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Spring Clean & AGM - 10th March

Come and help clean up the village - annual MVP spring clean - from 1:30 - 3:30pm on Saturday 10th March. Come and sign in at the Horse & Groom garden, collect your litterpicking kit and decide which bit of the village you are going to attack! 

At 4:30pm MVP is holding its AGM in the Community Centre. As well as the usual annual report and election of officers we will have some displays from the Mortimer Local History Group. There will also be an opportunity to join in a discussion and give us feedback on a number of topics like What would you like to see from the new MVP website that is coming soon? What are the aims of MVP and should they be revised?

All very welcome - MVP is your organisation, working for your village, so come and give us your views. 

The Mortimer Tapes

 Help raise money for St Mary’s School by answering the following simple questions.   Do you ever drink in the Turner’s Arms?  Do you drive from the A4 up to the village through Sulhamstead and Ufton Nervet?  Did your kids ever go to the end of year disco at St Mary’s School?  Do you wonder what would happen if a lorry-load of Viagra was dumped in the village’s water supply? 

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, or indeed no, then you can help raise money for the school by buying a copy of The Mortimer Tapes CD.  Andy Lavery has written three songs and re-written a song by someone else to set it in the village and whacked them (skilfully 😊) onto a CD which is available either directly from him, from The Baobab (thanks to Rachel and Gav for their support), via eBay (search for The Mortimer Tapes) and hopefully, shortly by download.  Try before you buy?  Tasters of the four songs can be listened to here .  The CDs are £4 if bought directly and £5 + p&p if bought via eBay and at least £3.30 will go to the school.

The Small Print....

Parental guidance: the songs on this CD promote driving fast on twisty roads, drinking in pubs and a lot of cheerful vulgarity about members and as such may not be suitable for a younger audience! 

Disclaimer:  Although the proceeds of this CD are going to St Mary’s School, neither the school itself or the PTA have endorsed or approved the contents in any way.  It’s all Andy’s fault!

TiM Friends afternoon tea and concert

Please join us for a finger buffet and a concert by a local band "Evolution" at Sulhamstead Village Hall on Friday 23 February 2.00-4.00pm.  One of our very own befriending volunteers is the lead singer and this will be a wonderful chance to be entertained and get to know other people in the area.  Please register your interest with our TiM Friends Coordinator, Bev French 07748 686615 


Reading Haydn Choir Spring Concert  - St John's Church


Our choir of some 50 enthusiastic singers is delighted to be returning to St John's Church to sing two vibrant pieces of choral music.  We'll be accompanied by a small, professional orchestra, Sinfonia Musicisti.

Karl Jenkins is the UK's most popular contemporary composer, one of Wales' most versatile and critically-acclaimed musicians and possibly the most performed living composer in the world today.  His Requiem, first performed in 2005, is a rich melting pot of musical styles, blending European classical style with ethnic music from around the world, whilst preserving the pulsing energy derived from his early jazz and rock experience. The result is vibrant, exciting music, accessible to all generations.

The Masses of Johann Hummel are among some of the most important to be written at the turn of the 18th to the 19th century. The Mass in B Flat received exceptionally positive reviews in the contemporary musical press. Making new demands on the strings and choir the work produces a range of musical effects, from simple pastoral scenes to complex fugues rarely encountered at the time.

Mortimer Community Survey – Prize winners

As you know Mortimer is a busy village with lots going on, but it is important for those  who organise the many activities and events to understand if people are aware of those activities, what media they use to access the information and, of course, to find out if members of the community have new ideas or want to be more involved.

You will recall that back in October/November last year, the MVP conducted a survey to collect all this information and more.

While we have yet to analyse the full data it is expected that the results will help the MVP and other groups in the village, including the Parish Council, think about how to improve our wonderful village.

We are very grateful to all those people who took the time and trouble to respond, you may remember that as an incentive we ran a prize draw for everyone who completed the survey and provided their contact details.

MVP are delighted to announce that the winners of the three £50 Prizes are:

Marion Sollory, Fran Palmer-Burgell & Beverly Williams

There was also a short ”Fun Quiz” about what goes on in the village with a prize of £100.

The Quiz winner is Jen Jenkins

Congratulations to all the winners who will be contacted very soon.

We look forward to sharing the results of the Mortimer Community Survey in the near future

Doug Overett
Mortimer Village Partnership


Recycle for Charities

Quite a number of people in the village collect a wide variety of items for charity: postage stamps, ink cartridges, milk bottle tops, bras etc. Please see the link in the left hand menu for a new page where this information is recorded to make it easier for more people to not throw away items that can generate money for charities. How to get your collection included is also there.

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If you are looking for a builder, plumber, piano teacher, yoga instructor or any other local business recommended by people from Mortimer, take a look under the Businesses section above. 

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