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February 2015
No. 148
A free monthly community paper
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New Business - We report on two new
Nailsworth businesses in this issue. See page 15 for
details of Cotswold Characters (Laura produces
beautifully detailed cake toppers such as shown left)
and Edward of Gardening Services with skills in all
things for the garden. JE SUIS CHARLIE - Following the horrific
events in Paris in early January, the French flag flew
at half mast from the flagpole in Mortimer Gardens.
Councillors, representatives of St George’s and
Christ Church and Twinning Association members
assembled beneath it on 13 January to show
solidarity with France in general, and with our Lèves
twinning compatriots in particular. The Mayor has
written a personal letter to Rémi Martial, Mayor of
Guiter lead action songs, nursery
rhymes and cake!
A wonderful musical experience for
you and your children (0-5 years).
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Nailsworth News still doesn’t have
anyone to deliver in Harley Wood.
This is a slightly difficult hamlet
to deliver so it would be preferable
and of great value if a local
resident were to come forward who
knows the terrain.
If you are able to assist contact Don Luke on 832812 or
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Renn Organ
There is another chance to hear St.
George’s new Renn Organ in all its
glory. This time Gabrielle Lewis will
give a recital with music by Bach,
Buxtehude and César Franck amongst
Gabrielle is a fully trained teacher of
piano, flute and singing as well as an
organ teacher with many diplomas to
hand. She plays the organ for her local
Jinny Marshall dropped us a line to remind us that the first
spring bulbs are emerging in Mortimer Gardens.
1000 crocus bulbs and 180 hyacinths were paid for by NTC
and planted there in the autumn by the Gardening Group of the
Nailsworth Society.
They should look really colourful in Feb/March so keep looking for them!
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church in Gunnislake as well as giving
recitals around the country.
With local contacts here in Nailsworth,
she has heard of the new Renn organ
and is very keen to play it for our
enjoyment. With a programme to suit
all, it will be a wonderful occasion.
Please support her and likewise St.
George’s. Tickets on the door - £5.00.
Teas and cakes will be available during
the interval. Sunday 28 February at
The team received an
enquiry from a person
called ‘Searing’ living
at ‘The Steppes’ in
Cossack Square - 832406.
Does anyone wish to set up a
school of Solo Whist in the centre
of Nailsworth?
Cribbage was also mentioned.
For lessons in a safe
relaxed atmosphere
Rod Davidson
Tel: 07872 314940
[email protected]
Come and join me for the Latin-inspired, easy to
follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness party,
ALL fitness levels welcome:
Monday: 6 - 7 pm
Nailsworth Primary School
for more information please call Ruth King on
07734 886275. For all other class times and venues,
please visit
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Local Affairs
Myles Robinson, Mayor of Nailsworth
The Town Council has
recently set the budget for
the year 2015–2016 financial
year. These are challenging
times to set a budget, when
we first have to acknowledge
that there is no appetite for
increasing the Council Tax,
but at the same time, we
have to make provision for
the services we do provide
and meet the needs and
aspirations of residents.
After our establishment and
democratic costs, our biggest
expenditure is support for the
Youth Club and community work. There are around 200 young
people between the ages of 8 and 18 attending the Junction
Youth Club on the corner of Spring Hill and Northfield Road
each week, in addition to those attending the two weekly
sessions at the Arkell Centre.
The next biggest expense is on buildings. Nailsworth
Town Council maintains venues for community use at the
Town Hall and the Mortimer Room in Old Market, as well as
being trustees to the manager of the Arkell Centre in Forest
Green. There are a wide range of activities taking place
regularly including drama, films, exercise classes, lectures, art
exhibitions and meetings, as well as commercial and private
events. We try and keep booking fees for community use at
a low level, but these facilities need to be maintained to an
appropriate and attractive standard.
We maintain land and
gardens for recreational use and this becomes our third
largest expense. As well as keeping up the gardens in town,
the Council owns other sites, most significantly The King
George V Playing Fields off Wood Lane, Miles Marling Field
in Forest Green, Bunting Hill and Norton Wood. We have
recently re-roofed the changing rooms at King George V Field
and provided new children’s and gym equipment at two sites.
Bunting Hill and Norton Wood provide pleasant semi wild
areas, but managing woodland with safe public access requires
plenty of tree maintenance and surgery.
Your Town Council believes that we need to do more than
just maintain what we have and that improvements to the
recreational facilities still need to be made. We have the
opportunity to make a new Community Park at the Miles
Marling Field, and Nailsworth Town Councillors are holding
an Open Session and Display between 10am and 12 noon on
Saturday 7th February at The Arkell Centre to get the views of
residents. I hope to see you there and have a chat over a cup of
In the meantime, with funding already secured, progress is
being made on the Multi Use Games Area within the school
grounds. The Town Council is optimistic that agreement can
be reached on an acceptable lease for the space needed, and
a planning application will then be made. Residents will then
have the opportunity to express their views on a managed
floodlit area which will be available to clubs and local
community groups outside school hours.
Stroud District Council News
Middle Tynings residents,
have worked really hard to pull
together to form a group to look
into providing play equipment and
seating areas for residents, monitor
footpaths, dog fouling and road
issues of concern.
District Councillors, Steve Robinson and Emma Sims stood
clearly in support of the Save the Valley, campaign at the
Development Control Committee in January.
Now, residents of Nailsworth can celebrate after the refusal
was given for the development at Pike Lane. This is a coup
for everyone who put their passion and commitment into
fighting to stop this unwanted proposal. The applicants have
six months to appeal however, we hope this isn’t a short lived
Of course, we want people to come and live here and we
want to provide homes local people can afford to live in.
There are ways this can be achieved, the NCLT is a case in
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achieving important goals for the community.
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Emma Sims 01453 835105 / [email protected]
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Local Affairs
cumenical Lent Groups - During Lent, the
Churches of Nailsworth are joining together
for a study of the events of Holy Week in the
Gospel of Mark.
Beginning on Tuesday 24th February at 7.30 pm in
Christ Church and Wednesday 25th February at 2.00
pm at St. George’s Church, there will be five sessions
at the same time and place.
They will last for around 90 minutes and will include
an introduction from one of the churches, a time of
discussion and feedback and a short time of worship
followed by refreshments.
They are open to anyone – please just turn up on the
day – you would be most welcome.
Nailsworth Dramatic Society
presents Agatha Christie
After the success of “Fawlty Towers” in November,
NDS return to the Town Hall stage in March with
another classic – an Agatha Christie whodunit called
“Witness for the Prosecution”.
This was one of Christie’s most popular plays and
a huge success when first performed on the London
stage in the 1950’s.
It is a story with several twists and turns that keeps
you guessing until the very end. Who did kill
wealthy Emily French? Was it burglars? The young
gentleman caller? His German wife? Her own
Christie said it was her favourite play and it has been
made into two films – a 6 times Oscar nominated
one in 1957 ( with Charles Laughton and Marlene
Dietrich) and again in 1972 (with Diana Rigg and
Ralph Richardson).
Do put the date in your diary. Performances will
be from Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st March.
Information about ticket sales can be found on-line
Christmas Pudding Hunt Winners!
There were two delighted winners of the Nailsworth Christmas
Pudding hunt, who each received their prizes on Christmas Eve. Alfie
Mustoe was the first name out of the hat for the children’s hamper
and Lucinda White from Nailsworth won the adult’s prize.
Alfie, from Woodchester, was delighted to win and brought his dog
Lola along to help collect the prize from Nom Nom’s Cupcakery.
The Christmas Pudding hunt was organised by the Chamber of Trade
and involved finding crocheted and felt puddings placed in shop
windows around the town. Entry was free and participants had to find
fifteen of the numbered puddings for an entry into the prize draw.
If they found all twenty
puddings, which five dogged
participants did, they got
two entries into the draw.
The puddings had been made
by customers from Mother
Goose, and the COT will be
keeping them safe to be used
again this year!
The pudding that proved the
hardest to find (below, look
carefully) was number 14
in Lloyds Chemist in Old
Difficult to spot even with
some encouragement!
Prizes consisted of hampers
filled with goodies donated by
shops across the town, and the
Chamber is very grateful for their
support. Jonathan (Deputy Mayor
and COT supporter) said “we had a
great response to the competition,
everyone had great fun looking out
for the puddings, and the shops and
restaurants were really keen to help
setting this up.”
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The annual (and Nationally Celebrated)
Nailsworth Ladder - Hill Climb will take place
on Sunday 1st February.
