Stonehouse News with Lesley Williams from this week's SNJ (Oct 10).

Contact Lesley with your community news on 01453 822684 or email

Stonehouse History Group meet this evening, Wednesday, October 10 at 7.30 pm at Park Junior School. Richard Kelsey joins the group to talk about Waterways from the Air. Visitors always welcome.

Stonehouse Sports Centre, Woodcock Lane, is now under new management. For more information about the range of activities now available at the Sports Centre contact 07849 566525 or visit their website on Facebook or and subscribe to their newsletter.

Savvy Seniors –Vue Cinema. Tomorrow, Thursday October 11 at 11am - Alpha: In the prehistoric past a young man struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe. He finds a similarly lost wolf companion and starts a friendship that would change humanity. Why not come along and for just £3.99 see a film and have a cuppa and a biscuit. And don’t forget to use your bus pass. Live screenings: Friday, October 12 at 7.45pm Cliff Richard: 60th anniversary tour. Monday, October 15 at 7pm from The Royal Ballet: Mayerling.

Cotswold AONB Wardens’ Walks in and around Stroud. This Sunday, October 14 walk from Sherston High Street to Westonbirt Arboretum and the Monarch’s Way. 6 hours 9 miles. Next Wednesday, October 17 walk from Minchinhampton Church to Chalford & the River Frome. 5 hours 7 miles. All walks return to the starting point. More information can be found in the Cotswold Lion newspaper or on the website:

Stonehouse RVS Yoga for the over 60’s - Every Wednesday in term time from 10-11am. St Josephs Hall, Oldends Lane, Stonehouse £5 per session.

‘Share & Repair’ is a new community workshop in Stonehouse and is looking for people to be part of a team of volunteer repairers. So if you have the skills, mechanical, electrical, sewing or woodworking, and time come and join this exciting new venture, come and join us. Share your skills with people bringing items to be fixed, saving them money & keeping stuff out of landfill. Along the way repairers enjoy the banter and the satisfaction of having fixed where possible. And there is always a cuppa and cake! Where? In the Old Post Office Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. 9.30am to 3.30pm. More info. Contact Pam Willis on 07926 569619 or

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.

Stroud & Stonehouse Rotary Community Awards 2018 - Grants of up to £500 are available to local community groups in support of the work they do. Closing date for applications is September 30 and for more information and details of how to apply visit or

Kings Stanley Sports Club is 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.

Hats for Seafarers. Thank you to everyone who continues to knit these much needed hats. 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 call 822684 and someone will pick it up.

Stonehouse Library - Mondays, 11.30am to 12 noon 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 Rodborough Community Choir meet on Wednesdays from 7pm at Rodborough Church. Contact Catherine Jones on 07868028246 or find them 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’ is a relaxed art group in Stonehouse for adults who have mild health issues. Tuesdays 11am to 1.30pm, £2. Contact 0794 1545503.