As Christmas looms, there is so much going on that it is difficult to know where to start in this last newsletter before Christmas.
First to note, is of course the big Christmas lights switch on this coming Friday 27th November organised by The Spirit of Milborne Port. Of course it is much more than just lights. There will be lantern making in the Church and procession to the Weighbridge for the Children as well as a Christmas Storytime at the library. There is also the tree festival at the Church for the second year running.
During the lights switch on, the Parish Council will be having a display in the council chamber, where villagers can make their views known regarding our Parish Plan refresh. Please take five minutes out of the festivities to have a look.
Also during the evening, the WI will be serving coffee. You can read more about the WI recent activities here.
The day after the Lights Switch on, the Church will be holding a Christmas market at Church House and the day after, the big Christmas craft fair and market at the Village Hall will be held.
Your Parish Council has been asking for volunteers for a community speed watch. If no more volunteers come forward, they will not be able to move this scheme forward. The deadline for this is Friday 27th November.
Whilst still on transport, there will be some road closures in early December as the A30 is resurfaced. Read about the effect on the village and public transport here. Also the council have set up a consultation on bus subsidy which we have written about.
Our District Councillor writes about the availability of Welfare advice, whilst the regular News from the Council Chambers, reporting on the council meetings talks about the budget for next year and the interesting training that has been undertaken. We also note that the December Footpaths meeting will not be held.
As we move on through December, the Village Hall will be holding two Moviola film showings, the first on 3rd December where “Mr. Holmes” will be showing, and then on the 12th December, “Cinderella” will be shown in the late afternoon, hopefully to the delight of families. Tickets for this latter event are also available from the School.
Before going to see Cinderella, why not step out in the morning for the litter pick to help keep our village tidy.
On the 17th December, the Children of the Primary School will be heading to Church for their Christmas carol service at 10:30hrs.
With the winter heading our way, thoughts of indoor pastimes may come to the fore. The library has an amazing range of jigsaws for loan. You can see the catalogue here. We have also put a gallery of some winter scenes in Milborne Port, courtesy of Richard Duckworth.
We hope you find this newsletter worthwhile, with this and the website generally being complimentary to the Milborne Port Magazine, depending on how you like to read your news. If there is anything we have missed, or if there is anything else you would like to see, please contact the webmaster.
May we close by wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year.