Thursday, 12 December 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Christmas Bingo at The Bell - The pub was crowded for the last Bingo session of the year. The final full house win was £100. The raffle for charity made £49. Thanks go to Paul Kingsman and Andy Camden who have been hosting the Bingo evenings for the past 3 years, now well experienced callers. These evenings are always well attended and good fun. The New Year will start with one on January 7.

Chearsley Christmas Cards
Alicia Howard has created a Christmas Card of children tobogganing down the fields behind Chearsley Church. Packs of 4 cards costing £2.50 are on sale in the village shop, The Bell and from Alicia.

Christmas Tags - Andrew (Podge) and I have made some give tags from recycled Christmas cards and these are on sale in packets of 20 for £1.50, or individually for 10p each in The Bell.

Refuse Collections:
Refuse Collection Friday December 20 - the recycling and food bin will be collected.
Refuse collections after Christmas – Please note the different collection days for this week and the following week. Monday December 30 when the green general waste bin and food bin will be collected
Saturday January 4 - Recycling bin and food bins will be collected
Friday January 10 - Waste bin and food bins will be collected

Chearsley Shop
The shop will close at 6.00pm on Saturday, December 14. Christmas Day and Boxing Day are the only days when the shop will be closed. Usual opening hours up to and after then.
Thank you to those of you who have kept me informed of village activities and events this past year. I look forward to hearing news of family celebrations, special achievements ,and forthcoming occasions in 2014. Without having news, there is no column. Happy Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.

Diary Dates :
December 22 4.00pm Lessons and Carols at St Nicholas
December 24 3.00pm Children’s Crib Service – everyone welcome, not just children and parents
December 24 11.30pm Midnight Communion
Christmas Day 10.00am Christmas Praise
December 24 The Bell is Open 12.00pm to 3.00pm. 6.00pm till late.
Christmas Day The Bell is Open 12.00pm until 2.00pm Closed in the evening
Boxing Day The Bell is Open 12.00pm until 4.00pm Food available. Dodgy Christmas Jumper competition. Closed in the evening
Monday December 30 – Mobile Library in The Bell Car park from 10.00am until 10.25am. The next visit will be January 27.
New Year’s Eve The Bell is Open 12pm to 3.00pm. 6.00pm till late. Nibbles on the bar. Food available as usual
New Year’s Day The Bell is Open 12pm to 4.00pm. The Bell’s Big Brekkie and usual menu. Closed in the evening.
January 5 2014 – Twelfth Night Party at the village hall at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12.50 available from Anne Pratt on
January 13 2014 Parish Council Meeting – venue to be announced. Please see noticeboard a few days before for more details.