THIS past Wednesday afternoon, the Welsh Water team met with residents at the memorial hall and explained their plan of operation to replace the water pipes on Horse Road and The Common.

On Tuesday, the digging will start at Ackland Cottage on Horse Road and proceed 50 metres at a time, towards The Farmers Arms.

Team One will then work their way up The Common and the second team will begin pressure-testing, swabbing, and chlorinating on Horse Road.

Derrick Wyke is the siteengineer who will oversee the project and he is confident that everything has been well-planned.

The 675 bus will not be able to use The Common once work commences on that section.

Passengers will need to meet it at the top of the hill.

This Sunday at Christ Church it is Family Communion at 9.30am.

On July 14, the church is hosting a Teddy Bear service at 9.30am.

Parishioners are encouraged to bring along any and all teddy bears that they have.

This will not be the teddy bears’ picnic, but the teddy bears’ church service!

On Thursday, Phil is leading the Walking Group on a twice-postponed trip to the Black Mountains.

Weather permitting, this will at last become a reality.

WHADS is helping to stage a one-act situation drama, Speedy Exit, by Susan Ffrench at the Memorial Hall on Friday July 5, at 7.30pm.

In addition, The Songbirds will bring you an hour of songs from the shows.

Adults £5, children £3.

Proceeds toward cancer research.

Book your seats on 01531 630005 and enjoy a good evening’s entertainment.

On Sunday, July 7, 2pm- 5pm, the gardens at Uplands Cottage in Burton Lane (HR8 1NF) will be open to the public.

Come and see this small but perfectly formed garden, £3 adults, children free.

The next Pop-Up-Pub gathering will be on Friday, July 12, 9pm to 11.30pm at the Memorial Hall.

VALERIE CLARK 01531 630257