Carol singers welcome Christmas

Christmas Greetings imageOur carol singalong on the evening of December 19th turned out to be a lovely event, complete with the ‘star of Bethlehem’ visible just above the horizon! The star is actually the great conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, which currently appear almost as one, all very exciting.

The music to accompany this spectacle of the night sky was provided by an excellent group of singers with keyboard accompaniment, organised by Village Centre Trustee David Collingham.  Naturally those assembled in the Centre car park were eager to add their own voices, so there were enthusiastic versions of many popular carols and Christmas songs. To fuel the singers there was mulled wine, mince pies and sausage rolls, provided by Centre volunteers.

All in all a great evening and we hope to repeat the event in a year’s time, when hopefully there will not have to be so much emphasis on social distancing.

Stay safe and well everybody. You can see some photos of the event below. Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year!

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The singing was led by this talented band of singers and musicians
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Some of the crowd who attended the event. Photos by Margaret Mann


Village Centre Lottery – December Draw

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Every month there’s a chance to win a Village Centre Lottery prize. The fixed costs of the Centre are quite considerable, so your contributions are especially welcome. This month’s draw was made on Thursday 10th December 2020.

The results are: First prize, number 54 winning £23.35. Second prize number 17 winning £15.50 and third prize number 3 winning £7.75.

Congratulations to the lucky prize winners and if you Subscribe to our Lottery you could join them, plus you’ll be giving us a big helping hand. Thank you – we really need your support!

The Village Centre reopens today

village centre logoToday we welcome back some of our regular users, with exercise and dance groups restarting. Please check with the leader of your particular group to make sure that it’s running and for the latest information.

Our pop-up coffee shop is taking a break until the new year, but it will be back on the 5th January.

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