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Alexa DB (19/04/2023 06:46:53)


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28/09/2023 13:08:02Post reply
Name
Angela   Email
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Whitchurch Hill Bridge: There have been no new bridge cards for over 3 weeks now, with no news on when they will arrive. In the meantime, I am a resident having to pay the 60p instead of 45p. I queried this with the bridge team and was told there was nothing they could do about that. Surely these bridge cards should be arriving by now. And in the absence, surely residents can still pay the reduced charge? I cross that bridge 6 times a day with work and school runs and I need the bridge card. Hoping the Bridge manager sees this please. thank you.
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22/09/2023 11:07:49Post reply
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Denise Huxtable  Email
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I have 4 jigsaw puzzles to give away - perfect for those long winter evenings ahead! They are: 1. Stamps from around the world - 1000 piece. 2. A fun, cartoon antique show - 1000 piece. 3. Camping in the mountains - 1000 piece. 4. Disney Mickey Mouse band and starry night - 2x1000 piece panoramas. I can send photos if that helps.
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20/09/2023 14:21:15Post reply
Name
Pete Reeve  Email
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Free logs! There are lots of freshly cut logs for collection from 16 Swanston Field. Please help yourself from the front garden. Pete
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26/09/2023 10:06:38Post reply
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Peter Reeve  Email
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There are still some logs out the front if anyone is keen. Will advertise them at the end of the week if there are any left! Tks
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16/09/2023 20:01:55Post reply
Name
Eric Hartley  Email
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‘Anyone for Quince’? In a box on the drive. Eric, 28 SF
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10/09/2023 13:49:31Post reply
Name
Denise Huxtable  Email
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Anyone interested in either (or both!) of these scanners? 1. Epson Perfection 1670 paper scanner up to A4 2. Microtek FilmScan35 for scanning 35mm film strips, negatives and slides Both connect via USB and in working order. Had them a while so you might want to check the drivers are still available. Free to anyone who can make use of them
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06/09/2023 14:25:47Post reply
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Nicola Chester  Email
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Hello Whitchurch! I'm an author writing a new book that includes (in a small part) my own memories of the small riding school that used to be in the village at a farm, run by Carmen James in the mid 1970s and 1980s. I enquired a a couple of years back, but am trying again, to see if I can find out more. I'm trying to find the farm and its name - does anyone remember it, or anything about it? Or know of the woman that lived at the farm (she had dalmations)? It was a lovely farm down a concrete track (which was a bridleway), with a walled stable yard, a big old barn and a lovely old farmhouse. I had some wonderful (hard-working) times there and would love to rediscover it - we knew it as 'The Babes.' But I don't know why! Any help would be greatly appreciated. I can remember all the names of all the ponies, but none of the other details! Thank you. All best.
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12/09/2023 09:46:17Post reply
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Helen Casey  Email
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Hey Nicola It was Beech Farm in Whitchurch Hill, and I was one of those who spent all my weekends there as a child! I've passed your message on to another friend with a better memory who might remember more about the farm itself. Good luck with the book!
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15/09/2023 09:55:17Post reply
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Cynthia Brickhill  Email
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We now live at Beech Farm,Whitchurch Hill that you are asking after , The lady who lived here when you came to the Riding school was my Mother in Law , Mrs Thomas. If you would like to give me a call ,hopefully I can help jog your memory. Cynthia Brickhill
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04/09/2023 14:56:15Post reply
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Dawn Chesters  Email
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To further support our educational objectives, we are currently seeking donations of any post-2018 Android phones. If you have recently upgraded your Android phone and no longer require your previous one(s), we would be truly grateful if you would consider donating it to our school. Our aim is to create a centralized pool of devices, all securely locked to our school account, that will be specifically used for educational collecting and sharing evidence of our curriculum successes.  By donating your unused Android device(s) to our school, you would be making a valuable contribution to our educational community. With your generous contributions, we can create new avenues for learning and empower our students to explore their curricular objectives in innovative ways. If you have any post-2018 Android device(s) that you are willing to donate, please feel free to drop them off at the school reception at your convenience or contact us and we can arrange collection. If you have any business contacts who might be in a position to donate their unwanted devices following a company upgrade please pass on this message to them. If you have any further questions or would like more information about our requirements, please do not hesitate to contact our school office. Kind regards Dawn Chesters  - Headteacher Whitchurch Primary School
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01/09/2023 17:18:54Post reply
Name
Tracey   Email
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York Magnaforce resistance exercise bike. Free to anyone who can collect it from Hillside. It’s quite large and heavy and would need two people to lift/carry it. Photo available.
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01/09/2023 12:51:19Post reply
Name
TAMARA SCHIOPU  Email
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Tolhurst Organic is looking for a local person who could work a couple of mornings a week from our farm office, doing QuickBooks and Payroll. Working from home is also were welcome. If you know someone able and interested, please ask to email us infoATtolhurstorganic.co.uk Many thanks
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31/08/2023 12:17:37Post reply
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Neil King  Email
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Our (Mediterranean) tortoise has escaped from our garden just above the narrows at the top of the High Street. He is about 20cm long and we would love to have him back. If anyone spots him could you please call me on 07831 481205. Thanks so much.
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27/08/2023 18:31:58Post reply
Name
Jennifer Bruce   Email
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Hi everyone. My Dad Ian Bruce would like to sell his ride on lawn mower. (Hayer Heritage 10-30) Regularly serviced and stood unused for 3 years. Cost £200. Please contact me. Thank you. Kind regards Jennifer Bruce 😀
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26/08/2023 11:57:35Post reply
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Lianna Barton  Email
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Hello! Can anyone advise how to apply for the disability concession for the toll bridge please? Thank you
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26/08/2023 15:10:23Post reply
Name
Lissie Steward   Email
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Can we please do some about the dog poo in the village my dog is just getting over a blood infection and just standing in it can give them this it is just wrong to have this situation in our beautiful village pick up your dog poo
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24/08/2023 15:08:21Post reply
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Richard Williams  Email
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Hi, I found a copper yale key lying on the road last night. This was in Hardwick Road just outside the gates to the paddock. Please email me if this belongs to you.
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23/08/2023 14:30:57Post reply
Name
Denise Huxtable  Email
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Can anyone use some inkjet printer cartridges for a Canon printer? They are 550 and 551 cartridges suitable for Canon Pixma iP7250 MG5650 MX925 MG6450 iX6850 MG5550 MX920 MX725 iP8750 MG6350 MG5450 MG6650-10 apparently. I don't want anything for them but, although sealed, they have been sitting around for quite a while. Please email if interested.
