This year’s lights switch on was an altogether “dryer” affair than last year. Although there was a nip in the air, there was a great spirit as villagers came to sample the food delights, see Father Christmas, the twirlstars, School Choir and not forgetting the actual switch on of the lights. The friends of Milborne Port library have a write up on their part of the activity and continue with the super news that the post left vacant by the retirement of Sue Morse will be filled. They are also looking to get a new story and rhyme time going in the new year.
Also waiting until the new year to restart is the “Simply Core and Flexibility” class at the village hall.
This coming Saturday 3rd December, there will be a pre-Christmas litter pick from 1000 hrs starting at the Gainsborough pub.
We have heard, though it is not yet in the diary, that the football club will be holding a pre-Christmas bingo at the village hall on Sunday 4th December. Doors open 6:30pm, eyes down 7:30 pm.
The next meeting of the Parish Plan group will take place at the Town Hall on Monday. The existing plan is some five years old and the group are hoping to build on the work done at the fete this year. If you think you can contribute, please do think of coming along.
The next meeting of the Parish Council takes place on the following day on Tuesday 6th December. The agenda can be found here and the minutes of the last meeting and the council’s “notes from the Council Chamber” highlighting what the council believes will be the issues of most interest can be found on the council pages.
On the Council pages, you can also see a note about the closure of the office during the Christmas period.
Following the hugely entertaining screening of “The Golden Years”, the 10th December will see the next Moviola presentation – Absolutely Fabulous. Moviola is proving a great way to chill out, have a couple of drinks and watch a movie in a relaxed atmosphere. If you have not been, give it a go!
On 16th of December at Church House, there will be a Christmas Hootenanny for all. Not exactly Jules Holland, but close!
Those who like to hear our Church Bells ring out will have listened to the half-muffled ring that has periodically sounded since 2014 to commemorate those who fell in the Great War. Sadly this will continue for a further two years, but the data put together by Naomi Thorp has been published as a book by the heritage group and they have kindly allowed this website to display a virtual copy .
Finally, we note that Wheathill Lane will be closed for a couple of nights from Sunday 4th December.
A diary of the full month can be found here.
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