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Nutbourne Residents Association

Thank-you to everyone who attended the Annual General Meeting of the NRA on Tuesday 21 January 2020. The Minutes are now available to view on-line or download.

Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday 21 April at The Barn, Long Platt, The Street at 7.15pm. We will publish the agenda in due course, once it has been set.


Latest News

Pumpkin Run 2019

There was fierce competition as well as a great turnout at our latest Pumpkin Run, which was held on 27 October 2019. Thank-you to all who attended, and to the organizers for a great day.

Great fun for all the fun at Nutbourne's legendary Puimpkln Run, which was held on 27 October 2019


Great fun for all the fun at Nutbourne's legendary Puimpkln Run, which was held on 27 October 2019


Great fun for all the fun at Nutbourne's legendary Puimpkln Run, which was held on 27 October 2019


Barbecue July 2019

The Nutbourne Social Group of Ladies with help from partners and NRA supporters organised a great day in Jilly Marcuson's paddock. Almost 70 residents and children enjoyed a great day out, with good food and a real sense of community. Many thanks are due to all who donated furniture, helped with set up and BBQ duties.

Nutbourne Barbecue July 2019

Nutbourne Barbecue July 2019

Nutbourne Barbecue July 2019

Nutbourne Barbecue July 2019

Nutbourne Barbecue July 2019


H.M. The Queen's 90th Birthday Fun Day

Nutbourne celebrated the 90th Birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II at a special Fun Day, held on Saturday 2 July 2016

Thank-you to everyone who came to our Fun Day on Saturday 2 July 2016, which was held to celebrate the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. The day was a great success, thanks to the generosity of Regan Howard and Jilly Marcusson, and the hard work of the Ladies Social Group. We've published a lighthearted gallery of pictures of the sports event in Jilly's Paddock.

News Archive

A new tradition for 2015 - the Pumpkin Roll

Nutbourne's first ever pumpkin roll, which took place on Sunday 1 November 2015.  We hope this will become the first of a long tradition for the village

On Sunday 1st November, Nutbourne held itÂ’s first ever Pumpkin roll! Despite the foggy weather, lots of residents turned up to have some fun. We had races for all ages, and it seems the older the person got, the more competitive they were!

Races started at various intervals up Nutbourne Lane, with the finishing post at the end of The Street. Rules were kept to a minimum, with contestants kicking their pumpkin down the hill. Given this was our first Pumpkin roll, lots of contestants picked up some handy hints for next year as some pumpkins ended up in pieces before they made the finishing line!

We celebrated our successes afterwards with food and drink at The Rising Sun. Many thanks to Lee and Regan for hosting this.

The aim of the event was to get together as a community and have some fun - which we all did! If you have any ideas as to how to improve this event, or would like to get involved with organising community events, please contact ruthsimmonds(at)me.com. We would love to hear from you.

Nutbourne's popular 9K Fun Run and Cycle Event

Nutbourne's first 9K Fun Run/Cycle Event - 23 July 2011. Copyright image courtesy of Mr Jim HoolAnother annual highlight of our social calendar is the Nutbourne 9k Run and Cycle Event, organised by local stalwart, Jim Hool. Each July, on a Sunday morning, the cyclists set off at 11am, with the runners following half an hour later. All proceeds go to a deserving charity, which we choose year-by-year.

Previous events have been a great success, each raising over £600. The course begins at The Rising Sun public house, heading southbound into Stream Lane and on into Gay Street and Gay Street Lane, turning at a bollard in Stall House Lane and returning to the pub. We are indebted to Lee and Regan for the traditional liquid refreshment for those who successfully master the course.

See more pictures of previous events. For more information about how to participate or offer your support, please drop Jim a line.

Latest Nutbourne Residents' Association Agenda and Minutes

The Chairman's Report to our 2015 AGM is now on-line, along with the Minutes of the AGM and of our meetings on 27 April 2015, 28 July 2015 and 13 October 2015.

The Annual General Meeting of the Nutbourne Residents' Association will be held on Tuesday 26 January 2016 at 7.15pm. The agenda will be published and made available for download in due course.


Village events depend on support from everyone. They don't "just happen"! If you live in the village please  be prepared to step forward to share your ideas and offer your help. That way great events like this will continue. YOUR VILLAGE NEEDS YOU! Thank you.


Stories from the Archive

Nutbourne Barn Dance - 10 July 2010  

The Nutbourne Barn Dance 2010 (click the link for larger pictures) Click the magnifying glass to see large copies of these pictures What a night! From start to finish this was a great evening for all. From babes in arms to octogenerians, everyone's feet were tapping and dancing to the music of our professional caller, Calvin Sims, and Nick Martin on the accordion. The Hog Roast, supplied by Bob the Hog Pygott, was a mouth-watering delight, and was followed by scrumptuous chocolate brownies kindly made by the ladies of the village. Many of the children took delight in having their faces painted.

These events depend on the goodwill and hard work of many people. There are too many to mention everyone, but our special thanks must go to Gill and Jim Shaw for hosting the event; to Ollie, Charlotte and Tristan of The Rising Sun for running the bar and kindly donating their profits, and to Tom and Ruth Simmonds for the loan of a fabulous marquee and the fire extinguishers. The event was co-ordinated by Bridget Gladwin, Jane Scampton, Erica Riddle, Gill Shaw, Charlotte Howard, Ruth Simmonds and Jill Westlake, who going innovation, motivation and organisation brought everything together.

Over £900 was raised at this event, plus the sale of raffle tickets to win a £50 note (and not the lovely Charlotte in her pink tutu) raised £253 which will be donated to Chestnut Tree House. The remainder of the profits are going to be used to buy external lights for use at future Nutbourne events, and leaving a buffer in the village account to get these going.

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