Westbourne Christmas Tree

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The Westbourne Weekend team assembled bright and early today to put up the Christmas Tree and decorations in the village square. The team worked through the drizzle to brighten up the village this festive season – thank you all for all your hard work, it looks fantastic. Here are some pictures…

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Fun at the Church Christmas Fair

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The Church Christmas Fair took place this Saturday 3rd December at the Parish Hall. The  fair had lots of offer including cakes and treats, various stalls with crafts and gifts, face painting and of course Santa’s Grotto!

“Thanks to all those who came and supported our Church Christmas Fair. We raised over £1,100 and are still counting. THANK YOU”

Paula Caird






Can you help decorate Westbourne Square with knitted squares?

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If you can knit a rectangle, then we need you. The metal railings around the Christmas tree will be transformed into fluffy reds, greens, golds, silvers and white. A team of locals and friends are knitting away at home and in The White Horse on Tuesday evenings 7pm to 8.30pm with the final session on 6 December 2016. Do come along with some knitting needles and materials on these evenings. We need rectangles of approximately 10cm x 20cm. Finished items can also be handed into Steph at The White Horse before the 10 December 2016. 

If you are able to knit at home, contact Polly Tassell for more details on screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-21-46-16 .

Polly has been able to repair many of the decorations from last year and with this year’s ‘crop’ and the crotchet stars, the Square in Westbourne will look even lovelier for the Christmas Tree ceremony and Carols in the Square. 

Thank you to everyone who has been knitting or supplied materials including those from Westbourne organisations and the Church. 

Christmas services 2016

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Here are the Christmas services for this festive period:

At St John the Baptist Church, Westbourne

4 December 2016, 6pm Advent Carol Service

11 December 2016, 9.30am Nativity and Christingle Service

17 December 2016, 6pm Carols in the Square, Westbourne

24 December 2016, 4pm Crib Service (for children)

24 December 2016, 7pm Lessons and Carols Service

24 December 2016, 11.30am Midnight Holy Communion Service

25 December 2016, 8am Holy Communion (BCP) Service

25 December 2016, 9.30am Family Communion Service

At Woodmancote Chapel

18 December 2016 at 6pm

Don’t forget the Westbourne Church fair, Saturday 3 December 2016, 10am-12pm. Hand made gifts, food and games, visit Father Christmas in his grotto.

Advent Friday Lunches, Westbourne Parish Hall, 12.30pm, on 2, 9 & 16 December 2016.

Westbourne Orchard growing to twice the size

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Your new community orchard, on the Hampshire Farm Meadows open space, will soon double in size.

Eight more apple trees, sponsored by local people, will be planted at the site, next to the Redlands Grange housing development, at 11am on Saturday 3 December. Come along and help us celebrate the success of the project.

The orchard already has 16 trees. Another eight will be planted in February, bringing the total to 32.

A dozen residents from Westbourne and Emsworth have sponsored trees to be planted on the site.

Find out more…

Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan drop in day this Sunday

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November 27th 2pm to 4pm at the Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne

The Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan second round Pre-Submission Consultation is underway. This consultation runs from November 14th to January 6th, with a ‘drop in’ day set for November 27th at the Meeting Place. At this drop in event printed copies will be available to those interested residents who do not have access to, or who do not wish to view, the revised documents online.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your say on the future of our village!

You can view all the consultation documents on the new Neighbourhood plan microsite here: