OVO Women’s Tour cycling race passes through Nettlebed on 12th June

On 12 June, around 100 elite women cyclists will be making their way through our region.  Starting at 10.30am from Henley the race will come into our district throughout the morning.  You should expect to see the rolling road closures prior to the cyclists coming at these approximate times and locations:10.30am at Henley10.54am at Watlington11.40am at Goring11.55am at Crowmarsh11.57am at Wallingford12.10pm at DidcotFor the full route and more details please see the OVO Energy Women's Tour website.Thousands of cycling fans are expected to visit our area to watch the race ...
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Fly Tipping Problems in Nettlebed Woods

Flytipping We'd be grateful if anyone who witnessed flytipping in the woods around Nettlebed recently could let us know. Or if you recognise your bathroom tiles! We've had two serious flytips in the past fortnight, one just off the B481, diagonally opposite the Sue Ryder turn off and one further down that same lane (pictures attached). We also have some serial litterers - one person who throws milk cartons daily, another scatters the Henley Standard, plus Peperami-man/woman - and would love to identify the people responsible. We're really grateful to the wonderful locals who regularly pick up litter and let us know when more industrial flytipping occurs. Any info please get in touch with Karen at the Nettlebed Estate Office 01491 641 205,  office@nettlebedestate.com ...
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Open letter from the Bishop of Oxford

March 2019 Brendan Bailey was Rector in these parishes and he and his family formed many deep and lasting relationships. I want to thank Brendan for his ministry in these parishes. The last few years of Brendan’s ministry in these benefices were especially difficult for a variety of reasons and Brendan became ill. The Diocese and Brendan are seeking to work together to learn for the future benefit of the Church from this situation. Following appropriate treatment, Brendan is now making a recovery. The Bailey family has been worshipping at St Mary’s, Purley-on-Thames since June 2017 and from last summer, Brendan has been officially exercising his ministry. Brendan has been licensed as an Associate Minister at St Mary’s Church, Purley from 1 March 2019 and will be working alongside the Rector, Revd David Archer. I hope you will join me in praying for Brendan in this new chapter of his ministry and also for Lucy, Elinor and Ben. Bishop Steven Church House Oxford Langford Locks Kidlington Oxford OX5 1GF Telephone...
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Invitation

I would like to extend an invitation to anyone who knew my husband Mike to join us at 2 Grove Lane Cottages (grounds of the Sue Ryder Home) on Saturday 11 May from 2pm onwards to raise a glass or two and celebrate his life. It would be helpful with regard to catering if you could let me know if you will be attending. With best wishes Jenny Poole nettlebedmumma@gmail.com 07944 606212 ...
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History of Nettlebed School grounds

Nettlebed Community School would love your help learning more about the history of the grounds of the school. What can you remember? Do you have information that you're willing to share? Old stories to tell? The school are particularly interested in understanding what the walled garden used to be, we have heard this was once a kitchen garden... Do you have any old maps/aerial maps and/or photos that could be shared with us and the children? This information will be so useful to our geography topics this term as well as to Forest School which is being developed on-site. Many thanks in advance for your support. To respond to this request please email Emily Edwards, Forest School Leader: emilyruthgroves@me.com  ...
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Social prescribing now available

What is social prescribing?  It is a way in which we can help you to link with a range of local, non-medical activities, opportunities and support that can improve your health and help you to ‘live life to the full’. These activities, opportunities and support are typically provided by locally based, voluntary and community sector organisations. What activities could I do?   • Cream teas to pub lunches• Exercise classes to walk & talks• Cinema clubs to social afternoons• Bereavement support and befriending• Help with transport or opportunities to volunteer The Community Information Network works within your community and can help to connect you to all the different services, activities, opportunities and support that exists locally. Whether you need help at home, want to discover more about local activities or find out about benefits and support services that exist we can help you. Our aim is to work with you to support you to live as independently as possible.  How could this improve my health?   We know that being...
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Sue Ryder needs volunteer receptionists

We are looking for a few volunteer Receptionists at the Sue Ryder Hospice, Nettlebed. We need people to cover pm shifts on Fridays and am/pm shifts on Sats/Suns on a rota basis. Each shift is a max of 4 hours. Duties include greeting visitors, answering the telephone and some basic computer work. A caring, sensitive personality is essential. If you or any of your friends are interested please contact Dawn Phillips onEmail:- dawn.phillips1156@gmail.com or tel. 07785 286754 ...
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RBL Tour to the RAF Museum

Nettlebed Royal British Legion have organised a Tour to the RAF Museum, Hendon on Thursday 11th July 2019 The cost is £15.00. Entrance to the museum is free of charge. We will leave Nettlebed Bus Shelter at 9.30 am, returning at approximately 6.00 pm.  If you would like to reserve your place, please contact  Colin Malcolmson on 01491 641 260 or e-mail malco.northend@gmail.com.  Alternatively send your details and your cheque made payable to Nettlebed RBL to “Little Green”, The Green, Nettlebed, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 5AX   ...
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