If you are a petrol head or simply run
the family Ford Focus, you cannot fail to
be amazed at the sight of various types of
modified car doing the seemingly impossible
and climbing the Nailsworth Ladder.
Locals will know that the Ladder is very
steep and quite impossiblerather
for even
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was remarkable, not just by
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elped organise those events,
lage green, tidying the
tidying their own gardens
overhanging shrubs or trees, as these are the responsibility
of the land owner.
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to keeplanes
This beautiful village is characterised
by narrow
bounded by stone walls, but if trees and bushes are
over half
allowed to excessively overhang
highway, there is a
significant risk that
will become
Look no further! Andy
Poole, our
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PSALMS sports’ minister, and the wall.
ardens and roadside verges
the churches
of Nailsworth,
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walking around
your garden,
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1 Baycroft, Box,Primary
Tel: 01453
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Posters and consent forms will be
club. Crack codes, take part in mish seem to
sions, invent secret languages, Make Spy gadgets,
play games ,sport and more as we look at how God
rescued the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.
All Primary Aged Children
Nailsworth Primary School
Mon 16th-Tues 17th February 2015
Cost? £4 per child per day Booking is Essential.
Hand Form Back to school office with Payment
given to the children of Nailsworth
school, and it is also very much
open to all primary school children
in Nailsworth.
For booking direct, or for any
further information, please email
[email protected]
Run By St. George's, Christ Church and PSALMS
Craft & Chat
A free project offering basic arts and crafts
plus a chance to meet new people, aimed
towards mature residents living in and
around Nailsworth.
These take place a the Arkell Centre and
don’t require pre-booking. Just turn up!
2pm-3.30pm, next sessions are 6th, 13th
and 20th February.
Have fun with creative arts and enjoy tea
and biscuits.
Turn up on the day or contact Charlotte
Galling if you would like more info on
01453 754304
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Visit our website for all the information on
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Signs - on the road, on railings and
lampposts inform and add to the character
of the town, but wouldn’t it be good if
those who post these things with such
enthusiasm would take them down once
they’ve served their purpose. Wind and
rain can do their bit, but some signs are
depressingly durable. Our picture shows
a poster promoting an event on December
6th 2014, still struggling to attract
attention in mid-January 2015!
he staff from the Coventry Building Society in Nailsworth have had a
busy end to their year of fundraising for various charities.
The Annual Children in Need ‘Big Breakfast’ held in conjunction with
Egypt Mill Hotel was attended by 60 people and raised a fantastic £763.
Once again the local businesses in Nailsworth were incredibly generous with
donations for the raffle and as usual four pupils from Thomas Keble School
joined us to sell the raffle tickets and serve the breakfasts.
The book swap is still extremely popular and this year has raised £67.54
for the Gloucestershire Air Ambulance and £145.78 for the Cotswold Care
Hospice. In total, the fundraising for the Cotswold Care Hospice during
2014, the Branch charity, has raised an amazing £870.00.
Lastly, but by no means least, the generosity of the local community has
been overwhelming with donations to the Stroud food bank. The box is
crammed full week after week.
Thank you so much to everyone who supports our fund raising events as we
could not do it without you!
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Horsley Primary School
Our lead up to Christmas was a busy
and exciting time with all our children
taking part in various events and
Owls class (years 5 & 6) hosted
a special Christmas lunch for the
senior residents in the village. Not
only did they write the invitations,
plan the menu and cook the food,
they also prepared the dining tables,
served and chatted to their guests, and
afterwards entertained everyone with
carol singing and instrument playing.
The atmosphere in the classroom was
wonderful - there were many happy
guests and it was a joy to overhear
some of the conversations that were
taking place between the generations.
Owls were polite, confident and fully
engaged with their visitors and we were
very proud of them. After the lunch
everyone was invited to join the whole
school to watch the infant nativity play
in the church. The children sang with so
much enthusiasm, acted well and spoke
their lines clearly, so that everyone
enjoyed a fabulous performance. The
children’s smiles, laughs and sparkling
eyes said it all.
Children from Otters class (years 3 and
4) were selected to ‘make’ the Christmas
altar cloth for St Martin’s Church.
The Reverend Sue Sobczak, Assistant
along with
other church
came into
school and
worked with
the children
making and
angels to
adorn the
alter cloth
which was
used in
the church
the Christmas
Our final event before the end of term
was the Junior Nativity Procession
on 18th December, to which the
whole village was invited to attend.
The procession began at 6pm in the
playground where everyone gathered
around the stage, which was lit and
decorated, to listen to carols played
on traditional hand-bells. Following
the appearance of The Angel Gabriel
everyone followed Mary and Joseph
and their ‘donkey’ (aka Dreamy the
pony) down to the inn (aka The Hog @
Horsley). After enjoying the choir and
musicians, Joseph knocked on the inn
Happy New Year to everyone from St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School.
We have had a lovely start to the term, when our choir took part in the Young Voices
concert in Birmingham. This was a joyous occasion and the children did not stop
singing and dancing! I am grateful to Mrs Killey, Mrs Urquhart Dixon and Mrs
Brown for accompanying the children. We also attended a massed choir concert
in St George’s church where local schools were gathering to sing the songs sang at
Young Voices. Our thanks go to Reg Urquhart who organised this event. See back
page for an additional photo of
the event as St George’s!
Our Y5/6 children have been
busy fundraising for their
trip to Cadbury World, and
we have had a wide range of
money making ideas, from
selling chocolate buttons which
had kindly been donated by
a local chocolatier, to selling
homemade bookmarks, and also
a second hand toy stall.
Briege Ward - Headteacher
door and
there was no room at the inn he was
directed to a stable (aka Horsley
Community Shop) where we met the
shepherds and angels. We finished with
a carol and moved into the church where
we were greeted by the three kings. A
short service which included readings,
poems and a dance entitled ‘The Tailor
of Gloucester’ brought proceedings to
a close followed by mulled cider, hot
chocolate and mince pies for all. A
really lovely end to a very busy term.
We have now returned to school,
with our batteries recharged, looking
forward to engaging the children with
more inspiring activities during the
coming term. These will include
taking part in the BBC Music’s ‘Ten
Pieces’ event, visits to Redwood
Education Centre near Slimbridge and
Oxford Science Museum, an animation
workshop with GLIC (Global Language
Immersion Centre) and a visit from
the Parliamentary Education Outreach
Workshop, plus sports events and
fundraising activities.
A Happy New Year from all at Horsley
Miss Brind - Headteacher
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Schools & Youth
News from Beaudesert
Park School
Children at Beaudesert have been busy conjuring up ideas
for an inspiring new school library space. Between them
children from Years 4 – 8 (aged 8 – 13) have submitted
over 60 concepts, and the best will be incorporated into the
overall design of the library. Involving the school’s pupils in
the process was the idea of the school’s Head of Design and
Technology, Lee Waters, and the architect firm tasked with
designing the space - Millar and Howard, based in Chalford.
The new library has been made possible by the brand new
performing arts centre being built at Beaudesert. Once the
music department moves out of the old and into the new
building, the space it leaves will be transformed into the new
library area. Work is set to start after Easter.
Moving from new publications to very old ones, staff
were delighted to recently receive a very special package
containing a wonderful collection of Beaudesert school
magazines dating back to 1912. They were kindly given to
the school by a former Headmaster whose own grandfather
founded the school in 1908. They contain many insights into
Junior Wardens Nailsworth
Over the past year, selected young people having been
taking part in the second year of the junior warden scheme. The
project aims to work with young people to help provide them
with useful life skills, encourage socialisation and cohesion and
to improve
Over the
the project
a number of
this which
include: team
building, first
aid, cooking
on a budget,
healthy lifestyles, animal welfare, the role of the police
and neighbourhood warden and much more. The project
is delivered by SDC Community Development Officer,
Charlotte Galling and Nailsworth Youth Club’s youth worker
and anecdotes
from years
gone by, and
are currently
being scanned
to be kept safe
for posterity.
Referring to
itself, the very
first magazine
reads; “We wish this tiny craft every success on its maiden
voyage, and hope that subsequent journeys will show an
increase in the efficiency of its crew and the quality of its
freight.” Little did the writer know that now, over a century
later, the annual Beaudesert school magazine is going
stronger than ever, numbering around 100 pages full of
school news and photos!