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22/08/2023 13:34:03Post reply
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Sally Woolhouse  Email
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Calling all artists! I have an assortment of picture frames, mostly unused, going free to anyone who would like them - ideal for framing your masterpieces for the forthcoming Art & Craft Exhibition in November. Please email me if you are interested.
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19/08/2023 17:02:13Post reply
Name
Kate Shouesmith  Email
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Would anyone like a greenhouse? It’s about 6ft x 4ft and in good condition, but you would need to be happy to dismantle it and arrange collection from the High Street.
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17/08/2023 18:50:33Post reply
Name
James Troake  Email
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MISSING: A TORTOISESHELL CAT CALLED PUDDING LAST SEEN AT 21:00 ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH 2023 IF FOUND, PLEASE CONTACT 07765143113 OR 07795320226 REWARD ON OFFER PLEASE CHECK GARAGES AND OUTBUILDINGS IN CASE SHE’S BEEN LOCKED IN. THANK YOU
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15/08/2023 10:25:00Post reply
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Alex  Email
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Is there any kind kefir makers out there who could let me have some kefir grains. Reading this and don't know what kefir is or how its made, Google it, fantastically simple and a great way to look after your gut biome.
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14/08/2023 10:32:35Post reply
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Geoff Weir  Email
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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks were at The Ferryboat this morning. They’ve marked up where they need to excavate on the existing paved walkway to install a new power supply. They believe they can do this without a road closure by routing pedestrians between the “hole” and the front of the FB, but that decision will be for Oxfordshire County Council as Highways Authority. If they are allowed to do it without a road closure the work will take place within 6-8 weeks. If a road closure is required it’ll be at least 3 months. A new power supply is required for the refitted kitchen before The Ferryboat can re-open.
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13/08/2023 16:40:36Post reply
Name
Eleanor Sugrue  Email
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Does anyone have any use for a 32” Sony telly? It’s 16 years old so not “smart” but has freeview and works well. Please note it’s LCD not LED and it’s 1080i not 1080p.
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13/08/2023 11:55:45Post reply
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Pete  Email
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I have a package for Marian Lopez Crevillen incorrectly delivered to our house on Swanston Field. Pls get in touch to come and collect it. Tks, Pete
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11/08/2023 10:15:13Post reply
Name
Edward Deasy
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I had a few thoughts based on the key points from the radio interview with the Oak Taverns management posted on this site yesterday. Isn’t saying SODC have not banned the street food semantics? Oak taverns were asked to stop the street food trading by SODC and according to the dictionary “To ban something means to state officially that it must not be done, shown, or used” which is what they were told… Surely a face to face meeting between SODC and Oak Taverns is the way forwards, as has been requested by the company, to ensure the advice is given around licences relevant to their business model and so the situation is resolved promptly. I was also interested to hear in the radio interview that SODC are interpreting the 40 year old national legislation around licensing far more strictly that neighbouring councils. I can imagine 40 year old legislation was not written with todays world and the new and innovative business models being used these days in mind!
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10/08/2023 22:56:52Post reply
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Peter Dragonetti  Email
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Statement from South Oxfordshire District Council regarding street trading outside licensed venues: You may have seen posts on social media this weekend claiming that South Oxfordshire District Council had banned street food trucks from operating at sites owned by Oak Taverns. This is NOT true; we have not banned street trading at their sites. Oak Taverns have not ensured that the permits required for street trading to take place legally at their sites in South Oxfordshire are in place. We have been in contact with them about this situation for a number of weeks with the aim of resolving this issue as quickly as possible. This issue concerns national legal requirements; we have provided them with guidance about this but at no point have we said that street trading was banned from taking place. We were therefore disappointed that Oak Taverns chose to post inaccurate information about this situation on social media and the resulting comments that we received from members of the public. Street trading consent is important as it helps to ensure public safety and that the venue is meeting its insurance requirements, as well as preventing nuisance or annoyance (for example from noise, litter and parking) to those in the area. Street trading makes a valuable contribution our local culture and economy. The services that street traders provide for residents and visitors are hugely important and we are doing all we can to support them and to ensure there are no unnecessary burdens placed on them to operate safely and successfully. We will continue to work with Oak Taverns with the aim of ensuring street trading can take place legally at their sites as soon as possible. By law, all locations where street trading takes place, including on private land, require a specific consent to allow this to happen if members of the public can access the site without paying an entry fee. This is a national requirement which applies to all venues across the country. Individual mobile traders are also required to hold street trading consent for all the sites they will operate from.
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11/08/2023 10:01:43Post reply
Name
Becky
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Can we just start paying an entry fee? What about a '20p fee' or a "£1 lifetime membership" :)
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07/08/2023 08:24:47Post reply
Name
Jane Midori Yamamoto  Email
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The Toll Booth have found property of a M R Bennett and given it to me. If anyone knows of this person`s details or where I can contact them, please email me or contact me via my mobile number 07876 714 906.
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06/08/2023 15:20:42Post reply
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Jim Donahue  Email
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Along with many members of our community, I am very surprised at the decision from SODC Licensing team to ban Oak Taverns from serving any food at the Greyhound or any of their other pubs in the area until agreement can be reached on the appropriate licensing fees. Clearly SODC Licensing policies have been developed with good intentions to support small businesses and communities alike and need to be adhered to. The main issue is that SODC Licensing team's decision to stop all food service at very short notice before a clear way forward is agreed is unnecessarily damaging to the pubs, the food traders, and the community. My understanding is that all of these food traders are fully licensed and comply with the food hygiene and other relevant regulations. The issue that SODC seems to be raising is that the food traders are not paying the appropriate fees as mobile street traders. I have discussed this with the pub owner and they are committed to working with SODC and the food vendors to comply, but the situation is not at all straightforward and it will take some time and coordination and the process includes a 28 day consultation period. This issue is not strictly a Parish Council issue, but it clearly affects the community, especially as this is our only active pub, and I wanted to let you know that I am working on a personal level to see if there is anything I can do help resolve this as soon as possible. To that end, I am continuing to discuss this with Cllr Dragonetti, and have also raised this to the CEO of SODC as well as SODC’s Leader requesting a formal explanation for why such a drastic action needed to be taken without any real notice or constructive discussions. The action certainly doesn’t seem to be consistent with SODC’s previously stated support for community pubs and local business, especially during peak summer season with no warning. I have also raised the issue to our MP John Howell as this affects eight pubs in South Oxfordshire and I have heard that there is similar levels of outrage in Chinor and Wheatley that also have important Oak Tavern Pubs. John has also raised this to SODC CEO Mark Stone requesting that the matter be resolved quickly.
