DOWNLAND VOLUNTEER GROUP HANDY BUS SERVICE
The Downland Volunteer Group runs a 12-seater mini-bus service supporting the Downland villages. It offers a door to door service for shopping trips and other club events with regular trips each week that are delivered by popular demand. The trip that runs to Chaddleworth is in danger of being withdrawn at the present time because of dwindling passenger numbers. If you know of anyone who may benefit from using the service then please pass on the details and we will be glad to try and accommodate them.
If passengers require help with shopping on and off of the bus the driver will be happy to oblige.
The details are as follows:
|Route: Peasemore, Leckhamstead, Chaddleworh Brightwalton (as needed)
|When: Friday Afternoons (Fortnightly)
|Time: Sets off 1:30pm arriving Chaddleworth 2:00pm (Approx)
|Destination: Sainsburys in Wantage (1 hour approx. to shop)
|Cost: £3.00 Return Fare
|Booking: Contact Dave Morris 01635 578149
The volunteer group is always looking for new volunteer drivers for the Handy Bus as well. If you or somebody you know could spare a few hours occasionally to drive one of the regular routes then please contact Dave Morris whose details are listed above.
The village of Chaddleworth lies below the southern slopes of the Berkshire Downs, just east of the A338 road, which runs between Hungerford and Wantage to form the western parish boundary. The south-east corner of the village is called Nodmore and the hamlet of Southend sits only a mile to the north-east. In the north of the parish is Woolley and in the south is Poughley, both barely hamlets now. Woolley Down rises above the former. The parish mostly consists of farmland, with some scattered woodland such as Nine Acre Wood, Spray Wood, Down Copse, Rooksnest Copse and Bassdown Copse. The West Berkshire Golf Course, on Buckham Hill, and the northern edge of RAF Welford are in Poughley.
We are delighted to announce the defibrillator is now installed in the telephone box opposite the Ibex Inn. We would like to thank the community for the contributions, this coupled with the successful grant from the British Heart Foundation has given our Parish an essential life saving step in the chain of survival. If you come across someone who has had a cardiac arrest, its vital to call 999 and start CPR. They will give you the code to the cabinet where you will find the defibrillator. You shouldn’t be afraid of using a defibrillator as anyone can use them in an emergency by following clear spoken instructions, you don’t need training to use one.
Lets hope we don’t have to use it ,but its a reassurance to know the Parish has one.
Any questions or technical matters concerning the defibrillator, please contact the Parish Clerk.