Tracy Young.
also works in
partnership with
Stroud District
Animal Welfare
Police and is
also supported
by the Local
Wilson. The next
term of Junior
Wardens will be taking
place in March 2015.
Charlotte Galling Community Development
01453 754304
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Events and Observations
The Rotary Club in Nailsworth has been
greatly impressed with the collections of
ring pulls from canned drinks and food,
which were donated to the Philippine
Community Fund.
The collected ring pulls are being shipped to the Philippines
to be used as ‘raw material’ by the PCF for the creation of
beautiful accessories to wear.
The project for 2015 is an inter-school challenge: the primary
schools are asked to compete with each other to collect the
MOST ring pulls before the deadline of 15 October 2015 :
certificates will be awarded for the heaviest collections! Get
donating and collecting!
Natalia Repila writes on
The mystery of Sunday
Nailsworth hides a mystery. Every Sunday, the streets of
this town eat their pedestrians. It’s not a proven theory but
after much analysis and deserted walks through Nailsworth,
is the most reasonable conclusion that I have found.
A mystery. Every day there are many people in Nailsworth,
in its shops, in cafes and pubs. It’s difficult to cross the road
because of the amount of traffic, and then, it’s Sunday, and
Nailsworth takes a break. Silence and nobody on the streets.
A few weeks ago, on a cold Sunday, when a tea or hot
coffee in good company is a great idea, I could not find an
open cafe in Nailsworth. I could not believe
it. In any town in Spain, my country, Sunday
Nepal School Needs
is the busiest day for bars and cafes, being the
In 2014, whilst on his gap year,
John Fred Gilbert from Amberley meeting place for young and old.
All Spanish people walk in the streets on
was privileged to open a new
Sunday, we meet our friends, children play in
building to a school in a very
parks and ‘plazas’, and the streets are bustling
remote part of Nepal, so remote
from dawn to dusk.
that the final part of the journey
could only be reached on foot for Sunday is a special day in Spain. Usually,
a journey of several hours.
Spaniards go out to drink “vermú” on this
The school has 500 children aged morning. It’s a meeting between friends in bars
5 -18 serving a widespread remote where people have a drink with dishes of food
area in the Himalayas.
that are usually shared.
In 2009 the Nepalese government gave 5 laptops to the school. These are
On this day schedules change, the whole family
still unused in their boxes as sadly there is no electricity in the area.
gathers to eat a little later than usual, and the
The school needs £800 to purchase and install 2 solar panels to be able to
feast is elongated after dessert. Everyone chats
use these laptops.
around the table with a coffee. In the afternoon,
John Fred with the other boys from the original Marling School Jazz Band
people go back outside until the night comes.
(now all grown up!) have offered to come together for an evening of superb It’s a great day. But you, people of Nailsworth,
jazz in Amberley Parish Rooms on Friday 27 March 2015 at 7:30pm.
where are you on Sunday?
Regret that, as we go to press, we have just learned that tickets have sold
out! In any case they would be delighted to receive donations if this story
has touched you.
Wendy Gilbert 836275 [email protected] or
Judith Bush 01453 834249 [email protected]
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Business & Charity
Christmas Trading in Nailsworth
Traditionally, at this time of year we go round and
conduct a sort of straw poll of businesses in Nailsworth to
find out how the Christmas trading period had treated them.
So we did just that. We don’t talk to everyone and,
sometimes, the person we see doesn’t feel able to give
a definitive view. Anyway, it’s no names, no pack-drill!
Generally the shop keepers were pretty upbeat with several
saying it had been the best Christmas for years – and in one
case, of a pretty well established shop, ‘for ever’. For some
it was a bit of a cliff hanger, redeemed by a rush to shop in
the last couple of weeks.
Several felt it had been a slow start, wondering if people
were going to Bath or Cribbs Causeway and saving
Nailsworth for later. There were considerable variations
in extended opening times and it was felt that the lack of a
consistent pattern meant that those shops which did open
late or on Sundays didn’t get all that much benefit from it.
Of course the sun doesn’t shine equally on everyone and
for some traders it was ho-hum or worse. Did traders miss
Nailsworth Noël? None volunteered concern though many,
when prompted, regretted its absence. Without it there’s a
feeling of uncertainty about when things should start.
A number felt that more people were shopping locally
rather than on the internet or at the big stores. If true that’s
good news because our traders really do need a good
Christmas trading period.
The Break shop in Fountain Street has written to let us
know of a new ‘Sibling Service’ that has been introduced by
the charity. “Siblings of disabled children tell Break about
feeling isolated, and the financial and emotional effect it has
on the whole family. They talk of being bullied at school or
missing out on things their friends have because their parents
have to put all their energy into caring for their sibling.
Break’s new initiative aims to lessen the strain on these
families. Raising money through the Break shops, here are
some examples of how your donations can be used:
• If you donate a couple of DVDs their sale could provide
a game of bowling and a buffet for a child’s special treat
• If you donate three items of clothing their sale is enough
to pay for a day out at a theme park
• If you add a couple of bags to the three items of clothing,
their combined sale will pay for a child to join a group
trip to London
The sale of all of the above items would provide a support
worker for a group activity where children get to be the focus
and have lots of fun
Please help us by bringing your unwanted clothing, linen,
books, toys, dvds and bric a brac to Break at 12 Fountain
Street. Open 7 days a week. Parking available opposite the
Egypt Mill Hotel & Restaurant
Nailsworth GL6 0AE
Boutique business KnickerBockers was pipped at the post
at a national awards dinner in London at the end of 2014.
Vérité based out of lingerie and
swimwear boutique KnickerBockers was nominated for the
prestigious ‘Excellence and Outstanding Achievement Award’
at the Stars Underlines Best Shop Awards.
The lingerie and swimwear specialists were narrowly
beaten on the night by Turnbulls Lingerie from Carlisle. a
company that has been established since 1947, considerably
longer than KnickerBockers mere five years with us and
sister commerce website that is only a year old, the youngest
business to be nominated this year.
“It was great to be nominated and go and see what others
in the industry are doing,” said shop owner Verity Symcox.
“Well done to the winner, but rest assured we will be back to
win it next year.”
The event, held at The Cumberland Hotel, in Marble Arch
in London was hosted by TV and radio personality Vanessa
Feltz and is part of Underlines Magazine, a trade journal for
lingerie and hosiery business.
KnickerBockers can be found at 16 Fountain Street
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Post-Christmas Blues?
Steffi Stern of Mother Goose thought there
should be a post-Christmas competition
during the early months of 2015.
Sue Reed has very kindly lent some of her
amazing knitted garments to put into the
shop window.
Amongst the ‘goodies’ is a hand knitted fairisle, full length
dress which Sue created without a pattern over the period
of a mere 56 days whilst travelling to Norway, Spain and
around the UK.
The dress itself is a storyteller’s dress and has been worn
by a Norwegian storyteller as well as others. There are lots
of symbols and figures knitted into it representing events and
objects that Sue encountered during her travels. There are
also some golden horns symbolising the golden fleece history
in and around Stroud.
Competition time to blow away the Winter Blues.
Admire this amazing storytelling dress and write down the
story or poem that pops into your head.
This can be either about the dress itself or what you can see
on it.
All stories will be published and you can win a prize!
Deadline 28th February 2015
So far Steffi has asked the English literature teacher (Sarah
Whiting) at The Acorn School to use this theme as a creative
writing lesson and she will ask her students to write an essay.
Stories/poems can be written by anybody between the ages
of 4 or 114.
There will be different categories for different age groups
and the prizes have yet to be determined, but there is
definitely a couple of gift vouchers in there from Mother
Mother Goose - 01453 298725
2015 Nailsworth Festival!
The 2015 Festival will feature a legendary beat poet, who
has been at the top of his game since the 1960’s, as well as
stars of the future in music, literature and the stage.
The Festival committee are pleased to confirm that Roger
McGough (below) is booked as the headline act and will be
performing at the Town Hall on Saturday 23rd May.
Other confirmed acts include emerging local singer/
songwriter, Hattie Briggs; improvisational comedy act,
Instant Wit; internationally acclaimed classical musicians,
the Sacconi Quartet and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
presenting ‘The Beaux Stratagem’.
A full programme of activities will be published in future
editions of Nailsworth News and on the Festival website
The Festival will kick off with entertainment and activities
around the town on Saturday 16th May.
