South Cerney community news from Mike Stuart

Mike Stuart

01285 860439

ALL dog owners and their pets are invited to a special event at the Village Hall from 11am -3pm this Saturday, March 2 run by Paws on Patrol. Existing members can collect the ceramic decorations made last autumn and used on the exhibit in All Hallows Church’s Christmas Tree Festival.

New members will be very welcomed especially as in the near future it is intended to help carry out a detailed inspection of the entire Upper Up Playing Field on behalf of Parish Council to ascertain the exact amount of dog mess being left there by inconsiderate owners of dogs.

It is intended to carry out a series of regular inspections over a four week period and at the same time remove not only any dog mess found but also any other litter. Anyone can help in these inspections. If you are interested but cannot get to the Hall this Saturday, please call me.

WELL behaved dogs are now welcomed on leads in Fenton’s. This is for a trial period of three months after which the situation will be reviewed.

SOUTH Cerney has two excellent community centres, the original thatched Village hall plus the very modern Fenton’s at Teal Close. Both belong to everyone in the parish and your views on what should be available for you are always welcomed.

If you have suggestions about new courses or entertainment that could be put on please contact Emma Dickson 07724 518131 of preferably on

DON’T forget to go to Church Lane next Tuesday, March 5 for the Pancake Races with events for all age groups starting at 3.30pm. Bring your frying pan and pancake and join in the fun. Prize-giving and refreshments in the church after the races.

WITH the gardening season about to start do not forget that the community composting site at Upper Up is there for you to take your green waste such as grass cuttings, prunings, hedge trimmings etc.

All such waste is turned into good, sieved compost ideal for soil improvement or compost. When finished this is available free of charge to local people on a first come first served basis.

But we cannot accept any kitchen waste including vegetable peelings nor any bricks or stones, concrete, plastic of any type, old garden furniture or timber.