Monthly Archives: June 2016

Referendum – Hot News !


The polls are now shut and the polling officers have told me that 162 voted in person plus 66 postal ones, total 228 which they say is 88% turn out, therefore number on electoral roll is 259. Well done you voters, this must be way above the national average.

Philip Carter



Horses Everywhere !

Well OK, not everywhere…….but coming through the village this week…….

It’s the Charlton Park Funride this Sunday (19th) !


The event has both short and long routes and the long route brings the horses along the bridlepath to Bullocks Horn, down to Cloatley Road, into the village, and then out down the small lane past the Old Post Office.

The route will be signposted with orange signs and orange ribbons and I would have thought that horses would start to appear in the village from around 10:45. The organisers typically remove the signage the same day or the day after.

The event is organised by the North Wiltshire Saddle Club which is a friendly local club that organises various events for local riders throughout the year. The funride is a charity event supporting Charlton Church, Riding for the Disabled, and The Air Ambulance.

You can see the event page <here> and if you can ride why not have a go ?   It’s just a turn up on the day thing.

They’re a friendly lot so give them a wave as they pass !



Royal Society Summer Exhibition

We are invited by the Cirencester Science and Technology Society to join them on their coach visit to the Royal Society Summer Exhibition at Carlton House. This is situated just off the Mall and very close to Trafalgar Square.

Full details are attached (Advert for Royal Society visit) but briefly we leave Cirencester at 8.30 pick up at Cricklade. Cost coach only £27.00. Entry to exhibition free. Guest very welcome. Churchill War rooms nearby, National Gallery  also.

As this is short notice please react quickly to get a place.

 Bunny Lees-Smith