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Laura Lucas (04/04/2019 11:42:54)


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20/04/2019 10:24:35Post reply
Name
Pam Scott  Email
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Many thanks to whoever tied my scarf to the barrier at the Swanston Field end of the cut. It's a favourite and I found it today.
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19/04/2019 09:57:30Post reply
Name
Pam Scott  Email
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Four teak G-Plan dining chairs and two wicker and chrome bar stools. Free to anyone who can collect.
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19/04/2019 09:02:38Post reply
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Geoff Weir  Email
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We have 6 clear perspex oblong cloches, each 26L X 6W X 5.5H (inches, not cms!). Free to anyone in WoT.
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13/04/2019 16:04:22Post reply
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Chris Martin  Email
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Two Labradors need to be taken for walks for the next month. Would suit student on Easter holiday or similar looking for holiday job.
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08/04/2019 11:53:22Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
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This is My Family at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre. Wednesday, 8th May at 2.45pm. Cost £60. Two spare tickets. Coach departs at 10.00am.
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04/04/2019 11:42:54Post reply
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Laura Lucas  Email
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Dear villagers, regarding the planning application at Number 9 Swanston Field, it's very easy to think of this as one house and that it doesn't affect most of the village, however, there are over 20 other houses in Swanston Field with gardens just as large who could then build a second house on their land. SODC has recognised that Whitchurch doesn't have the infrastructure to support new housing development, yet this gradual garden-grabbing could raise our population by 10% or more. Please consider the traffic, parking and other implications and consider making an objection even if it doesn't seem, at first, that you would be directly affected by this application. Thank-you.
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24/03/2019 20:26:03Post reply
Name
jon steward  Email
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Needed more grazing for rare breed sheep and their new lambs, we have lots of Ewes and lambs afoot that need grazing in the whitchurch area if you have a empty unused paddock these sheep are great lawn mowers, also if you have any overgrown disused areas they are great foragers and if our sheep are on the land we are more than happy to stock fence it and renovate the grazing, you do not have to do anything but look at beautiful sheep and Lambs
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21/03/2019 22:46:44Post reply
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Nathan Hart  Email
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Hello Villiage of Whitchurch-on-Thames, I am researching my father's family and have run into a dead end that appears to center on your village. I have traced my family to John and Elizabeth Williscot, who are supposedly buried at St. Mary's. I have found approximate birth years of 1684 and 1689 respectively. I also noted that in the 1800s map located in the contact page of this site, there is a parcel of land west of the Church labelled Willis Scot. Does anyone have any knowledge regarding this piece of land, and whether Willis Scot is a surname label, or if it may have another meaning? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I apologize if this message does not belong on this message board, but I thought it was worth a try. Thank you again, Nathan Hart
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23/03/2019 19:36:31Post reply
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Laura Lucas  Email
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Hi Nathan, the map on the Contacts page reads Wallis Cot because John Wallis bought the village's Manor House and grounds on that site on 2nd July 1712. Cot basically meant a small cottage in Old English. If you'd like to email me, I have some more information that will interest you, I believe. Laura.C.Lucas@hotmail.co.uk. Kind regards, Laura
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06/03/2019 09:42:35Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
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Need some more hanging file pockets for your filing cabinet? I have about 40 - free to anyone in WoT
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03/03/2019 10:28:29Post reply
Name
Dave Harney  Email
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Hello .... If anyone needs a BICYCLE REPAIRING or WOOD CHOPPING .... for a wood burner please contact me on camelyak5@hotmail.com or text me on 07766693905. I've worked both as a bicycle mechanic, and as a woodsman. I 'm local to .... live in Whitchurch. Thank you ... Dave
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27/02/2019 15:07:09Post reply
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Mike Scott  Email
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I note that the Company of Proprietors of Whitchurch Bridge have decided to sell the bridge to what appears to be another private limited company. Geoff Weir gives two reasons for the sale. One is that neither of the two local authorities was willing to take over the bridge. This is a pity because at least then its management would have been subject to democratic accountability. However, one is grateful that the Company investigated this option first. The second of Geoff's reasons is that the present directors are all approaching retirement. This seems a little disingenuous since organisations frequently have to replace retiring directors but they don't find it necessary to sell the concern. The composition of a board may change completely within a short time. However, this can be managed without disruption if appropriate procedures have been agreed. In the present case the directors could have taken the opportunity to identify members of the local community who would have been willing to replace some of the retiring directors. It is not clear what Mike Beckley means by "prudent family ownership". However, one hopes the new owners will find ways to reach out to the local community and genuinely take account of their needs and concerns. Mike Scott
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08/03/2019 15:24:35Post reply
Name
Linda Gay  Email
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Any chance the parish council could negotiate a free pass for Whitchurch residents with the new owners?
