New lobby for Lansdown Gallery thanks to Biffa award

Stroud News and Journal: Lansdown Gallery Lobby (10558237)

3:41pm Friday 19th September 2014

LANSDOWN Hall and Gallery has a smart glass lobby in the entrance to the Gallery thanks to Biffa Award, and with winter approaching this is a particularly welcome addition to the building.

Thanks to everyone who has given a bike to Access Bike so far!

Stroud News and Journal: Access Bike (10507688)

3:23pm Thursday 18th September 2014

LAST term 20 young people were given a reconditioned bike, helmet, lock and lights for £20, thanks to those donations, the work of Creative Sustainability Community Interest Company and partners Tarmac and Trail.

UK medical doctors call for ‘immediate action’ against wireless technology

1:58pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Open letter by UK medical doctors:?Health and safety of Wi-Fi and mobile phones

Randwick Gardening Club

Stroud News and Journal: Gardening Club (4744846)

12:45pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AFTER a break for August, gardening club members met again on Tuesday, September 9.

Eastcombe WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4744633)

12:33pm Thursday 18th September 2014

EVERYONE agreed that the Vintage Tea Party in August had been a great success and Karen thanked everyone who had helped.

County lay and ordained church leaders and representatives meet for business and worship

11:35am Thursday 18th September 2014

NEW clergy and lay people will be amongst those welcomed to the Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit Assembly when it meets on Sunday, September 21 at Stonehouse Methodist Church near Stroud.

The Malvern Autumn Show

10:07am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE Malvern Autumn Show, which is being held on September 27 and 28, is a true celebration of food, the countryside, gardening and nostalgia.

Autumn 2014 skills workshops for young people

Stroud News and Journal: Stroudwater Textile Trust Skills Programme (10497266)

9:49am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE Stroudwater Textile Trust is passionate about the educational opportunities which can be offered through our links with professionals and can be tailored for all ages and abilities.

Mobile speed camera locations across Gloucestershire this month

Stroud News and Journal: Mobile speed cameras could still be used even if Swindon withdraws from the safety camera partnership

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

MOBILE speed cameras will be at the following locations across the county this month:

Apple iWatch to significantly impair driving performance, says the IAM

Stroud News and Journal:

9:56am Wednesday 17th September 2014

LEADING road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists IAM is warning drivers about the potential risks associated with smart watches while driving.

Upton St Leonards Flower Show

Stroud News and Journal: Upton St Leonards Flower Show 2014 (10438371)

5:15pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

WHAT a great day.

Stroud Wine Society

Stroud News and Journal: A glass of wine (4988688)

5:06pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

PETER Hanna co-founder of Bin Ends at the Bear Rodborough presented an excellent Rhone Valley tasting of wines which he personally selected to the satisfaction of another full house.

Council's Chief Executive gets on his bike

Stroud News and Journal: The council's chief executive, David Hagg, getting on his bike, with other staff to cycle from the council offices at Ebley Mill to Wallbridge in Stroud in time for the tour. (10436716)

4:56pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE council's chief executive, David Hagg went with other staff to cycle from the council offices at Ebley Mill to Wallbridge in Stroud to promote the district for cycling and tourism, in time for the tour.

Stroud Valleys Ladies Triples League

Stroud News and Journal: The Stroud Valleys Ladies Triples League held their presentation evening recently. Pictured are winners Falcon/Painswick. Runners up were Malmesbury with Cirencester third. (10435362)

4:41pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE Stroud Valleys Ladies Triples League held their presentation evening recently.

A new Director of Finance and Commerce has been appointed to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Stroud News and Journal:

4:39pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

ANDREW Lee has worked within the NHS for more than 30 years and has previously held director level positions, in both an interim and substantive capacity, for a number of commissioning and provider organisations.

Lowesmoor Herd Wins Most Improved Herd Award for the Hereford breed

Stroud News and Journal:

1:18pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE Lowesmoor herd, owned by Mike Clark of Cherington, near Gloucester, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd of Hereford cattle in England for 2014.

Cainscross WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4744633)

10:23am Friday 12th September 2014

GUEST speaker Mr George Yiend and his wife Frances were very prompt in their arrival to our September meeting, so it was delightful that Frances could accompany our singing of ‘Jerusalem’ by playing her electric piano.

