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David Robinson (02/08/2020 11:20:35)


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02/05/2021 12:28:14Post reply
Name
Meryl Weir  Email
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I have a collection of lace-making bobbins, thread, and a pillow. Free to a good home. Please email me if you're interested.
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01/05/2021 19:21:28Post reply
Name
John Bradon  Email
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Key Found. Bronze Union/Assa Abloy mortice key found in Hardwick Road. Please let me know if it's yours.
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30/04/2021 08:19:06Post reply
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Alexa D-B  Email
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A friendly reminder that we have a volunteer working party at the Maze tomorrow (Saturday 10am) to tidy trim and maintain that wonderful open space. Bring gloves to wear, all tools provided. It's a great way to start your weekend enjoying the outdoors, meeting other people and giving back to the community :)
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29/04/2021 14:24:11Post reply
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Tracey   Email
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I have had a parcel left on my doorstep for Emma Bacon. The address on the parcel is mine so I don’t know where it should have been sent. Could Emma please get in touch and I can arrange to pass it on to you.
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29/04/2021 20:27:20Post reply
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Emma Bacon  Email
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Thank you so much Tracey for posting this. Two friends have just alerted me to your post! Can you email me your address please? Thank you.
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28/04/2021 18:49:50Post reply
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Sasha Gibson  Email
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Odd request, but does anyone know or have a connection to the Luce family, specifically R.W Luce who worked for the Manpower Division in post war Germany? I think his daughter may have been married to Eric Ewens who lived in the village up until sometime in the 1990's. We have a scrap book that largely relates to Luce's professional life and would love to return it to his family.
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02/05/2021 19:08:17Post reply
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Nick Brazil  Email
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Maggie Luce lived with Eric Ewens in the village. Apparently, she was a brilliant art critic/expert (??). Our former victor Richard Hughes could well have the information you require.
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28/04/2021 15:19:25Post reply
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Alexa D-B  Email
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It's with great sadness that I've had to take the difficult decision to step down from my volunteer role as Green Team coordinator due to some health issues. I was wondering if anyone else might be able to take on the role? It's a maximum of one hour a week of work (usually less), at the computer, with some walks/catch ups in the village. Organisation and communication make up most of the time. It's been a pleasure working with you all and to be able to care for the wonderful Green Spaces in our brilliant village :) If you are interested in finding out more about the role please email me using the link above this message.
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28/04/2021 17:28:27Post reply
Name
Ajmal
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Hi Alexa, sorry to hear you’re not well. Thank you for everything you’ve done in keeping our village beautiful, it is very much appreciated!
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29/04/2021 11:44:41Post reply
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Sally Woolhouse  Email
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We shall really miss you as our leader & co-ordinator, Alexa - your common sense and quiet diplomacy have formed the Whitchurch Green Team into a very useful umbrella group for our disparate working parties. Thank you so much for all your hard work. We wish you the very best and look forward to seeing you out & about around the village before too long!
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02/05/2021 16:58:41Post reply
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Jim Donahue  Email
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I couldn't agree more with Sally's sentiments. Alexa was very well suited for the role organising community led maintenance activities in the village. She also helped to establish community guardians for maintenance of many of the key Open Spaces in the Village. You can see a list of the maintenance responsibilities on the Green Team Web-page here: link It will be hard to fill her shoes, but luckily Alexa is not leaving the village and will be available for advice to someone who may be interested in taking on this role.
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28/04/2021 10:28:55Post reply
Name
Melanie  Email
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Does anyone know from what time the High Street will be closed tomorrow (Thursday the 29th)?
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22/04/2021 17:23:08Post reply
Name
Sarah Hanfrey  Email
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Child's top found on Eastfield Lane aged 3-4 years. Let me know if it's yours.
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30/04/2021 14:39:53Post reply
Name
Carrie L-H  Email
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Hi Sarah What colour/description? It may be one of Hatties x
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22/04/2021 10:04:58Post reply
Name
Alexa D-B  Email
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Good morning! Just a reminder about the Village Green volunteer working party this weekend; 10am Saturday morning. We'll be tidying up tree and shrub growth from the North (Hardwick Road) end of the green. Bring gardening gloves and, if you have them, a saw and loppers. If you have space in your brown garden bin for any of the waste created that would be super useful too. I look forward to seeing some of you there on what looks like a wonderful day!
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19/04/2021 13:30:05Post reply
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Jane M. Yamamoto  Email
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Power outages have been reported all around our village. SSE have been contacted and engineers have been called to restore power with the faults. See the areas affected at this link. link
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25/04/2021 15:23:30Post reply
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Alexa DB  Email
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Do we know what the latest is on restoring mains power? I notice all the generators are still in place and powering us! As the original outage report has been closed by SSE it’s impossible to find updates.
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26/04/2021 09:28:07Post reply
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Geoff Weir  Email
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I've just spoken to SSE. There is a backlog of underground cable faults awaiting fixing ("because of Covid"). Priority is being given to those currently without power in the area, and as we have a generator we are not at the top of the queue. However, the generator has been in place longer than is usual so they expect to get to us this week to investigate and fix the fault.
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26/04/2021 17:01:08Post reply
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Alexa  Email
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Thanks for the update Geoff. Perhaps todays additional power cut may help speed things up...?! The Muddy Lane generator is currently not running and power is off again. Not helpful for local business like me who are having to cancel bookings again :(
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30/04/2021 10:12:02Post reply
Name
Alexa
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I just spoke to SSE (after another generator failure this morning!) and they are coming to swap the Muddy lane generator for a new one later today. This will involve a short power outage.
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14/04/2021 10:37:22Post reply
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Alexa D-B  Email
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Hi everyone, more progress on the Polish Church Garden has been made over the last few weeks. See the pictures, updates and history of the space on the Polish Church page on this site - linked from the Green Team page. This page includes the idea of the design for the memorial cross which is the next stage of the project. If you have any thoughts or ideas or you'd like to get involved in the project do get in touch; my contact details are on the webpage :)
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14/04/2021 10:09:48Post reply
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Alexa D-B  Email
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More things we no longer need! Does anyone fancy some "designer" bedside lights? They look like metal flowers with the bulb at the centre and look great. The power cord "stalks" can be reshaped so the light can go at almost any angle! Email me using the link below to see pictures.
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15/04/2021 14:07:28Post reply
Name
Kate Rudin  Email
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Hi Alexa. They sound lovely. Could I have a look at the pictures? Thanks so much, Kate, Whitchurch Hill
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12/04/2021 18:08:40Post reply
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Joan Sarjeant  Email
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Thank you for helpful comments. Surprisingly one cat with OAS and Cats Protection , none. However will continue to keep looking. Perhaps it is Covid. Please keep looking out for me. Very much appreciated. Joan Sarjeant
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13/04/2021 14:27:30Post reply
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Sarah D  Email
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Have you tried Thames Valley Animal Welfare? As they have to assess prospective owners virtually they do not currently put photos of available cats up on their site. They will know if they are expecting kittens to be available
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10/04/2021 18:08:02Post reply
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Joan Sarjeant  Email
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I am sad that no one has any kittens available this Spring for adoption. I am still hopeful that there is a kitten out there somewhere who would like a loving home with me. Thank you.
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11/04/2021 11:44:31Post reply
Name
Karen  Email
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I am sure there are animal charities that have kittens for rehoming locally Joan.
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11/04/2021 19:06:44Post reply
Name
Richard Williams  Email
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You can try Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary based at Stadhampton about 20 miles away link or Cats Protection link Reading branch.
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08/04/2021 13:31:22Post reply
Name
alex  Email
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The Mapledurham black gates have gone!! Does anyone know why and if they will come back at some point ? It looks a bit odd without them.
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09/04/2021 09:48:52Post reply
Name
Karen  Email
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If you mean the gates to Hardwick Estate they have been temporarily removed for refurbishment and repainting and will be back soon.
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09/04/2021 15:05:32Post reply
Name
Eric  Email
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The gates will return in their new Estate coat of Hollybush Green - bang go all my descriptions of walks mentioning the ‘Black Gates’! Eric
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08/04/2021 07:03:08Post reply
Name
Anna  Email
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Please could the Easter bunny who left me an Easter egg, please make themselves known to me. Thank you.
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07/04/2021 09:44:47Post reply
Name
Trudi Benzie  Email
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2 Bed maisonette available for rent in Manor Road, Whitchurch. Available from end of April. Rent £925 per calendar month. Please email if interested.
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06/04/2021 12:33:26Post reply
Name
Alexa D-B  Email
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With the rule of 6 back in place outdoors the Green Team are able to re-start working parties :) It's a great opportunity to meet people, have a bit of exercise, enjoy our wonderful Green Spaces or burn off any covid frustrations! We kick off this weekend, Saturday 10th April, 10am, at the Maze. All tools provided (and sanitised). Here is the programme for the spring so far, it will be kept up to date on the Whats On section of the website. Let me know any questions! - 24th April 10am Village Green - bring gardening gloves and loppers and a saw if possible. If you have space in your Brown Bin for waste that would be appreciated! - 1st May 10am Maze - wear gloves, no tools required - 15th May 10am Polish Church Garden - wear gloves and, if you have them, loppers and secateurs - 22nd May 10am Hardwick Road North Verges (opposite west entrance to Swanston field) - bring gardening gloves and loppers and a saw if possible. If you have space in your Brown Bin for waste that would be appreciated! - 5th June 10am Maze - wear gloves, no tools required
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05/04/2021 07:43:22Post reply
Name
Anna
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Like Pam I also found an Easter egg on my doorstep. Thank you Easter bunny!
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04/04/2021 13:43:35Post reply
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Sally Woolhouse  Email
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The news report here (3/4/21) about the dead birds of prey is absolutely shocking. I was devastated to hear about it, especially being within our own parish where our local landowners and community take so much care of the environment. The death of a precious protected barn owl is the most upsetting for me. Like with so much of our wildlife, loss of suitable habitats and more extreme weather patterns, mean that their numbers are never guaranteed.
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04/04/2021 14:56:00Post reply
Name
Richard Williams  Email
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I agree Sally, these are beautiful birds. I hope some action is possible against the perpetrator
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04/04/2021 12:17:46Post reply
Name
Pamela Chandler  Email
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I would like to thank the Easter bunny who left me an Easter egg on my door step this morning. Thank you very much,! Whoever you are.?
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01/04/2021 09:13:33Post reply
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david maynerd  Email
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Flugel horn for sale - brand new with case £220 ono call David 07831884474
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31/03/2021 18:45:24Post reply
Name
Joan Sarjeant  Email
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I am looking for a female kitten to adopt. Have had cats for 45 years and sadly our lovely Posy has died. Our home is not one without a cat . Thank you.
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30/03/2021 20:14:08Post reply
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Whitchurch Preschool  Email
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Are you having a clear out? Whitchurch on Thames preschool are looking for the following donations: pots, pans, old whisks, jugs, funnels, basters, cutters, old jelly moulds, mortar & pestle, rolling pins, trays, bowls, cutlery, chopping boards, trinket boxes, woven mats, coasters, wicker baskets, wooden animals, even small electricals like kettle, coffee pots etc. Thank you in advance, please pm to arrange drop off.
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29/04/2021 18:29:56Post reply
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terri  Email
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I can make donations of a lot of that stuff...pls do text me on 07810 445474 ! Thanks Terri
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30/03/2021 13:44:57Post reply
Name
Graham  Email
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Garage sale easter weekend 10-5.Everything must go at Norwood, Goring Heath Road.Whitchurch Hill RG8 7PG
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30/03/2021 12:31:10Post reply
Name
graham   Email
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One single electric Millbrook bed, free to take away. Excellent condition. Available until April 8th by which time I will have moved to new premises.
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30/03/2021 10:30:25Post reply
Name
Mike Scott  Email
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Free to anyone who can collect - two 3ft Sealy divans with drawers, plus pine headboards. All in excellent condition.
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30/03/2021 09:56:07Post reply
Name
Alexa D-B  Email
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Hi everyone, we have a coffee/side table that's in need of a new home. Solid wood base in a lovely geometric design with glass top. 62cm wide and deep and just over 50cm high. Drop me an email if you are interested or would like a picture! Free for anyone who can pick up from Hardwick Road
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27/03/2021 11:11:34Post reply
Name
Graham Dednum  Email
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THE FERRYBOAT - JOB VACANCIES As we re-open we will be looking for part time bar and waiting staff together with reliable kitchen porters. Hours of work will vary. If you are interested in being considered for any of these roles, please send a copy of your CV in confidence to the email address given or post this through our letterbox.
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24/03/2021 13:54:56Post reply
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Terri Lorrimore  Email
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We are just about to put Cobwebs, our two bed cottage on the high street, up for either a new tenant, or would possibly even consider selling it. If there is any interest from local residents first please do drop me a line, 07810445474, thanks Terri
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24/03/2021 15:27:00Post reply
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Graham Streak  Email
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Hello, I am living until April 1st at Norwood, Whitchurch Hill after which I will be looking for new accommodation in the form of letting. I am most interested in your property and hope you can reply and possibly discuss further. Regards, Graham.
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24/03/2021 12:31:58Post reply
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Graham Dednum  Email
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SINGLE DIVAN 3ft BED WITH TWO STORAGE DRAWERS AVAILABLE. I have the above purchased from Marks and Spencer’s with mattress basically unused available free to anyone wishing to collect it from my home in Purley on Thames. Please contact me via email or at The Ferryboat 0118 984 2161
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24/03/2021 07:59:02Post reply
Name
Kathy Driscoll  Email
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MISSING CAT Milo, our long-haired black cat has been missing from Hill Bottom, Whitchurch Hill since 8pm Saturday 20th March. He has bright green/yellow eyes. He has no collar but is chipped. Please could you check your sheds, garages, hedges etc Thank you, Kathy
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23/03/2021 09:13:53Post reply
Name
graham streak  Email
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Due to a house move on April 1st I have various articles that may interest the more elderly of the community. included are a Millbrook single electrical bed and a semi recliner chair both in excellent condition. However they will require transport to remove from the property.A small donation to Macmillans trust would be appreciated to anyone interested.
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22/03/2021 11:56:19Post reply
Name
Graham Dednum  Email
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SUSPENSION OF TAKEAWAY To allow us to carry out some internal refurbishment of our building, we will not be offering our takeaway menu until re-opening which is scheduled to be from 12th April, with restrictions of course. We apologise for any inconvenience this may be to our valued clients but we do hope you will return in your droves to support us as you have done so in the eight years I have been privileged to be the landlord. If you have any urgent meal requirements, please do call on 0118 984 2161. We will always try to accommodate such requests if we have the ingredients etc.
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22/03/2021 07:45:24Post reply
Name
Lisa Miller  Email
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Garage/Yard/House Clearance Sale Saturday 27th March Sunday 28th March 10:00-18:00 Eastfield Lane. More stuff from garage to sell. Please contact for details. 07500390183. Everything must go!
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21/03/2021 12:42:01Post reply
Name
Diana Kaiser  Email
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Hello , I have a indesit washing machine in working order . It’s free to anyone who might need one . Thankyou .Diana
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18/03/2021 16:22:20Post reply
Name
Anna  Email
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Be alert! I saw three suspicious looking scruffy young men walking along Manor Road today around 3.15pm, looking into peoples’ gardens. Lock up your sheds etc. and be vigilant.
