Stonehouse News with Lesley Williams
This Friday Gloucestershire police Male Voice Choir are in concert at the Morley Hall Elms Road at 7.30pm. Doors open 7pm. Tickets £7 available at the church or from the Light Gift shop in Stonehouse High Street.
Fun Day at the APT Park Parade from noon until 4pm on Saturday. Community event for people in Stonehouse.
Severn Valley Ringcraft held their annual dog show in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People on Sunday, July 1. The show was a great success. The weather was fine and dry and drew excellent attendance. There were three obedience classes, adult and child handling classes and pedigree and novelty classes. Hearing Dogs for Deaf People made the show one of its 30th anniversary events and attended in force with a real hearing dog and a dual hearing and blind assistance dog. Organisers thanked everyone who supported the show. .
Stonehouse Gardening Club - the garden visit due to take place this evening Wednesday, July 4 has been cancelled due to the unseasonal weather. The next meeting will be the garden visit on Wednesday, August 1. Hopefully the summer will have arrived. Any inquiries please ring 821305. Mill visits - Dunkirk Mill Centre and Gigg Mill will be open this Saturday, July 7 and Sunday July 8. For more details call 01453 766273.
Fancy a Walk next Friday, July 13? Join a Cotswold AONB Warden Walk at 10.30am at the Rose and Crown Nympsfield and walk to Owlpen and Bowlas Wood. A six mile walk lasting about three hours. More information on www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/?=GettingOut Learn Qi Gong Chinese health exercise every Tuesday, 7pm to 8pm at The Eastington Community Centre, call Chris on 07813 921336 Have you got a copy of the first edition of The Stonehouse History GroupÕs Journal which looks at Stonehouse during World War Two? It costs just £3.50 and copies are available from Stonehouse town hall.
Volunteers are needed to help out at Stonehouse Day Centre, Hazelwood, Paddock Rise every Wednesday, 8.30pm to 2.45pm. Any time you can give would be helpful. No experience needed but bring a sense of humour. Male and female welcome. Call Denise on 01453 759812.
Now available, the Horticultural Show schedule is now available from the town hall. Previous entrants will receive a copy by post and it is also available to view or download from the town councilÕs website.
Severn Valley Ringcraft meets every Wednesday at 7.30pm in Stonehouse Community Centre. Ringcraft and socialisation is for show dogs or family pets. For more information contact Lyn on 01453 823461 or Sandra on 01453 823639.
Do you have a question for the police? A weekly drop in is now being held in Stonehouse town hall every Tuesday between 11am and 12pm. Stonehouse Scout Head Quarters in Oldend Lane is available for bookings for parties and other events. Please contact Rachel Armstrong on 01453 827023.
Stroud Valleys Credit Union, (Stonehouse Community Bank) is a co-operative run by volunteer members. They now offer Stonehouse people an alternative to doorstep lenders. Loans at only two per cent interest a month are available. This compares with 250 per cent APR charged by doorstep lenders. Credit Unions are independently audited and are similar to banks. Your money is completely safe and monitored by the Financial Services Authority. An advisor is at the APT Centre, Park Parade every Tuesday, 2.30pm to 4pm.
Keeping fit in and around Stonehouse Ð there are plenty of opportunities.
Tai chi qi gong, meditation and movement for greater health is suitable for all and held every Tuesday at the Scout Hut Oldend Lane Stonehouse. For more information please call Chris on 07813 921336. Want to keep fit? Exercise To Music Class, St JosephÕs Church Hall, Oldend Lane, Stonehouse, Thursdays, 7pm, £3 per class. Ab Attack Class, St JosephÕs Church Hall, Thursdays, 8pm. Half hour targeted class of ab exercised and back stretches, £1.50 per class. For more information call Rachel on 07837 123067 as you will need to complete a PAR-Q form in advance.
Just B aerobic and fitness classes take place in St Joseph's Church Hall, Stonehouse on Wednesdays between 1.30pm to 2.30pm. For more information call Bryony on 07906 581450.
Stonehouse Health Walks take place every Tuesday morning. Meet at the Community Centre to start walking at 10.15am. Walks last up to one hour and this is an excellent way to keep fit and make new friends.
Did you know that there are a number of exercise classes held in the new Sport and Dance Centre at Maidenhill School ranging from aerobics and pilates to step, circuits and more. All classes are led by friendly, qualified professionals able to guide you through the programmes. For more information call 01453 824366.
Karate classes are held in Stonehouse Community Centre every Wednesday beginning at 6.15pm. For more information call Nick Quillum on 01453 764825.
Weekly yoga classes are held every Wednesday from 7pm to 8.30pm at the Park Infant School, Elm Road, Stonehouse with qualified teacher Kevin Glaister - call 01453 762838. The classes are small, friendly and for all abilities.
Looking ahead - Dates for your Diary Stonehouse History Group next meets on Wednesday, July 11 at 7.30pm in Stonehouse Town Hall when Pamela Tawse will talk about Voluntary Aid Detachments in Gloucestershire in the First World War. If this is a topic of particular interest non-members, £2, are welcome. Further information about Stonehouse History Group is available from Jim on 01453 791182 or John on 01453 824459 or email@example.com.
Summer fayre - Saturday, July 14 from 11am to 3pm at the Stonehouse Methodist Church in Park Road. Attractions for everyone Ð face painting, barbecue, books, videos, splat the rat, jam jar tombola, raffle, competitions, puzzles and games and John Dowling Falconry. Admission free. Come along and join in the fun.
Stonehouse WI next meets on Wednesday, July 18 and Nicola Clark will talk about Comedy, Songs and Camper Vans, 7.30pm in the community centre.
Stonehouse Horticulture Show 2012. This very popular event will be held on Saturday, July 28 in Stonehouse Community Centre and the show opens to the public at 1pm. Schedules will shortly be available. Stonehouse Summer Jolly is being rested this year but will return in 2012 better than ever. Time to start exercising those green fingers.