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This half-term, WALLY, the world’s favourite children’s book character – wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs – will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including a visit to Corinium Museum in Cirencester. Families will be able to join the search for Wally at the museum as part of Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt, organised by Walker Books and Kids in Museums, to celebrate the release of the new book, Where’s Wally? Double Trouble at the Museum.
Launching in time for October half-term, the promotion will run from 12 October until 3 November 2019. Each participating museum will create and promote their own Where’s Wally? search-and-find trail as part of this nationwide campaign, giving families the chance to receive an ‘I Found Wally!’ sticker at the end and to enter the Where’s Wally? and Kids in Museums grand prize draw competition.
Cllr Jenny Forde, cabinet member for health, wellbeing and public safety said, “Our Corinium Museum is always a wonderful place to take the kids at half-term and this is a fab way for kids to enjoy the museum searching for Wally! Accompanying adults might also enjoy getting a preview of the 1.7million pound refurbishment project that’s underway.”
Find out about upcoming events at www.coriniummuseum.org or follow on Facebook or Twitter @CoriniumMuseum.
Wally is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes first swept the globe in 1987. Since then, Where’s Wally? books have held a favourite spot on bookstore shelves the world over and have sold over 72 million copies worldwide in thirty-one countries. Wally has reached celebrity status: he has been referenced in the primetime American TV shows Frasier, The Simpsons and Friends; he appeared on the 1000th anniversary cover of Rolling Stone magazine as a cultural icon of the last 40 years; he has even been found on Google Earth!
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SEARCHING FOR WALLY AT CORINIUM MUSEUM), contact SARAH LEWIS OR EMMA STUART on 01285 655611or email
Children’s Art Workshops.
27th-30th August. 10-12pm.
St John the Baptist Church, Great Rissington
I am currently doing my Silver Arts Award with the Everyman Theatre. Part of this entails leading a workshop in my chosen subject. I would, therefore, like to run a children’s art workshop over the summer holidays. The PCC is kindly letting me use the church to run these workshops. With the help of my mother, Gemina Plater, I will be running 2-hour workshops each day on the dates above. Once the workshops are over we will be holding an exhibition in the church – date to be confirmed, to enable everyone to come and see the works created by the children and myself. I am asking a small fee of £4 per workshop to cover the cost of materials and any money left over will be donated to the church roof fund. Refreshments will also be provided. If your children would like to take part please email or phone 01451 605005 to book.
Release date: 23 November 2017
Cotswold District Council is reminding residents on Christmas shopping expeditions to remember that there are free parking offers available in several locations.
Motorists can park for free after 3 pm in several car parks across the District:
- Brewery car park, Cirencester
- Forum car park, Cirencester
- Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water
- Old Market Way, Moreton-in-Marsh
- Maugersbury Road, Stow-on-the-Wold
- Church Street, Tetbury
- West Street, Tetbury
Additionally, they can park for FREE ALL DAY on weekends and bank holidays at CDC’s Trinity Road office in Cirencester (GL71PX) and the St James’s Place offices in Cirencester (GL7 1FP). Both are only 5 minutes’ walk from the town centre.
Cllr Chris Hancock, CDC Cabinet Member for Enterprise and Partnerships, says:
“The continuing ‘free after 3 pm’ offer, together with the free weekend parking at Trinity Road and St James’s Place, should help save money for families who want to attend Christmas light switch-on and other festive events around the Cotswolds. We also hope that these offers will encourage people to shop local throughout the festive season and boost trade in many shops across the District.”
THE GREAT RISSINGTON RECREATION AND SPORTS COMMUNITY FUND – GRRSCF
Great Rissington Recreation and Social Club Fund was set up as a registered charity (Charity No 1115257) in 2005 as a conduit for contributions towards the building of the new clubhouse at the Great Rissington Club.
The catchy name was chosen so that future projects in the village could also be assisted by the Charity and its aim, as defined in the Trust Deed, is to “support fundraising activities to provide and improve recreational and sports facilities in the village of Great Rissington to cater for the changing needs of the village and wider local community”.
When Richard Turner bequeathed Heaven Field to the village, GRRSCF took over ownership and management of Heaven Field on behalf of the village, kindly assisted by Brian Agg and his team of volunteers who generously give their time to look after the field and manage the hedgerows and boundaries. Over the last 3 – 4 years donations from villagers have allowed us to replace all the boundary fencing so that now sheep are grazing the field, saving the cost of cutting the grass and also contributing (along with other donations) towards the annual running/maintenance costs of over £300. We would very much like to find a way for villagers to benefit from the field in some way and are open to suggestions. The field is registered with the Official Custodian of the Charity Commission in order to protect it from development as it can now be sold only for charitable purposes and only with the agreement of the Charity Commission.
When the additional land for the playing field was purchased, for legal reasons it was registered in the name of GRRSCF, which now manages the contract with Vodafone and Telefonica for the mobile phone mast and donates the lease rental to the Great Rissington Club.
The Telephone Box refurbishment project is also being managed by GRRSCF (the box itself was purchased by the Parish Council) and once the project is complete it will house a second defibrillator for the village, funded by the Parish and County Council. Further information on plans for the phone box can be found at https://greatrissington.org/friendsofthephone/
Currently we have 7 Trustees, Graham Ramsey (Chair), Sarah Hoyle (Secretary), Jane Carter (Treasurer), Anne Blessley, Richard Cleverly, Clive Billing and Chris Bowen. We meet at least twice a year and on other occasions as and when required.
If you’re interested in becoming a Trustee, making a donation (under the Gift Aid scheme GRRSCF can claim an additional 25% from HMRC for donations from UK taxpayers) or have a suggestion for how our community could use Heaven Field please contact Sarah Hoyle ().