Little Bollington Parish Meeting
Paul Barker – with help from many others - organised a Bonfire night Barbeque in the Community Orchard. A good crowd turned out to enjoy a feast of hot food and drinks, and a lively conversation under the stars. Our stalwart community volunteers, Graham and Colin, created wonderful barbeque burners out of old oil drums, and these also served as great braziers to keep us all warm. There were no bangs but a great buzz in the atmosphere.
Residents and church members came together in numbers for a remembrance event at the village triangle on Park Lane on Sunday 12 November. Councillor Olivia Hunt laid a wreath on behalf of Cheshire East Council. Prior to this people gathered for a “cafe church”. This was indeed “church as you have never known it”. It took place in The Swan with Two Nicks and started with croissants and jam, muffins and tea and coffee. While munching on this scrumptious breakfast we also had food for thought in the form of deep questions about peacemaking and peacekeeping, including the challenge of recognising famous people who had served as one, other or both. Thanks to Ann Amphlett for hosting and feeding the flock and to Patricia Robinson for leading us in thought and prayer.
Spinners and Twitchers
The Little Bolly Spinners came into being on Sunday 29 October with the first organised bike ride on local country lanes. Watch out for news of the next event. Or contact Lisa Drakonaki: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07989 975607.
Plans for the New Year
Christmas seasonal menus are now available at the Swan with Two Nicks and Ye Olde No. 3, including a New Years Eve event at Ye Olde No. 3 with 4 course meal and disco dance. A chance to bring 2018 with a party on your doorstep.
Also in the New Year we will be preparing a new plan for the village using the findings from the village questionnaire. This will be considered at the next Parish Meeting on Monday 12 February at Little Bollington School. Please come along to participate in the discussion of what we want for our village.
Community Broadband Update
As many of you will know, we have been working diligently to try and get Little Bollington completely connected to superfast Broadband. Some people are now connected to Fibre but most are not. Having raised our concerns with parliament and BT over many months, we have now been promised a proposal from BT "very early in January"
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Raise your voice and your spirits for Christmas.
Everyone is welcome to join us at the village community carol singing on Monday 18 December at 6.30pm.
Children of Little Bollington School have kindly offered to sing for us once again, and they invite everyone to join them at the Village Triangle on Park Lane. There will be refreshments including hot drinks and mince pies. School staff, parents and families will enjoy the
Christmas Turkey buffet at Ye Olde No. 3 at 5.00pm on the same day. Local people are also invited by pre-booking with the Parish Clerk £7.95 per head for groups
Contact: Parish Clerk: Mike Reed, 25 High Field 07766 083765 (m)
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