Residents Letter – September 2018

Charity No 267775


It’s been a busy few months! Have you been to see the newly refurbished Vine Lounge Bar yet? It proved to be a real community project with offers of help with painting, joinery and moving.

Everyone worked so hard to achieve a fantastic result whilst keeping the bar open. Thanks to all those members hard work and effort we are now pleased to say it is all finished and looks absolutely fantastic with new LED energy efficient lighting and air conditioning and a new purpose made bar. Thanks especially to John Bunkell and John Webb for their efforts and project management skills.

What a fantastic turn out we had with the Children’s Reading Challenge this year. They have all done amazingly well and should be very proud of how far they have all come with their reading over the summer.
There is so much to look forward to in the remaining few months of 2018. On the 3rd November we have the annual Bonfire Night Fireworks on the playing field. Gates open at 5:45pm, so pop along and enjoy a hot chocolate and a burger before the bonfire gets lit at 6pm. The firework display will begin at 6:40pm, followed by the popular Family Disco which is free in the Community Hall from 7pm. All for this for just £3.50 per adult and £2.50 per child - what a great family evening out!

Keep an eye out for Santa and helpers with Christmas cheer on the Christmas Float, visiting the village during December. One of the highlights of the year as I’m sure the children would agree!

We say thank you and good luck to Sandra Bumphrey our dedicated Administrator for many years who has moved on to a new challenge and welcome to Amy Baalham to take her place.

We are always looking for extra volunteers and Trustees, so if anyone would like get more regularly involved in your community, or is willing to help on the nights, please contact

As always, we welcome you all to come to our Open Forums, held on the 4thMonday of every month at 7:30pm in the Library, to discuss anything, good, bad or just listen, please bring any ideas you have to the table.

If you would like any more information on anything please call Mandy on 312026 or email Amy at