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Christmas carols a success!

Christmas carols a success!

Carol singing last night was a great success. Around 30 adults, children and a dog or two sang their way round the village on a cold and nearly frosty night. All the traditional carols were sung to the kind souls who opened their front doors and braved the chilly temperatures to listen. Hamish Sanger Davies was a brilliant accompanist on his clarinet; so a big thank you to him and also to Ed and Vicky at The Star, who kindly provided warm mince pies in return for a carol or two (in the warmth at last!). Thanks also to Ali Stephenson and Charles Archer for organising it. We hope to see more singers next year; get your lanterns ready!

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Crime Update

Morning all. Report from Gloucs Neighbourhood Watch

Burglaries in Dumbleton, Wormington & Greet – early Dec.

An isolated house on Beckford Road in Dumbleton was entered at about 2am on the morning of 8th December. The owner heard noises and disturbed two intruders in the house who fled as soon as they were discovered. The offenders had attempted to remove items such as car keys by poking a stick through the letter box. They then gained entry through a window. A set of car keys and a bank card was stolen by the thieves before they fled. Police incident number 54 of 8th December refers

Also the same day at about 6.10pm a person returning home was pushed out of the way by two persons inside her home in Wormington. They drove off at haste in an unknown vehicle. The offenders entered by smashing a front window and made an untidy search, but nothing appears missing. The only description available is that both offenders wore black or dark coloured hoodies. Police incident number 373 of 10th December refers.

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BHA Christmas Quiz

BHA Christmas Quiz

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Christmas Carol Singing Update

Christmas Carol Singing Update

ATTENTION ALL CAROL SINGERS! Christmas carol singing will be going ahead tomorrow, Thursday 13th December. We will start in Cornfield Way at 6 pm and work our way down the village to end in The Star at around 7.30/7.45 pm. Please do come along and join us if you would like to . We have word sheets – please bring your lanterns!

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First School Christmas Fair

First School Christmas Fair

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Christmas Wreath Making day- your help needed!

Christmas Wreath Making day- your help needed!

Christmas Wreath making day is this Saturday 8th at the Village Hall and the organisers need your help! They are asking for:
 
30cm lengths of variegated ornamental and evergreen shrubs including box, holly, spruce
 
Short branches of dog wood, birch, latch and mistletoe. (No Leylandii thank you!)
 
Please could you leave any contributions at the back of Jo’s drive at Rockland House, opposite Playing Field Lane, or bring to the Village Hall this Saturday morning.
 
Thank you!

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First School Christmas Wreath Day!

First School Christmas Wreath Day!

On Saturday 8th December come and support our fab junior school, learn a new skill, enjoy the festive fun and please order a unique and wonderful wreath to ‘Christmas up’ your front door!

If we sell all 50 wreaths, we’ll make £1,250 for the school!

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Christmas shopping at Vale Antiques

Christmas shopping at Vale Antiques

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Website teething troubles!

You might have noticed the website is running slowly. Please bear with us whilst we investigate why and get this fixed for you. Thank you Karen

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Ashton Big Quiz Report

Ashton Big Quiz Report

And now for saturday’s Big Quiz Report from David Wood….

‘Quiz buffs packed out Ashton Village Hall on the evening of Saturday, November 17, for the first-ever Big Quiz Night, a national event organised by Christian charity Tearfund.

Hundreds of churches and venues up and down the country simultaneously took part in the UK’s biggest ever multi-venue quiz and Ashton Free Church was among those to host an event.

Eighteen teams and 73 quizzers took part in the Ashton edition of the event, compered by David Wood, with questions appearing via video on the big screen, thanks to Andrew Barnett.

The general consensus was that it was a pretty tough quiz with some challenging questions among the six rounds, but the evening ended with four teams in close contention.

First prize went to ‘Ably Assisted Sisters’ (56 points) consisting of Joy Barnett, Sally Lockwood, Gary Lockwood and Margaret Satchell, while second place went to ‘Maddy’s Marauders’ (55 points) and third equal were ‘The Likely Ladies’ and ‘Not Sure Yet’ (54 points). A separate round of questions all about Ashton was won by ‘Chas & Dave and Rabbit Rabbit’.

A good time was had by all and £320 was raised for Tearfund.

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Ashton Christmas Fair 2018

Ashton Christmas Fair 2018

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New Shindig for 2019

New Shindig for 2019

Noble Jacks

Date: Saturday 26th January 2019

Venue: Ashton Village Hall 

Start Time: 19:30

The show is suitable for everyone age 7+ years.

‘Crackerjack live shows… undeniably catchy’ Roots Magazine 

‘Upbeat live set… combines the catchy hooks of folk bands such as the Levellers with the foot stomping and fiddle shuffling of artists such as Seth Lakeman, along with earthy, warm and ambient vibes of The Eagles / Mumford and Sons.’ Brighton Argus

 Noble Jacks are a rip-roaring Country-Folk band with roof raising energy. This is the kind of brilliantly catchy alt-country music (with a folk-rock undertow) that begs to be experienced live. It bursts forward with a stream of restless and rallying energy; their big anthemic songs are affirming stuff, their melodies made to bang your foot on the ground to. And central to their sound is the soaring and infectious fiddle charge, faultless lead vocals, roaring and rocky guitar and blues wailing harmonica. A hugely enjoyable and delightfully rough soundscape.  Just the kind of tonic we need to banish the winter blues.  Bring your family and friends for an invigorating and uplifting evening.

 

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Christmas carol singing update!

Christmas carol singing update!

ATTENTION ALL CAROL SINGERS! Christmas carol singing will be going ahead tomorrow, Thursday 13th December. We will start in Cornfield Way at 6 pm and work our way down the village to end in The Star at around 7.30/7.45 pm. Please do come along and join us if you would like to . We have word sheets – please bring your lanterns!

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Ashton’s Beacon of Light Report

Ashton’s Beacon of Light Report

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Exciting news- New Year’s Go Kart Race is back!

Exciting news- New Year’s Go Kart Race is back!

Morning all. Very exciting news. The much beloved Ashton New Year’s Day Go Kart Race is back! Further details to follow over the weekend. In the meantime, here are some pictures of the 2000 and 2004 races to whet your appetites!

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Local Crime Update

PACT (West Mercia Police’s ‘Partners and Communities Together’) report

We are encouraging all residents to review their home and garden security as a priority as we are receiving reports of a number of sheds and outbuildings being broken into and a number of burglaries have already been reported in the surrounding area. For further advice please visitwww.westmercia.police.uk

Also in the last week we have received reports of a scam call from HMRC or Pensions Department telling the caller that there is a warrant for their arrest. The caller is then demanding personal details. Please share amongst the local residents, especially the elderly who appear to be the main victims of these calls. HMRC will never contact you by phone and no company should ever contact you requesting personal details. If anyone receives a call like this they should hang up without engaging with the caller, then, after checking they have a dial tone, call 101 and report it.

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