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16/03/2021 13:14:26Post reply
Name
Jane Maccaw  Email
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We have a very old school trunk going spare, (36" x 21") suitable for storage with a nice throw on top, could also be used as a coffee table or similar if covered. Free to anyone who can collect. Jane
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15/03/2021 16:17:12Post reply
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Alexa D-B  Email
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I have a small collection of costume jewellery to give away after yet another clear out. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and a watch. Most bought from Accessorize over the years. Happy to leave on my doorstep for pick up. Best to email if you are interested :)
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23/03/2021 19:03:35Post reply
Name
Mel Taylor  Email
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Do you still have the costume jewellery? I have a little girl that would love to have something for dressing up if!!
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11/03/2021 12:30:39Post reply
Name
Sasha Gibson  Email
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Door key with a purple cap found on Sheepwash Lane. If yours message me.
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08/03/2021 16:28:57Post reply
Name
leslie maynerd   Email
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How lovely to see the Boat all done up and ready for the children to enjoy now they're back at school Well done Mr Chesters!
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08/03/2021 14:12:48Post reply
Name
Jane M. Yamamoto  Email
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We are looking for any point of lay chickens that we could purchase? Thank you, Jane
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06/03/2021 08:38:41Post reply
Name
Mirelle Ball  Email
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We are looking for a 2 bedroom property to rent whilst we are doing our house renovation in Pangbourne. Our children go to Whitchurch Primary School so we would like to be close by. Our renovation is going to take 7-8 months. Please get in touch if you can help. X
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05/03/2021 08:52:52Post reply
Name
Leslie Maynerd  Email
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Can anyone recommend a good local carpenter Thanks
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05/03/2021 09:36:45Post reply
Name
Dave Bowen  Email
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Hi Leslie, Kevin at Goring `property maintenance should be able to help you. Tell him I recommended him to you and you know me. 07734 335178 link
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06/03/2021 10:12:33Post reply
Name
Leslie   Email
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Thanks Dave - I've made contact with Kevin and he's coming to take a look
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27/02/2021 15:18:50Post reply
Name
Eric Hartley  Email
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After 57 years of walking by the oddly named and positioned ‘Gate House’ i thought I would enquire as to its origin and purpose. Where was the gate, which property was gated (perhaps (the nearby Mount in one of its former roles?) and why is the access below street level (below stairs?)? Eric
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10/03/2021 18:48:30Post reply
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Beth Baxter  Email
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It used to have steps leading to into the mount. The doorway was blocked off when the flat was created but the steps remained, just leading to a wall. That's about as much as I can tell you but it was an integral part of the mount once upon a time.
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26/02/2021 14:57:23Post reply
Name
Graham dednum  Email
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FREE FOOD OFFERING FOR WHITCHURCH SCHOOL CHILDREN The Ferryboat are again offering this for school children on Thursday 4th March. Our dish will be Cottage Pie, with crisps, fruit and a cookie that is kindly being provided by Vicky Arthur. We are appreciative of the donation of meat from Green’s of Pangbourne. Parents should register their requirements by visiting our web site www.theferryboatwhitchurch.com clicking through to the relevant page to ensure we can provide the meal for their children.
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22/02/2021 08:24:41Post reply
Name
Becky Galea  Email
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Hello everyone, My husband, daughter and I are looking to buy a house in the village to be nearer my brother and sister-in-law. Our house is under offer and we are hoping to move at some point this year. If you are looking to sell then please do get in touch. Thanks, Becky
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17/02/2021 09:14:46Post reply
Name
Elizabeth ROBINSON  Email
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White dinner plates surplus to our needs - free to someone who needs more plates.
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17/02/2021 08:00:15Post reply
Name
Elizabeth ROBINSON  Email
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We are looking for some home help. Ideally for 1 hour for 3 days per week. Light housework - vacuum cleaning, dusting. This needs to be done between 9 and 11 am.
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14/02/2021 13:45:07Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
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Well done Sally and Geoff for putting this Maze Guide together! The Maze is a special place, and now after being established for over 16 years and refurbished with additional bricks twice, it is a part of the village's history. This document will help secure it's ongoing legacy.
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13/02/2021 12:40:19Post reply
Name
Kathleen Barrow  Email
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PLAY ASSISTANT REQUIRED At Whitchurch on Thames preschool Do you have a desire to shape the most formative years of a child’s life? At Whitchurch Pre-School, we provide children with a nurturing and solid foundation before they progress to school. We run a variety of activities to support this, including Outdoor Learning, Science, and lots of music and movement. If you share our passion, then get in touch to find out what it would mean to join our enthusiastic and friendly team at Whitchurch Pre-School. Level 3 desirable, though not essential. Hours are flexible, term time only. For further details please contact Kathleen (manager) 0118 984 4516 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 26th February 2021
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11/02/2021 18:08:29Post reply
Name
Sarah Dixon  Email
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Two John Lewis chests of drawers 111cm wide, 48cm deep, 88cm high; original ivory paint. No charge, but donation to the school would be good. Location - Hardwick Road. Email me for photo
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10/02/2021 19:40:42Post reply
Name
Eleanor Sugrue  Email
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Hello village! Now that we’re getting closer to Spring, we’re starting to think again about finding a new home in the village. Ideally detached, with a good sized garden. Our house is ready to go on the market so if you’re thinking of moving it would be great to hear from you.
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09/02/2021 09:38:55Post reply
Name
Richard Williams  Email
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Logs from deceased Willow tree available for free. Just have to be collected.
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08/02/2021 15:37:00Post reply
Name
Allan Scriven  Email
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Free, bedside style 3 drawer pine unit, 45cm w. 39cm d. 63cm h. Possibly needs a little T L C. Magnetic white board, fixes to a wall, 60 x 90cm. Phone 0118 9842224
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05/02/2021 16:19:47Post reply
Name
Graham Dednum  Email
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FREE TRANSPORT With flooding restricting car park facilities at the Boathouse surgery and Dolphin Centre please call us on 0118 984 2161 to arrange transportation be it to the surgery or working mans club for vaccinations.
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05/02/2021 09:33:14Post reply
Name
graham  Email
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I have a collection of saga magazines that may be of interest to the more mature residence of the area.
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04/02/2021 18:51:16Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
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It is very sad to lose both Stan and Tanya in such a short period of time. Both long time residents who were such wonderful people and gave so much to the community. They will be deeply missed.
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04/02/2021 14:54:26Post reply
Name
Richard Wingfield  Email
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Very sad indeed that we have lost Stan. For those who would like to know more about his life, there is a recent video interview with him on the Whitchurch People page of this website, which is accessed from the About the Village page.
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04/02/2021 13:34:08Post reply
Name
Christine Martin  Email
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Margaret Stahmer of Whitchurch Hill died this week after a brief illness. She was a past chairman of the Whitchurch Bridge Club and her aunt was Mary Hayes who lived in Metten Cottage in the High Street for many years and Margaret's mother lived there before her.
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03/02/2021 18:40:10Post reply
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Jane MacCaw  Email
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I'm very sad to hear about the death of Stan Remington, he was the nicest man. He was absolutely devoted to his wife 'Pockets' who pre-deceased him. He loved his garden and he loved Whitchurch.
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03/02/2021 17:09:34Post reply
Name
leslie maynerd  Email
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For those of you who knew Stan Remington from the High St - he opened his beautiful garden every year for the village gardens Open day - will be very sad to learn that he died yesterday in hospital after a fall last week He was such a wonderful friend and although he couldn't do much to physically help he was a great supporter of MOWS and paid for many of the plants in the beds down by the church entrance and was always so encouraging . He will be missed terribly Sad time following on so close to Tanya's death I think he'd lived in the village for about 40 years Leslie
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03/02/2021 18:19:29Post reply
Name
Alexa D-B
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I’m so sorry to hear that news Leslie. Such a wonderful figure in our village. All my love to his family and friends
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02/02/2021 10:16:32Post reply
Name
Alexa  Email
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Hi lovely people. We've been doing a clear out (who knew there would be more to clear out after last years lockdown clear out...!) We have a solid wood bookcase to give away, to anyone local for a socially distanced pick up from Hardwick Road. Let me know if you are interested or need a photo, size info etc. It's the bookcase in the foreground, not the one with books on behind...! There are also a few books and cook books that will be heading to the phone box book swap at the entrance to Manor Road this week!
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03/02/2021 10:27:31Post reply
Name
Alexa D-B  Email
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Bookcase now taken - look out for the books appearing in the phone box bookshelves though!
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01/02/2021 15:24:28Post reply
Name
Helen  Email
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Whoever was 'responsible' for the dog who left a very large deposit slap bang in the middle of the pavement outside Primrose Cottage this morning should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves. Adults and children are constantly walking along the High Street and could very easily have trodden in it. It's especially incomprehensible as there is a bin specifically for dog poo about twenty paces away on the corner of Hardwick Road (which is where I put it as soon as I saw it). If you can't clear up after your dog perhaps you should walk them 'off road' or ask yourself whether you should have a dog at all.
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30/01/2021 18:33:38Post reply
Name
Graham dednum  Email
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Crafty price increase for regular users of the toll bridge being introduced. Obviously the owners don’t live within the village. Sorry for the staff who will have to contend with the backlash.
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31/01/2021 08:42:05Post reply
Name
Alexa
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Hi Graham. Where can I find more information about the price increase? There is no mention in the bridge website. Many thanks!
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31/01/2021 09:53:45Post reply
Name
Karen  Email
Comments
I saw a sneaky typed note on one of the windows of the toll booth yesterday, about six inches square that could be easily missed. So a £20 top up will only give 47 crossings not 54. There was no explanation for this increase, sneaky indeed!
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31/01/2021 10:22:37Post reply
Name
Claire  Email
Comments
Is there a petition I can sign about it? Many thanks.
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01/02/2021 14:13:16Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
Thanks for the helpful website article about the situation Richard! I’m interested to see how they work it for existing cards, where the numbers won’t divide nicely if the last £20 loaded on has been partially used already...!
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01/02/2021 16:55:57Post reply
Name
Richard Williams  Email
Comments
Alexa, the new tariff will only apply on £20 top-ups from today, so you will be no change on earlier top-ups currently on your card. That's how I read it ...
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01/02/2021 19:12:37Post reply
Name
Richard Wingfield  Email
Comments
That's right, the number of crossings already paid for and on a Bridge Card will not be affected by the new toll.
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01/02/2021 20:25:41Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
Comments
I contacted the owner of the bridge company and they confirmed the understanding in the article Richard published that they are apparently allowed under the agreement approved by the Secretary of State to raise the rate for crossings for card holders from 40p to 45p. The Bridge Company says that it is to cover the minimum wage increase in the past year and there are no plans to raise it further for at least a year. The most they could raise it would be to 45p per crossing for card users which would be about 45 crossings for £20 instead of the new 47 crossings for £20 (or 50 previously). Beyond that, they would need further approval from the Secretary of State. 45p per crossing for card holders is meant to be the maximum amount until the 10 year limit from that last agreement is up in 2025. I realise that this impacts regular users of the bridge the most such as residents of the village, but at least we know it is a limited impact for at least the next 4-5 years. The full report is available here: link
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01/02/2021 21:56:55Post reply
Name
Graham Dednum  Email
Comments
I find the bridge company’s response interesting and somewhat disingenuous in its content. I don’t think Whitchurch residents will disagree. I may be wrong but, whatever the “reasons” behind their decisions, to give less than a few days notice of the increase and not to formally publish same via a web site or village web page is, in my humble opinion, a very bad business practice. Unfortunately we have to accept the increase but maybe it’s time to lobby the relevant council to buy the bridge. I don’t pretend to understand the complexity of such a procedure but to be forced to pay increasing amount for such a short crossing is a hard ‘pill’ to swallow.
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02/02/2021 07:48:24Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
Thank you to both Richards!
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29/01/2021 12:55:16Post reply
Name
Sarah Crosby  Email
Comments
So very sad to hear about Tanya Hawley, my "mum No2" who along with Peter looked after my brother and I when our parents lived abroad, and who took us both under her wing after our parents died. She was considered a legend in our household, not least because she was the only person who managed to make me eat my broccoli... One of many very special memories. My heart goes out to Peter, Sasha & Ian and the grandchildren as well as the Ounsted clan.
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28/01/2021 19:16:58Post reply
Name
Martine Cousin  Email
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I am so sad Tanya died I met Peter and Tanya 43 years ago with the twinning between whitchurch and la bouille We were very good friends My thoughts are with Peter Sasha and her husband and the grand children Martine
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28/01/2021 08:41:52Post reply
Name
Nick Brazil  Email
Comments
I am extremely sad that Tanya Hawley has died. She and Peter are friends of very long standing. She was a very clever and interesting person with whom one could never have a dull conversation. Her passing will leave a big gap in the life of the village. My thoughts are with Peter and his family.
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28/01/2021 15:55:42Post reply
Name
Carrie L-H  Email
Comments
Oh! I’m so sorry to hear that. Sending love to Peter and their family x
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26/01/2021 16:30:38Post reply
Name
Allan  Email
Comments
According to the Henley Standard, the road from St Johns Church Whitchurch Hill down to the toll bridge is gong to be closed for resurfacing. This will be between 9.30 am and 3.30pm on February 22/23/24 (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday) Something to watch out for when arranging for deliveries and such.
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27/01/2021 10:30:38Post reply
Name
Richard Wingfield, News Editor  Email
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The Henley Standard does a great job in covering local news. Long may it continue, when so many local newspapers have disappeared. They know they are most welcome to use material from this website, as in the case of the news item about the forthcoming road closure, which first appeared on our front page on 8th January. One advantage that a website has, of course, is that we can include links, in this case leading to the OCC statement and some colourful road maps!
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22/01/2021 19:56:02Post reply
Name
Lara Herbolzheimer  Email
Comments
We are sadly having to rehome our two female guinea pigs. They are approximately 2 1/2 years old, one is ginger, the other black and are very friendly. We rescued them from Blue Cross but we haven't been able to bond them with our own guinea pig so they will need a for ever home with lots of love, attention and space to run around, previous experience would be great. They live inside now but will go outside in he spring/summer. £30 for both of them. 01189844224
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20/01/2021 08:10:57Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
Thank you Adrian for sharing that brilliant map comparison website! What great fun to plan around with; I find these old maps fascinating
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19/01/2021 17:37:43Post reply
Name
Kit Marriott.   Email
Comments
I have lost a hearing aid on either Hardwick Rd or Hillside, if any body might just have spotted it. Many thanks Kit . 984 4582
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16/01/2021 11:44:24Post reply
Name
Sarah Beaujean   Email
Comments
Hello again, I recently posted a message regarding French lessons I could give and one of you has replied by mail. I answered you but have had no more reply so now I'm just thinking my answer may have been lost in virtual limbo or went into the the spam. I just sent another mail today. No pressure to get back to me if you're no longer interested of course, I'm just making sure 😁 Sarah
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16/01/2021 11:35:53Post reply
Name
Abi Goodwin  Email
Comments
Hi Would anybody like any, or all, of the following. For free or donation to the school. - black Lille baby carrying harness - wooden baby high chair, adjustable for height and I think can be a chair too - baby Bjorn bouncy baby chair All used. Happy to email photos. For collection (at a social distance!). We’re just off Whitchurch High St. Thanks Abi
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15/01/2021 10:23:44Post reply
Name
Graham Streak  Email
Comments
For sale; Panasonic viesta lcd 32 inch colour tv complete with manual and remote control. will deliver if local £100 O.N.O Funds going to charity.
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10/01/2021 16:23:06Post reply
Name
Laura Lucas  Email
Comments
I'm bemused by the PC's recent Statement. Government guidelines say that all outdoor sports facilities must close. Surely this is a "key point" for the Village Green and its facilities. Why hasn't it been addressed by the Statement please?