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27/02/2019 11:40:39Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
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I have a Rexel T20 Thermal binder and a few covers which are no longer required. Free to a good home.
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27/02/2019 11:12:24Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
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Two tickets for A Lady Vanishes - Wednesday, 13th March - Theatre Royal Richmond with a visit to Kew Gardens beforehand. Coach departs 9.30am from Pangbourne. Cost £46, £60 with Kew. They have two spare buggies free of charge for anyone who would like to use them.
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21/02/2019 22:31:41Post reply
Name
Leslie Maynerd  Email
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Wotjammers who play Jazz on a Friday morning at the Old Stables are in need of a bassist - if you play or know someone who does please contact Leslie by email
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09/02/2019 16:53:29Post reply
Name
Louise  Email
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Two single mattresses need new home. Perfect condition. Used for visitors for a week and then stored away. Please email if interested. Thanks.
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07/02/2019 11:48:42Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
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One spare ticket for A Song at Twilight on Saturday, 16th February at Theatre Royal Bath. Coach departs 10.30am from Pangbourne. Cost £48.
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06/02/2019 22:29:19Post reply
Name
Helma Beelen   Email
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If anyone is interested I have a daytime yoga class at the George hotel in Pangbourne starting at 9.30 to 10.30am every Monday. It’s £7 and you can just turn up. All welcome Kind regards Helma
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09/02/2019 10:00:53Post reply
Name
Meryl Weir  Email
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I have been to this class. Helma is a friendly and encouraging teacher. I find her class very enjoyable
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06/02/2019 12:38:14Post reply
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Nick Brazil  Email
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I was very pleased that one of my Whitchurch People videos was picked up by a relative of Stan Remington in Cambridgeshire who is researching Stan's family. This is why I am so keen to record as many residents' stories as possible since family and social history is such an important part of the lifeblood of our nation's story.
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04/02/2019 16:45:55Post reply
Name
Neil   Email
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A man knocked on our door today and stated he was doing work for a neighbour and did I want a tree to be cut back. I checked with our neighbour and the claim was false. He stated he did work for SODC, including trees with a TPO status. This is a reminder that residents should take care when receiving unsolicited approaches.
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02/02/2019 22:24:28Post reply
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Mark Parish  Email
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Hi I watched the video of Stan Remington, and would like to get in touch. I have been researching our family tree, and he is my Grandfather's nephew. Can anyone help me get in touch somehow, as I wonder as he is nearly 90 whether he may have some interesting memories. Thanks Mark Parish
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01/02/2019 08:37:44Post reply
Name
Helen Willis  Email
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Does anyone know of a carpet fitter who would be happy refit a carpet in a room that has shrunk slightly after being replastered? If you can recommend anyone you think might be prepared to do such a small job, please email or phone me on 984 3620. Many thanks
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29/01/2019 13:54:14Post reply
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Theresa Elsome  Email
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The fence is totally unsuitable for an AONB and apparently does not follow the line of the original fence. Mr Pain should also think again about planting laurel just because it is fast growing, along any fence and should use a selection of other native plants such as Blackthorn, Holly, Hawthorn, Dog Rose or any of many other native hedging plants, please!
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30/01/2019 16:50:29Post reply
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Jim Donahue  Email
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Theresa, thanks for your feedback. The comment that you make about the laurel is the same comment that SODC has made. We will ensure it is included in feedback once the application is submitted.
