire  Email
Comments
re. the toll bridge lights, they hurt my eyes. I am concerned they will cause problems for people who suffer from migraines and epilepsy. This could be rather dangerous if an attack was triggered whilst driving.
Date
05/12/2017 09:43:10Post reply
Name
Trudi Benzie  Email
Comments
Toll bridge barrier lights ... it's a no from me!
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05/12/2017 08:38:53Post reply
Name
James Hebblethwaite  Email
Comments
Regarding the lights on the toll bridge, I believe this should be limited to the red lights (not flashing) when the barrier is in the down position. This seems a good balance of enhancing safety whilst retaining the rural feel of the village.
Date
04/12/2017 21:20:10Post reply
Name
Graham  Email
Comments
I just wanted to use this medium to thank you all in and around the village for your tremendous support of the concert last evening. A capacity audience, if not an overflowing one! The children of the village were magnificent as was our local resident Clare Donahue.with her performance. The event raised around £3,000 which will be distributed between the church and our two local schools. We need to add to this total and so, I want to invite as many are as fit, able and free to come down to The Ferryboat on the evening of 23rd December to join us in Community Carol singing for around an hour from 6pm. Bring you loose change, folded stuff, old or new, and help us to increase the fund for distribution this year as well as joining in singing along to the carols and enjoying a glass or two of mulled wine. Hope to see many of you
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04/12/2017 20:49:03Post reply
Name
Sarah Hanfrey  Email
Comments
Toll bridge lights: turning the green lights off sounds sensible as when the barrier is in the up position no one is going to drive into it anyway.
Date
05/12/2017 09:07:49Post reply
Name
Laura Lucas  Email
Comments
I think the barrier lights are simply awful. The entrance to a Conservation Area and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is now like entering and exiting a multi-storey car park. The misses and near-misses of the barrier that I've seen (latest one yesterday morning about 10am) have been when the driver thinks their card has worked and it hasn't (barrier is above them so they can't see it, lit up or not), driver is simply not looking at all (searching for change?), or seems to be intentionally trying to jump through after the previous vehicle. Doesn't the Bridge Company's CCTV mean the driver's insurance covers any costs anyway? I understand that a broken barrier is an inconvenience for the Bridge Company but must we all suffer an eyesore as a result? This makes for a relevant read: link
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30/11/2017 10:09:19Post reply
Name
Sally Woolhouse  Email
Comments
There is a man's jacket (with umbrella and gloves) left behind in the Village Hall, after the Art and Craft Exhibition - let me know if you think it is yours, or contact Richard Scearce, the Hall Manager. Whoever it belongs to must be feeling chilly in this weather!
Date
26/11/2017 17:39:37Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
Comments
One spare ticket for the opera Die Fledermaus at the New Theatre Oxford. Saturday, 2nd December. Cost £50. Coach departs 12.00pm.
Date
26/11/2017 09:35:44Post reply
Name
Eleanor Sugrue  Email
Comments
Do you have 4 - 6 hours free a month? Are you looking to meet new people and make use of your skills to give something back to the village? Then why not be a school governor at Whitchurch Primary? We are a friendly team looking to expand our skillset to support the school. You don't need to have any experience of working in education or being a governor. In fact we are most interested in attracting a diverse mix of experiences! If successful, you'll need to attend approx. 4 governors meetings per term and make some time to get to know the staff and the pupils. Interested? Then please contact me or the school office.
Date
09/11/2017 16:49:41Post reply
Name
Allan  Email
Comments
Be aware that the tip near Crowmarsh now charges for certain items. Hardcore is one, D I Y timber is another, such as fence panels, wooden windows. I am not sure if other items are also charged for.
Date
10/11/2017 07:10:36Post reply
Name
Dave Bowen  Email
Comments
This started on 1st October but does not seem to have been publicised very well. As you may recall, we were at risk of losing some of the recycling centres as a result of the drastic cuts from the Government to the County Council. This seems to be one of the measures introduced to save money and hopefully keep the centres open. All "Household" waste is still free, the fee's are for non household waste which would not seem to include DIY wast such as rubble, bathroom suites, fence panels and even tyres ! Here is a link to the OCC Webpage for this. link
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01/11/2017 11:49:43Post reply
Name
Cormac Neeson  Email
Comments
On behalf of the cricket club, we welcome the new design and positioning. Maybe the building could be pushed back a little into the space where the existing cricket nets are. As these could be removed and replaced with a mobile net which could be rolled out and used on the cricket square (when required). And stored away when not required.