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10/01/2021 20:45:50Post reply
Name
Nick Plumridge  Email
Comments
Laura, the official Govt guidance says that sports venues should be closed. Playgrounds and recreational areas are still allowed to be open and used in order that the permitted exercise can be undertaken. I am sure we the best will in the world no-one could describe a solitary goalpost in the middle of a muddy field as a sports venue !!! The Village Green is a recreational and open space for all to enjoy. Let's keep it that way.
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10/01/2021 23:51:13Post reply
Name
Laura  Email
Comments
The guidance clearly says all sports facilities must close. Yes, the Green, as an open space, should remain "open" but the football pitch should not if the guidance is to be followed. If the PC has decided not to comply with this guidance, they need to let the electorate know.
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11/01/2021 17:11:07Post reply
Name
Nicholas Plumridge  Email
Comments
Laura, I attach the wording from the Govt website with reference to sporting activities. The final paragraph deals with informal sports and makes a point of mentioning a "kick about" specifically. It is clear from this Govt information that providing the correct social distancing is being followed then children are still allowed and indeed should be encouraged to kick a ball about, use the goalposts and exercise as set out below. Staying active is a vital weapon against COVID-19, which is why people will always be able to, and encouraged to, exercise even during periods of tough restrictions. People should try to ensure they exercise regularly in a way that suits them, as physical activity plays a vital role in both our physical and mental wellbeing. In this guidance, ‘organised sport’ refers to sport which is formally organised by a national governing body, club, public body, qualified instructor, company or charity, and which follows the sport’s national governing body’s guidance. For team sports and higher-risk activities, this guidance must be approved by government before the sport can resume. Restrictions and exemptions which apply to organised sport (such as training or playing a match with your local club) are a departure from the legal gathering limits which normally apply. Informal or self-organised sport (such as a kickabout with friends) is not covered, and can only take place within the legal gathering limits which otherwise apply
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11/01/2021 20:02:14Post reply
Name
Laura  Email
Comments
Thanks Nick but I wasn't referring to the guidelines for individuals. I am referring to the guidelines for facilities providers such as the PC, which state that all outdoor sports facilities must close. The Oxfordshire Association of Local Councils has confirmed that this includes football pitches and that nets and goalposts must be removed where possible, as it is here. Therefore the PC are not complying with all Covid Guidance and haven't let the village know they've made that decision.
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13/01/2021 19:28:21Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
Comments
I have discussed this situation with OALC and they fully support all of the actions we have taken as described in our recent statement. They state: "This situation is not clear cut. Central government guidance is just that - guidance which needs interpretation in each and every local situation. You know your village better than anyone and are capable of assessing the risk and the particular situation and finding an appropriate solution." I fully appreciate the seriousness of the recent coronavirus surge and we will continue to monitor the situation in the village and respond to changing government guidance as appropriate. Laura’s views are valid and well thought out, but the Parish Council is aware of a broad range of views from residents in the Village and our role is to consider all of these and make decisions we believe to be appropriate for the village as a whole. The actions we have taken are consistent with previous actions taken during the lockdown in the Spring and are fully compliant with the recent government guidance.
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14/01/2021 20:31:17Post reply
Name
Laura  Email
Comments
I agree with the OALC: it's up to the PC if they choose to follow, or not follow the guidance. However, the term "sports facilities" is defined in the dictionary as including sporting equipment, so the PC shouldn't be claiming they are being fully compliant when the national guidelines say "Outdoor sports facilities must also close”, yet the PC is keeping the football goalposts "open".
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15/01/2021 08:57:22Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
Just to update based on research I was doing on regulations for my own work; from a government page updated on the 13th Jan . "Outdoor sports venues must close. This includes sports grounds, tennis courts, golf courses and swimming pools. Parks or village greens that have freely accessible sports equipment (such as football goals) do not need to close." link
Date
10/01/2021 12:43:52Post reply
Name
David Robinson  Email
Comments
Watch found at the top of Sheep Hill just into the woods. Contact me if you think it may be yours.
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08/01/2021 16:20:09Post reply
Name
sarah beaujean  Email
Comments
Hello, I recently completed my degree and while I am on a job hunt I thought perhaps I could make myself useful. I'm 22 and have an interest in teaching children in museums and archaeological contexts. I have experience with running workshops with children in a museum setting and tutored French in my highschool. I speak french fluently and could help tutor pupils of all age with French, English, literature or history online. I could also be available for baby sitting. If your child also has a passion for history and archaeology, I would be so happy to talk to them about it or prepare themed activites, as I have done in the past. If this is something which might interest you, please contact me and we could arrange a price. Thank you and have a nice day everyone, Sarah
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06/01/2021 20:37:45Post reply
Name
Pippa Ruxton  Email
Comments
Does anybody need some curtains? I have two pairs to give away to a new home. They are in the same fabric, both lined and triple pleated. First pair 117cm length, 96cm width. Second pair 217cm length, 140cm width. Can send pics! Thanks, Pippa
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06/01/2021 13:21:12Post reply
Name
Emma Candlish  Email
Comments
Thinking of home-schoolers and wanting to develop online teaching skills... I am an experienced learning support teacher (Hornsby Diploma and, most recently, Level 5 Helen Arkell Diploma in SpLD - Dyslexia). I am looking for a KS1, 2 or 3 pupil who would benefit from working on phonics, reading, spelling, comprehension, maths and writing skills for two sessions per week. It would be ideal if they lived in Whitchurch (so I can deliver resources if necessary). I hold a DBS certificate, issued in October 2020. Whilst schools are closed, there will be no charge for my time; usually charged at £40 per hour. Please email me directly if this is of interest. Good luck with all the home-schooling!
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06/01/2021 16:49:48Post reply
Name
Mel Taylor  Email
Comments
Hi. I have emailed you. Thanks
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06/01/2021 21:57:39Post reply
Name
Emma Candlish  Email
Comments
How well this message board works! I had responses within hours. Thank you. Free tuition is no longer available however please do consider me for other 1:1 Learning Support tuition. Again, thank you.
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05/01/2021 19:45:51Post reply
Name
John Postlethwaite  Email
Comments
Hello . I wonder if anyone can please recommend a local carpenter . Many thanks Rosemary.
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06/01/2021 11:15:35Post reply
Name
Dave Bowen  Email
Comments
Hello Rosemary, Kevin at Goring Property Maintenance is very good, give him a call on 07734 335178. Mention I recommended him as well.
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07/01/2021 13:35:44Post reply
Name
Rosemary Postlethwaite   Email
Comments
Hi thanks very much I will give him a call. Regards Rosemary.
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30/12/2020 20:04:57Post reply
Name
Nick Brazil  Email
Comments
On 14th December 2020 I received a large parcel sent via Parcelforce from an NW postcode. Inside was a black laptop carrying case. Inside this was a sophisticated stereo sound/mic mixer without any connecting leads and no paperwork whatsoever. On 30th December I received my monthly credit card on which there was a charge against my E-Bay account by Rosgabriell for the very same sound/mixer dated !st December. This was obviously a scam. My advice to anyone receiving a similar package is don't accept it as I foolishly did but immediately notify your banks and credit card companies and check the charges on their accounts (I did do that). In the meantime can anyone suggest what on earth I can do with this piece of kit?
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29/12/2020 23:24:31Post reply
Name
Alistair Aitchison  Email
Comments
Can anyone recommend an odd-job electrician?
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30/12/2020 08:57:38Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
Alan Wilson is excellent 07856 852655 alan_wilson01@yahoo.co.uk
Date
01/01/2021 09:03:54Post reply
Name
Alistair Aitchison  Email
Comments
Thanks Alexa Much appreciated
Date
29/12/2020 15:16:44Post reply
Name
Alexa   Email
Comments
I have a small mirrored jewellery box, a small wicker picnic hamper and a set of two designer, metal flower bedside lights to give away. Email me using the link on this post for more details and pictures!
Date
28/12/2020 16:45:20Post reply
Name
leslie maynerd   Email
Comments
Thanks to all those who very kindly gave to the Reading Homeless collection when my friend and I played carols on Christmas Eve - £35 was raised which the charity are delighted to receive
Date
31/12/2020 23:01:48Post reply
Name
Carrie  Email
Comments
You were fab Leslie! Thank you for doing it x
Date
24/12/2020 17:25:15Post reply
Name
Eric Hartley  Email
Comments
I often wonder whether all villages (villagers) are as kind, friendly and considerate as ours? Eric
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23/12/2020 08:41:56Post reply
Name
Anna Szczeponek  Email
Comments
CAROL SINGING ON CHRISTMAS EVE 3PM. I have not had much response to an online suggestion that we here in Whitchurch bring cheer during these difficult times and sing carols, either on our doorsteps or in the few open areas around the village, safely distancing and masked although some may not agree. So please get those carol sheets ready and raise our voices and bring joy to all. If you know anyone who may not have internet connections, please let the know about the carol singing. With anticipated thanks.
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22/12/2020 13:16:10Post reply
Name
Graham   Email
Comments
Oak coffee table for sale in mint condition made by Jaycee brown in colour. 42 inches in width 21 inches length 20 inches in height.Sensible offers. Funds to go to local respite home.
Date
20/12/2020 08:52:41Post reply
Name
Vera  Email
Comments
Does anyone want a six foot Christmas tree? It’s still netted so relatively easy to transport.
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19/12/2020 18:30:22Post reply
Name
Valerie Ochonski  Email
Comments
Child's 16 inch bike in very good condition available for a small charity donation
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18/12/2020 17:09:02Post reply
Name
Valerie Ochonski  Email
Comments
I have various 1000 piece jigsaws to give away or swap
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18/12/2020 18:17:22Post reply
Name
Anna Szczeponek  Email
Comments
I also have some jigsaws and happy to swap. Some are very old though but still in good condition. Regards. Anna.
Date
18/12/2020 13:07:01Post reply
Name
PEGGY BRODIE  Email
Comments
Lola lost dog Found - visiting the Pangbourne vet.
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18/12/2020 12:32:52Post reply
Name
PEGGY BRODIE  Email
Comments
Chap has lost his BORDER COLLIE dog LOLA. He is walking up and down the high st. and will call in here if any response.
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18/12/2020 12:02:42Post reply
Name
Jane Maccaw  Email
Comments
I have just seen Clare Balding walking up the High Street, with another couple and a dog. She was talking into her microphone so I didn't say hello! I assume it's for her Radio 4 programme 'Ramblings' and she is most likely doing part of the Thames Walk (not a good as it's raining so Whitchurch not at it's best!)
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21/12/2020 21:50:05Post reply
Name
Carrie  Email
Comments
Wow! That’s very exciting, I’ve listened to her Ramblings on Radio 4 - and a fine programme it is. I’ll keep my ears open for a Whitchurch mention 😊
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16/12/2020 19:51:16Post reply
Name
Anna Szczeponek  Email
Comments
What a shame the carol singing at the Ferry Boat had to be cancelled, but probably a wise decision. However, let us bring some cheer to our village and in the safety of our gardens, doorsteps or big open areas, or walking the streets of Whitchurch (DISTANCING, OF COURSE), sing our hearts out on CHRISTMAS EVE. Let us bring joy to the the world, during these troubled times, especially to those who may be in isolation or are lonely. In order that children can be involved, maybe something during the day would be best. Please feel free to post a comment or suggestion on the WOT website. Musical accompaniment will be most welcome. Come on you budding musicians, especially children, get those musical instruments tuned up. I hope I can rely on our support.
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21/12/2020 10:26:44Post reply
Name
leslie   Email
Comments
Def up for Carol singing on Christmas Eve Anna - a friend and I may do some playing down by church entrance at some stage of day
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11/12/2020 13:45:22Post reply
Name
Gordon Bull  Email
Comments
Free - Pine wooden cot with mattress in good condition. Just used for visiting grandchildren who are now too big! Also, pine single bed headboard (free).
Date
10/12/2020 11:27:34Post reply
Name
Peter John Eastman  Email
Comments
Good Morning, I am a volunteer with the Commonwealth Wargrave Commission, and I recently discovered the following, and am trying to locate the headstone, if one exists, in commemoration of this poor lady. It seems that on 23 November 1940 a german aircraft dropped a stick of bombs on a house called Duttons at Goring on Thames, and the lady in the property at the time, Mrs Edith Gertrude Olive Fox, wife of John Fox, daughter of Henry Waits Sharp was killed. I would love to know where the property was, and whether or not a headstone in memorium still exists. The CWGC website tells me she is civilian war dead, and commemorated at Henley on Thames Rural District, but fails to tell me where this is. Any assistance much appreciated, regards Peter Eastman
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13/12/2020 09:05:19Post reply
Name
Hilary Jensen  Email
Comments
I have emailed Peter with some information of where the house Duttons was in Goring from census records in Ancestry. An interesting project...
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22/12/2020 12:15:27Post reply
Name
Peter John Eastman  Email
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My thanks to Hilary Jensen for the information received. As a consequence of further investigation, I have now identified the location of the property which sits on the Ridgeway in Goring. The original property is now long gone, however the border stone wall and wrought iron gate of the property are still clearly identified with the name of the house Duttons very legible. I am also in contact with Janet Hurst of the Goring Gap Historical Society who is going to take forward a suggestion for a memorial plaque, with a tentative view of marking the anniversary of Mrs Fox unfortunate demise next November. Thanks again to Hilary for pointing me in the right direction. Merry xmas to you all, stay safe, best regards Peter Eastman
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24/02/2021 15:49:28Post reply
Name
Bryan Urbick  Email
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Dear Mr Eastman - I was researching about our house (formerly 'Duttons', then 'Bird Place' and now 'Katauyak') and found your post. Please feel free to contact me directly if you would like any more information. We do not know where the memorial for Lady Fox is, but would be willing to consider some sort of plaque/memorial on the stone wall or somewhere appropriate. Though much of the house is new, the stone and some of the walls remain from the original house. Very best, Bryan Urbick
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07/12/2020 07:48:06Post reply
Name
Anna Szczeponek  Email
Comments
TV AND STAND FOR SALE. Sharp TV, still in good working order needs a home. Comes with stand. Please enquire for further details. Price negotiable. Tel. 01189841234.
Date
04/12/2020 11:48:14Post reply
Name
Will  Email
Comments
Does anyone have a router I could borrow for a few days? Trying to get the train table ready for the boys before Christmas. Thanks. Will
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03/12/2020 13:21:04Post reply
Name
Tania Neeson  Email
Comments
Willow Pilates is now running a much fuller timetable including kids, teens, beginner, intermediate and advanced classes and early bird and lunchtime sessions. The website has also been updated with a new online booking system. Drop me a line of you are interested for December of New Year. link Or call or message 097899 681311
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03/12/2020 12:10:12Post reply
Name
leslie MAYNERD  Email
Comments
Yes definitely up for Doorstep carols - could play along with saxophone too
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05/12/2020 17:46:26Post reply
Name
Mary Kernan   Email
Comments
Great idea! They have sheet music to download for most instruments on the website www.doorstepcarols.co.uk
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02/12/2020 15:47:56Post reply
Name
Alexa  Email
Comments
There is a get together at the Polish Church Garden this Saturday 5th December at 2pm to discuss the next phase of the project; benches and planters as well as doing some clearing and planting tree saplings. I look forward to seeing you there! More information about the project can be found linked from the Green Team page on this site. Or drop me an email using the link on this message :)
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02/12/2020 11:28:26Post reply
Name
Mary Kernan  Email
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Is anyone interested in joining in the Doorstep Carols on December 16th? link I've written to BBC Berkshire to see if they will join in the broadcast, but we can always listen via BBC Oxford.
