30/09/10...Thame news round-up -
A CHILDREN'S Centre in Thame will go ahead, despite 14 similar schemes in Oxfordshire being cut. Central Government has cut the £14 million fund for the centres and pre-schools in the county by nearly £3 million. Eleven other schemes in the county will also go ahead. The new Thame Children's Centre will be in the old library building.
Great Milton will not get its Children's Centre, but The Attic Nursery, Thame will get a small grant as will Great Haseley Nursery School & Day Nursery.
THE CPM Thame 10km had over 1000 entries at the event this year. Organised by Thame Runners, the charity event allocates surplus funds to local Thame charities. This year some £1,600 has been allocated to a range of local charities including Thame Scouts and Guides, Rotary, Thame Cottage Hospital, Thame Day Care Centre, Sustrans, Pace Centre, Lord Williams Gambian project, and St Andrews club. Since first set up as fund raiser for Thame Boys Brigade in 1985, Thame Runners have maintained the charitable nature of the run and over £30,000 has been raised for local charities over the years. Next year’s race Sunday 26th June 2011.
THE THAME October fair is to be held from October 7 to 10, 2010, in the Upper High Street, which will therefore be closed to traffic (as will the car park) 8am on October 7, to midday on October 10.
THAME'S MP, John Howell, took part in a pub quiz at The Rising Sun, Thame, on Tuesday (28/09) to fullfil a pledge made to the regular quiz master at The Rising Sun, Brian West, during his election campaign. His team, named Milleband Experience, comprised John Howell, Mike Dyer,, Nick & Hilly Carter, and Nigel and Alison Champken Woods.
Mike reported: "The team's performance was quite credible, scoring 90.5 pts out of a possible 110, finshing sixth out of 12/13 teams many of whom are regulars. However, none of us recognised a picture of a young David Cameron, and John was 44 out when a question asked what his majority had been at the General Election (it was 16588, but we answered 16544).
"A good evening was had by all."
The very successful First Thursday Music Club will once again be opening its doors at 8pm next Thursday, October 7, at The Stables, behind the James Figg pub, in Cornmarket, Thame. If you would like to play, turn up on the night at 7.45pm, with your instrument and sign up to the list for a slot between 8 and 9:30 pm allocated by the evening's host.
COMEDIAN Mel Smith's £1.75m village home in Little Haseley, near Thame, is up for sale. He is apparently seling the listed barn conversion to live full time in London. Mel Smith has been an auctioneer at the annual Pumpkin Show in the vilage. Actress Susan Hampshire’s £1.15m property in the same village, also a barn conversion, went on the market in August and is now under offer.