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06/08/2023 18:54:15Post reply
Name
Paul O’Grady  Email
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Thank you for all your help on this, Jim. Hopefully SODC will now resolve this in a much quicker and more constructive way.
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06/08/2023 19:04:37Post reply
Name
Alexa
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Many thanks for taking action on this Jim, SODCs actions seem unnecessarily punitive and are in no way supportive of local businesses and our wonderful village pub
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10/08/2023 10:21:33Post reply
Name
Jonathan Steward  Email
Comments
Well done Jim, the pub needs that passing trade to be successful
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06/08/2023 11:03:12Post reply
Name
Kate Shouesmith  Email
Comments
Would anyone like a white painted wooden double bed and mattress (originally IKEA), in very good condition? Free to collect from the High Street. Thank you, Kate
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05/08/2023 16:44:42Post reply
Name
Alison Livesey  Email
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I would like to say Thank You to the person who was sat opposite me on the train to Reading on Thursday. I was chatting to my son on the phone and when I left the train I left my phone cover on the table. That evening, much to my surprise, it was posted through my letter box. Thank you so much, it was much appreciated :)
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30/07/2023 08:09:31Post reply
Name
Ben Gosling  Email
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Would anyone like an ikea ektorp 2 seater sofa with white covers? Going free. In Manor Road. The covers have some stains which haven’t washed out. new covers can be bought separately.
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23/07/2023 19:42:49Post reply
Name
Becky Galea  Email
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We have a stunning large overmantle mirror that I would like to sell to raise money for the pre-school. 76cm x 102cm with gold decorative frame and bevelled glass. link Looking for ~£50 donation. Also have another smaller mirror with a silver frame link
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21/07/2023 17:41:21Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
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Hi everyone. Just to let you know that I share everyone's concerns about the situation at the Greyhoud. The pub has has been growing in importance as community hub since Lottie and Oak Taverns took over. I know the food trucks have been very popular and a big part of this success. At this point it is between SODC and Oak Taverns to work something out, but I have spoken to Lottie, the owner Simon, and SODC Cllr Dragonetti and will do whatever I can make sure we get a satisfactory outcome for the village.
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18/07/2023 22:14:11Post reply
Name
Mary Kernan  Email
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I heard the very sad news that the food trucks at The Greyhound are under threat. I truly hope that this is not the case. Lottie and her team have created an environment that welcomes everyone, young and old. The Greyhound is once again the hub of the village and that is, in large part, due to the opportunity to pick up a bite to eat there. Can anyone please advise how we can petition South Oxfordshire to take our concerns into consideration? If the issue is an increase in litter, could we not simply add or allow the pub to add more bins to prevent resolve this? I really don’t want to lose our lovely pub, do you?
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19/07/2023 11:19:44Post reply
Name
Rachel Sheridan  Email
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We only discovered this lovely pub and the excellent food truck last night. We thoroughly enjoyed the food (and the pub!) and were sorry to hear that there was an issue with the food truck's visiting. Everyone in the beer garden seemed to be enjoying the food too. Such an asset. We went for a walk around the village afterwards and didn't see any associated litter. I hope this valuable asset can be saved. It's nice to be able to support local ventures and young entrepreneurs.
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21/07/2023 13:35:25Post reply
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Pete  Email
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To paraphrase Jay, this is total nonsense. There is absolutely no litter as a result of the street food. I don’t understand why one individual complaint can immediately have an impact without a proper investigation, and wonder about the motivation behind that complaint. Jim Donahue perhaps you could advise how to petition OCC on this? The revitalisation of the pub is probably the best thing that’s happened in the village in last 10yrs we’ve been here. I for one will make a concerted effort to drink more beer, with or without food.
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22/07/2023 09:37:24Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
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Hi Peter. It is SODC Licensing that is investigating this, not OCC. The formal channel to raise concerns like this to SODC is via your elected SODC representative for the area, Peter Dragonetti. I know that he is a big supporter of community pubs and would be happy to hear your views.
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23/07/2023 15:01:20Post reply
Name
Pete  Email
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Thanks Jim. I have written to him.
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18/07/2023 04:35:59Post reply
Name
Emily Dineley   Email
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We moved to Whitchurch on Thames in May from Pangbourne (& have had a very warm welcome, thank you!). We are looking for recommendations of tradespeople or companies to install a solar panel battery, & for minor roofing repairs (few slipped tiles etc) & roof tile and gully cleaning. Thanks
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16/07/2023 19:18:40Post reply
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Barbara ROBINSON  Email
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Dear Whitchurch residents. Does anyone remember Douglas Allardyce and/or Betty Haytor ? If you do I would be interested to know any background relevent to the Goring Heath and Whitchurch Spring and Autumn Shows. There are 2 trophies which are in memory of them and as we are hoping to get the shows going again it would be great to have some details that we can include on the show's website. Thanks in advance, Liz Robinson
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12/07/2023 18:57:33Post reply
Name
Sarah Gosling   Email
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Bird scarers (if that's what they are) now heard too regularly in Manor Road. The NFU has some guidance on the use of these near residential areas, I wonder if it is worth exploring if this guidance is being adhered to? Certainly we are hearing them quite late at night now.
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12/07/2023 10:02:52Post reply
Name
Bob Ochonski  Email
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Rock and Musical fans!! We have two tickets for "We Will Rock You the Musical" at the London Coliseum, 1430 matinee performance on August 10th, 2023. Interested on a 'buy one, get one free' or 'ono' basis? Please call Bob or Val on 0118 9843149 or 07501044290
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11/07/2023 11:14:29Post reply
Name
Sarah Dixon   Email
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Anyone need a 2m wooden curtain pole, with rings and supports? Small donation to Whitchurch Preschool appreciated
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11/07/2023 11:31:23Post reply
Name
richard scearce  Email
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Does anybody know anything about the loud bangs we hear in Manor Road.If they are bird Scarers they are not working as a Magpie sitting on the roof was not affected at all Richard.
