What's On in The Hendreds from Friday 25th November 2022

Church Services:

Sunday 27th November
9:30am Holy Trinity, West Hendred, Holy Communion (CW)
11:00am Holy Trinity, Ardington, Holy Communion (BCP)

St Mary's Catholic Church, East Hendred
5pm Ecumenical Advent Carols and Readings


Roots & Shoots Community Hub Diary

Snells Hall, East Hendred (unless stated differently):

Friday 25th November

Community Kitchen Take-away

Monday 28th November - HEG Larder 4-5:30pm - Snells Hall
To join click here
Cinnamon Cafe - 2-6pm

Tuesday 29th November

Community Kitchen Take-away - 5:30 to 6:30pm
Please bring your own containers.
To book your meal or for more information, email


The Hosepipe Ban has been Lifted
The somewhat damper weather has
brought the welcome end of the ban on
the use of hosepipes.



Come and join our open, friendly, welcoming Group
to play board games of all types on a Friday evening.
I will bring a variety of games, some you may have
heard of, others you will not have.
Message me on: 07881 950400 or maxwellgilbert@me.com  
if you would like me to add you to the group Whattsapp.
Please do message or email so that I know how many
are coming.
On Friday 24th November, meet at the Wheatsheaf,
starting at 6:30pm.
Looking forward to meeting you,

Hendred Vineyard - Allins Lane, East Hendred
Vineyard open Saturdays 26th November and
17th December for drop in tastings of this
year’s wines anytime between 2 and 5pm.
50th anniversary gift box now available!
Click and collect from the vineyard at
your convenience https://hendredvineyard.co.uk/

Foraged & Natural Materials Christmas Wreath Workshop
Saturday 3 December 9:15 to 11:30  or
Wednesday 7 December 9:30 to 11:45 at the Eyston Arms
Come along and make your Christmas wreath using
foraged and natural materials.
Foraged material (ivy, evergreen, berries, holly,
laurel, seedheads, cones) and natural materials
(feathers, fruit, nuts) supplied plus a natural wreath
base and jute twine, but feel free to bring anything
of your own choosing. You’ll also need a pair of
secateurs or strong scissors. Outside, so dress for
the weather!
We ask for a £25 donation to BAAA to cover costs of
coffee and materials.
If you’d like to join us, please contact
Hil on 07767364986 or email hildorling@gmail.com
for further details.

Christmas Carols
The traditional Christmas Tree and the Crib
at the Champs Chapel Museum will be lit up
on Sunday, 4th December at 5pm.
There will be mulled wine and mince pies.
A collection will be taken for the museum.

The Reservoir Threat is Back

In developing their water supply plans for the future,
Thames Water is again seeking to build a massive
reservoir at Steventon.
GARD - the Group Against Reservoir Development
was highly effective in opposing the reservoir
and getting permission for it refused in 2011 and
are again fighting to have it turned down.
GARD is holding a public meeting at
Snells Hall on 8th December at 7pm.
Please attend to support the effort to stop this
serious threat to our local environment.

Help Stop the Distribution Centre on the Esso Site
The application to build distribution warehouses
on the old Esso Research site, which would mean
hundreds of extra truck movements per day on the
Rowstock roundabout was refused and an appeal
against refusal has now made directly to the
Secretary of State for adjudication.  
Rowstock Residents Association are actively
opposing this and have appointed a barrister to
make the case against the appeal professionally.
To find out more, and how you can help, see the
attached file Esso Site - RRA Campaign.pdf

Hendreds Grotto (at the Tin Hut)
The Hendred Grotto is full of artisan, crafted, locally sourced
and independent items for this Christmas. From unique pottery to
marbled papers, decorations, Homewares, Christmas Eve excitement
and more. All made to last and to create memories. Gorgeous
winter candles, jewellery, gifts and plenty of twinkly lights.
Thursday 25th November from 5-8pm
Saturday 26th November 2-6pm
Sunday 27th November 2-6pm
Follow us on Facebook or Instagram “HendredsGrotto”

Christmas Turkeys from Hendred Store
This year as usual we will be working with Starvealls
for the supply of Free Range Turkeys.
If you wish to go ahead and place your order through
us, please complete the attached order form and pay
50% deposit. All orders must be received by
Monday 5th December.
Turkeys can then be collected from the shop any time
from Wednesday 21st December up to 10am on Christmas Eve.
Each turkey comes in a box complete with giblets and
full cooking instructions and is of the highest quality.
Please note that it is only possible to order whole
turkeys and not crowns.
Nickie and Steve

Fresh Fruit and Veg
Mathews and Son will be outside Hendred Stores
every Wednesday lunchtime selling fresh fruit
and vegetables.
Orders can be placed ready for collection by
emailing mathewsandson@hotmail.co.uk

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.

Events in Ardington and Lockinge
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