On 14th June Jenny Mallin will be the speaker in Faringdon Corn Exchange. Jenny has recently spoken on Woman’s Hour, Her topic is “A Grandmother’s Legacy” about five generations of her family who lived In India during the British Raj. The talk will be a visual and engaging presentation with family stories, history and recipes included. Refreshments are available after the talk, All members are welcome but visitors will be required to pay £1.50. Further details are available on www.faringdondistrictu3a.wordpress.com or from the chairman, Margaret Brown on 01367 615 385.
We're planning some building work at Stonevale and we are interested in experiences (good and bad) ref local building companies. We want to use local builders if possible. All replies will be treated in confidence and not shared with anyone else, so if you put a note through our letterbox, it will go no further.
“Lovely weather…………….for Burglars!”
We’ve all been enjoying the sunshine recently, but with the nice weather comes opportunities for thieves.
Did you know that a large number of burglaries reported to us have no signs of a forced entry?
Many burglars target homes with open doors and windows during the summer months, they rely on people forgetting to lock doors or windows that have been left open during the day for ventilation.
Here’s some straightforward advice to help you, help us to reduce burglary.
The Op Monitor team is working hard to reduce burglary and to target and convict the callous criminals who commit this type of crime. We need your help, remember that you can contact us with information regarding burglary in confidence via 101, or via Crime Stoppers on 0800555111.
Peter (Lee) and I (Pat Cook) will be working in the Remembrance Garden on Sunday from 9.30am onwards for a couple of hours. Where Peter strimmed before he went on his visit to Australia the wild flowers are gaining ground. We want to extend this and clear another area. Peter has already mown the paths so our main targets will be the brambles and nettles that threaten to choke the flowers out.
We want to make this garden a real pleasure for everyone to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet and the view. Ian Burn generously donated the money to get the project started and we don't want this to be lost. People have donated bulbs and shrubs and we are adding other plantings and trying to create the conditions for the wild flowers already in the churchyard or in the field boundaries to migrate into the garden. It takes a considerable amount of work and we don't have funds to spend on paying people to do this so we need volunteers to help us.
If anyone has a little time to spare on Sunday and would be willing to join us, we would be very grateful. Help either with another strimmer or just to rake up and remove the debris would be great. We have formed a group of volunteers who are willing to come and help whenever they can, and these have been emailed about Sunday's work. If you would like to be added to that list, please just come on Sunday morning or email Pat Cook on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The total made at TEAS for the last financial year 2017-18 was £1,117.
A huge thank you to all who support it. All the money went to the PARK for it’s upkeep.
Thank you to everyone in the village for welcoming artweeks again this year. So many people were involved in so many different ways, eating in the cafe, buying plants, visiting the artists, cooking, donating food, donating money, growing plants, working in the cafe and BBQ. You were a great team - thank you all.
PS we raised a good amount of money for the Church, Park, Reading Room and Community Fund - totals to come in next week's newsletter.
National Trust Estates Dates:
The next listening session is Tuesday 19th June in Great Coxwell Reading Room
Weds 6th June - The Mercy (12A)
(2017- Biography, Drama)
The incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 1968. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times
Director: James Marsh
Stars: Colin Firth, Rachael Weisz, David Thewlis
Film duration: 1 hour 52 mins (no interval)
Free tea/coffee and a biscuit
Matinee Club @ The Regent Cinema, The Corn Exchange, Faringdon
Doors open 12.30pm, film starts at 1pm
Tickets in advance £4 from Faringdon Information Centre / £5 on the door
Matinee Club Membership - Just £24 for 12 films (inc half price pre-booked Blockbuster evening cinema tickets)
Friday 29th June - Darkest Hour (PG)
(2017 - Biography, Drama, History)
Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation
Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James
Film duration: 2 hours 5 mins (plus 15 min interval)
Blockbuster @ The Regent Cinema, The Corn Exchange, Faringdon
Doors open 7.00pm, film starts at 7.30pm
Tickets in advance £3 U18s, £4 Adult, £10 Family from Faringdon Information Centre
Tickets on door £4 U18s, £5 Adult, £11 Family
For more info or to join the mailing list, please visit our website www.faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk/regent-cinema-2
Tickets can be bought in advance from Faringdon Information Centre, 5 Market Square, Faringdon SN7 7HL
Many thanks for helping to promote Faringdon's community cinema.
With kind regards
Faringdon Regent Cinema
Tel: 01367 240281
Thank you to all the children who came and painted flags for the bunting in the Reading Room. It was great to see so many of you there. TEAS went very well too and we raised £175 for the Park, thank you all.
Dear neighbours around Stonevale,
We get a visit every night from a big black cat with a beautiful fluffy tail. He comes in through our cat flap between 11 and early morning hours and eats all of our cat’s food. He is very clever, and even opens the dry food container to help himself. We started to lock the cat flap at night, but then our cat cannot get out, and wakes us all up at 2 am with howling. We are now forced to keep it open again, but this morning, all of the cat food has gone again and the container has been opened. Katherine was woken up with the culprit's scratching while opening the container, all after I had to let our cat out at 1.30 this morning.
We know how he looks, because we caught him in the act a couple of times. Would it be possible for the owner (if you know who you are), to really feed your cat up, and possibly keep him indoors for a few nights to retrain him? It is getting expensive and we really need uninterrupted sleep! We don’t really want to go to the lengths of changing cat flaps etc..
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