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Radway Village Newsletter Nov 18

Radway Village Newsletter Nov 18

Please see the Radway Village newsletter for November


Parish Council News

Please join the Parish Council in supporting this fundraising effort to develop the recreation field.

Please nominate any British women who have had a significant impact on their community, to celebrate the 100 years of their first vote.  A lucky dip winner will be chosen from entries.  Please send a maximum  50 word narrative, with a picture if possible, by the 23rd November to Sophie at Number 11 The Green. Langdon Lane.  This is the first fund raising event for the recreation field upgrade which will benefit everyone in the village. 

There will be an exhibition in the village hall celebrating 100 women who made a difference, many with local connections.  Everyone is invited to celebrate and toast (supplied) women’s achievements on Friday 14th December 6.30- 9 pm. The exhibition will also be open on Saturday 15th 10-2.00pm with workshops, tea and cakes. 

At both events we are hoping for donations for the recreation field upgrade which will be for all ages.  For further information, ring Sophie on 07880 528004, or Rosie on 07903 330645.

Those Hard to Reach Places

The Parish Council would like to thank Ian and Christine Young for the donation of an extendable ladder for free use by anyone in the village.  If you would like to borrow it please contact Tim Smith Vincent on 670767.

We Will Remember Them

This year, Remembrance Sunday falls on November 11th and marks the Centenary of the end of the First World War. All residents are warmly invited to come and share coffee at the Village Hall on the Sunday morning at 10 am and then walk down to the Lychgate for a service which will start at 10.45 am. A  wreath will be laid and we will read out the names of those from Radway who fell in both World Wars, as well as the names of those who survived the Second World War and returned to the village. The congregation also hopes you will join them at the service that follows in the church.


The Church Council thanks all those that came along to the service on September 30th and the supper in the Village Hall on October 1st .  This was an enjoyable evening with delicious food and the usual fun auction. The PCC would like to say a big thank you to Carpenters Farm shop for their generous discount, and to all those who auctioned, cooked and served, recognizing how much time, effort and generosity goes into making any event a success. An amazing total of £550 was raised and will be donated to an appropriate charity to be decided at the next meeting.

Forthcoming REG Events

Armistice Day Celebrations

Come and join us in decorating the Lychgate on Saturday 10th November at 10.30 am. Please bring any contributions to the poppy making appeal on that day.

On the 11th November, coffee and biscuits will be served in the Village Hall at 10am before walking down to the church to join the commemoration.

Pop Up Pub and Quiz night   Friday November 23rd

Everyone is welcome to come along to the pop-up pub from 6pm onwards, but tickets are needed for the quiz. Numbers for this are limited, so book a table early to avoid disappointment.

Tables of up to 6 cost just £10.       Contact Yve Freer on 670894

Village Hall Maintenance Day and Decorating for Christmas

Everyone welcome 10-12 on Saturday 1st December, followed by breakfast rolls. Further details from Tim on 670767 if required.

Come and help keep our Hall looking good, and get in the festive mood as we decorate the Hall.

Annual Christmas Party

This delightful village event will take place on Sunday 23rd December this year. Starting at 6pm in Village Hall, we hope to see lots of residents there of all ages. If you have friends and relations staying for Christmas, do bring them along too.

An Invitation to all Book Worms

On Wednesday 28th November Radway Book club are hosting a special evening in which the author Anthony Cleary will be talking about his book “Nobody Comes”, the story of his battle to adopt a Romanian orphan.

The event starts at 7.30 and drinks are included in the £5 entry fee. To book your place, contact Jim Brown on 678990 or 07802 411943.

Why Not Hire the Village Hall?

Residents are reminded that they can not only hire the Village Hall for as little as £11 for 2 hours, but also borrow Village Hall items (chairs and tables; kitchen equipment; gazebos; etc. etc.) for use elsewhere, for the cost of a donation, at their discretion. Further hire pricing details can be found on the Radway Parish Council website and/ or from one of the Village Hall Trustees.

Whatcote Christmas Puddings

St Peter’s Church, Whatcote is again selling Christmas puddings this year to help church funds.  The price for the 454gm (1lb.) pudding is £6.50 and the 908g (2lb), pudding is £11.00.  They are great puddings and make excellent Christmas gifts for family and friends.

Last year the puddings were all sold by early December, so please get your orders in to June Wreford without delay by telephoning her on 01295 680294, or you can e-mail  her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All the profit goes towards the upkeep of St Peter’s Church, Whatcote.


December dates for your diary

Saturday 1st Village Hall Maintenance Day and Decorating for Christmas

Sunday 9th Christingle celebration in St Peter’s at 3pm

Friday 14th Celebration of women’s achievements in Village Hall

Friday 14th Book Club Christmas Event

Saturday 15th Exhibition open to view with workshops, tea and cakes

Sunday 23rd  6pm REG Christmas Party in the Village Hall

Monday 25th 10.30 am Christmas Day service at St Peter’s Church