Join us on Friday 6th December at 7pm in Church Road for
Including songs from the Children of Whitchurch Primary School
Festive music and carols
The Millennium Garden lights will be switched on by a very special guest!
This will be followed by traditional seasonal fare of mince pies
and Mulled Wine in St. Nicholas Church Hall.
A retiring collection will be made for
Whitchurch in Lights
This year our popular Christmas Lights Competition is back.
Decorate your premises to celebrate Christmas,
Judging will take place on 11th December 2019
There will be prizes for the Best house and Best Business.
There is no need to enter just have your lights ready for judging.
See full design click here
Have your say about the proposed play park by answering this short questionnaire click here (external link)
5 weekly sessions starting Wednesday 8th January 2020
Cost £30 (£6 per session)
Please see library staff for more details
To book please email
The course has been organised by
The Friends of the Whitchurch Library
Places are limited.
‘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.
Sadly, after much discussion, it has been decided that, for various reasons, the annual Whitchurch Village Fete will no longer continue.
This was a difficult decision for the Fete Committee to make, having held yet another successful event on the Fete’s 41st birthday in 2018; but with increasing Health & Safety considerations and fewer volunteers (not to mention the fact that those on the Committee are unfortunately not getting any younger!), it was felt that it was time for the Fete, in its traditional format, to come to an end.
Since it started in 1977, when a small event was held to present souvenir plates to village children under sixteen years old to commemorate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, it has provided an enjoyable August Bank Holiday community event, attended some years by around 3,000 people and has raised thousands of pounds for local charities and organisations. A variety of stalls were on offer, with entertainment in the arena, popular Dog Shows and Horse Shows and flowers, vegetables, crafts etc. in the marquee, as well as bar, refreshment tent and children’s games and sports. Celebrities gave their time to officially open the Fete – from BBC’s presenter, Alex Lovell to Peter Rabbit and even a Minion! Barn dances and car boot sales were also enjoyed by many over the Bank Holiday weekends.
The Committee would like to thank everyone who has been involved and supported the Fete in one way or another over all the years.
Whitchurch Local History Society has just published this illustrated 56-page A4 size book which is the 3rd volume of ‘memories of Whitchurch life’ contributed by residents.
It costs £5.00 and copies are available by contacting:-
Keith (01275 541512), Sue (01275 834677) or Geoff (01275 830869)
The local 107th Scouts have vacancies
Around 30 volunteers including beavers, cubs and scouts from the 107th Bristol (Whitchurch) Scout Group, turned out on Saturday 30th March to take part in the annual village clean-up. This was held in conjunction with the Great British Spring Clean.
Around 25 bags of rubbish were collected from pavements, footpaths and open spaces around Whitchurch Village to make the area look clean and tidy.
Refreshments were then provided in Whitchurch Community Centre, with homemade cakes donated by a local resident and much appreciated by the volunteers after all their hard work.
Consultation closing soon – 20th March
Draft Joint Local Transport Plan
Summary and Full documents available here:
Joint Local Transport Plan
Whitchurch Village Council has provided a response to the plan.
Whitchurch Village Council Response
A big thank you to all residents and businesses, who have decorated their homes/premises, making the village look so festive again this year.
There were so many fantastic displays to choose from, but after careful consideration this year’s winners are:-
Best House – Martin Squires, Blackacre
Best Business – Smartmove, Bristol Road