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13/12/2017 10:55:23Post reply
Name
Carrie  Email
Comments
Cormac....your wish is my command! I think you're right, it seems to fit well a little further back. Carrie
Date
30/10/2017 11:26:19Post reply
Name
Tim Suiter  Email
Comments
New Cricket Pavilion- I made these comments to the PC today. In general I am in support of the investment in a new pavilion and I think the building itself is a good design and would be useful for different groups and for different purposes. I understand that originally it was designed to occupy the same amount of space as the existing buildings and then this was enlarged to accommodate showers for the cricket club (and presumably other users). The resulting design is i think attractive and largely in keeping with the local area, however it is a considerably larger building than is currently on the green and comparable in size to a small bungalow, with a height of almost 5.5 m (18 feet). This means (if it has to be this size) the placing of the building is very important. My preference would be for it to be roughly where the existing build is. I understand though this has been advised against due to trees nearby with tree protection orders. Proposed Location I think the new proposed location is far too far forwards and will have negative impact on the appearance of the green space. The planned location means the building is visible from the road and car park, comes out quite far into the field in front of the cut through path to the school and quite close to the cricket boundary (less than 9m). From the plans the location proposed seems to be determined by the nearby trees. In particular the tree on the corner of the car park from which a 9 m radius has been drawn. I have checked the TPO records and this young tree does not have a TPO. I also note the plans leave quite a lot of space behind in the place where a skate park / MUGA / pump track was discussed previously, is this the reason why the building is placed so far forward into the green? If so this should be considered as a single scheme. If not I would ask the PC to reconsider the location so that it can be moved further back away from the cricket boundary (taking up more of the cricket nets area).
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25/10/2017 20:03:10Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
Comments
There is a meeting to re-launch the process of updating the Village Plan at 8pm on Wednesday the 8th of November at the Old Stables. If you would like to get involved we hope you will come along. We are looking for anyone who wants to help in the development of the Village Plan over the course of the next year. No specific experience is required other than being a resident of Whitchurch and a willingness to get involved. We need people for the overall Steering Committee and for workstreams to develop recommendations in specific areas. Or perhaps you could provide us with specific finance, publicity, legal, technical writing, or graphics skills. We have identified the following workstreams and will need workstream leaders and members for each: · Community Facilities · Open Spaces · Community Groups and Activities · Traffic and Parking (led by Rachel Hatcher with TAPAG) · Pavements and Walking · Built Environment Please contact me for more information at jimdonahue7@gmail.com or any member of the current Village Plan team: Dave Bowen, John Bradon, Keith Brooks, Charles Cotgreave, Peter Ferguson, Jean-Marc Grosfort,· Sarah Hanfrey or Emily Williamson. The resulting Village Plan update will update the 2009 Village Plan and provide a vision to guide development of improvements to our community for the next several years. We need your help!
Date
23/10/2017 18:54:40Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
Comments
Two spare tickets for Choral Christmas carol concert at Cadogan Hall, SW1 on Wednesday, 13th December at 7.00pm. Coach departs 4.00pm from Pangbourne. Cost £50.
Date
15/10/2017 12:44:41Post reply
Name
jon steward  Email
Comments
Well done to the council for making the sensible decicion of using the 2009 village plan as a template for the new village plan, very sensible to use the knowledge collated by the previous council it will save a lot of time as those guys did a good job on it
Date
14/10/2017 21:26:43Post reply
Name
Will Ferguson
Comments
Hi, I'm looking to borrow a steam wall paper stripper for a few days. If anyone is able to lend me one it would be much appreciated. Contact me on 07393351159.
Date
14/10/2017 20:36:33Post reply
Name
jon steward  Email
Comments
I see that a MUGA is still being discussed for the village green, can we keep it as a nice green space please it is beautiful as it is, thank you
Date
16/10/2017 13:34:24Post reply
Name
Clare  Email
Comments
Agreed. It's a nice green space and we should leave it alone.
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13/10/2017 09:08:02Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
Comments
One spare ticket for Follies at the National Theatre on Thursday, 26th October. Cost £60. Coach departs 10.30am.
