Friendly Club Programme 2010






Tuesday 12th  January 2.00 pm An introduction to Harold Jolliffe One Act Play Festival followed by a talk by Sheila Parsons on the subject Spotting & Spinning.
Tuesday 9th  February 2.00 pm A talk by Lorraine Stanton on the subject“From Boardroom to Barn
Tuesday 9th  March 2.00 pm A talk by Ian Purvis on Sea Shells (Conchology)
Tuesday 20th April 9.30am-5.30pm Trip to Labels Outlet Shopping at Ross on Wye and3Shires Garden Centre at Newent.
Tuesday 13th April 7.00 pm A talk on the history of the ukulele by Richard Bending followed by a sing-along with Barry and Chris.
Saturday 8th  May 9.00am – 6.00pm Trip to Malvern Spring Show in association with the Gardening Club
Tuesday 11th  May 7.00 pm Entertainment by Ray Bewes telling Yarns and Poems.
Tuesday 8th June 7.00 pm A demonstration by Emma Tanner on Cake Decoration.
Tuesday 15th June 9.00am – 6.30pm Trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon and a visit to Moreton-in-Marsh
Tuesday 13th  July 7.00 pm A presentation on Concorde by Doug Newton
Tuesday 20th July 9.00am – 6.30pm Trip to Black Country Museum & boat trip through Dudley Tunnel.
Tuesday 10th August TBA Mystery Tour
Tuesday 14th September 2.00 pm A talk by Jan Blankenstein – Chiropractor on How to maintain a healthy back.
4th -8th October TBA 5 day holiday to Exmouth staying at The Manor Hotel
Tuesday 12th  October 2.00 pm Musical entertainment by Stan & Peggy Byers
Tuesday 19th  October 12.00 noon Harvest Lunch – Blunsdon House Hotel.
Tuesday 9th  November 2.00 pm Social afternoon- time for a chat with games and quiz.
Tuesday 14th December 12.00 noon Christmas Lunch at Kingsdown P.H. Entertainment by Ken & Steve.

Note: all outings are provisional and subject to member numbers being sufficient.

Annual membership £12.00            (includes refreshments & 5 raffle tickets at each meeting)


Christmas Recycling Collections

Christmas Day falls on a Friday this year so there will be no waste collections in the village.

Information on alternative collection days will be delivered to our homes by Swindon Borough Council during December. If you don’t receive anything please telephone 01793 445501 (Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm; Saturday 9am to 1pm).

Alternatively you can email:

Police Surgeries – Dec 2009 (UPDATED)

The local Police is holding a surgery Wednesday 16th December in the Mead Room of the South Marston Hotel (formerly the Nightingale Hotel).

If there is anything you would like to discuss with them, then drop in between 1900 and 2000 hours. If you have any problems in your area or there is a forthcoming priority you would like to talk about then please come along.

Swindon Christmas Website 2009

Swindon Borough Council has launched a new website:

The site is an excellent place to visit for a host of information from fun, budget-friendly activities for all the family to top tips on keeping healthy. In addition you will find the opening hours of council facilities and any changes to services, such as refuse and recycling collections. So check it out and make the most of what Swindon has to offer this Christmas

Meeting Point – December 2009

Coffee morning with table top sales.

(All the tables have been already booked for this month – you may book for January).

£5 if you live in the village

£10 if you live outside the village

Telephone: Vicky Fleming – 827021

Come and enjoy good company and refreshments.

Saturday 12th December and 9th January from 9:30 – 12 noon in the Village Hall.

Refreshments provided by South Marston Church.