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08/07/2023 20:44:14Post reply
Name
Rosemary Postlethwaite   Email
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Two seater pale grey leather settee (manual recliners)very good condition...single matching recliner also available. Donations to British Heart Foundation. 07850018803
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30/06/2023 15:12:27Post reply
Name
Lily   Email
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Looking for river access land to rent in the area 07493794506
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25/06/2023 07:45:08Post reply
Name
Kate Preston  Email
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I hadn’t been planning to move but have seen a smaller place that I could happily downsize to, so I’m looking at selling my house on Hillside (but definitely staying local!). Three storeys, three bedrooms, large extra reception on ground floor, new windows, newly madeover garden. Let me know if you’re interested!
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23/06/2023 10:28:10Post reply
Name
Nick Brazil  Email
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I am looking for someone to type up an 84,000 word manuscript in Word format from a book for which I hold the copyright.
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06/06/2023 18:32:11Post reply
Name
Martin Neal  Email
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10m Mooring available for rent on the Thames at Whitchurch please contact Martin@nealthorn.co.uk for further information.
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01/06/2023 17:31:05Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
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“Flying Scotsman”, the most famous steam locomotive in the world, will pass through Pangbourne next Wednesday 7th June on a charter special from Paddington to Cardiff and return. The timings have not yet been released, but I’ll post them as soon as they’re known. If anyone knows already please post them here as a reply.
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06/06/2023 09:03:18Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
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“Flying Scotsman” will leave Paddington at 0750 and Reading at 0856, so should be passing through Pangbourne Platform 1 just after 0900. On the way back in the evening FS should be passing through Platform 2 at about 2050.
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06/06/2023 09:49:55Post reply
Name
Alexa
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Thanks Geoff!
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31/05/2023 20:11:26Post reply
Name
Kate  Email
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Does anyone have an old bike (women’s bike) they’re looking to sell? I’m after a casual bike, not a road bike. Many thanks
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01/06/2023 13:16:50Post reply
Name
Vera Parham  Email
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I have an old bike which hasn’t been ridden for years which I’m happy to give you.
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27/05/2023 12:05:14Post reply
Name
Michael Rayment  Email
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Six drawer chest free to a good home. Originally from made.com and barely used.
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28/06/2023 14:15:10Post reply
Name
Emily Taylor  Email
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Hi Michael, is this still available? Would it be possible to get a photo/dimensions please? Thanks so much, Emily
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03/07/2023 19:46:22Post reply
Name
Michael Rayment  Email
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Hi Emily. I’m afraid it’s long gone! Mike
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21/05/2023 14:39:03Post reply
Name
Elizabeth ROBINSON  Email
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I like the Tibetan Cherry tree that arrived unexpectedly in Eastfield Lane and I hope it thrives. I go past it nearly every day and for me it is a reminder of King Charles coronation. I hope the blossom will be single flowered to provide food for our pollinators.
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25/06/2023 19:47:25Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
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Hi Liz, We are looking for a volunteer to take responsible for regular watiering and maintenance of it. I know of some people looking after it informally, but it would be great if we could find someone to take responsibility for this and lisase with the OCC Tree Team.
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21/05/2023 14:22:10Post reply
Name
Elizabeth ROBINSON  Email
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News Archive Re Hazell and Jefferies. I am dismayed to read the piece on News Archive. What society do we live in where there is no free speech at a public meeting, where complainants fear retribution and write annonomously. Ian Reynolds deserves support and recognition for his reportage.
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20/05/2023 11:37:30Post reply
Name
Melanie Hardwick  Email
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Would anyone like an unopened 1.3kg bag of dry cat food for cats with kidney problems?
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19/05/2023 14:15:11Post reply
Name
Christine Martin  Email
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Large dog crate free to whoever wants it.
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15/05/2023 20:29:01Post reply
Name
Katherine Higley  Email
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There is an online Book of Condolence for Tim here: link
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15/05/2023 11:18:46Post reply
Name
Cindy & Dylan Gardener-Collins.  Email
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Hello. May we please express, through your message board, our deepest condolences upon hearing the sad news that Tim, Whitchurch Lock Keeper, has passed away. We liked him very much & he always made us laugh with his great sense of humour & his stories. He was always so helpful & many of the other 'boaters' that we have chatted to over the years have said the same. He truly loved the area & the people where he lived, especially The Thames River & he knew so much about it & the wildlife. He was a true River man who could fix anything, especially if 'that thing' contained the word 'boat'!!. He will be a hard act to follow as sadly there aren't so many people nowadays with the same practical hands on skills & knowledge of the job like Tim possessed. We will remember him always. Sending our sincere sympathies to his family & to all who knew him. Kindest Regards, C&D.
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14/05/2023 23:46:13Post reply
Name
Jennifer Bruce  Email
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Hello. If anyone knows of anyone who does re-tiling, please send me an email. My dad lives in Swanston Field, Whitchurch on thames and in his bathroom, some tiles have fallen off up the top of is bath, this happened years ago, and was held together by grey gaffer tape. We need this area to be retailed. Thanks for your help. Kind regards Jennifer Bruce
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05/05/2023 13:34:39Post reply
Name
Tracey   Email
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House for sale. 3 bedroom terrace with separate garage on Hillside in Hardwick Road. £515,000.
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25/05/2023 15:57:29Post reply
Name
Judith Wilford  Email
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We are actively looking for a property in the area, and would be interested in receiving more information. We are a cash buyer. Regards Judi
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05/05/2023 10:23:50Post reply
Name
Caroline Mortimer   Email
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Hello.. we have been been renting in Whitchurch Hill since Jan 2022 and are still trying to find our 'forever home' to buy, having fallen completely in love with the village and surrounding area. We ideally need 4 bedrooms, and have 2 energetic boys aged 5 and 7 who would love a big garden! If you are thinking of selling in the next 6-12 months, we would be so grateful if you could please get in touch! Thank you, Caroline, Max, Alfie & Jack
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01/05/2023 18:49:24Post reply
Name
Phil  Email
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We have a tall white IKEA bookcase which we are giving away. Dims 28x40x202cm (WxDxH). Good condition - minor marks. Free for collection. Email for address and further details.
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01/05/2023 11:30:50Post reply
Name
Melanie Hardwick   Email
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Could anyone recommend a good local carpet cleaning company please?
