Leonard Stanley Women’s Institute Report

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4174354)

3:32pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ONCE again we used the new format of our meetings and invited the speaker to give his talk before we tackled the business of the evening.

Randwick Gardening Club

Stroud News and Journal: Gardening Club (5439368)

3:24pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Vice Chairman Stuart Gregory chaired the meeting as the Chairman was indisposed.

Arlingham WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4174354)

3:19pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

GILL opened the meeting informing members of forthcoming events including making a scrapbook for the Tim Poole competition, a New Speaker’s Morning, a walk at Bredon, a Magnificent Marbling Day at WI House, Croquet at Cheltenham Croquet Club and a weekend holiday to the South Coast.

Stroud Conservative Women's Luncheon Club

Stroud News and Journal: Lunch Club (4221018)

3:13pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Lunch Club was delighted to welcome Geraldine Butler to its April meeting which was the occasion of the AGM.

Stroud Shambles WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4174354)

3:06pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A GOOD attendance of members with apologies from Joan Baxter and Virginia Hunt.

Leonard Stanley Monday Club (1983 - 2014)

Stroud News and Journal: Leonard Stanley Village Hall (5354992)

11:31am Friday 11th April 2014

THE original intention of his Club in 1983 was to create a meeting place for anyone of any age in Leonard Stanley to come along for a couple of hours on a Monday afternoon to the Village Hall and have a chat and some light refreshments.

Stroud Depression Support Group

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Depression Group (4144351)

9:53am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE last meeting of the Stroud Depression Support Group was held on April 1, which was something of an irony bearing in mind the seriousness of the subject at hand.

Baylis Sponsors Youth Football in Eastcombe

Stroud News and Journal: Eastcombe Youth FC under 13s?in their new kit.
Back row, left to right:  Luka Mathews, George Butcher, Jack Powis, Ollie Smith, Toby Cox and (front) Harry Baber, Billy Ashbee, Dylan Binns, Ben Cottrell (5176916)

9:20am Monday 7th April 2014

LOCAL Vauxhall retailer the Baylis Group has extended its sponsorship of grass roots football in the area by providing brand-new sets of kit to Eastcombe Youth FC.

Cainscross WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4174354)

9:14am Monday 7th April 2014

THE April Fool’s Day meeting of Cainscross WI was very well attended with apologies only from Dorothy Isles.

Stroud Rambling Club

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Rambling Club

11:46am Friday 4th April 2014

ON Sunday afternoon, March 30, 13 members of Stroud Rambling Club enjoyed a walk with sunshine and not too much mud.

Rodborough Tabernacle United Reformed Church

Stroud News and Journal: Rodborough Tabernacle (4744537)

10:55am Friday 4th April 2014

ON Saturday, March 22 between 12 and 2.00p.m., Rev Eric Massey had organised a soup lunch at Rodborough Tabernacle United Reformed Church.

Volunteers celebrate Walled Garden progress

Stroud News and Journal: Volunteers celebrate Walled Garden progress

10:11am Friday 4th April 2014

ON March 24 volunteers celebrated everything they had achieved in the Walled Garden at the Museum in the Park, Stroud.

Upton St Leonards WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4174354)

11:22am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Walks with Hawks

Stonehouse Wheelers

Stroud News and Journal: Stonehouse Wheelers (5086667)

10:24am Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE on-going monsoon season has not dampened the spirit of our club to get on the road whenever possible.

Leonard Stanley Wine Circle

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

11:21am Monday 31st March 2014

TIM Smith opened the meeting in the absence of Bob Britton who unfortunately had suffered a DVD while on holiday in the Lake District. Bob has been moved to Gloucester Hospital and it is hoped will return home in a few days time.

The marriage of Karen Grist and James Jordan

Stroud News and Journal: Grist & Jordan Wedding (4942417)

2:02pm Friday 28th March 2014

THE marriage of Karen Grist to James Jordan took place on September 7, 2013, at the Church of the Annunciation, followed by a reception at the Barn at Berkeley.

Stonehouse WRBL

Stroud News and Journal: Royal British Legion
Poppy Appeal (4353536)

1:03pm Friday 28th March 2014

THE monthly meeting of the Stonehouse W.R.B.L. took place at the Community Centre on Thursday, March 27.

