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Copyright Penelope Stokes 2017
Hamstead Marshall
White Hart: might it open again?
A notice has been posted on the door of the White Hart regarding an application to WBC for an alcohol and music licence.
The applicant is named as Peas and Carrots Ltd, a company incorporated in 2011 and currently registered at 63 Bartholomew St. Previously called Contractin Ltd, Peas and Carrots Ltd is owned and run by Simon Trundle, and its chief business seems to be running the catering at South Hill Park in Bracknell.
The WBC notice sets a time limit for objections to the application to be registered.
A series of contradictory notes and notices from Thames Water regarding closure of the Kintbury Road for waterworks has confused local residents.
It now appears that the section being worked upon requires total closure between Little Orchard and Elm Farm, which in turn means traffic is diverted to the north.
The closure was first announced as being from 24th-30th July mnow looks likely to last a bit longer.
Enquiries to the engineer: Darren Hewitt on 07464 544639.
The garden society’s
Fruit & Flower Show,
normally held on the first Saturday in September, will not take place this year.
Walk in Jane Austen’s Footsteps
15th August 2017

A guided walk around local sites and churches which were well known to Jane Austen. See more details here.
See the June 2017 issue of the
All the village news in full,
with pictures
Hamstead Marshall’s parish plan of 2007 is being revised. If you have an idea for inclusion or would like to help, please contact one of the team:

Jane Arnold-Round 01635 36370
Anne Budd 01488 657022
Hallam Goad 07597 127801
Nick Wallis 07747 792549
Sue Watts 01488 658932
Circle of Friends
Informal women’s group meeting in the village hall
on the first Thursday evening of each month
for a speaker or demo, and chat
Contact Sue Watts for details
St Mary’s Church has its own website and facebook page
Ladies Who Brunch
at the Halfway, from 10.30am,
second Thursday of each month
tickets £16, booking essential
Contact Lanie on 01488 658168