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26/01/2019 15:38:23Post reply
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whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
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Two spare tickets for A Song at Twilight by Noel Coward at Theatre Royal Bath on Saturday, 16th February. Cost £48 each. Coach departs 10.30am.
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12/01/2019 18:39:59Post reply
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jon steward  Email
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Between feb and april my sheep will be lambing in goring any kids in the area of whitchurch whitchurch hill woodcote and goring are welcome to see the lambs, bring them up and have a look you are all welcome, just check with me to make sure that we have had some births;
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08/01/2019 14:50:52Post reply
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Eric Hartley  Email
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Spring Clean! We have a very good cleaner who assists us but the house, and particularly the kitchen, needs a thorough in depth and high surface clean. Can anyone recommend a company or group to carry out this cleaning? Eric
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04/01/2019 22:10:57Post reply
Name
Christy Riordan  Email
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Mindful Massage Workshops are available at venues around Whitchurch including the Stables. Learn safe practical seated massage techniques to use at home on friends and family. For more information visit workshops and courses at www.chrysalis-wellbeing.com
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03/01/2019 21:17:13Post reply
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Helma Beelen  Email
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New morning yoga class starting at the George Hotel in Pangbourne on Monday 7th Jan. Working on body strength and flexibility, relaxation , breathwork and meditation. A warm welcome awaits.
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08/01/2019 10:29:41Post reply
Name
Tim Suiter  Email
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Hi Helma, what time is your class please?
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14/01/2019 21:20:03Post reply
Name
Helma Beelen  Email
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Hi Tim and my apologies for not answering sooner,Ive only just come across your message. my class starts at 9.30.Hope to see you soon.
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20/12/2018 19:27:34Post reply
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Nick Plumridge   Email
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Just wondering if there is a need for anyone offering gardening and general maintenance in the area. Im local and thinking of setting up business in the New Year so canvassing as to whether there is enough demand to make this worthwhile. Ideally looking at garden maintenance, tidying etc but also available for clearance and odd jobs. I would welcome some feedback as to whether this is something the village, the Hill and surrounding areas is looking for ? Many thanks, Nick.
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12/01/2019 18:34:52Post reply
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jon steward  Email
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There is loads of work around here Nick the only reason I gave it up was bad knees, go for it you will get loads of wor at the beginning of March, but charge the going rate £ 15.00 per hour if you need any tools just ask and I will lend you them no probs
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05/02/2019 21:08:06Post reply
Name
Nick Plumridge  Email
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Thanks Jon appreciate your thoughts. Nick
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19/03/2019 15:33:39Post reply
Name
Lynn Curtis  Email
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Nick, just seen your message on the Whitchurch board.... are you still considering undertaking some general garden maintenance in the local area? I hoping someone can help me with some digging (light weeding) in a couple of flower beds. Happy to show you .... I live in Coldharbour (lane opposite entrance to Oratory Prep School) Kind regards. Lynn
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10/12/2018 21:52:41Post reply
Name
Lissie Steward   Email
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Hi there looking for a 4 wheel drive diesel with a tow bar desperately max £600 if you know anyone with one for sale for approximate price please let me know thank you Lissie
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10/12/2018 15:05:42Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
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The Carols by Candlelight concert is this Wednesday, 12th December at 7.30pm.
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10/12/2018 12:19:52Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
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Three spare tickets for Carols by Candlelight at Cadogan Hall, SW1. Coach departs from Pangbourne at 3.30pm. Cost £57.
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03/12/2018 20:32:55Post reply
Name
Jon Steward  Email
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The boat looks stunning, it would be a shame to lose it, whoever is responsible for the present work on the boat well done it is lovely
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01/12/2018 14:27:20Post reply
Name
Abi   Email
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Hi A few months ago there was a post on here from someone who had restored the historic brick walls in and around the village. I can't find it now but have a couple of walls that need fixing. Do you know who this was so I can contact them for help? Thanks Abi
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01/12/2018 16:46:10Post reply
Name
Sarah Dixon  Email
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Phil Wise is the man you need (0118 984 4318). He and his son Alex have been restoring The Maze recently, too. His work is superb, and he will go the extra mile to make sure the job is done right.