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01/05/2023 12:13:20Post reply
Name
Alexa DB
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We’ve tried a few but this company were by far the best, carpets looked new afterwards! link
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01/05/2023 18:26:23Post reply
Name
Melanie Hardwick  Email
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Thank you, Alexa :)
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28/04/2023 11:47:29Post reply
Name
Val Ochonski  Email
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Can anyone recommend someone who could cut my toe nails Have recently had a new hip and unable to perform this task at the moment Thanks
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26/04/2023 19:08:28Post reply
Name
Robin  Email
Comments
Kennet Morris Men will be frolicking in the Alms Houses courtyard from 10.30am on Monday May 1st. I have some Cherry & Beefsteak tomato seedlings up for grabs if anyone interested ( 4" high and hardened off, 2 for £1 ) available from Thursday onwards :)
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25/04/2023 07:34:44Post reply
Name
Pete  Email
Comments
Hi, does anyone know the timings of Hardwick Road being closed on Friday please?
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25/04/2023 09:56:24Post reply
Name
Richard Wingfield  Email
Comments
Friday's closure of Hardwick Road is from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm, according to the one.network website.
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27/04/2023 18:25:21Post reply
Name
Pete
Comments
Thank you
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19/04/2023 07:46:53Post reply
Name
Alexa DB
Comments
I found two ticks on my dog last night. She’s only walked locally for the last two weeks and it’s the first time she’s picked up ticks in this area. These nasties can cause illness and seem to be spreading so do check your dogs and cats, and yourselves if you walk on the paths and trails around our beautiful village! If they have already bitten you don’t try to pull them off of cover with Vaseline, use a tick remover card or tick tweezers to minimise the risk of disease transmission.
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19/04/2023 09:29:33Post reply
Name
Barbara ROBINSON  Email
Comments
Our dogs are 3 and 4 years old and have picked up ticks locally every year - I think it's early this year as one of mine had a tick 3 weeks ago. The no mow trend on the verges does not help but we need the wildflowers.
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15/04/2023 17:49:10Post reply
Name
Anna  Email
Comments
For sale. Two hardly used reclining sun loungers. £60 Ono.
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13/04/2023 18:32:03Post reply
Name
Vicky Gerrard  Email
Comments
Does anyone have a recommendation for a window cleaner please? Have some awkward 3 storey windows to be cleaned. Many thanks in advance!
Date
14/04/2023 11:39:38Post reply
Name
Sarah Hanfrey  Email
Comments
We use link and are happy with them.
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13/04/2023 14:37:16Post reply
Name
ROBIN MACCAW  Email
Comments
Does anyone know the owner of a silver Smart car Reg AM09BNJ, which has been parked on the high street for more than one month, and has not moved? An online check indicates it has not been reported as stolen. It is quite awkward parked where it is, as our driveway is very narrow and needs a big swing to get our car into and out of it. We would therefore be very grateful if the owner could park their car somewhere else. Many thanks.
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01/06/2023 14:42:35Post reply
Name
Robin Maccaw  Email
Comments
UPDATE After more than 3 months, it HAS GONE!
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11/04/2023 15:59:00Post reply
Name
Anna  Email
Comments
FOR SALE. Pair of reclining sun loungers. Hardly used. £80. Ono.
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29/03/2023 15:48:46Post reply
Name
Laura Lucas  Email
Comments
If anyone would like a lift from the village to the Hardwick Lecture tomorrow evening, I’d be happy to.
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29/03/2023 19:55:01Post reply
Name
Eric Hartley  Email
Comments
Laura, what is the subject of tomorrow’s talk? Eric
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29/03/2023 20:36:04Post reply
Name
Laura  Email
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Hardwick’s ancient history, Eric. Iron Age settlements, Roman terraces and ancient roads. Dr. Wendy Morrison from the Chiltern Conservation Board, resident archaeologist Nick Pankhurst and others.
Date
29/03/2023 21:29:08Post reply
Name
Eric Hartley  Email
Comments
Yes please! Eric
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30/03/2023 08:30:50Post reply
Name
Laura  Email
Comments
Great, I’ll drive past you Eric so will knock at about 7.20pm.
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26/03/2023 12:26:17Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
Comments
A double room has become available for our holiday to Ireland between 4th-9th June. Coach departs from Pangbourne at 7.00am. Full payment is required at the end of this week so contact me asap if you are interested.
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24/03/2023 21:05:43Post reply
Name
Neville Ooute  Email
Comments
I'm looking to move within the village and would love to hear from anyone wishing to rent out their 1+ bed property as I'm being forced to leave my current home. I'm a very keen gardener (and an aquatic designer by profession) so particularly keen for some outside space too. Many thanks. Nev.
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14/03/2023 17:51:40Post reply
Name
Christy Riordan  Email
Comments
Meditation at the Stables is back! Join me on a Tuesday eve for an hour of deep relaxation through breathwork, mindfulness, and gentle stretching, bringing balance to mind and body. All our practices are done on a mat or seated and suited for all ages and levels (meditation needn’t be sitting in lotus position for hours…there are many ways we can reconnect with our body and find peace in our busy lives!) Beginning Tuesday 18th April at 7:45 £45 for 6 weeks or £8 drop in. Classes are small so places limited. Please message Christy on 07980273765 to book your spot. www.chrysalis-wellbeing.com
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10/03/2023 11:38:42Post reply
Name
whitchurchtheatreclub  Email
Comments
We have a single room available on our holiday to Ireland in June. Sunday 4th June to Friday, 9th June. Cost £659 with a single supplement of £160. Coach departs 7.00ish from Pangbourne, opposite the Laundrette. If you are interested please let me know asap
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09/03/2023 10:46:36Post reply
Name
Sabina Reed  Email
Comments
We have a 14ft trampoline for sale. Very good condition, we've had it for a year but it's barely been used. Half of one of the sponges is missing from one of the poles but other than that it's in good working order. There are no rips or tears.
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04/03/2023 20:44:57Post reply
Name
Alistair & Kathy Aitchison  Email
Comments
Having spent the last 26 years raising our 5 boys in this lovely village we have decided that we need to downsize in preparation for our next adventure. As a result we are selling our 5 bedroom house (Lynches Lodge) at the top of the village, opposite the Thames footpath entrance. If you know of anyone who might be interested we would greatly appreciate if you would pass on our contact details.
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01/03/2023 13:31:55Post reply
Name
Barbara ROBINSON  Email
Comments
Does anyone in Whitchurch have any large cardboard? Boxes or from flat pack would be fine but not if it has shiny pictures. Can collect. Thanks.
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04/03/2023 11:11:57Post reply
Name
John Chambers  Email
Comments
I have some large cardbord pieces if you are still looking - no shiny pictures.
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24/02/2023 08:45:14Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
Comments
The Ferryboat - good news! My contact at Star Pubs has emailed to say that "We have a new tenant for site and he will be reopening soon. Given the length of time the site has been shut it may take a while to get the offer up and running in full but its definitely on its way all going well."
