What's On in The Hendreds from Friday 3rd July 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,
If you don't have their details, email events@hendred.org
or call Charles on 835014 with the name of your street.

The Benefice of Wantage Downs - Services Online

Dear Friends, the rector is going to take a week off between
Tuesday the 30th of June and Tuesday the 7th of July inclusive..
Suggestions for Sunday Worship are:
- St James Garlickhythe, London: BCP Communion at 10.30am
- Wantage Parish: Parish Mass at 10.30am
- St Thomas’ Kensal Town, London: 11am Mass

Springline Radio Players - The 39 Steps
Springline Amateur Dramatics Society has just completed its
fourth radio play and it is available to listen to online
or downloaded at the PodBean website.
Please go to the following link:
If you would like to get involved in our radio play
adventures - worth noting that there are no lines to learn,
no costumes to wear or walking around on stage in front of
an audience - then please contact
David Hunter at DavidJHunter47@gmail.com

Snells Hall Needs New Wardens
Several people have been in touch, but we haven't yet filled this position:
We are looking for a couple to live in Snells House, which is
attached to the hall in a beautiful part of the village, and look after the hall,
which is a key village asset.
The rent is reasonable and the hall pays for the wardens to carry out
cleaning, caretaking, gardening and taking bookings and looking
after hall hirers. Wardens' duties take about 1 to 1.5 hours per day.
If you are interested, or if you know someone who might be, please email
snellshall@hendred.org or call Charles on 835014 for an informal chat.

Covid-19 Research - Can you help?

Covid-19 causes unique cough patterns.
Analysing the sound of enough coughs of people who have the illness
could enable the production of a system that could instantly diagnose
covid-19 from the sound of a cough of an infected person.
If you are suffering from covid-19 and would like to take part in the
development of such a system by "donating your cough" see

It’s Plastic Free July
and what better time to make some changes to your
buying habits?
The Hive Hut on Newbury Road has plenty of plastic-free
alternatives as well as zero waste refills on tap.
Plus we are delighted to announce that Tin Hut Cycles
(tinhutcycles@gmail.com) now has a Muc-Off Bike cleanser
refill station too!
Save plastic and money this July as we are offering
20% off ALL refills every time you bring your own bottle!
Follow @TheHiveHut on Facebook for daily tips and facts
about reducing plastic use.
Or read more in our newsletter and subscribe for daily
content in July!
Let’s make The Hendreds a Plastic free Community!

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!

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.
Open Saturdays 8 to 1pm,  Sundays 12 to 3pm
Some details from http://eepurl.com/g5Njjn
Fresh Bakery Items from MarcoPolo - reserve or just drop by!
Flowers from Ann Laing (£10/15 or £20 bunches)

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 - 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

Eyston Arms Takeaway
The Eyston Arms is now offering delicious food to take away.
Daily, except Sunday and Monday evenings.
Collection is from 5 to 8pm.
Place your order by phone on the day you require the food,
from 2pm up to 1 hour before you want to collect it.
You can see the menu and full details at

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

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