Winston’s Wish presents awards to dedicated volunteers at House of Commons

Stroud News and Journal: Choral girl group Celeste, who recently became celebrity ambassadors for Winston's Wish (10283749)

10:19am Friday 12th September 2014

WINSTON’S Wish, the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, celebrated the extraordinary dedication shown by its team of volunteers with an afternoon awards ceremony, hosted at the House of Commons in London.

Upton St Leonard's WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4744633)

4:59pm Thursday 11th September 2014

AROMATIC scents wafted to our senses as Victoria Kubiak, our speaker, accompanied by her mother Rita, prepared nutritional food served with herbs, later for us to taste.

Phil’s playing house

Stroud News and Journal: Phil Spencer (10264849)

2:37pm Thursday 11th September 2014

TV PROPERTY expert Phil Spencer calms nerves over how potential housing market movements in the coming months.

Leonard Stanley WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4744633)

2:19pm Thursday 11th September 2014

MONDAY, September 9 saw the return to regular monthly meetings of the Leonard Stanley Women’s Institute – it was good to see so many members turn up.

Stroud Shambles WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4744633)

1:45pm Thursday 11th September 2014

AFTER our summer break, when in August some members went on a trip to Berkeley Castle, followed by a cream tea which was much enjoyed, President June opened the September meeting.

Volunteers honoured for exceptional commitment to girlguiding

Stroud News and Journal: Volunteers honoured for exceptional commitment to girlguiding. 
(L-R) Joy Hopkins, Diane Ansell, Emma Byrne, Carole Pennington, Val Thomas & Tracey Phillips.  (10255938)

12:44pm Thursday 11th September 2014

FIVE women from Gloucestershire have been honoured for their dedication to Girlguiding with a prestigious Compass Award presented by Girlguiding South West England Region.

Who says bridge is an indoor game?

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Bridge Club (10253568)

12:29pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THERE were some very bemused looks when passers-by noticed people playing cards in the street near the farmers market last Saturday.

Nailsworth & District Flower Arrangement Society

Stroud News and Journal: Flower arranging (4593489)

12:15pm Thursday 11th September 2014

FOR our September meeting we welcomed Ann Willetts an area demonstrator from South Wales.

THE Minchinhampton Gardening Club's 32nd Annual Show

Stroud News and Journal: Minchinhampton Gardening Club Show
Some of the flower and vegetable displays and presentations of the awards by the Reverend Helen Bailey.
 (10247975)

11:14am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE Minchinhampton Gardening Club's 32nd Annual Show, held in the hall at Minchinhampton School, was - as usual - very well supported by the residents of Minchinhampton and adjoining villages.

Trophy winners 2014

Stroud News and Journal: The band perform in the sun on Saturday (10173058)

4:06pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Flowers; Joanna Bouzyk

Paws, Pimms and Pictures

4:01pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THREE lucky youngsters are the proud possessors of brand new painting sets as the winners of the Bunny Colouring Competition at the recent Pimms and Paws fundraiser for the RSPCA South Cotswolds.

New Chief Officer at Stroud & District CAB

Stroud News and Journal: Sally Pickering
Chief Officer at Stroud & District Citizens Advice Bureau (10023417)

3:30pm Thursday 4th September 2014

SALLY Pickering is the new Chief Officer at Stroud & District Citizens Advice Bureau.

10K RUN AND FAMILY WALK – PLACES REMAINING

3:24pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THE Badminton Estate is opening its gates once again to runners and walkers to take part in a 10k run and 4k family walk.

International Information Activism Trainer to offer workshop in Stroud

3:06pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Information activism trainer, Dirk Slater, will kick off his workshop series on "Effective Data Strategies for Activist and Advocacy Campaigns" here in Stroud on September 19.

New Affordable Community Acupuncture Clinic at Hawkwood College

Stroud News and Journal: Acupuncture needles (10021278)

2:54pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THIS September, Stroud welcomes a new community initiative at Hawkwood College, providing an affordable alternative to expensive one-to-one acupuncture treatment, using a 'multi-bed' approach.

