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The Lightyears gig for the Epilepsy Society @ Goring Village Hall
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Goring’s favourite band, The Lightyears, will be back to
perform a gig to raise much needed funds for the
Epilepsy Society on Saturday 20th October at Goring
Village Hall – doors will open at 7.30pm. The band grew up
in Goring and went on to tour and play their music
around the world, performing at Wembley Stadium and
Glastonbury Festival, releasing a record with Sting’s
producer and sharing a stage with members of Queen and
The Who.
Sue Condie of Streatley is delighted that they are
able to perform a fund raising gig in aid of the
Epilepsy Society. If you haven’t experienced The
Lightyears’ high energy, feel-good vibe that gets
everyone dancing, now is your chance!
Sue would be very grateful to hear from anyone
who would like to offer anything for the auction and
silent auction which will take place during the evening.
In addition, there will be a raffle too and Sue would be
delighted to receive any raffle prizes, all of which will
help raise funds for the Epilepsy Society – all offers
will be very much appreciated.

If you are unable to attend on the evening but would like
to give a donation to the Epilepsy Society Sue’s
fund-raising page is

Tickets cost £19.95 (Sorry over 18s only) A cash bar and
snacks will be available. Contact: Sue Condie 07826
846616 or

Church of England services @ Goring & Streatley & South Stoke Churches
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am

For detail of the services and events at the three CofE churches in Goring, Streatley and South Stoke, please go to the United Benefice website.

Goring Catholic Church @ Church of Our Lady & St John
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am

Go to ‘Read more’ and select ‘Event website’ to see up-to-date Mass times.

Goring Free Church @ Goring Free Church
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am

Every Sunday we meet together to praise God seeking to maintain the proper reverence due to Him with an informality that is appropriate for a family gathering. We also seek to be faithful and relevant to the 21st Century in our preaching of the Word of God. Our service times are:

  • Sunday mornings at 10:30 am
  • Sunday evenings at 6:30 pm
Extra SODC Brown Bin Waste collection this week
Oct 22 @ 7:00 am

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are giving those who are part of the paid-for service the opportunity to put out the equivalent of one extra bin’s worth of garden waste (around three large 80 litre bin bags) in the following weeks:

week commencing 15 October – Vale of White Horse customers
week commencing 22 October – South Oxfordshire customers
Residents should leave their extra garden waste out in bin liners or sacks beside their brown bins on their usual collection day during these weeks. Trade waste bags will not be accepted, however you can re-use old compost bags.

The garden waste is taken to a recycling plant in Oxfordshire where it is used to make compost, which goes to local farmers, allotment holders and an annual compost giveaway. However, there are increasing reports that the waste is being contaminated with non-compostable items such as plant pots, plastic bags and bottles.

Cllr Elaine Ware, cabinet member for housing and environment at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “This extra garden waste service offers a great opportunity for residents to clear their gardens and make them ready for winter. We want to take this opportunity to remind people that they should only put compostable garden waste in the brown bin.”

Cllr Caroline Newton, cabinet member for housing and environment at South Oxfordshire District Council, added: “I would encourage all our garden waste customers to make use of this extra-large collection – it’s the right time of year to give your garden a really good clear out. Please bear in mind that just because something is used in the garden, that doesn’t make it garden waste.”

What CAN be put into the brown bin

Flowers and plants
Hedge clippings
Branches (not more than 10cm thick)
Prunings and twigs
Windfall fruit
Hay / Straw / Sawdust (soiled animal bedding from non-meat eating animals only eg rabbits)
Vegetable waste from the garden only eg potato tops (not kitchen waste)
See the councils’ websites for more information via

Age UK Late Spring Bereavement Support Group @ Goring and District Community Centre
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Goring Late Spring bereavement support group is a chance
for anyone aged 60+ to meet over coffee and cake, share memories of their loved ones and find comfort. Our sessions are relaxed, friendly and warm and there’s no need to book a place. Parking is available in the public car park behind the nearby Catherine Wheel pub.

The Care Hub Coffee Morning @ The Care Hub, Goring Arcade
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am

On Mondays at 11am, we host a relaxed and informal coffee morning at The Hub. You may be someone just looking for something to do on a Monday morning, someone who needs an ear to listen or you might be a carer looking for a break and some support. Come and have a coffee (or tea!) with us! We kindly request a fee of just £2 to help cover our costs but coffees and teas are free!

Half Term Craft Giraffe @ Inspiration
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am
The Library Lion @ Woodcote Library
Oct 22 @ 2:30 pm

The Half Term week will see something really very special
in the Library. We are really pleased to have a performance
of the Library Lion!
Untied Artists bring this
beautiful children’s book
to life in celebration of an
endangered species –
the local library. This is a
show that fuses
storytelling, music, and
interactive learning to
immerse children in the
world of the book. Above
all it is fun, funny and full of feline wonder! Adapted from
the award-winning book by Michelle Knudsen.
The performance is on Monday 22nd October at 2.30 and is
free to attend (but please do give us a call on 01491
682323 to reserve a free space). Many thanks to OWL
(Our Woodcote Library) who are supporting us with this
event. The Library will be open as normal – come and join
in the fun! Also in the Half term week, we will be having a
special themed Halloween craft session for children on
Saturday 27th October 10-12am. Spooky stuff!

Half Term Craft Giraffe @ Inspiration
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am
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