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The Winners are . . . . . .

The latest draw for the St. Michael’s Centre 100 Club took place last week, with the numbers selected by Sue and Richard Kent. The winners were 1st – Mary James, 2nd – David Treble, 3rd – Dianne Seabourne. If you want to join the 100 Club or would like to purchase additional numbers (just £12 per year each), simply call in at the Church Office and leave your name and contact details. Someone from the 100 Club team will be in touch. The more people who join, the greater the prize money! All profits go towards the upkeep of St. Michael’s Centre.

Donations requied

 On Thursdays and Fridays 9am-4pm, throughout December and January, Danny’s Café, 21, Church Road are taking donations in aid of the Cheltenham Open Door Charity. Donations of dried or tinned foods, (in date please), warm clothing, sleeping bags, waterproofs all welcome, (please no jumble items). 

Remember the Fallen

How many times have you looked at our War Memorial and thought
about who those young men were.

Each year all the names are read out at the service in November.

This year, to mark the 100 years since the guns fell silent in the First World War,
a Centenary Brochure has been produced to give an insight behind the names.
Just a paragrah on each name and if found a picture.

The A5 brochure is available to buy at a price of £1.50 and is available
from George Lewis Footwear and other village shops.

“When you go home tell them of us and say
for your tomorrow
we gave our today”

 

  Proceeds will go to the Woodmancote and District Royal British Legion

Village and Community Agents

Since October 2017, Village and Community Agents have become a new service which integrates the roles of the Village/Community Agents and the Social Prescribing service called Community Connectors. For information about this service contact 01452 528491. 

Help Grangefield Community Orchard

Grangefield Community Orchard is an initiative of Transition Cleeve, approved by Tewkesbury Borough Council (TBC), aiming to restore and maintain a number of fruit trees on the TBC Grangefield site next to Grangefield School in Bishops Cleeve as a community orchard, and arrange frequent fun and educational activities that involve the community. These activities will include apple juicing (this year at Court Farm on October 14th), picnics, festivals etc.
 
In order to help fund these activities we have applied, and been accepted, for the customer vote for a Bags of Help grant from Tesco. It’s a scheme which gives community projects like us grants of up to £4,000 – all raised from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco stores. We hope to put any grants we may be awarded towards orchard maintenance and apple juicing equipment. 
 
Members of the public can vote in store during September and October on who should receive the awards. As a result, all who shop in the Bishops Cleeve and Tewkesbury Stores will be given a token to put into a box at the stores to select their favourite initiative. We do encourage you to vote for our local project when you visit either of these Tesco stores.  Please encourage your friends to do the same!
 
If you want to find out about Grangefield Community Orchard and the Bags of Help Scheme please visit our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/grangefieldcommunityorchard and the Bags of Help website: www.tesco.com/carrier-bags
 
Transition Cleeve is an entirely voluntary, non-profit organisation whose objectives are to generate local awareness of the challenge of global climate change and to encourage community initiatives that generate a positive response with a consequent strengthening of community and the development of local solutions.

Street Fair was the Best So Far

And the Winners are:

The latest draw for the St. Michael’s Centre 100 Club took place last week, with the numbers selected by Chris Doody.  The winners were 1st, Dianne Seabourne, 2nd – Dianne Seabourne, 3rd, David Treble If you want to join the 100 Club or would like to purchase additional numbers (just £12 per year each), simply call in at the Church Office and leave your name and contact details. Someone from the 100 Club team will be in touch. The more people who join, the greater the prize money! All profits go towards the upkeep of St. Michael’s Centre. 