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02/12/2020 23:07:49Post reply
Name
Carrie  Email
Comments
Hi Mary, What a lovely idea! Team Hawthorn Cottage are in! X
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01/12/2020 12:38:18Post reply
Name
Alexa
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Thank you so much to the volunteer Muddy Lane Elves who cleared all of the leaves over the weekend so we have a lovely surface to walk on and less mud over the winter! Your hard work over the weekend is really appreciated :) Muddy Lane looked beautiful in the sun this morning too!
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29/11/2020 21:21:51Post reply
Name
Alexa
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A huge thank you to Eric for his wonderful walks, they are such lovely routes and give such a great insight into the history of the village and surrounding area too. The maps drawn up by Robin are beautiful and easy to use. Many thanks to you both for such a useful resource!
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29/11/2020 13:41:54Post reply
Name
Robert Panecki   Email
Comments
Today between 9-10am my husband has Lost his wallet - black leather ( inside ware all his documents ) at Pangbourne River Meadow Car Park. Please if you find it contact him on 07540302268. Many thanks 🙏
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28/11/2020 21:05:48Post reply
Name
Jenny Gordon  Email
Comments
How wonderful that Eric's walks have been updated on the village website. Thank you to Eric and Robin for all the hard work you must have put in. I have just read the introductory walk round the village and that is an informative entertainment without leaving my armchair! I think we and the dog must walk them all again. What a great asset for us all.
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27/11/2020 18:32:05Post reply
Name
Kathleen Barrow  Email
Comments
Whitchurch Preschool are in need of a Christmas tree. lights and decorations, if you have any unwanted items' Please let us know. Thank you'
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29/11/2020 19:28:38Post reply
Name
Graham Dednum  Email
Comments
Kathleen, The Ferryboat will donate £100.00 to help toward the cost of replacing these. I hope it brings a smile to the faces of the youngsters. It’s such a shame we are unable to have our usual Christmas Concert and, at this time, the community Carol singing event to raise funds for both schools and the Church. We have some tentative plans should the Tier level permit after the 16th, so we urge everyone to look out for any announcement.
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30/11/2020 20:17:40Post reply
Name
Kathleen Barrow  Email
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Hi Graham, Thank you very much for your kind and generous donation. It's very much appreciated. Best wishes Kathleen, staff, parents and children at Whitchurch Pre-School
Date
04/12/2020 17:14:37Post reply
Name
Amanda  Email
Comments
Hi I have some if you still need them
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26/11/2020 23:26:15Post reply
Name
alex  Email
Comments
Does anyone have a crutch I could borrow for about a week (so I can rest a sore foot when I walk), or any info on where I could get one on a temporary basis ? thanks alex
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27/11/2020 17:01:05Post reply
Name
Marc Cresswell  Email
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Hi Alex, I have a crutch that you are very welcome to use for as long as you need. I'll send you an email to sort the logistics. Cheers, Marc
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27/11/2020 17:11:30Post reply
Name
alex  Email
Comments
many thanks for all the responses, this has now been resolved. Its great to have both the stock of useful stuff and friendly neighbours prepared to rake through their sheds/lost to help.
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27/11/2020 17:42:01Post reply
Name
Anna Szczeponek  Email
Comments
Yes, Alex, I can help you. Please get in touch. A.
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26/11/2020 11:24:34Post reply
Name
Rosemary Pearce  Email
Comments
If anyone has an artificial Christmas tree they don't want any more , we would welcome one to make into a prayer /wishes tree for the Christmas period. Please give me a ring on 07761 056125 and I will come and collect it. Thank you. R
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24/11/2020 10:11:56Post reply
Name
Alexa  Email
Comments
Hi everyone, the Green Team needs your help! Usually in November we'd have organised a working party to sweep the leaves from Muddy Lane. If they are left they rot down to form even more mud! Due to current government guidelines we've not been able to have the working party and once lockdown lifts at the start of December there are limited weekends free before Christmas to organise one. I was wondering if you wonderful people could help, in household groups, even with children. All that needs to be done is to sweep the leaves sideways off the path into the undergrowth where they make great habitat and food for creatures and break down to enrich the soil. Rakes make this easier but it can be done with brooms too if the weather is dryer. Just doing a short section of the path will be so helpful, and it should be clear which areas have been done and which haven't :D
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23/11/2020 08:10:29Post reply
Name
Pam Waren  Email
Comments
During the cycling accident yesterday someone kindly popped out with a mustard coloured throw to keep the cyclist warm. It has been returned to me with my blankets so if that was you I have it safely at Wychcotes if you'd like to pop over to collect at some point.
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07/12/2020 18:57:03Post reply
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Mel Taylor  Email
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I will now hold on to this as Pam is moving. Get in touch if it’s yours.
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22/11/2020 17:32:30Post reply
Name
Dave Bowen  Email
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It's awful to see yet another accident on the hill in such a short space of time. Awful for the poor family of the child and todays poor cyclist, but also for those who had to wait longer for the NHS resources desperately trying to cope with the pandemic. Yes, it's about time something was done to prevent these accidents, sadly until cyclists realise the danger involved in coning down the hill so fast we will continue to see accidents. Sadly, the cycling community do not seem to be helping themselves, with Whitchurch Hill ranked as the top 75th in the UK to climb and 8973th in the world on the Climb by Bike website. Thats actually quite some achievement for a sleepy little village akin to Dibley. Whilst the white lines are poor, most Councils are struggling financially to cope with the basics let alone white lines. Perhaps as an immediate action the Chair of the Parish Council, whom is a keen cyclist himself and must be aware of the publicity surrounding our fine hill with the lure of those in love with 2 wheels , could contact these websites and have our title of the top 75th hill in the UK rescinded to remove the lure of flying down at such a rate of knots they nearly end up in the art gallery.
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23/11/2020 16:08:15Post reply
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Jim Donahue  Email
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Hi Dave, If you can send me the link of the web-site you are referring to I can have a look, but am not familiar with it and can't find it. I have looked into the issue of the popular Strava App in the past, which keeps track of the fastest rides on many cycling segments in the area and indeed around the world, proclaiming the leader as "King of the Hill". In the past they used to do this for downhill routes as well and inclines. I am pleased to say that Stava changed their policy on this in early 2019 to not list leaderboards for downhill routes with anything more that a very slight downhill gradient.
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22/11/2020 11:57:45Post reply
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Hayley Bowen  Email
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Following my post on the 2nd November regarding an injured swan from a dog bite. She has made a full recovery and has been returned to her male partner and cygnet.
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25/11/2020 11:06:22Post reply
Name
Laura  Email
Comments
Thank-you for the update Hayley, that is very good news!
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20/11/2020 11:02:09Post reply
Name
Pamela Chandler  Email
Comments
What a great art exhibition. Enjoyed looking at all the lovely entries. Certainly worth thinking about doing it again. Thank you to Sally and all concerned.
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18/11/2020 13:16:35Post reply
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Anna Szczeponek  Email
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A big thank you, I am sure you will all agree, to Sally Woolhouse and team, in arranging a most successful and enjoyable online Arts and Crafts Exhibition and we did not even have to leave the house and get wet and cold!!. Well done Sally.
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16/11/2020 11:51:49Post reply
Name
Ajmal  Email
Comments
We have a metal Christmas tree stand looking for a good home. Can send pics if required
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13/11/2020 12:28:22Post reply
Name
Alistair Aitchison  Email
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My mum passed away a year ago and I have her Electric Mobility Scooter that I am happy for anyone to borrow on a semi-permanent basis? link
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13/11/2020 09:31:41Post reply
Name
Art and Craft Exhibition Visitor's Book  Email
Comments
The online 2020 Whitchurch Art and Craft Exhibition is available to view from 14th - 30th November at link . Please "reply" to this message with any comments you have about the exhibition or the entries.
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14/11/2020 08:51:54Post reply
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Anna Szczeponek  Email
Comments
No wonder Lorna's lovely Needlefelt Beatrix Potter baby mobile is not for sale! No doubt it will be passed onto her nephews/nieces and enjoyed by them. Well done Lorna.
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14/11/2020 14:39:39Post reply
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Lily King  Email
Comments
What a great exhibition! So many lovely entries. I love the fluffy pom pom, and the picture of a child cuddling their mum. So sweet.
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14/11/2020 18:57:59Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
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I think it is a wonderful selection of entries. I like all the cats! I guess we get to spend more time with our pets under lockdown - and they benefit as well!
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15/11/2020 16:08:19Post reply
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Karen Farley  Email
Comments
I have really enjoyed looking through all the beautiful projects and Art work. What a wonderfully talented community!
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15/11/2020 18:58:17Post reply
Name
Stephanie Robins   Email
Comments
A really impressive exhibition! Such talent involving all age groups using a wide variety of media and techniques.
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16/11/2020 13:40:01Post reply
Name
Alexa
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I've really enjoyed looking through all the entries. So much creativity! Thanks for putting this together :)
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17/11/2020 10:41:41Post reply
Name
Anna   Email
Comments
Excellent work. So nice to bw able to see it online! Congratulations to everyone involved!
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17/11/2020 19:09:07Post reply
Name
Johannes von Stumm  Email
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I liked "Weaving" best. Original, unusual and inventive.
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18/11/2020 14:26:36Post reply
Name
Theresa Elsome  Email
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What an amazing number of entries, they are all just fabulous. What an amazing out come mostly from the lockdown months? Very difficult to make choices, they are so good.
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19/11/2020 21:20:30Post reply
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Pamela Chandler  Email
Comments
What a wonderful exhibition. I really enjoyed this new way to see every thing. Thank you Sally and team. A great achievement.
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20/11/2020 20:04:19Post reply
Name
Phillip  Email
Comments
Excellent standard. Well done to all.
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21/11/2020 09:54:11Post reply
Name
vanessa martin  Email
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What a wonderful selection of art ages 6 - 8 yrs - incredible! I wonder how they what incredible art they will all create in their older years!!! How interesting! Thank you so much.
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22/11/2020 07:27:00Post reply
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Nick Brazil  Email
Comments
In spite of all the setbacks of this dark and surreal year the exhibitors and organisers of the Art & Craft Exhibition have refused to be beaten. This is a great exhibition full of some very original art works.
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27/11/2020 19:49:57Post reply
Name
Anna Harris  Email
Comments
Julie Weedon’s Tree. Lovely.
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01/12/2020 10:31:55Post reply
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Sally Woolhouse  Email
Comments
A very big Thank You for everyone's very kind and thoughtful messages which were left through our Visitors Book for the Exhibition. We have been really delighted with the positive feedback and the overall success of this first-ever online show. Our statistics have revealed that the site was viewed over 4,500 times over the past fortnight - isn't that amazing? Do take a look at the Wotarts page and the Gallery for an update on the winners. I'm already excited about what the 2021 exhibition will look like!
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12/11/2020 22:57:58Post reply
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Eric Hartley  Email
Comments
Robin Giddings has used his cartographic skill to produce an excellent revision, in colour, of the map used in the Walks Guide. Is there anyone out there who could advise me so that I can obtain A3 size laminated copies to use for display? Eric P
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12/11/2020 17:53:45Post reply
Name
Jane Maccaw  Email
Comments
Update on the lost dog yesterday - the Vet found a chip and was able to contact the owner so the dog and owner are now reunited.
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11/11/2020 12:52:12Post reply
Name
Jane Maccaw  Email
Comments
Dog found wandering down High Street on Wednesday lunchtime, female Alsatian type mongrel, collar but no tag. A kind motorist called Charlotte has stopped and taken her to the Vet in Horseshoe Road, Pangbourne, I have a photograph of the dog if anyone needs to check.
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10/11/2020 19:38:20Post reply
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James Leach  Email
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I echo the thoughts of others about this terrible and tragic accident. For those who’d appreciate a quiet place to pray, or just to be, the church continues to be open for private prayer from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm on Wednesdays and 9.00 am to 1.00 pm on Sundays.
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10/11/2020 13:50:21Post reply
Name
Leslie Maynerd  Email
Comments
Its a tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the lad
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09/11/2020 18:40:53Post reply
Name
Pete  Email
Comments
It’s so very sad to read about the accident in our village and my thoughts are with the family. I have just been down the hill and the road markings are very degraded. This may not have been a factor, but perhaps as a village (PC) we should put pressure on whoever is responsible to urgently upgrade the markings and push the 30 limit further up the hill.
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09/11/2020 23:09:11Post reply
Name
Carrie L-H  Email
Comments
Hi Peter It’s absolutely heartbreaking, I think you speak for the whole village in your thoughts. My heart goes out to the family and friends of this young lad. I agree about the road markings and I’ll raise it at the PC meeting this Thursday. Carrie
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10/11/2020 09:15:24Post reply
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Pete  Email
Comments
Thanks Carrie. The markings and speed limit might have no direct link to what happened, but I think we need to do whatever we can as a village to minimise the risk of anything similar happening. Please let me know if I can help in anyway at all.
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09/11/2020 09:48:28Post reply
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Alison Michael  Email
Comments
A big thank you to Diana Marriott and her team for supplying details in the Village Website of how we can support the Royal British Legion for Remembrance Day. I may not have been able to buy a poppy at the door this year, but instead I was able to send a donation directly to the Royal British Legion as an act of remembrance.
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08/11/2020 18:27:06Post reply
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Jenny Gordon  Email
Comments
We had hoped that there would only be fireworks in Whitchurch on November 5th (and possibly on Halloween as well if we - and the dog - were unlucky). Tonight (Sunday November 8th)) is the ninth consecutive night that we have had fireworks in our immediate area. Our dog, never normally worried by anything, has had nine evenings of lying panting, dribbling and uncontrollable shaking. The past is the past, but we do hope this is the last Whitchurch firework until Guy Fawkes night in 2021.
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09/11/2020 07:23:00Post reply
Name
Alexa
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Hi Jenny, totally agree it’s been really hard on our dog too. Especially with three nights of fireworks going on past 10pm going on to 11pm... I’d like to add that it will be terrifying wild animals too, as well as humans young and old and some with anxiety/PTSD etc :(
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08/11/2020 13:18:03Post reply
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DAVID BRODIE  Email
Comments
We have lived in Whitchurch since the early 80's. When l lived in Hurley, there is a very twisting three corner hill going towards the M4, with terrible accidents almost monthly, causing huge standstill traffic until the wrecks and injured were cleared, this was cured by double white lines! The accident at mid-day this Saturday may have been the worst we've seen, and I have no doubt that double white on the bends would have the same effect as Hurley, and for what it cost, it's a no brainer!
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07/11/2020 10:41:59Post reply
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Jane  Email
Comments
If you are looking for any painting or decorating support before Christmas we have just had an excellent job completed by a local person. The quality of work and attention to detail has been impressive. For further details please message me.
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07/11/2020 09:21:54Post reply
Name
Jane MacCaw  Email
Comments
A reminder that Gary the Fishman will still come as usual during Lockdown, every Thursday morning at 11.20am outside Tudor Cottage on the High Street. Excellent fresh fish from Grimsby.
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06/11/2020 10:47:25Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
Comments
If your Brown Bin wasn't emptied yesterday (looks like many weren't), probably a good idea to report it to-day to admin.southoxford@biffa.co.uk. If you don't, they may not come back to collect it.