If you would like to become involved with the Festival or
explore sponsorship options, please contact Mary Saunders,
Chair of the Festival
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Nailsworth’s Green Spaces
for Sport, Fitness and Play
The Town Council manages the town’s primary green
spaces and Cllr Sally Thorpe is project managing a series of
improvements to the facilities at KGV and Miles Marling
fields, as the Council recognises how important exercise is
for fun, fitness and quality of life for all age groups.
The King George V field has seen the most
changes in the last year with the under 11’s play area
transformed, a new boules court and, most
recently, some outdoor gym equipment funded
by a £20,000 County Council grant to promote a more active lifestyle. This is great fun and
there is an easy-to-follow guide on each piece of apparatus, as well as an app guide for your
mobile phone. Anyone over 14 can use the gym, getting fit for free. If you have the breath,
you can even chat to your friends as you exercise! The grant application was supported by
County Cllr Dorcas Binns, the Youth Club, Nailsworth Health
Partnership and Forest Green
Residents’ Association.
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Who was Miles Marling? William Marling of Stroud and his descendents were prominent clothiers in King’s
Stanley and Stonehouse throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. William’s son, Samuel Stephens Marling
(1810-83) co-founded Marling Grammar School and was on the committee which lobbied for the railway link
between the Stonehouse and Nailsworth mill areas which opened in 1867, nicknamed the Dudbridge Donkey.
Nathanial Marling is also mentioned as a cloth mill owner, but no one has ever heard of Miles.
Or does the ‘Miles’ in fact refer to a separate person altogether . . . ? One theory is that it might be in honour of Henry Miles
(1698-1763) dissenting minister and scientific writer born in Stroud, but what was his relevance to Nailsworth?
“Marlings Ground” is shown on an 1839 Avening Parish map, which reinforces the idea that ‘Miles’ was someone else.
Does anyone know the origin of the name ‘Miles Marling’? If so, please let us know!
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The next project is to change Miles Marling Field into a
community park with something to attract all age groups. We
have cleared the
boundaries and
made a start by
putting in some
Children at MM Field
outdoor gym
Left to right - Elliott Stanley,
apparatus but
Harry Chew, Robyn Stanley
we want to get
your ideas on
what should go
into the park.
The Council
will be sending round a questionnaire
and Cllrs will be at the Arkell Centre
between 10am and 12noon on
Saturday 7 February. Come along
and tell us what you would like in the
Miles Marling Community Park.
What would you like
to have in Miles Marling Field?
Come along to the Arkell Centre on Saturday 7
February between 10am and 12noon
and give us your ideas.
After the death of King George V in 1936, the King George’s Fields Foundation was formed to
organise country-wide memorials to the late king. A grant from the Foundation was added to money
raised locally to buy a plot of land to be “preserved and safeguarded for public benefit”.
When the King George’s Fields Foundation was dissolved in 1965, there were 471 KGV Playing
Fields across the country, which were then taken over by the National Playing Fields Association.
Nailsworth’s KGV is on the former Enochs field owned by the town and is managed by the Town
Council under the aegis of the NPFA.
The KGV play area had
not been fully revamped
for at least 20 years.
Thanks to £34,500 of
developer’s money made
available from the sale
of the former Hazelwood
Factory site, and
additional funds
from the town
council precept,
the shabby
looking play area
had a complete
makeover and
re-opened in April
2 tennis courts
outdoor gym
boules pitch
Faith and Service
St. George’s
Dear Friends,
As I sit to write this letter,
the news channels and papers
are full of the recent attacks
in Paris on the offices of
Charlie Hebdo and the Jewish
Supermarket by extremist
Jihadi fighters linked to ISIS.
The death of anybody in such
circumstances is a tragedy and
we are all losers as members of
the human race.
As tragic, in the aftermath of
these events, has been some
of the reaction. Peaceful
God-fearing Muslims (as the
vast majority are) have been
targeted and persecuted as
if, somehow, all Muslims are
the same. There are stories of
French Jews leaving France to return to Israel, abandoning their
birthplace, business and the like.
The deaths are the result of a warped view of the world and
of God’s teaching. Some of the reaction shows a similar
misunderstanding of Jesus’ teaching, to love our neighbour as
Prejudice in any form is a destructive and evil force. But, it is
present in all of us to a greater or lesser extent.
During February the Christian church enters the season of Lent. It
begins on Wednesday 18th – Ash Wednesday – when Christians
are urged to take part in an act of penitence for all that mars God’s
image in them and to begin a 40 day period out of their lives
during which they try to draw closer to God and to know him
It seems to me that the world would be a safer place and that evil
would be diminished if more of us drew closer to the teaching of
Jesus and began to live out that teaching more in our lives.
Mike Smith - 07840260182 [email protected] (telephone line coming soon!)
The Rev. Helene Grant was ordained as a Baptist minister and
inducted as the minister of Christ Church last month.
Helene is married to Jonathan, and has two children, Jennifer and
who are
in further
but we are
sure we will
all see them
about in due
Churches Together
in Nailsworth
11.00 am
St George, Church St
10.30 am
Christ Church,
Newmarket Road
10.30 am
Quakers’ Meeting House,
Chestnut Hill
11.00 am
Priory Church, Inchbrook
Everyone welcome.
Children’s activities
included at all these services.
True Love
“For God so loVed the world
that He gAve
His onLy
That whosoever
Believeth In Him
Should Not perish
But have Everlasting life”
John 3:16
Valentine’s Day on February 14th
is the day when people show their
love or affection for a special person by sending a card, a
gift of flowers or chocolates, with a message of love.
The day is named after a famous saint and there are
several stories of who he was. One thought is that St.
Valentine was a priest from Rome in the 3rd century.
Emperor Claudius II had banned soldiers from marrying.
Valentine thought this was unfair and arranged marriages
in secret.
When Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown into
jail and sentenced to death. Valentine fell in love with the
daughter of the jailer and when he was taken to his death,
he sent her a love letter signed, ‘from your Valentine.’
Jesus has done more than write us a love letter. He has
given us a wonderful gift, the gift of His unconditional
love, freely given. A love not just for one special person,
but offered to anyone who will receive it. It cost Jesus His
life but when we accept it we gain life everlasting.
Will you accept this gift? Will you say ‘yes’ to the gift
that Jesus wants to give to you? Will you let Him be your
Margaret Marshall
Christ Church Pastoral Secretary
n Sunday 15th
at 11.00am, the
morning service at
St. George’s is being
turned over to a
Celebration of Love!
As this is Valentine’s Day weekend, there will be an
opportunity to sing some favourite wedding hymns and
even renew wedding vows in the course of the service.
This Family Communion service is for all the family
and will be followed by refreshments.
Hope to see you!
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backbone is
based on its
small traders,
of which there
are countless
thousands! It is
therefore good
to report on a
new business
here in the heart
of town, namely
Services owned
by Edward
Stephens who
lives in the heart
of Nailsworth.
Edward started
his business in
July of last year
due to the demand
from many people
for his skills in all
things for the garden. His career path into this business has not always been
straight forward, but there has always been a tentative link ...
a graphics and psychology based educational course took him
into a more practical way of life, that of being a carer, first for
his brother and then in care homes in the area, later working
with St. Rose’s and Cotswold Chine where he encouraged the
children to be outside and explore the nature around them. In
all these positions he was working very much in the gardens
and outside work and this is where he
knew he wanted to be based!
Parents often know best and with
encouragement and knowledge from
his father, Edward went full tilt into his
dream job. Garden maintenance is very much the
major work he covers, and this includes
sorting out the lawns, hedge trimming,
strimming, pruning and brush cutting,
allotment care and management. If you
want your sheds and fences painted or
stained, he is your man! He also has a
large supply of logs and firewood at his
disposal. With all the tools of the trade for any
job in the garden he is ready to go! Edward is certainly worth contacting
for a very competitive quotation. You can do that via Tel: 07909 411035
email - [email protected]
New Business
... and continuing with the
theme of new independent
traders and the romantic photo on front page (reported by
Natalie Reiter) ... Cotswold Characters was started almost
serendipitously by Laura Barton when she was searching
the Internet one day while making plans for her wedding in
August 2013.
She wanted a custom made cake topper to represent her
and her groom Luke, but having little luck finding businesses
that offered the quality (and price) she was looking for, she
decided to make one herself.
With no formal art training, Laura researched the materials
and watched tutorials online and began sculpting. She’s never
looked back.
Based at her home studio in Nailsworth, Cotswold
Characters are made out of the finest polymer clay, using real
Swarovski crystals, painted glass beads, and false eyelashes
making all her work beautiful detailed.
