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MinchLife Newsletter – July 2020

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24 July 2020
Hello everyone
Things are now creeping back to a new type of normality.  We still do not have a long list of events to tell you about, but we can alert you to new activities that are going on in our community.
Firstly, Made by Minch is up and running!!  If you want to buy from a local artist or craftsperson, here’s your chance.  Do you need an individual present for someone, or would like a souvenir of your visit to our beautiful parish, take a peek here – if you know someone who might like to list here, please ask them to get in touch via the button on the page.

Please support your local artisans if you’re able!  

Community News:
Minch Covid Response Group
It has been agreed to close the service on Saturday, 1st August.   The group is writing to everyone they’ve helped to tell them this, as well as to all volunteers.   A few people are still being helped (2 or 3 prescriptions daily) and they will be signposted onto other services that can help them.   The group will start up again if there’s a second spike.

The response group took their first call on 18th March and has received nearly 450 calls/emails since then – with nearly 150 volunteers helping at various times.

Minchinhampton Market
Minchinhampton Market will be starting again on Wednesday, 5th August from 8.30 – 11.30 am in the Undercroft, Market House, Minchinhampton.   Please note the change of day – it always used to be Thursday!   Come and buy home baked goods, preserves, crafts, greeting cards, plants, honey, fruit & vegetables.
Minchinhampton Community Library
Plans are moving fast on reopening the library.  We will have more information as soon as it is available, and will post on our website in the news section.
Our famous resident has now made the front page of Cotswold Life! 

Local Business News:
Most businesses are working more or less normally now including the Crown!!
Boots are now offering free prescription deliveries – you can either organise it online ( or call the Minchinhampton branch on 01453 882146and they’ll arrange it all over the phone for you.
The Chip Shed
Do you live within 3 miles of Minchinhampton?   If you do, you can now get their award-winning fish and chips delivered to your door.  This brand-new offering can be booked online and deliveries start from Thursday next week.  Book now for Thursday, Friday or Saturday.
Slots will be limited to start with but they hope to keep expanding the offering in line with demand.
Local Club News:
Primary School Kids’ Sports Club over the Summer!  Mondays and Tuesdays at Minchinhampton School.  Either 9-12 am or 1-4pm.  £12 per session.  To book send an email to
It should be fab!
Stuart Singers
The Stuart Singers are back (virtually at least).  31 of the choir has performed “Say it with a Song” each recording their part as either a video or an audio.  These have been stitched together by our wonderful new young accompanist, Matt Sharpe.  To see and hear the recording please follow this link!AhWGdX_LXDIWxBn1-DoCpugpL3YN. The choir plan to produce their next recording of “As Long as I have Music” in September so do look out for it!
Cotswold Club
Reopening next Wednesday, 29 July at 6.00 pm.  Only Members will be allowed in and will have to take a forehead temperature check when entering.  They will need to show their Membership Cards in order for us to comply with Governmental Track & Trace rules.  A One-Way System around the Club will be in operation, sanitation products will be in every room and we entrust the Members to follow current Social Distancing Guidelines at all times.  Members will of course enter at their own risk and will be asked to leave if they fail the temperature check or cannot prove their membership.  Guests will be allowed in at a later date when the Government relaxes its restrictions.

Local Event News:
Saturday, 25th July 2020.  9.00 am – 12.00 noon.  Plants, Bric a Brac and Book Sale at the Market House, Undercroft.  Proceeds will be shared between Horsfall House and the Market House.
Monday, 27th July 2020.  7.00 – 9.00 pm.  Full Virtual Parish Council Meeting.  Agenda on Parish Council website. 
Friday, 31st July 2020.  1.00-1.30 pm.  Takeaway – Chicken Tikka Masala menu.  Madhus Rasoi.  Collection outside Box Village Hall.  £20 serves 2.  Tel 01453 755934 or email
Wednesday, 5th August 2020.  8.30 – 11.30 am.  Minchinhampton Market reopens.  Undercroft, Market House.
Monday, 10th August 2020.  7.00-9.00 pm.  Parish Council Planning Meeting.
Monday, 24th August 2020.  7.00-9.00 pm.  Full Parish Council Meeting.
Sunday, 13th September 2020.  Horsfall House Charity Walk.  Save the date.  More information will be posted on our website in due course. 
Do get in touch if you would like us to add anything to our Newsletters or if you see any omissions or alterations.  Please remember to use our new email address, as the old one will cease to exist shortly.
Janet Chamberlain/Anne Parry

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