January’s Penny Post Hungerford

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Penny Post Hungerford – January

This month you’ll find news from the Town Council, Town & Manor, Town Football Club, schools and the Chamber of Commerce, advice on tax and collectables, a book review and dates for the diary. Oh, and a Hungerford-themed quiz with a prize for the lucky winner.

Hungerford Town Council Planning Update
Report of this week’s well-attended meeting about 119 new houses proposed for south of the town… Read More
Welcome to new CEO for Town & Manor
River and land management expert Jed Ramsay starts this week as the Town & Manor’s first ever CEO… Read More
Hungerford Town Football Club Appeal
Impressive on-field results need to be matched by fundraising drive to keep Club in highest league ever…  Read More
Friends of Hungerford Library Update

FoHL is working hard to achieve the best possible outcome for Hungerford Library amidst West Berks cuts… Read More

More News

• Hungerford Chamber of Commerce to re-launch…read more
• Exciting first year of John O’Gaunt School’s New Library… read more
• Leisure Centre’s new Fitness Class timetable for 2017… read more
• HEAT (Hungerford Environmental Action Team) is looking for volunteers…read more
• Primary School Headteacher to retire this summer… read more
• Big success for first Christmas Lunch at the Methodist Church… read more


• Book of the Month from Hungerford Bookshop (now selling 2017 diaries half price)
• How the new Making Tax Digital policy will affect you by Ross Brooke Accountants
• Coronation Mugs & Other Collectables by Hungerford Arcade

Local Jobs

• For jobs in and around Hungerford please visit the job section at pennypost.org.uk

Enter our
Hungerford Quiz
to win £25 voucher at
The John O’Gaunt Pub

Entry deadline: Fri 27 Jan

Hungerford Event Diary

Weekly markets: Wednesdays (inc big produce stall) & Sundays (bread, eggs & chicken)

Fri 20    Croft Films: Spotlight 8pm Croft Hall
Sat 21   Charity Burns Night 7.30pm Town Hall
Sun 22  Indoor Antique/Flea Market, 10am – 4pm Town Hall
Wed 25 Historical Association: The Spoils & Ashes of War 7.30pm Town Hall
Sat 28   Indoor Antique/Flea Market 10am – 4pm Town Hall
Sat 28   HEAT Swap Shop 11.30 – 1.30pm Croft Hall
Sat 28   Young Singer Songwriters (Arts for Hungerford) 8pm Croft Hall

Wed 1   Indoor Antique/Flea Market, 10am – 4pm Town Hall
Wed 1   Hungerford WI: A Stitch in Time 7.30 – 9.30pm Croft Hall
Fri 3      Croft Films: I, Daniel Blake 7.30pm Croft Hall
Sat 4     Les Amoures Baroques Concert of Lute Songs 8pm Croft Hall
Fri 10    Poetry in The Bookshop Hungerford Bookshop
Wed 15 Town Show: Mack & Mabel , John O’Gaunt School till Sat 18 
Sun 19  Fundraising Sunday Fun Day, Hungerford Football Club

Sat 4 Mar  Cocktail & Casino Night, John O’Gaunt School
Sun 5 Mar Italian Market, High Street
Sat 1 Apr  Colour Mile (in aid of Prospect House Hospice & JO’G PSA)

We hope you have enjoyed this first Penny Post Hungerford. If you would like to submit news or photos for the February issue please email penny@pennypost.org.uk by Friday 27 January. Many thanks to Tony Bartlett for the High Street photo above.

We’d like to leave you with this thought for the month, from Marie Osmond: “If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.”


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