She specialises in wedding, birthday and christening
cake toppers, however pet models, Christmas decorations,
jewellery and fun personalised character models are another
big seller.
All pieces are custom made, working from photographs
supplied by the customer to make them
as realistic as possible. These models are
wonderfully detailed and always personalised
thus making a wonderful keepsake.
You may have seen Laura’s work in Non
Nom’s Bakery belonging to Emily Murphy.
She’s also supporting the South Cotswold
RSPCA, donating 10% of her earnings from
dog and cat models to aid the construction of
the new Cotswold’s Dogs and Cats home. For
more information on this please visit the
Nailsworth RSPCA branch.
Although busy until summer, Laura
asks that you please get in touch with
her anyway, as she may be able to
accommodate certain requests. To have
your dog or cat model made to help with
the Cotswold’s Dog and Cats Home,
please quote CDCH when placing an
For more information about Cotswold
Characters, you can visit her website at
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Art and Music
he 2nd
Art Festival is
now fully up and
running for Friday
11th - Sunday 13th
September and this
year is supporting
Alzheimers UK; a
cause with which
we are all aware.
There has been
an amazing take
up of artists in
many categories
(oils, pen and ink,
watercolour, 3D,
pottery, fabrics
etc.). We want more
people to exhibit
and / or sell their art
so we in Nailsworth
can really show off the artistic side of Nailsworth people!
Please contact Martin
to register interest,
more information and a
Booking Form as details
For those who didn’t
know, there is also a
newish and vibrant
art group run by John
Rodgers here in the
heart of town. The first Hanover Art Group Exhibition
took place last December in the Mortimer Room and was
somewhat of a great success. Sixteen members participated
in the event, each presenting a variety of work in a wide
range of media, painting, drawing, scraperboard, print,
collage, and mixed media. The group is just coming up for
its second anniversary and was founded by Cliff Beale and
Marshall Taylor. It was well attended with sales achieved by
four of its participants and over £200.00 raised in all for the
Cotswold Care Hospice. It is envisaged that with such initial
success future exhibitions will take place on a regular basis
and also exhibit and sell in the forthcoming Nailsworth Art
Festival in September. (John Rodgers)
01453 833132 / [email protected]
Villagers enthralled by Music Makers
The Cotswold Area Music Makers,
an orchestra of some thirty
enthusiastic instrumentalists,
enthralled the villagers at
Woodchester Valley with their
programme of First World War
songs and Christmas music. The
Music Makers played to a packed
village social room - the Octagon.
The Music Makers, a community
group, were delighted with the
appreciative response to their
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performance. Afterwards over tea
there was general agreement that
they should visit the village again
- the villagers urged them to come
for their wonderful music and
the music makers rather liked the
excellent home-made
Ann Dickinson writes:Have you ever heard of them? No,
neither had I, until the Cotswold
Area Music makers, (28 of
them!) visited Woodchester Valley
Village on Saturday. They are a
full orchestra; not just a chamber
group but include every instrument
from double bass, tuba, to a full
complement of woodwind, brass
and percussion. Under their
splendid conductor, Katrina
Wyndow, this enthusiastic group,
keen amateurs of all ages gave
us a very happy afternoon with
pieces ranging from Prokofieff to a
singalong to first world war tunes,
and carols. We all went “ a long
way to Tipperary”, came back to
“A land of Hope and Glory” and
then Heralded the Angels. Finally, a
particularly rousing finale of Mozart
mixed with carols! Did I catch a bit
of the Magic Flute, or was that
Jingle Bells just now?
If you get the chance, go and hear
them or invite them along to your
Just make sure there is enough
room for them all, and you will
have a great time.
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Call: 01453 750603
Bits & Pieces
rejection of the
A striking feature of this episode is the scale
of public support for the rejection. There were
upwards of 800 letters voicing opposition to the
application, letters not only from people who might
be represented as ‘not in my back yard’ objectors,
but from across the community and beyond. The
Council meeting was exceptionally well attended,
overflowing the chamber into the canteen and
watching the relay on the screen.
So, what happens now? Newland Homes have six
months to appeal the Council’s decision.
“I think this application is bonkers.”
(District Cllr. Emma Sims)
At its meeting on January 13th, Stroud District Council
overwhelmingly endorsed the recommendation of its
planning officers to reject the outline planning application
made by Newland Homes to build 17 homes on a site in the
Newmarket Valley below Pike Lane.
The officers’ recommendation was based on the impact
the development would have on landscape, thus implicitly
endorsing the case for the preservation, in its natural state,
championed by the Save Nailsworth Valley group.
In the course of a spirited discussion in Council two other
substantial objections to the application emerged. The
first was that the development failed to meet the claim of
sustainability which was made for it. It simply would not do
for Nailsworth, in terms of housing needs and amenity that
was claimed. Although the site is close to the town centre,
people could not easily get there by the infrequent bus
service, or by foot or on bike.
Save Nailsworth Valley, set up to fight the
application, is now setting its sights on achieving more longterm protection for the valley, which would make it far harder
for developers to attempt this sort of speculative application.
This needs to be a robust and durable defence, something we
hoped we had in the Design Statement which now seems to
have been something of a nine days’ wonder.
It is difficult to overestimate the importance of this defence.
Truly is it said of these natural features that when they’re
gone they’re gone forever. Every development constitutes the
thin end of a wedge; a precedent is set and resistance to the
next proposed development is the more difficult. We live in a
beautiful area and a beautiful area is what we should leave to
our successors.
Churches Together in Nailsworth
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Church 7.30 till 9pm and Wednesday afternoons at St Georges from 2 till 3.30
We shall be studying parts of Mark’s gospel on the following themes
The second was its failure to address the access and
transportation associated with the site, for many a crucial
factor in the proposal. These factors contributed to the
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Community Bits
New Support Group for Carers in the
Nailsworth Area
Do you look after someone?
Does someone depend on
you? It could be your spouse
or partner, a child or perhaps a
parent or other family member
… or perhaps
a friend or
Maybe you
help with
personal care,
or getting
If you have
a caring
then perhaps
you would be
interested in
joining a new
support group
for carers in
the Nailsworth
The Springboard Women’s Development
Programme was created by two local women, Jenny
Daisley and Liz Willis.
They started with an idea in Liz’s attic in
Woodchester, more than 20 year ago and have
recently each received OBEs “for services to the
Empowerment and Development of Women in the
UK and Worldwide”.
Now in use across 35 countries through a network of
1,300 local trainers, the Springboard has been used
by over 240,000 extraordinarily diverse women,
from many contrasting backgrounds and cultures.
Nailsworth Quakers invite you to hear how they
did it and how it continues to grow! Jenny and
Liz will be telling the Springboard story entitled
“Empowering Women Worldwide” on Wednesday
11th February at 7.30 pm at Nailsworth Quaker
Meeting House and will copiously illustrate their
talk with anecdotes, photos and case studies from
the Middle East, India, Africa and the UK.
Nailsworth Quaker Meeting House, Chestnut Hill,
Nailsworth GL6 0RA
Enquiries: 01453 833879
Both ladies are bottom right of photo, Jenny far right
and Liz next to her
Gloucestershire is an
organization with a team of
trained professionals, both paid
and voluntary, who provide a
wide range of free support for
We plan to offer a monthly
meeting where carers can make
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Dying without a Will. Now that’s a real tragedy.
My name is David Martin and I’m the local
consultant for one of the UK’s premier professional Home Visit Will Writers. I have 28 years’
experience advising clients on personal financial
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situation to find emotional and
practical support.
There are many be benefits to
being part of a group, including
making new
friends and
having fun,
being able
to share
others who
Discover the
way others
cope with,
or have
various issues,
learning about
local services
and support,
talks from
and other
issues which may be identified
by the group.
If you, or someone you know,
might be interested in the above,
please come to our meeting on:
Wednesday 25 February 2015 at
2.30 pm at the Mortimer Room,
Old Market, Nailsworth
And/or contact:
Roger Hare, Support Groups
Carers Gloucestershire
2nd Floor, Messenger House,
35 St Michael’s Square
Gloucester, GL1 1HX
Phone: 01452 872241
[email protected]
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Fundraising for Malawi Trip
Family, friends and guests enjoyed a fundraising evening in [email protected]
Street on Tuesday. The evening was arranged by Stroud High pupils Rosie
Duckworth from Nailsworth and Charlotte Humphery from Stroud who are
travelling to Malawi in July.
