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  • Savvy Seniors –Vue Cinema. Thursday, August 10 at 1pm. ‘My Cousin Rachel’ starring Rachel Weisz. Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier, the film is a mystery-romance set primarily on a large estate in Cornwall. £3.99 buys a seat in the cinema, and a cuppa and biscuit and use you Bus Pass to travel in. £3.99 to see the film and includes tea and biscuits and use your bus pass to travel in. Live Screenings: (Wednesday, August 9) live from the RSC ‘Titus Andronicus’ at 6.45pm.
  • Stonehouse Horticulture Show. Sunday, August 13 Stonehouse Community Centre. Entries for the show are now being accepted, classes include fruit, vegetables, roses & sweet peas, flower arranging, photography, handicrafts, children’s classes house plants & cut flowers, home baking & preserves. Schedules available for the Town Hall.
  • ALSO Stonehouse Summer Jolly on Laburnum Playing field, with Little Paws Fun Dog Show, live jazz by Jazz Friday, stalls face painting, Boules, car boot. More info on the Stonehouse Town Council web site.
  • Cotswold AONB Wardens’ Walks Thursday, August 10, walk 9 miles from Dursley Town Hall to Cam Peak, Cam Long Down & Uley Bury – a 5 hour walk. Monday August 14 meet at Trensham Village for a 9 mile walk to Ozleworth & Newark Park. All walks start at 10am and return to the starting point. More information can be found on the Cotswold AONB website at
  • Calling the Knitters of Stonehouse. Hats for Seafarers are always needed and if you are interested in knitting a hat there is a supply of wool in the town hall.
  • Stonehouse Friendly Circle meet fortnightly on Fridays at the Community Centre at 2pm. As ever there will be good entertainment and friendly faces so why not come along. For more info ring Ruth on 828917.
  • ParkRun. If you haven’t discovered ParkRun and you want to join the growing numbers of people who run for fun, why not go along to Old Ends Lane on a Saturday at 9am and see what they do. It is there for everyone and you can take part by running, walking, trotting with the dog or pushing a buggy – it really is up to you. Or if you are tempted to be part of the action, they always need volunteers. It is there for everyone and it is free.
  • Table Top Sales in the Town Hall and Bloomers Cafe are taking a break. More information about when the sales will resume will appear in the Autumn.
  • Stonehouse Library Did you know that every Wednesday at 10.30am the library welcomes toddlers for ‘Bounce & Rhyme’. It really is great fun and it’s never to soon to introduce you babe to the world of books and music.
  • King's Stanley Brownies has vacancies. We meet every Tuesday in the Village Hall from 6-7.30pm. If you are between 7-10 yrs old why not come along and find out what being a Brownie is all about make some new friends and learn some useful skills.
  • Worried about bank closures in Stonehouse? Then turn to the Post Office, now located in the Co-op. You can still do your day to day banking with the PO – you can make cash withdrawals with your bank card, make balance enquiries, make cash deposits and using a paying in slip make cheque deposits.

Where to keep fit in Stonehouse

  • Maidenhill Joint Use Centre is one of Stonehouse’s best kept secrets. It has a fully equipped Gym Sports and Dance Centre, Badminton Courts and an excellent range of facilities. So why not use what is on the door step to get in shape? Full details of the extensive range of activities are on the web site or contact 01453 754338.
  • Cycling4Health If you own a bike and want to get back into the saddle come along to the Stonehouse Community Centre on Mondays at 12.30pm for an hours gentle cycling. Info from the leader on 07896134333 or contact
  • Stonehouse Wheeler is the cycling club which always goes out – whatever the weather! Apart from the regular Sunday rides, on Wednesdays – there is an Afternoon Ride that meets at the Globe Stonehouse at 1.15pm for a leisurely ride and there are now some evening rides on a Tuesday – please check the website for details. But please – lights and mudguards are essential for all rides. More information can be found on their website Also worth a visit is to find out just how you can get out on the bike that has been sitting in the shed for too long.
  • Mindfulness Yoga Classes every Wednesday from 7pmat the Park Infant School.
  • Sports facilities on the Laburnum Field. Have you seen the Outdoor Table Tennis Tables by the Community Centre? Alongside the Outdoor Gym equipment and Boules area are 2 Tables. Who needs to go to a gym when you can use these facilities for free? And no dress code. Just turn up and keep fit.
  • Stonehouse now has a Boules court on the Laburnum Recreation Ground. If you would like to hire the court, please contact the Town Council for details on how to hire it and get the key. 01453 822070 Short Mat Bowling Club at the Douglas Morley Hall is open to all interested bowls players. They meet every Tuesday and Friday afternoons between 2pm and 4.30pm. Potential new members of all ages are very welcome to come along and give it a go free of charge for the first two sessions. Equipment will be provided but flat soled shoes must be worn. Turn up on the day or ring 07772 087656 for details.