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22/02/2023 16:59:50Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
Comments
What’s happening at The Ferryboat? My contact at Star Pubs says they are “doing work in preparation to re-trade the site”. I’m not quite sure what this means, but it must be good that the building is getting some attention and that they see it as an asset that needs to be maintained.
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21/02/2023 09:46:56Post reply
Name
Anna
Comments
GOOD NEWS! The Going Forward Bus no. 142, which goes through Whitchurch to Reading on a Tuesday, is back in service again. Please use it or we will lose it. Timetables available online.
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18/02/2023 14:14:36Post reply
Name
Vicky Jordan  Email
Comments
Wishing Nick Brazil a speedy recovery after his accident. He is now in Emmer Green ward at the Royal Berks recovering from surgery on his hip, cracked when he fell down last Tuesday.
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22/02/2023 17:07:37Post reply
Name
Nick Brazil  Email
Comments
I would like to thank Vikki for her kind thoughts and all my friends who have gone to so much trouble to help me as a result of my accident. It was very kind of so many people to visit me in the RBH and do fetching and carrying. Especial thanks to Debs for caring for Harold.
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17/02/2023 16:04:03Post reply
Name
Vera Parham  Email
Comments
Can you please tell John that I have a bicycle that my husband used in my garage that I’d be pleased to give him.
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15/02/2023 11:47:40Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
Comments
I am sorry to report that John Barker's bicyle was apparently stolen from the front of his home in Swanston Fields. He is trying to alert the police but if anyone has seen his bike or knows anything about it, please let him know. I can share anything posted here with him as well.
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15/02/2023 18:53:45Post reply
Name
Laura  Email
Comments
Hi Jim, they stole my bike on Monday lunch time too and I have CCTV of them doing it. I suggest, if they're reading this that they return both bikes and anything else that went missing before I send the footage to the police....
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15/02/2023 21:59:09Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
Comments
Sorry to hear that Laura - glad to hear about the CCTV!
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10/02/2023 19:54:52Post reply
Name
Sarah Eason  Email
Comments
Thank you all for the gas boiler recommendations.
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08/02/2023 23:14:58Post reply
Name
Anne Morrison  Email
Comments
I can also highly recommend Jon ,Theale Gas ,he has serviced my boiler for several years and is efficient , polite and reasonably priced .
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07/02/2023 23:09:32Post reply
Name
Sarah Eason  Email
Comments
Can anyone recommend a local registered gas boiler heatong engineer who is familiar with repairing a Veissmann gas boiler?
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08/02/2023 10:16:51Post reply
Name
Sally Woolhouse  Email
Comments
I recommend trying Premier Heating Solutions in Pangbourne, who we have found very helpful. Hope you get it fixed soon!
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08/02/2023 15:11:08Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
We’ve found Jon at Theale Gas very good
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05/02/2023 07:20:01Post reply
Name
Pete  Email
Comments
Hi, does anyone know if Thames Water are returning to clear up the mess they made in the Swanston Field?! If not could the PC kindly contact them please?
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05/02/2023 21:49:25Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
And the drains are all full of grit and soil after their work on the high street upper narrows last week too…
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06/02/2023 12:42:28Post reply
Name
Jane Midori Yamamoto  Email
Comments
Dear Peter and Alexa, I will check into this and get back to you as soon as possible. Best regards, Jane
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06/02/2023 13:09:05Post reply
Name
Jane Midori Yamamoto  Email
Comments
Dear Alexa and Peter, I have now reported both sites to Thames Water and left my contact details for them to contact me for further information. Could you please email me on my Parish Clerk`s email address for exact locations so that I can direct them to these? Many thanks, Jane M. Yamamoto
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06/02/2023 19:22:22Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
Thanks Jane, email sent :)
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30/01/2023 00:04:01Post reply
Name
Anna
Comments
The Going Forward Bus service no 142 which runs through Whitchurch on Tuesdays, has been temporarily suspended due to one of the drivers being unwell. There is a shortage of drivers so if you may be interested, please contact Going Forward Buses on 07484 605888.
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22/01/2023 12:38:37Post reply
Name
Kate Preston  Email
Comments
Do you have a (piano) keyboard you no longer need? I’m teaching piano to a very sweet little Ukrainian girl. She is doing brilliantly in lessons and making great progress despite the language difference. Unfortunately, though, she’s not able to practise as she doesn’t have a keyboard at home (and there’s no room for a real piano). Does anyone have a keyboard they no longer use that they’d be willing to donate? Ideally this would be 88 weighted (and working!) keys with a stand, stool and pedal, but the keyboard itself is the most important thing. I realise this is a lot to ask but the last thing I want to do is lumber her with something that makes learning more difficult and creates bad posture habits, etc. Thank you!
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17/01/2023 14:47:25Post reply
Name
Whitchurch preschool   Email
Comments
Good afternoon, I'm just writing to inform that the cricket clubs windows are smashed and wanted to make people aware with dogs and young children. That there is glass on the floor I didn't know who to contact directly. Thanks
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18/01/2023 09:05:29Post reply
Name
Jane Midori Yamamoto  Email
Comments
Dear Whitchurch Preschool, Many thanks for this notification. I will let the appropriate persons know and we hope to sort this out soon. Best regards, Jane M. Yamamoto
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19/01/2023 10:10:56Post reply
Name
Jane Midori Yamamoto  Email
Comments
Dear All, A Councillor has cleaned up the glass on the Village Green and reported the damage to the Cricket Club. They will tidy up and repair as soon as possible. Best regards, Jane M. Yamamoto
Date
14/01/2023 14:39:48Post reply
Name
Alexa DB   Email
Comments
Does anyone have any long handled pole loppers I could borrow for some tree trimming? Looking at 2 meter handles (or longer). Many thanks! Alexa
Date
13/01/2023 13:00:59Post reply
Name
sarah@dragonetti.co.uk  Email
Comments
Whitchurch and Goring Heath Twinning Association are hosting a Menu Gastronomique at Whitchurch Village Hall at 19.00 on Friday February 3rd. The menu will be of a french theme (but no frogs legs or snails! ) and there will be a vegetarian option. Tickets are £27.00 per head for a 6 course meal to include Kir Royale as an aperitif , starter mains, cheese dessert and a digestif. Please book your place for a delicious and fun evening by emailing Jane Patel at janefrancespatel@gmail.com or Sarah Dragonetti at sarah@dragonetti.co.uk All are very welcome!
