Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington

WANNOCK ARTISTS: Will be holding their annual AGM today, Friday, at Wannock Village Hall. This is a chance for all members to come and discuss any changes proposed to the running of the society and voice their views. The archives will also be available showing previous exhibitions and events. The meeting starts at 7pm and is the last one of the year, hope to see you there. Visit our website for details www.wannockartists.co.uk.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS: Planning Committee Meeting on Monday, 7pm. Full Council Meeting on Monday December 10, 7.30pm. Planning Committee Meeting on Monday December 17, 7.30pm. Meet at Willingdon Community School.

CHRISTMAS GALA: Trinity’s Christmas season begins tomorrow, Saturday, at 2.30pm with the popular annual Gala at Trinity Church, Coppice Avenue. To put us in the festive mood, Downland Singers present a varied programme of Christmas music, Wealden Brass raise the church roof with their toe-tapping melodies and the audience get to exercise their vocal chords in some traditional carols too. Bev’s delicious cakes, with a cuppa of your choice, will be served during the interval. You can even take the opportunity to purchase some Christmas gifts from the table sale in aid of Action for Children. Programmes, priced £5, available at the door. Do come along and join in the fun.

SPECIAL SERVICE: Nine Lessons and Carols at Willingdon Parish Church, Church Street, 6.30pm Sunday December 16. Popular Carols, special Carols from an Augmented Choir, readings and prayers. You are all welcome.

CHRISTMAS CAROL EVENING: Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council Christmas Carol Evening, Thursday December 13, 6pm to 8.30pm. Father Christmas will be arriving at the Willingdon Community Library to start his procession to the Parish Office where all the good children will receive a gift from him. Various stalls will be outside the Parish Office on the Jubilee Green from 6pm. The Triangle, 6pm to 8.30pm, Kingfisher Scout Band; 6.30pm to 7pm, Christmas Carols to follow supported by Wealden Brass. Outside Parish Office, 7pm to 8pm, there will the usual mulled wine, squash and mince pies. The British Queen pub will be providing hot food and there will be more stalls to browse around for those last minute gifts outside the Parish Office. Please remember your torches, your singing voices and wrap up warm. All welcome for a great family evening.