NEW seat: Parish council chairman Alan Ball has some news about this and how you can get involved. Alan says: “Back in 2012, the parish council planted a Jubilee oak tree across the road from the war memorial.

“We have just surrounded it with a large high-backed circular oak seat, such that we can affix memorial plaques (as an alternative to individual memorial seats).

“More details are available from the parish clerk.”

REGATTA: On Sunday, June 15, (the day after the fete), there’s the toy boat regatta at Hartley Mill, Hartley Wespall.

Jane Malarkey says: “This year we’ve a new offering in the form of the tennis ball race.“ There will be games, teas, plants and, of course, the toy boat regatta.”

If you would like more information about the event, then give Jane a call on 01256 882848.

NEWS and events: If you have any news or events for the Sherfield-on-Loddon area which you would like me to mention in this column then please get in contact on the number above and I will do my best to help.