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

Stonehouse History Group: This evening Wednesday Feb 13 7.30 Park Junior School. Lois Francis from the Cotswold Canals Trust and Jane Bethel: ‘Trials and Triumphs – stories from the Stroudwater Canal Archives.

Savvy Seniors –Vue Cinema. Tomorrow, Thursday February 14 at 11am: ‘Creed II’: Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, heavyweight contender Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago. See a film for £3.99 to include a cup of tea and a biscuit. Live Screenings: Sunday February 24 at 1.45 The Royal Ballet ‘Don Quixote’.

Bloomers Café - Every Saturday from 10am in Stonehouse Town Hall, Come and meet friends at this regular coffee morning and help raise funds for Stonehouse in Bloom. Table top sales will start again in February.

HomeStart – The Family Support Charity is looking for more volunteers. The next accredited training course to become a Home-Start volunteer begins on January 23 in Stonehouse. For more information contact 01453 297470 or email

Fancy a change? Try Short Mat Bowls? (Not as boring as it might sound). No experience needed, equipment provided, friendly group, first 2 sessions free, free tea and buscuits. Tues and Fri 1.45 – 4.15 at Douglas Morley Hall Elm Road Stonehouse. Ring Jan on 01453 822475.

Stonehouse Sports Centre, Woodcock Lane, now under new management offers a wide range of activities including pilates. For more information contact 07849 566525 or visit their website on Facebook or and subscribe to their newsletter.

’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 & 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 & 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. 9.30 – 3.30pm. More info? Contact Jeff Green 01453 825741

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.

Are you an ex-service person? We will be meeting at 10am on Friday February 1 at 10am in The Woolpack Inn, Stonehouse High Street. So why not come along and join us? Breakfast will be available for just £5.50.

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 – 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

Stonehouse Library Mondays 11.30 – 12 noon. 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 10 – 11am. Call 01453 367077 for more information.

’after arts’ – a relaxed art group in Stonehouse for adults who have mild health issues.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 or

Stonehouse Friendly Circle meet fortnightly on Fridays at the Community Centre at 2pm. As ever there will be good entertainment. More details Ruth on 828917.