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08/12/2018 07:57:58Post reply
Name
Abi  Email
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That's great. Thank you for such a quick reply!
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30/11/2018 17:20:09Post reply
Name
Laura Lucas  Email
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Would anyone like a lift to the Art Café in the morning? Please give me a call on 07725 146816 to arrange one.
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28/11/2018 12:44:13Post reply
Name
Nick Brazil  Email
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As someone who has a special interest in and love for the Maze, I am delighted that thanks to the hard work by Leslie Prater and Sally Woolhouse, it has received a fresh lease of life in the form of new named bricks and replacements for those that were frost damaged. Tribute should also be paid to Phil and Alex Wise for their master brickwork putting the new bricks in place.
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29/11/2018 10:36:38Post reply
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Laura Lucas  Email
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I totally agree, Nick. Thank-you so much for all your efforts, Sally and Leslie, and especially for making sure our family bricks were united! Phil and his son have done a wonderful job and have also been so patient and kind to my son when we visit - he is fascinated with the bricks and the process of putting them in. The maze looks fantastic.
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28/11/2018 12:24:54Post reply
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Helma  Email
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Hi All If you would like to try some relaxing yoga I will be at the art cafe tonight from 7pm till 8pm. Hope to see you there best wishes Helma
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27/11/2018 14:45:49Post reply
Name
Emily Dineley  Email
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If you or anyone you know in the village is considering a house move/ sale in the near future, please get in touch via email. For those that don't know us, we are a local family, with daughters at Whitchurch primary and preschool. We are looking for ideally a 3/4 bed house, or a project to create one...
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26/11/2018 20:51:47Post reply
Name
Eleanor Sugrue  Email
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Are you an expert or budding film-maker? The Pre-School is looking for a volunteer to film our upcoming Nativity and make recordings available to all parents afterwards on USB sticks as part of our Christmas fundraising. If this sounds up your street please drop Rachel an email asap! Rachelcomms4043@gmail.com
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26/11/2018 17:28:14Post reply
Name
Laura Lucas  Email
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There's a new Facebook group covering Whitchurch Hill and Whitchurch-On-Thames, please join for discussions and alerts on local topics, news and events: link
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25/11/2018 19:56:21Post reply
Name
Neil Huntington  Email
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Can you give an old bike a new home? Our student daughter has just had her bike stolen. She only needs an old run-around, to get to lectures etc. Do you have a lady's bike lurking in your shed? We're happy to make repairs, if you're happy for us to take it off your hands. Many thanks.
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01/12/2018 13:57:38Post reply
Name
Julie Huntington  Email
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We are now sorted with a bike. Many thanks for the replies.
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25/11/2018 15:38:29Post reply
Name
Hilary Jensen  Email
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We need some fence panels replacing. Anyone got any recommendations, please?
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25/11/2018 17:53:33Post reply
Name
Laura Lucas  Email
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Arrow Fencing are very good, Hilary: link
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25/11/2018 19:49:31Post reply
Name
Julie Huntington  Email
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Second vote for Arrow Fencing!
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28/11/2018 08:13:31Post reply
Name
Sarah Hanfrey  Email
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Third vote for Arrow Fencing
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23/11/2018 22:35:04Post reply
Name
Caty Johnston  Email
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I’m looking for a reliable, prerfably local plumber if anyone has any recommendations? Many thanks.
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01/12/2018 14:21:44Post reply
Name
Abi  Email
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Hi If you're still looking we've used Pangbourne Plumbing a few times - Jake is great. link Abi
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19/11/2018 09:28:15Post reply
Name
Jon Steward  Email
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Also I need over winter grazing land, I will make sure that the land is taken care of and any damage is repaired(not that there will be any) I need grazing in Whitchurch, Whitchurch hill, Pangbourne, Anywhere in Goring heath Goring, Woodcote, Upper and Lower Basildon, just anywhere in a 10 mile radius of Whitchurch
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16/11/2018 08:55:50Post reply
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Jon Steward  Email
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I need some more grazing land in Whitchurch for my sheep if anybody has any land they want mown for free and to have some lovely black sheep on please email me.