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13/01/2023 13:56:50Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
Comments
A large black plastic cover, silver on the inside, has blown into our garden. It's in good condition and may be a cover from patio furniture. I've put it over our gate, Wells House next to The Ferryboat, so if it's yours please collect it.
Date
11/01/2023 12:31:32Post reply
Name
Ben Gosling  Email
Comments
I’ve found a bike light in the road outside my house (Manor Road). If anyone has lost a light please get in touch bengosling@gmail.com
Date
29/12/2022 21:51:45Post reply
Name
Kate Preston  Email
Comments
Hi folks. Can anyone recommend a cleaner, please? I'm looking for someone on Fridays, either 2-3 hours a week or 4 hours fortnightly. Must be dog-friendly (I have a cocker spaniel). I could also do a term-time only arrangement if that helps someone with childcare issues. The important thing is that they're recommended and trustworthy :) Thank you!
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23/12/2022 15:14:48Post reply
Name
Jean Marc Grosfort  Email
Comments
The Village Hall team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Thank you for your lovely support in 2022. In 2023 we will keep improving the Hall and keep ensuring that your event is a memorable one and a successful one. The monthly Afternoon Tea will restart in February 2023 - the baking team will be having a rest in January after all the year-end festivities.
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18/12/2022 09:25:35Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
Comments
This year’s Art Cafes have raised over £12,000 for local good causes. Thank you to all the organisers and also to all those who support our Art Cafes in the Old Stables on Saturday mornings. We're back on 7 January for Whitchurch Primary School.
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17/12/2022 11:23:00Post reply
Name
Vicky Gerrard  Email
Comments
Anyone know why the gas cover in the middle of the road on the high street (near Hardwick Road end) has been taken off and placed on the pavement?
Date
17/12/2022 18:46:37Post reply
Name
David Green  Email
Comments
This was reported on Fixmystreet anonymously this morning as the “cover sticking up into the carriageway”. I have updated tonight as there is now a hole in the centre of the road, - very dangerous. Hopefully this will be chased by our Parish Council?
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19/12/2022 13:32:46Post reply
Name
Jane M. Yamamoto  Email
Comments
Dear Vicky and David, I will try to follow this up as soon as possible and see what I can find out. Best regards, Jane
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21/12/2022 11:03:10Post reply
Name
Vicky Gerrard  Email
Comments
Thank you both :)
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22/12/2022 10:07:21Post reply
Name
Jane Midori Yamamoto  Email
Comments
I have just been by the High Street this morning. It now appears all fixed and replaced. Best regards, Jane
Date
14/12/2022 19:16:38Post reply
Name
Elizabeth ROBINSON  Email
Comments
Free. Wooden cot (not painted) with mattress. In very good condition.
Date
13/12/2022 14:05:00Post reply
Name
Eric Hartley   Email
Comments
Any advice on choosing a home delivery service for repeat prescriptions?
Date
13/12/2022 18:15:47Post reply
Name
Sarah Dixon   Email
Comments
I have been using Pharmacy2U for a few months and I have been really pleased. It's easy to use, they reminded you when it's time to reorder and the meds come by post. The surgery team say they are quite easy to deal with too
Date
14/12/2022 10:36:01Post reply
Name
EricHartley   Email
Comments
Sara, Thank you, enjoy your Christmas. Eric
Date
14/12/2022 20:57:31Post reply
Name
Anne Morrison  Email
Comments
I have been using Pharmacy 2U for the last few months, very pleased with the service , website easy to use and delivery usually within 5 days of ordering ,( postal strike allowing !)
Date
12/12/2022 13:56:59Post reply
Name
Pete  Email
Comments
For info - I heard from Airband that the fibre project is on hold until late 2023 due to "a lot of projects being redesigned, and limited resource due to the time of year. Essentially, logistics."
Date
11/12/2022 13:23:45Post reply
Name
Gisell Cogliandro   Email
Comments
Hi, How can I get a card for the bridge. The bridge staff say that they are on order but the cards seem to be taken a very long time to arrive. Does anyone have a spare card? Many thanks Gisell
Date
06/12/2022 20:00:50Post reply
Name
Whitchurch on Thames Preschool  Email
Comments
Qualified PLAY ASSISTANT and 1:1 support REQUIRED January 2023 Two opportunities have arisen to join our enthusiastic and friendly team at Whitchurch Pre-school. We are a charity run preschool that provides children with a variety of activities including Outdoor learning, Science and many more fun and physical activities. Situated in the grounds of Whitchurch primary school. If you share our passion, then please get in touch. Relevant child care qualification of level 2 or above Hours can be flexible for the right applicant, Monday-Friday 8.30-3.30 term time only. For further details please contact Kathleen (manager) 0118 984 4516 manager@whitchurchpreschool.org www.whitchurchpreschool.org Whitchurch on Thames pre school is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post holder will be subject to a DBS check. Closing date 16th December 2022
Date
05/12/2022 19:00:00Post reply
Name
Alexa DB
Comments
Has anyone else on Hardwick road found their internet has been slow over the last day or so? Would be interested to know if it’s not just us!
Date
04/12/2022 09:49:08Post reply
Name
Becky Galea  Email
Comments
Would anyone like a very heavy / thick cream King sized quilt from Sibona to help stay warm this winter? Floral embroidery on one side and plain on the other. Excellent condition and hardly used. Free to a good home.
Date
12/12/2022 18:13:15Post reply
Name
Nick Brazil  Email
Comments
Is the quilt still available?
Date
27/11/2022 10:47:24Post reply
Name
Miriam Lindsay  Email
Comments
Would anyone be interested in bedding that fits a toddler bed or cot bed? We have a large collection of waterproof sheets, fitted sheets, pillows, duvets and duvet sets, all washable if anyone is interested. Miriam
Date
21/11/2022 17:29:10Post reply
Name
John Bradon  Email
Comments
Available for free - flat screen Sony Bravia KDL-40W2000, 50x90 cm screen. It is 10 years old but works fine. Please call John on 07789 944676.
Date
08/09/2023 14:16:40Post reply
Name
Mark Carlisle  Email
Comments
I am trying to contact John Barker who is or was a local farmer. I have an out of date/incomplete phone number and an address of 12 Stanton Field, Whitchurch. I think that should be Swanton Fields? The reason is that I am trying to find the contact details of the current owners of College Wood, Woodcote and he may know - or does anyone else?
