Below is Stonehouse News with Lesley Williams. Contact Lesley with your community news on 01453 822684 or email

Stonehouse History Group is holding a meeting on Wednesday, June 13 at 7.30pm at the Park Junior School. Members and non members are always welcome.

Savvy Seniors - Vue Cinema, Thursday, June 14 at 11am. ‘Black Panther’: T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T’Challa’s father’s mistake. Use your bus pass to travel into Stroud, £3.99 pays to see the film as well as tea and biscuits.

Parkrun happens every Saturday promptly at 9am on the field on Oldends Lane. It is for everyone - experienced runners and beginners, old and young – just come along and join in. It is free for all. If you have ever wanted to take up a running this is for you. Come along and find out – you will be very welcome. And now every Sunday at 9am Junior Parkrun – for young people age 4 – 14. Slightly shorter distance – just 2k. Congratulations to everyone who joined in the inaugural event last Sunday and thank to all the volunteers making this happen.

Needing a venue for a party? Magpies Social Club Stonehouse Hall can be hired for adult and children’s parties and all other events. For more information contact Rob 01453 827628 or 07944 532643.

Calling All Walkers - did you know that there is a new handy waterproof walking map? This has been specially commissioned and shows all the available walks within a 3 mile radius around Stonehouse. At only £3.99 it is available from ‘Whole Hearted’ and ‘Hurns Hardware’. Dust those walking boots off and discover your local walks.

Stonehouse Rotary Club - If being involved in the local community and helping others is for you then Stonehouse Rotary club always welcomes new members. Meetings are held regularly and cover a wide range of topics. For more information contact 01452 740883.

Bloomers Café and Table Top Sales are back in the Town Hall. Every Saturday morning from 10am. Meet friends over a cup of coffee and if you have something to sell take advantage of a Table in the Town Hall. To find out more or to book a table contact the Town Hall 01453 822070.

Hats for Seafarers - This project continues all the year so if you are feeling a bit bored why not pick up those knitting needles and craft a hat? If anyone has any spare wool they would like to donate, please give me a ring, 822684, and I will pick it up. Many thanks.

At Stonehouse Library on Mondays from 11.30am – 12 noon it is story time for pre-school children. A new session for young children to discover the delights of hearing a story read to them.

The newly formed Rodborough Community Choir meet on Wednesdays from 7pm at Rodborough Church. No experience needed, wide range of music styles. For more information contact Catherine Jones: 07868028246 or find us on Facebook.

Stonehouse Food Bank is open in the Douglas Morley Hall on Tuesdays and Fridays each week from 10am – 11am. Call 01453 367077 for more information.

’after arts’ – a relaxed art group in Stonehouse for adults who have mild health issues – stress, depression. We have a good selection of art materials or you can bring your own. This is an opportunity to come and enjoy your art or just turn up for a chat. Tuesdays 11am – 1.30pm, £2. Contact 0794 1545503 for more details,

Cotswold Boatmobility - fun and freedom on the water which is accessible for all. Boats leave from the slipway at Ryeford Wharf at 1pm on Mondays and 11am on Wednesdays. For more information contact: or mob: 07702 134957.

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.

Stonehouse Pensioners Club meet on alternate Wednesdays at the Community Centre at 2pm. All are welcome and for more information contact Pam on 01453 825150.

Every Wednesday at 10.30am Stonehouse Library welcomes toddlers for ‘Bounce & Rhyme’. It really is great fun and it is never to soon to introduce you babe to the world of books and music. The Library also can provide ‘books on prescription’ and a range of books on the ‘Reading Well’ scheme. Drop into your local Library to find out more.

Kings 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.

Goldfish community toddler group meets every Friday in school term time at the Baptist Church (opposite the Nippy Chippy) from 10am - 11.30am. Sessions are free and include a drink and home-made biscuits as well as a craft activity. We have plenty of toys and finish the morning with singing. For further details contact: Catherine Thompson or 01453 823349 or or 01453 884402.