Stroud Wine Circle

Stroud News and Journal: A glass of wine (4935940)

1:02pm Friday 28th March 2014

THE guest speaker in March was Mrs Anne Blick, who for many years worked at Peckham's photography shop in Russell Street,

Stroud Probus

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Probus

11:13am Friday 28th March 2014

AT the recently held A.G.M. Peter Nairn was unanimously re-elected president.

Fast track religion for Beaudesert pupils

Stroud News and Journal: Beaudesert fast track religion (4908019)

10:29am Thursday 27th March 2014

Children at Beaudesert Park School forwent the school’s notoriously delicious school dinners recently, when they chose to fast for a day as part of their religious studies.

Amberley Sport Relief Mile challenge

Stroud News and Journal: Amberley Sports Relief Mile (4906806)

9:59am Thursday 27th March 2014

PINFARTHINGS, Amberley held a Sport Relief Mile challenge on Saturday.

Nailsworth WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4174354)

11:15am Monday 24th March 2014

OUR February talk was given by Heather Loan of 'Canine Partners' who train dogs to help people who have mobility problems or other disabilities.

The Painswick Fairtrade Group

Stroud News and Journal: The Painswick Fairtrade group coffee tasting morning
Saturday, March 1, at the Town Hall.. (4813362)

11:10am Monday 24th March 2014

THE Painswick Fairtrade group sponsored a Fairtrade coffee tasting morning on Saturday, March 1 at the Town Hall.

Minchinhampton Gardening Club

Stroud News and Journal: Gardening Club (4744846)

10:08am Thursday 20th March 2014

JON Mason from Highfield Garden Centre gave an excellent talk on 'Lawn Care' to a good number of Club members at their March meeting.

Eastcombe W.I.

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

10:02am Thursday 20th March 2014

WE had another very well attended meeting in March.

Rodborough Tabernacle United Reformed Church

Stroud News and Journal: Rodborough Tabernacle (4744537)

9:57am Thursday 20th March 2014

ON Saturday, February 22, Rev. Eric Massey and helpers organised a bring and buy sale with refreshments in the Community Room at Rodborough Tabernacle United Reformed Church between 10 and 12.

Arson victims to tell of prison meeting with arsonist

Stroud News and Journal: Restorative Justice (4681011)

11:53am Tuesday 18th March 2014

ON Saturday, February 5, two Quakers will tell Positive Justice Gloucestershire’s spring lunchtime forum of their experiences of a restorative justice conference with an arsonist in prison.

Randwick Gardening Club

Stroud News and Journal: Gardening Club (4650923)

11:40am Monday 17th March 2014

MEMBERS gathered in the Village Hall on Tuesday, March 11, for the regular monthly meeting.

Hop Skip and Jump Donkey Service, Gloucester Cathedral

Stroud News and Journal: Hop Skip and Jump Donkey Service, Gloucester Cathedral

11:35am Monday 17th March 2014

ON Wednesday, March 12, Gloucester Cathedral provided a dramatic backdrop for the 2014 Hop Skip and Jump Donkey Service.

Stroud Shambles WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4174354)

12:05pm Thursday 13th March 2014

THE Spring sun must have brought our members out in full source, as we had a full membership, plus several visitors - one of whom immediately became a WI member.

Leonard Stanley WI

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4174354)

11:57am Thursday 13th March 2014

WE re-organised our meeting schedule once again as this helps with our speaker on occasion and also gives our members a break for a chance to have a chat at the same time as enjoying refreshments.

Flowers and plants for Stroud Maternity Hospital

Stroud News and Journal: Flowers and plants for Stroud Maternity Hospital
 (4595058)

11:41am Thursday 13th March 2014

BORDERS alongside Stroud Maternity Hospital should provide a blaze of colour this spring, thanks to Stroud in Bloom.

We’ve been ‘mugged’!

Stroud News and Journal: We've been mugged (4594831)

11:32am Thursday 13th March 2014

THE Refreshment Kiosk at Stroud General Hospital are serving hot drinks in new brown and cream stoneware mugs thanks to Wilkinson Stores Limited, Merrywalks, Stroud.

Stroud Civic Society

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud from the air (4594142)

11:17am Thursday 13th March 2014

WHAT surely strikes anyone who has attended the entire run of the Civic Society’s monthly winter talks (from November until March, in Stroud’s Old Town Hall), is that people tend to arrive earlier and earlier so that they can share ideas - many inspired by previous meetings.

