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There will be a Village Meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday 5 December at the Village Hall to discuss the decision by Hall and Woodhouse to place the Martyrs Inn on the market as a free house.

The Inn is registered as Community Asset and, as such, there is a right for a community body to lodge an intention to bid for the Inn. This would need to be done by 27 December. There would then be a six month moratorium on the sale to allow the community body to raise the necessary funds.

The meeting will be an opportunity to consider the importance we attach to retaining the pub and the options for doing so, including whether the community wishes to lodge an interest in bidding.

!CANCELLED! Friday November 22nd Due to the bad weather forecast the Bonfire Party on Martyrs field has been cancelled.

Church Re-wiring, installation of a new heating system and lighting from Monday November 25th. The Church will have to be closed until Christmas as there will be scaffolding. Of course this will be very disruptive but essential. Unfortunately our friends at the Methodist Chapel find they are also shrouded in scaffolding as the decorators have moved in. Thus we will be holding our services in the Village Hall- do come and join us there:

Sunday Dec 1st - 9.30 - Parish Communion (Village Hall)

Sunday Dec 8th 5pm - Carol Service (Village Hall)

Sunday Dec 15th 9.30 - Family Communion (Village Hall)

Sunday December 22nd - Village Christmas Party - 3pm with fun and games for the children and a crèche for the "Grown Ups" - with Raffle and a bar. We are then singing Carols with the band under Martyrs Tree where we will be collecting for the Children's Society and then we will all process along to the Martyrs Pub for drawing of the Raffle more singing, mincepies and mulled wine (kindly provided by the pub). The Raffle will be drawn there and further collections for the Children's Society.

Sunday Dec 22nd – NO SERVICE

Tuesday Dec 24th- 3.30pm Crib Service (Church)

Wednesday Dec 25th- Christmas Communion (Church)