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Newsletter – 1st December 2019

Friday 29th November was the annual lights switch on, and the weather was fine and not too cold as many in the village gathered to see this event, sing carols and generally have a pleasant evening. It is a good job it was not a few days later since as I write this; the mercury has dropped like a stone as meteorological winter makes its presence felt.

Much of this newsletter is focussed on this season of advent and winter. The heritage group start us off with an opening of the cemetery chapel for a special exhibition of Milborne Port in winter on 7/8th of the month. They also report that they have gained charitable status.

The gardening club is also into the spirit of the season as following their meeting in the Camelot room of the village hall on 10th December, they will be offering wine and mince pies. A very unseasonal use of the Camelot room on 12th December is for this year’s general election. A full list of candidates for our constituency is shown on the Parish Council’s news from the council chamber.

On Friday 13th there will be the last of this year’s Organs recitals at the English Organ School. Later that day will also be the last of this year’s offerings from Moviola at the village hall; this time it is “Rocketman” based on Elton John’s early life.

As well as attending a carol service early in the month, the December meeting of the WI is taken up with their fish and chip supper (more wine and mince pies!)

The Friends of Milborne Port Library are happy to report increasing visits to the temporary library and remind us of the library’s opening times.

Two of Milborne Port’s primary school year 5 report on two events in November including the school’s Remembrance Day assembly.

As we approach Christmas, there are a number of services to mark this including carol services at Goathill (19th) and Milborne Port (24th), whilst on Christmas eve there will be a crib service at 4pm with midnight mass at 11:30 pm. Have a look at the diary for more details on these or other events.

Of course, Christmas also means the disruption of many services and the Somerset Waste partnership have thoughtfully sent out a newsletter giving the holiday collection days.

Finally, please get in touch if you have anything you want to mention on the news pages, and we hope that you find this season of goodwill joyous and peaceful.

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