Whitchurch's Old News - What happened in Whitchurch in November 2005
Christmas in Whitchurch - Plans Move On
The third meeting of the Town Centre Revitalisation culminated in the production of firm plans for Christmas in Whitchurch
Stewart Parrington, the Team Leader, reported that the Town Centre will be well lit by shop window lights and 3rd and 17th December will see town centre events.
On 3rd December there is music and singing planned together with food and drink, reindeer rides and a shop window. The activities will culminate in the switching on of the lights.
On the 17th activities will centre round the Combined Churches Choir's carol singing and other music.
The activities will be well publicised in the Town Centre, through newsletter drops to residents, by roadside signs and press advertisements.
Most of the Town Centre shopkeepers are signed up to taking part and a pack containing the details of the programme will be delivered to all by the weekend.
Wind Damage in Whitchurch - Defences Left Intact
Relate sessions in Whitchurch
A new service is now available on Tuesday evenings in the Town Hall.
Relate, the UK’s leading organisation for couple and family relationships, will be running counselling sessions each Tuesday evening from 6pm onwards.
Sessions are available by appointment only by calling 01256 324364.
Information about relate is here
Santa in Whitchurch
Christmas Church Services
Churches Together in Whitchurch's Christmas services are listed here
Irish Dancing Classes
Lessons in Irish dancing for children over 4 are held between 3.45 and 4.45pm in the Youth Suite, Testbourne School. Just turn up, the cost is £4 per class. Further information is available from Roisin Barrett on 895475.
Scouts on Remembrance Day
Millennium Meadow to boldly go?
It's hoped that the Millennium Meadow will be the scene of star gazing next year.
Saturn and its rings will provide a particularly good display early next year and (weather permitting) it is hoped to have sessions to view the planet through telescopes in the Meadow.
As a precursor there is an evening talk on Saturn in Grately on 17th November - if you want more details call Graham Burgess on 892837.
Christmas in Whitchurch - Plans Finalised
The fourth meeting of the Town Centre Revitalisation culminated in the finalisation plans for Christmas in Whitchurch.
3rd December will be a busy day in Whitchurch, in addition to the Whitchurch Charities Monthly Sale, Santa will be appearing at both the Silk Mill and Whitchurch Primary School and the Mayor, Councillor Irene Clark will switch on the Town Hall lights, by special arrangement with the Meteorological Office, snow is forecast in the area of the Town Hall.
There will be a children's competition to identify a mystery item in the town centre shop windows and the launch of the Best dressed Window Competition and Christmas in Whitchurch photographic competition.
Weather permitting there will be rides in a "reindeer" pulled trap.
Full details of all the activities starting on 3 December up until Christmas will be in a special brochure which will be delivered in weekend newspapers, through letter boxes and in town centre shops.
1st Whitchurch Guides are producing posters which will in the shop windows and even the unoccupied shops will be decorated for the occasion.
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