Date
09/10/2017 19:55:25Post reply
Name
Graham  Email
Comments
WEEKDAY LUNCH TIME STAFF REQUIRED We are looking for a staff member to work on Tuesday -Friday to assist service in our busy bar and restaurant. If you are interested in this vacancy, please contact me on 0118 9842161 or via email.
Date
07/10/2017 08:01:28Post reply
Name
Andy   Email
Comments
Hello my New Website is now Live Andy2Know.com I am a Local Painter and Handyman , Can I also ask that nobody rings 07933 266874 for Hermes Parcel Collections as I no Longer do that, thanks however to all my kind customers, I offer Discount for OAP's for Small Jobs if you just need a Hand thanks
Date
01/10/2017 11:44:37Post reply
Name
Andrew C  Email
Comments
Hello I am looking for a spring summer mooring for a 20 foot slipper launch. If anyone can direct me to an available mooring I'd be very grateful. Andrew 07773800603
Date
24/09/2017 15:26:18Post reply
Name
Frances Parkes  Email
Comments
We have a supply of wood laminate flooring that is surplus to requirements. Samples outside The Little House, High Street. If you can make use of it and can shift it it's yours! Please call Frances on 0786 700 9614 to arrange collection.
Date
30/09/2017 18:53:34Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
Comments
Well done MOWS volunteers for clearing the area in front of the church! It looks so much better - can't wait to see what comes next!
Date
24/09/2017 14:59:19Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
Comments
I have some ink cartridges for Brother printers which are no longer needed - unopened LC125XL (3 X 13.1 ml colour) and LC123BK (13.4 ml Black). Free for donation to Ferryboat Macmillan Coffee Morning.
Date
18/09/2017 20:00:21Post reply
Name
The Ferryboat  Email
Comments
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING - FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER FROM 10AM Looking for donations of cakes, raffle prizes and of course, your attendance at this fund raising event. All proceeds from coffee, cake sales, raffle and lunch sales will be donated to this great cause. Please help us as a village to make this a great fund raising event in any way practically possible Thanks
Date
14/09/2017 14:50:49Post reply
Name
Philip Wise  Email
Comments
Damaged Walls in our Village - Following the recent spate of damaged walls in the village, I would just like to take this opportunity to remind people that I am a QUALIFIED BRICK AND FLINT SPECIALIST, and also an expert in LIME WORK. I take a great deal of pride in my work, and match up to existing bricks and pointing. I can provide recommendations and photographs from existing Villagers that I have worked for. I would be only too pleased to come and have a look at anything you need building. I get extremely upset when jobs are done badly by "builders" who obviously do not know how to do this specialised work. Pangbourne Church Wall being a particular "bug bear"! It will always look awful with this sub-standard work. We should be taking pride in our lovely old buildings and try to keep them as authentic as possible. If you would like to contact me, please do, my home phone number is 01189 844318. I live in Whitchurch Hill, so really local!
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14/09/2017 10:46:02Post reply
Name
Lindsay Austin  Email
Comments
CALLING ALL FOOTBALLERS AFC Whitchurch are a small, friendly club based in Whitchurch on Thames. We welcome players from Whitchurch and surrounding areas and have 5 strong teams plus our blossoming Academy section. We are a parent-run club and are all extremely passionate about football, encouraging our children into regular exercise and promoting healthy team spirit. We are looking for footballers for our Academy section, boys and girls who are currently in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 at school, who want to come along and learn a bit more about football while having fun! Training starts on Saturday 23rd September at 9.30am on the Village Green, Eastfield Lane, Whitchurch on Thames, RG8 7EJ, no need to book just come along and give it a try. For more information please contact afcwhitchurch@yahoo.co.uk We look forward to seeing you on the pitch!
Date
12/09/2017 16:47:49Post reply
Name
Nayna McIntosh  Email
Comments
We are a local business based on Whitchurch Hill called Hope Fashion and we're celebrating our second birthday on Thursday 14th September. We'd love for the residents of Whitchurch to join us at our Hope at Home event to browse our new Autumn Winter Collection with a glass of Prosecco and a cupcake. For more details and to let us know you're coming, email events@hopefashion.co.uk.
