Coronavirus response

Members of Whitchurch Village Council are happy to help those self-isolating due to COVID-19.
A copy of this leaflet will be delivered to residents shortly.

Please ring 01275 839873 and arrangements will be made to help you.

Click for copy of the leaflet

 

History Society – Announcement from the Secretary: Geoff Gardiner

The Committee has decided to cancel /postpone the meetings scheduled for March, April and May for obvious reasons.

I hope the talks will be re-booked for next season.

We will take a later view on when /how there will be an AGM.

I am sorry to send you this ‘instruction’ but I expect you all realise that, apart from the government’s advice, the Society does have a duty of care for its members and appreciates that most of you are within the categories specified today.

I’ll be in touch as and when we can see where we will be going later on.

Cheers

Geoff

Playpark Questionnaire

Thank you to all those who completed the questionnaire.
We are now in the process of analysing the results and will keep you
updated as we work on this project.

‘COMMUNITY CLEAN UP’

Please come and join members of
Whitchurch Village Council
clean up our Village as part of
The Great British Spring Clean 2020

ON SATURDAY 28 th MARCH 2020
from 10.00.a.m. – 12.00.noon

Meet at

Whitchurch Community Centre
Light refreshments will be served after

All welcome!!

 

 

Quiz Night at Chew Valley School – Friday 27th March

Join us for the legendary quiz night and hot chilli supper
Test those brain cells, enjoy some healthy competition and feast on some fabulous food. And it’s all for a great community cause – Chew Valley School.

 

Local businesses, community organisations, families and friends are all welcome to take part.
Maximum six players per team. Not got a team? Come along anyway and we’ll match you up with your new best friends!

 

Supper provided by Bumblebee Foods and is included in the ticket price. Vegan/vegetarian options available. Licensed bar on the night, and a prize raffle too.

 

Please join us for a fun night out in the Chew Valley!
Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start in the main hall at Chew Valley School.
£10pp including chilli supper
Tickets available on Eventbrite and at school reception 01275 332272.

Whitchurch in Lights

A big thank you to all residents, who have decorated their homes, making the village look so festive again this year. 

Enormous thanks to the residents of The Witheys who have collectively put on a fantastic display of lights.  

There were so many excellent displays to choose from, after careful consideration this year’s winners are:-

Best House – Stephen & Sarah Pidgeon, 90 Bristol Road

Best Business – Lucy Knight, Hair by Knight, Bristol Road

Highly commended, 28 Staunton Fields and 20 Orchard Park 

 

 

 

Whitchurch Village Council Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

Friday 6th December 2019 saw the Village Lights Switch On, and despite the earlier rain, a fantastic crowd of about 200 gathered around the centre of the Village.

The evening started with Father Christmas arriving from Staunton Fields having completed a village tour. As his sleigh had some technical problems, an army vehicle decked out with brilliant flashing lights was used, with Santa waving enthusiastically from the back of the vehicle. 

Then after several practice countdowns, Santa switched on the lights in the Millennium Garden. One of the two large Christmas trees was kindly donated by Whitchurch Village Fete Committee, to whom we are very grateful. 

 After Santa had crossed the A37, he then led a procession of children, parents and onlookers towards St Nicholas Church, where the children of Whitchurch Primary School sang some lovely ‘Christmassy’ songs from a stage that had been set up in the Church grounds. The children were brilliant as always.

The crowd then sang along to several carols before going into the Church Hall for mulled wine and mince pies. Father Christmas was also very busy handing out sweets to all the children. 

 Our thanks go to all of you who attended this lovely festive event. The support of the public, our villagers, and the wonderful choir and staff from Whitchurch Primary School is really appreciated. 

Our appreciation and acknowledgement of the support we received also goes to:

Tesco Brislington (donation of mince pies and chocolates)

Whitchurch Village Fete Committee (donated one of the trees in Millennium Garden)

Lee Gillam who helped our volunteers to decorate the Christmas trees.

The volunteers who helped with refreshments in the Hall.

St Nicholas Church, for the use of their hall. 

The traffic marshals who helped set up the event and ensured safe passage to people crossing the A37.

Matt on the microphone and John, who arranged and set up the sound equipment

And of course, Father Christmas and his driver, who made a special effort to visit us at a very busy time of the year!!

Thanks to your donations, we collected £220.00 for Bristol MIND charity. 

If you have any ideas on how we can improve the event do please let us know.

Everyone at Village Council would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Whitchurch Village ‘Have a Field Day 2019’

‘Have a Field Day’ was held at the Village Play Park on Saturday 13th July as part of a nationwide celebration of local green spaces.  It was a dry warm day and it was fantastic to see so many people enjoying themselves, on the bouncy castle, playing games, having their faces painted, having picnics, as well as using the play equipment. 

The races, organised by Matt, from Whitchurch Village Council, were as usual a real favourite and lots of fun was had by the participants, young and old. 

.This year, donations collected on the day of £83.00 will be forwarded to Mind, thank you to all those who donated. 

 WVC would also like to thank Caroline, from the Whitchurch United Reformed Church Knit & Natter group, who laid out a lovely display of knitted and crocheted bunting, flowers etc. which helped make the park look colourful. 

This is an annual event organised by Whitchurch Village Council, with all the facilities completely free of charge to the public…….so do look out for details on the website early in 2020.