Fundraising Lunch for the Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch

Saturday 29th September at Nettlebed Village Club 12 TIL 2pm Fundraising Lunch.  All funds raised go to help run the for the Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch. Pop along for a chat with neighbours and help support this special cause. Any donations for the raffle, cake sale, tombola or table top sale gratefully received.  Please contact alisimmons76@icloud.com or call 01491 641972 for more info or to donate....
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Free trial sessions at Studio One!

We have a limited number of free trial sessions for Pilates matwork, Group Reformer, Yoga, Sound therapy, Tai Chi and Adult Ballet at Studio One, Nettlebed throughout September.   We also have a new remedial Pilates and stretch classes starting in October and three available free trials are available on Friday mornings.   Caroline, our new Reflexologist is offering a 20% discount on your first treatment with her during September only in our treatment room.   Studio One is introducing more instructors to their team each month. We are currently looking at after school kids fitness and dance classes and an Adult Contemporary Dance class.   Our new web site will be up and running soon with all our new classes and therapies. Meanwhile, our current web site is www.studioone.uk.com for more info.   To chat about any of our services, please call Sarah (Studio Owner) for more details: 077345 33731....
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Nettlebed Brownie pack places available.

From Jane Lewis jane.lewis@port.ac.uk  We currently have a few places at the  Ist Nettlebed Brownie pack. Brownies offer a varied and fun programme of activities for girls aged  between 7 and 10.  If your daughter is interested in joining Brownies please register with the Girl Guiding UK  website  https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/information-for-parents/register-your-daughter/...
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Talk by Sir Michael Willcocks, KCB, CVO

"From the Army to the  Houses of Parliament with Sir Michael Willcocks, KCB, CVO"   Wednesday, 26th September 2018 at the Village Hall Russell's Water. 7 pm for 7.30 pm   Join us for a fascinating evening by a master story teller who will share with us some of his rich lifetime of experience as a high ranking officer in the British Army and as Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to the Houses of Parliament.  This is an opportunity not to be missed. Tickets £10, to include a complementary glass of wine.  Payment on the door on the night.  To secure your place, contact Kate Hudson on 01491 638883, or email kate.hudson@henley.com ...
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Patterson family photos about 1911 – seeking descendants

Email received from Alison Souster  I am looking through old inherited photos and have a number that belonged to my great aunt of people I don’t have any personal connection with, but the family seems to have lived in Nettlebed - possibly early in the 20th century and definitely in 1911.  I wondered if it might be possible for you to ask if the family has any relatives still in the area who I might be able to forward the photos to as I am unable to keep them much longer. The family surname is Patterson, and there were three daughters: Rosamund, Linda and Betty. I attach a sample of the photos - please share if you wish.  I have others too. I believe, from an Ancestry record, that one of them may have died in Banbury in 1969 (or possibly their mother?).  It would be very much appreciated if you could share this message and let me know of any feedback? Many thanks...
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News from SODC – grants available, etc

Is your electric blanket safe? Get your electric blanket checked by Oxfordshire County Council Trading Standards and Fire and Rescue: 3 October - Thame Town Hall 17 October - Didcot Fire Station Testing is free, all you need to do is book in advance by contacting the county council on 01865 898642 or by email. New grants to help voluntary groups The council has launched a pilot grants scheme to give voluntary groups the chance to apply for grants to support them to recruit volunteers. Community groups have told us that one of the biggest obstacles they face when trying to attract volunteers is finding money to meet training, transport and insurances costs, so we've set aside £25,000 to provide financial support. Small voluntary groups can apply for a grant of between £250 and £750 to help cover costs. The grant scheme is being trialled and could be extended in the future, depending on its success in helping to improve the district's voluntary sector. To...
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A public meeting on the future of the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed

A public meeting on the future of the Sue Ryder Hospice in Nettlebed will take place at Henley Town Hall on Monday, August 20 from 7.30pm. Holly Spiers, Sue Ryder’s executive director of hospices and fund-raising, will attend the meeting and answer questions. Representatives of the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group may also be there. As reported inthe Henley Standard http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/sue-ryder-/129237/date-set-for-meeting-on-hospice-closure.html   ...
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A 60’s & 70’s night to include ABBA at the Village Club

A 60’s & 70’s night to include ABBA at the Village Club on Saturday July 28th at 8.30. Live music by Bonnie & David for dancing or listening. Tickets are £8 for members and £10 for non-members. Can be bought from the bar or on the night . The Club is always there for your events, please support ours to help this to carry on. All proceeds will go to the Club Building Fund. Enquiries 01491 641617 or 01189345960...
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