Lechlade town news by Margaret Hing


AN INNOVATIVE idea will be trialled on Saturday, February 16.

The St Lawrence Eco group will be running a Clothes Swap really as a not for profit venture but more to live a greener life, not to throw clothes away but to swap and have a little fun in the process.

The WI has agreed to sell tea and cake and the event will transform into a jumble sale at 4.30pm so that people who have not brought clothes to swap can buy cheaply.

LECHLADE Memorial Hall now has a large 5m wide screen and comfortable chairs. So enjoy films as they were intended to be seen; on a big screen with an all-round sound and an inductive loop system. The next film is The Children Act (Cert 12 A) Sunday, February 17.Doors open at 7pm for refreshments. The Memorial Hall is licensed so that wine may be served. Tickets are £3.50, of which 50p is a voluntary donation to the Lechlade Village Hall and Recreation CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation).

LECHLADE’S New Inn will be the venue for two charity events in the new year. The first is for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity which already holds the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Simultaneous Quiz but once again they will be going for another record.

So far this event alone has raised £350,000 for people affected by cancer. Keith Fuller is running the 3rd in Lechlade at The New Inn at 7.45pm, on Friday, February 22.Teams of up to six, tickets are £5 each from Post Office or The New Inn. Don’t worry if you can’t muster a team.

THE Lechlade branch of the British Heart Foundation invites you to join them for dinner at the New Inn in Lechlade on Thursday, March 28, 7 for 7.30 pm. It will be taking over the entire restaurant and the back area of the pub. There will be a two course meal comprising blade of beef or grilled fish, both served with potatoes and other vegetables, and a vegetarian option. There will be a choice of desserts. Tickets are £18 and can be purchased from 01367 253319, 01367 253762, any committee member or from Lechlade Post Office. Numbers are limited so don’t leave it too late!

THE Kitchen Club is offering three fantastic February Half Term Children’s Cooking workshops for children aged 6-13 years.

The first is ‘Frozen’ to be held on Wednesday, February 20 in Lechlade Memorial Hall from 9.30am - 3.30pm. Children will make Queen Elsa’s snowy one pot Mac and Cheese; Sven’s snack bag salad; melted Olaf ice cream bowl; frozen popcorn snowball and snowflake biscuits. Cost £33 per child. Please register and book your place at thekitchenclubworkshops.eventbrite.co.uk or search for Eventbrite The Kitchen Club. More information at thekitchenclub.org.uk.