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Regular Diary Events

Below are regular events that are scheduled to take place weekly or monthly. If you would like your event added below email

BINGO every Sunday, RBL Hall 8pm.  Cash prizes. All over 18 welcome.

Boogie Beat LogoBOOGIE BEAT
Boogie Beat is a wonderful mix of music, dance, singing, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, percussion instruments, parachutes and a very special monkey called Giggles! Giving your little ones a fantastic energetic and fun class! Sessions suitable for children aged 6 months to 5 years!
Next class start date: Wednesday 24th February.
Sessions run every Wednesday during term time at the War Memorial Hall from 9.30am - 10.15am.
First class just £2 to trial after which sessions are booked in blocks of 6 or 12 weeks.  Sibling/childminder discounts also available for those bringing more than one child.

Upcoming term dates during which Boogie Beat sessions will take place:

Monday 22nd February - Friday 18th March
(Easter break 21st March - 8th April)

Monday 11th April - Friday 27th May
 (Bank holiday 2nd May / Half Term 30th May - 3rd June)

Monday 6th June - Friday 15th July
(Summer Break)

To book contact Vici on 07787 121628 or via email
Full details are available on the website:

DANCING CLASS, Tuesdays, 3.30-4.30pm during term-time. Children from 3+1/2. Ballet, tap, acrobatic dancing, deportment. New pupils welcome. For more information please contact Nancy Becker.

HANNEY BADMINTON CLUB meets every Thursday in the HWMH, 8-10pm. We welcome new members. Call 01235 868256 for more details.

HANNEY BELLRINGERS meet every Wednesday St James' Church West Hanney from 7.30 pm until 9 pm. Beginners very welcome. Contact Jean Hazard for more details on 01235 868883.

HANNEY BOWLS CLUB Wednesdays 7.30pm - 10.00pm, and Thursdays 2.00-4.00pm. For more details please call 01235 868145.

HANNEY CHAPEL. Every Sunday, Morning Service at 10.30 (and "Explorers" for children) - creche available. Evening Service at 6pm. All welcome. "Jumpstart" club for 6-10 year olds, Thurs 6pm. Friday Club for 10-15 year olds at 7.30pm, both in term time. Thursday Lunch & Listen first Thurs in month 10.30am. For more information contact Bob Pritchard on 01235 868864.

HANNEY CRICKET CLUB Indoor nets available in March & April followed by outdoor training every Wednesday evening throughout the summer from 6.15pm at the recreation ground, behind the village hall. League fixtures every Saturday, occasional friendly Sunday games & mid week T20.  Contact: Jerry May (Secretary) on 07714 033651, Richard Green (Chairman) 07765 648638.

HANNEY GARDENING CLUB meets on the first Monday of each month in the HWMH.  7:45pm for 8.00pm. Tea and coffee followed by the talk. Visit their website for more information.

HANNEY GUIDES meet on Mondays 6.30pm - 8.00pm during term time. All girls welcome, aged 10+, contact Sue Clarke 765885  HANNEY BROWNIES (aged 7+) meet on Tuesdays in British Legion Hall from 6.00pm - 7.30pm.  RAINBOWS (5+) in Grove on Wednesday and Thursday. Further details and waiting lists:

HANNEY HISTORY GROUP. meets 8pm every 4th Tuesday. New members and visitors welcome, non-members £3. For further information phone Bill Orson on 01235 868859.

HANNEY LITTLE RAINBOWS TODDLER GROUP  Monday mornings 9.30am - 11.30am (term time only).  Activities and fun for 0-3 yrs (approx.). Mums-to-be welcome.  Hanney Memorial Hall.  Please phone Kate on 07810 485426 or Hayley on 07900 696921 for more information.

HANNEY PRE-SCHOOL meets term time, in the Elliott Building in the grounds of St James School. For 2+ year olds: Monday - Friday 9am - 12pm, For 2.5+ year olds: Monday - Friday 9am - 2pm. Contact Hanney Pre-School on 07759 181330 or visit their website for current availability.

HANNEY TENNIS CLUB New members welcome. Club sessions: Sunday 10am onwards, Tuesday 7pm - just turn up. For more information visit the website or call 01235 868261. For adult or junior coaching please contact Andy Aitken.

