LEARNING EVENT - On September 27, St Mary’s C of E Primary School in Fownhope is hosting an open evening for its local community to learn about the DORE Programme, a drug-free exercise programme for people with learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD. Members of the DORE team will be in attendance from 6-7.30pm to discuss the programme and any questions that attendees may have. Equipment used as part of the programme will also be on show at the event to allow visitors to gain a better understanding of how the process works.

COMMUNITY LIBRARY - The library will now be open every Saturday morning starting from October 6 in Faulkner House from 10am till midday. Many thanks to those who have agreed to help and make this possible. We will soon offer a good range of some of the best talking books. Younger listeners should enjoy the range from The Gruffalo, Paddington Bear, Winnie the Pooh and Peter Rabbit to stories by Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson, Frances Burnett, David Walliams, Roald Dahl and more. Narrators include Johny Morris and Lenny Henry. We hope to tempt others with a range of Agatha Christie, PD James, Alan Bennett, Maeve Binchy and others. All our talking books can be borrowed for free. Sue Sumner’s agreed to be available in the library in Faulkner House on Wednesday afternoons to help people get to grips with their computer and internet access. A survey form is available in the library to find out what help people may need.

FOWNHOPE LOCAL HISTORY GROUP - Will welcome Liz Pitman who has been involved in many historical research projects, and her talk will be on close encounters of the Victorian kind. Using census, newspapers, and archives, Liz has discovered something about the lives of the Victorians, both rich and poor, and the events that took place in the Cathedral Close. Her fee goes to the Cathedral Perpetual Trust. September 21, 7.30pm, Memorial Hall. Free to members, £2 to visitors.