Village Hall Coffee Second Saturday 10-12

Saturday 14th July and Saturday 11th August

Come and enjoy a Coffee, Tea, Bacon Sandwich, Toasted Tea Cake. Hopefully in the sunshine! Any contributions of cakes or produce to sell are always greatly appreciated.

On Saturday 14th July PC Richard Grove, from Shipston Safer Neighbourhood Team will be available from 11am to talk to residents on neighbourhood security issues. See over for details.

CSS Seniors Club

We have to believe that summer weather will eventually arrive to link with our continued summer programme. Strawberry Teas at Cherington House is the event on the 7th July, shelter from the rain and cold or maybe the heat of the sun is guaranteed when tasting delicious strawberries and cream together with freshly made scones and jam. Tours of the garden and all the local news can be exchanged whilst enjoying the company and the delicious spread.

On 14th August we are visiting Highgrove House Gardens at the home of Prince Charles, where, since 1980, he has worked to create one of the most imaginative and inspired gardens of our time. The tour lasts two hours and ends with a visit to the Highgrove shop and refreshments.

Don’t forget our Chatterbox Club meets in the the Village Hall on Tuesday 17th July and Tuesday 21st August at 2.30pm when everyone is welcome.

Further information from Jean Bryant (686371) or Alan Wright (686480

Cherington & Stourton Gardening Group

The July meeting will be an evening visit to Chivel Farm, Heythrop:

‘A beautifully designed country garden with extensive views’

This will be on Friday 13th July and cost £4 (children are free).

Village Tennis Tournament on Saturday July 21st

Open to all who live in Cherington, Stourton and Sutton. Get your racquets out and start practising! If you really can’t hit a ball, how about joining in a game of croquet or table tennis?

Aim to start off 2pm and finish with and bring and share supper. For more details ring Janet 686547.


new work by Jane Gibbs at JAQUES BARN, STOURTON

July 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th

10am – 5pm, come along and have a coffee or tea.

Further info from: 01608 686218

Lottery Winners

The draw for the May lottery was held on 10th May 2012, the winners are:

1st Prize £100 – Chris Owen
2nd Prize £50 – Kath Beauchamp
3rd Prize £ 30 – Nick Barker

Lottery Subscriptions
All those who pay be cheque please ensure you renew your subscriptions for the new year commencing 1st June 2012.

Many thanks
Alan Thompson (686861)

Brailes Mechanical & Craft Society 2012

Saturday 21 July at Brailes Village Hall, start at 7.30pm. GWR Steam Museum Swindon, National Trust Headquarters, Swindon Designer Outlet

August – no meeting

Harry Upson (686323)

Mobile Library

The mobile library will be calling at the three villages on Friday 13th July, Friday 3rd August and Friday 24th August. See below for stops and time:

Featherbed Lane 10.30am to 10.55am
Bus Shelter 11.15am to 11.35am

Lanes End Farm 11.45am to 12.00 noon

Washbrook Place 2.35pm to 3.00pm

Neighbourhood Watch Update

The quarterly meeting of the Area Neighbourhood Watch representatives was held on Friday 18 May in Lower Brailes. Richard Russell, Hazel Parrott and Alan Holmes attended. PC Richard Grove, from Shipston Safer Neighbourhood Team, whose area of responsibility covers 150 square miles of South Warwickshire, reported on recent events and initiatives. Two men have been arrested and sentenced in connection with burglaries in the Shipston area. It was believed that they were involved in, at least, two of the recent burglaries in our villages. PC Grove has since confirmed that priority will be given to more regular visible police patrols in Cherington and Stourton. On a general issue he reported that doorstep callers are showing false documentation to householders. He urged residents to demand to see their “pedlars’ licence” and to check it carefully.

PC Grove and one of his PCSOs will be at the next coffee morning in the Village Hall on Saturday 14 July at 11 o’clock to talk to residents on neighbourhood security issues. Come along – it could be important to you and your families. It would be helpful to have your input on any concerns you may have – including the Government’s reduction of our police force network –to enable PC Grove to offer useful advice and information. Please e-mail me any issues or concerns by the end of June on

Finally, did you know that being a member of a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme could reduce the cost of your home insurance?

Alan Holmes


Saturday 4th August at 1pm Church Ground, Cherington

Schedules of the days events are available from The Cherington Arms, Baldwin’s Newsagents in Brailes and The Village Shop in Long Compton and will also be delivered to all households very soon.

Competition categories include fruit & vegetables, flowers, cakes, paintings, photography and craft items.

Donations for raffle prizes and the bottle stall gratefully received.
Everyone welcome, let’s make it a show to remember!

September & October Issue

If you have any items for the next issue of The Brick please contact Helen on 686149 or send an email to her at:

The deadline for information to go in the next issue is Friday 20th July 2012