THE Twyford Waterworks autumn rally will be held on Sunday October 1.
Discover the story of water extraction, softening and supply over the last 100 years.
The latest open day is from 11am-4pm. See the restored boiler and pumping engine in action.
Follow the nature trail around the five acre site.
Admission is £8 for adults and £7 for concessions. Under 16s are free.

COLDEN COMMON Pre-school's annual scarecrow festival is fast approaching.
It will be held on Sunday October 8.
Follow the trail to find scarecrows hidden around the village and win a prize.
Craft competitions, refreshments, raffle and more.

A WEEKLY lunch club is held on Wednesday in the Gloucester Hall at the Community Centre at 12.30pm
The cost is £5 for lunch, for two courses, tea/coffee, chat and company, including minibus transport if required.
It must be pre booked by contacting Jane Roberts on 01962 714682.

A CHARITY coffee event is coming to Twyford Parish Hall.
The event will be raising funds for cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Support. 
It will be held on Friday September 22 from 2pm-5pm.
For more details, contact Fiona on 07917 090326.

A MURDER mystery evening is coming to Otterbourne Village Hall.
Villainy at the Vicarage will be performed by Otterbourne Theatre Company on September 23 and 24, at 7pm.
Tickets cost £15 per person which includes a fish ’n chip-style supper, with veggie or sausage options. The bar will be open and takes cash or card payments.
Watch the drama unfold, guess whodunnit and win prizes.
For more details, visit:

LOOKING ahead, a table-top sale will be held at Twyford Parish Hall and organised by the local girlguides. 
The sale will be on Saturday, October 14 from 9am-12pm. Admission is free.
The guides will be fundraising throughout the day. To register for a stall, a £5 donation will be needed by September 30. 
For more details visit:

A COLDEN Common pre-school is looking to recruit new people.
This is an opportunity to support young families in the village, learn new skills and meet new people. 
Core roles include chairman, treasurer and secretary. Supporting roles include fundraising, policy review, business and management.
No experience is required. For more details, email: 
The pre-school is holding its AGM on October 3 at the Rising Sun. 

TWYFORD Community Centre is open every Friday evening for games, from 6.30pm-10pm.
It’s free entry with a bar, hot drinks, snacks, table tennis, snooker, darts and other board games available.
Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. For more details, email:

COLDEN Common Parish Council is appealing for residents to send them new and old photos of the village.
A message from the parish council said: “A huge welcome to Mary Sands who is the new volunteer editor of the village newsletter which is produced quarterly by Colden Common Community Association.
“Does anyone have old photos of the village that they would like to contribute for the cover of the village newsletter? Mary is specifically looking for ones that might show ‘then & now’, to demonstrate how the village has changed or looks different.
“If you can help, please e-mail and the parish office will pass them onto Mary.” 

BALLROOM dancing classes are being held in Otterbourne.
The classes will be held on Wednesday evenings, from 6.30pm. For more details, contact Tina on 07890 525686 or Lisa on 07887 877095.