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Save 'N' Borrow need volunteers

29 July 2016 at 20:31

Save ‘n’ borrow, Stroud Valleys Credit Union, is planning to open a branch at Stonehouse Community Centre to help local people build up secure savings and, when needed, take out affordable loans.
With a target opening time of September, we are currently looking for volunteers to then contribute 2-3 hours per week or fortnight to help run the branch after training.
If you might be able to help or would like more information please phone 01453 298785 to give your details or email admin@svcu.org.uk

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Can you volunteer your skills to the Town Council to help complete projects?

29 July 2016 at 20:30

Summer is the busiest time of year for our groundstaff - it is also the only opportunity to give play equipment a lick of paint. So if you are a 'dab' hand with a paintbrush...

This autumn we are also looking for volunteers to help create viewpoints within Doverow Wood. If you have any landscaping
experience and equipment please let us know.

Businesses in particular are welcome to volunteer their staff for a day helping the community shape up for the winter. Please contact us deputyclerk@stonehousetowncouncil.com or call 01453 822070 if you can spare some time and skills - we would really appreciate it!

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Stonehouse Youth Club for 11 - 18 year olds

29 July 2016 at 20:28

Pod Youth Centre, Oldends Lane, Stonehouse GL10 2DG
Tuesdays 7 - 9pm, Thursdays 5 - 7pm, Fridays 7 - 9pm 

Pop into your local Youth Club. Young Gloucestershire is a countywide charity that supports disadvantaged young people who are facing challenges in their lives.

For more information email matt.jones@youngglos.org.uk call 01452 501008 visit www.youngglos.org.uk ?#‎yginspire?

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Advertise your business in Stonehouse News to 3000+ households

29 July 2016 at 20:23

Our quarterly newsletter is popular in the town - it is hand delivered to all households and town centre businesses.

Copies are also available in the Town Hall and in some public buildings in Stonehouse. If you want to promote your business in this way it won’t cost you a fortune! - one advert may well repay your outlay with dividends.

You will also be helping to support our community magazine.

Costs (sizes in mm)
£25 +VAT 90 (w) x 42 (h) - approx credit card size
£50 +VAT 183 (w) x 42 (h) or 90 (w) x 84 (h)
£75 +VAT 183 (w) x 63 (h) or 90 (w) x 126 (h)

Contact Liz Lawrence on 01453 822070 or email
deputyclerk@stonehousetowncouncil.com for more
information or to book your advert for Issue 31.

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Billy Shilton opened new table tennis facility

29 July 2016 at 20:17

Stonehouse’s new table tennis facilities were officially launched on the 2nd July by young table tennis champion, Billy Shilton, and the Mayor, Theresa Watts. Billy's talent shone out and with his brother Stanley played an impressive demonstration game. Some spectators also took part.

The two outdoor tables in Laburnum Field were funded through Gloucestershire County Council’s Activity Fund. They can be used free by local residents with no need for booking.

Residents can bring their own bats and balls or borrow them from the nearby Woolpack Inn (£2 deposit). Alternatively, bats and balls can be purchased from Hurn’s Hardware in the High Street.

The launch was attended by local residents and Councillors with refreshments provided by our Youth Leader Matt Jones from YG (Young Gloucestershire).

Why not set up a Stonehouse table tennis club? It's a fun sport for all ages and abilities...

TABLE TENNIS FACTS
1) Table Tennis was invented in the 1880s in England.

2) Table tennis was banned in the Soviet Union from ca 1930 to 1950. The sport was believed to be harmful to the eyes.

3) Table tennis became a medal Olympic sport in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

4) Early table tennis paddles were normally made of cork, cardboard, or wood, and covered with cloth, leather or sandpaper.

5) Table tennis is the most popular racquet sport in the world and ranked second overall in terms of participation. Over 10 million players compete in sanctioned tournaments each year.