When they are there they will be Volunteering at the Ministry of Hope,
which is a
feeding centre
for children
affected by
The girls
have decided
to raise money
be cycling the
distance to
Malawi - that’s
over 2,500
miles each.
Mostly they
are cycling to
school and at weekends, but on Tuesday they have a bicycle set up in [email protected]
Street and cycled for the evening when they weren’t serving food to the
guests. The total raised on the night was over £550!
Also during the evening there was a sweepstake to guess how far they
would cycle, a quiz on facts about Malawi and a raffle. Raffle prizes were
donated by Nailsworth businesses, The Yellow Lighted Bookshop, A touch
of Peru, Coco, Joya, Gyles Allan hairdressers and [email protected] itself. Mark
Payne, the owner of the restaurant said “It was a great event and we were
very pleased to be able to host it to help the girls out. After this great success
we will be hosting more events like this”. Rosie said “We cycled over 36
miles on the night but It was hard work cycling and serving the food, but well
worth it.” Charlotte explained “while we are in Malawi we will be teaching
English, helping with the anti-malaria campaign and interacting with the
children at the centre”.
The girls are looking for sponsorship for their cycling and can be contacted
on [email protected]
Community Bits
Kathryn writes
We all have our
weekly routines
and most of us
look forward to
the weekend but I
didn’t realise this
also occurs when
you are a dog!
Regular visitors
to our shop are
brother and
sister Bobby &
Sally, 14 year
old Tibetan
terriers who bring
their owners to
Nailsworth all the
way from Bath
each Saturday.
Their ‘Ground
Hog day’ starts in Market Street where
Bobby & Sally are served sausages in Tom
Long’s cafe followed by dog biscuits in the
RSPCA shop.
Over the Christmas period they were
extremely put out when their usual
breakfast venue was closed for the holiday
period, but The Canteen in Old Market
made them very welcome, albeit arriving
too late for the breakfast menu,­so no
sausages on that occasion.
Bobby & Sally are so well behaved
and obedient ­they are a pleasure to have
in the shop. Bobby Samson even has his
own Facebook page and has 70 Facebook
friends...........hang on a minute, that’s more
than me!
PHONE: 07966 431869
Visit Ou r Sh op in Nailsw orth
(Morrisons car park – through the Iron Gateway)
We have been repairing, draught proofing
and servicing Nailsworth’s sash windows
for over 20 years. Contact us for a free, no
obligation assessment of how to make
your windows work and look beautiful again.
Phone: 01453 861025
or visit:
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you r fr am in g needs!
Choose from over 500 mouldings
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M edal s or any framing ch al lenge
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We also stock a fabulous selection of individually
crafted ‘Walking Companions’ created by former
lock keeper John Car r
01453 836134
[email protected]
Opening times
Mon - Fr i 9.30 - 4.30pm & Sa t 9.30 - 12.30pm
People and Info
Vintage & Collectors
or the December issue, Margaret Marshall appealed for names to
accompany a photograph which came from the Shortwood Baptist
scrapbook. Sadly, we received no information on this but have received
another request from Allan Beale of the Nailsworth Archives.
The photos are of Nailsworth Secondary Modern pupils. The archives have
no names for any of the people present.
We believe that the girls photo was taken when they acted as waitresses at a
Mayor’s reception and the football team photo was taken in the 1958/1959
Please let us know! Hard copy info to Shiny Goodness or
email [email protected]
Visitors to Nailsworth Vintage and
Collectors Fayre will be sorry to hear
that the organiser, Larry Dyer, has
decided to call it a day.
The good news is that he has handed the
organisation of the Fayre over to Matt
Edwards, a young, local, man, who will
continue to run the Fayre on the first
Friday of each month, starting with 6th
The other good news is that Larry will
continue to be a regular seller at the
Fayre. Do go and pay a visit, they are in
the Old Town Hall at the top of the town,
from 10 am until 3 pm.
There is free parking and an excellent
refreshment service as well as vintage
and collectables from all corners of the
globe including art work, china, glass,
clothes, jewellery and furniture.
Come and see for yourself, there is
always a warm welcome!
Bristol Ensemble
I just can’t believe that 5,950 Nailsworth
residents missed the superb Brahms
concert at Christ Church 3pm on 11th
January. Was
there a good
footy match on
Their next
concert features
the excellent
Mozart Oboe
Quartet on
Sunday 8th February. Please don’t all
turn up as I may not be able to get in.
A couple of hundred of you should be
plenty! Same place, same time.
See you there.
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Apprentices in Nailsworth
Before Christmas we brought you the
stories of some of the apprentices who
are learning their trades in Nailsworth.
This month we introduce you to two
Josh Maddison (below) is from the area
and is training to be an architect.
He’s done a three year degree course
at Lincoln University and is now doing
a year’s paid apprenticeship with D.
Stainer-Hutchins in their offices in
Bridge Street.
Rachael Stainer-Hutchins explained
how it works. The degree course
provides a solid basis for the principles
of building design, but Rachael tells
of people who have reached this stage,
but have real and sometimes crippling
difficulty in translating
concepts into three dimensions,
envisioning space ...
The practical architect’s work goes
well beyond that. There’s the client
(who thinks he knows what he wants
but whose ideas may be short on
economic and practical realism) who
must be coaxed
towards a viable
project. There
are the planning
to win over.
There are the
practicalities of
the site – which
may be far from
These are the
things that must
be learned in a
very practical
way during
this year’s
Josh relishes both the pace and the
challenge. It’s not a long time – and
it’s a very different life from going to
lectures. The emphasis is on performing
at the pace of a full professional but,
obviously, on smaller projects. There’s
guidance and help available, but there’s
nothing that people like Josh can’t
attempt. When the year is up Josh will
carry a portfolio of his work back to
university, ready for another three
years study and then another year’s
assignment to an architectural practice.
At the end of this Josh will be well on
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the way to being able to put the initials
RIBA after his name.
Rachael says, “He is cheerful and
hardworking. He learns fast. He makes
a significant contribution. We have
never lost out by having students in
our practice. They have all gone on to
bigger things.”
Eve Squire (below) is an apprentice at
Jacaranda Flowers. Eve comes from
Dursley and is taking a two year college
course in Bridgewater with a view to
becoming a florist.
She spends four days a week at
Jacaranda and goes to college the
other days. There’s art, science and
practicality involved in the florist trade
and Eve is enjoying doing it.
A member of staff from Bridgewater
College came out to inspect Jacaranda
to confirm that it was a good place for
Eve to do her apprenticeship. Apart
from that, Emily Wand, Jacaranda’s
manager, who mentors Eve doesn’t
have contact with the College. Her
progress is monitored through her days
in college.
As with any apprenticeship both success
and happiness rests very much on the
relationship which is built up between
apprentice and mentor. The apprentice
has to be challenged but feel there’s
support available when needed. Most
importantly an apprenticeship affords
an opportunity to appraise your chosen
career path; is this really what you want
to do?
In Eve’s case the answer is very clearly
yes – and Emily tells us that she’d
very much like to offer Eve full time
employment when she finishes her
studies. It sounds like a success story in
the making.
Tel: 01453 836816
Unit 6, Inchbrook Trading Estate, Bath Road, Woodchester, Stroud GL5 5EY
14 Fountain Street,
Nailsworth, GL6 0BL
Sales – 01453 833747 / [email protected]
Lettings – 01453 833847 / [email protected]
A great place to work ...
Shops, offices, factory units sometimes available
Give us a call on 01453 832754
email: [email protected]
Mills Estate
Forest Green Rovers continues
to baffle many of us die-hard fans. ‘Fortress
Lawn’ was breached again on Boxing Day to Kidderminster and
then a week later The Harriers were certainly humbled on their own
ground by the same team ... odd that!
Then another humbling in the FA Trophy to Ebbsfleet when
everyone looked forward to a decent run in the Cup. OK, blame
Norwood for stupidity in his own box which led to the opponents’
winning goal, but what about yet another red card? Is FGR going for
a league record of sendings-off? Now there is the sight of popular
old boy Stuart Fleetwood playing up front to bolster the attack as
well as more signings. Is this huge squad massing to carry the brunt of more red cards or
is there a motive of which we are unaware?
What fans are aware of is that few go to any matches at home
expecting a solid performance and a win, such is the erratic
performances of the team. Unexpected wins and there is hope.