Date
10/09/2017 18:31:38Post reply
Name
C Hoath  Email
Comments
Hi, please could anyone recommend a cleaner in the area? I would really appreciate a personal recommendation. Many thanks
Date
17/10/2017 11:39:28Post reply
Name
Deborah mcintyre  Email
Comments
Excellent references ..cleaner ..o7969144744
Date
10/09/2017 18:06:22Post reply
Name
Jon Ashford  Email
Comments
We have 10 adorable Doberman puppies for sale. Blacks plus Browns. Both Mum & Dad are owned by us and full Kc registerd with exceptional ancestry. You may have seen them in the village. If you are interested they are 4 weeks old on Monday 11th September and available to see from then onwards. Please drop us a mail or call at the house Jon & Sarah Ashford Mayflower Eastfiled Lane.
Date
05/09/2017 14:58:21Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
Comments
Twice recently I've posted letters (both large A4, first class) in the letter box by the Church Drive, but they haven't arrived. Has anyone else had problems with this letter box?
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14/09/2017 16:55:19Post reply
Name
Frances Parkes  Email
Comments
Hi Geoff, I haven't had problems with that post box but I have had issues with things posted from the one on the corner of Hardwick Road. Perhaps I will contact the office in Pangbourne.
Date
19/11/2017 18:12:02Post reply
Name
Nikki
Comments
Hi both I have now had 3 letters go missing from the postbox on Hardwick Road. I will contact Royal Mail and note others have had similar issues too.
Date
20/11/2017 16:14:08Post reply
Name
Brandon Foulkes
Comments
A postal carrier collects your letter from the box along with the rest of the mail and takes it to the post office. There, all of the mail is placed on a truck and taken to a mail processing plant.
Date
03/09/2017 08:21:41Post reply
Name
Jonathan Steward  Email
Comments
Hi I just wondered if anybody had any old furniture in their garages or sheds the reason is that I am upcycling furniture as a hobby and to help handle PTSD as it keeps my mind focused I will sell it afterwards but I will donate the profits of those t that have been donated to me to help the heroes who have helped me so much and many of the the HM forces servicenen
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10/09/2017 14:10:56Post reply
Name
John long  Email
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I have some bedroom furniture in my garage which you are welcome to have. Regards John
Date
28/09/2017 16:48:10Post reply
Name
Julie Weedon  Email
Comments
We have a modern blue sofa which we do not need.
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29/08/2017 19:24:32Post reply
Name
jon steward  Email
Comments
What a shame about that lovely wall idiots should not drive that is a beautiful and very historic wall they need to pay for it and not be allowed to get away with it, I hope they think about the harm they have caused the the beautiful walled garden that has loads more yellow flowers now.
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29/08/2017 16:43:30Post reply
Name
Sylvia  Email
Comments
Please do not cross the police cordon opposite the greyhound or move/ drive over the cones until the wall has been dismantled and rebuilt. This is to prevent anyone coming to harm from falling masonry. I have replaced the cones 5 times today already, they are there for your safety not decoration. We apologise for the iconvenience caused by the idiot that knocked it down even if they don't come forward and apologise themselves. Thank you
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29/08/2017 17:46:02Post reply
Name
Tim
Comments
"According to unconfirmed local reports the vehicle was the same yellow Range Rover" Can't be too many of those about...
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31/08/2017 09:20:14Post reply
Name
Allan  Email
Comments
If it is the same car, their insurance company wont be too pleased
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23/08/2017 16:30:06Post reply
Name
Harriet Daniels  Email
Comments
Admin understand if this is not OK to post as it's business related but I think that this part-time job opportunity will be of interest to local people. Tigermoth Lighting in Pangbourne has just listed a great part-time job opportunity for an administrator - visit our website for more. link
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18/08/2017 20:38:23Post reply
Name
jon steward  Email
Comments
I would like to say I am very dissappointed that the grass on the village green is disappontinly long and our Cricket Match has had to be rearraged to another location could the concil investigate why please Thank you guys
Date
19/08/2017 10:43:53Post reply
Name
Keith Brooks  Email
Comments
The grass was cut on Saturday morning ready for your match on Sunday.
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16/08/2017 10:15:56Post reply
Name
Cormac Neeson  Email
Comments
There was a break-in at the Cricket Club on Eastfield Lane a few weekends ago. As I understand it, the culprits were apprehended by the local police who had been called earlier to a break-in at the old peoples home down the lane (probably by the same pair). They vandalised the CC buildings and contents and tried to remove some of the groundsmans equipment as well. They were disturbed by some local residents working on the allotments and ran off..... into the arms of the police.
