If you're looking for a date for your diary this month, this mini Oktoberfest is certainly one to consider.

The Seven Tuns, Chedworth, has a mini Oktoberfest a la Cotswold planned to celebrate the gastro pub’s one-year anniversary.

The four-day event will take place from October 17-20 and will include live entertainment from various bands including Stromboli, a special BBQ and access to an Oktoberfest themed outdoor seating area complete with log burners and traditional pub games.

Here is the rest of Chedworth's news this week:

  • Chedworth Parish Council meets at the Village Hall October 14 at 7.30pm, the agenda includes planning applications for ‘Pippins’ missing signage on the A429 and a proposed visit by the Folk Camps for next year. Plans for a storage facility for Drama and Hort Soc took a step forward when a possible site was pegged out on Parish Land last week.
  • Chedworth residents have been informed by a letter to every household of a development of nine houses proposed for fields road but not where the houses are to be located. Speculation has been rife but unfortunately the information has still not been released as I went to press.
  • Chedworth will be hosting the Cotswolds Conservation board’s annual get together for the Cotswold Wardens tomorrow. Some 150 wardens from Moreton in Marsh in the North, Bath in the East, Stroud, Broadway and Burford and everywhere between will meet at the Village Hall.
  • Hall Committee members are hoping to have the Village Hall’s Hi-Tech wood chip fuelled boiler working in time for Friday’s events. The heating failed to relight following the summer shut down and it has so far taken a fortnight to get the hopper refilled and to find an engineer to attempt to clear the faults and restart the boiler.
  • THE Chedworth and District branch of the Royal British Legion has a talk by Lt General Sir John Kiszely on: The British Fiasco in Norway 1940 at Chedworth Village Hall on October 11. The evening commences with a glass of wine and canapes at 6.30pm with the talk commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets from Simon Colbeck 01285 720146, for a minimum donation of £15 includes canapes and a glass of wine.

By David Broad