Unexpected defeats and that hope is gone! Yes, FGR is still just below the play-off line, but with greater
consistency the team could be just off the top spot!
At least there is no fear of relegation this year!
Nailsworth Phoenix Table Tennis Club is now looking
for more Juniors, so if you are a boy or girl aged 10 - 18, we want to hear
from you so you can join our ever increasing squad of young players!
Due to regular coaching and organised practise the Phoenix Club has
had two teams of juniors playing in the Stroud League and several players
them in the
If you
would like to
learn this fast
and active
sport, to have
fun while
keeping fit,
then why not
get in touch
and find out
more. Until
the end of
March we
are open for
juniors on Monday evenings
and Saturday mornings, and
from April onwards we will be
organising regular coaching
But, if you are reading this
and you are a little bit older,
then you are still welcome.
Parents and their children can
play in this sport together. We
have plenty that do! We look
forward to seeing you. For more information, please
contact Andy Hammond
on 01453 885393 for more
information or visit our website: Shortwood United have slipped a little
from being confident play-off hopefuls to a
mid-table team lacking a little direction. Failing
to kill teams off when in command has resulted
in too many draws, but the faithful remain so
and a few more chances belng converted in the
box will produce the all important goals. The best form of defence is to attack and that
is something that has always been a Shortwood
trademark - free flowing midfielders linking up
with the wingers who supply the forwards with
the chances ... simple, or that’s the theory!
For advice and estimate ring Jenny Powell
Wright Interiors ~ 01453 768899
Face in the Crowd.
Is this YOU?
If so, you qualify for a FREE ground
pass to FGR’s next Home match.
Just call in at the Club Office with a
copy of this paper.
(Brought to you by NN in association
with FGRFC)
What’s On - February 2015
To include events, contact Jemma
[email protected]
Deadline for March issue 15th February
Teddy Tunes, guitar led musical fun, Tuesdays 10-11.30am (term time),
Christ Church Rooms. £5 plus £1 for each additional sibling (adults and
babies under 6 months free). Info: Vanessa 07806 802540
Youth Forum, every other Monday 6-8pm (term time only), Nailsworth
youth club. Info: Tracey 833212
Arts & Crafts
Senior Youth Club (13+), Tuesdays 7-9pm (term time only), Nailsworth
youth club. Info: Tracey 833212
Craft and Chat - free arts and crafts activities for mature residents living
in and around Nailsworth,6th,13th and 20th February, 2-2.30pm, Arkell
Centre. No need to book. Info: Charlotte 754304
Intermediate Youth Club (11-13), Fridays 6.30-8.30pm (term time only),
Nailsworth youth club. Info: Tracey 833212
Creative textiles course, Mondays 1pm, 3.30pm & 6pm, Subscription
Rooms, £50 for 5 week block. Info: Grace 07872 633956 or Patricia
07891 456095
Creative writing course, Thursdays 2-4.30pm, Mortimer Room. £60 for six
week block. Info Judith 835120
Junior Youth Club (8-11), Wednesdays 5.30-7pm (term time only),
Nailsworth youth club. Info: Tracey 833212
Young and Pregnant Parents Group, Fridays 10-11.30am, Arkell Centre
(term time only)
Crochet Class with Sophie, Mondays 7-9pm, Mother Goose
Communion Service, Sundays 11am, St George’s
Hand sewn soft toys (including traditional teddy bears) with Jill and
Sandy, Tuesdays 10am-12.30pm, Mother Goose
Valentines and Celebration of Marriage Service, Sunday 15th February
11am, St. George’s. All welcome (see article)
Knitting Group, Thursdays 10am-12noon, Mother Goose
Knitting Skills with Nikki, Mondays 9.45-12noon, Mother Goose
Mosaic Workshops, Tuesdays and Fridays 2-4pm, Subscription Rooms.
Info: 07971 737626
Nailsworth and District Flower Arrangement Society, Adrian Cooke
(Area) demonstration: ‘Let’s Go Dutch’ and competition: ‘A Touch of
Nailsworth Knitters, second Monday of the month. Info: Margaret 834996
Needle felting, crocheting and doll making with Sophie, Wednesdays
10am-12.30pm, Mother Goose
Upholstery Workshops, Thursdays 2-4pm and 6-8pm, Subscription Rooms.
Info: 07971 737626
Children & Family
1st Nailsworth Brownies (7-10 yrs) & 1st Nailsworth Guides (10-14 yrs)
on Mondays. 1st Nailsworth Rainbows (5-7 yrs) & 1st Nailsworth Senior
Section (14-25 yrs) on Tuesdays. www.girlguidingnailsworth.wordpress.
Baby Bounce & Rhyme, Mondays 11.30am, Library (term time only)
Bach and Bubbles, second Thursday of the month, Christ Church. Live
and interactive music for babies, children, and their grown-ups! Info:
Barton End Equestrian Centre - Toddlers and Pony Club (Fun with
ponies). Call 834915 for various times throughout the week and weekend
Community workshops for home-educated children (7+ yrs), Fridays 9am
& 11.30am, £10. Info: Pam 07971 737626
Croc ‘n’ Roll (6 mths-4 yrs), Thursdays 9.45am, Arkell Centre, £3.75
(term time only). Info: Stephanie 07957 235413 or [email protected]
Children’s Centre Family Drop-In Session, Wednesdays 10-11.30am (term
time), Arkell Centre. £1 entry. Info: 549860
Children’s Centre Toy Library, Wednesdays 10-11am (term time), Arkell
Centre. Info: 549860
Children’s Centre Young and Pregnant Parents’ Group, Fridays 1011.30am (term time), Arkell Centre. £1 entry. Info: 549860
Children’s Centre Best Start Course, starts 10th February for six weeks
11am-12.30pm, Arkell Centre. A free course for new parents. Info:
Rhiannon 549860
Holiday Club at Nailsworth School, 16th-17th February 10am-4pm. £4
(see article) Info: [email protected]
Little Angels singing and music for parents/carers & babies/toddlers,
Fridays 9.45am, St. Georges Church. Info: [email protected]
Meet-ups for LGBT parents and their children, monthly, contact Emily at
[email protected] for details
Phoenix Playmates Mother & Toddler Group, Tuesdays 9-11am, Primary
School Gym (term time only), £1.50 per child. Info: 833511
Playcircle Arts and Natural Play Space parent/toddler drop-in. MondaysThursdays 9.30-11am (term time), Town Hall. Indoor and outdoor play,
crafts, singing and music time, healthy snacks. Info: [email protected]
Playcircle Musical Storytime, Fridays 9.30-10.30am or 11am-12noon
(term time), Town Hall. A creative session of singing, movement and
storytelling for babies and toddlers. Half termly membership, email
[email protected] to book a free taster session
Story Time at Nailsworth Library (2-5yrs), Wednesdays 2pm (term time).
Aileen Bendall - Village Agent for Nailsworth, fourth Wednesday of the
month 2.30-4pm, Arkell Centre. Info: 07810 630156.
Alzheimer’s Cafe, Last Wednesday of the month (not Dec) 2-4pm, Christ
Church Rooms. Info: 834714
Archive Office open Mondays and Fridays 10am-12 noon, Town Hall
Bingo, Saturdays from 8pm, Shortwood Social Club
Bingo, Tuesdays 7pm, Nailsworth Social Club. All welcome
Book of the Month Club, last Wednesday of the month, 2pm. Free and tea
and coffee available. Info: Stuart 839250
Carers’ Support Group, Wednesday 25th February 2.30pm, Mortimer
Room. Info: Roger 01452 872241 or [email protected]
Citizen’s Advice Bureau drop-in, Tuesdays 1-3.30pm, Arkell Centre
Comrades Club Saturday morning walk, 10am for 2 hour gentle walk. £3
to include drink, soup & roll at the Comrades Club afterwards. Info: Mike
Harvey 832739
Cotswolds Clouds Hill Climb (The Ladder), Sunday 1st February from
9am (see Sports pages)
Credit Union, Wednesdays 2.30-4pm, Arkell Centre. Info: 298785
Forest Green Senior Citizens Thursdays 2-4pm, Arkell Centre. Info: David
Library club for older people, second Wednesday of the month, 11am-12
noon, transport can be provided. Info: 832747
Macular Society, third Wednesday of the month, 10.30am-12.30pm, Christ
Church Hall. Info: Sandra 833614
ME Support Group, first Monday of the month, 11am, The Canteen (please
note change of venue). Info: Richard 07814 223567
Men’s Shed community workshop, Tuesdays 1.30pm, Subscription Rooms.
