And try our latest quiz "AKA" here
Dates for your diary
April 17th - Children's Easter Egg Hunt on Elizabeth Park
May 7th - Barn Dance in the Village Hall- please note the changed date
September 24th - Skittles Evening in the Village Hall
November 19th - Quiz Night in the Village Hall
December 16th - Carols In The Park at The Junipers
Our Chairman, Alan Dixon, is stepping after four years at the helm.. We are pleased to welcome David Edwards who joins as Chairman on January 1st 2022 David has sent these these words of welcome to Barkham residents..
"I am delighted to be joining the Barkham Village Residents Association committee as Chair and look forward to help it to prosper and grow for the benefit of everyone in Barkham. Barkham is a lovely area with lots of interesting places and activities to enjoy and the BVRA makes an important contribution to the community. My wife Gillian and I are new to Barkham but know it well, having lived in Wokingham since 1983, after falling in love with the area whilst looking for our first house, our children have grown up here and we have many friends nearby and look forward to making many more!"
After missing out last year, a large number of Barkham residents enjoyed another very popular carols concert. Our thanks go to Breakaway Brass for the excellent music.
The competition has now closed, the answer to the question being page. 15.
The wiinner, Ben Walden is show receiving his prize..
Thursday 11thth November 2021
Committee Attendees: Alan Dixon, Suzanne Trigg , Alison Goudge, Bev Dipper, Richard Roberts, Gill Powell, Dave Clements
Apologies received: Stewart Richardson, Shirley Warner
The meeting reported that we now have a full team of committee members following the arrival of Bev Dipper as Membership Secretary. We have continued to produce and distribute 4 editions of the Newsletter despite the Covid challenges. Membership payments have recovered to 2019 levels. More people are paying by Direct Debit and we have maintained the £2 subscription charge. Social activities have started again and we are hopeful that we can maintain this in the next 12 months. We have improved our in house website with additional data capture and reporting functions. Development Watch continues to highlight local issues. It is well used and appreciated by the community. Finally our accounts have been audited and signed off and we continue to have a healthy financial position.
On a cold wintry evening 66 Barkham residents turned out in force to fire up their grey matter and test their knowledge by participating in the Quiz night.
After an exciting couple of hours hard quizzing with the leader board seeing some fluidity in the team rankings the winning team was announced. The coveted winner’s shield went to Short Planks pictured below: -
The Winning team (from left to right)
Alan Daliday, Sarah Smith, Rhian Walker, Sian Biggar, Glynis Jodrell, John Jodrell,
The Parish Council have published details of walks in Barkham and the surrounding area on their website. They have also published maps of footpaths as updated by Paul Steel.
Click here to see the details on the Parish Council website.
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