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14/11/2018 18:35:40Post reply
Name
Alan Boarder  Email
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I have enjoyed the old boat that is in Whitchurch. It is attractive and has been fun. The display of poppies is sad - it is good to remember dead.. The Theresa May "Strong and Stable" was funny. Please do not replace this interesting boat by something that is dull and boring. My friends in Whitchurch love it. Can we keep it? - Please.
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11/11/2018 16:17:49Post reply
Name
Elizabeth Robinson  Email
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Free strawberry plants and runners 4 varieties Sweetheart, Aromel, Florence, Honeoye.
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18/11/2018 13:04:30Post reply
Name
Anna  Email
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Do you have any strawberry runners left please?
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10/11/2018 07:37:51Post reply
Name
Sarah Dixon  Email
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Congratulations to the Village Hall team! What initiative and enterprise. It's commitment like this that makes our village what it is.
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18/11/2018 18:42:25Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
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Yes, well done to Keith Brooks, Jean-Marc Grsfort, and the volunteers they engaged to re-paint the Village Hall!
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09/11/2018 11:01:00Post reply
Name
Graham Dednum  Email
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VACANCY We have a part time vacancy in our kitchen to assist in washing up and general cleaning duties from 11.30 am - 3.00 pm Tuesday - Friday Anyone interested please contact me on 0118 984 2161 or via email
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08/11/2018 19:53:53Post reply
Name
Ian Bruce  Email
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Lindam stair gate as new. £15 ono
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08/11/2018 15:16:47Post reply
Name
Laura Lucas  Email
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Just to clarify regarding the Eastfield House article update, any donations, no matter how small, towards planning consultant costs would be very gratefully received (please contact Neil Huntington if you’d like to contribute as he has kindly volunteered to be treasurer). However, even if you are unable to contribute, please contact one of us to put your names down to say that the Consultant represents you at the meeting. The more joint clients the Consultant represents, the stronger their case. Many thanks.
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07/11/2018 16:13:53Post reply
Name
Eleanor Sugrue  Email
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Can anyone make use of a king size memory foam mattress topper? It’s been used (but not much) - could make a luxurious pet bed! We’ll keep for a week or so and then it’s heading to recycling.
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18/11/2018 13:02:47Post reply
Name
anna  Email
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Do you still have the memory foam mattress available please? I doggy sit for friends and can make use of it. I don't have transport! Thank you. teleno 9841234
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06/11/2018 20:53:55Post reply
Name
Louise Nelson  Email
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If anyone is interested in a zanussi chest freezer please get in touch by email. Thanks
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04/11/2018 09:03:25Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
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One spare ticket for Les Miserables in Shaftesbury Avenue. Cost £58. Coach departs 11.00am. Wednesday, 14th November.
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03/11/2018 18:53:47Post reply
Name
Jon Steward  Email
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I would just like to gently remind people that it is illegal to set fireworks off near Horses, Sheep and all livestock so please take care this year Thank you so much
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29/10/2018 18:08:24Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
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Correction. Its Wednesday, 14th November for Les Miserables.
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29/10/2018 13:09:41Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
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There are still tickets available for Les Miserables on Wednesday, 15th November. Coach departs at 11.00am. Cost £58.
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26/10/2018 20:06:32Post reply
Name
Jon Ashford  Email
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Just seen the boat this evening on my way home from the station. What a fitting tribute for this auspicious anniversary. All who,participated deserve our thanks. I cannot think of a better way to pay homage to the fallen. Jon Ashford Mayflower
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26/10/2018 19:25:12Post reply
Name
Nikki Hounsell
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The Poppy Boat is amazing. Well done and thanks for this lovely tribute
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25/10/2018 22:31:26Post reply
Name
Leslie Maynerd  Email
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WOW! Just driven past the Boat - absolutely fantastic! Well done to all who had a hand in this
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23/10/2018 05:57:23Post reply
Name
Will Ferguson  Email
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I have lots of topsoil to give away. Please get in contact and I can have it bagged up and ready for pick up on Hardwick Rd. Great for topping up flower beds and allotments!!
