September 30: be a scythe master
Become an Austrian scythe expert with Clive Leeke
Dunsden Community Orchard is proud to host a special workshop by Clive Leeke of www.austrianscythes.co.uk.
He will demonstrate how easy it is to use this alternative scythe design. Starts at 2pm. Take part and help to cut the orchard grass at the same time. Free workshop, donations welcome. Facilities available thanks to the village hall.
11 October: time for a Fitness MOT?
A free session for over-60s at Dunsden village hall
Are you a racing machine or a puffing billy? Take part in this fun, free fitness test with the enthusiastic GOActive team from SODC. Begins at 9.30am. Book your place with Simone.Passeri@southandvale.gov.uk or call 07717 326661.
October 20: quiz night is back!
Popular quiz night returns, thanks to Beth & John
Bring a team or join one on the night and take part in a fun and brain-teasing evening. Tickets just £12 including fish & chip supper from buytickets.at/dunsden or in Binfield Heath Stores. Doors open at 7pm.
Murder Mystery Evening, January 2019: tbc
Ninebarrow to return
Brilliant musical duo last played to capacity crowd
Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 7.15pm. Sure-fire crowd pleasers, Ninebarrow have a keen national following following their frequent radio appearances. Tickets £13 from buytickets.at/dunsden or in Binfield Heath Stores.
Gladman inquiry closes
The public inquiry into 245 houses proposed by speculators Gladman has now closed with a result expected at the end of October. There was much closely argued debate about the significance of the Oxfordshire Growth Deal for 100,000 new houses in the county before 2031. It was also claimed that the recently selected corridor for the new Oxford-Cambridge Expressway was of significance. The parish council fully supports CAGE's opposition to the scheme which it considers to be wholly inappropriate for a parish of 150 houses. If you are concerned about this proposal you are urged to attend the inquiry at Henley Rugby Club from 10am.
SODC consider land between Playhatch and Caversham Park Village as a potential new site for massive housing development
SODC has added land at Playhatch, Palmer’s Riding Stables and Reading Golf Club into a study of possible sites for future housing. CAGE has strongly objected. A further announcement is expected in December. See www.cagedunsden.org for more.
Successful kick-off for Dunsden Owen Association talks series
The first in a series of four illustrated talks and discussions to commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1 was a great success. All are welcome at the next talk about the Indian contribution to WW1. It promises to be fascinating. Entrance on the door is just £4 including refreshments. For more see www.owenindunsden.org
Indian Soldiers in the Great War – Inderpal Dhanjal – Tuesday 11 September
Inderpal leads the Legacy of Valour Society (legacyofvalour.org) which is a national community-based initiative which tells the story of the Indian contribution to the first world war. Over 1.5 million Indian service personnel served during 1914–18, with 11 being awarded military crosses.
Tunnelling for victory in WW1 – Robin Sanderson and Richard Crompton – Tuesday 9 October
Descendants of WW1 tunnellers tell the remarkable story of their relatives’ remarkable contribution to the British war effort.
The Society of Friends and pacifism in WW1 – Ruth Tod, Henley Quakers – Tuesday 13 November
‘War…involves the surrender of the Christian ideal and the denial of human brotherhood.’ Quakers in the First World War, and their response to conflict today.
Classes at Dunsden hall
The following classes are currently available, more details from Bookings Manager, Jo Summerland email@example.com
- Mindfulness: Mondays, 7.30 to 8.30pm
- Mindfulness: Fridays, 9.45 to 11.15am
- Pilates: Wednesdays, 7 to 9pm
- Pilates: Thursdays, 6.30 to 7.30pm
- WAT Dance: Every other Wednesday, 8 to 9pm
- Ashtanga Yoga: Mondays, 7.30 to 8.45pm
- Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Tuesdays, 7.45 to 9pm
- Yoga & Meditation: Wednesdays, 6.30 to 8pm
- Hatha Yoga: Thursdays, 7.30 to 9.30pm
- Yoga for Health: Fridays, 9.45 to 11.45am