What's On in The Hendreds from Friday 29th May 2020

For reliable information see the NHS website

If you need help

with shopping, collecting prescriptions, collecting post
or anything else, do contact your Community Friend,
whose name and contact details appear on the mini
Bulletin that was dropped through your letterbox this week.
If you don't have those details, email events@hendred.org
or call Charles on 835014 with the name of your street.

Route 1 - Cycle Route - Wantage to Harwell
Walking on the paths outside the village, you will have noticed
signs warning of footpath and bridleway closures during the
coming months.
This is because of the implementation of Route 1 of the
Science Vale Cycling network between Wantage and Harwell.
You can see details of the route on the Oxfordshire County
Council's website, at

Tin Hut Cycles
Further to the Bike Drop in sessions on Saturday 30th May
at the Hive Hut (the Old Tin Hut) from 2-4pm with test rides
on the EV assist converted bike.
Local resident and owner of Tin Hut Cycles, Greg, will be at
Snells Hall on Saturday 6th June from 2-4pm with
Hendred Environment Group, carrying out Free Bike Health Checks
and getting will have some advice and products to help you
cycle more and enjoy the great outdoors on two wheels safely.
Plus in line with all things refillable and reducing waste,
Tin Hut Cycles have become a Muc-Off Ambassador business and
will have one of their “refill” stands for Bike Cleaner!
(Saves plastic and money)
If you would like to book a slot for 6th June please email -
Dig out your old bike and let’s get pedalling together.

Hendreds Tennis Club

The tennis courts at Hendreds Sports Club in East Hendred are open for
singles play, or doubles within one household, in accordance with LTA
Covid 19 guidelines which are on display at the club.
Priority online court booking is available for members and new members
are very welcome!
We cannot currently offer full membership benefits of club sessions,
tournaments, matches and other events, so the Committee is offering
50% discount on membership this year: £22.50 for individuals,
£45 for families and £5 for juniors.
As well as online booking, membership will also get you access to a
What’s App group to arrange games and we are also hoping to arrange
a tennis ladder.
Full membership benefits will then be offered as soon as we are allowed.
You can apply online to become a member and get more information on the
club at www.hendredstennis.co.uk

Pizza Van on Wednesday Evenings!
4 to 8:30pm at Snells Hall car park.
Pre-order from Monday morning and pay for delicious
pizza by calling 07789 722138
You will be given an agreed time when you can
safely collect your pizza from a table by the van.
More details and the menu are on
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/infinespirit/

Animal Spotting
Hidden around the village are knitted items for
children and adults to find.
The list of items is growing each day: Hungry Caterpillar,
mushrooms, Dandelion Doc, bees, gargoyle, 
bacon and egg face, ladybirds, owl, butterfly,
two nudes, snails, more caterpillars, monkey,
chickens, rats, mole, Pirate Pete and ice cream.
Each day new items are added - they are all over!

Oxfordshire Artweeks Festival is now Online
A selection of great art, dozens of video tours
and a different virtual art trail every day.
Browse from home until 25th May.
Visit  www.artweeks.org

Drayton Waste and Recycling Centre
is open, but the queue is horrendous!
If you can delay your visit by a week or two,
you might save yourself an hour in the queue.

Local Sources of Food, Drink and Other Items
The following local shops and businesses are open
and can provide food and drink and other
items either for local collection or home delivery:

Hendred Stores and Post Office

The stores and post office stock fruit and vegetables, bread, eggs, bacon
and cheese as well as all the usual biscuits, tinned food etc.
A hand sanitising station is provided just outside the door
and to enable distancing, only two people are allowed into
the shop at a time.

The Hive Hut offers sustainable, eco-friendly and low carbon-mile products,
based out of the Old Tin Hut on Newbury Road.
Currently offering weekly essentials from local suppliers for contactless
collection or home delivery – including flowers, bakery and fruit & veg boxes.
Email thehivehut@gmail.com or book 1:1 refill appointments at
@thehivehut on Facebook

Brookleas Fish Farm - for fresh and preserved trout. Call 820500 or
   email brookleas@hotmail.com for more information.

Ardington Bakery - 01235 835194 or www.ardingtonbakery.co.uk

Hendred Vineyard
- Sparkling, white and rose wines.
Mail order "click and collect" available - email: hendredvineyard@hotmail.com

Old Farm Shop
- Offers home-delivered fruit and veg boxes.
   Call 831 247 or email  theoldfarmshop@aol.com

Q Gardens
is open and operating a strict policy of access so make sure you follow them on
   Facebook - email - info@qgardensfarmshop.co.uk

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Mathews and Son come to High Street on Wednesdays at noon
and then go on to Coulings Close near Smiths Rickyard. 
They supply fresh fruit and vegetables and some other
You can pre-order from them by emailing
mathewsandson@hotmail.co.uk and you can collect
your order from them on Wednesday.
Card payments are accepted.
Telephone: 01235 848239 Mobile: 07958 534183

The Wantage Family Butchers
can do home delivery and has all
the essentials, including pies and sauces
- call 01235 226666

The Wheatsheaf
pub is offering a lunchtime and dinner take away -
 call Bill and Carmel on 01235 833 229, prices from £5

Tin Hut Cycle Services, in East Hendred, have finally opened

(but delayed due to some recent events).
It’s been fantastic seeing everyone out on their bikes, and
we are offering a Free Bike Health Check to make sure you
are safe. Plus we have a set price list for services and
e-bike services (including conversions) are available.
Bikes can be collected and dropped back within the OX12 area.
You can find us on Facebook just search “Tin Hut Cycle Services”
Plus spares and parts available if your a seasoned cyclist.
Just email - tinhutcycles@gmail.com

Family Yoga and Bedtime Yoga
Emma Horwill is running free Family Yoga and Bedtime Yoga classes on Zoom
plus regular videos and mindful activities for the children.
Please Emma's Facebook page:
and send any questions to her kidsyogawithemma@gmail.com

Take part in Love to Move online; British Gymnastics Foundation
Exercise is very important,
- particularly when we can't leave the house!
The BGF has produced a really good, practical video of exercises
mainly aimed at older people.
From a sitting position you follow the set of exercises at a
sensible pace.  It's good and its free!  Find it at:

Physiotherapy Without Leaving Home

Boathouse Physiotherapy in Pangbourne are now working
remotely via the phone or video links. We are keen to
help people with any injuries, aches and pains, general
muscle or joint pains, sore joints
from delayed surgery, or women’s health issues.
We do not want people to feel stuck at home and in
pain thinking they can not get help. 
Please feel free to call us on 0118 976 7189 or visit
our website www.boathousephysiotherapy.co.uk

Help with using Microsoft Office and Windows

During this lock-down, many of us are using our computers more than ever.
If you’d like to know more about using Microsoft Office with Windows,
Tim Coe may be able to help, free of charge, in any of the following ways:
1. Help with particular problems, ‘How do I … ? ‘
2. Training on the Microsoft Office components
3. Advice on choosing between Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word
4. Tim knows most about Access, including: DAO, SQL & VBA.
For more information, please call
call Tim on 07 484 295 212

Events in Ardington and Lockinge
The Trumpeter is a monthly e-newsletter giving details of events and activities in
Ardington & Lockinge.
If you'd like to receive this, email susannaproudfoot@gmail.com and she will
add you to the mailing list.


Snells Hall Calendar
To see the calendar for Snells Hall (not much to see, at present!)
go to www.hendred.org and click on Snells Hall Calendar in the menu bar on the left.
If you have events coming up in the hall that you want to include
or that are not shown correctly, please email events@hendred.org

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