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22/10/2018 21:18:27Post reply
Name
Leslie Maynerd  Email
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Help needed with weeding and planting in the Mows garden by church entrance on Sat 27th 10.30 If you can help for an hour or so please let me know Leslie - leslie@aromatherapycaversham.co.uk
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16/10/2018 12:57:09Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
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Two spare tickets for Carols by Candlelight at The Cadogan Hall, SW1 on Wednesday, 12th December at 7.30pm. Coach departs at 3.30pm from Pangbourne. Cost £57 per ticket.
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10/10/2018 12:48:04Post reply
Name
Sally Woolhouse   Email
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We have a bumper crop of quinces this year, so if anyone would like some to make quince jelly or just add to apples when cooking to give a lovely flavour, please get in touch soon. Free to a good home! Sally
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07/10/2018 20:36:15Post reply
Name
Helma Beelen  Email
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Hi all just to say im teaching yoga at the village hall on monday evenings and run two classes there from 6pm-7pm and 7pm-8pm.Also on a wednesday evening at the artcafe from 7pm-8pm.Its traditional hatha yoga to include relaxation, breathwork, also body strengthening and improving flexibility through sun salutations and postures.please feel free to email me for further details, all welcome, kind regards Helma
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05/10/2018 15:23:50Post reply
Name
Eleanor Sugrue  Email
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Can anyone recommend a handy garden person please? We live on Hillside (steep back gardens) and have 5 or 6 jobs we need help with before baby number 2 arrives in November. Things like: putting up some screening, moving some logs, chopping the lavender, general tidy up and maybe a bit of planting if it’s not too late. Garden is small but awkward! Thanks!
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04/10/2018 16:55:37Post reply
Name
Jane MacCaw  Email
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Gary, the excellent Fish Man has changed his time of visiting, it is now every Thursday at 11.20am outside Tudor Cottage on the High Street.
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03/10/2018 15:00:43Post reply
Name
Laura Lucas  Email
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Just a quick reminder to use the Fix My Street website to report any issues with roads, paving, signs etc. I used the app (which can also find and log your location) to report that the School warning road sign on the High Street was dirty on Saturday and workmen cleaned it yesterday, very impressive!
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02/10/2018 13:17:02Post reply
Name
Liz Robinson  Email
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Has anyone got any empty glass beer bottles they could let me have, please. 500 ml or 1 pint. Or flip top glass bottles would be fine. TIA.
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28/09/2018 12:56:20Post reply
Name
John  Email
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Cancelled! Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Cheese & Wine event scheduled for October 6th at Goring Heath Parish Hall due to an unexpected clash with another local event. We hope to reschedule the event in the coming months.
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25/09/2018 13:22:35Post reply
Name
Liz Robinson  Email
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Does anyone have a demijohn or 2 that I could borrow or have, please.
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25/09/2018 19:57:35Post reply
Name
Sally Woolhouse  Email
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Liz - we have plenty of spare demijohns here which you are very welcome to. Give us a ring or pop round and we can help you out in your quest! Sally
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21/09/2018 14:17:28Post reply
Name
Andy Black  Email
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Greyhounds make Wonderful Pets, They only need up to 20 mins walk a day, they are easy to feed and are loving and they love to sleep If you are or have ever been thinking about offering a Greyhound a Home please get in touch, I am more than happy to provide you with all the information that you want Currently I have 3 Boys who would love a home, Frank is a quite lad he is Black, Steve is a lively lad who get excited to see you again Black and Prince who again is a quite fella and Prince is Fawn. As I say there are often lots of miss information about Greyhounds as Pets but they do make Wonderful Pets thanks
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19/09/2018 20:44:07Post reply
Name
Tania Neeson  Email
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Save the date for the Autumn Auction at the Ferryboat Friday 12 October . Prosecco, pizzas and beer. Free entry. No obligation to bid. Some amazing lots which will be revealed soon. In aid of Whitchurch Primary School.