HANNEY WHEELERS CYCLE CLUB meets 1st and 3rd Saturday every month at HWMH. Bike prepped and ready.  New Cyclists very welcome. Contact Bob Wilson on 01235 868389 or via email for start times, which can vary.

HANNEY WINE CIRCLE meets on the 2nd Tuesday each month. See their website for details.

HANNEY YOUTH FOOTBALL CLUB trains at the rec. on Thursday night. We play in the Oxford Mail Youth League and have teams from age 5 up. If you would like to join us, please contact Paul on 07510 435508, via email or visit our website.

MOBILE LIBRARY will visit alternate Mondays  at West Hanney Bus Shelter (1.30pm - 1.50pm).

OLDE HANNEY ROOM COFFEE SHOP, Tuesdays, 10.00am - 11.30am. Everyone welcome for tea or coffee - chat and a raffle.

OXFORDSHIRE FITNESS CLASSES Mondays 6.15pm - 7.15pm Legs, Bums & Tums at the British Legion; Thursdays 6.15pm - 7.15pm Circuits at the British Legion. Call Lisa on 07885 635367 for more details.

NORDIC WALKING CLASSES WITH LISA FROM OXFORDSHIRE FITNESS daytime, evening and weekend Nordic Walking classes available please call Lisa on 07885 635367, send an email or visit for more details or to book a free taster session.

RBL WOMEN'S SECTION MEETINGS are held at 8.00pm on the second Monday of the month in the RBL 66 Club. New members very welcome.

RUNNING GROUP A friendly running group for all abilities, from beginners to those wanting to return to running after a break. Wednesdays & Fridays in Hanney Recreation Ground. Meet at  9.15am in the shelter by the park. 45 minute class. £5 pay as you go, £3 when you book 5 sessions online. 07789502010

SOCIAL TABLE TENNIS every Wednesday 10am-11am in the Hanney War Memorial Hall. Health and wellbeing for the over 60's. Keep fit, have fun, meet new people. Cost £3.50. To book contact Simone Passeri 07717 326661 or email

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION BRANCH meets bi-monthly on the 4th Wednesday in the months of Sept., Nov., Jan., March, May and July in the RBL Club.  NEW MEMBERS WELCOME.

WANTAGE CHORAL SOCIETY rehearses every Tuesday at CofE School, Newbury St. (next to the Comrades Club) at 7.30pm. New voices always welcome. Contact Judy Gibbons on 01235 868516 or via email, or visit their website for more information.

WANTAGE GARDENERS ASSOCIATION shop 9am-12noon every Saturday Feb-Sept.  Located in the Scout Nissen Hut situated in Icknield Lane, Wantage, adjacent to the Air Cadets. Access also from Springfield Road, along the footpath between the Scout buildings and the Firing Range.

WANTAGE MALE VOICE CHOIR rehearses at HWMH on Tuesdays, 7.30pm - 9.30pm. The Choir is looking for more men who enjoy a good sing to join their existing number of 30 or so. For more information please call Geoff on 01235 868440 or Nick on 01235 768249, or visit our website.

WILTS & BERKS CANAL TRUST/EAST VALE BRANCH First Wednesday in the month, Social Meeting at the Hanney British Legion 8pm. For more details contact Brian Stovold on 763072 or visit their website.

YOGA (HATHA) - MIXED LEVEL at Hanney War Memorial Hall, Fridays 9.30am - 11am. £36 for 6 sessions; £7.50 for drop-in. Ring Eleanor on 01865 863316 or send an email to book or for more information.

Local Links

Useful links to other web sites in and around The Hanneys.


Public transport

Stagecoach, Thames Travel and RH Buses operate a regular services to and from East Hanney, destinations include; Abingdon, Chilton, Marcham, Wantage, Grove, Cumnor, Oxford, Didcot and Milton Park.



Parish councils for Easn & West Hanney and links to regional government


Local area

A local map detailing the streets and house names in the two villages.

Local map

Telling Tales

Telling Tales is a book by Angela Cousins about the recollections of the villagers of East and West Hanney.