Monday Club Day Centre at Concord, 10am-2.45pm, £4.50 to include
morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea. Info: Lois Dudley 07757 366382
Quiz Night at the Comrades Club, first Saturday of the month 8-8.30pm
start. Info: 832646
SDC tenants’ drop-in advice session, last Wednesday of the month, 2.304pm, Arkell Centre
Senior Citizens’ Club, Thursdays 2pm, Arkell Centre, £1.50. Info: Dave
Shortwood Social Club Afternoon Tea and Bingo, first Monday of the
month, 2pm.
Town Council meeting, third Tuesday of the month, 7pm, Town Hall
Dance classes, Wednesdays 7.45pm (intermediate collegiate shag) and
9pm (intermediate lindy hop), Comrades Club. Info: Nicky 07728 600056
Hip Hop and Cheerleading Class (11+ years), Saturdays 10.45am, FGR
Dance Studio. Info: [email protected]
Jive classes, Thursdays at 7.30pm (beginners) and 8.30pm (intermediate),
Comrades Club. Info: Nicky 07728 600056
Health and Wellbeing
Ashtanga (Power) Yoga, Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm and Thursdays 1-2pm,
Subscription Rooms. Suitable for beginners and more experienced
practitioners. Info: Stuart 07986 003602 or [email protected]
Buddhist Meditation, Mondays and 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 7.30pm,
suggested donation £3. Info: James 07867 767605
Health Walk (approx. 60mins), Tuesdays 2pm, meet at Library. Info:
Iyengar Yoga, Wednesdays 7.30pm, Mortimer Room. Info: Alison 752249
Laughter Yoga, third Monday of the month, starting 16th February 7-8pm,
Arkell Centre. Free but donations appreciated. Info: Pat 07917 583255
Taiji Wuxigong (Chi gong), Thursdays 9.30am, Christ Church Hall. Info:
Poh-Eng San 297847.
Tibetan Singing Bowls, Saturday 28th February, 10am-1pm, Christchurch
Hall. De-stress, calm and balance. Cost £16, booking essential. Info: Sally
Yoga, Tuesdays 10am, Wednesdays 7pm and Thursdays 5.45pm & 7.30pm,
Christ Church Hall. Info: Sally 751937
N Soc Ramble, Thursday 26th February 9.30am. Info: Angela 832911
Strictly Latin for Ladies Dance Fit Class, Thursday 2-3pm, Sawyer Hall.
Get fit and have fun learning dance moves that you don’t need a partner
for, including Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive and Samba. Info: Marion
Sunday Swimmers, Sundays 8.30-9.30pm, Beaudesert Park School Pool,
spaces available. Info: 886215
Table Tennis, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm, Subscription Rooms, first
session free
Tae-Kwon-Do, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm, Primary School. Info:
07715 445729
Taiji & Qi Gong, Mondays 9.30am, 10.45am & 12 noon, Town Hall, £6.
Info: Jeff 07970 303694
X-biking, 7.30pm, FGR Gym. Info: 835680
Yoga, Tuesdays 6.30pm, Christ Church Hall. Info: Chris 834304.
X-biking, Tuesdays 6pm, FGR Gym. Info: 832268
Yoga for Men, Mondays 7.15-8.45pm, Christ Church Hall. Info: Brendan
Zumba Gold Class (for seniors), Wednesdays 10am, Subscription Rooms.
Info: 07766 101790
Music, Film & Literature
Zumba, Mondays 10.30am, Youth Club, £5. Info: Helen 07799 620117
Nailsworth Community Choir, Wednesdays 7.30pm, Ruskin Mill. Info:
Penelope 07918 126585
Nailsworth Silver Band, Mondays (beginners 5.30pm, training band 6pm,
band rehearsal 7.15pm), Band Room Brewery Lane
Organ Recital by Gabrielle Lewis, Saturday 28th February 2pm, St.
George’s Church. Suitablefor all the family, £5 on the door.
Food, Drink & Markets
Country Market, Fridays 8.45-11am, Mortimer Room.
Nailsworth Market, fourth Saturday of the month, 10am-1pm, Mortimer
Vintage & Collectables Fayre, first Friday of the month (not Jan), 10am3pm, Town Hall. Free entry. Collectables bought for cash, sellers’ tables
available. Fayre profits are given by way of goods into the shops of the
Cotswold Care Hospice. Info: Larry 07800 951964
Sport & Exercise
Aerobics & Body Conditioning, Mondays 9.30am, Christ Church Hall.
Info: Tina 753895
Badminton, Wednesdays 8pm, Subscription Rooms. Info: Tim 836993
Barton End Equestrian Centre - Trot to be Trim (Fitness Riding Group)
and Take Back the Reins (Learner and Improvers). Call 834915 for
various times throughout the week and weekend
Cotswold Allrunners, Wednesdays 6.30pm from the Co-op car park,
Fridays 9.30am from The Ram. Info: 07939 102102
Gentle Exercise Classes, Mondays 10am at the Arkell Centre. Info: Paul
Kettlebells, Mondays 7pm, Nailsworth Primary. Info: Ruth 07734 886275
Kung Fu, Thursdays 7.30pm, Recreation Centre, £4.50. Info: 07922
873934 or [email protected]
Nailsworth Pulse Basketball Club, Tuesdays 3.30pm (years 4,5 & 6)
and 5pm (years 7 & 8), Nailsworth Primary School. Info: Stuart 07889
Zumba, Mondays and Fridays 6pm (Nailsworth Primary School), £5. Info:
07734 886275 or [email protected]
Sports Fixtures (h)
FGR v Grimsby Town, Saturday 7th February 3pm
Shortwood Utd v Fleet Town, Saturday 7th February 3pm
FGR v Telford Utd, Saturday 21st February 3pm
Shortwood Utd v Wantage Town, Saturday 21st February 3pm
FGR v Southport, Saturday 28th February 3pm
Talks and Groups
Cafe and Community at Christ Church, Julia Munbell, ‘The Work of the
Cotswold Care Hospice’. Wednesday 4th February, 7.30pm. Info Chris
‘Empowering Women Worldwide’ - Jenny Daisley and Liz Willis,
Wednesday 11th February 7.30pm, Quaker Meeting House. Info: Wendy
‘N Soc Local History Research Group, ‘Wreckers’ Tales, Shipbreakers
of the Severn’ - Paul Barnett, Monday 9th February 7.30pm. Info: Tony
'Nailsworth WI, 'Amusing anecdotes and poems' - Paul Evans, Monday
9th February 7.30pm, Parish Room
N Soc Arts, Crafts & Music Group, ‘Photographic Memories’ by Jenny
Bircher, Monday 2nd February 7.30pm, Mortimer Room. Members £1,
visitors £3. Info: Jane 835554
N Soc Arts, Crafts & Music Group, make Easter wool top pom-pom chicks
and bunnies with Steffi Stern of Mother Goose. Monday 2nd March,
7.30pm, Mortimer Room. Members £1, visitors £3. Info: Jane 835554
N Soc Gardening Group, ‘Herbs for Health’ - Davina Wynne-Jones,
Monday 16th February 7.30pm. Info: Kath 834046
N Soc Local Studies Group, ‘Minchinhampton Aerodrome Aston Down’
- Diana Wall, Monday 23rd February 7.30pm, Parish Room. Info: Dave
Nailsworth School
Choir was a separate
choir at the recent St
George’s performance,
created as a result of
Young Voices (left)
NHP Longer Health Walk , Wednesday 4th February (bus+walk), meet in
Bus Sation from 10.50am to catch 11.00am Wotton bus. Info and to book
a place: Ros 834485
Nifty Fifties, Thursdays 9.30am, Forest Green Rovers studio - easy
aerobic work out and pilates matwork. Info: Meg 07970 434316
Pacerpole walking for posture (1-1½ hrs), Mondays 2pm, meet at Library,
£4. Pacerpoles provided. Info: Pam 832907
Pilates, Thursdays 6.30pm & 8pm, Mortimer Room. Info: Bea 07717
Pilates, Fridays 10am, Christ Church. Info: Jo 873229
Pilates on the Ball, Wednesdays 9.30am, Christ Church Hall. Info: Tina
Young Voices (right)
Pilates, Wednesdays 12.30-1.30pm, Sawyer Hall. Suitable for beginners
and intermediates. Info: Stuart 07986 003602 or [email protected]
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