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03/11/2020 15:53:44Post reply
Name
Jessica Reed
Comments
Hi there, We are moving house and have some items up for grabs! No charge - a 26inch Samsung TV (quite old, not a smart tv I'm afraid) but in working order. Will work well with an Amazon fire stick. - a dresser - open front with shelves, full height - requires repainting but a pretty piece of furniture. Let us know if anyone would like to take a look. 07971914954 Thanks Jess and Dan, 2 Duchess Close
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05/11/2020 22:02:45Post reply
Name
Carrie L-H  Email
Comments
Hi Jess, If you’re still looking for a home for your telly...I wonder if you would mind if I could donate it to the Reading Refugee Centre? They’re looking for old tellys and mobile phones. Carrie x
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08/11/2020 19:02:44Post reply
Name
Jessica Reed  Email
Comments
Hi Carrie, The tv has been collected by the pre school - thanks for the alternative suggestion, Jess x
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02/11/2020 15:22:41Post reply
Name
Hayley Bowen  Email
Comments
After coming home after a few days away, we found an injured swan on our garden (we are by the river). We called Swan Lifeline who kindly came out to look at the swan. The swan has been badly injured it looks like a dog attack and it has been taken to their rescue centre. It is not looking hopeful that the swan will survive. The female who was taken away leaves a young cygnet and it is likely the cygnet will need to be rescued as the male might not look after it. Please put dogs on leads near wildlife and if the worse is too happen and your dog attacks wildlife seek help dont just walk away.
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01/11/2020 12:09:03Post reply
Name
Leslie Maynerd  Email
Comments
Huge congratulations to Tim and Sarah on birth of their daughter! What lovely news amidst all the bad!
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02/11/2020 12:11:32Post reply
Name
Tim Suiter  Email
Comments
Thanks Leslie. We're over the moon and so glad she'll get to grow up in such a wonderful village with so many lovely people. Tim
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06/11/2020 09:41:49Post reply
Name
Elisabeth Steward  Email
Comments
Yes Tim and Sarah many congratulations love Lissie Xxx
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27/10/2020 18:50:08Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
Comments
Loved reading the first Bulletin issue. Nice bit of not too distant history. I particularly liked the article on "It depends what you mean by peace quiet" about how passionate country dwellers can be about their local village causes. It certainly applies to our village, but clearly we have a lot to be passionate about. In fact I didn't realise until near the end of the article that it wasn't about us but about villages generally!
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24/10/2020 18:58:56Post reply
Name
Graham Dednum  Email
Comments
FREE LAPTOP I am in the process of updating my laptop and once completed and it is cleared of any data, would like to donate it to a youngster who is in need of one to enhance their learning during Covid restrictions. Please contract me if you would like this or know one who would. It has OS windows 10
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23/10/2020 15:48:15Post reply
Name
Kathy Aitchison  Email
Comments
Two beautiful young male bantams (hens) need a home, please let me know if you’re interested?
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22/10/2020 10:40:48Post reply
Name
Gill Goodwin  Email
Comments
Found on Village Green recently: good quality stainless steel dessert spoon and fork with very distinctive handles. To reclaim please contact me.
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15/10/2020 12:45:48Post reply
Name
Diana Smith  Email
Comments
A Tree for Pam A Bramley Apple tree has been ordered and should arrive around mid-November and we hope to plant it as soon as possible after delivery. The tree will be planted in the Maze. Because of Cov-id restrictions we cannot have an organised planting group of more than six but the date will be publicized before hand on this message board. Shirley, Sally and Diana
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15/10/2020 08:10:08Post reply
Name
Alexa  Email
Comments
Join us this Saturday at 10am for a working party at the village green to trim hedges. Meet in the car park off Eastfield Lane. If you have a petrol or battery powered hedge trimmer or chain saw that would be very useful, or loppers, secateurs and bags to take trimmings away 😃
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12/10/2020 22:19:57Post reply
Name
Euan Aitchison  Email
Comments
Does anyone know of a source of locally produced honey?
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13/10/2020 09:57:17Post reply
Name
alex  Email
Comments
Just guessing, but maybe its locally grown flowers ? :)
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13/10/2020 19:52:29Post reply
Name
Karen
Comments
Try Tim, the Woodman on the Hardwick Estate he produces very good honey.
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12/10/2020 10:53:20Post reply
Name
Sally Harris  Email
Comments
Melba’s Face Masks made locally. Reversible, 3 layers (as recommended by WHO) cotton, washable for repeated use with adjustable ear loops and nose bridge. Attractive fabrics in different colours and patterns, different sizes for adults, teenagers and children. A great gift. link / sally31@hotmail.com. Thank you. Sally
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08/10/2020 09:10:04Post reply
Name
Alexa  Email
Comments
Good morning all! Last weekends Maze working party, which had to be postponed due to the heavy rain is going ahead this weekend instead - with a rather better forecast of a cool sunny autumnal morning! Join us at 10am on Saturday 10th, bring gardening gloves.
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07/10/2020 09:54:55Post reply
Name
Alistair Aitchison   Email
Comments
Does anyone have a petrol lawn scarifier that I could borrow on Saturday afternoon (2pm-4pm) to reseed the village green football pitch? Many thanks Alistair 07802 356983
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05/10/2020 22:49:45Post reply
Name
Sally Woolhouse  Email
Comments
We are breathing a huge sigh of relief to hear that the Hill is now open again. The traffic past our house on Hardwick Road has been nightmarish and the further serious damage to the verges is heartbreaking. I hope that this episode will be a spur for the revival of our WoTHabs Hardwick Road Restoration project, especially because since March we have noticed a big increase in numbers of walkers, runners and cyclists enjoying our local countryside.
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06/10/2020 07:59:25Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
Absolutely Sally, as I’ve been walking out of the village on Hardwick road over the last four weeks with the dog you can see almost daily new areas of damage. Let me know how I can help with the restoration project!
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05/10/2020 14:55:39Post reply
Name
Eric Hartley  Email
Comments
Has anyone any experience of choosing and fitting a solenoid operated safety shut off gas valve?
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04/10/2020 17:30:36Post reply
Name
Julie  Email
Comments
Hello, Does anyone have a current address for Mr P Thynne, formerly of Eastfield Cottage. We have some important mail we would like to forward to him. Thank you.
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02/10/2020 07:49:32Post reply
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Alexa   Email
Comments
Good morning everyone! We have a working party at the Maze scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) at 10am and we’d love to see you there. If the weather is as windy and rainy as currently forecast though it will be postponed! I’ll comment on this post with whether or not it’s going ahead tomorrow morning :)
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03/10/2020 09:39:08Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
Just to confirm the postponement of today’s working party!
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01/10/2020 08:28:47Post reply
Name
Sarah D  Email
Comments
I've got six IKEA cushions, three red and three blue, going spare, clean and in good condition. Email me if you're interested
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07/10/2020 18:19:00Post reply
Name
Sarah D  Email
Comments
Cushions have found a new home
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27/09/2020 14:29:53Post reply
Name
Alexa  Email
Comments
I’ve got spare medium size terracota plant pots, lots of plastic pots and a square dark great pot (again medium) free to a good home after an end of summer garden clear out! Email me using the link and I’ll confirm address and leave outside for a socially distanced pick up :)
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27/09/2020 09:05:24Post reply
Name
Pete  Email
Comments
Has the PC or anyone else investigated the availability of ultra fast (>1gbps) broadband for the village? Pangbourne has Gigaclear and now the school has a dedicated line. What would it take for the rest of the village to be connected up? Cheers, Pete
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27/09/2020 14:28:13Post reply
Name
Eleanor Sugrue  Email
Comments
Hi Pete - I looked a year or so ago but computer said no. We’re on hardwick Road and would be very up for getting involved.
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30/09/2020 07:16:44Post reply
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Pete  Email
Comments
I’m guessing there are other interested. Could anyone from the parish council comment - do we know if there are plans under the better broadband for Oxfordshire scheme or similar? Thanks!
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30/09/2020 22:01:06Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
Comments
Hi Pete, I am not aware of any specific plan other than what BT is communicating. This is not something that the Parish Council has looked into. I have seen to giga fibre work in Pangbourne and would love to have it here as well. This is something we could look into but we are busy with a number of other priorities at the moment so can't commit to getting information by a specific time. If a resident wants to lead this for the village with our help as required that could also be an option.
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08/10/2020 07:57:45Post reply
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Pete  Email
Comments
Hi Jim, thanks for the reply. Happy to follow up and have emailed you. Any other comments welcome! Thanks, Pete
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08/10/2020 20:44:46Post reply
Name
James  Email
Comments
There is a new provider in the area, airband.co.uk. They are supported by SODC and are in the process of hooking up Whitchurch Hill. I actually spoke to the guy managing the project today, Andrew Roberts (07495 543046). He is very helpful. They are looking to actively market fibre to property in Whitchurch in the new year, subject to enough interest. They are planning either 150MB or 250MB services at 29.99 / 39.99 a month. I registered interest already and he is keen to get people interested even though they aren't actively marketing yet.
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10/10/2020 08:21:06Post reply
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Pete  Email
Comments
Hi James, that’s great to hear, thanks. I’ll follow up. A couple of us are checking out options with other providers and will report back. Pete
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24/09/2020 09:29:32Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
Good to see the start of the work to replace/fix the pavements on Hardwick Road today - although I suspect traffic chaos whilst the road to Whitchurch Hill is closed as it's been very busy with traffic the last 2-3 weeks...! Does anyone have any details on how long the Hardwick Road pavement work will be going on for?
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24/09/2020 12:11:24Post reply
Name
Laura  Email
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Hi Alexa, 2 weeks in total apparently (with various sections being paved during that time).
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24/09/2020 12:37:22Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
Thank you!
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24/09/2020 21:01:51Post reply
Name
Eleanor Sugrue  Email
Comments
Also the road by Basildon Park is going to close next week. So getting to Goring will see more people going up Path Hill...
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27/09/2020 11:37:08Post reply
Name
Eleanor Sugrue  Email
Comments
We’ve just driven past and all the signs have gone. Panic over!
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22/09/2020 19:03:40Post reply
Name
Graham Dednum  Email
Comments
CANCELLATION OF PLANNED FAREWELL TO SALLY TRINDER AT THE FERRYBOAT It is with much regret that due to recent changes announced by The Government affecting the normal operation of The Ferryboat, it is not now possible to host the event planned this coming Thursday for Sally. We are disappointed in having to make this decision but, everyone’s safety is of prime importance at this time
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22/09/2020 17:26:47Post reply
Name
Allan Scriven  Email
Comments
The replacement fence along the Thames Path is looking good.
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18/09/2020 20:10:26Post reply
Name
Eric Hartley  Email
Comments
Those of you who told me about the culinary uses for our local wild garlic may also use quince. Our tree is laden this year so I have put a box of the fruit out at the top of our drive - please help yourself and, again, tell me of its culinary uses. I remember quince jelly and I think quince jam but it is an acquired taste. Eric, 28 SF
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19/09/2020 01:03:35Post reply
Name
Robin
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Wotcha Eric, We have had numerous requests for your walks booklet at the Greyhound Pub - PLEASE could you either reprint a few or, if you prefer, I could rejig your files into a pdf for download. If you'd like, I could even draw/update some maps to compliment the content... Any proceeds would go to your chosen charity (including "The Eric Hartley Beer Fund" if desired... PLEASE get in touch, Robin at the Greyhound ;D
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19/09/2020 14:21:47Post reply
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Robin  Email
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Delighted to note the interest and thank you. I will drop the updated blurb for each walk and a copy of the new but draft map in for you. I know that i should have revised it earlier in the year but my priorities have been elsewhere. Eric
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19/09/2020 14:35:15Post reply
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Vera Parham  Email
Comments
Jane Grigson has a quince and apple soufflé that works well. Violet Stevenson uses quince and apple plus spice for a pie filling.
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20/09/2020 02:05:18Post reply
Name
Robin
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Thanks Eric - with so many new walkers passing thru in the last couple of months the demand is rampant!! There have also been several new residents from Pangbourne that specifically requested your booklet - it seems it's mentioned on a website or two - you're famous old fruit!! ;D
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18/09/2020 20:00:41Post reply
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Caroline Leadbeater-Hart  Email
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Hello, Thank you to all the villagers who have shown an interest in the proposed Traffic and Parking Plan. Following two well attended informal public consultations the Council has listened to the many and varied comments and suggestions to the proposed plan put forward by TAPAG (the Traffic and Parking Group). There will be an extraordinary council meeting held on Thursday 1st October 8.00-10.00pm via zoom where comments both for and against (and all those in between!) will be discussed. Best wishes Carrie
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18/09/2020 19:53:53Post reply
Name
Leslie Maynerd  Email
Comments
Furniture now sold!
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18/09/2020 14:47:33Post reply
Name
Jane MacCaw  Email
Comments
All quiet on the drone front, the small plane acrobatics and the traffic in the High Street! It's a pleasure today to live in this wonderful village!
Date
15/09/2020 16:24:50Post reply
Name
Peter Kemp  Email
Comments
FOUND - if you've been sitting on the bench nearest to the nets on the cricket field and have lost some house keys, I've just found a set. Call me on 07825 941073.
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15/09/2020 14:01:37Post reply
Name
Leslie Maynerd  Email
Comments
FOR SALE Double sofa bed and matching chair in yellow fabric -20 yrs old but in good condition £100 for both or would split - open to offers! Leslie 07788710732 or 9845513
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18/09/2020 14:46:35Post reply
Name
Alexa
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Just a heads up that tomorrow working party at the Village Green is cancelled. We'll be getting together there again in October. Many thanks!
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17/09/2020 14:13:39Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
Comments
We have some unwanted A4 lever arch files, ring files, dividers and plastic wallets. Used, but good condition and free. They’ll be outside our front door Fri, Sat & Sun 9 am - 6 pm. Please help yourself to whatever items you want. Wells House, High Street, next to Ferryboat car park.
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13/09/2020 15:19:50Post reply
Name
Alexa
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Thank you to everyone who helped with the litter pick throughout today! If you have any litter bags you don’t want to dispose of at home drop them at 28 hillside. As the council are coming to pick things up on Monday morning (14th)
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10/09/2020 14:06:54Post reply
Name
Pete   Email
Comments
I have a few wheelbarrow worth of mostly dry logs suitable for firewood, stripped of bark. Anyone want it? Free to someone who wants to collect from Swanston Field. Pete
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11/09/2020 10:29:52Post reply
Name
Laura  Email
Comments
We will take them please Pete!
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10/09/2020 09:22:43Post reply
Name
Operator  Email
Comments
In relation to the UAV operations. These are test runs fully CAA compliant. The flight patch is not within or above 100m of any other persons house, or adjoining roads. They only fly a single path, dont carry any cameras, and really aren't interested in anything happening in the village. The local police who attended are more than happy. To add this is not a operation of ATR. We will be in contact with the parish council to redact any information incorrectly published.
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10/09/2020 10:35:08Post reply
Name
Laura Lucas  Email
Comments
Article 95 of the ANO states that it's illegal for this drone to be flown within 150m (height or distance) of a residential area, but it seems the police were not aware of the full legislation until today.
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10/09/2020 10:46:16Post reply
Name
Operator  Email
Comments
Indeed. Unless you have a PfCO, which is the case, thereby bringing it down to 50m. However the closest point of these flights is more than 200m from any area classed as residential.
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10/09/2020 11:50:07Post reply
Name
Laura  Email
Comments
A PfCO still has conditions attached. Please supply the company name so I can confirm with the CAA's SUA Operators list, thank-you.
