Hardwicke Matters



From the Editor

Jaunaury 2018

    Dear Readers


Following our AGM on 12th March, we are delighted that Peter Hill, currently one of our deliverers, has volunteered to take on Ray Mackie’s role as magazine distribution co-ordinator. He will be liaising with Chris Edwards and take on the role from next month. Peter will also be joining the committee. I will list Peter’s contact details next month.

In the meantime we are very grateful to Chris for taking on this temporary extra responsibility and to Dora, Chris’ wife, who has taken on Joyce Mackie’s role. Chris will continue to pick up the magazines from the printers and drop them off to our distributors.

We also welcome Gordon Jelley to the committee: Gordon has volunteered to aid our webmaster, Andy Mumford, and has experience of websites and editing publications so will be a great asset.

Readers may be interested to read Andy’s Mumford’s report to the AGM about the website, especially those of you who may not yet have visited it. Andy welcomes news and local photos.

Because of the snow, we had to postpone our quiz which should have been held on 3rd March. Although the snow had started to melt, there was a forecast of rain and icy conditions and an early decision had to be made about whether it was safe to continue with the risk of ice in the car park and for those travelling to attend. All those who had booked for the quiz were e-mailed about the postponement. The quiz has been rebooked for Saturday 29th September.

Those of you who supported the recent Macmillan Coffee afternoon and Fair in Quedgeley will be interested to learn that £1148.50 was raised for such a wonderful cause. (see letters to the editor below)

We have several pages of Parish Council Minutes this month. I have been asked to especially mention that the Annual Parish Assembly will be held on Wednesday 18th April at 7pm in the village hall. A number of groups will be giving presentations and there will be an update on Javelin Park. (see Home page) This is your opportunity to hear more about the work of the Parish Council and local groups.

You will remember that I deleted the old junior birthday list last autumn. Presently we only have the children of two families listed. If you would like your child’s birthday mentioned please complete the form on p 19.
With an outbreak of 49 cases of measles last year, Gloucestershire County Council is advising residents to check that they are protected, especially the most vulnerable. (see  local groups)


Pat Gilbert

A reminder to advertisers that any changes to their adverts need to be made BEFORE the 1st April for the May edition,  and any changes to thier articles need to be made BEFORE the 5th April, a full set of articels only closing dates for 2018-19 is on the 'Directory' page.


To the Editor

Dear Editor

Following a long campaign about the inappropriate speeds of vehicles crossing Sellers bridge and with the assistance of Stephen Davis, our County Councillor, the County Council have agreed to extend the 30 mph zone to the west of the bridge. Hopefully this will benefit all users of Sellars Bridge and make it a safer place for all. As yet a date has not been set for this change but hopefully it will happen before the busy summer season.


Mike King
15 Dimore Close

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Macmillan Coffee Afternoon & Fair held
on 24th February at Quedgeley
Community Centre.

Thank-you so much to everyone who came along and donated so generously at our fund-raiser in February.

A big thank-you to all our family and friends who helped run stalls, serve teas, collected donations and baked fantastic cakes.
We raised more than ever thanks to all your efforts—a grand total of £1148.50.

Hope to see you all again in 2019.

Jo Smith & Vicky Hill


Appeal for photos

If anybody has an old photograph of Hardwicke (particularly 1900s), please could you email it to me at carolamarsh94@gmail.com for possible inclusion in a book about the history of Hardwicke. You would, of course, be accredited for it within the book.

Carol-Anne Marsh
Ploughman’s Way