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14/08/2017 13:28:25Post reply
Name
Lucie-Anne   Email
Comments
Hello all! My name is Lucie-Anne and I am new to area along with my fiancé. I am 22 years old and I have no friends, so wanted to put this message on here to see if there was anybody around my age group or perhaps older to be friends with as it can be quite isolating. Thanks!
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11/08/2017 12:33:51Post reply
Name
Sally WOOLHOUSE  Email
Comments
Well done, Keith, for stepping in to drive the community bus for a whole day. Your generous volunteering just reinforces the old saying of "'If you want something done, ask a busy person!" I hope that the new extended timetable encourages more people to use this great service.
Date
02/08/2017 17:16:15Post reply
Name
ESTHER MOFFETT  Email
Comments
We haev just moved to the area and through the mound of boxes I am looking for a recommended carpenter/joiner. painter/decorator and a cleaner. Can anyone pass on recommendations? I would be most grateful!
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01/08/2017 16:23:23Post reply
Name
Laura Lucas  Email
Comments
I've only just seen Thursday's news item. Presumably the culprits escaped through our garden primarily as it is adjacent to Eastfield House and the site is completely insecure. I'm very disappointed that the police haven't been in contact with us since Wednesday's incident as I have spoken to Mark Bell and Majesticare (who always promise the builder will secure) the site (and never do) several times. There have been two further break-ins that I am aware of: 22nd April and 9th July. No-one seems to care a great deal! At least one of those groups of teenagers were from the village. Please, please let your children know that this type of behaviour is really worrying for the neighbours of the property and is also illegal!
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01/08/2017 12:20:34Post reply
Name
pauline  Email
Comments
For sale; one pine wooden coffee table mint condition brown in colour size 42 inch width 21 inch length 20 inch height. offers welcome proceeds going to good cause.
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26/07/2017 15:57:16Post reply
Name
Leslie Maynerd  Email
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If anyone wants some parsley for cooking there are some healthy clumps in the LH raised bed next to the church entrance Also does anyone have an old rowing boat they would like to donate for the next Mows project to be planted up with herbs/plants Thanks, Leslie
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24/07/2017 18:31:08Post reply
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whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
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Two spare tickets for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Wednesday, 2nd August. Non members welcome. Coach departs Pangbourne at 9.30am for 12.30pm slot. Cost £30.
Date
21/07/2017 14:59:01Post reply
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Terri Lorrimore  Email
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Can anyone offer any insight into cars being scratched on the corner to Hardwick Road. I'm told it looks deliberate, and is kerbside, so not a passing car. I'm aware of one car that has been targeted twice, any information that could be passed to the police would be useful please. I'm not aware of local vandalism ever being a problem but I see another recent post mentions it also.
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21/07/2017 08:49:49Post reply
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James  Email
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Bin news - If your garden waste bin collection was missed yesterday, Biffa contacted me this morning and said they have had vehicle breakdowns, so leave the bin out and it will be collected.
Date
17/07/2017 06:41:03Post reply
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Anna  Email
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As the 143 bus services has ceased coming through Whitchurch, here is your chance to use and support the new 142 Bus service. If you do not have access to the Internet to download a time table, there is one on the Whitchurch notice board at the entrance to Manor Road. Some of the drivers are volunteers and after all the efforts to set up the service, PLEASE USE IT OR WE WILL LOSE IT. Additional services are being introduced (on a trial basis) and as from Sunday 30th July, there will be a service on Sunday running from Goring Station, Lower Basildon, through Pangbourne and onto Reading. So leave that car at home, pack a picnic, hop on the bus and go out for the day eg. Basildon Park, Beale Park. You can even have a drink at some nice pub and not worry about having to drive home. There are various concessions and offers so bear that in mind when you pay the atrocious car parking charges.
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17/07/2017 06:23:12Post reply
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Anna  Email
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I did not know we have someone looking after the trees in the childrens' play area! Or have we? I walked past at the weekend and branches had been "ripped off" one of the cherry trees and thrown onto the grass. If whoever did this damage has nothing better to do, maybe they could go around the village and pick up the rubbish, broken bottles etc., which are being thrown around the village. Please have some respect for people using the play area and walking along through the village, even if whoever did the damage doesn't.