6) A modern table tennis match at the elite level lasts on the average about 30 minutes. Top players often smash the ball at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.

7) How many balls can two players hit back and forth in 60 seconds? The current record is 173 set by Jackie Bellinger and Lisa Lomas in 1993.

8) A modern table is 9 feet long, 5 feet wide, and 2.5 feet high. The net is 6 inches high.

9) China, Sweden and South Korea are currently the world powers in table tennis.

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Public views needed on revised opening hours for Minor Injuries and Illness Units in the county.

29 July 2016 at 20:12

Gloucestershire Care Services is currently seeking public views on revised opening hours for Minor Injuries and Illness Units (MIIUs) in the county.

This public engagement process began on July 13, 2016 and will run until August 31, 2016.

You can download their 'Review of Minor Injuries and Illness Units in Gloucestershire' information booklet by going here 

If you wish to participate in the survey by picking a preferred choice from one of the three options presented in the information booklet, you can do so online by following this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3KNMJ9G

Please be aware that you can only participate in the survey once.

Engagement events

In addition to the information booklet, there are a number of engagement events about the MIIU opening hours proposals being held throughout August:

Monday August 1, 3 - 4pm
The Main Place, Old Station Way, Coleford

Tuesday August 2, 3 - 4.30pm
Stroud Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road, Stroud

Thursday August 4, 10 - 11.30am
Outside the Post Office, Silver Street, Dursley

Friday August 5, 10 - 11.30am
Information bus at Spring Gardens, Oldbury Road, Tewkesbury

Monday August 8, 10 - 11.30am
Information bus at The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold

Tuesday August 9, 11am - 12.30pm
Corinium Museum, Park Street. Cirencester

Thursday August 18, 10 - 11.30am
Friendship Cafe, Gloucester

Thursday August 18, 1.30 - 3pm
Information bus at the Clock Tower, Coleford Market Place, Coleford

Friday August 19, 10 - 11.30am
Information bus in High Street, Cheltenham

Monday August 22, 10 - 11.30am
Information bus at 11 King Street, Stroud

Friday August 26, 1.30 - 3pm
Information bus at Cirencester Hospital

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Stonehouse In Bloom thanks everyone for their efforts in 'Going for Gold'

29 July 2016 at 20:04

There was lots of frenetic activity pre the judges arrival yesterday morning to get the town looking 'tip top'. The judges commented on how lovely the town looked and that they thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Stonehouse (their words).

Stonehouse In Bloom would like to thank it's committee members, residents, businesses, community groups, Town Council and it's staff and Stroud District Council for all their help in making the town look very attractive this summer!

The judges are now in deliberations and we'll get the eagerly awaited result in September. We hope everyone in the town continues to enjoy the 'blooms' over the rest of the summer.

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Stonehouse Parkrun every Saturday

29 July 2016 at 19:58

9am every Saturday - Oldends Lane Playing Field

PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE YOUR FIRST RUN - you will need the barcode contained in your registration email to get a time.

What is Stonehouse parkrun?
It is a 5km timed run - it's you against the clock.

When is it?
Every Saturday at 9:00am.

Where is it?
The event takes place at Oldends Lane Playing Fields, Oldends Lane, Stonehouse, GL10 2DG. See Course page for more details.

Parking
Please park in the Oldends Lane Car Park in-between the Magpies Social Club and railway line. If you are forced to park in residential areas due to lack of space in the car park do so considerately and without causing obstructions. We encourage people to walk/run/use public transport where possible.

What does it cost to join in?
Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time.

How fast do I have to be?
We all run for our own enjoyment. Please go along and join in whatever your pace!

Stonehouse parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers - email stonehousehelpers@parkrun.com to help.

They're friendly!
Every week they'll be grabbing a post parkrun coffee in the High Street please come and join them!

For more information about park run please go to http://www.parkrun.org.uk/stonehouse/
or got to their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Stonehouse-parkrun-483564528521543/

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