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on Tue, 04/06/2024 - 12:00am

Sustainable Wantage Events July 2024

on Fri, 07/06/2024 - 12:00am

July 2024 Newsletter






Wed 3rd

Wildlife Gardening Drop-in Advice Session

12-2pm. Meet Tom, Wild Wantage Project Leader

Fri 12th

Green Gym - Caring for the new trees in Manor Road park. This session will involve moving wheelbarrow loads of wood chip to each of the trees so is likely to be a good workout!

10am-noon. Meet in Manor Road carpark at 10am. Contact Tom [email protected]

Mon 29th

Nature Activities at Wantage Market Garden

4:30-5:30. Contact Tom or Olwen via [email protected].

Sat 13th July

Cooking for yourself

At Down To Earth Community Cafe, 2-4:30pm.

Sat 3rd Aug

Repair café

10-12:45. Please book a slot. Contact [email protected].

Coming soon

Mindfulness for Stress – 8 week course

Starting 26th Sept. Contact [email protected].

Every Sun

Market Garden Working Parties

2-4 pm. contact Olwen [email protected]

Every Mon

Mix open 2-6pm

Community Fridge
Library of Things

Every Wed

Mix open 10-3pm

Every Sat

Mix open 10-1pm

Every Fri

Community Larder at the Beacon

1.30-3pm and 3.15-4.45pm. New people can join although there may be delay in becoming a member, depending on capacit


Tuesday Club - 2nd July

on Tue, 02/07/2024 - 1:00am


2nd July Compton Acres Gardens in the morning and Christchurch in the afternoon - departing from Childrey Village Hall 8:45 returning at 4:30pm £25 members £30 non members with an entrance ticket of £7.95

To book tickets please contact Maureen Thomas 01235 751631

Visitors are always welcome at our meetings (£5) with the hall open at 10.30 for (free) coffee/tea etc and the meetings start at 11 am, so do come and join us.

Jenny O'Hara 01235 772502, Secretary.

White Horse Gardening Club Next meeting 4th July

on Thu, 04/07/2024 - 7:00pm

Meetings are usually in the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington, Faringdon, SN7 7RA.

Meetings held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated.

Membership £15 per annum. Visitors £5.00 per meeting.


2024 programme

Thursday 4th JULY at 2pm

VISIT - Ham Court, Bampton, Weald, OX18 2HG  

Tour and refreshments.  £5 cash on day.  Max 30.

Home to Matthew Rice and Emma Bridgewater.

Ham Court is a country garden with two kitchen gardens around a moated, former gate house of a 14th-century castle in Oxfordshire. It is around four acres of ornamental garden.

AUGUST – free

Thursday 5th SEPTEMBER

AGM and

TALK – Title tbc

By Bob Flowerdew

Visitors £10

Thursday 3rd OCTOBER

TALK   - 52 Weeks of Shade Loving Plants

By Moore and Moore Plants.

A Chelsea Gold Medal winning independent, family run nursery based in Billericay, Essex. Specialising in shade tolerant and woodland plants.

Thursday 7th NOVEMBER


By Adam Alexander 

Seeds to share + copies of book ‘The Seed Detective’   twitter: @vegoutwithadam

Instagram: theseeddetective

Thursday 5th DECEMBER


TALK:  The Twelve Plants of Christmas

By Timothy Walker, Lecturer, botanist, gardener, author.

Contact Pamela P to find out more:-




Further information: Pamela - [email protected]



Improvement works at Portway Car Park from 22 July for 8 weeks

on Mon, 22/07/2024 - 12:00am

Portway car park will have very limited parking from Monday 22 July for up to eight weeks due to refurbishment work. The work will include improvements to reduce surface water flooding and removing potholes. Bay markings and lighting will also be improved at the car park.

During the work, the nearest car parks are Limborough Road (OX12 9AJ) or Mill Street (OX12 9AJ). Any parking permits for Portway will be valid in these car parks during the duration of the work.


link to more information

Uffington Farmers Market - Second Sunday of each month11th August

on Sun, 11/08/2024 - 9:24am

LOCAL: Book Club Monday 19th August

on Mon, 19/08/2024 - 9:00pm

The next Book Club meeting is Monday August 19th and the book is Reach for the Sky by Paul Brickhill.

To join the group, get in touch with Barbara:-

Submitted by Barbara W



Goldilocks at the Beacon this Saturday 20th July

on Tue, 20/08/2024 - 12:00am


link to the beacon booking page



Comedy at the Beacon - Mark Simmons

on Sat, 19/10/2024 - 12:00am

Link to Beacon site