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11/09/2020 08:42:54Post reply
Name
Dave  Email
Comments
The CAA refer to it as a 'congested area' not solely a residential area, and a congested area is defined as ' 'in relation to a city, town or settlement, any area which is substantially used for residential, commercial, industrial or recreational purposes'. This would include the BP Tech Centre which you are flying closer than 50m to. As a CAA qualified pilot myself I know that if flying legally then there is no reason not to provide details of the named pilot/company who is the holder of the PfCO, so please do so.
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11/09/2020 09:36:05Post reply
Name
Sally Woolhouse  Email
Comments
May I urge you in future to be upfront about any planned courses of this type, so that everyone is aware of what is happening? If you had had the courtesy of giving advance notification of who, why, when and where the drone flights would be, this would have saved a huge amount of concern, controversy and very bad feeling - let alone wasting valuable police time. You assure us that these training flights meet all legal requirements - why not be neighbourly and tell us beforehand? This is a classic example of terrible PR - your next training sessions should include this unhappy episode as how NOT to treat your local community?!
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11/09/2020 14:23:22Post reply
Name
Annie  Email
Comments
I have had the following response from SODC regarding the noise nuisance of the drone: Many thanks for contacting us about the drone complaint. Unfortunately, we do not have enforcement powers where it comes to aircraft of this nature. The people to contact for these types of complaint are the Civil Aviation Authority who can be contacted via the following link. link Regards Martin Morgan MCIEH CEnvH Grad IOSH Environmental Health Officer Environmental Protection South Oxfordshire District Council 135 Eastern Avenue Milton Park Abingdon Oxfordshire OX14 4SB Tel: 01235 422155 Mob:07801203526 Admin: 01235 422403 Visit us at: www.southoxon.gov.uk Please note the council collect personal information in order to perform services which we provide as part of our statutory functions. Where services are not part of our statutory functions we may seek your consent to collect and process personal information. For the full privacy statement please visit our website: www.southoxon.gov.uk/about-us/contact-us/requesting-information/data-protection.
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10/09/2020 07:30:55Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
There are two opportunities to get involved with the Green Team this weekend! First on Saturday 12th at 10am weeding and replanting annuals at the entrance to Wallingscote Drive (bring gloves and, if you can, trowel or secateurs) Then on Sunday 13th at 2pm doing a little pick round the village; meet at 2pm outside the Greyhound, bring gloves, bags and pockets provided, and household groups can cover different parts of the village!
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09/09/2020 15:30:59Post reply
Name
Diana Smith  Email
Comments
Could anyone use a suitcase size 72x50x21? It has wheels and although a number of years old is in in good condition and is dark green in colour.
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08/09/2020 16:14:20Post reply
Name
Graham Dednum   Email
Comments
ROAD CLOSURE SIGNAGE BY THE GEORGE I have realise the issue of the positioning of the signage by the George leading to virtually closing off one lane of traffic leading to confusion and evasive action having to be taken by drivers coming into Pangbourne from Whitchurch. I’m no expert in the field of road signage but it does seem to me these could be repositioned thus avoiding the obstacle. Equally, businesses has suffered enough from the effects of Covid so, why is there no signage stating ‘Whitchurch businesses open as normal’ or something similar. The road closure is some distance from where the road is actually close. West Berks Council have agreed to look into the issue.
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08/09/2020 12:23:49Post reply
Name
Claire  Email
Comments
Does anyone know anything about the drone that is being flown around the top of hardwick Road (Hardwick House/iron age hill fort end) Thanks.
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08/09/2020 14:03:24Post reply
Name
Sally Woolhouse  Email
Comments
This commercial drone activity has been getting increasingly annoying and frequent for the past fortnight. I have reported it to the police and so have my neighbours and other residents. I personally cannot prove where it is coming from but I have a shrewd idea. The police have been given all the details and we desperately hope it can be stopped asap. The peace and quiet of lockdown is long gone I'm afraid!
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08/09/2020 15:27:32Post reply
Name
Stewart
Comments
If anyone thought a few planes from White Waltham were annoying, it has nothing on this! The noise has been terrible today!! Is this for commercial reasons? Or just someone with nothing better to do than fly a toy in the sky for hours on end? Do they all make this noise or can the sound be decreased if wanted by the user?
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08/09/2020 15:32:49Post reply
Name
Claire  Email
Comments
Thanks Sally. What number did you use to report it please, so that I can do the same? Have you any idea what commercial activity it is? It has annoyed me for the past fortnight too, as it flies near my allotment, over the maze. It is so loud that people can hear it in Manor Road.
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08/09/2020 17:36:39Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
Comments
I think the best way of dealing with the drone is to regard it as a “noise nuisance”, which would be dealt with by the SODC Health Protection team. Just search for “noise” on the SODC website and take it from there. Probably worth keeping a noise diary as from now.
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08/09/2020 19:43:51Post reply
Name
Claire  Email
Comments
Thanks Geoff. I've reported it.
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08/09/2020 21:28:15Post reply
Name
Michelle McMurray   Email
Comments
Thank you for reporting the drone. For the last few days it's been particularly active at school pickup, flying over Muddy Lane and Hardwick Road. It's like it's watching the children leaving school. Very creepy.
Date
09/09/2020 09:34:12Post reply
Name
Claire  Email
Comments
Happy to help Michelle. SODC will be phoning me about it, so when they do I'll tell them what you have observed. It's very easy to report it on the website, if you would like to talk to them yourself.
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09/09/2020 10:11:40Post reply
Name
Stewart
Comments
Drone is back flying again now.
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09/09/2020 10:36:08Post reply
Name
Claire  Email
Comments
Yes, thanks, I'm keeping a record of the times.
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09/09/2020 13:44:02Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
Comments
SODC are more likely to take action if as many people as possible report the noise nuisance. As Claire says above, it's very easy to report it.
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09/09/2020 22:18:48Post reply
Name
Annie  Email
Comments
We need to make sure this field is not rehired as the sound of this drone is completely unacceptable in an AONB. Pls publicise any steps residents can take to ensure this doesn't continue. It is like living next to Brands Hatch.
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10/09/2020 02:36:49Post reply
Name
Robin
Comments
Fire Sky Rockets at it - it's worked in the past! :D
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07/09/2020 19:56:14Post reply
Name
Alistair Aitchison  Email
Comments
I hired a 3.5T dropside flatbed transit truck for the day to pick up a shed and am done. I don’t need to take it back until 4pm on Tuesday. If anybody needs something local moving happy to help with it while I have it. Call me on my mobile 07802 356983.
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07/09/2020 15:20:24Post reply
Name
Sarah Hanfrey  Email
Comments
Thank you to the Parish Council and clerk for posting the agenda for the next PC meeting on the website. Please can the attachment documents also be included as its hard to understand the agenda without them.
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04/09/2020 06:47:08Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
Don’t forget the working party at the Maze on Saturday 5th 10am. Bring your own gloves and, if you can, a broom and/or lawn edging tool. See you there!
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03/09/2020 13:44:55Post reply
Name
Sally Woolhouse  Email
Comments
I am confused by the yellow signs that have appeared on Hardwick Road (near Muddy Lane and at the Veg Shed corner), warning drivers about the runners on the Thames Path 100 at the weekend. The official course map shows the route sticking to the Thames Path i.e. along Pangbourne Meadow and then crossing the bridge and through Hartslock to Goring. Either the signage is wrong or there will be a lot of disorientated runners!!
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03/09/2020 17:44:22Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
Hi Sally, I've seen the sign by Muddy Lane (not the veg shed) and it's a different race organising company to the Thames Path 100. A company and race I've not heard of before to be honest! The Thames Path 100 is on it's usual route, I checked this week as I have a runner running it :) they don't usually mark up the route until the day and it's with tape, not signs. Sad to see the aid station is no longer in the village hall but at the Dolphin Centre instead...
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03/09/2020 20:31:09Post reply
Name
Chris Sumner  Email
Comments
Racesolutions (Whitchurch Hill) are organising the run, it’s very low density (similar to TP100) based at Mapledurham House and we put the signs up as part of our safety planning. We are in touch with Centurion organisers of TP100 and we are aware of each other’s timings. The event has been through Safety Advisory Group consultation with SODC, Reading And West Berkshire. Signs will be removed Monday morning if not sooner, hope that helps explain
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03/09/2020 22:12:44Post reply
Name
Sally Woolhouse  Email
Comments
Thanks to Alexa & Chris for their clarifications, but it's no wonder I'm confused! Two races through Whitchurch on the same day!
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04/09/2020 13:48:46Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
Comments
The 100 mile trail race starts in Richmond and runners will be coming through Whitchurch on Saturday evening and through the night. We shouldn’t see any on Sunday as they have to drop out if they don’t get to Pangbourne by 0410 hrs. The other race - a half marathon starting and finishing at Mapledurham House - is on Sunday: they set off towards Caversham, and return across Pangboune Meadow, then over the Bridge, High Street, Eastfield Lane, Muddy Lane, Hardwick Road and on to the finish at Mapledurham House. The first runners should be here at about 1015 hrs.
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02/09/2020 07:25:44Post reply
Name
Alexa  Email
Comments
Good morning everyone :) The WoT Green Team (volunteers who help look after the green spaces in our village) have been working to list the green spaces and get people interested in being guardians/maintainers of the spaces we have. These maintainers would do some ad hoc work to look after the spaces, and work with me and the rest of the team to draw up a schedule of care for them including what working parties are needed for each space. This is the list of spaces we've created so far are on the Green Team website page Do let me know if you are interested in helping to look after an area you care about by clicking the email button on this post or phoning 07557 852600
Date
30/08/2020 10:54:57Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
Comments
The yellow biplane that was doing aerobatics close to the village at around 1645 hrs yesterday has been identified It belongs to a commercial aerobatics company based at White Waltham airfield. I have reported it to the airfield: they are investigating and will let me know the outcome on Tuesday.
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01/09/2020 12:46:00Post reply
Name
Lawrie  Email
Comments
I note that youve been in conversation with White Waltham airfield on this subject for which I thank you. I drew the PC attention to the possible dangers following the tragic air crash a few years ago & have been concerned these planes could pose a danger particularly when flying so close to the primary school. While you have received assurances from the airfield, as you mention, already there has been a rogue plane over the village. Can we assume that these pilots have completed regular medical checks & that the planes are all fit for purpose before they fly?
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02/09/2020 09:20:26Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
Comments
Yes. These standards are laid down by the Civil Aviation Authority: the details are on their website.
Date
26/08/2020 15:46:03Post reply
Name
Diana Smith  Email
Comments
A Tree for Pam Wilkinson A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to the fund. We had a good sum;although it is not too late to contribute. Now that Autumn is nearing and nurseries are open we will start looking for a suitable tree to plant in Pam's memory. The planting site well probably be the Maze but we will post a message when our plan and the date are finalised. Shirley, Sally and Diana
Date
12/09/2020 13:13:07Post reply
Name
Susie Wilkinson  Email
Comments
Thank you Diana, it is approaching 5 months since our darling Mum Pam passed after her horrid illness. We and look forward to the tree being planted in her memory. Sue, Roger and Tom Wilkinson xxx
Date
26/08/2020 14:29:36Post reply
Name
Nicola Chester  Email
Comments
Trying again, sorry, got too excited about response that my fingers flew too quickly across the keyboard! Yvette - thank you so much for your reply re Beech Farm and Carmen's Riding School - exactly as I remember! I must've been there around 1979-81 I think and remember all the horses/ ponies you mention. I did ride Abba sometimes, so wonder if that was me - but Worcester was a favourite - though he was so grumpy and yes, kicked! I also remember Pickles, Jimmy James and Emma. I loved it there - so many happy memories. I was whisked away without saying goodbye to anyone and it broke my heart! My parents moved to Newbury, six weeks before I was due to start Secondary School and (with my best interests at heart) they tried to protect me by not telling me we were going until the week we moved! I remember the riding school featuring in a copy of Pony Magazine not long after we left and I treasured it! Thanks so much for replying - I should have checked here earlier .. all best, Nicola
Date
13/10/2020 21:25:20Post reply
Name
Elisabeth Steward  Email
Comments
Hi Nicolas do you remember Beaulieu as well she was a little grey the same size as Worcester I started with Carmen when I was 6 in 1978 until mid 80's I am so sad to hear your experience of your move but at least you have your fond memories of the ponies
Date
26/08/2020 10:59:29Post reply
Name
Alexa  Email
Comments
I've just emailed out this months village Green Team newsletter! If you'd like a copy straight to your inbox please email me using the link. It covers thank yous, future plans and how to get involved :)
Date
26/08/2020 22:26:40Post reply
Name
Carrie  Email
Comments
You are fab alexa - thanks for all your hard work!
Date
28/08/2020 13:26:20Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
Thank you! :)
Date
28/08/2020 18:40:35Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
Comments
It's a very impressive set of activities that Alexa and the Team have outlined in their newsletter. Everything from maintenance of the Maze, to the Village Green, Manor Road Verge, lower High Street Bell Mouth, to the new Polish Church Garden. If you have any inclination to help out from time to time, I would encourage you to at contact Alexa and at least get on the mailing list. There is bound to be at lest one activity that fits your schedule.
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29/08/2020 08:02:19Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
Thanks Jim!
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25/08/2020 08:51:59Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
Comments
The High Street Traffic and Parking Scheme was launched at a consultation event at The Stables on 8th February 2020. The Bulletin reported that 50 out of 55 attendees supported the Scheme. Please would the PC confirm that the outcome of the Zoom event on 3rd September will not in any way supersede the outcome of the original event, and that those who have already indicated their support need not do so again.
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26/08/2020 16:45:12Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
Comments
Hi Geoff - you are correct, the second Open Day on the 3rd at 7pm is open to everyone, but is targeted primarily at those who were unable to to attend the first session. It will build on the outcome of the first session. There is an information pack on the web-site which states "A surprisingly large number of villagers attended and support for the scheme mirrored the same levels as the village plan outcomes. However, some villagers were not able to attend this session, and some have raised objections following the meeting. Before moving to formal consultation the Parish Council has decided to give residents another opportunity to discuss any concerns or show their support. "
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25/08/2020 16:57:45Post reply
Name
John Chambers  Email
Comments
Muddy Lane is blocked by a fallen tree 30m north of the allotment gate.
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25/08/2020 19:36:51Post reply
Name
Neil  Email
Comments
Hi John, thank you, I am happy to confirm that access has been restored.
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24/08/2020 18:26:23Post reply
Name
Lawrie  Email
Comments
We seem to be getting a lot of mail for 5 Hardwick Road (not Hillside), I've tried searching for it but cannot seem to locate it. Anyone know where it is?
Date
25/08/2020 07:39:48Post reply
Name
Sarah Dixon  Email
Comments
Could it be Flat 5, The Mount?
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25/08/2020 18:00:06Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
There is a 5 Hardwick road in tilehurst, in case there are other errors in the address. I think all the houses on Hardwick road itself have names not numbers.
Date
01/09/2020 12:36:21Post reply
Name
Lawrie  Email
Comments
Thank you to all that replied to my question. I beleive that the post in question was meant for 5 The Mount as suggested by my neighbour. THank you again
Date
22/08/2020 13:57:57Post reply
Name
Adrian Dixon  Email
Comments
Saw a cyclist crash into the "deep gulley opposite Jubilee Walk" this morning. She she said she wasn't hurt, but she was very wet and muddy. Given the sharp edges of the gulley this could have been a life-changing injury. I know this repair is in hand, but can it be expedited in any way?
