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New Beginners Tai Chi Class starts 8th January 2018

Calcot & Theale Tai Chi, in association with Berkshire Tai Chi, is starting a new 8-week “Introduction to Tai Chi” on Monday, 8th January 2018 at 10:00 am.

This programme is intended for absolute beginners and will take you through the history, principles, and practices of traditional Tai Chi Chuan.

A start will be made on “the Form”, a set sequence of movements designed to develop balance and power. The sequence has to be memorised, so it will require a commitment to practise for 10 minutes a day at home, and anyone hoping to join will need to be reasonably fit and mobile.

We are asking everyone who is interested to enrol in advance – before 5th January 2018. Full details and an enrolment form are available from Berkshire Tai Chi, either through their website ( or by email: For advice on eligibility, please call 07814 969 540.

Music Lessons
Carla Music

Standby volunteer group urgently needs drivers and office helpers

Urgent Appeal for more Volunteers for Standby Volunteer Group.

STANDBY covers Theale, Englefield, Holybrook , parts of Tilehurst ,Bradfield and Stanford Dingley.

Standby was started in 1991 and, as now, a group of volunteer drivers, using their own cars, assist persons who do not have access to transport to take them to hospital and surgery appointments. This includes dentists and opticians. They pick up the client, take them to the appointment, wait for them and take them back to their home.

Our office is manned by volunteers on Mondays and Wednesdays between 10a.m. and 12 noon and requests are dealt with by a simple call to the office (Tel:0118 9306419)
A pick up time is agreed , which enables the patient to meet their appointment time.

An Answerphone is available out of these hours.

Our drivers are all volunteers who receive a mileage allowance:- a donation to the Standby Group would be expected to help with this and other administrative costs.

All of the above will not function without volunteers who are prepared to give their time.

STANDBY URGENTLY NEEDS DRIVERS, with fully comprehensive insurance.

At present we have two volunteers who man the office, in turn, and a back up of one or two others who are prepared to step in at the last moment, when required .
We are looking for another willing volunteer or two who could join our back up team and become our second reserves! –to cover holiday or sickness.

Anyone interested please contact us on (0118) 9744439

Peter and Marion Moulder(Co-Chairmen Standby)
(based at Theale Medical Centre)

Pangbourne and Theale District Lions Club

Lions Club

Oil Club

Oild club

Click here to see the full leaflet, with more details, website address and application form.

Free manure

Free Manure – for collection, bring your own sacks or trailer!
Contact Emma Sumbler
0118 9426938
Hall Place Equestrian Centre, Sulham Hill, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 5UB

Black and White Photography

Theale Green Community School and Performing Arts College is offering access to its darkroom facility.

When? Every second Saturday in the month from 10am – 4.00pm

How much? £5.00 per hour

  • covers use of all darkroom equipment and materials, except paper which can be bought form the school or bring your own
  • gives access to photographer’s support

How to book: Call Corinne Purcell on 0118 96830 545