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18/09/2018 18:12:11Post reply
Name
Alistair & Kathy Aitchison  Email
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TP climbing frame with slide to a good home - we have big boys who are willing to help deliver it within the village.
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18/09/2018 14:59:21Post reply
Name
Anna  Email
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All Churches Together in Pangbourne and District, are holding a Quiz evening on Saturday 29th September in Pangbourne Village Hall at 7pm (arrive asa after 6.30). £10 entrance fee includes dinner and dessert (please bring your own drinks and glasses). Form a team of 8, per table. A fun evening to test your IQ and what's happening around the world. Please email me to purchase tickets or phone me on 01189841234.
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16/09/2018 13:27:47Post reply
Name
Louise Nelson  Email
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Great condition upright piano (Eavestaff "miniroyal") and music stool free to a new home. Please email me if interested. Thanks.
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16/09/2018 11:21:08Post reply
Name
John  Email
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Book now for the Cheese & Wine Event in Goring Heath Parish Hall, in nearby Whitchurch Hill. Saturday October 6th, starting at 7.30pm. Presented by the award winning Pangbourne Cheese Shop. See ‘What’s on’ for full details. An enjoyable and informative evening for all!
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03/09/2018 13:56:51Post reply
Name
David Green  Email
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Any winemakers in Whitchurch? We have a plastic trug full of home grown grapes, and more waiting to be picked. Quick response needed!
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03/09/2018 07:41:54Post reply
Name
John  Email
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Furnishing a second home? A spare room? I have some rugs in good condition that may be of interest. All Super Keshan, green is main colour. Prices by negotiation but not expensive! Mail me if interested,
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02/09/2018 18:41:18Post reply
Name
Nicholas Plumridge  Email
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Looking for someone reliable who can move a couple of electric sockets for me. Anyone recommended who could do this job ? Thanks
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02/09/2018 15:54:25Post reply
Name
Anna  Email
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Come and join FITNESS IS FUN which is restarting on Wednesday 5th September at 10am at Whitchurch Village Hall. Increase your co-ordination and build up your strength in a friendly environment with good company. Open to both ladies and gents. Contact Jo on 07776376497
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31/08/2018 10:10:23Post reply
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Tracey Robb  Email
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I am looking for childcare help for two children (11 yrs and 13yrs) term-time only in the Whitchurch Hill area. The hours would be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 3.30pm - 6.30pm from 10th September but there is some flexibility. Thank you
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30/08/2018 16:10:58Post reply
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Andy the Painter  Email
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DANGER : MANOR ROAD PATH : There is a Hole in the Path as you start to Walk up Manor Road from the High Street, it has a Temporary Cover but if you are Walking in the Dark you might not see it, Safe Option is to Walk on the Road as you start to go up the Hill
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31/08/2018 09:31:54Post reply
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Nicholas Plumridge  Email
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Thanks Andy for covering the hole. It had some patio heater metal covering it last night when we saw it so your temporary fix is much better !!! On a more serious note this has clearly been caused by a lorry of some kind driving up the pavement. Maybe a delivery vehicle, refuse lorry or lorry going to the water plant in Manor Road. Whoever is was has not only broken the law, damaged the pavement putting people in danger and also it would appear has driven off without care for the issues they have caused. On top of this at 1030 on Thursday morning a very large lorry is parked outside the new building on Manor Road on the pavement which has already been damaged by lorries delivering to the site. Unfortunately the driver was not in his cab.
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22/08/2018 17:34:44Post reply
Name
Kate Preston  Email
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Does anyone know of a good handyman? I’ve tried Pangbourne Handyman but he doesn’t seem to be interested in small jobs, and Local Heroes can’t send me one either. At the moment I just need two wooden Venetian blinds put up but I’ll have a few more jobs. Thank you! I’m at katep@me.com or 0780 969 6304.