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22/08/2020 19:58:19Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
Comments
I'll check on it Monday Adrian
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28/08/2020 08:57:09Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
Comments
I met with the OCC inspector this morning and he replaced the cones with 4 large ones that should keep people safe until it is repaired. Some people have been on holiday the past couple of weeks and it has been raised to a department that will also handle the hedge trimming but he assured me he would ensure it gets done.
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28/08/2020 12:00:31Post reply
Name
Adrian Dixon  Email
Comments
Thanks for bringing it to OCC's attention Jim
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21/08/2020 16:10:09Post reply
Name
Alexa  Email
Comments
We are giving away a light wood effect King Size (just over) bed frame, pick up from Hillside. If anyone is interested pleased reply via the email link.
Date
21/08/2020 10:25:07Post reply
Name
alex   Email
Comments
Is there any update on the WoT pavement resurfacing. From then news items a few weeks ago it stated "They have committed to a complete resurfacing of the Hardwick Road pavement in time for school drop-offs in September", there is now less than 2 weeks before School starts again..
Date
20/08/2020 08:45:57Post reply
Name
Wendy Blow  Email
Comments
Living up the Hill can anyone tell me what exactly is going to happen re gas works from 24 August to 21 September since the bus has changed its route due to road closure. Is the High Street going to close completely so we cannot drive to the doctors or use the bridge?
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20/08/2020 10:04:14Post reply
Name
Alexa
Comments
I believe the road will be closed from just above Hartslock Bridleway and Up for a few weeks. Full details are on the website here; link Hardwick Road via Path Hill is the diversion to get to the bridge/doctors/Pangbourne etc
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20/08/2020 21:52:46Post reply
Name
Sally Woolhouse  Email
Comments
I would just like to add to Alexa's comments on the diversion. The official diversion which will be signposted by OCC Highways is to take traffic via Goring and Crays Pond NOT along Hardwick Road and Path Hill. Obviously local residents will use the much shorter route but if too many vehicles do this, chaos arises with jams on the narrows and hairpin bends. The already damaged verges also suffer further serious erosion. Please can I urge everyone to only make essential journeys via Path Hill during the Hill closure.
Date
16/08/2020 14:11:33Post reply
Name
Frances Parkes  Email
Comments
Etherington upright piano needs a new home. Would suit beginner or novice. Photos available on request. If you can shift it you can have it (we are on the High Street).
Date
15/08/2020 19:13:47Post reply
Name
Jean Bull  Email
Comments
Is anything going to be done about the deep gulley opposite Jubilee Walk? There is a very steep sharp edge which could very likely cause an accident or at least damage to anyone’s vehicle should they drive over it in the dark.
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15/08/2020 20:53:12Post reply
Name
Sally Woolhouse  Email
Comments
I reported this serious problem on Fix My Street several weeks ago. A highways engineer came out to examine it last week and put the 3 cones in the gully. You are right, Jean, it is likely to cause an accident if not repaired soon, especially when the hill is closed for the gas works.
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17/08/2020 18:14:05Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
Comments
Hi Jean and Sally, A number of people are concerned about this. We have been following up on this with OCC, and I had conformation last week stating "currently we are arranging repairs, I believe the hedge has been added to the Hatter list and will also be cut back soon."
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18/08/2020 17:13:26Post reply
Name
Jean Bull  Email
Comments
Thank you, Jim. That’s very good news!
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15/08/2020 17:52:55Post reply
Name
Martin Hardcastle  Email
Comments
Porsche key owner reunited with key :) Message left with toll bridge operator Mel did the trick.
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13/08/2020 16:57:01Post reply
Name
Martin Hardcastle  Email
Comments
Porsche key now with Pangbourne Police Station.
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13/08/2020 08:39:44Post reply
Name
Alexa  Email
Comments
More details about the village green working party this weekend! Bring suitable tools (shears, loppers, secateurs...) thick gloves and large garden refuse bags and/or brown bins if available. Also your own refreshments. Within wild area: clear away brambles, hollies and sycamores (use stump-killer where possible) and any thistles and ragwort. (objective to open up the area and encourage more diverse growth) Near Car Park Access: remove intruding plants and trim holly hedge Holly hedge north west CP edge: trim Beech hedge: Road Side: remove troublesome plants (nettles, brambles, thistles...) from where they obstruct pathway.
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12/08/2020 10:51:51Post reply
Name
Martin Hardcastle  Email
Comments
FOUND - Porsche Key on WoT bridge footpath near Dr's surgery @ 12/08/20 1000Hrs. Please contact me via martinhardcastle@hotmail.com
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11/08/2020 13:02:54Post reply
Name
alex  Email
Comments
FREE: starter bikes 12" and 14" wheels. Several to choose, missing some parts and been in shed for too long. Outside 2 Swanston Field. If you can make use of any/all of them please just take away..
Date
10/08/2020 18:16:09Post reply
Name
Alexa  Email
Comments
A heads up about some of the up-coming Green Team dates for volunteering around the village, more dates and locations will be added as we go into Autumn! The next one is at the Village Green this Saturday, meet at 10am in the car park off Eastfield Land. Bring your own gardening gloves and, if you have any, secateurs and loppers. We'd love to see you there or at any of the other dates to help look after our wonderful village :D All on Saturdays at 10am; Maze 1st Aug Village Green 15th Aug Manor Road North Verge 22nd Aug Maze 5th Sept Village Green 19th Sept Maze 3rd Oct Village Green 17th Oct Maze 7th Nov
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10/08/2020 14:48:35Post reply
Name
Elizabeth  Email
Comments
Has anyone had a ground source heating system installed? We would be interested to hear from you - we are thinking about our options as we have a very old but working, gas boiler which should be replaced for something more efficient.
Date
10/08/2020 08:36:51Post reply
Name
Phil Scott  Email
Comments
Hi all, Hoping for any recommendations please for childcare for our 16month old between 9-4 on Thursdays and Fridays. Many thanks, Phil
Date
09/08/2020 22:40:03Post reply
Name
Amanda   Email
Comments
Hi just wondering if anyone knows of any short term rentals in the area with minimum two bedrooms thanks
Date
09/08/2020 08:29:11Post reply
Name
Chris & Alison  Email
Comments
Hello, We are looking for a 2-4 bedroom property with a garden. We have recently bid on one of the properties in Manor Road, only missing out as the sellers knew the other bidding party. We are first time buyers who would like to start a family and really like what the area has to offer. We are also cash buyers and can move quickly or slowly depending on the sellers needs. If you are considering selling, we would be very interested in hearing from you. Thank you! Chris & Alison
Date
07/08/2020 20:12:12Post reply
Name
Lydi  Email
Comments
Hello, We have really fallen for Whitchurch on Thames and would love to find a house to buy to grow our family. We are looking for a minimum of three bedrooms and missed out on the properties on Manor Road. If you are looking to sell I would be really interested in speaking with you. We have someone to buy our flat so are ready to go before the stamp duty holiday ends in March! Thank you
Date
07/08/2020 13:16:33Post reply
Name
Helen  Email
Comments
Doll’s house needs a new home. Condition not bad considering it’s been played with on and off for the last 30 years! Lots of furniture included. Free to anyone who’d like it.
Date
05/08/2020 13:22:59Post reply
Name
Peter Kemp  Email
Comments
Teak garden table 8’ x 4’ (extends to 10’) in need of a new home. In good nick after 8yrs of use. Don’t want anything for it but would appreciate a donation please to www.projecthospicenepal.org.uk instead. Collect from Hardwick Road - can be taken apart. Call 07825 941073
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05/08/2020 09:29:41Post reply
Name
Hilary Jensen  Email
Comments
Apologies to our Hardwick Road and Swanston Field neighbours for all the comings and goings and removal trucks over last couple of days. We will be living in Pangbourne so will see you around and good wishes to the new residents!
Date
02/08/2020 13:09:00Post reply
Name
Phil Scott  Email
Comments
Hi all, We’re moving to the village next week and looking for any recommendations for a cleaner or gardener please? Many thanks, Phil
Date
14/08/2020 10:03:13Post reply
Name
Lissie Steward   Email
Comments
Hi I have an amazing cleaner whose name is Ginny her telephone number is 07918806459
Date
02/08/2020 12:20:35Post reply
Name
David Robinson  Email
Comments
Can anyone recommend a roofer to re-bed my roof verge?
Date
02/08/2020 14:12:57Post reply
Name
louise   Email
Comments
O neils based in Thatcham, worth a go
Date
09/08/2020 19:22:04Post reply
Name
Dave Bowen  Email
Comments
Hi David Gary Saunders at GS Roofing is fantastic. He has a lot of experience and can't recommend him highly enough. Give him a call on 07949 069 317 or visit his website. Let him know I recommended him as well. link
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30/07/2020 21:34:30Post reply
Name
Nicola Chester  Email
Comments
Hello there, can anyone help? I am a Nature Writer and am writing a book (a sort of memoir) that includes memories of a small Riding School that we called 'The Babes' in Whitchurch in the 1970/80s. I spent many childhood weekends there, and would like to be able to identify it on a map. I don't even know if The Babes was its real name. It had about 7 horses and ponies and was run by a woman called Carmen James (I think, who must have rented the yard). I lived in Pangbourne and walked or got a lift part-way. I'd love to find out where it was and its (possible) real name. It was beside a bridleway, accessed by a long, private lane. The farmhouse was old, and the stable yard had a high wall around it, with gates onto an orchard, down a steep slope at one end. There was also an old barn. There were fields bordered by woods. This is all I can remember - though I do remember almost every one of the horses' names! I'd be very grateful for any leads, thank you! Such fond memories of Whitchurch! Thank you, Nicola. .
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31/07/2020 14:39:36Post reply
Name
Yvette Marshall  Email
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Hi My sister Lynn and I used to ride at Carmen's riding school, I don't know what the name of the school was. We also lived in Pangbourne and would go to Carmen's house in Eastfield Lane, Whitchurch, where Carmen would give us a lift in her Land Rover, up the hill to the riding school at Beech Farm, Whitchurch Hill. Vehicle access to the farm is down the track next to Goring Heath Parish Hall, which is on the left hand side of the road opposite the church in Whitchurch Hill. We sometimes used to ride from Carmen's house to the stables, and there is a bridle path that goes straight to Beech Farm just past the War Memorial half way up Whitchurch Hill. On a Saturday morning there would be a 1 hour lesson followed by a 1 hour hack. Lynn and I would do either of these each week and I never knew which until we got there. I loved the fact that we were involved with the ponies, we would groom them before tacking up, so we really got to know them well. Lynn used to ride Napoleon and I used to ride Emma or Babycham. Were you the Nicola who rode Abba? The only other pony I remember was Worcester, who was the smallest and grumpiest, he always had to be at the back as he used to kick anyone behind him. If we were going out on a hack we would help with the lesson, leading the ponies. I remember doing a lot of running in wellies! If we had a lesson we would spend the rest of the time mucking out the stables, polishing tack etc. The lessons were in the field next to the Farm Yard which was triangular in shape. The hacks went all around the woods and farms, up to Crays Pond and along to Goring Heath. Although the school is not there anymore all the buildings are, and the layout is the same. You can still see it all on Google maps/satelite, but the Google man hasn't been down to the Farm. I hope this helps, Yvette Marshall (nee Randall)
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30/07/2020 15:21:13Post reply
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Whitchurch Primary School  Email
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We are expecting a large lorry to make a delivery on Friday 31st - some time around 10am. If Anyone is able to help us keep the parking opposite Eastfield lane clear ( maybe by parking and moving when it arrives?) we’d be very grateful. Thanks Dawn Chesters
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29/07/2020 16:25:42Post reply
Name
alex   Email
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Does anyone recognise the name: Anna Vowe Peake, she had a connection with Redbourn St Albans. We have found a collection of family photos, dating from maybe 1850's to 1940's with her name. We would like to reunite them with the family, but have no leads.
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30/07/2020 20:23:46Post reply
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Nick Plumridge  Email
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have you googled it ? It comes up with quite a bit of info. Churchwarden in Redbourn near St Albans in Herts apparently. Might be worth some social media posts in that area ?
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23/08/2020 20:13:00Post reply
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Hugh Vowe Peake  Email
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Hi Alex! Anna Vowe Peake was my great aunt and she lived in Redbourn, Hertfordshire. She died in 1981 or thereabouts and I would be delighted to see these photos you mention!
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28/07/2020 14:03:03Post reply
Name
Ajmal  Email
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Ikea high chair free to a good home. Will be going to the charity shop if I have no takers by the weekend.
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27/07/2020 13:23:45Post reply
Name
Alexa  Email
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Hi everyone! Just a reminder that the monthly volunteer working party at the Maze is this Saturday at 10am. Due to covid guidelines please bring your own gardening gloves, and a broom or lawn edging tool if you have one. Let me know if you are planning to come along so I can manage numbers and pop any questions you have over via email :)
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23/07/2020 15:44:16Post reply
Name
Alistair Aitchison  Email
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Free to a Good Home Lonsdale Punchbag and boxing gloves Contact Alistair 07802 356983
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23/07/2020 09:21:16Post reply
Name
Leslie Maynerd  Email
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For Sale: Maxum 2700 4 berth motor cruiser with possible mooring at Pangbourne surgery £24,500 ono Contact David on 07831884474
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23/07/2020 15:05:12Post reply
Name
Robin  Email
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Hello Leslie, would like to know a few more details about the boat, perhaps you could pop into the Greyhound tonight, tomorrow or weekend for a quick chat? - Robin at the Greyhound
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21/07/2020 12:24:21Post reply
Name
Anna Szczeponek
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FOR SALE unused, Redwood 2.7m wind up green garden parasol with steel shaft. £45 ono. Please phone 01189841234.
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19/07/2020 09:33:02Post reply
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Carolyn Jervis  Email
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We are looking to rent a house with a minimum of 3 bedrooms in Whitchurch or Whitchurch Hill. Please let us k ow if you are considering renting your house. We are a professional couple with a nine year old son. Thanks, Carolyn
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16/07/2020 17:35:32Post reply
Name
Vicky Willcock   Email
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Wallet found by the maze. If you think it may be yours please contact me. A description will be required as there is cash in it
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14/07/2020 19:53:19Post reply
Name
summer hardy  Email
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Hi there I just thought I'd let you know that I'm offering my services for baby sitting and/or dog walking and running. I am fourteen years old and have two dogs that I look after regularly. I have some experience in looking after younger children and can cook. Please email me if interested. Thank you very much
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14/07/2020 20:46:12Post reply
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Siobhan Smith  Email
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Talking to a man on Whitchurch Road today who said there is a new high pressure oil or gas line being built from next week up the main road. He said there is a smaller one there already but it’s leaking badly. Went home and thought about this, surely we would have been notified about this?
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19/07/2020 17:48:12Post reply
Name
Laura  Email
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Hi Siobhan, the One Network site is showing gas pipe replacements works by SGN (with traffic lights) on the B471 between us and Whitchurch Hill. Current dates shown are 27th July to 21st September.
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13/07/2020 19:14:42Post reply
Name
Lissie Steward   Email
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Hi there I just thought I would let you know that the incident with the cars being sprayed in Manor Road happened before 11.15pm on the night in question as one of the residents gets back from work at 11.30pm and his car was the only one not sprayed just thought I would let you know
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13/07/2020 09:01:34Post reply
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Geoff Weir  Email
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Fed up with the noise of light aircraft flying in circles in the skies above Whitchurch? Well I am, so I’ve decided to launch a campaign to stop it. I will engage with White Waltham airfield where they’re based, the Civil Aviation Authority, the Chiltern AONB Board and anyone else who can help. Everyone has the freedom to spending their time and money as they wish, but it must be unacceptable for I pilot to be able to fly in a way that maximises the noise they make (which is probably part of what they enjoy) and to disturb the peace and quiet of the 4,000 or so people in Pangbourne and Whitchurch. Campaign will be called SNOW - Stop Noise Over Whitchurch.
