3:30pm: Christmas movie in the Village Hall. Everyone welcome. Food, drink and popcorn provided and a special visitor will make an appearance during the interval.
6:05 for 6:15pm: Carols around the Christmas tree in the Upper Village led by Michael Cockerham and featuring the Village Choir.
6:30pm: Carol service in the church.
7:30pm: Christmas drinks and nibbles in the Village Hall. Please bring a plate of nibbles to share. There will be a bar and music, and a prize raffle draw at 8:30pm. Proceeds from the bar will be split between the Village Hall and St. James’ Church.
Everyone is welcome to any or all of these events so please come along and don’t forget your torch!
The 16th Woolley Festival will be held across the weekend of 5th – 7th September 2014 on the grounds of Merkins Farm, Bradford Leigh, Bradford-on-Avon.
The event promises to be bigger, brighter, bolder than ever before.
Joe Brown will be the star turn on the opening day of the Woolley Festival, 2014
The line up details are being kept under wraps until February 2014, but the organisers have revealed two of the top acts that will be playing on the opening night: Joe Brown supported by Chas & Dave.
Early Bird Advance Tickets will be available from the website in limited numbers now at £45 for a weekend ticket, (which includes on site camping and a fully printed programme), but don’t delay – tickets will be full price from February.
Everyone is invited to sing carols around the tree next Sunday December 15th at 6.15pm, followed by a carol service in the church at 6.30pm. Please do come and remember to bring a torch.
Fortunately the tree managed to remain upright through the strong winds last week and is now looking lovely and festive.
Our thanks go to those who contributed: the Walkers for providing the such a tall and beautiful tree, Mr. Sweep (Steve Randall) and the Parish Council for purchasing the lights, the Acheson’s for very kindly providing power for the lights throughout the Christmas period, Toby Minter for expertly managing to get the tree up right and stable, Paddy Flinn for switching on the lights, and The Link Group for making the whole thing happen.
Thanks to George Lodge for passing this on:
Keith Walker in Monkton Farleigh runs a communal oil buying group and is happy to extend this to South Wraxall.
The system is similar to the Community First scheme, in that he shops around to find the best price. The Community First scheme price has come in slightly below the Monkton Farleigh scheme (about 1.5p/litre less) but asks for an annual up front subscription of £20 and cash on delivery, which makes it less cost-effective for those needing to buy less than 1400 litres a year.
Community First oil price comparison in recent months
The way both schemes work is that individual deliveries can be anything over 500 litres, meaning you can order a top up even though there is plenty left in the tank.
Local coordinators ask members each month if they need a delivery and, once there is a 6000 litre total order, shops around for the best price.
Keith Walker’s e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
A packed village hall enjoyed a loud competitive quiz on Friday night 22nd November, raising £600 for the Village Hall. Chris Jones and Mark Caroe did a great job of keeping the teams in line, managing to bring the evening to a ‘sudden death’ finish which turned out to be not quite so sudden. Many thanks to them and to Liz Jones, Sally Jones and Nicky Minter who kept the bar and Cornish pasties under control.
Also, two more lovely photographs by Helen Bailey have been added to our Photo Gallery page.
Winter Wanderland offers you the unique opportunity to enter some of Bradford’s beautiful and historic private homes. More information here.
Thanks to George Lodge for passing on this information:
The trading standards team at Wiltshire Council is putting out a warning regarding a telesales call campaign which is currently targeting Wiltshire homeowners. The caller offers domestic alarm systems which appear cheap, but then buyers are required to sign up to a monitoring service which can cost up to £6,000. It is also claimed the alarms are linked directly to the local police. These claims are untrue and calls should be reported to Consumer Direct on 08454 040506.
Anyone agreeing to buy anything from a trader who visits them at home must be provided with a written notice of the right to cancel within seven days; it is a criminal offence for them not to provide this.