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 GORSLEY NEWS 

If you have any special news, events or ideas about what you would like to see in the Gorsley section of the magazine, please get in touch!

SUMMER AT GORSLEY COMMUNITY SHOP & POST OFFICE 
The summer bedding plants have arrived! So, if your flower beds and patio pots are calling out for a splash of colour, then you need look no further than Gorsley community shop.
Alternatively, you can treat yourself – or someone else – to one of the stunning freshly-cut floral bouquets that are also now on sale. We love the interesting mix of flowers and think they stand out from those you find on the High Street. They last really well too.
In our shop we always aim to support the local economy, so we try to source as much as possible within a 20-mile radius. All the flowers come from two different local suppliers, and your other summer essentials – barbecue meat and ice creams – also come from companies that are close by. We do have some branded ice lollies such as Magnum and Twister, but the local Hillbrooks ice creams come in several delicious flavours. The small tubs are perfect for one, but there's a larger size if you're under pressure to share!
If you haven't visited our shop for a month or two then, 1) where have you been?!! and 2) you won't know we've introduced a small range of gifts. We have mugs, notebooks, address books and some jigsaws, and sales of some of these support the RSPB. Given how popular our bird food is, this is a great charity to get behind.
Once you've planted the garden, and before you light the barbecue, you deserve a bit of down-time with a nice cuppa in your beautiful new mug...and a magazine. Many of our customers reserve their daily paper, but did you know we can order magazines, too? We have a few that are delivered each week but, if you have a favourite you would like us to order and hold for you, please just ask our volunteer staff.
If you're heading overseas this summer you may need some holiday spending money. 
You can load money onto a Post Office Travel Card, but we also have Euros in stock and you can order other currencies, too – with the help of our staff or online. Dependent upon the time you order them, they could be here the next day. Then, when you come back with left-over foreign currency, we may be able to buy it back from you.
There is a new Post Office service for those sending parcels abroad. Customs forms can now be completed online and, if you show us the QR code, we print the form out for you. This could save you time in the queue – meaning you can get back to the garden that little bit quicker!
We hope to see you very soon.
PS We don't want to be cheeky but, if all our customers could spend at least £10 with us each week, we would be confident in covering the annual cost of running the shop. If there's anything you would like us to stock, please have a word with our volunteers.


GORSLEY VILLAGE HALLOur committee meetings take place on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. We always welcome new people to help us put on a programme of activities to involve the village and to raise money for the hall’s maintenance. 
The 100 Club is up-and-running to help with fundraising. It costs £12 a year per share. There are 3 prize-winners monthly. If you’re interested in joining, please email margaretaeevans@yahoo.com.  April Draw winners: Priscilla Rowley £25, Sheila Fowler £10, and Michael Mansfield £5.  May Draw winners: Shirley Davies £25, Hazel Leighton £10 and June Bevan £5.
For more information please contact: gorsleyvh@gmail.com Hall Secretary, Anne Course: oldmole@btinternet.comHall Bookings Secretary, Margaret Evans Detail on PDF copy on home page

GORSLEY BAPTIST CHURCH 
Everyone is welcome to our Sunday morning service at 10.30am. Separate creche, children and youth activities take place at the same time, so there is something appropriate for the whole family. If you want to see if our service is to your liking, all services are also live recorded and available on YouTube. We would love to get to know you, however, and YouTube cannot go as far as serve you the coffee and conversation which takes place after the service. It would be great to see you!
www.gorsleybaptist.church  Detail on PDF copy on home page

CHRIST CHURCH GORSLEY 
Now as we enter June our churchyard continues to bloom with wild flowers and buzz with bees.  And, as always, we extend a warm welcome to our regular 10:30 am. Sunday services. Please note that on the 30th of June there will instead be a benefice service at St. Mary’s Newent to be led by the newly ordained Reverend Mark Dunning. (For details of any of our services please contact gorsleychurch@btinternet.com)
In May, at her funeral service, we bade farewell to the Reverend Jeanette Turner who for many years had from time to time taken services at our church. She was an exceptional lady and will be missed.  We also hold in our prayers all those families who have lost a loved one this spring.

KILCOT & GORSLEY WI
We next meet on Tuesday 18 June at 7.30 at Gorsley Village Hall, when our speaker will be Dorothy Cook ‘Tales from a Midwife’.  Visitors are welcome, we are very informal and don’t sing Jerusalem except on special occasions. 
Contact Anne Course Detail on PDF copy on home page or Daphne Toner Detail on PDF copy on home page

GORSLEY AND DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB 
We are a group of people who enjoy gardens and gardening. In autumn and winter we have talks from gardening enthusiasts and experts and in spring and summer we visit open gardens. Visitors and new members are always made very welcome.  If you think you might be interested in joining our club or would just like to know a bit more about us, please call Charlotte Detail on PDF copy on home page

REGULAR KEEP FIT CLASSES AT THE VILLAGE HALLPILATES6-week classes are held on Wednesday evenings at Gorsley Village Hall. Please contact Alex Hall  Detail on PDF copy on home page


YOGA

Thursday mornings at Gorsley Village Hall: Mat Yoga 9.30-10.30am and Chair Yoga 10.45-11.30am.  Contact Jeni: Detail on PDF copy on home page


MOVE AND IMPROVE CLASSES
Monday mornings 10.00-11.00am at Gorsley Village Hall. Suitable for all levels of fitness and can be done chair-based if required. The cost is £7 per class, pay-as-you-go. Contact Pippa Ward Detail on PDF copy on home page

COMMUNITY LIBRARY The library is located in the shed next to Gorsley Village Hall – mind your head as you go in! There is a good selection of books, DVDs, video games and jigsaws to borrow on a ‘trust-based’ system.

OUTDOOR GYM EQUIPMENT

There is a selection of adult gym equipment in the grounds at Gorsley Village Hall. When the weather improves, we will be installing soft-surface matting. 

BINGO

Bingo is held at Gorsley Village Hall on every 4th Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. The Cost is £5 for 6 games with a break halfway through.

NEWENT & DISTRICT PROBUS CLUB 
Newent and District Probus Club, celebrating its 47th year, is experiencing a change in leadership as Fraser Gunn takes over the helm.

For nearly five decades, Newent Probus has provided a stimulating outlet for retired and semi-retired men, enabling members to expand their circle of like-minded friends. Our aims are to promote fellowship and encourage friendship and a sense of belonging whenever we meet.

Our members convene on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at Gorsley Village Hall to enjoy a variety of speakers covering a wide range of subjects. Additionally, we have our popular regular monthly Pub Lunches, where we are joined by our wives and partners.

Our Pub Quizzes and Skittles evenings are highly supported and enjoyed by all who attend.

If you think Newent Probus Club could be the right fit for you and wish to learn more, please visit our website at www.newentprobus.com, or contact our Secretary at Detail on PDF copy on home page

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