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14/07/2020 13:07:59Post reply
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Jane MacCaw  Email
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I quite agree with you Geoff, well done for trying to get something done about it.
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14/07/2020 19:56:12Post reply
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Larissa Hardy  Email
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Thank you for bringing this up Geoff. We have found it very disturbing for a while, particularly towards the end of lockdown, when the quiet skies have otherwise been a joy!
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15/07/2020 07:50:40Post reply
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Karen  Email
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I totally agree Geoff and find it annoying too, would be pleased to sign a petition if that's any help.
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15/07/2020 09:19:09Post reply
Name
Geoff Weir  Email
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Jane, Larissa, Karen thank you for your support. I'm emailing you and others who have contacted me SNOW's first Progress Report, which sets out the background research and an action plan. I'm happy to send a copy to anyone else who is interested.
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16/07/2020 09:46:58Post reply
Name
John Gray  Email
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From your neighbouring village in Whitchurch Hill. Well done Geoff. I’ve mailed you some additional comment,
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16/07/2020 10:28:08Post reply
Name
Michael Scott  Email
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Is the White Waltham airfield the one that was given planning permission to erect an additional hangar a few years ago. If so, the owner said at the time that no stunt planes flew from his airfield. I, too am concerned about the noise - it only occurs in good weather when the largest number of residents will be outside trying to enjoy their gardens. However, I am even more concerned about the possibility of an accident. The plane flies over densely populated parts of Greater Reading, not just Whitchurch, and although one assumes the pilot is experienced, well qualified and has permission to carry out his potentially dangerous manoeuvres, something could go wrong. Remember the accident at an air show in Shoreham (?) a few years ago in which a number of people were killed and injured? The pilot was a very experienced former RAF fighter pilot but he still made a mistake. If something similar happened over Whitchurch, Purley or Tilehurst, the result could be a terrible loss of life. Perhaps the pilot could be required only to practise his stunts over farmland?
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16/07/2020 15:32:25Post reply
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John Gray   Email
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Farmland usually has farmhouses, farm workers, and other potential ‘targets’ for an out of control airplane, which is just as likely to veer towards nearby housing. The only safe place for stunt flying is over the sea - or a desert.
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13/07/2020 07:46:46Post reply
Name
Alexa  Email
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I have some small tomato and basil plants to give away as I have rather too many for my small garden. Available to pick up off Hardwick Road. Drop me a line in advance so I can let you know address and I can leave than out at the right time
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14/07/2020 19:48:50Post reply
Name
Larissa Hardy  Email
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Pls could I pick up the basil plants tomorrow morning at 9am?
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15/07/2020 19:02:43Post reply
Name
Alexa
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All gone now, thank you for your emails
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10/07/2020 17:04:32Post reply
Name
Matt Bignold  Email
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We are looking to rent a family home. If anyone is considering letting, or knows someone that is, in or around the village within the next month or two please get in touch. Thanks in advance.
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06/07/2020 11:42:51Post reply
Name
Jon steward  Email
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I would just like to thank Allan Scriven for such a lovely job repainting the phone box great job
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06/07/2020 10:45:22Post reply
Name
Pam Scott  Email
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Can anyone recommend a good local electrician please?
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09/07/2020 04:54:44Post reply
Name
Dave Bowen  Email
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Micky at MM Electrical comes highly recommended. Mention that I recommended him to you. 07512 311 459 link
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03/07/2020 09:31:46Post reply
Name
Alexa  Email
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Green Team volunteering this weekend! Thanks so much to everyone who's got in touch so far about helping at the working parties this weekend. Saturday, 10am, the Maze; looks like we have the 6 people we are permitted under gov rules. If you are coming along please bring your own gardening gloves and, if you have them, a broom and lawn edging tool. Sunday, 10am, the Village Green; we have a couple of spaces left, contact me if you can join us to help! If you are coming along please bring your own gardening gloves and, if you have them, secateurs, loppers and garden refuse bags. We have to adhere to government guidelines for these working parties, including social distancing; you can find those guidelines on the what else is new section of this website! Please contact me if you'd like to help!
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01/07/2020 21:17:01Post reply
Name
Michelle McMurray  Email
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We are looking for a family home to buy in the village. We currently rent in the village, are chain free, and we're ready to move. We would love to continue living here as our son attends the primary school. Anyone thinking about selling without incurring agent charges, please do get in touch. Thank you.
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01/07/2020 08:23:24Post reply
Name
John  Email
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Hello, I am very pleased to say that our cat has been found alive and well. Sorry to trouble you all.
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01/07/2020 06:13:08Post reply
Name
John Turtle  Email
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Hello, our black cat who is 6 years old has gone missing. Please can everyone check their sheds/garages/gardens. The cat is on medication so will become ill quickly without it. Loves food, if you can coax him we will collect him. Many thanks
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30/06/2020 22:54:55Post reply
Name
Angela Sims  Email
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Has anyone else seen the green Kawasaki or Suzuki motor bike traveling through the village most nights at about 50-60 miles an hour.As it happens most nights I cannot t understand why he has not been stopped by the police.Are they doing speed checks at the moment.
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27/06/2020 10:22:29Post reply
Name
Kate
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Hello, Does the Whitchurch bridge company have the option to top up bridge card payments online? Thank you
Date
26/06/2020 12:40:01Post reply
Name
alex  Email
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Offered: Single divan base (with draw under) free to good home. also headboard if required. Not new but clean.Can deliver is required locally.
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25/06/2020 13:53:08Post reply
Name
Anna  Email
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Although I was not personally affected by the "incident of orange spraying" of cars parked in Manor Road, a big thank you should go out to a group of people in Manor Road, who armed with uckets, sponges etc.,managed to remove the paint. You are heroes. We can but hope it was a "one off" incident. If whoever committed the offence are bored, struggling, as a lot of people are during these troubled times and have nothing better to do, then I am sure there are a lot of things they could do to help people who really need help. Need I say more?
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25/06/2020 19:53:07Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
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Thanks for this note Anna. This was an awful incident and seemingly senseless like all acts of vandalism. I join you in thanking those who helped to clean off the paint off the cars and am grateful that it seems it could all be removed. I am supportive of a reinvigorated Neighbourhood Watch activity, but this depends on volunteers, so I would encourage people to come forward.
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22/06/2020 14:39:02Post reply
Name
Tim Hardwick  Email
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Does anyone have a golf trolley for sale or hire? I can collect.
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22/06/2020 08:07:24Post reply
Name
alex  Email
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Wanted: 180 ohm resistors. Is there any electronics hobbyists out there who could help me with my lock down project. I need 4 x 180 ohm resistors. I'm happy to remove them from their existing circuit board if necessary, all good soldering iron practice for me as I come to grips with a new skill.(180 ohm = Brown, Grey, Brown, Gold- I think). Thanks.
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20/06/2020 10:12:03Post reply
Name
Ajmal  Email
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Hello fellow villagers. If anyone is interested in buying a 2011 Audi A3 then please message me for more details. I also have an old PC which is free to a good home. Comes with power chord only. Good for browsing or word processing. Thanks
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18/06/2020 11:07:48Post reply
Name
Dave Bowen  Email
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It is awful to see the damage the recent flood water has caused to the village. We know only too well the effects of flooding with our proximity to the river. However, in this case it would seem the drains were not able to cope with such a torrential downpour. I have been told by OCC that they do routine drain cleaning only once every FOUR years. Here is the OCC response in April this year to my Freedom of Information request: “I can confirm to you that, in fact, there has been no change in policy. The Council’s arrangements have been and remain as follows: All gullies, catch-pits and offlets are emptied once every four years. Each FixMyStreet enquiry is assessed based on several factors, one such factor being the potential for property flooding, while recognising that there is not enough budget to be able to resolve all the drainage defects we have on the network, which therefore require prioritisation.” If I was one of the residents or businesses flooded I would be rightly seeking answers and compensation from OCC given the lack of preventative maintenance in this area.
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08/06/2020 13:14:29Post reply
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PEGGY BRODIE  Email
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Stolen in Whitchurch on Thames In the very early hours of Monday morning. Stolen from behind the art gallery. Anybody having any ccctv info. maybe between Sunday 11pm - Monday 6am. The car: Red and Gold Mark 1 Escort Replica. would have been on a trailer possibly.. Reward given for any information given towards the recovery.Thank you Peggy and David Brodie
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06/06/2020 13:58:01Post reply
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Sally and Pete Woolhouse  Email
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Thank you Whitchurch! We were really pleased to be chosen for The Whitchurch Award this year, and would like to express our thanks to The Whitchurch Society for sponsoring this award and to the Parish Council for selecting us. We are very fortunate to live in and be part of such a friendly community.
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04/06/2020 18:27:08Post reply
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Summer Hardy  Email
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Hi! I hope everyone's keeping safe during this hard time. I've just recently turned 14 so am looking to make some extra pocket money. I am happy to dog walk as we have two dogs at home & would walk them along Hartslock Bridleway for as long as you want. During the week I could do from 7.30am to 8.30am, 6.15pm to 7pm in the evenings & anytime at weekends. If interested please email me @ hardysummer@icloud.com . I'd like to charge £7.50 an hour.
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04/06/2020 13:35:24Post reply
Name
Alexa  Email
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Does anyone have any spare small/medium plastic plant pots they don't need that I could pick up? I have rather more seedlings to pot on than I'd imagined and have run out!
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04/06/2020 15:40:38Post reply
Name
Alexa  Email
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Looks like I'll be picking up all I need tomorrow - many thanks!
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02/06/2020 20:44:57Post reply
Name
Elizabeth  Email
Comments
Telegraph cucumber seedlings seek new home in a greenhouse
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02/06/2020 20:42:01Post reply
Name
Elizabeth  Email
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Second attempt as first chucked off as spam!! What a cheek. In response to the piece re litter on green. I picked up an amount of rubbish including a dog waste bag complete with waste and picnic debris on Monday morning. Also noted the.burnt grass.by the goals - shame people can't BBQ without causing unnecessary damage.
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01/06/2020 21:05:55Post reply
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Hilary Jensen  Email
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I have some tomato plants (8) if anyone wants them (some or all!). They will need repotting and daily watering, but there will be lots of tomatoes by August.
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02/06/2020 08:31:04Post reply
Name
Hilary Jensen  Email
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All gone to young Whitchurch gardeners!
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02/06/2020 09:20:06Post reply
Name
Hilary Jensen  Email
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All gone! Thank you for the interest!
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01/06/2020 11:22:30Post reply
Name
Victoria   Email
Comments
The Whitchurch toll bridge will be re opening on Monday 8th June
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30/05/2020 14:26:04Post reply
Name
Allan Scriven  Email
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FOR SALE Cantilever sun shade. Cream colour. Approximately eight feet across. The. base needs a firm fixing or can be weighted. £50. Phone 9842224
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29/05/2020 22:31:25Post reply
Name
Felipa House  Email
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For sale: Ladies' small Raleigh 'Mantis' mountain bike. Good condition. £50. Photo & further details from Felipa (fmthouse@waitrose.com).
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26/05/2020 17:21:04Post reply
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Jim Donahue  Email
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Anyone interested in little self-isolation work painting the phonebox on the High Street? The Parish Council has been trying to get this painted for some time and things haven't worked out with the weather and then lockdown. We have budget approved for this, just need a willing painter. We would also like to get the old mail storage box next to it removed as it has not served a function for several years other than being an eyesore on the High Street. Know anyone that might be interested in this job?
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21/06/2020 21:34:17Post reply
Name
Emma  Email
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Well done to the volunteer who did this. The phone box is looking very smart now!
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23/06/2020 11:31:23Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
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You can thanks Allan Scriven for this. He volunteered his time and even the paint. He also did this about 6 years ago.
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26/05/2020 15:38:28Post reply
Name
Jim Donahue  Email
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I just wanted to let everyone know that representatives from a company call Asset Heritage Consulting will be making an initial visit to the village on Wednesday 27th May as part of the Conservation Area Appraisal we have hired them to work on. An up to date, detailed CAA will allow us to record the historic buildings, walls, and trees, etc that we value in the village as part of the Conservation Area. This will help inform future planning applications to help us better manage change in the village. They wanted someone to let everyone know they are coming as they have had complaints in the past where people thought they were burglars, checking out buildings.
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23/05/2020 18:27:48Post reply
Name
Hilary Jensen  Email
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I have four jigsaws to give away. If anyone wants them, let me know and I will reply directly to you with my address and leave outside - carefully wiped with sanitizer cloth!
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23/05/2020 22:44:49Post reply
Name
Hilary Jensen  Email
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They have all gone already!
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19/05/2020 11:57:51Post reply
Name
alex  Email
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Wanted: Broken large screen LED/LCD TV (not the old massive CRT boxes). If anyone has such a TV I would be happy to take away. I want to use it for a diy project to break the lock-down boredom. I don't need any of the electrics, its only the frame I need.
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12/05/2020 16:21:48Post reply
Name
Anna
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HAVE YOU LOST SOME KEYS and/or A MOBILE PHONE?? Two keys on a key ring found on Whitchurch Toll Bridge. Mobile phone found by the railway bridge by the Working Mens' club on Sunday. Please phone 01189 841234.
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12/05/2020 11:42:25Post reply
Name
Alexa  Email
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Hi everyone, at this time of year the plants are growing fast and the Green Team would usually be holding regular working parties to keep our green spaces looking good. Individual volunteers are working when they can on different tasks across the village, but we need your help! If you can help with any of these tasks whilst sticking to current government guidance it would be much appreciated - just let me know what you are doing so we don't duplicate :) The flower beds at the entrance to Wallingscote Drive (where the boat used to be) need weeding. If anyone has the time to pick out the wild geranium in the beds by the walls it would be much appreciated. I can provide pictures so you know which ones to pick! You may have noticed that the West side of the High Street and also Swanston Field have had weed killer applied by the council contractor a couple of weeks ago. If you are able to pull up any of the weeds that have died back that would be brilliant. If you can help with any part of this it would be much appreciated!
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09/05/2020 20:32:34Post reply
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Graham Dednum  Email
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THANK YOU All at the FB, not on furlough, want to thank villagers for their tremendous support since we introduced our takeaway food offering. We recognise there is significant competition but supporting the village businesses is of vital importance to all owners and helps to ensure we will be here for all after this pandemic is at a controlled level enabling a re-opening. We will continue to offer Pizza and Burgers on a Friday and Saturday evening but may well introduce some additional dishes. Again, thank you to all for your support, greatly appreciated.
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09/05/2020 10:10:41Post reply
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Tess and Scarlet Higley  Email
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We are writing a project on V.E. day for school. We would like to ask if anyone has any newspapers from Thursday or Friday they no longer need that we could have. Our mummy is happy to pick these up. Thank you.
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08/05/2020 15:38:49Post reply
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Roy pople  Email
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I have some rare old maps for sale. One shows Pangbourne ( incl southern tip of Whichurch ) in 1912 and the other is the northern part of Whitchurch . They are both 42"x27" and framed . They show individual houses and gardens but what makes them totally unique is that they have hand written govt land/plot sales with dates and prices . I am looking for £125 each for these one off maps. I do have many others ( unframed and less detail ) around that area and Oxfordshire they will sell from £30 plus p&p Please contact me if you would like further details .