Help needed for the Good Neighbour Scheme

The Nettlebed and District Good Neighbour Scheme needs some volunteers to help with a number of tasks - can you spare a few minutes to support the village? If you would like to know more, please call Jim McWhirter on 641609 or 07989 650027 or email jimhmcw@me.com Many thanks. Helping at the coffee morning at 10 am on the third Tuesday of every month for a couple of hours in the Village Club.Helping at the lunch at 12 noon on the first Tuesday of every month for a couple of hours in the Village Club.Organising the shopping bus for the elderly which goes to Henley once a week. Involves phoning the passengers and emailing the list to the drivers.Organising the village oil buying group. Use of a spreadsheet such as Excel essential.General administration of the Good Neighbour Scheme. Not an onerous task. Only one meeting a year!Editor for the community website - general updating and managing NNN - the...
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Temporary Road Closure in Catslip – 17th April

There is a private road closure at Henley-on-Thames (Nettlebed), Fernleigh and Hawthorn House, Catslip, RG9 5BL. As the road is not owned by OCC and it is a private road; so OCC TTRO team hasn’t processed this application. But as the road will be closed and a diversion will be needed to be followed for the time of closure. The location, dates and diversion of the closure as bellow: LOCATION:   Henley-on-Thames   (Nettlebed), Fernleigh and Hawthorn House, Catslip, RG9 5BL REASON:       X2 new water connection DURATION:  Starting on 17th April 2019 The anticipated completion date is 25th April 2019  (Any time 24 hours full closure) (Traffic Regulation Notices cover a maximum of 5 consecutive days) ACCESS:       Limited access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for frontages within the closed section of road, subject to the progress of the works SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: The alternative routes for traffic are via a combination of Catslip – A4130 – catslip and vice-versa. View map ...
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Who was the Landlord at The Red Lion in 1782?

Dear Sir or Madam, For a while I have been dealing with Karl Philipp Moritz, a German writer who travelled through England in 1782 (http://hp-plass.jimdo.com). From June 22nd to June 23rd he stayed in Nettlebed. In all probability the inn where he lodged was The Red Lion. Moritz states that the innkeeper was called Illing. Could you acknowledge that a man named Illing ran The Red Lion in June 1782? If not, I would be grateful for information who could answer my question. In advance, I express my thanks for your efforts. Regards, Hans-Peter Plaß hanspeter.plass@gmail.com ...
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Have you got information about Smillies Farm, Nettlebed?

Smillies Farm, Nettlebed. I’m looking for any information, photos or memories anyone might have of the R. Smillie and Sons farm at Manor Farm, Nettlebed adjacent to the church. The farm was the dairy for the village until the 1970’s and delivered milk around the village and possibly to surrounding areas. I'd love to know if anyone remembers the farmer, the farm as it ran in those days, or anything else at all.....! many thanks Patrick. pthamory@gmail.com ...
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