Cobalt Appeal

Stroud News and Journal: Cobalt charity (8657159)

11:40am Thursday 4th September 2014

COBALT is delighted to announce the grand finale of their Open Garden event programme 2014, to be held at the majestic Stowell Park in Northleach on Sunday, September 14 from 2pm – 5pm.

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service

11:38am Thursday 4th September 2014

ONE year on.

Stroud Local History Society

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Local History Society (10004504)

10:33am Thursday 4th September 2014

OUR autumn programme of monthly talks opens with a slide-show by Howard Beard - an alphabetical tour of the Stroud district, illustrated from his huge collection of old photographs and postcards.

Connolly Concert a Success for Local Charity

Stroud News and Journal: Sarah Connolly CBE at The Pittville Pump Rooms in aid of the Nelson Trust (10002352)

9:55am Thursday 4th September 2014

TWO hundred and fifty guests enjoyed a golden summer’s evening on Sunday, August 31 at a recital in aid of the Nelson Trust.

Rodborough Friendly Circle continues to flourish.

Stroud News and Journal: Friendship Circle (9882126)

4:56pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE 59th Annual General Meeting was of the Friendly Circle was held at Stroud Rugby Club recently on Thursday, August 7.

Stroud Probus

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Probus (8767366)

4:41pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE president Peter Nairn told the meeting that the speaker for the morning was unable to attend and Clive Blackmore, one of our own members, had kindly offered to step in.

Stroud Wine Circle

Stroud News and Journal: A glass of wine (4988688)

4:34pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE August meeting is always a time when members bring home grown fruit and vegetables together with various pickles for sale to boost the funds.

Find fun and friendship at The Past Times Café

Stroud News and Journal:

2:23pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE doors to the Past Times Café are set to open again this Autumn as the Cam Woodfields-based friendship group for older residents moves to a new venue in Springfields Court.

Prestigious summer school visits Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Jonny Anderson, Woodchester Mansion’s own training manager. (9854635)

11:54am Monday 1st September 2014

A STONE carving demonstration was among the highlights when students from a prestigious summer school dropped by Woodchester Mansion.

Stonehouse W.R.B.L.

Stroud News and Journal: Royal British Legion
Poppy Appeal (9853659)

11:45am Monday 1st September 2014

THE monthly meeting of the Stonehouse W.R.B.L. took place at the Community Centre on Thursday, August 28.

Special event planned to celebrate 20 years of saving lives

Stroud News and Journal:

11:29am Monday 1st September 2014

THE Anaphylaxis Campaign is set to hold a special reception on Monday, September 8, 2014 to celebrate 20 years of supporting people with severe allergies.

Hatty wins Gold

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Music & Drama Academy
Hatty Davis Gold Medal (Grade 8 distinction) (9535817)

10:33am Thursday 21st August 2014

STROUD Music & Drama Academy in the press yet again with more top results.

Stroud and District Philatelic Society

Stroud News and Journal: The Association of British Philatelic Societies Ltd (9536503)

10:11am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE new session of the winter season will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at St Joseph's Church Hall, Oldends Lane, Stonehouse at 7.30 pm.

Eastcombe WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4744633)

10:05am Thursday 21st August 2014

OUR August meeting was very different in that we began with a WW2 Vintage Tea Party.

Nailsworth & District Flower Arrangement Society

Stroud News and Journal: Flower arranging (4593489)

9:39am Thursday 21st August 2014

FOR our August meeting Joan Southerton an area demonstrator from Stourport defined her flower arrangements around special moments in her life which she called 'Bits and Pieces'.

Upton St Leonard's WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4744633)

1:09pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE silly season of summer keeps us on our toes and our August summer social was no exception.

Stroud Wine Circle

Stroud News and Journal: A glass of wine (4988688)

12:07pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

AT THE latest Circle meeting members took part in a blind tasting of wine made to a fruit juice based recipe which was given out last year.

Exceedingly good afternoon at Chelt'n'Jam Bake Off

Stroud News and Journal:

10:57am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE Chelt’n’Jam Bake Off, held at Manor by the Lake on Sunday, August 17 has raised over £650 for national charity Oxfam.






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