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14/11/2022 17:35:21Post reply
Name
Ann  Email
Comments
PLEASE USE IT OR LOSE IT!! GOING FORWARD BUS 143. With effect from the 28th November there will be an additional bus running through Whitchurch into Reading via Whitchurch Hill, Goring Heath Almshouses, vis Mapledurham, Caversham into Reading. You can access the timetable on goingforwardbuses.com. Happy to provide more information if you do not have access to the internet. Please support this bus service, being non profit making. Save those parking fees, traffic, stress and relax in a bus, the driver taking the strain. Senior bus passes accepted. Hoping you can support this much needed service. Thank you.
Date
11/11/2022 09:12:29Post reply
Name
Jules.carruthers  Email
Comments
I am hosting a Ukrainian mum with 2 small children and could do with a playpen to borrow please.
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12/11/2022 10:47:53Post reply
Name
Kate
Comments
Hi Jules, Have you tried Facebook marketplace or Wallingford freecycle? They often have useful children's items on offer for free or priced very reasonable.
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10/11/2022 17:41:01Post reply
Name
Adrian Dixon  Email
Comments
Hi all! The WotArts exhibition is almost upon us. The main exhibition is in the Village Hall on Saturday and Sunday 12th / 13th, and then online viewing for a couple of weeks from the 14th. If you have any comments about the event please add them as replies to this posting so we can see them all together.
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06/11/2022 08:51:52Post reply
Name
Karen  Email
Comments
Please could anyone advise if there will be a Remembrance Parade on Sunday 13th in Pangbourne? There are signs up in Reading Road saying the road will be closed 2-4pm but I cant find any other information. It was the same in past years before Covid. Usually everyone would meet at Pangbourne Police Station and go from there. Would like to take part again. Thank you.
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08/11/2022 12:26:42Post reply
Name
Jane M. Yamamoto  Email
Comments
Dear Karen, This is from the Pangbourne Parish Clerk: Details are on our social media and website link But in short it’s back to the old pre pandemic routine - 2.20pm congregate at the police station, parade to St James The Less for laying of wreaths and 3pm service. During the service, the roads re-open. This is followed by a short parade back to the George just before 4pm where the parade falls out. The road closures are “rolling“, as the parade passes through which means only ten to fifteen minutes at any one place/time with the longest closure by the church for the laying of wreaths. The parade will pass through the village centre quite quickly, which means Whitchurch residents can come through from the bridge and turn right along station road towards Goring at the village hall or left towards Reading along the Reading Road. Coming from /to the Tidmarsh Road direction, they can go around the diversion/back ie via Green Lane /Pangbourne Hill and Upper Basildon if necessary . There will be marshals on all routes to stop traffic and advise but as I say, traffic will be held for 15-20 mins max at the church and shorter elsewhere.
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03/11/2022 10:04:03Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
Comments
After this morning's extra garden rubbish collection one of our "old fashioned" black round dustbins has gone missing. Please let me know if you spot it and I'll come and collect.
Date
30/10/2022 14:51:40Post reply
Name
Adrian Dixon  Email
Comments
Large comfy sofa looking for new home. 6ft wide, feather cushions, originally from George Smith. Photo available! £50 donation to preschool and buyer collects. 07973187139
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24/10/2022 16:51:34Post reply
Name
Jill Bradon  Email
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Green Team - we will not be having the usual monthly Village Green working party on the 29th Oct as there are no urgent jobs at the moment. The next VG working party will be on Sat 26th Nov. Please come along - new volunteers always welcome!
Date
22/10/2022 12:10:16Post reply
Name
Anna  Email
Comments
WANTED PLEASE! Do you remember the now old fashioned Walkmans and cassette players? I am looking for a portable cassette player for a friend, so if you have one you no longer use or need, please contact me. With thanks.
Date
31/10/2022 07:27:47Post reply
Name
graham  Email
Comments
Hello, Not sure if you recieved my message, but to reiterate, I have available a sony Walkmen that you described. Are you still interested? I live in Pangbourne should you be. Kind regards, Graham.
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08/10/2022 08:34:48Post reply
Name
Alexa DB
Comments
Morning, does anyone happen to have already asked SODC refuse when the might be collecting last weeks garden waste bins on Hardwick Road? It would be good to know if they are coming back to empty then after the road closures on Thursday and Friday or if I should bring it back in. Thanks!
Date
09/10/2022 10:47:10Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
Picked up today (Sunday)!
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06/10/2022 23:37:13Post reply
Name
jan buhagiar  Email
Comments
Does anyone know whether access to (and exit from) the Stables Room opposite the Ferryboat will be possible from the toll bridge tomorrow (Friday) between 9:30 and 12:30? WoTjam (Whitchurch-on-Thames Jazz group) meets there on Friday mornings. If Thames Water's repairs continue tomorrow I assume access from the Whitchurch Hill end is a definite no-go.
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06/10/2022 15:55:01Post reply
Name
Richard Wingfield  Email
Comments
Thames Water is understood to be returning tomorrow Friday 7th and will be closing the High Street between 9.30 am and 3.00 pm to continue the repairs.
Date
06/10/2022 14:46:09Post reply
Name
Richard Wingfield  Email
Comments
Thames Water appear to have finished their emergency work in the High Street. All the roads were open again at 2.30 pm today, with no traffic delays.
Date
06/10/2022 12:12:54Post reply
Name
Nick Brazil  Email
Comments
Following the arbirtrary closure of Hardwick Road and the High Street this morning, I called SODC Highways to find out how long this situation would last. According to them, this has been done by Thames Water to fix an"emergency leak" situated between the Art Gallery and the Narrows. The closure is scheduled to last from 09:00 a.m. Thursday to 3:30 pm on Friday. I also complained in the strongest terms about the very uncouth and dictatorial behaviour of the employee of Shift Traffic Management Services who are apparently managing (ha!) the road closure for Thames Water. I explained that everyone understood that on occasions roads had to be closed but there was no need for his arrogant, rude and aggressive behaviour towards residents and road users who simply wanted to know what was going on.
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06/10/2022 10:14:18Post reply
Name
Alexa DB
Comments
It would be good to have got some notice of the two day closure of the high street and the entrance to Hardwick road…! No diversion signs in place either, going to make school pick up interesting!
Date
06/10/2022 10:30:32Post reply
Name
Adrian Dixon  Email
Comments
Does anyone know who they are or why they are expecting a concrete delivery?
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06/10/2022 11:37:53Post reply
Name
Laura Lucas  Email
Comments
Hi both, looks like it’s Thames Water and is 9.30am-3.30pm today. Works reference MU026000203010.