Work on resurfacing South Road began on Monday, June 17th when the junction with Hook Hill was closed for the day. By Tuesday the worn road surface past the junction with Radford Hill was being removed. On Wednesday the work to relay a new surface was well underway.
Because of road closure to resurface Hook Hill there will be route changes for the 179, 768 and 668 bus services between 7.00am and 7.00pm on Monday June 17th.
Service 179 will be diverted via Weeksley Lane and Radford Hill and will serve the stop near the junction of Bloomfield Road and Hayeswood Road.
Service 768 will turn at Lansdown Crescent and will not serve The Avenue, Church Hill and Greenvale Drive.
Service 668 will start from Greenvaele Drive and will not serve Peasedown, Camerton and South Road.
The memorial to villagers who died during the 1914-18 and 1939-45 wars was rededicated with a short service on Saturday, June 8th. The remodelled memorial in Bath stone was designed by local architect William Bertram, built by Phidias Neoclasical Limited and paid for by the Parish Council.
A superb innings of 99 from Kev Sibley was not enough to prevent Timsbury from suffering another comprehensive defeat at home to Stapleton in the West of England Premier League (Bristol and North Somerset). A patchy fielding display which saw crucial catches go down was followed by a disappointing batting performance until Sibley lit up the day with a powerful innings in partnership with the tail.
Ghulam Shabbir proved to be Stapleton’s star man. He held the visitors’ batting together with an excellent knock of 97 with Tom Batchelor, who was dropped three times in his innings of 26, the next top scorer. Neil Hucker returned from holiday to continue his successful campaign with bowling figures of 3-46, Ellis Hancock ended with 3-54 and Sibley took 2-55.
Shabbir then proved he is no one-trick pony tearing the heart out of the Timsbury response with a spell of 3-13 in 10 overs which included seven maidens. He received good support from Babar Pervaiz (3-30) as the home side sank to 77-7.
During the carnage Sibley showed what could be achieved. Together first with Sam Hoddinott and then with Steve Clothier he launched a brutal onslaught in an innings that included eight fours and six sixes. Timsbury added 100 for the last three wickets before he was last man out just one run short of a well deserved century.
There was better news for Timsbury seconds who beat last year’s Bristol and District League Division 8 champions BAC by 66 runs in Bristol. Timsbury rattled up a total of 323-7 in their 45-over innings with Neil Hulford leading the way with a fine innings of 76. He received good support from Sol Thompson who finished unbeaten on 67, skipper Ben Hosford (59) and Rob Clothier (51). Greg Passingham then grabbed 4-27 as the home side finished on 257-9.
Timsbury thirds battled hard before going down by three wickets at home to Bristol West Indian Phoenix 3rd XI. Extras 38 was top scorer for Timsbury in their total of 144 with Lee Hulbert contributing 31 and Oli Davis 21. There were three wickets for Darren Davis and two for Joe Kinnear when the visitors replied but they got home with more than 17 overs to spare.
The Hayeswood Road will be closed from Monday, June 10th for three days for road surface works. This will be between 09.30am and 3.30pm each day. Previously it was expected that the road closure would be from 8.30am to 5.00pm each day, for five days
“Murder at the Manor ” will be at the Conygre Hall on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th July at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £12.50, which includes a two-course meal. Seating will be at tables of eight. During the meal, each table will be invited to decide who did the dastardly deed.
This will be revealed after the interval and prizes will be awarded for the best correct answer! Tickets are available now – call or text 07542 152595, email email@example.com or visit www.thettg.org to book online.
The Great Timsbury Scarecrow Trail will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of July. Trail maps will be available at St Mary’s Church on Saturday 10.00am to 5.30pm and Sunday 2.00pm to 4.00pm priced £2.50.
On Saturday there will be ploughman’s lunches, teas and cake plus fun and games for children at the church.
Details for scarecrow entries from Rev’d. Martin Blewett 01761 472448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Quantum Theatre will present this show at Parish’s House, Hook Hill, on Saturday, June 29th from 6.00pm. Tickets are £15 and there is free parking. The gardens are open for picnics from 4.00pm.
Box office 0845 450 5157 . Online bookings www.quantumtheatre.co.uk
The Hayeswood Road will be closed for more work on installing broadband cable between Monday June 10th and Friday June 14th. Between 8.30am and 17.00pm the 178 bus service will be diverted along the A39. Between these times there will be no 178 service through Timsbury and Farmborough.
Greenhill House, South Road, on Saturday June 29th between 2.00pm and 4.00pm on behalf of Leonard Cheshire. Plenty to eat and drink, BBQ, stalls, and Raffle. Details from email@example.com 01761 47900