Hardwicke Matters


Local Groups

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February 2019



Having enjoyed our Christmas Meal at the Haywain earlier in December, our last meeting of the year took place in the Village Hall where a special Christmas Raffle had been organised. A winning ticket would give a member the chance to choose a prize from bottles of wine, boxes of chocolates, tins of biscuits and

other seasonal items.

Afterwards there was the opportunity to exchange Christmas Cards with friends and enjoy a mince pie and a cup of tea together.

Our first meeting in 2019 will take place on Tuesday, 15th January, thereafter on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

If you would like to know more about the Club please contact Laura Tremble on 01452 090976 (mobile 07774200191) or Sue Lovell on 01452 724620."

Mary Fredericks




February 2019

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For our December meeting we held a Quiz and Social evening, although we didn't have as many teams as we hoped, a great evening ensued. The team from S.A.R.A. making up for lack of other teams.

The rest of December is a quiet month and out January meeting was a catch-up evening. Our next meeting on February 13th we will have a speaker.

Unfortunately we lost two members during December, Mr Jack Duffield who was well known in Elmore and Hardwicke also Mrs Ann Dovey who was a founder member of the Tuesday Club. Our sympathies go to family and friends, the Branch Standard and members attended both funerals.

Dates for your diary:-
Branch Meetings - Feb 13th - March 13th - April 10th
Tuesday Club - Feb 26th - March 26th - April 30th

Poppy Awards Night - March 22nd (Friday) 7 30pm

New members to the Branch and Tuesday Club are always welcome.

Carol Bratty B.E.M.
Branch President

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February 2109

We are SO much more than

 'Jam and Jerusalem'



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January 2019

Police Message

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Gloucestershire Constabulary will be actively policing the A417 between Crickley Hill and Cirencester using a highly visible vehicle equipped with a variety of equipment. The aim is to improve road safety and reduce crime. 

Officers will be stopping any vehicle they deem appropriate to do so whether it is because of poor standard of driving, the condition of a vehicle, criminal intelligence led enquiries or other intelligence like missing persons. 

You can help make the A417 safer by keeping a safe distance from other drivers and being mindful of your speed. 


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Thank you

T4U Christmas shoebox appeal.
Thank you to everyone.
A total of 60 boxes were filled during and after our workshop at Hardwicke Academy.
60 Smiling faces! 60 very happy children!

February 2019



Tracy Arnold—funeral

The Funeral Service for Tracy Arnold, a Vice Chairman of Help if we Can and elected Councillor on Quedgeley Town Council was held in Quedgeley Parish Church which was packed. The congregation saw Dave Drew MP a Patron of HiwC represented by Mr Les Chandler, a member from Stroud and the Chairman of the County Council Mark Hawthorne, Mayor of Quedgeley, Councillor Graham Smith and the Town Clerk Mrs Jacqueline Webster were also in attendance. Many members of Help if we Can and Quedgeley Town Council attended the Service which was conducted by the Reverend Canon John Ward, Chaplain of Help if we Can.

Tracy, who lived in Kingsway, was always there when help was needed and was an excellent arranger who will be sadly missed.

Her colleagues escorted her coffin into and out of church and Help if we Can Chairman Steve Smith paid tribute to her support and friendship and some anecdotes of things she got up to.

Steve Smith



February 2019

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The walk in February will take place on Tuesday 19th February from the car
park (please park with care) at Splatt Bridge, Frampton. Meeting at 9.45 for
a start at 10.00am

As ever, the walk can include stiles and field paths, is approximately 2 miles in length and should take a maximum of 1.5 hours.

Future walks will take place on Wednesday 13th March, Thursday 18th April, May date TBA.

For more information, please call Nick on 01452 740265 or Keith on 07811 123700 or alternatively email Nick on nandanailsworth@yahoo.co.uk

or Keith on kparry61@icloud.com


Nick Peters & Keith Parry - walk leaders


The Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of patients working with Frampton’s GP surgery to help improve services.


We want to better understand your needs, priorities and issues, so we can work together to deliver the highest quality of health care locally. Please give us any feedback by emailing myppg@framptononsevern.com or by calling Alison Drake on 741988.


February 2109

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Hardwicke Village Hall


Please email your interest to: chair@hardwickevillagehall.org.uk


Hardwicke Village Hall, Green Lane, Hardwicke, GL2 4QA

Registered Charity No.: 279925


February 2019

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 February 2018 

2nd Hardwicke Brownies

Since September we have been excited to introduce the new Guiding programme, across all age groups. As Brownies the girls have started to explore new interest badges, skill builders and other exciting activities. The girls are particularly enjoying the baking, performing and dancer badges.


For the 100th Anniversary since the end of WW1, the Brownies attended a parade at Hardwicke Church. In addition, the girls learnt about what Remembrance Day is during Brownie meetings in the weeks prior. For the service, the girls made their own poppy wreath out of felt and laid it in memory of the fallen.


2nd Hardwicke Brownies have been very busy out and about this term. They went bauble painting at Paint It Yourself Pottery in Cheltenham, then a sleepover with other local Rainbow and Brownie units at Go Bananas. Following this, they went on a joint visit to Cattle Country with Kingsway Brownies.


Julie from Hardwicke Church brought the Posada nativity figures to Brownies for the girls to see, followed by making individual Christingles. It was a wonderful evening and the girls enjoyed eating the fruit and sweets afterwards!


We finished off the term with a Christmas party, with lots of fun and games. We also said goodbye to a few girls who are moving on up to Guides. We wish them all the best as they continue their Guiding adventure.

We are looking forward to lots more exciting adventures in the coming term.


From 2nd Hardwicke Brownies.

Rainbows are aged 5 to 7.

Brownies are aged 7 to 10.

Guides are aged 10 to 14.

If you would like to sign your daughter up to a local unit, please visit the girlguiding.co.uk website or email severndistrictguiding@gmail.com


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January 2019

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February 2019

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Baptism (Christening) or Weddings - phone Fr. Andrew 01452 720015


Email : vicarage@inbox.com      

Our Website : www.hardwickechurch.info


Join us on Facebook – follow us on Twitter: @StNicHardwicke


Bell ringing practice: every Wednesday, 7.30 - 9.00pm Interested in learning? Please come and meet us! tel. Carrie 01452 883882

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English Martyrs Catholic Church, Tuffley Lane, Tuffley Gloucester GL4 ONX 

Is the friendly and welcoming Catholic Church with pastoral responsibility for Roman Catholics who live in the area where this magazine is distributed. Our usual Sunday Mass time is 9am and you would be very welcome to join us. In the first two weeks of July 2018 the Church will be welcoming the Sion Catholic Community for Evangelism to work in partner-ship with the parish and our sister Parish of St Augustine’s Matson 

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Grace Church Quedgeley

www.gracechurchquedgeley.org www.facebook.com/gracechurchquedgeley

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January 2019