Looking to recruit new members

Gotherington Singers are looking to recruit new members. If you are interested in joining us come to one of our rehearsals and see how you like us. We are a friendly female choir  performing a wide and varied range of music, and we will give you a warm  welcome. Previous experience is not necessary. We meet every Monday evening, 7.45 to 9.30, alternating between Gotherington Village Hall and  Bethesda Methodist Church Cheltenham.  Maybe we could sing for your wedding? You, too could have "The Lord Bless You and Keep You" just like Meghan and Harry! 
For more information Call 01242 523168, or visit our website, www.gotheringtonsingers.co.uk

Gotherington Chapel

The chapel in Gotherington, founded by the Countess of Huntingdon in 1833, was offered for sale to Gotherington Parish Council earlier this year to be preserved as a community building. The village is expanding so this would have been a useful addition to the assets of the village. The situation at present is that an independent group has been formed to purchase the building, independently of the Parish Council. Significant funds have been raised since early April and a charity is being set up to purchase the building. The target for purchase has not yet been reached and if not met by early June the trust which own the building will put it up for auction. The Old Chapel Community Project are therefore seeking further donations. Anyone interested in assisting with this project can email gotheringtonoldchapel@gmail.com. Or contact 01242 674114 or 07842 180444

And the Winners are...

The latest draw for the St. Michael’s Centre 100 Club took place last week, with the numbers selected by John Doody.  The winners were 1st, Ron Andrews, 2nd Dianne Seabourne and 3rd Janet Sharpe If you want to join the 100 Club or would like to purchase additional numbers (just £12 per year each), simply call in at the Church Office and leave your name and contact details. Someone from the 100 Club team will be in touch. The more people who join, the greater the prize money! All profits go towards the upkeep of St. Michael’s Centre.

And the winners are...

The latest draw for the St. Michael’s Centre 100 Club took place last week, with the numbers selected by John Doody.  The winners were 1st, Ron Andrews, 2nd Dianne Seabourne and 3rd Janet Sharpe If you want to join the 100 Club or would like to purchase additional numbers (just £12 per year each), simply call in at the Church Office and leave your name and contact details. Someone from the 100 Club team will be in touch. The more people who join, the greater the prize money! All profits go towards the upkeep of St. Michael’s Centre. 

Call for Choristers

Calling all Choristers, Cantate Domino, a local Choir lead by Director of Music Jerry Spence  have been asked to take part in a charity concert to be held in Christchurch  on April 7 on behalf of Sue Ryder. The Concert is called "Songs from the Heart". Cantate Domino will be singing "We are Marching" as everyone makes a procession up the aisle, our main piece on our own will be an arrangement of the last movement of Saint Saen’s' Organ Symphony set to the words of the Gloria and  "You raise me up" as a finale. Pamoja Gospel choir will also be taking part as will Onyx, who are a talented girl band who play a variety of music.  Rehearsals will be, at St. Nicolas Church, Swindon Lane GL50 4PA, on Saturday mornings March 10, 17, 24, 31h and April 7 if needed (day of the concert). All rehearsals from 1130 to 1230 for more information contact [www.cantatedomino.org.uk] or telephone 07973 620581

Local Award Scheme Started

Bishop’s Cleeve Parish Council has launched an Annual Young Peoples Award Scheme.
The aim is to formally recognise the efforts of many young people in the area who make a valuable contribution to the community either by fund raising, volunteering, being a Carer, overcoming a personal disability or helping others to do so. There will be two categories 6-12yrs and 13-19yrs. Each winner will receive a £100 voucher, runners up £50, plus medals and framed certificates. The winners will be invited to the Village Fair in June. If you know of anyone deserving of this award please contact the Parish Office  01242 67440 or E-mail clerk@bishopscleevepc.org

Food Bank

 
St. Michael’s Hall, hosts the North Cotswold Foodbank sessions every Friday 9.45-11.15am. Donations to the foodbank can be left at Bishop’s Cleeve Parish Council Office, hours of opening Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9am-3pm, Wednesdays 10am-3pm. 
The North Cotswold Foodbank is now looking for Volunteers to help with this important work. Can you spare a few hours on a Tuesday or Friday morning, if so please either visit or contact the St. Michael’s Centre office on 01242 673612 

Happy Birthday Cleeve Harmony

Cleeve Harmony is now in its 5th birthday year. Cleeve Harmony is a ladies only choir, we sing a wide range of songs, from classic ballads to pop songs.  The Choir meets every Wednesday in the Tithe Barn Bishop’s Cleeve at 7.30pm. Come along if you fancy joining us. We have a lot of fun, it's not essential to read music!” we welcome ladies of all ages and abilities.

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