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20/08/2018 10:07:32Post reply
Name
Adrian Dixon  Email
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Gardeners / Allotment Holders - we have some old windows suitable for use as cold frames, etc. Free to good home. Various sizes - all glass in good condition. Email for more details. Thanks!
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18/08/2018 05:46:34Post reply
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Andy the Painter   Email
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Hi Fellow Residents , Next Week Monday 20th August I will start the Painting of a House in the High Street, at times where the Path Narrows I will need to work on a Ladder, All Areas whilst I am Painting and Working will be Sign Posted, these will be removed when I am NOT working in that Area, If you Prefer not to Walk on the Road or Past a Ladder Please just let me know I will only be too Glad to Stop and Remove all obstacles to ensure your Safe Passage, Sorry in advance for any inconvenience, Best Regards Andy, If you have any Concerns Please Email me via this Page, or see my Website for Full Contact Details link thanks
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26/08/2018 08:28:23Post reply
Name
Andy the Painter  Email
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Thanks for everybody's Patience, it was a pleasure to speak to so many of you.
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12/08/2018 13:12:15Post reply
Name
Julie Lane  Email
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My husband and I are relocating to Whitchurch on Thames and looking for employment. My husbands current occupation is as an industrial cleaner at Dorset Cereal. I am a cleaning supervisor for Dorset Police where I oversee the cleaning at 4 police stations, one large headquarters and numerous other department buildings. We would love to work together, as our combined experience and high standards will make us a fantastic team to employ!
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06/08/2018 11:20:05Post reply
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whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
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The Theatre Club has a trip to North Wales next June. Monday, 17th June to Friday, 21st June. Coach departs Pangbourne. Deposit to be paid by beginning of October.
Date
04/08/2018 13:00:20Post reply
Name
John   Email
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Super Kesha rug. Dark green, patterned. 3.5 M by 2,5 M. In good condition. £40. Mail me if interested.
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31/07/2018 09:24:32Post reply
Name
Sally Woolhouse  Email
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Please make sure that you look at the What’s On entries for 4th and 19th August! We are giving the bricks at the Maze a big Face-Lift (approx 2000 of them!) and the more people turn up to help, the quicker we will get it done. Also, if you want to order new engraved bricks for family and friends, now is your chance - you will be able to place your orders at these Face-Lift sessions with Leslie.
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24/07/2018 09:04:23Post reply
Name
Harriet Daniels  Email
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Tigermoth Lighting in Pangbourne are advertising a fantastic job opportunity on their website - link May be of interest to local people who enjoy a creative atmosphere and who are good with their hands.
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22/07/2018 09:59:51Post reply
Name
Diana Kaiser  Email
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Hello , Does anyone have a free view tv they no longer need it’s for a neighbour who lives alone ? Thankyou .
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29/07/2018 16:40:42Post reply
Name
graham  Email
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Hello, I no of a 14 inch sony trinitron tv complete with freeview connections that is available, the cost of which is a donation to a macmillan cancer trust. Will you be interested if so i live in the whitchurch hill area. Regards, Graham.
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19/07/2018 09:23:42Post reply
Name
Allan  Email
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The vegitation on the upper narrows needs trimming. Its getting difficult to see upcomming traffic.
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19/07/2018 14:12:24Post reply
Name
Sarah Hanfrey  Email
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Hi Alan, I think you want to use this link to report the issue to OCC if its on a public highway: link Or is the vegetation on land that is privately owned? Regards, Sarah
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24/07/2018 19:00:47Post reply
Name
Allan  Email
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I think last time it was regarded as a private land matter.
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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
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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
Name
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?
Date
17/06/2018 16:45:05Post reply
Name
Frances Parkes  Email
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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
Comments
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!
Date
10/06/2018 08:29:31Post reply
Name
Abi Goodwin  Email
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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
Comments
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
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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
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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
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Leslie P  Email
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Andy 2 Know   Email
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Alan does in Manor Road I think he is at number 11 ?