Nailsworth & District Flower Arrangement Society

Stroud News and Journal: Flower arranging (4593489)

11:03am Thursday 13th March 2014

NAILSWORTH & District Flower Arrangement Society held their Annual General Meeting followed by a Flower Demonstration on Tuesday, March 5.

Grant Shapps visits Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Tim Williams, Grant Shapps, Pam Evans and Jamie Cipriani (4592813)

10:47am Thursday 13th March 2014

ON Thursday night Grant Shapps, Conservative Party Chairman and MP for Welwyn and Hatfield visited Stroud for a dinner at The Hill, in Stroud.

Stroud Depression Support Group

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Depression Group (4144351)

9:26am Thursday 13th March 2014

THE April meeting of the Stroud Depression Support Group was held on Tuesday, March 4.

Taster Day inspires young women to consider a career in engineering

Stroud News and Journal: South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
Women into Engineering taster day. (4587917)

9:21am Thursday 13th March 2014

A WOMEN into Engineering taster day was held at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, Thursday, February 20, to inspire a new generation of women to consider engineering as a profession.

Stroud Wine Circle

Stroud News and Journal: A glass of wine (4386530)

2:02pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

AT the February meeting Dave Marlow conducted a tasting of Italian wines from various regions combined with a quiz about the country and it's history.

Cobalt’s Diagnostic Imaging for Life Anniversary Appeal Providing pioneering cancer and dementia diagnosis

Stroud News and Journal: Cobalt’s Diagnostic Imaging for Life Anniversary Appeal
John Lane, Paul Boak, Ian Crowe (4385990)

1:42pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

FOR 50 years Cobalt has provided advanced diagnostic imaging for life.

Thinking caps donned at Rotarians’ meningitis-fighting quiz

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Rotary Quiz (4385829)

1:34pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

THINKING caps were donned as Stroud Rotary Club’s successful Quiz Night raised hundreds of pounds for Stroud-based Meningitis Now.

Leonard Stanley Wine Circle

Stroud News and Journal: A glass of wine (4347231)

1:27pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

WE had an excellent turnout for the February 26 meeting and Chairman Bob Britton welcomed four visitors, whom it was hoped would become members.

Stonehouse WRBL

Stroud News and Journal: Royal British Legion
Poppy Appeal (4353536)

12:29pm Monday 3rd March 2014

THE monthly meeting of the W.R.B.L. took place at the Stonehouse Community Centre on Thursday, February 27.

27 a play from Hexagon Theatre Company

Stroud News and Journal: Cotswold Playhouse (4325263)

2:20pm Friday 28th February 2014

I THOROUGHLY enjoyed 27, Hexagon’s recent production at the Cotswold Playhouse.

Ten years of DoCare

Stroud News and Journal: DoCare
Una Mills, Steve Mills, Sue Mothershaw (4298975)

10:33am Thursday 27th February 2014

HAPPY birthday to award-winning homecare company marking ten years in business

Stroud Conservative Women's Luncheon Club

Stroud News and Journal: Lunch Club (4221018)

2:14pm Monday 24th February 2014

THE monthly meeting of the Conservative Ladies Lunch Club was held at The Hill Merrywalks Stroud last week.

Randwick Gardening Club

Stroud News and Journal: Randwick Gardening Club

1:54pm Monday 24th February 2014

MEMBERS were greeted by Vice Chairman Stuart Gregory in the absence of the Chairman who was indisposed.

Eastcombe W. I.

Stroud News and Journal: The WI
Inspiring Women (4174354)

1:00pm Friday 21st February 2014

FEBRUARY’S meeting was very well attended.

Stroud Depression Support Group

Stroud News and Journal: Stroud Depression Group (4144351)

10:37am Thursday 20th February 2014

TUESDAY, February 4 saw the second meeting of the Stroud Depression Support Group this year.

Students perform beyond expectation at SGS College

Stroud News and Journal: SGS College (4143151)

9:57am Thursday 20th February 2014

DELIGHTED staff at SGS College are celebrating the results in the recently published National Key Stage 5 Performance Tables, which shows that students studying at SGS College perform beyond expectation and, in some instances, perform better than they would at any other College in the South West.






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