Fingers crossed for today as judges come to Stonehouse to consider the Town as an entry in the highly competitive In Bloom competition. The Town looks gorgeous and a huge thank you to all who have worked so hard to make the Town look bloomin’ lovely.

Cotswold AONB Wardens’ Walks in and around Stroud - This Friday, July 13, coffee morning then walk no. one: ‘Round Selsley’. Start point Bell Inn Selsley, meet for coffee at 10am. The walk starts at 10.30 heading south to Woodchester before taking in Boundary Court (NT), Dingle Wood and Selsley Common. 3.5hours, 5 miles in all. All walks return to the starting point. More information can be found on

Savvy Seniors - Vue Cinema, Thursday, July 12: ‘I Feel Pretty’ - a woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realises her appearance never changed? Use your bus pass to travel into Stroud, £3.99 pays to see the film and 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 to 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.

Taking Pride in our Town - Nobody likes litter and a number of people meet every two months to tackle it. More people join in each time and we feel it is making a really improvement to our town. Come join the next Litter Pick Sunday, July 15 at 2pm at the Youth Pod on Oldends Lane. Litter pick for about 1 and a 1/2 hours and then return to the Pod for a cuppa and cake. Info on 01453 822070.

Kings Stanley Sports Club - We are now open to all for coffee, tea, bacon rolls and delicious home baked cakes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9am to 2pm. Come along and take in one of the best panoramic views in the County whilst enjoying some light refreshment.

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 taking a summer break but will be back in the Autumn.

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 ring, 01453 822684.

Stonehouse Library - Mondays 11.30 to 12 noon. the library holds story time for pre-school children. A new session for young children to discover the delights of hearing a story read to them. And every Wednesday at 10.30am the library welcomes toddlers for Bounce & Rhyme.

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 to 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 to 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 gather on alternate Wednesdays at the Community Centre at 2pm. All are welcome and for more information contact Pam on 01453 825150.