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Radway Village Newsletter December 2018 and January 2019

Radway Village Newsletter December 2018 and January 2019


Radway Village Christmas Party 2018


Celebrate the start of Christmas!

On Sunday 23rd  December

Sing carols round the tree at 5.30 then party in the Village Hall from 6pm

                                                               Please bring a bottle and any family and friends (including children) you have staying.

The Festive Season and the Church

The Christingles will be made in the Hall on December 8th at 9.00-11am and then presented at the Christingle Service at St Peter’s at 3pm on Sunday 9th where there will be mulled wine and mince pies afterwards. As always, there will be a collection of children’s used toys and books that are in good condition and wrapped in festive paper. These are donated to the Warwickshire Integrated Disability Service whose staff use these gifts as an aid to their work of assessing and supporting children who have developmental difficulties. Please label your gift to indicate what age child the gift is suitable for. 

On Sunday 23rd, everyone is encouraged to gather round the village tree near the bus shelter to sing carols at 5.30 pm. Carol sheets will be provided, but you might like to bring a torch.  Please come along and join us, and then come over the road to the Village Party in the Hall.

You will shortly receive a Christmas card from St Peter’s Church which tells you of a variety of services over Christmas, both here in the village and around the area.

As you will see, the Christmas Day Communion service at St Peter’s Church in Radway will be held at 10.30 am. All will be very welcome.

Those of you who came to the Remembrance Sunday Service will be pleased to know that a total of £225 was raised and has been sent to the Royal British Legion.

It was indeed a fitting and moving service. Thanks are due to so many residents, for making poppies, decorating the church so beautifully and all the work on the day of doing refreshments in the village hall and after the service which enabled so many people to take part in this momentous event. The Lychgate arrangement was just beautiful, especially after dark.

Parish Council news

The Christmas post box for internal Radway cards will be erected by the bus stop as usual on December 7th. The collection will be at 6pm on 14th after which the cards will be delivered around the village. Please put the full name on the envelope as we had a few puzzles last year!! A donation of 10p per card is invited, please put the money in an envelope in the post box.

The Parish Council will provide the village tree which stands by the bus stop, and also the Christmas tree in the church.

Recreation Field Equipment Upgrade

Young families in the village have started fundraising to upgrade the equipment on the recreation field. The aim is to provide a healthy and engaging place for all ages.  It is planned to hold an event, such as a silent auction, early in the new year so keep an eye out for further news.

If you would like to help, ring Sophie on 07880 528004, or Rosie on 07903 330645.

100 Women Who Have Made a Difference

Thank you to everyone who has submitted information on inspiring women as requested in the last newsletter. It has resulted in an interesting range of mini-biographies, so come along to the exhibition to see if you can recognize anyone and to toast their achievements.

The exhibition will be in the Village Hall on Friday 14th December from 6.30- 9 pm. The exhibition will also be open on Saturday 15th 10-2.00pm with workshops, tea and cakes.  After this, the displays will be moved to the church which is open every day from 8am to 8pm.  The displays will remain there until December 21st.

The snowmen are heading for Radway

Create as many snowmen as you like, using any method you choose, and stand it outside the front of your house, for all to see.  Why not light them up? Please could your snowmen arrive from Sat 8th December onwards?  They will be judged on Sat 15th December, and the most fabulous snowman will be announced during Carols round the tree, on Sunday 23rd December.  Any questions, contact Anne-Marie on 07816 666 982 or Chloe on 07801 289 879

Village Hall News

The Thursday Club will be holding their Bring and Buy on Thursday January 17th at 2.30 pm to raise funds for the Club. Any items for sale can be taken to Liz at 9 The Green, or to the Hall on the day.

If you are 50 or over why not join this friendly club? Enquiries to Liz on 670662.

The Village Hall is now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation under the auspices of the Charity Commissioners. We welcome new Trustees Jim Brown and Mike Trotman.

And Finally…..

As is traditional, there will be no separate newsletter for January as your editor and distributors take a well-earned rest. May we be some of the first to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!