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Walking for Health
Mortimer walks organised by West Berkshire Council take place every Tuesday and start from the community centre car park. There are always two walks – at 10:00 a regular walk of around 3.5 miles that lasts about 1hr 30 mins; and at 09:45 a longer, faster, version of around 5.25 miles that lasts from 1 hr 45 mins to 2 hrs (we always all meet together back at the Horse & Groom at around 11:30 to 11:45 for coffee). All are welcome – new walkers please simply make yourself known to one of the walk leaders. More details can be found at www.westberks.gov.uk/wfh.
Old Local Photos
Many more old local photos are now accessible on the Old Photos page. Here is a very small sample; the smartly dressed sports team is the Vicarage Football Team of 1896. Follow the link above to see them full size.
MVP AGM March 12th 2016
MVP Chairman announces in Chairman’s report the plan to install and fund a Defibrillator - to be centrally located in the village, in conjunction with the SMPC and the First Responders. Doug Overett the MVP Chair said this was a natural development following the Heartstart courses held over the last 4 years by the MVP and support for the First Responders. In addition, a donation to the Mortimer Bell Ringers to help get the bells ringing again and to a Parish council project to install a power supply to the Fairground, were cited as the happy result of prudent budgeting from MVP events over the past couple of years which has built a small funding surplus.
A whole range of MVP activities in the village were listed…. from the Lunch Club, Xmas Panto and Scarecrow Trail to Visiting Theatre and of course the Fun day. The enormous success of these events were clear evidence that the MVP fully delivered against its strap line “Enriching Village Life”.Doug thanked the excellent work of the Committee for their energy and generosity of time and spirit and stressed that the workload fell on very few shoulders and it is extremely important to attract new people to help.
The MVP recognised some more local volunteers as part of their Queens Award for Voluntary Service Award programme. Certificates and badges have now been presented to 110 local people in the past 2 years for their help with MVP Community activities.
The AGM closed with everyone attending, enjoying Tea & Cakes, listening to an excellent performance from the Hurst Singers.
Spring Clean 2016
Saturday 12th March was Mortimer's annual Spring Clean day which this year was also part of the Clean for the Queen campaign. 1st Mortimer BP Scouts and Cubs did a valiant job clearing litter and dumped items from the roads and verges and open spaces near the Scout Headquarters in the morning. This was followed by 70 volunteers spreading out around the rest of the village to try and clear as much as possible. As ever it was a astounding how much rubbish is in the verges and woods. The village looks much tidier as a result and all those taking part hope it can remain so as long as possible.
We had a special volunteer taking part:
As well as some more local residents
And here are some images of the rubbish collected:
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